83+ Best Woods Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational woods quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Woods Quotes

Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood. — Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The greatest thing my father left me was a love for cutting wood – my love for sawing, especially pine wood. — David Lynch

Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood; aim for the chopping block. — Annie Dillard

I like to work a lot with wood. I make furniture that falls apart. I also sew. — Tim Conway

I’m really not good at anything else, so if I don’t make it as a musician, I’ll probably just end up living in the woods with a bunch of dogs. — Elle King

When I finish a book, I get extremely restless; I have to aggressively find ways to occupy myself; going off into the woods alone, doing things that are physically or mentally demanding to keep myself busy until the next big idea comes. — Philipp Meyer

The original purpose of the beards was to help with the wind when it’s blowing in your face. When you’re out there in the woods hunting like we are all the time, we found that facial hair helps you to stay a lot warmer. — Willie Robertson

I love the fact that we are surrounded by this spectacular natural beauty that routinely strikes us dead. Hikers walk off into the woods and are never seen again. And still we tug on our fleece and skip off into the wilderness, not a care in the world. — Chelsea Cain

Veblen was a great advocate of getting together informally. His teas were in the same spirit. He believed in taking long walks through the woods to discuss mathematical research. — Alonzo Church

There are too many souls of wood not to love those wooden characters who do indeed have a soul. — Jean Cocteau

We all know that any thing which retards in any way the free circulation of the sap, also prevents to a certain extent the formation of wood and leaves. — Robert Fortune

They drove a long way through the snowy woods, till they came to the town of Pepin. Mary and Laura had seen it once before, but it looked different now. — Laura Ingalls Wilder

Being in the woods at night is a beautiful thing. — Hugo Weaving

Bent metal is worse than bent wood and weight for weight is more flexible. — Lawrence Hargrave

There have been as many varieties of socialists as there are wild birds that fly in the woods and sometimes go up and on through the clouds. — Carl Sandburg

I will never tire of recommending the custom, practiced by the best architects, of preparing not only drawings and sketches, but also models of wood or any other material. These… enable us to examine… the work as a whole… and, before continuing any further, to estimate the likely trouble and expense. — Leon Battista Alberti

I like the city. I like the concrete. I like big business. I like being a CEO of my own company and having a lot of responsibilities. At the same time, when I can go off with a backpack or off on a surfboard or even off on a run somewhere in the woods – that’s where I’m really happy. — Matthew McConaughey

The smartest thing I ever did as a writer was hire a retired conservation agent to blaze a hiking trail for me. It’s nothing fancy – just a narrow path that meanders for a little over a mile through the woods near my home. But that trail through the trees has become my therapist, my personal trainer, and my best editor. — Kate Klise

If the weather is good I go into the nearby wood – there I am painting a small beech forest (in the sun) with a few conifers mixed in. This takes until 8 ‘o clock. — Gustav Klimt

We were so far back in the woods, they almost had to pipe in sunlight. — Roy Rogers

The Wild Wood is pretty well populated by now; with all the usual lot, good, bad, and indifferent–I name no names. It takes all sorts to make a world. — Kenneth Grahame

I love Amy Adams. She is wonderful. Evan Rachel Wood is a blast. I am also really excited about Ari Graynor from ‘Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist’ and ‘American Crime.’ I think it is an exciting time for young women in this industry. I am excited to make my own path. — Candice Accola

I like making things. I have a wood shop at home. I am a terrible carpenter but I love doing it. — P. J. O’Rourke

The whole wood seemed running now, running hard, hunting, chasing, closing in round something or – somebody? In panic, he began to run too, aimlessly, he knew not whither. — Kenneth Grahame

My parents managed a summer camp, and it was vacant for about seven or eight months out of the year. It was in the middle of nowhere in the woods. We backed up to a state forest. So absolutely, there were creepy woods all around the house. It was easy to get lost. It was really spooky. — Caitlin Kittredge

Simon Hale, the British arranger, does all string and wood arrangements on my records — Duncan Sheik

The point is, we’re not out of the woods yet. — Satya Pradhuman

I like cluttered, old, dark-wood antiques. I like character. — Martha Plimpton

I’ve been camping and stuff, but if you left me in the woods I’d probably just curl up and cry until someone found me. — Norman Reedus

Andrew Wood’s death changed things for a few weeks. I probably got even heavier into drugs after that. — Layne Staley

A bass should sound like a bass with the thump of the finger against the wood, like it began with stand up. — Suzi Quatro

Music’s a wood you walk through. — David Mitchell

My philosophy is the thicker the wood the thicker the sound, the bigger the string the bigger the sound. My smallest string is a 14 gauge. — Dick Dale

I have so many wonderful people in my life. I’ve never had any major physical problems or an accident or anything like that. I’m a very, very lucky person, thus far, knock on wood. — Carrie Underwood

A stair not worn hollow by footsteps is, regarded from its own point of view, only a boring something made of wood. — Franz Kafka

I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods. — Georg Trakl

You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters. — Saint Bernard

I grew up in the north woods of Canada. You had to know certain things about survival. Wilderness survival courses weren’t very formalized when I was growing up, but I was taught certain things about what to do if I got lost in the woods. — Margaret Atwood

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it. — William Blake

It all comes down to the density of the wood. Every guitar’s different. — Robin Trower

I went through a wood-chopping phase when I was nine or 10. — Jennifer Lawrence

Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods. — Georg Brandes

I love the woods even more than the ocean. — Steven Tyler

In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can’t read. If they could read their stuff, they’d stop writing. — Will Rogers

I met Elijah Wood once, I met Peter Jackson, I met Orlando Bloom, and they’re all really cool. — Daniel Radcliffe

We’re going to have people in the woods during the hunt looking for wounded bears. — Lynda Smith

I like a man who can build things. Whittle me something out of wood and I’m sold. — Rachel Bilson

All human endeavor, all human civilization, is the act of solving collective action problems. Should we put out our own fires, or should we have a fire department? Should we build roads, or should we hack our way through the woods from one factory to another? — Nick Hanauer

I’ve had tinnitus for about ten years, and since I started protecting my ears it hasn’t got any worse – touch wood. — Chris Martin

I’m always tinkering with something – suddenly I’ll think I can work with wood, but then I’ll realize I can’t, so I go back to sewing. — Melissa McCarthy

If you see everything from the point of view of women being victims in some way, you don’t see the wood for the trees. It is better to be a person than a woman. — Vivienne Westwood

Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational – but how much does it cost you to knock on wood? — Judith Viorst

Everybody’s seen a stream or a wood they knew replaced by a strip mall. — Tom Scholz

Comics are so full of amazing work. And I can’t look at a drawing of a woman without thinking of, for instance, Wallace Wood and his amazing way of capturing beauty. — Frank Miller

Can I throw harder than Joe Wood? Listen mister, no man alive can throw any harder than Smoky Joe Wood. — Walter Johnson

Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I’m a fan of parchment and wood pulp. — Daniel Clowes

Rationalism and Newtonian science has lured us into dark woods, but a new metaphysics can rescue us. — Huston Smith

I’d like to be played as a child by Natalie Wood. I’d have some romantic scenes as Audrey Hepburn and have gritty black-and-white scenes as Patricia Neal. — Gloria Steinem

I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and could not spare any more time for that one. — Henry David Thoreau

My favorite team is the Bengals. In Idaho, we didn’t really have a home team. But my parents are from Ohio, and when I was a little kid, my aunts and uncles would send me Boomer Esiason T-shirts and Ickey Woods mini-footballs, so I got hooked on those guys. — Nate Holland

Tree roots hold river banks together and stop the wind blowing soil away, there are many creatures that live in woods and they provide a sense of well-being and look nice. — Clive Anderson

Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot — Dixie Lee Ray

I’ve been on ‘Criminal Minds’ twice! On the first show, a boy brought kids out to the woods and was beating them with a baseball bat, but I got away. Then they brought Tracy, my character, back – as a kidnapped girl. They saved me two times! Tracy lived! — Elle Fanning

The paintings to me are always canvas; sculpture has always been metal, though I have made sculpture in wood, also. — Ellsworth Kelly

Evan Rachel Wood is the best actress I’ve ever worked with, hands down. — Mickey Rourke

We feel we have to put concrete on every inch of land. It disturbs the ecology, and it takes away the experience of a child going out into the woods and seeing all of nature. — Esther Rolle

The only music we ever listened to out in the piney woods was Roy Acuff and the Grand Ole Opry. That was the only night of the week I was allowed to lay in the middle of the bed with Mama and Daddy, just long enough to hear Roy Acuff sing; then I had to go back to bed. — George Jones

I do have a side of me that would just love to be stuck in the woods and have to stick it out and be really resourceful. — Rachel McAdams

I remember when I was a child… walking into the woods by myself and feeling the solitude around me build like electricity and pass through my body with a jolt that made my hair prickle. — Marilynne Robinson

The costumes are insane on ‘Once Upon a Time.’ It did influence my taking the job, the fact that not only would I be horseback riding and sword fighting and traipsing through the woods but I would be doing all those things in insane, medieval garb. — Ginnifer Goodwin

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. — Robert Frost

I mean, horror films in general put humans in these awful supernatural or horrible situations, but ‘Cabin In The Woods’ cranks it up a few notches and becomes outrageous and totally bizarre. — Fran Kranz

Who has connections to Connecticut? That’s where rich people go to live the rest of their life in the woods. — Patrice O’Neal

I would have been glad to have lived under my wood side, and to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than to have undertaken this government. — Oliver Cromwell

Knock on wood, my groupies tend to be very artistic, creative people – sometimes way more creative than I am. — Patton Oswalt

One of the places where we lived when I was growing up had this big wood out the back. And starting when I was about 8, I used to enjoy just walking alone through the wood late. Eleven p.m. Midnight. Later. — Christian Bale

I do the same things I did when I was 12 years old: I ride bikes, I read books, I walk in the woods. And I listen to music. — Charles Frazier

The quiet rhythmic monotone of the wall of logs fills one with the rustic peace of a secluded nook in the woods. — Gustav Stickley

Come to the woods, for here is rest. — John Muir

It’s sometimes better to pretend I don’t hear the sound of somebody in the nearby woods with a shotgun. — Dashiell Hammett

The happiest days of my youth were when my brother and I would run through the woods and feel quite safe. — Rachel Weisz

The American education system couldn’t be more badly directed or poorly funded if the Secretary of Education were Ed Wood. — Dennis Miller

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