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" A boundary is really something artificial we made up. The ecosystem and landscape continue. "
" A national park is not a playground. It's a sanctuary for nature and for humans who will accept nature on nature's own terms. "
" Autos for years seemed to give us freedom and independence, but when they create traffic jams and other problems in the parks, the experience of serenity in nature that visitors expect is seriously diminished, if not destroyed. "
" Civilization in our time is driven by materialism and troubled by pollution, over-population, corruption, and violence. National parks can hardly be uncoupled from the society around them, but that only makes it more important to protect them and keep them whole and pure. "
" Don't plan to drive more than 300 miles a day. "
" However one reaches the parks, the main thing is to slow down and absorb the natural wonders at leisure. "
" I don't know of a single park without serious environmental problems. "
" If you're going away, be sure to cancel the paper, the milk, and the laundry pickup. Remove the fresh stuff from the ice box, lock the windows and doors, and phone the cops and tell them how long you'll be gone so they'll keep an eye out for burglars. "
" If you speed up your trip, you'll miss a lot of interesting sights and also wear yourself to a frazzle. "
" In the separation of the human species from nature, life goes awry. "
" I think all of this jogging and everything else shows the people want to be masters of their own bodies and environment. "
" It isn't safe to go to the parks. Toxic chemicals ruin the air and water. There is vandalism, even crime, and conscientious park personnel are demoralized. "
" It's better to go to one place and stay put and see it than run around a lot of territory and see nothing. "
" I want the Forest Service to look at a vista with scenery, not only at lumber with a price tag. "
" National parks are cathedrals of spirituality and emotion, and unfortunately, they are being loved to death by many of the same people who enjoy them the most. "
" One of the most unusual shuttles operates at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Site in Texas, carrying visitors on a one and one-half hour trip past Johnson's birthplace, the family cemetery and ranch house, and through the ranch. "
" People ask me where I want to go next, and I don't want to go anywhere. "
" The largest single reason for disappointing travel experiences is the failure to plan properly. "
" The parks are our national treasures, and they must be shown more respect, not only by visitors but also the people who run them. "
" There are too many people coming to parks doing the wrong things. They treat the parks like popcorn playgrounds. They don't understand what the national parks mean. "
" The two principal parks in Alaska are Denali and Glacier Bay. Tourism is just overriding the protection of resources that tourists want to see. We have too many tourists in Denali and too many big cruise ships in Glacier Bay. "
" We get the politicians we deserve and the environment we deserve. "
" We need a concept of development to meet human needs. "
" What people ought to do is find out what a national park is to begin with. "
" When people performing on the public's behalf feel intimidated, it's a sorry affair. "
" While the four-day work week is not yet universal, most citizens enjoy the pleasures of added three-day weekends during the year. These extra days, as well as monthlong vacations, are used in the pursuit of our studies, hobbies and travels - and often all three are indulged at the same time. "
" Wild nature... is enriched by sensuality. "
" Women are especially sensible in matters relating to tipping: fair but not foolish. "
" Yosemite Valley is like a tourist zoo. It's shameful. "
" You don't have to tip anybody, anywhere, anything. You do so only because you want to, in appreciation for service well-rendered. "
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