We shall never understand the natural environment until we see it as a living organism.
Land can be healthy or sick, fertile or barren, rich or poor, lovingly nurtured or bled white.
Our present attitudes and laws governing the ownership and use of land represent an abuse of the concept of private property....
Today you can murder land for private profit. You can leave the corpse for all to see and nobody calls the cops.
Paul Brooks, The Pursuit of Wilderness (1971)