John James Audubon Quotes

Top 33 wise famous quotes and sayings by John James Audubon

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John James Audubon quotes: Go where you will, if a shilling can there be procured, you may expect to meet with individuals in search of it. Go where you will, if a shilling can there be procured, you may expect to meet with individuals in search of it.
John James Audubon quotes: I never for a day gave up listening to the songs of our birds, or watching their peculiar habits, or delineating them in the best way I could. I never for a day gave up listening to the songs of our birds, or watching their peculiar habits, or delineating them in the best way I could.
John James Audubon quotes: Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them. Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them.
John James Audubon quotes: But the moment a bird was dead, no matter how beautiful it had been in life, the pleasure of possession became blunted for me. But the moment a bird was dead, no matter how beautiful it had been in life, the pleasure of possession became blunted for me.
John James Audubon quotes: Almost every day, instead of going to school, I made for the fields, where I spent my day. Almost every day, instead of going to school, I made for the fields, where I spent my day.
John James Audubon quotes: During all these years there existed within me a tendency to follow Nature in her walks. During all these years there existed within me a tendency to follow Nature in her walks.
John James Audubon quotes: Mathematics was hard, dull work. Geography pleased me more. For dancing I was quite enthusiastic. Mathematics was hard, dull work. Geography pleased me more. For dancing I was quite enthusiastic.
John James Audubon quotes: Never give up listening to the sounds of birds. Never give up listening to the sounds of birds.
John James Audubon quotes: To repay evils with kindness is the religion I was taught to practise, and this will forever be my rule. To repay evils with kindness is the religion I was taught to practise, and this will forever be my rule.
John James Audubon quotes: In my deepest troubles, I frequently would wrench myself from the persons around me and retire to some secluded part of our noble forests. In my deepest troubles, I frequently would wrench myself from the persons around me and retire to some secluded part of our noble forests.
John James Audubon quotes: I wish I had eight pairs of hands, and another body to shoot the specimens. I wish I had eight pairs of hands, and another body to shoot the specimens.
John James Audubon quotes: As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature. As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature.
John James Audubon quotes: The mercantile business did not suit me. The mercantile business did not suit me.
John James Audubon quotes: Nature indifferently copied is far superior to the best idealities. Nature indifferently copied is far superior to the best idealities.
John James Audubon quotes: Because my father was often absent on naval duty, my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased. Because my father was often absent on naval duty, my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased.
John James Audubon quotes: To have been torn from the study would have been as death; my time was entirely occupied with art. To have been torn from the study would have been as death; my time was entirely occupied with art.
John James Audubon quotes: Would it be possible that I should not in any degree succeed? I can scarcely think so. Ah delusive hope, how much further wilt thou lead me? Would it be possible that I should not in any degree succeed? I can scarcely think so. Ah delusive hope, how much further wilt thou lead me?
John James Audubon quotes: The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those who sang the best. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those who sang the best.
John James Audubon quotes: How could I make a little book, when I have seen enough to make a dozen large books? How could I make a little book, when I have seen enough to make a dozen large books?
John James Audubon quotes: But Hopes are Shy Birds flying at a great distance seldom reached by the best of Guns. But Hopes are Shy Birds flying at a great distance seldom reached by the best of Guns.