Famous Wolf Quotes by other Authors
"We listened for a voice crying in the wilderness. And we heard the jubilation of wolves!"
~ Durwood L. Allen
"I've always said that the best wolf habitat resides in the human heart. You have to leave a little space for them to live."
~ Ed Bangs
"Wolves are not our brothers; they are not our subordinates, either. They are another nation, caught up just like us in the complex web of time and life."
~ Henry Beston
"The timber wolves will be our friends
We'll stay up late and howl,
At the moon, till nighttime ends,
Before going on the prowl"
~ Calvin, Calvin and Hobbes
"The wolf's clear, intelligent eyes brushed mine. The wolf is gentle-hearted. Not noble, not cowardly, just nonfighting."
~ Lois Crisler, 1958
"There are, of course, several things in Ontario that are more dangerous than wolves. For instance, the step-ladder."
~ J.W. Curran, The Canadian Wildlife Almanac, 1981
"Wolf is the Grand Teacher. Wolf is the sage, who after many winters upon the sacred path and seeking the ways of wisdom, returns to share new knowledge with the tribe. Wolf is both the radical and the traditional in the same breath. When the Wolf walks by you - you will remember."
~ Robert Ghost Wolf
"We humans fear the beast within the wolf because we do not understand the beast within ourselves."
~ Gerald Hausman
"The caribou feeds the wolf, but it is the wolf who keeps the caribou strong."
~ Keewation (Inuit) proverb
"For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack."
~ Rudyard Kipling
"Only a mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of a wolf."
~ Aldo Leopold"
"To look into the eyes of a wolf is to see your own soul - hope you like what you see."
~ Aldo Leopold
"We reached the old wolf in time to watch the fierce green fire dying in her eyes... There was something new to me in those eyes-- something known only to her and the mountains. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch. I thought that because fewer wolves more deer that no wolves would mean hunter's paradise, but after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view."
~ Aldo Leopold
"The gaze of the wolf reaches into our soul."
~ Barry Lopez
"Throughout the centuries we have projected on to the wolf the qualities we most despise and fear in ourselves."
~ Barry Lopez
"Wolves housed in cages which are far too small, are still among the most pitiful of all caged animals."
~ Conrad Lorenz, King Solomon's Ring, 1952
"Wolves may feature in our myths, our history and our dreams, but they have their own future, their own loves, their own dreams to fufil."
~ Anthony Miles
"The wolf is neither man's competitor nor his enemy. He is a fellow creature with whom the earth must be shared."
~ L. David Mech
"If the wolf is to survive, the wolf haters must be outnumbered. They must be outshouted, out financed, and out voted. Their narrow and biased attitude must be outweighed by an attitude based on an understanding of natural processes."
~ L. David Mech
"Inescapably, the realization was being borne in upon my preconditioned mind that the centuries-old and universally accepted human concept of wolf character was a palpable lie. On three separate occasions in less than a week I had been completely at the mercy of these 'savage killers'; but far from attempting to tear me limb from limb, they had displayed a restraint verging on contempt, even when I invaded their home and appeared to be posing a direct threat to the young pups."
~ Farley Mowat, Never Cry Wolf
"We have doomed the Wolf not for what it is, but for what we have deliberately and mistakenly perceived it to be.. the mythologized epitome of a savage, ruthless killer.. which is, in reality no more than a reflexed image of ourself."
~ Farely Mowat
"Throw me to the wolves because there's order in the pack."
~ Red Hot Chili Peppers, Easily
"They say the wolf bestows its happy spirit to help people. Women who obtain this spirit become skilled in creative endevours and experience a strengthening of the senses. I would like to think there is some truth to this in my own life."
~ Judi Rideout
"The wolf is kept fed by its feet."
~ Russian Proverb"
"On the ragged edge of the world I'll roam, and the home of the wolf shall be my home."
~ Robert Service, The Nostomaniac"
"Now the hungry lion roars,
And the wolf behowls the moon."
~ Shakespeare, A Midsummer-Night's Dream, v.1.379
"Anyone who has ever heard it when the land was covered with a blanket of snow and elusively lighted by shimmering moonlight, will never forget the strange, trembling wolf cry."
"How lonely is the night without the howl of a wolf."
"Perhaps it was the eyes of the wolf, measured, calm, knowing.
Perhaps it was the intense sense of family.
After all, wolves mate for life, are loyal partners, create hunting communities
and demonstrate affectionate patience in pup rearing.
Perhaps it was the rigid heirarchy of the packs.
Each wolf had a place in the whole and yet retained his individual personality.
Perhaps it was their great, romping, ridiculous sense of fun.
Perhaps it was some celestial link with thw winter night skies
that prompted the wolf to lay his song on the icy air.
For the native people who lived with the wolves,
and the wolves once ranged from the Arctic to the sub-tropics,
there was much to learn from them.
Is it any wonder that the myths of many tribes characterise the wolves
not as killers but as teachers?"
"It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be."
~ Virgil, Aeneid