John Muir quotes

One of the best ways to see tree flowers is to climb one of the tallest trees and to get into close tingling touch with them, and then look broad

Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world

The mountains are calling and I must go

As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.

The power of imagination makes us infinite

Sheep, like people, are ungovernable when hungry

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe

In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks

Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another

I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity

I’d rather be in the mountains thinking of god, than in church thinking about the mountains

Keep close to nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us. Thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing. The trees wave and the flowers bloom in our bodies as well as our souls, and every bird song, wind song, and tremendous storm song of the rocks in the heart of the mountains is our song, our very own, and sings our love.



Wtf did I watch? Can’t stop thinking about this for days


Babylon Burning Media Center

“Sog” an animated short film by Jonatan Schwenk
Germany 2017, 10 min

About the cruel efforts of a people of humanlike creatures to lash out viciously against a shoal of fish that had unintentionally entered their desolated land.


*BEST STUDENT ANIMATION* Palm Springs ShortFest (US)
*EUROPEAN ANIMATION AWARD* Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival Bristol (UK)
*GOLDEN HORSEMAN ANIMATED FILM – National Competition* Filmfest Dresden (Germany)
*BEST STUDENT FILM* itfs Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (Germany)
*BEST ANIMATED SHORT* RiverRun International Film Festival (USA)
*GRAND JURY PRIZE EUROPEAN STUDENT FILMS* Premiers Plans Film Festival (France)
*GRAND PRIX* Primanima World Festival of First Animations (Hungary)
*WOLFGANG-LÄNGSFELD-PREIS for the Most Original Film* Filmschoolfest Munich (Germany)
*BEST DIRECTION* 8th Animage – International Animation Festival of Pernambuco
*FIRST PRICE* in German Competition Interfilm International Short Film Festival…

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