Hal Borland Quotes

Who is Hal Borland?

Harold "Hal" Glen Borland was an American author, journalist and naturalist. In addition to writing many non-fiction and fiction books about the outdoors, he was a staff writer and editorialist for The New York Times.

Born May 14, 1900
Died February 22, 1978

Best 17 Quotes by Hal Borland

“All our yesterdays are summarized in our now, and all the tomorrows are ours to shape.”

Hal Borland

“All walking is discovery. On foot we take the time to see things whole.”

Hal Borland

“April is a promise that May is bound to keep.”

Hal Borland

“Each new season grows from the leftovers from the past. That is the essence of change, and change is the basic law.”

Hal Borland

“Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed.”

Hal Borland

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”

Hal Borland

“Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January.”

Hal Borland

“There is a leisure about walking, no matter what pace you set, that lets down the tension.”

Hal Borland

“Time after time today's crisis shrinks to next week's footnote to a newly headline disaster.”

Hal Borland

“Time has its own dimensions, and neither the sun nor the clock can encompass them all.”

Hal Borland

“Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”

Hal Borland

“You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.”

Hal Borland

"A Summary of Belief" Quotes

“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.”

Hal Borland
A Summary of Belief

"Beyond Your Doorstep" Quotes

“If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.”

Hal Borland
Beyond Your Doorstep

"Hill Country Harvest" Quotes

“The longer I live and the more I read, the more certain I become that the real poems about spring aren't written on paper. They are written in the back pasture and the near meadow, and they are issued in a new revised edition every April.”

Hal Borland
Hill Country Harvest

"Homeland" Quotes

“Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most to man and requires the least of him.”

Hal Borland
Homeland

"The Enduring Pattern" Quotes

“Nothing in nature is as simple as it sometimes seems when reduced to words.”

Hal Borland
The Enduring Pattern