Best quotes by Euell Gibbons

Euell Gibbons

Euell Gibbons

Champion of Wild Foods

Euell Gibbons was a notable American naturalist and author, born on September 14, 1911. He gained fame for his advocacy of wild foods and his efforts to reconnect people with the natural world around them.

Gibbons' most well-known work, "Stalking the Wild Asparagus" (1962), highlighted his passion for foraging and his extensive knowledge of edible plants found in the wilderness. His writings and appearances in television commercials played a crucial role in promoting a greater appreciation for the bounty of the natural environment.

Euell Gibbons' enthusiasm for nature and his belief in the value of connecting with the Earth's resources have made him a beloved figure in the world of environmental education and sustainable living.

All quotes by Euell Gibbons:

Ever eat a pine tree? Many parts are edible.

My love affair with nature is so deep that I am not satisfied with being a mere onlooker, or nature tourist. I crave a more real and meaningful relationship. The spicy teas and tasty delicacies I prepare from wild ingredients are the bread and wine in which I have communion and fellowship with nature, and with the Author of that nature.

Many parts of a pine tree are edible.

A surprising feature of herbal research is that it is seldom the rare, exotic, and beautiful plant that proves the most interesting; more often it is some common, familiar, and despised weed that is discovered to have undreamed-of virtues.

We live in a vastly complex society which has been able to provide us with a multitude of material things, and this is good, but people are beginning to suspect we have paid a high spiritual price for our plenty.

Whenever anyone grows tired of the secondhand sort of existence that depends on purchased products, and wants to resume the intimate relationship with nature that man once enjoyed, the kukui-nut stands ready to furnish him with food, flavor, tannin, oil, paint, varnish, medicine, and magic.

The kind of crabbing my wife likes to do is to return from an afternoon's swim or sunbathing session, open the refrigerator door, and find a generous plate of crab cakes all ready to cook.