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Below are the Aldo Leopold quotations used inGreen Firein the order they appear in the film. Many more were left on the cutting room floor, so please check out the references below for more quotes on many subjects.
“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”前言，A Sand County Almanac.
“I do not imply that this philosophy of land was always clear to me. It is rather the end result of a life journey.”草案前言,A Sand County Almanac， 在Companion to a Sand County Almanac.
“All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts.The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants and animals, or collectively the land.”土地伦理,A Sand County Almanac.
“Man always kills the thing he loves. And so we the pioneers have killed our wilderness. Some say we had to. Be that as it may, I am glad I shall never be young without wild country to be young in.”The Green Lagoons,A Sand County Almanac.
“Perhaps no one but a hunter can understand how intense an affection a boy can feel for a piece of marsh…. I came home one Christmas to find that land promoters, with the help of the Corps of Engineers had dyked and drained my boyhood hunting grounds on the Mississippi river bottoms…. My hometown thought the community enriched by this change. I thought it impoverished.”草案前言,A Sand County Almanac,inCompanion to a Sand County Almanac.
“For one species to mourn the death of another is a new thing under the sun.”在鸽子的纪念碑上，A Sand County Almanac.
“只有山的长寿，客观地倾听狼的嚎叫......我对这个得分的定罪是从我看到狼死去的那一天的日期。我们在高轮辋岩石上吃午饭，在脚的脚下，一个动荡的河流肘击它。我们看到了我们认为是一个携带洪流的人，她的胸部浪花在白水中。当她向我们爬上银行时，摇晃她的尾巴，我们意识到了我们的错误。这是一只狼。“Thinking Like a Mountain,A Sand County Almanac.
“Our job is to sharpen our tools and make them cut the right way… [T]he sole measure of our success is the effect which they have on the forest.”To the Forest Officers of the Carson,神的母亲之河。
“There are two things that interest me: the relation of people to each other, and the relation of people to land.”Wherefore Wildlife Ecology?（未发表的稿件），Aldo Leopold：他的生命和工作.
“My dear Estella. This night is so wonderful that it almost hurts…. I would like to be out in our canyon … and see the wild Clematis in the moonlight—wouldn’t you?”Letter to Estella Bergere, 8 July 1911, Leopold Archives.
“我个人相信，至少在1914年，当捕食者控制开始时，那些没有太大的角比赛，掠夺者的剥落是一个合理的价格来支付更好的大型游戏狩猎。”Review of The Wolves of North America, Species and Subjects: History of American Game Management, Leopold Archives.
“在那些日子里，我们从未听说过通过杀死狼的机会。在一秒钟内，我们将导线泵入包装中，但比准确性更多的兴奋。当我们的步枪空洞时，古老的狼被下来，一只小狗拖着一条腿到可行的幻灯片。“Thinking Like a Mountain,A Sand County Almanac.
“Wilderness is the one kind of playground which mankind cannot build to order…. I contrived to get the Gila headwaters withdrawn as a wilderness area, to be kept as pack country, free from additional roads, ‘forever.'”草案前言,Companion to A Sand County Almanac.
“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.”良好的橡木桶,A Sand County Almanac.
“The destruction of soil is the most fundamental kind of economic loss which the human race can suffer.”侵蚀和繁荣,基本的Aldo Leopold：报价和评论。
“Coon Valley… is one of the thousand farm communities which, through the abuse of its originally rich soil, has not only filled the national dinner pail, but has created the Mississippi flood problem… and the problem of its own future continuity.”Coon Valley: An Adventure in Cooperative Conservation,神的母亲之河。
“The time has come for science to busy itself with the earth itself. The first step is to reconstruct a sample of what we had to start with. That in a nutshell is the Arboretum.”The Arboretum and the University,神的母亲之河。
“If the land mechanism as a whole is good then every part is good, whether we understand it or not…To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.”Conservation,Round River.
“On this sand farm in Wisconsin, first worn out and then abandoned by our bigger and better society, we try to rebuild, with shovel and axe, what we are losing elsewhere. It is here that we seek — and still find — our meat from God.”前言，A Sand County Almanac.
“Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher ‘standard of living’ is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free.”前言，A Sand County Almanac.
“当我们听到他的电话时，我们听不到鸟。我们听到了演变的管弦乐队的喇叭。他是我们可不可原谅的过去的象征，其中难以置信的横扫千禧年，利于鸟类和男性的日常事务。“Marshland Elegy,A Sand County Almanac.
“We Americans, in most states at least, have not yet experienced a bear-less, eagle-less, cat- less, wolf-less woods. Germany strove for maximum yields of both timber and game and got neither.”关于德国野生救生保留的注意事项. Writings: Reprints (bound): Publications of Aldo Leopold: game, Leopold Archives.
“It was here that I first clearly realized that land is an organism, that all my life I had seen only sick land, whereas here was a biota still in perfect aboriginal health. The term ‘unspoiled wilderness’ took on a new meaning.”草案前言toA Sand County Almanac， 在Companion to a Sand County Almanac.
“Land health is the capacity for self-renewal in the soils, waters, plants, and animals that collectively comprise the land.”保护：全部或部分？神的母亲之河。
“To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.”Conservation Esthetic,A Sand County Almanac.
“Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know how. To plant a pine, for example, one need be neither god nor poet; one need only own a good shovel.”Pines Above the Snow,A Sand County Almanac.
“Our tools are better than we are, and grow better faster than we do. They suffice to crack the atom, to command the tides, but they do not suffice for the oldest task in human history, to live on a piece of land without spoiling it.”工程与保护，The River of the Mother of God.
“保守，没有热衷于实现其重要冲突，无法评价正宗的人类戏剧。它落到了乌托邦梦的水平。“Review of Our Natural Resources and Their Conservation.Writings: Reprints (bound): Publication of Aldo Leopold: forestry, wilderness areas and miscellaneous, Leopold Archives.
“We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then and have known ever since that there was something new to me in those eyes, something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then and full of trigger-itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters’ paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view.”Thinking Like a Mountain,A Sand County Almanac.
“Examine each question in terms of what is ethically and esthetically right, as well as what is economically expedient. A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.”土地伦理,A Sand County Almanac.
“Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins as in art with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language. The quality of cranes lies, I think, in this higher gamut, as yet beyond the reach of words.”Marshland Elegy,A Sand County Almanac.
“I have purposely presented the land ethic as a product of social evolution because nothing so important as an ethic is ever ‘written’… It evolves in the minds of a thinking community.”土地伦理,A Sand County Almanac.
Aldo Leopold,A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There(New York: Oxford University Press, 1949).
Baird Callicott, ed.,Companion to a Sand County Almanac: Interpretive and Critical Essays(Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1987).
Curt Meine,Aldo Leopold：他的生命和工作(Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1988/2010).
Susan L. Flader and J. Baird Callicott, eds.,The River of the Mother of God and Other Essays by Aldo Leopold(Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1991).
瑞士和理查德L.骑士，EDS。，The Essential Aldo Leopold: Quotations and Commentaries(Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1999).
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