Ian McHarg Quotes

Let us green the earth, restore the earth, heal the earth.

We are the bullies of the earth: strong, foul, coarse, greedy, careless, indifferent to others, laying waste as we proceed, leaving wounds, welts, lesions, suppurations on the earth body, increasingly engulfed by our own ordure and, finally, abysmally ignorant of the way the world works, crowing our superiority over all life.

The most important issue of the 21st century will be the condition of the global environment.

Man is a blind, witless, low brow, anthropocentric clod who inflicts lesions upon the earth.

It is not really necessary to destroy nature in order to gain God’s favor or even his undivided attention.