John Muir Quotes Archive
This is a collection of quotes about food from John Muir.
Man seems to be the only animal whose food soils him
Posted March 31, 2019
“Man seems to be the only animal whose food soils him, making necessary much washing and shield-like bibs and napkins. Moles living in the earth and eating slimy worms are yet as clean as seals or fishes, whose lives are one perpetual wash.”
It seems strange that bears so fond of all sorts of
Posted August 4, 2017
“It seems strange that bears, so fond of all sorts of flesh, running the risks of guns and fires and poison, should never attack men except in defense of their young. How easily and safely a bear could pick us up as we lie asleep! Only wolves and tigers seem to have learned to hunt man for food, and perhaps sharks and crocodiles.”