"You ought to follow the example of shunk-tokecha (wolf).
Even when he is surprised and runs for his life,
he will pause to take one more look at you
before he enters his final retreat.
So you must take a second look
at everything you see."
Wolf I am, Everything in darkness Will be good
In light because Maheo
Wherever I search Protects us
Wherever I run Ea ea ea ho.
Song of a Cheyenne Scout
"We listened for a voice crying in the wilderness.
And we heard the jubilation of wolves!"
Durwood L. Allen
"I've always said that the best wolf habitat resides in the human heart.
You have to leave a little space for them to live."
"Wolf is the Grand Teacher.
Wolf is the sage, who after many winters upon the sacred path
and seeking the ways of wisdom, returns to share new knowledge with the tribe.
Wolf is both the radical and the traditional in the same breath.
When the Wolf walks by you - you will remember."
Robert Ghost Wolf
"Throughout the centuries we have projected on to the wolf the qualities we most despise and fear in ourselves."
"Wolves housed in cages which are far too small,
are still among the most pitiful of all caged animals."
Conrad Lorenz, King Solomon's Ring, 1952
"Wolves may feature in our myths,
our history and our dreams,
but they have their own future,
their own loves,
their own dreams to fufill."
"To look into the eyes of a wolf is to discover the spirit of the wild"
"If you live among wolves you have to act like a wolf."
"Inescapably, the realization was being borne in upon my preconditioned mind that the centuries-old and universally accepted human concept of wolf character was a palpable lie. On three separate occasions in less than a week I had been completely at the mercy of these 'savage killers'; but far from attempting to tear me limb from limb, they had displayed a restraint verging on contempt, even when I invaded their home and appeared to be posing a direct threat to the young pups."
Farley Mowat - Never Cry Wolf
"The gaze of the wolf reaches into our soul."
"We humans fear the beast within the wolf
because we do not understand the beast within ourselves."
"The caribou feeds the wolf,
but it is the wolf who keeps the caribou strong."
"There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."
"If the wolf is to survive, the wolf haters must be outnumbered. They must be outshouted, out financed, and out voted. Their narrow and biased attitude must be outweighed by an attitude based on an understanding of natural processes."
L. David Mech
"Throw me to the wolves because there's order in the pack."
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Easily
"Anyone who has ever heard it when the land was covered with a blanket of snow and elusively lighted by shimmering moonlight, will never forget the strange, trembling wolf cry."
"No matter how much you feed the wolf, he keeps looking at the forest."
"The wolf is neither man's competitor nor his enemy.
He is a fellow creature with whom the earth must be shared."
L. David Mech
"Now this is the Law of the Jungle- as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper,
but the Wolf that shall break it must die."
Rudyard Kipling (1865- 1936)
'The Law of the Jungle'
"On the ragged edge of the world I'll roam,
and the home of the wolf shall be my home."
Robert Service, The Nostomaniac
"Now the hungry lion roars,
And the wolf behowls the moon."
Shakespeare, A Midsummer-Night's Dream, v.1.379
"It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be."
"The timber wolves will be our friends
We'll stay up late and howl,
At the moon, till nighttime ends,
Before going on the prowl"
Calvin, Calvin and Hobbes
"The wolf's clear, intelligent eyes brushed mine. The wolf is gentle-hearted. Not noble, not cowardly, just nonfighting."
Lois Crisler, 1958
"The wolf is kept fed by its feet."
"He who company with wolves learns to howl."
"To look into the eyes of a wolf is to see your own soul"
Native American Proverb
"For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf,
and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack."
"Only a mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of a wolf."
Aldo Leopold (Thinking Like a Mountain)
"We have doomed the Wolf not for what it is, but for what we have deliberately and mistakenly perceived it to be.. the mythologized epitome of a savage, ruthless killer.. which is, in reality no more than a reflexed image of ourself."
"They say the wolf bestows its happy spirit to help people. Women who obtain this spirit become skilled in creative endevours and experience a strengthening of the senses. I would like to think there is some truth to this in my own life."
"How lonely is the night without the howl of a wolf."