Bear Quotes

Bear Quotes

They're big, bold, and strong. They have long, sharp claws, and can sleep for half-a-year. And they're the largest living carnivores and can stand on two legs.

They're bears!

And they're under serious threats. Threats that could lead them to extinction.

Bears play a significant role in our lives. Bears help to disperse seeds of fruits and nuts after eating them. Bears keep the population of deers and moose in balance. Bears are good tourist attractions and add economic values through tourism. But like every other endangered animal, bears are on the brink of extinction. And we must save them if we want our ecosystems to flourish.

Here are some bear quotes that are sure to teach you a few new things.

20 Bear Quotes

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"I think that I was slightly naive. I thought that if I showed people the beauty of the Arctic and the beauty of the polar bears that they would care so much that they would stand up and try to make a change."  - Lewis Gordon Pugh #trvst #quotes #arctic #beauty #bears #amazingworld #takeaction #protectnature #impact #wildlifeprotection #dogood #biodiversity
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I think that I was slightly naive. I thought that if I showed people the beauty of the Arctic and the beauty of the polar bears that they would care so much that they would stand up and try to make a change.

- Lewis Gordon Pugh


Lewis Gordon Pugh is a British-South African endurance swimmer and ocean advocate. In 2013 The UN appointed Pugh as the first UN Patron of the Oceans. And in 2016, he played a crucial role in creating the largest marine reserve in the world in the Ross Sea of Antarctica.

Bears aren't safe. Not anymore. Not even the polar bears that live far away from civilization. Yes, they're big, beautiful, strong, and towering mammals. But that has done little or nothing to protect them from the serious harm done to them by some insensitive people. To protect bears from harm, from the brink of extinction, we must stand up and try to make a change. Just like Pugh said in his quote. We must strongly resist and strike out ideas that promote the hunting and maltreatment of bears.

"The Safari Club International has worked the legal system hard to try to keep polar bears - threatened primarily by climate change, but also by hunting - on the list of creatures people can import as trophies after shooting."  - Lydia Millet #trvst #quotes #climatechange #safari #climate #bears #co2 #climatechangeisreal #conservation #sustainablefutures #takeaction #carbonemissions
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The Safari Club International has worked the legal system hard to try to keep polar bears - threatened primarily by climate change, but also by hunting - on the list of creatures people can import as trophies after shooting.

- Lydia Millet


Lydia Millet is an American novelist and holds a master's degree in environmental policy. Millet's work is best known for her dark sense of humour and versatility. Her third novel, My Happy Life (amazon), won the 2003 PEN Center USA Award for Fiction.

Climate change is a disturbing threat to polar bears. It destroys their habitat. Sadly, humans are largely responsible for climate change. Wastes and by-products, for example, from our factories and machines are destroying the planet and everything in it, including polar bears. That's not all. Hunting polar bears for their organs is another issue too. This is why we must work hard to keep polar bears. We must do our best to create strong policies that protect bears.

"We read our children stories starring elephants and monkeys and bears to teach them about nobility, curiosity and courage, to warn them against selfishness and stubbornness."  - Lydia Millet #trvst #quotes #children #elephants #monkeys #bears #bearlove #dogood #amazingworld #bethechange #conservation #planetearthfirst
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We read our children stories starring elephants and monkeys and bears to teach them about nobility, curiosity and courage, to warn them against selfishness and stubbornness.

- Lydia Millet


Lydia Millet is an American novelist and holds a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies, with highest honours in creative writing. Millet worked for the Natural Resources Defense Council for two years before joining the Center for Biological Diversity in 1999 as a staff writer.

If we're going to step up, step forward and fight against illegal and offensive animal hunting, including bears, we must, first, practice what we preach. You can't go around trying to rally support from the public to stop the maltreatment of animals if you're not an animal lover or a two-faced person. People will see right through you. They'll assume you're selfish.

"I like the idea of going to see the ice caps and the polar bears, because who knows how long they are going to be around for?"  - Penny Lancaster #trvst #quotes #bears #biodiversity #ecoconscious #majesticwildlife #dotherightthing #protectnature #dosomething #splendidanimals #changetheworld #amazingworld
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I like the idea of going to see the ice caps and the polar bears, because who knows how long they are going to be around for?

- Penny Lancaster


Penny Lady Stewart is an English model, photographer and TV personality. In February 2019, she appeared in Famous and Fighting Crime alongside fellow celebrities Jamie Laing, Katie Piper, Sandi Bogle and Marcus Brigstocke on Channel 4.

Bears, especially the Pandas are on the brink of extinction. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) predicts that the global polar bear population will decline by 30% over the next 35 years. This is due to the loss of their habitat through climate change caused by human activities. To prevent this looming danger, we can start by reducing activities that cause climate change.

"I want to do a big donation to the pandas for all the panda lovers out there."  - Desiigner #trvst #quotes #bearlove #dosomething #bears #beinspired #wild #socialimpact #wildlifeprotection #thinkgreen #sustainability #collectiveaction
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I want to do a big donation to the pandas for all the panda lovers out there.

- Desiigner


Sidney Royel Selby III, also known as Desiigner, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter. Desiigner’s musical style is a blend of trap music and hip-hop. Many have compared his rapping techniques to that of iconic rapper, Future.

Pandas are highly vulnerable. They face numerous challenges. Either they are being hunted for their skin or human activities chase them out of their natural habitat; due to competing land use priorities that threaten their long term survival. Pandas are also umbrella species. This means that when we protect them through various donations we protect other animals that live around them. These include the golden monkey, multicoloured pheasants, takins, and crested libs.

"We need to save the Arctic not because of the polar bears, and not because it is the most beautiful place in the world, but because our very survival depends upon it."  - Lewis Gordon Pugh #trvst #quotes #arctic #bears #animalphotography #dotherightthing #sustainability #takeaction #bearlove #dogood #ourplanetdaily #socialchange
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We need to save the Arctic not because of the polar bears, and not because it is the most beautiful place in the world, but because our very survival depends upon it.

- Lewis Gordon Pugh


Lewis Gordon Pugh is best known for swimming across the North pole in 2007 to raise alarm about the melting of Arctic sea ice. Many have described Pugh as the "Sir Edmund Hillary" of swimming, having been the first person to complete a long-distance swim in every ocean of the world.

The Arctic-- home to the polar bears and many cultures-- is rapidly changing, more than any other part of the planet due to climate change. You might be thinking "since humans hardly live there, it's okay if the Arctic is slowly destroyed". But it's not! If we destroy the Arctic, we risk losing our lands and properties.

Because when ice turns to water due to the warm temperature caused by climate change, the level of water in the ocean increases. When this happens, it can lead to serious, damaging floods. To prevent this, we need to fund scientific research to help us understand how to save the Arctic. Like Pugh says in this Bear quote, our survival depends on it.

"For humans, the Arctic is a harshly inhospitable place, but the conditions there are precisely what polar bears require to survive - and thrive. 'Harsh' to us is 'home' for them. Take away the ice and snow, increase the temperature by even a little, and the realm that makes their lives possible literally melts away."  - Sylvia Earle #trvst #quotes #arctic #snow #bears #weather #conservation #wildernessnation #socialchange #extremeweather #sustainability #eco
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For humans, the Arctic is a harshly inhospitable place, but the conditions there are precisely what polar bears require to survive - and thrive. 'Harsh' to us is 'home' for them. Take away the ice and snow, increase the temperature by even a little, and the realm that makes their lives possible literally melts away.

- Sylvia Earle


Sylvia Earle is an American marine biologist, explorer, and lecturer. Earle was also the first female chief scientist of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

If the Arctic continues to get warmer, ice will melt faster, leading to a rise in ocean levels worldwide. This change will affect polar bears too since they depend on that ice to hunt seals, rest, and breed. But we can stop this threat by actively participating in global talks and decisions that address climate change.

"Bears are extremely human, even down to their footprints. But I am also a fly fisherman, so I have fished beside brown bears in Alaska and was once charged by a black bear. I love bears."  - Joseph Monninger #trvst #quotes #love #bears #bear #amazingworld #beinspired #biodiversity #gogreen #splendidanimals #ecoconscious #bearlove
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Bears are extremely human, even down to their footprints. But I am also a fly fisherman, so I have fished beside brown bears in Alaska and was once charged by a black bear. I love bears.

- Joseph Monninger


Joseph Monninger is an American writer, novelist and Professor of English at Plymouth State University.

Like humans, bears eat anything. From berries to nuts, to lambs, to pigs, even engine oil and rubber boots. Like humans, bears walk on the soles of their feet. They can stand and walk upright for short periods. Bears are very smart creatures too. Researchers know them to, for example, roll stones into traps filled with bait, set them off and eat the bait without getting caught. Awesome. Right?

"In the game of life, less diversity means fewer options for change. Wild or domesticated, panda or pea, adaptation is the requirement for survival."  - Cary Fowler #trvst #quotes #diversity #wild #discrimination #representationmatters #bear #weareallone #bethechange #inclusion #bears #socialgood
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In the game of life, less diversity means fewer options for change. Wild or domesticated, panda or pea, adaptation is the requirement for survival.

- Cary Fowler


Morgan Carrington "Cary" Fowler is an agriculturalist and a former Executive Director at the Global Crop Diversity Trust. Fowler's work is focused on preserving the world's food supply and tackling challenges facing seed protection as a result of climate change.

Our diversities, our differences as humans are vital for making life-changing decisions that have a positive and great impact on the planet. If we didn't speak different languages or have different colours, or different mindsets, there'll be no rooms for improvement. We'd be stiff with boring ideas that suck. Our huge diversities create more options for change.

"Men look like pandas when they try and put make-up on."  - Adam Ant #trvst #quotes #biodiversity #changetheworld #amazingworld #socialimpact #sustainability #bethechange #majesticwildlife #thinkgreen #splendidanimals #impact
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Men look like pandas when they try and put make-up on.

- Adam Ant


Stuart Leslie Goddard, also known as Adam Ant, is an English singer and musician. He gained popularity as the lead singer of new wave Adam and the Ants. Critics have described Ant's musical style as a "mixture of flair and good humour".

Pandas are beautiful creatures with luxuriant black and white fur. They have dark patches around their eyes, above their ears, and around their body. This makes them more distinct and easy to identify. Ant’s Bear quote, as weird as it sounds, may not be wrong. Make-up, generally, suits women better compared to men. A man wearing make-up is like a clown. Easy to spot.

"The grizzly bears that live in and around Yellowstone make up almost half the population in the lower 48 states, and now those bears are at risk."  - Lydia Millet #trvst #quotes #bears #wildlifeprotection #socialchange #majesticwildlife #changetheworld #biodiversity #bethechange #bear #dotherightthing #bearlove
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The grizzly bears that live in and around Yellowstone make up almost half the population in the lower 48 states, and now those bears are at risk.

- Lydia Millet


Massachusetts-born Lydia Millet is a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies, with the highest honours of creative writing, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Prioritizing economic opportunities over our environmental responsibilities could inflict serious harm on our environments, including the animals we live with, warns Millet in her Bear quote. Ecosystems are vital for a stable economy. Bears are essential parts of those ecosystems. This is why we need to preserve and prevent them from harm.

"Bears are very nice, as long as you are nice to them."  - Karl Lagerfeld #trvst #quotes #bears #bear #collectiveaction #amazingworld #ecoconscious #wildlifeprotection #socialchange #majesticwildlife #dosomething #splendidanimals
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Bears are very nice, as long as you are nice to them.

- Karl Lagerfeld


Karl Otto Lagerfeld was a German creative director, fashion designer, artist, and caricaturist. Many knew Lagerfeld for his signature white hair, black sunglasses and fingerless gloves. Lagerfeld was the creative director for French fashion heavyweight Chanel.

Bears are aggressive animals. They can rip you apart with their sharp claws. That's what we were told. Sadly, none of that's true. Because bears are calm and quiet creatures. They love to live on their own and will never attack you unless you threaten them. "As long as you are nice to them," explains Lagerfeld, they won't harm you.

Conclusion

Bears can stand as tall as humans and walk well-balanced on two legs. They are also smart, fascinating, and cute too. Bears can be aggressive but only in self-defence. Apart from that, they are peaceful animals. Today, more than a handful of bears are under captivity. Human activities have chased many bears out of their natural habitat, leaving them vulnerable. Bears are a vital part of our ecosystem and need our protection. If they go extinct, animals that depend on them could vanish as well. Save a bear today. Start by donating to a bear foundation and supporting environmental reforms.

More Bear Quotes & Sayings About Bears:

"The panda is a funny, lovable animal, which defends its territory well. It's strong but calm. It suits me perfectly."  - Metta World Peace #trvst #quotes #animal #wildlife #amazingworld #geology #planetearthfirst #animals #protectnature #natural #socialimpact #animallovers
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The panda is a funny, lovable animal, which defends its territory well. It's strong but calm. It suits me perfectly.

- Metta World Peace


"I was hiking a five-day loop - alone - in the Rocky Mountains when I rounded the switchback and saw a large body on the trail ahead. It had brown fur with a cinnamon tinge that was draped across dense, humped back muscle. A broad head lifted and I could see the dish-shaped muzzle was catching my scent. I knew bears. This was a grizzly."  - Claire Cameron #trvst #quotes #hiking #mountains #bears #wildlifeprotection #dogood #splendidanimals #socialchange #amazingworld #impact #bear
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I was hiking a five-day loop - alone - in the Rocky Mountains when I rounded the switchback and saw a large body on the trail ahead. It had brown fur with a cinnamon tinge that was draped across dense, humped back muscle. A broad head lifted and I could see the dish-shaped muzzle was catching my scent. I knew bears. This was a grizzly.

- Claire Cameron


"Historically, grizzlies ranged from Alaska to Mexico, with at least 50,000 bears living in the western half of the contiguous United States. With European colonization, the bears were shot, poisoned, and trapped to the brink of extinction."  - Lydia Millet #trvst #quotes #extinction #bears #endangered #wild #natural #dotherightthing #endangeredspecies #conservation #geology #planetearthfirst
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Historically, grizzlies ranged from Alaska to Mexico, with at least 50,000 bears living in the western half of the contiguous United States. With European colonization, the bears were shot, poisoned, and trapped to the brink of extinction.

- Lydia Millet


"I've seen a few wild grizzly bears, mostly in Alaska and British Columbia, and always from a distance. But each grizzly I've caught sight of was as fearsome and sublime as the last. You never get used to their raw power and massive bodies, or the mysterious intelligence in their dark, close-set eyes."  - Lydia Millet #trvst #quotes #wild #bears #protectnature #thinkgreen #bearlove #collectiveaction #wildlifeprotection #beinspired #amazingworld #changetheworld
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I've seen a few wild grizzly bears, mostly in Alaska and British Columbia, and always from a distance. But each grizzly I've caught sight of was as fearsome and sublime as the last. You never get used to their raw power and massive bodies, or the mysterious intelligence in their dark, close-set eyes.

- Lydia Millet


"Analysts, scholars, business people, diplomats, and journalists involved with China spend so much time questioning one another's biases and loyalties that they have even settled on two opposing categories: 'panda huggers' versus 'panda sluggers.'"  - Evan Osnos #trvst #quotes #majesticwildlife #takeaction #bears #dosomething #protectnature #bethechange #bearlove #dogood #perfectnature #ecoconscious
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Analysts, scholars, business people, diplomats, and journalists involved with China spend so much time questioning one another's biases and loyalties that they have even settled on two opposing categories: 'panda huggers' versus 'panda sluggers.'

- Evan Osnos


"The first thing that matters: I am a child of the eighties. I grew up in a neon wonderland of talking horses, compassionate bears, hair that didn't move in a stiff wind, and the constant threat of nuclear war."  - Seanan McGuire #trvst #quotes #bears #ourplanetdaily #dotherightthing #wild #collectiveaction #bear #socialimpact #sustainability #bethechange #bearlove
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The first thing that matters: I am a child of the eighties. I grew up in a neon wonderland of talking horses, compassionate bears, hair that didn't move in a stiff wind, and the constant threat of nuclear war.

- Seanan McGuire


"In 1805, the explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, making their way across the West, were warned by American Indian tribes of grizzly bears' awesome strength."  - Lydia Millet #trvst #quotes #bears #biodiversity #beinspired #conservation #socialchange #sustainability #ecoconscious #splendidanimals #bethechange #wild
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In 1805, the explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, making their way across the West, were warned by American Indian tribes of grizzly bears' awesome strength.

- Lydia Millet


"In Vancouver, you have to lock your doors - not for strangers, but for bears."  - Sarah Goldberg #trvst #quotes #bears #bear #collectiveaction #majesticwildlife #dogood #conservation #takeaction #bearlove #changetheworld #biodiversity
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In Vancouver, you have to lock your doors - not for strangers, but for bears.

- Sarah Goldberg


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