75 Bear Quotes That Are Cute and Adorable

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1. “The best way of being kind to bears is not to be very close to them.” – Margaret Atwood
2. “The grizzly is a symbol of freedom and understanding.” – Frank Craighead
3. “Bears are not companions of men, but children of God.” – Charles Muir
4. “Bears not only make the habitat rich, but they also enrich us just by being.” – Linda Jo Hunter
5. “When you are where wild bears live, you learn to pay attention to the rhythm of the land and yourself.” – Linda Jo Hunter
6. “The mountains have always been here, and in them, the bears.” – Rick Bass
7. “In some tales, humans became bears as a result of an unfortunate tree-climbing episode.” – Bernd Brunner
8. “Bears rose to the top of the food chain solely so they could dedicate half their lives to sleep. It’s the world’s most intimidating power nap.” – James Breakwel
9. “Bears are masters of survival.” – Catherine Lukas
10. “The grizzly is a symbol of what is right with the world.” – Charles Jonkel
11. “He tried to act like a bear, and for us on the island, you don’t do that. You don’t invade their territory. For him to act like a bear the way he did, to me it was the ultimate of disrespecting the bear and what the bear represents.” – Werner Herzog
12. “All of the authoritative books on bears seem to agree on one thing—if you’re close enough to a bear to cause it to change its activity pattern, you’re too close, and in possible danger.” – Dennis R. Blanchard
13. “Oh well, bears will be bears.” – Michael Bond
14. “I look like a bear, I talk like a bear but I can’t fish, I can’t climb a tree, I can’t even go in the woods!” – Steve Be
15. “Bears look like they might be slow because they have short legs and large feet. However, some kinds can move very quickly!” – Therese M. Shea
16. “Bears have been known to attack man, although the fact is that fewer people have been killed by bears than in all of World War I and World War II combined.” – Peter Gaulke
17. “Bears project a mighty physical presence and a capacity for action. They are smart—something that often becomes apparent the moment you come face-to-face with one.” – Charles Fergus
18. “Polar bears sure have greatcoats.” – David Campbell
19. “Clever bears think of everything.” – Randal Case
20. “Most animals show themselves sparingly. The grizzly bear is six to eight hundred pounds of smugness. It has no need to hide. If it were a person, it would laugh loudly in quiet restaurants, boastfully wear the wrong clothes for special occasions, and probably play hockey.” – Craig Childs
21. “People probably have revered bears for as long as we have interacted with them. And while bear worship is not a part of most modern religions, it is natural for us—even those of us who have never seen a bear—to be awed by such magnificent and formidable creatures.” – Charles Fergus
22. “Bears keep me humble. They help me to keep the world in perspective and to understand where I fit on the spectrum of life. We need to preserve the wilderness and its monarchs for ourselves, and for the dreams of children. We should fight for these things as if our life depended upon it because it does.” – Wayne Lynch
23.“Those who have packed far up into grizzly country know that the presence of even one grizzly on the land elevates the mountains, deepens the canyons, chills the winds, brightens the stars, darkens the forest, and quickens the pulse of all who enter it. They know that when a bear dies, something sacred in every living thing interconnected with that realm also dies.” – John Murray
24. “The bear, he says, is many animals in one. , he downs mammals much bigger than he; like any ruminant, he pillages crops; he steals grapes and fruit like a monkey; nibbles on berries like a blackbird; plunders anthills and beehives like a woodpecker; digs up tubers and larvae like a pig; and catches fish with the dexterity of an otter. And he eats honey like a man.” – Paolo Rumiz
25. “It is estimated that bears kill over two million salmon a year. Attacks by salmon on bears are much more rare.” – Peter Gaulke
26. “Bears, I muttered, adding a new fear to the pile. That would be just , wouldn’t it? Stray bear in town. Of course, it would head straight for Bella.” – Stephenie Meyer
27. “And maybe you are a little fat bear cub with no wings, and no feathers.” – Else Holmelund Minarik
28. “This is a cold, stark world, but to polar bear and cubs, it’s paradise.” – Stephen Judson
29. “There were all kinds of things I was afraid of at first—ranging from grizzly bears to ‘mean’ and gun-fighters; but by acting as if I was not afraid, I gradually ceased to be afraid.” – Theodore Roosevelt
30. “The bears went out one day looking for food which was other bears.” – Andrew Witham
31. “Polar bears have always hunted from floating platforms of sea ice.” – Stephen Judson
32. “Some of these calves are just a week or two old, and they’re easy pickings for bears and wolves.” – Stephen Judson
33. “While bears don’t live in established groups or obey rigid hierarchies as chimps and wolves do, they have amazingly complex social relationships.” – Benjamin Kilham
34. “When a pine needle falls in it; the deer hears it, and the bear smells it.” – First Nations
35. “I think he just loved being with the bears because they didn’t make him feel bad. I get it too. When he was with the bears, they didn’t care that he was kind of weird, or that he’d gotten into trouble for drinking too much and using drugs. They didn’t ask him a bunch of stupid questions about how he felt, or why he did what he did. They just let him be who he was.” – Michael Thomas Ford
36. “The many surviving stories about bears reveal the variety of roles that they have played in the human imagination—from enemies of mankind to their protective spirits.” – Bernd Brunner
37. “The gypsies believe the bear to be a brother to man because he has the same body beneath his hide, because he drinks beer, because he enjoys music and because he likes to dance.” –
38. “Aggression in bears can be, and often is, a stepping stone to friendship. Friendship and alliances frequently develop by repeated interactions, with initial aggression that lessens over time.” – Benjamin Kilham
39. “The problem is that bears are pretty smart and humans aren’t. We’ll move into a remote area and leave a bag of dog food on our front porch and then panic when we see a grizzly bear helping himself to a meal.” – Bruce W. Cameron
40. “A bear grows more alive with age. No one with one ounce of sensitivity could ever consign a bear to the dustbin.” – Johnnie Hague
41. “I had to weave and play around with a honey bear, you know, and I could wrestle with him a little bit, but there’s no way you can even wrestle a honey bear, let alone a grizzly bear that’s standing ten feet to eleven feet tall!” – Leslie Nielsen
42. “He admired bears because everyone was afraid to disturb them while they slept and fish were so in love with bears that they jumped right into their mouths.” – Robb Todd
43. “If we can learn to live with bears, especially the grizzly, and if we can learn to accommodate the needs of bears in their natural environment, then maybe we can also find ways to use the finite resources of our continent and still maintain some of the diversity and natural beauty that were here when Columbus arrived.” – Stephen Herrero
44. “A man screaming is not a dancing bear. Life is not a spectacle.” – Aime Cesaire
45. “It’s a bear! Granted, it seems like a very intelligent bear, but it’s still a bear! It has no concept of revenge.” – Christopher Barnard
46. “The great attraction everywhere would be Simon Smith and his dancing bear. It’s Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear.” – Jim Henson
47. “Bears remind us of ourselves. They walk on the flats of their feet, as people do.” – Charles Fergus
48. “A bear? No, bears are sweet! Besides, you ever see a bear with forty-foot feet?” – James Lapine
49. “Care Bears, get ready to care, prepare to stare, stare there!” – Pino Van Lamsweerde
50. “As the animal that, perhaps more than any other, embodied the pagan concept of a kinship between man and nature, the bear plays.” – Bernd Brunner
51. “Always respect Mother Nature. Especially when she weighs 400 pounds and is guarding her baby.” – James Rollins
52. “Bears are sort of like people. They sit and stand like people do. They use their paws like hands. Bears eat vegetables, meats, and sweets.” – Diana Star Helmer
53. “When all the dangerous cliffs are fenced off, all the trees that might fall on people are cut down, all of the insects that bite have been poisoned, and all of the grizzlies are dead because they are occasionally dangerous, the wilderness will not be made safe. Rather, the safety will have destroyed the wilderness.” – R. Yorke Edwards
54. “So this was her kingdom—an octagonal house, a roomful of books, and a bear.” – Marian Engel
55. “Haven’t you ever thought of living unconsciously like bears, sniffing the earth, close to pears and the mossy dark, far from human voices and fire?” – Nâzım Hikmet
56. “Are people more important than the grizzly bear? Only from the point of view of some people.” – Edward Abbey
57. “It would be fitting, I think, if among the last manmade tracks on earth would be found the huge footprints of the great brown bear.” – Earl Fleming
58. “The Alaskan bears are a distinct species. Relegating grizzlies to Alaska is like relegating happiness to heaven; one may never get there.” – Aldo Leopold
59. “Bears, it turns out, are a lot like humans. They form alliances with strangers, they make calculations about relative costs and benefits, they lay down rules and punish those who break them. They trade based on a clear system of reciprocity. They communicate using equal parts emotion, intention, and dependence on context—a combination that is essential for communication between strangers and in fact forms the basis for language.” – Benjamin Kilham
60. “Bear lifted me up so I could see all the Earth. He said I may jump high among the cliffs, and live forever.” – Full Mouth
61. “If the human race is to survive, then we must respect the rights of other species to survive. Sharing bedroom space with a grizzly bear is not practical, but sharing wilderness space is. We must, therefore, restrict human activity in spaces where threatened or endangered species live. We must stay out of their bedroom. Set aside some wild spaces while they yet exist. Closing the wild spaces after all of the wild things are gone will not work.” – Bob McMeans
62. “What we seem to want is a statistically homogenized picture of a species, when we really need to look at bears as dynamic, living mechanisms.” – Dr. Barrie Gilbert
63. “The fate of bears in many areas of the world will be decided in the next 10-20 years. The future of several species is in serious doubt. The elimination of bears from 50-75% of their historic range has already occurred and the remaining range will decrease unless serious efforts are focused on bear conservation.” – Dr. Chris Servheen
64. “Two bears in one cave will not end well.” – Mongolian Proverb
65. “Bears need people. People need bears” – Pam Brown
66. “Once a bear has been loved by a human being, its expression is forever marked.” – Jama Kim Rattigan
67. “A bear knows all your secrets and keeps them.” – Roseanne Brown
68. “It’s too bad we’re not all teddy bears. More stuffing would only make us cuter and cuddlier.” – Richelle E. Goodrich
69. “There’s no bear like an old bear.” – Samantha Armstrong
70.. “Bears, with their great size and strength, remind us of how weak and ineffectual we are as organisms. A bear, even a small one, could abolish a human fairly easily.” – Charles Fergus
71. “Bears typically hibernate through the winter, so late autumn is crucial in terms of their survival.” – Geoffrey Luck
72. “Never sell the bear’s skin before one has killed the beast.” – Jean de La Fontaine
73. “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
74. “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
75. “Bears are very nice, as long as you are nice to them.” – Karl Lagerfeld
76. “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 , increase the temperature by even a little, and the realm that makes their lives possible literally melts away.” – Sylvia Earle
77. “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
78. “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