Euell Gibbons Quotes and Sayings

Euell Theophilus Gibbons, born on September 8, 1911, was an outdoorsman and enthusiast of eating wild foods.

He died on December 29, 1975, due to a ruptured aortic aneurysm, a complication from Marfan syndrome.

Euell Gibbons Quotes

“My love affair with nature is so deep that I am not satisfied with being a mere onlooker, or nature tourist. I crave a more real and meaningful relationship. The spicy teas and tasty delicacies I prepare from wild ingredients are the bread and wine in which I have communion and fellowship with nature, and with the Author of that nature.” ” — Euell Gibbons

“A surprising feature of the herbal research is that it is seldom the rare, exotic, and beautiful plant that proves the most interesting, more often it is some common, familiar, and despised weed that is discovered to have undreamed-of virtues.” — Euell Gibbons

“We live in a vastly complex society which has been able to provide us with a multitude of material things, and this is good, but people are beginning to suspect we have paid a high spiritual price for our plenty.” — Euell Gibbons

“Whenever anyone grows tired of the secondhand sort of existence that depends on purchased products and wants to resume the intimate relationship with nature that man once enjoyed, the kukui-nut stands ready to furnish him with food, flavor, tannin, oil, paint, varnish, medicine, and magic.” — Euell Gibbons

“Ever eat a pine tree? Many parts are edible.” — Euell Gibbons

“The kind of crabbing my wife likes to do is to return from an afternoon’s swim or sunbathing session, open the refrigerator door, and find a generous plate of crab cakes all ready to cook.” — Euell Gibbons