I heard you like quotes so here's a quote from Aldo Leopold:
Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began
to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher "standard
of living" is worth its cost in things natural, wild, and free. For us of the
minority, the opportunity to see geese is more important than television, and
the chance to find a pasque-flower is a right as inalienable as free speech.