Gary Snyder is a famous American poet, environmentalist and educator. His early days at college kindled in him interest in poetry and he successfully published some of his early poems. He went to the University of California to study Asian culture and languages. Here he got a chance to visit Japan to study Zen where he became the disciple of Miura Isshu and studied various ancient texts. He was greatly influenced by the culture and converted to Buddhism. During this time he published many poems which depicted his experiences of life. He further published a collection of his poems titled ‘The Back Country’ which were a record of his experiences in the last 15 years. In the next three decades he published various poems including the ‘Pulitzer Prize’ winner book ‘Turtle Island’. He went on to become a professor at the University of California and still works as the professor emeritus of English. His writings, thoughts, poems, books and work have a large readership. Here is a compilation of quotations and sayings by Gary Snyder on naturalism, environment, ecology, spirituality, suffering, truth, coffee, responsibility and books.