75 Bear Quotes That Are Cute and Adorable

Here are the top 75 bear quotes that will teach you life lessons and the importance of balance in nature.

So, if you’re interested to know more about bears, this collection is perfect for you.

Bears are well known for their size and powerful strength. They are often the winners in the wild when there is a fight among them with another animal.

The warning signs of a bear not being happy include standing up tall and roaring.

It is said that you should make yourself appear as large as possible when a bear is in such a stance and the chances are they will run away from you instead of attacking.

Start reading the quotes below.

And don’t forget to check out these panda quotes and animal quotes too.

Best Bear Quotes

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

Famous Quotes About Bears

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

Bear Quotes That Honor The Animal

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. Like a lion, 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 her luck, 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 mothers 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’ horses 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 the forest, the eagle sees it; the deer hears it, and the bear smells it.” – First Nations

Bear Quotes That Will Make You Love Them

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.” – Ernest Hemingway

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

Awesome Quotes About Bears and Mother Nature

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

Cute and Witty Bear Quotes

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

More Quotes About Bears That Are Interesting

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 snow, 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

79. “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

80. “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

What Does the Bear Represent to You and Why?

Bears are highly evolved social animals with intelligence comparable to that of the great apes and often share friendship, resources, and security. They are not as unpredictable and dangerous as Hollywood or the media would have us believe.

The truth is, they are very gentle and tolerant animals. They remind us that it doesn’t matter if you look scary and have an awful appearance. The most important thing is, you have a pure heart and good intentions for others.

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