Top 17 Burt Shavitz Quotes

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“My life is the land, the dogs, the car, the motorcycle, the pond, the canoe, going to pick up mail. It’s just a rural retreat that I enjoy.”

― Burt Shavitz

“There are so many opportunities to see the sun go down in the evening and the sun come up in the morning. The colors change on the trees, on the snow. I’m surrounded by people who are friendly and helpful.”

― Burt Shavitz

“What do I need it for, millions of dollars? It just sounds like problems with the IRS to me.”

― Burt Shavitz

“A good day is when no one shows up, and you don’t have to go anywhere.”

― Burt Shavitz

“If I decide I want to go canoeing, I’ve got a canoe. If I want to take my dog with me, nobody tells me I can’t do it. If I want to go skinny dipping and wash my body, I can take my clothes off.”

― Burt Shavitz

“You’ve gotta do what you like to do. If you do things you don’t like to do, what sense does it make?”

― Burt Shavitz

“The magic of living life for me is, and always has been, the magic of living on the land, not in the magic of money.”

― Burt Shavitz

“I realized I had it made because you don’t have to destroy anything to get honey. You can just use the same things over and over again, put it in a quart canning jar, and you’ve got $12.”

― Burt Shavitz

“I’m less interested in the inside of whatever it is I own than on the outside of what it sits on.”

― Burt Shavitz

“I’ve got a radio that occasionally I listen to. It’s portable. It’s got an antenna. I’ve put a piece of aluminum foil on it that gives me a little bit better reception. And a refrigerator.”

― Burt Shavitz

“Land is everything.”

― Burt Shavitz

“You can only punish your body so long before you’re stuck with a horrendous inability to do things you’d previously been able to do.”

― Burt Shavitz

“Money is nothing really worth squabbling about. This is what puts people six feet under. You know, I don’t need it.”

― Burt Shavitz

“Roxanne Quimby wanted money and power, and I was just a pillar on the way to that success.”

― Burt Shavitz

“I’ve got everything I need: a nice piece of land with hawks and owls and incredible sunsets, and the good will of my neighbors.”

― Burt Shavitz

“I had no desire to be an upward-mobile-rising yuppie with a trophy wife, a trophy house, a trophy car. I wasn’t looking for any of those things. I already had what I wanted.”

― Burt Shavitz

“No one has ever accused me of being ambitious.”

― Burt Shavitz
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