William Beebe

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Charles William ("Will") Beebe (1877-07-291962-06-04) was an American naturalist, explorer, and author.


  • To be a Naturalist is better than to be a King.
  • The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer; but when the last individual of a race of living beings breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again.
    • The Bird (1906)
  • The isness of things is worth studying; but it is their whyness that makes life worth living.
    • On Agression, Konrad Lorenz (1963)

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