A quote by Annie Proulx (Edna Ann Proulx, born August 22, 1935).
The old forests are going and once they are gone we will have to wait a thousand years or more to see their like. Though nothing will be allowed such a generous measure of time to grow. (Barkskins)
Proulx is an American novelist, short story writer and journalist. Her works include The Shipping News (that won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1994), the short story Brokeback Mountain, and her most recent book, Barkskins.
Thanks to Antar Marc