Burt Shavitz

(Ingram Berg Shavitz)

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  • Born: May 15, 1935
  • Died: July 5, 2015
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Beekeeper, Businessman, Photographer









Ingram Berg Shavitz professionally known as Burt Shavitz, was an American beekeeper and businessman notable for founding the Burt's Bees personal care products company with businesswoman Roxanne Quimby. Shavitz's likeness is featured on the Burt's Bees products.

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A good day is when no one shows up, and you don't have to go anywhere.
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.
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.
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.
I'm less interested in the inside of whatever it is I own than on the outside of what it sits on.
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.
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.
Land is everything.
Money is nothing really worth squabbling about. This is what puts people six feet under. You know, I don't need it. Money, Coins & Minting
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. Life
No one has ever accused me of being ambitious.
Roxanne Quimby wanted money and power, and I was just a pillar on the way to that success. Power ;Success ;Money, Coins & Minting
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. Life ;Money, Coins & Minting
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. Morning
What do I need it for, millions of dollars? It just sounds like problems with the IRS to me.
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.
You've gotta do what you like to do. If you do things you don't like to do, what sense does it make?