"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter." - Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature."
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods
"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep Sea, and music in its roar:
I love not Man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal."
― George Gordon Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
"The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished."
― Ming-Dao Deng, Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony
"To think that we grasp the fullness of life is to say that by holding a mere drop of water in our hands we are able to understand the immensity of the ocean."
― Craig D. Lounsbrough
"Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody."
― Mark Twain
I never really thought about how when I look at the moon, it's the same moon as Shakespeare and Marie Antoinette and George Washington and Cleopatra looked at."
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, Life As We Knew It
"What melody will our rivers remember if songbirds forget how to sing?"
- Sheniz Janmohamed, Firesmoke
When life places stones in your path, be the water. A persistent drop of water will wear away even the hardest stone."
― Autumn Morning Star
"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
I am haunted by waters."
― Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories
"Praised be my Lord, for our sister water.
St. Francis of Assisi,
Canticle of the Sun"
― Francis of Assisi
"Many solemn nights
Blond moon, we stand and marvel...
Sleeping our noons away"
― Bashō Matsuo, Japanese Haiku