Nature Quotes

Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature.

Friday, January 22nd, 2010
Napoleon on horseback

“I can neither taste nor smell,” he remarked, sniffing at his glass. “This cold is tiresome. They talk about medicine – what is the good of medicine when it can’t cure a cold! Corvisart gave me these lozenges but they don’t help at…”

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Tiger got to hunt, Bird got to fly; Man got to sit and wonder, “Why, why, why?”

Sunday, December 20th, 2009
looking into the light

Tiger got to sleep,
Bird got to land;
Man got to tell himself he understand.

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Nature! We are surrounded and embraced by her – powerless to leave her and powerless to enter her more deeply

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
battling elephant seals

Unmasked and without warning she sweeps us away in the round of her dance and dances on until we fall exhausted from her arms. She brings forth ever-new forms: what is there, never was; what was, never will return. All is new and…

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My dirt is my legacy

Sunday, October 4th, 2009
peaches

Peaches are as old as China,

reserved for the first emperors

This one will be gone in a day

the pit a prize fit only for compost…

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Our underlying or fundamental nature is gentleness

Thursday, September 10th, 2009
mother and baby swan

I think that compared to some other animals’, our physical body may have been very weak. But because of the development of human intelligence, we were able to use many instruments and discover many methods to conquer adverse…

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I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field and don’t notice it.

Monday, August 17th, 2009
purple flowers

God love all them feelings. That’s some of the best stuff God did. And when you know God loves ‘em you enjoys ‘em a lot more. You can just relax, go with everything that’s going, and praise God by liking…

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The imagination of nature is far, far greater than the imagination of man.

Saturday, August 1st, 2009
PIA10955

This universe has been described by many, but it just goes on, with its edge as unknown as the bottom of the bottomless sea of the other idea – just as mysterious, just as awe-inspiring, and just as incomplete as the poetic…

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A bumblebee doesn’t bother about big noises.

Friday, July 24th, 2009
bee and blossom

Once there was a sleepy bunny who began to yawn…

He yawned and he yawned until suddenly a bee flew into his mouth and he swallowed the bee!

“What shall I do?” he whispered to a squirrel who wasn’t …

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All life is interconnected with all other life.

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
leaf

There is a part of chlorophyll, an important chemical in the oxygen processes in plants, that has a kind of square pattern; it is called a benzine ring. And far removed from the plants are animals…

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A sunset is commonly looked on as a cheap entertainment, but it is really one of the most expensive.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009
sunset clouds

I should add also a good dinner, well cooked and digestible; and the cost of a fair education, extended, perhaps, through generations in which sensibility and love of beauty grew. What I mean is, that if a man is hungry and naked, and half a savage, or with the love of beauty undeveloped in him, a sunset is thrown away on him: so that…

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Smells detonate softly in our memory like poignant land mines, hidden under the weedy mass of years.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
canoeing on a mountain lake

Hit a tripwire of smell, and memories explode all at once. A complex vision leaps out of the undergrowth.

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The supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
flower with a bee

Whatever the unborn and the dead may know, they cannot know the beauty, the marvel of being alive in the flesh. The dead may look after the afterwards. But the magnificent here and now of life in the flesh is ours, and ours alone, and ours only for a time. We ought to dance with rapture that we should be alive and…

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