He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 356, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
There are not so many fishes in these rivers as in the Concord.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 299, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
The river of sludge will go on and on. It isn't about me.
(Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994), U.S. editor and former First Lady of the United States. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 33 (August 30, 1994).
In 1992, on being asked how she dealt with the constant stream of tabloid stories that were written about her. She was the widow of assassinated United States President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).)