Quotations About / On: RIVER

  • 31.
    The current of our thoughts made as sudden bends as the river, which was continually opening new prospects to the east or south, but we are aware that rivers flow most rapidly and shallowest at these points.
    (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. 361, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 32.
    We lead our life-boat in Society- River. We ought not to let anxiety-water into the boat but should let the boat over it.
    (Life boat)
    More quotations from: Kumarmani Mahakul
  • 33.
    Sad was the sea of Being that she was not a river of doing and so God gave her currents. While the woodpecker wooed the woods with his whittling she carved caves.
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 34.
    Message in sea bottles. Tidings in the tides. Time's
    rivers to the timeless sea glide. Every being will with God abide.
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 35.
    Life is like a honey suckle. It has its rock, stream, river and mountain to cross and climb.
    (Life)
    More quotations from: Mustapha Muinah
  • 36.
    Learning and teaching should not stand on opposite banks and just watch the river flow by; instead, they should embark together on a journey down the water. Through an active, reciprocal exchange, teaching can strengthen learning how to learn.
    (Loris Malaguzzi (1920-1994), Italian early childhood education specialist. Quoted in The Hundred Languages of Children, ch. 3, by Carolyn Edwards (1993).)
  • 37.
    Our trouble is that we drink too much tea. I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient, which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats.
    (J.B. (John Boynton) Priestley (1894-1984), British author. Quoted in Observer (London, May 15, 1949).)
  • 38.
    Though man is the only beast that can write, he has small reason to be proud of it. When he utters something that is wise it is nothing that the river horse does not know, and most of his creations are the result of accident.
    (Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977), U.S. author, critic. The Carnal Myth, ch. 5 (1968).)
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  • 39.
    It is ... despair at the mutability of all created things that links the Artist and the Ascetic—a desire to purify and preserve—to set oneself apart—somehow—from the river flowing onward to the grave.
    (Michele Murray (1933-1974), U.S. author. As quoted in The Writer on Her Work, by Janet Sternburg (1980). From a journal entry dated January 8, 1961.)
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  • 40.
    We are always talking about being together, and yet whatever we invent destroys the family, and makes us wild, touchless beasts feeding on technicolor prairies and rivers.
    (Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977), U.S. author, critic. "No Love and No Thanks," Alms for Oblivion (1964).)
    More quotations from: Edward Dahlberg, family, together
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