Rachel Carson

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Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth are never alone or weary of life.More Rachel Carson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.More Rachel Carson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No witchcraft, no enemy action had silenced the rebirth of new life in this stricken world. The people had done it themselves.More Rachel Carson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The control of nature is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man.More Rachel Carson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feelthe breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of year, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be.More Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:00]
Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world.More Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:21]
One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, 'What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?'More Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:25]
The discipline of the writer is to learn to be still and listen to what his subject has to tell himMore Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:34]
In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifferenceMore Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:57]
If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout lifeMore Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:05]
The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery - not over nature but of ourselvesMore Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:14]
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find resources of strength that will endure as long as life lastsMore Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:23]
As crude a weapon as the cave man's club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of lifeMore Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:30]
We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost's familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road / the one less traveled by / offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.More Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:40]
It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.More Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:02]
In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.More Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:09]
For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that we use it so little.More Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:16]
It occurred to me that if this were a sight that could be seen only once in a century, this little headland would be thronged with spectators.More Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:24]
Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are strangely silent where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song.More Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:30]
My companion and I were alone with the stars: the misty river of the Milky Way flowing across the sky, the patterns of the constellations standing out bright and clear, a blazing planet low on the horizon.More Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:49]
One summer night, out on a flat headland, all but surrounded by the waters of the bay, the horizons were remote and distant rims on the edge of space.More Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:57]
If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow.More Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:10]
Millions of stars blazed in darkness, and on the far shore a few lights burned in cottages. Otherwise there was no reminder of human life.More Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:18]
Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of manMore Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:42]
For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death.More Rachel Carson [04/05/2012 03:04:49]

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