— (John Lubbock), A river, though, has so many things to say that it is hard to know what it says to each of us. — (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Forbearance), Let us permit nature to have her way: She understands her business better than we do. Wash your spirit clean. it quiets a man down like saying his prayers. Salmon are incredibly driven to spawn. It has power and grace and associations. All things are connected.Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. — (Stephen Ambrose, Undaunted Courage), The river is one of my favorite metaphors, the symbol of the great flow of Life Itself. — (Lynn Noel, Voyages: Canada's Heritage Rivers), Our precious heritage of natural and unspoiled beauty and unpolluted streams, once exhausted and destroyed, can never be replaced. then it's a tragedy of diminishment for the whole planet, a loss of one more wild thing, leaving Earth just a little flatter and tamer and simpler and uglier than before. When the damming happens without good reason . And the last wolf? . West! As the river surrenders itself to the ocean, what is inside me moves inside you. — (Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It), I sat there and forgot and forgot, until what remained was the river that went by and I who watched. – William Blake, 8. — (Heraclitus of Ephesus (540 BC - 480 BC), On the Universe), The river has taught me to listen; you will learn from it, too. Do something. We need their familiar mystery. –, 23. . In its beginning, it is not yet the river; in the end it is no longer the river. There’s a world out there, and you’ve got to look at both sides of the mountain in your lifetime. "The River," corrected the Rat. I have seen them swim upstream with huge chunks bitten out of their bodies by bears. He is merely a strand in it. Brave boatmen come, they go, they die, the voyage flows on forever. – Jon Krakauer, 9. It is a continuum broken only by humans. — (Hal Boyle), Sometimes luck is with you, and sometimes not, but the important thing is to take the dare. — (Senator Ed Muskie of Maine, Arguing for the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972 (Congressional Record Service, 1972 Legislative History)). Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful river quotes. Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing. . ); the Saint Lawrence, the Susquehanna, the Tombigbee, the Nantahala, the French Broad, the Chattahoochee, the Arizona, and the Potomac (Father Tiber! Getting down is mandatory. — (Senator Frank Church from Idaho, Arguing for passage of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (1968)), The affluent society has built well in terms of economic progress, but has neglected the protection of the very water we drink as well as the values of fish and wildlife, scenic, and outdoor recreation resources. Time is a river sweeping away all that is born towards the darkest shore. Islanded between them, the inhabitants argue for a lifetime as to which is the mainstream. Rivers are more than the place for a nice kayak ride or fishing trip, they’re often used as metaphors for life. It cools your toes and lets you sit quietly beside it when you don't feel like speaking. The Secret River Quotes and Analysis. – Bill Janklow, 25. — (Roderick Haig-Brown), To live by a large river is to be kept in the heart of things. Don't get us wrong, we love summery weath, Celebrating International Mountain Day (11 December) or just celebrating your love for the mountains - get some inspiration for your next hiking or ca, The challenge: spend a whole day practicing the Italian concept of dolce far niente! You touch a story that must end somewhere but cannot stop telling itself, a story that is always just beginning. — (Andy Russell, The Life of a River), And this our life, exempt from public haunt,Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,Sermons in stones, and good in everything. . . — (Henry David Thoreau, Walden), I was born upon thy bank, river,My blood flows in thy stream,And thou meanderest forever,At the bottom of my dream. ""I don't know," the young man said. – Rusty Baille, 22. It is by turns the elixir of life or the renewing rain or the devastating flood. – Lito Tejada-Flores, 27. it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again. 18 unusual lunch break ideas to restart in a creative way. The river of time may fork into rivers, in which case you have a parallel reality and so then you can become a time traveler and not have to worry about causing a time paradox. Remember how Noah landed on a mountain top after the flood. — (Tom Waters, The Streams and Rivers of Minnesota), Where can you match the mighty music of their names? He could imagine how he would grow into himself in the warmth of such a home. . ), Tao Te Ching), Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing, that makes water and nobody knows what that is. . — (Helen Hayes, Actress), You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you. — (Langston Hughes, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers"), An unspoiled river is a very rare thing in this Nation today. The trees wave and the flowers bloom in our bodies as well as our souls, and every bird song, wind song, and; tremendous storm song of the rocks in the heart of the mountains is our song, our very own, and sings our love.