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Rachel Carson
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

Wendell Berry
“There are, it seems, two muses: the Muse of Inspiration, who gives us inarticulate visions and desires, and the Muse of Realization, who returns again and again to say "It is yet more difficult than you thought." This is the muse of form. It may be then that form serves us best when it works as an obstruction, to baffle us and deflect our intended course. It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.”
Wendell Berry

Annie Dillard
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

Julia Child
“The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.”
Julia Child

Omar Khayyám
“Dead yesterdays and unborn tomorrows, why fret about it, if today be sweet.”
Omar Khayyâm

Water (Nonfiction)
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Hands (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
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