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The Sense of Wonder The Sense of Wonder by Rachel Carson
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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder
“A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full or wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood. 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 life, as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantment of later year…the alienation from the sources of our strength.”
Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder
“It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility. ”
Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder
“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter”
Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder
“it is not half so important to know as to feel”
Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder
“For most of us, knowledge of our world comes largely through sight, yet we look about with such unseeing eyes that we are partially blind. One way to open your eyes to unnoticed beauty is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?”
Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder
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“Many children... delight in the small and inconspicuous.”
Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder
“...drink in the beauty and wonder at the meaning of what you see.”
Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder
“It is more important to pave the way for the child to want to know than to put him on a diet of facts he is not ready to assimilate.”
Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder