Quotations About / On: RIVER

  • 31.
    If it were not for the rivers (and he might go round their heads), a squirrel could here travel thus the whole breadth of the country.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Chesuncook" (1858) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 169, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
    More quotations from: Henry David Thoreau, travel
  • 32.
    The whole tree itself is but one leaf, and rivers are still vaster leaves whose pulp is intervening earth, and towns and cities are the ova of insects in their axils.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 338, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
    More quotations from: Henry David Thoreau, tree
  • 33.
    Life is but a river, like a river it drowns. You either swim in it or flow with it, whatever you do, just the head above the water is the conclusion of all matters.
    (Chris'N' John)
    More quotations from: Chris Ajiduah
  • 34.
    Staying on the ground, if you think you can walk on the river, it will be a foolish work. First you must find a bridge to stand there. Then start walking on the river.
    (One shouldn't think foolish.)
    More quotations from: Prodip Kumar
  • 35.
    There is Bengal, and Bihar, Barakor river is in the middle of them; so strange, so profound! No other river (not even Ganga) has cast so vast a spell on me.
    ()
    More quotations from: Sukanta Bhattacharya
  • 36.
    In order to get to East Russet you take the Vermont Central as far as Twitchell's Falls and change there for Torpid River Junction, where a spur line takes you right into Gormley. At Gormley you are met by a buckboard which takes you back to Torpid River Junction again.
    (Robert Benchley (1889-1945), U.S. writer, humorist. The Early Worm, "A Good Old-Fashioned Christmas," Henry Holt (1927).)
    More quotations from: Robert Benchley, river, change
  • 37.
    A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself—for it is from the soil, both from its depth and from its surface, that a river has its beginning.
    (Laura Gilpin (1891-1979), U.S. photographer. The Rio Grande, introduction (1949).)
    More quotations from: Laura Gilpin, magic, river
  • 38.
    Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.
    (Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentinian author. "A New Refutation of Time," Labyrinths (1964).)
  • 39.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Henry David Thoreau, river
  • 40.
    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
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