Rachel Carson Quotes


17 Rachel Carson quotes:



"The "control of nature" is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man"
"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 indifference"
"No witchcraft, no enemy action had silenced the rebirth of new life in this stricken world. The people had done it themselves."
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"Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man"
"The discipline of the writer is to learn to be still and listen to what his subject has to tell him"
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"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."
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"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?'"
Author: Carson Quotes Category: Environment Quotes
"If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, 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."
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"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."
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"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life."
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"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find resources of strength that will endure as long as life lasts"
Author: Carson Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"They'll save their own habitat and save the beauty of our natural areas."
Author: Carson Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"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."
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"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."
Author: Carson Quotes Category: Imagination Quotes
"The ''control of nature'' is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man."
Author: Carson Quotes Category: Nature Quotes
"The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery - not over nature but of ourselves"
Author: Carson Quotes Category: Nature Quotes Human Quotes
"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."
Author: Carson Quotes Category: Man Quotes



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