"Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet."
"Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?"
"Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass."
"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
"There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you... In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself."
"Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger."
"A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg."
"Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing."
"Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person."
"Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup."
"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature."
"Environmentalists have long been fond of saying that the sun is the only safe nuclear reactor, situated as it is some ninety-three million miles away."
"Maybe nature is fundamentally ugly, chaotic and complicated. But if it's like that, then I want out."
"The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks."
"All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God."
"By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet."
"The planting of trees is the least self-centered of all that we do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children."
"All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was."
"When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars."
"In a pond koi can reach lengths of eighteen inches. Amazingly, when placed in a lake, koi can grow to three feet long. The metaphor is obvious. You are limited by how you see the world."
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