Literary Liaisons, Wily Wordplay

Wily Wordplay- On Nature

With everything going on in the world, I thought it might be the appropriate time to take a step back and reconnect with nature. And, since you and I both seemed to be attached to our computers at the moment, I’ve come up with my favorite ten quotes about nature to give us at least a minor respite. Enjoy!

1.“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
2.“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” 
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden
3.Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
– Albert Einstein
4.The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
5.“Do you remember what Darwin says about music? He claims that the power of producing and appreciating it existed among the human race long before the power of speech was arrived at. Perhaps that is why we are so subtly influenced by it. There are vague memories in our souls of those misty centuries when the world was in its childhood.’ 
That’s a rather broad idea,’ I remarked. 
One’s ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature,’ he answered.” 
― Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet
6.“Nature does nothing uselessly.” 
― Aristotle, Politics
7.“All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered.” 
― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
8.“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
9.“There are in nature neither rewards nor punishments — there are consequences.” 
― Robert G. Ingersoll, The Christian Religion An Enquiry
10.“I love nature, I just don’t want to get any of it on me.” 
― Woody Allen

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