Literary quotes about the environment!🌍
In the timeless pages of classic literature, the environment emerges not merely as a backdrop, but as a profound source of inspiration that has woven its essence into the fabric of countless narratives. From the vast, untamed landscapes that stir the imagination to the delicate ecosystems that mirror the fragility of the human spirit, the natural world has long been a muse for some of the greatest literary minds. Join me on this journey through the pages of timeless works, as we explore how authors have harnessed the power of the environment to awaken our senses, provoke contemplation, and kindle a collective passion for the preservation of our planet. In the dance between words and nature, we find not only stories but a call to action that transcends the bounds of fiction, inviting us to become stewards of the Earth we so intricately share with the characters on the page. 🌍✨
'On our way back to her house, I didn't look at the city lights any longer. I looked into the sky and felt as if the moon was following us. When I was a child, my grandmother told me that the sky speaks to those who look and listen to it. She said 'In the sky there are always answers and explanations for everything: every pain, every suffering, joy, and confusion.' That night I wanted the sky to talk to me.'
'He stood breathing, and the more he breathed the land in, the more he was filled up with all the details of the land. He was not empty. There was more than enough here to fill him. There would always be more than enough.'
'The woods call to us with hundred voices, but the sea has one only - a mighty voice that drowns our souls in its majestic music. The woods are human, but the sea is of the company of the archangels.'
- L. M Montgomery
'Time is more complex near the sea than in any other place, for in addition to the circling of the sun and the turning of the seasons, the waves beat out the passage of time on the rocks and the tides rise and fall as a great clepsydra.'
- John Steinbeck
“How healing it was to be back at Gombe again, and by myself with the chimpanzees and their forest. I had left the busy, materialistic world so full of greed and selfishness and, for a little while, could feel myself, as in the early days, a part of nature."
- Jane Goodall
“The glitter in the sky looks as if I could scoop it all up in my hands and let the stars swirl and touch one another but they are so distant so very far apart that they cannot feel the warmth of each other even though they are made of burning.”
- Beth Revis
'I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery - air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, this is what it is to be happy.'
'Not just beautiful, though - the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they're watching me.'
'Some people could look at a mud puddle and see an ocean with ships.'
- Zora Neale Hurston
'Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known'
- Carl Sagan
'There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, there is a rapture on the lonely shore, there is society, where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but nature more.'
- Lord Byron