Rachel Carson

1907 - 1964

A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on disaster, earth, poem, robert frost, and superhighway

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.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on animal rights, peace, cruelty, war, humanity, and progress

Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is -- whether its victim is human or animal -- we cannot expect things to be much better in this world. We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing, we set back the progress of humanity.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on joy, mystery, and wonder

If a child is to keep alive 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.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

Source: Rachel Carson: Legacy & Challenge

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on earth and reality

And so in my mind's eye these coastal forms merge and blend in a shifting, kaleidoscopic pattern in which there is no finality, no ultimate and fixed reality - earth becoming fluid as the sea itself.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

Source: The Edge of the Sea

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson

The lasting pleasures of contact with the natural world are not reserved for scientists but are available to anyone who will place himself under the influence of earth, sea and sky and their amazing life. 

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on nature, healing, dawn, night, spring, and winter

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature ~ the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on attitude, destruction, indifference, plants, and reason

Our attitude towards plants is a singularly narrow one. If we see any immediate utility in a plant we foster it. If for any reason we find its presence undesirable or merely a matter of indifference, we may condemn it to destruction forthwith.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on danger, death, history, time, and world

For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on age, arrogance, control, and nature

The "control of nature" is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on challenge and nature

The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery - not over nature but of ourselves.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

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