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 america, beauty, birds, silence, and songs

Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are strangely silent where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

Source: "The Silent Spring," 1962

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on age, blindness, indifference, needs, survival, and water

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.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on discipline, learning, and listening

The discipline of the writer is to learn to be still and listen to what his subject has to tell him.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on life, men, and peace

We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

Contributed by: Zaady

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