W. H. Hudson

1841 - 1922

A Quote by W. H. Hudson on animals, art, children, darkness, inventions, joy, life, mind, nature, and unhappiness

Bear in mind that the children of life are the children of joy; that the lower animals are only unhappy when made so by man; that man alone of all the creatures, has "found out many inventions", the chief of which appears to be the art of making himself miserable, and of seeing all Nature stained with that dark and hateful colour.

W. H. Hudson (1841 - 1922)

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A Quote by W. H. Hudson on church, cities, joy, nature, religion, shame, and soul

For here the religion that languishes in crowded cities or steals shame-faced to hide itself in dim churches, flourishes greatly, filling the soul with a solemn joy. Face to face with Nature on the vast hills at eventide, who does not feel himself near to the Unseen?

W. H. Hudson (1841 - 1922)

Source: The Purple Land

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A Quote by W. H. Hudson on animals, birds, intelligence, and mind

A lifelong intimacy with animals has got me out of the common notion that they are automata with a slight infusion of intelligence in their composition. The mind in beast and bird, as in man, is the main thing.

W. H. Hudson (1841 - 1922)

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