planet

A Quote by Thomas Berry on earth, universe, language, story, listening, self, knowledge, planet, and gaia

The Universe story is the quintessence of reality. We perceive the story. We put it in our language, the birds put it in theirs, and the trees put it in theirs. We can read the story of the Universe in the trees. Everything tells the story of the Universe. The winds tell the story, literally, not just imaginatively. The story has its imprint everywhere, and that is why it is so important to know the story. If you do not know the story, in a sense you do not know yourself; you do not know anything.

Thomas Berry

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Thomas Berry on earth, environment, spirituality, landscape, planet, listening, and gaia

Our difficulty is that we have become autistic. We no longer listen to what the Earth, its landscape, its atmospheric phenomena and all its living forms, its mountains and valleys, the rain, the wind, and all the flora and fauna of the planet are telling us.

Thomas Berry

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Thomas Berry on universe, love, planet, earth, humanity, ecology, environmentalism, and life

Our present urgency is to recover a sense of the primacy of the Universe as our fundamental context, and the primacy of the Earth as the matrix from which life has emerged and on which life depends. Recovering this sense is essential to establishing the framework for mutually enhancing human-Earth relations for the flourishing of life on the planet.

Thomas Berry

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Thor Heyerdahl on civilization, world, survival, western civilization, planet, and culture

This world has seen a great many civilizations.  And many of them have survived for longer periods than ours up to the present.  They were all as sure as we are today of having founded the first eternal civilization.  We today differ from them in having our western civilization spread to embrace the entire planet, leaving no room on any continent for any other culture to take over if we fail.

Thor Heyerdahl

Source: Green Was the Earth on the Seventh Day

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Barbara Ward (1914 - 1981) on stewardship, dna, photosynthesis, life, planet, earth, death, choice, and phytoplankton

We cannot cheat on DNA. We cannot get round photosynthesis. We cannot say, "I am not going to give a damn about phytoplankton." All these tiny mechanisms provide the pre-conditions of our planetary life. To say we do not care is to say in the most literal sense that "we choose death."

Barbara Ward (1914 - 1981)

Source: Who Speaks for Earth?

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by unknown on cosmos, universe, aliens, outer space, extraterrestrial, astronomy, astrology, stars, planet, and galaxy

Either we are alone in the universe, or we are not. Both ideas are overwhelming.

unknown

Source: school poster

Contributed by: Irako of the Desert

A Quote by julie sarah powell on self, me myself i, smoke and mirrors, planet, no self, self realisation, and true nature

The Self (me, myself, I) is a ghost, a phantom creation which is allsmoke and mirrors.
The unfortunate part is that we identify and fight with it, react and respond to it and treat it as if it
is a living breathing entity.

None of that changes the fact that it is all smoke and mirrors.

The planet is like a mad house with no nurses and far too much medication.

julie sarah powell

Source: http://www.beyondselfnow.com/joke.html

Contributed by: jai

A Quote by William McDonough on planet and remaking

In planetary terms, we're all downstream.

William McDonough

Source: Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, Pages: 127

Contributed by: Andrew

A Quote by Dalai Lama on planet, nationalism, and earth

When seen from outer space, our beautiful blue planet has no national boundaries.

Dalai Lama

Contributed by: April

A Quote by Laurence Overmire on poem, poetry, poet, art, endangered species, earth, wildlife, and planet

ODE TO AN ENDANGERED SPECIES

Will you not leave us here too long
We have not paid attention
To squander the best of the world
A pity we do not understand
Ourselves
No more you fly in the wind
No more the buoyant ripples on a pristine pool
The splash of color in a worn-tore land
No more
The survivor's sad lament
Yet no weeping will there be when
Your perfect, singular form
Vanishes
The muted salting of a wounded Earth
And all that is and all that ever was will
In some way be
Diminished
For the loss, though unnoticed
Will be recognized
In the stillness of eternal night.

Laurence Overmire

Source: Poet, Playwright, Actor, Educator, Genealogist

Contributed by: WideAwake

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