Quotations on Water

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By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Drinking, Water, Will)

It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Teaching, Water, Writing)

I've been working with them for a couple years and a couple of projects. Essentially Robert F. Kennedy Jr., is the chief litigator for this corporation, this Alliance, and their job is to prosecute corporate polluters of the great bodies of water in North America.
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Keywords: Alliance, America, Corporate, Job, Projects, Water, Years)

I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Compassion, Water, Will)

We ought to be providing protective sanctuaries for the Kurdish rebels. That means finding some places where they can come and to which we will then be able to provide food and water and medical help.
- Les Aspin
(Keywords: Food, Medical, Help, Water, Will)

By creating a Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, we will give local governments a framework for working together on an issue that affects our whole state.
- Roy Barnes
(Keywords: Planning, State, Water, Will)

Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Body, Man, Water, World)

Wine is the drink of the gods, milk the drink of babes, tea the drink of women, and water the drink of beasts.
- John Stuart Blackie
(Keywords: Women, Gods, Tea, Water, Wine)

Adventure Bay is a convenient and safe place for any number of ships to take in wood and water during the summer months: but in the winter, when the southerly winds are strong, the surf, on all parts of the shore, makes the landing exceedingly troublesome.
- William Bligh
(Keywords: Adventure, Ships, Summer, Water, Winter, Wood)

There's something wrong with a mother who washes out a measuring cup with soap and water after she's only measured water in it.
- Erma Bombeck
(Keywords: Mother, Water, Wrong)

I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.
- Emily Bronte
(Keywords: Dreams, Life, Ideas, Mind, Water, Wine)

When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and the blue water.
- Gwendolyn Brooks
(Keywords: Love, Body, Man, Right, Sky, Water, World)

Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: Truth, Falsehood, Oil, Water, Will)

Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: Truth, Falsehood, Oil, Water, Will)

Walk on water? I know most people out there will be saying that instead of walking on it, I should have taken more of it with my drinks. They are absolutely right.
- Brian Clough
(Keywords: People, Drinks, Right, Saying, Walking, Water, Will)

I was so delirious that I drank a glass of water, thought it wine and got glorious drunk.
- Will M. Cook
(Keywords: Thought, Water, Wine)

In a broader sense, the rhythms of nature, large and small - the sounds of wind and water, the sounds of birds and insects - must inevitably find their analogues in music.
- George Crumb
(Keywords: Music, Nature, Birds, Insects, Sense, Water, Wind)

When I first started writing, I was in advertising at the time, I was doing most of my writing on weekends. I had studied most of the other series heroes and I figured it would be fun for mine to be different and put him in and around water. So I dreamed up Dirk Pitt.
- Clive Cussler
(Keywords: Time, Advertising, First, Fun, Heroes, Water, Writing)

The United States has long thought of itself as the land of infinite plenty, and historically we did have abundant resources. But now we are gradually exhausting our fisheries, our topsoil, our water. On top of that, we're coming to the end of world resources.
- Jared Diamond
(Keywords: Thought, End, Infinite, Land, Now, states, United, Water, World)

Child welfare ought really to cover all sorts of topics, such as better water and sanitation and good roads, and clean streets and public parks and playgrounds.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
(Keywords: Public, Water, Welfare)

St Michaels Mount is a favourite place of mine; people will walk across to the Mount all day and assume they will be able to walk home. The spectacle of hundreds of people realising that the path they walked over on is disappearing under several feet of water is very amusing.
- John Dyer
(Keywords: Home, People, Day, Feet, Water, Will)

The elements and majestic forces in nature, Lightning, Wind, Water, Fire, and Frost, were regarded with awe as spiritual powers, but always secondary and intermediate in character.
- Charles Eastman
(Keywords: Nature, Character, Fire, Spiritual, Water, Wind)

Beware of the man who will not engage in idle conversation; he is planning to steal your walking stick or water your stock.
- William Emerson
(Keywords: Conversation, Man, Planning, Walking, Water, Will)

I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and you laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.
- Clarissa Pinkola Estes
(Keywords: Work, Hope, Blood, Laughter, Tears, Water, Will)

I never drink water. I'm afraid it will become habit-forming.
- W. C. Fields
(Keywords: Habit, Water, Will)

I came like Water, and like Wind I go.
- Edward Fitzgerald
(Keywords: Water, Wind)

I come like Water, and like Wind I go.
- Edward Fitzgerald
(Keywords: Water, Wind)

All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Keywords: Water, Writing)

With two people and luggage on board she draws four inches of water. Two canoe paddles will move her along at a speed reasonable enough in moderate currents.
- C. S. Forester
(Keywords: People, Water, Will)

My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine - everybody drinks water.
- Marilyn French
(Keywords: Books, Drinks, Water, Wine)

Our lifestyle, our wildlife, our land and our water remain critical to our definition of Wyoming and to our economic future.
- Dave Freudenthal
(Keywords: Future, Land, Water, Wildlife)

How much will you give for the lives of your childrens children, which is yourself? How much are people willing to give up for air, earth, water, animals, and the coming generations? I think the answer to that is pretty clear.
- Lynette Fromme
(Keywords: People, Animals, Children, Earth, Generations, Pretty, Water, Will)

My heart is in a world of water and crystal, My clothes are damp in this time of spring rains.
- Du Fu
(Keywords: Time, Heart, Clothes, Spring, Water, World)

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
- John W. Gardner
(Keywords: Society, Excellence, Philosophy, Theories, Water, Will)

The closer the bird is to the surface of the water, the firmer and more inelastic is the uplift of the rising air. The bird appears to almost feel the surface with the tip of its weather wing.
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Keywords: Water, Weather)

As to the effect of the wave on the air, we will suppose the water to be quite flat and the air motionless, a heavy undulation comes on the scene, it has to pass, so it pushes the air up with its face, letting it fall again as its back glides onwards.
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Keywords: Effect, Water, Will)

Windmills, which are used in the great plains of Holland and North Germany to supply the want of falling water, afford another instance of the action of velocity. The sails are driven by air in motion - by wind.
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Keywords: Action, Germany, Want, Water, Wind)

If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water.
- Ernest Hemingway
(Keywords: Being, Dignity, May, Water, Writer, Writing)

The real Antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity.
- Eric Hoffer
(Keywords: Idea, Mediocrity, Water, Wine)

I reflect back 35 years ago, and look how far we have come in America with our environmental policy to improve the conditions of our air and water, and we have had some real successes.
- Jay Inslee
(Keywords: Environmental, Policy, America, Water, Years)

You walk off the plane in Rio, and your blood temperature goes up. The feel of the wind on your face, the water on your skin, the taste of the food, the music, the sexuality; Brazilians are very comfortable in their sexuality.
- Amy Irving
(Keywords: Food, Music, Blood, Sexuality, Skin, Taste, Water, Wind)

Congress did a good thing back in 1995 in passing the Deep Water Royalty Relief Act. That act did a simple thing. It provided automatic royalty relief for new leases for 5 years in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
- Bobby Jindal
(Keywords: Act, Congress, Deep, Royalty, Water, Years)

I loved the Little Lulu stories, where she would fantasize that her bedroom rug would turn into a pool of water, and she could dive down into the center of the world.
- Lynn Johnston
(Keywords: Water, World)

It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.
- Franklin P. Jones
(Keywords: Language, Water, World)

And also, we are providing, you know, a nuclear power plant in the north, two light water systems, so some 4 or 5 billion dollars we are providing to meet with North Korean requests on the condition North Korea will not produce a nuclear weapon.
- Kim Dae Jung
(Keywords: Power, Light, Water, Will)

We have increased conservation spending, enacted legislation that enables us to clean up and redevelop abandoned brownfields sites across the country, and implemented new clean water standards that will protect us from arsenic.
- Sue Kelly
(Keywords: Conservation, Country, Legislation, Water, Will)

In addition, the oil royalties the Federal Government does not collect from big oil will starve the Land and Water Conservation Fund of critical financial resources.
- Ron Kind
(Keywords: Government, Financial, Conservation, Land, Oil, Water, Will)

The truth is, I can never die. For I will be in everything and see you in everything and watch over you. I am your reaction in the water of a mountain lake.
- Klaus Kinski
(Keywords: Truth, Water, Will)

Money is kind of a base subject. Like water, food, air and housing, it affects everything yet for some reason the world of academics thinks it's a subject below their social standing.
- Robert Kiyosaki
(Keywords: Money, Food, Reason, Water, World)

Monks will have three begging bowls for their food: one for water, one for liquid food, one for dry food.
- Satish Kumar
(Keywords: Food, Water, Will)



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