Tag Archive | quotes

The Words of Nicole Terry #1

Feel The Sun“My boyfriend (who I’ve been with for 14 years) and I spent about 9 months living outside in the forest and I have learnt and gained a wisdom from this kind of living/experience that I shall draw from for the rest of my life. We slept on the ground, watched the daily runs of the animals each day, we slipped gently into sleep each night beneath a starscape, conversing on consciousness and what it meant to be alive as a conscious human being. We professed dreams and lived them; we undertook a journey of mental acuity and adeptness, while learning the potential aptitudes inherent in humanity.”~Nicole Terry 9/29/1973–10/21/2013

The Wisdom of Nature

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.  ~Lao Tzu

 

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There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

 

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The poetry of the earth is never dead.  ~John Keats

 

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In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.  ~Charles A. Lindbergh, Life, 22 December 1967

 

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Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.  Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.  The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.  ~John Muir

 

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Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.  ~Standing Bear

 

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How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!  ~Emily Dickinson, letter to Mrs. J.S. Cooper, 1880

 

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Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. Wallace Stevens

 

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In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. Charles Lindbergh

 

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Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself. Annie Leibovitz

 

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One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. William Shakespeare

 

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The good man is the friend of all living things. Mahatma Gandhi

 

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In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle

 

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He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. Socrates

 

 

 

 

Life and Death

Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions. Andre Breton

 

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Animals have a much better attitude to life and death than we do. They know when their time has come. We are the ones that suffer when they pass, but it’s a healing kind of grief that enables us to deal with other griefs that are not so easy to grab hold of. Emmylou Harris

 

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For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. Khalil Gibran

 

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Man appears for a little while to laugh and weep, to work and play, and then to go to make room for those who shall follow him in the never-ending cycle. Aiden Wilson Tozer

 

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Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides. Lao Tzu

 

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Life and death. They are somehow sweetly and beautifully mixed, but I don’t know how. Gloria Swanson

 

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‘m very comfortable with the nature of life and death, and that we come to an end. What’s most difficult to imagine is that those dreams and early yearnings and desires of childhood and adolescence will also disappear. But who knows? Maybe you become part of the eternal whatever. Hugh Hefner

A Walk in the Woods

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From wonder into wonder existence opens. Lao Tzu

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It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream. Edgar Allan Poe

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Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece. Vladimir Nabokov

Feel The Sun

I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence. Theodore Dreiser

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There are moments of existence when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence is immensely heightened. Charles Baudelaire

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We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to our chains. Anne Sullivan Macy

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One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying. Morris West

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The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore. Cyril Connolly

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It is a lonely existence to be a child with a disability which no-one can see or understand, you exasperate your teachers, you disappoint your parents, and worst of all you know that you are not just stupid. Susan Hampshire

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Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece. Vladimir Nabokov

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The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Matter is, in its constituent elements, the same as spirit; existence is one, however manifold in its phenomena; life is one, however multiform in its evolution. Annie Besant

 

The Beauty of Mushrooms

MushroomClusterAnd this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. William Shakespeare

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We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts. William Hazlitt

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The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations – each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony. Ruth Bernhard

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In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me. John Fowles

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I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods. Wendell Berry

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There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind. Annie Dillard

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Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was. Dag Hammarskjold