„The essential basis of life itself, namely, protoplasm, is a substance composed largely of water and having the physical constitution of a viscid liquid.“

How Plants are Trained to Work for Man (1921) Vol. 5 Gardening

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Luther Burbank
1849 - 1926

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„It is not only in literature that fiction generates immorality. It does it also in life itself. For the substance of our life is almost exclusively composed of fiction.“

—  Simone Weil French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist 1909 - 1943

“Morality and literature,” pp. 161-162
On Science, Necessity, and the Love of God (1968)
Contexto: It is not only in literature that fiction generates immorality. It does it also in life itself. For the substance of our life is almost exclusively composed of fiction. We fictionalize our future, and, unless we are heroically devoted to truth, we fictionalize our past, refashioning it to our taste. We do not study other people; we invent what they are thinking, saying, and doing. Reality provides us with some raw material, just as novelists often take a theme from a news item, but we envelop it in a fog in which, as in all fiction, values are reversed, so that evil is attractive and good is tedious.

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„Call things by their right names… Glass of brandy and water! That is the current but not the appropriate name: ask for a glass of liquid fire and distilled damnation.“

—  Robert Hall British Baptist pastor 1764 - 1831

Gregory's Life of Hall, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "He calls drunkenness an expression identical with ruin", Diogenes Laërtius, Pythagoras, vi. "A drunkard clasp his teeth and not undo 'em, To suffer wet damnation to run through 'em", Cyril Tourneur, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Act iii, Scene 1.

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„Protoplasm is protean; any simple protoplasm can become any complex form of life under mutation and selection.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein, livro Beyond This Horizon

Fonte: Beyond This Horizon (1948; originally serialized in 1942), Chapter 13, “No more privacy than a guppy in an aquarium”, p. 126

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„Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.“

—  Jacques-Yves Cousteau French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher 1910 - 1997

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„In most cases learning something essential in life requires physical pain.“

—  Haruki Murakami, livro Auto-Retrato do Escritor enquanto Corredor de Fundo

Fonte: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

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„Life could not change the sun or water the desert, so it changed itself.“

—  John Steinbeck American writer 1902 - 1968

Pt. 3
Travels With Charley: In Search of America (1962)

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„With water as the basis, the spirit becomes like water. Water adopts the shape of its receptacle, it is sometimes a trickle and sometimes a wild sea.“

—  Miyamoto Musashi Japanese martial artist, writer, artist 1584 - 1645

Go Rin No Sho (1645)
Contexto: Second is the Water book. With water as the basis, the spirit becomes like water. Water adopts the shape of its receptacle, it is sometimes a trickle and sometimes a wild sea. … If you master the principles of sword-fencing, when you freely beat one man, you beat any man in the world. The spirit of defeating a man is the same for ten million men. … The principle of strategy is having one thing, to know ten thousand things.

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„The community is a subterranean affective layer and each one drinks the same water at this source and at from this wellspring which he is itself -- but without knowing it, without distinguishing between the self, the other, and the Basis.“

—  Michel Henry French writer 1922 - 2002

Michel Henry, Phénoménologie matérielle, éd. PUF, 1990, p. 178
Books on Phenomenology of Life, Material Phenomenology (1990)
Original: (co) La communauté est une nappe affective souterraine et chacun boit la même eau à cette source et à ce puits qu'il est lui-même – mais sans le savoir, sans se distinguer de lui-même, de l'autre ni du Fond.

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„From the water-fall he named her,
Minnehaha, Laughing Water.“

—  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, livro The Song of Hiawatha

Pt. IV, Hiawatha and Mudjekeewis, st. 33.
The Song of Hiawatha (1855)

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