„The places where water comes together with other water. Those places stand out in my mind like holy places.“
— Raymond Carver, Where Water Comes Together with Other Water: Poems
„I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.“
— Axel Munthe Swedish physician 1857 - 1949
„I thank God that this refreshing childhood vision still lives inside me in all its fullness of color and sound. This is what keeps my mind untouched by wastage, keeps it from withering and running dry. It is the sacred drop of immortal water which prevents me from dying.“
— Nikos Kazantzakis Greek writer 1883 - 1957
Context: I thank God that this refreshing childhood vision still lives inside me in all its fullness of color and sound. This is what keeps my mind untouched by wastage, keeps it from withering and running dry. It is the sacred drop of immortal water which prevents me from dying. When I wish to speak of the sea, woman, or God in my writing, I gaze down in my breast and listen carefully to what the child within me says. He dictates to me; and if it sometimes happens that I come close to these great forces of the sea, woman, and God, approach them by means of words and depict them, I owe it to the child who still lives within me. I become a child again to enable myself to view the world always for the first time, with virgin eyes. "The Son", Ch. 4, p. 49
„All is interrelated. Heaven and earth, air and water. All are but one thing; not four, not two and not three, but one. Where they are not together, there is only an incomplete piece.“
— Paracelsus Swiss physician and alchemist 1493 - 1541
Paracelsus - Collected Writings Vol. I (1926) edited by Bernhard Aschner, p. 110
„The bomb will not start a chain-reaction in the water converting it all to gas and letting all the ships on all the oceans drop down to the bottom. It will not blow out the bottom of the sea and let all the water run down the hole. It will not destroy gravity. I am not an atomic playboy, as one of my critics labeled me, exploding these bombs to satisfy my personal whim.“
— William H. P. Blandy American admiral 1890 - 1954
As Vice Admiral, Commander Joint Task Force One in Operation Crossroads Quoted in Gerard J. De Groot, The Bomb: A Life p. 119.
„You are water
we’re all water in different containers
that’s why it’s so easy to meet
someday we’ll evaporate together.“
— Yoko Ono Japanese artist, author, and peace activist 1933
„Here hills and vales, the woodland and the plain,
Here earth and water seem to strive again,
Not chaos-like together crushed and bruised,
But, as the world, harmoniously confused:
Where order in variety we see,
And where, though all things differ, all agree.“
— Alexander Pope eighteenth century English poet 1688 - 1744
The barges down in the river flop.
From the slimy branches the grey drips drop...
To the oozy waters, that lounge and flop...
And my head shrieks--"Stop"
And my heart shrieks--"Die"...“
— Theo Marzials Anglo-French poet and eccentric 1850 - 1920
A Tragedy, reported by several critics to be the worst poem published in the English language. http://www.reedleycollege.edu/academic/Departments/CompLitComm/sbowie/Tragedy.htm.