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We are liquid; we innately share water's wisdom.

. — (John Muir, Mountain Thoughts), Wonderful how completely everything in wild nature fits into us, as if truly part and parent of us. This is not an attitude found in the Army Corps of Engineers literature. And so that never again can we have the chance to see ourselves single, separate, vertical and individual in the world, part of the environment of trees and rocks and soil, brother to the other animals, part of the natural world and competent to belong in it. — (Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah), Wild rivers are earth's renegades, defying gravity, dancing to their own tunes, resisting the authority of humans, always chipping away, and eventually always winning. — (William Ashworth, Nor Any Drop to Drink), Water has become a highly precious resource. But a long line of redbirds and whippoorwills and blue-jays and ground doves will descend from the present owners of nests in the orange trees, and their claim will be less subject to dispute than that of any human heirs.

It talks to you with splashy gurgles. Why does Terry wait until the "third" death to have it out with Wade? Their flow and vitality have been harnessed by dams and too often they have been turned into open sewers by communities and by industries. — (Frederick Buechner, The Sacred Journey), Estuaries are a happy land, rich in the continent itself, stirred by the forces of nature like the soup of a French chef; the home of myriad forms of life from bacteria and protozoan to grasses and mammals; the nursery, resting place, and refuge of countless. — (Stephen Ambrose, Historian), The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.

We have a golden opportunity to save the few remaining scenic and wild rivers as part of our nation's heritage for this and coming generations. — (William C. Clark, April 1988 Speech in Racine, Wisconsin), A man of wisdom delights in water.

“In a real situation, like when I was here before, there were things wrong—going wrong. — (Richard Bangs & Christian Kallen, River Gods), The marsh, to him who enters it in a receptive mood, holds, besides mosquitoes and stagnation, melody, the mystery of unknown waters, and the sweetness of Nature undisturbed by man. . All rights reserved. half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boats.

(Greg Brown, "Spring Wind" in Dream Cafe), The song of the river ends not at her banks but in the hearts of those who have loved her. . "You don't have to have a plan for life, just go with the flow and trust that you'll be taken where you need to go. — (Native American Proverb), The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.

— (Fritz Perls, Gestalt Therapy Verbatim), The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. It was not always dry land where we dwell. It's my world, and I don't want any other. .

Staunch it at its sourceWith cinder loads dumped down?

Starring: David Strathairn, Joseph Mazzello, Kevin Bacon, Meryl Streep, Stephanie Sawyer, Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Continuity mistake: When Tom tells Gail he won't take part in the rafting trip and she sits down on the bed, her hair changes several times between tucked behind the ears and hanging straight in alternating shots. I was streaming over ancient sea beds thrust aloft where giant reptiles had once sported; I was wearing down the face of time. To those who would observe, the pattern of color and movement paint a picture that is a masterwork resulting from millions of years of nature's efforts, yet dynamic and ephemeral. I would think it a sad commentary on the quality of American life if, with our pecuniary and natural abundance, we could not secure for our generation and those to come the existence of . — (Stephen Ambrose, Undaunted Courage), The river is one of my favorite metaphors, the symbol of the great flow of Life Itself. Its story is written in rich earth, in ice, and in water-carved stone, and its story as the lifeblood of the land is filled with colour, music and thunder. ", "NOW . Do something.

— (Senator Frank Church from Idaho, Arguing for passage of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (1968)), The affluent society has built well in terms of economic progress, but has neglected the protection of the very water we drink as well as the values of fish and wildlife, scenic, and outdoor recreation resources. Those who climb mountains or raft rivers understand this. [Chuckling] Maggie! — (L. Hunter Lovins and Amory B. Lovins, Utne Reader Magazine, November-December 1989), Earth and Sky, Woods and Fields, Lakes and Rivers, the Mountain and the Sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. . After Wade seemingly kills Tom, Terry scolds him, saying he had said at the start of the robbery that no-one would get hurt, but now three people (a guard, Frank and "Tom") are dead.

In the beginnings of the river, you teeter on the edge of a hundred tiny watersheds where one drop of water is always tipping the balance from one stream to another. "In time, the river banks will die,The reeds will wilt, and the ducks won't fly.There'll be a tear in the otter's eye,Down by the river.The banks will soon be black and dead,And where the otter raised his head,Will be a clean, white skull instead,Down by the river.Down by the river,Down by the river.The banks will soon be black and dead,Down by the river.Down by the river,Down by the river.The banks will soon be black and dead,Down by the river.

Man must drink and breathe and walk and therefore each man has a right to his share of each. — (A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh), Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known. There are some places where a barrel of water costs more than a barrel of oil. — (Faber), There's a river somewhere that flows through the lives of everyone. Farther west, still farther west I pushed my way but the game had gone to the spirit land . On the first evening of their trip Gail talks to Tom about his work. The sun shines not on us but in us. it quiets a man down like saying his prayers. Houses are individual and can be owned, like nests, and fought for.

A river knows better—:it has to do with how it dissipates the energy of its flow most efficiently; and how, in its bends, the sediment deposited soon turns into marshes and swampy islands, harboring all manner of interesting life, imparting charm and character to the whole waterway. All as a-shake and a-shiver—glints and gleams and sparkles, rustle and swirl, chatter and bubble. yetWater gentle, soft an' light ~ victory's mark a gorgeous sightChannels cut so deep an' smooth ~ victor's badge, a sandstone grooveWater gentle, battle won ~ but won in peace under sunCarried gently one by one stones sands free on beaches runRun on surf an' run on wind ~ grain o'sand . — (Anonymous), If a man fails to honor the rivers, he shall not gain the life from them. — (Martin Louie, Sr., an elder of the Colville Tribe displaced by Grand Coulee Dam, Quoted by William Dietrich, Northwest Passage), If you grew up in the country, chances are you have fond memories of lazy days down by a river, creek or pond. — (Sir William Francis Butler), Peace I ask of thee, o RiverPeace, peace, peaceWhen I learn to live serenelyCares will cease.From the hills I gather courageVisions of the days to beStrength to lead and faith to followAll are given unto mePeace I ask of thee, o RiverPeace, peace, peace. I would defy you to find a river on this planet that prefers to run straight, unless it has been taught so by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

There is no lack of water here, unless you try to establish a city where no city should be. (James Dillet Freeman, Rivers), The farmhouse lingers, though averse to squareWith the new city street it has to wearA number in.

Eventually the water joined the river, and there was only one of us.

When it breaks in the spring, the mountains and hills will gather all the deteriorated stuff and bring it down to the Columbia, the main channel, and take it away. The river is inside me now, I know, and I need only wait and see where the current takes me, and what lies beneath it. — (Edward Gargan, The River's Tale), A river seems a magic thing. — (Sigurd Olson, Wilderness Advocate and Writer), Lying like short curls of thread thrown onto a map, the protected rivers remain strongholds of the free-flow and refuges of the riparian Eden, of the mountain farmer and the rural landowner.


Rivers are the stuff of metaphor and fable, painting and poetry.

The rivers carry our canoes, and feed our children. — (Aldo Leopold, The Round River – A Parable, So Nature deals with us, and takes awayOur playthings one by one, and by the handLeads us to rest. . We are no different. . . .

Can we afford rivers and lakes and streams and oceans which continue to make possible life on this planet?

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