Rachel Carson Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old rachel carson quotes, rachel carson sayings, and rachel carson proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.      

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Some of nature's most exquisite handiwork is on a miniature scale, as anyone knows who has applied a magnifying glass to a snowflake.      

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If a child is too keep alive his inborn sense of wonder he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.     

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Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.     

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In every curving beach, in every grain of sand, there is the story of the earth.     

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It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose, should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist: the threat is rather to life itself.     

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Even in the vast and mysterious reaches of the sea we are brought back to the fundamental truth that nothing lives to itself.     

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A rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woods.     

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Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.     

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The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us the less taste we shall have for the destruction of our race. Wonder and humility are wholesome emotions, and they do not exist side by side with a lust for destruction.     

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The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster.     

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Beginnings are apt to be shadowy and so it is the beginnings of the great mother life, the sea.     

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Any concept of biology is not only sterile and profitless, it is distorted and untrue, if it puts its primary focus on unnatural conditions rather than on those vast forces not of man's making that shape and channel the nature and direction of life.     

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Conservation is a cause that has no end. There is no point at which we will say our work is finished.     

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The 'control of nature' is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and philosophy, when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man.     

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The shore is an ancient world, for as long as there has been an earth and sea there has been this place of the meeting of land and water.     

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Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.     

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The obligation to endure gives us the right to know.     

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The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.     

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A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement.     

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For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it's a pity we use it so little.     

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Beginnings are apt to be shadowy.     

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Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.     

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The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place.     

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In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.     

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No witchcraft, no enemy action had silenced the rebirth of new life in this stricken world. The people had done it themselves.     

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My companion and I were alone with the stars: the misty river of the Milky Way flowing across the sky, the patterns of the constellations standing out bright and clear, a blazing planet low on the horizon.     

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If the Bill of Rights contains no guarantee that a citizen shall be secure against lethal poisons distributed either by private individuals or by public officials, it is surely only because our forefathers, despite their considerable wisdom and foresight, could conceive of no such problem.     

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