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rivers Quotes

27 of the best book quotes about rivers
  1. #1
    “They stared at each other in the flickering light, realized what this meant. There was no tunnel leading out of Ember. The way out was the river. To leave Ember, they must go on the river.”
  2. #2
    “Even the anatomy of a river was laid bare. Not far downstream was a dry channel where the river had run once, and part of the way to come to know a thing is through its death. But years ago I had known the river when it flowed through this now dry channel, so I could enliven its stony remains with the waters of memory.”
  3. #3
    “A woman who will be like a rock in a riverbed, enduring without complaint, her grace not sullied but shaped by the turbulence that washes over her.”
  4. #4
    “On the river the heat mirages danced with each other and then they danced through each other and then they joined hands and danced around each other. Eventually the watcher joined the river, and there was only one of us. I believe it was the river.”
  5. #5
    “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
    I am haunted by waters.”
  6. #6
    “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.”
  7. #7
    “The Nile: the longest river in the world, the mother of all life in Sudan.”
  8. #8
    “When stuck in the river, it is best to dive and swim to the bank yourself before someone drops a large stone on your chest in an attempt to hoosh you there.”
  9. #9
    “There’s no earthly way of knowing
    Which direction they are going!
    There’s no knowing where they’re rowing,
    Or which way the river’s flowing!
    Not a speck of light is showing,
    So the danger must be growing,
    For the rowers keep on rowing,
    And they’re certainly not showing
    Any signs that they are slowing. . . .”
  1. #10
    “I conjure the boy I knew. Achilles, grinning as the figs blur in his hands. His green eyes laughing into mine. Catch, he says. Achilles, outlined against the sky, hanging from a branch over the river.”
  2. #11
    “The meaning of my thoughts started to float away from me, like leaves that fall from a tree into a river, I was the tree, the world was the river.”
  3. #12
    “It was puzzling that such a muddy little river like the Rio Grande should make such a difference in terms of what was lawful and what not.”
  4. #13
    “I like geography best, he said, because your mountains & rivers know the secret. Pay no attention to boundaries.”
  5. #14
    “Faith does not need to push the river because faith is able to trust that there is a river. The river is flowing. We are in it.”
  6. #15
    “I beg your pardon,” said the Mole, pulling himself together with an effort. “You must think me very rude; but all this is so new to me. So - this - is - a - River!”
    “The River,” corrected the Rat.
  7. #16
    On the Big Blackfoot River above the mouth of Belmont Creek the banks are fringed by large Ponderosa pines. In the slanting sun of late afternoon the shadows of great branches reached from across the river, and the trees took the river in their arms. The shadows continued up the bank, until they included us.
  8. #17
    “Do you hear?” Vasudeva’s mute gaze asked. Siddhartha nodded.
    “Listen better!” Vasudeva whispered.
  9. #18
    “Some people are going to love you like you are a pond, and others are going to love you like you are a river, but you are an ocean, and you should never settle for anyone who loves you for anything less than that.”

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  1. #19
    “And the ship sailed onward, gliding serenely down the moonlit river toward the dark lands beyond.”
  2. #20
    “As long as some suffer
    The River Flows Forever
    As long as there is pain
    The River Flows Forever
    As strong as a smile can be
    The River will Flow Forever”
  3. #21
    Eventually the watcher joined the river, and there was only one of us. I believe it was the river.
  4. #22
    Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
  5. #23
    Not far downstream was a dry channel where the river had run once, and part of the way to come to know a thing is through its death. But years ago I had known the river when it flowed through this now dry channel, so I could enliven its stony remains with the waters of memory.
  6. #24
    “Who looks upon a river in a meditative hour, and is not reminded of the flux of all things?”
  7. #25
    “You are like a river. You go through life taking the path of least resistance. We all do—all human beings and all of nature. It is important to know that.”
  8. #26
    “Washington dreamed his way along the street, his fancy flitting from grain to hogs, from hogs to banks, from banks to eye-water, from eye-water to Tennessee Land, and lingering but a feverish moment upon each of these fascinations.”
  9. #27
    “What would the world be like without music or rivers or the green and tender grass? What would this world be like without dogs?”
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