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water Quotes

27 of the best book quotes about water
  1. #1
    “Deep down here by the dark water lived old Gollum, a small slimy creature. I don’t know where he came from, nor who or what he was. He was Gollum.”
  2. #2
    “i am water
    soft enough
    to offer life
    tough enough
    to drown it away”
  3. #3
    “Not the blood, sir. But all of a man’s water, ultimately, belongs to his people—to his tribe. It’s a necessity when you live near the Great Flat. All water’s precious there, and the human body is composed of some seventy percent water by weight. A dead man, surely, no longer requires that water”
  4. #4
    “The action had taken, also, a knowledge of personal power. Water was, indeed, power here.”
    author
    Frank Herbert
    book
    Dune
    character
    Bewt
    concepts
    waterpower
  5. #5
    “As a youngster I was frightened of the dark—used to wake up sobbing in it, as if it were water and I were drowning—but you will observe that I have disciplined myself so thoroughly against that fear, that I much prefer a dark to a lit room”
  6. #6
    In Brody’s dreams, deep water was populated by slimy, savage things that rose from below and shredded his flesh, by demons that cackled and moaned.
  7. #7
    “How long can a fox go without food or water?”
  8. #8
    Our days consist of sand and water and sweat.
  9. #9
    “By and by all trace is gone, and what is forgotten is not only the footprints but the water too and what it is down there. The rest is weather.”
  1. #10
    “Love and water brought back all her strength.”
  2. #11
    “I must not now employ a lengthened exhortation; pour forth all your might, so the occasion requires. Open your abodes, and, each obstacle removed, give full rein to your streams.”
  3. #12
    “He well knew why He did, and what He meant.
    For in that fairest chain of love He bound
    Fire and air and water and the ground
    Of earth in certain limits they may not flee.”
  4. #13
    “Water must be thought of in terms of the chains of life it supports.”
  5. #14
    “Alas, poor heart, that kiss is comfortless
    As frozen water to a starved snake.”
  6. #15
    “Clean water and health care and school and food and tin roofs and cement floors, all of these things should constitute a set of basics that people must have as birthrights.”
  7. #16
    “I looked through the clear water and saw the tracks of mussels in the mud. I ran along the log back to shore, took off my clothes, and plunged into that icy water. I collected almost a peck of mussels in very little time.”
  8. #17
    “I must have walked a mile into the woods until I found a stream. It was a clear athletic stream that rushed and ran and jumped and splashed.”
  9. #18
    “All around, as far as the eye could reach, were wastes of leaden water. The canoe was the moving center of a limitless circle of sea.”

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  1. #19
    “When asked what he recalls of his first six years, Michael said, ‘Going for days having to drink water to get full. Going to other people’s houses and asking for something to eat. Sleeping outside. The mosquitoes.‘”
  2. #20
    “What business had you to pull me down out of the water, and throw me to the bottom of the air? I never did you any harm.”
  3. #21
    I am haunted by waters.
  4. #22
    “The Christian says, ‘Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim: well, there is such a thing as water. Men feel sexual desire: well, there is such a thing as sex.”
  5. #23
    “The alarm shakes the bedside table. Without opening her eyes, Elisa feels for the clock’s ice-cold stopper. She’d been in a deep, soft, warm dream and wanted it back, one more tantalizing minute. But the dream eludes wakeful pursuit; it always does. There was water, dark water-that much she remembers. Tons of it, pressing at her, only she didn’t drown. She breathed inside it better, in fact, than she does here, in waking life, in drafty rooms, in cheap food, in sputtering electricity.”
  6. #24
    “There is no lack of water here unless you try to establish a city where no city should be.”
  7. #25
    “There is no shortage of water in the desert but exactly the right amount , a perfect ratio of water to rock, water to sand, insuring that wide free open, generous spacing among plants and animals, homes and towns and cities, which makes the arid West so different from any other part of the nation.”
  8. #26
    “In many parts of this world water is
    Scarce and precious.
    People sometimes have to walk
    A great distance
    Then carry heavy jugs upon their
    heads.
    Because of our wisdom, we will travel
    far for love.”
  9. #27
    “He needs water, the one who has just arrived, dry clothes, and a warm welcome from a friendly host--and if he can get it, a chance to listen and be listened to.”
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