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"I'm not Prince or Rivers Cuomo, who brags about having hundreds of great songs." - Trent Reznor

"Rivers neede a spring." - George Herbert

"Deep rivers run quiet." - Haruki Murakami

"We are always talking about being together, and yet whatever we invent destroys the family, and makes us wild, touchless beasts feeding on technicolor prairies and rivers." - Edward Dahlberg

"Any child can log onto Google Maps and see for himself what rivers run through Scythia. No need to read about it from me." - Herodotus

"What I love most about rivers is you can't step in the same river twice. The water's always changing, always flowing." - Pocahontas

"I have nothing snarky to say about Joan Rivers' appearance. We should all be that happy with how we look on camera, frankly." - Julie Klausner

"Our bodies are molded rivers." - Novalis

"Insanity makes the rivers flow." - Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

"Joan Rivers was my hero." - Judy Gold

"I've known rivers: Ancient, dusky rivers. My soul has grown deep like the rivers." - Langston Hughes

"Boundaries don't protect rivers, people do." - Aristotle

"Oh! You're the people ruining the rivers." - Prince Philip

"The fountains of sacred rivers flow upwards." - Euripides

"The deepest rivers make least din." - William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling

"Doc Rivers been hoarse since birth" - Jamie Foxx

"As the fisherman depends upon the rivers, lakes and seas and the farmer upon the land for his existence, so does mankind in general depend upon the beauty of the world about him for his spiritual and emotional existence." - Ansel Adams

"As for men, those myriad little detached ponds with their own swarming corpuscular life, what were they but a way that water has of going about beyond the reach of rivers?" - Loren Eiseley

"The river of time may fork into rivers, in which case you have a parallel reality and so then you can become a time traveler and not have to worry about causing a time paradox." - Michio Kaku

"Most big cities like London and Glasgow have great big rivers that are unmissable. What's brilliant about the Water of Leith is that it's so hidden. It's a secret." - Antony Gormley

"The things that drive me crazy are coming from this place of people suffering because of people polluting into rivers or whatever. It's not simply just about systems; it's an emotional reaction to seeing animals or people suffering." - Mike White

"The care of rivers is not a question of rivers but of the human heart." - Shozo Tanaka

"Ill habits gather by unseen degrees, - As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas." - Ovid

"Ill habits gather by unseen degrees - As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas." - John Dryden

"Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas." - John Dryden

"I love you like a river that begins as a solitary trickle in the mountains and gradually grows and joins other rivers until, after a certain point, it can flow around any obstacle in order to get where it wants." - Paulo Coelho

"Anthropology found its Galileo in Rivers, its Newton in Mauss." - Claude Levi-Strauss

"We cannot make rivers whole unless we wholly understand them." - Rob Brown

"Like dreams, small creeks grow into mighty rivers." - Anonymous

"Never make the first move." - Loor (The Rivers of Zadaa)" - D J Machale

"Not seeing rivers is also another way of dying." - Etel Adnan

"Mighty rivers can easily be leaped at their source." - Publilius Syrus

"My soul has grown deep like the rivers." - Langston Hughes

"The deepest rivers flow with the least sound." - Quintus Curtius Rufus

"Never give up; for even rivers someday wash dams away." - Arthur Golden

"Ideas, like large rivers, never have just one source." - Willy Ley

"I love any discourse of rivers, and fish and fishing." - Izaak Walton

"I'm not trying to be the next Joan Rivers." - Isaac Mizrahi

"There's a passage about 'rivers of molten rock that wound their way... until they cooled and lay like twisted dragon-shapes vomited from the tormented earth.' That's a perfect description: how did Tolkien know, a quarter century before anyone ever saw a picture of Io? Talk about Nature imitating Art." - Arthur C Clarke

"While swimming in the heavily polluted rivers of south China, despite the pleadings of his security guards and his physician, he would chide his companions if they began to panic in the water: Maybe you're afraid of sinking, Don't think about it. If you don't think about it, you won't sink. If you do, you will." - Mao Zedong

"Haiti itself was also photographed, some of the streets, some of the mountains, rivers, streams, etc. were photographed before talking with me about how I felt about Haiti. Then the camera went to our voodoo temple and saw a serious ceremony, a real ceremony." - Katherine Dunham

"Rivers run through our history and folklore, and link us as a people.... We are a nation rich in rivers." - Charles Kuralt

"There isn't a river or creek in the country - or there are very few - that doesn't have some small group of people working on a restoration or creek cleanup project. Let me give you one example that's a great metaphor: In Washington, D.C., there is a group called the Anacostia Watershed Society. Two rivers converge and define Washington - one which everybody knows about, the Potomac, and the Anacostia, which they don't. The Anacostia is one of the most polluted urban rivers in the country." - Robert Hass

"If there is anything I have learned about men and women, it is that there is a deeper spirit of altruism than is ever evident. Just as the rivers we see are minor compared to the underground streams, so, too, the idealism that is visible is minor compared to what people carry in their hearts unreleased or scarcely released." - Albert Schweitzer

"God pity us that after years of writing, using mountains of paper and rivers of ink, exhausting flashy terminology about the biggest revival meetings in history, we are still faced with gross corruption in every nation, as well as with the most prayerless church age since Pentecost." - Leonard Ravenhill

"I was sitting here without a shirt on, absentmindedly scratching my back with a pen for about five minutes and I just looked in the mirror and saw that I had drawn a nice mural on my back. It looks kind of like a map of Wyoming, with all the rivers and mountain ranges, or maybe a portrait of Bob Marley. Yes. Tablature" - Jade Puget

"I write what I see, the endless procession to the guillotine. Were all lined up, waiting for the crunch of the blade... the rivers of blood are flowing beneath our feet... Ive been to hell, young man, youve only read about it." - Marquis De Sade

"And men go about to wonder at the heights of the mountains, and the mighty waves of the sea, and the wide sweep of rivers, and the circuit of the ocean, and the revolution of the stars, but themselves they consider not." - Petrarch

"Be a half-assed crusader, a part-time fanatic. Don't worry to much about the fate of the world. Saving the world is only a hobby. Get out there and enjoy the world, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, husbands wives; climb mountains, run rivers, get drunk, do whatever you want to do while you can, before it's too late." - Edward Abbey

"We don't have a long of natural resources as a country; we have a very beautiful country. Visually, I mean, everyone goes on about it's green, it's the mountains and the rivers and it's clean and it's not that populated. It is stunningly beautiful, but we've no oil. We've no coal. We've no money. We just have Ireland." - Gavin Friday

"Think about this: If water is the blood of our planet flowing through veinous rivers, streams, and into our oceans, what does that make coral? Our heart. We simply cannot survive without our heart; therefore, it's mandatory we heal and protect our coral reefs now." - Ian Somerhalder

"What is true about a person? Would I change in the same way the river changes color but still be the same person?... And then I realized it was the first time I could see the power of the wind. I couldn't see the wind itself, but I could see it carried water that filled the rivers and shaped the countryside." - Amy Tan

"I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers." - Langston Hughes

"I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers." - Langston Hughes

"The Divine is the sea. All religions are rivers leading to the sea. Some rivers wind a great deal. Why not go to the sea directly?" - Mother Meera

"Venerable Svasti and the young buffalo boys were rivers that flowed from that source. Wherever the rivers flowed, the Buddha would be there." - Nhat Hanh

"All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again." - Bible

"Listen to the air. You can hear it, feel it, smell it, taste it. Woniya wakan, the holy air, which renews all by its breath. Woniya wakan, spirit, life, breath, renewal, it means all that. We sit together, don't touch, but something is there, we feel it between us as a presence. A good way to start thinking about nature is to talk to it, talk to the rivers, to the lakes, to the winds, as to our relatives." - John Fire Lame Deer

"The majority of American writers today have chosen passive non-resistance to things as they are, producing sloughs of poetry about their personal angst and anomie, cascades of short stories and rivers of novels obsessed with the nuances of domestic relationships - suburban hanky-panky - chic boutique shopping mall literary soap opera. When they do speak out on matters of controversy they attack not the evils of our time but fellow writers who may insist on complaining." - Edward Abbey

"What have we achieved in mowing down mountain ranges, harnessing the energy of mighty rivers, or moving whole populations about like chess pieces, if we ourselves remain the same restless, miserable, frustrated creatures we were before? To call such activity progress is utter delusion. We may succeed in altering the face of the earth until it is unrecognizable even to the Creator, but if we are unaffected wherein lies the meaning?" - Henry Miller

"You"ll join me sooner than you know in a place with . . . no illusions, where the truth is the only architecture, the only color, the only sound-where that which we sense merely on occasion, and which takes us up and gives us the rare and beautiful glimpses of the things we truly love, flows in deep rivers and tumbles about like clouds in the sky." - Mark Helprin

"Rumors went round that I might be gay. In some ways, I was happy w/ this. Larry Rivers proved to me that a gay man could be wild, attractive, and courageous; in any case one's sexuality was becoming less of an issue every day. One of the great things about the British Mod movement was that being macho was no longer the only measure of manhood." - Pete Townshend

"Listen to the air. You can hear it, feel it, smell it, taste it. Woniya wakan, the holy air, which renews all by its breath. Woniya wakan, spirit, life, breath, renewal, it means all that. We sit together, do' touch, but something is there, we feel it between us as a presence. A good way to start thinking about nature is to talk to it, talk to the rivers, to the lakes, to the winds, as to our relatives." - John Fire Lame Deer

"If your first Christmas tree is a wilting eucalyptus and if you're normally troubled by heat and sand... then, to have just at the age when imagination is opening out, suddenly find yourself in a quiet Warwickshire village, I think it engenders a particular love of what you might call central Midlands English countryside. Based on good water, stones and elm trees and small quiet rivers and so on, and of course, rustic people about." - J R R Tolkien

"Men who stand on any other foundation than the rock Christ Jesus are like birds that build in trees by the side of rivers. The bird sings in the branches, and the river sings below, but all the while the waters are undermining the soil about the roots, till, in some unsuspected hour, the tree falls with a crash into the stream; and then its nest is sunk, its home is gone, and the bird is a wanderer." - Henry Ward Beecher

"You'll join me sooner than you know in a place with . . . no illusions, where the truth is the only architecture, the only color, the only sound-where that which we sense merely on occasion, and which takes us up and gives us the rare and beautiful glimpses of the things we truly love, flows in deep rivers and tumbles about like clouds in the sky." - Mark Helprin

"Spiritually, trees play a unique role in the Jewish and Christian scriptures, from the Garden of Eden to the Cross of Christ. Biologically, in great forest communities, they help sustain life on our planet, giving off oxygen, anchoring soil, keeping stream and rivers clear, and providing habitation for thousands of species. How can religious persons not care about the widespread destruction of these creatures of God? We need to love them as our very selves, as neighbors in earth's community of life." - Elizabeth A. Johnson

"I think we all in comedi business, especially when we reach a certain age, are divas up to a point. I love when a limousine comes for me, I can't lie about that. I love when you go to a restaurant and they say, "Come this way, Miss Rivers," and you get a good table. I love all that, the perks that come with the business." - Joan Rivers

"As long as we relate to the trees, the rivers, the mountains, the fields and the oceans as properties which we can manipulate according to our real or fabricated needs, nature remains opaque, and does not reveal to us its true being." - Henri Nouwen

"Rivers are roads which move, and which carry us whither we desire to go." - Blaise Pascal

"the mighty main sea is the begetter of clouds and winds and rivers." - Anaximenes of Miletus

"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day." - A A Milne

"In rivers and bad governments the lightest things swim at top." - Benjamin Franklin

"The muddy rivers of spring Are snarling Under the muddy skies. The mind is muddy." - Wallace Stevens

"What we call strategy is mainly just crossing rivers on bridges and passing mountains though cols." - Anatole France

"All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full." - Solomon

"Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher." - Morihei Ueshiba

"Many fortunes, like rivers, have a pure source, but grow muddy as they grow large." - Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

"Virtues lose themselves in self-interest, as rivers in the sea." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"In a decade, America's mighty rivers will have reached the boiling point." - Edwin Newman

"His words span rivers and mountains, but his thoughts are still only six inches long." - E B White

"Perhaps fishing is, for me, only an excuse to be near rivers." - Roderick Haig-Brown

"With which stars do they go on speaking,the rivers that never reach the sea?" - Pablo Neruda

"Rivers are highways that move on and bear us whither we wish to go." - Blaise Pascal

"We have laws against polluting our rivers but not against polluting our minds." - Robert Barron

"Men as well as rivers grow crooked by following the path of least resistance." - Thomas Jefferson

"Clearly I know, the mind is mountains, rivers, and the great earth; sun, moon, and stars." - Dogen

"Days and rivers are the same; they both flow to the unknown oceans!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"The path of least resistance makes all rivers, and some men, crooked." - Napoleon Hill

"It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked." - Jill Peterson

"It is following the line of least resistance that makes men and rivers crooked." - Anonymous

"See the rivers, how they run, Changeless to the changeless sea." - Charles Kingsley

"In rivers and bad governments, the lightest things swim at the top." - Benjamin Franklin

"Many fortunes, like rivers, have a pure source, but grow muddy as they grow large." - John Petit-Senn

"Rivers from bubbling springs Have rise at first; and great, from abject things." - Thomas Middleton

"The virtues are lost in self-interest, as rivers in the sea." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair." - Henry David Thoreau

"As I descended into impassable rivers I no longer felt guided by the ferrymen." - Arthur Rimbaud

"The first springs of great events, like those of great rivers, are often mean and little." - Jonathan Swift

"In my version of paradise, the air was always cold and the rivers ran with candy." - Amanda Lindhout

"A little fire is quickly trodden out, Which, being suffer'd, rivers cannot quench." - William Shakespeare

"We only have so long to play in the dirt and ask questions of rivers." - John Green

"Mountains and rivers are easy to move, but it's impossible to change a man's nature." - Zhang Xianliang

"Ever-newer waters flow on those who step into the same rivers." - Heraclitus

"When you were born, the rivers dried up and the cattle in Rockingham County wept blood." - Maggie Stiefvater

"[W.H.R.] Rivers is the Rider Haggard of anthropology; I shall be the Conrad." - Bronislaw Malinowski

"Like two rivers flow to the sea, someday we'll reunite for all eternity." - Avril Lavigne

"The fountains of sacred rivers flow upwards (i.e., everything is turned topsy turvy.)" - Euripides

"Without mountains the air could not be purified, nor the flowing of the rivers sustained." - John Ruskin

"The bridges that you cross before you come to them are over rivers that aren't there." - Gene Brown

"I have been a wanderer among distant fields. I have sailed down mighty rivers." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"The world turns softly / Not to spill its lakes and rivers." - Hilda Conkling

"What do you call those things at the bottom of rivers? Frogs? Stones? Unsuccessful gangsters?" - Terry Pratchett

"Joan Rivers, who said to Marcel Marceau, Can we talk? Never got a dinner!" - Red Buttons

"Telling Phil Hellmuth a bad beat story, is like telling Joan Rivers a Botox Story" - Norman Chad

"In the land of wild rivers, a calm river becomes either a god or a devil!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"The mightiest rivers lose their force when split up into several streams." - Ovid

"Let us accept all the different paths as different rivers running toward the same ocean." - Swami Satchidananda

"Rivers are roads that move and carry us whither we wish to go." - Blaise Pascal

"As birds are made to fly and rivers to run, so the soul to follow duty." - Ramayana

"The habit of taking the line of least resistance makes all rivers and some men crooked." - Napoleon Hill

"Rivers are highways that move on, and bear us whither we wish to go." - Blaise Pascal

"All earth's full rivers can not fill The sea that drinking thirsteth still." - Christina Rossetti

"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday." - A A Milne

"By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion." - Bible

"Many rivers to cross But I can't seem to find my way over." - Jimmy Cliff

"A little fire is quickly trodden out, Which, being suffered, rivers cannot quench." - William Shakespeare

"The displacement of a little sand can change occasionally the course of deep rivers." - Manuel Gonzalez Prada

"It is the path of least resistance that makes rivers and men crooked." - B. J. Palmer

"The bridges you cross before you come to them are over rivers that aren't there." - Gene Brown

"No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning." - Proverbs

"Our lives are rivers, gliding free to that unfathomed, boundless sea, the silent grave!" - Pascal Mercier

"The path of least resistance leads to crooked rivers and crooked men." - Henry David Thoreau

"All earth's full rivers can not fillThe sea that drinking thirsteth still." - Christina Rossetti

"Barring love I'll take my life in large doses alone-rivers, forests, fish, grouse, mountains. Dogs." - Jim Harrison

"When you start separating people from their rivers, what have you got? Bureaucracy!" - Jack Kerouac

"The deepest rivers make least din, The silent soule doth most abound in care." - William Alexander

"Dams have harmed our wildlife and made rivers less useful for recreation." - Stephen Ambrose

"Estuaries are coastal bays, harbors, sounds and lagoons, places where rivers meet the sea." - Jim Gerlach

"Joan Rivers broke down barriers, advocated for free speech, and never apologized for who she was." - Judy Gold

"The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"When I run in Ethiopia, I look out and see eucalyptus trees and rivers." - Haile Gebrselassie

"Movements are like rivers. Dipping into them is never the same twice." - Gloria Steinem

"We all belong to an ancient identity. Stories are the rivers that take us there." - Frank Delaney

"The mountains are fountains not only of rivers and fertile soil, but of men." - John Muir

"All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full." - King Solomon

"The rivers of Grace cannot flow uphill, up the steep cliff of the proud man's heart." - Bernard Of Clairvaux

"When I write my music I see all the rivers flowing... sensual, spiritual, religious, animal, intellectual..." - Laura Nyro

"I love swimming in rivers, and well remember once jumping in at Chiswick." - Boris Johnson

"Though many non-Native Americans have learned very little about us, over time we have had to learn everything about them. We watch their films, read their literature, worship in their churches, and attend their schools. Every third-grade student in the United States is presented with the concept of Europeans discovering America as a "New World" with fertile soil, abundant gifts of nature, and glorious mountains and rivers. Only the most enlightened teachers will explain that this world certainly wasn't new to the millions of indigenous people who already lived here when Columbus arrived." - Wilma Mankiller



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