23 March 2011

National Water Week: Inspirational words of watery wisdom

Two Oceans Aquarium

South Africa is celebrating National Water Week this week. Here are some inspirational words of wisdom about the great, life-giving liquid. All of these quotes and more can be seen at the Aquarium this week.

Life bears the memory of its aquatic origins. Every living creature, animal or plant, even man, is above all a form of water. (French ornithologist Jean Dorst)

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We all live downstream. (Working for Wetlands)

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Don’t you realise that the sea is the home of water? All water is off on a journey unless it’s in the sea, and it’s homesick, and bound to make its way home someday. (American folklorist and writer Zora Neale Hurston)

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The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea. (Author Isak Dinesen)

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If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. (Natural science writer Loran Eiseley)

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To understand water is to understand the cosmos, the marvels of nature, and life itself. (Japanese author Masaru Emoto)

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Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. (Poet WH Auden)

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Whatever we do to the water bodies on our planet, we do to ourselves. (Two Oceans Aquarium Communications and Sustainability Manager Helen Lockhart)

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We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one. (Explorer and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau)

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Watch water flow – there’s no space it doesn’t fill.  Be like water, and give to everyone and everything. (Writer Daniel Levin)

Photo courtesy Steve Crane

A world of dew,
and within every dewdrop
a world of struggle.
(Japanese poet Kobayashi Issa)

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