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Quotes of the Day for 16 November 2001 – Water

On our trip this week we drove along the Pacific in Oregon during an impressive storm. As the waves rolled in the crests were white, but unlike gentler times, so were the troughs. The wind off the ocean kept the rivers from running to the sea, combined with heavy rain the water backed up over the roads. It's fascinating to be driving a vehicle when all around you is choppy brown water! While that is fresh in mind, water is today's theme.

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The quotes:

Sometimes we want to get away from the busy and hectic city life to find solace in the raging waves of the ocean pounding on the rocks or the turbulent splashing of a bubbling waterfall. At other times we are amazed by the immovable silence of a mountain
     - Stuti Garg

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
     - Henry David Thoreau, 1817 - 1862

If there is Magic on this planet, it is contained in water.
     - Loren Eiseley, 1907 - 1977

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.
     - Leonardo da Vinci, 1452 - 1519

The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
     - William Blake, 1757 - 1827

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