Today is Earth Day and it’s one of my favorite days of the year. To celebrate, I would like to share just a few of my favorite literary quotes about my favorite planet. Happy Earth Day everyone!
“This is an interesting planet. It deserves all the attention you can give it.” (Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson)
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.” (Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl)
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” (Walden, by Henry David Thoreau)
“My religion is nature. That’s what arouses those feelings of wonder and mysticism and gratitude in me.” (Oliver Sacks)
“Earth laughs in flowers.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” (Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll)
“The world’s big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” (John Muir)