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By the Sea; photo diary


''As I write, the sea is ever in my ears and in my bones.''
—  Karen Hesse

''If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.'' 
-Caroline Thompson

 ''A ray of sunshine in the morning, a chirp of a birds
I pick up my book and read pages unheard
a cup of hot coffee, an armchair cozy
I turn the pages, I dissolve myself in story
Kitten snuggling with me, wrapped in the cozy blanket
pages by pages, I am filled with grains of happiness.''

''Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.''

-Albert Einstein

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.''
-Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

''Do not look at yourself with disgust, you are a gift to this earth. You are beautiful, you are a light, an energy, an essence. You are nature herself.''
—  Heidi Picket

''The forest cries out to me,
time to come home.''

''The winds
Sing their song
And I listen.
They always sing
For those who listen''
—  Satyricon - Ageless Northern Spirit

''If one loves Nature one finds beauty everywhere.''
- Vincent van Gogh

''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.''
—  Henry David Thoreau

''Get lost in nature and you will find yourself.''

''She enjoys rain for its wetness, winter for its cold, summer for its heat. She loves rainbows as much for fading as for their brilliance. It is easy for her, she opens her heart and accepts everything.''
—  Morgan Llywelyn

“As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.” 
- John Muir

''The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.''

''Your sense of identity should not depend on the endless content and activities of your thinking mind. Your heart needs to be felt and your mind needs to be watched.''

''You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.''

—  Buddha

''The Universe is not punishing you or blessing you, the Universe is responding to the vibrational attitude that you are emitting.''
—  Abraham Hicks

''That’s really what you want in life, you want to feel connected. You want to feel relevant. You want to feel like you’re a participant, in the goings on of activities and events around you. That’s precisely what we are, just by being alive.''
—   Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson

''There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.''
—  Deepak Chopra

''I know who you are; you’re the sky-sprung radiance of chaos upon the night, the freckled cosmic curtain. I know your heart; it is upon every canvas, every page, it is strong, it is strange. You are the light of the continuous life I lead. You begin and end in archaic shadow.''
—  Celestial Dynasty

''You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.''

''I look up - many people feel small, ‘cause their small and the universe is big, But I feel big. Because my atoms…came from those stars.''

—  Neil deGrasse Tyson

''You are something the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is something the whole ocean is doing.''

—  Alan Watts

''Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.''
—  Frank Lloyd Wright

''So much universe, and so little time.''

—  Terry Pratchett

''The sun is my soul and my soul is the sun,
The moon is my mind and my mind is the moon,
The earth is my creation and my creation is the earth,
The universe is my heart and my heart is the universe.''

''Do you think the universe fights for souls to be together?

Some things are too strange and strong to be coincidences.''
—  Emery Allen

''Not only are we in the universe, the universe is in us.''

—  Neil Degrasse Tyson

''A dog is the only thing that will love you more than yourself.''

—  Josh Billings

''The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.''
—  Neil deGrasse Tyson

''Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.''
-Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

''The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.''
—  Charles Bukowski

''When it feels scary to jump, that is exactly when you jump, otherwise you end up staying in the same place your whole life, and that I can’t do.''

''The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.''
—  Chinese proverb

''The Earth laughs in flowers.''
—  Ralph Waldo Emerson

''Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it, How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.''
—  Eckhart Tolle

''In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous.''
—  Aristotle

''It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.''
—  Naturalist David Attenborough

''Wherever you stand be the soul of that place.''

''Those who dwell on the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.''


“Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides.”

''I did not want to think about people. I wanted the trees, the scents and colours, the shifting shadows of the wood, which spoke a language I understood. I wished I could simply disappear in it, live like a bird or a fox through the winter, and leave the things I had glimpsed to resolve themselves without me.''
—  Patricia A. McKillip

''We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.''
—  John F. Kennedy

“Man cannot discover new Oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore”
-Andre Gide

''I kiss you and on your lips I taste the sea and the sea has always been home to me.''
—  Tyler Knott Gregson

''The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.''
—  Claude Monet

''Of all the paths in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.''
-John Muir

''Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.''
—  Khalil Gibran

“At some point in life, the worlds beauty becomes enough.” 
-Toni Morrison

''Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.''
—  Ralph Waldo Emerson

''The sun and moon, they both rise each day so you can find your way.''
—  Lalah Delia

''Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.''
— Sydney Smith

''Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.''
—  Lao Tzu

''You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.''
—  St. Bernard

''Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.''
- Rumi

“Beauty is bought by judgement of the eye.” 
– William Shakespeare

''It’s always somewhere out there in the middle of nowhere, that which takes your breath away and then nowhere becomes the only place you can breathe.''

''I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.''
—  John Masefield

''Here I came to the very edge
where nothing at all needs saying,
everything is absorbed through weather and the sea,
and the moon swam back,
its rays all silvered,
and time and again the darkness would be broken
by the crash of a wave,
and every day on the balcony of the sea,
wings open, fire is born,
and everything is blue again like morning.''
—  Pablo Neruda

''The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.''
—  Jacques Yves Cousteau

''I am the sea and nobody owns me.''
—  Pippi Longstocking

''The brave don’t live forever but the cautious don’t live at all.''

''We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.''
—  Anaïs Nin

''Wanderlust is incurable.''
—  Mark Jenkins

''The cure for anything is salt water - tears, sweat, or the sea.''
—  Isak Dinesen, Seven Gothic Tales

''There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.''
—  The Matrix

''I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.''
—  Frank Lloyd Wright 

''Woods are filled with the music of birds, and all Nature is laughing under the glorious influence of Summer.''
—  Charles Lanman

''In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.''
—  John Muir

''It is good people who make good places.''
—  Anna Sewell, Black Beauty

''You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.''
—  C.S. Lewis

''The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.''

—  Shakti Gawain

''Let’s take our hearts for a walk in the woods and listen to the magic whispers of old trees.''
—  author unknown

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.” 
- Edward Abbey 

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask.
—  Nancy Newhall

''It’s seems to me the universe gave us three things to make life bearable: hope, jokes, and dogs. But the greatest of these gifts was dogs.''

—  Robyn Davidson, Tracks

''And at the very moment as I watched the sun fall behind the purple mountains , I knew what I have been looking for was right in front of me all along''

''My soul is full of longing 
For the secret of the sea, 
And the heart of the great ocean 
Sends a thrilling pulse through me.''
—  Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

''One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.''
—  Dale Carnegie

''We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.''
—  Native American Proverb

''To give yourself over to another body
That’s all you want really
But to be owned and consumed by another
To swim inside the skin of your lover
Not have to breathe, not have to think
But you can’t live on love, and salt water’s no drink
You’re dying of thirst so we feast on each other
The sea is a still and violent mother
The blood round here pours down the water
Each wave a lamb lead to the slaughter
And like children that she just can’t teach
We break.''
- Florence

''I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking, And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking, I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied; And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying, And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying. I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life, To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife; And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover, And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over. ''
-John Masefield
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