Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.
- Annie Leibovitz
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The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock
High Romanticism shows you nature in all its harsh and lovely metamorphoses. Flood, fire and quake fling us back to the primal struggle for survival and reveal our gross dependency on mammoth, still mysterious forces.
- Camille Paglia
I have resolved on an enterprise that has no precedent and will have no imitator. I want to set before my fellow human beings a man in every way true to nature and that man will be myself.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance.
- Henry David Thoreau
Water is the driving force of all nature.
- Leonardo da Vinci
It is the nature of truth in general as of some ores in particular to be richest when most superficial.
- Edgar Allan Poe
Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
- John Burroughs