Monday, 5 December 2011
Reflections on my river
"My" river I call it, the place I go to think. In some ways it's always the same - a dependable presence - but in other ways constantly changing. I was looking for an AA Milne quote about leaning from a bridge and came across quite a few other that appealed to me. Some very apt, others just made me smile.
"Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known."
~ AA Milne
"Sit by a river. Find peace and meaning in the rhythm of the lifeblood of the Earth."
"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."
"The logs of wood which move down the river together are driven apart by every wave. Such inevitable parting Should not be the cause of misery."
"Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt."
~ Minna Antrim
" 'The River Styx,' Annabeth murmured. 'It's so...'
'Polluted,' Charon said. 'For thousands of years, you humans have been throwing in everything as you come across - hopes, dreams, wishes that never came true. Irresponsible waste management, if you ask me."
~ Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief
"Our trouble is that we drink too much tea. I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient, which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats."
~ J B Priestley
"Denial is much more then an Egyptian River."
~ Mark Twain