815 Inspiring Quotes about Water

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about water? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 815 most beautiful water quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

Water quotes

Your dreams are like the cement. If you water it with actions, it becomes a hard concrete mass. But if you leave it exposed and unwatered, the air will easily blow it away!

— Israelmore Ayivor

Both wet to the bone, exhausted, and one unconscious, Kedean thought, all in all, they were faring rather well for two unarmed men who’d only just an hour ago escaped a fleet of fairy pirates into frigid water in unknown territory.

— Anihyr Moonstar, The Coquette and the Thane

You learn the value of water when the rivers are dry.You learn the value of light when the winters are prolonged.You learn the value of food when the fields are bare.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

When a stone is dropped into a pond, the water continues quivering even after the stone has sunk to the bottom.

— Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

Tranquil breeze Glittering beach Dancing water Bluest skyMy mind flies high with joyful laughter.

— Debasish Mridha

The small wisdom is like water in a glass:clear, transparent, pure.The great wisdom is like the water in the sea:dark, mysterious, impenetrable.

— Rabindranath Tagore

Anyone who thinks heaven is not hot water behind a locked door has forgotten what it means to live.

— Lucy Frank, Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling

The water was still. The mountains moved.

— Avijeet Das

The water was pure and cold and came out of the Apennines tasting like snow melted in the hands of a pretty girl.

— Pat Conroy, Beach Music

Her two outstanding characteristics were self-confidence and candor. The latter sometimes got her into hot water Durrance later told Charlotte, but the former kept it from scalding her.

— Olive Higgins Prouty

If you want to know the value of a day, ask someone who could not find food to eat or water to drink for a whole day when he is hungry.

— Sunday Adelaja

To all you parents out there, don’t make your little girls, or little boys, so thirsty for love that they will want to drink water that will poison them.

— Lisa Bedrick, For Christian Women

Beauty soaks reality as water fills a rag.

— Chet Raymo, Honey from Stone: A Naturalist’s Search for God

I cannot express how lordly and transfigured I felt at that moment. I was a prince of that harbor, a porpoise king – slim among the buoys and the water traffic.

— Pat Conroy, The Lords of Discipline

Take accountability… Blame is the water in which many dreams and relationships drown.

— Steve Maraboli

Winter changes into stone the water of heaven and the heart of man.

— Victor Hugo

Life often is a bucket of water sitting on a farmer’s porch. Our choice is in the drinking.

— Harley King, A Glimpse of Fear

Let truth be told. The more we allow water to be controlled, bottled and sold — the more we sell the security of our sons, daughters and souls. He who controls the water, controls us all. Water is the true gold.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Percy muttered. ‘I want to drown her.’ ‘Be patient, water boy.’ ‘Don’t call me water boy.

— Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

Seen on a night in November How frail Above the bulk Of crashing water hangs, Autumn, evanescent, wan, The moon.

— Adelaide Crapsey, Verse by Adelaide Crapsey

There’s no clear water from a muddy well. All you can do is let the silt settle until the water clears otherwise it will taste sour. (paraphrased)

— Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear

The best way to keep your daughter out of hot water is to put some dishes in it.

— Bob Phillips

That all is as thinking makes it so – and you control your thinking. So remove your judgements whenever you wish and then there is calm – as the sailor rounding the cape finds smooth water and the welcome of a waveless bay.

— Marcus Aurelius

Ah, but dreams cannot be captured with promises, ” he said. “Like water, they elude our grasp. But water is the staff of life. I believe your dream will come true if only because you will not compromise on it and let it go too lightly.

— Mary Balogh, Slightly Tempted

Homeopaths argue that water has a memory.

— Scarlett Thomas, The End of Mr. Y

I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now I’ve thought maybe my mother drowned in both.

— Jessi Kirby, Moonglass

A human being is a garden of love. Only you have to know how much water is needed to grow them.

— Debasish Mridha

With the balcony doors completely open and folded up, his small room acquired an infinite vista. Somewhere on the horizon, water finally worked up the courage to embrace the sky.

— Clara Chow, Dream Storeys

What Is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul

— Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Jackson asked, “Where’d the water come from in your house?””A pipe.” Then he explained to Jackson, “Water travels in pipes.

— Kresley Cole, Poison Princess

…I make no apology about stirring the depths – every human longs to swim under water and see what lurks beneath …

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

It was always a relief when she came home to him. Like water or food. Like music or that moment when you cut yourself with a knife and squeeze the skin and no blood oozes out.

— Francesca Lia Block, Blood Roses

I felt the water rising enough to touch my Vans. She was worth ruing a pair of shoes over.

— Nyrae Dawn, What a Boy Wants

The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water and breeds reptiles of the mind.

— William Blake

We are so afraid of being pulled under the water with the anchor. Scared of letting these memories swirl around our mind as they should. As tragic as it might feel, it’s evident that the sea we are drowning in is the same sea we were born into.

— Trevor J. Freeman

The sun was already long past the spire when Garrick purchased a mug of coffee from his regular man on the tip of Oxford Street. But his palate had been educated by 21st century coffee, and he judged this mug as bilge water not fit for the Irish.

— Eoin Colfer, The Reluctant Assassin

…the clear water the color of deeply steeped tea, surrounded by cattails and gracile grasses.

— Lauren Slater, The $60,000 Dog: My Life with Animals

The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit.

— Saint Teresa of Avila

Laughter erupted from her belly and shot out her mouth like pigeons through an open cage door, schoolchildren bursting into summer vacation, water from a tapped hydrant.

— Dennis Vickers, Between the Shadow and the Soul

Those who don’t return become a part of the clouds, a part of the animals that hide in the ravines and of the water that comes from the earth. They become a part of everything… they become the Soul of the World.

— Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Words are mere bubbles of water but deeds are drops of gold.

— Chinese proverb

Jay lurched in one direction, jerked back, lurched in another, tripped for no reason. He finally made it through a gauntlet of invisible obstacles and crouched behind a water fountain shaped like a hippopotamous throwing up.

— Adam Rex, Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story

Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.

— Jalaluddin Rumi

Can the water in the valleys ever stop and rest?When the water finally reaches the sea, it becomes great waves.

— Francis Harold Cook, How to Raise an Ox: Zen Practice as Taught in Zen Master Dogen’s Shobogenzo, Including Ten Newly Translated Essays

Deep-rooted happiness may require a sense of purpose. If I don’t feel that I am in some small way contributing to the greater good, holding on to happiness is like carrying water in my hands.

— Paula Poundstone, The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness

Even if I’m hormonal and I feel like I’ve got a couple pounds of water weight, I will never starve myself, I will never, ever go on a diet.

— Portia de Rossi

I know everyone has dreams of flying, but this isn’t a dream of flying. It’s a dream of floating, and the ocean is not water but wind. I call it a dream, but it feels realer than my life.

— Maria Dahvana Headley, Magonia

It was like trying to bail out an ocean of water with a teaspoon.

— Jodi Picoult

Owls hoot in B flat, cuckoos in D, but the water ousel sings in the voice of the stream. She builds her nest back of the waterfalls so the water is a lullaby to the little ones. Must be where they learn it.

— Karen Joy Fowler, Sarah Canary

I spent uncounted hours sitting at the bow looking at the water and the sky, studying each wave, different from the last, seeing how it caught the light, the air, the wind; watching patterns, the sweep of it all, and letting it take me. The sea.

— Gary Paulsen, Caught by the Sea

Don’t you see? You created this forest! It is your imagination that has given these trees the water to grow. It is your hopes that blazed a path through it. It is your dreams that give it the magic. All of this was created from within you!

— Michael Delaware, Blue and the Magical Forest: The Power of Hopes and Dreams

She said, “You’re a warrior. So how do you kill without rage?””In compassion. Because of necessity.” Hrahima set the empty water bowl back in Samarkar’s hands. “The same way you carry water.

— Elizabeth Bear, Range of Ghosts

We provoke a shark every time we enter the water where sharks happen to be, for we forget: The ocean is not our territory – it’s theirs.

— Peter Benchley

It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well.

— Henri Frederic Amiel

My head’s under water but am breathing fine

— Abubakar Said

I’ve been there a thousand years, and I never felt comfortable. Beverly Hills – when I first saw it, I thought they put it up this morning. You got to pack water to get to the drugstore.

— Peter Falk

Beyond the dark water of the womb there is an entire universe to be dealt with.

— Charles Mitch Turner, Beyond the Dark Water

I’m an instant star. Just add water and stir.

— David Bowie

There is no deeper reality. The water at the bottom is the same as the water at the top.

— Marty Rubin

The storm is here and now. The rains come and water floods our lives. Nothing last forever and the rainbow always appears.

— Michaelson Williams, Trainwashing: The Secrets of Positive Brain Washing

Like water leaking through a dam, ” said Piper.”Yeah, ” smiled Percy. “We’ve got a dam hole.””What?” Piper asked.”Nothing, ” he said. “Inside joke.

— Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

Be wary of the man who does not offer water, charges too much for water, asks for too much water, and the one who makes water his business.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

In a marshland amongst the crocodiles, there float beautiful water lilies! Even in the Hell, one can find the good and the beauty.

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Try as we might, we cannot force our children to reach their full potential. Theirs is the life that they alone must live. The role of the parent is to prepare the most fertile soil and appropriately water the seedling so it can most fully blossom.

— Gabriel Cousens M.D., Conscious Parenting: The Holistic Guide to Raising and Nourishing Healthy, Happy Children

And I say also this. I do not think the forest would be so bright, nor the water so warm, nor love so sweet, if there were no danger in the lakes.

— C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet

Til shade is gone, til water is goneInto the shadow with teeth baredScreaming defiance with the last breathTo spit in Sightblinder’s eye on the Last Day.

— Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn

Water in, water out until there is no water to run and the riverbed runs dry. That’s life

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

I opened my eyes and watched the water stream past me. I let out some of my air and gazed at the cascade of silver bubbles dancing up to the surface.

— Erica Sehyun Song, Thorns in the Shadow

To be a success, water your dream with optimism and love.

— Debasish Mridha

I drop kindness pebbles in still water everyday, and I watch the effect they have on other people’s lives.My favorite kindness pebbles are compliments.Drop a compliment and watch the ripple affect that it has in your life.

— JohnA Passaro, Again

Unlike a fountain that circulates the same water in an enclosed, perpetually recycling system, a human being circulates thoughts in an unlimited reservoir of self.Don’t limit yourself to being a mere fountain when you contain an ocean.

— Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

More water will flow before we join StarClan. This is not an end. This is a beginning. You will need the courage of a lion to face this journey.

— Erin Hunter, Dawn

Asked about the fact that Apple’s iTunes software for Windows computers was extremely popular, Jobs joked, ‘It’s like giving a glass of ice water to somebody in hell.

— Walter Isaacson

Perhaps it also demonstrates that any young girl can live quite healthily on coarse bread and clear water – so long as she has fine clothes.

— Ann Lawrence, Tales from Perrault

Give me a literary love that doesn’t need words, that flows like silent water and speaks to the bone. There I lose myself in the fantasy.

— Julie Harvey Delcourt, Rook and Raven

Drinking water neither makes a man sick nor in debt nor his wife a widow.

— John Neale

He tries to hand the water back, but I refuse. Jeremy’s will is always stronger than anybody else’s, though, and when he says he’ll only drink more if I do first, I cave and drink

— Steve Watkins, Great Falls

Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

It was a pity thoughts always ran the easiest way, like water in old ditches.

— Walter de la Mare, The Return

She throws her jeans at me and dives into the pellucid lake, slicing through the water almost without a splash. A church bell rings out in the distance, echoing in the quiet aftermath of Everly’s quick jump into the unexpected.

— Rebecca Paula, Everly After

The pitcher cries for water to carry and a person for work that is real.

— Marge Piercy

if the ocean can calm itself, so can you.we are both salt water mixed with air.

— Nayyirah Waheed

We ought to be providing protective sanctuaries for the Kurdish rebels. That means finding some places where they can come and to which we will then be able to provide food and water and medical help.

— Les Aspin

As iron rusts when not used, and water gets foul from standing or turns to ice when exposed to cold, so the intellect degenerates without exercise.-Leonard Da Vinci

— Leonardo da Vinci

I felt the kind of peace you feel when you come in from a hot afternoon and pour cold water over your feet.

— Sachin Kundalkar, Cobalt Blue

You know, he told me once, completely exasperated, you’ve got one glass of water inside your head, with all the tears for a lifetime. If you waste them over nothing, then you won’t be able to cry for real when you need to.

— Jodi Picoult, Lone Wolf

Walk 1 and Drink 8. Walk 1 km and drink 8 cups of water everyday. Pass it on!

— Clive Scarff

Don’t think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.

— Malayan proverb

If you were a cloud, and sailed up there, You’d sail on the water as blue as air.And you’d see me here in the fields and say:”Doesn’t the sky look green today?

— A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young

On long haul flights I always drink loads and loads of water and eat light and healthy food.

— Lisa Snowdon

With true friends . . . even water drunk together is sweet enough.

— Chinese proverb

Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.

— Nelson Mandela

A plant-based diet has actually simplified my life in so many ways. For breakfast, I try to get my first serving of fruits and nuts for fuel. I’m completely addicted to coconut water for the electrolytes and hydration.

— Michelle Forbes

The grass is not only greener on the side you water but also on the side you prevent preys from feeding on. Learn to keep out the preys and see your lawn flourish.

— Kemi Sogunle

Strong enough to make holes in the rock are tiny drops of water that persist to fall. Persistence is the attitude that breaks down mountains one rock at a time!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Watchwords

For a water drop, the most beautiful house is a leaf; and for a man: The goodness! Let the goodness be your home you permanently live in!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

The grass remains green only as long as you water it. Similarly, a relationship remains fresh only as long as you nurture it with love.

— Uma Shanker

Like any stage of the hydrologic process, we have our own peculiarities, our organs making us nothing more than water pools or springs of bizarre shape, filled with pulsing tubes and chambers.

— Craig Childs, The Secret Knowledge of Water

As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield I have learned is to come back again.

— Lao-Tzu

Even dirty water has a bath

— R.W. Erskine

Someone who thinks of possessing a fountain made of a winged baby with water shooting out of its mouth must not have too many troubles.

— Anne Ursu, The Real Boy

It enclosed us in its laceries as we watched the moon spill across the Atlantic like wine from an overturned glass. With the light all around us, we felt secret in that moon-infused water like pearls forming in the soft tissues of oysters.

— Pat Conroy, Beach Music

Our love is like a flower.First you need to plant the seeds.Then you give it love, water and nutrients.The you watch it grow and grow.And finally it blossoms to become you.

— Anthony T Hincks

Awakening into the God state makes all the perceptual limitations of the mind disappear, just like a bucket of muddy water turns crystal-clear once poured into the ocean.

— Abhijit Naskar

What a ruler has to rely upon is only the human heart. Human hearts are to the ruler what roots are to a tree, what oil is to a lamp, water to fish, fields to a farmer, or money to a merchant.

— Su Shi

If by worshipping stones one can find God, I shall worship a mountain. If by immersion in the water salvation be attained, the frogs who bathe continually would attain it. As the frogs, so are these men, again and again fall into the womb.

— Kabir

Reality spilled out into the alley like water from an overfilled bowl – as sound, as smell, as image, as plea, as response.

— Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

You know what they say about air and water when it comes to fire, don’t you?” she

— Katherine Owen, The Truth About Air & Water

The reason we personify things like cars and computers is that just as monkeys live in an arboreal world and moles live in an underground world and water striders live in a surface tension-dominated flatland, we live in a social world.

— Richard Dawkins

Sometimes all you need in your life is anything strange because strange things can revive your soul just like a cold water freshening your pale face with every splash!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Whenever I’d get howlin’ over something, he’d grab my ass up from wherever I was and head straight for the john. Momma said my head would get banged up along the way, but she said itwas probably bein’ dunked under water that made me stupid.

— Cole Alpaugh, The Spy’s Little Zonbi

Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up.

— Stephen King

Offer me water in your palms and I will drink everlastingly.

— M.F. Moonzajer, A moment with God ; Poetry

One cannot manage too many affairs: like pumpkins in the water one pops up while you try to hold down the other.

— Chinese proverb

Think about it; the quicktank is given a job most of us would laugh out of town. Build a sophisticated camera capable of full 3-D input and peripheral pickup, using only water and jelly.Build an eye.

— Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan, Vol. 2: Lust for Life

Women are soft, loving, and kind. Do not mistake softness and kindness as weakness. Water is soft, but stone cannot break the water. However, water can break the stone.

— Debasish Mridha

his lips drink water but his heart drinks wine

— E.E. Cummings

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.

— Steve Maraboli

If you see this guy drowning, do not stop him, it might be Peter trying to walk on water reaching Christ.

— Alin Sav

It is chronic water shortage in the body that causes most diseases of the human body.Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj

— Masaru Emoto, The Healing Power of Water

And once the ripples still and the water returns to its unwavering calm, even the pebble that broke its surface will be forgotten. And the world will go on.

— Hubert Martin

Divine providence for next dimension is a natural as rest, food and water are to our natural bodies. Rest, Arise and Eat for the challenges ahead of you are too great for you.

— Dr. Lucas D. Shallua

Though the fire and water tried to overtake me, I have come out to a place of great abundance. I know that the fires of refinement, although hard, dark, and difficult, brought me to a better and richer place in God.

— Robin Bertram, No Regrets: How Loving Deeply and Living Passionately Can Impact Your Legacy Forever

You are made of the same minerals as the rocks–the same water as the sea. You grow in the sun. You breathe air cleansed by trees. When are you going to get the message that you’re a part of Nature?

— Nancy S. Mure, EAT! Empower, Adjust, Triumph!: Lose Ridiculous Weight, Succeed On Any Diet Plan, Bust Through Any Plateau in 3 Empowering Steps!

I, on the other hand, felt as I always have, like I were water seeping from a broken pot; I existed but had no form to hold me in place.

— Krishna Udayasankar, Three

Nourish yourself with the water of love to grow flowers of happiness in the garden of your heart.

— Debasish Mridha

I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and laughter ’til they bloom, ’til you yourself burst into bloom.

— Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Nature tops the list of potent tranquilizers and stress reducers. The mere sound of moving water has been shown to lower blood pressure.

— Patch Adams

That which abides the fire shall become clean. The water of separation shall purify. The Lord is a consuming fire. That which can’t abide the fire shall go through water.

— Andrew Davidson, The Gargoyle

This letter is written on the skin of one of the water sprites who drowned your parents.”Ick!’ I cried, and dropped the letter on the kitchen table.

— Charlaine Harris, Dead in the Family

All water is holy water.

— Rajiv Joseph, Animals Out of Paper

Underlying many aspects of water development is a myth: the myth that we must have more.

— Tim Palmer, Endangered Rivers and the Conservation Movement

Hot water makes stress, makes you embarrassed… cold makes you to refresh, calm, relax… but mainly dead people are cold and the alive are hotter.

— Deyth Banger

She felt like a creature born to reside on the bottom of the ocean floor, dark and flat and half-blind, slowly rising through the icy water to the glittering light above.

— Lisa Jewell, The Truth About Melody Browne

A vessel’s beauty does not determine how much water it carries.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

I can talk to fish!” Angel said happily, water dripping off her long, skinny body. “Ask one over for dinner, ” Fang said, joining us.

— James Patterson, School’s Out—Forever

If the tenacity of flowing water weakens the structure of a solid rock, what more; if the ordinary visionaries become just as tenacious.

— Wayne Chirisa

Nature indeed plants the seeds of religion–fear and ignorance kingcraft and priestcraft water and tend it.

— W.G. Pogson Smith, Leviathan

Traditional Saying (Hawaiian): Only when the water gourd isn’t full do you hear it gurgling. (Those who are ignorant have an awful lot to say.)

— John Richard Stephens, Hawai’i Bathroom Book, The

I’m a healthy eater. In the morning, I’ll have hot water and lemon, then scrambled eggs. I eat spelt or rye bread, not wheat, and have lots of veg and salad.

— Poppy Delevingne

In your hearts , you will always find water and flames , when the flames get out of control , you need to give them some water , it’s like you have to find the perfect by balancing the fire and water in your hearts for a honest , truthful life.

— Amira -Fadil

Logic is a net to catch a „fish“ with. And the Truth is like water that can not be caught with net

— Anatoliy Obraztsov

Use the water of encouragement on someone else’s flowers – especially the flowers that are wilted, trampled on, and taken for granted. But don’t nourish the weeds.

— Hannah Garrison

Ella!” the voice yells, but I cannot tell where it is coming from. The sound wraps around me, spreading like spilt water and then evaporating into silence.

— Beth Revis, The Body Electric

I’ve got everything I need right here.” That sentimental thought met a room full of cheesy and sarcastic “aw’s” and an empty water bottle thrown at my head. No, stop guys, really. You’re embarrassing me.

— Rachel Higginson, Love and Decay, Episode Ten

Every single experience enriches the soul, like sun and water to the soil, depends how you make most of it.

— raja shakeel mushtaque

But a child is a sensitive instrument. You can hide the factual truth from a child, but you can’t blanket influence. Your agitation will out, and over time it will mod your child’s temperament as surely as water wear at rock.

— Daniel Smith, Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety

Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.

— Franz Kafka

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

They kissed in the middle of the sidewalk, letting the crowds of people flow around them like water around an island.

— Lawren Leo, Love’s Shadow: Nine Crooked Paths

There was water and waves all around. They ran towered the shore, and made way for the boat as it ran through. At the back of the boat, water squirted out and some of it was white.It was magical.

— Jesse Haubert, A Stranger In Everyone

Just as water is the only thing that can relieve thirst in the desert, the provision of God’s Word is the only thing that can satisfy our spiritual thirst.

— Jim George, A Man After God’s Own Heart

I forgive him and like water draining from the sand after a wave, the power he held over me disappears. A slow smile rises on my face.

— Ryan Winfield, South of Bixby Bridge

I love to watch the movement of light on water, and I love to play in rivers and lakes, swimming or canoeing. I am fascinated by people who work with water – fishermen, boatmen – and by a way of life that is dominated by water.

— Berlie Doherty

You can’t be friends with someone you have feelings for. It’ll just be a constant reminder of what you can’t have. It’s like putting boiling water in an ice cold glass. It’s gonna bust and make a mess.

— Jaime Reed, Keep Me In Mind

What a great genius this water is! It has thousands of different beautiful faces: It is a rainbow, an ocean, a lake, an iceberg, a waterfall, a river, a drop, a fog… What a great genius this water is!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

At that moment, the creature’s back breached the waves, its body cutting through the water in a sinuous arch, rainbows sparking off the iridescent scales on its back. Rusalye.

— Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm

The bird which has no knowledge of pure water, has his beak in salt water all year round.

— Idries Shah, Sufi Thought and Action

They ravaged neither the rivers nor the forest, and if they irrigated, they took as little water as would serve their needs. The land and all that it bore they treated with consideration; not attempting to improve it, they never desecrated it.

— Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop

I set the coffee aside and got a cup of water instead. I could never see why people drank that stuff. It tasted like soil boiled in mud, wit a topping of dirt.

— Brandon Sanderson, Calamity

The flowers which played then among the grass, the water which rippled past in the sunshine, the whole landscape which served as environment to their apparition lingers around the memory of them still with its unconscious or unheeding air;…

— Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way

If those who are sent to draw water begin by drinking themselves, the army is suffering from thirst. [One may know the condition of a whole army from the behavior of a single man.]

— Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Words are water in this city. One drop of rumour could drown us.

— Jessie Burton, The Miniaturist

I travel not only for the passion and madness and desire of movement, but because travel, like bread and water and air, becomes necessary to a life fully dreamed and lived.

— Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

In the plains the grass grows tall, since there is no one to cut it. There is no one to water it either.

— Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

By the sandy water I breathe in the odor of the sea, From there the wind comes and blows over the world, By the sandy water I breathe in the odor of the sea, From there the clouds come and rain falls over the world.

— Jane Bierhorst, In the Trail of the Wind: American Indian Poems and Ritual Orations

I think talent is like a water table under the earth—you tap it with your effort and it comes through you.

— Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

Being all alone is like the feeling you get when you stand at the mouth of a large river on a rainy evening and watch the water flow into the sea. Have you ever done that? Stand at the mouth of a large river and watch the water flow into the sea?

— Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

Your anger is the fire which can burn the whole world, but forgiveness is the water which can extinguish the fire and bloom the flowers of peace and love.

— Debasish Mridha

Over the water of time I call to youIn a language I do not know.

— Ellen S. Jaffe, Skinny-Dipping with the Muse

I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.

— John Keats

…she has been bewitched by a wicked sorceress, and will not regain her beauty until she is my wife.”Does she say so? Well if you believe that you may drink cold water and think it bacon’.

— Andrew Lang, The Red Fairy Book

Beware of your gifts; they may appear as tiny as seeds but at the end, they’ll gain roots to bear fruits to feed the world if only you will desire to water them regularly!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Watchwords

Memories are strange things. Without being something I can hold in my hand, they wield a beguiling power over me. Like a mirage in the noontime heat of summer they dance before my inner eyes and beckon me to find water where there is no water.

— Joy Sikorski

A pure drop of rain may fall on a beautiful water lily or on a dirty mud pond! This is exactly what happens when we are born!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

I am what the water gave me, / a smoke-ring in a jar, / the braided rope / my ladder-to-the-light, / my shivering bird heart / caught

— Pascale Petit, What the Water Gave Me

The night folded around them with a sweetness and poignancy heightened by the new pale stars that prickled silver fire in the water of the lily ponds, by the scented winds, and by the nearness of each other.

— Pauline Gedge, Child of the Morning

Water was liquid silver, water was gold. It was clarity—a sacred thing. Drinking was no longer something to take for granted. I’d never needed to consider water before.

— Aspen Matis, Girl in the Woods: A Memoir

You can’t draw water from an empty well.

— Emily Ley, Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy

I will lose the habit of stars in the heavens, as frozen water loses the habit of snowflakes. I will take my frozen body, and give it to the young goats that they might graze it.

— Nichita Stănescu

The buckets emptied quickly, and men from different squads took turns bringing water from the gully that lay towards the city, where, in the feeble shade of emaciated mulberries, a muddy stream lived out its last days in the diabolical heat.

— Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

States of the atmosphere pass into us as water through the meshes of a sieve, and storms occur in us before they break upon the world without, creating restless sensations. (“Absolute Evil”)

— Julian Hawthorne, American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps

You give me a water board, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I’ll have him confess to the Sharon Tate mur

— Jesse Ventura

She felt a strong pull toward the water and it was more than curiosity…

— Karen Katchur, The Secrets of Lake Road

You have to dig a well before you can draw water from it.

— Richie Norton, The Power of Starting Something Stupid: How to Crush Fear, Make Dreams Happen, and Live without Regret

Uh-oh, big boy. Your blood is in the water and the sharks are circling. Must be feeding time.”–Mea Brin, The Huntress

— Michelle O’Leary, The Huntress

Those who stand at the threshold of life always waiting for the right time to change are like the man who stands at the bank of a river waiting for the water to pass so he can cross on dry land.

— Joseph B. Wirthlin

Humans had built a world inside the world, which reflected it in pretty much the same way as a drop of water reflected the landscape. And yet … and y

— Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters

Do you know how long I’ve wanted you? You’re like sunlight and water and air to me. All you need to do is walk across my line of sight and my whole world lights up.

— Elizabeth Camden, With Every Breath

Plants die off when their roots have no water to sustain them. May your tears feed the roots of love in your heart and bring healing to your soul. May God grant you the strength to move on, knowing there’s so much ahead of you.

— Kemi Sogunle

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.

— Thomas Fuller

Waldo nodded and looked at the policeman’s face. Somehow the water that was dripping from the bill of his cap made him appear almost human. Nah, Waldo thought, it would take a lot more than water to wash that look off.

— Donald Jeffries, The Unreals

I wondered whether water is a mirror for our darker emotions as much as it is an engine for our happiness. Water quiets all the noise, all the distractions, and connects you to your own thoughts.

— Wallace J. Nichols, Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do

Smitt walked up next to James and watched the planet slowly grow larger. “They say the water used to be so blue you could see it from space.

— Wesley Chu, Time Salvager

You have to get up and plant the seed and see if it grows, but you can’t just wait around, you have to water it and take care of it.

— Bootsy Collins

Chadron had a water tower, grain elevators, a tanning salon, a video rental store, a small liberal arts college, a Hardee’s, a stoplight, and a curling yellow sign in the pet store window that read, ‘Hamsters and Tarantulas Featured Today.’

— Poe Ballantine

I wish to go down under the waters—the cool, crystalline waters that I knew, where allthat is, here, existing, isis only to be lost within the susurrationsand the rumours of water and the evening starwe wait for…

— John Daniel Thieme, paulinskill hours and other poems

The water in the pond inside my heart doesn’t shine anymore. It has turned dark. Every ghost from my mind breaks all the barriers and take a dip there, making it darker. and every time it happens, my soul in the pond cries with pain.

— Akshay Vasu

I have a ridiculous fear of sharks but I’d jump in the water in a second for an amazing role.

— Kate Mara

…for you know that soft is stronger than hard, water stronger than rock, love stronger than force.” Vesadeva to Siddartha

— Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

The water shines only by the sun. And it is you who are my sun. (L’eau ne brille que par le soleil. – Et c’est toi qui es mon soleil.)

— Charles de Leusse

It’s a grace feather. See how its colors shift from green to blue, like the sea? It means remembrance. It shows that no distance, no amount of water between two people, will make them forget. Someone gave it to say that they remembered you.

— Kirsty Logan, The Gracekeepers

Sacraments are like hoses. They are the channels of the living water of God’s grace. Our faith is like opening the faucet. We can open it a lot, a little, or not at all.

— Peter Kreeft, Jesus-Shock

Please stop shaking your rain water in my direction. What next? Are you going to come over here, cock your leg and urinate upon my person?

— Stephen J. Day, Horizontal – The Recumbent Adventures of Philias Switchmoat

Life and death matters, yes. And the question of how to behave in this world, how to go in the face of everything. Time is short and the water is rising.

— Raymond Carver

Do not despise the water droplets that you receive, soon it will be a river.

— Bruce Mbanzabugabo

His heart is pounding and when he kisses her it is as if the whole of Riyadh disappears – the wide sky, the hard surface of the roof, the date palms and the water wells.

— Sara Sheridan, Secret of the Sands

Sally’s head plopped into the shallow water and rolled face up. For a while, the changing shades of pinks and oranges reflected across the surface of her dead eyes.

— Shirley A. Martin, Bloodline Gypsy: Jook and Gypsies Vol. 1

Don’t water your testimony with your righteous expectations of church members. Their imperfection will disappoint you every time and cause you to leave every church you try to join.

— Shannon L. Alder

If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, you can bet the water bill is higher.

— Debbie Macomber, Mrs. Miracle

When you look at the big issues post-9/11 in the United States, whether it’s water boarding, warantless wire tapping, surveillance, Gitmo, black sites rendition, all of those have been legal. Nobody has gone to jail for those programs.

— Matt Apuzzo

It’s hard to think of the divide where I grew up as a watershed. The creeks are dry most of the year, rainfall is undependable at best, and folks in one river system are always trying to steal water from another.

— Faith A. Colburn, Threshold

Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.

— Ovid

It’s always funny that you can try and try again to steal all your critics’ ammo, predict their responses, but no matter what, they’ll still have a water gun stashed somewhere.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

Make not the scars of yesterdayMake you bitter todayYesterday has passedAnd like water in a river once passed Can never be returnedThe KhoiSan Book of Wisdom

— rassool jibraeel snyman

When water fountains start charging to drink, then you know we have a problem.

— Anthony Liccione

No one told me holy water had chlorine in it.

— Melanie Fair, Wolves Among Sheep

We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our quiet.

— W.B. Yeats, The Celtic Twilight: Faerie and Folklore

Where’s the dam water fountain I’m thirsty?

— Rick Riordan, The Titan’s Curse

Instead, she’s as stillas a leaf-littered pond, dark water evaporating, waiting desperately for rain.

— Emma Cameron, Cinnamon Rain

Father says hot water can be as stimulating as an alcoholic drink and though I never come by one…I can well believe it.

— Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

Thinking about swimming isn’t much like actually getting in the water. Actually getting in the water can take your breath away.

— Barbara Sher

Sunset on the water ought to be a quiet and easy time, but I guess some people can’t stand a little silence.

— Carl Hiaasen

…the Spirit comes to us as a fire, either to be fanned into full flame and given the freedom to accomplish his will or to be doused and extinguished by the water of human fear, control, and flawed theology.

— Sam Storms, Practicing the Power

at the bottom of the ocean is a layer of water that has never moved…

— Anne Carson, Red Doc>

Some people might say that I think too highly of you just because I worship the water you walk on.

— Anonymous

Coming back to Karachi is like stepping into the sea again after months on land. How easily you float, how peaceful is the sense of being borne along, and how familiar the sound of the water lapping against your limbs.

— Kamila Shamsie, Salt and Saffron

At last the bottom fell out.No more water in the pail.No more moon in the water.

— John Gould, Kilter

they ask for water we give them seathey ask for bread we give them seathey ask for life we give them only the sea

— M. NourbeSe Philip, Zong!

And to him war was a thing like earth and sky and water and why it was no one knew but only that it was.

— Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.

— W. C. Fields

We slid along water reds and greens, the changing lights captured in the canvas of wet tar.

— Ruth Reichl, Delicious!

When I am with you, even the water makes me drank

— M.F. Moonzajer, A moment with God ; Poetry

There is lace in every living thing: the bare branches of winter, the patterns of clouds, the surface of water as it ripples in the breeze…. Even a wild dog’s matted fur shows a lacy pattern if you look at it closely enough.

— Brunonia Barry, The Lace Reader

A rose would be miserable if it was forced to be a daisy, no matter how much water it was fed.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

An ElegyA thousand times must we deploreThe lost will never come to life again;Even as flowing water runs away, Returning nevermore.Lady Kanin

— Reiko Chiba, Hiroshige’s Tokaido in Prints and Poetry

The colour of the water seems to be the colour of the glass into which it has been poured’.

— Idries Shah

What we are about to have here is a holy water smack down!

— David Donaghe

This scripture is saying that you will always have bread and water on your table

— Sunday Adelaja

Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.

— Louis L’Amour

Every morning I drink a glass of water to be humble and simple like water.

— Debasish Mridha

When life gives you lemons ask it for sugar and water too. Otherwise your final product would be some acidic lemon juice!

— priyavrat gupta

as they die, the ones we love, we lose our witnesses, our watchers, those who know and understand the tiny little meaningless patterns, those words drawn in water with a stick. And there is nothing left but the endless flow.

— Anne Rice

I could feel the tears brimming and sloshing in me like water in a glass that is unsteady and too full.

— Sylvia Plath

This is no time for drinking a mug of water – which you would do nowhere else in the world. A mug of water! You just don’t drink water from mugs, do ya? Except on the telly. Water out of a mug! Should be a hot drink… mug of water.

— Russell Brand

The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill.

— W. Somerset Maugham

…you definitely are deep water Dr. Fisher. Fathoms deep.

— J.M. Richards

It’s not about being rich, but everyone back home has a pool. And I was a total water baby. My mom couldn’t get me out – she’d put my dinner plate at the end of the pool, and I’d eat my meals in the water.

— Margot Robbie

The land will sink into the water, and then, the water will evaporate into the air, taking the sky with it. And all, but a tremor of what once was, will be gone.” ~ Ichabod Everward, during the Fossil War.

— Ryan Mark

You can’t go around… licking things that come out of a water treatment plant. That’s just… unsanitary.

— Rachel Caine, Black Dawn

It’s you, ” David says, “our queen with your crown, going into some body of water where we cannot follow you.

— Annie Fisher, The Greater Picture

Rain amplifies your mistakes, and water on the track can make your car handle unpredictably. When something unpredictable happens you have to react to it; if you’re reacting at speed, you’re reacting too late. And so you should be afraid.

— Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

Fish to taste right must swim three times – in water in butter and in wine.

— Polish proverb

I am sure of this: I am not crying. It is just that stupid drops of water that comes out of my eyes, now and then.

— Saravana Kumar Murugan

When you drop a pebble into a pond, ripples spread out, changing all the water in the pool. The ripples hit the shore and rebound, bumping into one another, breaking each other apart. In some small way, the pond is never the same again.

— Neal Shusterman, Dread Locks

She would drink until the trembling stopped. Then she would wilt over the piano like one of Celia’s spinaches when Tam Lin forgot to water the garden.

— Nancy Farmer, The House of the Scorpion

Communists have committed great crimes but at least they have not stood aside like an established society and been indifferent. I would rather have blood on my hands than water like Pilate.

— Graham Greene

Some people say that watching pay freezes in the government is like watching water freeze. It expands.

— Darrell Issa

By honoring and responding to your natural and essential requirements for sleep, food, water and movement, you will rise out of the realm of survival into the world of fulfillment.

— Miranda J. Barrett, A Woman’s Truth: A Life Truly Worth Living

When the dead do walk seek water’s run, for this the Dead will always shun. Swift river’s best or broadest laketo ward the dead and have and make.If water fails thee, fire’s thy friend, if neither guards it will be thy end.

— Garth Nix, Lirael

When she at last pressed her mouth to his, it felt like coming home. He tasted of fire and smoke and earth, and fresh bread and soap and something so clean, so pure, it was like spring water to her lips.

— Rebecca Brooks, Above All

All the lessons are in nature. You look at the way rocks are formed – the wind and the water hitting them, shaping them, making them what they are. Things take time, you know?

— Diane Lane

Like water poured from one vessel to another, metta flows freely, taking the shape of each situation without changing its essence.

— Sharon Salzberg, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

If you don’t eat right as an athlete, you’ll get tired and won’t be as sharp. It’s simple to drink sodas and sports drinks, but water is the most essential drink to put in your body.

— Troy Polamalu

I write longhand on legal pads, about half at home and half in cafes. I drink a lot of water and eat a lot of raw carrots.

— Daniel Handler

If I wrote the word flower, would it still grow like a flower?If I wrote a poem concerning a river, would the water still flow in the eyes of the reader?

— Zakariya Amataya, No Women in Poetry

Knowledge is like an endless resource; a well of water that satisfies the innate thirst of the growing human soul. Therefore never stop learning… because the day you do, you will also stop maturing.

— Chidi Okonkwo

In the Arctic, the Inuit are saying water and land are the same; they’re an unbroken unity. In the winter, you travel on the ice because it’s the linkage and the easiest way, and in the summer, you move around on the water.

— John Ralston Saul

The days go by, through the brief silence of winter, when the sunshine is so still and pure, like iced wine, and the dead leaves gleam brown, and water sounds hoarse in the ravines.

— D.H. Lawrence

How can you measure progress if you don’t know what it costs and who has paid for it? How can the “market” put a price on things – food, clothes, electricity, running water – when it doesn’t take into account the REAL cost of production?

— Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living

He told me and Rafe to stay put in case you came home, burn the note and get hot water and disinfectant and bandages rea

— Tana French, The Likeness

But what I wanted back had never really been there. He was a temporary illusion, a mirage of water after walking in the desert. I had made him up. And he could have killed me. You’ve got to stop the ride sometimes. Stop it and get off.

— Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

At that instant I became a blooming lotus flower. The water in which I flourished was a single teardrop from Nyx.

— P.C. Cast, The Fledgling Handbook 101

When a fire rises, don’t be quick to worry. Find the purpose of the fire, if it’s negative, water it down, if positive, feed the flames.

— Travis J. Dahnke, Write like no one is reading

Use your tears to water the garden of your dreams.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Here is the path to the higher life: down, lower down! Just as water always seeks and fills the lowest place, so the moment God finds men abased and empty, His glory and power flow in to exalt and to bless.

— Andrew Murray, Humility

Jewish vampires: Crosses & holy water won’t hurt me whatcha gonna try next?

— Tasha Turner

The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it.

— David Attenborough

That’s my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy.

— George Foreman

I appricated that Nell was talking to me like a grown-up, but I had no idea what she meant. Still, I could see that the words flowed together like water over a riverbed.

— Silas House, Eli the Good

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.

— Mitch Hedberg

Water is life, and clean water means health.

— Audrey Hepburn

Love and work are to people what water and sunshine are to plants.

— Jonathan Haidt, The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

Jealously would kill you from inside, if you water the plant of jealousy with anger instead of hard work

— Paulo Coelho

In many cases, water stress is more about politics, economics, behaviour and governance than absolute water scarcity. Better planning is needed, to allocate water where societal need is greatest, and to allow trade-offs between alternative uses.

— Ian Goldin

It’s not funny. How would you like it if your balls fled in fear? My balls haven’t been this frightened since I dove into the icy water at the Polar Bear Plunge my first year of high school.

— K.C. Faelan, If At First You Don’t Succeed

Life is sometimes to be a monkey with a monkey, to be a dog with a dog, a bird with a bird, water with water, tree with tree! It is a great wisdom to interiorize the mind of others, in other words, to make their spirit our own spirit!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

I love the sea’s sounds and the way it reflects the sky. The colours that shimmer across its surface are unbelievable. This, combined with the colour of the water over white sand, surprises me every time.

— John Dyer

She smelled like water that had been warmed by the sun, and she also had the sharp, enticing aroma of birch leaves.

— Tadeusz Konwicki, A Minor Apocalypse

Appreciate water before you are thirsty! Appreciate all the good things before you need them!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

I think about Finch and Sir Patrick Moore and black holes and blue holes and bottomless bodies of water and exploding stars and event horizons, and a place so dark that light can’t get out once it’s in.

— Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

Though the fire and water tried to overtake me, I have come out to a place of great abundance and God has given me hope again.

— Robin Bertram, No Regrets: How Loving Deeply and Living Passionately Can Impact Your Legacy Forever

When a fat person goes in the water naked, would it still be called skinny-dipping?

— Anthony Liccione

I don’t correct her to let her know her backdoor wisdom yanks me deep into another country, where water runs uphill.

— Justin Bog, Sandcastle and Other Stories: The Complete Edition

After all, when a stone is dropped into a pond, the water continues quivering even after the stone has sunk to the bottom.

— Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

I used to take my car and go down to the South Island for five or six days and climb glaciers and jump out of planes and jump off bridges and go white water rafting – a bit of thrill-seeking.

— Luke Evans

I was laughing and he was too, and there we were, tangled up together in the water and sunshine. In a good kind of way.

— Jessi Kirby, In Honor

Five million people die unnecessarily each year because of illness related to lack of potable water. Half of them are children under the age of five. To bring it home, think about this: one child dies from lack of clean water every twelve seconds.

— Thomas M. Kostigen, You Are Here: Exposing the Vital Link Between What We Do and What That Does to Our Planet

The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production.

— Klaus Schwab

We lead our lives like water flowing down a hill, going more or less in one direction until we splash into something that forces us to find a new course.

— Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

But I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days.

— Jane Austen, Persuasion

…I keep looking for one more teacher, only to find that fish learn from the water and birds learn from the sky.” (p.275)

— Mark Nepo, Facing the Lion, Being the Lion: Finding Inner Courage Where It Lives

So please, for the love of gender- go bloom. Or water someone else while they do.

— S. Bear Bergman, The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

What runs through a person like water through a sieve.

— Samuel Butler

Sometimes I think the human animal doesn’t really need food or water to survive, only gossip.

— Steve Toltz, A Fraction of the Whole

My roses are my jewels, the sun and moon my clocks, fruit and water my food and drink.

— Hester Lucy Stanhope

Even a speck of love should not go unappreciated, because, as Rumi said, love is the water of life.

— Elif Shafak, The Forty Rules of Love

Water is sacred to all Human Beings. If you do not have water, you cannot have life. I always remember to honor and pour the water because it is traditional.

— Autumn Morning Star

Be like water, which is fluid & soft & yielding, as in time, water will overcome rock which is rigid & hard. Therefor, what is soft is strong.

— Anonymous

Revealing water in significant quantities on the Moon could truly be a turning point in space exploration.

— Peter Diamandis

Most whale photos you see show whales in this beautiful blue water – it’s almost like space.

— Brian Skerry

I think diet plays an important role before any beauty and skincare regime. Taking care of what you eat and drinking lots of water throughout the day always come first.

— Disha Patani

Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better.

— Nicholas Stern

Marisa starts to snoop. I might as well too. It’s not often that I get to visit a water pellet company in a freaky refugee nation.

— Catherine Stine

They keep saying that sea levels are rising an’ all this. It’s nowt to do with the icebergs melting, it’s because there’s too many fish in it. Get rid of some of the fish and the water will drop. Simple. Basic science.

— Karl Pilkington, The Ricky Gervais Show – First, Second and Third Seasons

A society that fails to water the life-seeds of its members may be capable of instructing its citizens, but will be incapable of truly educating its children or wholly embracing its youth.

— Michael Meade, Fate and Destiny, The Two Agreements of the Soul

If spirit is the seed, dance is the water of its evolution.

— Shah Asad Rizvi

A puddle repeats infinity, and is full of light; nevertheless, if analyzed objectively, a puddle is a piece of dirty water spread very thin on mud.

— G.K. Chesterton, Manalive

Friendship, neglected, is like a flower deprived of water and sunlight.

— Toni Sorenson

As they walked, a sudden rush of wind hurled low across the grass, bringing with it the scent of moving water and rocks hidden in shadows, and Blue thrilled again and again with the knowledge that magic was real, magic was real, magic was real.

— Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

You’ve earned the right to grow. You’re going to have to carry the water yourself.

— Cheryl Strayed

A breeze blew softly, slightly rippling the water as it carried the heady scents of late Carolina springtime through the air. Honeysuckle. Jasmine. Ripe, pungent river mud. Ah, the world felt right.

— Caitlin Rush, Curses Beneath Her Feet

How could the drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.

— Antoine de St. Exupery

Reading is a test, Its test like a water drop.Famine like you din’t even saw it, but when you try to read a book its hard to take a startup but then as long as you read it you getting inside of it!

— shuhab

They’ve never known a time when people drank rain water because it was pure, or could eat snow, or swim in any river or brook. The last time I drove to Washington the traffic was so bad that I could have made better time with a horse.

— Madeleine L’Engle

You walk off the plane in Rio, and your blood temperature goes up. The feel of the wind on your face, the water on your skin, the taste of the food, the music, the sexuality; Brazilians are very comfortable in their sexuality.

— Amy Irving

The bubble had subsided, leaving only a tiny scar, but the irrational fear of water never quite left her. I never allowed her to forget, not for a moment.

— Deepti Menon, Chronicles of Urban Nomads

Time flows away like the water in the river.

— Confucius

Nikki “Brandon’s never hurt anyone. He’s competely sweet and adorable.”I choked a little on the sip of sparkling water I’k just swallowed. If Brandon was sweet and adorable, I was Satan’s bride.

— Meg Cabot

It was all too easy to make things up, it was like skating on thin ice, it was like doing dainty pirouettes on a brittle crust over water thousands of fathoms deep.

— Jostein Gaarder, The Ringmaster’s Daughter

Me, I’m spiritually retarded, I need to be knee deep in water with a fly rod in my hands, that’s about as close to God as I get.

— Steve Earle

Take the time to plant seeds even if you’re unsure if they’ll grow; who knows, maybe all it takes is for someone else to come along and water it.

— Kai Mann

I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after and changed my ideas: they’ve gone through and through me like wine through water and altered the color of my mind.

— Emily Bronte

When they throw the water on the witch, she says, “Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness”. That line inspired my life. I sometimes say it to myself before I go to sleep, like a prayer.

— John Waters

Whether it was in the maze of my fantastical mind or the allure of her gossamer eyes, they took me to undiscovered worlds of azure and metamorphosis. The air shimmered with every breath, the water tightened with every sound.

— Hubert Martin

Life, like that water droplet, is everlasting and imperishable. There is only a transition, never an end !

— Rajib Mukherjee, Partho, the Unconventional Investigator: The mystery of the missing bags

The places where water comes together with other water. Those places stand out in my mind like holy places.

— Raymond Carver, Where Water Comes Together with Other Water: Poems

To serve thy generation this thy fate: “Written in water ” swiftly fades thy name But he who loves his kind does first or late A work too great for fame.

— Mary Clemmer

Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.

— Vicki Harrison

Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.

— John Muir

The land will sink into the water, and then, the water will evaporate into the air, taking the sky with it. And all, but a tremor of what once was, will be gone. ~ Ichabod Everward, during the Fossil War.

— Ryan Mark, Tremor

I incessantly look for water in wells dug by men, and I have drunk enough sand to prove it.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter. It is a revolution. To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior’s spirit. It takes power to do that.

— Carlos Castaneda

The physics of water is central to cooking, because food is mostly water. All steak that you cook is actually boiled on the inside.

— Nathan Myhrvold

The medicine it’s three times everyday taking cold water shower.

— Deyth Banger

…the long blue shadows of afternoon advanced before me like cheerful ghosts of last summer’s growth, dancing past the withered flower borders and the stiff hedges to fall at the feet of a stone nymph, her cascade of water frozen in her urn.

— Stephanie Barron, Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor

I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and you laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.

— Clarissa Pinkola Estes

More likely drinking Coca-Cola… than water will be a symmetry…

— Deyth Banger, Symmetrical

Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything – even mountains, rivers, plants and trees – should be your teacher.

— Morihei Ueshiba

Talent is a spring from which fresh water is constantly flowing. But this spring loses its value if it is not used in the right way.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein, Culture and Value

I’m learning kite surfing. It’s a little surfboard you have on your feet with straps, and you have a big kite like a power glider in the air that pulls you. You don’t need waves to move, and it makes a big spray of water as you go.

— Bertrand Piccard

Can’t bring back time. Like holding water in your hand.

— James Joyce, Ulysses

And there, on that road, that very minute, he started to play – the most lonesome music that them priests ever in their lives heard. It brought water out o’ their teeth, so it did.

— Eddie Lenihan, Meeting the Other Crowd

There’s a great drought in my village. People are dying. The price of rice and pulses has rocketed. There is no water anywhere. And here, people are complaining about the rain…

— Renita D’Silva, Monsoon Memories

Not hammer strokes but dance of the water sings the pebbles into perfection.

— Rabindranath Tagore

A 21st century poet is a woman who can speak her mind and stand upright like a mountain with her convictions, but can adapt like water in an ever changing season without losing her genuine elements.

— Roseville Nidea

I’ve been in the water so much these past few days, I swear I’m growing fins & scales.

— April Mae Monterrosa

As water drowns but also cleanses, so adversity scalds but also blesses.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

The well of your soul will not experience the drought until in front of her will appear the moment of eternity to drink from the water of death.

— Sorin Cerin

And with the melody came the unmistakable sound of water slapping against the rocks far below us, slowly eroding the foundation of Port Coire and everything I loved.

— Sarah Glenn Marsh, Fear the Drowning Deep

He thrashed like a freshly caught fish as the sucking sounds of draining water gurgled from the pooling blood in his mouth.

— Michiko Katsu, Burdened By Guilt

There’s water in my bonesa ghost of a chance

— Michael Ondaatje, Handwriting

La Maga did not know that my kisses were like eyes which began to open up beyond her, and that I went along outside as if I saw a different concept of the world, the dizzy pilot of a black prow which cut the water of time and negated it.

— Julio Cortázar, Hopscotch

How can I tell anyone that there has always lived within me a rusty sense of disgust-a dull, brackish water that I suspect is my soul?

— A.M. Homes, May We Be Forgiven

Just lay down on the beach, with nothing intellectual or constructive to do , other than soaking in the sun, and listening to the refreshing sounds of the water waves and admiring the smiles of the ́near and dear ́ ones that we love.

— Tina Sequeira, SOUL SOJOURN

As water downs ships but upholds leaves, and as fires burn cities but refines gold, so do life’s troubles propel the meek to greatnessand the proud to ruin.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

I would give my lungs to the fish so that they may rise out of the water and feel the wind.

— A.P. Sweet, dead, but dreaming

Harun AlRashid known for his wealth & diplomatic relations, sent an embassy to France that included an elephant & a water clock

— Firas Alkhateeb, Lost Islamic History: Reclaiming Muslim Civilisation from the Past

If you pour more water into a river, it will not drown the fish.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

The most efficient water power in the world – women’s tears.

— Wilson Mizner

When you dig a well, there’s no sign of water until you reach it, only rocks and dirt to move out of the way. You have removed enough; soon the pure water will flow, ” said Buddha.

— Deepak Chopra

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.

— Mitch Hedberg

Interestingly, water in a bottle never knows that the bottle gives him the shape, same like those people in the system!!!!

— G.S. Sreekiran

I am roots in the earth. I am water that flows. I am grounded. I am Watcher.

— Veronica Wolff, Isle of Night

Knowledge is something that fire cannot burn, water cannot wet, air cannot dry, thieves cannot steal, and the more you spend the more it increases.

— Rajen Jani, Once Upon A Time: 100 Management Stories

The beach is still a public place, and that’s an amazing grace about Chicago. We have so many problems, but the water always stays. That inspires me and keeps me inspired about the city and keeps me hopeful.

— Jamila Woods

My meal arrived. It was a bowl of tepid, green curried water with two spinach leaves floating in it. The waiter called it ‘vegetable soup’. I called it inedible slop.

— Frank Kusy, Kevin and I in India

I find now, swallowing one teaspoon of pain, that it drops downward to the past where it mixes with last year’s cupful and downward into a decade’s quart and downward into a lifetime’s ocean. I alternate treading water and deadman’s float.

— Anne Sexton, The Complete Poems

There’s nothing like the discovery of an unknown work by a great thinker to set the intellectual community atwitter and cause academics to dart about like those things one sees when looking at a drop of water under a microscope.

— Woody Allen

Memories are strange things. Withough being something I can hold in my hand, they wield a beguiling power over me. Like a mirage in the noontime heat of summer, they dance before my inner eyes and beckon me to find water where there is not water.

— Joy Sikorski, Tamar of the Terebinths

Whoever believes in getting water feels no thirst.

— Ali bin Abi Thalib a.s.

I love the ocean because water from all sources mingle here, I love the ocean because it always returns all our valuables back, I love the ocean because it is the proof for abundance love & attachment.

— Desai Pruthvi S

Mist to mist, drops to drops. For water thou art, and unto water shalt thou return.

— Kamand Kojouri

What begins at the water shall end there, and what ends there shall once more begin. Words are a gift to the dead and a warning to the living.

— Doug Dorst, S.

Some people fight fire with fire. I’ve found water to be more effective.

— Adrianne Ambrose, Confessions of a Virgin Sacrifice

Truth.It feels cool, like water washing over my sticky-hot body. Cooling a heat that’s been burning me up all my life.Truth, I say inside my head again, just for that feeling.

— Kathryn Stockett, The Help

A single bead of water rolled along the length of his spine and glided down the powerful lines of his body. Mariel moistened her lips and watched its seductive descent, overwhelmed with the temptation to trace its path with the tip of her tongue.

— Madeline Martin, Deception of a Highlander

A glass of water with peace is better than several glasses of wine with trouble. Here’s a glass of water . . . Cheers to the good life

— Constance Friday

To express your love for the universe, be like a cloud to dwell in the high altitudes, and never forget to transform yourself into the water of humility.

— Debasish Mridha

Life in us is like the water in a river.

— Henry David Thoreau

It’s the wonderment of water that makes it so appealing: thoughts of what’s beneath the surface, or out there beyond a watery horizon.

— Fennel Hudson, A Meaningful Life – Fennel’s Journal – No. 1

Lada made her face stone, her heart a mountain. A mountain that would never be pierced to let cold, clear water flow. “Nothing holds me here.

— Kiersten White, And I Darken

A bird will only fall from the sky when it stops believing in its ability to fly, and a fish will only drown in water when it stops believing in its ability to swim.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Don’t water your weeds

— Harvey MacKay

The universe is a deep, still body of water in which we all swim. Every move that we make creates a ripple that echoes across reality – and the deeper that we swim, the more force those waves carry and the farther they may span.

— Cristen Rodgers

Dwellers by the sea are generally superstitious sailors always are. There is something in the illimitable expanse of sky and water that dilates the imagination.

— Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Manipulating the media is akin to poisoning a nation’s water supply – it affects all of our lives in unimaginable ways.

— Lance Morcan, The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy

You can not hide on an island and expect that water will not find you.

— Chuck Bridges

Sunrise offered a very beautiful spectacle; the water was quite unruffled, but the motion communicated by the tides was so great that, although there was not a breath of air stirring, the sea heaved slowly with a grand and majestic motion.

— George Grey

A wave has a right to live her life as a wave, but she must also learn to live her life as water because she is not only a wave. She is also water. And water lives without the fear carried by the wave.

— Thich Nhat Hanh, No Death, No Fear

Man can live about forty days without food about three days without water about eight minutes without air … but only for one second without hope.

— Hal Lindsey

When you take a shower in space, you have to press the water onto your body to clean yourself, and then you gotta vacuum it off.

— Ace Frehley

Okay, fluoride in the water to help our teeth. Well, shouldn’t that be the job of your mom and dad? To teach you how to brush your teeth and use mouth wash? What do we need the government to do it for? Clearly, what a scam. Fluoride in the water.

— Jesse Ventura

Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions.

— Sun Tzu, The Art of War

The fountain of living water never runs dry.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

The girl who climbed up the water tower. We would have counted her an accident until the medical examiner found breaks and fractures from her hips to her heels. “You fall head first, ” he said. “Feet first’s a jump.

— Thomas Lynch, The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade

The ocean is a Turing machine, the sand is its tape; the water reads the marks in the sand and sometimes erases them and sometimes carves new ones with tiny currents that are themselves a response to the marks.

— Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon

If I get in the water in this outfit, the cloth will turn completely transparent.””I know, and I’m looking forward to it more than you can imagine.

— C.L. Wilson, Lady of Light and Shadows

The Lord gives the bread of adversity and the water of affliction for spiritual rebirth.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

You cannot pour more water into a full cup without causing a spillage.

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

Don’t water anything that you don’t want to grow in your life.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

He’s like a storybook spirit, a little djinn or something, except instead of air or water his element is imagination.

— Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

The beauty of blue water touches my heart and lovingly invites me to swim with her.

— Debasish Mridha

Seeing that our thirst was increasing and the water was killing us, while the storm did not abate, we agreed to trust to God, Our Lord, and rather risk the perils of the sea than wait there for certain death from thirst.

— Alvar N. C. de Vaca

Relationships are like gardening. If you don’t water the plants, they die.

— Jenna Alatari

Give a bull grass, sweet water and a willing heifer and he is happy. But a man is never content. If no gadflies of worry exist he will invent them.

— Alison Fell, The Element -inth in Greek

You are so beautiful, like water droplet.When I’m looking on water, inside the glass, I see nothing unusual, but when I look on water droplet, I see, how beautiful She is.

— VicDo

We eat breads, and we eat it with butter.While some brothers, starve for water and leave near the gutter.

— Khan Shamim

This-this was what made life: a moment of quiet the water falling in the fountain the girl’s voice … a moment of captured beauty. He who is truly wise will never permit such moments to escape.

— Louis L’Amour

No matter how much you water the ground, if the ground holds no seed then no plant is coming out. Don’t expect the plant to come out unless you have sown the seed

— Lazarus Takawira, Imagine Africa

We jumped into water so clear and warm that it was like jumping from air to air. The sand rose up under us and we floated to where it met the sea and walked out of the water like creatures in an act of evolution.

— Elisabeth Eaves, Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents

As water changes its shape according to the shape of the vessel, I change myself by changing my thoughts.

— Debasish Mridha

Patience is like ice cold water runing truth your veins, but our love will be immense

— Alejandro Pérez

Your soul fountain will never drain until the instant of eternity will halt before it to drink the water of death.

— Sorin Cerin, Wisdom Collection: The Book of Wisdom

If you dam a river it stagnates. Running water is beautiful water.

— English proverb

If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us.

— David Suzuki

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

Because I know it in my bones. You are the only female I desire, the only water that will quench my thirst, the only sun that will warm my skin, the only lips that were made for mine.

— Dannika Dark, Impulse

Then sail, my fine lady, on the billowing wave -The water below is as dark as the grave, And maybe you’ll sink in your little blue boat -It’s hope, and hope only, that keeps us afloat

— Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad

Young people are experts on leisure, water skiing, dancing, rock music, rapping, TV watching . . . by and large, chores are a thing of the past.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

There’s something about water that washes away the cares of the mind and heart.

— Patricia Robin Woodruff

The laboratory evidence that carbohydrate-rich diets can cause the body to reain water and so raise blood pressure, just as salt consumption is supposed to do, dates back well over a century

— Gary Taubes, Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease

Gazing out from the mountains, the clouds are whiter, the sky is bluer, the air seeping into your lungs is as clear as the water roaring down from the snow, melting on the high peaks. A place where heaven is a little closer.

— Virginia Alison

Secrets press inside a person. They press the way water presses at a dam. The secrets and the water, they both want to get out.

— Franny Billingsley, Chime

Bread and water will not break me, and if you choose to isolate me, I shall have only but more time to plot against my oppressors.

— J.V. Hart

Some words are like the old Roman galleys large-scaled and ponderous. They sit low in the water even when their cargo is light.

— William Jovanovich

He cowered in terror as the body of the beast darkened the water above him. The monster swooped around the crevice, scenting the blood trail from Luke’s foot. Luke saw that several of his toes had been ripped off. He felt sick.

— Alison Cooklin, The Light Travellers: Luke’s Journey

Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep.

— William Shakespeare

Wood may remain ten years in the water but it will never become a crocodile.

— Congolese proverb

When you are walking on water it is fear, not sharks, that sinks you.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

A drop of water shall be returned with a burst of spring.

— Pat Cher

Happiness is the light on the water. The water is cold and dark and deep.

— William Maxwell

We are not living. We are swimming in water called time. When our bodies get tired, we drowned and die.

— Debasish Mridha M.D.

There had been trials involving water, a time when witches were persecuted, bound, and tossed into the largest nearby body of water to see if they would sink or swim.

— Kayla Krantz, The Council

Land and water are not really separate things, but they are separate words, and we perceive through words.

— David Rains Wallace, The Untamed Garden and Other Personal Essays

You learn the value of water when the rivers are dry.You learn the value of light when the winters are prolonged.You learn the value of water when the fields are bare.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Walking on water is easy if you know where to step.

— Peter Tieryas, Watering Heaven

Your tears only water your weeds

— Red

Prayer is like water – something you can’t imagine has the strength or power to do any good, and yet give it time and it can change the lay of the land.

— Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home

Reasoning with a drunkard is likeGoing under water with a torch to seek for a drowning man.

— Thiruvalluvar, Holy Kural – Thirukkural in Tamil with English Translations

Whisper to the flashing water your real name, write your signature in the sand, and shout your identity to the sky until it answers to you in thunder.

— Christopher John Farley, Kingston by Starlight

While intent is the seed of manifestation, action is the water that nourishes the seed. Your actions must reflect your goals in order to achieve true success.

— Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

With just a little drop of kindness you can water a whole garden.

— Heather Wolf, Kipnuk’s Joke Book for Kiddies

The future belongs to us, because we have taken charge of it. We have the commitment, we have the resourcefulness, and we have the strength of our people to share the dream across Africa of clean water for all.

— Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.

— Benjamin Franklin

How very wet this water is.

— L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz

Even if you believe a creator god invented the laws of physics, would you so insult him as to suggest that he might capriciously and arbitrarily violate them in order to walk on water, or turn water into wine as a cheap party trick at a wedding?

— Richard Dawkins

For me to read a good novel without enjoying a cup of coffee or a cup of tea or a nice glass of wine in the process would be like having water without the wet. It’s simply impossible.

— Cat Ellington

By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.

— Aeschylus

The two dark faces, In front of red sky, beside the water bodies, under the shadow, upon the way ! makes the world to feel that we are not failures ! we are brothers


Heaven opened and the water hammered down, reviving the reluctant old well, greenmossing the pigless pigsty, carpet bombing still, tea-colored puddles the way memory bombs still, tea-colored minds.

— Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

The optimist sees the glass as half full, the pessimist as half empty. What I see is water that can save someone’s life.

— Abhijit Naskar

I’m going to take a shower, ” I said and prepared for the comment I knew was coming. “You know what they say, conserve water and shower with a friend.

— Chelsea M. Cameron, My Favorite Mistake

Walking on water requires feet of faith.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Water in the boat is the ruin of the boat, but water under the boat is its support.

— Jalaluddin Rumi, The Rumi Collection

Tidal waves surge forward, And in their wake, Stale water is replenished.(Haiku from Chapter Thirty, SHADOWWATER)

— Wendy Shreve, Shadowwater

Education is not to be viewed as something like filling a vessel with water but, rather, assisting a flower to grow in its own way

— Bertrand Russell

Why we are hanging around with inequality concept every day, it is like comparing water with the bread.


When the water is calm, take as much distance as possible with your boat!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Forest deep, silent bellsThere’s a secret no one tellsValley quiet, water stillLynburns watching on the hillApples red, corn goldAlmost everyone grows old

— Sarah Rees Brennan, Unspoken

Keep a big glass of cool water close while reading this one. —Margaret Smith

— Scarlett Avery, Irresistible Attraction

To think that we grasp the fullness of life is to say that by holding a mere drop of water in our hands we are able to understand the immensity of the ocean.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

A thirst for water may be an oasis in your day.

— Anthony T.Hincks

A little light in the dark night A faint voice is calling you This way! This way! This flickering, wavering little voiceLike dew, like a bonfireThe voice of insectsthe sound of the water You can never lose themonce you’ve heard them…

— Natsumi Mukai

Bad habit, lunch. A banana and a water biscuit is all any sane healthy man should need in the middle of the day.

— Agatha Christie

…Human beings, little bags of thinking water held up briefly by fragile accumulations of calcium…

— Terry Pratchett

The ocean was the best place, of course. That was what she loved most. It was a feeling of freedom like no other, and yet a feeling of communion with all the other places and creatures the water touched.

— Ann Brashares

Get a good book, get few bottles of water or few cups of tea/coffee or Chocolate milk and start reading.

— Deyth Banger

If water won’t smother the blazeFather, take my tears and bestow them on the firesee if the fires will wither.

— Zakariya Amataya, No Women in Poetry

Society my dear is like salt water good to swim in but hard to swallow.

— Arthur Stringer

You are waterI’m waterwe’re all water in different containersthat’s why it’s so easy to meetsomeday we’ll evaporate together.

— Yoko Ono

[Jellyfish] are 97% water or something, so how much are they doing? Just give them another 3% and make them water. It’s more useful.

— Karl Pilkington

I reach for her hand and wind my fingers through hers, turning them so the rain patters down onto her palm. I trace a circle there with my thumb, smoothing the water in her skin. I want to show her there’s nothing to be afraid of.

— Amie Kaufman, These Broken Stars

The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.

— Lucretius

Every blade of grass was carved from emerald, every drip of water turned to diamond.

— George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

Keep your honesty as earth inside.Keep your focus as fire inside.Keep your determination as water inside.Keep your passion as blood inside.Most importantly keep love as it transcends all.At last keep your calm and winning is all yours. Embrace it!!!

— Jatin Nasa

i am soft again.there is water and it surrounds me.there is feeling and i can feel it.i am awake and aliveand swollen and heavy with love.i am changingand i am loving change.

— Ava, You Are Safe Here.

Aubrey, crouching on a nearby counter, watched me with squinty eyes, apparently pondering why anyone would willingly immerse themselves in water ever, let alone for extended periods of time.

— Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

A light like the glint of water on dewy grass flashed from under her feet as she danced.

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Be like a water who creates his own path don’t be like a stone who stops everyone’s path

— Awais Aman

Cultures should not be like water that dissolves them evenly, but like colours that stand out distinctly.

— Vinita Kinra

Faces close, they breathed into each other, their bodies slick with water and sweat.

— Melissa Cutler, Tempted into Danger

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: ‘President Can’t Swim.’

— Lyndon B. Johnson

I look out into the water and up deep into the stars. I beg the sparkling lanterns of light to cure me of myself — my past and the kaleidoscope of mistakes, failures and wrong turns that have stacked unbearable regret upon my shoulders.

— Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

The pale water which goes away along paths of silence.

— Georges Rodenbach

If the statue engulfs people in fire, we should send Leo.’ ‘I love you too, man.’ ‘You know what I mean. You’re immune. Or, heck, give me some of those nice water grenades and I’ll go. Ares and I have tangled before.

— Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

Water was how the desert would bring everyone together. The antelope’s daily prayer, weighing the mortal need of water with the mortal danger of obtaining it.

— Mike Bond, The Last Savanna

Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.

— Sun Tzu

You cannot water your own plant if you are waiting on other people’s approval to do so. Stop living your one and only life waiting for validation, start seeking your own inner voice to guide you.

— Keysha Jade, Intoxicated stained tears

I want to promise you / permanence, my constant orbit, but even continents / are revisions. I am only your diving bell in water / hemmed by shifting plates.

— Robin Beth Schaer, Shipbreaking

Love? Love is like holding water in your hands. You might have it for a time, but it escapes, leaving you with nothing.

— Laura Lam, Pantomime

The heart of a human being is no different from the soul of heaven and earth. In your practice always keep in your thoughts the interaction of heaven and earth, water and fire, yin and yang.

— Morihei Ueshiba

There’s only one person who needs a glass of water oftener than a small child tucked in for the night, and that’s a writer sitting down to write.

— Mignon McLaughlin

I love that there’s such a rivalry. It’s like, leaf water versus bean water, ya know? – Charlie

— Robyn Schneider, Extraordinary Means

Revenge is like waves hitting the beach, the water is drawn in and sucked back into yet another wave, pounding and smashing its shoreline!

— Wes Adamson

Even water carves monuments of stone, so do our thoughts shape our character.

— Hugh B. Brown

Only the living water can satisfied our thirst.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Wounds are like water set to boil – they heal best left unwatched…

— Gabrielle Zevin

In my life, water has had the character of punctuation.

— SueEllen Campbell

Modern poets mix too much water with their ink.

— Goethe

I love America for its bourgeois comfort. If I was as heavily in debt as they are, I wouldn’t be drinking tea or coffee anywhere. I would be sipping tap water from an old bottle and serving others tea or coffee in a cafe somewhere.

— Vann Chow, Shanghai Nobody

The new day is almost here, but the old one is still dragging its heavy skirts. Just as ocean water and river water struggle against each other at a river mouth, the old time and the new time clash and blend.

— Haruki Murakami, After Dark

You really didn’t appreciate how thick, how powerful water was until you had to fight it.

— Ilsa J. Bick, Monsters

why do people pour water on concrete expecting something to grow from it” AP

— Alexis Pettway

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.

— Thomas Carlyle

Beyond reducing individual use, one of our top priorities must be to move from fossil fuels to energy that has fewer detrimental effects on water supplies and fewer environmental impacts overall.

— David Suzuki

The dumb-manager theory of business problems just didn’t hold water for me. There had to be a deeper reason why smart people would make decisions that lead to failure.

— Clayton M. Christensen

Ryan was a nose away from the tallest cake on display, a six-foot-high chocolate masterpiece Jesse and I had created for this year’s fairs. Detailed water nymph’s interspersed with insects and toadstools, all sculpted by hand in rich dark chocolate.

— Anouska Knight, Since You’ve Been Gone

Here for example the beautiful silver mirror of a river swells, a boy falls in, the water ripples sweetly around his locks, he sinks – and after a short while the silver mirror swells as before.

— Adalbert Stifter, Brigitta, with Abdias, Limestone & the Forest Path

Encouragement is like water to the soul, it makes everything grow.

— Chris Burkmenn

Water’s water and that’s why it’s beautiful.

— Alberto Caeiro, The Collected Poems of Alberto Caeiro

Life is like water in a glass. Drop by drop the glass empties.

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

I surfed Dana Point, San Clemente, and of course Huntington Beach. Every morning, you could find me at the hot water pipe.

— Dick Dale

Some say that time is like water that flows around us (like a stone in the river) and some say we flow with time (like a twig floating on the surface of the water).

— Chuck Klosterman, Eating the Dinosaur

In Buddhism, there is no place for using effort. Just be ordinary and nothing special. Eat your food, move your bowels, pass water and when you’re tired go and lie down. The ignorant will laugh at me, but the wise will understand.

— Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Let my memories of you be like water on the moon. A beautiful impossibility – but allowing me to sleep and dream of infinite beginnings rather than Othello endings.

— Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

The same tongue that tastes a cube of sugar when it is placed in a small cup of water and appreciates it is the same tongue that tells the same cube of sugar how tasteless it is when it is placed in a large volume of water.

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

The stars are reflected from within the black water in the cistern. I find comfort in the omen I glean from this: light in the darkness, truth when it seems there is none.

— Alice Hoffman, The Dovekeepers

I’m a hustler, baby; I sell water to a well!

— Jay-Z

In cross-examination as in fishing nothing is more ungainly than a fisherman pulled into the water by his catch.

— Louis Nizer

Laser beams slid around them, spurts of light sinking through the darkness, eventually touching the stars or lighting the water for a moment on their death ride to the murky bottom.

— Dean Koontz, Star Quest / Doom of the Green Planet

Driving your car through deep pools of flood water is a great way of making your car unreliable. Smart people turn around and avoid it.

— Steven Magee

Images barraged him. Connections darted electric. Veins. Roots. Forked lightning. Tributaries. Branches. Vines snaked around trees, herds of animals, drops of water running tog

— Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

The Thames Shouldered its way past Blackfriars Bridge, impatient with the ancient piers, no longer the passive stream that slid past Chelsea Marina, but a rush of ugly water that had scented the open sea and was ready to make a run for it.

— J.G. Ballard, Millennium People

A cup of tea at the ready and a jug of water will suffice just fine.

— S.A. Tawks, The Spirit of Pessimism

You don’t find the concept of illicit love at all engaging?”“The concept, maybe. But in literature? That’s like ordering a glass of tap water at a bar.

— Nenia Campbell, Tantalized

Kevin watched the water move down the creek. He didn’t know where it was going but he assumed that it was to a lake. It seemed to be in a hurry, so he hoped that it would get there soon.

— Jesse Haubert

China leads the world in energy consumption, carbon emissions, and the release of major air and water pollutants, and the environmental impact is felt both regionally and globally.

— Ma Jun

The best anti-aging advice I’ve ever received? Drink a lot of water and have a plant-based diet. I also do mindful meditation with my daughter every day. It takes ten minutes. I think reducing stress plays a big part in anti-aging.

— Carolyn Murphy

In order to induce the process of decay, water is necessary. I think that, in the case of women, men are the water.

— Natsuo Kirino, Grotesque

Poetry is a wild water that flows as furious river from “spring” in the summer.

— Lepota L. Cosmo

It tastes like water spiked with strange.

— Mary Roach, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

She poured us some more Scotch. It didn’t seem to affect her any more than water affects Boulder Dam.

— Raymond Chandler

Look! A trickle of water running through some dirt! I’d say our afternoon just got booked solid!

— Bill Watterson

He was beyond gorgeous. But Eastlake High was full of pretty people who acted like total freaks. I blame the local water supply. Which was why I drank bottled water.

— Rachel Vincent, Never to Sleep

People who wouldn’t dream of drowning a puppy in a barrel full of water think nothing of killing a fish the same slow way.

— Karen Traviss, Matriarch

I fell into the water with a large splash and sunk like a stone. My feet guided the way as I drifted further into the murky depths. Down. Down. Down.

— Brynn Myers, Falling Out of Focus

Her face was a grimace of surprised pain as she slid unconscious down the back of the tub and under the water. I held her under for several minutes after the blow, watching as the water went pink, then red, and finally crimson with blood.

— Alistair Cross, Beautiful Monster

The distance you walk on water depends on how great your faith is.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

A field which feeds you, a river which gives you water are much holier than all other so-called holy places!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

The flower drifted, light and open, gliding a path through still water like the faint stirrings of a dream.

— Emma Raveling, Breaker

It’s a beautiful thing, diving into the cool crisp water and then just sort of being able to pull your body through the water and the water opening up for you.

— Dawn Fraser

I cry as the laughter inside me drowns and descends into the water with the ghosts of our union.

— A.P. Sweet, dead, but dreaming

Don’t spend your time fetching water with a basket for it will never get filled up

— Topsy Gift

Your powers don’t work in the rain do they? A little bit of water and your fire fizzles out? So Little Miss Perfect does have a weakness after all!

— Heather James, Fire

Be the fish that discovers the water and don’t let the moment exceed her weakness

— K.J. Kilton, Trophy Life

When a child is locked in the bathroom with water running and he says he’s doing nothing but the dog is barking, call 911.

— Erma Bombeck

Beauty without grace is like a fish far displaced from the water and looking at this kind of beauty is like watching that fish die right there on the cement in front of you.

— C. JoyBell C.

Tears water the eyes when they have been dry for too long.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man – who has no gills.

— Ambrose Bierce

I want clean water and clean air and conservation… that’s not what extreme environmentalists are all about. For them, it is a religion. They believe in trees and animals, not God.

— Roger Ailes

I shower in the dark, barely able to tell soap from conditioner, and tell myself that I will emerge new and strong, that the water will heal me.

— Veronica Roth, Insurgent

The Lord turned water into wine. All I’m suggesting is a trip to the grocery store.

— Jodi Picoult, Salem Falls

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.

— Horace

Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.

— Eliza Tabor Stephenson

We need to eliminate the concept of division by class, skills, race, income, religion, and nationality. Every human requires food and water to survive and every human has a heart that bleeds, loves, and grieves.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

This couldn’t be just a lake. No real water was ever blue like that. A light breeze stirred the pin-cherry tree beside the window, ruffled the feathers of a fat sea gull promenading on the pink rocks below. The breeze was full of evergreen spice.

— Dorothy Maywood Bird, Mystery at Laughing Water

Philosophy and religion – what are they when the wind blows and the water gets up in lumps?

— William Golding, Rites of Passage

What begins at the water shall end there, and what ends there shall once more begin.

— Doug Dorst, S.

Too much of water hast thou, poor Ophelia, And therefore I forbid my tears.

— William Shakespeare, Hamlet

The world beyond the water was a blue of green and stone and blue. A moment later Yoshi pushed through, the water pouring down in sheets so smooth it looked like glass, and stepped into the calm [p. 296]

— Kim Edwards, The Lake of Dreams

All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald

Drink warm water with lemon first thing in the morning. It’s a good way to detox and alkalize your body.

— Valentina Zelyaeva

The next time that boy pursues you, he better do it like a dying man looking for water in a desert. When it’s the right guy, you’ll know, because he’ll cherish you.

— Karen Kingsbury, Leaving

Aviation in air, in water and in spirit. Its laws are different in all three cases. The spirit soars the more it weighs and sinks into itself. The heavier the spirit, the higher and farther it flies.

— César Vallejo

Our livelihood is intimately tied to the food we eat, water we drink and places where we recreate. That’s why we have to promote responsibility and conservation when it comes to our natural resources.

— Mark Udall

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.

— Toni Morrison

Trying to influence another person without first establishing a relationship is like trying to boil water outside of a kettle. Trust, like the kettle, is the vessel in which all things work together to generate powerful action

— Denis G. McLaughlin, The Leadership GPS: Your Turn by Turn Guide to Becoming a Successful Leader and Changing Lives Along the Way

Once you digitize data, you can actually analyze patterns and relationships in geographic space – relationships between certain health patterns and air or water pollution, between plants and climate, soils, landscape.

— Jack Dangermond

Like silence after noise, or cool, clear water on a hot, stuffy day, Emptiness cleans out the messy mind and charges up the batteries of spiritual energy. Many people are afraid of Emptiness, however, because it reminds them of Loneliness.

— Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

Life is a bubble in the ocean of time. At the same time, it can hold all the water of the ocean in her heart.

— Debasish Mridha

There is a deep dryness of the soul and all of the recalcitrant contrivances of man to quench his own thirst will bring not a single drop of moisture to those parched places, for God and God alone holds the water that satiates the soul.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough, Flecks of Gold on a Path of Stone: Simple Truths for Life’s Complex Journey

You’re both the fire and the water that extinguishes it. You’re the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick. You’re the storyteller and the story told. You are somebody’s something, but you are also your you.

— John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

No matter how much you water the ground, if the ground holds no seed then no plant is coming out. Don’t expect the plant to come out unless you have sown a seed

— Lazarus Takawira, The Public Servant

My world is about FEELings. Sometimes, these feelings run so deep i fear i will drown.Creatively, it’s a dream to be so sensitive. In real life, it’s exhausting, as i tread water to keep myself from sinking.

— Jaeda DeWalt

You are a pool of clear water where the light plays

— Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body

Puppies are a reflection of unconditional love, entrusted to us like precious seeds. We water them with praise, patience, and love, and watch them grow into full bloom.

— Leila Grandemange, A Story of a Promising Puppy

Endure for another day, Mister Tannen, and you’ll have all the foul black misuse of water you can drink.

— Scott Lynch, The Republic of Thieves

Present tears water the gardens of future blessings.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Just for you non-sea-god types out there, don’t go swimming in New York Harbor. It may not be as filthy as it was in my mom’s day, but that water will still probably make you grow a third eye or have mutant children when you grow up.

— Rick Riordan

A calm water is like a still soul.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, sermons and soda water the day after.

— George Gordon Byron

Alice’s razor-thin blond hair is what people in Santo Domingo call bueno, but I don’t understand how that kind of hair can be good. It doesn’t move at all, or ripple like the water in Boca Chica when I throw shells at it.

— Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

How could a mother who boils water for pasta leave two little girls behind?

— Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere

A shower is the perfect place for crying. No one can hear you if you do it quietly, into a wash-cloth, with the water running.

— Suzanne Supplee, Artichoke’s Heart

Don’t waste water even if you were at a running stream

— Anonymous

While I lingered about the old village and the lake, with the water lapping on the shore and the wind whispering in the big pines, I felt for a moment that I was back in time among the Ojibwe families going about their business.

— Barry Babcock, TEACHERS IN THE FOREST: Essays from the last wilderness in Mississippi Headwaters Country

I am your moon and your moonlight tooI am your flower garden and your water tooI have come all this way, eager for youWithout shoes or shawlI want you to laughTo kill all your worriesTo love youTo nourish you.

— Jalaluddin Rumi

You must empty out the dirty water before you fill the pitcher with clean.

— Idries Shah

Be wise like water and adapt, adjust, and appreciate whomever you are with and wherever you are.

— Debasish Mridha

Almost overnight, Albert Pinkham had gone from being barely able to keep his head above water to walking on the stuff.

— Cathie Pelletier, Once Upon a Time on the Banks

First, be ruthless about your calendar—stick to it, hell or high water but create space for unstructured time as well.

— Arjun Dev Arora

Jewelry of the clouds on the horizon; Seven circles are intertwined. A voice follows you without words; Soft footsteps, in the water of transience.

— Kristian Goldmund Aumann

Only the poet or the saint can water an asphalt pavement in the confident anticipation that lilies will reward his labour.

— W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon And Sixpence

Human body consists of nearly 60% of water. So, wasting of water is like destroying human life.

— Dr Sivakumar Gowder

Poor food and water for dinner, a bent arm for a pillow – that is where joy resides. For me, wealth and renown without honor are nothing but drifting clouds.

— Confucius, The Analects

The living water that never runs dry, The water of life, Lord, the saviour of the world.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Lake Pend Oreille is definitely my favorite place to be while in Sandpoint. I love to get out on a boat to enjoy water sports, camping, fishing, or just to relax and catch a sunset.

— Nate Holland

But water doesn’t care for human sorrows. It flows without slowing or quickening its pace in the darkness of the earth, where only stones will hear.

— Emmi Itäranta, Memory of Water

Our mind is a garden, our thoughts are the seeds. We can grow flowers or we can grow weeds. Don’t forget to water it!

— Alston Gray, How to Own a Car on the Cheap (without sacrificing quality)

Reading is the life-saving water for our minds. Drink pure words as much as you need and remain alive!

— Munia Khan

Sex is a different medium, refracting time and sense, a biological hyperspace as remote from conscious existence as dreams, or as water is from air

— Ian McEwan, Saturday

The friendship we share grows amidst the craggy rock pond reeds of water spray fireflies scented with bonfires.

— Bradley Chicho

A woman is like a tea bag – only in hot water do you realize how strong she is.

— Nancy Reagan

Okay, well…how’s that water feeling, then?’ ‘Excuse me?’ ‘The Nile warm this time of the year?

— J.R. Ward, Lover Unbound

Is not a patron one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help?

— Samuel Johnson

Too caustic? To hell with cost we’ll make the picture anyhow. Every director bites the hand that lays the golden egg. We have all passed a lot of water since then.

— Samuel Goldwyn

One kernel is felt in a hogshead; one drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire helps to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act.

— Hannah More

He said, “Americans look upon water as an inexhaustible resource. It’s not, if you’re mining it. Arizona is mining groundwater.

— John McPhee, Assembling California

The scratching came from the attic. At night, when Rory turned out the light I would lie awake and wait for it to skit, skit, skit lightly across the floorboards above our heads and down behind the water pipes.

— Kate Chisman, Creep

Ranchers need clean water for their stock, farmers need it for their crops, every employer needs it to stay in business, and every living thing needs it for life… The law needs to be clear to protect water quality and the rights of landowners.

— Mark Udall

Iraq has the most extensive petrochemical industry in the Middle East and a wealth of vaccine factories, single-cell protein research labs, medical and veterinary manufacturing centers and water treatment plants.

— Barton Gellman

Is there any difference between a happy and a lucky man? A happy is someone who finds an oasis with drinking water in a desert. A lucky man will always find water.

— Eraldo Banovac

Is heaven more beautiful than the country of the muskox in summer when sometimes the mist blows over the lakes and sometimes the water is blue and the loons cry very often?

— Saltatha Inuit

She drowned all of the catnip mice in Nike’s water bowl and I had to take them away after he began drinking the resulting ‘nip tea, wearing overalls, and changing all the songs in my favorites playlist to the Grateful Dead.

— Amy Petrie Shaw, The Tao of the Dippy Cat: A Series of Uncomfortable Incidents and Horrible Happenings

This water was indeed a different thing from ordinary nourishment. Its sweetness was born of the walk under the stars, the song of the pulley, the effort of my arms. It was good for the heart, like a present.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Money spent on carbon cuts is money we can’t use for effective investments in food aid, micronutrients, HIV/AIDS prevention, health and education infrastructure, and clean water and sanitation.

— Bjorn Lomborg

Just a little drop of kindness can water a whole garden.

— Heather Wolf

I love coming back into Chersonesus in the afternoon; the city is lit up by the sun beginning to set. The sound of the water rushing past the hull, and the sky is as blue as Helena’s eyes.”“Did I hear a woman’s name?

— Destin Bays, True Love

In the fountain of youth, love is the water and enthusiasm is the power.

— Debasish Mridha

I think: perhaps the sky is a huge sea of fresh water and we, instead of walking under it, walk on top of it; perhaps we see everything upside down and the earth is a kind of sky, so that when we die, when we die, we fall and sink into the sky.

— José Luís Peixoto, The Implacable Order of Things

unrequited love is likekneeling on uncooked riceand waiting for the boiling water of his kissesto soften the painbut he never comes.

— K.Y. Robinson, The Chaos of Longing

There was nothing there but black water and American fire power.

— James Stockdale

Just as you can never squeeze water out of the water, you can never squeeze the good out of goodness: You simply tap into the good by positioning yourself and allowing it.

— Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, Ph.D, MBA

It’s funny how cucumber water can taste so much better than pickle juice, even though they come from the same source.

— Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously… I’m Kidding

Between the beach and the big breaking waves about a quarter mile off was a stretch of bumpy, glistening reef, its usual blanket of water pulled back by a celestial hand.

— Mary Ellen Hannibal, Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction

Instead of drifting away from God, you’ll be firmly anchored, able to swim against the tide, offering living water to all you meet.

— Craig Groeschel, Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working

The welkin is blue yet in agony, The air and the water has made a pair, As the love was unfaithful and the earth has to suffer, until the time goes backwards.

— J. Sarraf

When I moved, the broker had told me there was something good for the brain about living near the sea, something about ions. But I often felt like the water was insulting me, like, “I’m beautiful and endless—what are you doing with your life?

— Anna North, The Life and Death of Sophie Stark

If a frog is placed into a pot of boiling water it will immediately try to jump out; but if it’s placed into a pot of cool water that’s gradually heated until boiling, it will stay put and never try to jump out.

— Richard Beckham II, Frog in the Pot

Truly, we do live on a ‘water planet.’ For us, water is that critical issue that we need. It’s the most precious substance on the planet, and it links us to pretty much every environmental issue, including climate change, that we’re facing.

— Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

You are the sun and the rain, the water and the plants, the birds and the animals. There is no such thing as ‘nature, ’ apart from you and me. You are nature, I am nature, just as you are me and I am you.

— John Lundin, Journey to the Heart of the World

That odd infallible sliding-like-crystal air on water that means day’s left dawn for morning.

— H.D., HERmione

My brother William is a fisherman, and he tells me that when he is in the middle of a fogboundsea the water is a color for which there is no name.

— Patricia MacLachlan, Sarah, Plain and Tall

If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of suble air.

— Doris Lessing, On Cats

You cannot walk on water or move mountains without faith.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Affection makes fools. Always, without exception, love digs a channel that’s sooner or later flooded by the briny water of despair.

— Sonya Hartnett, Surrender

Something of God… flows into us from the blue of the sky, the taste of honey, the delicious embrace of water whether cold or hot, and even from sleep itself.

— C.S. Lewis

The water doesn’t know how old you are.

— Dara Torres, Age Is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life

The colour of the water seems to be the colour of the glass into which it has been poured

— Idries Shah, The World of the Sufi: An Anthology of Writings about Sufis and Their Work

I see that if you try to fit someone in a box, she might slip through the seams like water and become her own river.

— Laura Resau, The Queen of Water

The only thing to do with tears is water your flowers with them, so that there is something to show the world when the sun comes out.

— Fran Macilvey, Trapped: My Life with Cerebral Palsy

I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories… water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.

— Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

I kissed him until everything that hurt inside me melted into a pool of black water so deep I couldn’t touch the bottom. As long as I was touching him, I wouldn’t drown.

— Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory

Only living water satisfy the thirsty soul.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

But words are water in Amsterdam, they flood your ears and set the rot, and the church’s east corner is crowded.

— Jessie Burton

One day, I decided to be an island. I took off my clothes and walked into the sea, then floated there, bobbing along with the tide, suspended by my inflatable tube and water wings.

— Ng Yi-Sheng, LONTAR #5

We made it back to the airport without getting mugged, stoned, shot at, pounced on, bombed, shelled, garroted, gassed, pitched into, caught in a cross fire, sniped at, blockaded, napalmed, or trip-wired. No one even hit us with a water balloon.

— Daniel Quinn, My Ishmael

We can choose food that doesn’t lead to illnesses like diabetes and cancer. We can choose food that doesn’t contribute to water pollution and climate change. And we can choose food that keeps local economies vibrant and farmers on their land.

— Frances Beinecke

With my arms wrapped around Rosebud, I dreamed of heather-topped hills and sleepy valleys and a pretty woodland stream where dragonflies danced across the water as I sat down among the ferns and the meadowsweet, waiting for the summer to find me.

— Hazel Gaynor, The Cottingley Secret

Cross the meadow and the stream and listen as the peaceful water brings peace upon your soul.

— Maximillian Degenerez

Falling seemed to take forever as the water slowly rose to meet me. The dome of city hall continued to gleam in the distance, with its golden reflection extending to the river water. Strange that I hadn’t seen that before.

— Patricia Mason, The Banshee and the Linebacker

A person looked at me and said “I can’t believe you eat ice cream when it’s cold out” “I replied oh that’s nothing I drink water also when it rains

— Stanley Victor Paskavich

Love in a hut with water and a crust Is – Love forgive us! – cinders ashes dust.

— John Keats

If you’re going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to flow.

— Louis L’Amour

No one can know the infinite importance of a tiny drop of water better than a thirsty bird or a little ant or a man of desert!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.

— Pamela Hansford Johnson

Her vision of the world under the water represented a beautiful stillness, a version of heaven. It was the lost city of Lena, her alternate universe, the life she yearned for but didn’t get to have.

— Ann Brashares, Sisterhood Everlasting

I’m just an apprentice, stuck between these borrowed first and last breaths that I was given, drinking water of life, and chasing the fire of knowledge, and waiting to mingle with my eternal and faithful love, earth.

— B. Barmanbek, Culpa Innata

You can’t hold back the water – but you can swim with the current.

— Wallace J. Nichols

He shot across the dark and dank room and gently lowered her slight body, which seemed to weigh almost nothing, until she stood with her back to the wall, as he called a shield of water to block her from any danger.

— Alyssa Day, Atlantis Unleashed

I’m an elephant today. I will need to have lots of room and also a bowl of water on the floor.

— Jesse Ball, The Curfew

Phaedra looked across the water and her eyes met Lucian’s. Their needs came second. It came from the privilege of being tr

— Melina Marchetta, Quintana of Charyn

We’ve gotten so far away from our food source. It’s been hijacked from us. But if you get soil, plant something in it and water it, you can feed yourself. It’s that simple.

— Ron Finley

The touched heart madly stirs, your laughter is water hurrying over pebbles – every gesture is a proclamation, every sound is speech…

— Sappho

The day was cold, and every time the little transparent fans of water swept in and drew back, the wet sand mirrored a clear sky and the sun on its way down.

— Gina Berriault, Stolen Pleasures: Selected Stories of Gina Berriault

You sip the water from the same ocean in which all the hope was lost. Us

— Saleem Sharma

Walking on water is better than drowning.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Show Holmes a drop of water and he would deduce the existence of the Atlantic. Show it to me and I would look for a tap. That was the difference between us.

— Anthony Horowitz, The House of Silk

Today’s tears water tomorrow’s gardens.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Also, I’ll lose half a liter of water per day to breathing until the humidity in the Hab reaches its maximum and water starts condensing on every surface. Then I’ll be licking the walls. Yay.

— Andy Weir, The Martian

You’re back where you swore yourself you wouldn’t beThe familiar shackles you can’t tell from your own skinYour head’s under water when you learned to swimOn a road to hell, congratulations, you’re free…

— Sanhita Baruah

Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.You must travel it by yourself.It is not far. It is within reach.Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.

— Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

If Miss Elton spoke water instead of words, then there would have been a repetition of Noah’s flood.

— Kellyn Roth, The Dressmaker’s Secret

If you water your dreams with excellence, success will grow.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Consider the impact of your personal care choices on our health, water supply and our wider environment.

— Joanna Runciman, The Radiant Woman’s Handbook

Crossing the Fens by boat there comes the realisation that water not earth or sky is the natural element in this landscape.

— Stephanie Green, Wide Woman on a Narrow Boat

Standing naked on the beach with all of my secrets between my legs, I look out into the water and up deep into the stars. I beg the sparkling lanterns of light to cure me of myself…

— Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

Windsurfing, the sound of the word contains all the mystery of a solitary buoy in the fog, echoing across the water at the end of the day.

— Laurie Nadel, Dancing with the Wind: A True Story of Zen in the Art of Windsurfing

There definitely needs to be water on the sidelines for these players, but I also had some Gatorade just in case they were allergic to the water or vice versa.

— John Madden

Standing at the end of a diving board looking at the water never made the water warmer, but it will make taking the plunge unnecessarily hard.

— Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

To this day she could make tap water boil just by kissing him.

— Sarah Addison Allen, The Sugar Queen

Walking out into the night with a water fey was all kinds of stupid. Heck, Kelpies eat people. They may not play with their food as creatively as the Each Uisge, but dead is dead.

— E.J. Stevens, Shadow Sight

I always challenge myself. I get out in deep water and I always try to get back. But I get hung up. The audience never knows, but that’s when I smile the most, when I show the most ivory.

— Earl Hines

Love is as clear as water from a pitcher.

— Debasish Mridha

When the water is very calm and very beautiful, it won’t take a long time that a thick head will throw a stone in it!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Some people might enjoy drain water if they were told it was vodka.

— Flannery O’Connor, Good Country People

What are you going to fill it with?” she asks. “Holy water or something?” “Probably Dasani, ” Thomas replies.

— Kendare Blake, Anna Dressed in Blood

The rain thundered down so heavily that Pritam could imagine that space itself was made of water and was pouring through rents in the sky’s tired fabric.

— Stephen M. Irwin, The Dead Path

It is not the hysterical alone for whom the great dash of cold water is good.All who dream life, instead of living it, require some similar shock.

— George MacDonald, Complete Works of George MacDonald

Christ hath instituted Baptism as a bath, to wash away the anger, and hath put into us the Noble Stone, viz. the water of eternal life, for an earnest-penny, so that instantly in our childhood we might be able to escape the wrath.

— Jakob Bohme

If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it.

— Jalaluddin Rumi

Through our chanting we merge our personal consciousness momentarily with the infinite consciousness that is our origin and our destiny. It is the drop of water finding its way back into the ocean from which it came.

— Victor Shamas, The Chanters Guide: Sacred Chanting as a Shamanic Practice

You can bail water 24/7, and no matter how good you are at not sinking, you still have a hole in your boat.

— Kelli Jae Baeli, Crossing Paths

The tradition in Serbia has always been team sports – football, basketball, handball, volleyball and water polo, individual sports are not supported.

— Novak Djokovic

They tell us the greatest love story is how water fell in love with fire. Or how satan fell in love with God. But the greatest love story to me is how I didn’t notice myself falling, when I fell in love with you

— Kamand Kojouri

I will never understand why you Humans weren’t designed to recycle your body’s water after filtering waste. It’s just so much more efficient.

— Bryan Fields, Dragon’s Luck: The Dragonbound Chronicles

Let me begin again as a speckof dust caught in the night windssweeping out to sea. Let me beginthis time knowing the world issalt water and dark clouds, the worldis grinding and sighing all night, and dawncomes slowly, and changes nothing.

— Philip Levine, 7 Years from Somewhere: Poems

If we are serious about moving toward energy independence in a cost-effective way, we should invest in solar energy. If we are serious about cutting air and water pollution and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we should invest in solar energy.

— Bernie Sanders

The truth is, I can never die. For I will be in everything and see you in everything and watch over you. I am your reaction in the water of a mountain lake.

— Klaus Kinski

You may lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.

— English proverb

The Middle East is ailing. The malady stems from pervasive violence, shortages of food, water and educational opportunities, discrimination against women and – the most virulent cause of all – the absence of freedom.

— Shimon Peres

Patience is one of the keys to success but I came to understand that you have to be patient while working not while waiting. After sowing, you still have to water your seed while waiting for the fruits.

— Cherry MPIO

The problem is that everywhere the gas drilling industry goes, a trail of water contamination, air pollution, health concerns and betrayal of basic American civic and community values follows.

— Josh Fox

Come see the cherry trees of a water constellationand the round key of the rapid universe, come touch the fire of instantaneous blue, come before its petals are consumed.

— Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

Would he ever come back? He wondered. The water filled his ears with its own rush, and he was comforted by the realization that, in fact, he never left.

— Diana Gabaldon, An Echo in the Bone

There was a piece of ornamental water immediately below the parapet, on the other side, into which Mr. James Harthouse had a very strong inclination to pitch Mr. Thomas Gradgrind Junior.

— Charles Dickens, Hard Times

I am huge water sports fan. I love to jet ski, speedboat, water ski. So I love to get away to somewhere sunny and just get on the water and have some fun with some friends.

— Douglas Booth

Before there was any water there were tides of fire, both our tones flow from the older fountain.

— Robinson Jeffers, Selected Poems

He stood on the ice, his teeth chattering in the cold, a cold that seemed to come not from the lake water or icy wind, but from a direct transmission from outer space.

— Liu Cixin

The water in a vessel is sparkling the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear the great truth has great silence.

— Rabindranath Tagore

One of my favorite vacation places is Miami, because of the people, the water and the beach – of course – and the architecture on Miami Beach is so wonderful.

— Oksana Baiul

The mountains are intimations of transcendence, which he is now free to pursue, and the walking writes messages in every cell of his body, telling him that he is not locked inside a cement box, nor in a water drum, but is moving forward.

— Michael D. O’Brien, Island of the World

If men could fit water into their pockets, the ocean would be empty.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

I have not stopped water when it should run. I have not made a cutting in a canal of running water.

— Alvin A. Bullock, Running Water

Right! Right! ‘Stead of which, over here, they shit in the water until it’s dangerous to drink, then make a fucking fortune out of selling us gadgets to purify it again. Why can’t they be made to strain out their own shit?

— John Brunner, The Sheep Look Up

But it only takes a doubt. A drop of ink falls into a clear glass of water and clouds the whole thing. So the moment after I realised I wasn’t perfectly well was the moment I realised I was still very ill indeed.

— Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive

So this was betrayal. It was like being left alone in the desert at dusk without water or warmth. It left your mouth dry and will broken. It sapped your tears and made you hollow.

— Anna Godbersen, Rumors

Your thoughts are certain kinds of seeds in your life. You can water them and allow them to grow on fertile soil. Or, you can let them diminish and wither amongst the weeds. Be careful that your seeds are not contaminated as they begin to take root.

— Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Sweet Destiny

When fire and water are at war it is the fire that loses.

— Spanish proverb

Try seeing, feeling, and tasting the water you swim in the way a land animal might perceive it. You may find the experience fascinating — and mind-expanding.

— Erin Meyer, The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business

The water glittered under the moon’s careful watch, and, in the distance, steeples cut stark black silhouettes into the landscape of the distant city.

— Katherine McIntyre, Soul Solution

Rivers, water streams, water falls, water lakes, seas and oceans confirm Your creativity.

— Euginia Herlihy

I will arise and go now, for always night and day I hear lake water lapping…I hear it in the deep heart’s core.

— W.B. Yeats

Marisa starts to snoop. I might as well too. It’s not often that I get to visit a water pellet company in a freaky refugee nation. -from Fireseed One

— Catherine Stine

For it is not needful, to use a common proverb, that one should drink up the ocean who wishes to learn that its water is salt.

— Irenaeus of Lyons, Against Heresies 2

Water liked to be free. Given time, water could overcome any barrier, and it hated to be trapped, just like Percy.

— Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

They are treading water in a sea of retarded sexuality and bad poetry.

— Karl French

When the young womanleans over the sky, about to water the flowers as well as the weeds, her white front splits openuntil her milk runs.

— Günter Grass

Walking on water is safer than sailing in a leaking boat.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

The only way to keep your head above water is to convince yourself you are going to make it.

— Dave Pelzer, Help Yourself: Finding Hope, Courage, And Happiness

Metaphors are our way of losing ourselves in semblances or treading water in a sea of seeming.

— Roberto Bolaño, 2666

Water was liquid silver, water was gold. It was clarity—a sacred thing.

— Aspen Matis, Girl in the Woods: A Memoir

Their dad was the god of thieves, but they were about a stealthy as water buffalos.

— Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth

A sudden damp coldness clung to the air around us. I lifted my head, eyeing the burnt orange sky. One drop of water fell, splashing off my cheek. Then the sky opened up, drenching us in cold rain within seconds.I sighed. “Really, it has to rain?

— Jennifer L. Armentrout, Apollyon

Sometimes we have to soak ourselves in the tears and fears of the past to water our future gardens.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

I am like the water that runs over me, immune to permanence, recycling endlessly. I am water; I am life. The form may change, but the substance stays the same. Strike me down and I will rise again. Vincit qui patitur.

— Rick Yancey

Speech is the resuscitation breath for living corpses and the water of life for those who want to live forever.

— M. Fethullah Gülen, Speech and Power of Expression: On Language, Esthetics, and Belief

No difference, good or bad. Thoughts like birds in mind. Some fly in. Some fly out. Some stay at water hole to drink. Beware of birds that linger.

— Natalie Wright, Emily’s House

Every weekend, I fall in love again. By Sunday, the last thing I want to do is let her go, release her back into the cold water of life.

— Thomm Quackenbush, Pagan Standard Times: Essays on the Craft

Here they have no time for the fine gracesof poetry, unless it freely growsin deep compulsion, like water in the well, woven into the texture of the soilin a strong pattern.

— Iain Crichton Smith, New Collected Poems: Iain Crichton Smith

I fit my mouth to his and he tastes like water and smells like fresh air. I drag my hand from his neck to the small of his back and put it under his shirt. He kisses me harder.

— Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Well, Art is Art, isn’t it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.

— Groucho Marx

Don’t waste water on washing your shirt, use photoshop!

— EverSkeptic

Your doubts do nothing than pouring cold water on your enviable dreams. Just keep doubts away from you and you will not dilute your success story!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.

— William Osler

Finally, the water level topped off, leaving him with no more air to breathe. He drew his last breath and slipped down deep into the darkness that claimed his soul.

— Wyatt Michael, Revenge of the Wolf

Awakened at midnightby the sound of the water jarcracking from the ice

— Bashō Matsuo

I suppose that, after the passion of love, water rights have caused more trouble than anything else to the human species.

— Alice Steinbach, Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman

Part of water which is cooler always flows to below surface.I understand that hotheaded men always want to be noticed.

— Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

If ours souls are thirsty, we can draw freely, livng water from the well of salvation.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

i am not a hotel room. i am homei am not the whiskey you wanti am the water you needdon’t come here with expectationsand try to make a vacation out of me

— Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

He was nothing but a conduit, after all, and there isn’t a culvert in the world that remembers the water flowed through it once the rain has stopped.

— Stephen King, The Green Mile

An ugly jar full of water is worth more than an empty beautiful one in the desert.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.

— Alan W. Watts

No drowning man can know which dropOf water his last breath did stop

— Charles Sedley

The displacement of water is equal to the something of something.

— William Faulkner

River water and talent can’t be stopped forever.

— Vinita Kinra

Where lowland is, that’s where water goes. All medicine wants is pain to cure.

— Jalaluddin Rumi

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

People seem to see no difference between an intimate conversation and a conversation at the water cooler.

— Mike Farrell

Conclusion: I don’t need the water reclaimer at all. I’ll drink as needed and dump my waste outdoors. Yeah, that’s right, Mars, I’m gonna piss and shit on you. That’s what you get for trying to kill me all the time.

— Andy Weir, The Martian

With that, I splashed some water on my face, fixed on a smile, and stepped out. I would find Jerome. I would make him explain to me what I was missing. We would laugh, then we would kiss with tongue, and all would be well.

— Maureen Johnson, The Name of the Star

I like to embrace natural beauty. I try to get at least 8 hours of sleep, drinking a lot of water and exercising.

— Tia Mowry

The decision about what to do next was as difficult to grasp as the water swirling around my feet.

— Renee Conoulty, Don’t Mean a Thing

Jealousy smells like the water in the bottom of a flower vase after the flowers have died.

— Megan Hart, Tear You Apart

The purpose of water is to drink it but we swim in it for the fun of it.

— S.A. Tawks, Misadventurous

Some Buddhists have criticized secular Buddhism because they think it waters down Buddhism. I like to think of it as adding Buddhist flavoring to the sparkling water of secularism.

— Rick Heller, Secular Meditation: 32 Practices for Cultivating Inner Peace, Compassion, and Joy – A Guide from the Humanist Community at Harvard

‘Being green’ is commendable, but I hope that people don’t take too much pride and self-adoration because they shut off the water when they brushed their teeth. The truth of the matter is, conservation alone will do little to save our planet.

— Naveen Jain

Lava oozed up from the centre of the crater like blood from a wound. As the flaming lava touched the water it hissed and groaned. She feared she would be boiled alive.

— Alison Cooklin, The Light Travellers: Noura’s Journey

If I have to dangle myself in the water like a freaking minnow, I will. Those people don’t deserve this type of treatment. ~Willow Mosby (Exposing ELE)

— Rebecca Gober, Exposing ELE

Optimism: A cheerful frame of mind that enables a tea kettle to sing though in hot water up to its nose.

— Anonymous

You can’t change the world you can’t fix the whole environment. But you can recycle. You can turn the water off when you’re brushing your teeth. You can do small things.

— Patti Smith

Each time I came crashing down into the ocean porpoiselike, water hit my face like the slap of a jilted lover.

— Brandon Sanderson, Firefight

When life places stones in your path, be the water. A persistent drop of water will wear away even the hardest stone.

— Autumn Morning Star

The boiling water that does not cool down only dries out!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Keeping your head above the water only works if the air is clean.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

It was only when the salt water of my tears ran into my cuts and made them stingthat I discovered I was crying.

— Marian Keyes, Anybody Out There?

Living on the water took away the boundaries created by land and custom and introversion. Without fences and driveways, the water provided a constant thread of connection and dependency.

— Lily Graham, The Cornish Escape

Hot water is my native element. I was in it as a baby and I have never seemed to get out of it ever since.

— Edith Sitwell

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water – they are good servants but bad masters.

— Roger I’Estrange

For a moment, I almost felt sorry for her. Then the bitch blasted me with her water magic, and I got over it.

— Jennifer Estep, Widow’s Web

god is similar to the relation of the water of ocean to the waves of the ocean the sole Reality of the waves is the Water.

— Sushil Singh, System dynamics: a practical approach for managerial problems

Otis barreled towards them empty-handed, before apparently realizing that a) he was empty-handed and b) charging towards a large body of water to fight a son of Poseidon was maybe not a good idea.

— Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

For every drop of water you waste, you must know that somewhere on earth someone is desperately looking for a drop of water!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live. Most of the oxygen in the atmosphere is generated by the sea.

— Sylvia Earle

The water and the wind will wear the wood down, until only water and wind remain.

— Lisa Mantchev, Perchance to Dream

And you’re a tall drink of water because we’re so fucking thirsty

— Andrew Faulkner, Need Machine

A Roman soldier . . . thrust a spear into Jesus’ side and out came blood and water. Physicians say that a mixture of blood and water indicates that Jesus died of a broken heart. He poured out the last ounce of His blood to redeem us.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

His loyalty, so fierce and unwavering, makes my eyes water and heart ache.

— Emily Giffin

Even having to water flowers is too much constraint.

— Janosch

Drink no longer water but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake.

— Anonymous

The sun was beginning to set and the water was sparkling in the low light as the onshore breeze that had built up through the heat of the day rippled across the reflective surface, breaking it into a million diamonds of yellow-white light.

— Emma Bamford, Casting Off: How a City Girl Found Happiness on the High Seas

I want to be in the water with you again, nani girl.” Her knees went weak and trembles raced down her spine. Beautiful girl had been a special nickname only he used.

— Robin Bielman, Take a Risk Bundle

If I must have regrets, I Pray that all of them are for fearlessly jumping in with both feet, rather than for having never sampled the water at all.

— Raymond D. Longoria Jr.

Clean water is a great example of something that depends on energy. And if you solve the water problem, you solve the food problem.

— Richard Smalley

The Bible teaches that we have a Christian duty to help our neighbors in their time of need. We are called by God to bring the water of life for both soul and body. God created them both, and His purpose is to redeem them both.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

After the way you have accepted and slipped so perfectly into my life, feeding my desires, ” he says, cupping my face in his hands as the water streams down us, “I want to share everything with you, Evan.

— Lilly Black, A Jade’s Trick

When we carry out our “religious duties” we are like people digging channels in a waterless land, in order that when at last water comes, it may find them ready.

— C.S. Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms

I entered the water as naked as when my mother bore me. When I first touched the cold water I felt a shudder go through me, then the shudder was transformed into a sensation of wakefulness.

— Tayeb Salih, Season of Migration to the North

You ask why I make my home in the mountain forest, and I smile, and am silent, and even my soul remains quiet:it lives in the other worldwhich no one owns.The peach trees blossom, The water flows.

— Li Bai

If you are looking for love under rocks or bringing home water moccasins, you might be confusing love and pain.

— David W. Earle

Hitler was the archetype of the abstemious man. When the other krauts saw him drink water in the Beer Hall they should have known he was not to be trusted.

— A.J. Liebling

Sometimes I can see colour without opening my eyes. I saw that Billy’s heart was no colour and every colour. Like water or diamonds or crystals, it’s pure and reflects the light.

— Glenda Millard, A Small Free Kiss in the Dark

Worry never climbed a hill worry never paid a bill Worry never dried a tear worry never calmed a fear Worry never darned a heel worry never cooked a meal It never led a horse to water nor ever did a thing it “oughter.”

— Anonymous

It is a moral travesty to give a woefully thirsty man a drink of water in a measuring cup.

— Dennis Adonis