Water Quotes (652)

Quotes and citations about water


They disallowed this and disallowed that, and now I can't even get my head above water!

By : Bud Abbott

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American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.

By : Henry B. Adams

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

By : Aeschylus

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It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.

By : Aesop

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True conservation provides for wise use by the general public. The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them.

By : George D. Aiken

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The advent of self-government for the Iraqi people is a watershed moment in their history.

By : Todd Akin

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Israel ranks her priorities in the following way: security, land, and water.

By : Bashar al-Assad

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The law changes and flows like water, and the stream of women's rights law has become a sudden rushing torrent.

By : Shana Alexander

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Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.

By : Muhammad Ali

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This land, which we have watered with our tears and our blood, is now our mother country, and we are well satisfied to stay where wisdom abounds and gospel is free.

By : Richard V. Allen

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But like the rest of the country, Maine has reached an impasse, for most of the mercury that fouls our skies, waters and land comes from outside our borders.

By : Tom Allen

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At the Muddy Waters thing, I played the first song by myself on an acoustic guitar. I thought that was great that y'all did that tribute to Muddy Waters. I had a real good time.

By : Gregg Allman

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Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.

By : B. R. Ambedkar

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Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.

By : B. R. Ambedkar

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Even before Watergate and his resignation, Nixon had inspired conflicting and passionate emotions.

By : Stephen Ambrose

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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.

By : Henri Frederic Amiel

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I did several interesting jobs, working in restaurants, I worked at a lab rat farm, feeding and watering all these rats. Then I got a full-time job as a technical writer for a large scientific research laboratory.

By : Kevin J. Anderson

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I've been working with them for a couple years and a couple of projects. Essentially Robert F. Kennedy Jr., is the chief litigator for this corporation, this Alliance, and their job is to prosecute corporate polluters of the great bodies of water in North America.

By : Richard Dean Anderson

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I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.

By : Maya Angelou

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Such fire was not by water to be drowned, nor he his nature changed by changing ground.

By : Ludovico Ariosto

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I was in Florida with Burt Stern, the photographer who shot Marilyn Monroe on the beach with a sweater, and we smoked a joint. The bathing suit kept coming off in the water, and I just ripped it off. I was very comfortable being naked.

By : Rosanna Arquette

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Some of them profess to be well acquainted with all the principal waters of the Columbia, with which they assured me these waters had no connection short of the ocean.

By : William Henry Ashley

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My power is the ability to control water molecules and form them into ice.

By : Shawn Ashmore

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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.

By : Les Aspin

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Brooke might tell a different story, but I've always loved the water.

By : Christopher Atkins

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The story as told in The Odyssey doesn't hold water. There are too many inconsistencies.

By : Margaret Atwood

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Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.

By : W. H. Auden

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My drawings at first were made altogether in watercolors, but they wanted softness and a great deal of finish.

By : John James Audubon

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Two-thirds of the Earth's surface is covered with water. The other third is covered with auditors from headquarters.

By : Norman Ralph Augustine

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To underestimate one's thirst, to pass a given landmark to the right or left, to find a dry spring where one looked for running water - there is no help for any of these things.

By : Mary Austin

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

By : Saint Teresa of Avila

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You must be a lotus, unfolding its petals when the sun rises in the sky, unaffected by the slush where it is born or even the water which sustains it!

By : Sai Baba

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As costly as it was in the lives of our men and women in uniform, in military assets, and in esteem and pride, Pearl Harbor was a watershed moment for America.

By : Joe Baca

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I consider it top priority to improve water quality and increase water quantity in my community.

By : Joe Baca

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With a growing population, there is a growing need for more water delivery and storage.

By : Joe Baca

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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.

By : Oksana Baiul

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One way of watering down the effects of violence is to approach it in a more lighthearted way. I don't mean to say that you laugh when somebody has their arm sawn off, but you can diffuse fear with humour.

By : Colin Baker

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People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.

By : James A. Baldwin

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The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It's over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam.

By : J. G. Ballard

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I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.

By : Tallulah Bankhead

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