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Deserts Quotes

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Let us seek to invoke the wonders of science ...
explore the stars, conquer the deserts,
eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths,
and encourage the arts and commerce.
- John F. Kennedy

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People in my books tend to get their just deserts,
even if not at the hands of the police.
- Antonia Fraser

The brave man inattentive to his duty,
is worth little more to his country than the coward
who deserts in the hour of danger.
- Andrew Jackson

New York has more hermits than will be found in all the forests,
mountains and deserts of the United States.
- Simeon Strunsky

 

The task of the modern educator
is not to cut down jungles,
but to irrigate deserts.
- C.S. Lewis

Work is something you can count on, a trusted,
lifelong friend who never deserts you.
- Margaret Bourke-White

We may seem competent, but by the end of next century
there will be new deserts,
new ruins.
- Edward Bond

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Official education was telling people almost nothing
of the nature of all those things on the seashores,
and in the redwood forests, in the deserts and in the plains.
- Gregory Bateson

It is as pleasant as it is unusual to see thoroughly
good people getting their deserts.
- Charles Williams

From the world wars of Europe to the jungles of the Far East,
from the deserts of the Middle East to the African continent,
and even here in our own hemisphere,
our veterans have made the world a better place and
America the great country we are today.
- John Hoeven

Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it.
It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides;
and in this respect,
it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
- C. S. Lewis

I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa,
whereby its leaders combine in their efforts
to solve the problems of this continent.
I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests,
of all our great wildernesses.
- Nelson Mandela

Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors.
Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts,
eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths,
and encourage the arts and commerce.
- John F. Kennedy

From the bitter cold winter at Valley Forge,
to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq,
our soldiers have courageously answered when called,
gone where ordered, and defended our nation with honor.
- Solomon Ortiz

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert,
in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
- Milton Friedman

Night comes to the desert all at once,
as if someone turned off the light.
- Joyce Carol Oates

The pyramid once passed there was still a short way
to go before we confronted the Sphinx,
in the middle of what our contemporaries have left him of his desert.
- Pierre Loti

Yet the wonder of it all is that, while engaged in
a seemingly endless struggle,
the Israelis have managed to turn a desert into a garden.
- George Ball

I was a fighter pilot, flying Hurricanes all round the Mediterranean.
I flew in the Western Desert of Libya,
in Greece, in Syria, in Iraq and in Egypt.
- Roald Dahl

No wonder the film industry started in the desert in California where,
like all desert dwellers, they dream their buildings,
rather than design them.
- Arthur Erickson

During the war, in which several of our embedded correspondents
were able to report from moving vehicles crossing the Iraqi desert,
the use of technology made news gathering safer.
- Jim Walton

Except when war is waged in a desert,
noncombatants, also known as civilians or "the people,"
constitute the great majority of those affected.
- Martin Van Creveld

You should not see the desert simply as some faraway place of little rain.
There are many forms of thirst.
- William Langewiesche

I think the American West really attracts me because it's romantic.
The desert, the empty space, the drama.
- Ang Lee

Somali is turning into a desert.
Rwanda, you can hardly find a place to plant a potato,
it's so crowded.
- Jim Fowler

The desert has its holiness of silence,
the crowd its holiness of conversation.
- Walter Elliot

The ought to be a worldwide cultural taskforce that
just stops you when you have ideas like combining The
Red Desert with an armored car heist movie.
- Steven Soderbergh

Often undecided whether to desert a sinking ship for
one that might not float,
he would make up his mind to sit on the wharf for a day.
- Lord Beaverbrook

Nevada has a world-class economy.
It will only build a world-class culture with world-class
research universities coupled with the Desert Research Institute.
- James E. Rogers

Nothing the desert produces expresses it better than
the unhappy growth of the tree yuccas.
- Mary Austin

They were conspiring to desert us in the night and
steal some of our horses...
we engaged a spy.
- Zebulon Pike

I may be able to spot arrowheads on the desert but
a refrigerator is a jungle in which I am easily lost.
- Edward T. Hall

I have never been in a natural place and felt that it was a waste of time.
I never have.
And it's a relief.
If I'm walking around a desert or whatever,
every second is worthwhile.
- Viggo Mortensen

The people who were honored in the Bible were the false prophets.
It was the ones we call the prophets who were jailed
and driven into the desert.
- Noam Chomsky

You can't totally rebel, otherwise you have to go live on your own,
on a desert island.
It's as simple as that.
- Patrick McGoohan

New York is the great stone desert.
- Israel Zangwill

I love Sufism as I love beautiful poetry,
but it is not the answer.
Sufism is like a mirage in the desert.
It says to you, come and sit, relax and enjoy yourself for a while.
- Naguib Mahfouz

And all around is the desert; a corner of the mournful kingdom of sand.
- Pierre Loti

I'm working on a very long series of paintings based on desert folklore.
- Terri Windling

The Democratic Party will never desert the freedoms
of our people under the guise of pretending to protect them.
- Emanuel Celler

We were in the Arabian Desert for nine months.
And I was having the time of my life.
It could have been an archeological expedition,
a military expedition.
- Peter O'Toole

I'm just going to put out three or four releases a
year and make it so that if you like the Desert Sessions,
then you'll definitely like everything else.
- Joshua Homme

As a matter of fact, an ordinary desert supports a
much greater variety of plants than does either a forest or a prairie.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The first song is called "London." It's about two Russian
soldiers who desert the Russian army and escape to London,
where they indulge in a life of crime.
- Neil Tennant

Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware.
Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for
the desert that surrounds it.
- Rachel Field

Right now I am preparing for another art exhibit in November in Palm Desert.
- Dwayne Hickman

I don't look like a desert person because I stay indoors
most of the day and fool around at night.
That's what the desert animals do - they don't have a tan either.
- Don Van Vliet

Oman overall has great animal and plant biodiversity
because it has mountains,
desert, coastal areas and rich coral reefs.
- Saadi

Within two hours of where I live, you have mountains and desert as location.
I like the natural elements that abstract into light,
texture, shape and shadow.
- Herb Ritts

Grieve not, then, if your sons seem to desert you,
but rejoice, rather, seeing the will of God done gladly.
- Jim Elliot

Sadly, it's much easier to create a desert than a forest.
- James Lovelock

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

I felt alone out there, like I was on a desert island.
I felt like Gilligan.
- Mickey Rivers

In that long sequence, when Lawrence enters in the
desert to rescue a lost man,
Lean listened the music I wrote and wanted to extend
the scene to let my work stay completely.
- Maurice Jarre

What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A desert is a place without expectation.
- Nadine Gordimer

Read Churchill, he tells you how crucial was the Greek
role in your decisive desert victory over Rommel.
- Melina Mercouri

I'm most suspicious of scripts that have a lot of stage
direction at the top of the page...
sunrise over the desert and masses of...
a whole essay before you get to the dialogue.
- Anthony Hopkins

I'd had no particular interest in the Southwest at all as a young girl,
and I was completely surprised that the desert stole
my heart to the extent it did.
- Terri Windling

Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars -
mere globs of gas atoms.
I, too, can see the stars on a desert night,
and feel them.
But do I see less or more?
- Richard P. Feynman

Boston is an oasis in the desert, a place where the
larger proportion of people are loving,
rational and happy.
- Julia Ward Howe

Never thank anybody for anything, except a drink of water in the desert -
and then make it brief.
- Gene Fowler

This creed of the desert seemed inexpressible in words,
and indeed in thought.
- T. E. Lawrence

I have this personal affinity for the desert.
I am fascinated by the desert.
I love it.
- Erika Slezak

If you can't stand a little sacrifice and you can't
stand a trip across the desert with limited water,
we're never going to straighten this country out.
- Ross Perot

I distrust Great Men.
They produce a desert of uniformity around them and
often a pool of blood too,
and I always feel a little man's pleasure when they come a cropper.
- E. M. Forster

A few men own from ten thousand to two hundred thousand acres each.
The poor Laborer can find no resting place,
save on the barren mountain, or in the trackless desert.
- Denis Kearney

All of a sudden their husband's dead and maybe a child
is dead and they have absolutely nothing -
and they're heading through the desert at night.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

I had to live in the desert before I could understand
the full value of grass in a green ditch.
- Ella Maillart

Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants.
- Jessamyn West

Those fields of daisies we landed on,
and dusty fields and desert stretches.
Memories of many skies and earths beneath us -
many days,
many nights of stars.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh


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