Quotation Explorer - 'River'

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
I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests. - Pablo Neruda
When someone loves you, a river of positive charges flow inside you to fill you with joy and bliss. - Debasish Mridha
A grudge is like a cesspool; forgiveness like a flowing river. - Chris Northrup
For, like the wind, the sun, or the flowing river, like a soaring man-of-war or a beetle under a stone, like a spider at a web or a crab scuttling sideways across a shore, Nimrod was free. - Andrea Levy
When the law is wrong it's because it's unnatural, but in this case it is natural and a river will drown you if you buck it now - Arthur Miller
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song. - Michael Jackson
Trying to teach creativity is the major hoax of our time along with the Iraq war and plastic surgery" ~ Snarky comment of Clive from "The River Swimmer" (pg 47) - Jim Harrison
Somehow you drift along on the river, and one dayyou wake up and you’re someplace you don’t want tobe, with someone you realize you don’t know. - Danielle Steel
Do not insult the mother alligator until after you have crossed the river. - Haitian Proverb
A life without love is like a river without water. Dryness cracks the heart. - Debasish Mridha
They can stop a river by building a dam, but I will be damned if they can stop my river of blood flowing through my veins and heart. - Anthony Liccione
Tears are a river that takes you somewhere…Tears lift your boat off the rocks, off dry ground, carrying it downriver to someplace better. - Clarissa Pinkola Estés
When the river meets the sea, he dies! Because the character of the river is to flow and when the character dies, everything dies! - Mehmet Murat ildan
We have started a journey since our birth and yet,we have to travel a lot.Just like a river keep flowing into the ocean because of its essence,we are an essence of time traveling with its wit and bit. - Sachin Panwar
There is a cosmic river flowing from the Sun to the Earth and to everywhere: The Sunlight, the holiest of the holy rivers! Enemy of Darkness is the best friend of existence! Touch the sunlight with a strong love because light itself made that love possible! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Oh! let me love for ever. Let me die in love. Life is valueless dust if love touched you never. Oh! Let me love forever. Let me dream in love. Without power of love, life is a waterless river. Oh! Let me love forever.Love is the joy and charm.Without beauty of love, life is a lifeless flower. - Debasish Mridha
You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you. - Heraclitus
I don't know much about gods, but I think the river is a strong, brown god - T.S. Eliot
If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food, it's a plus for everybody.Open your mind, get up off the couch, move. - Anthony Bourdain
Only a foolish child would go swimming in the river that swallowed his father. - Bamigboye Olurotimi
At least that was what she had told me. You never know with women. What they tell you and what they don't tell you is a very long bridge across a very wide river with all kinds of fish. - Philip Kerr
Don’t let anyone trample on your dream, or let the river take you to its destination. Take the river to your own destination. When you find love, hold on to it. - ~ Fidelis O Mkparu (2016), author of ‘Love’s affliction’
If somebody hurts you, it's okay to cry a river, just remember to build a bridge and get over it. - Taylor Swift
No one tests the depth of a river with both feet. - African Proverb
These days grief seems like walking on a frozen river; most of the time he feels safe enough, but there is always that danger he will plunge through. - David Nicholls
May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Time flows away like the water in the river. - Confucius
Evening came, a paw, to the gray hut by the river. - William Stafford
You cannot step into the same river twice - Heraclitus of Ephesus
A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself. - Laura Gilpin
The perfect journey is never finished, the goal is always just across the next river, round the shoulder of the next mountain. There is always one more track to follow, one more mirage to explore. - Rosita Forbes
I love you as river love the ocean.I love you as the rain love the earth. - Debasish Mridha
These people have learned not from books, but in the fields, in the wood, on the river bank. Their teachers have been the birds themselves, when they sang to them, the sun when it left a glow of crimson behind it at setting, the very trees, and wild herbs. - Anton Chekhov
I am the spirit of the river that caught you when you were falling as leaf, you don't remember me, but I do. - Kenza Slaoui
Those who try to kill the body violate God's law. Those who try to kill the soul also violate God's law, even though their crime is less visible to others."By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept - Paulo Coelho
The thing about love is that you will never run out of it. It's an ever-flowing river. So go ahead and LOVE. What are you saving all this love for death? - Kamand Kojouri
If you sit by the river long enough, you will see the body of your enemy float by. - Japanese Proverb
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
Hatred is toxic waste in the river of life.
MEANDER, n. To proceed sinuously and aimlessly. The word is the ancient name of a river about one hundred and fifty miles south of Troy, which turned and twisted in the effort to get out of hearing when the Greeks and Trojans boasted of their prowess. - Ambrose Bierce
Love as river loves the ocean.Love as air loves the leaves. - Debasish Mridha
The government is a giant logjam in the eternal river of human potential. - Stefan Molyneux
I remember sitting and meditating beside a slow flowing river in India, and I got the feeling that this river could teach me all the secrets of the mystery of life. If we learn to surrender to a stone, a flower, to a man, to a woman, or a river, it becomes a door to the Whole. - Swami Dhyan Giten
By the river of forgetfulness, I found honesty. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
I could wade into this river, let my sins drown to the bottom, let the waters carry me someplace far. Someplace with no ghosts, no memories, and no sins. - Khaled Hosseini
She wept a river of tears holy water, sent to soften the sharp edges of sorrow a gentle hollowing out, carving new chambers in her hearta hallowed vessel for holding sacred, the tears of others... - Kate Mullane Robertson
Love can flow like the river, fly with the bird, sing with the crickets at night. It is in the energy of the river, the flight of the bird, the song from the cricket. There is nowhere where love is not. - Janet G. Nestor
The spark of consciousness is reflected in the river, where a dance of infinite faces lined in profane lights. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. - Nikita Khrushchev
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
To get someone's attentionsay three words with compassion.Say "I love you", more than me,like the river loves the sea. - Debasish Mridha
I love you as a river loves the sea;my every cell longing for you not me. - Debasish Mridha
My Ancestor Series of adventure-thrillers run like a raging river. I'm now in the editing process with my next thriller, "The Apothecary." Please go to my website for excerpts, synopses, and book trailers of all my works: . Marshall Chamberlain - http://www.gracepublisihing.org
Words cannot explain the bruise that festers into a river that runs deep filled with pain n sorrows which only the visible can cure - A.N. Knight
The only river i would like to be drown is the river filled with the blood of Jesus. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Oh! The morning sun, I am grateful for your light and warmth. Oh! The pristine nature, I am grateful for your beauty and life sustaining air. Oh! The river and oceans, I am grateful for your generosity and water for thirst. Oh! The vast sky, I am grateful for your vastness and deepness of love. - Debasish Mridha
You cannot step twice into the same river. - Heraclitus
Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. - Anonymous
Follow the river to reach the sea; follow the sea to reach the ocean. And finally follow the ocean to reach the wisdom! As long as you target beyond of the beyond, you will reach the very beyond! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Oh! Let me love forever. Let me dream in love. Without power of love, life is a waterless river. - Debasish Mridha
...time was like a river, and I was a fish in that river, moving so quickly that the world outside my household was blur. - Alice Hoffman
curling leaves and twining branches outside my bay window look like a Van Gogh in the starlight - there is a river out there somewhere - Jeffrey Rasley
Over the river and through the wood, To grandfather's house we go; The horse knows the way To carry the sleigh, Through the white and drifted snow. - Lydia M. Child
Everyone in the life before was cranky, I think, because they just wanted to know.--After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned - Dave Eggers
Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known. - A.A. Milne
It is not required that we know all of the details about every stretch of the river. Indeed, were we to know, it would not be an adventure, and I wonder if there would be much point in the journey. - Jeffrey R. Anderson
Ther is nothing called a great quote, rather the one which makes your heart to take a dip in river Ganges. - Srikanth Kosuru
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. - Jalaluddin Rumi
I love you as river loves the ocean. - Debasish Mridha
A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing.She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself - Maya Angelou
Only when the last tree has been cut down Only when the last river has been poisoned Only when the last fish has been caught Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.
Mist lies over the river like the icy breath of winter angels. Darkness gathers round... and it is beautiful.Thank you for this life, this death, whatever it is you arethat makes us finally see. - Jay Woodman
River Tam (Summer Glau): No power in the 'verse can stop me. - Joss Whedon
It's nice sometimes to be the river rather than the rock. - Jo Beverley
It is very easy to fall in the ocean of love and feel great,but it's difficult to get out of the river of love and forget. - Debasish Mridha
That man has missed something who has never left a brothel at sunrise feeling like throwing himself into the river out of pure disgust. - Gustave Flaubert
The melancholy river bears us on. When the moon comes through the trailing willow boughs, I see your face, I hear your voice and the bird singing as we pass the osier bed. What are you whispering? Sorrow, sorrow. Joy, joy. Woven together, like reeds in moonlight. - Virginia Woolf
River of life will always flow from The Church.― Dr - Paul Gitwaza
In the Valley of healing dreams; beyond human imagination - there was a long quiet river. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
An amber sunset, a flowing river, a snow capped mountain, a beautiful heart, a calm mind, deep eyes, the moon, the earth and the sky - they are all silent. It's the words that give them meaning, decipher their essence and share their message. - Rashmit Kalra
Life and death are two banks of the same river. Time is the boat on which we travel from one to the other, over and over. - Vinita Kinra
When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money. - Native American Saying
Love is the bridge that crosses over the river of hate. - Debasish Mridha
Even when a river of tears courses through this body, the flame of love cannot be quenched. - Izumi Shikibu
You don't get drown by falling into a river. You get drown by remaining there. Falling accidentally and rising immediately was what distinguished Thomas Edison and Abraham Lincoln from the rest. - Israelmore Ayivor
That was the river, this is the sea. - Mike Scott
When a man finds the woman he really loves, the one he respects and wants to call wife, there is nothing on earth he won't do for her. No mountain he won't hike. No river he won't wade. No door he won't open. She is Eve and there's not a snake crawling that can keep them apart. - Yolanda Joe
he imagined fate as a goddess, capricious and fickle, or as a river, which could flood at any moment - Takashi Hiraide
Dive again and again into the river of uncertainty. Create in the dark, only then can you recognize the light. - Jyrki Vainonen
LOVE grows within the soul and when you are filled with this divine source you will shine like a STAR* you will radiate with the profound love within. Like a river you will gather all small rivers and make them reach their ultimate goal (SEA). HER heart only knows to LOVE. Love and LOVE. - Angie karan
Life is a flowing river. We came from earth and water. We will go back there after the magic of life. - Debasish Mridha
Sometimes ideas flow from my mind in a raging river of stringed sentences; I can scarcely scribble on the page fast enough to keep up with the mental current. Sometimes, however, beavers move in and dam the whole thing up. - Richelle E. Goodrich
People that you meet, are pebbles in your river, but those that you hold true shall follow your current, like a leaf atop a stream. The boulder that blocks your path however, you just have to be willing to climb, or break it down with time. - Hieu
The prayer of a trained theurgist is like the majestic flow of a large river; but an ignorant and weak person can produce only something similar to an irregular trickle from a half-clogged tap. - Mouni Sadhu
Politicians are the same the world over: they promise to build a bridge even when there is no river. - Nikita Khrushchev
Let us cross the river, and rest under the trees.
My head was playing an irresistible music that only me was hearing it, and I laid down as if I was a siren waiting for someone to wash away her fear of being seen. You were the river which caught me when I was falling from the sky as a leaf , and you said even if I don’t remember you, you do. - Kenza Slaoui
I keep following this sort of hidden river of my life, you know, whatever the topic or impulse which comes, I follow it along trustingly. And I don't have any sense of its coming to a kind of crescendo, or of its petering out either. It is just going steadily along. - William Stafford
It's precarious to hang onto the veracity of memory because its edges are smoothed by the river of time. - Khang Kijarro Nguyen
There is another alphabet, whispering from every leaf, singing from every river, shimmering from every sky. - Dejan Stojanovic
the source of a river is narrow. If you could jump over it in a twinkle of an eye at the source, be sure to ponder before you jump over it at its mid or its estuary. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. - Heraclitus
Don't poison a river whose fish you might need tomorrow. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Faith does not need to push the river because faith is able to trust that there is a river. The river is flowing. We are in it. - Richard Rohr
Oh, Eeyore, you are wet! said Piglet, feeling him. Eeyore shook himself, and asked somebody to explain to Piglet what happened when you had been inside a river for quite a long time. - A.A. Milne
We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations. - David Brower
A man who tosses worms in the river isn’t 't necessarily a friend of the fish. All the fish who take him for a friend, who think the worm’s got no hook in it, usually end up in the frying pan. - Malcolm X
When you do or think or feel something, do it with passion. Let it come from the heart. Put your heart and soul in it. And when you do, you will feel a river flowing sweetly through you and especially through your entire life. Life has much more meaning that way.  - Angie karan
Life is like crossing a river. If you take a huge step-aim for too bigger dreams-then the current will knock you off your feet and carry you away. The way to do it is small steps, you will take hold of life. You will get there in the end. - Louis Sachar
He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses. - Horace
Listen up, Nic," she said firmly, looking straight into his gray-blue eyes. "If you die on me out here, so help me I'll hold seances and pester you. I won't give you a moment's peace in the hereafter," she threatened in a fierce whisper. Gabrielle O'Hara, River of Dreams - Sharon K. Garner
I keep drawing the trees, the rocks, the river, I'm still learning how to see them; I'm still discovering how to render their forms. I will spend a lifetime doing that. Maybe someday I'll get it right. - Alan Lee
A river continues to flow despite losing a few drops at each turn. - Matshona Dhliwayo
People who have outrageous skills and abilities are the gold nuggets in the river bed of human history. - Michael Pryor
If you leave the pool you have dug for yourself and go out into the river of life then life has an astonishing way of taking care of you, because then there is no taking care on your part. - Krishnamurti
...because of the foulness of her mother's emotional river, a current which ran swift, changing its path without warning... - Tamara Rose Blodgett
I am the Lilum. Time. Truth. Destiny. The Endless River. The Wheel of Fate. You do not command me. - Kami Garcia
If you fall from a plane onto a river, and survived, it is luck, but if you fall from a plane onto asphalt ground, and survived, then that is a miracle. - M.F. Moonzajer
It's not about the speed of the river, but flow of the current. - Lyle Rubins
We are sailing in different boats and possibly we may possess a superior boat; but we must remember that we share the same river called life and death. - Aditya Ajmera
River is river. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Quiet Days, they look at you, and you will become one with the holy river - nature forms a symbiotic relationship - absolute infinity, truly found, in harmonious caressing arms. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
The people in our life is like the mountain and the river. Some people will stay as others will leave. Some will travel away and make their way back to you. - Touaxia Vang
No one ever said that making love had to be a gently-flowing river which slowly became a flood. Sometimes the raging torrent came first. As it did now, as tempers drove it and the desire to fight each other became as compelling as the desire to drown in each other‘s surging swell. - Michelle Reid
Ya got cigarettes? she asks. Yes, I say,I got cigarettes. Matches? she asks.Enough to burn Rome. Whiskey?Enough whiskey for a Mississippi River of pain. You drunk? Not yet. - Charles Bukowski
Do not despise the water droplets that you receive, soon it will be a river. - Bruce Mbanzabugabo
the river sliding along its banks, darker now than the sky descending a last time to scatter its diamonds into these black waters that contain the day that passed, the night to come. Excerpt from the poem The Mercy - Philip Levine
Life is like a flowing river. Just like the speed of time, it will never come back. - Debasish Mridha
A small boat that sails the river is better than a large ship that sinks in the sea. - Matshona Dhliwayo
You are beautiful. You are unique. Your heart holds celestial love which flows like a mighty river through you to nourish the universe. - Debasish Mridha
The happiness of the drop is to die in the river. - أبو حامد الغزالي
River water and talent can’t be stopped forever. - Vinita Kinra
A river flows full of cries... phases of anger... phases of joy ... Different kinds... Yet a river always ends in an ocean of feelings... But for some… just lake to rejuvenate souls - Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K
When we feel lost in time, with only shadows of the past living in our mind; when the moment, which was", no longer "is and when only silence remains, loads of questions arise. We can cry a river or we may wonder: What went wrong? - Erik Pevernagie
Neither the stone that made you stumble is your enemy, nor the stone that helped you cross the river is your friend! Universe just lives its own life! - Mehmet Murat ildan
When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money. - Alanis Obomsawin
The best six doctors anywhereAnd no one can deny itAre sunshine, water, rest, and airExercise and diet.These six will gladly you attendIf only you are willingYour mind they'll easeYour will they'll mendAnd charge you not a shilling.-- Nursery rhyme quoted by , What the River Knows, 1990 - Wayne Fields
Every day the sun is rising for you.Every morning birds are singing for you. In the garden, flowers are blooming for you. Every river is flowing with life just for you. - Debasish Mridha
Life is like a rushing river. If we fight the current we are drawn under and drown in emotion. - Ambika Devi
I am the river of love, I am the flow of life. - Debasish Mridha
Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters. - Norman Maclean
Love as a river loves the ocean. - Debasish Mridha
She doesn't know any other way to express her love, it always flowed like a river inside her. Don't judge her for the way she love .Like an artist she carves each relation in her life wholeheartedly. Now its an art work , you might not like her art but don't doubt her love which created that. - Archna Mohan
I spend as much time as I can sketching from nature, Dartmoor contains such a rich variety of landscape, as many boulders, foaming rivers and twisted trees as my heart could ever desire. . . . When I look into a river, I feel I could spend a whole lifetime just painting that river. - Alan Lee
It gets kind of zen after awhile, life is a journey, time is a river, the door is ajar. - Jim Butcher
Change we must; if a river can, so can we. - Vinita Kinra
Every man has a river on his mind: The River of Thoughts! But not every man has a holy river on his mind: The River of Right Thoughts! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I took me to the Banks of the River, and tarried there awhile, as the lowering Sun made one with the Water, giving generously of Itself & its Diverse Colors, in a Splay of Magnificence that preceded a most wonderful Silence. - George Saunders
Impassionate gods have never seen the red that is the Tatsuta River. /ちはやぶる 神代も聞かず 竜田川 からくれなゐに 水くくるとは - Ariwara no Narihira
This world is a field of opportunity and a river of diamonds. You just have to find them. - Debasish Mridha
We threw ourselves at that wild river every day and most days it tossed us all harmlessly skyward like well-loved children. After a while that does something to you. - Jo Deurbrouck
It is pleasant to have been to a place the way a river went. - Henry David Thoreau
Into the air, over the valleys, under the stars, above a river, a pond, a road, flew Cecy. Invisible as new spring winds, fresh as the breath of clover rising from twilight fields, she flew. - Ray Bradbury
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