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I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. ~ George Washington Carver

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I’ve always regarded nature as the clothing of God. ~ Alan Hovhaness

The earth has music for those who listen. ~ William Shakespeare

I failed to make the chess team because of my height. ~ Woody Allen

Nature is the art of God. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Strolling on, it seems to me that the strangeness and wonder of existence are emphasized here, in the desert, by the comparative sparsity of the flora and fauna: life not crowded upon life as in other places but scattered abroad in spareness and simplicity, with a generous gift of space for each herb and bush and tree, each stem of grass, so that the living organism stands out bold and brave and vivid against the lifeless sand and barren rock. The extreme clarity of the desert light is equaled by the extreme individuation of desert life-forms. ~ Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire (1968)