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A collection of quotes by Rachel Carson on environment, biology, writing, passion, ecology, universe, love, nature, life, evolution, earth and inspiration.

27 Inspiring Quotes By Rachel Carson That Will Nurture Your Love For Environment

Quick Facts

Famous As: Marine biologist

Born On: May 27, 1907

Died On: April 14, 1964

Born In: Springdale

Died At Age: 56

Rachael Carson was an American biologist, environmentalist and author. She is believed to be one of the pioneer environmentalists to create awareness against pesticides. She was a nature lover since her childhood and this compelled her to pursue graduation in Zoology. During the early days of her career, she served as a lecturer at the University of Maryland and went on to join the U.S Bureau of Fisheries where she worked for the next 26 years. She also wrote scripts for the radio program ‘Romance Under the Waters’ to gain some financial stability. She further wrote some articles on marine life which encouraged her to pursue her passion of writing. She came out with her first book ‘Under the Sea-Wind’. During the research for her second book, a pesticide named DDT caught her attention and she read about the subject more deeply. She went on to publish many books and the most notable one was her last book ‘Silent Spring’. This book was believed to be the finest scientific writing as it aimed at creating environmental awareness amongst the masses. She was honored with various awards including the ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’. Go through the treasure trove of quotations and sayings by the distinguished environmentalist which have been curated from her writings, scripts, books and thoughts. Here are some remarkable quotes and thoughts by Rachel Carson.
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The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.

Rachel Carson

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

Rachel Carson

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.

Rachel Carson

In nature nothing exists alone.

Rachel Carson

But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.

Rachel Carson

In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.

Rachel Carson

The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place.

Rachel Carson

One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew i would never see it again?

Rachel Carson

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility.

Rachel Carson

It is not half so important to know as to feel.

Rachel Carson

Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth, are never alone or weary of life.

Rachel Carson

The question is whether any civilization can wage relentless war on life without destroying itself, and without losing the right to be called civilized.

Rachel Carson

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.

Rachel Carson

The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves.

Rachel Carson

The aim of science is to discover and illuminate truth. And that, I take it, is the aim of literature, whether biography or history... It seems to me, then, that there can be no separate literature of science.

Rachel Carson

For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it's a pity we use it so little.

Rachel Carson

How could intelligent beings seek to control a few unwanted species by a method that contaminated the entire environment and brought the threat of disease and death even to their own kind?

Rachel Carson

It is also an era dominated by industry, in which the right to make a dollar at whatever cost is seldom challenged.

Rachel Carson

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe, the less taste we shall have for destruction.

Rachel Carson

The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster.

Rachel Carson

Nature has introduced great variety into the landscape, but man has displayed a passion for simplifying it. Thus he undoes the built-in checks and balances by which nature holds the species within bounds.

Rachel Carson

By acquiescing in an act that causes such suffering to a living creature, who among us is not diminished?

Rachel Carson

...drink in the beauty and wonder at the meaning of what you see.

Rachel Carson

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter

Rachel Carson

Many children... delight in the small and inconspicuous.

Rachel Carson

If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow.

Rachel Carson

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.

Rachel Carson