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Reservoirs Quotes By Marc Reisner

In 1971, the Bureau of Reclamation released a plan to divert six million acre-feet from the lower Mississippi River and create a river in reverse, pumping the water up a staircase of reservoirs to the high plains in order to save the irrigation economy of West Texas and eastern New Mexico, utterly dependent on groundwater, from collapse. — Marc Reisner

Reservoirs Quotes By Jacque Fresco

In a society where every man works for himself, individual incentive, working for one's self. If people worked for one's self, there wouldn't be the electric light, there wouldn't be engines and powered vehicles, there wouldn't be electrification and reservoirs and water purification. These are processes that help all people. And processes that help single people is a very primitive value system carried into this century, which is really not necessary. — Jacque Fresco

Reservoirs Quotes By Michael Specter

When most members of a community are vaccinated, they protect those who are not by eliminating the viral reservoirs in the population. The effect is known as 'herd immunity.' — Michael Specter

Reservoirs Quotes By Ron Chernow

In waiting for the glorious moment of that first book contract, writers must have giant reservoirs of patience. Yet they must persevere because they don't know the destiny that is being worked out for them. They creep humbly along the ground, without the spacious aerial vision of their lives that would show them the destiny in store for them. — Ron Chernow

Reservoirs Quotes By Sue Patton Thoele

Sometimes the waters of our spirits are churned and murky, and it is difficult to tap the reservoirs of our innate wisdom and knowledge. But the waters will settle as we do. Quietly and gently encourage yourself to go inside. Clarity will come. — Sue Patton Thoele

Reservoirs Quotes By Bernard Of Clairvaux

If then you are wise, you will show yourself rather as a reservoir than as a canal. For a canal spreads abroad water as it receives it, but a reservoir waits until it is filled before overflowing, and thus communicates, without loss to itself, its superabundant water. In the Church at the present day, we have many canals, few reservoirs. — Bernard Of Clairvaux

Reservoirs Quotes By Jon Huntsman Jr.

A crisis allows us the opportunity to dig deep into the reservoirs of our very being, to rise to levels of confidence, strength, and resolve that otherwise we didn't think we possessed. Through adversity, we come face to face with who we really are and what really counts. — Jon Huntsman Jr.

Reservoirs Quotes By Emma Scott

He held on. Weakly, struggling, in agony, he held on, drawing upon the great reservoirs of love and bravery I knew he possessed. He held on for his little girl. For his father. And I liked to think that maybe, if only a little, he held on because I refused to let him go. — Emma Scott

Reservoirs Quotes By Yusef Komunyakaa

Poetry is a process of getting back to the unconscious. Hence, I am always writing-even when I'm not facing the white space. I feel writers are like reservoirs of images. We take in what is around us. — Yusef Komunyakaa

Reservoirs Quotes By William James

We all have reservoirs of life to draw upon, of which we do not dream. — William James

Reservoirs Quotes By Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Let us leave good sense behind like a hideous husk and let us hurl ourselves, like fruit spiced with pride, into the immense mouth and breast of the world! Let us feed the unknown, not from despair, but simply to enrich the unfathomable reservoirs of the Absurd! — Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Reservoirs Quotes By Alexander McCall Smith

These men were like leeches; they sucked away at the goodness of a woman's heart until it was dry and all her love had been used up. That took a long time, he knew, because women seemed to have vast reservoirs of goodness in them — Alexander McCall Smith

Reservoirs Quotes By Claire Vaye Watkins

Nature had refused to offer herself to them. The water, the green, the mammalian, the tropical, the semitropical, the leafy, the verdant, the motherloving citrus, all of it was denied them and had been denied them so long that with each day, each project, it became more and more impossible to conceive of a time wen it had not been denied them. The prospect of Mother Nature opening her legs and inviting Los Angeles back into her ripeness was, like the disks of water shimmering in the last foothill reservoirs patrolled by the National Guard, evaporating daily. — Claire Vaye Watkins

Reservoirs Quotes By Norman Davies

Every 30 seconds, it transmitted portions of [a Chopin Polonaise] to tell the world that the capital was still in Polish hands. Angered by the unexpected setback, the German High Command decided to pound the stubborn citadel into submission. In round-the-clock raids, bombers knocked out flourmills, gasworks, power plants and reservoirs, then sowed the residential areas with incendiaries. One witness, passing scenes of carnage, enumerated the horrors: 'Everywhere corpses, wounded humans, dead horses . . . and hastily-dug graves.' . . . Finally food ran out, and famished Poles, as one man put it, 'cut off flesh as soon as a horse fell, leaving only the skeleton.' On September 28, Warsaw Radio replaced the polonaise with a funeral dirge.15 — Norman Davies

Reservoirs Quotes By Kofi Annan

Microfinance recognizes that poor people are remarkable reservoirs of energy and knowledge, posing an untapped opportunity to create markets, bring people in from the margins and give them the tools with which to help themselves. — Kofi Annan

Reservoirs Quotes By Samuel Goldwyn

We have that Indian scene. We can get the Indians from the reservoir. — Samuel Goldwyn

Reservoirs Quotes By Timi Nadela

The recession has forced many entrepreneurs to draw on hidden reservoirs of courage. Get up, dust off, and get back to work. — Timi Nadela

Reservoirs Quotes By Rupert Brooke

Store up reservoirs of calm and content and draw on them at later moments when the source isn't there, but the need is very great. — Rupert Brooke

Reservoirs Quotes By Louis O. Kelso

When capital owners are few, the private-property conduits of necessity create vast savings reservoirs for those few. If there were many owners, the same conduits would broadly irrigate the economy with purchasing power. — Louis O. Kelso

Reservoirs Quotes By Hillary Jordan

I had a few pricks of conscience- seeing Henry's pajama bottoms hanging forlornly from a peg in our bedroom, his comb on he dresser, a stray white hair on his pillow- but real shame and regret were absent. In their place was a riotous sense of wonder. I'd never imagined myself capable of either great boldness or great passion, and the discovery that I had reservoirs of both astounded me. — Hillary Jordan

Reservoirs Quotes By Chieko N. Okazaki

When our burdens are grievous to be borne, when we face a world in which it seems that there is only struggle and no rest, I hope we can remember the immense strength of our sisterhood, the reservoirs that we have within us, and the unfailing wellspring of the Savior's love for us, even in the midst of adversity. — Chieko N. Okazaki

Reservoirs Quotes By Scott Cunningham

Trees have from time immemorial been closely associated with magic. These stout members of the vegetable kingdom may stand for as long as a thousand years, and tower far above our mortal heads. As such they are symbols and keepers of unlimited power, longevity, and timelessness. An untouched forest, studded with trees of all ages, sizes and types, is more than a mysterious, magical place - it is one of the energy reservoirs of nature. Within its boundaries stand ancient and new sentinels, guardians of the universal force which has manifested on the the Earth ... — Scott Cunningham

Reservoirs Quotes By Frances Beinecke

The truth is you can't get more water from reservoirs that are empty. — Frances Beinecke

Reservoirs Quotes By Kenneth E. Boulding

The economy of the future might be called the "spaceman economy," in which the earth has become a single spaceship, without unlimited reservoirs of anything. — Kenneth E. Boulding

Reservoirs Quotes By Warren W. Wiersbe

The blessings God gives us must in turn become blessings to others, because Christians are supposed to be channels, not reservoirs. To receive God's blessings and then selfishly keep them is to violate one of the basic principles of the Christian life. — Warren W. Wiersbe

Reservoirs Quotes By Justin Cronin

There were people who were like this, the ones who could not be ruffled or else didn't show it, who possessed great internal reservoirs of calm. — Justin Cronin

Reservoirs Quotes By Tim Dorsey

For long rides, I require a stimulating conversation partner with deep reservoirs of cultural references upon which my metaphors can find purchase ... . — Tim Dorsey

Reservoirs Quotes By Raymond Carver

I think marriage is one of those things that writers draw on, one of those emotional reservoirs that go way back. — Raymond Carver

Reservoirs Quotes By Jon M. Huntsman Sr.

A crisis creates the opportunity to dip deep into the reservoirs of our very being, to rise to levels of confidence, strength, and resolve that otherwise we didn't think we possessed. — Jon M. Huntsman Sr.

Reservoirs Quotes By Brene Brown

Joy, collected over time, fuels resilience - ensuring we'll have reservoirs of emotional strength when hard things do happen. — Brene Brown

Reservoirs Quotes By Germaine Greer

Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark ... In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed.
[Still in Melbourne January 1987] — Germaine Greer

Reservoirs Quotes By Freeman Dyson

The essential fact which emerges ... is that the three smallest and most active reservoirs ( of carbon in the global carbon cycle), the atmosphere, the plants and the soil, are all of roughly the same size. This means that large human disturbance of any one of these reservoirs will have large effects on all three. We cannot hope either to understand or to manage the carbon in the atmosphere unless we understand and manage the trees and the soil too. — Freeman Dyson

Reservoirs Quotes By Earl Nightingale

We tend to minimize the things we can do, the goals we can accomplish, and for some equally strange reason we think other people can accomplish things that we cannot. I want you to understand that that is not true. You have deep reservoirs of talent and ability within you that you can bring to the surface and achieve all that you desire — Earl Nightingale

Reservoirs Quotes By Chuck Palahniuk

To anyone reading this who isn't already dead, I wish you luck, honestly I do. You just keep swallowing your vitamins. Keep jogging around reservoirs and avoiding second hand cigarette smoke. Cross your fingers! Maybe death won't happen to you. — Chuck Palahniuk

Reservoirs Quotes By Kenneth R. Miller

We know from astronomy that the universe had a beginning, from physics that the future is both open and unpredictable, from geology and paleontology that the whole of life has been a process of change and transformation. From biology we know that our tissues are not impenetrable reservoirs of vital magic, but a stunning matrix of complex wonders, ultimately explicable in terms of biochemistry and molecular biology. With such knowledge we can see, perhaps for the first time, why a Creator would have allowed our species to be fashioned by the process of evolution. — Kenneth R. Miller

Reservoirs Quotes By Parris Glendening

Not since the Depression has the state been this dry, have our rivers been this low, our water table this low, and our reservoirs this low. — Parris Glendening

Reservoirs Quotes By Sathya Sai Baba

Teachers are reservoirs from which, through the process of education, students draw the water of life. — Sathya Sai Baba

Reservoirs Quotes By Wendell Berry

The assumption is that people so ignorant and thoughtless and silly and greedy may simply call upon the Army Corps of Engineers in order to receive a clean and abundant supply of water from reservoirs in the mountains. A much likelier outcome is that they will be drinking an ever stronger mixture of sewage and mine acid and mud and cropspray and various other defecations of the industrial paradise. — Wendell Berry

Reservoirs Quotes By Charles Spurgeon

Prayer irrigates the fields of life with the waters which are stored up in the reservoirs of promise. — Charles Spurgeon

Reservoirs Quotes By Lisa Lang

He imagines Owens' body dotted with saltwater reservoirs just below the skin. An entire wetland, populated with tiny fish and birds, thriving in his agitation. A species of dwarf crocodile lazing beside an artery. — Lisa Lang

Reservoirs Quotes By Winston Churchill

We proceeded systematically, village by village and we destroyed the houses, filled up the wells, blew down the towers, cut down the shady trees, burned the crops and broke the reservoirs in punitive devastation. — Winston Churchill

Reservoirs Quotes By Wilson Mizner

I've known countless people who were reservoirs of learning, yet never had a thought. — Wilson Mizner

Reservoirs Quotes By Emily Greene Balch

As the world community develops in peace, it will open up great untapped reservoirs in human nature. — Emily Greene Balch

Reservoirs Quotes By Matt Gonzalez

There is a preliminary belief that Tuolumne River water could be captured by other reservoirs that are downstream from Hetch Hetchy, the Cherry and Don Pedro reservoirs for instance. Furthermore, any shortfalls could be supplied via greater conservation efforts, newly discovered groundwater supplies, and water purchases when necessary. — Matt Gonzalez

Reservoirs Quotes By George F. Will

A society with a crabbed spirit and a cynical urge to discount and devalue will find that one day when it needs to draw upon the reservoirs of excellence, the reservoirs have run dry. A society in which the capacity for warm appreciation of excellence atrophies will find that its capacity for excellence diminishes. Happiness, too, diminishes as the appreciation of excellence diminishes. That is no small loss, least of all to a nation in which the pursuit of happiness was endorsed in the founding moment. — George F. Will

Reservoirs Quotes By Earl Nightingale

we come to a rather strange fact. We tend to minimize the things we can do, the goals we can achieve, and yet, for an equally strange reason, we think others can do things that we cannot. I want you to know that that is not true. You do have deep reservoirs of talent and ability within you and you can have the things you want. — Earl Nightingale

Reservoirs Quotes By Edward Abbey

Wilderness and motors are incompatible and the former can best be experienced, understood and enjoyed when the machines are left behind where they belong
on the superhighways and in the parking lots, on the reservoirs and in the marinas. — Edward Abbey

Reservoirs Quotes By Karen Russell

He tried to scrub children's vomit from the webbing of the Tongue in a way that suggested deep reservoirs of genius. — Karen Russell

Reservoirs Quotes By Christina Baker Kline

Most people are remarkably resilient. Even those who have been through war or great loss often find reservoirs of strength. But the legacy of trauma is a heavy burden to bear. — Christina Baker Kline

Reservoirs Quotes By Rosamunde Pilcher

Beyond the pain, life continues to be sweet. The basics are still there. Beauty, food and friendship, reservoirs of love and understanding. Later, possibly not yet, you are going to need others who will encourage you to make new beginnings. Welcome them. They will help you move on, to cherish happy memories and confront the painful ones with more than bitterness and anger. — Rosamunde Pilcher

Reservoirs Quotes By Jeff Brown

At some point, a wave of repressed emotion broke through my armor, demanding expression and release. As I plumbed the depths of my despair, I shed one layer of pain after another. My inner world was like a series of reservoirs, each holding a different wave of emotional memory behind them. When one reservoir burst, another soon appeared. This phase went on for many months - the first of many essential release phases. — Jeff Brown

Reservoirs Quotes By Fennel Hudson

Fine Things are reservoirs for the heart. — Fennel Hudson

Reservoirs Quotes By Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

From the aspect of energy, renewed by radio-active phenomena, material corpuscles may now be treated as transient reservoirs of concentrated power. Though never found in a state of purity, but always more or less granulated (even in light) energy nowadays represents for science the most primitive form of universal stuff. — Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

Reservoirs Quotes By Bernard Of Clairvaux

The man who is wise, therefore, will see his life as more like a reservoir than a canal. The canal simultaneously pours out what it receives; the reservoir retains the water till it is filled, then discharges the overflow without loss to itself ... Today there are many in the Church who act like canals, the reservoirs are far too rare ... You too must learn to await this fullness before pouring out your gifts, do not try to be more generous than God. — Bernard Of Clairvaux

Reservoirs Quotes By Rainer Maria Rilke

Our age has built itself vast reservoirs of power / formless as the straining energy that it wrests from the earth. — Rainer Maria Rilke

Reservoirs Quotes By Phillip McCarron

The once deep reservoirs filled with our vast emotional understanding have evaporated over the generations and we are now nothing more than a shallow cesspool of impossible expectations — Phillip McCarron

Reservoirs Quotes By Deepak Chopra

Unbounded awareness is the reservoir of possibilities. — Deepak Chopra

Reservoirs Quotes By Elif Batuman

When you invent something, you're drawing on reservoirs of knowledge that you already have. It's only when you're faithful to the truth that something can come to you from the outside. — Elif Batuman

Reservoirs Quotes By John C. Maxwell

Be a river - not a reservoir. — John C. Maxwell

Reservoirs Quotes By James Bau Graves

If there is a main problem in American art today," says critic Tom Piazza, "it is not that we need the new to unshackle us from a suffocating and outmoded tradition. The new is constantly pumped out, by the ton and 24 hours a day, into the esthetic rivers, reservoirs and gullies of our culture, and nobody needs to go looking for it. With all the economic force of corporate profit and advertising behind it, pop culture, with its Billy the Kid ethos, has in fact become the new establishment. In a truly Orwellian irony, the new is the status quo."36 — James Bau Graves

Reservoirs Quotes By Martin Luther King Jr.

Every word and deed must contribute to an understanding with the enemy and release those vast reservoirs of goodwill which have been blocked by impenetrable walls of hate. — Martin Luther King Jr.

Reservoirs Quotes By Bill Bryson

Like all limestones, the famous White Cliffs of Dover, on England's south coast, are made from numberless trillions of tiny marine organisms compressed over time into stone, and exist now as huge reservoirs of carbon. (credit 17.13) — Bill Bryson

Reservoirs Quotes By Lee H. Hamilton

The U.S has acquired reservoirs of goodwill around the globe over many years. But it is clear - from polling data and ample anecdotal evidence - that America is losing its allure in much of the world. — Lee H. Hamilton

Reservoirs Quotes By Charles Duhigg

Around New York City, samples collected at dozens of beaches or piers have detected the types of bacteria and other pollutants tied to sewage overflows. Though the city's drinking water comes from upstate reservoirs, environmentalists say untreated excrement and other waste in the city's waterways pose serious health risks. — Charles Duhigg

Reservoirs Quotes By Anatol Rapoport

Centralization of society's vital services in giant computer centers, reservoirs, nuclear power plants, air- traffic control centers, 100-story skyscrapers, and government compounds increases its vulnerability ... choosing his targets, today's saboteur could pollute a city's water supply, dynamite power transmission towers, cripple an airport control center, destroy a corporate or government computer center. — Anatol Rapoport

Reservoirs Quotes By Terry Semel

Yahoo is all about content. Deep reservoirs of important content in many, many strong areas. — Terry Semel

Reservoirs Quotes By Julie Powell

Somewhere along the way, I discovered that in the physical act of cooking, especially something complex or plain old hard to handle, dwelled unsuspected reservoirs of arousal both gastronomic and sexual. — Julie Powell

Reservoirs Quotes By Keith Holdaway

Exploratory wells located invariably by a set of deterministic seismic interpretations are drilled into reservoirs under uncertainty that is invariably poorly quantified, the geologic models yawning to be optimized by a mindset that is educated in a data-driven methodology. — Keith Holdaway