There are many literary quotes about nature. Here are some of the best.
“There is no such thing as magic, though there is such a thing as a knowledge of the secrets of Nature.” ~ She by H. Rider Haggard
“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” ~ Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
If you need something to worship, then worship life — all life, every last crawling bit of it! We’re all in this beauty together! ~ Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert
It was October, and the air was cool and sharp, woodsmoke and damp moss exquisitely mingled in it with the subtle odours of the pines. ~ Secret Worship by Algernon Blackwood
The western sky was clear and flushed with vivid crimson, towards which the prairie rolled away in varying tones of blue. ~ Blake’s Burden by Harold Bindloss
Sunlight is the life-blood of Nature. Mother Earth looks at us with such dull, soulless eyes, when the sunlight has died away from out of her. It makes us sad to be with her then; she does not seem to know us or to care for us. ~ Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
Have you ever observed a humming-bird moving about in an aerial dance among the flowers–a living prismatic gem that changes its colour with every change of position. ~ Green Mansions by W. H. Hudson
Yet birth, and lust, and illness, and death are changeless things, and when one of these harsh facts springs out upon a man at some sudden turn of the path of life, it dashes off for the moment his mask of civilization and gives a glimpse of the stranger and stronger face below. ~ The Curse of Eve by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
“The natur o’ things doesn’t change, though it seems as if one’s own life was nothing but change. The square o’ four is sixteen, and you must lengthen your lever in proportion to your weight, is as true when a man’s miserable as when he’s happy; and the best o’ working is, it gives you a grip hold o’ things outside your own lot.” ~ Adam Bede by George Eliot
“It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble.” ~ The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
“Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead,” said Scrooge. “But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it is thus with what you show me!” ~ A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Saturday morning was come, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life. There was a song in every heart; and if the heart was young the music issued at the lips. There was cheer in every face and a spring in every step. ~ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Morning made a considerable difference in my general prospect of Life, and brightened it so much that it scarcely seemed the same. ~ Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
“I like breakfast-time better than any other moment in the day,” said Mr. Irwine. “No dust has settled on one’s mind then, and it presents a clear mirror to the rays of things.” ~ Adam Bede by George Eliot
Rays from the sunrise drew forth the buds and stretched them into long stalks, lifted up sap in noiseless streams, opened petals, and sucked out scents in invisible jets and breathings. ~ Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
From the east to the west sped the angels of the Dawn, from sea to sea, from mountain-top to mountain-top, scattering light with both their hands. ~ She by H. Rider Haggard
No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be. ~ Dracula by Bram Stoker
We added some new quotes to the site today. All of the quotes list an author and a source. Why? This quotation collection is curated by people and NOT by a computer program.
Here are some quotes from the new additions.
It is never quite safe to think we have done with life. When we imagine we have finished our story fate has a trick of turning the page and showing us yet another chapter. ~ Rainbow Valley by Lucy Maud Montgomery
“Pull out from the depths those thoughts that you do not understand, and spread them out in the sunlight and know the meaning of them.” ~ A Room With A View by E. M. Forster
“You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. At some time, every creature which lives must do so. It is the ultimate shadow, the defeat of creation; this is the curse at work, the curse that feeds on all life. Everywhere in the universe.” ~ Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
Sir Henry Rider Haggard, better known as H. Rider Haggard, was an English writer of adventure novels. He was born in 1856 and died in 1925.
He was born at Bradenham, Norfolk. In his youth Haggard traveled to South Africa to work in the British government. Later he would draw upon his experiences and knowledge of Africa as a writer. He married Marianna Louisa Margitson in 1880. The couple had a son named Jack (who died of measles at age 10) and three daughters, Angela, Dorothy and Lilias.
King Solomon’s Mines, one of his most famous books, was published in 1885 and introduced the character of Allan Quatermain.
Out of the dark we came, into the dark we go. Like a storm-driven bird at night we fly out of the Nowhere; for a moment our wings are seen in the light of the fire, and, lo! we are gone again into the Nowhere. ~ King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard
Dawn The Witch’s Head King Solomon’s Mines She Allan Quatermain Jess A Tale of Three Lions Maiwa’s Revenge, or the War of the Little Hand Colonel Quaritch, VC Cleopatra Beatrice The World’s Desire Eric Brighteyes Nada the Lily An Heroic Effort Montezuma’s Daughter The People of the Mist Heart of the World Joan Haste The Wizard Doctor Therne Swallow: A Tale of the Great Trek Lysbeth Pearl Maiden Stella Fregelius: A Tale of Three Destinies The Brethren Ayesha: The Return of She The Way of the Spirit Benita Fair Margaret The Ghost Kings The Yellow God The Lady of Blossholme Morning Star Queen Sheba’s Ring Red Eve The Mahatma and the Hare Marie Child of Storm The Wanderer’s Necklace The Holy Flower The Ivory Child Finished Love Eternal Moon of Israel When the World Shook The Ancient Allan She and Allan The Virgin of the Sun Wisdom’s Daughter Heu-Heu Queen of the Dawn The Treasure of the Lake Allan and the Ice-gods Mary of Marion Isle Belshazzar