HAPPY EARTH DAY EVERYONE!

Mother, space ship, cradle or where you keep all your stuff, however you view the Earth it is something worth celebrating and protecting.

Earth

Here are 10 literary quotes about the Earth to contemplate today:

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.” ― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

“The planet was being destroyed by manufacturing processes, and what was being manufactured was lousy, by and large.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

“We called her Mother Earth. Because she gave birth to us, and then we sucked her dry.” ― Jon Stewart, Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race

“What you take from the earth, you must give back. That’s nature’s way.” ― Chris d’Lacey, The Fire Within

“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.” ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” ― Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder

“What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” ― Henry David Thoreau, Familiar Letters

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair” ― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

“How can we be so arrogant? The planet is, was, and always will be stronger than us. We can’t destroy it; if we overstep the mark, the planet will simply erase us from its surface and carry on existing. Why don’t they start talking about not letting the planet destroy us?” ― Paulo Coelho, The Winner Stands Alone