Friday, 13 July 2012

Desert

A desert is a place without expectation. - Nadine Gordimer

I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch. - Ella Maillart

I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

In the desert, the line between life and death is sharp and quick. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

In the desert, the only god is a well. - Vera Nazarian

Like water in the desert is wisdom to the soul. - Edward Counsel

Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light. - Joyce Carol Oates

Water, water, water.... There is no shortage of water in the desert but exactly the right amount, a perfect ratio of water to rock, water to sand, insuring that wide free open, generous spacing among plants and animals, homes and towns and cities, which makes the arid West so different from any other part of the nation. There is no lack of water here unless you try to establish a city where no city should be. - Edward Abbey

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