Sunday, October 19, 2008

Quotes on "Water"

Water quotes - Initially compiled by the Water Office -US EPA

Some quotes from the above link:

“Water has become a highly precious resource. There are some places where a barrel of water costs more than a barrel of oil.”
- Lloyd Axworthy, Foreign Minister of Canada (1999 - News Conference)

“More than one-half of the world's major rivers are being seriously depleted and polluted, degrading and poisoning the surrounding ecosystems, thus threatening the health and livelihood of people who depend upon them for irrigation, drinking and industrial water”
- Ismail Serageldin, Chairman of the World Commission on Water for the 21st Century- Water Forum, Netherlands, November 30, 1999

“Water has no taste, no color, no odor; it cannot be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not necessary to life, but rather life itself. It fills us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses.”
- Antoine De Saint-Exupery, (1900-1944), Wind, Sand, and Stars, 1939

“Children of a culture born in a water-rich environment, we have never really learned how important water is to us. We understand it, but we do not respect it.”
- William Ashworth, Nor Any Drop to Drink, 1982

“When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.”
- Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790), Poor Richard's Almanac, 1746

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