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Quotations on Nature

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Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.

~ George Santayana

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.

~ Buckminster Fuller

If one could only reproduce nature, and always with less beauty than the original, why paint at all?

~ Georgia O'Keeffe

I would rather teach drawing that my pupils may learn to love nature, than teach the looking at nature that they may learn to draw.

~ John Ruskin

You come to nature with your own theories, and she knocks them all flat.

~ Pierre Auguste Renoir

Man masters nature not by force, but by understanding.

~ Jacob Bronowski

The machine does not isolate us from the great problems of nature but plunges us more deeply into them.

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.

~ Eleonora Duse

Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated.

~ François Auguste René Rodin

Nature is garrulous to the point of confusion, let the artist be truly taciturn.

~ Paul Klee

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