Quotes of Countryside

“ It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside. ”

- Arthur Conan Doyle

“ Every doctor will allow a colleague to decimate a whole countryside sooner than violate the bond of professional etiquette by giving him away. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ May the countryside and the gliding valley streams content me. Lost to fame, let me love river and woodland. ”

- Virgil Publius Vergilius Maro

“ American "energy" is the energy of violence, of free-floating resentment and anxiety unleashed by chronic cultural dislocations which must be, for the most part, ferociously sublimated. This energy has mainly been sublimated into crude materialism and acquisitiveness… ”

- Susan Sontag

“ I roamed the countryside searching for answers to things I did not understand. Why thunder lasts longer than that which causes it, and why immediately on its creation the lightning becomes visible to the eye while thunder requires time to travel. How the various circles of water form around the spot which has been struck by a stone and why a bird sustains itself in the air… ”

- Leonardo da Vinci
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