My Passion: A deep love and reverence for Nature.
In my lifetime – 1907-1964 – I became a writer and marine biologist who wrote three best-selling books about life in the oceans. But I am most remembered for my 1962 book, Silent Spring, which raised concerns about the rampant use of chemical pesticides such as DDT, and rallied citizens around the world to respect and conserve the natural world that is our life-support system.
Rachel Carson Notable Quotes:
“How could intelligent beings seek to control a few unwanted species by a method that contaminated the entire environment and brought the threat of disease and death even to their own kind?”
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for its destruction.”
“The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over Nature but of ourselves. Man is a part of Nature, and his war against Nature is inevitably a war against himself.”
“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”
“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of Nature the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”