Ponds quotes

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People and pond

Swim out of your little pond. (Rumi)

Be like the spring that overflows, and not like the pond that always contains the same water. (Paulo Coelho)

All the ponds lie frozen,
My soul is black! where do i live? Where am I going? (Émile Nelligan)

I am no more lonely than the loon on the pond that laughs so loud. (Ursula K. Le Guin)

It is remarkable how long men will believe in the bottomlessness of a pond without taking the trouble to sound it. (Henry David Thoreau)

It’s hard for the modern generation to understand Thoreau, who lived beside a pond but didn’t own water skis or a snorkel. (Loudon Wainwright III)

You never knew about people, like you never knew how deep a pond was because all you saw was the top. (Terry Pratchett)

We drop like pebbles into the ponds of each other’s souls, and the orbit of our ripples continues to expand, intersecting with countless others. (Joan Z. Borysenko)

A toddler is a still pond with clear water, you can see down to the bottom. Then the parents throw stones into this pond, later teachers, sports coaches, pastors, and many others do the same. We pick up all these stones, think they’re our own, and let them program us. (Ananta Steuder)

The surface of the pond, calm and translucent, reveals the often hidden beauties that bloom at its bottom. The serene being, the one who adheres perfectly to the present, resembles the pond; undisturbed by environmental turmoil, it offers all those around it the richness of its authentic nature. (Olivier Follmi)

Love and pond

Love, we are a small pond. (Maxine Kumin)

The heart is a pond, when nothing stirs it the mud remains at the bottom. (Siun-tzu)

Love is not a mirror pond in which you can always look. It has ebb and flow. And the wreckage of wrecked ships, and sunken cities, and octopuses, and storms, and boxes of gold, and pearls… But pearls – they lie very deep. (Erich Maria Remarque)

Some people are going to love you like you are a pond, and others are going to love you like you are a river, but you are an ocean, and you should never settle for anyone who loves you for anything less than that. (Nikita Gill)

Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horsepond. (Thomas Love Peacock)

Love for your work, love for another person, love for yourself – love is a huge pond, and it’s never empty. You can go and take from it, and it will give you strength. (Vicky Krieps)

Fishing and pond

The fishermen say that the “thundering of the pond” scares the fishes and prevents their biting. (Henry David Thoreau)

He’s been fishing for the love of the pond nearly all his life. (Jack Ingram)

Empty the pond to get the fish. (Robert Bresson)

If you drain a pond while fishing, you certainly catch something, but next year there will be no more fish. (Lü Bu We)

Small water makes nobody rich, best fishing is in the big pond. (George Rollehagen)

I like to sit on the front porch of an old cabin I built in the woods and just listen to the birds; I like to fish in the pond and I always throw the fish back. (Johnny Cash)

Quotes about fishing

Art and pond

Music is an ocean, but the repertory is hardly even a lake; it is a pond. (Aldous Huxley)

The comedy world is like a small pond; we all know each other. (Rob Huebel)

I think the art world… is a very small pond, and it’s a very inbred pond. They rely on information from an elect elite sect of galleries, primarily in New York. (Thomas Kinkade)

I have tried being surreal, but my frogs hop right back into their realistic ponds. (Mason Cooley)

Fish in pond

You can be a big fish in a small pond, but you’re only going to be competing against people at that level. (Finn Balor)

I like being a big fish in a small pond. I’m not interested in a huge audience because it brings headaches. (Nick Lowe)

Some people like being a big fish in a small pond, others a ferocious shark in the ocean, I rather be the ocean. In the end, fish die. (Behdad Sami)

In England, David and I are big fish in a small pond. But in L.A., we are tiny, tiny, tiny fish in a big pond. (Victoria Beckham)

Reflection and pond

Even if the reflection in the pond
often blurs us:
Know the picture.
Only in the double range
do the voices become
eternal and mild. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Then, first I come to the pond,
Which reflects in the quiet middle,
All the joy of the garden
Dreamily united unlocks for me. (Hugo von Hofmannsthal)

There is no sun, but the ponds are bright,
they stand like cast mirrors,
and the bowls of motionless water
would seem completely empty,
but gardens are reflected in them. (Ivan Bunin)

Death and pond

The rose petal floats on water. The kingfisher flashes above the pond. Life and beauty swirl in the midst of death. (Robert Jordan)

Every morning I walk like this around the pond, thinking: if the doors of my heart ever close, I am as good as dead. (Mary Oliver)

Death falls into life like a stone into a pond: first, splashes, panics in the bushes, fluttering wings and leaks in all directions. Then, big circles on the water, bigger and bigger. Finally calm again, but not at all the same silence as before, a silence, how to say: deafening. (Christian Bobin)

Stone and pond

You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change. (Tim Cook)

After all, when a stone is dropped into a pond, the water continues quivering even after the stone has sunk to the bottom. (Arthur Golden)

Like a stone thrown into a pond, a good deed can create ripples that extend far beyond the initial splash. (Jeanne Phillips)

Memories and pond

The water – In the pond – Is busy – Keeping time. (Eugene Guillevic)

One day we will embark on the pond of our memories And will repeat for the pleasure The sweet journey of life. (Leo Ferre)

Four ducks on a pond, A grass-bank beyond, A blue sky of spring, White clouds on the wing: What a little thing To remember for years – To remember with tears! (William Allingham)

Pond features

Freedom tastes sweeter in the pond than in the ocean. (Mark Balkens-Knurre)

Ponds and even puddles with the beginning of autumn appear pensive facial expressions. (Michael Baru)

If you purify the pond, the lilies die. (William Stafford)

Silence and pond

During the day,
water birds sleep peacefully on the surface of the pond.
What silence! (Masaoka Shiki)

Above the woods shimmers palely
The moon that makes us dream,
The willow tree by the dark pond
Weeps silently into the night.
A heart goes out – and gently
The mists flow and rise –
Silence, silence! (Georg Trakl)

Nature and pond

And yonder, at foot of the fronting ridge
That takes the turn to a range beyond,
Is the chapel reached by the one-arched bridge
Where the water is stopped in a stagnant pond. (Robert Browning)

On the motionless pond,
the moon’s lovely splendor dwells,
plaiting its pale roses
in the green wreath of reeds. (Nikolaus Lenau)

Quotes about nature

Life and pond

I often think that we are like the carp swimming contentedly in that pond. We live out our lives in our own “pond,” confident that our universe consists of only the familiar and the visible. (Michio Kaku)

The deep parts of my life pour onward, as if the river shores were opening out. I feel closer to what language can’t reach. With my senses, as with birds, I climb into the windy heaven… in the ponds broken off from the sky… (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Happiness and pond

There’s nothing wrong with being happy somewhere, even if it’s the little pond you grew up in, as long as you are in fact comfortable vs. bored. (Carolyn Hax)

Real happiness is not dependent on external things. The pond is fed from within. The kind of happiness that stays with you is the happiness that springs from inward thoughts and emotions. You must cultivate your mind if you wish to achieve enduring happiness. (William Lyon Phelps)

Ripples and pond

Ripples on a pond cannot touch a bird hovering above it. (John C. Wright)

Beyond the terrace, a light breeze stirred the reeds at the edge of the pond. Looking out at this intimate vista, one could see the reeds and a stone lantern and the brightest of the evening’s stars floating on the gloaming mirror of the pond. Then the breeze came again to crack the water’s surface, and the picture was flooded. (John Burnham Schwartz)

Mind and pond

Feeling is a sea, thought is a pond. (Manfred Hinrich)

Let your mind become still like a pond in the forest. It shall become clear like water flowing from the mountains. Let murky waters come to rest, then they will become clear, and let your wandering thoughts and desires come to rest. (Buddha)

Society and pond

A society should never become like a pond with stagnant water, without movement. That’s the most important thing. (Mikhail Gorbachev)

American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it. (Henry Adams)

Attitude to pond

All of a sudden I had the revelation of how enchanting my pond was. (Claude Monet)

Looking at the pond, all I could think was that it is an incredivle thing, how a whole world can rise from what seems like nothing at all. (Sarah Dessen)

River and pond

In the spring rain, The pond and the river Have become one. (Yosa Buson)

It is by their murmur That the ponds put the rivers in prison. (Jacques Brel)

Frog and pond

Old pond, leap-splash – a frog. (Matsuo Basho)

It’s a poor frog that doesn’t praise his own pond! (Donnie McClurkin)

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