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“Apes. The moon woke them-- round the world s navel revolved prayer wheels of steps.”

— Dag Hammarskjöld, Markings, Share via Whatsapp

“Earth is saving itself from humans. Have you noticed it s been fighting back with earthquakes?”

— Nitya Prakash, Share via Whatsapp

“Referring to Jumper the spider, who needs to hide himself in human form, and he s learning to act like a human. I m sure I can learn to walk faster than that, he said desperately. But you ll also need to learn the nuances of human behavior. Such as not going around naked. What s wrong with being natural? he demanded. Humans aren t natural. They are girt about by all manner of conventions. It will take time for you to catch up with them all.”

— Piers Anthony, Jumper Cable, Share via Whatsapp

“A human being is a mountain range! Snakes are fascinated by us!”

— Rumi, The Essential Rumi, Share via Whatsapp

“All cows were like other cows, all tigers like all other tigers - What on earth happened to human beings?”

— Harry Mulisch, Siegfried, Share via Whatsapp

“They knew now that if there is one thing that one can always desire and sometimes obtain, it is human affection.”

— Albert Camus, The Plague, Share via Whatsapp

“The bees are dying and humans are not far behind.”

— Steven Magee, Share via Whatsapp

“When you get down to the bottom of it, only about half of what we remember really happened. We tend to modify things to make ourselves look better in our own eyes and in the eyes of others. Then, if what we did wasn t really very admirable, we tend to forget that it ever happened. A normal human being s grasp on reality is very tenuous at best. Our imaginary lives are usually much nicer.”

— David Leigh Eddings, Share via Whatsapp

“Think how nature makes things compared to how we humans make things. We talked about how animals don t just preserve the next generation; they typically preserve the environment for the ten-thousandth generation. While human industrial processes can produce Kevlar, it takes a temperature of thousands of degrees to do it, and the fiber is pulled through sulfuric acid. In contrast, a spider makes its silk - which per gram is several times stronger than steel - at room temperature in water.”

— William Powers, Twelve by Twelve: A One-Room Cabin Off the Grid and Beyond the American Dream, Share via Whatsapp

“I follow suit, said the lion, vacating his coat of arms and movie logos; and the eagle said, Get me off this flag.”

— Margaret Atwood, The Tent, Share via Whatsapp

“Ho paura dell uomo, come dei topi e delle zanzare, per il danno e il fastidio di cui è produttore inesausto.”

— Guido Morselli, Dissipatio H.G., Share via Whatsapp

“All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn t a dog.”

— Charles M. Schulz, Share via Whatsapp

“The Folk doubtlessly learned this lesson long ago. They do not need to deceive humans. Humans will deceive themselves.”

— Holly Black, The Wicked King, Share via Whatsapp

“For truly we are all angels temporarily hiding as humans.”

— Brian Weiss, Share via Whatsapp

“We are star stuff harvesting sunlight.”

— Carl Sagan, Share via Whatsapp

“When humans were young, they were pushed around in strollers. When they were old, they were pushed around in wheelchairs. In between, they were just pushed around.”

— Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All, Share via Whatsapp

“Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose, keep in touch (or don t), care about birthdays, waste and lose time, brush their teeth, feel nostalgia, scrub stains, have religions and political parties and laws, wear keepsakes, apologize years after an offense, whisper, fear themselves, interpret dreams, hide their genitalia, shave, bury time capsules, and can choose not to eat something for reasons of conscience. The justifications for eating animals and for not eating them are often identical: we are not them.”

— Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals, Share via Whatsapp