Quotes About Water

I’m typically a ‘just drink water’ kind of guy. I was a bodybuilder in high school, so I used to – food to me was, ‘there are this many grams of carbohydrates and proteins, and I need these micronutrients in order to grow and be fit,’ and I ate in order to live and not live in order to eat, and I think most people are the opposite.

— Aaron Patzer

Training is my drug. I’m going to be the best I can in and out of the water – train right, eat right – and that is the way it should be.

— Adam Peaty

Coconut water is just the best for you it’s always something we had in Brazil. Since I was a little girl, I’ve been drinking it.

— Adriana Lima

South Sudanese people are rich like the soil they just need a little water, and they will grow.

— Alek Wek

I prefer ‘cooling foods’ for the summer – lots of fruits like watermelons, a few strands of kesar with raisins that have been soaked overnight, and lots of coconut water. Dinner is usually dahi chawal. I am a big foodie, so depending on my cravings, I indulge – maybe pasta or risotto.

— Alia Bhatt

It worries me that undergrads and high school students are forced into books they aren’t ready for, like Faulkner’s, and then they are afraid of putting their toes in the water again.

— Alice McDermott

The brain knows the real secret of seduction, more effective than even music and martinis. Just keep whispering, ‘Gee, you are really special’ to that sack of water and protein that is a body, and you can get it to do practically anything.

— Alison Gopnik

Asking questions is what brains were born to do, at least when we were young children. For young children, quite literally, seeking explanations is as deeply rooted a drive as seeking food or water.

— Alison Gopnik

A good espresso to me is a little bit salty you just become used to a good taste. Anytime I go into a new place and they don’t clean their machine properly or the water temperature isn’t right, it tastes awful.

— Andrew Bird

There are 10,000 local governments in the state of New York. Ten thousand! Town, village, lighting district, water district, sewer district, a special district to count the other districts in case you missed a district.

— Andrew Cuomo

No one can pretend to say that a fish is ever killed by heat, for many kinds of fish, in the middle of summer, and in the burning heat of the sun, do either play, as it were, on the surface of the water, or hide themselves under the leaves, weeds, or other substances at the bottom.

— Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

We will admit that, out of the mud or sand which is found on the seashore or the beds of our rivers, at low water, shellfish or testaceous animals come forth, but it does not from thence by any means follow that they are produced without any regular course of generation.

— Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Once, I was coming back from school, and there was this guy who was eve-teasing me and my friend. I had a Milton water bottle that I flung it at his face. My dad told me if you are in a crowded place and a guy eve-teases, you should make noise. I did exactly that and got people on the road to beat up the guy.

— Anushka Sharma

After asking questions about current recovery techniques, the conversation prompted me to ask myself, ‘Why does it feel good after running to pour a bottle of water over your head?’ I don’t know the physiological answer, but the fact that it does feel better makes me perform better.

— Ashton Eaton

While I can’t walk on water, I can certainly wobble on whisky.

— Ashwin Sanghi

I think we’re getting to the point where everyone’s getting fat and everyone’s getting allergic, or claims to be allergic to something and people can’t walk from their front door to their car without a bottle of water in their hand because they have to hydrate every three and half steps.

— Adam Carolla

If in 1989 I said, ‘I have an idea: Bottle water and sell it. And charge more than a beer,’ they would have chased me around with a giant butterfly net. The same with paying to watch a television station.

— Adam Carolla

For me, one of the important things about keeping vocally healthy is warming up and making sure I’m aware where my voice is at, drinking lots of water and getting plenty of sleep, and just taking care of myself with exercise and eating healthy.

— Adam Lambert

Obama might as well be president of Turkey or Brazil it does not matter. It’s the system that is absolutely flawed, where 25 or 35 or 50 people make multi, multi-billions on building Olympic structures while people live in Barbados and have no roads or clean drinking water. There’s something pretty inequitable there.

— Al Jourgensen

The Arab-Israeli conflict is also in many ways a conflict about status: it’s a war between two peoples who feel deeply humiliated by the other, who want the other to respect them. Battles over status can be even more intractable than those over land or water or oil.

— Alain de Botton

I keep a picture of my beloved children close by. Also, water and plenty of pads and pens.

— Alain de Botton

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.

— Alan Watts

Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.

— Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Investigations during the last few decades have brought hydrogen instead of carbon, and instead of CO2 water, the mother of all life, into the foreground.

— Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

We have always existed in different forms – carbon, oxygen, water, heat. Maybe Heaven is this brief period when the elements realize they’re alive.

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Do you know the phrase, ‘The word ‘water’ will not wet you?’ It’s one thing to write down an idea and another thing entirely to execute it.

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I will say this: when you take any substance, especially in baseball, it’s half mental and half physical. If you take this glass of water and you say, ‘I’m going to be a better baseball player,’ then you probably will be.

— Alex Rodriguez

War contributes greatly to global warming, which shouldn’t surprise us. All those bombs going off, all those rockets, all those planes and helicopters. All that fuel of various kinds being used. It pollutes the air and water of this very fragile and interconnected planet.

— Alice Walker

Hard-boiled eggs are wonderful when they’re really done right. I bring the water to a boil, and then I put in the eggs. And then I boil them for – well, it depends on the size of the egg – maybe eight minutes.

— Alice Waters

A meringue is really nothing but a foam. And what is a foam after all, but a big collection of bubbles? And what’s a bubble? It’s basically a very flimsy little latticework of proteins draped with water. We add sugar to this structure, which strengthens it. But things can, and do, go wrong.

— Alton Brown

I did not lose myself all at once. I rubbed out my face over the years washing away my pain, the same way carvings on stone are worn down by water.

— Amy Tan

Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water.

— Anatole France

I loved every second of Catholic church. I loved the sickly sweet rotting-pomegranate smells of the incense. I loved the overwrought altar, the birdbath of holy water, the votive candles I loved that there was a poor box, the stations of the cross rendered in stained glass on the windows.

— Anne Lamott

I just try to love and serve everyone, and bring everyone water, and lend an ear that’s what Jesus said to do.

— Anne Lamott

I’m at a slightly higher risk for type 2 diabetes, and my grandmother had diabetes. My hemoglobin a1c, which is one of the measures, started being a little high when I was drinking a ton of that coconut water.

— Anne Wojcicki

I discovered surfing, which I absolutely fell in love with. That feels good and kind of keeps your body aligned, so does the salt water.

— Anthony Kiedis

For true love is inexhaustible the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Water is life, and clean water means health.

— Audrey Hepburn

When you take a shower in space, you have to press the water onto your body to clean yourself, and then you gotta vacuum it off.

— Ace Frehley

Once, when I tried to calculate the height of the balcony, I broke my arm. Another time, I wanted to see if water moves faster than kerosene. When my father came out to smoke, a fire broke out.

— Ada Yonath

I realized that I didn’t need nearly as many calories as I’d grown accustomed to. I ate 100 to 200 calories every two hours or so, consumed healthy proteins (yogurt, lean meat, turkey jerky), and drank a gallon of water a day. And as my weight dropped, my energy soared.

— Adam Richman

When Paul was exhorted to be baptized and to wash away his sins, there was an evident allusion to the use of water in the ordinance of baptism, and had there been no application of water on which to ground such an allusion, we may be certain that we should never have heard of washing away sins in baptism.

— Adoniram Judson

Besides regular exercising, one should also take care of his or her daily habits such as adequate sleep and drinking lots of water.

— Akkineni Nagarjuna

Clean air and water, a diversity of animal and plant species, soil and mineral resources, and predictable weather are annuities that will pay dividends for as long as the human race survives – and may even extend our stay on Earth.

— Alex Steffen

Unless everyone grasps the importance of having only two children per couple, wars won’t be over just oil anymore, they will be over water and food.

— Alexandra Paul

I eat a lot of fruit after I run. I find that hydrates me better than just drinking water. I have fruit already cut up for after a run, so when I’m done I can chow on cantaloupe or watermelon. It’s so satisfying, and that probably keeps me from being too hungry for other things.

— Alison Sweeney

It’s a relief to hear the rain. It’s the sound of billions of drops, all equal, all equally committed to falling, like a sudden outbreak of democracy. Water, when it hits the ground, instantly becomes a puddle or rivulet or flood.

— Alice Oswald

I get up between 6:30 and 7 A.M., and my morning routine is always the same: hot water and lemon, eggs on toast and rose oil on the face.

— Alice Temperley

In order to have skin that glows and looks healthy and actually is healthy, you need to look at the whole picture and have a holistic approach to it. A lot of it is exercising regularly, drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, and keeping stress down.

— Allison Williams

My 3-year-old daughter is somewhat psychic. I hate the abuse of that word, so let’s just say… intuitive. She was born ‘in the caul,’ meaning my water never broke, and superstition says that makes a child psychic.

— Alysia Reiner

Blood probably tastes like salty water, right?

— Amy Heckerling

Before I lived in America, my husband and I did a Californian road trip. We took a month, starting off in L.A. I love the landscapes of California: one moment you’re in the desert, the next you’re up in the Napa Valley or by the water in Big Bear.

— Ashley Jensen

I try to do things that make me feel good. I go to yoga classes, drink a lot of water, eat healthily and keep things like alcohol and coffee to weekends. I don’t overdo anything.

— Abbey Lee Kershaw

According to the U.N., more than 2.7 billion people will face severe water shortages by 2025. Many social scientists predict that the next big wars will be over water. Nevertheless, the average American family blissfully consumes 300 gallons a day, when you add in watering the lawn and washing dishes, clothes, and cars.

— Alex Shoumatoff

Even as global warming increases the frequency of El Nino and the Atlantic event, their effects are being amplified by the annual loss of an area of rain forest the size of New Jersey. Less rain falls, and the water runs into the rivers instead of being sucked up by the fungus filaments and tree roots.

— Alex Shoumatoff

There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circling, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water.

— Alan Clark

Russell James asked me to shoot underwater. He tied my feet under the water. I don’t know how many feet – maybe five, six meters. He tied me underwater and I had no air. Somebody had a tube, and they were giving me some oxygen, but I couldn’t really see anything. Everything was blurry. I’m waiting for the oxygen – that was the craziest thing.

— Alessandra Ambrosio

You walk off the plane in Rio, and your blood temperature goes up. The feel of the wind on your face, the water on your skin, the taste of the food, the music, the sexuality Brazilians are very comfortable in their sexuality.

— Amy Irving

Water links us all as human beings. Everyone needs water, and we all have challenges about it, no matter where we live. Yet even in the U.S., people aren’t aware of problems facing water.

— Ann Bancroft

I like the light that comes off metal shutters at siesta time in the summer, having a break from driving in the shops at motorway services, the odour of petrol at petrol stations, rolling down little slopes. I hate it when you tread in a puddle and the water soaks your socks.

— Audrey Tautou

I surf, swim, play water polo, and I paddle an outrigger canoe with my team. I’m also a klutz on land, so water is my thing.

— Auli’i Cravalho

I learned how to cook by making soups, so I was thinking of how to make the most eco-friendly and green way to make soup. Obviously, using water and vegetables from your garden is the most sustainable way.

— Anna Getty

With my sport, I am outside and in the water, which can be really drying and damaging to the skin, so I try to be vigilant about taking good care of it.

— Amanda Beard

I’d go to swim practice, put my face in the water, and I didn’t have to talk to anybody. Swimming was like my escape, but it was also like this huge prison because I felt like I had to swim up to people’s standards.

— Amanda Beard

I grew up on Cape Cod. We didn’t live right on the water, but I could walk to it and did every day.

— Andrea Barrett

I’m not sure I have a role model per se, but I do deeply admire every woman who raises children and has to walk for water.

— Anna D. Shapiro

No matter how much we love our family and friends, a part of us needs the occasional moment of solitude as a plant needs water. It is the inmost core of each of us that, that part which nobody can define but which we all recognize because it never changes.

— Anna Neagle

I was told to have an ice bath once, which I did once, and it was the most horrific experience. In my head it sounded like a great idea, so I filled my bath with ice and water, and it was absolutely horrendous.

— Antony Starr

I have always had a very natural connection to the water, and that connection stems from the ocean itself.

— Aaron Peirsol

I’m lucky with my skin – it doesn’t require a lot of attention, so I keep things simple. And I drink a lot of water.

— Arizona Muse

My plan is to open five restaurants based on the five elements in Chinese philosophy: wood, water, fire, earth and metal.

— Arthur Potts Dawson

I drink a lot of water and I try to watch what I eat. The thing about me is I like healthy stuff, I like fruits and veggies, so it’s all about moderation.

— Ashton Shepherd

Bathtubs, pools, water – to me, it’s a very essential part of being grounded and sensual and feeling yourself.

— Andre Balazs

I love water – I’m an Aquarius, but that has nothing to do with it – and I’ve never been away from water in any place.

— Andre Balazs

Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.

— B. R. Ambedkar

Stop a minute, right where you are. Relax your shoulders, shake your head and spine like a dog shaking off cold water. Tell that imperious voice in your head to be still.

— Barbara Kingsolver

Iraq has the most extensive petrochemical industry in the Middle East and a wealth of vaccine factories, single-cell protein research labs, medical and veterinary manufacturing centers and water treatment plants.

— Barton Gellman

Nearly all government advice on terrorism sacrifices practical particulars for an unalarming tone. The usual guidance is to maintain a three-day supply of food and water along with a radio, flashlight, batteries and first-aid kit.

— Barton Gellman

Neighborhoods and communities are complex organisms that will be resilient only if they are healthy along a number of interrelated dimensions, much as a human body cannot be healthy without adequate air, water, rest, and food.

— Ben Bernanke

In Salford, we had fish in our tap water. I remember, one hot summer day, running to the toilet at playtime and dunking our heads in a sink full of water. I remember putting my head in and seeing all these little fish in it.

— Bernard Sumner

If we are serious about moving toward energy independence in a cost-effective way, we should invest in solar energy. If we are serious about cutting air and water pollution and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we should invest in solar energy.

— Bernie Sanders

I enjoy hanging out with friends, going on hikes and playing tennis. I also enjoy Bible study and making dinners. I have a pretty mellow life away from the water.

— Bethany Hamilton

I hadn’t realized quite how extraordinary Charles Lindbergh’s achievement was in flying the Atlantic alone. He had never flown over open water before, but he flew straight to Dingle Bay in Ireland and then on to Paris, exactly as planned.

— Bill Bryson

This legislation confronts the human truth that the need for clean water knows no borders, and proper management and intervention can be a currency for peace and international cooperation.

— Bill Frist

My biggest weakness as a endurance athlete has been in not drinking enough water after training, thereby racing sometimes while dehydrated.

— Bill Rodgers

I want my children and my grandchildren to live in a world with clean air, pure drinking water, and an abundance of wildlife, so I’ve chosen to dedicate my life to wildlife conservation so I can make the world just a little bit better.

— Bindi Irwin

St. Petersburg is a wonderful city. You have wonderful parks, birds singing in the trees, manatees in the water, pelicans. So it’s like this little paradise on Earth.

— Bjarke Ingels

The soldiers did go away and their towns were torn down and in the Moon of Falling Leaves (November), they made a treaty with Red Cloud that said our country would be ours as long as grass should grow and water flow.

— Black Elk

You have to get up and plant the seed and see if it grows, but you can’t just wait around, you have to water it and take care of it.

— Bootsy Collins

Some days I would go without any fire at all, and eat raw frozen meat and melt snow in my mouth for water.

— Buffalo Bill

In the past I’ve been very into the falling part, very into the swimming in the dark, deep emotional water. ‘Rampart’ I really went into it and it took me three times as long to get out of that depression as it did to just do the scenes. I had to learn to give it my all and then go home and laugh.

— Brie Larson

I went through a phase of eating dinner in the shower because I thought, ‘Why don’t we do that?’ Then I realised, ‘Because it doesn’t make any sense.’ It doesn’t save any time, and you can’t really get into a steak and baked potato when there’s water pouring on you.

— Brie Larson

It’s funny, I do try to maintain health. I started doing Bikram yoga which is that hothouse yoga, the 105 degrees yoga for 90 minutes. It’s great, you purge out all the sweat and you’re drinking water.

— Bryan Cranston

I’m not real good at surfing, and I’m terrified of sharks. That’s, like, one of my main fears. Snakes, sharks, deep water, and commitment. I think those are my four big ones.

— Brantley Gilbert

Many different planets are many different distances from their host star we find ourselves at this distance because if we were closer or farther away, the temperature would be hotter or colder, eliminating liquid water, an essential ingredient for our survival.

— Brian Greene

When I am made fun of in the press I just remember those days when I’d come home to find that the water had been turned off because my mother couldn’t afford the bill. Suddenly, everything feels easier.

— Beth Ditto

If you’re really on top, you probably didn’t do that great, ’cause you have to water it down a bit for it to get that mass appeal.

— Brad Paisley

I actually believe ‘Sustainability’, as a concept, is one of the arteries leading to the heart of so many of our cultural transitions at play today. And it’s this concept which leads me to bottled water, and its multibillion dollar industry.

— Brandon Boyd

There are five known gyres spinning around in our world’s oceans. A gyre is a slowly moving spiral of currents created by a high pressure system of air currents. A spinning soup, so to speak, is made of what exists in the water. And in this case, the gyres are spinning with millions of tons of our discarded and forgotten about plastic waste!

— Brandon Boyd

I’m definitely gonna do another solo record at some point. ‘Flamingo’ wasn’t just me dipping my toes in the water. I really loved it. It was successful, and that helps, but I love those songs, and I miss singing them.

— Brandon Flowers

Walk on water? I know most people out there will be saying that instead of walking on it, I should have taken more of it with my drinks. They are absolutely right.

— Brian Clough

You don’t really get to pick and chose what you would like to be doing. But I’ve been very fortunate, and I think water seeks its own level. You do gravitate towards things that you would get off on.

— Bill Paxton

I got a tattoo saying, ‘Freedom From Fear’ because of ‘Black Water Transit.’

— Brittany Snow

I stay away from things that I know break me out – I am weirdly allergic to mango and almonds. I take evening primrose and supplements that have EFA fatty acids in them to just balance out my hormones and skin, and I take a lot of vitamin C. I drink a lot of water, try to eat really organic, and try to eat things that benefit my skin.

— Brittany Snow

There is no question that global warming will have a significant impact on already existing problems such as malaria, malnutrition, and water shortages. But this doesn’t mean the best way to solve them is to cut carbon emissions.

— Bjorn Lomborg

Stockholm is unique in that it’s built on islands and surrounded by water, so you get this enormous sense of freedom. It’s got everything you could possibly need – everything New York or London has but without all the people and traffic. It’s also become a very creative city, not only for music but also for fashion and computer games.

— Bjorn Ulvaeus

Fracking has been used for more than 60 years to successfully drill over a million oil and gas wells in the U.S. Nonetheless, the prevailing mythology on the radical left is that the technology is ‘poisoning our children’ by polluting the water we drink and the air we breathe.

— Bob Beauprez

I do lead a careful diet, I don’t overeat, I have fruit and vegetables every day and I drink a lot of water. And my darling wife keeps me so young it is ridiculous. Being with her is an inspiration as well.

— Bruce Forsyth

Protein bars, protein flapjacks, protein granola, protein ice cream and protein coconut water… To look at the health-food aisles, you’d think that protein was a substance no one could overeat. Even bread now comes in protein-enriched form.

— Bee Wilson

Sea-Monkeys are hybrid brine shrimp and the brainchild of the mail-order entrepreneur Harold von Braunhut in 1957. When their crystallized eggs are submerged in water, minuscule crustaceans emerge they can grow up to 2 inches long.

— Brendan I. Koerner

When I’m not acting, I’m at the beach. I like to spend a lot of time in the water, surfing.

— Brenton Thwaites

Customers are willing to try new things, and if you can survive, you will have fewer competitors. It’s like entering the eye of the storm. As long as you are strong enough to survive, you can end up in still water by yourself.

— Brian Chesky

I’m a firm believer in stories with arcs and beginnings and endings and all that. ‘Scott Pilgrim’ is sort of one long novel, and it’s so long that I get confused and sort of tread water sometimes. But there’s definitely a goal to it. People who just dismiss it as shallow, that’s their prerogative, but it’s not really my intent.

— Bryan Lee O’Malley

I’m learning kite surfing. It’s a little surfboard you have on your feet with straps, and you have a big kite like a power glider in the air that pulls you. You don’t need waves to move, and it makes a big spray of water as you go.

— Bertrand Piccard

You probably have to have redundant levee systems with canals in between them, like the Dutch have, to make sure that incoming water is channeled off to areas where you deal with it rather than have it drown you.

— Billy Tauzin

Venice, Italy, survives 365 days out of every year in water New Orleans can survive a few days of water if it has to.

— Billy Tauzin

The immediate, highest priority need, in my humble opinion, is that we build quickly the interim structures that can channel water away from population and businesses in the New Orleans area.

— Billy Tauzin

New Orleans has to learn to live with water rather than in fear of water, and we need a master plan that shows us how to do this. It’s so critical that we send a signal to everyone in the country that we’re serious about rebuilding New Orleans.

— Billy Tauzin

Invite the best and brightest to compete for a grand prize to come up with designs, including new zoning, building codes and so forth, for New Orleans that could make it safe from water, and let the state and city pick the plan that works best for Louisiana.

— Billy Tauzin

Everyone wants clean air and clean water, but my hope is that we will not regulate it to the point where we drive businesses and industries out of this country, to the point where entrepreneurs cannot start or expand their businesses because they simply can’t afford to do so.

— Bob Latta

I just did an interview where I was asked whether I drink beer or whisky, and I was sad to reveal that I’m pounding spring water.

— Brad Delson

Mirth, and even cheerfulness, when employed as remedies in low spirits, are like hot water to a frozen limb.

— Benjamin Rush

The sea was at the bottom of my road, and I seemed to spend my childhood in it or on it, hearing, tasting, smelling it. Now, still, I need to be near water as often as possible.

— Berlie Doherty

I swim all the time at night – I’ve always been a water girl. It’s a black-bottom pool and my pool light was out, and as I’ve done a thousand times I just kind of did a little seal dive. I saw a huge bright light and I literally thought, ‘That’s it.’

— Brooke Burns

Who is a professional? A professional is someone who has a combination of competence, confidence and belief. A water diviner is a professional. A traditional midwife is a professional. A traditional bone setter is a professional. These are professionals all over the world. You find them in any inaccessible village around the world.

— Bunker Roy

I once threw a water balloon on a girl because I caught her cheating on me. She was kissing my friend and I thought, ‘Oh, this can’t be happening.’ It was bad and I was much older than you think throwing a water balloon. I was 14.

— Breckin Meyer

The Bahamas has mangrove nurseries, coral reefs, shallow sea grass beds, and deep oceanic trenches – all perfect ecosystems for sharks. Photographing multiple shark species in exquisite water was the assignment I had dreamed about from the start.

— Brian Skerry

As a young boy, I was very interested – as I still am – in all sorts of adventure and exploration. I thought about being an astronaut, a dinosaur scientist, or marine biologist, but I clearly was drawn to the ocean and to the water.

— Brian Skerry

I think that going to the beach as a child, being in the water and smelling that salt air and hearing the seagulls, it had a real calming effect. But also, it was a mysterious thing – I remember wondering what was under those dark New England seas.

— Brian Skerry

Under the snowcapped mountains of Fiordland National Park, freshwater streams empty into the saltwater fiords, creating a unique ecosystem. This is a heavily wooded park, so the water in the streams is stained with tannin, a substance found in plants that makes clean water seem dirty, though it isn’t.

— Brian Skerry

Sharks don’t particularly have a great interest in divers. It seemed that in a normal dive, I would jump in the water, and one or two gray reef sharks would swim in and kind of check me out – and then they would keep their distance. So they weren’t particularly threatening or anything to be afraid of.

— Brian Skerry

I’ve learned about ice water in the morning – when you wake up tired, or you’re jet lagged and you’ve been flying and your skin is dry, or you have puffy eyes – the ice water really helps cool the face down and helps circulation.

— Barbara Fialho

I’m always thirsty when I wake up, so I guzzle a bottle of Smart water before I scramble tofu with onions, peppers and spinach and top it with salsa. I’ve been a vegetarian for years, but I recently became vegan.

— Carrie Underwood

Around New York City, samples collected at dozens of beaches or piers have detected the types of bacteria and other pollutants tied to sewage overflows. Though the city’s drinking water comes from upstate reservoirs, environmentalists say untreated excrement and other waste in the city’s waterways pose serious health risks.

— Charles Duhigg

Way back in 2000, the EPA was poised, and, in fact, had drafted a rule, to specially regulate pollution – water pollution and other types of pollution – from power plants, but the energy industry pushed back pretty significantly.

— Charles Duhigg

Atrazine – a herbicide often used on corn fields, golf courses and even lawns – has become one of the most common contaminants in American drinking water.

— Charles Duhigg

Drinking water that does not meet a federal health guideline will not necessarily make someone ill. Many contaminants are hazardous only if consumed for years. And some researchers argue that even toxic chemicals, when consumed at extremely low doses over long periods, pose few risks.

— Charles Duhigg

The Safe Drinking Water Act was passed in 1974 after tests discovered carcinogens, lead and dangerous bacteria flowing from faucets in New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Boston and elsewhere.

— Charles Duhigg

Bromates are regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act, but officials are required to test for them only when water leaves a treatment plant.

— Charles Duhigg

One goal of the Clean Water Act of 1972 was to upgrade the nation’s sewer systems, many of them built more than a century ago, to handle growing populations and increasing runoff of rainwater and waste.

— Charles Duhigg

For years, agency officials said that atrazine in drinking water posed almost no risk to humans or the environment.

— Charles Duhigg

It is often difficult to definitively link a specific instance of disease to one particular cause, like water pollution. Even when tests show that drinking water is polluted, it can be hard to pinpoint the source of the contamination.

— Charles Duhigg

Some officials overseeing local water systems have tried to go above and beyond what is legally required. But they have encountered resistance, sometimes from the very residents they are trying to protect, who say that if their water is legal, it must be safe.

— Charles Duhigg

If you look hard enough, you’ll find that many of the products we use every day – chewing gums, skin moisturizers, disinfecting wipes, air fresheners, water purifiers, health snacks, antiperspirants, colognes, teeth whiteners, fabric softeners, vitamins – are results of manufactured habits.

— Charles Duhigg

A few decades ago, many people didn’t drink water outside of a meal. Then beverage companies started bottling the production of far-off springs, and now office workers unthinkingly sip bottled water all day long.

— Charles Duhigg

If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them?

— Chief Seattle

People say that if you find water rising up to your ankle, that’s the time to do something about it, not when it’s around your neck.

— Chinua Achebe

It was remarkable to see from space how predictable people are. Our homes and towns are almost all in places with moderate temperatures, and they generally have the same shape – a thinly occupied outer blob of suburb surrounding a densely populated core, all based around a ready source of water.

— Chris Hadfield

What’s more unnerving than magnetism, ghosts, and unpurified water? Gadgetmongers who purport to protect us from metaphysical monsters that go bump in the New Age night.

— Chris Hardwick

When doing sports… on the water, it’s crucial to stop aging by protecting your skin.

— Christie Brinkley

Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God.

— Christopher Hitchens

Well look, I mean, I think that prayer and holy water, and things like that are all fine. They don’t do any good, but they don’t necessarily do any harm. It’s touching to be thought of in that way. It makes up for those who tell me that I’ve got my just desserts.

— Christopher Hitchens

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.

— Christopher Morley

I tell myself that water is my medicine and that to stay well, I have to drink a gallon of it every day.

— Ciara

I loved plays, I loved films, but I had no desire to act until I had just put out my album ‘Like Water for Chocolate.’ Creatively, I felt like I’d hit a ceiling, and I needed something else to express myself, and I just decided to take acting classes.

— Common

People get bent out of shape about the fact that when I was a kid, you could not drink out of certain water fountains. Well, the water was the same.

— Clarence Thomas

I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and you laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.

— Clarissa Pinkola Estes

I will do water – beautiful, blue water.

— Claude Monet

Capitalists seem uninterested in capitalism, even as eager entrepreneurs can’t get financing. Businesses and investors sound like the Ancient Mariner, who complained, ‘Water, water everywhere – nor any drop to drink.’

— Clayton Christensen

We have trouble feeding, providing fresh, clean water, medicines, fuel for the six and a half billion. It’s going to be a stretch to do it for nine.

— Craig Venter

It takes 10 kilograms of grain to produce one kilogram of beef, 15 liters of water to get one kilogram of beef, and those cows produce a lot of methane. Why not get rid of the cows?

— Craig Venter

My grandpa would come in with water and flick it on our faces at 6 A.M. and be like, ‘If you don’t get up to feed the horses, you don’t get to ride them.’ We’d get up.

— Cam

I try and direct environmentally, so that people don’t feel like everything is going to depend on what happens when someone says, ‘action,’ so that they can literally be swimming in the warm water, and at some point the race begins, and at some point the race ends, but it is about being free to swim.

— Cameron Crowe

I’m cold in summer. I’m the coldest person ever! It’s very ironic I’m never cold in the scripts. Every time I’m shooting, if you don’t see a part of me, there are hot water bottles there.

— Carice van Houten

When my work gets crazy, I make sure to always have vitamins, water and proper food with me. That has helped me to lose 33 pounds.

— Carnie Wilson

If we think of what’s up ahead, with climate change and wars over water, it’s very frightening.

— Carol Ann Duffy

I had three toy buckets, and I would put hot water in them because we weren’t allowed to sit in the jacuzzi – we weren’t old enough – so I would charge people $1, and everyone would line up, and everyone would sit in this disgusting hot water-sand-filled thing, and I would get $1 and go to the snack bar and get an Oreo.

— Charlie Puth

One summer vacation, I carried water to the town market to sell it, and I used some of the money I made to help a neighbour.

— Chen Guangbiao

If you have only a glass of water, then one person can drink. If you have a bucket, a whole family can benefit.

— Chen Guangbiao

I take off my makeup with Ponds cold cream, and then I wash myself with gentle soap and water, and that’s it.

— China Machado

I didn’t want to be told what to do. I don’t want to water down my music to fit into their formats. I know what rock and roll is to me, but everything’s turning into one big commercial.

— Chris Robinson

One of my inspirations, Harry Houdini, remains an icon of the art because he defied our primal fears. His demonstrations in the early 20th century, especially his escape from the Chinese water torture cell, represented triumph over suffocation, drowning, disorientation and helplessness.

— Criss Angel

There’s loads of things you can do to make things easy for your throat, you can drink a bit of lemon and hot water couple of spoons of honey, you can gargle with port, I’ve done it a couple of times myself – but don’t swallow it!

— Cliff Richard

Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose.

— Cyril Connolly

To an observer situated on the moon or on one of the planets, the most noticeable feature on the surface of our globe would no doubt be the large areas covered by oceanic water. The sunlit face of the earth would appear to shine by the light diffused back into space from the land and water-covered areas.

— C. V. Raman

When we consider the fact that nearly three-quarters of the surface of the globe is covered by oceanic water, we begin to realise that the molecular scattering of light in liquids may possess an astronomical significance, in fact contribute in an important degree to the observed albedo of the earth.

— C. V. Raman

When you see a fish you don’t think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water… If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit.

— Constantin Brancusi

We’re not going to cure terrorism and spread peace and goodwill in the Middle East by killing innocent people, or I’m not even saying our bullets and bombs are killing them. The occupation that they don’t have food. They don’t have clean water. They don’t have electricity. They don’t have medicine. They don’t have doctors.

— Cindy Sheehan

It was a great experience for a kid, because it was a bunch of kids playing on pirate ships and water slides, so looking back on it, it was the fondest experience of my childhood.

— Corey Feldman

I love physical sunblocks with zinc. When I used to surf, I’d sometimes tuck a bottle of sunscreen into my wet suit sleeve – when you’re in the water having a great time, you’re not thinking about running out to put on more sunblock.

— Carolyn Murphy

Everything on ‘Sharknado’ somehow, for some reason, something went wrong with everything. The days we had the water towers, they weren’t working.

— Cassie Scerbo

The elements and majestic forces in nature, Lightning, Wind, Water, Fire, and Frost, were regarded with awe as spiritual powers, but always secondary and intermediate in character.

— Charles Eastman

This morning of the small snow I count the blessings, the leak in the faucet which makes of the sink time, the drop of the water on water.

— Charles Olson

Watching cold fusion is like watching water boil in slow motion. First, sufficient deuterium has to penetrate the palladium electrode. This can take a few weeks. Then, if excess heat is generated during the next month or two, accurate temperature readings require extreme precautions to exclude environmental effects.

— Charles Platt

Merchandise from Wal-Mart has become as ubiquitous as the water supply. Yet, still, the company is rebuked and reviled by anyone claiming a social conscience and is lambasted by legislators as if its bad behavior places it somewhere between investment bankers and the Taliban.

— Charles Platt

If low-temperature fusion does exist and can be perfected, power generation could be decentralized. Each home could heat itself and produce its own electricity, probably using a form of water as fuel. Even automobiles might be cold-fusion powered.

— Charles Platt

My team fills two separate drink bottles for me in the car. One is water, and the other has orange juice. I just turn a valve and go from water to juice… to adjust my glucose levels.

— Charlie Kimball

While I’m driving, I’ve got speed, gear, lap time, water temperature, blood sugar, RPM, oil pressure. I’ve got car data and body data all together. It’s all on the dash.

— Charlie Kimball

We owe each other a debt and we owe each other an obligation, and because of these fundamental American imperatives, there are things that we own in common with each other, and that we are obliged to protect for our posterity. The water. The trees. The wild places in the land. We lose sight of these truths sometimes.

— Charlie Pierce

One of the ideas that was developed at MIT in a workshop was, imagine this pipe, and you’ve got valves, solenoid valves, taps, opening and closing. You create like a water curtain with pixels made of water. If those pixels fall, you can write on it: you can show patterns, images, text.

— Carlo Ratti

I always look forward to going for a walk in Rushcutters Bay Park, right down to the bottom where you can look in the clear water of the harbour. I use that time to clear my head and really focus my thoughts.

— Catherine Martin

In the shallow parts of many Swiss lakes, where there is a depth of no more than from 5 to 15 feet of water, ancient wooden piles are observed at the bottom sometimes worn down to the surface of the mud, sometimes projecting slightly above it.

— Charles Lyell

Noah walked with God he didn’t only preach righteousness, he acted it. He went through water and didn’t melt. He breasted the current of the popular opinion of his day, scorning alike the hatred and ridicule of the scoffers who mocked at the thought of there being but one way of salvation.

— Charles Studd

Imagine if, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Gulf Coast residents had to wait on Democrats and Republicans to agree on cuts before receiving clean water or loans to rebuild. Congress’ negotiations often come slow or not at all.

— Cedric Richmond

Brooke might tell a different story, but I’ve always loved the water.

— Christopher Atkins

When I was 18, I left Dublin and moved to Paris. I didn’t speak French. I didn’t know anyone. I felt like a fish out of water.

— Caitriona Balfe

The body needs food, warmth and water, but your heart needs more.

— Claire Cameron

When we distributed the paper and crayons, they were fighting over the blue crayon. Everyone wanted to start with the blue, and that was the water. One drawing shows the trees under water. I was really moved.

— Connie Sellecca

There is a water soluble sugar that is in beans called oligosaccharides, and they are indigestible by human beings. They ferment during the digestion process, and hence, you have gas.

— Crescent Dragonwagon

I’m a very, very healthy eater, so it’s proteins, greens, proteins, and more greens – and lots of water.

— Cynthia Erivo

Sure, we’ve had our fair share of ups and downs, but I don’t know if we’ve had more than any other rock band… we just have a way of getting ourselves into hot water.

— Carl Wilson

I’ve always wanted to be able to hold my breath for like, ever, and swim in the water like a fish.

— Carlos Pena, Jr.

As the hart desires the spring of living water, so my soul desires to leave the prison of this dark body and see You in truth.

— Catherine of Siena

I love cities that are on the water. I love the water element, specifically the sea. I grew up on the sea and I grew up sailing – I love sailing – and the presence of the sea gives the air and the light a very special quality that I absolutely adore.

— Connie Nielsen

The company Sunfare delivers food to my house, and I eat six meals day. My two cheats are hot chocolate that I’m obsessed with and drink multiple times a day, and root beer I drink once in a million years. I drink about 2 gallons of water a day.

— Charlie Ebersol

When you are pulling people out of the water and off of rooftops, there are no Republicans and no Democrats.

— Charlie Melancon

The more I see of democracy the more I dislike it. It just brings everything down to the mere vulgar level of wages and prices, electric light and water closets, and nothing else.

— D. H. Lawrence

The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl.

— Dave Barry

Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.

— Dave Barry

Buying phosphate-free soap allows you to say, ‘My detergent doesn’t have the harsh chemicals others do.’ The question is, how are you washing with it? The very worst thing for the Earth about detergent is that we heat water to use it.

— Daniel Goleman

I don’t know, maybe I’m immature, but I still find it funny if I dump cold water on my girlfriend when she’s in the shower.

— Daniel Tosh

I thought instead of burying myself under dirt, I’d bury myself under water so everybody could see that you’re there.

— David Blaine

Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity. So it’s like, just take advantage of these last few years because none of this is ever going to happen again. You’d better be prepared for doing a lot of touring because that’s really the only unique situation that’s going to be left.

— David Bowie

Wherever I can go, I hit the water, whether it’s the ocean, or in L.A. it’s Zuma Beach in Malibu I just hit the water.

— David Hasselhoff

We’re working on ways to make potable water from polluted water, whether it has organics in it or salt from the ocean, at very low energy input.

— Dean Kamen

I have avoided becoming stale by putting a little water on the plate, lying on the plate, and having myself refreshed in a toaster oven for 23 minutes once every month.

— Dean Koontz

The weather here is gorgeous. It’s mild and feels like it’s in the eighties. The hot dog vendors got confused because of the weather and thought it was spring, so they accidentally changed the hot dog water in their carts.

— David Letterman

This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can’t see how deep it is.

— Dennis Rodman

No matter how closely you examine the water, glucose, and electrolyte salts in the human brain, you can’t find the point where these molecules became conscious.

— Deepak Chopra

Harbour Island in the Bahamas is beautiful, with turquoise water and pink sand.

— Diane von Furstenberg

The most important thing is to be healthy, to drink a lot of water, to fight gravity as much as possible. I am one of the few people who decided I wasn’t going to do any invasion with my face.

— Diane von Furstenberg

Gold, on the contrary, though of little use compared with air or water, will exchange for a great quantity of other goods.

— David Ricardo

The human brain now holds the key to our future. We have to recall the image of the planet from outer space: a single entity in which air, water, and continents are interconnected. That is our home.

— David Suzuki

It’s not unexpected that shooting massive amounts of water, sand, and chemicals at high pressure into the earth to shatter shale and release natural gas might shake things up. But earthquakes aren’t the worst problem with fracking.

— David Suzuki

I can’t imagine anything more important than air, water, soil, energy and biodiversity. These are the things that keep us alive.

— David Suzuki

If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us.

— David Suzuki

Think about a seed. Once it lands, it’s stuck. It can’t move to find better soil, moisture or sunlight. It’s able to create every part of itself to grow and reproduce with the help of air, water and sun.

— David Suzuki

Water is our most precious resource, but we waste it, just as we waste other resources, including oil and gas.

— David Suzuki

Just as human activity is upsetting Earth’s carbon cycle, our actions are altering the water cycle.

— David Suzuki

Beyond reducing individual use, one of our top priorities must be to move from fossil fuels to energy that has fewer detrimental effects on water supplies and fewer environmental impacts overall.

— David Suzuki

Hydraulic fracturing requires massive amounts of water. Disposing of the toxic wastewater, as well as accidental spills, can contaminate drinking water and harm human health.

— David Suzuki

We are over 60 percent water by weight. We’re just a big ball of… blob of water, with enough organic thickener added so we don’t dribble away on the floor.

— David Suzuki

This is suicidal… our home is the biosphere. That’s a very thin layer of air, water and land where all life exists. It’s fixed, it can’t grow, and yet we cling to this idea that the economy can grow forever. And it must. Well, it can’t.

— David Suzuki

Sometimes you meet people who can’t swim. And I always think: ‘Oh my God, that’s extraordinary.’ For me, it’s always been a treat… I just feel really happy in the water.

— David Walliams

Initially, I just used the guitar as a prop. I’d pose with it in front of a mirror in my Kiss makeup when I was skipping school. Then I figured out how to play the main riff to Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’ on just the E string. Next, my old man showed me how to play barre chords, and that’s when things started getting really heavy.

— Dimebag Darrell

Basically what I’m trying to tell you is that it’s almost impossible to drive a jet ski at night time unless you’re in a city with lights lit up so you can navigate. Besides being pitch black, that water turn black at night. Listen, I don’t recommend it.

— DJ Khaled

I’ll drink water. Sometimes tomato juice, which I like. Sometimes orange juice, which I like. I’ll drink different things. But the Coke or Pepsi boosts you up a little.

— Donald Trump

If you cast your bread upon the water and you have faith, you’ll get back cash. If you don’t have faith, you’ll get soggy bread.

— Don King

Both the United States and the world economy have already reached – and surpassed – their sustainable physical limits. Ground water is being drawn down, soils eroded, forests cut faster than they grow, fish caught faster than they reproduce, non-renewable fossil fuels burnt without developing substitutes.

— Donella Meadows

If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.

— Doris Lessing

I always run in the morning on an empty stomach, and I’ll go through a bottle and a half of water. Then I have a protein drink or I eat egg whites.

— Drew Carey

My family had a membership to the Riverside Yacht Club where my brother, Sandy, learned to sail, and I competed in local swim races. My sister, Marcia, became a competitive springboard diver, and my brother excelled in water polo.

— Dorothy Hamill

In many respects, Arizona is a model for the rest of the country on best practices for water management.

— Doug Ducey

If there’s one thing Arizona is best in the nation at, it’s water.

— Doug Ducey

When a 300-pound person like me is playing, I’m supposed to drink at least a gallon of water a day.

— D’Brickashaw Ferguson

We take for granted electricity, water, even concerts. Count your blessings.

— Damian Marley

The environmental benefits of hydrogen are also outstanding. When used as an energy source, hydrogen produces no emissions besides water. Zero polluting emissions, an amazing advance over the current sources of energy that we use.

— Dan Lipinski

Novels set in distant places give us expectations not unlike those we have of travel writing, and often the distinctions are blurred, as in, say, the way the low life of Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward is depicted in John David Morley’s recent ‘Pictures from the Water Trade.’

— Darryl Pinckney

You lay out a plan and – say a three-year plan or a two-year plan – and say, ‘This is what we can do. We can do the transportation packages, like the highway bill and the water bill, and we can do some of these other areas – a farm bill – whatever it is, we lay out a schedule, and we put that committee to work to do that.’

— Dan Webster

Sometimes that is why you might even stay in the bathroom for even half an hour, making that water running all over, just singing.

— Dennis Brown

I was so busy climbing up this ladder, staying above the water. If there was only room for one woman in a room, I wanted to be her. I’m not proud of it. I certainly don’t feel that way now. It was an absolute evolution for me.

— Dawn Steel

The need for love and intimacy is a fundamental human need, as primal as the need for food, water, and air.

— Dean Ornish

The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food.

— Dean Ornish

When I was 18 at the Santa Ana River Jetty is where I put my first board in the water that I ever got from Joe Quigg. I was just riding the whitewater in, and I was just in heaven.

— Dick Dale

I surfed Dana Point, San Clemente, and of course Huntington Beach. Every morning, you could find me at the hot water pipe.

— Dick Dale

I live like in the days of Daniel Boone, hauling water by hand. I used to have two Rolls-Royces. Now I got one. It’s got four flat tires the trunk is open, and a rat lives inside it.

— Dick Dale

We need the humbleness and clarity to see that our food, while benefitting from technological advances, has benefitted even more from free ecological resources: Cheap energy, lots of water everywhere, and a stable climate.

— Dan Barber

When I’m writing, I am concentrating almost wholly on concrete detail: the color a room is painted, the way a drop of water rolls off a wet leaf after a rain.

— Donna Tartt

Man will never understand woman and vice versa. We are oil and water. An equal level can never be maintained, as one will always excel where the other doesn’t, and that breeds resentment.

— Dionne Warwick

We have a water purifier, so we drink a lot of it. As a singer, especially in Utah, you have to hydrate constantly.

— Donny Osmond

Gravy is the simplest, tastiest, most memory-laden dish I know how to make: a little flour, salt and pepper, crispy bits of whatever meat anchored the meal, a couple of cups of water or milk and slow stirring to break up lumps.

— Dorothy Allison

Health has always been an important thing to me. I exercise and try to take care of myself, and drink a lot of water! And I push that to my kids so that they can carry on that same energy.

— Doug E. Fresh

I am huge water sports fan. I love to jet ski, speedboat, water ski. So I love to get away to somewhere sunny and just get on the water and have some fun with some friends.

— Douglas Booth

It’s Nixon who created the Environmental Protection Agency. Clean Air and Water Acts. Endangered Species Act. Promoted affirmative action. One could go on and on with Nixon as a New Deal liberal on domestic policy and a hawk, but one with great geo-political skills.

— Douglas Brinkley

Administration policies seem to tacitly encourage those who live below sea level in New Orleans to relocate permanently, to leave the dangerous water’s edge for more prosperous inland cities such as Shreveport or Baton Rouge.

— Douglas Brinkley

I write longhand on legal pads, about half at home and half in cafes. I drink a lot of water and eat a lot of raw carrots.

— Daniel Handler

When I first came to New York City, what I was thrilled about was not the Empire State Building, or the Statue of Liberty it was the fireplugs in the street. These things that Jack Kirby had drawn. Or these cylindrical water towers on top of buildings that Steve Ditko’s ‘Spider-Man’ fights used to happen in and around.

— Dave Gibbons

Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam were perfect for Lyndon Johnson: 220 million against 18 million, water buffalo and all. No risk, really.

— David Douglas Duncan

I usually don’t throw around the word ‘fabulous,’ but how else to describe buildings decorated with mirrored water dragons, serpents tiled in colored glass, and hundreds – no, thousands, no, tens of thousands – of gold-leaf Buddhas? Luang Prabang has more than 47,000 residents, but its Buddha population must be ten times that.

— David Ebershoff

By the immediate preservation of eggs for home consumption through the use of water glass or lime water, larger supplies of fresh eggs may be made available for marketing later in the season, when production is less and prices higher.

— David F. Houston

As a Michigan senator, I feel a special responsibility to protect the Great Lakes. They are not only a source of clean drinking water for more than 30 million people but are also an integral part of Michigan’s heritage and its economy.

— Debbie Stabenow

I took the process of doing as much myself as I could like a duck to water. I set up my own label and publishing, etc, and it was a fun learning curve two decades ago.

— David Knopfler

We do care about planets like the Earth because by now we understood that life as a chemical system really needs a smaller planet with water and with rocks and with a lot of complex chemistry to originate, to emerge, to survive.

— Dimitar Sasselov

Ocean planets might be very common in the universe because water is very common in the low-temperature environments where planets form and evolve. This might be especially true for super-Earths, which can retain volatiles more easily thanks to their larger mass and surface gravity.

— Dimitar Sasselov

As scientific research demonstrates, llama wool’s very coarseness and its range of fibers from fine to thick mean that it can be woven into clothing that’s superior to down, fleece, sheep wool, and alpaca wool in criteria ranging from warmth to water resistance to usable life.

— David Roberts

I wouldn’t exactly call it ‘cooking’ but I can make noodles. That means I can boil water, put the pasta in and wait until it’s done.

— Devon Werkheiser

I love being on the water, wakesurfing and wakeboarding. I’m not thinking about golf. I’m just wondering if my cooler’s got enough ice to make it through the day.

— Dustin Johnson

I personally like the idea of shellfish aquaculture. These are animals that stay quiet, they stay where you put them, and they clean up the water.

— Daniel Pauly

After my first week of no wheat, my stomachaches were gone, my mucous cleared up, and I felt incredibly energetic. My headaches were also less frequent and less severe, and I had lost 3 pounds, most of it swelling and water weight my body had been holding onto as part of its response to the wheat products in my diet.

— Daphne Oz

Our lifestyle, our wildlife, our land and our water remain critical to our definition of Wyoming and to our economic future.

— Dave Freudenthal

I like solitude. I’m very good at being disconnected. I do a lot of disappearing. People who know me go, ‘Oh yeah, Mailman, she’s gone into her cave again.’ I’m like that, a bit of a hibernating bear. Like that crocodile that just sits there in the water and doesn’t do much. I was always a bit of a dreamer as a kid, so that hasn’t changed.

— Deborah Mailman

It’s a beautiful thing, diving into the cool crisp water and then just sort of being able to pull your body through the water and the water opening up for you.

— Dawn Fraser

When I was a kid, there was nothing better than water balloon fights. I grew up in Brooklyn: we had the fire hydrants, and we would open up a soda can at both ends and squirt people walking by. I love the kinds of things that encourage you to let your guard down, be open and vulnerable, and just to be laughing sincerely.

— Dawnn Lewis

That’s one thing people don’t know about me – I eat in my sleep. I can’t keep things in the house I literally have in my refrigerator water, coconut water, orange juice, hemp milk and like, tea bags. And that’s really it. Because I eat in my sleep.

— Denise Vasi

Twitter is the perfect complement to television. TV has always been social. You talk to the person you’re sitting next to on the couch. You talk to the people you’re – you know, at work with the next day around the proverbial water cooler.

— Dick Costolo

If you’re a beach person or a golfer, Key West is not for you. Most of the sand has been imported, and the water is shallow until you’ve waded far out, and all the way the sea floor is covered with yucky algae and sea grass.

— Edmund White

The great triumph of the Sixties was to dramatize just how arbitrary and constructed the seeming normality of the Fifties had been. We rose up from our maple-wood twin beds and fell onto the great squishy, heated water bed of the Sixties.

— Edmund White

Water, water, everywhere, Atlantic and Pacific. But New York City’s got them beat, Our aqua is terrific!

— Ed Koch

I just finished touring, and I’m on a detox thing. It’s a heavy detox, so nothing in my belly except water, salt, and cayenne pepper.

— Eddie Vedder

The best experience that we have on Earth is the fact that we have scientific stations, weathering over stations down in the Antarctic for almost the entire 20th century to learn how to exist in exceedingly hazardous conditions and the Moon is far more hazardous than Antarctica. At least they have water there.

— Edgar Mitchell

You can lead a horse to water and you can even make it drink, but you can’t make actresses wear what they don’t want to wear.

— Edith Head

The future belongs to us, because we have taken charge of it. We have the commitment, we have the resourcefulness, and we have the strength of our people to share the dream across Africa of clean water for all.

— Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

When I took office, Liberia began to recover from years of neglect. Our people have brought clean water into the heart of Monrovia to children who have never known water from a tap. Efforts are underway to expand water projects as much as possible throughout the country.

— Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has shown us what can happen when we ignore the warning signs of lead poisoning and corroding pipes.

— Elizabeth Esty

I maintain that when I finally retire from my career in music, I will go and live back in Wales – when I am an old person, if I live to be an old person. The water I miss, and the air, there’s something different about it. And I miss the simple life.

— Ellie Goulding

I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.

— Emily Bronte

If you were to do it again, you’d probably do some things differently. But the decision is right to have a single entity manage the water and the waste water for a country.

— Enda Kenny

Having lived in the arid deserts of Southern California since the 1970s, my interest in water conservation is a very personal concern. Water! The source of life! Some people are squandering the world’s most precious resource while others have too little clean water to drink.

— Eric Burdon

Every New Yorker has the right to clean air, safe drinking water, and healthy communities to raise their children – and you can rest assured that I will aggressively protect that right, not just on Earth Day, but every day.

— Eric Schneiderman

When a child is locked in the bathroom with water running and he says he’s doing nothing but the dog is barking, call 911.

— Erma Bombeck

If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water.

— Ernest Hemingway

The true scientist no longer attempts to disprove the pull of gravity, or the rotation of the earth, or the motion of heavenly bodies, or the sequence of the seasons, or man’s need of food and water, or the function of the heart.

— Ezra Taft Benson

I’m a good Canadian girl. I miss all that good stuff. I miss tobogganing and I miss snowboarding, but I’ve also learned to surf and I’ve become a water baby which I used to be relatively terrified of the water and I kayak all the time now and I’m able to run year round on the beach which you can’t obviously do in Canada.

— Evangeline Lilly

If I were to live in Africa, serving the poor, the number-one thing I’d miss wouldn’t be running water or electricity – it would be style… being able to get dressed up and feel beautiful.

— Evangeline Lilly

Unless we do things in this country to slow down our population, slow down our birth control, provide better water for people, provide power for people, we’re gonna find out that the next wars are not going to be fought over diamonds, gold and political things.

— Evel Knievel

I know now that I began writing in a country where the word ‘woman’ and the word ‘poet’ were almost magnetically opposed. One word was used to invoke collective nurture, the other to sketch out self-reflective individualism. Both states were necessary – that much the culture conceded – but they were oil and water and could not be mixed.

— Eavan Boland

As someone who has grown up living in Southern California, I know all too well about the costs and scarcities of water.

— Ed Begley, Jr.

It takes less land to grow a pound of broccoli than it does a pound of beef. Less land to grow a pound of grain than a pound of beef. Less water, less energy.

— Ed Begley, Jr.

I love art, being so close to the galleries, being by the water – and sunsets from the terrace.

— Edgardo Osorio

I think I have the best job in the world. Seventy-one percent of the planet is covered by water, we’ve explored less than five percent of the ocean, and there are so many fabulous discoveries that have yet to be made.

— Edith Widder

After washing there was no place to pour the water except out of the window onto the heads of the people in the streets, which is the proper place to throw everything that is not wanted.

— Ellsworth Huntington

At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants.

— Egon Schiele

I really find that when I get on an airplane, I never drink anything but water, and I drink a ton of it. I like to sit in the window, but I’m always climbing over people to go to the bathroom. I’m that seatmate. But ya gotta do it. All about the water.

— Elizabeth Banks

I typically enjoy a beautiful beach destination, as I find the water and sand to be the most replenishing.

— Elizabeth Berkley

I tried to dance in my earlier films, but it was more like struggling to stay afloat once you are thrown into the water.

— Emraan Hashmi

When I was 13 or 14, my parents had a bit of a windfall so bought a lovely new kitchen, but I burnt it down. I was making cheese on toast when flames escaped from the grill. My father stopped the fire with blind panic and excessive water. I was forgiven, but it put me off cooking for years.

— Erin O’Connor

Water – I drink gallons of it! You can use the most luxurious skincare products in the world, but they won’t work as well if you do not hydrate from inside.

— Erin O’Connor

Somehow I kept my head above water. I relied on the discipline, character, and strength that I had started to develop as that little girl in her first swimming pool.

— Esther Williams

It appeared as if I had invited the audience into the water with me, and it conveyed the sensation that being in there was absolutely delicious.

— Esther Williams

In the winter, I read next to a wood-burning stove. In the summer, we have a place up in Michigan where I like to read in a hammock. It’s almost entirely hidden by cedar trees and right up by the water. You can climb in there and see nothing but water and be seen by nobody. It’s perfect.

— Ethan Canin

Crossrail is a prime example of infrastructure. It is a rather deadly word, but I think it is exciting stuff, the civil engineering which makes Britain tick – the bridges, tunnels, power and water networks, which bind us together.

— Evan Davis

The white spruce forest along the banks is most inspiring, magnificent here. Down the terraced slopes and right to the water’s edge on the alluvial soil it stands in ranks.

— Ernest Thompson Seton

There are no Rabbits in the north-west. This statement, far from final, is practically true today, but I saw plenty of Lynxes, and one cannot write of ducks without mentioning water.

— Ernest Thompson Seton

Because I was a champion swimmer in Canada, they’re always trying to get me in the water in movies! I’ve drawn the line now with this film. No more water!

— Estella Warren

At the Olympics in China, every color was represented… and that was just the drinking water.

— Evan Sayet

The summer of 1830 I… blasted the tunnel through the rock to take water from the dam above the falls for the mill… In 1831 we lowered the tunnel four feet, and built a new dam across the creek.

— Ezra Cornell

In a pine tree behind me, an eagle waits out the rain, hunched into himself, brooding. Crows squabble, a murder chasing a raven. Seals cruise the lines of fishing nets bobbing in the water, hoping for an easy meal, the tender bellies of salmon.

— Eden Robinson

Hot water is my native element. I was in it as a baby, and I have never seemed to get out of it ever since.

— Edith Sitwell

Water, like many other resources, is harvested, transported and used throughout all aspects of society. Unlike other resources, water is critical to the survival of all forms of life. The underlying question that sits at the core of my exploration is to what degree can we shape water before it begins to shape us.

— Edward Burtynsky

I came like Water, and like Wind I go.

— Edward Fitzgerald

I represent a district covering Rockland, Westchester and Bronx counties, all of which are part of the 9 million people that this water is so important for.

— Eliot Engel

Bulgarians eat tarator every single day in summer. They think of it as salad although we’d call it a soup. You can make it as thick or thin as you like depending on how much water you add. It’s very practical in summer because yogurt cools the body faster than water, but the water hydrates you.

— Elizabeth Kostova

I just love mermaids. I was a mermaid in my past life. I just feel it when I go in the sea. I just feel a connection there between me, and the water, and the fish – they speak to me – and the shells – they ring out to me.

— Ella Henderson

My writing partner, Nicki, and I became obsessed with a monologist who performs unscripted shows equipped with nothing more than scribbled bullet points and a glass of water. We wrote him a fan letter and found ourselves sharing lunch and eventually a friendship.

— Emma McLaughlin

Beyond all our Blackberries and iPhones, we’re dangerously separated from our food and water supplies.

— Eric Kripke

Yes, I suffer terribly from depression. I have to work at being happy, it’s not my natural instinct. My natural instinct is, if something wonderful happens, to throw water in my own face.

— Fannie Flagg

I was homeless for about 8 months, I refused to live with my dad or anyone for that matter. So I stayed somewhere that had no hot water, ever, no heat, I told myself I have to be strong and get through it on my own.

— Eric West

Water is the key to life, but in frozen form, it is a latent force. And when it vanishes, Earth becomes Mars.

— Frans Lanting

I promised to always bring up a glass of water to her before we go to bed, and she promised to never let me dress myself.

— Fred Savage

Venice never quite seems real, but rather an ornate film set suspended on the water.

— Frida Giannini

The Arab population of Palestine are victims of genocidal actions their lands are confiscated or deprived of water supplies in the semi-desert areas, and their homes are destroyed with heavy wrecking equipment.

— Fidel Castro

Water is my main state. If I time before I run – like, to digest, like, a good hour and a half or so to digest, I’ll eat oatmeal. but I’m a vegetarian for the most part, so in general, I just eat grains and vegetables and fruit.

— Flea

I always regret leaving home if I don’t get at least four or five surfs in the week before I leave. I try to be in the water as much as possible before leaving, and it’s the one thing I miss massively.

— Flume

California’s drought affects everyone in the state, from farmers to fishermen, business owners to suburban residents, and everyone has a role to play in using precious water resources as wisely and efficiently as possible.

— Frances Beinecke

Water efficiency, recycling, and other local supplies will help California flourish in a drier future.

— Frances Beinecke

All Americans have benefited from the dedicated service of Representative Henry Waxman. In every battle and in every moment that mattered most, Rep. Waxman stood up for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the wild places we cherish.

— Frances Beinecke

I like to work in the morning. I like to sometimes go to a place where I’m all alone where I’m not going to get a phone call early that hurts my feelings, because once my feelings are hurt, I’m dead in the water.

— Francis Ford Coppola

We have some real political differences among us, but we all share the same goals: clean air and water, injury free workplaces, safe transportation systems, to name a few of the good things that can come from regulation.

— Fred Thompson

I looked at one little print for a long time. It was called ‘The Landing.’ It showed men tugging on a rope, pulling a boat up onto skids out of the water. The thought occurred to me that I might paint such a picture.

— Frederick Banting

The place where we were operating was not fit to be called an operating room. Aseptic work had not been done in it for some years. The floor could not be scrubbed properly, or the water would go through on the laboratories below.

— Frederick Banting

To turn water into wine, and what is common into what is holy, is indeed the glory of Christianity.

— Frederick William Robertson

I’ve tried every kind of bottled water, but Poland Spring is my go-to. I always have room-temperature bottles of it on side of stage for post-performance.

— French Montana

God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves?

— Friedrich Nietzsche

If I close my eyes, I can remember the first apartment where I lived with my family in Newark, N.J., in the late 1930s. The rooms were lined up like train cars – you had to go through one to get to another – and there wasn’t any heat or hot water.

— Frankie Valli

It is hard to get animals which normally pay little attention to each other to do things together. One can teach dolphins to jump simultaneously out of the water precisely because they show similar behavior spontaneously, but try to make two domestic cats jump together and you will fail.

— Frans de Waal

From Enve Composites to Bluehouse Skis, Utah companies are making breakthrough products for biking, winter sports, water sports and more.

— Gary Herbert

In a broader sense, the rhythms of nature, large and small – the sounds of wind and water, the sounds of birds and insects – must inevitably find their analogues in music.

— George Crumb

Never thank anybody for anything, except a drink of water in the desert – and then make it brief.

— Gene Fowler

It’s important to salt the tomatoes before draining them because that helps pull out the water. Fresh herbs, some garlic and pepper will also enhance the flavor.

— Geoffrey Zakarian

One thing about these storms, we know how disruptive things can be when we depend on the system to keep working. What would happen if the terrorists do it? Knock down the power, destroy bridges, cut the water supply?

— Geraldo Rivera

When you use the language of ‘fact checking’ to talk about a film, I think you’re sort of fundamentally misunderstanding how art works. You don’t fact check Monet’s ‘Water Lilies.’ That’s not what water lilies look like that’s what the sensation of experiencing water lilies feel like. That’s the goal of the piece.

— Graham Moore

The simplest way to remove carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, is to grow plants – preferably trees, since they tie up more of the gas in cellulose, meaning it will not return to the air within a season or two. Plants build themselves out of air and water, taking only a tiny fraction of their mass from the soil.

— Gregory Benford

In coastal waters rich in runoff, plankton can swarm densely, a million in a drop of water. They color the sea brown and green where deltas form from big rivers, or cities dump their sewage. Tiny yet hugely important, plankton govern how well the sea harvests the sun’s bounty, and so are the foundation of the ocean’s food chain.

— Gregory Benford

A border collie saved me once when I was pinned under a horse in Colorado. And once when I went through the ice, one of my sled dogs saw me go under, and she got the rest of the team, and they pulled me out of 12 feet of water. I think that dogs offer the only form of unconditional love that’s available to humans.

— Gary Paulsen

I think the water dictates how food will taste in a country. In England the apples taste unlike apples grown in any other place. England is an island, there’s a lot of salt in the air and in the water. I think that has something to do with it.

— Gael Garcia Bernal

I’d visually have that idea. I’m diving off the end of the diving board. I’m not going to be worried about if I’m going to dive into a jellyfish or the water’s going to be too cold or the boys are going to beat me. I’m just doing it. And if I do it, it’s a good chance I’ll make it.

— Gail Sheehy

I try to eat healthy. But sometimes, though, I eat cheeseburgers. That’s good for the soul. I make sure to balance everything out. I drink tons of water.

— Gal Gadot

That’s my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy.

— George Foreman

When I got the job with ‘Superman,’ it felt like somebody threw me into the ocean. I was just trying to figure it out, to figure out how to tread water. Lucky for me, I’m part of a great team.

— Gene Luen Yang

There’s high, and there’s high, and to get really high – I mean so high that you can walk on the water, that high-that’s where I’m going.

— George Harrison

My wife and I water color, paint water colors.

— Gene Wilder

We have that illusion that we are ‘deciding’ what to make a character do, in order to ‘convey our message’ or something like that. But, at least in my experience, you are often more like a river-rafting guide who’s been paid a bonus to purposely steer your clients into the roughest possible water.

— George Saunders

Jesus said, ‘Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.’ There are no exceptions. Baptism is a necessary ordinance.

— Gordon B. Hinckley

I’m a fervent foe of water pollution, whether it is our own Hudson River or Philadelphia’s tap water.

— Gore Vidal

I’m exactly as I appear. There is no warm, lovable person inside. Beneath my cold exterior, once you break the ice, you find cold water.

— Gore Vidal

People ask me why I don’t paint oils. It takes too long. Cleaning brushes in linseed oil, and it takes six months to really dry, and all this. I don’t have that kind of time. I work with acrylic. It’s water based. You can clean it under water. If you spill it on yourself, you just throw it in the washing machine.

— Grace Slick

I always start the day with a protein shake: protein powder mixed with water, peanut butter, and yoghurt to thicken it up.

— Greg Rutherford

Well, Art is Art, isn’t it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.

— Groucho Marx

When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and the blue water.

— Gwendolyn Brooks

Sunrise offered a very beautiful spectacle the water was quite unruffled, but the motion communicated by the tides was so great that, although there was not a breath of air stirring, the sea heaved slowly with a grand and majestic motion.

— George Grey

My top beauty tip is to drink lots of water. It might sound lame, but it works.

— Georgia Salpa

Iranian parents can’t stop their children. They’re just wild – they want to party, they want their rights, they want to paint, they want to dance. No one can stop these new generations coming. That’s why Iran has to open up: it’s like a pot full of hot water, vapour and steam.

— Golshifteh Farahani

Today, the rich bottom land of the Misssissippi is under water and no foreign land has sent a dollar to help.

— Gordon Sinclair

We are trying to educate players to use their spare time to train for a life after football, which comes to everybody. You can lead a lot of horses to water, but you can’t make them all drink.

— Gordon Taylor

I pay attention to everything now – the taste of bread, the taste of water.

— Grizz Chapman

One of the things we have to remember about the poorest countries in the world is that parents, extremely poor parents, are making the choice of whether to send their girls to school. And they are struggling with lack of water, lack of firewood, and lack of care for their youngest children. And those burdens fall on the girls.

— Gene Sperling

There is no question in the world that educating a girl is good for her country and good for her. The challenge is, is it good for her parents who are living in extreme poverty, who need the girl’s help to take care of getting firewood, water, taking care of young children?

— Gene Sperling

True conservation provides for wise use by the general public. The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them.

— George Aiken

What’s happening on the Colorado River is happening all over the world. The water is overused, overdammed, and it’s polluted in some places.

— Greg MacGillivray

My goal is that after seeing ‘Grand Canyon,’ every person in the audience will go home knowing they have to conserve water: even something as simple as installing a low-flow toilet or showerhead, or turning off the faucet while they’re brushing their teeth.

— Greg MacGillivray

The choking humidity makes amphibians of us all, in Bombay, breathing water in air you learn to live with it, and you learn to like it, or you leave.

— Gregory David Roberts

We have serious challenges regarding climate change, unsustainable use of natural resources, water scarcity, loss of biodiversity, forests and farmland. Not to mention the huge inequality still prevailing in several parts of the planet.

— Guilherme Leal

No religion makes more use of color than Hinduism, with its blue-skinned gods and peony-lipped goddesses, and even the spring festival of Holi is focused on color: Boys squirt arcs of dyed water on passersby or dump powder, all violently hued, on their marks.

— Hanya Yanagihara

There is also a marked global trend towards sustainable agriculture, building on traditional methods which use fewer chemical inputs, carefully manage soil and water resources, and work hand-in-hand with nature.

— Helen Clark

I’ll tell you what me scares me is plastic. Plastic bags and plastic bottles and these things. Why does my water have to be in a bloody plastic bottle? The landfill and the ocean. And I don’t know, I’m just terrified with the proliferation of plastic.

— Helen Mirren

Never be tempted by water. The water tap should be sealed at lunchtime. If, for example, a sauce goes wrong, adding water doesn’t help at all one only achieves a taste of dishwater.

— Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well.

— Henri Frederic Amiel

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.

— Henry David Thoreau

We’re at peak oil, peak water, peak resources, and so either we figure it out and let science lead or we head down a very bad, dark trail to where a lot of people aren’t going to make it.

— Henry Rollins

The perpetrators of the actual bad stuff that does real and lasting harm to people, like leakage of industrial chemicals into water systems, seem to get not so much as a second glance the bloviation from media pundits and think tanks creates false problems that waste time and energy debunking.

— Henry Rollins

In my bright, utopian future world, they will hand out college educations like cups of water at the end of the L.A. Marathon.

— Henry Rollins

There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Music comes from an icicle as it melts, to live again as spring water.

— Henry Williamson

The city is as large as Seville or Cordova its streets, I speak of the principal ones, are very wide and straight some of these, and all the inferior ones, are half land and half water, and are navigated by canoes.

— Hernan Cortes

An abundant supply of excellent water, forming a volume equal in bulk to the human body, is conveyed by one of these pipes, and distributed about the city, where it is used by the inhabitants for drink and other purposes.

— Hernan Cortes

The doctors told me my hearing would get worse if I continued swimming, but I loved the water so much, I just couldn’t stop.

— Gertrude Ederle

We frequently define an acid or a base as a substance whose aqueous solution gives, respectively, a higher concentration of hydrogen ion or of hydroxide ion than that furnished by pure water. This is a very one sided definition.

— Gilbert Newton Lewis

I’m scared of the water, and I hate the sea. I’d be all right if it was clear and I could see what was underneath. But it’s the not knowing what’s there that freaks me out.

— Hannah Mills

This is our mercury, our lunary, but whosoever thinks of any other water besides this, is ignorant and foolish, never attaining to the desired effects.

— George Ripley

But in this Second Work if thou extract our Air and our Fire with the phlegm water, they will the more naturally and easily be drawn out of their infernal prison, and with less losse of their Spirits, than by the former way before described.

— George Ripley

I’ll give you my routine, my morning ritual: I get up, I do a bit of stretching, and then after showering and everything, I have a half cup of warm lemon water. I’ve been doing that forever. I love it. It just brightens everything for me.

— Grace Hightower

The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced But the righteous are like carvings upon stone, For their smallest act is durable.

— Horace

No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of water.

— Horace

The sea has now changed from it’s natural, to river coloured water, the probable consequence of some streams falling into the bay, or into the ocean to the north of it, through the low land.

— George Vancouver

There came to port last Sunday night the queerest little craft, without an inch of rigging on I looked and looked – and laughed. It seemed so curious that she should cross the unknown water, and moor herself within my room – my daughter! O my daughter!

— George Washington Cable

Yes, I believe blue material is funny, but if that’s all you’ve got, you’re dead in the water. It’s not good.

— Howard Stern

The more you look into health and health inequalities, you realize that a lot of it is not due to a particular disease – it’s really linked to underlying societal issues such as poverty, inequity, lack of access to safe drinking water and housing. And these are all the things we focus on at CARE.

— Helene D. Gayle

In Nueva Esperanza, Honduras, community members pooled their resources and organized a local water committee that with CARE’s technical guidance built a gravity-fed water system that now provides clean water directly to people’s homes.

— Helene D. Gayle

To me, working out is literally like eating a meal or drinking water or breathing.

— Hilary Swank

An adult human can last 40 days without food, a week without any sleep, three days without water, but only five minutes without air. Yet nothing is more taken for granted than the air we breathe. However, not just any air will do – it must be exquisitely designed to meet our needs. Too little oxygen in the atmosphere will kill us, as will too much.

— Hugh Ross

Younger generations in particular, who have spent a great deal of time in information environments since they were small children, would feel like a fish out of water if they were shut out of the global stream of information.

— Hubert Burda

I grew up during the war years in a tiny cottage with no electricity. Water for washing was pumped from a pond. My brother and I had to fetch drinking water from a tap at the end of the lane, and light was from candles, paraffin lamps, and our nightly log fire.

— Helen Craig

Windmills, which are used in the great plains of Holland and North Germany to supply the want of falling water, afford another instance of the action of velocity. The sails are driven by air in motion – by wind.

— Hermann von Helmholtz

Something I like to do a lot is just sit by water when there’s a current and just stare into the water. I don’t fish, I don’t hunt, I don’t scuba, I don’t spear, don’t boat, don’t play basketball or football – I excel at staring into space. I’m really good at that.

— Iggy Pop

I’m not gonna try to defend, or undo what’s been done. All I could say about whatever’s been done, it’s been done, and it’s water under the bridge. I have no regrets of my life.

— Ike Turner

I remember being shocked when I discovered some of my school pals didn’t have books in their homes. I thought it was like not having oxygen, or hot water.

— Iain Banks

For myself, losing is not coming second. It’s getting out of the water knowing you could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I’ve been in.

— Ian Thorpe

In my head, I consider ‘No Turning Back’ my ‘dipping the toe in the water’ album. It was mostly covers of favorite songs, and there were three originals in there. So, it feels like it was just my album to see what the temperature of the water was.

— Imelda May

In many cases, water stress is more about politics, economics, behaviour and governance than absolute water scarcity. Better planning is needed, to allocate water where societal need is greatest, and to allow trade-offs between alternative uses.

— Ian Goldin

Come hell or high water, adopted or my own. I am going to have, I must have some kids.

— Ida Lupino

If I was gonna go to jail, I don’t want to go to jail for stealing a bottle of water. I’ll steal that $20 million. At least then it was worth it.

— Idris Elba

Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.

— Indra Devi

Describing passive violence in this culture is kinda like someone who is drowning in the middle of the ocean giving you the low-down on water. The only way you can really understand passive violence is by going somewhere far, far away from phones, news, TV, the Internet.

— Inga Muscio

If we are ever to halt climate change and conserve land, water and other resources, not to mention reduce animal suffering, we must celebrate Earth Day every day – at every meal.

— Ingrid Newkirk

My father used to be a fisherman, so it always makes me feel close to him when I am there on the water catching my dinner.

— Irina Shayk

It has long been known for sure that the sight of tasty food makes a hungry man’s mouth water also lack of appetite has always been regarded as an undesirable phenomenon, from which one might conclude that appetite is essentially linked with the process of digestion.

— Ivan Pavlov

I pretty much only drink water, Tazo passion tea, or coffee with half and half, and it’s an ongoing joke in the office that I never have less than three glasses of water and some form of tea or coffee in front of me.

— Ivanka Trump

The cocoa-nut palm grows best near salt water, no matter how loose and sandy the soil is, and in these congenial circumstances needs neither manure nor care of any kind. It bends lovingly toward the sea and drops its ripe fruit into it.

— Isabella Bird

There are eight or nine leading varieties of rice grown in Japan, all of which, except an upland species, require mud, water, and much puddling and nasty work. Rice is the staple food and the wealth of Japan. Its revenues were estimated in rice. Rice is grown almost wherever irrigation is possible.

— Isabella Bird

When I was 12 years old, I went to swim in a lake, and I almost died in that lake because the water was too deep – much deeper than I thought.

— Jack Ma

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.

— Isak Dinesen

My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people. Of course, I had to pull out some weeds, too.

— Jack Welch

Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.

— Jacques Yves Cousteau

I remember the day of my baptism very vividly. I was baptized in the baptismal font in the Tabernacle on Temple Square. Those who were being baptized put on white coveralls, and one by one were gently taken down the steps into the water.

— James E. Faust

I get up every morning and chop wood, and I pretty much do it seven days a week, and I like to do it. I still have time for my wife and my son, who’s 14, and at this point, my head is still above water.

— James Patterson

I often think I am a better person because I lived for many years of my life with a flashlight. I have developed skills I did not think were possible – bathing with a cup of water by candlelight, for instance, and writing a story with a headlamp on.

— Janine di Giovanni

People really feel like music is free but will pay $6 for water. You can drink water free out of the tap, and it’s good water. But they’re OK paying for it.

— Jay-Z

Water and sanitation has not had the same kind of champion that global health, and even education, have had.

— Jim Yong Kim

Marriage is like a game of chess except the board is flowing water, the pieces are made of smoke and no move you make will have any effect on the outcome.

— Jerry Seinfeld

Okay, fluoride in the water to help our teeth. Well, shouldn’t that be the job of your mom and dad? To teach you how to brush your teeth and use mouth wash? What do we need the government to do it for? Clearly, what a scam. Fluoride in the water.

— Jesse Ventura

When you drink fluoridated water, you’re drinking liquid Prozac. You drink enough of it, even though it’s a small amount, drink it for decades and decades and what does Prozac do to you? It dumbs you down it makes you docile.

— Jesse Ventura

I could float in the pool for hours, just letting the water carry me.

— Jill Scott

I always try to sleep for at least eight hours a night and, of course, water, water, water!

— Jennifer Aniston

The West begins where the average annual rainfall drops below twenty inches. Water is important to people who do not have it, and the same is true of control.

— Joan Didion

A pool is water, made available and useful, and is, as such, infinitely soothing to the western eye.

— Joan Didion

The animal world seizes its food in masses little and big, and often gorges itself with it, but the vegetable, through the agency of the solvent power of water, absorbs its nourishment molecule by molecule.

— John Burroughs

I like to be close to water and the ocean, particularly. I love to get out and body surf. I like mountain biking, too.

— John McEnroe

Take a course in good water and air and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone no harm will befall you.

— John Muir

One may as well dam for water tanks the people’s cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man.

— John Muir

Bread without flesh is a good diet, as on many botanical excursions I have proved. Tea also may easily be ignored. Just bread and water and delightful toil is all I need – not unreasonably much, yet one ought to be trained and tempered to enjoy life in these brave wilds in full independence of any particular kind of nourishment.

— John Muir

Much of the Netherlands lies considerably below sea level, as you well know. Through the process of building dikes to wall out the salty sea and through pumping the water into canals, the country of the ingenious, resourceful, and doughty Dutch has literally been born of the sea.

— Joseph B. Wirthlin

The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur, after having accomplished nearly ten thousand leagues in three months and a half, a distance greater than the great circle of the earth. Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future?

— Jules Verne

Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.

— Josh Billings

Because of the Thames I have always loved inland waterways – water in general, water sounds – there’s music in water. Brooks babbling, fountains splashing. Weirs, waterfalls tumbling, gushing.

— Julie Andrews

I’ve always been interested in writing about people, including young children who are not able to speak for themselves. As in my novel ‘Black Water,’ I provide a voice for someone who has died and can’t speak for herself.

— Joyce Carol Oates

God has equipped you to handle difficult things. In fact, He has already planted the seeds of discipline and self-control inside you. You just have to water those seeds with His Word to make them grow!

— Joyce Meyer

The separate water foundations, park benches, bathrooms and restaurants of the Jim Crow South startled me. These experiences motivated my lifelong study of the status of African Americans and the sources of improvement in that status.

— James Heckman

Being on a boat that’s moving through the water, it’s so clear. Everything falls into place in terms of what’s important and what’s not.

— James Taylor

The United States has long thought of itself as the land of infinite plenty, and historically we did have abundant resources. But now we are gradually exhausting our fisheries, our topsoil, our water. On top of that, we’re coming to the end of world resources.

— Jared Diamond

When I was a kid, we went to St. Augustine, Fla., and I was lying on the couch one night with a Q-tip, cleaning my ear out after I’d taken a shower. I hit my arm on something, jabbed the Q-tip through my ear drum, busted my ear drum and couldn’t get back in the water the rest of the time we were there.

— Jason Aldean

I remember not having a hot water tank, so we had to use a kettle for hot showers. So, you know, we would put the kettle on and go have a shower, and then my mum would come bring three or four kettles in, just to heat them up. And it would take five, 10 minutes for every kettle to heat up.

— Jason Day

The dish that changed my life was tom yum kum. You start with a pot of water, add lemongrass, lime leaves, lime juice, coriander, mushrooms, and shrimp ten minutes later, you have the most incredible, intense soup.

— Jean-Georges Vongerichten

We’ve got this proposal which has been languishing in the legislature, the Water Legacy Act, which is derived from a Republican task force on protecting the Great Lakes. Yet nothing has been done on it.

— Jennifer Granholm

Those who purify your water, inspect your meat, and test your kids’ toys, as well as a huge number of nurses, teachers, and our soldiers, are public employees. The firefighters who don’t hesitate to rush toward danger while you run away from it – they are all public employees.

— Jennifer Granholm

We went to a small lake, Bass Lake. It was beautiful. It was perfectly still when we got there in the morning. The fog was lifting off the water. It was just magical. And we did catch some fish, 13 fish.

— Jennifer Granholm

With respect to the environment in our state and our state’s future – in addition to water which is very important here – I think it is crucial for him to make a sincere commitment to energy efficiency, fuel efficiency, by helping us to produce those cars of the future.

— Jennifer Granholm

Summer is a great time to visit art museums, which offer the refreshing rinse of swimming pools – only instead of cool water, you immerse yourself in art.

— Jerry Saltz

Where Cezanne captured and intensified shards of the eternal (every pear far more sharply defined than it could be in life), Monet portrayed the changeability and flux of every moment. ‘The Water Lilies’ give you a jittery, amorphous sense of a world seen at the speed of light.

— Jerry Saltz

New Yorkers only cross water for visual culture if the water is an ocean. The East River throws us for a huge loop. If we started going to Queens and the Bronx for visual culture, many of our rent, space, and crowding problems would be over indefinitely.

— Jerry Saltz

It’s like a garden: Whatever you water the most will do the best. At some point, you decide whether you’ll water your career or your relationship more.

— Jewel

With ‘Survivor’ – I didn’t get any sleep, there was no food, we had to boil our water… plus, it was physically taxing during the day. That’s what made it more difficult than three-a-day practices.

— Jimmy Johnson

I know my destiny. I was born into animosity, bigotry and hatred. We had water for white folks, and water for coloured folks. White lines, black lines. I came from Beaufort in South Carolina, and it was tougher than Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.

— Joe Frazier

You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through the water.

— John Dryden

God doesn’t just miraculously and physically intervene in the whole process, so if I just go and drop a bunch of chemicals and herbicides that leach into the groundwater, I can pray all day to keep my child healthy, but if the herbicides gone into the groundwater come up my well, my child’s going to drink that water.

— Joel Salatin

I do not live in a world where people can walk on water, or still a storm, or take five loaves of bread and feed 5000 men plus women and children. If that is a requirement of my commitment to Jesus, I find it difficult to stretch my mind outside the capacities of my world view.

— John Shelby Spong

Don’t skimp on the ice. Bags from the grocery store melt so fast and water down your drinks. I prefer beautiful, big squares for my cocktails.

— Jose Andres

Time is water, and the Venetians conquered both by building a city on water, and framed time with their canals. Or tamed time. Or fenced it in. Or caged it.

— Joseph Brodsky

I’m not the type to cut back on hot showers, but there’s no harm in hot water when it’s warmed by the sun.

— Julia Louis-Dreyfus

In a nursery, if you don’t take care of those plants, your profits get lost real quickly. You have to weed. You have to water. You have to nurture. Also, you have to take care of your employees in such a way that they do the same.

— Jack Dangermond

Once you digitize data, you can actually analyze patterns and relationships in geographic space – relationships between certain health patterns and air or water pollution, between plants and climate, soils, landscape.

— Jack Dangermond

Just as a drop of water in the ocean cannot avail much but if a great river runneth into it, that maketh a great commotion.

— Jakob Bohme

The liver signifieth the element of water, and it is also the water for from the liver cometh the blood in the whole body into all the members. The liver is the mother of the blood.

— Jakob Bohme

Everything we think about regarding sustainability – from energy to agriculture to manufacturing to population – has a water footprint. Almost all of the water on Earth is salt water, and the remaining freshwater supplies are split between agricultural use and human use – as well as maintaining the existing natural environment.

— Jamais Cascio

Human civilization has been changing the Earth’s environment for millennia, often to our detriment. Dams, deforestation and urbanization can alter water cycles and wind patterns, occasionally triggering droughts or even creating deserts.

— Jamais Cascio

A century ago, petroleum – what we call oil – was just an obscure commodity today it is almost as vital to human existence as water.

— James Buchan

Phoenix and Las Vegas have grim long-term prospects. On top of oil-and-gas problems, they will have terrible problems with water and the ability to produce food locally. I suppose it shows how delusional the public is, and how our institutional controls have decayed – for instance, lending standards.

— James Howard Kunstler

Meat production is one of the leading causes of climate change because of the destruction of the rainforest for grazing lands, the massive amounts of methane produced by farm animals and the huge amounts of water, grain and other resources required to feed animals.

— Jane Velez-Mitchell

I reflect back 35 years ago, and look how far we have come in America with our environmental policy to improve the conditions of our air and water, and we have had some real successes.

— Jay Inslee

Definitely when you give a script to an actor, it’s like dropping a capsule in water and the fizzing starts. That’s when the thing starts to live and breathe.

— Jeff Nichols

I have a pathological terror of falling through ice. I nearly drowned once. I fell off a boat and got a cramp, and was rescued by an oil-rig diver, a great bear of a man who simply leant into the water and scooped me out with one finger.

— Jeremy Clarkson

Our top plank really is a Green New Deal to transform our economy to a green economy, 100 percent wind, water and sun by the year 2030 – we can do it this is an emergency, and we must do it – but to use that as an opportunity to put America back to work, to renew our infrastructure, and to basically assure that everyone has a job.

— Jill Stein

When I grew up, we went to Coney Island and Central Park. We’d find our way to the water and watch the fireworks.

— Jimmy Smits

Every time I open a new restaurant, I wake up in the middle of the night moaning about bread and water. I dream I am in the middle of the dining room, and I am panicked.

— Joe Bastianich

I’m a curious person, and I always like to test new waters, and I’ve always jumped into the cold water and then started to think about how to swim.

— Jochen Zeitz

Whenever someone asks me if I want water with my Scotch, I say I’m thirsty, not dirty.

— Joe E. Lewis

I can’t remember if it was in the third grade in school, I was being told that two amoeba happened to hit in a muddy puddle of water two billion years ago, and I was an accident. I was the result. I wasn’t real smart, but I said, ‘I don’t like the sound of that.’

— Joe Gibbs

Ideally, content should be shared, mixed, mashed, and reposted – it wants to flow through the Internet like water. This was the point of RSS, after all – a technology that has actually been declared dead more often than the lowly display banner.

— John Battelle

One of the unique things is that whether we were out at sea or in the middle of the water tank, a lot of times you just couldn’t leave. Especially when we were out at sea.

— John C. Reilly

If you put a frog in boiling water, it’ll jump straight out. If you put it in cold water and gradually bring it to the boil, it’ll sit right there until it dies. Scotland has been sitting in England’s gradually boiling water for so long that many people are used to it.

— John Niven

I am, it is safe to say, not a practical man. The few attempts I’ve made to hammer in a nail have ended in broken thumbs, burst pipes, and water spraying everywhere with the house on fire.

— John Niven

I was an amusement and water park fiend as a kid growing up. I loved them. My brothers and I would go whenever we could. We liked all the super steep/fast slides and flumes where you would get completely soaked. Our absolute favorite was the tubes, though.

— Johnny Iuzzini

Because the series is situated in the next century, and for the most part under water, there are many innovative technical gadgets. It’s a kind of StarTrek. When I first came there, I was really impressed myself.

— Jonathan Brandis

The Safe Drinking Water Act, the safety provisions of the Clean Water Acts, the Clean Air Act, the Superfund Law – the gas industry is exempt from all these basic environmental and worker protections. They don’t have to disclose the chemicals they use. They don’t have to play by the same rules as anybody else.

— Josh Fox

The problem is that everywhere the gas drilling industry goes, a trail of water contamination, air pollution, health concerns and betrayal of basic American civic and community values follows.

— Josh Fox

In the U.S. you have a system of lobbying and influence on our policy and law makers which is incredibly pronounced. The gas industry spent $250 million getting an exemption from our Safe Water Act. Every one of those dollars is toxic a contaminant in our political system. It disrupts the normal flow of justice, science, fact and reporting.

— Josh Fox

When you can light your water on fire due to methane contamination in your ground water, what else can you do but laugh?

— Josh Fox

I’ve figured out what to do so far, but it’s always the next thing you come to where the man with the bucket of ice cold water is waiting – whoosh! in your face. That’s why you work with directors who know what to tell you to do.

— Judi Dench

I love the sun and salt water, which is not good for your skin and therefore not good for your image. I’m terrible about protecting my skin as well.

— Julia Stiles

I did this film with Russell Crowe called ‘The Water Diviner,’ which took place just after WWI. It was fascinating because the weapons between WWI and WII were very different. I had to learn how to ride horses in a battle setting. It was important that we rode a certain way.

— Jai Courtney

On a real course, I’d probably want to throw my club in the water if I hit a duff shot. I’ll give golf a miss – it’s definitely not my sport.

— Jamie Vardy

In 1927, my father descended the heights and took his place as the newly appointed water boy for his beloved New York football Giants.

— Jane Leavy

Water is at the center of every chemical reaction, and therefore should be the earth’s most precious gift.

— Janine Benyus

Until the Eighties, Oslo was a rather boring town, but it’s changed a lot, and is now much more cosmopolitan. If I go downtown, I visit the harbour to see the tall ships and the ferries, and to admire the modern architecture such as the Opera House or the new Astrup Fearnley Museum on the water’s edge.

— Jo Nesbo

I was sleeping in a water bed for a couple of years, recommended by my doctor. I was never comfortable in that water bed. In the middle of the night you would hear something happening – water and bubbles. I would always think there was some intelligent life in the water bed.

— Jo Nesbo

I grew up in a place called Malahide, which is by the water and is beautifully quiet, leafy, and part serene.

— James Vincent McMorrow

I took four years off after ‘In the Cut’ because I wanted to see who I’d be without work. I even tried being a hermit in the wilderness in New Zealand. I stayed in a warden’s hut two-and-a-half hours off the Routeburn Track through the fjords on the South Island. It was early winter, so there was no electricity or running water.

— Jane Campion

I definitely drink lots of water. I use this Decleor Neroli Oil to moisturize – no matter what the climate is, it always makes my skin really moist.

— Jillian Rose Banks

The biggest tab the public picks up for fossil fuels has to do with what economists call ‘external costs,’ like the health effects of air and water pollution.

— Jeff Goodell

With nine degrees of warming, computer models project that Australia will look like a disaster movie. Habitats for most vertebrates will vanish. Water supply to the Murray-Darling Basin will fall by half, severely curtailing food production.

— Jeff Goodell

Water is a finite resource that is essential in the advancement of agriculture, and is vital to human life.

— Jim Costa

Additionally, Smart Irrigation Month serves to recognize advances in irrigation technology and practices that produce not only more but also higher quality plants with less water.

— Jim Costa

Once I showed up at my sister’s with a baby rabbit I had bought from some children because its ears were cold. I put the rabbit on a hot water bottle and massaged its ears for quite a while. After all, I knew that all healthy animals had warm ears.

— Juliette Gordon Low

The tract through which we passed is generally very good land, with plenty of water and there, as well as here, the country is neither rocky nor overrun with brush-wood.

— Junipero Serra

The people got daily worse from the cold and the bad water, and they must all have perished if they had not discovered the port about the time they did.

— Junipero Serra

I love Tennessee, but they don’t have the pine trees and the sandy soil and the black water that I grew up around.

— Josh Turner

I’m not much of a water skier, my legs are too skinny for that, so I just try to tube and have fun, just ride.

— Josh Turner

I have a nice boat that I got a couple of years ago that’s a Skeeter brand that’s 20-foot, center-console. I have it set up for saltwater and for fresh water, so it’s been a nice boat.

— Josh Turner

In celebration of this Earth Day, I encourage all Members of the House to support legislation aimed at investing in the improvement of water quality in our Nation’s lakes, rivers, streams and estuaries.

— Jerry Costello

If I venture into the water in a bikini, the sight of my melanin-deficient Michigan belly might attract beluga whales. Sure, I could secretly live among them and learn their ancient ways, but I couldn’t keep that kind of ruse up forever.

— Jennifer Armintrout

Dark Water was one of my favourite films to shoot because of Walter. I had seen the previous films he had directed, Central Station and Motorcycle Diaries, and I thought they were great. I really trusted him.

— Jennifer Connelly

Yeah, I mean I’m a water sign. I’m a Pisces.

— Jhene Aiko

One glass of water doesn’t equal another. One may just appease the thirst, the other you may enjoy thoroughly. In Japan, people know about this difference.

— Jil Sander

Relief organizations both large and small are coordinating deliveries of food, clothing, water, and other basic necessities to those impacted by Katrina.

— Jo Bonner

I don’t mind cold water. I mean, it’s fine. Wetsuits will serve you these days it doesn’t really matter.

— Joel Parkinson

Just having the pain of being alive without anything else, whether it’s good or bad. There’s a lot of serious songs on the record, you know. That song is just about feeling like a fish out of water, feeling like you don’t belong on the planet sometimes.

— Jon Crosby

I’ve just grown a little disappointed with ‘Muppets in the Old West’, ‘Muppets Under Water’ and all these weird concept movies. I just want to go take it back to the early 80’s, when it was about the Muppets trying to put on a show. That’s what I’m trying to bring back.

— Jason Segel

For the record, I am sticking with my claim that the simultaneous degradation of air quality, water quality, water supply, food safety, soil quality, and other environment-related variables is the main challenge to China’s continued development.

— James Fallows

I’m just taking care of myself: Eating less, exercising more, drinking a lot of coconut water.

— Jennie Garth

I love the sea’s sounds and the way it reflects the sky. The colours that shimmer across its surface are unbelievable. This, combined with the colour of the water over white sand, surprises me every time.

— John Dyer

When you hire a plumber because no hot water is coming out of the kitchen sink faucet, you need to go to the water heater, not the faucet.

— Joe Wurzelbacher

I remember from my school days Archimedes jumping into his bath and displacing water and coming up with his famous principle, and of course Isaac Newton being hit on the head with an apple. In other words, this realm of human knowledge – which is mathematical, essentially – can have a playful visual element to it.

— James Marsh

The first time it felt really dangerous, like the sort of thing you had to lock the doors and close the curtains on because if anybody saw you, God would strike you down with a thunderbolt. But I took to it like a duck to water.

— Jamie Muir

During an open water swim, it’s easy to lose your direction. With all the splash, it can be quite hard to see the next buoy, so I look behind it for something bigger, like a tree or a building, and aim for that instead.

— Jonathan Brownlee

Whether being battered by the surf or swimming through the gentle undulating surface of lakes, I find inspiration in the movement of water. Sometimes I think about the journey the water has traveled, reconnecting me to the larger cycles of nature.

— Janet Echelman

I like to stay hydrated with water throughout the day and snack on apples, but my guilty pleasure would definitely be a caramel macchiato from Starbucks!

— Janel Parrish

I miss my boats, and I miss having the ability to be out on the water during the daytime and then go skiing at night.

— Jason Priestley

On set, I have a lot of coffee… so I try to chug water before going for that next cup.

— Jessica Stroup

I eat a salad every single day. I also have been doing the juice ‘thing’ after every workout, and I try to drink a half-gallon of water a day.

— Jill Wagner

If you’re going to go to a festival, drink water for six days before you get there.

— Jillionaire

Wild animals are just as confused as people are now. You’ve got toxins in the water, oil, sewage, all sorts of things.

— Jack Hannah

I don’t think the NFL had the slightest intention of taking me, except as maybe a water boy.

— Joel McHale

I grew up in Belle Harbor, which is in New York City, but it has the most powerful sense of nature and seasons. It wasn’t even the beach and the water. I just dreamt about everything that had to do with nature. I read about Thoreau.

— Joel Sternfeld

I prefer to sing in the shower vs. the car. The shower is just steam, you know, its just you, and nature, and no clothing. You know, there’s nothing separating you. It’s just you, and the voice – you, and the water.

— Jacob Lusk

It does seem really hard to get consumers to do the right thing. It is stupid that we use two tons of steel, glass, and plastic to haul our sorry selves to the shopping mall. It’s stupid that we put water in plastic bottles in Fiji and ship it here.

— John Doerr

Australians love to pump you up when you’re nobody. Then, when you start to put your head above water and say, ‘Well, actually, I am a bit different, I am an individual and I do have a particular talent’, or whatever, they want to go after you. But the good news is that once you reach a certain level, I think they start to leave you alone.

— John Polson

I eat a lot of kale, and I drink about half a gallon to a gallon of water a day.

— John Salley

Kentucky has always said you can’t really make bourbon outside of Kentucky because it’s a combination of the barrels and the limestone-fed springs that give us the water. That’s our story, and we’re sticking to it.

— John Yarmuth

I could make good time because I was so long and skinny, shooting through the water like a stick.

— Johnny Weissmuller

We didn’t have the lane ropes, we had to get up higher in the water to avoid the little waves.

— Johnny Weissmuller

Into this pour the purified juice: and put it into a pan of water come almost to a boil and continue nearly in the state of boiling until the juice is found to be the consistency of a thick syrup when cold. It is then when cold, to be corked up in a bottle for use.

— James Lind

Fifteen years ago, my wife and I purchased an authentic log cabin in Maryland. Painstakingly restored since, the cabin sits on a forested bluff high above a wide river frequented by ospreys, eagles, geese, herons, and other water fowl.

— James Luceno

Certainly, its important to protect the water system and that covers, certainly, everything from vandals to terrorists.

— James Wilson

Well the specific role of the World Bank is to be ready with financial assistance immediately after this emergency takes place because you need to reconnect water, you need to reconnect power, you need roads, you need bridges, and that has to be done urgently.

— James Wolfensohn

A house isn’t really understandable until it settles into the site: until it’s built, furnished and lived in for four or five years. The reality is not on paper but in how a building sits on the land – how it relates to trees, to slopes, to water, to gardens.

— Jaquelin T. Robertson

I drink tons of water, because with the entire running around you can get dehydrated.

— Jasmine Tookes

I go out and take oysters, clams and mussels every 2 weeks or so during late fall, winter and early spring. I particularly like to go out when there is a below-average ebb tide because that exposes clamming grounds and oysters that are usually under water.

— Jim Himes

I buy Coppertone Water Babies in abundance at the airport, SPF 60 or 70. I like being pale I like looking like a creature from the dead world. I like looking like a ghost.

— Jennifer Stone

Initially charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest I was held for 36 hours, was beaten by cops and made to stand spread eagled against the cell wall for 12 hours with no food or water, until I collapsed. Everyone was strip searched on the way in.

— John Blair

It’s not color, it’s like pouring 40 tablespoons of sugar water over a roast.

— John Huston

With ‘Greek Gods,’ I wanted to go with the blue and green hues of sky and water with ‘Heroes,’ I felt the color needed to be more dramatic and give a sense of battle, rage, and yes, of blood. That’s the world these demigods lived in, and I felt that orange and red would also compliment the greenish blue of the ‘Gods’ cover.

— John Rocco

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.

— Lao Tzu

Wine is the drink of the gods, milk the drink of babes, tea the drink of women, and water the drink of beasts.

— John Stuart Blackie

Cooking is one of the strongest ceremonies for life. When recipes are put together, the kitchen is a chemical laboratory involving air, fire, water and the earth. This is what gives value to humans and elevates their spiritual qualities. If you take a frozen box and stick it in the microwave, you become connected to the factory.

— Laura Esquivel

What has never changed, what is always present and what is, in the end, what sustains us is that energy that I talk about in ‘Like Water for Chocolate…’ that loving energy. Without that, I wouldn’t have had the strength to keep going and enjoy life.

— Laura Esquivel

For ‘The Rise of Cobra,’ I was dieting more and using protein powder to help supplement my meals. For ‘Retaliation,’ however, I opted for more natural protein. I had a chicken breast and broccoli meal about five times every day. I also drank plenty of water and made sure I got enough rest.

— Lee Byung-hun

I always have scarves handy they’re my indulgence. I buy them at an L.A. shop called Lost & Found. I’ll spray one with loads of my Byredo Gypsy Water perfume, put it on and be like, ‘Ah, this feels good.’

— Lena Headey

One time, when I was about eight, these guys started throwing water balloons at me. That really did ruin my summer.

— Leon Bridges

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes so with present time.

— Leonardo da Vinci

In order to arrive at knowledge of the motions of birds in the air, it is first necessary to acquire knowledge of the winds, which we will prove by the motions of water in itself, and this knowledge will be a step enabling us to arrive at the knowledge of beings that fly between the air and the wind.

— Leonardo da Vinci

When a country wants television more than they want clean water, they’ve lost their grip.

— Lewis Black

Man – life in general – seems irrelevant to the workings of the universe: a mere smudge of water, grease, and carbon on a pinpoint planet circling a star of no special consequence.

— Leonard Susskind

I go down to Newport and Huntington a lot. It’s more crowded than where I grew up on Phillip Island, but I think it’s helped me adjust to life in America – getting into the water as much as I can.

— Liam Hemsworth

I don’t drink water, haven’t drank water in 40 years.

— Lou Holtz

I put a bullet into the back of the crocodile’s neck just behind the head, thus killing it. If a crocodile is hit in any other part of its anatomy it disappears into the water and is irrecoverable.

— Louis Leakey

Our military should be trained and structured around missions, not the elements of air, water, and land.

— Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

I’m kind of shy, to be honest. If I go to the pool or something, I keep my shirt on unless I’m getting in the water.

— Larry Fitzgerald

If you do your research on hot springs all over the world, they’re usually places of peace. People, even in warring nations and so forth, they’ll go and live in peace together around the hot springs, which were always considered medicinal. I firmly believe in water therapy.

— Larry Hagman

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: ‘President Can’t Swim.’

— Lyndon B. Johnson

It’s all about salsa with grain chips, tofu, turkey slices, hummus, and coconut water.

— Laurieann Gibson

Every year the literary press praises dozens if not hundreds of novels to the skies, asserting explicitly or implicitly that these books will probably not be suffering water damage in the basements of their authors’ houses 20 years from now. But historically, anyway, that’s not the way the novelistic ecology works.

— Lev Grossman

In the cold, all the blood rushes to your core to protect your heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, and brain. When you leave the water, the blood rushes back to your arms and legs, absorbs that freezing cold, and brings it back to the heart.

— Lewis Gordon Pugh

On my second swim at Deception Island, the water was very clear and I was looking at hundreds of whale bones beneath me. It was a graveyard from the whaling some time in the 1920s-30s.

— Lewis Gordon Pugh

When I’m preparing for a swim, I imagine absolutely everything about it: the color of the water, how cold it is, the taste of salt in my mouth. I visualize each and every stroke.

— Lewis Gordon Pugh

Of all the creatures in the world that really frighten me – the hyena in Africa, the great white shark – leopard seals are near the top of the list. They’re killers. If my team spots one, they’ll pull me out of the water.

— Lewis Gordon Pugh

Not to be too grandiose about it, but in a way I see myself like Sir Edmund Hillary. The water was my Everest.

— Lewis Gordon Pugh

When I first came down stairs, for two or three minutes I went down cellar to the water closet.

— Lizzie Andrew Borden

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.

— Loren Eiseley

I love the water. Everything about it. Smelling the humidity in the air, seeing the mist rise in the morning, feeling the dew-wet grass on my bare feet. I love watching the fish jump and the geese land. We even have an eagle here that circles every so often.

— Lori Foster

I don’t need the water to be inspired. My stories inspire me, not the location of where I’m parked. And good thing, since I’ve had to finish books in airports, in the RV we used to have, the lake house, while on vacation, at home, in the kitchen when my office PC was on the fritz.

— Lori Foster

The teapot takes in water and gives out tea. So the human individual takes in anything you give him and promptly transforms it he is ready to give you out again his own reactions – first, in thought and emotion, then in voice or action.

— Louis MacNeice

A drop of water, if it could write out its own history, would explain the universe to us.

— Lucy Larcom

Since the advent of the Internet – more recently compounded by blogging – everyone can be a published voice. Any cowardly, anonymous anger-monger can have an audience of thousands. That doesn’t make them a journalist any more than my throwing an onion and a few carrots into a pot of boiling water makes me Julia Child.

— Lynda Resnick

I like speed, so I like taking the jet skis out and hitting the water, or hitting the lake. In the winter, unfortunately, I used to ski a lot but I haven’t been able to ski in the past few years because thank God I’ve been working, so that’s a good reason not to.

— Laz Alonso

It is the potential for economic growth that provides the basis for the development of countries, for bringing to people essential goods and services, such as water to drink and facilities for healthcare.

— Lee R. Raymond

Gravity pulls our bodily fluids down, like water in a glass goes to the bottom part of a glass. In space, the water doesn’t stay in the bottom of the glass. It distributes itself evenly over time throughout the entire volume of the glass.

— Laurel Clark

Canadians have been very generous toward Haiti after the earthquake and, thanks to you, our most vulnerable people have received food, drinkable water, shelter, medical care and education. For that, we are extremely grateful.

— Laurent Lamothe

After ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ came out, a lot of people came to me with their causes, and there are a lot – water, poverty, and so many, many more.

— Lawrence Bender

The closer the bird is to the surface of the water, the firmer and more inelastic is the uplift of the rising air. The bird appears to almost feel the surface with the tip of its weather wing.

— Lawrence Hargrave

As to the effect of the wave on the air, we will suppose the water to be quite flat and the air motionless, a heavy undulation comes on the scene, it has to pass, so it pushes the air up with its face, letting it fall again as its back glides onwards.

— Lawrence Hargrave

I always tell people, anger is like liquid. It’s fluid, it’s like water. You put it in a container and it takes the shape of that container. So many people you see in prison, unleashing war on their people, they are angry, and they take their anger and put it into a violent container.

— Leymah Gbowee

I’ve still got both kidneys, but one doesn’t work, so I have to be careful not to drink too much, even water, and I have to keep myself as healthy as possible.

— Liam Payne

I loved the Little Lulu stories, where she would fantasize that her bedroom rug would turn into a pool of water, and she could dive down into the center of the world.

— Lynn Johnston

During one new moon at perigee, I stood on high ground, watching salt ponds overflow, cover the beach, and meet the ocean. Because the moon was invisible, the water was black as it drowned the sand, and the event felt primal – which in fact it was, because it was nature.

— Luanne Rice

I always take working out seriously, but before a shoot I do extra sit ups and squats. I also eat more vegetables and drink a ton of water, because it really helps my skin glow.

— Lily Aldridge

Family is very important to me because that is the footprint we perpetuate. That is, the ripple in the water when the rock first impacts the pool, and it is those waves, that energy that one produces, that determines our direction.

— Larry Wilcox

The water was like a physiological stimuli to the subconscious that overwhelmed people with too much psychoanalytical material, you might say. People could do 10 breathing sessions without the water, and then they did breathing sessions in the water.

— Leonard Orr

Collecting intelligence information is like trying to drink water out of a fire hydrant. You know, in hindsight It’s great. The problem is there’s a million dots at the time.

— Louis Freeh

The limits of sensory evolution in fish are defined very largely by their habitat. Water is physically supportive, carries some kinds of odour well, and is kind to sound – letting it travel several times faster than air will allow, but it inhibits other more personal kinds of communication.

— Lyall Watson

Before sight and sound hijacked our attention, we shared with all life a sort of common sense, a chemical sense that depended on direct contact with matter in the water or the air.

— Lyall Watson

Breathing air is a liberating experience. It freed our ancestors from the constraints of staying wet or having to remain within easy reach of water for refuge, respiration or reproduction. But the biggest change it made in our lives was to expose us to a whole new range of sensory experience.

— Lyall Watson

Basically, in our society, you can never fix anything enough. The minute you get your head above water about one thing, they let you know that 12 other things about you suck. It’s like playing ‘Self-Esteem Whack-A-Mole.’

— Lisa Ann Walter

What we owe future generations is the subject of growing debate by economists, philosophers, ethicists, public policymakers, and academics of all stripes. But for me as a mother, the moral implications are very clear. We owe them clean air and fresh water, a healthy planet and a secure future.

— Leonor Varela

Before training, I eat slow-release energy food, such as porridge or muesli, especially in the morning. Afterwards, I eat protein so my muscles are able to recover, such as a protein bar followed by a meal of chicken and vegetables. I always stay hydrated during workouts by drinking plenty of water throughout.

— Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I drink tons of water. When you’re puffy, you think you can’t drink water since you feel more bloated and gross but that’s what you do to get the toxins out of your system. I put a little lemon in the water bottle that I carry around with me or drink a cup of hot water with lemon. It’s a natural diuretic.

— Kate Walsh

Don’t be fooled. Looks can be deceptive. Like every working mother, I’m paddling away like a duck beneath the water.

— Katherine Kelly

Not all water is great for you. I drink a lot of water during the day, but I stay away from certain waters because their pH levels are low. Stick to alkaline waters with a higher pH. Trust me.

— Kawhi Leonard

I just felt that if I went into Speed 2, I just… wouldn’t have come up out of the water.

— Keanu Reeves

There must be something in the water in Minnesota because historically, despite its seemingly homogeneous population, the state has produced some of our more radical political thinkers, and its people have put their prejudices aside to vote for them.

— Keith Ellison

I saw someone the other day with yellow on their eyelids, and it looked so fresh. But I thought if I did that I’d look like a clown. So I went and I bought some yellow eye shadow from M.A.C. and I noticed that when you mix it with water it works better. So I tried it, and I looked like Big Bird. I will never do that again.

— Kelly Rowland

It’s a perfect wave when small and the most beautiful and scary wave on Earth when it’s big, as the swell from deep water hits the shallow reef ledge. A ten-foot high wave and a 30-footer break in the same depth of water.

— Kelly Slater

If you’re the water boiler king of China, you’re selling a billion water boilers.

— Kevin Kwan

It’s scary when one day the city is there and the next day it’s gone. To see the water actual kill people, I couldn’t believe it. I never fathomed it could bury a city.

— Kevin Garnett

My books are comedies I want to take my readers on a jet-setting romp, make them laugh, make them swoon at the beautiful settings, and maybe even make their mouths water at all the food.

— Kevin Kwan

Would that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from which they avoid drinking.

— Khalil Gibran

These poor kids in Baghdad have no running water, no showers. They wipe with baby wipes. My heart goes out to them.

— Kid Rock

From a neighbour, I got a one-day-old duckling and found, to my intense joy, that it transferred its following response to my person. At the same time, my interest became irreversibly fixated on water fowl, and I became an expert on their behaviour even as a child.

— Konrad Lorenz

I would say a lack of sleep is a cause for feeling not so beautiful. On those days, I try to drink lots of water and put on the biggest sunglasses I can find.

— Kourtney Kardashian

There’s a great metaphor that one of my doctors uses: If a fish is swimming in a dirty tank and it gets sick, do you take it to the vet and amputate the fin? No, you clean the water. So, I cleaned up my system. By eating organic raw greens, nuts and healthy fats, I am flooding my body with enzymes, vitamins and oxygen.

— Kris Carr

For those of you who thought F. W. Murnau’s ‘Nosferatu’ was his greatest film, I have news for you: his ‘Faust’ blows it out of the water.

— Kage Baker

You can do something as simple as drinking two cups of water before a meal to fill your belly a bit so that you don’t overeat, or change up your cheese from dairy to nondairy.

— Kathy Freston

And also, we are providing, you know, a nuclear power plant in the north, two light water systems, so some 4 or 5 billion dollars we are providing to meet with North Korean requests on the condition North Korea will not produce a nuclear weapon.

— Kim Dae Jung

I love to swim, and I love being near water.

— Kim Edwards

I was bullied and picked on because I was so different to everyone else, and I definitely didn’t believe or even know I was fabulous back then. But those hard times made me everything I am today. It’s all water under the bridge now, but being bullied and going through adversity definitely made me stronger.

— Kimora Lee Simmons

The truth is, I can never die. For I will be in everything and see you in everything and watch over you. I am your reaction in the water of a mountain lake.

— Klaus Kinski

When your whole system, your whole civilized system goes down, this is pretty much what you get left with. We have no communications, no running water, no electricity, no real help.

— Kathleen Blanco

Slowly, but with no doubt or hesitation whatever, and in something of a solemn expectancy, the two animals passed through the broken tumultuous water and moored their boat at the flowery margin of the island.

— Kenneth Grahame

It feels like I’m in a swimming pool, and I am constantly trying to stay above water. Sometimes I feel like I’m slipping, and you try to come up for air, and that’s how it is when looking for the next role.

— Kym Whitley

You can’t swing with hesitation you can’t try to steer the ball to the flag you can’t worry about that water hazard as you take the club back. You have to pick the right club, visualize the shot you want to hit, and then focus on that shot until the ball is gone.

— Keegan Bradley

After about a month of living on my own, I began to feel it. I bought some plants. I remember I named one of them Penelope, and I would talk to her and water her every day. Apparently, I over-watered her, and she died. That’s when I knew I needed a roommate. So I got one.

— Kristy Swanson

The water cooler conversation in every job I’ve had is sports, it’s what did you do this weekend, it’s ‘How are your parents doing?’

— Kal Penn

It’s fun to think about plants not just as decorations but as functioning parts of our yard’s ecosystem that attract wildlife to the garden. We have hummingbirds, tons of bees, and many monarch butterflies. The kids love it! Though we’re very laissez-faire with the garden and never put chemicals on it or even water it much!

— Katherine Center

I’m one of the only actresses in Los Angeles who has never waited tables – yet – and I’m so terrible at holding trays. When we shot the ‘Vampire Diaries’ pilot, I totally spilled water all down Nina Dobrev, and she had to get her hair and make-up redone.

— Kayla Ewell

The Enlightenment was an attempt to liberate myth and base truth claims on evidence, not just dogma. But when science threw out the church, they threw out the baby with the bath water.

— Ken Wilber

Take to every Gallon of Honey, three Gallons of water, and put them both together, and set them over so soft a fire, that you may endure to melt and break the honey with your hands.

— Kenelm Digby

The smartphone revolution is under-hyped, more people have access to phones than access to running water. We’ve never had anything like this before since the beginning of the planet.

— Marc Andreessen

Clean water and access to food are some of the simplest things that we can take for granted each and every day. In places like Africa, these can be some of the hardest resources to attain if you live in a rural area.

— Marcus Samuelsson

In the harrowing aftermath of Haiti’s earthquake, one of the greatest needs became desperately clear: safe water.

— Marcus Samuelsson

For many of us, clean water is so plentiful and readily available that we rarely, if ever, pause to consider what life would be like without it.

— Marcus Samuelsson

Technology is like water it wants to find its level. So if you hook up your computer to a billion other computers, it just makes sense that a tremendous share of the resources you want to use – not only text or media but processing power too – will be located remotely.

— Marc Andreessen

As a chef, I could not wash my hands – nor clean pots, pans, utensils, meats or produce, nor make soups and sauces – if I did not have clean water. Were this to happen, of course, these would be the least of my concerns. Because water is the linchpin of survival: without it, not much else matters.

— Marcus Samuelsson

Even before the earthquake in Haiti, only half the country’s population had a source of safe drinking water.

— Marcus Samuelsson

While most individuals use the flesh of the coconut in their cooking, coconut water and oil are also known to have numerous health benefits.

— Marcus Samuelsson

As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

As soon as you think you know someone else’s truth better than they do, you are in deep water.

— Martha Beck

Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.

— Mark Twain

I record my radio show, and my staff makes me a nice lunch in the kitchen, usually fish – whatever’s freshest and line-caught – and a salad. I drink water and herbal tea, a blend of catnip, elderberry, and horehound.

— Martha Stewart

I honestly think there shouldn’t be sugared drinks. All my grandchildren drink water all through the day. I’ve just had them to stay, and at breakfast, they have water. They don’t even know what sugary drinks are.

— Mary Berry

Protecting our land, our air and our water is a very important thing that we can only do together.

— Martin O’Malley

For me, I just try to make sure I eat enough and drink enough water and that’s about it.

— Matt Cameron

I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.

— Maya Angelou

Trees will improve property values, take pollutants out of the air, help with water runoff.

— Michael Bloomberg

If we do not change our negative habits toward climate change, we can count on worldwide disruptions in food production, resulting in mass migration, refugee crises and increased conflict over scarce natural resources like water and farm land. This is a recipe for major security problems.

— Michael Franti

The CIA held about a hundred detainees from 2002 to 2008 about a third of them underwent interrogations that have been variously described as enhanced, tough or torture. The toughest technique was water boarding, used on three detainees, the last in early 2003.

— Michael Hayden

I’m going to guess Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, all want clean air to breathe and clean water to drink. I’m sure most people think women should be paid the same as men if they’re doing the same job. I think we all want good schools for our kids. If we made that list, we actually are in agreement on more things.

— Michael Moore

My mom put me and my sisters in the water to feel comfortable, to have water safety.

— Michael Phelps

Clearly this is a tough economic time, and a lot of families are hurting. So when we talk to parents, we talk about small changes for kids and things that don’t cost extra money. Like adding water and eliminating sugary drinks and sodas. That’s going to save money right there. Or adding a few more vegetables.

— Michelle Obama

Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.

— Miguel de Cervantes

Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.

— Miguel de Cervantes

I have always heard, Sancho, that doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea.

— Miguel de Cervantes

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

— Mikhail Gorbachev

I grew up in a family of peasants, and it was there that I saw the way that, for example, our wheat fields suffered as a result of dust storms, water erosion and wind erosion I saw the effect of that on life – on human life.

— Mikhail Gorbachev

I was waiting for a train at Waverley Station in Edinburgh. My knee was hurting, so I asked a young man for his seat. He replied, ‘There’s one over there’. I said, ‘Please’, and when he refused I poured my water over him.

— Miriam Margolyes

I never drank water. Always soda. I didn’t use to like water, but I’ve had to train myself to drink it.

— Missy Elliott

I left Sudan when I was 25 or 26 years old. If I had stayed, I would never have ended up being an entrepreneur. You can have the qualities, but if you don’t have the environment, you just wither away. It’s like a fish: take it out of water, it will not survive.

— Mo Ibrahim

Havin’ fun while freedom fightin’ must be one of those lunatic Texas traits we get from the water – which is known to have lithium in it – because it goes all the way back to Sam Houston, surely the most lovable, the most human, and the funniest of all the great men this country has ever produced.

— Molly Ivins

You look at the large problems that we face – that would be overpopulation, water shortages, global warming and AIDS, I suppose – all of that needs international cooperation to be solved.

— Molly Ivins

Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything – even mountains, rivers, plants and trees – should be your teacher.

— Morihei Ueshiba

The heart of a human being is no different from the soul of heaven and earth. In your practice always keep in your thoughts the interaction of heaven and earth, water and fire, yin and yang.

— Morihei Ueshiba

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams – they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do – they all contain truths.

— Muhammad Ali

Destiny is the prison and chain of the ignorant. Understand that destiny like the water of the Nile: Water before the faithful, blood before the unbeliever.

— Muhammad Iqbal

There’s a monster outside my room, can I have a glass of water?

— M. Night Shyamalan

China leads the world in energy consumption, carbon emissions, and the release of major air and water pollutants, and the environmental impact is felt both regionally and globally.

— Ma Jun

The situation is quite serious – groundwater is important source for water use, including drinking water, and if it gets contaminated, it’s very costly and difficult to clean.

— Ma Jun

Pollution is a serious one. Water pollution, air pollution, and then solid hazardous waste pollution. And then beyond that, we also have the resources issue. Not just water resources but other natural resources, the mining resources being consumed, and the destruction of our ecosystem.

— Ma Jun

Some of the areas in China have been under very grave water scarcity: for example, the north China plain they are facing a very serious water shortage. Per capita levels have dropped to very serious levels, including in Beijing.

— Ma Jun

Like in those cancer villages, a group of old ladies kneeling down in front of me, you know, holding a bottle of polluted water and hoping that they would get help, this is the voice that got drowned in this complex, globalized supply chain system.

— Ma Jun

While cheap products are exported to western countries, the waste is dumped mostly in China’s back yard, contaminating its air, water, soil and seas.

— Ma Jun

I like Sprite a lot, but I try not to drink it. My mom doesn’t want me to drink Sprite because it’s unhealthy. So she always has me drink water, but it’s hard not to!

— Maddie Ziegler

If you have forest, if you have green forest, the water table goes up. What happens with deforestation is the water level goes down and we all know how much importance drinking water has.

— Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Climate change is a global problem. The planet is warming because of the growing level of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. If this trend continues, truly catastrophic consequences are likely to ensue from rising sea levels, to reduced water availability, to more heat waves and fires.

— Malcolm Turnbull

Being in South Africa, that messed up my body a little bit. I broke out in spots, and I got really dehydrated, and the water was really different. It was really strange, because you’re on the other side of the planet, and you think, ‘Oh, water is the same everywhere,’ and it is, but it still felt strange.

— Maisie Williams

In 2009, I traveled to South Sudan with my organization PSI. While there, I visited a local school and met with a group of children who had formed a water club. The group learned about how to treat their drinking water and use proper hygiene practices, such as washing their hands before eating or after going to the bathroom.

— Mandy Moore

While we women dilly-dally, making decisions, leaving jobs half done, forgetting where we’ve put the house keys while we water the Hoover and leave the laundry in the dishwasher, men, like blinkered horses, look straight ahead, oblivious to peripheral vision, where a discarded pile of wet towels might have caught their eye.

— Mariella Frostrup

I used to go out with someone who was a really great diver, and we used to go to all the great dive spots all over the globe – although I would spend most of my time crying because I was often too scared to go into the water. But once I was in the water, I loved it.

— Mariella Frostrup

As utility companies work to achieve full compliance with clean water standards, Congress must ensure our nation’s most vulnerable are not priced out of life’s most essential resource.

— Marcia Fudge

Public policy is designed by spin doctors who aim to keep our heads below the water. The public good is not a consideration, and their self-serving agendas prevail over common sense.

— Marilyn Ferguson

People blame me because these water mains break, but I ask you, if the water mains didn’t break, would it be my responsibility to fix them then?

— Marion Barry

It’s not about being rich, but everyone back home has a pool. And I was a total water baby. My mom couldn’t get me out – she’d put my dinner plate at the end of the pool, and I’d eat my meals in the water.

— Margot Robbie

The miracle of light pours over the green and brown expanse of saw grass and of water, shining and slowly moving, the grass and water that is the meaning and the central fact of the Everglades. It is a river of grass.

— Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Child welfare ought really to cover all sorts of topics, such as better water and sanitation and good roads, and clean streets and public parks and playgrounds.

— Marjory Stoneman Douglas

My personal belief is that you carry your own water in a relationship. If you see a girl and you think she’s hot, that’s a very human reaction, but you don’t go and tell your spouse that, you know? So in one way it’s how you behave.

— Mark Ruffalo

Republicans are for clean water, clean air, and clean energy. We are not for taxing people out of their house, home and business to pay for it. And that is the fundamental difference between the Democrats and Republicans on this issue.

— Marsha Blackburn

We do not fully understand the consequences of rising populations and increasing energy consumption on the interwoven fabric of atmosphere, water, land and life.

— Martin Rees

Devastation could arise insidiously, rather than suddenly, through unsustainable pressure on energy supplies, food, water and other natural resources. Indeed, these pressures are the prime ‘threats without enemies’ that confront us.

— Martin Rees

Some global hazards are insidious. They stem from pressure on energy supplies, food, water and other natural resources. And they will be aggravated as the population rises to a projected nine billion by mid-century, and by the effects of climate change. An ‘ecological shock’ could irreversibly degrade our environment.

— Martin Rees

I get on a real serious health kick when I’m on the road, because as a singer, you can’t really get sick. If you get sick, your whole instrument stops working. I’ve done all these different vitamin drinks. I drink coconut water, and I run. I eat food. I juice.

— Matisyahu

Any survival guide will tell you, don’t buy a pair of combat boots before any disaster. They’ll tear your feet up. Or water – don’t bring water with you because it’ll tire you out and you’ll lose too much fluid. Bring a water pump.

— Max Brooks

Zombies let us explore notions of the apocalypse – no water, food, medical care, the government imploding – while letting us sleep at night.

— Max Brooks

In all religions, the quickening spirit has been symbolically represented as a bird. At the baptism, when Jesus’ body was in the water, the Spirit of Christ descended into it as a dove.

— Max Heindel

I was enamored of New York City intellectual life and was really into Philip Roth because I was raised by self-loathing Midwesterners who were from southern Illinois, who felt like fish out of water when they came to the East Coast when I was a kid.

— Meghan Daum

Growing up, before my mom would cook our rice, she would rinse the rice out and pour it out three times. And after the fourth pour, she’d pour it into a little bowl, and she’d rinse her face with that. It’s known to help whiten the skin and nourish it because essentially inside the water you have all the essential nutrients from the rice.

— Michelle Phan

I came out wanting to be an actor. From my first view of the world, that’s what I wanted to be. I’m made of 99 percent ham and 1 percent water. I was just cooked that way!

— Mike Myers

I, Maggie, personally cannot tell you that you’re going to save the planet. But what I do know is that we can draw a line to an issue that can conserve what we already have and what’s left in a way that we can actually breathe the air, drink the water, actually grow things in soil – that matters in a real, practical way.

— Maggie Q

One who neglects or disregards the existence of earth, air, fire, water and vegetation disregards his own existence which is entwined with them.

— Mahavira

People with water-borne diseases occupy more than 50% of hospital beds across the world. Does the answer lie in building more hospitals? Really, what is needed is to give them clean water.

— Manoj Bhargava

Water is good, but if you have too much, you drown. So is water bad, or is it good? It’s both.

— Manoj Bhargava

From my grandmother, I started drinking warm water with lemon every morning just before breakfast. That’s something she has been doing for years. It has helped me a lot with digestion. And then also eating seasonal fruit and vegetables, like not eating tomatoes in the winter.

— Margherita Missoni

In Newport, we serve cheese or bacon-wrapped water chestnuts.

— Marjorie Gubelmann

When looking out the window and watching the water becomes a drama, then literally everything is a drama.

— Mary Gaitskill

Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it.

— Michael Faraday

It isn’t safe to go to the parks. Toxic chemicals ruin the air and water. There is vandalism, even crime, and conscientious park personnel are demoralized.

— Michael Frome

If you consume too much salt, it can cause water retention. When this happens, your body usually responds by raising your blood pressure to push excess fluid and salt out of your system.

— Michael Greger

You go from movies where you are wearing nice clothes and you’re trying to smell good to a movie where you are in water and you are wet all day, and you are dealing with that elements, it gets rough, but it was definitely something I wanted to try.

— Morris Chestnut

I am very superstitious about toasts. I never toast with water, and I’m very careful to make eye contact with everyone I toast with.

— Maggie Grace

We made part of the record in Miami, and I would go down to the beach, and not 20 feet from the water I see a fish that is at least seven feet long swimming close to the shore. I did not go back in the ocean the entire month.

— Michael Stipe

Our livelihood is intimately tied to the food we eat, water we drink and places where we recreate. That’s why we have to promote responsibility and conservation when it comes to our natural resources.

— Mark Udall

Ranchers need clean water for their stock, farmers need it for their crops, every employer needs it to stay in business, and every living thing needs it for life… The law needs to be clear to protect water quality and the rights of landowners.

— Mark Udall

There is a preliminary belief that Tuolumne River water could be captured by other reservoirs that are downstream from Hetch Hetchy, the Cherry and Don Pedro reservoirs for instance. Furthermore, any shortfalls could be supplied via greater conservation efforts, newly discovered groundwater supplies, and water purchases when necessary.

— Matt Gonzalez

Ever since our Surfin’ Safari’ began in the early 1960’s, the relations’hip with The Beach Boys and water has been synonymous. ‘Surfin’, ‘Catch a Wave’, and ‘Surfin’ USA’ are songs which capture the feelings of being out in the water without a care in the world, living a dream so many long to live no matter where they are from.

— Mike Love

Fresh, clean water cannot be taken for granted. And it is not – water is political, and litigious. Transporting water is impractical for both political and physical reasons, so buying up water rights did not make a lot of sense to me, unless I was pursuing a greater fool theory of investment – which was not my intention.

— Michael Burry

If you cut down the forest, you know what happens: The whole of Asia turns into a desert. Without water, you’re talking civil unrest, war, mud slides – the whole bloody lot.

— Mark Shand

There is no need for nuclear. The world can be powered by wind, water and sun alone.

— Mark Z. Jacobson

It’s the board I had a problem with. I could totally handle being in the water and stuff. I came here to do my own stunts. Water! Ocean! Action! Big waves! That water, that water has tamed me. You can feel that the world is connected to it.

— Michelle Rodriguez

Standing near the door, we dipped our fingers in the holy water, crossed and blessed ourselves, and proceeded up to the sleeping-room, in the usual order, two by two.

— Maria Monk

A plant-based diet has actually simplified my life in so many ways. For breakfast, I try to get my first serving of fruits and nuts for fuel. I’m completely addicted to coconut water for the electrolytes and hydration.

— Michelle Forbes

I just believe that sometimes in life you’re like a shark – you have to keep moving through water otherwise, you’ll die.

— Michelle Ryan

I adore water, so it would be a real adventure to visit the Amazon before they chop down all the trees.

— Michelle Ryan

I train twice a day, and I make sure I eat right. I’m an avid tea drinker, and I enjoy the benefits of drinking MateFit. It gives me energy, speeds up my metabolism and helps me shed excess water weight. I also do everything from MMA sparring to strength and conditioning. I make sure to do a combination of different things with my training.

— Miesha Tate

We had two rules growing up in my house: If you’re going to take a shower, do it with whomever you’re dating so you don’t waste water and if you buy one for yourself, buy six, because everybody’s going to want one.

— Moon Unit Zappa

As for now, we must not forget who would have to exchange the land? those villages which live more than others on irrigation, on orange and fruit plantations, in houses built near water wells and pumping stations, on livestock and property and easy access to markets.

— Moshe Sharett

In contrast to the troposphere, the stratosphere is extremely dry and practically cloudless – the concentration of water vapor is measured in parts per million and is, in fact, comparable to that of ozone.

— Mario J. Molina

To underestimate one’s thirst, to pass a given landmark to the right or left, to find a dry spring where one looked for running water – there is no help for any of these things.

— Mary Hunter Austin

My grandfather sold insurance to King Farouk of Egypt. And my savta’s parents helped found the city of Tel Aviv in 1906. Our family name used to be Mizrahi, but they changed it to Mayron, which means ‘happy water’ in Hebrew.

— Melanie Mayron

When you look at the big issues post-9/11 in the United States, whether it’s water boarding, warantless wire tapping, surveillance, Gitmo, black sites rendition, all of those have been legal. Nobody has gone to jail for those programs.

— Matt Apuzzo

I have a bronze statue of myself, naked. I have these really big curls and water comes out of every curl. It’s hot.

— Macy Gray

If you are a gun manufacturer, the product you make is not subject to safety regulation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Toy guns are subject to safety regulation water pistols are, but not real guns.

— Michael D. Barnes

My earliest memory is aged three, seeing sunlight on water and feeling it was really magical.

— Miranda July

How we grow food has enormous effects on the environment – climate change as well as pollution of air, water, and soil.

— Marion Nestle
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