A marriage based on full confidence, based on complete and unqualified frankness on both sides; they are not keeping anything back; there's no deception underneath it all. If I might so put it, it's an agreement for the mutual forgiveness of sin.
__Henrik Ibsen-The Wild Duck
A thousand horse and none to ride!; With flowing tail, and flying mane; Wide nostrils never stretched by pain; Mouths bloodless to the bit or rein; And feet that iron never shod; And flanks unscarred by spur or rod; A thousand horse, the wild, the free; Like waves that follow o'er the sea; Came thickly thundering on,.;
__Lord Byron, XVII, Mazeppa, 1818
Will urban sprawl spread so far that most people lose all touch with nature? Will the day come when the only bird a typical American child ever sees is a canary in a pet shop window? When the only wild animal he knows is a rat - glimpsed on a night drive through some city slum? When the only tree he touches is the cleverly fabricated plastic evergreen that shades his gifts on Christmas morning?
__Frank N. Ikard, North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, Houston, March 1968