Rachel Carson Quotes

If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.
Rachel Carson (20th century), U.S. author. The Last Word, ed. Carolyn Warner, ch. 19 (1992).
A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.
Rachel Carson (20th century), U.S. author. The Last Word, ed. Carolyn Warner, ch. 28 (1992).