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Whitewater River Quotes

Here are a list of river inspired quotes that eloquently express how we at Carolina Ocoee feel about the rivers we play on as well as how we aim to live our lives.

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”   -Heraclitus

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.”   – A.A. Milne

“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.”   – Jim Watkins

“Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.”   – Lao Tzu

“I’m not confused about what I want. What I want is to quench my thirst for life. Not having the glass I want to drink out of isn’t going to stop me from cupping my hands and drinking it from a raging river.”   – Stacy Hoch

“When you do things from your soul. You feel a river moving in you. A joy…”   – Rumi

“Never give up; for even rivers someday wash dams away.”  – Arthur Golden

“There are certain things you’ll wish could stay forever, but life goes on, with or without you, advancing with force of a whitewater river. Don’t exhaust energy trying to fight the current. Instead, have a little faith, surrender control, and trust the journey.”   – Beau Taplin

“I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.”   – John O’Donohue

“A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.”   – Laura Gilpin

“I am the river… sit and listen to my wisdom.”   – Ian Menard

“Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.”   – Emma Smith

“The care of rivers is not a question of rivers, but of the human heart.”   – Tanako Shozo

“Water powers our minds and bodies more elementally than any other substance.”   – Maggie Black

“Swift or smooth, broad as the Hudson or narrow enough to scrape your gunwales, every river is a world of its own, unique in pattern and personality. Each mile on a river will take you further from home than a hundred miles on a road.”   – Bob Marshall

“The Sun shines not on us but in us. The Rivers flow not past, But through us.”   – John Muir

“Rivers have what man most respects and longs for in his own life –a capacity for renewal and replenishment, continual energy, creativity, cleansing.”   – John M. Kauffmann

“To have some parts flowing free again… with deer grazing on its banks… ducks and geese raising their young in the backwaters… eddies and twists and turns for canoeists… and fishing opportunities such as Lewis and Clark enjoyed… would be the finest possible tribute to the men of the Expedition, and a priceless gift for our children.”   – Stephen Ambrose

“The song of the river ends not at her banks, but in the hearts of those who have loved her.”   – Buffalo Joe