The World Without Us Quotes.

1. "Without us, Earth will abide and endure; without her, however, we could not even be."
- Alan Weisman, The World Without Us

2. "All of us humans have myriad other species to thank. Without them, we couldn't exist. It's that simple, and we can't afford to ignore them, anymore than I can afford to neglect my precious wife--nor the sweet mother Earth that births and holds us all. Without us, Earth will abide and endure; without her, however, we could not even be."
- Alan Weisman, The World Without Us

3. "in the day after humans disappear, nature takes over and immediately begins cleaning house - our houses."
- Alan Weisman, The World Without Us

4. "Nobility is expensive, nonproductive, and parasitic, siphoning away too much of society’s energy to satisfy its frivolous cravings."
- Alan Weisman, The World Without Us

5. "Paranormalists, however, insist that our minds are transmitters that, with special effort, can focus like lasers to communicate across great distances, and even make things happen. That may seem far-fetched, but it's also a definition of prayer."
- Alan Weisman, The World Without Us

6. "You understand... just what the Taoists mean when they say that soft is stronger than hard."
- Alan Weisman, The World Without Us

7. "The Panama Canal,' says Abdiel Perez, 'is like a wound that humans inflicted on the Earth--one that nature is trying to heal."
- Alan Weisman, The World Without Us

8. "Change is the hallmark of nature. Nothing remains the same."
- Alan Weisman, The World Without Us

9. "But the Earth holds ghosts, even of entire nations."
- Alan Weisman, The World Without Us

10. "In recent years, a green burial movement has protested formaldehyde, which oxidizes to formic acid, the toxic in fire ants and bee stingers, as yet one more poison to leach into water tables: careless people, polluting even from the tomb."
- Alan Weisman, The World Without Us

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