Everywhere throughout New England you find old, tumbledown field walls, often in the middle of the deepest, most settled- looking woods- a reminder of just how swiftly nature reclaims the land in America.
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail)
More Quotes from Bill Bryson:It is a curious feature of our existance that we come from a planet that is very good at promoting life but even better at extinguishing it.
There are three stages in scientific discovery. First, people deny that it is true, then they deny that it is important; finally they credit the wrong person.
Our instinct may be to see the impossibility of tracking everything down as frustrating, dispiriting, perhaps even appalling, but it can just as well be viewed as almost unbearably exciting. We live on a planet that has a more or less infinite capacity to surprise. What reasoning person could possibly want it any other way?
When I awoke it was daylight. The inside of my tent was coated in a curious flaky rime, which I realized after a moment was all of my nighttime snores, condensed and frozen and pasted to the fabric, as if into a scrapbook of respiratory memories.
Nothing gives the English more pleasure, in a quiet but determined sort of way, than to do things oddly.
There are things you just can't do in life. You can't beat the phone company, you can't make a waiter see you until he's ready to see you, and you can't go home again.
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Christians were regarded as separated from society and therefore destructive of the Greco-Roman way of life.
Kenneth Scott Latourette
Plots and character don't make life. Life is here and now, anytime you say the word, anytime you let her rip.
We need not destroy the past. It is gone.