What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why, I would die of course. Literally shit myself lifeless.
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More Quotes from Bill Bryson:Life just wants to be; but it doesn't want to be much.
I like it Australia a lot, I think it's a terrific country they really know how to live. The natural history of the place is endlessly fascinating.
I don't plan to write another science book, but I don't plan not to. I do enjoy writing histories, and taking subjects that are generally dull and trying to make them interesting.
What an odd thing tourism is. You fly off to a strange land, eagerly abandoning all the comforts of home, and then expend vast quantities of time and money in a largely futile attempt to recapture the comforts that you wouldn't have lost if you hadn't left home in the first place.
The whole of the global economy is based on supplying the cravings of two per cent of the world's population.
Consider the Lichen. Lichens are just about the hardiest visible organisms on Earth, but the least ambitious.
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Philosophy of science without history of science is empty; history of science without philosophy of science is blind.