Donald Culross Peattie

Donald Culross
Peattie
1898
1964

American Author, Naturalist and Botanist

Author Quotes

What is a weed? I have heard it said that there are sixty definitions. For me, a weed is a plant out of place.

Beauty is excrescence, superabundance, random ebullience, and sheer delightful waste to be enjoyed in its own right.

Whatever life is (and nobody can define it) it is something forever changing shape, fleeting, escaping us into death. Life is indeed the only thing that can die, and it begins to die as soon as it is born, and never ceases dying. Each of us is constantly experiencing cellular death. For the renewal of our tissues means a corresponding death of them, so that death and rebirth become, biologically, right and left hand of the same thing. All growing is at the same time a dying away from that which lived yesterday.

Life is an adventure in experience, and when you are no longer greedy for the last drop of it, it means no more than that you have set your face... to the day when you shall depart.

No matter how widely you have traveled, you haven't seen the world if you have failed to look in to the human hearts that inhabit it.

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First Name
Donald Culross
Last Name
Peattie
Birth Date
1898
Death Date
1964
Bio

American Author, Naturalist and Botanist