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#1. The road was clogged with limbers and motor vehicles and men marching towards the front. They look like a machine: all the boots moving as one, shoulders bristling with rifles, arms swinging, everything pointing forwards. And on the other side of the road, men stumbling back, trying to keep time, half dead from exhaustion and with this incredible stench hanging over them. You get whiffs of it when you cut the clothes off wounded men, but out there, in the mass, it's as solid as a wall. And they all look so gray, faces twitching, young men who've been turned into old men. It's a great contrast, stark and terrible, because they're the same men, really. It's an irrigation system, full buckets going one way, empty buckets the other. Only it's not water the buckets carry. - Author: Pat Barker
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Pat Barker
#2. We take for granted the slow miracle whereby water in the irrigation of a vineyard becomes wine. It is only when Christ turns water into wine, in a quick motion, as it were, that we stand amazed. - Author: Saint Augustine
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Saint Augustine
#3. Irrigation is the biggest, most urgent, most vital problem in California today. - Author: Ruth Comfort Mitchell
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
#4. Rising oil prices have focused the world's attention on the depletion of oil reserves. But the depletion of underground water resources from overpumping is a far more serious issue. Excessive pumping for irrigation to satisfy food needs today almost guarantees a decline in food production tomorrow. - Author: Lester R. Brown
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Lester R. Brown
#5. It had all been predicted in Herzl's 1902 novel, Old New Land, in which he imagines visiting the new Jewish state in 1923 and finding the Jews not only exploiting the Dead Sea's mineral wealth but making the desert green through irrigation and living in farm collectives that exported produce to Europe. However, he also predicted that Israel would be a German-speaking nation and that Arabs would eagerly welcome Jews for the economic development they would bring to the region. - Author: Mark Kurlansky
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Mark Kurlansky
#6. It is not very easy to see," Mircea Eliade writes, "how the discovery that the primal laws of geometry were due to the empirical necessities of the irrigation of the Nile Delta can have any bearing on the validity or otherwise of those laws." We can argue here in the same way. For it is really no easier to understand how the fact that the first emergence of the idea of God may possibly have been provoked by a particular spectacle, or have been linked to a particular experience of a sensible nature, could affect the validity of the idea itself. In each case the problem of its birth from experience and the problem of its essence or validity are distinct. The problems of surveying no more engendered geometry than the experience of storm and sky engendered the idea of God. He important thing is to consider the idea in itself; not the occasion of its birth, but its inner constitution. If the idea of God in the mind of man is real, then no fact accessible to history or psychology or sociology, or to any other scientific discipline, can really be its generating cause. - Author: Henri De Lubac
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Henri De Lubac
#7. The Roman Empire invented snacks, right after the aqueducts. Irrigation flowed, food plentiful, people munching between meals in the city-states. They ate these little, sun-dried meaty things, highly distasteful and falling out of favor until olive oil. I just made all that up. The key to life is making shit up. Everyone does it or society would unravel, like, Gee, your hair looks great! Or: God told me you're wrong - Author: Tim Dorsey
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Tim Dorsey
#8. [A] pile driver was improvised by mounting a large steam donkey engine, a steam hammer, and a timber tower on a barge. - Author: Ray Bottenberg
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Ray Bottenberg
#9. Agriculture looks different today - our farmers are using GPS and you can monitor your irrigation systems over the Internet. - Author: Debbie Stabenow
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Debbie Stabenow
#10. The man who has grit enough to bring about the afforestation or the irrigation of a country is not less worthy of honor than its conqueror. - Author: J. Arthur Thomson
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by J. Arthur Thomson
#11. The way we see the world shapes the way we treat it. If a mountain is a deity, not a pile of ore; if a river is one of the veins of the land, not potential irrigation water; if a forest is a sacred grove, not timber; if other species are biological kin, not resources; or if the planet is our mother, not an opportunity
then we will treat each other with greater respect. Thus is the challenge, to look at the world from a different perspective. - Author: David Suzuki
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by David Suzuki
#12. On the day he had colonic irrigation: 'I feel I lost my virginity that day in so many ways.' - Author: Ben Affleck
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Ben Affleck
#13. Of all the works of civilization that interfere with the natural water distribution system, irrigation has been by far the most pervasive and powerful. - Author: Al Gore
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Al Gore
#14. There has now emerged a global call for restoration of deforested lands, given the growing recognition that forests provide a disproportionate amount of the services - drinking and irrigation water, climate
change mitigation, stormwater management, and recreation - that allow humanity to survive in the long term. - Author: Daniel C Esty
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Daniel C Esty
#15. Your topsoil's a disaster area - it's starved for nitrogen, it's been fertilized for years by the criminally insane, and whatever thief put in your irrigation system ought to be flogged through the fleet. - Author: Peter S. Beagle
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Peter S. Beagle
#16. Girl rabbits in an' tells the law she been raped. The guys in Weed start a party out to lynch Lennie. So we sit in a irrigation ditch under water all the rest of that day. - Author: John Steinbeck
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by John Steinbeck
#17. Another rain-swept day leaves everything water-logged - ponds, drains, streets, and rivers - everywhere water is overflowing. The green blades of grass in the garden lie submerged under a rippling shallow sheet of water. Through refraction, they take on magical underwater seaweed shapes. Except here, the grass is evenly cropped, so it appears as a glazed woven mat of wet-green. Rain has also left the plants and trees gleaming, bursting in plentitude.

Natural irrigation in excess creates its own slow rot, a sublime slime of wet decay and birth, profusion and irresistibility. Rain has this special seductive appeal - its innocuous wet, its piercing strength, its gentle drizzle-caresses, its ability to douse and arouse. The entire charm lies in its simplicity. - Author: Sudeep Sen
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Sudeep Sen
#18. To suggest that organic vegetables, which cost far more than conventional produce, can feed billions of people in parts of the world without roads or proper irrigation may be a fantasy based on the finest intentions. But it is a cruel fantasy nonetheless. - Author: Michael Specter
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Michael Specter
#19. In the Middle East, where populations are growing fast, the world is seeing the first collision between population growth and water supply at the regional level. For the first time in history, grain production is dropping in a geographic region with nothing in sight to arrest the decline. Each day now brings 10,000 more people to feed and less irrigation water with which to feed them. - Author: Lester R. Brown
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Lester R. Brown
#20. I possessed only a book, which I carried in my small backpack. Suddenly, while I was walking, the book began to burn. Dawn was breaking and almost no cars passed. While throwing the charred backpack in an irrigation ditch I felt my back sting as though I had wings. - Author: Roberto Bolano
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Roberto Bolano
#21. I know how to set an irrigation tube, and I helped with the harvest. I learned the law of the harvest without even knowing I was learning it. On the farm, you learn early that you reap what you sow. - Author: Sheri L. Dew
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Sheri L. Dew
#22. Grass is greener at other people's feet because they watered it. You need not to let your environment control you; you have what it takes to make it look beautiful! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Israelmore Ayivor
#23. My father did irrigation jobs, and I would sometimes accompany him, and that gave me a taste of what was going on in the innards of India. - Author: Imtiaz Ali
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Imtiaz Ali
#24. The emphasis of my government is to take advantage from the Chinese experience in the fields of agriculture, fisheries, energy, infrastructure, development, health and high efficiency irrigation. - Author: Asif Ali Zardari
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Asif Ali Zardari
#25. When Angkorian society began, Paris and London were not much more than elaborate villages. Europe was crawling with barbarians, and here were the Khmer engineering sophisticated irrigation systems and constructing the biggest temple in the world. - Author: Kim Fay
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Kim Fay
#26. There are eight or nine leading varieties of rice grown in Japan, all of which, except an upland species, require mud, water, and much puddling and nasty work. Rice is the staple food and the wealth of Japan. Its revenues were estimated in rice. Rice is grown almost wherever irrigation is possible. - Author: Isabella Bird
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Isabella Bird
#27. Some of the environmental lobbyists of the Western nations are the salt of the earth, but many of them are elitists. They've never experienced the physical sensation of hunger. They do their lobbying from comfortable office suites in Washington or Brussels. If they lived just one month amid the misery of the developing world, as I have for fifty years, they'd be crying out for tractors and fertilizer and irrigation canals and be outraged that fashionable elitists back home were trying to deny them these things. - Author: Norman Borlaug
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Norman Borlaug
#28. In the 1960s, I personally lived the resounding impact of President Nasser's vision of constructing Aswan's High Dam as a 'national project' for controlling the Nile irrigation and the production of electricity. - Author: Ahmed Zewail
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Ahmed Zewail
#29. Flight is many things. Something clean and swift, like a bird skimming across the sky. Or something filthy and crawling; a series of crablike movements through figurative and literal slime, a process of creeping ahead, jumping sideways, running backward.
It is sleeping in fields and river bottoms. It is bellying for miles along an irrigation ditch. It is back roads, spur railroad lines, the tailgate of a wildcat truck, a stolen car and a dead couple in lovers' lane. It is food pilfered from freight cars, garments taken from clotheslines; robbery and murder, sweat and blood. The complex made simple by the alchemy of necessity - Author: Jim Thompson
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Jim Thompson
#30. We depend on our rivers and dams for energy, transportation, irrigation and recreation and I will continue this year to fight for what's best for the Pacific Northwest. - Author: Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Cathy McMorris Rodgers
#31. Emerging, as we had, from the dark and gloomy bowels of the earth, the scene before us presented a view of wondrous beauty, and, while doubtless enhanced by contrast, it was nevertheless such an aspect as is seldom given to the eyes, of a Barsoomian of today to view. To me it seemed a little garden spot upon a dying world preserved from an ancient era when Barsoom was young and meteorological conditions were such as to favor the growth of vegetation that has since become extinct over practically the entire area of the planet. In this deep valley, surrounded by lofty cliffs, the atmosphere doubtless was considerably denser than upon the surface of the planet above. The sun's days were reflected by the lofty escarpment, which must also hold the heat during the colder periods of night, and, in addition to this, there was ample water for irrigation which nature might easily have achieved through percolation of the waters of the river through and beneath the top soil of the valley. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
#32. Egypt is the largest wheat importer in the world. In some part, this is due to irrigation issues and inhospitable climes. Egypt's dependence on wheat is also partially because for decades it has been cheaper to import wheat, corn, soy and barley from the U.S. than to grow it locally. - Author: Marcus Samuelsson
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Marcus Samuelsson
#33. Many peoples practiced agriculture, but they were never obsessed by the delusion that what they were doing was *right*, that everyone in the entire world had to practice agriculture, that every last square yard of the planet had to be devoted to it...

If they got tired of being agriculturalists, if they found they didn't like where it was leading them in their particular adaptation, they were *able* to give it up. They didn't say to themselves, 'Well, we've got to keep going at this even if it kills us, because its the *right* way to live.' For example, there was once a people who constructed a vast network of irrigation canals in order to farm the deserts of what is now southeastern Arizona. They maintained these canals for three thousand years and built a fairly advanced civilization, but in the end they were free to say, 'This is a toilsome and unsatisfying way to live, so to hell with it.' They simply walked away from the whole thing and put it so totally out of mind that we don't even know what they called themselves. The only name we have for them is the one the Pima Indians gave them: Hohokam--those who vanished.

But it's not going to be this easy for the Takers. It's going to be hard as hell for them to give it up, because what they're doing is *right*... Giving it up would mean that all along they'd been *wrong*. It would mean they'd *never* known how to rule the world. It would mean relinquishing their pretensions to godhood.... It would mean - Author: Daniel Quinn
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Daniel Quinn
#34. In 1971, the Bureau of Reclamation released a plan to divert six million acre-feet from the lower Mississippi River and create a river in reverse, pumping the water up a staircase of reservoirs to the high plains in order to save the irrigation economy of West Texas and eastern New Mexico, utterly dependent on groundwater, from collapse. - Author: Marc Reisner
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Marc Reisner
#35. Irrigation of the land with seawater desalinated by fusion power is ancient. It's called rain. - Author: Mike McAlary
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Mike McAlary
#36. Additionally, Smart Irrigation Month serves to recognize advances in irrigation technology and practices that produce not only more but also higher quality plants with less water. - Author: Jim Costa
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Jim Costa
#37. I hear there are now Knightsbridge clinics offering semicolonic irrigation – but for many it may be too late. - Author: Lynne Truss
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Lynne Truss
#38. Globally, the highest number of irrigation projects are in India, and within the country, the highest number is in Maharashtra. - Author: Sharad Pawar
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Sharad Pawar
#39. The Troubadours Etc."

Just for this evening, let's not mock them.
Not their curtsies or cross-garters
or ever-recurring pepper trees in their gardens
promising, promising.

At least they had ideas about love.

All day we've driven past cornfields, past cows poking their heads
through metal contraptions to eat.
We've followed West 84, and what else?
Irrigation sprinklers fly past us, huge wooden spools in the fields,
lounging sheep, telephone wires,
yellowing flowering shrubs.

Before us, above us, the clouds swell, layers of them,
the violet underneath of clouds.
Every idea I have is nostalgia. Look up:
there is the sky that passenger pigeons darkened and filled -
darkened for days, eclipsing sun, eclipsing all other sound
with the thunder of their wings.
After a while, it must have seemed that they followed
not instinct or pattern but only
one another.

When they stopped, Audubon observed,
they broke the limbs of stout trees by the weight of the numbers.

And when we stop we'll follow - what?
Our hearts?

The Puritans thought that we are granted the ability to love
only through miracle,
but the troubadours knew how to burn themselves through,
how to make themselves shrines to their own longing.
The spectacular was never behind them.

Think of days of those scarlet-breasted, blue-winged - Author: Mary Szybist
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Mary Szybist
#40. The Knowing

Afterwards, when we have slept, paradise-
comaed and woken, we lie a long time
looking at each other.
I do not know what he sees, but I see
eyes of surpassing tenderness
and calm, a calm like the dignity
of matter. I love the open ocean
blue-grey-green of his iris, I love
the curve of it against the white,
that curve the sight of what has caused me
to come, when he's quite still, deep
inside me. I have never seen a curve
like that, except the earth from outer
space. I don't know where he got
his kindness without self-regard,
almost without self, and yet
he chose one woman, instead of the others.

By knowing him, I get to know
the purity of the animal
which mates for life. Sometimes he is slightly
smiling, but mostly he just gazes at me gazing,
his entire face lit. I love
to see it change if I cry–there is no worry,
no pity, no graver radiance. If we
are on our backs, side by side,
with our faces turned fully to face each other,
I can hear a tear from my lower eye
hit the sheet, as if it is an early day on earth,
and then the upper eye's tears
braid and sluice down through the lower eyebrow
like the invention of farmimg, irrigation, a non-nomadic people.

I am so lucky that I can know him.
This is the only way to know him.
I am the only one who knows h - Author: Sharon Olds
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Sharon Olds
#41. My art is grounded in the belief of one universal energy which runs through everything: from insect to man, from man to spectre, from spectre to plant from plant to galaxy. My works are the irrigation veins of this universal fluid. Through them ascend the ancestral sap, the original beliefs, the primordial accumulations, the unconscious thoughts that animate the world - Author: Ana Mendieta
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Ana Mendieta
#42. With irrigation channels and rivers running dry and municipal water storage dams reaching record lows, California's politicians are getting desperate for solutions to a drought that seemingly has no end. - Author: Marc Levine
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Marc Levine
#43. It takes 1,000 tons of water to produce 1 ton of grain. As water becomes scarce and countries are forced to divert irrigation water to cities and industry, they will import more grain. As they do so, water scarcity will be transmitted across national borders via the grain trade. Aquifer depletion is a largely invisible threat, but that does not make it any less real. - Author: Lester R. Brown
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Lester R. Brown
#44. Traditional histories of technology do not pay much attention to food. They tend to focus on hefty industrial and military developments: wheels and ships, gunpowder and telegraphs, airships and radio. When food is mentioned, it is usually in the context of agriculture - systems of tillage and irrigation - rather than the domestic work of the kitchen. But there is just as much invention in a nutcracker as in a bullet. - Author: Bee Wilson
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Bee Wilson
#45. I made more money yesterday than I ever thought I'd make in an entire lifetime. But it's like somebody's going to take it all away from me and I'll be back in Texas, installing them damned irrigation wells. I didn't like that when I was sixteen. And I know I wouldn't like it when I'm eighty. - Author: Jimmy Dean
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by Jimmy Dean
#46. Lead 'em around and around,' said Joad. "Sling 'em in the irrigation ditch. Tell 'em they'll burn in hell if they don't think like you. What the hell you want to lead 'em someplace for? Jus' lead 'em. - Author: John Steinbeck
Pecchia Irrigation quotes by John Steinbeck

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