TOP 20 Diane Ackerman Quotes

TOP 20 Diane Ackerman Quotes.
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“Don’t just live the length of your life – live the width of it as well.”
— Diane Ackerman (00:00)

“Love is like a batik created from many emotional colors, it is a fabric whose pattern and brightness may vary.”
— Diane Ackerman (00:07)

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”
— Diane Ackerman (00:14)

“I don’t want to be a passenger in my own life.”
— Diane Ackerman (00:21)

“Touch seems to be as essential as sunlight.”
— Diane Ackerman (00:28)

“Love is the most important thing in our lives, a passion for which we would fight or die, and yet we’re reluctant to linger over its names. Without a supple vocabulary, we can’t even talk or think about it directly.”
— Diane Ackerman (00:35)

“What is erotic? The acrobatic play of the imagination. The sea of memories in which we bathe. The way we caress and worship things with our eyes. Our willingness to be stirred by the sight of the voluptuous. What is erotic is our passion for the liveliness of life.”
— Diane Ackerman (00:42)

“Because IQ tests favor memory skills and logic, overlooking artistic creativity, insight, resiliency, emotional reserves, sensory gifts, and life experience, they can’t really predict success, let alone satisfaction.”
— Diane Ackerman (00:49)

“If cynicism is inevitable as one ages, so is the yearning for innocence. To children heaven is being an adult, and to adults heaven is being children again.”
— Diane Ackerman (00:56)

“Mystery causes a mental itch, which the brain tries to soothe with the balm of reasonable talk.”
— Diane Ackerman (01:03)

“It’s animal by animal that you save a species.”
— Diane Ackerman (01:10)

“Nothing reveals more about the inner life of a people than their arts…”
— Diane Ackerman (01:17)

“Give a man enough rope and he’ll wrap himself around your little finger.”
— Diane Ackerman (01:24)

“Who would drink from a cup when they can drink from the source?”
— Diane Ackerman (01:31)

“Love is the best school, but the tuition is high and the homework can be painful.”
— Diane Ackerman (01:38)

“Love is the white light of emotion.”
— Diane Ackerman (01:45)

“Wonder is the heaviest element on the periodic table. Even a tiny fleck of it stops time.”
— Diane Ackerman (01:52)

“In the absence of touching and being touched, people of all ages can sicken and grow touched starved. Touch seems to be as essential as sunlight.”
— Diane Ackerman (01:59)

“No matter how politely one says it, we owe our existence to the farts of blue-green algae.”
— Diane Ackerman (02:06)

“I swear I will not dishonor my soul with hatred, but offer myself humbly as a guardian of nature, as a healer of misery, as a messenger of wonder, as an architect of peace.”
— Diane Ackerman (02:13)

Music credit: Easy Day – Kevin MacLeod


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