Diane Ackerman Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Diane Ackerman quotes, Diane Ackerman sayings, and Diane Ackerman proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

After all, coffee is bitter, a flavor from the forbidden and dangerous realm. Diane Ackerman
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. Diane Ackerman
Symbolic of life, hair bolts from our heads. Like the earth, it can be harvested, but it will rise again. We can change its color and texture when the mood strikes us, but in time it will return to its original form, just as Nature will in time turn our precisely laid-out cities into a weed-way. Diane Ackerman
Look in the mirror. The face that pins you with its double gaze reveals a chastening secret. Diane Ackerman
Play is our brain's favourite way of learning. Diane Ackerman
Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that, despite our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable. Diane Ackerman
Play is our brain's favorite way of learning. Diane Ackerman
Violets smell like burnt sugar cubes that have been dipped in lemon and velvet. Diane Ackerman
Complexity excites the mind, and order rewards it. In the garden, one finds both, including vanishingly small orders too complex to spot, and orders so vast the mind struggles to embrace them. Diane Ackerman
Wonder is the heaviest element on the periodic table. Even a tiny fleck of it stops time. Diane Ackerman
Much of life becomes background, but it is the province of art to throw buckets of light into the shadows and make life a new again. Diane Ackerman
What would dawn have been like, had you awakened? It would have sung through your bones. All I can do this morning is let it sing through mine. Diane Ackerman
Smell is the mute sense, the one without words. Diane Ackerman
Artificial intelligence is growing up fast, as are robots whose facial expressions can elicit empathy and make your mirror neurons quiver. Diane Ackerman
Artificial intelligence is growing up fast, as are robots whose facial expressions can elicit empathy and make your mirror neurons quiver. Diane Ackerman
We're losing biodiversity globally at an alarming rate, and we need a cornucopia of different plants and animals, for the planet's health and our own. Diane Ackerman
Variety is the pledge that matter makes to living things. Diane Ackerman
Living things tend to change unrecognizably as they grow. Who would deduce the dragonfly from the larva, the iris from the bud, the lawyer from the infant? Flora or Fauna, we are all shapeshifters and magical re-inventors. Life is really a plural noun, a caravan of selves. Diane Ackerman
As fleeting emotions stalk it, a face can leak fear or the guilt of a forming lie. Diane Ackerman
Living things tend to change unrecognizably as they grow. Diane Ackerman
Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains; another, a moonlit beach; a third, a family dinner of pot roast and sweet potatoes during a myrtle-mad August in a Midwestern town. Diane Ackerman
Look in the mirror. The face that pins you with its double gaze reveals a chastening secret. Diane Ackerman
Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains; another, a moonlit beach; a third, a family dinner of pot roast and sweet potatoes during a myrtle-mad August in a Midwestern town. Diane Ackerman