Whether described from the perspective of ancient philosophy or science, water is one of five known fundamental elements (fire, earth, air, sky) that acts as a life-giving force in our existence.
Water is the most abundant compound on Earth (approximately 70% of Earth’s surface ; and an average 70% of the human body), in constant dynamic equilibrium with its liquid and gas states, as well as its external interventions. Water plays a prominent role as a metaphor in literature and the arts, as flexible, sustaining and destructive, and representative of life cycles.
Water transports and has depth. Water is a key element; we would not exist without it. Below is a compilation of water quotations from various cultures and literatures, adding dimension to the values of our work.
- Well, Art is Art, isn’t it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know. ~Groucho Marx
- Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it. ~Lao Tzu
- In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. ~Leonardo da Vinci
- We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. ~Thomas Fuller
- In one drop of water are found all the secrets of the oceans. ~Kahlil Gibran
- Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend. ~Bruce Lee