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Coffee (or Tea)
Engrave this Quote After all, coffee is bitter, a flavor from the forbidden and dangerous realm.
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-Diane Ackerman
Discovery
Engrave this Quote It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
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-Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses
Life
Engrave this Quote I do not want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
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-Diane Ackerman, "quoted in Newsweek", September 22, 1986
Love
Engrave this Quote Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
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-Diane Ackerman
Poetry
Engrave this Quote A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language, that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically.
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-Diane Ackerman
Senses
Engrave this Quote There is no way in which to understand the world without first detecting it through the radar-net of our senses.
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-Diane Ackerman
Sight
Engrave this Quote Though most of us don't hunt, our eyes are still the great monopolists of our senses. To taste or touch your enemy or your food, you have to be unnervingly close to it. To smell or hear it, you can risk being further off. But vision can rush through the fields and up the mountains, travel across time, country, and parsecs of outer space, and collect bushel baskets of information as it goes. Animals that hear high frequencies better than we do
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-Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses
Smell (scent)
Engrave this Quote 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. Smells detonate softly in our memory like poignant land mines hidden under the weedy mass of years. Hit a tripwire of smell and memories explode all at once. A complex vision leaps out of the undergrowth.
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-Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses

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