To love one child and to love all children, whether living or dead—somewhere these two loves come together. To love a no-good but humble punk and to love an honest man who believes himself to be an honest man—somewhere these, too, come together.Marguerite Duras
- This entry is on the element. For the visual novel, see Air (visual novel).
- So it is with air: there is the brightest variety which we call aether, the muddiest which we call mist and darkness, and other kinds for which we have no name...
- When I was born I drew in the common air, and fell upon the earth, which is of like nature, and the first voice which I uttered was crying, as all others do.
- Wisdom of Solomon, vii. 3.
- And 't is my faith, that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes.
- William Wordsworth, Lines written in Early Spring.
- Hamlet: The air bites shrewdly; it is very cold.
Horatio: It is a nipping and an eager air.
- Let the air strike our tune,
Whilst we show reverence to yond peeping moon.
- Thomas Middleton, The Witch, act v, scene 2.
- My highway is unfeatured air,
My consorts are the sleepless stars,
And men my giant arms upbear—
My arms unstained and free from scars.
- William Ellery Channing, Hymn of the Earth.
- O, thou art fairer than the evening air
Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
- Christopher Marlowe, Faustus.
- If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
- Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.
- Darius was clearly of the opinion
That the air is also man’s dominion,
And that, with paddle or fin or pinion,
We soon or late
The azure, as now we sail the sea.
- John Townsend Trowbridge, Darius Green and his Flying-Machine.
- His love was like the liberal air,—
Embracing all, to cheer and bless;
And every grief that mortals share
Found pity in his tenderness.
- William Winter, I. H. Bromley.
- Take a straw and throw it up into the air,—you may see by that which way the wind is.
- John Selden, Table Talk, "Libels".
- The air in music the wing forsakes.
- John Muir, letter to Jeanne C. Carr, Yosemite (1874).
- The spiritual eye sees not only rivers of water but of air.
- John Muir (attributed).
- I know that our bodies were made to thrive only in pure air, and the scenes in which pure air is found.
- John Muir (attributed).
- In an underdeveloped country, don't drink the water; in a developed country, don't breathe the air.
- There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.