On March 22 the world celebrates the World Water Day for the 25th time. This event aims to remind us how important clean water is and how much our lives depend on it. Discover some great stories or share one by yourself at the World Water Day website, inspired by the quotations about the power of water in our blog.
Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.
Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General (2007 – 2011)
Water is life, and clean water means health.
Audrey Hepburn, actress
All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.
Toni Morrison, writer
The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.
Isak Dinesen, writer
For many of us, clean water is so plentiful and readily available that we rarely, if ever, pause to consider what life would be like without it.
Marcus Samuelsson, chef and restaurateur
Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.
John Muir, naturalist, environmental philosopher
You can’t trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.
W. C. Fields, actor
It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.
Dan Quayle, politician
I see a lot of damage to Mother Earth. I see water being taken from creeks where water belongs to animals, not to oil companies.
Winona LaDuke, environmentalist, economist
Cross the meadow and the stream and listen as the peaceful water brings peace upon your soul.
Maximillian Degenerez, Roman Emperor