Berry Quotes (3 quotes)
In view of all the nests brimming over with eager mouths, it is a good thing that deciduous woodlands provide an incredible wealth of food for the birds that live there. There are arthropods, snails and the prodigious menu of nuts, seeds and juicy berries.
When I behold a fashionable table set out in all its magnificence, I fancy that I see gouts and dropsies, fevers and lethargies, with other innumerable distempers lying in ambuscade among the dishes. Nature delights in the most plain and simple diet. Every animal but man keeps to one dish. Herbs are the food of this species, fish of that, and flesh of a third. Man falls upon everything that comes in his way; not the smallest fruit or excrescence of the earth, scarce a berry or a mushroom can escape him.
When youre really shipwrecked, you do really find what you want. When youre really on a desert island, you never find it a desert. If we were really besieged in this garden wed find a hundred English birds and English berries that we never knew were here.