Quote by: William Henry Hudson

The blue sky, the brown soil beneath, the grass, the trees, the animals, the wind, and rain, and stars are never strange to me; for I am in and of and am one with them; and my flesh and the soil are one, and the heat in my blood and in the sunshine are one, and the winds and the tempests and my passions are one. I feel the 'strangeness' only with regard to my fellow men, especially in towns, where they exist in conditions unnatural to me, but congenial to them.... In such moments we sometimes feel a kinship with, and are strangely drawn to, the dead, who were not as these; the long, long dead, the men who knew not life in towns, and felt no strangeness in sun and wind and rain.


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Author Bio


  • NameWilliam Henry Hudson
  • DescriptionBritish ornithologist
  • BornAugust 4, 1841
  • DiedAugust 18, 1922
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • ProfessionOrnithologist; Author; Novelist