To every people the land is given on condition. Perceived or not, there is a Covenant, beyond the constitution, beyond sovereign guarantee, beyond the nation's sweetest dreams of itself.
Leonard Cohen (1934-?) Canadian poet, novelist, and singer-songwriter.
Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) British novelist.
The land was ours before we were the land s. She was our land more than a hundred years before we were her people.
Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.
Topographically the country is magnificent -- and terrifying. Why terrifying? Because nowhere else in the world is the divorce between man and nature so complete. Nowhere have I encountered such a dull, monotonous fabric of life as here in America. Here boredom reaches its peak.
Henry Miller (1891-1980) American author.
O lands! O all so dear to me -- what you are, I become part of that, whatever it is.
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) American poet.