When the water of a place is bad it is safest to drink none that has not been filtered through either the berry of a grape, or else a tub of malt. These are the most reliable filters yet invented.
Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)
Profession: British Poet, Satirist
A pool is, for many of us in the West, a symbol not of affluence but of order, of control over the uncontrollable. A pool is water, made available and useful, and is, as such, infinitely soothing to the western eye.
Author: Joan Didion (1934)
Profession: American Essayist
In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
Profession: Chinese Philosopher, Founder of Taoism, Author of the ''Tao Te Ching''