Famous quotes containing the word lichens:

    so for your arrogance
    and your ruthlessness
    I am swept back
    where dead lichens drip
    dead cinders upon moss of ash....
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    The knowledge of an unlearned man is living and luxuriant like a forest, but covered with mosses and lichens and for the most part inaccessible and going to waste; the knowledge of the man of science is like timber collected in yards for public works, which still supports a green sprout here and there, but even this is liable to dry rot.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)