Species Growing

Famous quotes containing the words species and/or growing:

    Genius detects through the fly, through the caterpillar, through the grub, through the egg, the constant individual; through countless individuals the fixed species; through many species the genus; through all genera the steadfast type; through all the kingdoms of organized life the eternal unity. Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    But always and sometimes questioning the old modes
    And the new wondering, the poem, growing up through the floor,
    Standing tall in tubers, invading and smashing the ritual
    Parlor, demands to be met on its own terms now,
    Now that the preliminary negotiations are at last over.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)