Life itself

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“Water, thou hast no taste, no color, no odor; canst not be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not necessary to life, but rather life itself, thou fillest us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand, and Stars (1939)

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.”
Loran Eisley, The Immense Journey (1957)

“All the water that will ever be is, right now.”
National Geographic, October 1993

“I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man.”
Henry David Thoreau

“I never drink water. I’m afraid it will become habit-forming.”
W.C. Fields