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Tourists visit an Australian rainforest.

We have to try

The Artdog Quote-Pairing of the Week

This quote from Theodore Roosevelt says, "It is hard to fail but wore never to have tried to succeed."

The task is immense. The stakes couldn’t be higher. Our rainforests have often been called the “lungs of the Earth.” But they’re disappearing in literal clouds of smoke. Or in caravans of logging trucks. Or they’re being mined, unsustainably replaced, dried out, and otherwise destroyed at a truly devastating rate. It won’t be easy to reverse that trend, but we have to try.

Rainforests, like coral reefs, are extremely valuable to our planet’s survival. There are things we can do to help save them. But we must do them now!

I kicked off last month with a video about climate change refugees. It featured a call to proactive action. This month, I’m pairing quotes about being proactive in one’s life with quotes about climate change. It’s not too late to mitigate the effects–we must resolve to try!

IMAGE CREDITS: Many thanks to Faster-To-Master’s “Growth-mindset quotes” page, for the quote from Theodore Roosevelt, and to The World Counts, for the informational graphic about rainforest loss. Many thanks also to Skyrail Rainforest Foundation, for the featured image.

A part of all

The Artdog Week of Book Quotes

This is National Library Week. Instead of a Quote of the Week, I decided to dedicate this as the Week of Book Quotes, with help from the marvelous New York illustrator, Simini Blocker.

This painting shows a young woman walking through a magical-looking swirl of colors and shapes, with an open book in her hands. In the swirl above her head is the quote from Theodore Roosevelt: "I am a part of everything that I have read."

Even if you’ve seen Simini’s wonderful illustrated quotes before, I hope you’ll enjoy them again. And if you’re not yet familiar with her work, I offer you the joy of discovery.

IMAGE: Many, many thanks to Simini Blocker’s Tumblr for today’s marvelous Quote-Image, featuring the words of  (thanks also to Uppercase).

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