River and Rafting Quotes

I have decided to post an occasional river quote. Almost anyone who has spent time on or by rivers feels some sort of strong connection and it is wonderful when these connections are expressed so eloquently. If you have one that you like please e-mail it to me at pete@momentumriverexpeditions.com and I will post it.
I am going to start with a well known but beautiful one:

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops — under the rocks are the words and some of the words are theirs.”

Norman Maclean,
from “A River Runs Through It”