“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” ~ Diane Ackerman (born October 7, 1948)
Diane Ackerman is an award-winning American author of poems, essays, and books on natural history. She is well known for her book A Natural History of the Senses (1990).
[Source for quotation: Sunbeams: A Book of Quotations, edited by Sy Safransky (1990), page 20. Date and biographical information from Wikipedia, accessed December 16, 2010.]