The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious... the source of all true art and science.
What is a Tropical Rain Forest?
The land is one great, wild, untidy, luxuriant hothouse, made by Nature for herself.... How great would be the desire in every admirer of Nature to behold, if such were possible, the scenery of another planet!... Yet to every person ... it may truly be said,... that the glories of another world are opened to him.
From The Voyage of the Beagle, when first he experienced the tropical rain forest a century and a half ago.