"Often times within the circle of our sight there is neither house nor man visible. A grey church tower, a windmill, or a dark brow sail of a wherry in the distance breaks the sense of utter loneliness, but the scene is wild enough to enchain the imagination of many."
"As I lie in bed I assume the shape of a big beetle, a stag beetle or a cockchafer, I think."
"It is amazing what a lot of insect life goes on under your nose when you have got it an inch from the earth. I suppose it goes on in any case, but if you are proceeding on your stomach, dragging your body along by your fingernails entomology presents itself very forcibly as a justified science."