National Book Award (1952)
"...But this notion that "science" is something...apart from everyday life, is one that I...challenge...If there is poetry in my book about the sea, it is...because no one could write truthfully about the sea and leave out the poetry."
Source: The Associated Press, 1952
AAUW Award (1956)
"'Biology['s]...leaders are courageous enough to abandon preconceived ideas and to seek...truth...[Carson] considers it 'my special privilege...to interpret some of these discoveries for those who are not scientists. They have a meaning...for us all.'"
Source: AAUW Journal, 1956
John Burroughs Medal (1952)
"...I am convinced that we have been far too ready to assume that... [the public] are indifferent to the world... If they are indifferent it is only because they have not been properly introduced to it- and perhaps that is...our fault."
Source: John Burroughs Memorial Association