He said that the sun would dry the starfish and they would die.
I said to him that I thought he was foolish. there were thousands of starfish on miles and miles of beach. One man alone could never make a difference.
He smiled as he picked up the next starfish. Hurling it far into the sea he said, "It makes a difference for this one."
I abandoned my writing and spent the morning throwing starfish.”
― Loren Eiseley