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Prophet Brigham Young (1801 - 1877):

“The earth is a living creature and breathes as much as you and I do.”

- Prophet Brigham Young, Teachings of President Brigham Young, ed. and comp. by Fred C. Collier, v. 3, 1852-1854, 1987, p. 241, also in Essential Brigham Young, p. 82

“There is life in all matter, throughout the vast extent of all eternities; it is in the rock, the sand, the dust, in water, air, the gases, and, in short, in every description and organization of matter, whether it be solid, liquid, or gaseous, particle operating with particle.”

- Prophet Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, v. 3, p. 277

Apostle Heber C. Kimball (1801 - 1868):

“Some say the earth exists without spirit; I do not believe any such thing; it has a spirit as much as any body has a spirit.”

- Apostle Heber C. Kimball, Journal of Discourses, v. 5, p. 172

“Where did the earth come from? From its parent earths.”

- Apostle Heber C. Kimball, Journal of Discourses, v. 6, p. 36

Apostle Orson Pratt (1801 - 1881):

“What! is the earth [alive] too? If it were not, how could the words of our text be fulfilled, where it speaks of the earth's dying? How can that die that has no life?”

- Apostle Orson Pratt, Journal of Discourses, v. 1, p. 281, also The Essential Orson Pratt, 1991, p. 240