Quotes and Sayings about Garden



"I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Being, Garden, Songs, Value)

"The earth is my altar, the sky is my dome, mind is my garden, the heart is my home and I'm always at home - yea, I'm always at Om."
- Eden Ahbez
(Related: Home, Heart, Earth, Garden, Mind, Sky)

"A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life."
- James Allen
(Related: Life, Soul, Man)

"My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang, like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Jazz)

"Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Life, Men, Garden)

"These wrestlers aren't organized. They have no union, no pension and no insurance. You meet wrestler after wrestler who sold out Madison Square Garden ten years ago, basically running on fumes today. There's a lot of drama there."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Drama, Garden, Running, Today, Years)

"How can you be content to be in the world like tulips in a garden, to make a fine show, and be good for nothing."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Content, Garden, Nothing, World)

"Gardening is not a rational act."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Gardening, Act)

"Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are."
- Alfred Austin
(Related: Garden)

"The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul."
- Alfred Austin
(Related: Nature, Soul, Heart, Body, Garden, Glory, Sun)

"There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder."
- Alfred Austin
(Related: Gardening, Nature, Class, Humility)

"Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society."
- Alfred Austin
(Related: Society, Mistake, Garden)

"God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: God, First, Garden)

"Give the children an opportunity to make garden. Let them grow what they will. It matters less that they grow good plants than that they try for themselves."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Opportunity, Children, Garden, Plants, Will)

"A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Attention, Effort, Garden, Intentions, Labor, Plants)

"That is, the only reason salvation is necessary is to get us back to the garden. The Pentateuch not only presents where we began but also why we are not there any more, and why and how we need to get back."
- David Baker
(Related: Garden, Reason, Salvation)

"The ballet is a purely female thing; it is a woman, a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener."
- George Balanchine
(Related: Ballet, Flowers, Garden, Man, Woman)

"Yet the wonder of it all is that, while engaged in a seemingly endless struggle, the Israelis have managed to turn a desert into a garden."
- George Ball
(Related: Garden, Struggle, Wonder)

"I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one."
- Luis Barragan
(Related: Architecture, Gardening)

"A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy."
- Luis Barragan
(Related: Feeling, Garden, Joy, Serenity)

"I never promised you a rose garden."
- Traian Basescu
(Related: Garden)

"A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Company, Garden, Party)

"I put quite a few trees in last autumn. A lot of silver birch and a couple of native trees - just generally doing gardening, putting plants in and hedges in. It takes quite a lot of time and I love it."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Love, Time, Gardening, Autumn, Plants, Trees)

"I rarely wear clothes when I'm home by myself. I love making breakfast naked. But you've got to make sure the gardener's not coming that day."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Home, Love, Clothes, Day)

"I rarely wear clothes when I'm home by myself. I love making breakfast naked. But you've got to make sure the gardener's not coming that day."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Home, Love, Clothes, Day)

"It is a revolution, and it can no more be checked by human effort... than a prarie fire by a gardener's watering pot."
- Judah Philip Benjamin
(Related: Effort, Fire, Revolution)

"We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?"
- Wendell Berry
(Related: Gardens, Question)

"People's backyards are much more interesting than their front gardens, and houses that back on to railways are public benefactors."
- John Betjeman
(Related: People, Gardens, Houses, Public)

"Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Kitchen, Man)

"I love being in my garden. I don't plant a lot of exotic flora, but I do spend a lot of time outside doing manual labour."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Love, Time, Being, Garden)

"I love decorating my home. I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Love, Home, Play)

"I also like to garden. I grow things, vegetables, flowers... I particularly like orchids. I raise orchids."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Flowers, Garden)

"My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white, In the gardens of the night."
- Robert Bridges
(Related: Angels, Delight, Gardens, Night, Walking)

"I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds."
- Robert Bridges
(Related: Clouds, Garden, Summer)

"I write about five thousand words a day, when working on a book, about three thousand a day if I'm writing a short story. I take long periods off between projects, when I read a lot, garden, and think about the next book or stories."
- Eric Brown
(Related: Day, Garden, Projects, Words, Writing)

"No one will understand a Japanese garden until you've walked through one, and you hear the crunch underfoot, and you smell it, and you experience it over time. Now there's no photograph or any movie that can give you that experience."
- J. Carter Brown
(Related: Experience, Time, Garden, Now, Will)

"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Care, Children, Gardens)

"The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name."
- Sylvia Browne
(Related: Fear, Garden, Mind, Name)

"I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden."
- Frances Hodgson Burnett
(Related: Garden, Writing)

"A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Friend, Garden, World)

"But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings - then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life."
- George Cadbury
(Related: Family, Life, Thought, Opportunity, Garden, Man, Will)

"In my last band, Soundgarden, I had a couple of different drummers sit in on some stuff and it was fun for me to kind of take a break and watch the band."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Fun)

"When I first went on tour with PJ in '98, I was still in shock having gone through the Soundgarden break up."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: First)

"I've found a place that would amaze you. People used to live there, but now it's all overgrown and no one goes there. Absolutely no one - only me... Just a little house and a garden. And two dogs."
- Karel Capek
(Related: People, Dogs, Garden, Now)

"Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Capitalism, Garden, Unemployment)

"Europe cannot confine itself to the cultivation of its own garden."
- Juan Carlos
(Related: Europe, Garden)

"The Greatest Generation got to save old tires, dig a Victory Garden and forgo sugar. The Richest Generation is being asked to shop."
- Margaret Carlson
(Related: Victory, Being, Garden, Old)

"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Nature, Garden, Human nature, Living, Roses, Today, Windows)

"I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee and look out at my beautiful garden, and I go, 'Remember how good this is. Because you can lose it.'"
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Coffee, Garden)

"Rock 'n' Roll, no roses or gardening."
- Tina Charles
(Related: Gardening, Roses)

"The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Life, Earth, Garden, Heaven, Play)

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Garden)

"When you left on Saturday, I felt a horrible void, I saw you everywhere, on the beach, in your room, in the garden: impossible for me to get used to the idea that you had left."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Idea, Beach)

"A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Roses)

"I don't hold that everybody has to love fashion. Some people like gardening."
- Steven Cojocaru
(Related: Gardening, Love, People, Fashion)

"Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Criticism, Expression, Garden, Letters)

"God the first garden made, and the first city Cain."
- Abraham Cowley
(Related: God, First, Garden)

"Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too."
- William Cowper
(Related: Garden)

"Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans."
- Marcelene Cox
(Related: Garden, Listening, Nothing, Thinking, Weather)

"I think one of my very favorite films of all time was with Peter Sellers when he played Chauncey, the gardener. Being There."
- Blythe Danner
(Related: Time, Being, Favorite)

"Mostly, I spend my time being a mother to my two children, working in my organic garden, raising masses of sweet peas, being passionately involved in conservation, recycling and solar energy."
- Blythe Danner
(Related: Time, Mother, Being, Children, Conservation, Energy, Garden, Recycling)

"The more help a person has in his garden, the less it belongs to him."
- W. H. Davies
(Related: Garden, Help)

"There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?"
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Fairies, Garden, May, Respect)

"Generally my typical books have lots of twists and turns a big surprise ending and then usually another surprise at the end and ideally, as in Garden of Beasts, we get to the very end and we find at the last few pages that there's yet another surprise."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Books, End, Ending, Garden)

"What made me want to go into doing comics was I was working as a laborer with my father, a gardener."
- Dan DeCarlo
(Related: Father, Want)

"For the first few years we lived in a tiny rented cottage at the bottom of a friend's garden. We often joked that there was plenty of film in the fridge, but not too much food!"
- Nigel Dennis
(Related: Friend, Film, First, Garden, Years)

"Best two rock voices I've heard in a last few years both have been from grunge bands: it's Eddie Vedder and the other one is Chris Cornell from Soundgarden."
- Bruce Dickinson
(Related: Years)

"I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Nature, Gardens, Instinct, Wilderness)

"What would surprise a lot of people about me... I'm a gardener! I have a green thumb. I really like to get into the shrubs, the bushes, and really cultivate."
- Jeffrey Donovan
(Related: People)

"It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought."
- James Douglas
(Related: Thought, Idea, Dawn, Garden, May, Reverie)

"If we don't empower ourselves with knowledge, then we're gonna be led down a garden path."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: Knowledge, Garden)

"The devout have laid out gardens in the desert."
- Robert Duncan
(Related: Gardens)

"A creative person has to create. It doesn't really matter what you create. If such a dancer wanted to go out and build the cactus gardens where he could, in Mexico, let him do that, but something that is creative has to go on."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Gardens)

"Temptation has been here ever since the Garden of Eden."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Garden, Temptation)

"Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they're tender. They have to be persistent."
- Ralph Fiennes
(Related: Quality, Patience)

"My position is that since the non-secular status of my garden is not recognised by the law; by the world of the public, then the garden can only be private. So, I closed the garden to the public."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: Garden, Law, Public, World)

"Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense. It is perhaps not like other modern gardens, but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: Difficulty, Garden, Gardens, Sense)

"I came to these mediums through having the garden, and of course, people who have designed gardens have always worked in collaboration, and never made their own inscriptions."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: People, Collaboration, Garden, Gardens)

"My work begun to spread out. And calls to the universities begun to take me out of my garden, you know."
- Howard Finster
(Related: Work, Garden)

"I sometimes think that never blows so red The Rose as where some buried Caesar bled; That every Hyacinth the Garden wears Dropt in her Lap from some once lovely Head."
- Edward Fitzgerald
(Related: Garden)

"So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf, to make an apple-pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street, pops its head into the shop. 'What! no soap?' So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber."
- Samuel Foote
(Related: Time, Garden)

"As the lower parts of the Japanese houses and shops are open both before and behind, I had peeps of these pretty little gardens as I passed along the streets; and wherever I observed one better than the rest I did not fail to pay it a visit."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Gardens, Houses, Open, Pretty, Rest, Shops, Visit)

"No doubt these rocky islands have suggested the idea worked out in gardens, and they have been well imitated."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Idea, Doubt, Gardens, Islands)

"So high do these plants stand in the favour of the Chinese gardener, that he will cultivate them extensively, even against the wishes of his employer; and, in many instances, rather leave his situation than give up the growth of his favourite flower."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Growth, Plants, Will, Wishes)

"The plants are principally kept in large pots arranged in rows along the sides of narrow paved walks, with the houses of the gardeners at the entrance through which the visitors pass to the gardens."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Gardens, Houses, Plants)

"These gardens may be called the gardens of the respectable working classes."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Gardens, May)

"There are about a dozen of these gardens, more or less extensive, according to the business or wealth of the proprietor; but they are generally smaller than the smallest of our London nurseries."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Business, Wealth, Gardens, London)

"Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Experience, Creation, Garden, Insult, Taste, Temperance, Wickedness)

"A good garden may have some weeds."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Garden, May)

"There are fairies at the bottom of our garden."
- Rose Fyleman
(Related: Fairies, Garden)

"For a long period in my life - it lasted about 10 years - I had writer's block."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Life, Writer, Years)

"Krishna children were taught that in the spiritual world there were no parents, only souls and hence this justified their being kept out of view from others, cloistered in separate buildings and sheltered from the evil material world."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Being, Children, Evil, Parents, Spiritual, World)

"Research on child abuse suggests that religious beliefs can foster, encourage, and justify the abuse of children. When contempt for sex underlies teachings, this creates a breeding ground for abuse."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Sex, Abuse, Beliefs, Breeding, Children, Contempt, Religious, Research)

"Reading Stephen King's book, On Writing, was like being cornered and forced to have a long, drawn out mental enema."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Being, Reading, Writing)

"My inner critic who had begun piping up about how hopeless I was and how I didn't know to write."
- Mary Garden
"My block was due to two overlapping factors: laziness and lack of discipline."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Discipline, Laziness)

"My biggest excuse to others and myself was that I had writer's block, as if it was some kind of illness."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Illness, Writer)

"It was not uncommon for the children to be told they were being treated this way because it was their bad karma and they must have hurt a child in a past life."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Life, Being, Children, Hurt, Karma, Past)

"In the early 1930s, flying from England to Australia was the longest flight in the world. It was considered extremely dangerous and hazardous, pushing pilots to the limits of mechanical skills and human endurance. Aviation was young."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Aviation, Endurance, EnglFlying, Limits, World)

"In the back of my mind was the constant hankering, almost yearning, to write but something always stopped me in my tracks. Or if I did find my way to put a pen to paper or finger on a keyboard I'd give up after a few minutes. I'd find other things to do: Anything but writing."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Mind, Pen, Writing, Yearning)

"I decided to write about the myths of divorce."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Divorce, Myths)

"I deleted all the games from my computer. I spent days trawling the Internet. I started slowly."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Computer, Games, Internet)

"A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Anger, Creativity, Emotion, Productivity)

"I was a new devotee of Eastern mysticism and even though I did not join that particular group, I could well have done. They seemed a bit extreme but I regarded myself as not quite ready."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Extreme)

"If you really want to write, then shut yourself in a room, close the door, and WRITE. If you don't want to write, do something else. It's as simple as that."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Want)

"The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Design, Garden, Land)

"In Japanese houses the interior melts into the gardens of the outside world."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Gardens, Houses, World)

"But I believe that there are marriages where you can have your pool table and she can have her scrapbooking room or garden or whatever it is. But when everyone has what they want, it's not funny. There's no conflict."
- Brad Garrett
(Related: Funny, Conflict, Garden, Want)

"In the last camp they all ate grass, until the authorities forbade them to pull it up. They were accustomed to having the fruits of their little communal gardens stolen by the guards, after they had done all the work; but at the last camp everything was stolen."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Work, Gardens)

"I just go in my back garden. It's the only place where people don't come and bother you."
- Boy George
(Related: People, Garden)

"Elton wanted a garden. They were building all afternoon while we were rehearsing. And then they built a fountain for Elton. And he said, I was only joking!"
- Maurice Gibb
(Related: Building, Garden)

"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Gardens, Sadness)

"If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden."
- Claudia Grandi
(Related: Time, Garden)

"And, of course, millions of us cross the border to work in US homes and gardens and factories and carpentry shops and restaurants, and if you go to a restaurant pretty much anywhere in the United States, the chances are that the dishes will be washed by a Mexican."
- Alma Guillermoprieto
(Related: Work, Gardens, Pretty, Restaurants, Shops, states, United, Will)

"My hobby is gardening, I love it, it's my main hobby. I like being at home and I'm very happy being in my house, I love cooking."
- Susan Hampshire
(Related: Home, Love, Gardening, Being, Cooking)

"If you don't look like Rupert Graves or Hugh Grant, they'll have you playing the gardener."
- Jared Harris
"We still haven't played Madison Square Garden. That's a benchmark. Something will have gone seriously wrong if we don't play Madison Square Garden for this album."
- Dan Hawkins
(Related: Garden, Play, Will, Wrong)

"He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Knowledge, Growth, Environment, Plants, Results, Will)

"To dwell is to garden."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: Garden)

"I've always felt that you can't do much wrong in a garden providing you enjoy it."
- David Hobson
(Related: Garden, Wrong)

"I enjoy the cleaning up - something about the getting of things in order for winter - making the garden secure - a battening down of hatches perhaps... It just feels right."
- David Hobson
(Related: Garden, Order, Right, Winter)

"I made a photograph of a garden in Kyoto, the Zen garden, which is a rectangle. But a photograph taken from any one point will not show, well it shows a rectangle, but not with ninety degree angles."
- David Hockney
(Related: Garden, Will, Zen)

"What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Beauty, Garden, Ugly)

"Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art, a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system. Man has re-created Europe in his own image."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Work, Art, Europe, Man, Theory)

"They can certainly expect to be very impressed with the technical aspects of the show, fooled and led up the garden path by the story and ultimately have a jolly good laugh!"
- Louise Jameson
(Related: Garden)

"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Culture, Earth, Garden, Occupation)

"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies."
- Gertrude Jekyll
(Related: Gardening, Love)

"The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives."
- Gertrude Jekyll
(Related: Happiness, Love, Garden)

"In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work, one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do, but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone."
- Gertrude Jekyll
(Related: Wisdom, Work, Knowledge, Gain, Garden)

"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust."
- Gertrude Jekyll
(Related: Trust, Garden, Patience)

"Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens."
- Douglas William Jerrold
(Related: Happiness, Gardens, Strangers)

"I don't want to see people decorating a house or digging a garden. As for guys like Jonathan Ross, he got an award there last Christmas. What for? He doesn't sing, dance or tell jokes, does he?"
- Ian St. John
(Related: People, Dance, Christmas, Garden, Jokes, Want)

"We never considered ourselves to be a good band or anything, we just thought we were playing for fun and we wanted to play music that sounded like Black Sabbath or Soundgarden or the music we were into at that time."
- Daniel Johns
(Related: Music, Time, Thought, Fun, Play, Sabbath)

"Well I was out in the garden moving rocks on the day of the Emmys. I was just playing in the dirt."
- Charles Keating
(Related: Day, Garden)

"Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Love, Delight, Garden, May)

"A garden is to be a world unto itself, it had better make room for the darker shades of feeling as well as the sunny ones."
- William Kent
(Related: Feeling, Garden, World)

"All gardening is landscape painting."
- William Kent
(Related: Gardening, Painting)

"Garden as though you will live forever."
- William Kent
(Related: Garden, Will)

"Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Gardens, Singing)

"One does not lash hat lies at a distance. The foibles that we ridicule must at least be a little bit our own. Only then will the work be a part of our own flesh. The garden must be weeded."
- Paul Klee
(Related: Work, Garden, Lies, Ridicule, Will)

"This house was our dream-the gardens, the study, even the swimming pool. Even though I can't see John when I wake up in the morning, I can always feel him here with me."
- Shirley Knight
(Related: Dream, Gardens, Study)

"We are in a position of financial and social power, and we could be agents of change in our society. Without pretension, I believe we could be a nice little gardener who takes care of the garden, and hopefully our neighbor will do the same. Then, maybe we'll achieve a better world."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Change, Power, Society, Financial, Care, Garden, Pretension, Will, World)

"My agent tells me I am drawing the largest salary ever paid in the halls of England. Wonderful, isn't it? for a quiet, rural gardener like myself."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: England, Quiet)

"The most lasting and pure gladness comes to me from my gardens."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Gardens)

"There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Morality, End, Garden)

"One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one's horticultural goals. If a garden is a site for the imagination, how can we be very far from the beginning?"
- Francis Cabot Lowell
(Related: Imagination, Goals, Beginning, Garden)

"Gardeners instinctively know that flowers and plants are a continuum and that the wheel of garden history will always be coming full circle."
- Francis Cabot Lowell
(Related: History, Flowers, Garden, Plants, Will)

"The country is making a big mistake not teaching kids to cook and raise a garden and build fires."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Mistake, Country, Garden, Kids, Teaching)

"Of course we've been fighting against stereotypes from Day One at East West. That's the reason we formed: to combat that, and to show we are capable of more than just fulfilling the stereotypes - waiter, laundryman, gardener, martial artist, villain."
- Mako
(Related: Artist, Day, Fighting, Reason)

"A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant - rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance - but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself."
- Roberto Burle Marx
(Related: Artist, Garden, Intentions)

"I did a salad, but I didn't do a garden."
- Roberto Burle Marx
(Related: Garden)

"I like to go for a walk or swimming or in the garden when I can. It's a busy kind of life, but I guess I'm lucky."
- Brian May
(Related: Life, Garden)

"I love a lot of things, and I'm pretty much obsessive about most things I do, whether it be gardening, or architecture, or music. I'd be an obsessive hairdresser."
- Gates McFadden
(Related: Love, Architecture, Gardening, Music, Pretty)

"Many talk about a guest worker program. I think most reasonable people believe that a guest worker program in the farming industry, perhaps in the gardening and landscape industries, is reasonable."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Gardening, People, Guest, Talk)

"My hobbies are cooking and gardening, especially growing orchids. I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea, and I also enjoy tennis. We have 3 cats."
- Juliet Mills
(Related: Love, Gardening, HusbCats, Cooking, Hobbies, Soccer, Support, Tennis)

"The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough."
- George Edward Moore
(Related: Art, Men, Angels, Garden, Singing, Twilight)

"Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads."
- Marianne Moore
(Related: Art, Poetry, Gardens)

"My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn't take it out of my garden."
- Eric Morecambe
(Related: Garden)

"So I have cultivated the vast garden of human experience which is history, without troubling myself overmuch about laws, essential first causes, or how it is all coming out."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: Experience, History, Causes, First, Garden, Laws)

"I walk my dogs. I garden a little. I play a bit of tennis. Basically when I have spare time I'm making music."
- Bill Mumy
(Related: Music, Time, Dogs, Garden, Play, Tennis)

"Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Patriotism, People, Americans, Freedom, Garden, Idealism, Passion)

"The space and light up there in Norfolk is wonderfully peaceful. I find myself doing funny things like gardening, and cooking, which I rarely do in London."
- Jeremy Northam
(Related: Funny, Gardening, Cooking, Light, London, Space)

"They say it's better to bury your sadness in a graveyard or garden that waits for the spring to wake from its sleep and burst into green."
- Conor Oberst
(Related: Garden, Sadness, Sleep, Spring)

"Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?"
- Chuck Palahniuk
(Related: Happiness, Eating, Garden)

"The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Nature, Garden)

"Well, I don't use the toilet much to pee in. I almost always pee in the yard or the garden, because I like to pee on my estate."
- Iggy Pop
(Related: Garden)

"Public opinion polls are rather like children in a garden, digging things up all the time to see how they're growing."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Time, Children, Garden, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: People)

"Some people are born gardeners, some are politicians. I was an actor. It took a great deal of pain before I figured that out. I didn't relate to most of it."
- Kathleen Quinlan
(Related: People, Actor, Pain, Politicians)

"My agent was ambitious for me. But going out and chasing it? No, I'd rather work in my vegetable garden or play with my kid. I guess I'm kind of boring."
- Kathleen Quinlan
(Related: Work, Garden, Play)

"Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: Garden, Wood)

"Do you think that you shall enter the Garden of Bliss without such trials as came to those who passed before you?"
- Scott Reed
(Related: Garden, Trials)

"Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors."
- Oscar de la Renta
(Related: Gardening, Colors, Relax)

"Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama."
- J. M. Roberts
(Related: Gardening, Anarchy, Culture, Drama, Painting, Skill)

"What's a butterfly garden without butterflies?"
- Roy Rogers
(Related: Butterflies, Garden)

"I think of marriage as a garden. You have to tend to it. Respect it, take care of it, feed it. Make sure everyone is getting the right amount of, um, sunlight."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Marriage, Care, Garden, Respect, Right)

"I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Happiness, Time, Possibility, Discovery, Talk)

"When a baby comes you can smell two things: the smell of flesh, which smells like chicken soup, and the smell of lilies, the flower of another garden, the spiritual garden."
- Carlos Santana
(Related: Baby, Garden, Lilies, Spiritual)

"Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers."
- May Sarton
(Related: Darkness, Flowers, Help, Light, Nothing, Spirit)

"The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters."
- May Sarton
(Related: Change, Growth, Disasters, Garden, Loss)

"Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace."
- May Sarton
(Related: Gardening, Nature, Grace, Help, Patience)

"Our castle is not imposing, but is well built, and surrounded by a very fine garden. I live in the bailiff's house."
- Franz Schubert
(Related: Garden)

"If Everton were playing down the bottom of my garden, I'd draw the curtains."
- Bill Shankly
(Related: Garden)

"The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: God, Garden)

"Organized religion provides a model of the way all organizations, from the state down to the village garden club, end a price in terms of a member's freedom of thought and action."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Religion, Thought, Action, End, Freedom, Garden, State)

"Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you."
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Related: Garden, Roses)

"How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening."
- Alexander Smith
(Related: Gardening, Heart, Gardens)

"The cottage garden; most for use designed, Yet not of beauty destitute."
- Charlotte Smith
(Related: Beauty, Garden)

"I sometimes think the chef end of cooking is not the real end of cooking. Cooking is all about homes and gardens, it doesn't happen in restaurants."
- Delia Smith
(Related: Cooking, End, Gardens, Restaurants)

"When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Work, Values, Garden, Past, Sculpture)

"I hardly have any spare time! But when I do, I garden a lot - I love plants and flowers."
- Soundarya
(Related: Love, Flowers, Garden, Plants)

"A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden."
- Robert Southey
(Related: Garden, World)

"I want to thank all the fans for their support over the years. Keep supporting the Knicks, we're moving in the right direction here and we will be exciting to watch and competing against the best in the NBA. Come back to the Garden for those exciting games."
- John Starks
(Related: Direction, Fans, Games, Garden, Right, Support, Want, Will, Years)

"You're making me feel like a skunk at the garden party."
- Kenneth Starr
(Related: Garden, Party)

"A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Beginning, Garden, Nothing)

"It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Care, Eyes, Garden, Maxim, Will)

"I have a lot of nervous energy. Work is my best way of channelling that into something productive unless I want to wind up assaulting the postman or gardener."
- Ben Stiller
(Related: Work, Energy, Want, Wind)

"Specialization is a feature of every complex organization, be it social or natural, a school system, garden, book, or mammalian body."
- Catharine R. Stimpson
(Related: Body, Garden, School)

"I would love to continue in music, with writing... but I am not the kind of person who will hang around if I start to become irrelevant. If that happens, I will bow down gracefully, raise my kids, and have a garden. And I am going to let my hair go gray when I am older. I don't need to be blonde when I'm 60!"
- Taylor Swift
(Related: Love, Music, Garden, Hair, Kids, Will, Writing)

"It's amazing to see places like Madison Square Garden on the schedule again."
- Roger Andrew Taylor
(Related: Garden)

"I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation."
- Phyllis Theroux
(Related: Being, Creation, Present)

"Well, being a jazz musician is not a rose garden!"
- Toots Thielemans
(Related: Being, Jazz)

"I have become a prisoner of the peace movement. But you can't say that the termination is coming and then say that you are going back to your own garden to dig."
- E. P. Thompson
(Related: Peace, Garden)

"I have to keep up with the scientific literature as part of my job, but increasingly I found myself reading things that weren't really relevant to my academic work, but were relevant to gardening."
- Ken Thompson
(Related: Gardening, Work, Job, Literature, Reading)

"So maybe I can go back to being a Gardeners' World addict again."
- Ken Thompson
(Related: Being, World)

"One is that the perfect garden can be created overnight, which it can't."
- Ken Thompson
(Related: Garden)

"The average gardener probably knows little about what is going on in his or her garden."
- Ken Thompson
(Related: Garden)

"I'm very happy at home. I love to just hang out with my daughter, I love to work in my garden. I'm not a gaping hole of need."
- Uma Thurman
(Related: Love, Work, Home, Daughter, Garden)

"Be your own politics, grow your own garden, and maybe you can help out more."
- Rip Torn
(Related: Politics, Garden, Help)

"I travel the garden of music, thru inspiration. It's a large, very large garden, seen?"
- Peter Tosh
(Related: Travel, Music, Inspiration, Garden)

"My music is homegrown from the garden of New Orleans. Music is everything to me short of breathing. Music also has a role to lift you up - not to be escapist but to take you out of misery."
- Allen Toussaint
(Related: Music, Garden, Misery)

"If there is to be any hope of prosperity for this country it is by reversing that policy which made us simply the kitchen garden for supplying the British with cheap food."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: Food, Policy, Hope, Country, Garden, Kitchen, Prosperity)

"With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy."
- Lope de Vega
(Related: Books, Envy, Flowers, Garden)

"I turned down the first script offered to me, and the second. I lay on my back one day under an umbrella, in the garden, reading the third, and wondered why I had turned down the first."
- Conrad Veidt
(Related: Day, First, Garden, Reading)

"My earliest memory is dreamlike: in a small orchard or garden I am carried on the arm, I believe, of my father; there was a group of grown-ups, my mother among them, and the group was slowly walking in the orchard, it seems toward the house."
- Immanuel Velikovsky
(Related: Mother, Father, Garden, Memory, Walking)

"Do you know that charming part of our country which has been called the garden of France - that spot where, amid verdant plains watered by wide streams, one inhales the purest air of heaven?"
- Alfred de Vigny
(Related: Country, France, Garden, Heaven)

"We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest."
- Voltaire
(Related: Work, Garden, Man, Rest)

"I like Toronto a lot, it's a good city. The only thing that really annoys me about Toronto is that you're turning Maple Leaf Gardens into a grocery store, which is absolutely nothing short of disgusting."
- Rick Wakeman
(Related: Gardens, Nothing)

"In search of my mother's garden, I found my own."
- Alice Walker
(Related: Mother, Garden)

"What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it."
- Charles Dudley Warner
(Related: Gardening, Man, Needs)

"My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people. Of course, I had to pull out some weeds, too."
- Jack Welch
(Related: Talent, People, Job, Water)

"I have a garden, and I'm passionately interested in young people."
- Mary Wesley
(Related: People, Garden)

"Hedge-hogs abound in my gardens and fields."
- Gilbert White
(Related: Gardens)

"Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Flowers, Garden)

"I don't take myself seriously any more. Sometimes I just garden in my knickers and platform shoes."
- Kim Wilde
(Related: Garden)

"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Life, Love, Heart, Flowers, Garden)

"I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens to feed."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Books, Cats, Garden, Hens)

"George Harrison is perhaps one of the most creative people I ever met, not only in his music and songwriting, but just the way he lived his life, decorated his gardens and homes. He was a dear friend of mine. His entire approach to music was very unique."
- Gary Wright
(Related: Music, Life, People, Friend, Gardens)

"Someone had told me about a house in Wandsworth, southwest London - 21 Blenkarne Road - with an incredible garden, so I went and had a look. I walked in and just said, 'I want it.'"
- Susannah York
(Related: Garden, London, Road, Want)

"I have a tree man coming to trim the jacaranda in my front garden."
- Moon Unit Zappa
(Related: Garden, Man)