Quotes and Sayings about Plants



"Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Power, Mercury, Plants, Pollution)

"The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives, because there's a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Animals, Environment, Plants)

"Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study."
- Red Auerbach
(Related: Plants, Study)

"While it is true that we must seek value added industries like food processing plants and call center operations, we must do what is necessary to expand and develop our economic profile."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Food, Plants, Value)

"Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Experience, Plants, Study)

"I do not yet know why plants come out of the land or float in streams, or creep on rocks or roll from the sea. I am entranced by the mystery of them, and absorbed by their variety and kinds. Everywhere they are visible yet everywhere occult."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Land, Mystery, Plants, Sea, Variety)

"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)

"A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love."
- Saint Basil
(Related: Love, Friendship, Courtesy, Deed, Deeds, Kindness, Man, Plants)

"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)

"Many are needed to plant and water what has been planted now that the faith has spread so far and there are so many people... No matter who plants or waters, God gives no harvest unless what is planted is the faith of Peter and unless he agrees to his teachings."
- Thomas Becket
(Related: Faith, God, People, Harvest, Now, Plants, Water)

"But the prospects of designing chemical plants for industrial scale chemical processes seemed far less interesting than the chemical events that occur in biological systems."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Events, Plants)

"The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations - each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony."
- Ruth Bernhard
(Related: Nature, Clouds, Energy, Harmony, Plants)

"This evidence is overwhelming at this point. You eat more plants, you eat less other stuff, you live longer."
- Mark Bittman
(Related: Plants)

"The USDA is not our ally here. We have to take matters into our own hands, not only by advocating for a better diet for everyone - and that's the hard part - but by improving our own. And that happens to be quite easy. Less meat, less junk, more plants."
- Mark Bittman
(Related: Diet, Plants)

"In my lifetime, we've gone from Eisenhower to George W. Bush. We've gone from John F. Kennedy to Al Gore. If this is evolution, I believe that in twelve years, we'll be voting for plants."
- Lewis Black
(Related: Evolution, Plants, Voting, Years)

"Our plants had now increased to 252: as they were all kept on shore at the tent I augmented the guard there, though from the general conduct of the natives there did not appear the least occasion for so much caution."
- William Bligh
(Related: Caution, Now, Plants)

"This was the first day of our beginning to take up plants: we had much pleasure in collecting them for the natives offered their assistance and perfectly understood the method of taking them up and pruning them."
- William Bligh
(Related: Beginning, Day, First, Pleasure)

"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Office, Plants)

"I was a town child, it is true, but that did not prevent me enjoying open-air life, with plants and animals."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Life, Animals, Open, Plants)

"I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants."
- A. Whitney Brown
(Related: Love, Animals, Hate, Plants)

"If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: Attention, Children, Jungle, Living, Now, Plants)

"The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Power, Plants, Result)

"That's not all our crops can do. We are also learning how to transform plants into factories. We can now raise plants that will create enzymes that would otherwise be created in chemical factories."
- Thomas Carper
(Related: Learning, Now, Plants, Will)

"And I thought I would just share with you what science says today about silicone breast implants. If you have them, you're healthier than if you don't. In fact, there's no science that shows that silicone breast implants are detrimental and, in fact, they make you healthier."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Science, Thought, Fact, Today)

"Additionally, Smart Irrigation Month serves to recognize advances in irrigation technology and practices that produce not only more but also higher quality plants with less water."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Technology, Quality, Plants, Water)

"God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm."
- William Cowper
(Related: God, Footsteps, Plants, Sea, Wonders)

"Why? Because we're very well down this process as it is - flawed as it is - and we're counting on getting more power plants on line by the end of 2003 so we have a surplus of power."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Power, End, Plants)

"We started focusing on this in earnest late summer and early fall. I can build more power plants. In the 12 years before us, not a single plant of major consequence was built."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Power, Plants, Summer, Years)

"So it was flawed in that it didn't require California to have a first claim on the power plants. It deregulated part of the market, but not all of the market."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Power, First, Plants)

"I'm doing my part, building plants at a record rate, having historic conservation levels. The only people not doing their part is the federal government that is siding with the energy companies against the interests of the people of California."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Government, People, Building, Conservation, Energy, Plants)

"I like people who are still actively creating in their life, who aren't set, I don't feel like I'm set. And I don't have any baggage, for better or worse. I don't have any plants or pets or kids. I can lock the door and go. I need to be with somebody for whom that's okay."
- Dana Delany
(Related: Life, People, Kids, Pets, Plants)

"Although native Africans domesticated some plants in the Sahel and in Ethiopia and in tropical West Africa, they acquired valuable domestic animals only later, from the north."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Animals, Plants)

"I have never had anything done. I've been asked if I had breast implants. Whether I did or not, it's nobody's business but my own."
- Shannen Doherty
(Related: Business)

"I'm no interior decorator, but just I have a feeling that plastic plants in the bathroom... probably not a good idea."
- Kyan Douglas
(Related: Idea, Feeling, Plants)

"The tourist transports his own values and demands to his destinations and implants them like an infectious disease, decimating whatever values existed before."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Values, Disease)

"People who live through transplants or disasters like Sept. 11 are survivors."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: People, Disasters)

"What you compose with is neither here nor there, you compose with words, or you compose with stone plants and trees, or you compose with events; the Sheriff's officer, or whatever."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: Events, Plants, Trees, Words)

"It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: Autumn, Harvest, Plants, Spring)

"We are told that the first part of the process is to select the very smallest seeds from the smallest plants, which is not at all unlikely, but I cannot speak to the fact from my own observation."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Fact, First, Observation, Plants)

"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)

"Sometimes, as is the case of peach and plum trees, which are often dwarfed, the plants are thrown into a flowering states, and then, as they flower freely year after year, they have little inclination to make vigorous growth."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Growth, Plants, states, Trees)

"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)

"The plants which stand next to dwarf trees in importance with the Chinese are certainly chrysanthemums, which they manage extremely well, perhaps better than they do any other plant."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Importance, Plants, Trees)

"My father being an outdoors person, he used to take us on quite a few adventures thorugh the wild areas down there, introducing us to alligators and rattlesnakes and all the trees and plants."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Father, Being, Plants, Trees)

"I don't think we're going to save anything if we go around talking about saving plants and animals only; we've got to translate that into what's in it for us."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Animals, Plants, Talking)

"Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Education, People, Flowers, Giving, Plants, Teaching, Today)

"What I did not yet know so intensely was the hatred of the white American for the black, a hatred so deep that I wonder if every white man in this country, when he plants a tree, doesn't see Negroes hanging from its branches."
- Jean Genet
(Related: American, Country, Deep, Hatred, Man, Plants, Wonder)

"The whole purpose was to say that it doesn't have to be a zero sum. It's not the environment or jobs. You can have both. You can help the auto industry achieve that if you have investment in plants."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Purpose, Environment, Help, Investment, Jobs, Plants)

"Is it philosophical, is it quite allowable, to assume without evidence from fossil plants that the family or any of the genera was once larger and wide spread? and occupied a continuous area?"
- Asa Gray
(Related: Family, Plants)

"Many years ago it was taught that plants and animals were composed of different materials: plants, of a chemical substance of three elements,- carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen; animals of one of four elements, nitrogen being added to the other three."
- Asa Gray
(Related: Animals, Being, Plants, Years)

"It was always understood that plants and animals, though completely contrasted in their higher representatives, approached each other very closely in their lower and simpler forms. But they were believed not to blend."
- Asa Gray
(Related: Animals, Plants)

"The best opinion now is, that there are multitudinous forms which are not sufficiently differentiated to be distinctively either plant or animal, while, as respects ordinary plants and animals, the difficulty of laying down a definition has become far greater than ever before."
- Asa Gray
(Related: Animals, Difficulty, Now, Opinion, Plants)

"Nearly all of our existing power sources are generators which use a heat cycle. This includes our coal, oil, and gas fired utilities, our automobiles, trucks, and trains, and even our nuclear fission utility power plants."
- Wilson Greatbatch
(Related: Power, Automobiles, Oil, Plants)

"Part of my plan was not only to introduce all useful animals that I possibly could into this part of Australia, but also the most valuable plants of every description."
- George Grey
(Related: Animals, Plants)

"There is something basic about protecting land by taking it off the market. People should be able to enjoy where they live while at the same time protect the plants and animals around them."
- Tom Hanks
(Related: Time, People, Animals, Land, Plants)

"Compost makes houseplants very happy."
- Shalom Harlow
"The Russians obtained a number of plants under Lend-Lease, which had been authorized by Washington, that I thought were not justified for their war effort. They wanted them for postwar use."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: War, Thought, Effort, Plants, Washington)

"If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine."
- John Harrison
(Related: Plants, Will)

"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)

"My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them."
- Mitch Hedberg
(Related: Plants, Water)

"I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow."
- David Hobson
(Related: Soul, Challenge, Eye, Joy, Nostalgia, Novelty, Patience, Plants)

"As a matter of fact, an ordinary desert supports a much greater variety of plants than does either a forest or a prairie."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Fact, Plants, Variety)

"Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: People, Plants, Trees)

"Plants and minerals are bound to predestination. The faithful is only bound to the Divine orders."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Plants)

"I knew there were, in myself, the souls of millions of people who lived centuries ago; not just people but animals, plants, the elements, things, even, matter. All of these exist in me."
- Klaus Kinski
(Related: People, Animals, Plants)

"I could only speak in the smallest, most intimate circles about the real reasons which made me undertake the changeover of the plants for certain lines of production for I had to expect that many people would not understand me."
- Gustav Krupp
(Related: People, Plants, Production)

"The problems in California have been that it's been very difficult to site and build new power plants."
- Kenneth Lay
(Related: Power, Plants, Problems)

"Primates need good nutrition, to begin with. Not only fruits and plants, but insects as well."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Insects, Plants)

"The undisturbed coastal plain is home to a wide variety of plants and animals and is the only wilderness sanctuary in North America that protects a complete range of the arctic ecosystem."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Home, America, Animals, Plants, Variety, Wilderness)

"Whatever life may really be, it is to us an abstraction: for the word is a generalised term to signify that which is common to all animals and plants, and which is not directly operative in the inorganic world."
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Related: Life, Animals, May, Plants, Word, World)

"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 chip comes from silicon foundries who have been running their plants for the past fifty years, understand mass manufacture, and are the area that is most likely to understand the volume increase problem."
- Mike Marsh
(Related: Past, Plants, Running, Years)

"If I were offered a cochlear implant today, I would prefer not to have one. But that's not a statement about hearing aids or cochlear implants. It's about who you are."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: Hearing, Today)

"I know my corn plants intimately, and I find it a great pleasure to know them."
- Barbara McClintock
(Related: Plants, Pleasure)

"Nations, like plants and human beings, grow. And if the development is thwarted they are dwarfed and overshadowed."
- Claude McKay
(Related: Development, Nations, Plants)

"Animals are something invented by plants to move seeds around. An extremely yang solution to a peculiar problem which they faced."
- Terence McKenna
(Related: Animals, Plants, Solution)

"The value and utility of any experiment are determined by the fitness of the material to the purpose for which it is used, and thus in the case before us it cannot be immaterial what plants are subjected to experiment and in what manner such experiment is conducted."
- Gregor Mendel
(Related: Fitness, Purpose, Plants, Value)

"It looks as though yields of over 10 times what we can currently grow per acre are feasible if you control the CO2 concentration, the humidity, the temperature, all the various factors that plants depend on to grow rapidly."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Control, Plants)

"Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Life, Soul, Earth, Man, Plants)

"I, in fact, have been involved in the construction of and the management of wastewater treatment plants."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Management, Fact, Plants, Treatment)

"The Pythagoreans degrade impious men into brutes and, if one is to believe Empedocles, even into plants."
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
(Related: Men, Plants)

"Plants that wake when others sleep. Timid jasmine buds that keep their fragrance to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about."
- Thomas Moore
(Related: Day, Plants, Sleep)

"We do have serious energy needs for the country, we are aware that natural gas is especially in demand because of its air quality benefits: 90 percent of new power plants have been natural gas-powered."
- Gale Norton
(Related: Power, Quality, Country, Energy, Needs, Plants)

"Predators make it much more difficult to find consensus. It's a lot easier to agree about birds and plants than about animals that endanger people and livestock."
- Gale Norton
(Related: People, Animals, Birds, Plants)

"Pamela Anderson Lee released a statement confirming that she has had her breast implants removed. Doctors say that Pamela is doing fine and that her old implants are now dating Charlie Sheen."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Dating, Doctors, Now, Old)

"Reason clears and plants the wilderness of the imagination to harvest the wheat of art."
- Austin O'Malley
(Related: Art, Imagination, Harvest, Plants, Reason, Wilderness)

"Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living, without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life."
- Luigi Pirandello
(Related: Life, Living, Man, Meaning, Plants, Value)

"Breast implants gross me out. I don't think they're attractive at all."
- Natalie Portman
"When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Control, Animals, Behavior, Learning, Man, May, Plants)

"And I also am very nervous about implants. You know, I'm just nervous about all that. So I could still do it. I could think about it. But I needed to adapt to myself."
- Lynn Redgrave
"If nuclear power plants are safe, let the commerical insurance industry insure them. Until these most expert judges of risk are willing to gamble with their money, I'm not willing to gamble with the health and safety of my family."
- Donna Reed
(Related: Family, Health, Power, Money, Judges, Plants, Risk, Safety)

"When we seed millions of acres of land with these plants, what happens to foraging birds, to insects, to microbes, to the other animals, when they come in contact and digest plants that are producing materials ranging from plastics to vaccines to pharmaceutical products?"
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Animals, Birds, Insects, Land, Plants)

"Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Plants)

"Be able to recognize the dangerous snakes, spiders, insects, and plants that live in your area of the country."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Country, Insects, Plants, Spiders)

"At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants."
- Egon Schiele
(Related: Body, Flowers, Impulses, Joy, Mountains, Plants, Present, Suffering, Trees, Water)

"Spine transplants are what we really need to take Reagan on."
- Pat Schroeder
"Spine transplants are what we really need to take Reagan on."
- Patricia Schroeder
"A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Life, Men, Animals, Help, Man, Plants)

"To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another's breast is to become a principal in the mischief."
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Related: Jest, Plants, Smile)

"A man doesn't plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity."
- Alexander Smith
(Related: Man, Plants, Posterity)

"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)

"I did not have implants, I just had a growth spurt."
- Britney Spears
(Related: Growth)

"He plants trees to benefit another generation."
- Caecilius Statius
(Related: Plants, Trees)

"I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself."
- Edward Steichen
(Related: Light, Plants, Trees)

"We must consider the distinctive characters and the general nature of plants from the point of view of their morphology , their behavior under external conditions, their mode of generation, and the whole course of their life."
- Theophrastus
(Related: Life, Nature, Behavior, Plants)

"I think there's a supreme power behind the whole thing, an intelligence. Look at all of the instincts of nature, both animals and plants, the very ingenious ways they survive. If you cut yourself, you don't have to think about it."
- Clyde Tombaugh
(Related: Power, Intelligence, Nature, Animals, Plants)

"When the ivy has found its tower, when the delicate creeper has found its strong wall, we know how the parasite plants grow and prosper."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Ivy, Plants)

"A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit."
- D. Elton Trueblood
(Related: Life, Man, Meaning, Plants, Trees, Will)

"Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: People, Books, Mountains, Plants, Rivers, Study, Trees, Water)

"Finally, I get to have houseplants and they stay alive."
- Linda Vester
"The difference is that for a soundly conceived and solidly endowed republic it takes a great deal longer for those seeds to germinate and the plants to grow."
- Robert Welch
(Related: Difference, Plants)

"Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune's bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all."
- John Greenleaf Whittier
(Related: Power, Fools, Fortune, Gold, Plants)

"Use plants to bring life."
- Douglas Wilson
(Related: Life, Plants)

"The historical circumstance of interest is that the tropical rain forests have persisted over broad parts of the continents since their origins as stronghold of the flowering plants 150 million years ago."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Circumstance, Interest, Plants, Rain, Years)

"Plastic surgery and breast implants are fine for people who want that, if it makes them feel better about who they are. But, it makes these people, actors especially, fantasy figures for a fantasy world. Acting is about being real being honest."
- Kate Winslet
(Related: People, Acting, Actors, Being, Fantasy, Want, World)

"We made a demand for the the same wage rates to be paid in the Canadian plants as in the U.S. plants."
- Leonard Woodcock
(Related: Plants, Wage)

"God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man."
- Arthur Young
(Related: God, Animals, Man, Plants)

"I would think: Stay close to the implants! They must know something because they keep getting asked backstage!"
- Moon Unit Zappa
"Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment."
- Dogen Zenji
(Related: Plants, Practice, Trees, Will)

"One out of six women are toxic with mercury. Mercury comes out of coal plants and chlorine plants. I am toxic, I deal with symptoms, children are born with, you know, autism - there is an epidemic in this country. This is like, the air that we breath."
- Daphne Zuniga
(Related: Women, Children, Country, Mercury, Plants)