Quotes and Sayings about Trees



"Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I'm talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. I've hugged trees in every part of this little island."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Effect, Talking, Trees, Will)

"The guy who owned that island was from Oregon and he decided that he wanted to have an Oregon feeling to it, so he planted pine trees all over the place!"
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Feeling, Trees)

"Nature is my springboard. From her I get my initial impetus. I have tried to relate the visible drama of mountains, trees, and bleached fields with the fantasy of wind blowing and changing colors and forms."
- Milton Avery
(Related: Nature, Colors, Drama, Fantasy, Mountains, Trees, Wind)

"What the New Yorker calls home would seem like a couple of closets to most Americans, yet he manages not only to live there but also to grow trees and cockroaches right on the premises."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Home, Americans, Right, Trees)

"Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Fun, Trees)

"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)

"What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Wisdom, Old, Past, Result, Trees)

"The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Flowers, Joy, Sun, Trees, World)

"You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters."
- Saint Bernard
(Related: Books, Trees, Will)

"I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods."
- Wendell Berry
(Related: Day, Healing, Public, Shadow, Trees)

"Spring beckons! All things to the call respond; the trees are leaving and cashiers abscond."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Spring, Trees)

"Elves are like trees, grounded and focused from the trunk down but graceful and agile on top."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Trees)

"Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Meaning, Patience, Persistence, Trees)

"If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Strength, Company, Patience, Trees)

"Trees Lounge is based on my own life. Both my parents like the movie. My father, of course, thinks it's a masterpiece."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Life, Father, Parents, Trees)

"When I was in pre-production for Trees Lounge, I was hearing the cinematographer talking with the production designer about colours and this and that, and feeling like I was losing control."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Control, Feeling, Hearing, Losing, Production, Talking, Trees)

"Trees love to toss and sway; they make such happy noises."
- Emily Carr
(Related: Love, Trees)

"Love doesn't grow on trees like apples in Eden - it's something you have to make. And you must use your imagination too."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Imagination, Love, Apples, Trees)

"I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Trees)

"My vanity was flattered by having been mistaken for our revered sovereign. I ordered a banquet to be got ready for the following evening, under the trees before my house, and invited the whole town."
- Adelbert von Chamisso
(Related: Evening, Trees, Vanity)

"A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first."
- Chanakya
(Related: People, First, Trees)

"Do not be very upright in your dealings for you would see by going to the forest that straight trees are cut down while crooked ones are left standing."
- Chanakya
(Related: Trees)

"Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Time, May, Trees, Will)

"Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Trees)

"He could not die when trees were green, for he loved the time too well."
- John Clare
(Related: Time, Trees)

"If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people."
- Confucius
(Related: People, Trees, Years)

"Yesterday I staked off the ground on the hill for an orchard. I want to get 1000 apple trees agrowing."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Trees, Want, Yesterday)

"Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves."
- Marcelene Cox
(Related: Children, Glory, Parenthood, Parents, Trees)

"The Barks of Trees are best gathered in the Spring, if it be of great Trees, as Oaks or the like, because then they come easiest off, and so you may dry them if you please, but indeed your best way is to gather all Barks only for present use."
- Nicholas Culpeper
(Related: May, Present, Spring, Trees)

"A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Autumn, Rain, Sky, Trees, Wind)

"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: God, Dream, Day, Infinite, Sky, Spirits, Trees)

"I really liked Yale, although it was extremely intimidating. When I visited the campus, I was hiding behind trees, I felt so unworthy."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Trees, Unworthy)

"Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed."
- Indra Devi
(Related: Mind, Self, Sky, Trees, Water)

"Green is my favorite. And it's my favorite because it's the color of my wife's eyes, grass, trees, life, and money, and mother earth!"
- Casper Van Dien
(Related: Life, Money, Mother, Wife, Eyes, Favorite, Trees)

"A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see."
- David Douglas
(Related: Man, Trees)

"It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees."
- George Eliot
(Related: Rain, Roses, Trees, Want, Will)

"Momo listened to everyone and everything - even to the rain and the wind and the pine trees - and all of them spoke to her after their own fashion."
- Michael Ende
(Related: Fashion, Rain, Trees, Wind)

"If you're in a forest, the quality of the echo is very strange because echoes back off so many surfaces of all those trees that you get this strange, itchy ricochet effect."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Quality, Echo, Effect, Trees)

"The Druids held the trees as very sacred."
- Enya
(Related: Trees)

"I used to lie between cool, clean sheets at night after I'd had a bath, after I had washed my hair and scrubbed my knuckles and finger-nails and teeth. Then I could lie quite still in the dark with my face to the window with the trees in it, and talk to God."
- Frances Farmer
(Related: God, Lie, Hair, Night, Talk, Trees)

"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)

"I am sure that if you plant the trees back again, it will do nothing but good."
- Michael Fish
(Related: Nothing, Trees, Will)

"One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Happiness, Life, Women, Love, France, Sun, Trees)

"My grandfather gave me my first guitar, an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it."
- Dan Fogelberg
(Related: Dancing, First, Girls, Guitar, Old, Trees)

"What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?"
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Stars, Trees, Wind)

"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 dwarfed trees of the Chinese and Japanese have been noticed by every author who has written upon these countries, and all have attempted to give some description of the method by which the effect is produced."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Countries, Effect, Trees)

"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 was amazed at the house that I grew up in; it looks practically identical to the way it was, but I couldn't recognize it because of the size of the trees."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Trees)

"We are aware only of the empty space in the forest, which only yesterday was filled with trees."
- Anna Freud
(Related: Space, Trees, Yesterday)

"Though actually the work of man's hands - or, more properly speaking, the work of his travelling feet, - roads have long since come to seem so much a part of Nature that we have grown to think of them as a feature of the landscape no less natural than rocks and trees."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Nature, Work, Feet, Man, Trees)

"The Japanese put houses in among the trees and allowed nature to gain the ascendancy in any composition."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Nature, Gain, Houses, Trees)

"I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets."
- Hamlin Garland
(Related: Trees)

"If you cut down a forest, it doesn't matter how many sawmills you have if there are no more trees."
- Susan George
(Related: Trees)

"I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes. I was living peaceably when people began to speak bad of me. Now I can eat well, sleep well and be glad. I can go everywhere with a good feeling."
- Geronimo
(Related: People, Feeling, Living, Now, Sleep, Sun, Trees)

"If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Blame, Secrets, Trees, Wind)

"When I write stories I am like someone who is in her own country, walking along streets that she has known since she was a child, between walls and trees that are hers."
- Natalia Ginzburg
(Related: Country, Trees, Walking)

"In order to understand life it is not only necessary not to be indifferent to men, but not to be indifferent to flocks, to trees. One should be indifferent to nothing."
- Remy de Gourmont
(Related: Life, Men, Nothing, Order, Trees)

"If someone were to think that trees are made to support the sky, they would all seem too short."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Sky, Support, Trees)

"April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees."
- E. Y. Harburg
(Related: April, Holiday, Paris, Trees)

"I'm an introvert... I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Love, Being, Dogs, Flowers, Sky, Trees)

"Do you see how the god always hurls his bolts at the greatest houses and the tallest trees. For he is wont to thwart whatever is greater than the rest."
- Herodotus
(Related: God, Houses, Rest, Trees)

"The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind."
- Carl Hiaasen
(Related: First, Trees, Wind)

"Australians were unique due to our corals, our apples, our gum trees and our kangaroos."
- Harold Edward Holt
(Related: Apples, Trees)

"The trees in Siberia are miles apart, that is why the dogs are so fast."
- Bob Hope
(Related: Dogs, Trees)

"How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Kiss, Birds, Dawn, Snow, Trees)

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

"Fortunately, in the place where I went out, they had set up a little previously a fence which prevented me finally from smashing against trees. I went out with a broken leg only. A small price to be paid at the time for an accident of this kind."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Time, Accident, Trees)

"Some people like to paint trees. I like to paint love. I find it more meaningful than painting trees."
- Robert Indiana
(Related: Love, People, Painting, Trees)

"I sincerely believe that there's room for cutting down trees for forestry and grazing, so as we all get to eat. Everyone has to compromise."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Compromise, Trees)

"The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down."
- Helen Hunt Jackson
(Related: Trees)

"The places that are most likely to grow trees for carbon sequestration are places where trees aren't growing now."
- Robert Jackson
(Related: Now, Trees)

"My eyes went blank, and I stared off, and the music started. It was raining, and the sun was shining at the same time, and there were these big bay windows, and there was the blue in the sky, and the sun on the trees, and it was drizzling."
- Al Jarreau
(Related: Music, Time, Eyes, Sky, Sun, Trees, Windows)

"We get a lot of people from out of state who come down and it's not what they expect Florida to be, the horse farms and oak trees instead of the sand and the ocean."
- David Jones
(Related: People, Oak, Ocean, State, Trees)

"I plant a lot of trees. I am a great believer in planting things for future generations. I loathe the now culture where you just live for today."
- Penelope Keith
(Related: Culture, Future, Generations, Now, Today, Trees)

"Again, we saw in Bosnia - we had U.N. peacekeepers tied to trees, being taken hostage. The fact is they don't have the type of deliberate and authoritative rule that I think is needed to get the job done."
- Peter King
(Related: Being, Fact, Job, Trees)

"On the screen I saw tanks rolling through dusty streets, and fallen buildings, and forests of unfamiliar trees into which East Pakistani refugees had fled, seeking safety over the Indian border."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Related: Safety, Trees)

"It was the noise Of ancient trees falling while all was still Before the storm, in the long interval Between the gathering clouds and that light breeze Which Germans call the Wind's bride."
- Charles Godfrey Leland
(Related: Clouds, Light, Trees, Wind)

"Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees."
- David Letterman
(Related: Change, Birds, Favorite, Trees)

"There will be a competition for the memorial. And then it can be developed with trees, with planting. It can become a very beautiful place protected from the streets, because it is below. And it can be something very moving and very private."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Competition, Trees, Will)

"A great thing about these trees is that they are excellent for cleaning, both groundwater, and of course, air."
- Mike Lowry
(Related: Trees)

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."
- John Lubbock
(Related: Time, Lie, Clouds, Day, Idleness, Listening, Rest, Sky, Summer, Trees, Waste, Water)

"In Kenya you've got the great birds and monkeys leaping through the trees overhead. It's a chance to remember what the world is really like."
- Joanna Lumley
(Related: Birds, Chance, Trees, World)

"God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars."
- Martin Luther
(Related: God, Bible, Clouds, Flowers, Stars, Trees)

"In several sections, both natural in the banks of the Mississippi and its numerous arms, and where artificial canals had been cut, I observed erect stumps of trees, with their roots attached, buried in strata at different heights, one over the other."
- Charles Lyell
(Related: Banks, Trees)

"There's a general culture in this country to cut all the trees. It makes me so angry because everyone is cutting and no one is planting."
- Wangari Maathai
(Related: Country, Culture, Trees)

"It's the little things citizens do. That's what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees."
- Wangari Maathai
(Related: Difference, Trees, Will)

"They all went down in droves because just scenes of palm trees and beaches can get pretty boring."
- James MacArthur
(Related: Pretty, Trees)

"I was in my yard and thought that the tree was a living being. We take trees for granted. We don't believe they are as much alive as we are."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Thought, Being, Living, Trees)

"I prefer the country life. I live in Kingston, but there is lots of trees."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Life, Country, Trees)

"Everything looks nicer when you win. The girls are prettier. The cigars taste better. The trees are greener."
- Billy Martin
(Related: Girls, Taste, Trees)

"What I was trying to convey there was the kind of waste land that was left after the war. It was a bit like one always thinks of war, you know, stark scenery and no birds, no trees, no leaves, nothing living. And just emptiness."
- George Martin
(Related: War, Birds, Land, Living, Nothing, Trees, Trying, Waste)

"I'm interested in raw land and trees and fresh air and rivers and lots of animals around them."
- Kent McCord
(Related: Animals, Land, Rivers, Trees)

"By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Music, Nature, God, Feet, Fire, Glory, Reading, Sky, Trees, World)

"The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit."
- Moliere
(Related: Trees)

"The cultivation of trees is the cultivation of the good, the beautiful, and the ennobling in man, and for one, I wish to see it become universal."
- Julius Sterling Morton
(Related: Man, Trees)

"I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene."
- Grandma Moses
(Related: Eyes, Shadows, Trees)

"A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease."
- John Muir
(Related: Enthusiasm, Now, Songs, Trees, Worship)

"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools."
- John Muir
(Related: God, Disease, Fools, Trees)

"Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!"
- John Muir
(Related: Day, Heaven, Space, Sun, Traveling, Trees, Wind)

"The actor should not play a part. Like the Aeolian harps that used to be hung in the trees to be played only by the breeze, the actor should be an instrument played upon by the character he depicts."
- Alla Nazimova
(Related: Character, Actor, Play, Trees)

"I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees."
- Pablo Neruda
(Related: Spring, Trees, Want)

"Street and park trees provide tremendous benefits to cities."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Benefits, Cities, Trees)

"Historically, San Franciscans have not valued street trees as much as other communities have."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Trees)

"I was on acid and I looked at the trees and I realized that they all came to points, and the little branches came to points, and the houses came to point. I thought, 'Oh! Everything has a point, and if it doesn't, then there's a point to it.'"
- Harry Nilsson
(Related: Thought, Houses, Trees)

"The script was always the most important thing to me and I loved the script. For one thing, I've always admired trees. I just worship them. Think what trees have witnessed, what history, such as living through the Civil War, yet they still survive."
- Kim Novak
(Related: History, War, Living, Trees, Worship)

"Just touching that old tree was truly moving to me because when you touch these trees, you have such a sense of the passage of time, of history. It's like you're touching the essence, the very substance of life."
- Kim Novak
(Related: Life, History, Time, Old, Sense, Trees)

"I could never be a country person, sitting around trees trying to write a song. I would rather be in the middle of society, whether it's growing or crumbling."
- Ric Ocasek
(Related: Society, Country, Song, Trees, Trying)

"By reading Huckleberry Finn I felt I was able to justify my act of going into the mountain forest at night and sleeping among the trees with a sense of security which I could never find indoors."
- Kenzaburo Oe
(Related: Act, Night, Reading, Security, Sense, Trees)

"A Poem does not grow by jerks. As trees in Spring produce a new ring of tissue, so does every poet put forth a fresh outlay of stuff at the same season."
- Wilfred Owen
(Related: Spring, Trees)

"Initial feedback we got from people was that Poker could and should be a product in its own right. For us, that was definitely a case of us not seeing the forest for the trees since we are Poker nuts."
- Tim Page
(Related: People, Poker, Right, Trees)

"What the eyes perceive in herbs or stones or trees is not yet a remedy; the eyes see only the dross."
- Paracelsus
(Related: Eyes, Trees)

"Storms make trees take deeper roots."
- Dolly Parton
(Related: Storms, Trees)

"The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune."
- William Penn
(Related: Men, Power, Fortune, Trees)

"Trees, though they are cut and loped, grow up again quickly, but if men are destroyed, it is not easy to get them again."
- Pericles
(Related: Men, Trees)

"Being a woman has only bothered me in climbing trees."
- Frances Perkins
(Related: Being, Trees, Woman)

"Here we grow the flax and grain; here we raise the meat they eat, and the wool to keep them warm; we cut trees to build their houses and firewood to heat their stoves."
- Ernest Poole
(Related: Houses, Trees)

"Actors cannot go on for over running around the trees."
- Rajendra Prasad
(Related: Actors, Running, Trees)

"Your soul is a dark forest. But the trees are of a particular species, they are genealogical trees."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Soul, Trees)

"Votes are like trees, if you are trying to build a forest. If you have more trees than you have forests, then at that point the pollsters will probably say you will win."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Trees, Trying, Will)

"I love New Orleans physically. I love the trees and the balmy air and the beautiful days. I have a beautiful house here."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Love, Trees)

"The only difference between me and others is that they think they can change something with cute little poems, nice cards or embracing trees and being nice to little lapdogs."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Change, Being, Cards, Cute, Difference, Poems, Trees)

"Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I but when the trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing by."
- Christina Rossetti
(Related: Trees, Wind)

"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)

"The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly... music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees."
- Andres Segovia
(Related: Music, Advice, Flowers, Giving, Islands, Ocean, Students, Study, Trees)

"When we distributed the paper and crayons, they were fighting over the blue crayon. Everyone wanted to start with the blue, and that was the water. One drawing shows the trees under water. I was really moved."
- Connie Sellecca
(Related: Fighting, Trees, Water)

"The first day at the power plant I found myself photographing some steam vents on the roof of the structure. And I remember consciously thinking that they were just like trees but they were metal."
- John Sexton
(Related: Power, Day, First, Thinking, Trees)

"Having photographed the landscape for a number of years and specifically working with trees and in the forest I found, without consciously thinking about it, that it was a great learning experience for me in terms of organizing elements."
- John Sexton
(Related: Experience, Learning, Thinking, Trees, Years)

"And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Life, Books, Brooks, Public, Running, Sermons, Trees)

"Fruits are always of the same nature with the seeds and roots from which they come, and trees are known by the fruits they bear: as a man begets a man, and a beast a beast, that society of men which constitutes a government upon the foundation of justice."
- Algernon Sidney
(Related: Government, Men, Nature, Society, Justice, Man, Trees)

"Recognition of this kinship with the rest of the universe is necessary for understanding him, but his essential nature is defined by qualities found nowhere else, not by those he has in common with apes, fishes, trees, fire, or anything other than himself."
- George G. Simpson
(Related: Nature, Fire, Kinship, Rest, Trees, Understanding, Universe)

"Trees are your best antiques."
- Alexander Smith
(Related: Trees)

"But I was also doing odd jobs around Portland, like spreading gravel and transplanting bamboo trees."
- Elliott Smith
(Related: Jobs, Trees)

"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)

"It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Beauty, Quality, Men, Old, Spirit, Trees)

"Trees are Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: Earth, Effort, Heaven, Listening, Trees)

"Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: Earth, Effort, Heaven, Listening, Trees)

"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."
- Mother Teresa
(Related: Nature, God, Friend, Flowers, Moon, Silence, Stars, Sun, Trees)

"Parts like Morse don't grow on trees. He's a great character."
- John Thaw
(Related: Character, Trees)

"Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Life, Men, Trees, Will)

"We can speak without voice to the trees and the clouds and the waves of the sea. Without words they respond through the rustling of leaves and the moving of clouds and the murmuring of the sea."
- Paul Tillich
(Related: Clouds, Sea, Trees, Voice, Words)

"On pavements and the bark of trees I have found whole worlds."
- Mark Tobey
(Related: Trees)

"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)

"I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in heaven."
- Harriet Tubman
(Related: Glory, Gold, Heaven, Sun, Trees)

"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)

"Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them."
- Bill Vaughan
(Related: Names, Trees)

"To a man, ornithologists are tall, slender, and bearded so that they can stand motionless for hours, imitating kindly trees, as they watch for birds."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Birds, Man, Trees)

"I have no neighbours other than animals and Joshua Trees."
- Don Van Vliet
(Related: Animals, Trees)

"Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?"
- Alice Walker
(Related: Dance, Attention, Faces, Trees, Trying)

"In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful."
- Alice Walker
(Related: Nature, Nothing, Trees)

"As well might it be said that, because we are ignorant of the laws by which metals are produced and trees developed, we cannot know anything of the origin of steamships and railways."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: Laws, Trees)

"Legislatures represent people, not acres or trees."
- Earl Warren
(Related: People, Trees)

"I'm a tomboy now. I always wanted to fit in with my brother's group, so I climbed trees and played with lead soldiers. But I'm a woman's woman. I never understood women who don't have woman friends."
- Naomi Watts
(Related: Women, Brother, Friends, Now, Soldiers, Trees, Woman)

"How can a guy climb trees, say Me Tarzan, You Jane, and make a million?"
- Johnny Weissmuller
(Related: Trees)

"I look out of this window and I think this is a cosmos, this is a huge creation, this is one small corner of it. The trees and birds and everything else and I'm part of it. I didn't ask to be put here, I've been lucky in finding myself here."
- Morris West
(Related: Birds, Cosmos, Creation, Trees)

"I photographed rocks and trees and tide pools and nudes and all that stuff for years and years. Until 20 years ago when I found that I could do it in the studio and never have to travel."
- Kim Weston
(Related: Travel, Trees, Years)

"Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?"
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Thoughts, Trees)

"So they all went away from the little log house. The shutters were over the windows, so the little house could not see them go. It stayed there inside the log fence, behind the two big oak trees that in the summertime had made green roofs for Mary and Laura to play under."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
(Related: Oak, Play, Trees, Windows)

"In the long winter evenings he talked to Ma about the Western country. In the West the land was level, and there were no trees. The grass grew thick and high."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
(Related: Country, Land, Trees, Winter)

"Since childhood she had walked the Devon rivers with her father looking for flowers and the nests of birds, passing some rocks and trees as old friends, seeing a Spirit everywhere, gentle in thought to all her eyes beheld."
- Henry Williamson
(Related: Father, Thought, Birds, Childhood, Eyes, Flowers, Friends, Old, Rivers, Spirit, Trees)

"As a kid, I might have been psycho, I guess, but I used to throw golf balls in the trees and try and somehow make par from them. I thought that was fun."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Thought, Fun, Golf, Trees)

"If I have my way, I'm going to dissolve the Forest Service. They're in the business of harvesting trees and they're not harvesting trees, so why have them anymore?"
- Don Young
(Related: Business, Service, Trees)

"Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment."
- Dogen Zenji
(Related: Plants, Practice, Trees, Will)