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Gardens Quotes

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Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens
reflect the kind of care they get.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
- Khalil Gibran

Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh,
how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.
- Rudyard Kipling

I don't like formal gardens.
I like wild nature.
It's just the wilderness instinct in me,
I guess.
- Walt Disney

 

How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking
for gardens and gardening.
- Alexander Smith

Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
- Marianne Moore

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

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In Japanese houses the interior melts into the gardens of the outside world.
- Stephen Gardiner

Happiness grows at our own firesides,
and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
- Douglas William Jerrold

People's backyards are much more interesting than their front gardens,
and houses that back on to railways are public benefactors.
- John Betjeman

No doubt these rocky islands have suggested the idea worked out in gardens,
and they have been well imitated.
- Robert Fortune

My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white,
In the gardens of the night.
- Robert Bridges

These gardens may be called the gardens of the respectable working classes.
- Robert Fortune

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

We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time:
How much is enough?
- Wendell Berry

The most lasting and pure gladness comes to me from my gardens.
- Lillie Langtry

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

The devout have laid out gardens in the desert.
- Robert Duncan

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

Hedge-hogs abound in my gardens and fields.
- Gilbert White

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

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

It is better to be in chains with friends,
than to be in a garden with strangers.
- Persian Proverb

Go forth, and play joyfully in the garden of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yesterday is like a dung heap;
you can complain about the smell,
or you can use it to fertilize tomorrow's garden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A single rose can be my garden...
a single friend, my world.
- Leo Buscaglia

Thy Return is as another Sun to Heaven;
a new Rose blooming in the Garden of the Soul.
- Omar Khayyam

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth,
and no culture comparable to that of the garden.
- Thomas Jefferson

A good garden may have some weeds.
- Thomas Fuller

A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.
- Robert Southey

The weeds keep multiplying in our garden,
which is our mind ruled by fear.
Rip them out and call them by name.
- Sylvia Browne

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.
- Michael Pollan

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

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

A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious
with a feeling of serenity and joy.
- Luis Barragan

What's a butterfly garden without butterflies?
- Roy Rogers

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
- Alfred Austin

Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.
- Dixie Lee Ray

In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.
- Alice Walker

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

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

Garden as though you will live forever.
- William Kent

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
- Orson Scott Card

I live alone, with cats, books, pictures,
fresh vegetables to cook, the garden,
the hens to feed.
- Jeanette Winterson

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

Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.
- William Cowper

To dwell is to garden.
- Martin Heidegger

The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior
and the land beyond the garden.
- Stephen Gardiner

God Almighty first planted a garden.
And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
- Francis Bacon

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without
having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
- Douglas Adams

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

It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose,
and the eyes will take care of themselves.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.
- Jean Anouilh

Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.
- Alfred Austin

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers
where I can walk undisturbed.
- Walt Whitman

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

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

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse,
a party, a company by the way, a counselor,
a multitude of counselors.
- Charles Baudelaire

I have a tree man coming to trim the jacaranda in my front garden.
- Moon Unit Zappa

I travel the garden of music, thru inspiration.
It's a large, very large garden, seen?
- Peter Tosh

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

Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe
get so boring that eating the apple was justified?
- Chuck Palahniuk


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