Quotations on Trees

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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
(Keywords: Effect, Talking, Trees, Will)

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
(Keywords: Nature, Colors, Drama, Fantasy, Mountains, Trees, Wind)

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Books, Trees, Will)

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
(Keywords: Evening, Trees, Vanity)

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
(Keywords: Time, May, Trees, Will)

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
(Keywords: People, Trees, Years)

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
(Keywords: Autumn, Rain, Sky, Trees, Wind)

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
(Keywords: Mind, Self, Sky, Trees, Water)

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
- George Eliot
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Fashion, Rain, Trees, Wind)

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
(Keywords: Events, Plants, Trees, Words)

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

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
(Keywords: Stars, Trees, Wind)

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

If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
- Khalil Gibran
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Country, Trees, Walking)

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

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
(Keywords: Music, Time, Eyes, Sky, Sun, Trees, Windows)

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
(Keywords: Clouds, Light, Trees, Wind)

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
(Keywords: Competition, Trees, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Birds, Chance, Trees, World)

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

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
(Keywords: War, Birds, Land, Living, Nothing, Trees, Trying, Waste)

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
(Keywords: Music, Nature, God, Feet, Fire, Glory, Reading, Sky, Trees, World)

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
(Keywords: Enthusiasm, Now, Songs, Trees, Worship)

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
(Keywords: Day, Heaven, Space, Sun, Traveling, Trees, Wind)

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

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
(Keywords: History, War, Living, Trees, Worship)

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
(Keywords: Society, Country, Song, Trees, Trying)

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

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
(Keywords: Body, Flowers, Impulses, Joy, Mountains, Plants, Present, Suffering, Trees, Water)

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
(Keywords: Fighting, Trees, Water)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Learning, Thinking, Trees, Years)

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
(Keywords: Nature, Fire, Kinship, Rest, Trees, Understanding, Universe)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Clouds, Sea, Trees, Voice, Words)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Books, Mountains, Plants, Rivers, Study, Trees, Water)

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
(Keywords: Dance, Attention, Faces, Trees, Trying)

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
(Keywords: Women, Brother, Friends, Now, Soldiers, Trees, Woman)

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
(Keywords: Travel, Trees, Years)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Country, Land, Trees, Winter)

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

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