Quotations on Garden

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I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Home, Heart, Earth, Garden, Mind, Sky)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Content, Garden, Nothing, World)

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
(Keywords: Nature, Soul, Heart, Body, Garden, Glory, Sun)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Garden, Struggle, Wonder)

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

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

I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.
- Robert Bridges
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Experience, Time, Garden, Now, Will)

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

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
- Leo Buscaglia
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Family, Life, Thought, Opportunity, Garden, Man, Will)

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
(Keywords: People, Dogs, Garden, Now)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Nature, Garden, Human nature, Living, Roses, Today, Windows)

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

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

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
(Keywords: Garden, Listening, Nothing, Thinking, Weather)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Fairies, Garden, May, Respect)

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
(Keywords: Friend, Film, First, Garden, Years)

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
(Keywords: Thought, Idea, Dawn, Garden, May, Reverie)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Collaboration, Garden, Gardens)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Creation, Garden, Insult, Taste, Temperance, Wickedness)

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

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

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
(Keywords: Funny, Conflict, Garden, Want)

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
(Keywords: Garden, Play, Will, Wrong)

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

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

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

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
(Keywords: Trust, Garden, Patience)

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
(Keywords: People, Dance, Christmas, Garden, Jokes, Want)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Feeling, Garden, World)

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



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