Tree quotes

  • Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?' 'Supposing it didn't,' said Pooh after careful thought. Piglet was comforted by this.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Tree #Piglet #Said

  • A tree full of ripened fruits bows down naturally, because of the weight of the fruits and its willingness to make its fruits accessible to others.
    -- A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    #Humility #Tree #Weight

  • Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Spring #Tree #Cherries

  • Behind the man is the Tree of Life, bearing twelve fruits, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is behind the woman; the serpent is twining round it.
    -- A. E. Waite

    #Men #Evil #Tree

  • I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
    -- A.C. Grayling

    #People #Tree #Drug

  • Mischief and malice grow on the same branch of the tree of evil.
    -- Aaron Hill

    #Evil #Tree #Branches

  • When you take a tree that is rooted in the ground, and transfer it from one place to another, the tree will no longer bear fruit. And if it does, the fruit will not be as good as it was in its original place. This is a rule of nature. I think if I had left my country, I would be the same as the tree.
    -- Abbas Kiarostami

    #Country #Thinking #Tree

  • If i get 8 hours to cut a tree i'll spend 7 hours to sharp my knife.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Cutting #Knives #Tree

  • He had so many ways of climbing into the tree house in his head, escaping the madness below, and pulling the ladder up behind him...
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Climbing #Escaping #Tree

  • We know there is gravity because apples fall from trees. We can observe gravity in daily life. If we could throw an apple to the edge of the universe, we would observe it accelerating.
    -- Adam Riess

    #Fall #Apples #Tree

  • Human life and objects and trees vibrate with mysterious meanings, which can be deciphered like cuneiform writing. There exists a meaning, hidden from day to day, but accessible in moments of greatest attentiveness, in those moments when consciousness loves the world.
    -- Adam Zagajewski

    #Writing #Tree #Cuneiform

  • Listen ... With faint dry sound, Like steps of passing ghosts, The leaves, frost-crisp'd, break free from the trees And fall.
    -- Adelaide Crapsey

    #Fall #Tree #Sound

  • The oldOld winds that blewWhen chaos was, what doThey tell the clattered trees that IShould weep?
    -- Adelaide Crapsey

    #Wind #Tree #Chaos

  • I guarantee that the seed you plant in love, not matter how small, will grow into a mighty tree of refuge. We all want a future for ourselves and we must now care enough to create, nurture and secure a future for our children.”
    -- Afeni Shakur

    #Children #Tree #Guarantees

  • When I first made a grid I happened to be thinking of the innocence of trees and then this grid came into my mind and I thought it represented innocence, and I still do, and so I painted it and then I was satisfied. I thought, this is my vision.
    -- Agnes Martin

    #Thinking #Tree #Mind

  • The well-ordered mind knows the value, no less than the charm, of reticence. The fruit of the tree of knowledge ... falls ripe from its stem; but those who have eaten with sobriety find no need to discuss the processes of digestion.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Fall #Sobriety #Tree

  • Censorship is saying: 'I'm the one who says the last sentence. Whatever you say, the conclusion is mine.' But the internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word - even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice. Such power will collapse because of a whisper.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Voice #People #Tree

  • It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint.
    -- Aime Cesaire

    #White #Feet #Tree

  • The tree of life for me is a symbol of abundance and eternal life.
    -- Akiane Kramarik

    #Tree #Abundance #Eternal Life

  • The root of any film project for me is this inner need to express something. What nurtures this root and makes it grow into a tree is the script. What makes the tree bear flowers and fruit is the directing.
    -- Akira Kurosawa

    #Flower #Roots #Tree

  • Plant trees, Lots of trees
    -- Al Gore

    #Tree #Humanity #Plant

  • At my home in the southwest of France, I grow oak, hazel, and lemon trees in my backyard.
    -- Alain Ducasse

    #Home #Tree #Backyards

  • To our human minds, computers behave less like rocks and trees than they do like humans, so we unconsciously treat them like people.... In other words, humans have special instincts that tell them how to behave around other sentient beings, and as soon as any object exhibits sufficient cognitive function, those instincts kick in and we react as though we were interacting with another sentient human being.
    -- Alan Cooper

    #Rocks #People #Tree

  • We're all nothing but unified arrangements of atoms and particles, drifting around, enjoying consciousness every now and then for a second or so before splitting up to become bits and pieces of trees and stars and french fries.
    -- Alan Dean Foster

    #Stars #Tree #Splitting Up

  • When I draw something, I try to build some kind of history into it. Drawing an object that has a certain amount of wear and tear or rust; or a tree that is damaged. I love trying to render not just the object, but what it has been through.
    -- Alan Lee

    #Drawing #Tree #Tears

  • I spend as much time as I can sketching from nature, Dartmoor contains such a rich variety of landscape, as many boulders, foaming rivers and twisted trees as my heart could ever desire. . . . When I look into a river, I feel I could spend a whole lifetime just painting that river.
    -- Alan Lee

    #Heart #Rivers #Tree

  • To draw a tree, to pay such close attention to every aspect of a tree, is an act of reverence not only toward the tree, and toward the earth itself, but also our human connection to it. This is one of the magical things about drawing -- it gives us almost visionary moments of connectedness.
    -- Alan Lee

    #Drawing #Giving #Tree

  • Obey God in all things today! Drive out the enemy! Lay the ax to the root of the tree, and the capacity for Jesus Christ will be increased tomorrow.
    -- Alan Redpath

    #Jesus #Roots #Tree

  • For every individual is a unique manifestation of the Whole, as every branch is a particular outreaching of the tree. To manifest individuality, every branch must have a sensitive connection with the tree, just as our independently moving and differentiated fingers must have a sensitive connection with the whole body. The point, which can hardly be repeated too often, is that differentiation is not separation.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Moving #Unique #Tree

  • Trees and soils can absorb carbon dioxide released by fossil fuel burning. It would be great to subsidize responsible farmers and forest managers.
    -- Alana Beard

    #Tree #Would Be #Burning

  • At that time, I often thought that if I had had to live in the trunk of a dead tree, with nothing to do but look up at the sky flowing overhead, little by little I would have gotten used to it.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Sky #Tree #Looks

  • Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us; our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Death #Children #Tree

  • I have not eaten enough of the tree of knowledge, though in my profession I am obligated to feed on it regularly.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Memorable #Tree #Enough

  • Stand still. The trees ahead and bush beside you are not lost.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Tree #Lost #Stills

  • Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Beautiful #Tree #World

  • Our age is bent on trying to make the barren tree of skepticism fruitful by tying the fruits of truth on its branches.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Tree #Age #Trying

  • Plant no tree sooner than the vine.
    -- Alcaeus

    #Tree #Vines #Plant

  • When some remote ancestor of ours invented the shovel, he became a giver: He could plant a tree. And when the axe was invented, he became a taker: He could chop it down. Whoever owns land has thus assumed, whether he knows it or not, the divine functions of creating and destroying plants.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Land #Creating #Tree

  • Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know how. To plant a pine, for example, one need be neither god nor poet; one need only own a shovel. By virtue of this curious loophole in the rules, any clodhopper may say: Let there be a tree - and there will be one.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Tree #May #Example

  • The wind that makes music in November corn is in a hurry. The stalks hum, the loose husks whisk skyward in half-playing swirls, and the wind hurries on.... A tree tries to argue, bare limbs waving, but there is no detaining the wind.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Fall #Wind #Tree

  • The hopeless hope is one of the early harbingers of spring, bespeaking an innocent belief that the world might right its wrongs and reverse its curses simply because the trees are coming into leaf.
    -- Aleksandar Hemon

    #Spring #Tree #World

  • A forest doesn't weep over one tree.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Tree #Forests

  • Money doesn't grow on trees but it does hang out in lakes
    -- Alex Gaskarth

    #Lakes #Tree #Doe

  • In analysing complicated variations one must examine each branch of the tree once and once only.
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Tree #Analysis #Variation

  • As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Tree #Twigs #Bent

  • Give me again my hollow tree A crust of bread, and liberty!
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Giving #Tree #Liberty

  • A tree is a nobler object than a prince in his coronation-robes.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Nature #Tree #Robes

  • A pear-tree planted nigh: 'Twas charg'd with fruit that made a goodly show, And hung with dangling pears was every bough.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Tree #Fruit #Pears

  • A man does not plant a tree for himself; he plants it for posterity.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Men #Tree #Doe

  • Trees are your best antiques
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Tree #Antiques #Environment

  • It is not the tree that forsakes the flower, but the flower that forsakes the tree.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Flower #Tree

  • Though my verse but roam the air And murmur in the trees, You may discern a purpose there, As in music of the bees.
    -- Alfred Austin

    #Air #Poetry #Tree

  • 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

    #Law #Tree #Ignorant

  • People hide their truest nature. I understood that; I even applauded it. What sort of world would it be if people bled all over the sidewalks, if they wept under trees, smacked whomever they despised, kissed strangers, revealed themselves?
    -- Alice Hoffman

    #People #Tree #World

  • He beat me like he beat the children. Cept he don't never hardly beat them. He say, Celie, git the belt. The children be outside the room peeking through the cracks. It all I can do not to cry. I make myself wood. I say to myself, Celie, you a tree. That's how come I know trees fear man.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Children #Men #Tree

  • When the ax came into the forest the trees said the handle is one of us.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Funny #Tree #Forests

  • When I was 18 years old I went to Shakespeare Company, the school, and I wrote a poem about my leaves - I felt like a tree that had no leaves. That is the life at 18.
    -- Alicia Silverstone

    #School #Years #Tree

  • Ineffective or weak brain connections are pruned in much the same way a gardener would prune a tree or bush, giving the plant a desired shape,
    -- Alison Gopnik

    #Giving #Tree #Brain

  • I do not expect anyone will ever have the opportunity of constructing another course like Cypress Point, as I do not suppose anywhere in the world is there such a glorious combination of rocky coast, sand dunes, pine woods and cypress trees.
    -- Alister MacKenzie

    #Opportunity #Tree #World

  • 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

    #Character #Play #Tree

  • Riven and torn with cannon-shot, the trunks of the trees protruded bunches of splinters like hands, the fingers above the wound interlacing with those below.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Hands #Tree #Splinters

  • Spring beckons! All things to the call respond; the trees are leaving and cashiers abscond.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Spring #Tree #Leaving

  • A statesman who shakes the fruit trees of his neighbors - to dislodge the worms.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Tree #Culture #Fruit

  • You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky.
    -- Amelia Earhart

    #Airplane #Sky #Tree

  • Enquire: 'Who am I?' and you will find the answer. Look at a tree: from one seed arises a huge tree; from it comes numerous seeds, each one of which in its turn grows into a tree. No two fruits are alike. Yet it is one life that throbs in every particle of the tree. So, it is the same Atman everywhere.
    -- Anandamayi Ma

    #Two #Tree #Soul

  • The sun doesn't just hang on one family's tree
    -- Anchee Min

    #Tree #Sun

  • That's what it's like when people have crawled very high up in a tree, then they sometimes need help to get down with ladders and ropes and other instruments.
    -- Anders Fogh Rasmussen

    #People #Tree #Needs

  • Forests may be gorgeous but there is nothing more alive than a tree that learns how to grow in a cemetery.
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Inspirational #Tree #Poetry

  • If a tree fell in the forest, and you were the only one there to hear it; if its fall to the ground didn’t make a sound, would you panic in fear that you didn’t exist, or would you bask in the bliss of your nothingness?
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Fall #Tree #Sound

  • How vainly men themselves amaze To win the palm, the oak, or bays; And their uncessant labours see Crown'd from some single herb or tree. Whose short and narrow verged shade Does prudently their toils upbraid; While all flow'rs and all trees do close To weave the garlands of repose.
    -- Andrew Marvell

    #Winning #Men #Tree

  • Annihilating all that's made, To a green thought in a green shade.
    -- Andrew Marvell

    #Tree #Green #Shade

  • How vainly men themselves amaze, / To win the palm, the oak, or bays; / And their incessant labours see / Crowned from some single herb or tree.
    -- Andrew Marvell

    #Winning #Men #Tree

  • It is ourselves that we must spread under Christ's feet, not coats nor lifeless branches or shoots of trees...
    -- Andrew of Crete

    #Feet #Tree #Coats

  • With watercolour, you can pick up the atmosphere, the temperature, the sound of snow shifting through the trees or over the ice of a small pond or against a windowpane. Watercolour perfectly expresses the free side of my nature.
    -- Andrew Wyeth

    #Ice #Snow #Tree

  • Often I'll go outside and just place my hands on the soil, even if there's no work to do on it. When I am filled with worries, I do that and I can feel the energy of the mountains and of the trees.
    -- Andy Couturier

    #Hands #Worry #Tree

  • A chance, as a coach, to take a team to the World Cup finals is probably as high up the tree as it gets, certainly with one-day cricket.
    -- Andy Pick

    #Team #Tree #One Day

  • The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature. If some of our great decorated trees had been grown in a remote forest area with lights that came on every evening as it grew dark, the whole world would come to look at them and marvel at the mystery of their great beauty.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Dark #Light #Tree

  • A tree is such a rich metaphor in a million beautiful ways. You can consider a tree growing and consider its connectedness to all things above and under the ground.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Beautiful #Tree #Way

  • No matter how far back you cut a willow tree, it will never really die.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Cutting #Tree #Matter

  • Liberals are more upset when a tree is chopped down than when a child is aborted.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Children #Tree #Upset

  • We are aware only of the empty space in the forest, which only yesterday was filled with trees.
    -- Anna Freud

    #Yesterday #Space #Tree

  • We see our sins reflected everywhere: in the pallor of our intimates’ faces, in the scratching of tree branches against windows, in the strange movements of everyday objects. These may be messages from God or tricks of the eye, but in neither case are we permitted to ignore them.
    -- Anna Godbersen

    #Eye #Tree #Everyday

  • The first place that I can well remember was a large pleasant meadow with a pond clear water in it. Some shady trees leaned over it, and rushes and water-lilies grew at the deep end.
    -- Anna Sewell

    #Book #Water #Tree

  • My troubles are all over, and I am at home; and often before I am quite awake, I fancy I am still in the orchard at Birtwick, standing with my friends under the apple trees.
    -- Anna Sewell

    #Home #Apples #Tree

  • When I stepped away from the white pine, I had the definite feeling that we had exchanged some form of life energy. ... Clearly white pines and I are on the same wavelength. What I give back to the trees I cannot imagine. I hope they receive something, because trees are among my closest friends.
    -- Anne LaBastille

    #White #Giving #Tree

  • I didn't need to understand the hypostatic unity of the Trinity; I just needed to turn my life over to whoever came up with redwood trees.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Tree #Unity #Needs

  • Trees for example, carry the memory of rainfal. In their rings we read ancient weather - storms, sunlight and temperatures, the growing seasons of centuries. A forest shares a history which each tree remembers even after it has been felled.
    -- Anne Michaels

    #Memories #Weather #Tree

  • I am a frayed and nibbled survivor in a fallen world, and I am getting along. I am aging and eaten and have done my share of eating too. I am not washed and beautiful, in control of a shining world in which everything fits, but instead am wondering awed about on a splintered wreck I've come to care for, whose gnawed trees breathe a delicate air, whose bloodied and scarred creatures are my dearest companions, and whose beauty bats and shines not in its imperfections but overwhelmingly in spite of them...
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Beautiful #Air #Tree

  • Blessed tree and blessed birds, that were to be neither saved nor damned.
    -- Anthony Burgess

    #Blessed #Bird #Tree

  • It didn't matter if I got bitten by a dog or I ripped my pants on the fence post or I poked myself in the eye with a tree branch that I was crawling over, it was all about the shortcut. My whole life I took the shortcut, and I ended up lost.
    -- Anthony Kiedis

    #Dog #Eye #Tree

  • The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Winning #Sky #Tree

  • Life always bursts the boundaries of formulas. Defeat may prove to have been the only path to resurrection, despite its ugliness. I take it for granted that to create a tree I condemn a seed to rot. If the first act of resistance comes too late it is doomed to defeat. But it is, nevertheless, the awakening of resistance. Life may grow from it as from a seed.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Tree #Too Late #May

  • You do not explain the tree by telling of the water it has drunk, the minerals it has absorbed, and the sunlight that strengthened it.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Water #Drunk #Tree

  • The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Winning #Sky #Tree

  • Do you see that tree? It is dead but it still sways in the wind with the others. I think it would be like that with me. That if I died I would still be part of life in one way or another.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Thinking #Wind #Tree

  • Behold the crucifix; what does it symbolize? Pallid incompetence hanging on a tree.
    -- Anton Szandor LaVey

    #Tree #Doe #Hanging On

  • Native ability without education is like a tree without fruit.
    -- Aristippus

    #Education #Tree #Fruit

  • I wanted to create comics as soon as a I learned humans were behind them, that they were not natural phenomena like trees and boulders.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Tree #Boulders #Natural

  • The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less.
    -- Arthur Miller

    #Apples #Tree #Stuck

  • Yeah, the whole 'One Tree Hill' experience made me realize I wanna write, and produce, and direct as well as act. I'm interested in all facets of the industry.
    -- Ashley Rickards

    #Writing #Tree #Hills