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" God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. "
" Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order. "
" If a tree dies, plant another in its place. "
" In the world at large, people are rewarded or punished in ways that are often utterly random. In the garden, cause and effect, labor and reward, are re-coupled. Gardening makes sense in a senseless world. By extension, then, the more gardens in the world, the more justice, the more sense is created. "
" I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess. "
" I think in the same way when I'm cooking, when I'm gardening, when I'm choosing fabrics. It's a way of living. "
Dries van Noten
" Garden as though you will live forever. "
" Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice. "
" Because I am really interested in gardening, I do really interesting plants, not even always flowers. And because I have grown them, I really know them like friends. I paint everything from exotic orchids to rosehips growing wild in a hedge. They just have to speak to me. "
" I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton. "
" The great end of life is not knowledge but action. "
" I adore gardening and plan to take it up properly when I have a bit more time on my hands. Until then, I love pottering in garden centres. I'm totally low maintenance. I don't ask for fancy plants, just basic, long-lasting shrubs that look nice. But I am particular about flowers. "
" I find myself listening to Talk Talk on repeat while I'm doing gardening in upstate New York. Their music is so languid, and I just love his voice. "
" Without doubt, without hesitation, I choose gardening over the gym. I can't stand going to the gym. It doesn't appeal to me at all. Give me gardening every time. "
" He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. "
" Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse. "
" Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much. "
" I need my friends, I need my house, I need my garden. "
" By indignities men come to dignities. "
" Rebellions of the belly are the worst. "
" Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men. "
" Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses. "
" Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. "
" Living in New York after 14 years, I'm such an outdoors kind of person. I love gardening and building things. I like restoring old furniture. "
" The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway. "
" Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. "
" Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion. "
" Perhaps the CDC should quit spending money on things like jazzercise, urban gardening, and massage therapy and direct that money to where it's appropriate in protecting the health of the American people. "
" It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn. "
B. C. Forbes
" I love planting. I love digging holes, putting plants in, tapping them in. And I love weeding, but I don't like tidying up the garden afterwards. "
" I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds. "