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" I got a little house in East L.A. and did the gardening. I was doing some acting here and there, doing my own thing... getting back to reality. "
" The profession I have keeps dragging me into drama and taking me away from baking, flowering and gardening. "
" My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society. "
" Rock 'n' Roll, no roses or gardening. "
" I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation. "
" I'm really into gardening. "
" My daughter's the greatest thing that's happened to me in my life and she turned me into a more responsible man, as opposed to just someone who's a perpetual teenager, thinking you're a man when you're not. "
" If your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life. "
" Bipolar disorder, manic depression, depression, black dog, whatever you want to call it, is inherent in our society. It's a product of stress and in my case over-work. "
" I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs. "
" The English may love gardening and fishing, but they have never struck me as being close to nature. Their way of expression is 'the hollyhocks are awfully good' sort of thing, all done in very good taste. The savagery of nature is something they don't dwell upon. "
" 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
" I still love farming and gardening and things like that in the summertime. "
" I like solitary pursuits, such as reading or pottering about in the garden. "
" If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine. "
" When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us. "
" A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant - rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance - but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself. "
Roberto Burle Marx
" Clarity is the most important thing. I can compare clarity to pruning in gardening. You know, you need to be clear. If you are not clear, nothing is going to happen. You have to be clear. Then you have to be confident about your vision. And after that, you just have to put a lot of work in. "
Diane von Furstenberg
" In many ways, theatre is more rewarding for a writer. I used to think it was like painting a wall - that when the play is finished, it's done - but now I realise it's more like gardening; you plant the thing, then you have to constantly tend it. You're part of a thing that's living. "
" 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
" Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. "
" The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly. "
" My extravagance is my garden - it's the first thing I look at every morning when I wake up. It gives me so much pleasure. "
" It's good to play 100 per cent live - no tricks, no samples, no messing about. "
" Men look like pandas when they try and put make-up on. "
" I need my friends, I need my house, I need my garden. "
" I'm mad about gardening. I have an allotment on the other side of Hampstead Heath, and I keep three hens in my garden. "
" If you make a mistake, you should enjoy it. "
" 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
" I could happily lean on a gate all the livelong day, chatting to passers-by about the wind and the rain. I do a lot of gate-leaning while I am supposed to be gardening; instead of hoeing, I lean on the gate, stare at the vegetable beds and ponder. "
" I put quite a few trees in last autumn. A lot of silver birch and a couple of native trees - just generally doing gardening, putting plants in and hedges in. It takes quite a lot of time and I love it. "