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" I have an armchair interest in gardening, but I don't like to get my knees dirty. I don't have a garden. "
" 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. "
" I write hate lyrics really well. It's not every day you can use them, really. "
" I have a very strange relationship in general with women around my music. There's some that understand it and some that think there should be a law against it. "
" 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. "
" I like solitary pursuits, such as reading or pottering about in the garden. "
" I need my friends, I need my house, I need my garden. "
" A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule. "
" 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. "
" I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds. "
" I don't feel I'm thrown around by the winds of taste and fashion. "
" I do the gardening. "
" Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers. "
" The big problem with songwriting for me is starting a new song. It's the thing where all the anguish exists, not in the writing of the song, but the starting of the new song. What do I write about? I never know. "
" Exercise your creative muscles all the time, either through classes or through other artistic avenues like painting or dancing or even gardening, staying active and being creative so that when opportunities do come up, you are in a position to take advantage of them. "
" I'm really into gardening. "
" The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly. "
" At school I was an anti-magnet for women. "
" Do you know that charming part of our country which has been called the garden of France - that spot where, amid verdant plains watered by wide streams, one inhales the purest air of heaven? "
Alfred de Vigny
" We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest. "
" Very early, I thought I would go into music, but I was aware that it would bring a set of obstacles I didn't find particularly attractive. Also, I'm not a great performer! For a while, I thought I would do something in landscape gardening. But it was always fashion for me. "
" 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. "
" A brier rose whose buds yield fragrant harvest for the honey bee. "
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
" I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music. "
" My hobbies are cooking and gardening, especially growing orchids. I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea, and I also enjoy tennis. We have 3 cats. "
" There's an element to songwriting that I can't explain, that comes from somewhere else. I can't explain that dividing line between nothing and something that happens within a song, where you have absolutely nothing, and then suddenly you have something. It's like the origin of the universe. "
" Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There's immense happiness that can come from working towards that. "
" I've come to recognize what I call my 'inside interests.' Telling stories. And helping people tell their stories is a sort of interpersonal gardening. My work at NBC News was to report the news, but in hindsight, I often tried to look for some insight to share that might spark a moment of recognition in a viewer. "
" Most of the time, feelings just seem to get in the way. They're a luxury for the idle, a bourgeois concept. Feelings are overrated. "
" Cooking, decorating, diet/self-help and gardening books are guilty pleasures and useful time fillers. "
" If I'm hanging around too much, my wife and kids say, 'Hey, why don't you go downstairs and start a new novel?' "