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" I need my friends, I need my house, I need my garden. "
" You can't please all the people all the time. "
" I enjoy painting, cutting the lawn and working in the garden when I have time. That's therapy for me. I enjoy working with my hands. "
" 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
" The profession I have keeps dragging me into drama and taking me away from baking, flowering and gardening. "
" 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
" I like gardening - it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself. "
" In search of my mother's garden, I found my own. "
" 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. "
" Somebody informed me recently that the key to every art, from writing to gardening to sculpture, is creativity. I beg to differ. "
Roy Blount, Jr.
" Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers. "
" My hobby is gardening, I love it, it's my main hobby. I like being at home and I'm very happy being in my house, I love cooking. "
" 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
" 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
" It makes me feel resilient when you tackle different things. "
" If I don't believe in a role, I can't pull it off. "
" Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow. "
Zora Neale Hurston
" God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. "
" 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. "
" Cooking, decorating, diet/self-help and gardening books are guilty pleasures and useful time fillers. "
" 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. "
" If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine. "
" Gardening has just sort of grown on me. I find it therapeutic. And I like smelly things. "
" I'm not surfing much anymore, but I love hiking and gardening, and I'm always wearing a hat and sunblock. "
" 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. "
" All gardening is landscape painting. "
" I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs. "
" A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy. "
" From plants that wake when others sleep, from timid jasmine buds that keep their odour to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about. "
" Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors. "
Oscar de la Renta
" 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. "