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" There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder. "
" I like to encourage people interested in gardening or planting to begin with a simple herb garden. Even if you live in a small apartment, you can have some herb pots. "
" I don't see my artist friends as any more neurotic or addiction-prone than the others. The roommates I have had who were into triathlons or environmentalism were just as crazy as the poets, just as prone to tears over gardening or air conditioners, just as ready to kite a cheque or binge on cookie dough. "
" 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. "
" 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 don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess. "
" The most lasting and pure gladness comes to me from my gardens. "
" There is some risk to increase birth defects if you do a lot of outdoor gardening when you are pregnant. That can increase rates of toxoplasmosis. "
" 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
" 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. "
" No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. "
" I am so longing to be domestic,, cooking stew, gardening, hopefully having some children, painting, sitting still in one place. "
" 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. "
" Well I do find the beauty in animals. I find beauty everywhere. I find beauty in my garden. "
" Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers. "
" I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds. "
" I need my friends, I need my house, I need my garden. "
" And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. "
" But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings - then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life. "
" Gardening gloves are for sissies. I always have dirt under my nails. "
" I have an armchair interest in gardening, but I don't like to get my knees dirty. I don't have a garden. "
" 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. "
" If a tree dies, plant another in its place. "
" You have to get up and plant the seed and see if it grows, but you can't just wait around, you have to water it and take care of it. "
" I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds. "
" My life is gardening, cleaning around the house and power washing. "
J. B. Smoove
" I've never really understood the criticism that climbing is inherently selfish, since it could equally be argued about virtually any other hobby or sport. Is gardening selfish? "
" A generation before, it had been sagebrush and coyotes; a generation later, it was a burgeoning movie town. But for that brief idyllic time in 1910, Hollywood looked like the perfect place for a successful writer to settle down, build his dream house, and maybe do some gardening. "
" Software is like gardening - one day I'll go behind the shed and clean up. But if nobody ever goes there, does it matter a lot? "
" Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? "
" The space and light up there in Norfolk is wonderfully peaceful. I find myself doing funny things like gardening, and cooking, which I rarely do in London. "