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"We believe that we know something about the things themselves when we speak of trees, colors, snow, and flowers; and yet we possess nothing but metaphors for things - metaphors which correspond in no way to the original entities." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Trees sprout up just about everywhere in computer science..." - Donald Knuth

"Those trees seem to grow every year..." - Peter Alliss

"He's as old as some trees." - Pat Burns

"Those who plant trees plant hope." - Lucy Larcom

"Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees." - Karle Wilson Baker

"Trees give peace to the souls of men." - Nora Waln

"Some family trees bear an enormous crop of nuts." - Wayne Huizenga

"When neither high purpose nor the categorical imperatives of religion will do, the only argument against suicide is life itself. You pause and attend: the heart beats in your chest; outside, the trees are thick with new leaves, a swallow dips over them, the light moves, people are going about their business." - Al Alvarez

"If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down." - Jack Handey

"You can't write poems about trees when the woods are full of policemen." - Bertolt Brecht

"It's about time trees were good for something, instead of just standing there like jerks!" - Homer

"If lightning is the anger of the gods, then the gods are concerned mostly about trees." - Laozi

"I was thinking, while I was running..." He paused. "About not hitting the trees, I hope." - Stephenie Meyer

"Plant trees, Lots of trees" - Al Gore

"Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I'm talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. I've hugged trees in every part of this little island." - Gerry Adams

"Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide. Now, of my threescore years and ten, Twenty will not come again, And take from seventy springs a score, It only leaves me fifty more. And since to look at things in bloom Fifty springs are little room, About the woodlands I will go To see the cherry hung with snow." - A E Housman

"You don't dream about angles and surfaces and so on. You dream about women, bread, smokes and trees." - Jean Helion

"When we were in the woods beyond Gowbarrow Park we saw a few daffodils close to the waterside. But as we went along there were more and yet more and at last under the boughs of the trees, we saw that there was a long belt of them along the shore, about the breadth of a county turnpike toad. I never saw daffodils so beautiful. They grew about the mossy stones about and about them, some rested their heads upon these stones as on a pillow for weariness and the rest tossed and reeled and danced and seemed as if they verily laughed with the wind that blew upon them over the lake." - Dorothy Wordsworth

"Nothing has ever been said about God that hasn't already been said better by the wind in the pine trees." - Thomas Merton

"I don't know why women are so mad about flowers. Personally, they leave me cold. I prefer trees." - Sue Townsend

"I realise there's something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they're experts at letting things go." - Jeffrey McDaniel

"Josh speculated about the hypothetical contents of an imaginary porn magazine for intelligent trees that would be entitled Enthouse." - Lev Grossman

"I don't know, maybe I made it up. Anyway, it's an arbo-tree-ist, somebody who knows about trees." - George W Bush

"A great thing about these trees is that they are excellent for cleaning, both groundwater, and of course, air." - Mike Lowry

"To know something about trees-about even one tree-is to know something profound about the nature of the world and our place in it." - Gerald Jonas

"Leaves become most beautiful when they're about to die When they're about to fall from trees When they're about to dry" - Regina Spektor

"About five years ago, the courses we run in the Field Trials were 52 percent timber. The hawks live in trees, and the quail nest on the ground. Since then we've trimmed back about 1,200 acres of trees to get it closer to the ideal course ratio of 25 percent trees/75 percent open ground." - Rick Carlisle

"Trees have a curious relationship to the subject of the present moment. There are many created things in the universe that outlive us, that outlive the sun, even, but I can't think about them. I live with trees." - Annie Dillard

"Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love - that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one's very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." - George Eliot

"What kind of times are they, when A talk about trees is almost a crime Because it implies silence about so many horrors?" - Bertolt Brecht

"Running a ball club is like raising kids who fall out of trees." - Tom Trebelhorn

"This feels good, being back in Michigan... You know, the trees are the right height." - Mitt Romney

"Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees." - Faith Baldwin

"Jolly boating weather, And a hay harvest breeze, Blade on the feather, Shade off the trees." - William Johnson Cory

"I wish it grew on trees, but it takes hard work to make money." - Jim Cramer

"Only in dreams of spring Shall I ever see again The flowering of my cherry trees." - Frances Hodgson Burnett

"From all these trees, in the salads, the soup, everywhere, cherry blossoms fall." - Matsuo Basho

"Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough." - A E Housman

"Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year." - Backseat Goodbye

"If I had cleared the trees and drove the green, it would've been a great shot." - Sam Snead

"Trees cause pollution." - Ronald Reagan

"Trees indeed have hearts." - Henry David Thoreau

"Caddy smelled like trees." - William Faulkner

"Good morrow, fair ones; pray you, if you know, Where in the purlieus of this forest stands A sheep-cote fenc'd about with olive trees?" - William Shakespeare

"Ask the dust on the road! Ask the Joshua trees standing alone where the Mojave begins. Ask them about Camilla Lopez, and they will whisper her name." - John Fante

"I wonder about the trees. Why do we wish to bear Forever the noise of these More than another noise So close to our dwelling place?" - Robert Frost

"The trees encountered on a country stroll Reveal a lot about that country's soul ... A culture is no better than its woods." - W H Auden

"If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." - Jack Handey

"The storm that bends the birch trees Is held to be violent But how about the storm That bends the backs of the roadworkers?" - Bertolt Brecht

"When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious." - Edna O'Brien

"I talk to trees and animals. We have interesting conversations about food, weather, and love. They sometimes can predict the future." - Shan Sa

"On the environmental front there's concern about global warming and high levels of carbon dioxide, and trees take in CO2 and store carbon." - Clive Anderson

"It's hard to talk about it without sounding like a hippie. But trees are really inspiring to me. They're like the masters of the earth." - King Tuff

"There is something so perfect about the mountains and the lake and the trees... sometimes I want to tear it all to pieces." - Georgia O'Keeffe

"For centuries, building materials were free. You want to build a house, you cut down some trees. But we haven't been thinking about the cost to the planet." - Dan Phillips

"What's all this whining about the environment? They're always talking about 'stop the clearcuts.' I mean do the math people. If we were out of trees then we wouldn't have any clearcuts to be complaining about now would we?" - George W Bush

"Maple-trees are the cows of trees (spring-milked)." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Lots and lots of trees together, equals big trees!" - Zac Hanson

"Its not about learning to trust. Its about learning what it is I place my trust in and why. Its like learning to see the forest for the trees. You cannot see the forest for the trees unless you are outside the forest." - Bashar al-Assad

"The boughs of no two trees ever have the same arrangement. Nature always produces individuals; She never produces classes." - Lydia M Child

"What is paradise, but, a garden, an orchard of trees and herbs, full of pleasure and nothing there but delights." - William Lawson

"I never before knew the full value of trees. Under them I breakfast, dine, write, read and receive my company." - Thomas Jefferson

"I speak for the trees!" - Dr. Seuss

"Trees are your best antiques" - Alexander Smith

"Shirts don't grow on trees." - Joe Teti

"A brotherhood of venerable trees." - William Wordsworth

"Even monkeys fall from trees." - Chris Bradford

"Money doesn't grow on trees." - Proverbs

"Trees are your best antiques." - Alexander Smith

"Al Gore announced he is finishing up a new book about global warming and the environment. Yeah, the first chapter talks about how you shouldn't chop down trees to make a book that no one will read." - Conan O'Brien

"I realized I was tired of singing about trees and flowers. I wanted to sing about real life. From then on, nobody could tell me anything was better than blues." - Robert Cray

"I hate having to do small talk. I'd rather talk about deep subjects. I'd rather talk about meditation, or the world, or the trees or animals, than small, inane, you know, banter." - Ellen Degeneres

"Listen. The trees in this story are stirring, trembling, readjusting themselves. A breeze is coming in gusts off the sea, and it is almost as if the trees know, in their restlessness, in their head-tossing impatience, that something is about to happen." - Maggie O'Farrell

"Only something as insane as human beings would ever asked themselves if 'I'm good.' You don't find oak trees having existential crisis. 'I feel so rotten about myself. I don't produce as much acorns as the one next to me.'" - Adyashanti

"Life is miraculous, even when it's disastrous, it's still incredible, I'm fascinated with everything, life is fascinating, I'm fascinated by trees and dogs, but no one wants to hear me talk about it." - Chris Martin

"I tell people that I represent the district with a third of the California coast, the biggest trees in the world, some of the best wine grapes in the world, and about 60 percent of the marijuana produced in America." - Jared Huffman

"I watched the sheets breathe when she breathed, like how Dad used to say that trees inhale when people exhale, because I was too young to understand the truth about biological processes." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"It wasn't until I lived in the countryside that I began to understand the life of the countryside and the people in it and trees and water. Just learning about water is an education for a city person." - Grace Paley

"No Christian assumes the Jews are right about everything, but they knew God during tens of centuries during which my ancestors were worshiping trees and eating each other, so when they talk, I listen." - Stephen Graham

"You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and watercraft; a certain free-margin, and even vagueness - ignorance, credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things." - Walt Whitman

"You must not know too much, or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and water-craft; a certain free margin, and even vagueness - perhaps ignorance, credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things..." - Walt Whitman

"The graveyard is about fifty by a hundred yards inside a wire fence. There are almost no trees in it: a lemon verbena and a small magnolia; it is all red clay and very few weeds." - James Agee

"In Mrs. Swinton's garden, it was always summer. The lovely almond trees stood about it in perpetual leaf. Monica Swinton plucked a saffron-colored rose and showed it to David." - Brian Aldiss

"You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and watercraft; a certain free-margin , or even vagueness - ignorance, credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things." - Walt Whitman

"A great book is a homing device For navigating paradise. A good book somehow makes you care About the comfort of a chair. A bad book owes to many trees A forest of apologies." - J. Patrick Lewis

"When one's dead, one's dead... This squirrel will become earth all in his time. And still later on, there'll grow new trees from him, with new squirrels skipping about in them. Do you think that's so very sad?" - Tove Jansson

"When I was about ten, I was very impressed by the way Tarzan could swing through the trees from vine to vine. No one ever told me, 'Don't try this at home.'" - James Dobson

"Luckily, my children love broccoli, and although we sometimes enter into UN-like negotiations about how many 'trees' they need to eat before they can partake of ice cream, it is a vegetable that they tend to embrace." - Gwyneth Paltrow

"I spent my childhood outdoors on my grandparents' farm. I learned to ride a motorbike when I was about six, a little PeeWee 50. I'd climb trees - there was a big weeping willow." - Miranda Kerr

"If I try to articulate every little detail in a drawing, it would be like missing the forest for the trees, so it's just about getting the outline of the forest." - Jeff Koons

"The poetry of earth is never dead When all the birds are faint with the hot sun, And hide I cooling trees, a voice will run From hedge to hedge about the new-mown mead." - John Keats

"Snowstorms may yet whiten fields and gardens, high winds may howl about the trees and chimneys, but the little blue heralds persistently proclaim from the orchard and the garden that the spring procession has begun to move." - Neltje Blanchan

"Having photographed the landscape for a number of years and specifically working with trees and in the forest I found, without consciously thinking about it, that it was a great learning experience for me in terms of organizing elements." - John Sexton

"We know about every massacre that has taken place close to the present, but the ones in the distant past are like trees falling in the forest with no one to hear them." - Steven Pinker

"In 1908, there was a persuasive demonstration of the power of high-speed, low-mass asteroids in rural Siberia. The Tunguska impactor iced millions of pine trees and about a zillion mosquitoes - and was no larger than an office building." - Seth Shostak

"In the long winter evenings he talked to Ma about the Western country. In the West the land was level, and there were no trees. The grass grew thick and high." - Laura Ingalls Wilder

"I watch people throw aluminum cans in the trash, and I think of all the stories I've heard about the over-mining of aluminum, the erosion that happens, and the trees that fall down." - Dar Williams

"When I was in pre-production for Trees Lounge, I was hearing the cinematographer talking with the production designer about colours and this and that, and feeling like I was losing control." - Steve Buscemi

"I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues." - Dr. Seuss

"Everyone goes to the forest; some go for a walk to be inspired, and others go to cut down the trees." - Vladimir Horowitz

"It can be argued that man's instinct to gamble is the only reason he is still not a monkey up in the trees." - Mario Puzo

"Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"No writing on the solitary, meditative dimensions of life can say anything that has not already been said better by the wind in the pine trees." - Thomas Merton

"You like it under the trees in autumn, because everything is half dead. The wind moves like a cripple among the leaves and repeats words without menaing." - Wallace Stevens

"The naked earth is warm with Spring, And with green grass and bursting trees Leans to the sun's kiss glorying, And quivers in the sunny breeze." - Julian Grenfell

"On the course, what is feared is like a magnet. Water, bunkers, trees, ravines, high grass - whatever you fear turns magnetic." - Wiffi Smith

"Listen ... With faint dry sound, Like steps of passing ghosts, The leaves, frost-crisp'd, break free from the trees And fall." - Adelaide Crapsey

"Ere, in the northern gale, The summer tresses of the trees are gone, The woods of Autumn, all around our vale, Have put their glory on." - William C Bryant

"My pre-occupation is with the relationship between objects, whether I am dealing with woods, fields or water, rocks or trees, shrubs and plants, or groups of plants." - Russell Page

"I have the opportunity, once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant some trees, and sing more joyful songs." - William Arthur Ward

"There are few instincts more natural than the body in full motion as it races across a field or through the trees." - Neal Bascomb

"Kiss me with rain on your eyelashes, come on, let us sway together, under the trees, and to hell with thunder." - Edwin Morgan

"Openly I whispered and breathed a big gulp of air and saw all the beautiful trees and birds which surrounded me. The morning was beautiful like your smile." - Milton Hook

"Love doesn't grow on trees like apples in Eden - it's something you have to make. And you must use your imagination too...." - Joyce Cary

"Playing Augusta is like playing a Salvador Dali landscape. I expected a clock to fall out of the trees and hit me in the face." - David Feherty

"I've killed enough of the world's trees." - Stephen King

"Trees have roots, Jews have legs." - Isaac Deutscher

"I see my trees repair their boughs." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Lights are glowing in the palm trees..." - Jimmy Buffett

"Life on earth is inconceivable without trees." - Anton Chekhov

"If trees could speak they wouldn't" - Dorianne Laux

"Cars don't cause pollution, trees do." - Ronald Reagan

"Nothing can grow under big trees." - Constantin Brancusi

"Arbores loqui latine. The trees speak Latin." - Maggie Stiefvater

"Trees are worth more alive than dead" - Prince

"Our lives are merely trees of possibilities." - Marc Bolan

"We gather perfect fruit from perfect trees." - Margaret Sanger

"Trees cover up a multitude of sins." - Bob Ross

"In trees, I see expression and soul" - Vincent Van Gogh

"God makes trees, he doesn't write books." - Bill Maher

"Trees don't grow to the sky." - Louis Rukeyser

"Metaphysics - what metaphysics do those trees have?" - Patrick Swift

"There are rich counsels in the trees." - Herbert P. Horne

"My fruit grows on other people's trees." - Bob Buford

"Science Fiction has rivets, fantasy has trees." - Orson Scott Card

"Even monkeys fall out of trees." - J. F. Lawton

"Young designers don't grow on trees." - Isabella Blow

"He plants trees to benefit another generation." - Caecilius Statius

"Legislatures represent people, not acres or trees." - Earl Warren

"Storms make trees take deeper roots." - Dolly Parton

"Spring: trees flying up to their birds" - Paul Celan

"Like people, trees are all individuals." - David Hockney

"Trees are very good friends. Firm friends. My five year olds tree could be relied upon to be there next day, uncritical and protective. And think of trees contribution to our lives. They provide boats, buildings, paper, furniture and, for clog-wearers, footwear. As well as contributing toothpicks and chopsticks they give little birdies somewhere comfy to sit. Best of all, they help produce breathable air and lock up that naughty carbon. Why is why I am talking to the Greens about giving trees the vote." - Phillip Adams

"I have a most peaceable disposition. My desires are for a modest hut, a thatched roof, but a good bed, good food, very fresh milk and butter, flowers in front of my window and a few pretty trees by my door. And should the good Lord wish to make me really happy, he will allow me the pleasure of seeing about six or seven of my enemies hanged upon those trees." - Heinrich Heine

"Love is like a wind stirring the grass beneath trees on a black night,' he had said. 'You must not try to make love definite. It is the divine accident of life. If you try to be definite and sure about it and to live beneath the trees, where soft night winds blow, the long hot day of disappointment comes swiftly and the gritty dust from passing wagons gathers upon lips inflamed and made tender by kisses." - Sherwood Anderson

"I started inventing things, and then I couldn't stop, like beavers, which I know about. People think they cut down trees so they can build dams, but in reality it's because their teeth never stop growing, and if they didn't constantly file them down by cutting through all of those trees, their teeth would start to grow into their own faces, which would kill them. That's how my brain was." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"and even the trees we walked under seemed less than trees and more like everything else." - Charles Bukowski

"Save the Trees? Trees are the main cause of Forest Fires!" - Billy Connolly

"I can't see the forest through the trees, except the trees are people." - Sloane Crosley



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