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"The fairest garden in her looks, And in her mind the wisest books." - Abraham Cowley

"May I a small house and large garden have; And a few friends, And many books, both true." - Abraham Cowley

"With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy." - Lope De Vega

"I'd leave all the hurry, the noise, and the fray, for a house full of books, and a garden of flowers." - Andrew Lang

"I cultivate my garden, and my garden cultivates me." - Robert Breault

"I cultivate my garden, and my garden cultivates me." - Robert Brault

"What a blessing it is to love books. Everybody must love something, and I know of no objects of love that give such substantial and unfailing returns as books and a garden." - Elizabeth von Arnim

"I love a garden and a book." - Eliza Lucas

"In my garden I spend my days, in my library I spend my nights. My interests are divided between my geraniums and my books. With the flower I am in the present; with the book I am in the past." - Alexander Smith

"Friends, books, a garden, and perhaps his pen, Delightful industry enjoy'd at home, An Nature, in her cultivated trim Dress'ed to his taste, inviting him abroad - Can he want occupation who has these?" - William Cowper

"This outward spring and garden are a reflection of the inward garden." - Rumi

"You'll never have a garden - a garden needs walls and you have no walls." - Russell Page

"The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden" - Stephen Gardiner

"The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden." - Stephen Gardiner

"People's live are expressed in little details....The soap in the bathroom, the flowers in the garden, the books on the bedside table are all strong symbols of a life in progress. You look at these details and a world unfolds - here are their books, the paintings they cherish, the music that soothes their souls." - Charlotte Moss

"I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens to feed." - Jeanette Winterson

"We live in an age of science and of abundance. The care and reverence for books as such, proper to an age when no book was duplicated until someone took the pains to copy it out by hand, is obviously no longer suited to 'the needs of society', or to the conservation of learning. The weeder is supremely needed if the Garden of the Muses is to persist as a garden." - Ezra Pound

"We live in an age of science and of abundance. The care and reverence for books as such, proper to an age when no book was duplicated until someone took the pains to copy it out by hand, is obviously no longer suited to "the needs of society", or to the conservation of learning. The weeder is supremely needed if the Garden of the Muses is to persist as a garden." - Ezra Pound

"Books follow morals, and not morals books." - Theophile Gautier

"'Established' is a good word, much used in garden books, 'the plant, when established' ... Oh, become established quickly, quickly, garden! For I am fugitive, I am very fugitive - Those that come after me will gather these roses, And watch, as I do now, the white wisteria Burst, in the sunshine, from its pale green sheath. Planned. Planted. Established. Then neglected, Till at last the loiterer by the gate will wonder At the old, old cottage, the old wooden cottage, And say, 'One might build here, the view is glorious; This must have been a pretty garden once." - Ursula Bethell

"Where humanity sowed faith, hope, and unity, joy's garden blossomed." - Aberjhani

"There is peace in the garden. Peace and results." - Ruth Stout

"Nothing grows in our garden, only washing. And babies." - Dylan Thomas

"Where humanity sowed faith, hope, and unity, joy's garden blossomed." - Aberjhani

"Go into the garden and get me a pumpkin." - Charles Perrault

"And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden." - Bible

"And this, my lovely child, is your garden." - Frances Hodgson Burnett

"God the first garden made, and the first city Cain." - Abraham Cowley

"Children start off reading in books about lions and giraffes and so on, but they also-if theyre lucky enough and have reasonable privileges of any human being-are able to go into a garden and turn over stone and see a worm and see a slug and see an ant." - David Attenborough

"Ah, yet, e'er I descend to th' grave, May I a small House and a large Garden have. And a few Friends, and many Books both true, Both wise, and both delightful too. And since Love ne'er will from me flee, A mistress moderately fair, And good as Guardian angels are, Only belov'd and loving me." - Abraham Cowley

"O grant me a house by the beach of a bay, Where the waves can be surly in winter, and play With the sea-weed in summer, ye bountiful powers! And I'd leave all the hurry, the noise, and the fray, For a house full of books, and a garden of flowers." - Andrew Lang

"The tree I had in the garden as a child, my beech tree, I used to climb up there and spend hours. I took my homework up there, my books, I went up there if I was sad, and it just felt very good to be up there among the green leaves and the birds and the sky." - Jane Goodall

"Generally my typical books have lots of twists and turns a big surprise ending and then usually another surprise at the end and ideally, as in Garden of Beasts, we get to the very end and we find at the last few pages that there's yet another surprise." - Jeffery Deaver

"Every creature and plant is part of her (mother nature's) amazing interconnected garden... The whole world is a garden." - Costa Georgiadis

"Law is a science, and... all the available materials of that science are contained in printed books.... The library is the proper workshop of professors and students alike;... it is to us all that the laboratories of the university are to the chemists and physicists, the museum of natural history to the zoologists, the botanical garden to the botanists." - Christopher C. Langdell

"The older books were quite light-hearted. But I think most of my novels do end on a deep note of pessimism. Shadows seem to be closing in. The final conclusion isn't that life is wonderful and everything is bright and cheery and in the garden." - Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

"... garden books are quite unconscious that besides telling us how to turn our patch of earth into a garden, they are also expressing the way their age looks at the world, the state of their society." - Nan Fairbrother

"She knew that what she was going through was nothing special, just garden-variety heartbreak, the sort of thing that poets and novelists had been writing about for hundreds of years, but she also knew, from those same books, that there were people who never recover form it, ones who go on through life beset by a dim and painful longing." - Sarah Dunn

"One to whom books are as strangers has not yet learned to live. He is a solitary, though he dwell amid a vast population. On the other hand, he to whom books are as friends possesses a Key to the Garden of Delights, where the purest pleasures are open for his entertainment, and where he has for his companions the master minds of all the ages." - Charles Noel Douglas

"I have been blessed with friends who do things rather than buy things: friends who will change books at the library, take a bag of your old clothes to a thrift store, bring you cuttings and plant them in a window box, fill the bird feeder in your garden when you can't get out." - Maeve Binchy

"While novels are fiction, mine are usually very close to my heart. Like my other books, 'The Lemon Orchard' is inspired by something I care about. I care so deeply. The stories are my dreams, and I want to do a lot of research. Roberto is based on a real live friend of mine named Armando who worked in my garden." - Luanne Rice

"Books succeed; and lives fail." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Books succeed, And lives fail." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"I alternate between reading cook books and reading diet books." - Mason Cooley

"Even bad books are books, and therefore sacred." - Gunter Grass

"Good books are irrefutable, and bad books refute themselves." - Remy De Gourmont

"Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books." - Francis Bacon

"Even bad books are books and therefore sacred." - Gunter Grass

"We read books, talked books, argued over books and became dearer and dearer to one another." - Mary Ann Shaffer

"One does not begin to make a garden until he wants a garden. To want a garden is to be interested in plants, in the winds and rains, in birds and insects, in the warm-smelling earth." - Liberty Hyde Bailey

"From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens - the garden outdoors, the garden of pots and bowls in the house, and the garden of the mind's eye." - Katharine Sergeant Angell White

"In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful." - Abram L. Urban

"I've read all the books, I've watched all the films and now, thanks to the glory of home gaming, I've even kind of experienced it: I've landed on the beaches of Normandy, I have successfully held Pegasus Bridge and I've disabled German tanks with stolen Panzerfausts. I have fought in Italy, France and North Africa and if I had a Euro for every virtual life I've lost I'd be able to build a replica of Hitler's bunker in my back garden." - Tom Dunne

"I was 12 or 13, and I had seen a demo about origami at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. My dad, my step-mom, and I were at the Japan pavilion of Epcot, and my dad was going to get me an origami book. They had these really sick origami books with an overleaf, but those packs can sometimes blow, because they give you, like, eight sheets." - Adam Richman

"How I would love to be transported into a scented Elizabethan garden with herbs and honeysuckles, a knot garden and roses clambering over a simple arbor." - Rosemary Verey

"Eventually my goal is get a place in Ojai where I can have animals and a big garden. Just drink wine all day and hang in my garden." - Michelle Branch

"We got quiet. The garden was combing her hair and putting on earrings. The house was full of dancing creatures, not male and female but both, two lovers in one body. The books downstairs were reciting their poetry to each other, rubbing together, whispering through the leather covers. Wine was flowing through the water pipes. You had caught my leaping heart in your hand like a fish." - Francesca Lia Block

"The Japanese garden is a very important tool in Japanese architectural design because, not only is a garden traditionally included in any house design, the garden itself also reflects a deeper set of cultural meanings and traditions. Whereas the English garden seeks to make only an aesthetic impression, the Japanese garden is both aesthetic and reflective. The most basic element of any Japanese garden design comes from the realization that every detail has a significant value." - E. J. W. Barber

"Tell me what is sorrow? It is a garden-bed. And what is joy? It is a little rose, Which in that garden grows." - Richard Henry Stoddard

"It pleases me to take amateur photographs of my garden, and it pleases my garden to make my photographs look professional." - Robert Breault

"In looking back we remember only the triumphant consummations of each season. Failures and frustrations are forgotten; garden-memories are as perfect as garden-hopes." - Patience Strong

"Sitting in your garden is a feat to be worked at with unflagging determination and single-mindedness. . . . I am deeply committed to sitting in the garden." - Mirabel Osler

"It pleases me to take amateur photographs of my garden, and it pleases my garden to make my photographs look professional." - Robert Brault

"There is a theology to gardening that few of us consider, but to understand this theology means relinquishing much control - our arsenal of books, techniques, tools, chemicals, fertilizers, fancy hybrids, and expectations. Yet, that is exactly what we must do if we are to fully embrace a more spiritual form of gardening. As a part of Nature we must learn to enter our garden as if it were truly sacred, we must learn to enter with humility." - Christopher McDowell

"And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles." - Frances Hodgson Burnett

"More and more, I feel the need for a house and a garden." - Marie Curie

"Now 'tis spring, and weeds are shallow-rooted; Suffer them now and they'll o'ergrow the garden." - William Shakespeare

"My daughter and two sons are the flowers in my heart and garden." - Ana Monnar

"My pen is my harp and my lyre; my library is my garden and my orchard." - Judah Halevi

"Success and failure, triumph and disaster. That is the rhythm of life in the garden." - Patience Strong

"The gallows in my garden, people say, Is new and neat and adequately tall." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy." - Luis Barragan

"A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy" - Luis Barragan

"All that in this delightful garden grows should happy be and have immortal bliss." - Edmund Spenser

"How fair is a garden amid the toils and passions of existence." - Benjamin Disraeli

"A garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature." - Jeff Cox

"Who loves a garden, still his Eden keeps, Perennial pleasures plants, and wholesome harvests reaps." - Amos Bronson Alcott

"A garden is a thing of beauty and a job forever." - Richard Briers

"In almost every garden, the land is made better and so is the gardener." - Robert Rodale

"There is a garden in her eyes, where roses and white lilies flow." - Thomas Campion

"A garden, sir, wherein all rainbows and flowers were heaped together." - Charles Kingsley

"A garden must be looked into, and dressed as the body." - George Herbert

"Don't waste your time chasing butterflies. Mend your garden, and the butterflies will come." - Mario Quintana

"Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high." - William Goldman

"Because a garden mean constantly making choices, it offers almost limitless possibilities for surprise and satisfaction." - Jane Garmey

"In the garden of existence, there exists two beautiful roses: Music and love." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed it is the purest of human pleasures." - Francis Bacon

"Cabbage, n. A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head." - Ambrose Bierce

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." - Cicero

"The puritan through life's sweet garden goes to pluck the thorn and cast away the rose." - Kenneth Hare

"We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden." - Alfred Austin

"The rose-garden world of perfection is a lie and a bore too!" - Joanne Greenberg

"He who has a garden and a library wants for nothing." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Anyone who has got a book collection/library and a garden wants for nothing." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Wherever the Legionary's hand and soul show up, a garden appears." - Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

"A garden must be lookt unto and drest as the body." - George Herbert

"Thy promises are like Adonis' garden, That one day bloomed and fruitful were the next." - William Shakespeare

"In the garden of your days cultivate festivity, play and celebrations." - Mary Anne Radmacher

"Life is bristling with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to cultivate one's garden." - Voltaire

"Garden design theory explains, or should explain, the 'What, Where, Why and How' of making gardens." - Tom Turner

"The story of mankind began in a garden and ended in revelations." - Oscar Wilde

"A cat improves the garden wall in sunshine, and the hearth in foul weather." - Judith Merkle Riley

"God is entirely and personally present in the wilderness, in the garden, in the field." - Martin Luther

"Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path" - Jean Anouilh

"Life already has so many boundaries and pressures - why add more in the garden?" - Felder Rushing

"The garden is a metaphor for life, and gardening is a symbol of the spiritual path." - Larry Dossey

"After all, he put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden naked as jaybirds!" - Bettie Page

"Always explore your garden and go to the market before you decide what cook." - Alice Waters

"Wherever the Legionary's hand and soul show up, a garden appears." - Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

"In the garden of literature, the highest and the most charismatic flowers are always the quotations." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"In my garden, care stops at the gate and gazes at me wistfully through the bars." - Alexander Smith

"Tools of many kinds and well chosen, are one of the joys of a garden." - Liberty Hyde Bailey

"There's no "right way" to garden, only what suits each person and place." - Janet Macunovich

"How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence." - Benjamin Disraeli

"In my spare time, I paint, garden, hike and enjoy massages for my weary writer's back." - Rolonda Watts

"We are stardust, We are golden, And we've got to get ourselves Back to the garden." - Joni Mitchell

"Wind chimes in your yard will serenade garden creatures - squirrels, fairies and angels." - Anonymous

"Some people like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path." - Jean Anouilh

"Your vanity is ridiculous, your conduct an outrage, and your presence in my garden utterly absurd" - Oscar Wilde

"God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasure." - Francis Bacon

"Be kind to your garden and be gentle on your back!" - Alan Titchmarsh

"Plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom." - Ken Kesey

"In the garden of tabloid delight, there is always a clean towel and another song." - Lewis H Lapham

"We are stardust, we are golden and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." - Joni Mitchell

"Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path." - Jean Anouilh

"Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are." - Alfred Austin

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"My house and my garden are built as part of nature, not over it." - Peter Coyote

"I've always felt that having a garden is like having a good and loyal friend." - C Z Guest

"Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head." - Ambrose Bierce

"The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft; and gathering swallows twitter in the skies." - John Keats

"Wayne's like my son, Brooklyn, who goes out in the garden to play and have fun." - David Beckham

"I have a garden, and I collect different heirloom seeds from different neighbors." - Zac Posen

"I have a garden, and I'm passionately interested in young people." - Mary Wesley

"God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures." - Francis Bacon

"Be your own politics, grow your own garden, and maybe you can help out more." - Rip Torn

"A garden is where you can find a whole spectrum of life, birth and death" - Tiffany Baker

"The Earth is our environment to protect and the garden to tend to." - Pope Francis

"Inside every one of us is a garden, and every practitioner has to go back to their garden and take care of it. Maybe in the past, you left in untended for a long time. You should know exactly what is going on in your own garden, and try to put everything in order. Restore the beauty; restore the harmony in your garden. If it is well tended, many people will enjoy your garden." - Nhat Hanh

"A lot of times, when I go back to books I loved when I was young, I don't quite understand what it was that I loved about them. Rereading 'The Secret Garden,' I felt a lot like Mary feels when she visits her garden." - Ellen Potter

"Nature abhors a garden." - Michael Pollan

"I grew up kissing books and bread." - Salman Rushdie

"Books are not seldom talismans and spells." - William Cowper

"I love depressing movies and depressing books." - Amy Sedaris

"Books are challenging and inspirational to me." - Amy Sedaris

"Books and marriage go ill together." - Moliere

"Americans like fat books and thin women." - Russell Baker

"'Green Garden' is about beauty and joy and lush green and dance and excitement and smiling from within." - Laura Mvula

"It doesn't matter. I have books, new books, and I can bear anything as long as there are books." - Jo Walton

"You're not allowed to say anything about books because they're books, and books are, you know, God." - Nick Hornby



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