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

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

"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

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

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

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

"Life is a garden forever in flower." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

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

"Life, it is not simple like a garden, where flowers are always flowers and weeds are always weeds." - Lesley Kagen

"The Book of Life begins with a man and a woman in a garden. It ends with Revelations." - Oscar Wilde

"This earth is a garden, this life a banquet, and it's time we realized that it was given to all life, animal and man, to enjoy." - Tom Brown Jr

"Carry your groceries, garden, and do other activities that keep you moving. You will add more years to your life and more life to your years." - Dan Millman

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

"Love, the life-giving garden of this world." - Rumi

"Life is like a garden, you reap what you sow" - Paulo Coelho

"Sisters are blossoms in the garden of life." - Anonymous

"Fantasy is my heart and love. And I just want to play in that garden for the rest of my life." - Catherynne M Valente

"I do mostly British projects, and for family reasons and life reasons Britain's my home, where I have a lovely garden." - Janet Mcteer

"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

"Life is much different from the days when there were lilies in my mother's garden, and all my secrets fit into a paper cup." - Lauren Destefano

"We are kept out of the Garden by our own fear and desire in relation to what we think to be the goods of our life." - Joseph Campbell

"The life of prayer is so great and various there is something in it for everyone. It is like a garden which grows everything, from alpines to potatoes." - Evelyn Underhill

"Life is much different from the days when there were lilies in my mother's garden, and all my secrets fit into a paper cup." - Lauren Destefano

"Language to me is a tool a very clumsy tool. And words are garden tools with which to till the soil of one's life." - Joy Kogawa

"In all great civilizations, garden discourses have belonged to larger discourses about beauty, the good life, the relation of humankind to nature, and so on." - David E. Cooper

"Lord Illingworth: The Book of Life begins with a man and a woman in a garden. Mrs. Allonby: It ends with Revelations." - Oscar Wilde

"Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll." - Anonymous

"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring." - Oscar Wilde

"Ah, with the Grape my fading Life provide, And wash the Body whence the Life has died, And lay me, shrouded in the living Leaf, By some not unfrequented Garden-side." - Omar Khayyam

"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

"Let me define a garden as the meeting of raw nature and the human imagination in which both seek the fulfillment of their beauty. Every sign indicates that nature wants us and wishes for collaboration with us, just as we long for nature to be fulfilled in us. If our original state was to live in a garden, as Adam and Eve did, then a garden signals our absolute origins as well as our condition of eternity, while life outside the garden is time and temporality." - Thomas Moore

"There is a continuity about the garden and an order of succession in the garden year which is deeply pleasing, and in one sense there are no breaks or divisions - seed time flows on to flowering time and harvest time; no sooner is one thing dying than another is coming to life." - Susan Hill

"I wouldn't want to live life in an untroubled garden, blissful and ignorant. I would want to get out into the world, and be a part of something. In a way I was born into the Garden of Eden, or as close as you can get in our world; I was born white, male, and in Palo Alto. I had it pretty kush." - James Franco

"The flowers, the gorgeous, mystic multi-coloured flowers are not the flowers of life, but people, yes people are the true flowers of life, and it has been a most precious pleasure to have temporarily strolled in your garden." - Lord Buckley

"He smelled the garden, the yellow shield of light smote his eyes, and he whispered, "Life is so beautiful." ... Yes, he thought, if I can die saying, "Life is so beautiful," then nothing else is important." - Mario Puzo

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

"The Spiral Dance is a seed planted twenty years ago. Over the last two decades, the goddess movement has grown from many seeds like a garden of long-life flowers and healing herbs. It's a big garden - I've tended only one corner of it." - Starhawk

"In the creation of a garden, the architect invites the partnership of the Kingdom of Nature. In a beautiful garden the majesty of nature is ever present, but it is nature reduced to human proportions and thus transformed into the most efficient haven against the aggressiveness of contemporary life." - Luis Barragan

"I love to garden and cook whenever I get the chance and escape anywhere that's peaceful and quiet. My philosophy on living well is to always stay positive in life." - Francisco Costa

"I've been trying to garden all my life - it just happens that I haven't had a big garden until the past few years." - Claire Tomalin

"Perez Hilton is an irritating wasp in the beautiful rose garden that is my life." - Lily Allen

"If you would be happy all your life, plant a garden." - Nan Fairbrother

"A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself." - May Sarton

"When a garden is used as a place to pause for thought, that is when a Zen garden comes to life. When you contemplate a garden like this it will form as lasting impression on your heart." - Muso Soseki

"A garden is the mirror of a mind. It is a place of life, a mystery of green moving to the pulse of the year, and pressing on and pausing the whole to its own inherent rhythms." - Henry Beston

"If we make our goal to live a life of compassion and unconditional love, then the world will indeed become a garden where all kinds of flowers can bloom and grow." - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"To live a spiritual life we must first find the courage to enter into the desert of loneliness and to change it by gentle and persistent efforts into a garden of solitude." - Henri Nouwen

"I look upon the pleasure which we take in a garden as one of the most innocent delights in human life. . . It gives us a great insight into the contrivance and wisdom of Nature, and suggests innumerable subjects for meditation." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"I think people should maybe just go out into the garden and watch a ladybug crawl across a flower and relax their mind. That's about all you need to know about life, I think." - Harland Williams

"Stint yourself, as you think good, in other things; but don't scruple freedom in brightening home. Gay furniture and a brilliant garden are a sight day by day, and make life blither." - Charles Buxton

"Influence often isn't noticed until it blossoms later in the garden of someone else's life. Our words and actions may land close to home, or they may be carried far and wide." - Elizabeth Price Foley

"Obviously a garden is not the wilderness but an assembly of shapes, most of them living, that owes some share of its composition, it's appearance, to human design and effort, human conventions and convenience, and the human pursuit of that elusive, indefinable harmony that we call beauty. It has a life of its own, an intricate, willful, secret life, as any gardener knows. It is only the humans in it who think of it as a garden. But a garden is a relationship, which is one of the countless reasons why it is never finished." - W S Merwin

"Obviously a garden is not the wilderness but an assembly of shapes, most of them living, that owes some share of its composition, it's appearance, to human design and effort, human conventions and convenience, and the human pursuit of that elusive, indefinable harmony that we call beauty. It has a life of its own, an intricate, willful, secret life, as any gardener knows. It is only the humans in it who think of it as a garden. But a garden is a relationship, which is one of the countless reasons why it is never finished." - W S Merwin

"A garden is a result of an arrangement of natural materials according to aesthetic laws; interwoven throughout are the artist's outlook on life, his past experiences, his affections, his attempts, his mistakes and his successes." - Roberto Burle Marx

"yet it seems Life scarce can cast a fragrance on the wind, Scarce spread a glory to the morning beams, But the torn petals strew the garden plot; And there's but common greenness after that." - William Butler Yeats

"Success is not fame or money or the power to bewitch. it is to have created something valuable from your own individuality and skill a garden, an embroidery, a painting, a cake, a life." - Charlotte Gray

"Life is given to you like a flat piece of land and everything has to be done. I hope that when I'm finished, my piece of land will be a beautiful garden." - Jeanne Moreau

"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" - George Cadbury

"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." - George Cadbury

"Like many women, I stay active juggling many aspects of a very full life! I'm a busy mom. I also love to travel, garden, cook and volunteer at my kids school." - Jane Clayson

"I wouldn't rule out L.A. life, but I love England. I have a lovely house and nice garden, I walk my kids to school - family is most important to me." - Stephen Graham

"Life is given to you like a flat piece of land and everything has to be done. I hope that when I am finished, my piece of land will be a beautiful garden, so there is a lot of work." - Jeanne Moreau

"You know the way that children play make-believe in the garden? I did that and I thought, 'This will do for life. Why would I want to do anything else?'" - Harry Treadaway

"Sometimes I have loved the peacefulness of an ordinary Sunday. It is like standing in a newly planted garden after a warm rain. You can feel the silent and invisible life." - Marilynne Robinson

"Lady of silences Calm and distressed Torn and most whole Rose of memory Rose of forgetfulness Exhausted and life-giving Worried reposeful The single Rose Is now the Garden Where all loves end Terminate torment Of love unsatisfied The greater torment Of love satisfied End of the endless Journey to no end Conclusion of all that Is inconclusible Speech without word and Word of no speech Grace to the Mother For the Garden Where all love ends." - T S Eliot

"Me, Polly Garter, under the washing line, giving the breast in the garden to my bonny new baby. Nothing grows in our garden, only washing. And babies. And where's their fathers live, my love? Over the hills and far away. You're looking up at me now. I know what you're thinking, you poor little milky creature. You're thinking, you're no better than you should be, Polly, and that's good enough for me. Oh, isn't life a terrible thing, thank God?" - Dylan Thomas

"In some ways, I saw the garden as a metaphor for certain aspects of my life. A leader must also tend his garden; he, too, plants seeds, and then watches, cultivates, and harvests the results. Like the gardener, a leader must take responsibility for what he cultivates; he must mind his work, try to repel enemies, preserve what can be preserved, and eliminate what cannot succeed." - Nelson Mandela

"Surely you're not saying that God had to choose between long life and intelligence for human beings! It's there in your own Bible, Carlotta. Two trees - knowledge and life. You eat of the tree of knowledge and you will surely die. You eat of the tree of life and you remain a child in the garden forever, undying." - Orson Scott Card

"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

"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

"Each work of art excludes the world, concentrates attention on itself. For the time it is the only thing worth doing -to do just that; be it a sonnet, a statue, a landscape, an outline head of Caesar, or an oration. Presently we return to the sight of another that globes itself into a whole as did the first, for example, a beautiful garden; and nothing seems worth doing in life but laying out a garden." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"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

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

"I look upon the pleasure we take in a garden as one of the most innocent delights in human life." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory." - Leonard Nimoy

"A writer's life stands in relation to his work as a house does to a garden, related but distinct." - Mavis Gallant

"The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead." - Oscar Wilde

"I want to live my life naked, with all my little naked kids naked in the garden." - Candice Swanepoel

"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

"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

"I love that I live a creative life. It is in the work that I do - acting, writing, and directing. It's also in the mindfulness of every part of my life, from a meal that I prepare for family and friends to putting my imagination to work in a garden." - Regina Taylor

"I keep wondering if, say, there is intelligent life on other planets, the scientists argue that something like two percent of the other planets have the conditions, the physical conditions, to support life in the way it happened here, did Christ visit each and every planet, go through the same routine, the Agony in the Garden, the Crucifixion, and so on..." - Donald Barthelme

"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

"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

"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

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



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