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Garden Growing Quotes


"Marriage is a garden that I'm constantly growing in." - Stacey King

"There's a black rose growing in your garden." - Hilda Doolittle

"I want you to know you're in my heart... growing into a beautiful garden." - Delta Goodrem

"A man's children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season." - Anonymous

"I had a ton of animals; I had a goat growing up, a bunch of rabbits, a vegetable garden." - Kelli Williams

"I always loved reading. Growing up, my favorite book was 'A Child's Garden of Verses,' by Robert Louis Stevenson." - Francine Pascal

"The very substance which last week was grazing in the field, waving in the milk pail, or growing in the garden, is now become part of the man." - Isaac Watts

"If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing Double Dahlias in his garden." - David W. Wolfe

"Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing." - Jim Rohn

"A milkweed, and a buttercup, and cowslip, said sweet Mary, Are growing in my garden-plot, and this I call my dairy." - Peter Sheaf Hersey Newell

"But for one's health as you say, it is very necessary to work in the garden and see the flowers growing." - Vincent Van Gogh

"Public opinion polls are rather like children in a garden, digging things up all the time to see how they're growing." - J B Priestley

"Growing old is compulsory - growing up is optional." - Bob Monkhouse

"Like a mountain that's growing." - Neil Young

"To cultivate a garden is to walk with God." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"The creative process is just a process and you can't really separate it from life. Growing your hair is a creative process. Your body is creating hair. Being alive is a creative process. Whether it's growing something in the garden or growing a song, the material accumulates. It's the process of being alive; it's the passage of time. Things change." - Antony Hegarty

"My goal is to never stop growing." - Monica Wright

"I'm growing fonder of my staff; I'm growing dimmer in the eyes; I'm growing fainter in my laugh; I'm growing deeper in my sighs; I'm growing careless of my dress; I'm growing frugal of my gold; I'm growing wise; I'm growing - yes, - I'm growing old!" - John Godfrey Saxe

"Growing up, we had folk records." - Alison Krauss

"I did little theater things growing up." - Jody Hill

"God always wants us to be growing." - Joel Osteen

"It's like my garden, love. Everything grows. Including love. And with that growing everyday how can you expect missing her to ever fade away? Everything builds, including our ability to cope with it. That's how we keep going." - Cecelia Ahern

"In the embers shining bright A garden grows for thy delight, With roses yellow, red, and white. But, O my child, beware, beware! Touch not the roses growing there, For every rose a thorn doth bear." - Richard Watson Gilder

"In the embers shining bright A garden grows for thy delight, With roses yellow, red, and white. But, O my child, beware, beware! Touch not the roses growing there, For every rose a thorn doth bear." - Richard Watson Gilder

"My first memory as a child growing up is of playing in the gardens, the mosque is really a gigantic garden, probably the biggest in all of East Jerusalem. Our house was about 100 meters from the mosque." - Rula Jebreal

"I remember, around age three, peas growing in the back garden. Pinching them from their pods and popping them in the mouth was my first realisation that food came from somewhere other than a shelf." - Caitlin Moran

"I thought I'd love to be a gardener because I grew up with a vegetable garden and I love being close to the Earth and growing things. At my home in L.A., I have a great garden and I grow all kinds of things. I even have a worm farm! The worms help create organic compost out of kitchen scraps." - Curtis Stone

"Keeping the balance of fast-growing and smooth-growing is always important. It's almost an art." - Guo Guangchang

"The single Rose Is now the Garden Where all loves end" - T S Eliot

"I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet in a garden." - Ruth Stout

"In my garden, after a rainfall, you can faintly, yes, hear the breaking of new blooms." - Truman Capote

"Nature abhors a garden." - Michael Pollan

"The pleasure of eating should be an extensive pleasure, not that of the mere gourmet. People who know the garden in which their vegetables have grown and know that the garden is healthy will remember the beauty of the growing plants, perhaps in the dewy first light of morning when gardens are at their best. Such a memory involves itself with the food and is one of the pleasures of eating. (pg. 326, The Pleasures of Eating)" - Wendell Berry

"If your purse no longer bulges and you've lost your golden treasure, If times you think you're lonely and have hungry grown for pleasure, Don't sit by your hearth and grumble, don't let mind and spirit harden. If it's thrills of joy you wish for get to work and plant a garden! If it's drama that you sigh for, plant a garden and you'll get it You will know the thrill of battle fighting foes that will beset it If you long for entertainment and for pageantry most glowing, Plant a garden and this summer spend your time with green things growing." - Edgar Guest

"Never complain about growing old... Some never have the privilege." - Mark Hart

"You don't grow old. You get old by not growing." - E Stanley Jones

"Creative comedy is like growing geraniums in a mine field" - Jerry Stiller

"I was a huge 'Bewitched' fan growing up." - Madchen Amick

"I hadn't read the Dr. Strange comics growing up." - Rachel Mcadams

"Decriminalizing bodies - this is a big and growing movement." - Sean Strub

"Growing up, Michael Jordan was my Olympic hero." - Kerri Walsh

"Growing up in Canada, I didn't watch football much." - Sidney Crosby

"Growing up in Paterson wasn't the easiest thing." - Victor Cruz

"I love the farm, I love growing stuff." - Bill Kreutzmann

"When you're green, your growing. When you're ripe, you rot." - Ray Kroc

"Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?" - Ray Kroc

"Growing up in a Mennonite background, there's not much media." - David A R White

"Life is about growing and improving and getting better." - Conor Mcgregor

"Growing up, I always dreamed of winning a major championship." - Jeev Milkha Singh

"I was an athlete when I was growing up." - Jeremy Renner

"The whole growing-up process seems to have eluded me." - Christina Ricci

"A man growing old becomes a child again." - Sophocles

"No one longs to live more than someone growing old." - Sophocles

"I was a Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan fan growing up." - Lebron James

"It's always a struggle growing up in Akron." - Lebron James

"I did every sport under the sun while growing up." - Karlie Kloss

"I would like to have seen my sons growing up." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"I'm growing old, I delight in the past." - Henri Matisse

"We like to believe our fashion is growing." - Tommy Hilfiger

"When you're physically growing up, you develop emotionally with that." - Erin Oconnor

"Building fast-growing, globally competitive companies is tough." - Kevin Oleary

"It's become more readily apparent that we need to be growing our own food and growing more things organically." - Nell Newman

"Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but he is also enlarging, for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating." - Wendell Berry

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

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

"Your garden will reveal yourself." - Henry Mitchell

"Garden work clears the mind." - Joanne Harris

"A garden is never finished." - Shunryu Suzuki

"My garden, by the sea" - Stefan Szczesny

"We must cultivate our garden." - Voltaire

"Let us cultivate our garden." - Voltaire

"To dwell is to garden." - Martin Heidegger

"'Green fingers' are a fact, and a mystery only to the unpracticed. But green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart. A good garden cannot be made by somebody who has not developed the capacity to know and love growing things." - Russell Page

"I do not wish to die- There is such contingent beauty in life: The open window on summer mornings Looking out on gardens and green things growing, The shadowy cups of roses flowering to themselves- Images of time and eternity- Silence in the garden and felt along the walls." - A. L. Rowse

"...the need for a garden of rare palms and vines and ornamental trees and shrubs which would be near enough to a growing city to form a quiet place where children with their elders could peer, as it were, into those fascinating jungles and palm glades of the tropics which have for generations stimulated the imaginations of American youth." - David Fairchild

"Working in the garden . . . gives me a profound feeling of inner peace. Nothing here is in a hurry. There is no rush toward accomplishment, no blowing of trumpets. Here is the great mystery of life and growth. Everything is changing, growing, aiming at something, but silently, unboastfully, taking its time." - Ruth Stout

"Then there are those who plant. they endure storms and all the many vicissitudes of the seasons, and they rarely rest. But, unlike a building, a garden never stops growing. And while it requires the gardener's constant attention, it also allows life for the gardener to be a great adventure." - Paulo Coelho

"Our tendency is to be interested in something that is growing in the garden, not in the bare soil itself. But if you want to have a good harvest, the most important thing is to make the soil rich and cultivate it well." - Shunryu Suzuki

"Change the food in the schools and we can influence how children think. Change the curriculum and teach them how to garden and how to cook and we can show that growing food and cooking and eating together give lasting richness, meaning, and beauty to our lives." - Alice Waters

"I was not very strong growing up, and my uncle used to look at me, like, This kid is not growing up, he is growing tall but he can be broken like a banana." - Dikembe Mutombo

"Getting old is horrible, but it is interesting . . . one of the things I've realized is that growing old is compulsory, but growing up is optional." - Sebastian Horsley

"My faith in truth and nonviolence is ever growing, and as I am ever trying to follow them in my life, I too am growing every moment." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Our growing thought Makes growing revelation." - George Eliot

"I have a lot of growing up to do, or a lot of growing down. I think that's probably more appropriate." - Macaulay Culkin

"Most of the movies I saw growing up were viewed as totally disposable, fine for quick consumption, but they have survived 50 years and are still growing." - Manuel Puig

"Intimacy is a wonderful thing. It's frustrating that growing up I thought it was wrong. It isn't. Exploring your sexuality is important when you're growing up." - Amanda Seyfried

"Growing old is not growing up." - Douglas Horton

"I envision a day when every city and town has front and back yards, community gardens and growing spaces, nurtured into life by neighbors who are no longer strangers, but friends who delight in the edible rewards offered from a garden they discovered together. Imagine small strips of land between apartment buildings that have been turned into vegetable gardens, and urban orchards planted at schools and churches to grow food for our communities. The seeds of the urban farming movement already are growing within our reality." - Greg Peterson

"The man who wants a garden fair, or small or very big, With flowers growing here and there, Must bend his back and dig. The things are mighty few on earth That wishes can attain. Whate'er we want of any worth We've got to work to gain. It matters not what goal you seek, It's secret here reposes: You've got to dig from week to week To get Results or Roses." - Edgar Guest

"I haven't much time to be fond of anything ... but when I have a moment's fondness to bestow, most times ... the roses get it. I began my life among them in my father's nursery garden, and I shall end my life among them, if I can. Yes. One of these days (please God) I shall retire from catching thieves, and try my hand at growing roses." - Wilkie Collins

"No Temple made by mortal human hands can ever compare to the Temple made by the gods themselves. That building of wood and stone that houses us and that many believe conceals the great Secret Temple from prying eyes, somewhere in its heart of hearts, is but a decoy for the masses who need this simple concrete limited thing in their lives. The real Temple is the whole world, and there is nothing as divinely blessed as a blooming growing garden." - Vera Nazarian

"Faith is not simply a private matter, or something we practice once a week at church. Rather, it should have a contagious effect on the broader world. Jesus used these images to illustrate His kingdom.: a sprinkle of yeast causing the whole loaf to rise, a pinch of salt preserving a slab of meat, the smallest seed in the garden growing into a great tree in which birds of the air come to nest." - Philip Yancey

"I didn't think that at the beginning. I just wanted to have a garden and a farm and have animals around me. But I do think there's a craving for people to feel a connection. Honestly, it's building on an immigrant tradition, where you bring your country to America. You bring your seeds from Italy. My neighbors are Vietnamese, so they're growing their herbs and stuff that they miss from Vietnam." - Novella Carpenter

"With the garden I planted for the Reina Sofia, each plant related to different celebrations along the calendar - Christmas with evergreen trees, Valentine's Day with roses, Halloween with pumpkins. All these symbols are so culturally loaded, but they are organic living entities - just like the fish in the tanks. They grow on their own. The symbolic ecosystem is growing without a narrative anymore. It's a physical and mental landscape." - Pierre Huyghe

"A garden is the best alternative therapy." - Germaine Greer

"The garden that is finished is dead." - H. E. Bates

"Mary is the lily in God's garden." - Bridget of Sweden

"To garden is a solitary act." - Michelle Cliff

"Silence is the garden of thought." - Ali Ibn Abi Talib

"A garden always has a point." - Elizabeth Hoyt

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

"We must cultivate our own garden." - Voltaire

"Friends are flowers in life's garden." - Okakura Kakuzo

"Literature is the garden of wisdom." - James Ellis

"The market is the best garden." - George Herbert

"Where there's no gardener, there's no garden." - Stephen Covey

"My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece" - Claude Monet

"Our earthly ball a peopled garden." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Everyone should cultivate a secret garden." - Esther Perel

"The garden is the poor man's apothecary." - Proverbs

"My garden is my favorite teacher." - Betsy Canas Garmon

"This is brave Bear-Garden language!" - Jeremy Collier

"Learn to cultivate your own garden." - Voltaire

"Reading can be a road to freedom or a key to a secret garden, which, if tended, will transform all of life." - Katherine Paterson

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

"I never promised you a rose garden." - Traian Basescu

"The Garden State will never leave me." - Richie Sambora

"Garden as though you will live forever." - William Kent

"I garden. It's very relaxing to me." - Siri Hustvedt

"Madison Square Garden sounds like crap." - Rick Nielsen

"Every garden presents innumerable fascinating problems." - Winston Churchill

"What's a butterfly garden without butterflies?" - Roy Rogers

"A good garden may have some weeds." - Thomas Fuller

"Life will be lengthened while growing, for Thought is the measure of life." - Charles Godfrey Leland

"In a moment the ashes are made, but a forest is a long time growing." - Seneca the Younger

"The best thing about growing older is that it takes such a long time." - Bob Hope

"I was a cheerleader growing up, so I can relate to that!" - Kelly Stables

"Certainly the animation technology is growing like crazy. All media technology is." - Joseph Gordon-Levitt

"I'm done growing. I only grow when I put my high heels on now." - Maria Sharapova

"There's something sexy in cooking for a man who likes my food. Am I growing up?" - Joseph Boyden

"Beauty is everywhere. And my photography came naturally without any particular inspirations growing up." - Keira Knightley

"I am Peter Pan. He represents youth, childhood, never growing up, magic, flying." - Michael Jackson

"All I wanted, to be petite and attractive. I was afraid I'd never stop growing." - Geena Davis

"Growing up poor, I didn't even have a lunch to take to school." - George Foreman

"If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone." - John C Maxwell

"In the vale beneath the hill The evening's growing purple strengthens." - Margaret Junkin Preston

"In the direction that your fear is growing, you're on the right path." - Milorad Pavic

"Love joins and then divides. How else would we be growing?" - Lawrence Durrell

"Our faith becomes stronger as we express it; a growing faith is a sharing faith" - Billy Graham

"Life changes and that's cool. Growing older is amazing, I think." - Dane Dehaan

"The Cadillac Escalade is the perfect vehicle for a pimp with a growing family." - Dana Gould

"Growing up, I never was a big follower of the Dodgers." - Andre Ethier

"Vulnerability is a wonderful tool for awakening and for learning and for growing and for connecting." - Colleen Saidman

"Approaches to growing food that align with nature changed human relationships." - Frances Moore Lappe

"I'm most proud of the fact that I get to keep growing." - Paula Scher

"Young women growing into situations with no parents are usually material for exploitation in the brothels." - Yanar Mohammed

"I am growing to love DC. But the core of Sonia is a New Yorker." - Sonia Sotomayor

"I am trying to keep growing and improving as a writer." - Roxane Gay

"I really want to focus on economic growth and growing the economy." - Paul Ryan

"Nothing makes one old so quickly as the ever-present thought that one is growing older." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg



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