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Garden In Winter Quotes


"you mustn't rely on your flowers to make your garden attractive. A good bone structure must come first, with an intelligent use of evergreen plants so that the garden is always clothed, no matter what time of year. Flowers are an added delight, but a good garden is the garden you enjoy looking at even in the depths of winter." - Margery Fish

"In this world, only winter is certain" - George R R Martin

"Every mile is two in winter" - George Herbert

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

"There be delights that will fetch the day about from sun to sun and rock the tedious year as in a delightful dream ... For a garden is Arcady brought home. It is man's bit of gaudy make-believe - his well-disguised fiction of an unvexed Paradise ... a world where gayety knows no eclipse and winter and rough weather are held at bay." - J. D. Sedding

"[On England:] In this country there are only two seasons, winter and winter." - Shelagh Delaney

"Always buy your straw hats in the Winter" - Benjamin Graham

"One faire day in winter makes not birds merrie." - George Herbert

"Winter isn't forever. Winter is always followed by spring. And it's how to take advantage of whatever season you're in." - Tony Robbins

"There is a kind of immortality in every garden." - Gladys Taber

"My garden is the most beautiful thing in the world." - Josephine de Beauharnais

"You may be on land, yet not in a garden." - George Herbert

"Each year the big garden grew smaller and Jane - who grew flowers by choice, not corn or stringbeans - worked at the vegetables more than I did. Each winter I dreamed crops, dreamed marvels of canning . . . and each summer I largely failed. Shamefaced, I planted no garden at all." - Donald Hall

"The winter is made and you have to bear it, The winter web, the winter woven, wind and wind, For all the thoughts of summer that go with it In the mind, pupa of straw, moppet of rags...." - Wallace Stevens

"But what would interest you about the brook, It's always cold in summer, warm in winter." - Robert Frost

"In my garden the winds have beaten the ripe lilies; in my garden, the salt has wilted the first flakes of young narcissus." - Hilda Doolittle

"In the cold dark days of the winter, dream about the flowers to get warmed up!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"The winter evening settles down With smell of steaks in passageways." - T S Eliot

"It's only in winter that the pine and cypress are known to be evergreens." - Confucius

"Anne came dancing home in the purple winter twilight across the snowy places." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"The great challenge for the garden designer is not to make the garden look natural, but to make the garden so that the people in it will feel natural." - Lawrence Halprin

"I live in the garden; I just sleep in the house." - Jim Long

"In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it." - Kin Hubbard

"Man's course begins in a garden, but it ends in a city." - Alexander MacLaren

"The woman in us still prosecutes a deceit like that begun in the garden." - Joseph Glanvill

"Hee that is in a Taverne thinkes he is in a vine-garden." - George Herbert

"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

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

"Nationalism cannot flower if it does not grow in the garden of internationalism." - Sukarno

"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

"The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind." - Rumi

"For children, most importantly, being in the garden is something magical." - Fritjof Capra

"Autumn in my garden is when trees give their tickertape welcome to winter." - Densey Clyne

"A garden in winter is the absolute test of the true gardener." - Rosemary Verey

"If youve ever lived in Chicago, anyone who has, they know what a winter in Chicago is like. To be going through a tough time here in the winter would be just be all the more worse." - Lee Dewyze

"California, where the spring comes in the fall and the fall comes in the summer and the summer comes in the winter and the winter never comes at all ..." - Inez Haynes Irwin

"The tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter; the fleshy, in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood." - John Burroughs

"Nature abhors a garden." - Michael Pollan

"For in spite of the snapdragons and the duty millers and the cherry blossoms, it was always winter." - Janet Frame

"In March winter is holding back and spring is pulling forward. Something holds and something pulls inside of us too." - Jean Hersey

"A dull, dark, depressing day in Winter: the whole world looks like a Methodist church at Wednesday night prayer meeting." - H L Mencken

"Summer is the time for squabbles. In winter, we must protect one another, keep each other warm, share our strengths." - George R R Martin

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

"Neither a garden nor a gardener can be made in one year, nor in one generation even." - Mabel Osgood Wright

"There is no time in human history when you were more perfectly represented than in the Garden of Eden..." - R C Sproul

"A garden is an awful responsibility. You never know what you may be aiding to grow in it." - Charles Dudley Warner

"The mind is like a fertile garden in which anything that is planted, flowers or weeds, will grow." - Bruce Lee

"I had a moment of clarity, saw the feeling in the heart of things, walked out to the garden crying." - Allen Ginsberg

"Paradise endangered: garden snakes and mice are appearing in the shadowy corners of Dutch Old Master paintings." - Mason Cooley

"The birds that were singing in the dew-drenched garden seemed to be telling the flowers about her." - Oscar Wilde

"And don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." - Rumi

"Here is a little forest Whose leaf is ever green; Here is a brighter garden, Where not a frost has been; In its unfading flowers I hear the bright bee hum; Prithee, my brother, Into my garden come!" - Emily Dickinson

"If, I can someday see M. Claude Monet's garden, I feel sure that I shall see something that is not so much a garden of flowers as of colours and tones, less an old-fashioned flower garden than a colour garden, so to speak, one that achieves an effect not entirely nature's, because it was planted so that only the flowers with matching colours will bloom at the same time, harmonized in an infinite stretch of blue or pink." - Marcel Proust

"Climate of Egypt in winter is the reign of spring upon earth, & summer in the air, and tranquility in the heat." - Herman Melville

"Your garden will reveal yourself." - Henry Mitchell

"Winter garden, the moon thinned to a thread, insects singing." - Matsuo Basho

"Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannogt congeal in winter." - James F Cooper

"See the land, her Easter keeping, Rises as her Maker rose. Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping, Burst at last from winter snows. Earth with heaven above rejoices..." - Charles Kingsley

"The year's in wane; There is nothing adorning; The night has no eve, And the day has no morning; Cold winter gives warning!" - Thomas Hood

"It was not in the winter Our loving lot was cast! It was the time of roses, We plucked them as we passed!" - Thomas Hood

"But loss is a precious stone to me, a nectar Distilled in time, preaching the truth of winter To the fallen heart that does not cease to fall." - James K. Baxter

"How passionately we love everything that cannot last: the dazzling crystallory of winter, the spring in bloom, the fragile flight of butterflies, crimson sunsets, a kiss, and life." - Dean Koontz

"Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"It's so bad being homeless in winter. They should go somewhere warm like the Caribbean where they can eat fresh fish all day." - Lady Victoria Hervey

"Winter sunshine is a fairy wand touching everything with a strange magic. It is like the smile of a friend in time of sorrow." - Patience Strong

"The birth and rebirth of all nature, / The passing of winter and spring, / We share with the life universal, / Rejoice in the magical ring." - Doreen Valiente

"Day after day, throughout the winter, We hardened ourselves to live by bluest reason In a world of wind and frost...." - Wallace Stevens

"In the great cities, winter glitters with art and feasting. But poetry, the country cousin, sees only the dearth of the fields." - Mason Cooley

"Watch the sun until it comes into your body and stays as a tiny sun. It will keep your face shining even in the coldest of winter." - Yoko Ono

"The air's warm with hopeful hints of spring in it. Spring would be a good time for an uprising, I think. Everyone feels less vulnerable once winter passes." - Suzanne Collins

"Your thoughts are like the seeds you plant in your garden. Your beliefs are like the soil in which you plant these seeds." - Louise Hay

"That God once loved a garden we learn in Holy writ. And seeing gardens in the Spring I well can credit it." - Winifred Mary Letts

"In Garden Party or 40 Days and 40 Nights, I played characters who people dont necessarily like; I just find some humanity in them." - Vinessa Shaw

"I will go to the garden. I will be a romantic. I will sell myself in hell, in heaven also I will be." - Robert Creeley

"Spring is the season of gaiety, and winter of terror; in spring the heart of tranquility dances to the melody of the groves, and the eye of benevolence sparkles at the sight of happiness and plenty: in winter, compassion melts at universal calamity, and the tear of softness starts at the wailing of hunger and the cries of the creation in distress" - Samuel Johnson

"We can bring brilliant flowers of victory to bloom in our lives when we weather the hardships of winter and emerge triumphant based on our practice of the Mystic Law. The key to victories lies in how hard we struggle when we are in winter, how wisely we use this time and how meaningful we live each day confident that spring will definitely come." - Daisaku Ikeda

"In the spring or warmer weather when the snow thaws in the woods the tracks of winter reappear on slender pedestals and the snow reveals in palimpsest old buried wanderings, struggles, scenes of death. Tales of winter brought to light again like time turned back upon itself." - Cormac Mccarthy

"To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed That can make life a garden." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"And when your back stops aching and your hands begin to harden, You will find yourself a partner in the Glory of the Garden." - Rudyard Kipling

"I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day." - Frank Frankfort Moore

"When in the fresh mornings I go into my garden before anyone is awake, I go for the time being into perfect happiness." - Celia Thaxter

"Yes, in the poor man's garden grow Far more than herbs and flowers - Kind thoughts, contentment, peace of mind, And Joy for weary hours." - Mary Howitt

"In order to comprehend the beauty of a Japanese garden, it is necessary to understand - or at least to learn to understand - the beauty of stone." - Lafcadio Hearn

"All the wars of the world, all the Caesars, have not the staying power of a lily in a cottage garden." - Reginald Farrer

"I do not know the names of all the weeds and plants, I have to do as Adam did in his garden... name things as I find them." - Charles Dudley Warner

"Working in the garden gives me something beyond the enjoyment of the senses. It gives me a profound feeling of inner peace." - Ruth Stout

"I sit in my garden, gazing upon a beauty that cannot gaze upon itself. And I find sufficient purpose for my day." - Robert Breault

"I am spending delightful afternoons in my garden, watching everything living around me. As I grow older, I feel everything departing, and I love everything with more passion." - Emile Zola

"I work at my garden all the time and with love. What I need most are flowers, always. My heart is forever in Giverny." - Claude Monet

"Let everyone who makes garden plans frequently insert the letters C.P. in them as a reminder, the same standing for climate permitting." - Mabel Osgood Wright

"Britain cherishes her eccentrics and wisely holds that the function of government is to build a walled garden in which anarchy can flourish." - Quentin Crisp

"Realism absorbs the ideal by adding a few small imperfections. Example: it paints a few specks of mud on the white gown of the Lady in the Garden." - Mason Cooley

"...and I went into the garden and lay down and looked at the stars in the sky and made myself negligible." - Mark Haddon

"Guided by my heritage of a love of beauty and a respect for strength - in search of my mother's garden, I found my own." - Alice Walker

"A garden isn't meant to be useful. It's for joy. Rumer Godden found in Power of Simple Living by Ellyn Sanna" - Rumer Godden

"She was sitting in a garden more beautiful than even her rampaging imagination could ever have conjured up, and she was being serenaded by trees." - Lynn Kurland

"Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend...." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

"My heart is a garden tired with autumn, Heaped with bending asters and dahlias heavy and dark, In the hazy sunshine, the garden remembers April, The drench of rains and a snow-drop quick and clear as a spark; Daffodils blowing in the cold wind of morning, And golden tulips, goblets holding the rain - The garden will be hushed with snow, forgotten soon, forgotten - After the stillness, will spring come again?" - Sara Teasdale

"It's always winter but it's never Christmas." - C S Lewis

"It gets to seem as if way back in the Garden of Eden after the fall, Adam and Eve had begged the Lord to forgive them and He, in his boundless exasperation, had said, "All right, then. Stay. Stay in the Garden. Get civilized. Procreate. Muck it up." And they did." - Diane Arbus

"Wherever man exists, he finds the need to redesign, to recreate the world. A more beautiful world, purer, sweeter smelling and more colorful. A garden is probably the spot where the hopes for civilization are best captured. In fact, man defines himself by his garden. My Grandmother standing wordless fifteen minutes Between rows of loganberries, clippers poised in her hand." - Gary Snyder

"In friendship's fragrant garden, There are flowers of every hue. Each with its own fair beauty And its gift of joy for you. Friendship's Garden If love were what the rose is, And I were like the leaf, Our lives would grow together In sad or singing weather." - Algernon Charles Swinburne

"In your hands winter..." - Aberjhani

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

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

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

"Our garden was debated territory between five local cats, and we'd heard that the best way to keep other cats out of the garden was to have one yourself. A moment's rational thought here will spot the slight flaw in this reasoning." - Terry Pratchett

"In a way, a garden is the most useless of creations, the most slippery of creations: it is not like a painting or a piece of sculpture-it won't accrue value as time goes on. Time is its enemy' time passing is merely the countdown for the parting between garden and gardener." - Jamaica Kincaid

"A gardener is never shut out from his garden, wherever he may be. Its comfort never fails. Though the city may close about him, and the grime and soot descend upon him, he can still wander in his garden, does he but close his eyes." - Beverley Nichols

"It's still one of the proudest moments in my career boxing at Madison Square Garden. Some fighters who have won titles and championships have never boxed at Madison Square Garden. For a little kid just off a council estate to do it was a dream come true." - Ricky Hatton

"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the Sunset." - Crowfoot

"When a woman gets married it is like jumping into a hole in the ice in the middle of winter: you do it once and you remember it the rest of your days." - Maxim Gorky

"Hockey captures the essence of Canadian experience in the New World. In a land so inescapably and inhospitably cold, hockey is the chance of life, and an affirmation that despite the deathly chill of winter we are alive." - Stephen Leacock

"For well-being and health, again, the homestead should be airy in summer, and sunny in winter. A homestead possessing these qualities would be longer than it is deep; and its main front would face the south." - Aristotle

"Whether it's cushions you only use outside in the summer, or blankets that only come out in the winter, you've always got to think of where to store them." - Anthea Turner

"For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land." - Toni Morrison

"All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair The bees are stirring, birds are on the wing, And Winter slumbering in the open air, Wears on his smiling face a dream of spring." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Any one thinking of the Holy Child as born in December would mean by it exactly what we mean by it; that Christ is not merely a summer sun of the prosperous but a winter fire for the unfortunate." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Only in winter can you tell which trees are truly green. Only when the winds of adversity blow can you tell whether an individual or a country has steadfastness." - John F Kennedy

"Do not despair of life. Think of the fox, prowling in a winter night to satisfy his hunger. His race survives; I do not believe any of them ever committed suicide." - Henry David Thoreau

"I played everything. I played lacrosse, baseball, hockey, soccer, track and field. I was a big believer that you played hockey in the winter and when the season was over you hung up your skates and you played something else." - Wayne Gretzky

"The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another. It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness." - Henry David Thoreau

"It is the sea that whitens the roof. The sea drifts through the winter air. It is the sea that the north wind makes. The sea is in the falling snow." - Wallace Stevens

"Sing hey! Sing hey! For Christmas Day; Twine mistletoe and holly. For a friendship glows In winter snows, And so let's all be jolly! At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year" - Thomas Tusser

"As cold as everything looks in winter, the sun has not forsaken us. He has only drawn away for a little, for good reasons, one of which is that we may learn that we cannot do without him." - George Macdonald

"Winter is not an end. It is in transit. It is headed to bankruptcy. The sheriff will sell its stock for what he can get and an ice man will be the only bidder at the sale." - William Alfred Quayle

"Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart; I breathe at this hour the fragrance of the lilacs, the violets, and the roses, as at twenty years ago." - Victor Hugo

"Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York; And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried." - William Shakespeare

"The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting." - Louisa May Alcott

"Where did you get that?" Jace looked down and saw that the spider demon's poison had eaten a hole in his shirt, leaving a good deal of his left shoulder bare. "The shirt? At Macy's Winter sale." - Cassandra Clare

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

"I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature's rebirth?" - Edward Giobbi

"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

"It took me a long time to get used to the reality that my grandmother had passed away. Wherever I was, in the house, in the garden, out on the fields, her face always appeared so clearly to me." - Quang Nhuong Huynh

"Machines are the opium of the masses. If all the machines in England were thrown into the North Sea tomorrow, we should be back in the Garden of Eden. And the weather would probably improve." - Helen Cresswell

"The raw tomato, devoured in the garden when freshly picked, is a horn of abundance of simple sensations, a radiating rush in one's mouth that brings with it every pleasure. . . . a tomato, an adventure." - Muriel Barbery

"It is not the sap within the furrowed bark, nor a wing attached to a claw, But rather a garden forever in bloom and a flock of angels forever in flight." - Khalil Gibran

"God does not lie in our collective past, God lies in our collective future; the Garden of Eden is tomorrow, not yetsterday; the Golden Age lies down the road, not up it." - Ken Wilber

"Let whoever wants to, relax in the south, And bask in the garden of paradise. Here is the essence of north?and it's autumn I've chosen as this year's friend." - Anna Akhmatova

"The summer breeze was blowing on your face Within your violet you treasure your summery words And as the shiver from my neck down to my spine Ignited me in daylight and nature in the garden" - Van Morrison

"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 sensitive plant in a garden grew, And the young winds fed it with silver dew, And it opened its fan like leaves to the light, and closed them beneath the kisses of night." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"The poetry is the Earth, charming; The river, flowing from lofty mountains; Nature, a young woman and a heavenly plant with blossoming flowers, slinking in the garden of the mind." - Manmohan Acharya

"A tulip doesn't strive to impress anyone. It doesn't struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn't have to. It is different. And there's room in the garden for every flower." - Marianne Williamson

"The year is ended, and it only adds to my age; Spring has come, but I must take leave of my home. Alas, that the trees in this eastern garden, Without me, will still bear flowers." - Su Ting

"A day so happy. Fog lifted early. I worked in the garden. Hummingbirds were stopping over honeysuckle flowers. There was no thing on earth I wanted to possess. I know no one worth my envying him." - Czeslaw Milosz

"A garden should be in a constant state of fluid change, expansion, experiment, adventure; above all it should be an inquisitive, loving, but self-critical journey on the part of its owner." - H. E. Bates

"A garden is like those pernicious machineries which catch a man's coat-skirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg , and his whole body to irresistible destruction." - Ralph Waldo Emerson



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