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Garden State Quotes


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

"Complete garbage. It's like Garden State, but in outer space." - Zach Braff

"I don't ask questions. I just figure the extra warm days are God's way of rewarding me for Garden State" - Zach Braff

"Honestly, the only way Garden State could have been better was if I played every character. I'm awesome." - Zach Braff

"... 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

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

"Is 'Garden State' the next 'Citizen Kane'? Of course not. I'd like to think we aimed a little higher than that, frankly." - Zach Braff

"People compared Garden State to the Graduate, but when was the last time you saw Dustin Hoffman doing what I do?" - Zach Braff

"Family - see Fascist State." - Benito Mussolini

"The state, the state apparatus, is not an abstraction." - Samora Machel

"The state of our state needs serious attention." - Mitch Daniels

"Diplomacy is living in state." - Oliver Herford

"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

"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

"Safe Harbor is a state of mind... its the place - in reality or metaphor - to which one goes in times of trouble or worry. It can be a friendship, marriage, church, garden, beach, poem, prayer, or song." - Luanne Rice

"If you're kept off the debates, you can't reach more two percent of people even if you campaign every state and fill the big conventions like Madison Square Garden." - Ralph Nader

"'Safe Harbor' is a state of mind... it's the place - in reality or metaphor - to which one goes in times of trouble or worry. It can be a friendship, marriage, church, garden, beach, poem, prayer, or song." - Luanne Rice

"Organized religion provides a model of the way all organizations, from the state down to the village garden club, end a price in terms of a member's freedom of thought and action." - Robert Shea

"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

"If you're dumb enough to volunteer for the army, I don't see why we're supposed to feel so bad when you get shot. I'm not saying we should throw a party or anything, but is it such a tragedy? If I'd gotten shot before I made 'Garden State', yeah, that's a tragedy, but some red-state hick getting his legs blown off? Come on." - Zach Braff

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

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

"Being free is a state of mind." - Lenny Kravitz

"Simplicity is a state of mind." - Charles Wagner

"Luxury is a state of mind." - Lwren Scott

"Today, India is a nuclear weapons state." - A P J Abdul Kalam

"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

"Fanaticism is not a state of religion but a state of mind." - Tony Blair

"In art, vitality is the chaotic initial state; beauty is the cosmic final state." - Chairil Anwar

"Where would you like to live? In a state of conflict or a conflicted state?" - Christopher Hitchens

"Washington is nicknamed "The Evergreen State" because it sounds better than "The Incessant Nagging Drizzle State."" - Dave Barry

"The suppression of the bourgeois state by the proletarian state is impossible without violent revolution." - Vladimir Lenin

"The State is made for Mankind, not mankind for the state" - Albert Einstein

"I don't myself believe in a two-state solution. I believe in a one-state solution." - Edward Said

"A state is not a state if it belongs to one man." - Sophocles

"Normal military trade is undoubtedly part of the normal State-to-State relations." - Li Peng

"Meanwhile the mind, from pleasure less, Withdraws into its happiness; The mind, that ocean where each kind Does straight its own resemblance find; Yet it creates, transcending these, Far other worlds, and other seas; Annihilating all that's made To a green thought in a green glade ... Such was that happy garden-state, ..." - Andrew Marvell

"I agree that we should work and prolong the functions of life as far as we can, and hope that Death may find me planting my cabbages, but indifferent to him and still more to the unfinished state of my garden." - Michel De Montaigne

"If I could change anything about Garden State, it would be to cast somebody else for the female lead. Natalie just isn't really that good of an actress. Especially when compared to me. Just watch the two of us, it's light and dark. I am by far the better Jew." - Zach Braff

"I feel really bad for everyone who died on 9/11. Not just the people in the World Trade Center, Pentagon, or Flight 93, but all of the terrorists, too. 'Garden State' came out in 2004. That means none of them got a chance to see it. Let that sink in for a second. No wonder they're building a memorial." - Zach Braff

"I like to think of myself as the Chris Benoit of the movie industry, capable of taking any picture and carrying it to box-office success. Take Garden State, without me that would have just been two hours of Portman doging." - Zach Braff

"It's... it's such a weird thing. After Garden State, so many companies wanted to make my movies, and after The Last Kiss, I realized people would make anything I was in. As long as I keep this up I'll be swimming in chubby indie girl pussy." - Zach Braff

"People still make New Year's resolutions? Wow. I figured those were pointless once I perfected myself by directing, writing, and acting in Garden State. I guess it makes sense, though. It gives people a chance to hope that they can become as great as me someday." - Zach Braff

"I think they're bogus, honestly. How utter garbage like Crash and Million Dollar Baby can win best picture, where true works of art such as Garden State go untouched is beyond me. It just proves how close-minded America really is, and I refuse to take part in it." - Zach Braff

"When you're the director and the writer, you never have to remember your lines, and there's no one to call you on it. On Garden State I did different lines on every take, just making crap up. And it was great each time." - Zach Braff

"Over half a century on and they're still complaining about it. Compare it to the fact that Garden State didn't win an Oscar and they seem a little petty if you ask me. I guess that just goes to show what kind of people they really are." - Zach Braff

"If we're going to solve the problems in North Korea, the first thing we're going to have to do is start helping them get basic amenities like electricity, televisions, and DVD players over there. Otherwise, how can they watch 'Garden State'?" - Zach Braff

"People always say The God Father is the 1 movie of all time. But ask yourself, did you see Zach Braff in it....No you didn't. So then by default it goes to Garden State..and if youwatch two episodes of scrubs back to back that counts as the 2." - Zach Braff

"in that small [time] most greatly lived this star of England: Fortune made his sword, By which the world's best garden he achiev'd And left it to his son imperial lord. Henry the Sixth, in infant bands crown'd King of France and England did this King succeed; Whose state so many of had the managing, That they lost France and made his England bleed." - William Shakespeare

"You are a man, not God; you are human, not an angel. How can you expect to remain always in a constant state of virtue, when this was not possible even for an angel of Heaven, nor for the first man in the Garden?" - Thomas A Kempis

"It was a small farm in a little rural town by the Indiana state border. I lived there from ages 5 to 12, I would say, before we moved to Dallas. We had chickens and a vegetable garden, and I had to get up to milk the goats at seven in the morning or do it at seven at night." - Scott Michael Foster

"Initially, when I first became a Christian and got into ministry, my thought was that God existed to make my life better and to take me to Heaven. Now I realize that it is not about me at all. It is all about God and that He did this to display His plan to restore the Earth to the Garden of Eden state." - Max Lucado

"I support the state, but not the state-run economy. The state should intervene only to create the conditions necessary for the private sector to thrive." - Abdoulaye Wade

"Technology determines the possibilities of society. It doesn't matter whether you start out from a fascist state or a communist state or a free-market state" - Iain Banks

"Pakistan is not a unified country. In large parts of the country, the state is regarded as a Punjabi state, not their (the people's) state." - Noam Chomsky

"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

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

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

"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

"Placed on this isthmus of a middle state." - Alexander Pope

"The state of man is inconstancy, ennui, anxiety." - Blaise Pascal

"Writing poetry is a state of free float." - Margaret Atwood

"All things are in a state of flux." - Heraclitus

"All who love Liberty are enemies of the state." - Karl Hess

"The ideally non-violent state will be an ordered anarchy." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The New York State Freeway's closed, man. Far out!" - Arlo Guthrie

"I believe that the Jewish state will exist forever." - Ariel Sharon

"Excellence is the asymptotic state that never quite reaches perfection." - Andy Hargreaves

"Professional trust is a process, not a state." - Andy Hargreaves

"Anybody involved in sports in Missouri knows it's a great sports state. It is a great sports state, particularly in basketball and baseball. Particularly. Not to demean football, but it's a baseball state and a basketball state." - Jerry Jones

"Religion is separate from the institution of the state." - Akbar Ganji

"Unfortunately, nuclear weapons have become identified with state power." - John Burroughs

"Enthusiasm cannot be a continuous state. It comes in waves." - Eckhart Tolle

"You can't love somebody into a state of mental health." - Harold Ramis

"The state represents violence in a concentrated and organize form." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication." - Aristotle

"A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state." - Aristotle

"Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state." - Cesare Pavese

"I do not support gambling in this state." - Craig Benson

"I'm a liberal Democrat, and I state that proudly." - Tom Bergeron

"I hope gay marriage will be legal in every state." - Mark Consuelos

"I have known uncertainty: a state unknown to the Greeks." - Jorge Luis Borges

"A healthy state encourages many voices - and lots of listening." - Kathleen Sebelius

"Pop is in a shocking state at the moment." - Charlie Simpson

"Education is largely run at the state level." - Mitt Romney

"The state of slavery is in its own nature bad." - Charles De Secondat

"The separation of church and state was meant to protect church from state; a state that declares religion off limits in public life is a state that declares itself supreme over all religious values." - Ben Shapiro

"Lawyers advocate more so than state their own positions." - Arlen Specter

"I grew to manhood in the Ohio State Penitentiary." - Chester Himes

"Sexiness is a state of mind - a comfortable state of being. It's about loving yourself in your most unlovable moments." - Halle Berry

"The individual cannot bargain with the State. The State recognizes no coinage but power: and it issues the coins itself." - Ursula K Le Guin

"Bliss is not a feeling but a state of being. In the state of bliss, everything is loved." - Deepak Chopra

"We are the only state that does not have a State Film Corporation there to support the commercial industry." - Ann Macbeth

"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one." - Thomas Paine

"We're going to restructure the state government into a government that's responsive to the needs of New York state taxpayers." - Carl Paladino

"It is obvious that taking the country from a state of war to being a lawful state won't be easy." - Ahmed Ben Bella

"Healthcare is the cornerstone of the socialist state. It is the crown jewel of the welfare state." - Monica Crowley

"Eligible citizens from any State in the Union can serve in the Border Protection Corps of that State." - John Culberson

"The state of the health of the individual is equivalent to the state to the health of the colon." - Woody Harrelson

"I would like to see real peace and a state of Israel living peacefully alongside a state of Palestine." - Elie Wiesel

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

"The Gardener does not create the Garden. The Garden creates the Gardener." - Alan Chadwick

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

"That's what depression had wrought inside me: one, vast, barren rock garden-without the garden" - Peter Mcwilliams

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

"If a house has no garden, the whole earth becomes its garden!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

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

"I travel the garden of music, thru inspiration. It's a large, very large garden, seen?" - Peter Tosh

"All play aspires to the condition of paradise...through play in all its forms...we hope to achieve a state that our larger Greco-Roman, Judeo- Christian culture has always known was lost. Where it exists, we do not know, although we always have envisioned it as a garden...always as removed, as an enclosed green place...Paradise is an ancient dream...It is a dream of ourselves as better than we are, back to what we were." - A Bartlett Giamatti

"An evening up on the Empire State roof-the strangest experience. The huge tomb in steel and glass, the ride to the 84th floor and there, under the clouds, a Hawaiian string quartet, lounge, concessions and, a thousand feet below, New York-a garden of golden lights winking on and off, automobiles, trucks winding in and out, and not a sound. All as silent as a dead city-and it looks adagio down there." - Dawn Powell

"Whether it is seen in personal terms or trans-personal terms, whether it is Heaven or Nirvana or Happy Hunting Ground or the Garden of Paradise, the weight and authority of tradition maintains that death is just an alteration in our state of consciousness, and that the quality of our continued existence in the afterlife depends on the quality of our living here and now." - John Smith

"How could you give me life, and take from me all the inappreciable things that raise it from the state of conscious death? Where are the graces of my soul? Where are the sentiments of my heart? What have you done, oh, Father, What have you done with the garden that should have bloomed once, in this great wilderness here? Said louisa as she touched her heart." - Charles Dickens

"The State exists simply to promote and to protect the ordinary happiness of human beings in this life. A husband and wife chatting over a fire, a couple of friends having a game of darts in a pub, a man reading a book in his own room or digging in his own garden-that is what the State is there for. And unless they are helping to increase and prolong and protect such moments, all the laws, parliaments, armies, courts, police, economics, etc., are simply a waste of time." - C S Lewis

"Now, when we say we want peace, what we want is really for our Palestinian neighbours to have a demilitarized state next to us that recognizes the Jewish State. We're willing to recognize their state, the Palestinian state. But we ask them to recognize the Jewish state." - Benjamin Netanyahu

"Love is the state of enlightenment and enlightenment is the state of love. You can't make any separation between them. Enlightenment is the state of no feelings and pure knowledge and so is love." - Barry Long

"In a normal democracy, you protect the individual from the excessive power of the state. In Turkey, power elites try to protect the state - as if this state were fragile and needed protection - when in fact, it's too powerful already." - Elif Safak

"While I have some regrets that this is my last opportunity to deliver a State of the State address, I appreciate and am humbled by the opportunities this great state has given me." - Jane D Hull

"Presently we pass to some other object which rounds itself into a whole as did the first; for example, a well-laid garden; and nothing seems worth doing but the laying~out of gardens." - Ralph Waldo Emerson



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