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"Garden work clears the mind." - Joanne Harris

"To the landscape architect a rock garden... appears... the work of a lunatic." - Louise Wilder

"Prohibition didn't work in the Garden of Eden. Adam ate the apple." - Vicente Fox

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

"Garden work consists much more in uprooting weeds than in planting seed. This applies also to teaching." - Berthold Auerbach

"When I'm looking for an idea, I'll do anything-clean the closet, mow the lawn, work in the garden." - Kevin Henkes

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

"Garden work consists much more in uprooting weeds than in planting seed. This applies also to teaching." - Frank Auerbach

"I garden a lot in LA, so fashion consists of boots, work pants and T-shirts, unless I'm going out." - Kyle Maclachlan

"The work of a garden bears visible fruits-in a world where most of our labours seem suspiciously meaningless." - Pam Brown

"There's something Zen-like about the way I work - it's like raking gravel in a Zen Buddhist garden." - Chuck Close

"A garden is a kinetic work of art, not an object but a process, open-ended, biodegradable, nurturant, like all women's artistry. A garden is the best alternative therapy." - Germaine Greer

"We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest." - Voltaire

"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

"The work of a correct and regular writer is a garden accurately formed and diligently planted, varied with shades, and scented with flowers." - Samuel Johnson

"When bad things happen, it's the time when you get to work in the garden and sort out the pots from the weeds." - Elizabeth Hurley

"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

"My work begun to spread out. And calls to the universities begun to take me out of my garden, you know." - Howard Finster

"My father read 'The New York Times,' my mother did secretarial work, we had a dog, we had a garden, I had a brother." - Donna Leon

"I'm very happy at home. I love to just hang out with my daughter, I love to work in my garden. I'm not a gaping hole of need." - Uma Thurman

"You rarely get satisfaction sitting in an easy chair. If you work in a garden on the other hand, and it yields beautiful tomatoes, that's a good feeling." - Dan Buettner

"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

"Discipline, work. Work, discipline." - Gustav Mahler

"The secret to missionary work is work. Work, work, work!" - Ezra Taft Benson

"I cry when I work in the garden, because the Sun, the rain, the wind and the Earth all work together to make us food and flowers. It just blows me away." - Robin Lim

"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

"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

"Information work is thinking work." - Bill Gates

"funny how ready people are to believe that counseling, which even when voluntary takes years to modify garden-variety neuroses, can work wonders in months with resistant patients who hate each other." - Katha Pollitt

"I very much consider the Internet a garden, and I'm a gardener, and I plant things in it and I work within the framework of the soil, the seasons, the climate, and the temperature, to produce plants." - Mark Pesce

"Chance was to work in the garden, where he would care for plants and grasses and trees which grew there peacefully. He would be as one on them: quiet, open hearted in the sunshine and heavy when it rained." - Jerzy Kosinski

"I am Valentino Rossi. If I stay in MotoGP it is to try to win. When that is not possible it is time to stay at home and work in the garden!" - Valentino Garavani

"When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us" - Robert Smithson

"One does not lash what lies at a distance. The foibles that we ridicule must at least be a little bit our own. Only then will the work be a part of our own flesh. The garden must be weeded." - Paul Klee

"In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work, one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do, but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone." - Gertrude Jekyll

"My agent was ambitious for me. But going out and chasing it? No, I'd rather work in my vegetable garden or play with my kid. I guess I'm kind of boring." - Kathleen Quinlan

"When I go into the garden, I forget everything. It's uncomplicated in my world of gardening. It's trial and error, really. If something doesn't work, it comes out, and you start all over again." - Emilia Fox

"One does not lash hat lies at a distance. The foibles that we ridicule must at least be a little bit our own. Only then will the work be a part of our own flesh. The garden must be weeded." - Paul Klee

"Our minds work like a garden. It is fertile ground that accepts any and everything we plant. Good or evil, constructive or destructive, our lives will bear the fruit of the seeds we plant in our minds." - Iyanla Vanzant

"When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us." - Robert Smithson

"I work every day from 9:30 or so until lunchtime. In the afternoons, I become a normal person - go shopping and do the garden and look after my grandchildren." - Deborah Moggach

"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

"Exercise, from a public health perspective, is an unmitigated failure. The world's longest-lived people live in environments that nudge them into more movement. They don't use power tools, they do their own yard work, they grow a garden." - Dan Buettner

"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

"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

"Set in the remote and harsh high desert landscape of Idaho, Outpost is an artist live/work studio and sculpture garden for making and displaying art. An important aspect of the complex is the protected paradise garden, which is separated from the wild landscape by thick masonry walls. The materials used in the structure, including concrete block, car-decking, and plywood, require little to no maintenance, and are capable of withstanding the extreme weather that characterize the desert's four seasons." - Tom Kundig

"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

"Set in the remote and harsh high desert landscape of Idaho, Outpost is an artist live/work studio and sculpture garden for making and displaying art. An important aspect of the complex is the protected paradise garden, which is separated from the wild landscape by thick masonry walls. The materials used in the structure, including concrete block, car-decking, and plywood, require little to no maintenance, and are capable of withstanding the extreme weather that characterize the desert's four seasons." - Tom Kundig

"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

"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

"Oh, Adam was a gardener, and God who made him sees That half a proper gardener's work is done upon his knees, So when your work is finished, you can wash your hands and pray For the Glory of the Garden, that it may not pass away!" - Rudyard Kipling

"I think the work in front of us is the first work task given our forbearers, which is to care for the garden. Now because it's the first thing commanded, maybe it's the first thing forgotten. But it is the first admonition and it is absolutely unequivocal. It is part of right livelihood." - Wes Jackson

"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

"Oh, Adam was a gardener, and God who made him sees That half a proper gardener's work is done upon his knees, So when your work is finished, you can wash your hands and pray For the Glory of the Garden that it may not pass away!" - Rudyard Kipling

"I always wanted to create this community that would come and tell their own story, shoot it - and watch them. The idea is to not have one entity who creates the work, the project, and another entity who consumes it; the idea is people create their own work, like somebody cultivating his garden." - Michel Gondry

"Work to learn. Don't work for money." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Work isn't really work for me." - John Kluge

"The work is getting the work." - Elizabeth Pena

"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

"I work out." - Christina Ricci

"Stimulus does not work." - Rick Scott

"People work hard." - Iain Duncan Smith

"A Garden, an Elaboratory, a Work - house, Improvements and Breeding, are pleasant and Profitable Diversions to the Idle and Ingenious: For here they miss Ill Company, and converse with Nature and Art; whose Variety are equally grateful and instructing; and preserve a good Constitution of Body and Mind." - William Penn

"My garden is a slow work, pursued with love and I do not deny that I am proud of it. Forty years ago, when I established myself here, there was nothing but a farmhouse and a poor orchard...I bought the house and little by little I enlarged and organized it...I dug, planted weeded, myself; in the evenings the children watered." - Claude Monet

"Monet's garden must be included with his works, because he combined the magic of an adaptation of nature with the work of a painter of light. An extension of the studio into the openair, with color tones lavishly spread out on all sides to exercise the eye with seductive vibrations, from which a feverishly aroused retina expects unquenchable joy." - Georges Clemenceau

"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

"I am looking forward to continue my career in Orange & Blue and to work with Phil Jackson, a champion who builds championship teams. Madison Square Garden is the mecca of basketball and I am surrounded by the greatest fans in the world." - Carmelo Anthony

"It is God's world still. It has been given to man not absolutely, but in trust, that man may work out in it the will of God; given-may we not say?-just as a father gives a child a corner of his great garden, and says, "There, that is yours; now cultivate it."" - Phillips Brooks

"Erik Erikson has commented: Potentially creative men like (Bernard) Shaw build the personal fundament of their work during a self-decreed moratorium, during which they often starve themselves, socially, erotically, and, at last but not least, nutritionally, in order to let the grosser weeds die out, and make way for the growth of their inner garden." - Lewis Hyde

"I remember once in junior high school, on a Friday, my mom came home from work and said to my brother and I, 'You know, between us, we have only 27 cents, but we have food in the refrigerator, we have our little garden out back, and we're happy, so we are rich." - John Paul Dejoria

"We're all assigned a piece of the garden, a corner of the universe that is ours to transform. Our corner of the universe is our own life - our relationships, our homes, our work, our current circumstances -. exactly as they are. Every situation we find ourselves in is an opportunity, perfectly planned by the Holy Spirit, to teach love instead of fear." - Marianne Williamson

"I will garden on the double run, my rhythm obvious in the ringing rakes, and trust in fate to keep me poor and kind and work until my heart is short, then go out slowly with a feeble grin, my fingers flexing but my eyes gone gray from cramps and the lack of oxygen." - Richard Hugo

"The job market of the future will consist of those jobs that robots cannot perform. Our blue-collar work is pattern recognition, making sense of what you see. Gardeners will still have jobs because every garden is different. The same goes for construction workers. The losers are white-collar workers, low-level accountants, brokers, and agents." - Michio Kaku

"I'm in this absolutely gorgeous manor house with acres of quite beautiful countryside. I've got trout in the river, an organic vegetable garden, I've got my work 40 yards from my home. I don't mind being criticised, but where are they criticising from? Which hut are they criticising me from, exactly?" - Jay Kay

"I remember once in junior high school, on a Friday, my mom came home from work and said to my brother and I, 'You know, between us, we have only 27 cents, but we have food in the refrigerator, we have our little garden out back, and we're happy, so we are rich.'" - John Paul Dejoria

"'Freeing' a literary work into the public domain is less a public benefit than a transfer of wealth from the families of American writers to the executives and stockholders of various businesses who will continue to profit from, for example, 'The Garden Party,' while the descendants of Katherine Mansfield will not." - Mark Helprin

"Once you understand this way, you will be able to make your room alive; you will be able to design a house together with your family; a garden for your children; places where you can work; beautiful terraces where you can sit and dream." - Christopher Alexander

"The best ideas are those that really affect me emotionally - those are the ones you never forget. You think to yourself, 'I want to write that book', for years; those are the ideas that I love to work with, and 'The Bone Garden' was one of them." - Tess Gerritsen

"May and June. Soft syllables, gentle names for the two best months in the garden year: cool, misty mornings gently burned away with a warming spring sun, followed by breezy afternoons and chilly nights. The discussion of philosophy is over; it's time for work to begin." - H. Peter Loewer

"My untidy habits drive me to follow the slash-and-burn principle. Work on a virgin table until the mess becomes unbearable, then move on to a clean table in a clean room - or, on a beautiful summer day like this, one of the five tables dotted around the garden. Trash that table and move on again." - Richard Dawkins

"I have found, through years of practice, that people garden in order to make something grow; to interact with nature; to share, to find sanctuary, to heal, to honor the earth, to leave a mark. Through gardening, we feel whole as we make our personal work of art upon our land." - Julie Moir Messervy

"My parents, Mary Agnes Smith and Rowland Smith, both had to work since their early teens, she in the holiday boarding house of her mother and he in his father's market garden in Marton Moss, a village on the south side of Blackpool, just north of Saint Anne's-on-Sea." - Michael Smith

"The power of the silent filibuster to distort Senate politics is now accepted on Capitol Hill and by the press as normal and not worth mentioning. Let me be the skunk at this political garden party and say this stinks. Representative government was not designed to work this way by the Founding Fathers." - Juan Williams

"On Saturday afternoons when all the things are done in the house and there's no real work to be done, I play Bach and Chopin and turn it up real loudly and get a good bottle of chardonnay and sit out on my deck and look out at the garden." - Maya Angelou

"My parents decided - because they were not going to teach us anything Jewish at home - to send both me and my sister to a Jewish primary school. So I went to Kerem Primary School in Hampstead Garden Suburb. But, for me, that school really didn't work that well." - Noreena Hertz

"If you look at the literature of the 19th century, you get things like Kafka and Dostoevsky, who basically write about feeling bored and alienated. That's because we lost contact with the important things in life like work that you enjoy, or the garden, nature, your family and friends." - Tom Hodgkinson

"Was it not most meet that a woman should first see the risen Saviour? She was first in the transgression; let her be first in the justification. In yon garden she was first to work our wo; let her in that other garden be the first to see Him who works our weal. She takes first the apple of that bitter tree which brings us all our sorrow; let her be the first to see the Mighty Gardener, who has planted a tree which brings forth fruit unto everlasting life." - Charles Spurgeon

"I have seen myself lose intolerance, narrowness, bigotry, complacence, pride and a whole bushel-basket of other intellectual vices through my contact with Nature and with men. And when you take weeds out of a garden it gives you room to grow flowers. So, every time I lost a little self-satisfaction, or arrogance, I could plant some broadness or love of my own in its place, and after a while the garden of my mind began to bloom and be fragrant and I found myself better equipped for my work and more useful to others as a consequence." - Luther Burbank

"The garden reconciles human art and wild nature, hard work and deep pleasure, spiritual practice and the material world. It is a magical place because it is not divided. The many divisions and polarizations that terrorize a disenchanted world find peaceful accord among mossy rock walls, rough stone paths, and trimmed bushes. Maybe a garden sometimes seems fragile, for all its earth and labor, because it achieves such an extraordinary delicate balance of nature and human life, naturalness and artificiality. It has its own liminality, its point of balance between great extremes." - Thomas Moore

"I do think it's smart to see a marriage as "a garden and a gardener who constantly swap roles." You really have to switch from one to another. Being the gardener would be the more active role in the situation. Being a garden would be more passive. You've got to be both the one who gets help and the one that's helping. That's the circulation in a couple. You should switch from one position to another. I think it's good to be always aware that love can fade. There's something I really like about that sentence. It's as if love should be seen as work...because it is." - Carla Bruni

"When you feel depressed, it helps to actively change your environment. Go and do something different. Martin Luther conquered his depression by going outside to work in his garden. Surprisingly enough, one of the best ways to handle depression is to go to work immediately on the task you least enjoy. (The chances are your depression is caused by guilt feelings arising out of neglect of those tasks.)" - R C Sproul

"A woman's work, from the time she gets up to the time she goes to bed, is as hard as a day at war, worse than a man's working day. ... To men, women's work was like the rain-bringing clouds, or the rain itself. The task involved was carried out every day as regularly as sleep. So men were happy - men in the Middle Ages, men at the time of the Revolution, and men in 1986: everything in the garden was lovely." - Marguerite Duras

"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

"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

"Walking around an early spring garden- going nowhere." - Kyoshi Takahama

"A garden isn't meant to be useful. It's for joy." - Rumer Godden

"A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot!" - T. E. Brown

"Nothing is more the child of art than a garden." - Walter Scott

"All my hurts my garden spade can heal." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"This garden has a soul, I know its moods." - Leigh Hunt

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

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

"Tend your own garden: savor the blossoms, trim the weeds." - Ron Kaufman

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

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

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

"If you rest too long the weeds take the garden." - Jim Rohn

"Queen rose of the rosebud garden of girls." - Alfred Lord Tennyson



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