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Japanese Gardens Quotes


"Bad Gardens copy, good gardens create, great gardens transcend." - Ken Wilber

"In Japanese houses the interior melts into the gardens of the outside world." - Stephen Gardiner

"My favorite thing is landscaping. I love landscaping. And so what I'll do is, mostly I put language into search engines, and if I want to look, like, at tulip gardens, or, like, Georgian gardens, i love English gardens, how they're laid out. Japanese gardens, Asian gardens. So, I'm kind of a frustrated landscaper." - Michele Bachmann

"Gardens are a form of autobiography." - Sydney Eddison

"Imaginary gardens with real toads in them." - Marianne Moore

"My life was very Japanese." - Bryan Clay

"I'm fascinated by Japanese cuisine." - Eric Ripert

"I loathe gardening, but I love gardens, and I have two beautiful gardens. I can not bear gardening, but I love gardens." - Elton John

"We must not again underestimate the Japanese." - Chester W Nimitz

"How could they possibly be Japanese planes?" - Husband E. Kimmel

"I've always been inspired by Japanese style." - Rihanna

"Japanese is a very difficult language." - David Anders

"Japanese food makes me feel particularly good." - David Mitchell

"The Japanese fans always send weird things." - Tom Felton

"The charges of building and making of gardens are unknowne." - George Herbert

"I also know that we should cultivate our gardens." - Voltaire

"Gardening has increased, community gardens have increased significantly. There are 50 percent more community gardens right here in Washington DC." - Michelle Obama

"When I go on Japanese Airlines, I really love it because I like Japanese food." - Phil Collins

"The best way to learn Japanese is to be born as a Japanese baby, in Japan, raised by a Japanese family." - Dave Barry

"European travellers find the Japanese a smiling race." - Bertrand Russell

"I believe, the Japanese film industry must be open." - Hiroyuki Sanada

"What you feel in Japanese poetry is always entirely longing." - Robert Bly

"There is no hierarchy in Japanese Buddhist poetry." - Robert Bly

"My parents never understood me; they were Japanese." - Chic Murray

"The Japanese do not fear God. They only fear bombs." - Jerome Cady

"Well, dojo is a traditional Japanese word for training hall." - Joseph Jarman

"I'm not American. I still have my Japanese citizenship." - Masi Oka

"The Japanese seem to be a loyal audience." - Herb Alpert

"I'm just very obsessed with Japanese stuff in general." - Grimes

"I'm afraid Japanese people tend to collective hysteria." - Tadashi Yanai

"Japanese businesspeople and companies are lacking in individuality." - Tadashi Yanai

"I'd not underestimate the competitive powers of the Japanese people." - John Roos

"You talk about Japanese technocracy and you get radios." - Gordon Sinclair

"Japanese people have a funny habit of abbreviating names." - Shigeru Miyamoto

"Japanese are very proud and workaholics. Proud workaholics." - Yoko Ono

"I especially love French, Italian and Japanese cuisines." - Eva Herzigova

"I've been missing Japanese literature so much of late." - Utada Hikaru

"My favorite kitchen was the Japanese and the Italian kitchen." - Karl Lagerfeld

"I have a lot of Japanese friends: I grew up in Vancouver, and there's this huge Japanese population over there." - Grimes

"The Japanese press likes me a lot, but the problem is the Japanese government. It's very bureaucratic." - Shuji Nakamura

"I have blossomed so much, I am the envy of the gardens." - Rumi

"A poet is a verb that blossoms light in gardens of dawn, or sometimes midnight." - Aberjhani

"The fellow who tends the greenhouse gardens? Trust me, Lady, you'd let him stake your tomatoes." - Kristin Cashore

"My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white, In the gardens of the night." - Robert Bridges

"Gardens were before gardeners, and but some hours after the earth." - Thomas Browne

"Only with absolute fearlessness can we slay the dragons of mediocrity that invade our gardens." - John Maynard Keynes

"Up from the gardens floated the perfume Of roses and myrtle, in their perfect bloom." - Julia Caroline Dorr

"Only with absolute fearlessness can we slay the dragons of mediocrity that invade our gardens." - George Lois

"Flowers often grow more beautifully on dung-hills than in gardens that look beautifully kept." - Saint Francis De Sales

"Where, with your one rose you can buy hundreds of rose gardens?" - Rumi

"Human beings cannot endure the geological chaos they encounter under the soil of their own gardens." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden." - Hugh Johnson

"Plant flowers in others' gardens and your life becomes a bouquet!" - Anonymous

"Let's all sign petitions to make Earthships and organic home gardens the normality." - Syesha Mercado

"Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in stranger's gardens." - Douglas Jerrold

"The most lasting and pure gladness comes to me from my gardens." - Lillie Langtry

"Other people have shrubbery in their gardens. You have a bottomless pit." - Cassandra Clare

"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white, In the gardens of the night." - Robert Bridges

"As the lower parts of the Japanese houses and shops are open both before and behind, I had peeps of these pretty little gardens as I passed along the streets; and wherever I observed one better than the rest I did not fail to pay it a visit." - Robert Fortune

"Too many Japanese believe that they can say whatever they like in Japanese ('that statement was for a domestic audience' is very often an excuse for gaffes), as though Japanese is some secret code." - Debito Arudou

"Since I am a Japanese man who's been building through the experience of Japanese architecture, my actual designs come from Japanese architectural concepts, although they're based on Western methods and materials." - Tadao Ando

"I think that the Japanese - and I do love Japanese cuisine and adore Japanese food culture - I think that they're going to plow through the entire world's fishing. They're going to eat everything anyways." - David Chang

"They got word that the Japanese planes were coming back, so we sunk her ourselves so the Japanese wouldn't get it. We didn't want the Japanese to get it intact." - Barney Ross

"The causes of the China Incident were the exclusion and insult of Japan throughout China, the exclusion of Japanese goods, the persecution of Japanese residents in China, and the illegal violation of Japanese rights." - Hideki Tojo

"The Japanese position was hopeless even before the first atomic bomb fell because the Japanese had lost control of their own air." - Henry H. Arnold

"I've had quite a lot of bad experiences with Japanese sweets. I reckon, Japanese...they can do most things really well but sweets, they're a bit dodgy." - Ian Graham

"The film begins with a visual list of eight and a half Japanese Pachinko Parlours filmed in several Japanese cities - Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto." - Peter Greenaway

"I recognize the fact that I don't have one single drop of Japanese blood in my body. But I've always felt half-Japanese at heart." - Scott Fujita

"I've never studied the Japanese. That's something that must have crept in there. But the Japanese are my biggest clients. They seem to like the elemental quality." - Andrew Wyeth

"They set great store by their gardens . . . Their studie and deligence herein commeth not only of pleasure, but also of a certain strife and contention . . . concerning the trimming, husbanding, and furnishing of their gardens; everye man or his owne parte." - Thomas More

"The Garden Was My Delight. I grew up with gardeners and I just love gardens. I was always very much aware that gardens were important and they were for sharing..." - Hazel Hawke

"People are always asking, "What's the purpose of life?" That's easy. Relieve suffering. Create beauty. Make gardens." - Dan Barker

"It is easier for me to take ten good pictures in an airplane bathroom than in the gardens at Versailles." - Sally Mann

"Stately Spring! whose robe-folds are valleys, whose breast-bouquet is gardens, and whose blush is a vernal evening." - Jean Paul

"Where the light wings of Zephyr, oppress'd with perfume, Wax faint o'er the gardens of Gul in her bloom." - Lord Byron

"Synods are mystical Bear-gardens. Where Elders, Deputies, Church-wardens, And other Members of the Court, Manage the Babylonish sport." - Samuel Butler (poet)

"Wise words are like seeds. The more you scatter them, the more they will grow into infinite gardens of knowledge." - Suzy Kassem

"Gardens are enclosed areas in which plants and arts meet. They form 'cultures' in an uncompromised sense of the word." - Peter Sloterdijk

"I sing Connecticut, her charms / Of rivers, orchards, blossoming ridges. / I sing her gardens, fences, farms, / Spiders and midges." - Phyllis Mcginley

"We know that urban farms require less fuel for tractors and transport, but community gardens don't plant themselves." - Van Jones

"Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the blossoms, Kind deeds are the fruits." - Anonymous

"Can you find another market like this? Where, with your one rose, you can buy hundreds of rose gardens?" - Rumi

"I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess." - Walt Disney

"As for the meaning of gardens, particular gardens may have, of course, all sorts of different meanings - emotive, historical, emblematic, religious, commemorative, and so on. But I think that good gardens all signify or exemplify an important truth about the relationship of culture and nature - their inseparability." - David E. Cooper

"When this war is over, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell!" - William Halsey

"As the rising sun melts thinly frozen ice, so the Japanese Army is overcoming Chinese troops." - Shunroku Hata

"I want men to be more chic - and Japanese style has that kind of sophisticated elegance." - Roberto Cavalli

"Give me fifty DC-3's and the Japanese can have the Burma Road." - Chiang Kai-shek

"Their racial characteristics are such that we cannot understand or trust even the citizen Japanese." - Henry L Stimson

"If you can call a Chevrolet a Chev, why can't you call a Japanese a Jap?" - Harold Ballard

"He's a novice - he should keep his opinions to Japanese football" - Alex Ferguson

"My favorite piece of technical writing: Assembly of Japanese bicycle require great peace of mind." - Robert M Pirsig

"The Japanese are a disease of the skin. The Communists are a disease of the heart." - Chiang Kai-shek

"I made efforts to swallow tears and to protect the species of the Japanese nation." - Hirohito

"Americans really don't understand the Japanese nature, but it's not an easy thing to understand." - Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

"They've certainly grown, the Japanese. I mean grown in stature, playing-wise." - Ron Atkinson

"Believe it or not, Japanese is actually easier than some European languages!" - Phil Collins

"I'm very into the japanese sensibility. Oversize coats and baggy trousers." - Milla Jovovich

"If the Japanese are so smart, why do they eat with sticks?" - Jerry Lawler

"I was crazy about silent comedy - in the old days, and crazy about Japanese movies." - Keith Johnstone

"I have in mind repeated statements by Japanese military men containing threats against other states." - Joseph Stalin

"Eat only until you're 4/5 full. An ancient Japanese injunction." - Michael Pollan

"Part of the reason some Japanese companies have underperformed financially was corporate governance and board structures." - Jamie Dimon

"We've seen the volatility at dollar-yen, U.S. Treasurys, JGBs (Japanese government bonds), German bunds." - Jamie Dimon

"You can't be citing Japanese internment camps for anything the president elect is going to do!" - Megyn Kelly

"WaiWai was an essential guide to Japanese attitudes and editorial directives." - Debito Arudou

"Japanese refer to Europe as a museum and America as a farm." - Robert Gilpin

"By the time we're through with them, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell." - William Halsey

"My brother then bought 1000 Japanese cameras. They all go, "Crick"." - Henny Youngman

"I have a doggy, a Japanese Akita, who I live to play with." - Corey Haim

"In Japanese sushi restaurants, a lot of sushi chefs talk too much." - Masa Takayama

"The Japanese keenly learned from Western civilisation in a bid to modernize and preserve the nation." - Akihito

"I've got lots of weird illustrations of me from Japanese fans." - Jamie Bell

"I went to the Tokyo Film Festival in Japan because I love Japanese cinema." - Leslie Caron

"The Japanese say, If the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated." - Lester Cole

"I'm half-Japanese, so I collect toys, like a Yayoi Kusama stuffed pumpkin." - Nicola Formichetti

"In the case of the Japanese, they usually commit suicide before they make any apology." - Chuck Grassley

"England understands good Chinese, Japanese and Indian cuisine; in France, we just get French." - Eva Green

"I shall ask to see whether they want me in dress clothes or in Japanese." - Sessue Hayakawa

"For many years, my favorite director has been the Japanese giant Akira Kurosawa." - Henry Rollins

"Japanese architecture is traditionally based on wooden structures that need renovating on a regular basis." - Tadao Ando

"I don't really do Japanese interviews. I don't think there's much call for me in Japan." - Nick Cave

"Japanese is sort of a hobby of mine, and I can get around Japan with ease." - Dick Cavett

"Another dynamic of this last year was our increased penetration into the Japanese market." - David Milne

"I think Japanese audiences are much more attentive than a London audience." - James Blake

"I am an admirer of haiku, and I'm a great admirer of Japanese literature in general." - Richard Flanagan

"I collect wrestling figures from overseas, like Japanese wrestling figures and Mexican wrestling figures." - Joseph Bruce

"I like the Japanese knives, I like French knives. Whatever's sharp." - Wolfgang Puck

"As long as there are Japanese tourists, there will be a market for the Old South." - John Shelton Reed

"Growing up in California, I obviously knew about our deep connections with the Japanese." - John Roos

"The Japanese banks are not having an easy time as they once had." - David Rockefeller

"God bless the universe, God bless Japanese, Chinese, Indians, all of them, and let's have peace." - Mickey Rooney

"The only language that the Japanese whaling industry understands is economics." - Paul Watson

"Canada I don't trust. The Canadian government hates me more than the Japanese." - Paul Watson

"The film 'The Cove' made people aware of the Japanese slaughter of whales." - Paul Watson

"The Japanese have a long lifespan in part because they eat different forms of algae." - Homaro Cantu

"I'd forgotten I'd done the anime called Spirited Away, the English version of a Japanese film." - David Ogden Stiers

"I do not see how the Japanese can hold out against this united front." - Henry L Stimson

"The Japanese have perfected good manners and made them indistinguishable from rudeness." - Paul Theroux

"Sort of like, I have to make the Japanese lyrics really deep." - Utada Hikaru

"One of my favorite Japanese proverbs is "Fall down 7 times, stand up 8"." - Georges St-Pierre

"I always have dashi in my refrigerator - it's the almighty Japanese ingredient." - Masaharu Morimoto

"Thanks to the Japanese and Geronimo, John Wayne became a millionaire." - Pat Morita

"The idea of a Japanese comedian was not only a rarity, it was non-existent." - Pat Morita

"But in Japanese, there's actually not much of a relationship between the music and the words." - Utada Hikaru

"The formal Washington dinner party has all the spontaneity of a Japanese imperial funeral." - Simon Hoggart

"I also have some Chinese weapons, but I like the Japanese sword the best." - Kelly Hu

"Indian junk food is my sin, even though I pretend to like Japanese." - Sonam Kapoor

"There are few gardens that can be left alone. A few years of neglect and only the skeleton of a garden can be traced. . . . Japanese artists working with a few stones and sand four hundred years ago achieved strangely lasting compositions. However there, too, but for the hands that have piously raked the white sand into patterns and controlled the spread of moss and lichens, little would remain." - Russell Page



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