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"Kensington Market is a must visit place in Toronto." - Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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

"When I'm in London, I love to visit Kensington gardens and just sit in the park and read a good book." - Natalie Imbruglia

"Fridays are always movie night at our flat in Kensington, West London." - Mariella Frostrup

"Because my father is French, my first school was the Lycee Francais de Londres in Kensington." - Claire Tomalin

"Gardens are our link with the divine." - William Howard Adams

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

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

"These gardens may be called the gardens of the respectable working classes." - Robert Fortune

"My childhood was a happy one, spent in a tall house in South Kensington and later in East Sussex, but my early and mid teens were less successful." - Julian Fellowes

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

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

"Eden, paradise - all the best gardens are imaginary." - Amy Waldman

"I allow no hot-beds in the gardens of Parnassus." - Charles Lamb

"the gardens of our childhood are all beautiful." - Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

"Libraries Are Neccessary Gardens, Unsurpassed At Growing Excitement" - J. Patrick Lewis

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

"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens." - Khalil Gibran

"The devout have laid out gardens in the desert." - Robert Duncan

"Hedge-hogs abound in my gardens and fields." - Gilbert White

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

"Everybody's got plants, but most are just growing weeds. The cultivated have greater gardens, finer and gaudier gardens." - Peter Schjeldahl

"That's exactly why nature always trumps gardens. Gardens are just reality pruned of chaos. What doesn't work you rip out." - Justina Chen

"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

"The gardens of my youth were fragrant gardens and it is their sweetness rather than their patterns of their furnishings that I now most clearly recall." - Louise Wilder

"Gardens do offer a temporal tableau and certainly mean differently in different eras and indeed geographies (think of the formal gardens in France)." - Martha Ronk

"The Garden En robe de parade. - Samain Like a skein of loose silk blown against a wall She walks by the railing of a path in Kensington Gardens, And she is dying piece-meal of a sort of emotional anaemia. And round about there is a rabble Of the filthy, sturdy, unkillable infants of the very poor. They shall inherit the earth. In her is the end of breeding. Her boredom is exquisite and excessive. She would like some one to speak to her, And is almost afraid that I will commit that indiscretion." - Ezra Pound

"And add to these retired Leisure, That in trim gardens take his pleasure." - John Milton

"The old internet is shrinking and being replaced by walled gardens." - John Battelle

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

"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

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

"Gardens always mean something else, man absolutely uses one thing to say another." - Robert Harbison

"Make thy books thy companions. Let thy cases and shelves be thy pleasure grounds and gardens." - Judah ben Saul ibn Tibbon

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

"Certain gardens are described as retreats when they are really attacks." - Ian Hamilton Finlay

"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

"Gardens are the result of a collaboration between art and nature." - Penelope Hobhouse

""Novels and gardens," she says. "I like to move from plot to plot."" - Bill Richardson

"I love old gardens best- tired old garden that rest in the sun." - Henry Bellamann

"In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death." - Sam Llewellyn

"Somewhere, a long way away, people are doing sensible things like mowing lawns and digging gardens." - Michael Palin

"When you increase the number of gardens, you increase the number of heavens too!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

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

"And add to these retired Leisure, That in trim gardens takes his pleasure." - John Milton

"Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, drawing them from their homes." - Clare Ansberry

"Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners." - William Shakespeare

"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

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

"Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce." - Jeremiah

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

"Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade." - Rudyard Kipling

"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.

"The Ranelagh Gardens in Chelsea provide plenty of opportunities to walk, think and relax." - Richard Rogers

"I grew up around the Luxembourg Gardens, so I guess that is my best memory." - Emmanuelle Seigner

"How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening." - Alexander Smith

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

"I always thought of the English landscape as being English gardens." - Robert Wilson

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

"Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads." - Marianne Moore

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

"Well, it seems a bit silly, looking there," said Will. "It's not like Mortmain's going to lodge a complaint against the Shadow-hunters through official channels. "Very upset Shadowhunters refused to all die when I wanted them to. Demand recompense. Please mail cheque to A. Mortmain, 18 Kensington Road-" - Cassandra Clare

"I did films with Wanda Ventham, Benedict's mother, and we lived in the same area, in Kensington. So I"d be out with my pram and Wanda and I would be talking and there was poor little Benedict, who I suppose was about four, standing there while we were gossiping in the high street for hours!" - Una Stubbs

"For clothes, I like Anna on Regent's Park Road. Anna Park, who owns it, has an amazing eye for fresh, exciting clothes. I also love Arrogant Cat on Kensington Church Street. Space NK on Duke of York Square for exciting potions. I think I stretch the term 'tester' way beyond its boundaries." - Sophie Winkleman

"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

"Bad Gardens copy, good gardens create, great gardens transcend. What all great gardens have in common are their ability to pull the sensitive viewer out of him or herself and into the garden, so completely that the separate self-sense disappears entirely, and at least for a brief moment one is ushered into a nondual and timeless awareness. A great garden, in other words, is mystical no matter what its actual content." - Ken Wilber

"Biophilia: the innate pleasure from living abundance and diversity as manifested by the human impulse to imitate Nature with gardens." - E O Wilson

"Fashion isn't just frocks. It's how we do our houses, our gardens, it's what we eat and drink." - Grace Coddington

"Rich people (in Australia) have swimming pools in their gardens but, at least, they do swim in them." - George Mikes

"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

"So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers." - Jorge Luis Borges

"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

"Everything you cherish Throws you over in the end Thorns will grab your ankles From the gardens that you tend." - Robert Hunter

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

"Right on to the New Period vineyard arbors were the centre and chief ornament of all gardens." - Marie-Luise Gothein

"It's not just about facts, information and technical know how... Gardens are about time, observation and intuition." - Costa Georgiadis

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

"Sometimes we have to soak ourselves in the tears and fears of the past to water our future gardens." - Suzy Kassem

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

"I am a huge fan of Jessica Lange. I think her performance in Grey Gardens is amazing." - Boti Bliss

"Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus. Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners." - William Shakespeare

"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

"The only thing that relaxes me is archery. That's why I have to have apartments with gardens." - Paulo Coelho

"No doubt these rocky islands have suggested the idea worked out in gardens, and they have been well imitated." - Robert Fortune

"My favorite film involving scarves was little Edie in 'Grey Gardens.' I often wear scarves like that, under hats." - Estelle

"People's backyards are much more interesting than their front gardens, and houses that back on to railways are public benefactors." - John Betjeman

"We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?" - Wendell Berry

"The finest of the glacier meadow gardens lie ...imbedded in the upper pine forests like lakes of light." - John Muir

"When I was a kid, we always had big gardens, acres of stuff we grew out in the yard." - Randy Houser

"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

"Bowing down in blind credulity, as is my custom, before mere authority and the tradition of the elders, superstitiously swallowing a story I could not test at the time by experiment or private judgment, I am firmly of the opinion that I was born on the 29th of May, 1874, on Campden Hill, Kensington; and baptised according to the formularies of the Church of England in the little church of St. George opposite the large Waterworks Tower that dominated that ridge." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I've always been very chauvinistic, even in my boy-obsessed days. But I was always a gentleman. I alwaysd treated my boys like real ladies. Always escorted them properly and, in fact, I suppose if I were a lot older - like 40 or 50 - I'd be a wonderful sugar daddy to some little queen down in Kensington. I'd have a houseboy named Richard to order around." - David Bowie

"I felt I was moving among two groups [literary intellectuals and scientists] comparable in intelligence, identical in race, not grossly different in social origin, earning about the same incomes, who had almost ceased to communicate at all, who in intellectual, moral and psychological climate had so little in common that instead of going from Burlington Hom or South Kensington to Chelsea, one might have crossed an ocean." - C.P. Snow

"Does the unmistakeable intent of Versailles to proclaim dominion over nature destroy its aesthetic appeal, as Schopenhauer thought? Does the greenness of the lawn lose its allure when we learn how much water, sorely needed elsewhere, it uses? And historical shifts in garden taste - from formal, 'French' gardens to 'Capability' Brown's landscapes, for instance, or from the elaborate gardens of imperial Kyoto to Zen 'dry' gardens - register important changes in philosophical or religious attitudes." - David E. Cooper

"Irish gardens beat all for horror. With 19 gardeners, Lord Talbot of Malahide has produced an affair exactly like a suburban golf course." - Nancy Mitford

"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

"The more one gardens, the more one learns; And the more one learns, the more one realizes how little one knows." - Vita Sackville-West

"Fit for kings, formal gardens afford an earthly Elysium and the odd impression that we mere men might actually control nature for a time." - Ezra Pound

"Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves." - H. E. Bates

"I am in fact a hobbit (in all but size). I like gardens, trees and unmechanized farmlands; I smoke a pipe, and like good plain food (unrefrigerated)." - J R R Tolkien

"One summer evening in the year 1848, three Cardinals and a missionary were dining together in the gardens of a villa in the Sabine hills, overlooking Rome." - Willa Cather

"But happiness ... happiness grows at our own firesides," she said. "It is not to be picked in strangers' gardens." ~ The House at Riverton" - Kate Morton

"People's souls are like gardens. You can't turn your back on someone because his garden's full of weeds. You have to give him water and lots of sunshine." - Nancy Farmer

"As the Arabs say, "The nature of rain is the same, but it makes thorns grow in the marshes and flowers in the gardens." - Anthony De Mello

"Meek-eyed Eve, her cheek yet warm with blushes, slow retires through the Hesperian gardens of the west, and shuts the gates of day." - Anna Letitia Barbauld

"The birds, great Nature's happy commoners, that haunt in woods in meads; and flowery gardens, rifle the sweets and taste the choicest fruits." - Nicholas Rowe

"There is virtue in country houses, in gardens and orchards, in fields, streams, and groves, in rustic recreations and plain manners, that neither cities nor universities enjoy." - Amos Bronson Alcott

"People's souls are like gardens. You ca' turn your back on someone because his garden's full of weeds. You have to give him water and lots of sunshine." - Nancy Farmer

"If we don't consciously plant the seeds of what we want in the gardens of our minds we'll end up with weeds." - Tony Robbins

"Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus. Our bodies are our gardens to the which our wills are gardeners." - William Shakespeare

"Good taste" is a virtue of the keepers of museums. If you scorn bad taste, you will have neither painting nor dancing, neither palaces nor gardens." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"The spirits of the air live on the smells Of fruit; and joy, with pinions light, roves round The gardens, or sits singing in the trees..." - William Blake

"Some places speak distinctly. Certain dark gardens cry aloud for a murder; certain old houses demand to be haunted; certain coasts are set apart for shipwreck." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Human beings have the remarkable ability to turn nothing into something. They can turn weeds into gardens and pennies into fortunes." - Jim Rohn

"I've been a dweller on the plains, have sighed when summer days were gone; No more I'll sigh; for winter here Hath gladsome gardens of his own." - Dorothy Wordsworth

"I never cease to be thrilled when entering my own gateway... and always feel that entrance gardens should give the first sensation of rest to those returning home." - Edna Walling

"Numerous studies document the benefits to students from school grounds that are ecologically diverse and include free play areas, habitats for wildlife, walking trails, and gardens." - Richard Louv

"I like fireworks too, but I set them off in gardens or kebab stands. I never set fire to my own house." - Zlatan Ibrahimovic

"Some of the domestic evils of drunkenness are houses without windows, gardens without fences, fields without tillage, barns without roofs, children without clothing, principles, morals or manners." - Benjamin Franklin

"[On gardens:] I think they're sanctuaries for the mind and spirit. ... It's easy to feel wonder-struck in a garden, especially if you cultivate delight." - Diane Ackerman

"There is virtue in country houses, in gardens and orchards, in fields, streams and groves, in rustic recreations and plain manners, that neither cities nor universities enjoy." - Amos Bronson Alcott

"One need never be dull as long as one has friends to help, gardens to enjoy and books in the long winter evenings." - D.E. Stevenson

"I sometimes think the chef end of cooking is not the real end of cooking. Cooking is all about homes and gardens, it doesn't happen in restaurants" - Delia Smith

"The Bible is the story of two gardens. Eden and Gethsemane. In the first, Adam took a fall. In the second, Jesus took a stand." - Max Lucado

"Let your bookcases and your shelves be your gardens and your pleasure-grounds. Pluck the fruit that grows therein, gather the roses, the spices, and the myrrh." - Judah ben Saul ibn Tibbon

"We must plant trees, grow gardens instead of lawns, ride bicycles when we can and support responsible local businesses over big brands." - Bryant H Mcgill

"There must be every kind of books in your library. The most beautiful gardens are those with many different flowers, with all kinds of herbs and weeds!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Let your bookcases and your shelves be your gardens and your pleasure-grounds. Pluck the fruit that grows therein, gather the roses, the spices, and the myrrh." - Judah Ibn Tibbon

"Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made By singing: -Oh, how beautiful! and sitting in the shade." - Rudyard Kipling

"Some places speak distinctly. Certain dank gardens cry aloud for a murder; certain old houses demand to be haunted; certain coasts are set apart for shipwrecks." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"What flowers are to gardens, spices to food, gems to a garment, and stars to heaven; such are proverbs interwoven in speech." - Proverbs

"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

"Good taste is a virtue of the keepers of museums. If you scorn bad taste, you will have neither painting nor dancing, neither palaces nor gardens." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Praying is another way of singing. You plant in the tree the soul of lemons. You plant in the gardens the spirit of roses." - Dannie Abse

"These are the gardens of the Desert, these The unshorn fields, boundless and beautiful, For which the speech of England has no name- The Prairies." - William Cullen Bryant



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