Green Quotes

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John Green
“Maybe 'Okay' will be our 'always'...”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

John Green
“Right, well, he'd been sick for a while and his nurse said to him, 'You seem to be feeling better this morning,' and Isben looked at her and said, 'On the contrary,' and then he died.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

Virginia Woolf
“Green in nature is one thing, green in literature another. Nature and letters seem to have a natural antipathy; bring them together and they tear each other to pieces.”
Virginia Woolf, Orlando

Santosh Kalwar
“All our wisdom is stored in the trees.”
Santosh Kalwar

Ha-Joon Chang
“People 'over-produce' pollution because they are not paying for the costs of dealing with it.”
Ha-Joon Chang, 23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism

John Green
“Her underwear, her jeans, the comforter, my corduroys and my boxers between us, I thought. Five layers, and yet I felt it, the nervous warmth of touching – a pale reflection of the fireworks of one mouth on another, but a reflection nonetheless. And in the almostness of the moment, I cared at least enough. I wasn’t sure whether I liked her, and doubted whether I could trust her, but I cared at least enough to try to find out. Her on my bed, wide green eyes staring down at me. The enduring mystery of her sly, almost smirking, smile. Five layers between us.”
John Green

John Green
“In my opinion, actual heroism, like actual love, is a messy, painful, vulnerable business—and I wanted to try to reflect that.”
John Green

Lorine Niedecker
“I rose from marsh mud
algae, equisetum, willows,
sweet green, noisy
birds and frogs.”
Lorine Niedecker

Kerstin Gier
“Did you know that Gideon and I were trained in Krav Maga?" Charlotte took another step closer to me, and I automatically took one back.
"No, but did /you/ know that at this moment you look like that crazy rodent in Ice Age?”
Kerstin Gier, Emerald Green

Robert Jordan
“Browns seek knowledge, Blues meddle in causes, and Whites consider the questions of truth with implacable logic. We all do some of it all, of course. But to be Green means to stand ready. In the Trolloc Wars, we were often called the Battle Ajah. All Aes Sedai helped where and when they could, but the Green Ajah alone was always with the armies, in almost every battle. We were the counter to the dreadlords. The Battle Ajah. And now we stand ready, for the Trollocs to come south again, for Tarmon Gai'don. the Last Battle. We will be there. That is what it means to be Green. -Alanna”
Robert Jordan

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
“Fenugreek, Tuesday's spice, when the air is green like mosses after rain.”
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, The Mistress of Spices

Barbara Kingsolver
“Because I could not stop for death he kindly stopped for me, or paused at least to strike a glancing blow with his sky-blue mouth as he passed.”
Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

Janet Goodfriend
“Because you live to love and love to live/ And because of what your heardrum will give/ Now we might love to live and live to love.”
Janet Goodfriend, For the Love of Art

“Save the Planet...Buy Organic”
Nancy Philips

Jack Thorne
“Green is a soothing color, isn’t it? I mean Gryffindor rooms are all well and good but the trouble with red is — it is said to send you a little mad — not that I’m casting aspersions . . .”
Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two

Billie Letts
“And the needles of the pine trees, freshly washed to a deep, rich green, shimmered with droplets that blinked like clear crystals.”
Billie Letts, Shoot the Moon

Erica Bauermeister
“We sat in silence, letting the green in the air heal what it could.”
Erica Bauermeister, The Scent Keeper

Amy Lane
“Listen to me. I will spill my insides for you once only. We were three—I am the green, the
growing, the day. I loved the moon, the silver night, and he loved the sunshine, fierce and hot, and she
loved me because the sun must love the day. And the sun and I stood in a valley of stone and faced
death, because we wanted to spare the night, who had suffered a thousand deaths already, and we didn't
want him to bleed any more. But he would not allow it. He swooped from the sky and clenched death
in both hands, and we wore his blood like skin.”
Amy Lane, Wounded
tags: green

“She turned back to inspect a bank of greens: olive, jade, leaf, kiwi, lime, a silver-green like the back of birch leaves, a bright pistachio.”
Anne Bartlett, Knitting

Neil Young
“I love it when people yell at me about the environment and then I tell 'em I'm burning 90% cleaner than them.”
Neil Young

L.M. Montgomery
“Aunt Elizabeth said, 'Do you expect to attend many balls, if I may ask?' and I said, 'Yes, when I am rich and famous.' and Aunt Elizabeth said, 'Yes, when the moon is made of green cheese.”
Emily of New Moon

Howard Mansfield
“I was trying to discover examples of a living restoration, trying to go beyond discussions about correct historic colors, materials, and techniques.

I looked to the past for guidance, to find the graces we need to save. I want to be an importer. This is not nostalgia; I am not nostalgic. I am not looking for a way back. "From where will a renewal come to us, to us who have devastated the whole earthly globe?" asked Simone Weil. "Only from the past if we love it."

What I am looking for is the trick of having the same ax twice, for a restoration that renews the spirit, for work that transforms the worker. We may talk of saving antique linens, species, or languages; but whatever we are intent on saving, when a restoration succeeds, we rescue ourselves.

-- Howard Mansfield, The Same Ax Twice: Restoration and Renewal in a Throwaway Age”
Howard Mansfield

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Our green valleys will be greener once we fully grasp the infinite vitality of the green!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
tags: green

Nancy S. Mure
“I don't think I'll ever grow old and say, "What was I thinking eating all those fruits and vegetables?”
Nancy S. Mure, Eat! Empower. Adjust. Triumph!: Lose Ridiculous Weight, Succeed on Any Diet Plan, Bust Through Any Plateau in 3 Empowering Steps!

Amit Kalantri
“A farmer is a magician who produces money from the mud.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words


Leaves descending to the ground,
Orange, magenta, green & brown
The cool crisp breezes in the air,
Autumn season must be here”
Charmaine J Forde

Zoe Weil
“In order to make most good, least harm choices, and create a humane and sustainable world, we are going to have to become adept at making connections. Single-issue thinking and taking sides when issues are presented to us in simplistic terms will have to give way to far more nuanced research, consideration, and decision making.”
Zoe Weil, Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life

Amy Lane
“Green smiled at me, all that compassion in his eyes, and he cupped my face in his hands, as
though it were delicate, and precious. "You must never leave me,” he said solemnly. "You may take as
many lovers as you want, but you must promise to always be here to make me feel like I can do all that
needs to be done.”
Amy Lane, Wounded
tags: cory, green

Helen Oyeyemi
The water is very green and has a sweet taste, both boys wrote in their diaries, at different times.”
Helen Oyeyemi, Mr. Fox

“Today, and let us celebrate this fact, We can eat the light of our beloved, warmed by compassion or cooled by intellectual feeling. And if we are surprised, and some of us disappointed, that the light is now only green - well, such was the vital probability awaiting us. We have, after all, an increase in the energy available for further evolution; we can use the energy of our position relative to the probabilities in the future to reach the future we desire. The full use of this energy is just beginning to be explored, and we have the opportunity open to few generations to create our best opportunities. We must not slacken in our desire now if we desire a future. The pressure of probabilities on the present increases the momentum of evolution, and as the voluble helix turns, and turns us away from our improbable satiation, we can see that the shadow cast on the present from the future is not black but rainbowed, brilliant with lemon yellow, plum-purple, and cherry-red. I have no patience with those who say that their desire for light is satisfied. Or that they are bored. I have myself a still unsatisfied appetite for green: eucalyptus, celadon, tourmaline, and apple. ("Desire")”
William S. Wilson, Why I Don't Write Like Franz Kafka

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