Leaf Quotes

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Amit Ray
“In every change, in every falling leaf there is some pain, some beauty. And that's the way new leaves grow.”
Amit Ray

Dejan Stojanovic
“There is another alphabet, whispering from every leaf, singing from every river, shimmering from every sky.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Wendy Delsol
“I was drinking in the surroundings: air so crisp you could snap it with your fingers and greens in every lush shade imaginable offset by autumnal flashes of red and yellow.”
Wendy Delsol, Stork

Ivan Turgenev
“A withered maple leaf has left its branch and is falling to the ground; its movements resemble those of a butterfly in flight. Isn't it strange? The saddest and deadest of things is yet so like the gayest and most vital of creatures?”
Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons

“Only with a leaf
can I talk of the forest,”
Visar Zhiti, The Condemned Apple: Selected Poetry

Louise Glück
“Living things don't all require
light in the same degree. Some of us
make our own light: a silver leaf
like a path no one can use, a shallow
lake of silver in the darkness under the great maples.

But you know this already.
You and the others who think
you live for truth and, by extension, love
all that is cold.”
Louise Glück, Poems 1962-2012

“Love. It felt like a falling raindrop scatter on a trembling leaf then roll of its tip in a cascade of pearls”
Prabhukrishna M

Amit Ray
“Fallen leaves on the ground are the golden song of immortal creativity.”
Amit Ray, Peace Bliss Beauty and Truth: Living with Positivity

Alexander Pushkin
“I've lived to see my longings die"

I've lived to se my longings die:
My dreams and I have grown apart;
Now only sorrow haunts my eye,
The wages of a bitter heart.

Beneath the storms of hostile fate,
My flowery wreath has faded fast;
I live alone and sadly wait
To see when death will come at last.

Just so, when the winds in winter moan
And snow descends in frigid flakes,
Upon a naked branch, alone,
The final leaf of summer shakes!”
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

Israelmore Ayivor
“Never climb the tree with the reason of plucking a fruit; only to get there and pick a leaf. Let everything you get there to do be done and let it be done well!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Alison Goodman
“Even a leaf in the wind settles sometimes.”
Alison Goodman, Eon: Dragoneye Reborn


Every oak will lose a leaf to the wind.
Every star-thistle has a thorn.
Every flower has a blemish.
Every wave washes back upon itself.
Every ocean embraces a storm.
Every raindrop falls with precision.
Every slithering snail leaves its silver trail.
Every butterfly flies until its wings are torn.
Every tree-frog is obligated to sing.
Every sound has an echo in the canyon.
Every pine drops its needles to the forest floor.
Creation's whispered breath at dusk comes
with a frost and leaves within dawn's faint mist,
for all of existence remains perfect, adorned,
with a dead sparrow on the ground.

(Poem titled : 'Perfection' by R.H.Peat)”
R.H. Peat

Anne Bishop
He stopped pacing and looked at her as if she'd just asked him to count every leaf on every tree in the Old Place. "Because... you're you.”
Anne Bishop

Israelmore Ayivor
“Every tree in the forest has a story to tell. Some of them were burnt but they endured the fire and got revived; some of them were cut, their barks injured, some people pick up their leaves to make medicines for their sicknesses, birds used their leaves to make their nests, etc. Upon all these, the tree is still tree!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

“When the time has come, every leaf turns to face the sun!”
Akilnathan Logeswaran

Jesikah Sundin
“Feelings are real. They often become one’s reality. But they are not always based on truth.”
Jesikah Sundin, Elements

Amit Ray
“Mindfulness arises when you allow your attention to fall effortlessly on the breathing point like an autumn leaf falling on a lake of still water”
Amit Ray, Beautify your Breath - Beautify your Life

Gemma Malley
“I am just a leaf. Just a leaf falling from the tree so that a new bud may grow.”
Gemma Malley, The Legacy

Jasleen Kaur Gumber
“In the fall of leaves,
In the hustle of breeze,
In the curve of streams,
I foresee,
Nature keeps more concealed,
Than it lets us peep!”
Jasleen Kaur Gumber

Andrew McMillan
“please, love, leave,
like leaf from tree;
taking beauty,
leaving seed”
Andrew McMillan

Jesikah Sundin
“Their leafy whispers delighted her, and she promised her confidentiality by gently touching the trunks of both trees. They had held her secrets close to their hearts, she could do no less.”
Jesikah Sundin, Legacy

“The autumn leaf falls faster than the trees grow faster. (La feuille d'automne descend plus vite - Que les arbres ne grandissent plus vite.)”
Charles de Leusse

Virginia Alison
“The journey may be fraught with challenges, yet it continues, for even the smallest leaf must embrace destiny...Persistence is the key...”
Virginia Alison

Jesikah Sundin
“Secrets are foolish creatures, I have learned. No longer do I wish to play with fools.”
Jesikah Sundin, Transitions: Novella Collection

Colin Meloy
“This was all in the making, a long time ago. You had as much control over these events as a leaf does in the time of its falling.”
Colin Meloy

Israelmore Ayivor
“Your initiatives should be purposeful. Never climb a tree with the purpose of plucking a fruit, only to come down with a leaf.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

“Why do you take off your clothes in the winter
and then cover up in the summer?
Baring it all,
Not even one leaf,
You naked tree”
Charmaine J. Forde

Viola Shipman
“She looked at the city streets coated in rain, the early light illuminating their inky blackness, their darkness beautifully framed by the lighter concrete gutters and sidewalks.
Broadway looks just like a big blackberry galette, Sam thought, before shaking her head at the terrible analogy.
That would have earned a C minus in English lit, she thought, but my instructors at culinary school would be proud.
Sam slowed for a second and considered the streets. So would my family, she added.
New York had its own otherworldly beauty, stunning in its own sensory-overload sort of way, but a jarring juxtaposition to where Sam had grown up: on a family orchard in northern Michigan.
Our skyscrapers were apple and peach trees, Sam thought, seeing dancing fruit in her mind once again. She smiled as she approached Union Square Park and stopped to touch an iridescent green leaf, still wet and dripping rain, her heart leaping at its incredible tenderness in the midst of the city. She leaned in and lifted the leaf to her nose, inhaling, the scents of summer and smells of her past- fresh fruit, fragrant pine, baking pies, lake water- flooding her mind.”
Viola Shipman, The Recipe Box

Nitya Prakash
“They tell you to turn into a new leaf and then complain about your faded colour.”
Nitya Prakash

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