Leaves Quotes

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Roman Payne
“It’s not that we have to quit
this life one day, but it’s how
many things we have to quit
all at once: music, laughter,
the physics of falling leaves,
automobiles, holding hands,
the scent of rain, the concept
of subway trains... if only one
could leave this life slowly!”
Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

Dejan Stojanovic
“To hear never-heard sounds,
To see never-seen colors and shapes,
To try to understand the imperceptible
Power pervading the world;
To fly and find pure ethereal substances
That are not of matter
But of that invisible soul pervading reality.
To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul;
To be a lantern in the darkness
Or an umbrella in a stormy day;
To feel much more than know.
To be the eyes of an eagle, slope of a mountain;
To be a wave understanding the influence of the moon;
To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves;
To be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets
Of crazy cities watching, watching, and watching.
To be a smile on the face of a woman
And shine in her memory
As a moment saved without planning.”
Dejan Stojanovic

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

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

“Are ye the ghosts of fallen leaves, O flakes of snow, For which, through naked trees, the winds A-mourning go?”
John Banister Tabb

James Patterson
“Tears were dripping onto my dress, but I wasn't making any sound. There was no sound to express thid kind of pain.
I didn't want to move, didn't want to do anything. Fang was not waiting for me out in the living room. Tomorrow morning, when I woke up, Fang would still be gone.”
James Patterson, Fang

“Come, little leaves," said the Wind one day, "Come to the meadows with me and play. Put on your dresses of red and gold; For Summer is past, and the days grow cold.”
George Cooper

Michael Montoure
“He'd grown unused to woods like this. He'd become accustomed to the Northwest, evergreen and shaded dark. Here he was surrounded by soft leaves, not needles; leaves that carried their deaths secretly inside them, that already heard the whispers of Autumn. Roots and branches that knew things.”
Michael Montoure, Slices

E.L. Konigsburg
“I made myself a glass of chocolate milk using enough syrup for three normal glasses. I also made myself four peanut butter crackers. Then I walked out the living room door to our terrace. The trees were coming! New green was all over ... green so new that it was kissing yellow.”
E.L. Konigsburg, Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth

Craig Groeschel
“No matter what I feel, I hold the assurance that God never leaves me.”
Craig Groeschel, The Christian Atheist: Believing in God but Living As If He Doesn't Exist

“To ask why we fall in love is to ask why the leaves fall. And to ask how we stay in love is to ask how the trees stay.”

Patrick Geddes
“This is a green world, with animals comparatively few and small, and dependent on the leaves. By leaves we live.”
Patrick Geddes


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

“Soon the flaming autumn reds and brilliant golds of the deciduous trees, mingled with the dark greens of the conifers, will weave a tapestry across the hills.”
Mary Mason Campbell, The New England Butt'ry Shelf Cookbook: Receipts for Very Special Occasions

Adiela Akoo
“Reclining on my sofa, gazing out my window, my thoughts are adrift on the breeze, that gently sways through the nodding flowers, and rustling leaves.”
Adiela Akoo, Lost in a Quatrain: Poetry Anthology

Nenia Campbell
“You could paint yourself in blood and wear leaves in your hair, and I would deny you nothing as long as you came to me when I asked.”

He looked at her, piercingly.

“You’d look pretty with leaves in your hair.”

“What about the Council?”

“Leaves aren’t part of the uniform, I’m afraid.” He nipped at her ear. “Though they do like to rest on their laurels.”
Nenia Campbell

Soroosh Shahrivar
“And out my cup,
life keeps pouring out, it never stops —
Like the autumn leaves;
breath by breath, they're falling off.”
Soroosh Shahrivar, Letter 19

Karen Kingsbury
“When leaves have to let go of the tree, they wear their best colors and they dance all the way to the ground.”
Karen Kingsbury, Finding Home

“Waves come with messages from the sea; they touch the shore with their sublimity. Leaves fall with messages from the trees; they fall on the ground with their magic. Nature sends us the most beautiful messages. We just need to understand the language of the waves and the leaves.”
Avijeet Das

Bodhi Smith
“falling into the mist
through colorful trees
on wings of love

becoming a part
of colors ablaze
in autumn's leaves

holding each color
with floating kisses
on sighs of feathers”
Bodhi Smith, Bodhi Smith Impressionist Photography

“En unos años, todas (las hojas del árbol) habrán desaparecido, pero tras fundir ese con la tierra, cada una de sus moléculas volverá a ascender por las raíces, hasta convertirse de nuevo en brotes verdes: pequeñas hojas recién nacidas, que nos mirarán desde arriba con la sabiduría de almas viejas.”
Giancarlo Pucci, Flor de madera. Un viaje a la intimidad del árbol. A journey to the intimacy of the tree.

Barbara Nickless
“Memories swirled through my head like leaves caught in a storm, urging me to a distant place, another time.”
Barbara Nickless, Ambush

Simon Winchester
“From a book talk in Palo Alto for "The Perfectionists";

He pulled out his new iphone and told us that its Apple-designed chipset has 8 billion[!] transistors, and that someone at Intel told him that there are now more transistors in electronics than all the leaves on all the world's trees. Something like 15 quintillion of them!”
Simon Winchester, The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

Bob Dylan
“She was the most erotic thing I’d ever seen. She was fair skinned and golden haired, full-blood Italian. The air was suddenly filled with banana leaves. We started talking and my head started to spin. Cupid’s arrow had whistled past my ears before, but this time it hit me in the heart and the weight of it dragged me overboard.”
Bob Dylan, Chronicles: Volume One

Alain Bremond-Torrent
“It usually wears light green foliage with long thin leaves, it has Asian roots, it has quadruple 'U' for initials, it is a Weeping Willow.”
Alain Bremond-Torrent, "Darling, it's not only about sex"

Bodhi Smith
“the sun shines down upon us, the lucky ones...you're the radiant autumn leaves, so bright and vibrant, so vivid and ablaze with warming colors...i am your reflection in the river, only just a bit darker, and hazy opaque, and slightly blurred, more cooled by the waters (but still burning for you)...but we're complimentary mirrors to each other, such beautiful simplicity, two incomplete parts of the perfect whole, we are together one the same...one love in the glowing light”
Bodhi Smith, Bodhi Smith Impressionist Photography

Guy Gavriel Kay
“Lancelot was following, slowly, on the dark and narrow path. All about him and from high above, the mighty trees of Pendaran Wood were letting fall their green leaves, gently, on a night in the midst of summer, to honour the passage of the man.”
Guy Gavriel Kay, The Fionavar Tapestry

Steven Magee
“There is a reason why I live in a community filled with trees.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“COVID-19 makes people go crazy and leaves some of its survivors with the gift of mental illness.”
Steven Magee

Bremer Acosta
“leaves glow under
a haze of sunlight,
and hang
still on a windless
Bremer Acosta, Cosmos in a Tree

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