Plant Quotes

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Robert Louis Stevenson
“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

Mike  Norton
“Solitude is the soil in which genius is planted, creativity grows, and legends bloom; faith in oneself is the rain that cultivates a hero to endure the storm, and bare the genesis of a new world, a new forest.”
Mike Norton, White Mountain

William S. Burroughs
“Junk turns the user into a plant. Plants do not feel pain since pain has no function in a stationary organism. Junk is a pain killer. A plant has no libido in the human or animal sense. Junk replaces the sex drive. Seeding is the sex of the plant and the function of opium is to delay seeding.
Perhaps the intense discomfort of withdrawal is the transition from plant back to animal, from a painless, sexless, timeless state back to sex and pain and time, from death back to life.”
William S. Burroughs, Junky

J.K. Rowling
“Oh, I'm so glad we know what it's called, that's a great help," snarled Ron, leaning back, trying to stop the plant from curling around his neck.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Ann Voskamp
“Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant—a seed—this plants the giant miracle.”
Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

“I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some.”
Herbert Rappaport

Vera Nazarian
“The cactus thrives in the desert while the fern thrives in the wetland.

The fool will try to plant them in the same flowerbox.

The florist will sigh and add a wall divider and proper soil to both sides.

The grandparent will move the flowerbox halfway out of the sun.

The child will turn it around properly so that the fern is in the shade, and not the cactus.

The moral of the story?

Kids are smart.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Kamand Kojouri
“Think the tree that bears nutrition:
though the fruits are picked,
the plant maintains fruition.
So give all the love you have.
Do not hold any in reserve.
What is given is not lost; it shall return.”
Kamand Kojouri

“What are you planting today to harvest tomorrow?”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Vera Nazarian
“No Temple made by mortal human hands can ever compare to the Temple made by the gods themselves. That building of wood and stone that houses us and that many believe conceals the great Secret Temple from prying eyes, somewhere in its heart of hearts, is but a decoy for the masses who need this simple concrete limited thing in their lives. The real Temple is the whole world, and there is nothing as divinely blessed as a blooming growing garden.”
Vera Nazarian, Dreams of the Compass Rose

“Treat your relationship as if you are growing the most beautiful sacred flower. Keep watering it, tend to the roots, and always make sure the petals are full of color and are never curling. Once you neglect your plant, it will die, as will your relationship.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Suzanne Simard
“Plants are attuned to one another's strengths and weaknesses, elegantly giving and taking to attain exquisite balance. There is grace in complexity, in actions cohering, in sum totals.”
Suzanne Simard, Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest

“Note what the catalogue says about colour and height and time of flowering, choose the appropriate shade of crayon and mark position of plant on plan. You will soon see what would make good neighbours nd what would be fatal. Last year I dumped a lot of seeds haphazardly in a hurry and got mesembryanthemums and a new ‘electric orange’ calendula mingled with a scarlet eschscholtzia and even the thought of it makes me shudder yet. The conjunction of paralytic pink, blinding blood-orange and genuine clear scarlet was practically un-lookable at. I expected it to blow up at any moment, …”
Ethelind Fearon

Israelmore Ayivor
“What the fertilizer does to the germinating plant is what happiness does for a depressed soul... What anger does to a person is what an acid does to its container!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

“Exstacy grow in mysterious ways, unless our soil is exstatic.”

John Vianney
“Our soul is like a garden in which the weeds are ever ready to choke the good plants and flowers that have been sown in it. If the gardener who has charge of this garden neglects it, if he is not continually using the spade and the hoe, the flowers and plants will soon disappear.”
John Vianney

Michael Bassey Johnson
“You can throw a seed away, but you can’t stop it from growing into a tree.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

Margot Berwin
“A bromeliad extinct for so long that no one bothered to look for it anymore. A plant so rare even its name was gone. It was Sonali's prize. The passion plant with no name.
There was no mistaking the mysterious bromeliad, its inward-spiraling leaves forming a small black hole in the center. A mandala, Sonali had said, created by the plant world, about the mind of human beings. I had in my sights the very plant Sonali and Armand had spent so many years searching for.
Being an air plant, it did not require any soil to live- it grew straight out of a log. It was not parasitic. It had attached itself for stability only.”
Margot Berwin, Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Today I will plant a seed for possible harvest in the set time.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Ideas are like seeds,
Plant right seeds to grow right fruits.”
Srinivas Mishra

Michael Bassey Johnson
“A person who finds a herb has found a cure.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

“Learn to plant the seeds of kindness, compassion, hope and love. Gradually we will have infinite reasons to thank universe.”
Purvi Raniga

“Planting the seeds of love, kindness, hope and compassion everyday is the most beautiful way to shape our future.”
Purvi Raniga

Patsy Clairmont
“I’ve watched the Lord press seeds into the sometimes resistant soil of my heart that I might grow out of myself and become more like Him. Sometimes he does the planting alone in the night, when it’s just Him and me. But usually God uses others to plant and water the hope that I can do exceedingly more through Christ than I ever dreamed.”
Patsy Clairmont, I Grew Up Little: Finding Hope in a Big God

Kamaran Ihsan Salih
“Do not expect good harvest from bad plant.”
Kamaran Ihsan Salih

“Gifting a plant is gifting life, gifting happiness, gifting hope.”
Mukesh Kwatra

“Introduce hanging plants...
Bringing high planting into your home recreates what we would experience in a jungle or forest habitat.”
Oliver Heath, Design A Healthy Home: 100 ways to transform your space for physical and mental wellbeing

“Introduce tabletop plants...
Using potted plants is a great idea as they don't need to be replaced in the same way that flowers do.”
Oliver Heath, Design A Healthy Home: 100 ways to transform your space for physical and mental wellbeing

Claire Kohda
“There is a plant called the ghost pipe, because it is ghostly white, almost blue. Were you to cut open this flower and study it, you'd find no chlorophyll inside. It can grow in the dark, under the cover of fallen leaves and undergrowth in forests, under soil. It doesn't need to photosynthesize, because it is a parasite. It uses fungal networks to suck energy from photosynthesizing trees. Its roots look like clusters of tiny fingers that grope toward and connect with huge white webs of fungus that in turn connect with the thick roots of trees.”
Claire Kohda, Woman, Eating

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