Seed 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

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

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”
Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

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

Michelle Obama
“We were planting seeds of change, the fruit of which we might never see. We had to be patient.”
Michelle Obama, Becoming

Marcel Proust
“But genius, and even great talent, springs less from seeds of intellect and social refinement superior to those of other people than from the faculty of transforming and transposing them. To heat a liquid with an electric lamp requires not the strongest lamp possible, but one of which the current can cease to illuminate, can be diverted so as to give heat instead of light. To mount the skies it is not necessary to have the most powerful of motors, one must have a motor which, instead of continuing to run along the earth's surface, intersecting with a vertical line the horizontal line which it began by following, is capable of converting its speed into lifting power. Similarly, the men who produce works of genius are not those who live in the most delicate atmosphere, whose conversation is the most brilliant or their culture the most extensive, but those who have had the power, ceasing suddenly to live only for themselves, to transform their personality into a sort of mirror, in such a way that their life, however mediocre it may be socially and even, in a sense, intellectually, is reflected by it, genius consisting in reflecting power and not int he intrinsic quality of the scene reflected.”
Marcel Proust, Within a Budding Grove, Part 2

“From her thighs, she gives you life
And how you treat she who gives you life
Shows how much you value the life given to you by the Creator.
And from seed to dust
There is ONE soul above all others --
That you must always show patience, respect, and trust
And this woman is your mother.
And when your soul departs your body
And your deeds are weighed against the feather
There is only one soul who can save yours
And this woman is your mother.
And when the heart of the universe
Asks her hair and mind,
Whether you were gentle and kind to her
Her heart will be forced to remain silent
And her hair will speak freely as a separate entity,
Very much like the seaweed in the sea --
It will reveal all that it has heard and seen.

This woman whose heart has seen yours,
First before anybody else in the world,
And whose womb had opened the door
For your eyes to experience light and more --
Is your very own MOTHER.
So, no matter whether your mother has been cruel,
Manipulative, abusive, mentally sick, or simply childish
How you treat her is the ultimate test.
If she misguides you, forgive her and show her the right way
With simple wisdom, gentleness, and kindness.
And always remember,
That the queen in the Creator's kingdom,
Who sits on the throne of all existence,
Is exactly the same as in yours.
And her name is,
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Dean Koontz
“I'm no more a wonder than anyone. And that's what makes the world magical. Every baby's a seed of wonder - that gets watered or it doesn't.”
Dean Koontz, Relentless

Israelmore Ayivor
“Do not rush to judge someone unless his/her fruits reveal the truth. However, don't forget; mostly, it's not the fault of the tree to produce bitter fruits. Sometimes, the soil determines that; blame the source! Deal with the soil! Don't deal with the tree! Other trees are there that the same soil can influence! Don't deal with your enemy, deal with the satan that sponsors them!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

George Eliot
“Passion is of the nature of seed, and finds nourishment within, tending to a predominance which determines all currents towards itself, and makes the whole life its tributary.”
George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

Richard L.  Ratliff
“Do your thoughts continue and repeat a cycle
Seed, growth, bloom, and seed again”
Richard L. Ratliff

Dejan Stojanovic
“The world contained in a seed, Determined by its program.”
Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987

J.M. Coetzee
“From one seed a whole handful: that was what it meant to say the bounty of the earth.”
J.M. Coetzee, Life and Times of Michael K
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“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

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It’s not about changing the world, although that’s what we seem to rally around. Rather, it’s about changing ourselves for that is the seed from which changing the world sprouts.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“The sun is the seed of the sky.”
Corina Abdulahm-Negura

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“Self love is the seed from which inner peace, fulfilment and appreciation blossoms.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

Max Gladstone
“Always know the shape you take—know it so well you can shift it to your purpose, so well the form gives way to formlessness again. What is a grain but a seed? And from a seed, you can grow anything. Like, say, a family.”
Max Gladstone, Empress of Forever

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“With our attention we often water either the seed of what we want but do not have, or the tree of what we have but do not want.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Conscious thought cannot change what's in a heart but it can become the seed from which change can blossom.”
Jeffrey Duarte

Awdhesh Singh
“A person who takes responsibility of his life believes in the immutability of laws that govern this world. When we fail to achieve our desired fruit, it is because we failed to sow the right seed in the right soil at the right time.”
Awdhesh Singh, 31 Ways to Happiness

Awdhesh Singh
“When you read good books, interact with good people, you are sowing the seeds of good thoughts in your mind. You also need to water them daily till they take deep roots in your mind. You have to provide them with plenty of sunshine, air and nutrients regularly. When their roots go deep, they can draw all nutrition and water on their own and no effort or very little effort will be required from your end.”
Awdhesh Singh, 31 Ways to Happiness

Thomas Lloyd Qualls
“Everything must break open in order to live. The seed must break open in order for the tree to grow. The egg must break open in order for life to emerge. The Earth must be turned and the cloud must burst. You were never meant to stay in your shell.”
Thomas Lloyd Qualls, Painted Oxen

Graham Hancock
“My argument has long been that the Edfu Building Texts reflect real events surrounding a real cataclysm that unfolded between 12,800 and 11,600 years ago, a period known to paleoclimatologists as the Younger Dryas and that the Texts call the 'Early Primeval Age.' I have proposed that the seeds of what was eventually to become dynastic Egypt were planted in the Nile Valley in that remote epoch more than 12,000 years ago by the survivors of a lost civilization and that it was at this time that structures such as the Great Sphinx and its associated megalithic temples and the subterrranean chamber beneath the Great Pyramid were created. I have further proposed that something resembling a religious cult or monastery, recruiting new initiates down the generations, deploying the memes of geometry and astronomy, disseminating an 'as-above-so-below' system of thought, and teaching that eternal annihilation awaited those who did not serve and honor the system, would have been the most likely vehicle to carry the ideas of the original founders across the millennia until they could be brought to full flower in the Pyramid Age.”
Graham Hancock, America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization

Lailah Gifty Akita
“A seed needs a fertile soil to grow.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“The earth is a seed planted in space; the darkest and yet the richest soil in the universe.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones, Giants At Play: Finding Wisdom, Courage, And Acceptance To Encounter Your Destiny

“A fortune can't be made from a single coin in the same way a forest can be grown from a single seed.”
VKBoy, Shambala Sect

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If you inspired goodness, you sow a seed of goodwill.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“a seed and a glove, symbol of his action and his work. (une graine et un gant, symbole de son action et son travail.)”
Charles de Leusse, Les Contes de la nuit

“La semilla que germina desentierra su propia muerte.”
Giancarlo Pucci, Flor de madera. Un viaje a la intimidad del árbol. A journey to the intimacy of the tree.

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