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Quotes about plants

  • "The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life." ~ Jean Giraudoux, The Enchanted (1933)
  • "I think that I shall never see/ A poem lovely as a tree." ~ Joyce Kilmer, Trees and Other Poems (1914)
  • "There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords." ~ John Muir, A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf (1916)
  • "To me the meanest flower that blows can give/ Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears." ~ William Wordsworth, Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood (1803)
  • "Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven." ~ Rabindranath Tagore, Fireflies (1928)
  • "Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?" ~ Alice Walker, The Color Purple (1982)
  • "A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart." ~ Hal Borland, Sundial of the Seasons (1964)


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