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1. “For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. And every young farmboy knows that the hardest and noblest wood has the narrowest rings, that high on the mountains and in continuing danger the most indestructible, the strongest, the ideal trees grow. Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life. A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail. A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live. When we are stricken and cannot bear our lives any longer, then a tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me! Life is not easy, life is not difficult. Those are childish thoughts. Let God speak within you, and your thoughts will grow silent. You are anxious because your path leads away from mother and home. But every step and every day lead you back again to the mother. Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all. A longing to wander tears my heart when I hear trees rustling in the wind at evening. If one listens to them silently for a long time, this longing reveals its kernel, its meaning. It is not so much a matter of escaping from one's suffering, though it may seem to be so. It is a longing for home, for a memory of the mother, for new metaphors for life. It leads home. Every path leads homeward, every step is birth, every step is death, every grave is mother. So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.”

Tags : Eternity Fear Forests History Holiness Home Life Longing Poet Roots Self Discovery Spirituality Strength Trees Trust
Author : Hermann Hesse
Source : Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte

2. “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn”

Tags : Ecology Inspirational Quotes Nature Trees

3. “When Great Trees FallWhen great trees fall,rocks on distant hills shudder,lions hunker downin tall grasses,and even elephantslumber after safety.When great trees fallin forests,small things recoil into silence,their senseseroded beyond fear.When great souls die,the air around us becomeslight, rare, sterile.We breathe, briefly.Our eyes, briefly,see witha hurtful clarity.Our memory, suddenly sharpened,examines,gnaws on kind wordsunsaid,promised walksnever taken.Great souls die andour reality, bound tothem, takes leave of us.Our souls,dependent upon theirnurture,now shrink, wizened.Our minds, formedand informed by theirradiance,fall away.We are not so much maddenedas reduced to the unutterable ignoranceof dark, coldcaves.And when great souls die,after a period peace blooms,slowly and alwaysirregularly. Spaces fillwith a kind ofsoothing electric vibration.Our senses, restored, neverto be the same, whisper to us.They existed. They existed.We can be. Be and bebetter. For they existed.”

Tags : American Writers Death I Shall Not Be Moved Life Maya Angelou Peace Poem Poems Poet Poetry Poets Soul Souls Trees When Great Trees Fall Writers Writing
Author : Maya Angelou

4. “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”

Tags : Conservation Environment Forests Humanity Misattributed To Gandhi Trees Wilderness
Author : Chris Maser
Source : Forest Primeval: The Natural History of an Ancient Forest

5. “A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. ”

Tags : Ecology Environment Trees

6. “A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.”

Tags : A Game Of Thrones A Song Of Ice And Fire Coldness Fear Forest George R R Martin North Snow The Wall Trees Wind Winter
Source : A Game of Thrones

7. “The world is a wide place where we stumble like children learning to walk. The world is a bright mosaic where we learn like children to see, where our little blurry eyes strive greedily to take in as much light and love and colour and detail as they can.The world is a coaxing whisper when the wind lips the trees, when the sea licks the shore, when animals burrow into earth and people look up at the sympathetic stars. The world is an admonishing roar when gales chase rainclouds over the plains and whip up ocean waves, when people crowd into cities or intrude into dazzling jungles.What right have we to carry our desperate mouths up mountains or into deserts? Do we want to taste rock and sand or do we expect to make impossible poems from space and silence? The vastness at least reminds us how tiny we are, and how much we don't yet understand. We are mere babes in the universe, all brothers and sisters in the nursery together. We had better learn to play nicely before we're allowed out..... And we want to go out, don't we? ..... Into the distant humming welcoming darkness.”

Tags : Animals Babes Brothers Children Cities Colour Darkness Deserts Eyes Jungles Love Mountains Nursery Ocean Play Poems Sea See Silence Sisters Space Stars Trees Universe Walk
Author : Jay Woodman
Source : SPAN

8. “Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”

Tags : Crying Emotion Emotions Flowers Fruit Growing Nature Sadness Sunlight Tears Trees Water
Author : Brian Jacques
Source : Taggerung

9. “Found in trees. Sometimes also in old silent movie theaters, seaside zoos, magic shops, hat shops, time-travel shops, topiary gardents, cowboy boots, castle turrets, comet museums, dog pounds, mermaid ponds, dragon lairs, library stacks (the ones in the back), piles of leaves, piles of pancakes, the belly of a fiddle, the bell of a flower, or in the company of wild herds of typewriters. But mostly in trees.”

Tags : Bell Books Castle Turrents Comet Museums Cowboy Boots Dogs Dragon Lairs Fiddle Flower Hat Shops Leaves Library Magic Shops Mermaid Ponds Pancakes Seaside Silent Movies Theaters Time Travel Shops Topiary Gardents Trees Typewriters Zoos
Source : Confessions of an Imaginary Friend

10. “Nothing but trees.”

Tags : Dreamhouse Kings House Of Dark Shadows Mystery Trees Xander
Source : House of Dark Shadows

11. “All around him the branches of the trees had frozen solid, reaching out white fingers of glass that looked as if they would shatter in any breeze, or chime like musical bells. The world looked strangely magical.”

Tags : Branches Breeze Chime Fingers Magical Musical Bells Shatter Snow Trees
Author : Alex Nye
Source : Chill

12. “This afternoon I sat at my window and alternately wrote at my new serial and watched a couple of dear, amusing, youngish maple-trees at the foot of the garden. They whispered secrets to each other all the afternoon. They would bend together and talk earnestly for a few moments, then spring back and look at each other, throwing up their hands comically in horror and amazement over their mutual revelations. I wonder what new scandal is afoot in Treeland.”

Tags : Animism Anthropomorphism Trees
Source : Emily's Quest

13. “A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander.”

Tags : Errant Exploration Exploring Instability Land Legs Mankind Mobility Quotes From Books Quotes From Novels Racines Roots Stability Travel Novels Traveling Alone Travelling Travelogue Travels Trees Voyaging Wander Wandering Wanderlove Wanderlust
Author : Roman Payne
Source : The Wanderess

14. “SEASONS OF LIFESometimes I fallAnd feel myself slowly wilt and die,But then I suddenly spring back on my feetTo go play in the sun outside.I am no different than the weather,The planets or the trees;For there do not always have to be reasonsFor the seasons turning inside of me.The magnetism that swirlsIn the sky, land, and seaAre the exact same currents found twirlingIn the electric ocean within me.I am a moving vessel of energy.And if my emotions do notFlow up, down,Within and around,Then I am not alive.”

Tags : Alive Conflict Cry Depressed Down Electric Electricity Energy Happy Inside Life Outside Planets Play Sadness Spiritual Spring Stages Of Life Stress Sun Unhappy Up Vessel Water Wilt Winter
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

15. “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”

Tags : Beauty Clouds Grass Idleness Inspirational Nature Rest Science Sky Summer Time Trees Water
Author : John Lubbock
Source : The Use Of Life

16. “At night I dream that you and I are two plantsthat grew together, roots entwined,and that you know the earth and the rain like my mouth,since we are made of earth and rain.”

Tags : Poem Rain Rain Rapa Nui Trees
Author : Pablo Neruda
Source : Regalo de un Poeta

17. “THE GHOST OF A VILLAGE She wanted to know why he destroyed their land,The village's only well,The mines,The rivers,The forest,Then the animals.She wanted to know why he denied the villagersA decent school,A hospital,Medicine,And put up walls --After taking down all their bridges.She wanted to stare him deep in the eyesAnd ask him why he had let so many villagers die.So she stood at the gates of his golden palaceWith her fingers curled into its iron bars,And waited for him to come out.And after hours turned into days,And days turned into weeks,She finally saw his crippled body beingGuided into a long black vehicle."WHY?" she shouted at him from a distance."WHY did you do all this?"The white-haired man rolled down his window andIn a distasteful voice, replied back to her:"You pitiful fool,Do you think the world cared about me all these years?I used to push a cart and sharpen knives,And some days I would be forced to sleep hungry.So as the years turned, and I became bitter and starved in more ways than one,I decided to cut down trees,And with the wood I built homes.And after I sold those homes,I bought land,And then I built more homes and put them on the land.Then I created a village and people came to live in it,So I taxed everyone because the land was mine.And because everyone lived under my security and authority,Everyone had to pay for protection.And with those taxes, I bought up all the surrounding land for cheap,Because as my wealth grew, so did my power.Then I sold everything and anything I could to the highest bidders.And in the final days of my existence,How dare you ask me: Why?WHY NOT?Do you not see the white hairs on my headAnd the wrinkles on my neck?Do you really think I care what happens to the worldAfter I die?""But those trees you cut weren't yours!And the rivers and streams you sold weren't yours!What made you think you could steal and sell what belongs to all the children of the earth?"The old man snorted then replied:"Nobody said anything, so I kept taking.And the more I took and nobody said anything,The larger things I'd take!How silly of you to come cryingOnly after everything is gone?I couldn't allow your people to be intelligent, united and strong,For they would have thrown me into the well had they discovered I wasThe big bad wolf!So I had to keep them ignorant, divided and filled with fear --Of everything beyond the village walls.""But do you not fear God?" the young woman cried out.The white-haired man now answered flatly:"God should fear me.I've robbed and raped his people and lands,And his followers are weak.”And with that, he motioned for his driver to pull away.The woman ran after the car and tried to scream,But as soon as she opened her mouth,Her voice turned into a howling wind.It wailed, thrashed and moaned over the abandoned village,Then disappeared into the hollow forest.”

Tags : Animal Children Division Environmentalism Forest God Healthcare Hospital Humanity Indigenous Peoples Mines Natives Old Men Protection Refugees Sanctuary School Strong Taxes United Unity Is Strength Wildlife
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

18. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

Tags : Animals Caring Earth Forests Nature Plants Trees Wilderness
Author : John Muir

19. “That streetside tree is obscuring the air. Cut it down. Haul it in for questioning. There are secrets within that foliage. You might want to separate the branches in different rooms and apply some elementary game theory.”“Question a plant?”“Trees have a will too, just like people. We have to know it’s purpose. Read Schopenhauer.”“Schopenwho?”“He was the only authentic German. You might like him. Being a police officer, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the need to put an end to the lives of the perverse when sex crimes go too far. Now just generalize that necessity to every human being.”

Tags : Authenticity Funny Schopenhauer Trees Will
Author : Benson Bruno
Source : A Story That Talks about Talking Is Like Chatter to Chattering Teeth, and Every Set of Dentures Can Attest to the Fact That No..

20. “Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”

Tags : Earth Poems Sky Trees
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

21. “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.”

Tags : Fruit Fruition Give Giving Harmony In Love Inspiration Inspirational Kamand Kamand Kojouri Keep Loving Kojouri Lost Love Love Is All You Need Love Poem Love Quote Lover Poem Quote Relationship Reserve Return

22. “Let your autobiography contain these words; "I was able to think positively, love affectionately and work efficiently". Thinking, loving and working are what make us different from animals and trees.”

Tags : Affectionate Affectionately Animals Autobiography Effecitively Effective Efficient Efficiently Living Things Love Loved Loving Positive Positively Thing Big Think Thinking Thought Trees Work Work Hard Worked Working

23. “Up past the old lime kiln built into the side of a hill we take a hard right at a clearing lined by brittle apple trees still willing to bear fruit.I snap sticks beneath my feetand steal pictures of the view while you reach for something sweet, as much as it bowsto you.”

Tags : Apple Beauty Cherry Valley Fruit Hill Love Poem Nature Photograph Sweet Trees View Walk

24. “If you really want to eat, keep climbing. The fruits are on the top of the tree. Stretch your hands and keep stretching them. Success is on the top, keep going.”

Tags : Achieve Actions Believe Believe And Achieve Climb Eat Food For Thought Fruit Fruits Go Israelmore Ayivor Keep Climbing Keep Going Move Stretch Success Top Trees Win

25. “Before marriage, develop your yourself like a magnet - so that anytime you propose or being proposed to, by other magnets; rivers of joy will follow attractions to drop on the ring. It'll be like homecoming of readiness.On that eve, the souls will dream,Anxiety will match the sun's heat.As you say "yes", the world becomes empty as you cuddle in the kiss.Your "Yes" will be like Abel's smoke-offerring to God;You'll experience the eclipse of the Jupiter.That's what one experiences when a prepared soul comes to complement a prepared soul, in the sweet journey of partnership!”

Tags : Alive Attitudes Cry Depressed Depression Electricity Internal Kiss Moods Of Life Moody Nature Outside Partner Play Sadness Stress Sun Trees Turmoil Vigor

26. “I shall go and sit under a tree…. Which tree, Mma?... Oh, there are many trees in this life, she said. It does not matter which tree you choose, as long as you choose the right one.”

Tags : Alexander Mccall Smith Sitting Trees
Source : The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine

27. “Shade for a manAnd shelter for animals,Planted in your name,May you be the same for those around you,Every year the same.”

Tags : Birthday Life Poem Shelter Trees
Source : This Journal Belongs to Ratchet

28. “FORKED BRANCHESWe grew up on the same street,You and me.We went to the same schools,Rode the same bus,Had the same friends,And even shared spaghettiWith each other's families.And though our roots belong toThe same tree,Our branches have grownIn different directions.Our tree,Now resembles a thousandOther treesIn a sea of a trillionOther treesWith parallel destiniesAnd similar dreams.You cannot envy the branchThat grows biggerFrom the same seed,And you cannotBlame it on the sun's direction.But you still compare us,As if we're still those twoKids at the parkSlurping down slushies andEating ice cream. Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun (2010)”

Tags : Branches Destiny Different Directions Directions Dream Envy Family Family Branches Friendships Growing Neighborhood Paths Real Life Reality Resentment Roots Schoolmates Street Success Success In Life Sun Tree Youth Youth Culture
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

29. “We grew up on the same street,You and me.We went to the same schools,Rode the same bus,Had the same friends,And even shared spaghettiWith each other's families.And though our roots belong toThe same tree,Our branches have grownIn different directions.Our tree,Now resembles a thousandOther treesIn a sea of a trillionOther treesWith parallel destiniesAnd similar dreams.You cannot envy the branchThat grows biggerFrom the same seed,And you cannotBlame it on the sun's direction.But you still compare us,As if we're still those twoKids at the parkSlurping down slushies andEating ice cream.Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun (2010)”

Tags : Branch Branches Quote Changes Of Life Childhood Comparison To Others Different Fate Family Branches Family Branches Quote Friends Growing Growth Ice Cream Kids Life Life And Living Life Change Life Journey Love Park Relatives Root Roots Same Roots Seed Sun Suzy Kassem Trees Truths Of Life Youth
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

30. “Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind.Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things.Their language has been lost.But not the gestures.”

Tags : Attention Bark Gestures Hear Hearing Listen Nature Paying Attention Perception Root Roots Secret Secrets Speaking Speech Tree Tree Parable Trees
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

31. “Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.”

Tags : Autumn Encourage Fall Inspirational Life Love Nature Trees
Author : Chad Sugg

32. “Because it wasn't merely that the trees were speaking to them. It was that the trees themselves were sentient beings, capable of watching their movements. Was it only the trees in this strange wood, or did every tree observe their movements? Had they always been trying to speak to them? There was no way of knowing, either, if the trees were good of bad, if they lived or hatred humans, if they had principles or compassion. They were like aliens, Gansey thought. Aliens that we have treated very badly for a very long time.”

Tags : Sentience Trees
Source : The Raven Boys

33. “I never see that prettiest thing-A cherry bough gone white with Spring-But what I think, "How gay 'twould beTo hang me from a flowering tree.”

Tags : Cherry Flowering Suicide Trees
Source : Not So Deep As A Well: Collected Poems

34. “When you enter a grove peopled with ancient trees, higher than the ordinary, and shutting out the sky with their thickly inter-twined branches, do not the stately shadows of the wood, the stillness of the place, and the awful gloom of this doomed cavern then strike you with the presence of a deity?”

Tags : Divinity Inspiration Nature Trees
Author : Seneca

35. “In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike.”

Tags : Experiences Journeys Trees
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Aleph

36. “If the forest has a day of fire and the heat of the flames does not consume a special tree, it will still be changed; charred, but still standing.”

Tags : Change Fire Flames Forest Heat Tree Trees
Author : Dan Groat
Source : A Punctual Paymaster

37. “First, the wind would rumble in the distance like an approaching river, then he would see grass bend, pressed by a great invisible hand. The dull rumble would rise in pitch to a swishing, lashing exultation, causing stalks to lie flat against the ground while the tougher branches of shrubs held themselves up and shrieked their defiance in the gusts. Then the first drops, cold and heavy, would plummet from the sky and burst on the ground.”

Tags : Anticipation Earth Enjoy Free Freedom Fury God Grass Lightning Nature Peace Pitch Rain River Sky Storm Torrent Tree Trees Weather Wild Wind
Source : Dawn of Wonder

38. “In a climate changed world, it is a smart person who thins their trees so that the abnormally high winds can pass through them without damage.”

Tags : Abnormally Changed Climate Damage High Pass Person Smart Thins Through Trees Winds Without World
Author : Steven Magee

39. “As soon as he had disappeared Deborah made for the trees fringing the lawn, and once in the shrouded wood felt herself safe.She walked softly along the alleyway to the pool. The late sun sent shafts of light between the trees and onto the alleyway, and a myriad insects webbed their way in the beams, ascending and descending like angels on Jacob's ladder. But were they insects, wondered Deborah, or particles of dust, or even split fragments of light itself, beaten out and scattered by the sun?It was very quiet. The woods were made for secrecy. They did not recognise her as the garden did. ("The Pool")”

Tags : Forestry Trees Woods
Source : Echoes from the Macabre: Selected Stories

40. “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.”

Tags : Animism Autumn Leaves Pretty Prose Swooning Over Sentences Trees Woods
Source : Slices

41. “I write our names on the page.What of it, if the paper will be burned?I write our names in the sand.What of it, if the shore will be washed by waves?I write our names on trees that will be cutand benches that will be painted,but what of it?I will keep on writing our namesbecause in this world of ephemera, You and I are the only constant.”

Tags : Beloved Bench Boyfriend Burn Change Constant Date Emphemeral Husband Inspiration Kamand Kamand Kojouri Kojouri Love Love Poem Love Poems Love Quotes Loved Name Ocean One Love Poem Relationship Sand Shore Wash World Write You And I You And Me

42. “The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”

Tags : Imagination Inspiration Nature Trees
Author : William Blake

43. “Karma yoga is giving food to the hungry, clothes to the needy, shelter to the homeless, education to the uneducated, medicine to the sick, and trees and cleanliness to the environment.”

Tags : Action Yoga Cleanliness Cleanliness Of The Environment Clothes Education Environment Environmental Protection Hunger Karma Yoga Karma Yoga The Yoga Of Action Medicine Shelter Sick Tree Planting Trees Yoga Yoga In Action Yoga Of Action
Author : Amit Ray
Source : Yoga The Science of Well-Being

44. “It takes sharper axes to chops bigger trees just as it takes deeper enthusiasm to overcome stronger challenges. Timidity only increases your fears.”

Tags : Axe Big Bigger Challenge Challenges Chops Cut Drive Enthusiasm Enthusiastic Fear Food For Thought Israelmore Ayivor Knife Passion Strong Stronger Timid Timidity Tree Trees Will Willing Willingnes
Source : Mine Your Gold: How to Dig Up and Optimize Your Hidden Greatness

45. “If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human.”

Tags : Deep Thoughts Humans Love Maggie Stiefvater Nature The Raven Boys Trees
Source : The Raven Boys

46. “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.”

Tags : Cannabis Earth Fruit Genesis 1 29 God Herb Herbs Marijuana Meat Medical Marijuana Pot Seed Seeds Tree Trees Weed
Author : Anonymous
Source : Holy Bible: King James Version

47. “Life always bursts the boundaries of formulas. Defeat may prove to have been the only path to resurrection, despite its ugliness. I take it for granted that to create a tree I condemn a seed to rot. If the first act of resistance comes too late it is doomed to defeat. But it is, nevertheless, the awakening of resistance. Life may grow from it as from a seed.”

Tags : Defeat Life Resistance Seeds Trees
Source : Flight to Arras

48. “Of all the trees we could've hit, we had to get one that hits back.”

Tags : Humor Trees
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

49. “To be poor and be without trees, is to be the most starved human being in the world. To be poor and have trees, is to be completely rich in ways that money can never buy.”

Tags : Conservation Trees
Source : The Faithful Gardener: A Wise Tale About That Which Can Never Die

50. “Trees're always a relief, after people.”

Tags : Alienation Forest Humanity Nature Trees
Source : Black Swan Green

51. “If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, doesn't it just lie there and rot?”

Tags : Tree Trees
Source : Survivor

52. “Two TreesA portion of your soul has beenentwined with mineA gentle kind of togetherness, whileseparately we stand.As two trees deeply rooted inseparate plots of ground,While their topmost branchescome together,Forming a miracle of laceagainst the heavens.”

Tags : Love Marriage Trees Wedding
Author : Janet Miles
Source : Images of Women in Transition

53. “When trees burn, they leave the smell of heartbreak in the air.”

Tags : Burn Heartbreak Trees
Author : Jodi Thomas
Source : Welcome to Harmony

54. “Look: the trees exist; the houseswe dwell in stand there stalwartly. Only wepass by it all, like a rush of air.And everything conspires to keep quiet about us,half out of shame perhaps, half out of some secret hope.”

Tags : Existence Hope Secret Shame Trees
Source : Duino Elegies

55. “All our wisdom is stored in the trees.”

Tags : Green Life And Living Trees Wisdom

56. “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.”

Tags : Trees
Author : Max Ehrmann

57. “To dwellers in a wood, almost every species of tree has its voice as well as its feature.”

Tags : Tree Trees Wood
Author : Thomas Hardy
Source : Under the Greenwood Tree

58. “I'm planting a tree to teach me to gather strength from my deepest roots.”

Tags : Children Children S Books Children S Literature Roots Strength Of Character Tree Of Life Tree Planting Trees
Source : The Wish Trees

59. “What an irony it is that these living beings whose shade we sit in,whose fruit we eat, whose limbs we climb, whose roots we water, towhom most of us rarely give a second thought, are so poorlyunderstood. We need to come, as soon as possible, to a profoundunderstanding and appreciation for trees and forests and the vitalrole they play, for they are among our best allies in the uncertainfuture that is unfolding.”

Tags : Appreciation Forests Future Trees
Author : Jim Robbins
Source : The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet

60. “Old-growth forests met no needs. They simply were, in a way that bore no questions about purpose or value. They could not be created by men. They could not even be understood by men. They had too many parts that were interconnected in too many ways. Change one part and everything else would change, but in ways that were unpredictable and often inexplicable. This unpredictability removed such forests from the realm of human perspectives and values. The forest did not need to justify or explain itself. It existed outside of instrumental human considerations.”

Tags : 1980S Beauty In Nature Ecology Forests History Man Mount St Helens Nature Trees Washington
Author : Steve Olson

61. “Don't you see? You created this forest! It is your imagination that has given these trees the water to grow. It is your hopes that blazed a path through it. It is your dreams that give it the magic. All of this was created from within you!”

Tags : Blazing Dream Quotes Dreams Forest Forests Hope Imagination Magic Path Path Of Life Power Trees Trees Forest Water
Source : Blue and the Magical Forest: The Power of Hopes and Dreams

62. “He who sees a gold bullion more valuable than a tree has surely an intelligence much less than a donkey’s!”

Tags : Ecological Awareness Ecological Consciousness Forests Gold Gold Mine Gold Mining Murat Ildan Quotes Nature Destruction Tree Cutting Trees

63. “Trees surrounded them from all sides, casting long inky shadows that would, at another time, have been scary. But there was no point in being scared of what might be lurking in the shadows when the biggest bad, of all big bads, was gazing at her intently.”

Tags : Bad Big Caroline Hanson Love Is Darkness Danger Dangerous Dark Forest Frightened Lucas Nate Night Scared Shadows Trees Val Valerie Dearborn Vampires
Source : Love is Darkness

64. “The trail of lime trees outside our building is still a public loo. …where else are they supposed to go to the toilet in a city where public toilets are about as common as UFO sightings?” (pp.281-82)”

Tags : Building City Lime Loo Public Toilet Trail Trees Ufo
Source : Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris

65. “Let all the green leaves be mineas long as the trees define shades created by their limbsfor the soil made with victimsof atrocity's vileness to redeem the fragileness”

Tags : Atrocity Created Dark Define Fragile Fragile Things Fragileness Green Leaves Limbs Made Redeem Rhyming Rhyming Verse Shade Shades Soil Tree Trees Victim Victims Vile Vileness
Author : Munia Khan

66. “Roots cannot grow into trees if there are no supernatural elements in the soil. Man cannot grow wealthy and famous if he doesn't contribute to either, the good or evil.”

Tags : Contending Contribution Crude Deity Evil Fame Forces Of Darkness God Gods Heaven Hell Honour Infernal Inferno Message Messages Michael Bassey Johnson Roots Source Sowing Seeds Supernatural Trees Tribute Wealth

67. “For all these stars,nothing is new.They’ve seen all kinds of warsand miracles, too.They know the messengers with their holy bookswill smile and wash their hands in blood.They know the politicians with their good lookswill make the poor eat pies of mud.They’ve seen the Earth freeze and then burn with greed.They’ve seen the treesand the seas emptied.Yet, you won’t hear their sneerswhen a man arrivesand, having experienced a number of years,proclaims: 'I have lived!'Because nothing is new under these stars:the lies, the love, the memories and scars, the ruin, the revolution, the fakes and true,the families, the friends, none of it is new.All of it—even the me and you.”

Tags : Burn Change Freeze Greed Hands Holy Book I Want Change Issue Kamand Kojouri Lies Life Lived Messenger Mud New Nothing Poetry Politicians Poverty Problem Proclaims Quote Religion Religious Scars Seas Society True Wash Years

68. “I have sometimes thought that the reason the trees are so quiet in the summer is that they are in a sort of ecstasy; it is in winter, when the biologists tell us they sleep, that they are most awake, because the sun is gone and they are addicts without their drug, sleeping restlessly and often waking, walking the dark corridors of forests searching for the sun.”

Tags : Biologists Ecstasy Searching For The Sun Sleeping Sunlight The Dark Corridors Of Forests The Sun Trees Waking
Author : Gene Wolfe
Source : Peace

69. “Some trees grow straight, while others grow gnarled and twisted. Yet none are imperfect. Perfection is merely a perception.”

Tags : Perception Perception Of Reality Perfection Trees
Source : Look into the stillness

70. “Within its gates I heard the soundOf winds in cypress caverns caughtOf huddling tress that moaned, and soughtTo whisper what their roots had found.(“A Dream of Fear”)”

Tags : Cemetery Graveyard Horror Scary Supernatural Trees
Source : The Thirst of Satan: Poems of Fantasy and Terror

71. “The few trees still upright were stripped of their branches, lonely flagpoles without a nation to claim them.”

Tags : Ashfall Disaster Trees Volcano
Author : Mike Mullin
Source : Ashfall

72. “When trees fall on trees, the topmost tree must first be removed before others. Don't be too concerned about the problems of the past. What matters most is the challenge at hand now!”

Tags : 1St Best Things First Challenge Concern Fail Failed Fall First Things First Focus Focussed Forget Future Israelmore Ayivor Log Matter Matters Now Past Present Stay Focussed Trees

73. “Voll Blüten steht der Pfirsichbaum nicht jede wächst zur Frucht sie schimmern hell wie Rosenschaum durch Blau und Wolkenflucht. Wie Blüten geh'n Gedanken auf hundert an jedem Tag -- lass' blühen, lass' dem Ding den Lauf frag' nicht nach dem Ertrag! Es muss auch Spiel und Unschuld sein und Blütenüberfluss sonst wär' die Welt uns viel zu klein und Leben kein Genuss.”

Tags : Abundance Beauty Blossoms Enjoyment Growth Ideas Innocence Metaphors Peach Tree Poetry Trees
Author : Hermann Hesse
Source : Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte

74. “Even nature; the restless waves, irregular trees and stars all out of line show that chaos can be beautiful!”

Tags : Beauty Chaos Death Nature Stars Trees Waves
Source : The Last Companion

75. “Step outside for a while - calm your mind. It is better to hug a tree than to bang your head against a wall continually”

Tags : Calming The Mind Calmness Connecting With Nature Connecting With Silence Getting In Touch With Yourself Inner Peace Mind Mindfulness Mindset Nature Perspective Rasheed Ogunlaru Rasheed Ogunlaru Quotes Relaxation Stress Management Stress Relief Tree Tree Huggers Trees Wall

76. “Birds do not attend flight schools; Rivers do not attend flowing colleges; Fishes do not attend swimming conferences; Trees do not attend fruit bearing seminars... There is something that you can do automatically that someone may not do... Find it and do it! There is something someone may do automatically that you may not do; leave it for him to it!”

Tags : Attend Automatically Birds Colleges Conference Conferences Counselling Fishes Flight School Flowing Fruit Bearing Rivers School Seminar Seminars Skills Swiming Swimming School Talent Talents Trees You You Can Do It

77. “What are you doing?” Alecto asked in surprise, stepping back. Laughing brightly, she dragged him towards the greenhouse, the shattered glass reflecting rainbows as brilliant as a million Kodak flashcubes, glittering as they were cascaded through the breeze. “See, don’t be afraid of the glass, it can’t hurt us,” Mandy laughed, spectacularly eccentric, her eyes reflecting the fallen glass.“I wasn’t afraid of the glass, but this isn’t a very secluded place that you just decided to vandalize,” Alecto cautioned, smiling despite his words. Before Mandy could reply, she heard loud whispering in the air, behind the trees… it sounded like a group of people, all whispering in unison… “Somebody’s out there,” she exclaimed nervously.“Yeah, you’re right,” Alecto replied. Suddenly a sharp new vibrancy seemed to fill his eyes and he smiled coldly, taking the tree branch from Mandy and rapidly smashing in all of Mrs. Matthias’ stained glass house windows with it. Blue, green, yellow, red, turquoise, purple and an array of other colors showered through the sky noisily, sounding like wind chimes and crashing waves. “They’ll go away,” he told her, glancing up at the sky.“…Alecto, do you like me?” Mandy questioned, holding out her arms like a lopsided scarecrow as the glass fell through her dark red hair.“Yeah, sure,” he answered.“Will you be my friend, then? A real friend, not just another person who feels sorry for me?” Mandy asked.“…Alright, Mandy Valems,” Alecto agreed.”

Tags : Air Best Friends Canada Cape Breton Children Colored Crashing Depression Friend Friendship Green Greenhouse Kodak Love Noise Nostalgia Nova Scotia Sharp Shatter Smile Sorry Stained Glass Vandalism Vibrancy Whispering
Source : Smog City

78. “In all these sights I achieve solace only in bringing forth trees, picturing them blooming like smoke from the roofs of gutted buildings, dreaming of what a fine and picturesque pile of rubble this city will someday make.”

Tags : Cities Destruction Picturesque Prague Rubble Solace Trees
Author : Tod Wodicka
Source : All Shall Be Well; And All Shall Be Well; And All Manner of Things Shall Be Well

79. “I wish the trees would go into leaf that I might find out what they are. In their present undress I cannot recognise them. It's true that I doubt if I should know my best friends--men or women--with their clothes off.”

Tags : Humor Nature Nature S Beauty Trees
Source : Correspondence Volume 2 1887-1890

80. “Listen closely. Even the trees exhale sweet love songs that roll off their boughs and echo out to all of creation. Love is always in the air.”

Tags : Love Quotes Love Songs Mindfulness Quotes Mother Nature Nature Nature Quotes Nature S Beauty Pagan Quotes Poem Poetry Silence Speaks Spiritual Spiritual Quotes Spiritual Wisdom Spirituality Trees

81. “I hear hundreds of years of life. I hear wind and rain and fire and beetles. I hear the seasons changing and birds and squirrels. I hear the life of the trees this wood came from.”

Tags : Life Trees
Author : Garth Stein
Source : A Sudden Light

82. “The road simply ended. No cul-de-sac. No sign like the ones they had seen before: "Private Property. No Trespassing." Or "No Motorized Vehicles Beyond This Point." Just road...then trees.”

Tags : Road Signs Trees
Source : House of Dark Shadows

83. “A row of trees far away, there on the hillside.But what is it, a row of trees? It’s just trees.Row and the plural trees aren’t things, they’re names.”

Tags : Beauty It Is What It Is Language Love Meaning Nature Paganism Pantheism Simplicity Tranquility Trees Truth
Source : The Keeper of Sheep

84. “I cannot hope to make you understand how the world is truly made,' he told her. 'Metaphor, then: the world is a weave, like threads woven into cloth.' His hand came out of his sleeve with a strip of his red ribbon.'If you say so.''Everything, stone, trees, beasts, the sky, the waters, all are a weave of fabric,' he said patiently. 'But when you think, it is different. Your thinking snarls the fabric, knots it. If you were a magician, you could use the knot of your mind to pull on other threads. That is magic, and now you see how every simple it is. I wonder everyone does not become an enchanter.”

Tags : Beasts Cloth Enchanters Everything Fabric Magic Metaphor Mosquito Kinden Patient Princess Seda Red Ribbon Ribbon Stone The Sky The Waters Think Trees Uctebri The Sarcad Wasp Kinden Weave
Source : Salute the Dark

85. “Out here, the open night is my church, the trees are my congregation, the stars are my angels and the moon is the only god that I know.”

Tags : Angels Church God Moon Night Stars Trees
Author : A.P. Sweet
Source : dead, but dreaming

86. “When she had arranged her household affairs, she came to the library and bade me follow her. Then, with the mirror still swinging against her knees, she led me through the garden and the wilderness down to a misty wood. It being autumn, the trees were tinted gloriously in dusky bars of colouring. The rowan, with his amber leaves and scarlet berries, stood before the brown black-spotted sycamore; the silver beech flaunted his golden coins against my poverty; firs, green and fawn-hued, slumbered in hazy gossamer. No bird carolled, although the sun was hot. Marina noted the absence of sound, and without prelude of any kind began to sing from the ballad of the Witch Mother: about the nine enchanted knots, and the trouble-comb in the lady's knotted hair, and the master-kid that ran beneath her couch. Every drop of my blood froze in dread, for whilst she sang her face took on the majesty of one who traffics with infernal powers. As the shade of the trees fell over her, and we passed intermittently out of the light, I saw that her eyes glittered like rings of sapphires.("The Basilisk")”

Tags : Autumn Ballad Dark Fantasy Fall Fantasy Fir Rowan Sycamore Beech Tree Trees Witch
Source : Terror by Gaslight: More Victorian Tales of Terror

87. “By now, at the end of a sloping alley, we had reached the shores of a vast marsh. Some unknown quality in the sparkling water had stained its whole bed a bright yellow. Green leaves, of such a sour brightness as almost poisoned to behold, floated on the surface of the rush-girdled pools. Weeds like tempting veils of mossy velvet grew beneath in vivid contrast with the soil. Alders and willows hung over the margin. From where we stood a half-submerged path of rough stones, threaded by deep swift channels, crossed to the very centre.("The Basilisk")”

Tags : Alder Autumn Fall Landscape Pool Tree Trees Willow
Source : Terror by Gaslight: More Victorian Tales of Terror

88. “She was sitting in a garden more beautiful than even her rampaging imagination could ever have conjured up, and she was being serenaded by trees.”

Tags : Garden Trees
Author : Lynn Kurland
Source : Spellweaver

89. “Poetry is seeing everything when there is only one thing. It is looking at a rose but seeing the stars, moons, seas, and trees. It is a truth beyond logic, an experience beyond thought. Poetry is the Earth pausing on its axis in order to manifest itself as a rose.”

Tags : Awareness Axis Consciousness Experience Harmony Humanity Inspirational Kamand Kamand Kojouri Kojouri Logic Love Manifest Manifestation Philosophy Poem Rose Sea Seeing Stars Thought Trees Union Unity World

90. “I don’t existmetal pressed to pagesspilling blood, inkin vein each thought ragesSunlight shootingthrough a forest of pinesblack top windingand yellow dotted linesI am not hereonly a deep aching,a lightning flashand a tree trunk breakingSheets once alive covered in a deep redmark the presentbut I am not yet deadNothing is hereonly the rain and mistfresh air and soilI do not need to exist.”

Tags : Depression Existence Freedom Ideas Life Living Love Manic Depression Pain Poetry Ponderosa Pine Trees Thinking Trees Understanding Writing
Author : Abby Musgrove

91. “THE ORGANIC FOODS MYTHA few decades ago, a woman tried to sue a butter company that had printed the word 'LITE' on its product's packaging. She claimed to have gained so much weight from eating the butter, even though it was labeled as being 'LITE'. In court, the lawyer representing the butter company simply held up the container of butter and said to the judge, "My client did not lie. The container is indeed 'light in weight'. The woman lost the case.In a marketing class in college, we were assigned this case study to show us that 'puffery' is legal. This means that you can deceptively use words with double meanings to sell a product, even though they could mislead customers into thinking your words mean something different. I am using this example to touch upon the myth of organic foods. If I was a lawyer representing a company that had labeled its oranges as being organic, and a man was suing my client because he found out that the oranges were being sprayed with toxins, my defense opening statement would be very simple: "If it's not plastic or metallic, it's organic."Most products labeled as being organic are not really organic. This is the truth. You pay premium prices for products you think are grown without chemicals, but most products are. If an apple is labeled as being organic, it could mean two things. Either the apple tree itself is free from chemicals, or just the soil. One or the other, but rarely both. The truth is, the word 'organic' can mean many things, and taking a farmer to court would be difficult if you found out his fruits were indeed sprayed with pesticides. After all, all organisms on earth are scientifically labeled as being organic, unless they are made of plastic or metal. The word 'organic' comes from the word 'organism', meaning something that is, or once was, living and breathing air, water and sunlight.So, the next time you stroll through your local supermarket and see brown pears that are labeled as being organic, know that they could have been third-rate fare sourced from the last day of a weekend market, and have been re-labeled to be sold to a gullible crowd for a premium price. I have a friend who thinks that organic foods have to look beat up and deformed because the use of chemicals is what makes them look perfect and flawless. This is not true. Chemical-free foods can look perfect if grown in your backyard. If you go to jungles or forests untouched by man, you will see fruit and vegetables that look like they sprouted from trees from Heaven. So be cautious the next time you buy anything labeled as 'organic'. Unless you personally know the farmer or the company selling the products, don't trust what you read. You, me, and everything on land and sea are organic.Suzy Kassem,Truth Is Crying”

Tags : Advertising Advertising Puffery Business Butter Chemicals Companies Company Consumer Food Market Fraud Health Foods Healthy Healthy Diet Legal Marketing Marketing Puffery Definition Marketing Puffery Examples Pesticides Puffery Puffery Case Puffery Legal Definition Sea Soil Suzy Kassem Trees Water
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

92. “Wonders amaze me. They can aim wanderlessly in any forest, be it of dark trees or lighted bushes. And apparently, as per what I’ve heard, they can buy stuff that’s on sale, but only if and when they feel wonderfully wonderful. Because otherwise they wouldn’t really be themselves, which would be a problem for them, because if they aren’t what they are - they can’t exist, and if they don’t exist – that makes them invisible and silent to all the wandering people, who may or may not be looking for them to sell themselves to.”

Tags : Amazed Amazement Bush Bushes Dark Existence Existing Finding Hearing Jarod Kintz Light Looking Nothing People Problems Seeking Silent Tree Wanderer Wanderers Wandering Wonder Wonderous Wonders
Author : Will Advise
Source : Nothing is here...

93. “The infinitesimal seedlings became a forest of trees that grew courteously, correcting the distances between themselves as they shaped themselves to the promptings of available light and moisture, tempering the climate and the temperaments of the Scots, as the driest land became moist and the wettest land became dry, seedlings finding a mean between extremes, and the trees constructing a moderate zone for themselves even into what I would have called tundra, until I understood the fact that Aristotle taught, while walking in a botanic garden, that the middle is fittest to discern the extremes. ("Interim")”

Tags : Balance Extremes Middle Nature Scotland Trees
Source : Why I Don't Write Like Franz Kafka

94. “You don’t write a book when God called you to publish a library! You don’t plant a tree when God send you to cultivate a forest! You don’t evangelize to a crowd when God called you for a multitude! No matter the circumstances, find yourself doing something relevant and do it till all is well done!”

Tags : Bush Circumstances Crowd Cultivate Don T Settle For Less Dream Big Evangelism Evangelist Evangelize Food For Thought Forest Great Higher Higher Grounds Israelmore Ayivor Library Multitudes Plant Plant A Tree Preach Publish Tree Trees Write A Book
Source : Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

95. “Trees emit a wide variety of electromagentic radiation and it is regarded as healthy to live in a natural area that is surrounded by trees due to these beneficial emissions to human health.”

Tags : Area Beneficial Electromagnetic Emissions Emit Environment Forest Health Healthy Human Live Natural Radiation Regarded Surrounded Trees Variety Wide
Author : Steven Magee

96. “Me? I was lost for long time. I didn’t make any friends for few years. You can say I made friends with two trees, two big trees in the middle of the school […]. I spent all my free time up in those trees. Everyone called me Tree Boy for the longest time. […]. I preferred trees to people. After that I preferred pigeons, but it was trees first.”

Tags : Friendship Pigeons Trees
Source : The Hakawati

97. “It was different, though, knowing something in your thoughts and then hearing it confirmed, made real, planted in the world like a tree”

Tags : Confirmation Knowing Real Something Thoughts Trees World
Source : River of Stars

98. “Rivers don’t drink their own waters; trees don’t eat their own fruits. The salt seasons the soup in order to have its purpose fulfilled. Live for others!”

Tags : Drink Food For Thought Fruit Fruits Generosity Generous Generousity Israelmore Ayivor Kind Lavish Live Live For Others Love Myles Munroe Purpose River Rivers Salt Season Seasoning Show Love Soup Tree Water Waters
Source : Leaders' Watchwords

99. “If we are the trees, words are our roots; and we grow as we write”

Tags : Root Roots Tree Trees Word Words Words Of Wisdom Write Writer Writers Writers Quotes
Author : Munia Khan

100. “Thoughts are roots; Words are leaves; Actions are fruits! Every success tree has all working normally!”

Tags : 3 Act Action Actions Actions Are Fruts Bear Fruits Food For Thought Fruit Fruitful Fruits Hard Work Israelmore Ayivor Leaves Root Success Success Tree Thoughts Thoughts Are Roots Three Word Words Words Are Leaves Work Hard
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

101. “We're merely one tree with various types, shapes and sizes of leaves that all wave differently in the breeze”

Tags : Awareness Co Operation Compassion Illumination Inspiring Quotes Kindness Liberation Mindfulness Quotes About Life Rasheed Ogunlaru Thoughtfulness Trees Understanding Oneself And Others

102. “The unknown grayish mystifying forest was benumbed into frost-covered cold, and the tremendous pines towering above the dark marshy soil resembled a gathering of severe mute brothers from a forbidden ancient order worshiping forgotten gods no one had ever heard of outside of the world of secret occult visions.”

Tags : Atmosphere Atmospheric Brother Deity Dream Frost Gods Goth Gothic Gothic Romance Heard Land Mysterious Mystify Mystifying Myth Nightmare Noiseless Numb Ominous Order Resemble Romantic Severe Silence Sinister Trees Tremendous Young Adult
Author : Simona Panova
Source : Nightmarish Sacrifice

103. “When we are under a tree, we are under a temple, a temple of countless goodnesses!”

Tags : Countless Goodness Goodness Quotes Ildan Wisdom Ildan Wise Sayings Ildan Words Mehmet Murat Ildan Quotations Mehmet Murat Ildan Quotes Temple Temples Tree Tree Quote Tree Quotes Trees Turkish Authors Turkish Literature Turkish Playwrights Turkish Quotations Turkish Quotes Turkish Wisdom Words Turkish Writers

104. “Christians must show that misery fits the good for heaven, while happiness prepares the bad for hell; that the wicked get all their good things in this life, and the good all their evil; that in this world God punishes the people he loves, and in the next, the ones he hates; that happiness makes us bad here, but not in heaven; that pain makes us good here, but not in hell. No matter how absurd these things may appear to the carnal mind, they must be preached and they must be believed. If they were reasonable, there would be no virtue in believing. Even the publicans and sinners believe reasonable things. To believe without evidence, or in spite of it, is accounted as righteousness to the sincere and humble christian.In short, Christians are expected to denounce all pleasant paths and rustling trees, to curse the grass and flowers, and glorify the dust and weeds. They are expected to malign the wicked people in the green and happy fields, who sit and laugh beside the gurgling springs or climb the hills and wander as they will. They are expected to point out the dangers of freedom, the safety of implicit obedience, and to show the wickedness of philosophy, the goodness of faith, the immorality of science and the purity of ignorance.”

Tags : Bad Belief Contradiction Contradictory Curse Evidence Faith Flowers Freedom Glorify Good Grass Hate Heaven Ignorance Immorality Life Malign Obedience Safety Sincere Trees Virtue Weeds
Source : Some Mistakes of Moses

105. “She was talking to a tree. Just talking to a tree. Totally normal. People probably did it every day here. They're only trees. She fought an insane urge to laugh.”

Tags : Insane Jack O The Forest Jenny Realm Talking Trees
Source : The Treachery of Beautiful Things

106. “If lightning is the anger of the gods, then the gods are concerned mostly about trees.”

Tags : Anger God Gods Lightning Trees Wisdom
Author : Lao Tzu

107. “Their life is mysterious, it is like a forest; from far off it seems a unity, it can be comprehended, described, but closer it begins to separate, to break into light and shadow, the density blinds one. Within there is no form, only prodigious detail that reaches everywhere: exotic sounds, spills of sunlight, foliage, fallen trees, small beasts that flee at the sound of a twig-snap, insects, silence, flowers.And all of this, dependent, closely woven, all of it is deceiving. There are really two kinds of life. There is, as Viri says, the one people believe you are living, and there is the other. It is this other which causes the trouble, this other we long to see.”

Tags : Family Forest Metaphor People Trees
Author : James Salter
Source : Light Years

108. “Here is Menard's own intimate forest: 'Now I am traversed by bridle paths, under the seal of sun and shade...I live in great density...Shelter lures me. I slump down into the thick foliage...In the forest, I am my entire self. Everything is possible in my heart just as it is in the hiding places in ravines. Thickly wooded distance separates me from moral codes and cities.”

Tags : 187 Forest Immensity Poetry Space Trees
Source : The Poetics of Space

109. “Above us was a canopy, the stretching arms of cedar and spruce and Douglas fir. We knew to follow in silence, watching our steps, heads bowed. We were in a temple.”

Tags : Temples Trees
Source : For Want of Wonders

110. “The man stood alone by the hive. On impulse he put his palm against the wood, as if feeling for a pulse.”

Tags : Alive Instincts Nature Trees Wood
Author : Laline Paull
Source : The Bees

111. “I'd like to make a twosome with two handsome trees. Make that a threesome as I'd also include a bush in the package, to keep it low profile.”

Tags : Action Adventure Attractive Beautiful Bush Deal Desire Forest Handsome Low Profile Nothing Package Pretty Sex Sexuality Sexually Active Threesome Threesomes Tree Trees Undercover
Author : Will Advise
Source : Nothing is here...

112. “But the trees seemed to know me. They whispered among themselves and beckoned me nearer. And looking around, I noticed the other small trees and wild plants and grasses had sprung up under the protection of the trees we had placed there. The trees had multiplied! They were moving. In one small corner of the world, Grandfather's dream was coming true and the trees were moving again.”

Tags : Ruskin Bond Trees
Author : Ruskin Bond
Source : Rusty, the Boy from the Hills

113. “Soon the maroon-throated howls would echo back from the other trees, father down the beach, until the whole jungle filled with roaring trees. As it was in the beginning, so it is every morning of the world.”

Tags : Echo Lacuna Monkeys Trees
Source : The Lacuna

114. “Rilke wrote: 'These trees are magnificent, but even more magnificent is the sublime and moving space between them, as though with their growth it too increased.”

Tags : 201 Nature Rilke Space Trees
Source : The Poetics of Space

115. “Now tell me what you’re afraid of.”“Uncle Nathan is right about this tree. It’s got some kind of spirit in it. And it doesn’t want me to leave.” I saw my dad smile and shake his head. “I’m serious, Dad. You can’t send those guys up here again. The tree will try to kill them before it lets them take me down. Didn’t you see it happen?”“I saw a couple of accidents…”“And Ronnie fell yesterday, but somehow I’m able to be up in this tree no problem. I got up here without any ropes or ladders. Don’t you find that mysterious? Uncle Nathan doesn’t. Grandfather doesn’t.”“They are both superstitious, that’s all.”“I know,” I said. “And what about that, Dad? You’ve spouted all your legends and myths at me my whole life, and now you suddenly don’t care about them? That doesn’t make any sense.”He sighed so deeply I could hear it. “I study those legends to get to know our culture, our heritage. I don’t believe that they are literal truths.”“But what about the mermaids?” I pressed. “Remember the big story you told about the singing boat and the killer whale? It was you who told me that maybe the story was wrong and it wasn’t a singing boat; it was a mermaid under the boat.”“I remember, but I had a real mermaid staring me in the face at the time. There isn’t anything like that going on right now.”“I hear whispers coming from the tree. It moves on its own. It is warmer than it should be…”“You’ve been up there too long. You’re delirious.”I grunted at him. “It started before I climbed up!”Dad rubbed a hand over his face. “I don’t know what you want me to do here.”I turned on the camera and flipped the digital pictures until I found that one with the face. I stuck it in the bucket and lowered it down to my dad and told him to take a look.“Is that as good as a mermaid right in front of you?”He studied the picture a moment and then replied, “I always see faces in the knots of trees. Who doesn’t? I think that’s why so many people create horror stories about them.”

Tags : Adventure Fantasy American Indian Legend American Indian Mythology Environmental Faces In Trees Mermaids Nature Tree Spirits Treehugger Trees Ya Young Adult Young Adult Fantasy
Author : D. G. Driver

116. “Why?"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.”

Tags : Anne Bishop Breanna Confession Of Love Falco Fantasy Fantasy Romance Fantasy Romance Book Quotes Love Love Confession Love Quotes Lover Nature Passion Passionate Love Romance Romantic Romantic Fantasy Shapeshifters Swoon Worthy Tir Alainn Trilogy Tree Trees
Author : Anne Bishop

117. “I am at home among trees.”

Tags : Home J R R Tolkien The Lord Of The Rings Tree Trees
Source : The Fellowship of the Ring

118. “Wolves directly affect the entire ecosystem, not just moose populations, their main prey, because less moose equals more tree growth”

Tags : Earth Ecology Ecosystems Moose Trees Wolves
Author : Rolf Peterson

119. “Don't show your inferiority by climbing a stunted tree, show your superiority by climbing the longest and crooked one.”

Tags : Climb Climbing Crooked Dare Daredevil Daring Food For Thought Gut Guts Inferior Inferiority Inferiority Complex Limit Limited Long Michael Bassey Johnson Stunt Stunted Superiority Tree Trees

120. “Trees are affected by many factors. Global warming is changing rainfall, humidity, air composition, solar radiation, heating and cooling. Plants are sensitive to any of these factors. When all of the factors start to change at once, it may lead to devastation in the plant world.”

Tags : Air Change Changing Composition Cooling Devastation Factors Global Heating Humidity Plants Radiation Rainfall Sensitive Solar Trees Warming World
Author : Steven Magee
Source : Solar Radiation, Global Warming and Human Disease

121. “Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.”

Tags : Developer Humor Streets Suburb Trees
Author : Bill Vaughn

122. “A strong wind was blowing and it felt really very cold and seemed so unfamiliar and bizarre. But the trees remembered me. They bowed gently in the breeze…and called me nearer, welcoming me.”

Tags : Bizarre Trees Wind
Source : Wrinkles in Memory

123. “Happiness lives in every corner of your home and if you are homeless, it lives under the leaves of trees, hiding beneath the sky's cloudiness. All you need to do is to find it with patience.”

Tags : Beneath Clouds Cloudy Find Happiness Happy Happyquotes Hidden Hide Hideous Home Homeless Homelessness Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Need Patience Sky Tree Trees Wisdom Wise Words
Author : Munia Khan

124. “There is no limit on the level that the reflections can be at and in a modern environment, such as a city, the albedo can increase the power levels many times of the sky based solar radiation of direct and diffuse combined. The trees prevent the albedo reflections from occurring.”

Tags : Albedo City Diffuse Direct Environment Increase Level Limit Modern Occurring Power Prevent Radiation Radiation Effects Reflections Sky Solar Trees
Author : Steven Magee
Source : Solar Radiation, Global Warming and Human Disease

125. “God gives urge, urge gives pleasure, pleasure gives pains, pains gives fruits, fruits gives trees, trees die and go to hell!”

Tags : Child Bearing Die Fruits Go To Hell God Lust Pain Pains Pleasure Seed Tree Trees Urge
Source : Classic Quotations From The Otherworlds

126. “Education will teach you ephemeral things. God will teach you wonders.”

Tags : Alive Amazing Grace Awareness Earth Ephemeral God God In Action God In Nature Grace Insight Marvel Nature School Silence Stillness Teacher Teaching Trees Universal Universe University Vegetation Wonderful
Source : Master of Maxims

127. “I was tired in the evening yesterday. I felt drained by the last days outer conflicts. I felt separated from life. Suddenly I heard the wind blowing through the trees outside my open window, whispering a silent and playful invitation: "Do you want to play? Do you want to join the dance?" This playful invitation again joined my heart and being with the Existential dance. I was again in a silent prayer and oneness with life.”

Tags : Enlightenment Existence God Life Meditation One With Life Play Silence Trees Wind
Source : The Silent Whisperings of the Heart - An Introduction to Giten's Approach to Life

128. “During the summer I meditated outside in nature. Listening to the wind with the ears are like listening to mere noise, but listening to the wind blowing through the trees from the inner silence and being one with the wind is like listening to the celestial music.”

Tags : Celestial Music Life Meditation Silence Trees Winf
Source : The Silent Whisperings of the Heart - An Introduction to Giten's Approach to Life

129. “I want to think about trees. Trees have a curious relationship to the subject of the present moment. There are many created things in the universe that outlive us, that outlive the sun, even, but I can’t think about them. I live with trees. There are creatures under our feet, creatures that live over our heads, but trees live quite convincingly in the same filament of air we inhabit, and in addition, they extend impressively in both directions, up and down, shearing rock and fanning air, doing their real business just out of reach.”

Tags : Amen Belief Consciousness Creation Curiosity Disbelief Energy Exploration Exultant Fearless Fire God Humility Illumination Joyful Joyfulness Living In The Present Moment Philosopher S Stone Poem Poetry Power Praise Prayer Prayers Praying Religion Religious Diversity Seeking Watching Wonder
Author : Annie Dillard
Source : Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

130. “Silence can always be broken by the sound
Of footsteps walking over frozen groundIn winter when the melancholy treesStand abject and let their branches freeze

Tags : Branches Frozen Ice Snow The Despair Factor Trees Winter
Author : Merrill Moore
Source : Illegitimate Sonnets

131. “She thought of the things that lovely young women usually think about when they are relaxing in treetops and unhampered by underwear.”

Tags : Amanda Another Roadside Attraction Tom Robbins Trees Underwear
Author : Tom Robbins
Source : Another Roadside Attraction

132. “Turning, she looked out at the icy landscape, the soaring trees, branches dark and bitten blue with frost. And for a moment, she had something like a premonition, a feeling that something terrible was watching her, something hungry and sick. She could nearly hear it out there, panting between the trees, its breath ragged and spoiled.”

Tags : Fear Hunted Trees
Source : Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

133. “That long sigh again, above us. This time I saw it, moving through the branches. Like the trees were listening; like they would've been sad about us, sad for us, only they'd heard it all so many thousand times before.”

Tags : Personification Sad Tana French The Secret Place Trees
Author : Tana French
Source : The Secret Place

134. “I got a statistic for you right now. Grab your pencil, Doug. There are five billion trees in the world. I looked it up. Under every tree is a shadow, right? So, then, what makes night? I'll tell you: shadows crawling out from under five billion trees! Think of it! Shadows running around in the air, muddying the waters you might say. If only we could figure a way to keep those darn five billion shadows under those trees, we could stay up half the night, Doug, because there'd be no night!”

Tags : Bradbury Dandelion Wine Kids Night Trees
Author : Ray Bradbury
Source : Dandelion Wine

135. “In the morning light, I remembered how much I loved the sound of wind through the trees. I laid back and closed my eyes, and I was comforted by the sound of a million tiny leaves dancing on a summer morning.”

Tags : Comfort Dancing Light Morning Remember Summer Trees Wind
Source : The Tenth City

136. “I want to be near the ocean, Lincoln, the ocean! I want to feel the tides. And i want mountains, too, at least one mountain. Is that too much to ask? And trees. Not a whole forest, necessarily. I'd settle for a thicket. Scenery. I want scenery!”

Tags : Mountain Ocean Scenery Trees
Source : Attachments

137. “A stricken tree, a living thing, so beautiful, so dignified, so admirable in its potential longevity, is, next to man, perhaps the most touching of wounded objects.”

Tags : Longevity Trees Wounded
Author : Edna Ferber
Source : A Kind of Magic

138. “Your growing antlers,' Bambi continued, 'are proof of your intimate place in the forest, for of all the things that live and grow only the trees and the deer shed their foliage each year and replace it more strongly, more magnificently, in the spring. Each year the trees grow larger and put on more leaves. And so you too increase in size and wear a larger, stronger crown.”

Tags : Deer Nature S Beauty Trees
Author : Felix Salten
Source : Bambi's Children

139. “Fancy cutting down all those beautiful make pulp for those bloody newspapers, and calling it civilisation. - Winston Churchill, remarking to his son during a visit to Canada in 1929”

Tags : Trees
Author : John Vaillant
Source : The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed

140. “It was Sunday, and Mumma had gone next door with Lena and the little ones. Under the pepper tree in the yard Pa was sorting, counting, the empty bottles he would sell back: the bottles going clink clink as Pa stuck them in the sack. The fowls were fluffing in the dust and sun: that crook-neck white pullet Mumma said she would hit on the head if only she had the courage to; but she hadn't.”

Tags : Bottles Children Fathers Fowls Mothers Recycling Sundays Trees
Author : Patrick White
Source : The Vivisector

141. “I guess it's the same way trees grow around the very vines that are killing them, so they're strangled and sustained all at once. After a long time, even pain can be a comfort.”

Tags : Abuse Abusive Relationship Death Life Loss Love Mourning Page 223 Pain Trees Vines
Author : Lauren Oliver
Source : Rooms

142. “They're only trees. Only trees. Whose afraid of lonely trees?”

Tags : Calming The Mind Jack Jenny Poems Realm Trees
Source : The Treachery of Beautiful Things

143. “Planting trees, I myself thought for a long time, was a feel-good thing, a nice but feeble response to our litany of modern-day environmental problems. In the last few years, though, as I have read many dozens of articles and books and interviewed scientists here and abroad, my thinking on the issue has changed. Planting trees may be the single most important ecotechnology that we have to put the broken pieces of our planet back together.”

Tags : Planting The Future Trees
Author : Jim Robbins
Source : The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet

144. “Tree planting is always a utopian enterprise, it seems to me, a wager on a future the planter doesn't necessarily expect to witness.”

Tags : Gardening Nature Trees
Source : Second Nature: A Gardener's Education

145. “Even viewed conservatively, trees are worth far more than they cost toplant and maintain. The U.S. Forest Service's Center for Urban ForestResearch found a ten-degree difference between the cool of a shadedpark in Tucson and the open Sonoran desert. A tree planted in theright place, the center estimates, reduces the demand for airconditioning and can save 100 kilowatt hours in annual electrical use,about 2 to 8 percent of total use. Strategically planted trees canalso shelter homes from wind, and in cold weather they can reduceheating fuel costs by 10 to 12 percent. A million strategicallyplanted trees, the center figures, can save $10 million in energycosts. And trees increase property values, as much as 1 percent foreach mature tree. These savings are offset somewhat by the cost ofplanting and maintaining trees, but on balance, if we had to pay forthe services that trees provide, we couldn't afford them. Becausetrees offer their services in silence, and for free, we take them forgranted.”

Tags : Cost Environment Trees
Author : Jim Robbins
Source : The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet

146. “Trust the horticulturalist: California's genius may be green, but it's underlying beauty is brown.”

Tags : Afforestation California Environment Trees
Author : Jared Farmer
Source : Trees in Paradise: A California History

147. “Charles Lathrop Pack, president of the American Tree Association, told how Rogers gave him advice in handling an educational campaign in tree planting.'Will Rogers told me,' said Pack, 'that I was on the wrong track in trying to educate people to the value of putting idle land to work growing trees. "Pack," he said, "you go down to Washington and get Congress to pass a law prohibiting tree planting and you'll have everybody doing it in a week.”

Tags : Environment Humor Trees
Author : P.J. O'Brien
Source : Will Rogers: Ambassador Of Good Will, Prince Of Wit And Wisdom

148. “Dragons plant no trees.”

Tags : Dragons Trees
Source : A Dance with Dragons

149. “A moment of peace and silence, breathing in and out the frigid air, watching daylight seep into the forest, hearing the first chatter of distant crows, the wind sighing over the snow and through the fir and pine branches and the twittering of chickadees as they flitted in little tribes from tree to tree.”

Tags : Air Breathing Daylight Forest Frigid Killing Maine Mike Bond Peace Pine Silence Trees Wind Winter
Author : Mike Bond
Source : Killing Maine

150. “Winkler's breath plumed up onto his glasses. The entire valley was enveloped in a huge, illuminated stillness. Above him the clouds had pulled away and the sky burned with stars. The meadow smoldered with light, and the spruce had become illuminated kingdoms, snow sifting from branch to branch. He thought: This has been here every winter all my life.”

Tags : Nature Snow Trees Winter
Author : Anthony Doerr
Source : About Grace

151. “Trees lose their leaves in blizzards like these.”

Tags : Blizzard Depression Despair Hopelessness Leaves Metaphor Nature Sadness Snow Symbolism Trees Winter

152. “How mighty you are as death comes upon you and your color fades. Yet from life and lush to bold array, screaming into the night.”

Tags : Death Dying Fall Inspirational Life Philosophy Spring Trees Winter
Author : Kellie Elmore
Source : Magic in the Backyard

153. “On increasingly warm nice days I liked to sit toward noon on the bench encircling the cherry tree and look at the bare trees, the freshly plowed fields, the green strips of winter planting, the meadows that were already sprouting, and through the fragrance which swells out of the ground with the advent of spring contemplate the mountains, gleaming with the colossal quantities of snow still on them.”

Tags : Admiration Of Nature Nature Snow Trees
Source : Indian Summer

154. “...freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin - inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night...”

Tags : Christmas Christmas Tree Pine Poetry Quotes Snow Soul Stars Trees Wintry Night
Author : John Geddes
Source : A Familiar Rain

155. “It's just one more thing she hadn't considered, and as the idea of it settles over her, she realizes again how entwined their lives are. They're like two trees whose branches have grown together. Even if you pull them out by the trunks, they're still going to be twisted and tangled and nearly impossible to separate at the roots.”

Tags : Apart Branches Entwined Friends Friendship Lives Love Separate Stick Together Tree Trees True Truth Twisted Two

156. “The trees were friendly, they gave me rest and shadowed refuge. Slipping through them, I felt safe and competent. My whole body was occupied. I had little energy to think or worry.”

Tags : Forest Hiking Nature Solo Travel Trees Walking Wilderness
Author : Aspen Matis
Source : Girl in the Woods: A Memoir

157. “The man was staring directly at him now, a curious expression on his face, half smiling, half quizzical. Instantly Eager had a sense of certainty far deeper than anything he had experienced so far. "I have it too!" he exclaimed. "I am a part of this Earth, aren't I? Just like the birds and the trees and the people - I am.""Om." said his companion.Unseen by them, a blossom fell.”

Tags : Am Birds Blossom Companion Eager Fox Helen I Om People Trees
Author : Helen Fox

158. “At the edge you will always remember me, at the edge you will last be remembered, where sanity and insanity come together, for the time, then separates. Like leaves on October trees, that color the world, but for a moment, then leave. At the edge, where life losses its edginess, and thoughts we will become one, someday. At the edge the sun drops, the ring falls, and senses of raindrops climb upwards to the gray sky.”

Tags : Color Edge Edginess Gray Insanity Instant Last Leaves Life Loss Love Memory October One Pain Raindrops Remember Ring Sanity Senses Sky Sun Together Trees Upward World

159. “Love is like encountering a forest and having to chop down every tree but one. Oh, and you have to chop down each tree by hugging it until it falls.

Tags : Forestry Funny Hug Hugging Humor Love Tree Hugger Trees
Source : Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

160. “For me,you are fresh waterthat falls from treeswhen it has stopped raining. For me, you are cinnamon that lingers on the tongue and givesbitter wordssweetening.For me, you are the scent of violins and visionof valleys smiling.And still,for me, your loveliness never ends.It traverses the worldand finds its way back to me.Only me.”

Tags : Find Inspiration Inspirational Kamand Kamand Kojouri Love Poem Loved Loving Mate Poetry Rain Raining Relationship Smile Soulmate Sweet Tree Valleys Vision Water Words

161. “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!”

Tags : Barks Burnt Bush Fire Cut Endurance Endure Fire Forest Grass Heat Herbs Injury Leaf Leaves People Revive Roots Stems Story Tree Trees Wood
Source : Shaping the dream

162. “In a cool solitude of treesWhere leaves and birds a music spin,Mind that was weary is at ease,New rhythms in the soul begin.”

Tags : Rejuvenation Solitude Trees Weariness
Source : The Cats of Rome: New and Selected Poems

163. “The tree was so old, and stood there so alone, that his childish heart had been filled with compassion; if no one else on the farm gave it a thought, he would at least do his best to, even though he suspected that his child's words and child's deeds didn't make much difference. It had stood there before he was born, and would be standing there after he was dead, but perhaps, even so, it was pleased that he stroked its bark every time he passed, and sometimes, when he was sure he wasn't observed, even pressed his cheek against it.”

Tags : Childhood Compassion Consciousness Solitude Time Trees Words
Source : A Time for Everything

164. “I keep drawing the trees, the rocks, the river, I'm still learning how to see them; I'm still discovering how to render their forms. I will spend a lifetime doing that. Maybe someday I'll get it right.”

Tags : Drawing Nature Trees
Author : Alan Lee

165. “Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, who ever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life. A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my own smallest special detail. A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my father, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live.”

Tags : Hermann Hesse Trees Wandering
Author : Hermann Hesse

166. “you wereand always will bethat first ever touchto have fertilizedthe groundbeneath my life’s treesthat first ever roseto have fragrancedthe rest of my memories.”

Tags : Fragrance Indian Authors Life Quotes Love Love Quotes Memories Mothers Poetry Poetry Quotes Rose Roses Trees Tribute
Author : Sanober Khan
Source : A touch, a tear, a tempest

167. “I wrapped my arms around him like I was saving an oak tree.”

Tags : Affair Conservation Desire Earth Day Emotional Affair Enviornmental Extramarital Affair Forrest Hugs Love Memoire Romance Romance Book Quotes Romance Love Heartache Romance Quotes Soulmates Together Forever Tree Hugger Trees True Story
Author : C.J. English
Source : Affairytale

168. “Objects and ObjectivesTo contemplate LEGO. Many colours. Many shapes. Many inventive and useful shapes. Plastic. A versatile and practical substance. Symbolic of the resourcefulness of man. Oil taken from the depths of the very earth. Distillation of said raw material. Chemical processes. Pollution. Creating a product providing hours of constructive play. For children all over the world. Teaching our young. Through enjoyment. Preparing them for further resourcefulness. The progress of our kind.A book. Many books. Proud liners of walls. Fingered. Taken out with great care. Held open. Gazed upon / into with something like awe. A medium for the recording of and communication of knowledge. From the many to the many. Down the ages. And of art. And of love. But do you hear the trees outside whispering? Do their voices haunt you? No wonder. They are calling for their brothers. Pulped. Pressed. Coated. Printed. Bound. And for their other brothers which made the shelves to hold them. And for the roof over them as well.From the very beginning - everything at cost. A cave man, to get food, had to deal with the killing. And the bones from one death proved very useful for implementing the death of another.”

Tags : Bones Books Cave Man Death Killing Knowledge Lego Man Poem Progress Prose Poetry Resourcefulness Trees
Author : Jay Woodman
Source : SPAN

169. “From barren brown stems to glistening leaf-buds; from the leaf-buds to snowy virginity of bloom…It was like a flute song forgotten in another existence and remembered again. What? How? Why? This singing she heard that had nothing to do with her ears. The rose of the world was breathing out smell. It followed her through all her waking moments and caressed her in her sleep.”

Tags : Beauty In Nature Nature Trees
Source : Their Eyes Were Watching God

170. “As the trees turned red, then white, then naked as pitchforks, Margot and Xiao Chen immersed themselves in several forests' worth of pages, and I watched, tortured, as brick after brick of a new development was laid on the wasteland of Midtown West like slabs of gold bullion.”

Tags : Autumn Editing Margot Midtown New York New York City Seasons Of Life Trees Winter
Source : The Guardian Angel's Journal

171. “The planting of a tree, especially one of the long-living hardwood trees, is a gift which you can make to posterity at almost no cost and with almost no trouble, and if the tree takes root it will far outlive the visible effect of any of your other actions, good or evil.”

Tags : Legacy Plants Posterity Trees
Author : George Orwell

172. “Do the roots reveal everything to the branches, or do they keep what is painful to themselves?”

Tags : Branches Pain Roots Trees
Author : Sinan Antoon

173. “I stroke the bleached bones of ancient trees felled long-ago by industry or cold desperation and wonder of another almost summer when two fell asleep beneath her arms, curling into each other like wind-swept branches on the edge of tomorrow ...”

Tags : Bleached Bones Branches Tomorrow Trees Wind

174. “When you become a raindrop in your mind Thunder is the closest friend you may find Wind lashed trees, dark clouds, lightning or the dust Everything you will bear once you adjust”

Tags : Adjust Bear Cloud Clouds Dark Dust Find Friend Lightning Mind Poem Poetry Poetry Quotes Rain Raindrop Raindrops Storm Storms Thunder Trees Wind Wisdom Wisdom Inspirational Wisdom Quotes
Author : Munia Khan

175. “Every tree is known by its fruits.”

Tags : Fruits Nature Trees Wise Words

176. “I did not want to think about people. I wanted the trees, the scents and colors, the shifting shadows of the wood, which spoke a language I understood. I wished I could simply disappear in it, live like a bird or a fox through the winter, and leave the things I had glimpsed to resolve themselves without me.”

Tags : Folklore Forest Fox Myths Nature Trees Woods
Source : Winter Rose

177. “Trees were so rare in that country, and they had to make such a hard fight to grow, that we used to feel anxious about them, and visit them as if they were persons.”

Tags : Nature Prairie Trees
Author : Willa Cather
Source : My Ántonia

178. “A tree’s most important means of staying connected to other trees is a “wood wide web” of soil fungi that connects vegetation in an intimate network that allows the sharing of an enormous amount of information and goods.”

Tags : Communication Fungi Fungus Soil Trees
Author : Tim Flannery
Source : The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from A Secret World

179. “I kiss the soil as if it is the last time I will recognize the beauty she has given the trees.”

Tags : Beauty Kiss Soil Trees
Author : A.P. Sweet
Source : dead, but dreaming

180. “You are made of the same minerals as the rocks--the same water as the sea. You grow in the sun. You breathe air cleansed by trees. When are you going to get the message that you're a part of Nature?”

Tags : Air Eat Health Local Lose Ridiculous Weight Mure Nature Organic Plant Based Sea Soul Trees Water Weight Loss
Author : Nancy S. Mure
Source : EAT! Empower, Adjust, Triumph!: Lose Ridiculous Weight, Succeed On Any Diet Plan, Bust Through Any Plateau in 3 Empowering Steps!

181. “Twenty minutes into our walk away from the wall put us deep in a forest of fir, pine, cottonwood, and aspen trees. The lush forest floor was alive and danced with shadows cast from an endless parade of swaying trees. As we approached early evening it was cool and peaceful. The sound of the trees moving in the wind high above seemed like a friendly traveling companion, calling us farther and farther into the depths of the forest.”

Tags : Beautiful Writing Forest Imagery Trees
Source : The Dark Hills Divide

182. “trees [-] Inside their wooden samurai armor they are geisha beauties, each one a ‘person-of-the-arts,’ limbs dancing, arranging flowers, carrying the wind’s music, the calligraphy of their roots pure poetry, rhyming earth and berth.”

Tags : Tree Trees

183. “McKay had worn the wings in the world war with honor, flying first with the French and later with his own country's forces. And as a bird loves the trees, so did McKay love them. To him they were not merely trunks and roots, branches and leaves; to him they were personalities. He was acutely aware of differences in character even among the same species - that pine was benevolent and jolly; that one austere and monkish; there stood a swaggering bravo, and there dwelt a sage wrapped in green meditation; that birch was a wanton - the birch near her was virginal, still a-dream.The war had sapped him, nerve and brain and soul. Through all the years that had passed since then the wound had kept open. But now, as he slid his car down the vast green bowl, he felt its spirit reach out to him; reach out to him and caress and quiet him, promising him healing. He seemed to drift like a falling leaf through the clustered woods; to be cradled by gentle hands of the trees.He had stopped at the little gnome of an inn, and then he had lingered, day after day, week after week.The trees had nursed him; soft whisperings of leaves, slow chant of the needled pines, had first deadened, then driven from him the re-echoing clamor of the war and its sorrow. The open wound of his spirit had closed under their green healing; had closed and become scar; and even the scar had been covered and buried, as the scars on Earth's breast are covered and buried beneath the falling leaves of Autumn. The trees had laid green healing hands on his eyes, banishing the pictures of war. He had sucked strength from the green breasts of the hills.("The Women Of The Woods")”

Tags : Birch Birches Healing Natural Nature Pagan Pine Pines Tree Trees Woods Wwi
Source : Masters of Horror

184. “Again burst out that chant McKay had heard as he had floated through the mists upon the lake. Now, as then, despite his opened ears, he could distinguish no words, but clearly he understood its mingled themes - the joy of Spring's awakening, rebirth, with the green life streaming singing up through every bough, swelling the buds, burgeoning with tender leaves the branches; the dance of the trees in the scented winds of Spring; the drums of the jubilant rain on leafy hoods; passion of Summer sun pouring its golden flood down upon the trees; the moon passing with stately step and slow and green hands stretching up to her and drawing from her breast milk of silver fire; riot of wild gay winds with their mad pipings and strummings; - soft interlacing of boughs, the kiss of amorous leaves - all these and more, much more that McKay could not understand for it dealt with hidden, secret things for which man has no images.("The Women Of The Woods")”

Tags : Bird Moon Natural Nature Pagan Spring Tree Trees
Source : Masters of Horror

185. “Every mind should reflect to touch the green of life through trees.”

Tags : Every Green Inspirational Life Mind Minds Nature Through Touch Tree Trees Trees Forest
Author : Munia Khan

186. “27. TreesI shall say absolutely nothing about the spindle tree.”

Tags : Spindle Tree Tree Trees
Author : Sei Shōnagon
Source : The Pillow Book

187. “Ein alter Baum ist so ehrenwert wie ein Greis.”

Tags : Tree Trees
Source : Kille Kille

188. “What makes the strength of the soldier isn't the energy he uses trying to intimidate the other guy by sending him a whole lot of signals, it's the strength he's able to concentrate within himself, by staying centered. That Maori player was like a tree, a great indestructible oak with deep roots and a powerful radiance- everyone could feel it. And yet you also got the impression that the great oak could fly, that it would be as quick as the wind, despite, or perhaps because of, its deep roots.”

Tags : Oaks Strength Trees
Source : The Elegance of the Hedgehog

189. “Once your baby tree is in the ground, check it daily, because the first three years are critical. Remember that you are your tree's only friend in a hostile world.”

Tags : Aspens Oaks Palms Pines Plant Trees Science Trees
Author : Hope Jahren
Source : Lab Girl

190. “Mothman flew away from town, like a giant bat, and then disappeared from sight behind a thicket of skeletal autumn trees.”

Tags : Autumn Bat Mothman Trees
Author : Don Roff
Source : Heebie-Jeebies: Volume One

191. “The trees around and overhead were so thick that it was always dry inside and on Sunday morning I lay there with Jonas, listening to his stories. All cat stories start with the statement: "My mother, who was the first cat, told me this," and I lay with my head close to Jonas and listened. There was no change coming, I thought here, only spring; I was wrong to be so frightened. The days would get warmer, and Uncle Julian would sit in the sun, and Constance would laugh when she worked in the garden, and it would always be the same. Jonas went on and on ("And then we sang! And then we sang!") and the leaves moved overhead and it would always be the same.”

Tags : Cats Hiding Security Trees
Source : We Have Always Lived in the Castle

192. “We need to save the forests. I have a big warehouse we can store them in.”

Tags : Deforestation Funny Humor Trees
Author : Bauvard
Source : Some Inspiration for the Overenthusiastic

193. “Trees, how many of 'em do we need to look at?”

Tags : Deforestation Trees
Author : Ronald Reagan

194. “Plant a tree in your lifetime.”

Tags : Environment Environmental Conservation Forest Inspirational Nature Planting A Seed Trees Wise Words
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

195. “Fifteen years ago I had an odd dream. In it, a medicinal plant that I was interested in, an Usnea lichen that is ubiquitous on trees throughout the world, told me that while it was good for healing human lungs it was primarily a medicine for the lungs of the planet, the trees. When I awoke, I was amazed. It had never occurred to me in quite that way that plants have some life and purpose outside their use to human beings.”

Tags : Dreams Earth Herbs Lungs Plants Trees Usnea

196. “I just managed to go around with one of the Great Spells in my head for years without going insane, didn't I?' He considered the last question form all angles.'Yes, you did,' he reassured himself. 'You didn't start talking to trees, even when trees started talking to you.”

Tags : Humor Insane Trees
Source : The Light Fantastic

197. “A good upbringing is necessary for a long life, but sometimes the patience of the young trees is sorely tested. As I mentioned in chapter 5, "Tree Lottery," acorns and beechnuts fall at the feet of large "mother trees." Dr. Suzanne Simard, who helped discover maternal instincts in trees, describes mother trees as dominant trees widely linked to other trees in the forest through their fungal-root connections. These trees pass their legacy on to the next generation and exert their influence in the upbringing of the youngsters. "My" small beech trees, which have by now been waiting for at least eighty years, are standing under mother trees that are about two hundred years old -- the equivalent of forty-year-olds in human terms. The stunted trees can probably expect another two hundred years of twiddling their thumbs before it is finally their turn. The wait time is, however, made bearable. Their mothers are in contact with them through their root systems, and they pass along sugar and other nutrients. You might even say they are nursing their babies.”

Tags : Connection Fungi Fungus Mothers Nursing Time Trees
Source : The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from A Secret World

198. “Tree trunks are composed of layers of growth. Meaningful expressions are composed of layers of words. Say something meaningful.”

Tags : Composition Growth Layers Meaningful Speak Trees Words

199. “She saw night lights in the rooms of the babies who dreamed soft seersucker dreams, drugged happy with the heat, their pink baby bodies curled against worn out cotton, not fearing Hitler yet, their strong, tiny hearts beating in unison with the trees and the creeks and the bayou”

Tags : Babies Bayou Cotton Creeks Seersucker Trees
Author : Rebecca Wells
Source : Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

200. “In my mind, I could sense their roots under the soil, creeping in helical tangles of ever-increasing complexity outward and in all directions—out beyond the perimeter of the Helsingør Wood, out below Yami’s Under City, out along the banks of the river, out to the nearest coast and thereupon out into the sea; the roots crept down further along the continental shelf, downward into the abysses, downward into the ocean floor, burrowing under the corals and under trenches, and then back up again to sprout in the darkened forest on a foreign continent: all the trees of the world now had conjoined roots, for they were now of one conjoined consciousness!”

Tags : Ashim Shanker Collective Consciousness Conjoined Corals Forest Helix Interconnectedness Ontology Ownership Perimeter Property River Roots Sea Soil Tangles Trees Trenches
Author : Ashim Shanker
Source : Only the Deplorable