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  If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings - then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life.  
 -  George Cadbury
  

  I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.  
 -  Elizabeth Murray
  

  The trouble with gardening is that it does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession.  
 -  Phyllis McGinley
  

  Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.  
 -  Sir Walter Scott
  

  Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama.  
 -  Graham Roberts
  

  I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.  
 -  Robert Bridges
  

  May our heart's garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers.  
 -  Thich Nhat Hanh
  

  My favorite hobby is being alone. I like to be alone. I also like dancing, fishing, playing poker sometimes and vegetable gardening - corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, I have a big garden every year.  
 -  Emanuel Steward
  

  A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.  
 -  Leonard Bailey
  

  Plants that wake when others sleep. Timid jasmine buds that keep their fragrance to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.  
 -  Thomas Moore
  

  I have to keep up with the scientific literature as part of my job, but increasingly I found myself reading things that weren't really relevant to my academic work, but were relevant to gardening.  
 -  Ken Thompson
  

  Many talk about a guest worker program. I think most reasonable people believe that a guest worker program in the farming industry, perhaps in the gardening and landscape industries, is reasonable.  
 -  Gary Miller
  

  A good garden may have some weeds.  
 -  Thomas Fuller
  

  Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.  
 -  Ray Bradbury
  

  How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.  
 -  Alexander Smith
  

  I am a particular fan of integrative exercise - that is, exercise that occurs in the course of doing some productive activity such as gardening, bicycling to work, doing home improvement projects and so on.  
 -  Andrew Weil
  

  As for marigolds, poppies, hollyhocks, and valorous sunflowers, we shall never have a garden without them, both for their own sake, and for the sake of old-fashioned folks, who used to love them.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.  
 -  Veronica A. Shoffstall
  

  Gardening, I told myself, is the most sociable of hobbies. The very nature of one's field of activities demands an audience. No one wants flowers to blush unseen or waste their sweetness.  
 -  Barbara Cheney
  

  Gardening is not trivial. If you believe that it is, closely examine why you feel that way. You may discover that this attitude has been forced upon you by mass media and the crass culture it creates and maintains. The fact is, gardening is just the opposite - it is, or should be, a central, basic expression of human life.  
 -  Andrew Weil
  

  I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.  
 -  Joseph Addison
  

  Gardens are a form of autobiography.  
 -  Sydney Eddison
  

  My garden, like my life, seems to me every year to want correction and require alternation.  
 -  Alexander Pope
  

  My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society.  
 -  Andrew Weil
  

  In the world at large, people are rewarded or punished in ways that are often utterly random. In the garden, cause and effect, labor and reward, are re-coupled. Gardening makes sense in a senseless world. By extension, then, the more gardens in the world, the more justice, the more sense is created.  
 -  Andrew Weil
  

  What's a butterfly garden without butterflies?  
 -  Roy Rogers
  

  I'm not surfing much anymore, but I love hiking and gardening, and I'm always wearing a hat and sunblock.  
 -  Carolyn Murphy
  

  The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden.  
 -  Stephen Gardiner
  

  I'm pretty good at gardening. It consumes my time, and it feels like I'm doing something constructive.  
 -  Simon Baker
  

  It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.  
 -  Robert Louis Stevenson
  

  My hobby is gardening, I love it, it's my main hobby. I like being at home and I'm very happy being in my house, I love cooking.  
 -  Susan Hampshire
  

  Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.  
 -  Dogen Zenji
  

  The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  I do the gardening.  
 -  Kenneth Robert Livingstone
  

  I loathe gardening, but I love gardens, and I have two beautiful gardens. I can not bear gardening, but I love gardens.  
 -  Elton John
  

  One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one's horticultural goals. If a garden is a site for the imagination, how can we be very far from the beginning?  
 -  Francis Cabot Lowell
  

  We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.  
 -  Warren Jeffs
  

  Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.  
 -  William Cowper
  

  Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.  
 -  Jean Anouilh
  

  I could happily lean on a gate all the livelong day, chatting to passers-by about the wind and the rain. I do a lot of gate-leaning while I am supposed to be gardening; instead of hoeing, I lean on the gate, stare at the vegetable beds and ponder.  
 -  Howard Hodgkin
  

  Gardening has just sort of grown on me. I find it therapeutic. And I like smelly things.  
 -  Clive Anderson
  

  There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.  
 -  Alfred Austin
  

  Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.  
 -  Alfred Austin
  

  The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.  
 -  Alfred Austin
  

  One of the least arduous but most productive of gardening jobs, the magic of deadheading never fails to delight me. It was a revelation when the principle was explained to me: that flowers are the attempt by the plant to reproduce itself. So if you cut the heads off before the flower turns into seeds, the plant will continue to flower.  
 -  Howard Hodgkin
  

  To dwell is to garden.  
 -  Martin Heidegger
  

  Gardening is not a rational act.  
 -  Margaret Atwood