Trees Quotes

Chad Sugg

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

J.K. Rowling

Of all the trees we could've hit, we had to get one that hits back.. J.K.
Of all the trees we could've hit, we had to get one that hits back.

Munia Khan

If we are the trees, words are our roots; and we grow as we write

Lailah Gifty Akita

If every individual should plant a tree in their life time, the world will be full of trees.

Guy Gavriel Kay

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

Charles De Lint

All forests are one... They are all echoes of the first forest that gave birth to Mystery when the world began.

Simona Panova

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.

Maggie Stiefvater

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

John Lubbock

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.

Lao Tzu

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

Santosh Kalwar

All our wisdom is stored in the trees.

C.J. English

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

Anne Bishop

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.

Unknown Author

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.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Look: the trees exist; the houses
we dwell in stand there stalwartly.
Only we
pass 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.

Michael Delaware

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!

Susan Freinkel

If the day comes when our descendants can venture with wonder into chestnut forests, we will have gained back more than a perfect tree. We will have gained a new reason for hope.


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


Trees are corrupting our parks. They should be arrested for loitering. For deciduous trees, add littering and indecent exposure to that list of offenses.

Walt Whitman

Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn

William Blake

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.

Luci Anneu Sèneca

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?

Natalie Babbitt

You've got nothing that lasts, you know. That's not the first town that ever stood there. There was one before that, and one before that, and one before that one, on back for 900 years. But this tree has stood here all along. What do you make of that, boy?

George R.R. Martin

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

Richelle E. Goodrich

Life is a walk through the forest. Don't fear the trees; fear what lurks behind them.

Alberto Caeiro

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.

John Muir

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

Brian Jacques

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.

David Mitchell

Trees're always a relief, after people.. David Mitchell
Trees're always a relief, after people.

Gaston Bachelard

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.

Vera Nazarian

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.

Michael Pollan

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

Alan Lee

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.

Robert Frost

They are dragged to the withered bracken by the load,
And they seem not to break; though once they are bowed
So low for long, they never right themselves.

Kathleen Raine

And see the peaceful trees extend
their myriad leaves in leisured dance -
they bear the weight of sky and cloud
upon the fountain of their veins.

Henry Van Dyke

He that planteth a tree is a servant of God, he provideth a kindness for many generations, and faces that he hath not seen shall bless him.

Laura Lafargue

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.

David Abram

It was a though we’d been living for a year in a dense grove of old trees, a cluster of firs, each with its own rhythm and character, from whom our bodies had drawn not just shelter but perhaps even a kind of guidance as we grew into a family.

Scott Blum

I'm such a fan of nature, and being with the trees every day fills me with joy.

Marty Rubin

The story of the tree is written on every leaf.

Donald L. Hicks

If the tree doesn't hug you back, it's not a problem with the tree, it's a problem with your heart.

Joyce Sidman

What Do the Trees Know?

What do the trees know?
To bend when all the wild winds blow.
Roots are deep and time is slow.
All we grasp we must let go.

What do the trees know?
Buds can weather ice and snow.
Dark gives way to sunlight's glow.
Strength and stillness help us grow.

Munia Khan

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

Stasia Bliss

Only the trees, only the trees. Like a key they see beyond the mystery, waiting patiently ever holding me while I hold the sky.

Radclyffe Hall

Do you believe in God, Martin?'
And he answered, 'Yes, because of His trees. Don't you?'
'I'm not sure...'
'Oh, my poor, blind Stephen! Look again, go on looking until you do believe.

Nathanael West

It was very sad under the trees. Although spring was well advanced, in the deep shade there was nothing but death-rotten leaves, gray and white fungi, and over everything a funeral hush.

Stefanie Brook Trout

Here I find the true nature of the tree - not in the bulk of its shape but in the way its form alters my vision of the world.

Alberto Caeiro

Sometimes in the evening on Summer days,
Even when there’s not a breeze at all, it seems
Like there’s a light breeze blowing for a minute
But the trees are unmoving
In every leaf of their leaves
And our feelings have had an illusion,
An illusion of what would please them...

Yann Martel

Trees were not hard, irritable things, but discreetly orgasmic beings moaning at a level too deep for our brutish ears. And flowers were quick explosive orgasms, like making love in the shower.

Kevin James Moore

Trees were made of vibrant green leaves sitting on the shoulders of shy green leaves too embarrassed to show themselves.

Ashly Lorenzana

Trees lose their leaves in blizzards like these.

Willa Cather

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.

Elizabeth Goudge

In a world where thrushes sing and willow trees are golden in the spring, boredom should have been included among the seven deadly sins.

Janet Mills

Two Trees
A portion of your soul has been
entwined with mine
A gentle kind of togetherness, while
separately we stand.
As two trees deeply rooted in
separate plots of ground,
While their topmost branches
come together,
Forming a miracle of lace
against the heavens.

Michael Bassey Johnson

God gives urge, urge gives pleasure, pleasure gives pains, pains gives fruits, fruits gives trees, trees die and go to hell!

Chris Maser

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.

L.M. Montgomery

Listen to the trees talking in their sleep,' she whispered, as he lifted her to the ground. 'What nice dreams they must have!

Daniel J. Rice

Every falling leaf reminds me that I too will soon be separated from these trees. Trying to capture freedom is like trying to catch a falling leaf. Occasionally you may grab one out of the air and hold it in your hands, but now what?

V.C. Andrews

The mountain trees that grew between the pines were a brilliant blaze of fall colors, like fire against the emerald green of the pines, firs and pruces. And it was, as I'd told myself long ago, the year's last passionate love affair before it grew old and died from the frosty bite of winter.

Andrea Koehle Jones

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

John Geddes

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

Kurban Said

Maybe that is the one real division between men: wood men and desert men.

Cassandra Danz

She said that the planting of trees, like the education of children, was a gift to the future.

Theodore Roosevelt

A people without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees is almost as helpless.

Munia Khan

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

Marcel Proust

We have nothing to fear and a great deal to learn from trees, that vigorours and pacific tribe which without stint produces strengthening essences for us, soothing balms, and in whose gracious company we spend so many cool, silent, and intimate hours.

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