Quotations About / On: TREE

  • 1.
    A tree's a tree. How many more do you need to look at?
    (Ronald Reagan (b. 1911), U.S. Republican politician, president. speech, Sept. 12, 1965. Quoted in Sacramento Bee (California, Mar. 12, 1966). Reagan later denied having made this statement.)
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  • 2.
    Green leaves on a dead tree is our epitaph—green leaves, dear reader, on a dead tree.
    (Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. "The Journal of Cyril Connolly 1928-1937," published in David Pryce-Jones, Journal and Memoir (1983). Pryce-Jones chose these words for his book's epigraph.)
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  • 3.
    The tree of Knowledge is a Tree of Knowledge of good and evil.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 387, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 4.
    Imagination has the right to feast in the shade of the tree that it turns into a forest.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
  • 5.
    God took pattern after a pine tree and built you noble.
    (Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Missie May, in "The Gilded Six Bits," Opportunity (1925), Spunk: The Selected Short Stories of Zora Neale Hurston (1988).)
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  • 6.
    If someone were to think that trees are made to support the sky, they would all seem too short.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1854).)
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  • 7.
    Southern trees bear a strange fruit, blood on the leaves and blood at the root.
    (Lewis Allan (1903), U.S. songwriter. "Strange Fruit," Edward B. Marks Music Corp. (1939).)
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  • 8.
    The fly sat upon the axel-tree of the chariot-wheel and said, What a dust do I raise!
    (Aesop (6th century B.C.), Greek fabulist. "The Fly on the Wheel," Fables, trans. by Francis Bacon in his essay "Of Vain-Glory.")
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  • 9.
    I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
    (Willa Cather (1876-1947), U.S. author. Marie, in O Pioneers! pt. 2, ch. 8 (1913).)
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  • 10.
    One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Pensées de Gustave Flaubert, p. 3, Conard (1915).)
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