Top 150 Grass Quotes of 2020

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“Were we closer to the ground as children, or is the grass emptier now?”

― Alan Bennett

“When I play on grass, my body doesn’t ache. It can get sore, but it doesn’t pulse, and my legs don’t ache. When I play on turf, my legs can pulse and ache for up to 24 hours, and it could take 3-5 days to recover, whereas grass, after 24 hours, I’m ready to play again.”

― Alex Morgan

“We bury love; Forgetfulness grows over it like grass: That is a thing to weep for, not the dead.”

― Alexander Smith

“I just need green. I need to wake up and see grass and squirrels. I don’t want to see skyscrapers.”

― Andre Leon Talley

“Don’t pile your tomatoes in a container that doesn’t breathe. I like my baskets or grass mesh plates, and I layer them single deep, stem end down to prevent bruises and premature rotting.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“I like grass, I enjoy it and it suits my game.”

― Andy Roddick

“I’m into a lot of different types of music – pretty much everything from blue grass to jazz to dub step to metal to indie experimental and progressive.”

― Britne Oldford

“I didn’t want to sit and watch the grass grow my whole life. So I moved to Miami.”

― Brooke Hogan

“I still drink vodka; I’m not an advocate of drinking, but I’m no angel. I don’t like grass, because it just makes me hungry.”

― Calvin Klein

“If civilization had been left in female hands we would still be living in grass huts.”

― Camille Paglia

“On grass, it can be the small things that decide a match.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“One of my favorite passages in ‘Leaves of Grass,’ that breathless, exuberant poem so rich and full of innocence and joy and generosity and compassion, is ‘Mannahatta.’”

― Cathleen Schine

“Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.”

― Charles M. Schulz

“In my junior high and high school days, I would just pick up a mower and go mow the neighbor’s grass and make an extra 30 bucks.”

― Chip Gaines

“I cut grass, I did yard work, I did roofing, I cleaned basements to take care of my family.”

― Chris Gardner

“I’ve been married for 46 years, and I live in a nice house, my grass is always cut, I pay my bills, and my cat loves me!”

― Christopher Walken

“I started coaching in the Interregionale league in Catanzaro. There were pitches with no grass; at times, we had no water, no training equipment. I had to do it all myself.”

― Claudio Ranieri

“What does it take to win in New Hampshire? Grass roots and financial resources.”

― Corey Lewandowski

“I think there’s something about a sylvan setting; you want grass and nature with outdoor Shakespeare.”

― Dakin Matthews

“I’m not here to say I don’t eat vegetables – I do, a lot of them – but, from a soil perspective, they’re actually more costly than a cow grazing on grass.”

― Dan Barber

“Being outside on the grass is the easy, enjoyable part of being a footballer.”

― Danny Ings

“I’m a bit of a caveman – I don’t go out into the digital space very often. I lie facedown on the grass and count how many bugs I can find.”

― Dave Matthews

“The older, thinner, and less productive grass lands, however, frequently can be made to produce much larger yields of feed in corn than if left, as they are, in unproductive grass.”

― David F. Houston

“On grass, many players can be dangerous because one break can decide a whole set.”

― Dominic Thiem

“I like the grass roots people the most.”

― Doug Ford

“A real foolproof way to do it is play your stuff by hook or by crook and build up a grass roots following.”

― Duncan Sheik

“In Uruguay, there is a football pitch every hundred metres, whether it is made by grass, small stones, or sand. This has been my football education.”

― Edinson Cavani

“God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on Thy heart.”

― Edna St. Vincent Millay

“The fulness of the godhead dwelt in every blade of grass.”

― Elias Hicks

“It is better not to sit on the grass after thirty when sprawling at all is difficult, let alone sprawling gracefully.”

― Elizabeth Bibesco

“When I score I go wild. Sometimes I put my arms out wide like the way Didier Drogba celebrates for Chelsea or sometimes I try to slide on the grass if the grass is wet enough.”

― Eniola Aluko

“Personal columnists are jackals and no jackal has been known to live on grass once he had learned about meat – no matter who killed the meat for him.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“For the most part, when you play a full shot from the primary rough at your course, you’re gauging how close to a standard shot you can hit based on your lie in the grass.”

― Ernie Els

“Because of the grass and open face, I take one more club for shots from the rough, unless the ball is sitting on top of dry grass. Then, I use more loft and swing softer, trying to hit it about 70 percent to avoid a flyer over the green.”

― Ernie Els

“It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming of themselves like grass.”

― Eudora Welty

“Most of us believe that dirt is good for our kids, but some of us are wary of the grass in the parks, which may or may not have been treated with toxic chemicals.”

― Eula Biss

“I lived in grass huts in a jungle in the Philippines for three weeks with tribal people.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“I was born in an Ilokano village called Cabugawan. Most of the houses in it were roofed with thatch, pan-aw, a species of wild grass.”

― F. Sionil Jose

“Mangroves, salt marshes and sea grass lock away carbon at up to five times the rate of tropical forests.”

― Frances Beinecke

“May you live to see the green grass growing over your grave.”

― Frank Richard Stockton

“Finally a Spanish girl can play on grass.”

― Garbine Muguruza

“Any quality player can adjust well to the different demands. It is like a good tennis player who is expected to adjust to the clay at the French Open, the grass at Wimbledon, the hard courts of the U.S. and the heat of the Australian Open. A professional is expected to do all that.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“I’ve been a radio and television news person since I was 19 years old. I’m 57 years old now. But the advantage is that I have studied, investigated, and reported over those years on nearly every major story from wars and recessions to grass roots local issues.”

― George Noory

“Most descriptions make Beijing sound overbuilt: not a blade of grass left.”

― George Vecsey

“You can’t slow the game here. It’s grass, it’s always going to be fast.”

― Goran Ivanisevic

“The dirt was OK, but once you hit the grass… Wet grass is slippery.”

― Greg Maddux

“I can play on grass – when I won Junior Wimbledon, that was an unbelievable feeling, I could not believe that I had won the tournament, as Wimbledon is like the holy place of tennis.”

― Grigor Dimitrov

“I do not fear grassy tracks. Whether there is grass or not on the wicket, I am not worried.”

― Harbhajan Singh

“For me, Wimbledon is such a special tournament. I feel at home when I play there, and the grass is perfect.”

― Heather Watson

“To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.”

― Helen Keller

“People often ask me whether I prefer theater or film, and the answer is that I prefer the one I’m not doing: The grass is always greener.”

― Helen Mirren

“The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”

― Henry Miller

“My weekends are spent hidden in the woods, and then I have to come back and pretend to be this very upper-crust insurance investigator. But, I mean, duality’s nice. You never get bored. You can’t say the grass is always greener if you’re in both backyards.”

― Hilarie Burton

“You could cover the whole earth with asphalt, but sooner or later green grass would break through.”

― Ilya Ehrenburg

“I have always wanted to play for Aston Villa, so I am not going to sit there and think, ‘I could have been there,’ or whatever. The grass isn’t always greener.”

― Jack Grealish

“I don’t agree with the theory that removing grass and pace from the pitch nullifies Mitchell Johnson.”

― James Anderson

“In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade’s no easier to make than an oak.”

― James Russell Lowell

“There are some things that are real, that you can see, that you can observe, like the moon, and grass and things. But for ideas to become real, they have to be played on your senses.”

― Jane Campion

“I’m sure all actors have trouble. The guy who always plays the funny guy, he wants to be taken seriously. And there’s the action guy who wants to do serious stuff. Everyone’s grass is greener.”

― Jason Momoa

“The grass is always greener around the fire hydrant.”

― Jeff Rich

“The jury had down right contempt for punk rock grass roots ethics.”

― Jello Biafra

“As far as I can see, the best writers in the last two hundred years have been Whitman, Rilke, Proust, Kafka. Their best works: ‘Leaves of Grass – 1855;’ ‘Duino Elegies;’ ‘The Captive & The Fugitive;’ ‘The Castle.’”

― Jesse Ball

“My favourite smell is the smell of cut grass, and the sound of sprinklers going on.”

― Jessica Chastain

“In a park, you are not working with studio materials or a flat piece of paper. You have grass and the people and the city and the daylight.”

― Jessica Stockholder

“I love being in the woods, when I can just walk barefoot in the grass and just sit down and breathe. I love that so much.”

― Jessie Reyez

“Where I lived in Glasgow looked like Dresden after the war. It was a bomb site. I don’t think I’d ever played football on grass until I moved to Australia.”

― Jimmy Barnes

“The cows shorten the grass, and the chickens eat the fly larvae and sanitize the pastures. This is a symbiotic relation.”

― Joel Salatin

“I like to play golf. I like to cut my own grass.”

― John Boehner

“One of the most graceful of warriors is the robin. I know few prettier sights than two males challenging and curveting about each other upon the grass in early spring. Their attentions to each other are so courteous and restrained.”

― John Burroughs

“There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.”

― John Calvin

“It is difficult to determine the cause of grass fires. There is usually nothing left behind when we get there, like a cigarette or a gas can, for us to determine what started it.”

― John Glover

“Some golfers, we are told, enjoy the landscape; but properly, the landscape shrivels and compresses into the grim, surrealistically vivid patch of grass directly under the golfer’s eyes as he morosely walks toward where he thinks his ball might be.”

― John Updike

“No matter what you do in the offseason, you can’t simulate putting spikes on and standing in the grass and being around your teammates. When you’re around your teammates, you step it up a notch. It’s just kind of instinctive you do that.”

― Jon Lester

“Don’t sit and wish for some ideal; the grass is not always greener with the big house and cars and artwork.”

― Jonathan Coleman

“In countries or places where an appropriate grass surface is not an option, then turf is indeed a great alternative. But that is only when grass does not or cannot grow.”

― Julie Foudy

“Lastly, his tomb shall list and founder in the troughs of grass. And none shall speak his name.”

― Karl Shapiro

“’Bloom’ is basically the idea that all flesh is grass, and that we can look at natural plant growth and organic material as outgrowths of the Earth.”

― Ken Goldberg

“If grass were legalized, it would help our drug problem enormously.”

― Ken Kesey

“Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.”

― Khalil Gibran

“In the long winter evenings he talked to Ma about the Western country. In the West the land was level, and there were no trees. The grass grew thick and high.”

― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“The Gobi is in many ways like the old American West, filled with abandoned hamlets and buildings, traces of disappeared peoples. Across its oceanic blond grass, horses and the black silhouettes of camels move languidly, as if they are the only inhabitants. Ancient Turkic nomads left enigmatic petroglyphs carved into boulders 2,000 years ago.”

― Lawrence Osborne

“A huge famine hit North Korea in the mid-1990s. Ultimately, more than a million North Koreans died during the famine, and many only survived by eating grass, bugs, and tree bark.”

― Lee Hyeon-seo

“I often haven’t heard the music since I’ve recorded it. I don’t listen to it. When I do hear it, like at someone’s house, I’ll listen. I’m probably the most pleased with the stuff I did with New Grass Revival.”

― Leon Russell

“I’ve lived out in a park sleeping on the grass with no place to go; I’ve not eaten. I’ve been there.”

― Linda Perry

“I’m a big fan of grass. It definitely suits my game.”

― Madison Keys

“Against barbarity, poetry can resist only by confirming its attachment to human fragility like a blade of grass growing on a wall while armies march by.”

― Mahmoud Darwish

“I love to tackle, especially when the grass is wet, but my main aim is to be a complete goalkeeper who can do everything.”

― Manuel Neuer

“It is very hard for me to switch from clay to grass.”

― Marat Safin

“I pass through the difficult moments in life, really difficult times on grass, during my seven years of my career. All of a sudden I felt comfortable.”

― Marat Safin

“One of the most important things, actually, when you’re playing on grass, is to move.”

― Marat Safin

“I love tennis, but I just don’t like grass.”

― Marat Safin

“In the last camp they all ate grass, until the authorities forbade them to pull it up. They were accustomed to having the fruits of their little communal gardens stolen by the guards, after they had done all the work; but at the last camp everything was stolen.”

― Martha Gellhorn

“Pigs eat grass if they are very hungry, but they can’t use it as a regular source of food.”

― Marvin Harris

“Bare feet on the grass comfort the spirit and connect the body to the earth all at once!”

― Maximillian Degenerez

“Paying a royalty to someone for prepping an ebook is akin to paying the kid who cuts your grass a percentage of the purchase price when you sell your house. It makes no sense.”

― Michael A. Stackpole

“A cow out on grass is just an incredible thing to behold… Cows and other ruminants can do things we just can’t do. They have the most highly evolved digestive organ on the planet, called the rumen. And the rumen can digest grass. It takes grass, cellulose in grass, and turns it into protein, very nutritious protein. We can’t do that.”

― Michael Pollan

“My style is a little bit different than most conventional Republican Party chairmen. My style is more grass roots-oriented. I’m much more of a street guy. I love hanging out in boardrooms, but I prefer to be in neighborhoods and communities.”

― Michael Steele

“Beaumont-Hamel sits within a thousand acres of French agriculture. The trenches are under this blanket of grass. In the 1920s, a park was established here and trees from Newfoundland imported to encircle the battlefield so you get the feeling of being within a copse of woods.”

― Michael Winter

“Where do we say that a cell became a blade of grass, which became a starfish, which became a cat, which became a donkey, which became a human being? There’s a real lack of evidence from change from actual species to a different type of species.”

― Michele Bachmann

“God knows Himself and every created thing perfectly. Not a blade of grass or the tiniest insect escapes His eye.”

― Mother Angelica

“A sporting track doesn’t always mean that it will only have grass on it.”

― MS Dhoni

“We are bombarded with reasons to stay inside: we’re afraid of mosquitoes because of West Nile and grass because of pesticides and sun because of cancer and sunscreen because of vitamin-D deficiency.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“But the worst of all is, according to the old phrase, while the grass grows, the horse starves, but the man of money is the man for Nova Scotia. Those may do extremely well.”

― Nathaniel Smith

“I’ve been an engineer, barman, skip lorry driver, coalman, boat window manufacturer, contract grass cutter and builder.”

― Neal Asher

“The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.”

― Nick Foles

“In North Korea, grass is a vegetable eaten by the people, and they’ve got nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles. So, something more stringent than what’s been done to North Korea is going to have to work; otherwise, a military strike is the only option.”

― Oliver North

“I like almost everything, even country twang, disco, blue grass and accordions.”

― Pat Mastelotto

“When I was in charge of the Christian Coalition I was available to mobilize grass roots support for somebody.”

― Pat Robertson

“Everybody always thinks the grass is always greener.”

― Patrick Ewing

“I go out and walk around the yard. Sometimes I’ll cut grass.”

― Patty Loveless

“Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.”

― Paul Samuelson

“A man is educated and turned out to work. But a woman is educated and turned out to grass.”

― Pearl S. Buck

“I try to play in one way all my career and here, with high pressing, but it is different in England. Many times the ball is more in the air than the grass, and I have to adapt.”

― Pep Guardiola

“I asked the waiter, ‘Is this milk fresh?’ He said, ‘Lady, three hours ago it was grass.’”

― Phyllis Diller

“I was actually born in L.A. My sisters and I were playing in a parking lot, and my dad was like, ‘Nah, nah, nah. Let’s go give ’em some grass.’”

― Rachel Keller

“I love the smell of freshly cut grass. It takes me back to summers in Maine.”

― Rachel Nichols

“Guys like John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Stefan Edberg were also very good grass court players.”

― Richard Krajicek

“From our broadcasting box you can’t see any grass at all. It is simply a carpet of humanity.”

― Richie Benaud

“The grass isn’t always greener on the other side!”

― Ricky Gervais

“I’m thankful to be breathing, on this side of the grass. Whatever comes, comes.”

― Ron Perlman

“When I was 7, I started playing with a club. The only grass on the field was in the corner. There was no grass in the middle! It was just sand.”

― Ronaldinho

“The best thing I ever heard was in the ’60s. I heard Jimi Hendrix play ‘I Can Hear The Grass Grow’ after a rehearsal, and it was brilliant.”

― Roy Wood

“Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.”

― Rupert Brooke

“Because of Iowa, I like being in a different state that doesn’t even have grass and think that I smell fresh-cut grass. It brings me home.”

― Shawn Crahan

“I hope Gunter Grass will continue helping the SPD in campaigns and that he will otherwise remain with us as a provocative literary figure, as well.”

― Sigmar Gabriel

“When you visit a foreign city you are in it, but not of it, separated by a glass wall. Once, while a student, I was getting dressed in my ground-floor room when a family of Italians crossed the grass to watch, as if I were laid on for their amusement and instruction.”

― Simon Hoggart

“My game takes time to adapt to grass; grass is a little bit different.”

― Stan Wawrinka

“Grass is a surface I have always loved, Wimbledon is a tournament I have always loved.”

― Steffi Graf

“As players, we need to try to inspire young girls to keep playing because, at grass roots, we need more girls playing football.”

― Steph Houghton

“A few of the world’s most famous non-American novelists have large followings in the United States, among them Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Guenter Grass, who were both popular even before winning the Nobel.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“Everything dies, from the smallest blade of grass to the biggest galaxy.”

― Stephen R. Donaldson

“I was about 13 or 14 when I heard Malcolm X’s speech ‘Message to the Grass Roots.’”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“The process of unleashing worms on organic waste such as food scraps and grass clippings is known as ‘vermicomposting.’ Amateur horticulturists and hippies have been doing it on a small scale for decades.”

― Tahl Raz

“I grew up in Canada, man – we all had rinks in our backyards because we’d ice down the grass with a hose and build a skating rink.”

― Tatiana Maslany

“To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“I can’t sit on grass without a blanket.”

― Tia Carrere

“I filmed an interstitial with Allisyn Ashley Arm and Matthew Scott Montgomery one day. And we made up this weird thing ’cause we had to lay in the grass for, like, ten hours, and it was really itchy. So we call ourselves The Grass Gang.”

― Tiffany Thornton

“I tried to film ‘Leaves of Grass’ in Oklahoma, but it was literally about a million dollars less to shoot in Louisiana.”

― Tim Blake Nelson

“Many times, I thought the sat-phone was just a hindrance because it can become a crutch. You can call someone in Australia or Europe and talk about what you’re going through, but it doesn’t actually help. Sat-phones and GPS can’t show you where the grass or the wells are.”

― Tim Cope

“Meetings, clearly, can take place anywhere, and wouldn’t it be nice to see your coworkers lounging on the grass with their shoes off?”

― Tom Hodgkinson

“’Spiritual’ sounds like you worship the grass.”

― Tomi Lahren

“In Kenya, where there isn’t the luxury of feeding grains to animals, livestock yield more calories than they consume because they are fattened on grass and agricultural by-products inedible to humans.”

― Tristram Stuart

“As human pastoralists discovered 8,000 years ago, raising animals can be an efficient way of harnessing otherwise unusable resources such as grass.”

― Tristram Stuart

“No matter who you are, the grass is never greener on the other side.”

― Venus Williams

“There’s a snake lurking in the grass.”

― Virgil

“I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.”

― Walt Whitman

“I used my imagination to make the grass whatever color I wanted it to be.”

― Whoopi Goldberg

“The grass, the sound of the ball, the jokes with my teammates – that’s what I will miss most. That is what fulfills you most on a daily basis.”

― Xabi Alonso

“The Spanish troops returned and we could yet discover the grass beaten down in the direction which they went.”

― Zebulon Pike
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