Top 244 Plant Quotes

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“A lot of my male vocal influences are British – people like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant.”

― Adam Lambert

“We know we cannot plant seeds with closed fists. To sow, we must open our hands.”

― Adolfo Perez Esquivel

“Since the announcement that Boeing was going to open a plant in Charleston, South Carolina, Boeing has actually created 2,000 new jobs in Washington state. So it’s hard to say you are retaliating against the union when you create 2,000 members to their role.”

― Alan Wilson

“So I set out to study the oxidation system in the potato, which, if damaged, causes the plant to turn brown. I did this in the hope of discovering, through these studies, the key to the understanding of adrenal function.”

― Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

“A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.”

― Alexander Smith

“Where the foreign exchange is not available, we are cutting down our operations. For example, we had a vegetable oil refinery; we have shut it down. We had a tomato-based processing plant; we have shut it down.”

― Aliko Dangote

“Growing up I used to love bands like Free and ELO and the Rolling Stones. When Robert Plant got in touch it made perfect sense to me.”

― Alison Krauss

“I just do my day job and go home and plant trees.”

― Andrew Lincoln

“The Saft America plant, a giant 235,000-square-foot mass of concrete, is a modern marvel: its roof covered in row upon row of solar panels, embodying the renewable future that the batteries manufactured within are meant to sustain.”

― Andrew Ross Sorkin

“You can plant a dream.”

― Anne Campbell

“High-profile industry disruptions such as steel or car plant closures attract much media and political attention.”

― Anthony Pratt

“The prime communities of the Southwest are survival communities. Their sustenance is governed by rainfall and wind direction. You can study little enclaves of plant materials, how they huddle together for protection. Some are nurse crops.”

― Antoine Predock

“It was implicitly supposed that every living thing was distinctively plant or animal; that there were real and profound differences between the two, if only they could be seized.”

― Asa Gray

“But it was soon ascertained that this quaternary matter of the animal body was chemically the same in the plant, was elaborated there, and only appropriated by the animal.”

― Asa Gray

“Next it was found that it was physiologically and structurally the same in the plant, that it was the living part of the plant, that which manifested the life and did the work in vegetable as well as in animal organisms.”

― Asa Gray

“We have spoken of beings so low in the scale that the individuals throughout their whole existence are not sufficiently specialized to be distinctively plant or animal: yet these are definite life in simpler shape.”

― Asa Gray

“We anticipate countries increasing their spending on infrastructure like railways, airports, power plants and ports. Our heavy forging plant has the capacity to cater to each of these segments.”

― Baba Kalyani

“The first reactions from Germany and German industry was quite negative. People right from the start were saying that we will steal technology and take it away and move the plant to India and use low cheap labor to compete.”

― Baba Kalyani

“As a biologist, I can’t think of myself as anything but an animal among animals and plant.”

― Barbara Kingsolver

“It might seem unfair to reward a person for having so much pleasure over the years, asking the maize plant to solve specific problems and then watching its responses.”

― Barbara McClintock

“A beautiful plant is like having a friend around the house.”

― Beth Ditto

“Every time I plant a seed, He say kill it before it grow, he say kill it before they grow.”

― Bob Marley

“The Lord called me to plant a church.”

― Bobby Rush

“A lot of cultures believe you take the placenta and you bury it and plant something.”

― Brooke Burke

“A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.”

― C. Northcote Parkinson

“If a tree dies, plant another in its place.”

― Carolus Linnaeus

“A practical botanist will distinguish at the first glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them.”

― Carolus Linnaeus

“Farmers can’t plant much more land because almost every accessible acre of arable soil is already in use. Nor can the use of fertilizer be increased: it is already being overused everywhere except some parts of Africa, and the runoff is polluting rivers, lakes, and oceans.”

― Charles C. Mann

“He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“Bromates are regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act, but officials are required to test for them only when water leaves a treatment plant.”

― Charles Duhigg

“Barium, which is commonly found in power plant waste and scrubber wastewater, has been linked to heart problems and diseases in other organs.”

― Charles Duhigg

“The Homestead plant, taken as a whole, is complete and finished in every department. There is nothing of any consequence to be desired. It is the first time I have ever been connected with any works that I could say it is finished and complete and to my entire satisfaction.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“I never had a childhood. I started working when I was 7 years old. I got $1 a day getting water for the workers at the sugar cane plant.”

― Chi Chi Rodriguez

“Every time I kill someone, he can’t plant an I.E.D. You don’t think twice about it.”

― Chris Kyle

“I’m not a big fan of Robert Plant’s lyrics or his singing.”

― Chris Robinson

“I used to work at Kroger’s. When the store opened, you were there. When I worked in an automobile plant, you punched in. So it showed if you were a minute late. If you have a paid job, you show up.”

― Chuck Berry

“My first job at Gleason’s Bar in Cleveland was $800 a week, when I was making $92 a week with overtime at the automobile plant.”

― Chuck Berry

“The dome of the U.S. Capitol has fallen into severe disrepair… As the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, which oversees matters of the Capitol’s physical plant, I have serious concerns about the consequences of omitting this funding from the stopgap spending measure.”

― Chuck Schumer

“You know the best thing about having a house? You get to plant whatever you want in the yard and watch it grow.”

― Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“I never listen to Led Zeppelin. But, I mean, I don’t think Robert Plant or Jimmy Page listen to Led Zeppelin, either. We all probably obsessed over the same old blues records growing up.”

― Dan Auerbach

“I spend a great deal of time with the President. We have a very close, personal, loyal relationship. I’m not, as they say, a potted plant in these meetings.”

― Dan Quayle

“Conservatives always knew that the Left made a concerted effort to dominate in the entertainment field because it’s such a fabulous way to plant the seed of an agenda. Sugar helps the medicine go down, as does seeing it on the silver screen or hearing it in a catchy pop hook.”

― Dana Loesch

“The beauty of a main title is that you establish your main theme and maybe a bit of your secondary theme. You plant the seed that you’re going to go water later in the score. And so, having that removed just made it so much more difficult.”

― Danny Elfman

“A CEO of a multinational global company can’t say what to do; you’ve got to plant the flag.”

― Dara Khosrowshahi

“I grew up north of Chicago, not far from where the Schwinn bicycle plant used to be, and was conscious of the fact that these beautiful, everlasting bikes were made just down the road.”

― Dave Eggers

“I guess it kind of stemmed from my father. He was a union guy working for the meat plant down in Kansas City. He was a union guy, and I guess it was just in my blood.”

― David Cone

“Machines are becoming devastatingly capable of things like killing. Those machines have no place for empathy. There’s billions of dollars being spent on that. Character robotics could plant the seed for robots that actually have empathy.”

― David Hanson

“What’s even more unsettling is the way these people hide what they’re doing from the public. They strip the labels off miracle wheat when they ship it, for instance, and say, ‘Watch out. Don’t plant too much and don’t depend on it too much.’”

― David R. Brower

“People don’t even understand that every bit of our food was once alive. We take another creature, plant, animal, microorganism, tear it apart in our mouths. And incorporate those molecules into our own bodies. We are the Earth in the most profound way.”

― David Suzuki

“You know, in China, they say, come on over, we’ll build the plant for you. Of course, then they steal your patents, but the reality is that they are aggressively trying to take our jobs. Every other country is. They know that to have a middle class, you have to make things.”

― Debbie Stabenow

“I spent thirty-two years in a paper mill in southern Ohio, and before that, I worked in a meatpacking plant and a shoe factory.”

― Donald Ray Pollock

“I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton.”

― Dorothy Malone

“A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.”

― Doug Larson

“We’re not that far from being able to plant images, memories, and emotional states directly into the brain.”

― Douglas Trumbull

“A writer is like a bean plant – he has his little day, and then gets stringy.”

― E. B. White

“We don’t need to clear the 4 to 6 percent of the Earth’s surface remaining in tropical rain forests, with most of the animal and plant species living there.”

― E. O. Wilson

“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.”

― Earl Nightingale

“My first job was with an auto plant, Kansas City – they treated you like slaves. From there I went back to Chicago, worked in steel mills, drove a cab, stuff like that.”

― Ed Asner

“I like to be able to get swift curves in the plant drawings that are usually drawn in five to ten minutes.”

― Ellsworth Kelly

“My ideas I can find anywhere. And I draw because I have to note down my ideas or flashes – I call them flashes, because they come to me, like that. Not so much in the plant drawings. I have to see them.”

― Ellsworth Kelly

“Each drawing that I’ve done, I have found. Meaning, I see a plant I want to draw.”

― Ellsworth Kelly

“I think that one’s art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows.”

― Emily Carr

“Your skin is like a plant. You have to water it. Make sure it’s hydrated, not just squeaky clean.”

― Emily Weiss

“The importance of recalls is to show that contaminated meat is getting out the door. And when you look at these recalls, in many ways the most disturbing thing about these recalls is how little of the meat actually winds up back at the plant.”

― Eric Schlosser

“I ended up buying a restaurant. Already we had invested in a gas station and a metal products plant.”

― Esther Williams

“A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.”

― Frank Lloyd Wright

“The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines – so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings.”

― Frank Lloyd Wright

“I have friends who have a CD mastering plant in Hollywood and they are very sceptical about European record labels’ understanding of digital technology.”

― Gavin Bryars

“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.”

― George Eliot

“It’s a tradition that a writer will try to plant his flag in a certain city and protect that. The way to get your rep is to find the essence of the city and get it down on paper.”

― George Pelecanos

“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”

― George Washington

“Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.”

― George Washington

“Whatever seeds each man cultivates will grow to maturity and bear in him their own fruit. If they be vegetative, he will be like a plant.”

― Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

“The begonia is an amazing plant… it just keeps going along and blooming, and when cut back, it starts up again.”

― Gladys Taber

“I don’t believe I could live in Iran again. A tree, once uprooted from the earth, is very difficult to plant again.”

― Golshifteh Farahani

“When I came to Detroit, if you threw a stone up in the air and it came down, it would hit an autoworker because the Chrysler Jefferson plant where my husband worked was very close also to where we lived.”

― Grace Lee Boggs

“Robert Plant, Kenny Chesney, Mavis Staples, Taj Mahal, this incredible array of folks, all taught me a way to carry yourself with dignity.”

― Grace Potter

“We started focusing on this in earnest late summer and early fall. I can build more power plants. In the 12 years before us, not a single plant of major consequence was built.”

― Gray Davis

“A whole host of things that we now know are drugs turn out to be plant alkaloids.”

― Gregory Petsko

“Only fools argue whether to eat meat or not. They don’t understand truth, nor do they meditate on it. Who can define what is meat and what is plant? Who knows where the sin lies, being a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian?”

― Guru Nanak

“That one plant should be sown and another be produced cannot happen; whatever seed is sown, a plant of that kind even comes forth.”

― Guru Nanak

“Whatever kind of seed is sown in a field, prepared in due season, a plant of that same kind, marked with the peculiar qualities of the seed, springs up in it.”

― Guru Nanak

“Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings.”

― Gustave Flaubert

“When I pass a flowering zucchini plant in a garden, my heart skips a beat.”

― Gwyneth Paltrow

“A closed plant is like a cemetery; it really is. The walls will talk to you; the machines will talk to you if you really talk to them.”

― Hamdi Ulukaya

“What happened was I saw this ad for a yogurt plant for sale. It was in my junk mail pile, and I threw it into the garbage can. And then about half an hour later, with the dirt on it, I picked it up from the garbage can, and I called out of curiosity.”

― Hamdi Ulukaya

“The first thing many tourists see in Hawaii is concrete – a long dreary stretch of it through landscapes dominated by sad, cheap apartment buildings and almost entirely denuded of plant life.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“I often visited a particular plant four or five miles distant, half a dozen times within a fortnight, that I might know exactly when it opened.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“My Aunt Erna was smuggled out of Nazi Germany in 1939, alive, in a coffin with a spider plant at her feet. When I moved to Los Angeles from New York City in 1974 for ‘Happy Days,’ I took a cutting with me.”

― Henry Winkler

“Algae is the perfect food plant. It doubles cell mass every twelve hours, depending on the strain.”

― Homaro Cantu

“If every seed turned into a plant, we’d be living in a very different world.”

― Hope Jahren

“The wood of any tree growing anywhere records fairly faithfully the oxygen and hydrogen chemistry of the water the plant has access to through precipitation.”

― Hope Jahren

“We must continue as in millennia past, nourishing the future as we feed ourselves and, each year, plant only the very best of what we have collectively engineered.”

― Hope Jahren

“As an environmental scientist, I think our first need is to feed and shelter and nurture. That has always required the exploitation of plant life, and it always will.”

― Hope Jahren

“Most of my friends – when I was five, six, seven years old – their dads were working in an auto plant in Detroit until 5:30, and then they were sat in rush hour. They weren’t around as much. My dad finished at three o’clock, so he was just around more.”

― J. K. Simmons

“I love being in my garden. I don’t plant a lot of exotic flora, but I do spend a lot of time outside doing manual labour.”

― Jacqueline Bisset

“We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about – farming replacing hunting.”

― Jacques Yves Cousteau

“We are going to unite this people. We will unite whites and blacks, homosexuals and heterosexuals… We will unite bosses and employees, and we won’t plant the seed of discord between them.”

― Jair Bolsonaro

“If a power station were to be built down the road, I’d prefer a nuclear plant over an oil burner, and definitely over a coal burner. We simply have to lessen our consumption of fossil fuels.”

― James Lovelock

“If you own a chemical plant and leak a little benzene, you’re in big trouble because everyone knows how carcinogenic it is. But coming out of a tailpipe? The government never does anything about that.”

― James Woolsey

“I write in the mornings once the kids have gone to school, taking my laptop and a coffee to a little writer’s room in town where I plant noise-cancelling headphones on my head and get to work.”

― Jane Green

“I have learned how to plant coastal hay, fertilize and bale it.”

― Janine Turner

“Asking an artist to talk about his work is like asking a plant to discuss horticulture.”

― Jean Cocteau

“An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.”

― Jean Cocteau

“And, you know, the fact is, if you believe in evolution, we all have a common ancestor, and we all have a common ancestry with the plant in the lobby. This is what evolution tells us. And, it’s true. It’s kind of unbelievable.”

― Jeff Hawkins

“When we were at the CMT Awards this year, Robert Plant was there. What an icon, I love him… But I can’t go up and speak to him, because I don’t want to seem like a goob.”

― Jennifer Nettles

“I’m the kind of guy who can’t keep a plant alive for a week, let alone a relationship.”

― Jerry O’Connell

“Industrial hemp is a very useful plant. I challenged the attorney general to get rid of the criminal stigma associated with hemp so we can look at it in terms of how it might be useful.”

― Jesse Ventura

“Somali is turning into a desert. Rwanda, you can hardly find a place to plant a potato, it’s so crowded.”

― Jim Fowler

“Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you’re signed up for a season, see it through. You don’t have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.”

― Jim Rohn

“From meeting Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones, teaming up, rehearsing, playing selected gigs outside of Britain, coming back into Olympic Studios to record the first album, and then going to America, which we crack open like a nut with the debut record – all that happened, literally, within months.”

― Jimmy Page

“It was an extraordinary connection, the synergy within the band. There was an area of ESP between Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, and myself.”

― Jimmy Page

“No one in the United States has become seriously ill or has died because of any kind of accident at a civilian nuclear power plant.”

― Joe Barton

“Folks, you’re the reason that the automobile industry is back. Whether it was the wage freezes, the plant closures, folks, you sacrificed to keep your companies open. Because of your productivity, the combined auto companies have committed to invest another $23 billion in expansion in America.”

― Joe Biden

“The vast preponderance of evidence in modern epidemiology shows that those who eat more whole plant foods and fewer animal products and processed foods have lower rates of chronic disease and longer lifespans.”

― Joel Fuhrman

“Combine anti-cancer foods to maximize protection against all cancers: A number of plant foods are associated with lower risk of cancers, and substances contained in these foods display anti-cancer or immune-boosting properties.”

― Joel Fuhrman

“You don’t build a new power plant in the United States overnight. It takes years to build.”

― John Abizaid

“I remember how, back in the 1980s, the Scottish Flow Country became an object of bemused controversy as rich celebrities and businessmen from south of the border acquired great tracts of this vast wetland in the far north in order to plant non-native conifer plantations that attract hefty tax breaks.”

― John Burnside

“Man takes root at his feet, and at best, he is no more than a potted plant in his house or carriage till he has established communication with the soil by the loving and magnetic touch of his soles to it.”

― John Burroughs

“The 500X and Jeep Renegade are very different cars, but they are manufactured in the same plant and share R&D, which reduces the total investment required by 1 billion euros. That is why I’m convinced that the industry needs and will see more consolidation in the future.”

― John Elkann

“People need to eat whole food plant foods, primarily… whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. That diet supports our lives. We ought to live to be 90 or 100 without getting any diseases.”

― John Mackey

“One of the workshop participants had shown me a single 8 X 10 photograph of a power plant where he actually was the general manager of this power cooperative. It was quite magical to me.”

― John Sexton

“Nitrogen fertilizer is used on all crops produced in this country, but it is a key plant nutrient to produce corn a critical crop to Illinois farmers.”

― John Shimkus

“The sudden appearance of mushrooms after a summer rain is one of the more impressive spectacles of the plant world.”

― John Tyler Bonner

“Can you imagine what Bush would say if someone like Hugo Chavez asked him for a little piece of land to install a military base, and he only wanted to plant a Venezuelan flag there?”

― Jose Saramago

“Parents should plant deeply the seed of the work ethic into the hearts and habits of their children.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Plant thy foot firmly in the prints which His foot has made before thee.”

― Joseph Barber Lightfoot

“Bookstores should be located not only on campuses or on main drags, but at the assembly plant’s gates, also.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“We recognize in a plant some unknown power, a single, form-giving force, which creates and conserves, which moves unwaveringly toward its end, which appropriates what is useful to it and rejects that which would harm it.”

― Joseph de Maistre

“I’m sort of an old man, always tinkering in the backyard. Since I grew up playing outdoors, I still like to plant things, sit out on the deck, or go hiking.”

― Josh Duhamel

“Colombia has a huge variety of plant and animal species, and we have enormous potential. Small and mid-sized companies should come to Colombia. From here, they have access to the entire Latin American market.”

― Juan Manuel Santos

“I had seen a Pfizer’s pilot plant in 1965 and decided that, ‘I’ll build a Pfizer.’ If not Pfizer, I have built Dr Reddy’s, which is no less respectable.”

― Kallam Anji Reddy

“We never complained, ‘We don’t have this or that.’ Even though we had to plant certain things and harvest them to be able to eat, we never complained.”

― Kamaru Usman

“Each pineapple plant produces only one fruit per year. It can take up to two years for the pineapple to ripen, and it’s important to wait, because once it’s picked, it can’t ripen any further. The unripe pineapple is not only horrible tasting but poisonous.”

― Kate Christensen

“It was very important thousands of years ago to categorize things. I can eat that plant, I can’t eat that plant. Or this tribe, not that tribe. We don’t have to do that anymore – we have processed food now!”

― Keegan-Michael Key

“When I went to visit this rice cake plant, I hadn’t realized how the rice cakes were made. As soon as I saw the molds of rice and how the heat pops it like popcorn, the light bulb went off. This is popped. This isn’t baked or fried.”

― Keith Belling

“’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

“I really like mugwort. It’s a witch plant and a purifier of energy. It’s considered to be very important and powerful in the Celtic and Scandinavian tradition.”

― Kerli

“But when you are embodied in a location, in a physical plant, in a set of people, and in a common history, that constrains your evolution and your ability to evolve in certain directions.”

― Kevin Kelly

“I built a steel plant from the grassroots, so I learned all the nuts and bolts. When there was a problem, I would be able to guide them, though I am not a technical person.”

― Lakshmi Mittal

“I’m not completely vegan – my diet’s probably about 80 percent plant based, but I do eat some meat. I try to know where everything comes from, though. And all bets are off if my husband and I go to a really great restaurant.”

― Lauren Bowles

“Just as our forefathers saved and invested to build what we, the current generation, are enjoying today, so, too, we must plant trees so that our sons and daughters, and their sons and daughters, can enjoy the shade.”

― Lee Hsien Loong

“I always think of a show like a plant – a little pruning now and then keeps it healthy, but you shouldn’t pull it out and chop the roots up.”

― Len Goodman

“To such an extent does nature delight and abound in variety that among her trees there is not one plant to be found which is exactly like another; and not only among the plants, but among the boughs, the leaves and the fruits, you will not find one which is exactly similar to another.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

“We live in a dancing matrix of viruses; they dart, rather like bees, from organism to organism, from plant to insect to mammal to me and back again, and into the sea, tugging along pieces of this genome, strings of genes from that, transplanting grafts of DNA, passing around heredity as though at a great party.”

― Lewis Thomas

“If a person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.”

― Liberty Hyde Bailey

“The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.”

― Luther Burbank

“Our nation’s power plant fleet must include a mix of solar, wind, hydro, natural gas and nuclear plants.”

― Lynn Good

“The closing of ash basins is really part of decommissioning a coal plant.”

― Lynn Good

“Anytime we make additional investment in a coal plant, we are really challenging whether that investment is economic.”

― Lynn Good

“When the British ruled Malaysia, they burnt millions of acres of Malaysian forests so that they could plant rubber.”

― Mahathir Mohamad

“Everyone should be commended for allowing people to make disasters, to make failures – you’ve just got to be sure that it’s a magnificent failure and that, by creating a magnificent failure, you plant the seed.”

― Malcolm Mclaren

“Just look at herbal remedies. It’s essentially a throwback. It’s saying you go to a plant and you mush it up and you stick it in the jar and you sell it and you eat it and it’s going to cure what ails you. And that’s the kind of stuff that people believed in the early 19th century.”

― Marcia Angell

“I can’t pass a plant stall without feeling I must have one. But my greatest extravagance, I suppose, is roses. We’ve got masses.”

― Mary Berry

“The need of expansion is as genuine an instinct in man as the need in a plant for the light, or the need in man himself for going upright. The love of liberty is simply the instinct in man for expansion.”

― Matthew Arnold

“I have no doubt that President George W. Bush – a man, in my experience, of extremely kind and generous instincts, and back in Austin even a rescuer of stray animals – would be appalled by the conditions of a typical American factory farm or packing plant.”

― Matthew Scully

“If we don’t plant the right things, we will reap the wrong things. It goes without saying. And you don’t have to be, you know, a brilliant biochemist and you don’t have to have an IQ of 150. Just common sense tells you to be kind, ninny, fool. Be kind.”

― Maya Angelou

“What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.”

― Meister Eckhart

“It’s funny; as I get older I’m reverting to my roots – I want to plant stuff.”

― Melissa McCarthy

“I started trading stocks, options and futures while I was at UCLA, using my earnings from working summers at the old IBM plant on Cottle Road. I never lost interest in how companies work. It’s fundamental to who I am.”

― Michael Burry

“In my district back in Texas, significant because we have a big solar panel production plant in Keller, Texas, we have a wind turbine plant in Gainesville, Texas, up in Cook Country.”

― Michael C. Burgess

“I think the best way to sell a made-up character is to plant his feet into the real earth.”

― Michael Connelly

“We need to boost our intake of healthy plant foods and reduce our dependence on animal-based foods.”

― Michael Greger

“Anyone who’s promoting the exact diet that they were in previous years probably isn’t keeping up with the latest science, though in general, the balance of evidence has remained remarkably consistent – centering one’s diet around whole plant foods.”

― Michael Greger

“The highly skilled workers at Lima have enabled the plant to grow far beyond its original mission, now providing a wide variety of cutting-edge military vehicles and equipment to the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.”

― Michael Oxley

“If you had a successful TV show, people wanted to see you live. Promoters had had practice with pop groups, and ‘Python’ achieved a similar status. We also had lots of rock star fans – George Harrison, Pink Floyd, Robert Plant. Promoters saw that and liked it.”

― Michael Palin

“The astounding variety of foods on offer in the modern supermarket obscures the fact that the actual number of species in the modern diet is shrinking. For reasons of economics, the food industry prefers to tease its myriad processed offerings from a tiny group of plant species, corn and soybeans chief among them.”

― Michael Pollan

“I mean, we’re really making a quantum change in our relationship to the plant world with genetic modification.”

― Michael Pollan

“Specialization makes it easy to forget about the filth of the coal-fired power plant that is lighting this pristine computer screen, or the backbreaking labor it took to pick the strawberries for my cereal, or the misery of the hog that lived and died so I could enjoy my bacon.”

― Michael Pollan

“As an integral part of the Department of Agriculture, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service monitors our Nation’s agriculture to protect against agricultural pests and diseases.”

― Mike Rogers

“We are a generation of settlers, and without the steel helmet and gun barrel, we shall not be able to plant a tree or build a house.”

― Moshe Dayan

“War is being waged all across the country against the invasive plant and animal species – some 50,000 of them – now spreading across the U.S.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“I know it sounds ridiculous, but I haven’t quite got over the miracle that you plant things, and they do sprout up.”

― Natasha Little

“Pretty much every plant and animal alive today is the result of eons of natural cross-breeding.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Nothing that Robert Plant does will ever equal Led Zeppelin, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to stop being creative. Jimmy Page has so many incredibly cool projects, but it’s not Led Zeppelin; there will only ever be one Led Zeppelin.”

― Nikki Sixx

“There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance. Such food, moreover, taxes our digestive organs decidedly less, and, in making us more contented and sociable, produces an amount of good difficult to estimate.”

― Nikola Tesla

“Even as the population doubled from three to six billion, we managed to race ahead with all kinds of technological and scientific events in agriculture – from using more fertilizers to mechanization to advanced plant breeding.”

― Nina Fedoroff

“The old-fashioned idea is that responsibility falls upon those who borrow and lend. Money was not borrowed by campesinos, assembly plant workers, or slum-dwellers. The mass of the population gained little from borrowing, indeed often suffered grievously from its effects.”

― Noam Chomsky

“China is a great manufacturing center, but it’s actually mostly an assembly plant. So it assembles parts and components, high technology that comes from the surrounding industrial – more advanced industrial centers – Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, the United States, Europe – and it basically assembles them.”

― Noam Chomsky

“Plant diseases, drought, desolation, despair were recurrent catastrophes during the ages – and the ancient remedies: supplications to supernatural spirits or gods.”

― Norman Borlaug

“When I was a player, it was important to target the first few friendlies and plant a seed in the mind of the gaffer.”

― Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“Unemployment is capitalism’s way of getting you to plant a garden.”

― Orson Scott Card

“We dried continuously day and night. We had no efficient way to do it, so we built this new popcorn plant.”

― Orville Redenbacher

“Californians are people who insist on growing their own vegetables, but they won’t dig up the pretty lawn, won’t plant anything for fear of getting dirty, and they use fragrant bath salts from The Body Shop instead of smelly compost.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“My mother felt we’d be earning a living during our entire adult lives, and therefore believed we should spend summers in learning activities. Consequently, I got to see a plate glass factory in Pittsburgh, a U.S. Steel plant, and how Heinz made ketchup.”

― Patricia A. Woertz

“Instead of isolating our school and our many subjects from the every day world, we intend to plant it not merely in the French capital, but in what for next summer at least will be the focal point, the capital of the entire civilized world.”

― Patrick Geddes

“By offshoring the production of their products, U.S. corporations transferred technology, physical plant, and business knowhow to China.”

― Paul Craig Roberts

“I’m a filmmaker, and I was most influenced by Hitchcock’s films. How he could plant such deep enriched characters and then make us care both about the antagonist and protagonist was masterful.”

― Paul Haggis

“From dead plant matter to nematodes to bacteria, never underestimate the cleverness of mushrooms to find new food!”

― Paul Stamets

“I think my mom drove by a nuclear power plant when she was pregnant. But I wouldn’t be in ‘The Station Agent’ if she hadn’t.”

― Peter Dinklage

“Allocating coal linkage to a generating company rather than to a specific plant gives companies the freedom to use the fuel in the most efficient way.”

― Piyush Goyal

“Manufacturing takes place in very large facilities. If you want to build a computer chip, you need a giant semiconductor fabrication facility. But nature can grow complex molecular machines using nothing more than a plant.”

― Ralph Merkle

“Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy.”

― Ralph Ransom

“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you see how a plant grows and you taste it in situ you have a perfect example of how it should taste on the plate.”

― Rene Redzepi

“I have no intention of being a potted plant, and just getting watered every so often.”

― Richard J. Codey

“I have been intimately involved in the techniques of genetic modification as a scientist since GMOs were first conceived. In that time, hundreds of studies and tests have been done on GMO safety – and we’ve seen no scientific evidence that GMOs are inherently more dangerous than crops produced by traditional plant breeding.”

― Richard J. Roberts

“If every plant and flower were found in all places, the charm of locality would not exist. Everything varies, and that gives the interest.”

― Richard Jefferies

“I had a group of Hispanic Americans come into my office in 1976 who worked in a Denver packing plant. They had just been fired by their employer who turned around and hired illegal aliens for a lot less money. That had a big impact on me.”

― Richard Lamm

“One time Robert Plant was set to check into the same room after I checked out, so I removed every light bulb and ordered up a bunch of stinky cheese and put it under the mattress.”

― Richard Marx

“In Iraq, I listened to David Petraeus speak every day about how we had to rebuild Iraq’s oil infrastructure and protect it. But, if we’re going to go trillions of dollars in debt over Iraq, why can’t we go billions of dollars in debt and make every single coal-producing plant clean in West Virginia?”

― Richard Ojeda

“The redwoods you can see in Muir Woods are nothing like the redwood titans that stand in the rainforest valleys of the North Coast, closer to Oregon. These are the dreadnoughts of trees, the blue whales of the plant kingdom.”

― Richard Preston

“Botanists have a tradition of never revealing the exact location of a rare plant. Contact between humans and rare plants is generally risky for the plants.”

― Richard Preston

“Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment.”

― Robert Collier

“The plants which stand next to dwarf trees in importance with the Chinese are certainly chrysanthemums, which they manage extremely well, perhaps better than they do any other plant.”

― Robert Fortune

“A seed, after all, is an embryo, a potential plant waiting for its moment to grow. It has what it needs to begin. But it can also put itself on pause. It can wait.”

― Robert Krulwich

“The structural or biogenetic relations of plant products as deduced from the recognizable architectural components of the molecules have been consistent guides in my investigations.”

― Robert Robinson

“One researcher just determined that African and Indian elephants make each other sick. When a new animal or plant is introduced to a habitat bad things happen. The biggest danger to native wildlife is foreign wildlife.”

― Robert T. Bakker

“I’m a plant eater.”

― Roberto Burle Marx

“I remember Robert Plant coming backstage after the first show saying, ‘Hey, boys, I should be opening for you.’ That felt pretty good.”

― Robin Zander

“Tact ops is a unit which breaks into homes and offices to plant bugging devices. They get into mafia hangouts, they go into embassies, they go into terrorist hangouts, and they describe themselves as court-sanctioned burglars.”

― Ronald Kessler

“All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.”

― Ronald Reagan

“You can go from object to object, from plant to plant, from animal to animal and regard them as symbols for the spiritual. In this way, you make your imaginative capacities fluid and release them from the sharp contours of sense perception.”

― Rudolf Steiner

“Plant the love of the holy ones within your spirit; don’t give your heart to anything, but the love of those whose hearts are glad.”

― Rumi

“The one thing that I’m most proud of, during the Second World War, I worked on airplanes in a defense plant.”

― Ruth Duccini

“It was a very rare moment in Japan after the Fukushima nuclear plant accident. Ordinary people went out to the streets to speak anti-nuclear sentiments.”

― Ryuichi Sakamoto

“I worry about Zimbabweans. They bend, they bend, they bend, they bend – where do the people break? How long can they go on scrounging for food in garbage dumps and using the moisture from sewage drains to plant vegetables?”

― Samantha Power

“By depending on the great, The small may rise high. See: the little plant ascending the tall tree Has climbed to the top.”

― Saskya Pandita

“The soil is not a mass of dead debris, merely resulting from the physical and chemical weathering of rocks; it is a more or less homogeneous system which has resulted from the decomposition of plant and animal remains. It is teeming with life.”

― Selman Waksman

“The EPA issued the MATS rule in 2012, and it is the first national standard created to address power plant emissions of toxic air pollutants. Under MATS, power plants are required to install equipment to reduce emissions of specific pollutants, such as mercury and sulfur dioxide.”

― Seth Moulton

“We pay for power plant pollution through higher health costs.”

― Sheldon Whitehouse

“In a crime novel, if you are going to have a big revelation in chapter 30, you have to plant the information in chapters three and 11.”

― Sophie Hannah

“The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest.”

― Sophocles

“Why would you want to shut down a nuclear plant, which requires at most about 1 square mile of land, to replace that power source with windmills, which would require 300 square miles of land to be paved over?”

― Stephen Moore

“Bamboo is not a weed, it’s a flowering plant. Bamboo is a magnificent plant.”

― Steve Lacy

“Lady Bird Johnson did more than plant flowers in public places. She served the country superbly by planting environmental values in the minds of the nation’s leaders and citizens.”

― Stewart Udall

“I’m always very interested in breeding. Raising cacti is breeding. My lotus plant collection is breeding. The insects are breeding.”

― Takashi Murakami

“I think Robert Plant is the quintessential frontman – just the way he moves. His voice is superhuman.”

― Taylor Momsen

“The egg of every species of animal or plant carries a definite number of bodies called chromosomes. The sperm carries the same number. Consequently, when the sperm unites with the egg, the fertilized egg will contain the double number of chromosomes.”

― Thomas Hunt Morgan

“Let’s face it: Robert Plant is hot!”

― Tiffany Darwish

“I’m amazed now whenever I go back to London. I’m like, ‘Wow. I used to kind of swing up these streets when I knew how this machine worked.’ And then when you don’t, you lose that. You need to get your license back. I do know how to plant a garden and keep chickens, but I don’t know how to do much else.”

― Tilda Swinton

“Prince William’s smiling hostility toward the press is his non-negotiable core value. I am told he is so protective of his privacy he has been known to plant false tips with friends he distrusts and watch the media to see if they play out.”

― Tina Brown

“The offshore ocean area under U.S. jurisdiction is larger than our land mass, and teems with plant and animal life, mineral resources, commerce, trade, and energy sources.”

― Tom Allen

“Evolution has made us omnivores, and substantial quantities of meat can be produced by feeding plant matter whose production does not directly compete with growing food crops: crop residues, food processing waste, low-quality grain, and controlled grazing by ruminants.”

― Vaclav Smil

“Over my career, I’ve reinvented myself numerous times. I covered the Pentagon, the State Department, and the CIA. I wrote about labor wars, trade wars and real wars. I chronicled a nuclear plant meltdown and the defeat of Communism. I co-founded a couple of media businesses.”

― Walt Mossberg

“Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing. You are just talking.”

― Wangari Maathai

“The only time I’ve been arrested was in opposing the Marble Hill nuclear power plant in Indiana. That was in 1979.”

― Wendell Berry

“Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged heart.”

― William Pitt

“None of us knew what this power plant looked like. We had no schematic drawing.”

― William Scranton

“Let a man sow a field or plant a farm never so well, yet he cannot foretell who will gather in the fruits; another may build him a house of fairest proportion, yet he knows not who will inhabit it.”

― Xenophon

“When I’d go to Israel, I felt like a tourist. My social and professional ties had started to dissolve, and it confused me. I didn’t know whether I should stay here in Paris or go back to Israel, or even cut off all my ties with Israel so I could really plant roots here. Or maybe go somewhere else altogether.”

― Yael Naim

“To be able to buy a plant and plant it, that’s a luxury to me.”

― Zac Posen

“For many years, I hated nature. As a student, I refused to put a plant anywhere – a living plant, that is. Dead plants were OK.”

― Zaha Hadid

“Hemp is a part of the cannabis plant, and it is very useful.”

― Ziggy Marley
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