Top 236 Trees Quotes of 2020

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“I was always in hospital as a kid: I had a tumour on my knee, lots of broken bones. I loved climbing trees.”

― Abbey Lee Kershaw

“My vanity was flattered by having been mistaken for our revered sovereign. I ordered a banquet to be got ready for the following evening, under the trees before my house, and invited the whole town.”

― Adelbert von Chamisso

“I am somebody who is not too fond of fancy or commercial stuff, like dancing around trees. Even in the 20 films I have done in South, none had any of such stuff.”

― Aishwarya Rajesh

“At my home in the southwest of France, I grow oak, hazel, and lemon trees in my backyard.”

― Alain Ducasse

“Based on German prototypes, green walls and roofs are a natural idea in Singapore’s tropical environment, where mosses, ferns, philodendrons, orchids and other epiphytes literally grow on trees.”

― Alan Huffman

“Trees and flowers are so important. The idea of blooming is the idea of becoming something different.”

― Alessandro Michele

“Trees are your best antiques.”

― Alexander Smith

“George Washington didn’t have to make us laugh; he just had to establish precedents and avoid chopping down more cherry trees than he could possibly help. But somewhere along the line, Americans began expecting their presidents to do more than just govern. They also had to make us laugh.”

― Alexandra Petri

“As well might it be said that, because we are ignorant of the laws by which metals are produced and trees developed, we cannot know anything of the origin of steamships and railways.”

― Alfred Russel Wallace

“I’ve come to realize how much it really was a part of my upbringing, the Georgia part. We were away from town. It was just dirt and trees and spouses. And a lot of kids – my cousins, who were all like brothers and sisters to me – just a lot of kids at one time.”

― Alice Smith

“The actor should not play a part. Like the Aeolian harps that used to be hung in the trees to be played only by the breeze, the actor should be an instrument played upon by the character he depicts.”

― Alla Nazimova

“Spring beckons! All things to the call respond; the trees are leaving and cashiers abscond.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“God gave us the earth. We have dominion over the plants, the animals, the trees.”

― Ann Coulter

“I love New Orleans physically. I love the trees and the balmy air and the beautiful days. I have a beautiful house here.”

― Anne Rice

“The kids have got their iPads, but they prefer to get out climbing trees and coming out with me. That’s the kind of learning I want them to have: experiences.”

― Ant Middleton

“Learned to read, and for a while as a kid, you think books are just leaves on trees. Then suddenly, you think a human being is making that, and maybe you could do that.”

― Anthony Doerr

“I have a deep and pathological obsession with trees and plants.”

― Antoni Porowski

“I know more about wheat and olive trees than I do about politics.”

― Ariel Sharon

“My grandmother had mango trees in her backyard when I was a child. So it’s always been an ingredient that I’m familiar with. It can be used in so many ways. My kids absolutely love it for a snack or in a savory dish.”

― Ayesha Curry

“These trees and these old people have one thing in common, they’re both going in the ground soon!”

― Bam Margera

“When I was six, the Korean War broke out, and all the classrooms were destroyed by war. We studied under the trees or in whatever buildings were left.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“My first real job, I sold Christmas trees when I was twelve for extra money. I did that until I was fifteen. Then I bagged groceries, and I worked at the first Borders ever in Tulsa, Oklahoma.”

― Bill Hader

“I throw a Christmas party at my house. It’s not really a Christmas party, because I don’t want to call it a Christmas party. But let’s just say I put a lot of Christmas trees around the house, so it smells good.”

― Bill Murray

“Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.”

― Bill Vaughan

“The trees in Siberia are miles apart, that is why the dogs are so fast.”

― Bob Hope

“He plants trees to benefit another generation.”

― Caecilius Statius

“I have an older brother, and he was a very active boy, and we were always climbing trees together.”

― Camilla Luddington

“I have no neighbours other than animals and Joshua Trees.”

― Captain Beefheart

“The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind.”

― Carl Hiaasen

“My days are jam-packed with carpools, classroom assistance, tending to chickens, dogs and seven acres of olive trees!”

― Carre Otis

“I grew up in the Northeast; I’ve seen hurricanes before and trees down and cars destroyed.”

― Casey Neistat

“A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.”

― Chanakya

“In several sections, both natural in the banks of the Mississippi and its numerous arms, and where artificial canals had been cut, I observed erect stumps of trees, with their roots attached, buried in strata at different heights, one over the other.”

― Charles Lyell

“My people are few. They resemble the scattering trees of a storm-swept plain.”

― Chief Seattle

“There’s a catharsis in cutting down trees. But there’s absolutely none of that in picking cotton. It’s maddening! It’s fiddly, and it pricks your fingers, and it’s something that’s a very hard skill if you have no alacrity for it.”

― Chiwetel Ejiofor

“The war broke out, and for a number of years I lived in darkness, with the memory of the lakes, the trees and the skies of Sweden, until I returned in 1946 to spend two unforgettable years in the laboratory of Hugo Theorell.”

― Christian de Duve

“Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I but when the trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing by.”

― Christina Rossetti

“The guy who owned that island was from Oregon and he decided that he wanted to have an Oregon feeling to it, so he planted pine trees all over the place!”

― Christopher Atkins

“I really liked Yale, although it was extremely intimidating. When I visited the campus, I was hiding behind trees, I felt so unworthy.”

― Claire Danes

“I’ve always liked trees. And then, growing up, I took an interest in ecology, hedges being destroyed, the landscape being turned into prairies.”

― Clive Anderson

“On the environmental front there’s concern about global warming and high levels of carbon dioxide, and trees take in CO2 and store carbon.”

― Clive Anderson

“I was very physical as a child – we lived on a smallholding, and I was always outside making mud pies or building structures up trees.”

― Cornelia Parker

“The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail is unlike any other performance venue in the world, set with mountains and trees as a backdrop.”

― Damian Woetzel

“My grandfather gave me my first guitar, an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it.”

― Dan Fogelberg

“But if you’re looking to be spooked by really tall trees then you’ve got to go to Washington State.”

― Dar Williams

“Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.”

― Dave Barry

“I don’t see the point of photographing trees or rocks because they’re there and anyone can photograph them if they’re prepared to hang around and wait for the light.”

― David Bailey

“A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see.”

― David Douglas

“Like people, trees are all individuals.”

― David Hockney

“Good parts just don’t fall off trees. I try to be very careful about what sort of projects I attack. There’s an audience out there that expects high standards from me.”

― David Jason

“I’ve always been more interested in organisms that can move on their own than in stationary plants. But when I canoe or hike along the edge of lakes or oceans and see trees that seem to be growing out of rock faces, I am blown away. How do they do it?”

― David Suzuki

“The Caribbean is not an idyll, not to its natives. They draw their working strength from it organically, like trees, like the sea almond or the spice laurel of the heights.”

― Derek Walcott

“I like it when it rains; I like it when it snows. I like seasons. I like trees. I like mountains. I like rivers. And with that around me, I write.”

― Devin Townsend

“For captive gorillas, trees should be available to climb and material such as straw, branches, or bamboo supplied for nest building.”

― Dian Fossey

“We’re dabbling in eugenics all the time, breeding ideal crops to replace less aesthetic or nutritious or hardy varieties; leveling forests to graze cattle or erect shopping malls and condos; planting groves of a few familiar trees that homeowners and industries prefer.”

― Diane Ackerman

“I grew up working on farms. You’d do anything for money. You’d pick blueberries in the summertime for weeks; you’d cut down, like, spruce and fir trees for pulp.”

― Diego Klattenhoff

“Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.”

― Dogen

“Storms make trees take deeper roots.”

― Dolly Parton

“My absolute favourite piece of information is the fact that young sloths are so inept that they frequently grab their own arms and legs instead of tree limbs, and fall out of trees.”

― Douglas Adams

“The difficulty with this conversation is that it’s very different from most of the ones I’ve had of late. Which, as I explained, have mostly been with trees.”

― Douglas Adams

“If you’re trashing your own country, ruining the soils, contaminating the waters and the air, cutting down trees, overfishing the lakes, rivers and oceans, you’re not much of a patriot.”

― Douglas Tompkins

“The garden is my second profession. It’s 22 hectares, which is a big garden. I really need it, going from the flower garden, the shrubs and the trees, the vegetable garden, all these things.”

― Dries van Noten

“My parents screened ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’ for my 6th birthday, and I became fascinated by the idea of living in a candy land with chocolate rivers and lollipop trees.”

― Dylan Lauren

“April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees.”

― E. Y. Harburg

“Legislatures represent people, not acres or trees.”

― Earl Warren

“I grew up barefoot, dirty, climbing trees. It made me appreciate things more.”

― Elle King

“But I was also doing odd jobs around Portland, like spreading gravel and transplanting bamboo trees.”

― Elliott Smith

“There’s a lot of pressure and criticism in a crisis, but you can’t miss the wood for the trees.”

― Elvira Nabiullina

“Trees love to toss and sway; they make such happy noises.”

― Emily Carr

“I’m not meant to run around trees. I can’t throw my arms in the air and sing, I find that boring and irritating. Sweet romcoms are not my cup of tea. The film has to be a little twisted and quirky.”

― Emraan Hashmi

“The Druids held the trees as very sacred.”

― Enya

“I always wanted to be a Californian. In my wildest dreams, I always liked California – it’s the place where oranges grows on trees! Fruit just falls off the trees.”

― Eric Burdon

“I want those young whipper-snappers to know that in days past we actually used to kill trees and make those things called books.”

― Eric Jerome Dickey

“Here we grow the flax and grain; here we raise the meat they eat, and the wool to keep them warm; we cut trees to build their houses and firewood to heat their stoves.”

― Ernest Poole

“Spin is a tricky thing. When you’re trying to avoid it – say, on a tee shot, where sidespin puts you in the trees – it’s easy to make it happen.”

― Ernie Els

“For all that we can see from the road in China, there is a lot that we cannot see. We miss what’s behind the trees, the cover-ups, the darker side of things – the ingredients that so often drive a reporting trip.”

― Evan Osnos

“Yesterday I staked off the ground on the hill for an orchard. I want to get 1,000 apple trees agrowing.”

― Ezra Cornell

“We all think Al Gore invented email so we could save time and save paper, to save trees. And that includes phone trees.”

― Faith Salie

“As a little kid, I climbed a lot of trees because I always loved the bird’s-eye view.”

― Felix Baumgartner

“Native trees are so important to our ecosystem.”

― Felix Dennis

“Being a woman has only bothered me in climbing trees.”

― Frances Perkins

“At the Summer Solstice, all is green and growing, potential coming into being, the miracle of manifestation painted large on the canvas of awareness. At the Winter Solstice, the wind is cold, trees are bare and all lies in stillness beneath blankets of snow.”

― Gary Zukav

“Street and park trees provide tremendous benefits to cities.”

― Gavin Newsom

“Historically, San Franciscans have not valued street trees as much as other communities have.”

― Gavin Newsom

“Trees are essentially growing chairs. There are lots of primates that sit and sleep in them.”

― George M. Church

“Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I’m talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. I’ve hugged trees in every part of this little island.”

― Gerry Adams

“Being half Jewish, we grew up with Christmas trees but had Jewish ornaments.”

― Gina Rodriguez

“To a man, ornithologists are tall, slender, and bearded so that they can stand motionless for hours, imitating kindly trees, as they watch for birds.”

― Gore Vidal

“I love touring in the United States. It’s dramatically different wherever you go. North to south, you’re going from snow to palm trees.”

― Greg Lake

“When I run in Ethiopia, I look out and see eucalyptus trees and rivers.”

― Haile Gebrselassie

“I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.”

― Hamlin Garland

“Live your lives. Go out; take walks amongst trees.”

― Hamza Yusuf

“Australians were unique due to our corals, our apples, our gum trees and our kangaroos.”

― Harold Edward Holt

“I was on acid and I looked at the trees and I realized that they all came to points, and the little branches came to points, and the houses came to point. I thought, ‘Oh! Everything has a point, and if it doesn’t, then there’s a point to it.’”

― Harry Nilsson

“There are just so many stories that are buried on family trees.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“If you could eat portions of pine trees, you could eliminate corn in many ways.”

― Homaro Cantu

“During the mid-1990s, I collected thousands of hackberry fruits from trees all across the Midwest. I chemically analyzed each seed in order to formulate an equation relating the hackberry’s mineral makeup to the summer temperature under which it grew.”

― Hope Jahren

“I have fruit trees. Cows for fresh milk, yoghurt. My own wheat. I’m basically self-sufficient.”

― Imran Khan

“Young designers don’t grow on trees.”

― Isabella Blow

“I prefer cynical people. Nice guys grow on trees.”

― J Mascis

“If I had one golf course, from a design standpoint, one that I really love, it would probably be Pinehurst. There’s a totally tree-lined golf course where trees are not a part of the strategy.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“Trees are our closest relatives. What trees exhale, we inhale; what we exhale, they inhale. They are half our respiratory system.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“When I worked with wildlife a lot in the Eighties and Nineties, I learnt the meaning of patience. And when I worked with trees, I learned the meaning of humility.”

― James Balog

“They all went down in droves because just scenes of palm trees and beaches can get pretty boring.”

― James MacArthur

“When I started competing at X Games, there was so much chaos that often me and my girlfriends would go into the trees and just take a moment.”

― Jamie Anderson

“I grew up on an apple orchard with a lot of surrounding wooded area, and I ran everywhere. I was outside all the time climbing trees.”

― Jamie Hyneman

“I’m not just interested in fascinating faces or trees. I want to bore in deeper.”

― Jamie Wyeth

“In Tanzania, the chimps are isolated in a very tiny patch of forest. I flew over it 13 years ago and realized that, basically, all the trees had gone, that people all around the park are struggling to survive. It became very clear that there was no way to protect the chimps while the people were in this dire circumstance.”

― Jane Goodall

“Trees and bones are constantly reforming themselves along lines of stress. This algorithm has been put into a software program that’s now being used to make bridges lightweight, to make building beams lightweight.”

― Janine Benyus

“A house isn’t really understandable until it settles into the site: until it’s built, furnished and lived in for four or five years. The reality is not on paper but in how a building sits on the land – how it relates to trees, to slopes, to water, to gardens.”

― Jaquelin T. Robertson

“If I try to articulate every little detail in a drawing, it would be like missing the forest for the trees, so it’s just about getting the outline of the forest.”

― Jeff Koons

“Twine from trees and plants can make good floss!”

― Jenna Morasca

“I tend to like the last sentence I just wrote, which is: ‘It was late in the fall and the trees lining our driveway had turned red like a row of burning matches.’”

― Jess Walter

“I help out at Tall Trees, which my aunt set up on the Central Coast. It’s where intellectually impaired young people can paint. Their artwork’s sent to hospitals all over Australia to brighten up their rooms.”

― Jessica McNamee

“On the screen I saw tanks rolling through dusty streets, and fallen buildings, and forests of unfamiliar trees into which East Pakistani refugees had fled, seeking safety over the Indian border.”

― Jhumpa Lahiri

“I was amazed at the house that I grew up in; it looks practically identical to the way it was, but I couldn’t recognize it because of the size of the trees.”

― Jim Fowler

“I was always being athletic, climbing trees and running after boys, just being trouble. It was always in me.”

― Joan Smalls

“I always said if I could figure out a way to grow Kleenex and toilet paper on trees, we could pull the plug on society.”

― Joel Salatin

“Deforestation will continue as long as cutting down and burning trees is more economic than preserving them.”

― Johan Eliasch

“I am just a person who adores trees.”

― Johan Eliasch

“I’m not an extreme tree-hugger. I do believe trees grow and are a useful agricultural product that can be harvested without damaging the ecology and wildlife.”

― John C. Malone

“I collect old rusty hand tools and sharpen and polish them, then use them to build things out of walnut and cherry that I harvest from fallen trees in the woods.”

― John Grogan

“God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.”

― John Muir

“It is easier to feel than to realize, or in any way explain, Yosemite grandeur. The magnitudes of the rocks and trees and streams are so delicately harmonized, they are mostly hidden.”

― John Muir

“I don’t like to see Christmas trees torn down.”

― John Prine

“Parts like Morse don’t grow on trees. He’s a great character.”

― John Thaw

“How can a guy climb trees, say Me Tarzan, You Jane, and make a million?”

― Johnny Weissmuller

“I’ve taken a mail packet boat along the southern Newfoundland coast and spent some time on St. Pierre and Miquelon watching the seal colonies. I like pine trees. I like cold rivers.”

― Joseph Monninger

“I grew up like a lot of country boys and girls do – amongst the pine trees, dirt roads, farms, mules and people who were real.”

― Josh Turner

“I love Tennessee, but they don’t have the pine trees and the sandy soil and the black water that I grew up around.”

― Josh Turner

“I never liked dolls or played house. I read and wrote, climbed trees, collected rocks, rode my bike, and befriended boys, platonically.”

― Kate Christensen

“I spent pretty much all my wages from ‘No Country For Old Men’ on a pair of cowboy boots. They’re ridiculous. It’s like wearing two Christmas trees on my legs.”

― Kelly Macdonald

“Stanford University is so startlingly paradisial, so fragrant and sunny, it’s as if you could eat from the trees and live happily forever.”

― Ken Auletta

“I’m interested in raw land and trees and fresh air and rivers and lots of animals around them.”

― Kent McCord

“We’re planting trees to break up the concrete jungle. We’re building public transportation and affordable housing.”

― Kevin de Leon

“I grew up at a time in Singapore – the ’70s and ’80s – where it was still possible to go riding around the island barefoot. And I was one of these kids that was just climbing trees and running around the neighbourhood.”

― Kevin Kwan

“I photographed rocks and trees and tide pools and nudes and all that stuff for years and years. Until 20 years ago when I found that I could do it in the studio and never have to travel.”

― Kim Weston

“It’s hard to talk about it without sounding like a hippie. But trees are really inspiring to me. They’re like the masters of the earth.”

― King Tuff

“Anything remotely resembling news media is going to continue to migrate online until very little or none of it is produced on dead trees.”

― Kurt Andersen

“I have olive trees and have tried my hand at curing small batches of olives, with varying degrees of success. So sometimes there are leftover olives I use in pasta sauce because they didn’t quite make the grade.”

― Kyle MacLachlan

“I have a fear of things growing on things. I don’t know where it came from. But I go hiking a lot, and sometimes I can’t handle moss growing on trees or tumors on trees or mushrooms.”

― Lara Jean Chorostecki

“So they all went away from the little log house. The shutters were over the windows, so the little house could not see them go. It stayed there inside the log fence, behind the two big oak trees that in the summertime had made green roofs for Mary and Laura to play under.”

― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Having trees and a track to run on have become more important to me than living near cool restaurants.”

― Lauren Graham

“I’ve got to be by trees, otherwise I get claustrophobic.”

― Liam Gallagher

“I have four chickens. I have four laying hens. And I have 50 fruit trees. I make apricot and plum jam every summer. I brought Memphis to Malibu.”

― Linda Thompson

“The very first song I ever wrote was called ‘I See Between The Trees,’ when I was 9. It was really bad.”

― Little Simz

“Los Angeles, the sun shines a lot, and it’s blue, and there’s palm trees; it’s a bit like Sydney, I guess, but the underbelly is a vicious, mean, cruel, awful place.”

― Loudon Wainwright III

“No one can reap the fruit before planting the trees.”

― Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

“I grew up in the old neighborhood of Beijing where you had a courtyard and trees. Actually, the whole of Beijing was a garden – the Forbidden City – and the lakes and gardens in the city center were all artificial.”

― Ma Yansong

“Your soul is a dark forest. But the trees are of a particular species, they are genealogical trees.”

― Marcel Proust

“Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.”

― Marcelene Cox

“Hanging out with the Trees is like hanging out with your family, and I hardly ever see my family.”

― Mark Lanegan

“I didn’t always enjoy playing music with the Trees.”

― Mark Lanegan

“The Trees was four complete nuts. We didn’t have a damn thing in common except insanity. So we fought a lot. And we had two brothers – who fought like brothers.”

― Mark Lanegan

“On pavements and the bark of trees I have found whole worlds.”

― Mark Tobey

“Trees will improve property values, take pollutants out of the air, help with water runoff.”

― Michael Bloomberg

“Momo listened to everyone and everything – even to the rain and the wind and the pine trees – and all of them spoke to her after their own fashion.”

― Michael Ende

“Hockey wasn’t invented but discovered. The game, and the large organizing idea behind Stephen Smith’s deeply personal ‘Puckstruck,’ sleeps in ponds and in the crooked limbs of trees overhead; we merely pluck a stick from the sky and skate over the frozen world to find ourselves and each other.”

― Michael Winter

“Most books are surplus to the world’s requirements, and I am going to sound very conceited here, but I am trying to write books that aren’t just using up trees.”

― Michel Faber

“I adore water, so it would be a real adventure to visit the Amazon before they chop down all the trees.”

― Michelle Ryan

“I grew up in Mobile, Alabama – somebody’s got to be from Mobile, right? – and Mobile sits at the confluence of five rivers, forming this beautiful delta. And the delta has alligators crawling in and out of rivers filled with fish and cypress trees dripping with snakes, birds of every flavor.”

― Mike deGruy

“A great thing about these trees is that they are excellent for cleaning, both groundwater, and of course, air.”

― Mike Lowry

“I’m a self-taught landscape gardener; it’s a real passion of mine. It’s what I do in my spare time because trees don’t ask questions!”

― Mira Nair

“I spent my childhood outdoors on my grandparents’ farm. I learned to ride a motorbike when I was about six, a little PeeWee 50. I’d climb trees – there was a big weeping willow.”

― Miranda Kerr

“If you live in the mountains, you long for the trees and the lakes.”

― Mitt Romney

“Poisonous frogs feast on insects that don’t even have names. Tropical lizards disappear into the cracks of trees whose branches spread out as wide as their trunks climb high. This is the real Florida, as it was before people, and probably will be after us, too.”

― Nancy Pickard

“I have been to Canada several times. It was autumn when I visited Vancouver, and I will always remember the colour of the trees in British Columbia were stunning.”

― Natalie Dormer

“Tinsel on our Christmas trees is a Hart family staple started by my grandmother, Helen Hart.”

― Natalya Neidhart

“How long will we keep making films where hero-heroine is dancing around trees?”

― Nawazuddin Siddiqui

“A lot of parts of L.A. are interchangeable with suburbs in Joburg. Very big, ostentatious houses with palm trees and lawns. Lawns are very important. Never underestimate lawns.”

― Neill Blomkamp

“Ever since I’ve been a kid, I’ve always been about running around, climbing trees, exploring.”

― Noah Centineo

“Literatures, like trees and plants, are born of a land and in it flourish and die. But literatures, also like plants, may be carried abroad to take root in a foreign soil.”

― Octavio Paz

“I don’t know why, but I love sunflowers, and I just have this vivid memory of being in a field of sunflowers and how they felt like trees. They felt so tall.”

― Oksana Masters

“Elves are like trees, grounded and focused from the trunk down but graceful and agile on top.”

― Orlando Bloom

“There is no horizon in Toledo. There are too many trees.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees.”

― Pablo Neruda

“What the eyes perceive in herbs or stones or trees is not yet a remedy; the eyes see only the dross.”

― Paracelsus

“The No. 1 cause of forest fires is trees.”

― Pat Paulsen

“The memories that I have are mostly at our old ranch, out in Agoura. We used to go out there every Saturday. I can smell the oak trees. I can see it so clearly.”

― Patti Davis

“Trees are being saved because of the Kindle.”

― Paul Hawken

“Chaga is one of the weirdest mushrooms you may ever see. A fungal parasite found on birch trees, Chaga is a hardened, blackened, crusty formation that looks like a bursting tumor.”

― Paul Stamets

“Trees, though they are cut and loped, grow up again quickly, but if men are destroyed, it is not easy to get them again.”

― Pericles

“While in college, I used to get my ideas from photographs in ‘National Geographic.’ I started painting palm trees and motorboats.”

― Peter Saul

“Again, we saw in Bosnia – we had U.N. peacekeepers tied to trees, being taken hostage. The fact is they don’t have the type of deliberate and authoritative rule that I think is needed to get the job done.”

― Peter T. King

“I carve stone. I’ve got hammers and chisels and I carve from sandstone. I just did a big mural of birds and trees.”

― Peter Weir

“I started very early, from five or six years old, to climb. To climb trees, to climb rocks everywhere I could. At some point, of course, I used a rope.”

― Philippe Petit

“I greatly enjoyed the Hawaiian Islands. They are a real little paradise in spite of the influx of Americans who have made it one of their most pleasant ‘centers of resort’: the soft climate and luxuriance of the tropics; the greenness, the fragrance, the flowers – extraordinary flowers covering the tallest trees and turning them into huge bouquets.”

― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“Growing up as a kid, I wanted to be a ninja. In martial arts, even though I did Chinese kung fu, I always wanted to be this secret samurai or a ninja. There’s something about ninjas that was very appealing to me as a kid. So of course, I was climbing a lot of trees and other things and getting up to mischief – good mischief.”

― Ray Park

“I used to live in the Bronx, then I lived uptown on 106th St. and Broadway, and finally I moved to Harlem right before it became gentrified. I lived on 120th St. between Fifth and Lenox Aves. in a little brownstone. I knew the neighborhood was changing when they started putting trees in the middle of the block.”

― Regina Hall

“I liked climbing trees and could often be found up one reading a book. I played games with Dad and drew maps for him on isometric paper. It was very bonding.”

― Rhianna Pratchett

“My early business ventures included growing Christmas trees and breeding birds.”

― Richard Branson

“Redwoods have an enormous surface area that extends upward into space because they have a propensity to do something called reiteration. A redwood is a fractal. And as they put out limbs, the limbs burst into small trees, copies of the redwood.”

― Richard Preston

“Though the redwoods in Muir Woods are hauntingly beautiful trees, they are relatively small and not very tall, at least for redwoods.”

― Richard Preston

“The dwarfed trees of the Chinese and Japanese have been noticed by every author who has written upon these countries, and all have attempted to give some description of the method by which the effect is produced.”

― Robert Fortune

“The places that are most likely to grow trees for carbon sequestration are places where trees aren’t growing now.”

― Robert Jackson

“Coffee connects us in so many ways – to each other, to our senses, and to the earth that supports the coffee trees.”

― Rohan Marley

“The benefits of organic coffee are significant, as chemical-free soil is good soil. This extends to healthy trees which result in good beans with greater antioxidants and less chemical residues.”

― Rohan Marley

“The colonists’ first protest against the British unfolded on Aug. 14, 1765 at the Liberty Tree. A magnificent elm towering over the other trees nearby, the Liberty Tree stood at the corner of what is now Washington and Essex Streets in downtown Boston.”

― Ronald Kessler

“I have planted over 6,000 trees at home in Scotland, some of them oak. I’d like my children to be able to watch them grow.”

― Rory Stewart

“Wood is weirdly a big passion of mine. I really love it, all the way from trees to a finished table. The fact that it was alive and that each piece is different.”

― Rupert Friend

“I learned to kick trees with my bare feet to strengthen my legs.”

― Rusev

“I have been naturally inclined towards mountains, trees, flowers, and rivers.”

― Ruskin Bond

“There is nothing so striking to the eye on a return to England from the Continent as the stateliness of our trees. I do not know of any trees in Europe to compare with ours.”

― Sabine Baring-Gould

“The All-Wise Maker attaches hundreds of instances of wisdom to each of the beings in the palace of the universe and equips them to perform hundreds of duties. To all trees He bestows instances of wisdom to the number of its fruits and gives duties to the number of its flowers.”

― Said Nursi

“You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.”

― Saint Bernard

“The conventional Indian movie industry is not for me: I cannot dance around trees or the water-fountain.”

― Sarita Choudhury

“In 1908, there was a persuasive demonstration of the power of high-speed, low-mass asteroids in rural Siberia. The Tunguska impactor iced millions of pine trees and about a zillion mosquitoes – and was no larger than an office building.”

― Seth Shostak

“One of the shocking things when I go back to Canada is they cut off the tall trees – it’s sort of like everyone’s the same. Everyone’s going to be the same, we’re all okay. Just the, sort of, cultural, ‘We’re all okay.’”

― Shane Smith

“I lived an idyllic ‘Huckleberry Finn’ life in a tiny town. Climbing trees. Tagging after brothers. Happy. Barefoot on my pony. It was ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’-esque.”

― Sissy Spacek

“I can’t see the forest through the trees, except the trees are people.”

― Sloane Crosley

“Our brains are like bonsai trees, growing around our private versions of reality.”

― Sloane Crosley

“The Japanese put houses in among the trees and allowed nature to gain the ascendancy in any composition.”

― Stephen Gardiner

“I sincerely believe that there’s room for cutting down trees for forestry and grazing, so as we all get to eat. Everyone has to compromise.”

― Steve Irwin

“I came from a house full of books, so I took reading for granted. I was an outdoorsy little kid, too, so I got the best of both worlds by taking books up trees and reading there.”

― Tana French

“I remember when the palm trees were short and Tomorrowland was modern.”

― Taylor Negron

“My roots are African. The birds I remember, the fruits I ate, the trees I climbed, they’re African.”

― Teresa Heinz

“Initial feedback we got from people was that Poker could and should be a product in its own right. For us, that was definitely a case of us not seeing the forest for the trees since we are Poker nuts.”

― Tim Page

“I’m no Jerry Seinfeld. I wasn’t raised with some backyard with a creek and trees and all that.”

― Tracy Morgan

“Determining the value of individual texts has been an ideological scuffle in literary criticism for centuries: but the environmental cost of printing them hauls this dispute from the ivory tower into day-to-day decision-making. Is it right to write? The publishing industry is slowly beginning to commit to using sustainably harvested trees.”

― Tristram Stuart

“We are putting value in the things that really are not valuable, things like commodities or disposable stuff that can bought, but the rainforest has been undervalued, because the value shouldn’t be in the trees that you take out; it’s should be with leaving the trees to preserve the life system that sustains life on the planet.”

― Trudie Styler

“I don’t believe in carbon offsetting. Planting 60 trees so you don’t have to say your Hail Marys that night? It’s a crock.”

― Trudie Styler

“I grew up wearing trousers and climbing trees.”

― Vicky Krieps

“When I was 15, I still liked climbing trees and hiding in cupboards.”

― Victoria Coren Mitchell

“Too many trees are killed to print the words of people who may not have all that much to say, and authors and journalists are equally culpable in this regard.”

― Vikram Seth

“Do not write if there is no tremendous urge to do so. At the heart, there must be an inspiration or muse or one of those old-fashioned things. Else, why bore yourself, destroy other people’s interest and kill trees?”

― Vikram Seth

“Under trees, the urban dweller might restore his troubled soul and find the blessing of a creative pause.”

― Walter Gropius

“It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.”

― Wangari Maathai

“A Poem does not grow by jerks. As trees in Spring produce a new ring of tissue, so does every poet put forth a fresh outlay of stuff at the same season.”

― Wilfred Owen

“I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.”

― Willa Cather

“The Internet is part of this ongoing, species-long project we’ve been working on since we climbed down out of the trees in the savanna. We’ve been working on it without really knowing it.”

― William Gibson

“The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune.”

― William Penn

“And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.”

― William Shakespeare

“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.”

― Winston Churchill

“It’s really been a long-term dream of mine to have an alternative to wood-based paper. Over half of the trees cut in the world are cut for paper products.”

― Woody Harrelson

“I prefer the country life. I live in Kingston, but there is lots of trees.”

― Ziggy Marley

“I was in my yard and thought that the tree was a living being. We take trees for granted. We don’t believe they are as much alive as we are.”

― Ziggy Marley
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