The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies

Gertrude Jekyll

Grudge no expense -- yield to no opposition -- forget fatigue -- till, by the strength of prayer and sacrifice, the spirit of love shall have overcome . . .

Maria Weston Chapman

Much as we might wish to believe otherwise, universal love and the welfare of the species as a whole are concepts which simply do not make evolutionary sense

Richard Dawkins

If you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life.


It is utterly forbidden to be half-hearted about gardening. You have got to love your garden whether you like it or not.

W.C. Sellar & R.J. Yeatman,

Eternity is in love with the productions of time.

William Blake

I think the true gardener is a lover of his flowers, not a critic of them. I think the true gardener is the reverent servant of Nature, not her truculent, wife-beating master. I think the true gardener, the older he grows, should more and more develop a humble, grateful and uncertain spirit.

Reginald Farrer

I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation. It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven

Karen Sunde

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.

Gilda Radner

Being is desirable because it is identical with Beauty, and Beauty is loved because it is Being. We ourselves possess Beauty when we are true to our own being; ugliness is in going over to another order; knowing ourselves, we are beautiful; in self-ignorance, we are ugly.

Ambrose Bierce

Fail at love, and the other tests don't matter.

Richard Bach

The best smell in the world is that man that you love.

Jennifer Aniston

A lot of wonderful people love their country and hate the military.

Bill Clinton

The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.

Jennifer Aniston

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