Quotes about grass

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„Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.“

—  Hal Borland American journalist and writer 1900 - 1978

Countryman: A Summary of Belief, Lippincott, 1965, p. 99

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„Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.“

—  Jack Kerouac American writer 1922 - 1969

Sometimes credited to Jack Kerouac, from his book The Dharma Bums. It is not a quote by Kerouac. It first appeared as a very brief description of The Dharma Bums in Esquire's list of "The 80 Best Books Every Man Should Read" in 2010: http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/books/g96/80-books/?slide=71. It was later copied by Kilburn Hall in his list of 30 "Books and Authors Every Man Should Read" which he first posted online in 2012: https://kilburnhall.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/the-books-and-authors-every-man-should-read/
Misattributed

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Oscar Wilde photo

„It covers your shame, keeps you from shivering.
Grass and water are the food it asks.
Who taught you, priest-man,
to feed this breathing thing to your thing of stone?“

—  Lalleshwari Indian writer, mystic and saint 1320 - 1392

The Poems of Lal Ded, poem 59, p. 15
Poetry

Sylvia Plath photo

„I am solitary as grass. What is it I miss?
Shall I ever find it, whatever it is?“

—  Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963

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Arvo Pärt photo

„A need to concentrate on each sound, so that every blade of grass would be as important as a flower.“

—  Arvo Pärt Estonian composer 1935

Arvo Pärt: 24 Preludes for a Fugue http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0358947/ (DVD, 2002)

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

—  John Calvin French Protestant reformer 1509 - 1564

Sermon Number 10 on I Corinthians, 698. As quoted in John Calvin: A Sixteenth-Century Portrait (1989) by William J. Bouwsma, pp. 134–135.
Epistles to the Corinthians

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„I have just seen you go down the mountain.
I close the wicker gate in the setting sun.
The grass will be green again in coming spring,
But will the wanderer ever return?“

—  Wang Wei a Tang dynasty Chinese poet, musician, painter, and statesman 699 - 759

"Departure" (trans. Robert Payne)

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„For mum we're fly. What mum you don't know who am I? I am Józio. And this is my sister Rózia. Now we're fly in sky! There is better than mum. See how heads in ray. Clothes with lucifer light. And on my hand as butterfly airfoil in sky we have all what we want, every day other toy, where we go here is grass, where we touch here is a flower. But we have what we want, torture us boring and trepidation. Oh mum for Your children road to heaven has been closed! On Always!“

—  Adam Mickiewicz, book Dziady

Do mamy lecim do mamy! Cóż to, mamo nie znasz Józia? Ja to Józio ja ten samy. A to moja siostra Rózia. My teraz w raju latamy, Tam nam lepiej niż u mamy. Patrz jakie główki w promieniu, Ubiór z jutrzenki światełka, A na oboim ramieniu Jak u motylków skrzydełka, w raju wszystkiego dostatek, Co dzień to inna zabawka, gdzie stąpim wypływa trawka, gdzie dotkniem rozkwita kwiatek. Lecz choć wszystkiego dostatek dręczy nad nuda i trwoga. Ach mamo dla twoich dziatek zamknięta do nieba droga!
Part two.
Dziady (Forefathers' Eve) http://www.ap.krakow.pl/nkja/literature/polpoet/mic_fore.htm

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„I always knew that someday I would once again feel the grass under my feet and walk in the sunshine as a free man.“

—  Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013

1990s, Long Walk to Freedom (1995)

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