Quote of the Day: Plants

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” 
― John Muir

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” 
― Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

“Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.” 
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana


“We can begin the restructuring of thought by declaring legitimate what we have denied for so long. Lets us declare Nature to be legitimate. The notion of illegal plants is obnoxious and ridiculous in the first place.” 
― Terence McKenna, Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge

“We are made for loving. If we don’t love, we will be like plants without water.” 
― Desmond Tutu

“Love and work are to people what water and sunshine are to plants.” 
― Jonathan Haidt, The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom


“A thing which I regret, and which I will try to remedy some time, is that I have never in my life planted a walnut. Nobody does plant them nowadays—when you see a walnut it is almost invariably an old tree. If you plant a walnut you are planting it for your grandchildren, and who cares a damn for his grandchildren?” 
― George Orwell

“I saw that animals were important. I saw that plants were even more important. I was also to learn that compared to many of the other species, we weren’t important at all except for the damage we do. We do not rule the natural world, despite our conspicuous position in it. On the contrary, it is our lifeline, and we do well to try to understand its rules.” 
― Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, The Hidden Life of Deer: Lessons from the Natural World

“You know those plants that are always trying to find the light? Maybe they were planted in a location that didn’t necessarily facilitate growth, but inexplicably they make a circuitous route to not only survive but bloom into a beautiful plant. That was me—my whole life.” 
― Jonathan Van Ness, Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love


“We were all born to be peaceful citizens of the world. Take care of your global garden and do not allow evil gardeners to try and convince you which flowers are ugly and which should be destroyed. This is God’s universe and he is the master gardener of all. If you see ugliness in his creations, then you see ugliness in our Creator. Wake up. If we eliminate all colors in his garden, then what would be a rainbow with only one color? And what would be a garden with only one kind of flower? Why would the Creator create a vast assortment of plants, ethnicities, and animals, if only one beast or seed is to dominate all of existence?” 
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“A passionate look, touch or a hug on a plant is enough to open your inner eyes than going for a serious yoga and other therapies” 
― Karthikeyan V

“A dried plant is nothing but a sign to plant a new one” 
― Priyansh Shah

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