Karel Capek

1890 - 1938

A Quote by Karel Capek on dogs and people

If dogs could talk, perhaps we should find it as hard to get on with them as we do with people.

Karel Capek (1890 - 1938)

Source: Intimate Things

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A Quote by Karel Capek

You ought to know that October is the first Spring month.

Karel Capek (1890 - 1938)

Source: The Gardener's Year

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A Quote by Karel Capek on day, heaven, names, plants, time, and wisdom

O Lord, grant that in some way it may rain every day, say from about midnight until three o'clock in the morning, but, you see, it must be gentle and warm so that it can soak in; grant that at the same time it would not rain on campion, alyssum, heliaanthemum, lavender, and the others which you in your infinite wisdom know are drought loving plants - I will write their names on a paper if you like - and grant that the sun may shine the whole day long, but not everywhere (not for instance, on spiraea, or on gentian, plantain lily, and rhododendron), and not to much; that there may be plenty of dew and little wind, enough worms, no plant lice and snails, no mildew, and that once a week thin liquid manure and guano may fall from heaven. Amen.

Karel Capek (1890 - 1938)

Source: The Gardener's Year, 1929

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A Quote by Karel Capek on heart and passion

Let no one think that real gardening is a bucolic and meditative occupation. It is an insatiable passion, like everything else to which a man gives his heart.

Karel Capek (1890 - 1938)

Contributed by: Zaady

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