A Quote by Rob Brezsny on blessings, imagination, desserts, wake up, graffiti, naming, trees, flowers, stars, travel, swans, and moon

May you eat an unfamiliar dessert in a strange land at least once every three years.

May you wake up... and start dancing while you're still half-asleep.

May you spray-paint Rilke poems as graffiti on highway overpasses...

My you learn to identify by name 20 flowers, 15 trees, 10 clouds, and one extrasolar planet...

May you dream of taking a trip to the moon in a gondola powered by firecrackers and wild swans.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 258

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Sherman Alexie on environmentalism, paper, trees, politics, marriage, balance, and irony

"Boise Cascade," said the other Republican husband.
"Sierra Club," said his Democrat wife.
'Wait, wait," I said. "So one of you fights for trees and the other fights against trees?"
"No, no," he said. "We make the paper she writes on to file lawsuits against the paper we make."

Sherman Alexie

Source: Ten Little Indians

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Odysseas Elytis on paradise, afterlife, trees, justice, eros, and love

If a seperate personal Paradise exists for each of us mine must irreparably be planted with trees of words which the wind silvers like poplars, by people who see their confiscated justice given back, and by birds that even in the midst of the truth of death insist on singing in Greek and saying, eros, eros, eros.

Odysseas Elytis

Source: Eros, Eros, Eros: Selected & Last Poems, Pages: cover

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Walter H. James on mind, music, and trees

The great forest, absolutely silent, save for the music of the brook, the smell of the woods, the charm of the campfire, the fragrance of the bed of boughs, all work a peace in the mind which has been accustomed for so many months to the noise and rush of the great city, the jolting of the railway train, and the smoke and dust of the locomotive.

Walter H. James

Source: Our Mountain Trips - Part I

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Masuru Emoto on harmony, respect, trees, plants, and animal kingdom

The trees and plants show respect for each other by the way they live in harmony.  This also applies to the animal kingdom.

Masuru Emoto

Source: The Hidden Messages in Water

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on light, memory, moon, and trees

Should at that moment the full moon
Step forth upon the hill,
And memories hard to bear at noon,
By moonlight harder still,
Form in the shadows of the trees,---
Things that you could not spare
And live, or so you thought, yet these
All gone, and you still there,
A man no longer what he was,
Not yet the thing he planned...

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: Wine from These Grapes

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Hokushi on moon and trees


I hung the moon on various
branches of the pine.


Source: The Earth speaks: An Acclimatization Journal

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Amelia Earhart on kindness, self, and trees

No kind action ever stops with itself.  One kind action leads to another.  Good example is followed.  A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.  The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.

Amelia Earhart (1898 - 1937)

Source: Women Know Everything!: 3,241 Quips, Quotes, and Brilliant Remarks

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Sam Walter Foss on dream, earth, soul, and trees

The woods were made for the hunters of dreams,
   The brooks for the fisher of song;
To the hunters who hunt for the gunless game
   The streams and the woods belong.
There are thoughts that moan from the soul of the pine
   And thoughts in a flower-bell curled;
And the thoughts that are blown with the scent of the fern
   Are as new and as old as the world.

Sam Walter Foss

Source: In the Acadian Land: Nature Studies

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by John Muir on trees, men, travellers, and milky way

We all travel the Milky Way together, trees and men... trees are travelers, in the ordinary sense.
They make journeys, not very extensive ones, it is true;but our own little comings and goings are only little more than tree-wavings- many of them not so much.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

Contributed by: mimi

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