Your first job is to prepare the soil. The best tool for this is your neighbor’s garden tiller. If your neighbor does not own a garden tiller, suggest that he buy one. – Dave Barry
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
– Maya Angelou
The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
– George Bernard Shaw
Today I saw a red and yellow sunset and thought, how insignificant I am! Of course, I thought that yesterday too, and it rained.
“Maybe you’re right, boss. It all depends on the way you look at it…Look, one day I had gone to a little village. An old grandfather of ninety was busy planting an almond tree. ‘What, granddad!’ I exclaimed. ‘Planting an olive tree at your age?’ And he said, bent as he was turned round and said, ‘My son, I carry on as if I should never die.’ I replied, ‘And I carry on as if I was going to die any minute. ‘Which of us was right, boss?”
– Nikos Kazantsakis (Zorba The Greek)
On a fine summer morning, Lucy, of the Peanuts comic strip fame, walks along and stumbles upon Charlie Brown and his buddies franticly digging shovelfuls of holes. Lucy stops, stares, and says to the boys who are fully engaged in the project, “Why are you boys digging holes in the garden?” “Because,” said Charlie Brown, “pretty soon it will be winter and we won’t be able to.”
– Attributed to Charles Schultz, creator of Peanuts
A flower falls, even though we love it, and a weed grows, even though we do not love it. – Dogen