Garden Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Garden Quotes from famous authors such as Monty Don, Caitlin Moran, Kimbal Musk, Richard Dawkins, Millie Bobby Brown. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

I see myself as a writer who happens to garden.
Monty Don
I remember, around age three, peas growing in the back garden. Pinching them from their pods and popping them in the mouth was my first realisation that food came from somewhere other than a shelf.
Caitlin Moran
Building one garden in L.A. – it might be a nice gesture – but it won’t make a difference. We have to start to change the culture of the community.
Kimbal Musk
There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can’t prove that there aren’t any, so shouldn’t we be agnostic with respect to fairies?
Richard Dawkins
I do Thai boxing Mondays, jujitsu Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Wednesdays I do boxing with Mark – he was a world champion at one point. I absolutely love it. I actually have a punching bag outside in my garden. I’m obsessed with working out. I eat like a pig, so it kind of makes up for that.
Millie Bobby Brown
I’m never happy with what I’ve written. You imagine, before you start, there’s a cathedral, and the moment it starts on the page, it’s a garden shed. And then you just try to make it the best shed you can.
Sadie Jones
I love the sunrise, as I am definitely a morning person! It’s a great time to get up and have a coffee in the garden by myself before everybody wakes up.
Bianca Balti
What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.
Victor Hugo
The power of the silent filibuster to distort Senate politics is now accepted on Capitol Hill and by the press as normal and not worth mentioning. Let me be the skunk at this political garden party and say this stinks. Representative government was not designed to work this way by the Founding Fathers.
Juan Williams
The best ideas are those that really affect me emotionally – those are the ones you never forget. You think to yourself, ‘I want to write that book’, for years; those are the ideas that I love to work with, and ‘The Bone Garden’ was one of them.
Tess Gerritsen
Madison Square Garden was always one of my favorite places to play because of the great enthusiasm of the fans. They were always fair to an out-of-town guy like me.
George Mikan
There is no real need for decorations when throwing a barbecue party – let the summer garden, in all its vibrant and luscious splendour, speak for itself.
Pippa Middleton
Even if your teams are doing lousy and you don’t have a good concert, you are still going to be Madison Square Garden, you are still going to be the ‘showplace of America.’
James L. Dolan
Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve. One man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don’t think anyone else should either. So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don’t.
Kirk Cameron
Mostly, I spend my time being a mother to my two children, working in my organic garden, raising masses of sweet peas, being passionately involved in conservation, recycling and solar energy.
Blythe Danner
We have lots of roadside stands in Norfolk where you can just pick up vegetables that people have grown in their garden and put the money in a pot.
Liz Truss
When I grew up in central London, we had six pavement slabs for a garden.
Keeley Hawes
I worked with Dionne Warwick, did shows with Bette Midler, and then I did the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Springsteen at the Garden. It was all important stuff because you want people to know you can work, you can sing, and you can still look good!
Darlene Love
Do you know that charming part of our country which has been called the garden of France – that spot where, amid verdant plains watered by wide streams, one inhales the purest air of heaven?
Alfred de Vigny
My mom tells me the first show we saw was ‘The Secret Garden,’ but I don’t remember that.
Aaron Lazar
Visiting gardens is bad for you. Not only does it encourage too much eating of cake but sets up all kinds of false notions that are ruinous to your garden back home.
Monty Don
I used to love going to the garden centre as a kid. It made me feel relaxed.
Sam Smith
I am forever grateful to St. John’s for giving me the opportunity to hear Carnesecca Arena and Madison Square Garden roar again for college basketball and especially for our players.
Chris Mullin
I have an organic garden and love being able to say, ‘I’m going to see what I can pick to throw in my salad.’
Christie Brinkley
These wrestlers aren’t organized. They have no union, no pension and no insurance. You meet wrestler after wrestler who sold out Madison Square Garden ten years ago, basically running on fumes today. There’s a lot of drama there.
Darren Aronofsky
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Stephen Fry
When I went to bed as a child, I was told, ‘You don’t know where you’ll wake up.’ When I ran in the garden, I was told that running was bad for the heart. Everything had its sinister aspect – milk shrinks the stomach, lemon thins the blood.
Louis MacNeice
I like my garden. It sounds boring, but it’s not.
Noel Edmonds
You create the color first, and then the name that fits. It depends – there are no rules. You watch a fabulous old movie, and you suddenly get inspired by it to create a lipstick shade, or you walk through a gorgeous garden and find the most beautiful flower shade for an eye shadow, and then you name it.
Francois Nars
I always loved reading. Growing up, my favorite book was ‘A Child’s Garden of Verses,’ by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Francine Pascal
I did a salad, but I didn’t do a garden.
Roberto Burle Marx
The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters.
May Sarton
In 1999 my father died and my mother was coming to live with me. So I left my Kennington flat and bought a house with a garden because my mother loved watching the birds.
Ann Widdecombe
Where I’ve come from and my background, to fight at Madison Square Garden against the biggest name in boxing is unbelievable.
Rocky Fielding
So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf, to make an apple-pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street, pops its head into the shop. ‘What! no soap?’ So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber.
Samuel Foote
Beauty is what I feel my life is about – the garden, the house, whatever. I see the world that way, yet it isn’t.
Julie Newmar
I read, go for walks and I love to garden. My hands are such a mess. People think I should have movie star hands, but they’re just gardening ones. Always slightly grubby and with a bit of dirt under the fingernails.
Amanda Donohoe
My first ever show in America was opening for Coldplay at Madison Square Garden. Nobody in that audience could have known who I was. It was almost like it was an accident, like I was in someone else’s dream.
Jon Hopkins
I was fortunate enough to fight at Madison Square Garden, Vegas and the City of Manchester Stadium.
Ricky Hatton
In my garden, which is a big garden, I have one part that is my bird garden, and every morning, 365 days a year, they get buckets of food – for the birds, for the squirrels, the chipmunks and the turtles in the summer.
Barbara Mandrell
A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant – rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance – but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.
Roberto Burle Marx
I have a tree man coming to trim the jacaranda in my front garden.
Moon Unit Zappa
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
Walt Whitman
Tomorrow I will have new competitors such as Google, Microsoft, and Facebook coming into my garden. I’d rather focus on the competition of tomorrow than combine with the competition of today.
Thomas Buberl
When a baby comes you can smell two things: the smell of flesh, which smells like chicken soup, and the smell of lilies, the flower of another garden, the spiritual garden.
Carlos Santana
I had a really nice childhood; I had great parents. I earned my allowance by washing dishes, and in the summer I earned my allowance by working in daddy’s garden.
Nikki Giovanni
I have been growing vegetables since I was a boy. When I was about 17 I was the only one of five children living at home. My parents were ill and I took over the vegetable garden and I have had one ever since.
Monty Don
Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that.
Richard M. Nixon
Give the children an opportunity to make garden. Let them grow what they will. It matters less that they grow good plants than that they try for themselves.
Liberty Hyde Bailey
Possessions can possess you. Even a lawn can possess you. It makes you buy a garden hose. Which makes you water. Which cuts into time you might be happier spending some other way.
Orson Bean
Music is like my secret garden. It’s where I heal myself from every pain that I feel. It’s like a therapy.
I try to describe how I feel about this, about being closer and closer to the top of WWE, things like Madison Square Garden and to share a beer with ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin and to get a win over AJ Styles it’s almost like sensory overload, everything is happening so fast.
Cedric Alexander
When Welwyn Garden City was planned, the workers homes were placed in the east, downwind from the factories in the middle, whilst the bosses got the larger westside homes in Handside. This sort of social engineering, including the absence of a pub, would not be acceptable today.
Grant Shapps
My first memory of the Garden, it’s probably like any other kid in New York: it’s either watching the Knicks win the championship or Muhammed Ali against Joe Frazier.
Paul Heyman
Complexity excites the mind, and order rewards it. In the garden, one finds both, including vanishingly small orders too complex to spot, and orders so vast the mind struggles to embrace them.
Diane Ackerman
I also like to garden. I grow things, vegetables, flowers… I particularly like orchids. I raise orchids.
Beau Bridges
I grew up with an abundance of things from our garden, so fried food was not enjoyable.
Rachel Keller
I like to garden, particularly mowing grass.
Rita Tushingham
Essentially, I spent most of my childhood with my mother and my older sister, and I suppose I had rather a romantic vision of how things might be if there were men around; I saw myself in a country house with six children and a garden. That has never been achieved – and I still regret it.
Claire Tomalin
I rode on a plane a couple years ago with Snow Patrol and didn’t know who the hell they were. They said they were big fans of mine and were playing Madison Square Garden. And they let me listen to one of their records on their iPod. I started to weep.
Neil Sedaka
It was like my part-time job as a kid to be an adventurer… in my head. I used to sword-fight in the garden and in the park – with my Nan, of all people, with my Nan who can barely walk! I used to make her run around, and I’d go around destroying these trees and cones and stuff.
Elliot Knight
Checking email every 45 seconds is not only compulsive, it’s presumptuous. It suggests a belief that anyone who sends us a message needs us to read it immediately, even if the message is from SkyMall telling us our Bigfoot Garden Yeti statue has shipped.
Meghan Daum
If we descended from space aliens, that’s just as viable as Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, as far as I’m concerned.
Jon Gries
I’ve got an image of me at the bottom of my garden sitting under my silver birch tree reading, while everyone else had gone somewhere exotic.
Geri Halliwell
Am I really one of those who has to go to everyone else’s back garden to get a fight? I believe I’m bigger than that really.
Luke Campbell
I think in a way that’s part of getting older, appreciating the simple pleasures of being in the garden.
Zoe Ball
I had a little ladybird ball in the back garden; I think I was about one. I started off early.
Jesse Lingard
I spend most money on my garden.
Sofia Helin
Unemployment is capitalism’s way of getting you to plant a garden.
Orson Scott Card
I work every day from 9:30 or so until lunchtime. In the afternoons, I become a normal person – go shopping and do the garden and look after my grandchildren.
Deborah Moggach
I’m kind of well-known in Holland, which is nice. But in Holland, we’re down to earth; there are no paparazzi in my garden and no autograph hunters at the door. We have ‘Strictly Come Dancing,’ but I’ve not been asked.
Marianne Vos
We still haven’t played Madison Square Garden. That’s a benchmark. Something will have gone seriously wrong if we don’t play Madison Square Garden for this album.
Dan Hawkins
Every garden scheme should have a backbone, a central idea beautifully phrased. Every wall, path, stone and flower should have its relationship to the central idea.
Edwin Lutyens
I think New Orleans is such a beautiful city. It looks like a fairytale when you walk through the French Quarter or the Garden District. There is such a lush sense of color, style, architecture – and the people themselves.
Anika Noni Rose
There’s something Zen-like about the way I work – it’s like raking gravel in a Zen Buddhist garden.
Chuck Close
I’m very old fashioned. I’m from an era where your phone is in the house so if you are pottering in the garden then you won’t hear it ring.
Keith Allen
I used to help my maternal grandad in his garden. He was a lovely, kind man. He turned his spare bedroom into a greenhouse because he didn’t have room in the garden, and I remember rows of polythened plants stuffed in there.
Sarah Millican
When I have to do something fast, I wear the most unflattering rubber pants over my pants and a big easy sweater. I can get on my knees in the garden in whatever condition, and when I’m done, I can take it off, get in the car, and drive to the office. It’s the most practical thing.
Dries van Noten
To dwell is to garden.
Martin Heidegger
I was incredibly competitive, growing up with two brothers; we’d argue and play against each other in the garden continuously. If we have a competition, I want to beat them.
Harry Maguire
I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
Joseph Addison
Certainly if I were to think in terms of a field that would have required a different mode of education, I think I would have leaned in the direction of being a therapist. And without the education, or a different kind of education, I think my first choice would be a landscape architect. I love to garden.
Jill McCorkle
My parents own a restaurant in downtown Oakland – Garden House – and I started working there at 8. I’d work the cash register while people looked at me skeptically. Free child labor!
Su-chin Pak
I’ve tried everywhere, but my garden shed is the most effective place to write.
Lee Mack
I have a garden, and I’m passionately interested in young people.
Mary Wesley
I cooked at the White House for Easter, last year, with Michelle Obama. But it more had to do with cooking from the organic garden, and her message. I took my daughter and granddaughter there, and they were really charming, it was great.
Jacques Pepin
Perhaps I am the worst coach in Serie A, but I always want to win, even playing in the garden with my son.
Gennaro Gattuso
If I beat Canelo Alvarez at Madison Square Garden, I wake up the next day the king of New York and the new face of boxing.
Rocky Fielding
Yes, I grew up with guns. For my 16th birthday, in fact, I received a .357 instead of a car. But there was nothing playful about them; they were tools. My parents went through a back-to-the-land phase. Most of our vegetables and fruits came from our own garden.
Benjamin Percy
I saw my father preach in Madison Square Garden, and I was a little embarrassed, I think, the first time I heard him preach. That’s my father up there, and I kind of slid down in my chair.
Franklin Graham
I’m not a glory guy or anything like that, but it was such a great pleasure for me to wrestle Bob Backland, the champion at the time. He was such an awesome guy and such a great champion, and it was such a privilege to be able to wrestle him so early on in my WWF career in a title match at Madison Square Garden.
Jimmy Snuka
A garden is a reflection of you, it’s your presence in the world.
Julie Newmar
It gives you a good feeling. Each year, you rediscover in a garden the magic of life. A flower arrives, and it is a miracle. The leaves fall in the autumn, and it looks fantastic. There is a tenderness about a garden, and you can’t help but be sensitive to that.
Hubert de Givenchy
My favourite plant is the foxglove. I think they are a perfect balance between being a garden plant and a wild plant, as at home in woodland as they are in a city.
Clive Anderson
Everyone can identify with a fragrant garden, with beauty of sunset, with the quiet of nature, with a warm and cozy cottage.
Thomas Kinkade
To give everyone a house and garden is very difficult in urban areas.
Jeremy Corbyn
We got to play Madison Square Garden before. I mean, that was like a dream. There is something about the lights and the huge arenas that is really special, but nothing can quite compare to those intimate shows where it’s sold out, and it’s a thousand people.
Maria Brink
Protein has been intensely over-represented on the plate. Now, the garden should be the main drag for main courses.
Mario Batali
It does seem to me that the British in particular, British horticultural literature and television programmes, focus a huge amount on how we garden and hardly at all on why we garden.
Monty Don
I’ve got my organic veg patch and fruit; we’re very garden-obsessed, my husband and I. He designed a garden for me for Christmas, so beautiful! Alasdhair’s very good at the proportion and ground work, and I come in and do the planting and the color scheme.
Stella McCartney
‘The Secret Garden’ was the first musical that I fell in love with when I was a kid. My mom took me to see it, and it was the first one that I owned the soundtrack to and listened to over and over again.
Allison Tolman
One night in 1974, I made the comment, ‘Here I am, this fat kid, the son of a plumber. I don’t look like a body builder; fist fight in a parking lot, it doesn’t matter. I’m getting ready to sell out this building. I’m going to sell out Madison Square Garden one day. This is the American Dream. I’m living it.’
Dusty Rhodes
The classic Italian green sauce, salsa verde, is easy to make and especially nice in the spring when bunches of fresh herbs start appearing in the farmers market or in your garden.
Tom Douglas
Well, being a jazz musician is not a rose garden!
Toots Thielemans
Cynicism means the conduit to the soul has a great kink in it, like a garden hose in which nothing flows in either direction.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
There is no reason why the Louvre should be your favourite gallery just because it has the grandest collections in France, any more than Kew should necessarily be a favourite garden because it has the largest assemblage of plants, or Tesco your chosen shop because it has the widest variety of canned beans.
Jim Crace
My parents decided – because they were not going to teach us anything Jewish at home – to send both me and my sister to a Jewish primary school. So I went to Kerem Primary School in Hampstead Garden Suburb. But, for me, that school really didn’t work that well.
Noreena Hertz
A lot of people have no idea that right now Y.A. (young adult). is the Garden of Eden of literature.
Sherman Alexie
I’m mad about gardening. I have an allotment on the other side of Hampstead Heath, and I keep three hens in my garden.
Deborah Moggach
It’s my destiny to make a place where people can come and be happy: a garden of joy.
Niki de St. Phalle
Performing at Madison Square Garden is a real honor, so we had a lot of fun.
Jessica Jung
I had been obsessed with insects and creepy-crawlies: I used to get up at five o’clock in the morning and go out into this field behind our garden and collect insects before everyone else got up, and suddenly, all I wanted to know about was music. It just seemed a very, very strange thing.
George Michael
Introduced to this world in Llandyssul, Cardiganshire, Wales, November 14, 1843, I celebrated my first anniversary by landing at Castle Garden, in New York City.
Jenkin Lloyd Jones
All you would hear every night on the news was that somebody had been shot dead in a certain part of Belfast. We lived opposite a judge, and there were always soldiers crouched down in our garden. We’d sit and talk to them, and I even used to sing to them!
Rachel Tucker
In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.
Alice Walker
I loved working with Renoir on ‘The Southerner.’ Oh, I loved it! I particularly loved when he had a scene with a cow going through a garden, and he wanted a little dog to come and bark at it and chase it out.
Norman Lloyd
Do you think that you shall enter the Garden of Bliss without such trials as came to those who passed before you?
Scott Reed
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
Alfred Austin
My abiding childhood memory is watching my uncle perform to thousands in Madison Square Garden. He wore a white suit and came down from the ceiling on a rope, and the crowd went crazy.
Little Louie Vega
I have this first album that sells more than 100,000 copies in its first week, debuts at number two, goes gold, the single goes platinum, we’re doing Madison Square Garden.
I’ve been meditating since 14 years and my mornings are spent in the building garden.
Dia Mirza
While novels are fiction, mine are usually very close to my heart. Like my other books, ‘The Lemon Orchard’ is inspired by something I care about. I care so deeply. The stories are my dreams, and I want to do a lot of research. Roberto is based on a real live friend of mine named Armando who worked in my garden.
Luanne Rice
When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us.
Robert Smithson
I’m a big fan of HIIT training and you can do it anywhere; at home, in the garden or even in the park.
Joe Wicks
Koishikawa Korakuen Garden – one of Tokyo’s oldest Japanese gardens, and one of the best spots for viewing the cherry blossoms.
Peter Marino
I have been trapped in some posh toilets, including those in Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace, and at Victor Spinetti’s memorial at St. Paul’s Covent Garden, I got locked in the loo.
Ronnie Corbett
If you want to be an architect of change by raising great kids, God bless. If you want to do it by raising money for your kid’s school, great. If you want to build a garden – whatever it is. Women like myself – they’re complicated, and they have a lot of different interests and qualities within them.
Maria Shriver
Typically, I would say that I’m not defined by one loss and I’m not defined by one win. But I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t harp on the loss at Madison Square Garden.
Eddie Alvarez
I de-stress with my family, just at home pruning roses, cutting, working in the garden.
Jaclyn Smith
Every day I’m in my studio – it’s wooden and purpose-built at the end of our garden. It’s filthy and has got paint everywhere.
Vic Reeves
Life is given to you like a flat piece of land and everything has to be done. I hope that when I am finished, my piece of land will be a beautiful garden, so there is a lot of work.
Jeanne Moreau
God gave our first parents the food He designed that the race should eat. It was contrary to His plan to have the life of any creature taken. There was to be no death in Eden. The fruit of the trees in the garden was the food man’s wants required.
Ellen G. White
I always remember my childhood house with happy memories. There was a beautiful garden, and outside my bedroom window was a jasmine vine which would open in the evenings, giving off a divine scent.
Carolina Herrera
I turned down the first script offered to me, and the second. I lay on my back one day under an umbrella, in the garden, reading the third, and wondered why I had turned down the first.
Conrad Veidt
I’ve lived in small rooms, flats, growing plants in pots on window sills. I’d have liked to have had a full-fledged garden with all kinds of flowers and plants. I’ve never had enough money to buy a big enough garden space.
Ruskin Bond
The Great British Dig’ is a fantastic format which combines finding out about the history of where you live and the surprising things that lie under your own back garden. Its kind of a community archaeology project.
Hugh Dennis
Designing a game can be like a Japanese garden. It’s not what you put in but how much you take away.
Jenova Chen
In retrospect, I’ve become wise in playing my roles in terms of acting techniques. But looking at my old performances when I was young like what I did in ‘My Lovely Sam Soon’ or ‘Secret Garden,’ there is something fresh and daring that I want to emulate now.
Hyun Bin
I started playing football with my mates and my brothers, in the playground or the park or the front garden. It was just about enjoying it, having a good time playing. I wanted to play all the time.
Trent Alexander-Arnold
My music is homegrown from the garden of New Orleans. Music is everything to me short of breathing. Music also has a role to lift you up – not to be escapist but to take you out of misery.
Allen Toussaint
I hope that Ring Of Honor could one day sell out Madison Square Garden when WWE is not in town.
Kevin Owens
At each moment, a poem might grow into a totally different shape. It is not so much like working in a garden. It is more as if you remade the garden every day.
Alice Oswald
Like everybody know, six years, nobody beat Mr. Bob Backlund. I beat him in most famous arena in the world, Madison Square Garden.
The Iron Sheik
I remember I was unsure about doing ‘Shameless.’ I’d never acted in anything so commercial. I read the script in the garden with my mum, Mary. She said it’s filthy dirty, but she said these people have love and sex and nothing else. That made me take the role.
Anne-Marie Duff
That was the top of the line for me. New York City… Madison Square Garden. Oh my Lord! I loved it so much, brudda.
Jimmy Snuka
Be your own politics, grow your own garden, and maybe you can help out more.
Rip Torn
I need my friends, I need my house, I need my garden.
Miranda Richardson
The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
George Bernard Shaw
New Jersey residents deserve to have their tax dollars spent on transportation and infrastructure projects right here in the Garden State instead of being wasted in Washington.
Scott Garrett
The British have such an odd relationship with food – and the land. I want the public and the Soil Association to see that growing things in a garden is no different to growing things in a field.
Monty Don
The more help a person has in his garden, the less it belongs to him.
W. H. Davies
The garden is a living, pulsing, singing, scratching, warring, erotic, and generally rowdy thing. I may find peace in its midst, but I regard it as a whole with many parts, a plural organism.
Diane Ackerman
I find the world pretty overwhelming, so I’m getting into meditation and doing lots of yoga. And I love my garden, and I love nature, and I feel like that grounds me and keeps my mind clear.
Bat for Lashes
I have loved cricket my whole life, from playing in the garden as a child, and will never underestimate how special it is to pull on an England shirt.
Alastair Cook
Obviously when I was younger, when I was three years old, I used to kick a football around in the park or in the garden. I’ve got loads of videos, pictures of me doing it.
Fran Kirby
I remember taking my stabilisers off my bike with my dad in the back garden. It was a small little bike, and it was called Poppy, had balloons on it, and was purple.
Lizzie Armitstead
I’ve played Madison Square Garden and Jones Beach several times, but I personally don’t enjoy those larger venues. I much prefer theater or a performance space.
Jason Mraz
Well I was out in the garden moving rocks on the day of the Emmys. I was just playing in the dirt.
Charles Keating
I will not serve lunch to anyone in the middle of a workday. I rarely rearrange my furniture or cabinets; once I find a drawer for something, it stays there. I don’t garden. And I don’t knit.
Christina Baker Kline
A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.
Charles Baudelaire
I have become a prisoner of the peace movement. But you can’t say that the termination is coming and then say that you are going back to your own garden to dig.
E. P. Thompson
I take showers, I don’t like them because I like baths in very nice jacuzzi or garden tubs.
Summer Walker
I’m in this absolutely gorgeous manor house with acres of quite beautiful countryside. I’ve got trout in the river, an organic vegetable garden, I’ve got my work 40 yards from my home. I don’t mind being criticised, but where are they criticising from? Which hut are they criticising me from, exactly?
Jay Kay
Soon after the inauguration, the Obamas gave Big Food a case of heartburn when, in the spring of 2009, Michelle Obama planted an organic vegetable garden on the White House lawn, a symbolic but nevertheless powerful act that thrilled the food movement.
Michael Pollan
New York, playing in the Garden, I’ve always been a player who likes to play with a lot of people watching.
RJ Barrett
Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?
Chuck Palahniuk
I was raised in the Pacific Islands, so I remember picking fruit every morning for breakfast or collecting the eggs from the chickens in the garden. It was a very simple life, but we had all of these fresh ingredients on our doorstep.
Monica Galetti
I have always wanted to be a gardener, and I love the time I spend in my garden.
Pawan Kalyan
Shutting people away, cooped up in cramped accommodation, is a recipe for frustration and despair. It is impossible for families in one-bedroom flats to get space from each other. No garden, no balcony, no patio means little activity for children.
Susanna Reid
If the whole of mankind is to be united into one brotherhood, all obstacles must be removed so that men, all over the surface of the globe, should be as children playing in a garden.
Maria Montessori
The critics never see my role as it is – as a man protecting his garden killing poisonous snakes. Instead, they say it’s just me again committing violence.
Charles Bronson
I remember that Martin Hannett once had an idea of making a record and burying it in his garden so that one day someone would dig it up, like a time capsule.
Stephen Morris
I like to look nice when I go out and I’ll put on a bit of slap, but I’m not someone who spends hours looking at myself. I live on a farm in Devon and when I look in the mirror I can see my garden behind me. That’s what I’m really interested in.
Caroline Quentin
My husband will tell you one of the most frequent questions he gets from world leaders is, ‘How’s your wife’s garden?’
Michelle Obama
I’ve found a place that would amaze you. People used to live there, but now it’s all overgrown and no one goes there. Absolutely no one – only me… Just a little house and a garden. And two dogs.
Karel Capek
Stan Hansen was a different ballgame. I broke my neck wrestling him in Madison Square Garden. I spent a month in the hospital and for a while it was touch and go because the doctors told me I came within a millimeter of being paralyzed from the neck down.
Bruno Sammartino
I have a little garden, and I quite enjoy fiddling about in it.
Monica Galetti
I have this ‘Alice in Wonderland’ idea in my head that a garden should be a place of wonderment.
Peter Marino
In 1972, there was still a New York City law prohibiting women there from ‘furnishing refreshments to the audience or spectators at any place of public amusement.’ That’s right: Until the law was repealed in 1977, it was technically illegal for women to work as popcorn vendors in Madison Square Garden.
Steve Rushin
A good garden may have some weeds.
Thomas Fuller
The fame of Maria Foote’s beauty and charm of manner had reached London, and in May 1814, she made her first appearance at Covent Garden Theatre and personated Amanthis in ‘The Child of Nature’ with such grace and effect that the manager complimented her with an immediate engagement.
Sabine Baring-Gould
Fantasy is my heart and love. And I just want to play in that garden for the rest of my life.
Catherynne M. Valente
In Naples, Fla., I met a self-made man, a multimillionaire, whose round penthouse apartment is home to Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Henry Moore, and Mickey Mantle. He had purchased the most coveted items auctioned by the Mantle family at Madison Square Garden in December 2003.
Jane Leavy
In Argentina, in Brazil, I remember going to Australia, all the trips I did in Japan, you know how they’d advertise me? ‘From Madison Square Garden, Bruno Sammartino.’
Bruno Sammartino
My family recycles paper and bottles, but I reckon a proper wormery for the garden compost would be the way to go.
Lenny Henry
Weather means more when you have a garden. There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.
Marcelene Cox
I cannot live without flowers everywhere. I grew up having a big garden, the size of a city block, in Rombas.
Mireille Guiliano
A garden is to be a world unto itself, it had better make room for the darker shades of feeling as well as the sunny ones.
William Kent
Every time I imagine a garden in an architectural setting, it turns into a magical place. I think of gardens I have seen, that I believe I have seen, that I long to see, surrounded by simple walls, columns, arcades or the facades of buildings – sheltered places of great intimacy where I want to stay for a long time.
Peter Zumthor
The engagements I had with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles were about reaching out and showing respect to the unionist people. I also recognised that when someone like her makes acts of reconciliation as she did do at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin, she is 100% behind the peace process.
Martin McGuinness
Joe Frazier’s life didn’t start with Ali. I was a Golden Gloves champ. Gold medal in Tokyo ’64. Heavyweight champion of the world long before I fought Ali in the Garden.
Joe Frazier
Our back garden is allegedly haunted by a ghost called the Grey Lady. When one of my daughters was three, she said she’d been speaking to a lady in the garden and we went running around trying to find this woman. There was no one there.
Phillip Schofield
I had a ton of animals; I had a goat growing up, a bunch of rabbits, a vegetable garden.
Kelli Williams
My father read ‘The New York Times,’ my mother did secretarial work, we had a dog, we had a garden, I had a brother.
Donna Leon
People think that because of my act that I must have a really busy mind and I must be driven. I really am not. I quite like going outside and looking at spiders on a hedge in my garden and stuff.
Tim Vine
We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest.
My grandmother had a courtyard of animals, like goats and chickens. She made ricotta cheese, cooked with potatoes warm from the garden, grew everything from beans to wheat. It was simple, seasonal food, and we all ate what was produced 10 miles from where we lived. It was that way for centuries.
Lidia Bastianich
Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.
Jean Anouilh
I remember as a student going to Covent Garden, where they took out the stall seats and you hunkered down on the floor – I heard Pavarotti in Tosca there, and the experience of being in that same room with that astonishing voice has never left me.
Roger Allam
I grew up taking the Long Island Railroad from Baldwin, New York into Penn Station and walking upstairs to Madison Square Garden. Those are some of my favorite memories.
Chris Weidman
I’m good in the garden and I can do the cooking, ironing and cleaning, but I can’t hang wallpaper or paint.
Linford Christie
Venice Beach is incredibly quiet at night: no streetlights, no traffic, hummingbirds in the garden, palm trees everywhere.
KT Tunstall
I’d love to have a really flourishing vegetable garden, and I’d love to have a better area for a rose garden or a cutting garden, but I don’t. You have to develop a garden in the way that it’s meant to be developed.
Julie Andrews
There’s great value to knitting or digging up your garden or chopping up vegetables for soup, because you’re taking some time away from turning the pages, answering your emails, talking to people on the phone, and you’re letting your brain process whatever is stuck up in there.
Chellie Pingree
I have been blessed with friends who do things rather than buy things: friends who will change books at the library, take a bag of your old clothes to a thrift store, bring you cuttings and plant them in a window box, fill the bird feeder in your garden when you can’t get out.
Maeve Binchy
I don’t take myself seriously any more. Sometimes I just garden in my knickers and platform shoes.
Kim Wilde
Growing your own garden is way less expensive than going out shopping and eating.
Anna Getty
I was raised on a farm in Kansas where we lived next door to my Grandma Dew, and I was her shadow. We went everywhere together – to the bank, the doctor, the Early Bird Garden Club, and to an endless procession of Church meetings.
Sheri L. Dew
When you’re doing exactly what you want to do, it’s not tiring. You’ve been planting these seeds, and finally, you have a full garden in bloom; you’re like, ‘Oh, I just want to smell the flowers and play among the flowers all day.’ That’s what I’m doing. I’m playing among the flowers.
Colman Domingo
I’ve got a little vegetable patch in my garden. I moved from a city apartment into a house this year and needed something to do outside football.
Lucy Bronze
I don’t know too many kids who ask to weed the garden.
Tom Douglas
To play at the Mecca of basketball and the Garden every night, it’s probably the greatest decision I’ve ever made to go to New York.
J. R. Smith
I used to sing classical music to the flowers in the garden and imagine they were all different parts of the orchestra. It used to really annoy the neighbours.
Joe Lycett
In the eighteenth century, it was ladies and gentlemen and swings in a garden; today, it may be Campbell’s soup cans or highway signs. There is no real difference. The artist still takes his everyday world and tries to make something out of it.
Corita Kent
I had a lot of my success due to appearing at the Garden. I wrestled there over 200 times, it’s where I won the title, and it’s where I picked up 630-plus pounds of Haystacks Calhoun.
Bruno Sammartino
I want a house with a garden, but slap bang in the centre of London. Next door to a sushi bar.
Michelle Dockery
When you’re a kid, and someone is your best friend, you almost don’t need words. It’s almost like puppies in a – frolicking in a garden or something. You don’t articulate stuff. You just live it.
Claire Messud
I think I experienced it during the ’90s that there’s no better place to be than Madison Square Garden.
Tom Thibodeau
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I can tell you, I was in Seoul, Korea, and I had people come up to me in the airport and say ‘Congratulations on your induction into the WWE Hall of Fame.’ Of course, I can go to Garden City, Kan., and get the same kind of reception. It truly is an honor.
Gene Okerlund
I am often asked what I would be doing if I hadn’t become a writer. I have long said I would probably be a chef or a garden designer or a decorator, but since recording my own books, there is no doubt in my mind that if the writing doesn’t work out, voice work is what I would choose.
Jane Green
I have two garden parties a year to avoid going out to dinner.
Tom Stoppard
Temptation has been here ever since the Garden of Eden.
Jerry Falwell
There is nothing I like better at the end of a hot summer’s day than taking a short walk around the garden. You can smell the heat coming up from the earth to meet the cooler night air.
Peter Mayle
My first job ever was working a ski lift when I was 16. I also worked at a garden center, which I loved. I did that for two and a half years.
Sara Canning
I used to love wildlife as a kid and being outside in the garden and the woods and the field and that stuff.
Sean Bean
I grew up in Sedgefield, which is in the heart of the area along the Garden Route that has been ravaged by fire.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
In Surrey, we’re surrounded by countryside and wildlife. And I love my garden. My father was never more at peace than when he was in his garden. I’ve inherited his green fingers.
Robson Green
My dad will sit out in the last tiny corner of the garden that has sunshine until the millisecond the final vestige has gone! As kids we were encouraged to head out of the front door at daybreak, and not come back till we were tired and hungry.
Steve Backshall
It’s true that I have a wide range of interests. I like to write and paint and make music and go walking on my own and garden. In fact, gardening is probably what I enjoy doing more than anything else.
Viggo Mortensen
I grew up in Mossel Bay in South Africa on the Garden Route. It’s really windy there, and I like it. I enjoy links golf a lot.
Louis Oosthuizen
Like many women, I stay active juggling many aspects of a very full life! I’m a busy mom. I also love to travel, garden, cook and volunteer at my kids school.
Jane Clayson
To make my meal, I go to the market and to the garden, and then I decide what I’m going to do. That’s a great pleasure.
Alain Ducasse
I don’t bother with gyms, I just workout where I happen to be whether it’s in the garden or at home.
Wim Hof
I was never a very adventurous eater growing up, despite the fact that my mother is a nutritionist and my parents have always had a garden in our yard.
J. J. Redick
I always want to have children running around in the garden and so I don’t know what I am going to do with myself once they’re all grown up.
Stacey Solomon
The earth is my altar, the sky is my dome, mind is my garden, the heart is my home and I’m always at home – yea, I’m always at Om.
Eden Ahbez
As a female pilot, the sacred rose garden in my heart is the motherland’s blue sky.
Liu Yang
I turned goalkeeper. My father had been one and we had a goal in the back garden. He’d taught me a bit about it so I thought I’d give it a go. I didn’t really know whether it was going to be a good choice or a bad one but I joined a small local team as a keeper and it turned out to be a really good decision.
Simon Mignolet
I have a study at the back of the house, overlooking our garden. It’s tiny, just wide enough to fit my desk in. The walls are covered with pin boards and art postcards from galleries all over the world, including Tate, MoMA, and Lenbachhaus.
Emma Healey
Fans in Madison Square Garden are a little bit hipper, but they are more vocal. It’s like, ‘Hey, you work for me, bro. I bought this ticket. Now get out there and entertain me.’
Scott Hall
Unbelievable to me when I was first told Canelo would fight me in the Garden.
Rocky Fielding
On Saturday afternoons when all the things are done in the house and there’s no real work to be done, I play Bach and Chopin and turn it up real loudly and get a good bottle of chardonnay and sit out on my deck and look out at the garden.
Maya Angelou
They are the three venues I wanted to box in – I wasn’t really interested in Las Vegas and all of them places. The three I always said was Croke Park, United, and Madison Square Garden.
Tyson Fury
Initially, when I first became a Christian and got into ministry, my thought was that God existed to make my life better and to take me to Heaven. Now I realize that it is not about me at all. It is all about God and that He did this to display His plan to restore the Earth to the Garden of Eden state.
Max Lucado
I think of marriage as a garden. You have to tend to it. Respect it, take care of it, feed it. Make sure everyone is getting the right amount of, um, sunlight.
Mark Ruffalo
I have the distinct feeling that when I’m old, and I look back on my life, my thirties will be one huge blur. There’s a lot that gets neglected: exercise, dishes, laundry, my poor garden. I try to prioritize the important but non-urgent things over the unimportant but urgent things.
Rebecca Makkai
Since I travel so much, my perfect Sunday would start by waking up at home with my partner Inez. We’d have breakfast with our little girl Karmen, maybe in our garden.
Morten Harket
My work begun to spread out. And calls to the universities begun to take me out of my garden, you know.
Howard Finster
Between all four children and my husband, I don’t get to do much. But when I am in England, I cook and I garden, and it’s much more calming and relaxed.
Lisa Marie Presley
When you left on Saturday, I felt a horrible void, I saw you everywhere, on the beach, in your room, in the garden: impossible for me to get used to the idea that you had left.
Camille Claudel
What’s the point of doing a brilliant Hedda Gabler in my back garden if no one will ever see it?
Jennifer Ehle
Fighting at Madison Square Garden, where so many great fighters have fought is a true honor, and something I have dreamt about my entire life.
Demetrius Andrade
I want lots of kids and I want a garden and I hope to stay married to my husband. I hope to be working in some way that fulfils me.
Jemima Kirke
It may sound surprising, but a joke and a crime novel work in very much the same way. The comedian/writer leads their audience along the garden path. The audience know what’s coming, or at least they think they do until they get hit from a direction they were not expecting.
Mark Billingham
I first came to the Garden when I was a sophomore in college. The old, old Garden.
Jim Boeheim
I recycle. I have a house in the south of France and I have a small garden. My name is Dujardin – ‘from the garden.’ I grow carrots, peppers, strawberries, green beans, and things for salads, but there are lots of wild boars all around and they steal the food.
Jean Dujardin
‘Tiger King.’ They are absolutely gone with the fairies, they’re all absolutely raving out of the box, the lot of them. All those people with animals like tigers, who’ve got their own zoos in America, and one guy’s got something like 2,000 tigers in his back garden. It’s absolutely mad.
Shaun Ryder
At Roden Crater, I was interested in taking the cultural artifice of art out into the natural surround. I wanted the work to be enfolded in nature in such a way that light from the sun, moon and stars empowered the spaces. I wanted to bring culture to the natural surround as if one was designing a garden.
James Turrell
I’m happier in a garden.
Billy Squier
I hate roses. Don’t you? It’s all right if you can hide them in a cutting garden, but I think a rose garden is the height of ick.
Cy Twombly
Oh my garden, I hope Cory Booker runs for president, just to watch him lose.
Lisa Kennedy Montgomery
The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.
Sylvia Browne
We’ve got a wood-burning pizza oven in the garden – a luxury, I know, but it’s one of the best investments I’ve ever made.
Gwyneth Paltrow
I do have a bit of a garden, and I’d love a hovercraft to get around it – one of the big four-seater ones with the fan on the back.
Tom Felton
On the subject of literary genres, I’ve always felt that my response to poetry is inadequate. I’d love to be the kind of person that drifts off into the garden with a slim volume of Elizabethan verse or a sheaf of haikus, but my passion is story.
J. K. Rowling
I get around nature. I have a vegetable garden, and I enjoy being outside. I do work quite a bit around the house.
Patty Loveless
A large part of my childhood was spent holding a cricket bat. The first time I picked one up was in the garden aged about six, and I’ve never really put the bat down since.
Stuart Broad
I write about five thousand words a day, when working on a book, about three thousand a day if I’m writing a short story. I take long periods off between projects, when I read a lot, garden, and think about the next book or stories.
Eric Brown
I came to these mediums through having the garden, and of course, people who have designed gardens have always worked in collaboration, and never made their own inscriptions.
Ian Hamilton Finlay
I play with my grandchildren. I tend to my garden, which I love. Of course, I love to read, and family is really what it’s all about.
Julie Andrews
I used to build ramps in my back garden. It was more about having a bit of fun than racing.
Chris Hoy
It’s always been a dream of mine to fight at Madison Square Garden, and it’s something I really relish.
Gennady Golovkin
The Madison Square Garden is a great arena to play at.
Manu Ginobili
A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.
Robert Southey
The purity of finding the right artist, that artist that’s gonna be the next hall of famer, that artist that’s gonna be the next headliner, lifting people out of their seats at Madison Square Garden, that song that’s gonna be sung for hundreds and hundreds of years, that essence remains the same.
Clive Davis
I perceive myself as rather uninhibited, with a certain mathematical facility and more interest in the broad aspect of a problem than the delicate nuances. I am more interested in discovering what is over the next rise than in assiduously cultivating the beautiful garden close at hand.
Henry B. Eyring
Maybe when I was a kid, when you have those crazy dreams about what music is going to be like – a string of No. 1 hits, a limo, and a fairground in your back garden – and then you start as a musician, and you realize very, very quickly, that’s not how things work. So I just let go of all that stuff.
When I came out to my parents, I knew that they knew. My father was like, ‘Are you sure?’ I literally said, ‘You took me to see Barbra Streisand at Madison Square Garden.’
Billy Eichner
The Garden is my favorite arena.
Evan Fournier
I live in, literally, the same home when I was swiping my first bank card and wondering if I’d have to put back the Charmin. We still don’t have a dishwasher. My mom has done all these gardens so now my house looks like the garden shack in the middle of Versailles.
Rachael Ray
We can make this country the garden of Eden.
Cyril Ramaphosa
Successful writers say you should never work from a desk with a view, and the view I have from this one is a huge distraction. There’s a garden bursting with fresh vegetation, and just beyond the high wall at the end of it, I can see the sign of the local pub across the road. Distractions, eh? I’m so easily led.
Matt Roper
I love evening tuberoses. My mother used to have tuberoses in her garden, and in the summers in Sacramento, it would get really hot and then cool down in the evenings. You’d walk up the driveway, and it made it feel like ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’
Lela Loren
I danced with the London Festival at Covent Garden. I’m a ballerina by trade; I’m a ballerina who sings by the way.
Jane Seymour
I grew up in the old neighborhood of Beijing where you had a courtyard and trees. Actually, the whole of Beijing was a garden – the Forbidden City – and the lakes and gardens in the city center were all artificial.
Ma Yansong
I’m keeping myself busy with hobbies and sport. I have my animals and a huge garden.
Jupp Heynckes
A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.
Leo Buscaglia
Organized religion provides a model of the way all organizations, from the state down to the village garden club, end a price in terms of a member’s freedom of thought and action.
Robert Shea
They said Babe Ruth built Yankee Stadium and Bruno Sammartino built the Garden. It always was my favorite place.
Bruno Sammartino
Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.
Dixie Lee Ray
My mom used to make everything. She had a great garden and composted and made everything from scratch – peanut butter, bread, jelly, everything. I don’t know how she did it because all those things take time and love and labour. I only do half the stuff she does – but there’s still time.
Julia Roberts
When I heard of the ‘garden bridge’ idea, it seemed so clear and powerful, the notion of using nature to scale down an enormous piece of potentially wind-swept exposed link. That’s what struck me – not treating the bridge just as a link, but as a place.
Thomas Heatherwick
If there is to be any hope of prosperity for this country it is by reversing that policy which made us simply the kitchen garden for supplying the British with cheap food.
Eamon de Valera
Eventually my goal is get a place in Ojai where I can have animals and a big garden. Just drink wine all day and hang in my garden.
Michelle Branch
There’s nothing like a event at The Garden.
Michael Buffer
In Scotland, Dad grew courgettes which were the size of my leg. I’d step into the garden and it was like ‘The Day of the Triffids.’
KT Tunstall
When a Frenchman reads of the garden of Eden, I do not doubt but he concludes it was something approaching to that of Versailles, with clipped hedges, berceaus, and trellis work.
Horace Walpole
Fences split up the territory that a hedgehog has to forage in so having a little hole in your fence could well enable it to move in and out of your garden.
Steve Backshall
If Everton were playing down the bottom of my garden, I’d draw the curtains.
Bill Shankly
Over the years, the idea seems to have grown up that brightly coloured flowers are vulgar, and that the only flowers to be admitted to the walled garden of good taste are discreet and pastel-hued.
Craig Brown
I’m somebody from a little tiny town, who had boxed in leisure centres, and my last fight was in Madison Square Garden against one of the greats. What a great way to finish off.
Joe Calzaghe
Someone had told me about a house in Wandsworth, southwest London – 21 Blenkarne Road – with an incredible garden, so I went and had a look. I walked in and just said, ‘I want it.’
Susannah York
Every Saturday and Sunday, when the other guys were out having a good time at the mall, I was at home working in the garden.
Gerry Cooney
I have a little gypsy palace here in New York. It’s all mirrors, and I have my own garden. It’s so secluded – the closest thing to a caravan I could find!
Neon Hitch
So I have cultivated the vast garden of human experience which is history, without troubling myself overmuch about laws, essential first causes, or how it is all coming out.
Samuel E. Morison
I might have missed my calling as an editor. In the spring, the sight of my empty garden beds gives me the horticultural equivalent of writers’ block: So much space! So many plants to choose among, and yet none of them seem quite right!
Susan Orlean
Well I do find the beauty in animals. I find beauty everywhere. I find beauty in my garden.
Doris Day
How can you be content to be in the world like tulips in a garden, to make a fine show, and be good for nothing.
Mary Astell
I grew up in Washington, D.C. Suffice to say, it was not a garden spot.
Jonathan Banks
My house and my garden are built as part of nature, not over it.
Peter Coyote
My alter egos have changed a lot over the years. When I was a child, I was a black horse called Storm. Whinnying and jumping over bamboo poles in the garden took up pretty much my entire childhood.
Romola Garai
I used to laugh at my friends who garden, but I now garden. You don’t even feel like you’re exercising. You’re having fun, and you’re being healthy at the same time.
Harley Pasternak
When I was a really young child, I felt like I could see fairies. I was convinced there were fairies in my grandmother’s garden.
Noel Fielding
A lot of greats from England have fought in New York. I remember when Naseem Hamed fought at Madison Square Garden against Kevin Kelley and knocked him out.
James DeGale
I’m not a Luddite, but I’m outside more than I’m on my computer. We have a micro-farm – it’s a step up from a garden. We have a pretty extensive vineyard. We grow about 60 percent of our own food, make our own wine, have chickens for eggs.
Emilio Estevez
Marriage was defined by God a long time ago. Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve – one man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don’t think anyone else should either.
Kirk Cameron
I never promised you a rose garden.
Traian Basescu
On the weekends, some people garden; I slice salmon.
Jerry Della Femina
My grandfather lived across the garden from us, and in his attic he had a lot of radios, appliances and inventions that he had made over 50 years, such as a keyboard called a clavioline, which can be heard on some Beatles songs – it was popular in the 60s. So we had all that at home.
Michel Gondry
My grandmother was this amazing woman in the Dominican Republic who used to read tea leaves and palms. She would cure people in her neighborhood by going into her garden, plucking a couple of leaves, and brewing teas.
Selenis Leyva
I walk out to my backyard garden at certain times of the year, and I can’t get 30 feet without stopping for 20 minutes because the goumis need trimming.
Ross Gay
‘Green Garden’ is about beauty and joy and lush green and dance and excitement and smiling from within.
Laura Mvula
If we don’t empower ourselves with knowledge, then we’re gonna be led down a garden path.
Fran Drescher
The measure of success was writing a song, recording it and for it being in the hit parade in England. Success was about the postman walking up the garden whistling my song. I wasn’t trying to conquer the world.
Gilbert O’Sullivan
My favorite days are at home. Spend some time in the garden, cook a couple of nice meals, watch a couple of movies. I’m pretty boring.
Charlie Hunnam
My position is that since the non-secular status of my garden is not recognised by the law; by the world of the public, then the garden can only be private. So, I closed the garden to the public.
Ian Hamilton Finlay
Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.
William Cowper
My big advert was for ketchup. I come home from school, cook my brother and sister their dinner, ride my bike in the garden. Remember that one? People cried at that advert. It won awards. I was 12.
Russell Tovey
In the garden of our house, when I was three. My brothers and I had a jumping wall. I remember it as enormously high, but it was probably only about a foot and a half.
Juliet Stevenson
When I would go into Madison Square Garden, I wasn’t the most popular guy. Madison Square Garden, there’s 16,000 Puerto Ricans with knives and great radios and stuff.
Roddy Piper
It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.
James Douglas
Oprah was famous for going to a garden party and ad-libbing. She could literally interview people for a half hour about nothing, and it was entertaining. She had her own show before she had her own show.
John Tesh
Madison Square Garden has held some of the best fights of all time. Many legendary fighters have fought there. Being able to fight there is an honor.
Ryan Garcia
And we have a little herb garden, which survived the winter thanks to global warming. It makes me feel like a cool, old Italian housewife, that I kept my rosemary alive outside all winter.
Elizabeth Gilbert
One does not lash hat lies at a distance. The foibles that we ridicule must at least be a little bit our own. Only then will the work be a part of our own flesh. The garden must be weeded.
Paul Klee
Clearly, any well-kept garden will be a source of pleasure in the summer months; in the bleak urban midwinter, however, there are few activities more likely to energise the spirit than a botanical walk.
John Burnside
Well, I don’t use the toilet much to pee in. I almost always pee in the yard or the garden, because I like to pee on my estate.
Iggy Pop
Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense. It is perhaps not like other modern gardens, but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it.
Ian Hamilton Finlay
I used to walk to Altman’s on Saturdays for lunch at the Charleston Garden, which had a coconut cake that is still my favorite food in the world.
Adriana Trigiani
I enjoyed playing everywhere, especially my mother’s garden and my neighbor’s. I loved my kindergarten. We sang songs; we played everywhere and ate lunch. I had a childhood that I would wish for anyone.
Clemantine Wamariya
Madison Square Garden is one of the greatest arenas in the world.
Yuta Watanabe
I remember once in junior high school, on a Friday, my mom came home from work and said to my brother and I, ‘You know, between us, we have only 27 cents, but we have food in the refrigerator, we have our little garden out back, and we’re happy, so we are rich.’
John Paul DeJoria
I just go in my back garden. It’s the only place where people don’t come and bother you.
Boy George
I’m a regular Canadian girl. I enjoy staying home. In the summer I’ve got a garden. I’m very much a homebody, a normal, family-oriented girl. But I do have this other incredible side of my life that involves acting and traveling.
Elisha Cuthbert
You rarely get satisfaction sitting in an easy chair. If you work in a garden on the other hand, and it yields beautiful tomatoes, that’s a good feeling.
Dan Buettner
Madison Square Garden is one of the best fighting venues in the world.
Gennady Golovkin
A neighbour saw me, came round, and said I could earn another tenner if I did their garden. It wasn’t long before I was doing everyone’s gardens in the area and had my own little business. It got to the point where I even started employing one of my mates, who I paid 4 an hour.
Gethin Jones
My son, Arzhel, is two, and he eats vegetables twice a day. We have a vegetable garden on our farm in the Southwest, and he gets two baskets, one over each arm, and says, ‘Garden, Papa!’ and then he eats what he picks.
Alain Ducasse
In Germany, the body is treated rather differently than in the U.K. or U.S. I grew up with a swimming pool in our garden and a sauna in our basement.
Juergen Teller
No one will understand a Japanese garden until you’ve walked through one, and you hear the crunch underfoot, and you smell it, and you experience it over time. Now there’s no photograph or any movie that can give you that experience.
J. Carter Brown
My mother had a beautiful rose garden and would cut roses all summer and place in our house.
Tinsley Mortimer
When I’m in my 50s, I kind of think I’ll want to be in a garden.
Taylor Swift
Prohibition didn’t work in the Garden of Eden. Adam ate the apple.
Vicente Fox
I don’t paint butter dishes, doilies, or hummingbirds in my garden. It’s more raw, I suppose. But it always creates a reaction.
Adam West
When I am with my mum, I am happiest and healthiest. She always taught me how to eat healthily. She always cooked from the garden, and it was always organic.
Doutzen Kroes
I always wanted to create this community that would come and tell their own story, shoot it – and watch them. The idea is to not have one entity who creates the work, the project, and another entity who consumes it; the idea is people create their own work, like somebody cultivating his garden.
Michel Gondry
When I need to think of, like, a peaceful scene or something, I think of my back garden in summertime. And whenever I hear the lawnmower next door, I always think it’s really peaceful.
Ed Westwick
It’s like a garden: Whatever you water the most will do the best. At some point, you decide whether you’ll water your career or your relationship more.
My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn’t take it out of my garden.
Eric Morecambe
I spent hours playing in the garden on my own. I used to play cricket with myself. I never remember thinking, I wish I had a brother or sister. I had a lot of friends, and that was fine.
Chris Tarrant
Think about all the great boxers who have fought here, starting with Muhammad Ali. And as well as all that, I believe I will be the first boxer from Liverpool to appear at the Garden.
Rocky Fielding
I vaguely remember we had an air-raid shelter in our yard. We lived in a semi-detached house with a small garden in the suburbs of Salford, a couple of miles from the docks.
Robert Powell
I grew up at my grandmother’s house and she had a beautiful garden. I used to hate mowing the lawn and weeding, which is what you do when you’re a kid.
Elton John
Apparently, when I was really little, I watched the film version of ‘The Secret Garden’ and thought it was, like, the best thing ever.
Morfydd Clark
The Southern California arena rock, hair metal, laidback hippie garden culture – for many growing up in the ’70s and ’80s, none of it made us who we were like Lou Reed did.
Alissa Quart
I have a look for everything I do. No matter what I do, I try to dress the part. In the garden, I’d wear vintage Levi’s, because they do a thick corduroy trouser and mine have got patches on them. So I’d wear them. And a tweed jacket. The full look.
Vic Reeves
The blockchain is to money what SMTP is to email. It’s an open way to move value around. Every existing player in this space – not just Venmo but also Google and Facebook and others – are all closed; they all want to work just within their own walled garden.
Jeremy Allaire
I’ve realized that I really like spending time in the countryside and having a garden.
Doutzen Kroes
I have a garden, and I collect different heirloom seeds from different neighbors.
Zac Posen
I want to thank all the fans for their support over the years. Keep supporting the Knicks, we’re moving in the right direction here and we will be exciting to watch and competing against the best in the NBA. Come back to the Garden for those exciting games.
John Starks
I want to fight in Madison Square Garden because it’s the mecca of boxing. This is my dream.
Gennady Golovkin
I’m not much of a Rick Moody fan, but I want to be a fan for the Rick Moody I thought might appear after his first two novels, ‘Garden State’ (1992) and ‘The Ice Storm’ (1994).
Alexander Chee
I have raised beds, perennial beds, cut flower beds. I have an island on a pond that’s just covered in peonies. I have an herb garden, tons of vegetables, raspberries. I have everything. I’m a green guy.
Steve Zahn
When I’m not on tour, I love to have a long breakfast at home in my garden.
Andre Rieu
There’s this weird game called ‘Blueberry Garden.’ For that game an artist recorded some piano music, but evidently he only had a really terrible microphone on top of the piano, and I really liked it and wanted to experiment with that. So, I made piano recording and really mangled it, and kept experimenting with the technique.
I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.
Robert Bridges
I’m a farmer! We have a farm that’s part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden on Maui, and we raise macadamia nuts.
Jim Nabors
God is a God who has not given up on His people. If He wanted to give up, He would have given up back in the Garden of Eden.
Kirk Cameron
My agent was ambitious for me. But going out and chasing it? No, I’d rather work in my vegetable garden or play with my kid. I guess I’m kind of boring.
Kathleen Quinlan
Tools can rule men sooner than they expect; the plow makes man the lord of the garden but also the refugee from the dust bowl.
Ivan Illich
And, I mean, I think poetry does need to be met to some extent, especially, I guess, 19th century poetry, and for me, it’s just been so worth the effort. It’s like I’m planting a garden in my head.
Jane Campion
I am always more interested in people than plants. Nature doesn’t make gardens, people make gardens. And the story of a garden is always the story of a person.
Monty Don
Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
Alfred Austin
From as young as I can remember, I always wanted to be a singer… My mum taught me ‘Going Down the Garden to Eat Worms’ for a competition when I was about 4.
Katherine Jenkins
You’ve got to understand, every kid in college basketball, if you ask them where they want to play a game, in the NBA or college, they will tell you Madison Square Garden, a huge percentage.
Jim Boeheim
That is, the only reason salvation is necessary is to get us back to the garden. The Pentateuch not only presents where we began but also why we are not there any more, and why and how we need to get back.
David Baker
I love America, and parts of New Jersey remind me of Newfoundland – rolling hills and gardens – it’s great! I guess that’s why they call it the Garden State.
Neil Sedaka
If you look at the literature of the 19th century, you get things like Kafka and Dostoevsky, who basically write about feeling bored and alienated. That’s because we lost contact with the important things in life like work that you enjoy, or the garden, nature, your family and friends.
Tom Hodgkinson
Chinese martial artists consider themselves to be gardeners, and it’s an honor for them to take care of this garden, to better it and hand it over to the generations that follow. I think that’s a very important message in a time when personal achievement seems to be the only criteria of success.
Wong Kar-wai
I am a close friend of Robert Loggia. And I just love how, with actors, there’s the screen persona. Here is Robert, known for his portrayal of many characters, including gangsters. But in real life, he is elegant and erudite. He sits in the garden reading the sonnets of William Shakespeare.
Luanne Rice
Many of the books I loved as a kid, that even my mother read as a child, are very slow going. Today’s children are not as patient. The best example of this is ‘The Secret Garden,’ which I adored as a child.
Lois Lowry
I had a paint pony called Half-Pint, and I rode her in Madison Square Garden, and that was my first big show. But my first real pony was this red pony called Chantal. He was absolutely amazing. He was a great pony, except he did spin me off a couple of times! I would blink, and then I would be on the floor.
Jessica Springsteen
One is that the perfect garden can be created overnight, which it can’t.
Ken Thompson
It’s easy for me to care about Toronto, because Toronto is a community that cares about itself. It represents the world. It talks to itself, and because it does, it figures out that there must be a music garden as part of its existence.
Yo-Yo Ma
The Garden Bridge has not found its right moment, but I hope one day it will and that London continues to be open to ideas that make life here better.
Thomas Heatherwick
In Berkeley, we built the garden and a kitchen classroom. We’ve been working on it for 12 years. We’ve learned a lot from it. If kids grow it and cook it, they eat it.
Alice Waters
We don’t live in the Garden. We live far from Eden. Every life is full of heartaches. Every life, frankly, is unspeakably sad.
John Eldredge
High expectations weren’t nurtured in my neck of nowhere back then – children weren’t fawned over from an early age as ‘gifted’ and groomed for a prizewinning future; self-esteem was considered something you had to pick from the garden yourself.
James Wolcott
For breakfast, I usually have a slice of bread with some homemade jam made from fruit from the garden; the type of jam depends on what particular fruit is being harvested. I learned how to make it from my mother.
Dries van Noten
I don’t wear gloves when I work in the garden.
Udo Kier
There’s always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.
D. H. Lawrence
My favorite was ‘The Secret Garden’. I loved it, and I think it’s had a big influence on all of my characters. ‘The Secret Garden’ is about transgressions and imperfect people.
Judith Viorst
I do sometimes joke that I’m Tarzan and Ben’s Jane when it comes to dealing with spiders or if there’s dead things in the garden.
Sara Cox