1. What an irony it is that these living beings whose shade we sit in, whose fruit we eat, whose limbs we climb, whose roots we water, to whom most of us rarely give a second thought, are so poorly understood. We need to come, as soon as possible, to a profound understanding and appreciation for trees and forests and the vital role they play, for they are among our best allies in the uncertain future that is unfolding.  ―Tim Robbins     The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet

    What an irony it is that these living beings whose shade we sit in, whose fruit we eat, whose limbs we climb, whose roots we water, to whom most of us rarely give a second thought, are so poorly understood. We need to come, as soon as possible, to a profound understanding and appreciation for trees and forests and the vital role they play, for they are among our best allies in the uncertain future that is unfolding.  ―Tim Robbins     The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet

     
  2. When all else fails, there’s always delusion.  —Conan O’Brien

    When all else fails, there’s always delusion.  —Conan O’Brien

     
  3. The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind.   —Carl Hiaasen 

    The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind.   —Carl Hiaasen 

     
  4. Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it  ―Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it  ―Ralph Waldo Emerson

     
  5. Catch a boat to england, baby,Maybe to spain,Wherever i have gone,Wherever i’ve been and gone,Wherever i have goneThe blues are all the same.
—Jackson C. Frank     Blues Run the Game

    Catch a boat to england, baby,
    Maybe to spain,
    Wherever i have gone,
    Wherever i’ve been and gone,
    Wherever i have gone
    The blues are all the same.

    —Jackson C. Frank     Blues Run the Game

     
  6. There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.  —Ansel Adams

    There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.  —Ansel Adams

     
  7. You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.  —Madeleine L’Engle

    You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.  —Madeleine L’Engle

     
  8. With money you are a dragon; with no money, a worm  —Chinese Proverb

    With money you are a dragon; with no money, a worm  —Chinese Proverb

     
  9. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.  —Harriet Tubman

    Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.  —Harriet Tubman

     
  10. The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.  —Stephen Jay Gould

    The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.  —Stephen Jay Gould