Branches

Famous quotes containing the word branches:

    ...there is hope for a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots will not cease. Though its root grows old in the earth, and its stump dies in the ground, yet at the scent of water it will bud and put forth branches like a young plant. But mortals die, and are laid low; humans expire, and where are they?
    Bible: Hebrew, Job 14:7-10.

    Certain branches cut
    certain leaves fallen
    the grapes
    cooked and put up
    for winter
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    We are nothing but ceremony; ceremony carries us away, and we leave the substance of things; we hang on to the branches and abandon the trunk and body.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)