Plants

Famous quotes containing the word plants:

    And time brings down what is both strong and tall.
    But plants new set to be eradicate,
    And buds new blown, to have so short a date,
    Is by his hand alone that guides nature and fate.
    Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612–1672)

    We have been God-like in our planned breeding of our domesticated plants and animals, but we have been rabbit-like in our unplanned breeding of ourselves.
    —A.J. (Arnold Joseph)

    When the
    Marne flowed by the plants nodded
    And above the glistering Gila
    A sunset as beautiful as the Athabasca
    Stammered. The Zambezi chimed. The Oxus
    Flowed somewhere.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)