Famous quotes containing the word stems:

    Let me walk through the fields of paper
    touching with my wand
    dry stems and stunted
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
    Maya Angelou (b. 1928)

    One who pressed forward incessantly and never rested from his labors, who grew fast and made infinite demands on life, would always find himself in a new country or wilderness, and surrounded by the raw material of life. He would be climbing over the prostrate stems of primitive forest-trees.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)