Quotations About / On: GREEN

  • 1.
    Green leaves on a dead tree is our epitaph—green leaves, dear reader, on a dead tree.
    (Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. "The Journal of Cyril Connolly 1928-1937," published in David Pryce-Jones, Journal and Memoir (1983). Pryce-Jones chose these words for his book's epigraph.)
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  • 2.
    The grass is greener where you water it.
    (Derived from the axiom, 'The grass is greener on the other side.')
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  • 3.
    The greenest island of my imagination.
    (George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet. letter, Nov. 17, 1816, to poet Thomas Moore. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 5, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1973-1981).)
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    God has put a 'do not disturb' sign over the green shelled limpets cozily nesting in lime waters limpid
    (Saiom Shriver)
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    Flowering grass spire, dew-wanded, a green exclamation point!
    (Saiom Shriver)
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    Those depressing stormclouds grey... wand the world to green
    (Saiom Shriver)
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    A ship's not a ship to me 'til she gets her teeth into green water.
    (John Rhodes Sturdy, Canadian screenwriter. Richard Rossen. Evans (Walter Sande), Corvette K-225 (1943).)
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    The "Green-Eyed Monster" causes much woe, but the absence of this ugly serpent argues the presence of a corpse whose name is Eros.
    (Minna Antrim (b. 1861), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions, p. 91 (1901).)
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    Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.
    (Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian philosopher. Culture and Value, entry for 1934, ed. G.H. von Wright with Heikki Nyman (1980).)
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  • 10.
    Sir, a man who cannot get to heaven in a green coat, will not find his way thither the sooner in a grey one.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. repr. In Johnsonian Miscellanies, vol. 1, p. 222, ed. George Birkbeck Hill (1891). Quoted in Hester Piozzi, Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson (1786).)
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