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Nature and lawn

Mowing your lawn is against nature. (Rufus Wainwright)

A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule. (Michael Pollan)

Man’s deep fear of nature is revealed in his intimate relationship with his lawnmower. (Stefan Rogal)

What had become of the sunny gaiety of the leaves, and the green poetry of the lawn where the dandelions blazed, where the poppies bled? (Guy de Maupassant)

Autumn leaves are falling, filling up the streets; golden colors on the lawn, nature’s trick or treat! (Rusty Fischer)

Nature is so uncomfortable. The lawn is hard, uneven and damp, and it is also teeming with horrible black insects. (Oscar Wilde)

The lawn proves that we, the superior beings , have pacified a nature in disorder , that we have brought order to what is otherwise a jumble conducive to promiscuity , misery and unreason . (Bernard Arcand)

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Society and lawn

Society is like a lawn, where every roughness is smoothed, every bramble eradicated, and where the eye is delighted by the smiling verdure of a velvet surface. (Washington Irving)

Lawns are a form of television. (Michael Pollan)

A Parisian in the countryside remains above all a Parisian , even if he mows the lawn and talks to a farmer . (Jean-Marie Gourio)

Devant votre porte, un gazon trop long sera interprété comme un signe de négligence, l’indice d’une surcharge de travail, d’une maladie passagère ou d’un deuil familial. Pis encore, une preuve de paresse. La pelouse est un véritable champ du signe. (Bernard Arcand)

On the square cut into a meager lawn – Square where everything is correct , the trees and the flowers – All the sluggish bourgeois who are strangled by the heat – Carry , on Thursday evenings, their jealous stupidities . (Arthur Rimbaud)

Women and lawn

Her lawn looks like a meadow, And if she mows the place She leaves the clover standing And the Queen Anne’s Lace. (Edna St. Vincent Millay)

In a world full of roses, stand out like a dandelion in the middle of a green, plush lawn! (June Stoyer)

Insects were scurrying about in the shade cast by the grass, and the lawn was a huge monotonous forest of thousands of little green blades, all equal, all alike, hiding the world from each other. Anguished, she thought, “I don’t want to be just another blade of grass.” (Simone de Beauvoir)

I’ll toss my coins in the fountain,
Look for clovers in grassy lawns
Search for shooting stars in the night
Cross my fingers and dream on. (Tracy Chapman)

US and lawn

America is the land of wide lawns and narrow minds. (Ernest Hemingway)

Home would not be home to me without a lawn, and if there are, as I’ve recently read, twenty-five million home lawns in the United States, at least fifty million other Americans must agree with me. (Katharine Sergeant Angell White)

The American lawn uses more resources than any other agricultural industry in the world. It uses more phosphates than India and puts on more poisons than any other form of agriculture. (Bill Mollison)

Another day it occurred to me that time as we know it doesn’t exist in a lawn, since grass never dies or is allowed to flower and set seed. Lawns are nature purged of sex or death. No wonder Americans like them so much. (Michael Pollan)

Flowers and lawn

Daisies: How many times has the lawn mower walked over them! A few days later they are back with their indestructible optimism. (Ekkehart Mittelberg)

The sweeping lawns and gardens of the Estates were bright with scarlet sage, dahlias and early autumn flowers. (Josephine Chase)

The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn: the drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops, and summer sweetens all to me. (James Russell Lowell)

They sat on the big veranda at Ingleside, enjoying the charm of the cat’s light, the sweetness of sleepy robins whistling among the twilit maples, and the dance of a gusty group of daffodils blowing against the old, mellow, red brick wall of the lawn. (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

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Dandelions and lawn

The man who worries morning and night about the dandelions in the lawn will find great relief in loving the dandelions. (Liberty Hyde Bailey)

If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn. (Andrew Mason)

Go for a short walk in a soft rain — lovely — so many wild flowers startling me through the woods and a lawn sprinkled with dandelions, like a night with stars. And through it all the sound of soft rain like the sound of innumerable earthworms stirring in the ground. (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

Some ideas, like dandelions in lawns, strike tenaciously: you may pull off the top but the root remains, drives down suckers and may even sprout again. (Elizabeth Bowen)

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A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken. (James Dent)

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn’t take it out of my garden. (Eric Morecambe)

“I would never build a lawn trimmer,” Myrnin said. “What did the lawn ever do to me?” (Rachel Caine)

The key to a nice-looking lawn is a good mower. I recommend one who is muscular and shirtless. (Maxine)

Mowing the lawn

I always thought a yard was three feet, then I started mowing the lawn. (Lettie Cowman)

I don’t like mowing the lawn in January, but in March the grass is already too high. (Justus Vogt)

The big advantage of concrete is that you don’t have to mow it every three days , the lawn is very pretty, but it’s noisy! (Jean-Marie Gourio)

I spend hours mowing the lawn in absolutely straight lines on my tractor. If it’s not right, I do it again. (Britt Ekland)

Men and lawn

Out on the lawn I lie in bed, Vega conspicuous overhead. (W.H. Auden)

Why did God create men? Because vibrators can’t mow the lawn. (Madonna Ciccone)

My mom said the only reason men are alive is for lawn care and vehicle maintenance. (Tim Allen)

We both looked at the grass–there was a sharp line where my ragged lawn ended and the darker, well-kept expanse of his began. (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Grass and lawn

Mowing the lawn means not even giving the grass a chance . (Sylvain Tesson)

If the grass is greener somewhere else…start watering your own lawn! (Michael Beckwith)

The grass is always greener once you don’t have to mow a lawn anymore. (R.K. Milholland)

There’s one good thing about snow, it makes your lawn look as nice as your neighbor’s. (Clyde Moore)

Attitude to lawn

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. (John Kerouac)

I am not a lover of lawns. Rather would I see daisies in their thousands, ground ivy, hawkweed, and even the hated plantain with tall stems, and dandelions with splendid flowers and fairy down, than the too – well-tended lawn. (William Henry Hudson)

Consider the many special delights a lawn affords: soft mattress for a creeping baby; worm hatchery for a robin; croquet or badminton court; baseball diamond; restful green perspectives leading the eye to a background of flower beds, shrubs, or hedge; green shadows – “This lawn, a carpet all alive/With shadows flung from leaves’ – as changing and as spellbinding as the waves of the sea, whether flecked with sunlight under trees of light foliage, like elm and locust, or deep, dark, solid shade, moving slowly as the tide, under maple and oak. This carpet! (Katharine Sergeant Angell White)

Love and lawn

And that heart which was a wild garden was given to him who only loved trim lawns. And the imbecile carried the princess into slavery. (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

No one waters flowerbeds, lawns, forget-me-not coppices and hedges without thinking of the delys of love. (Marc Gendron)

Men love women because they are the loveliest things on God’s earth. Women love men because chocolate can’t mow the lawn. (Guy Browning)

Get off the lawn

“Get off the lawn !” This is the slogan that people live with. (Henry Miller)

You probably love to tell kids to get off your lawn, too. (Jeaniene Frost)

In all countries, lawns are grown for people: if you’re tired, rest, lie down. We grew a lawn – they made sure to write on it: “Do not walk on lawns!”. (Mikhail Zadornov)

People and lawn

For your birthday June came. The air was soft. The grass was mown. A wonderful scent of roses penetrated deep into our noses. (Wilhelm Busch)

I admire lolling on a lawn by a water-lilied pond to eat white currants and see goldfish: and go to the fair in the evening if I’m good. There is not hope for that —one is sure to get into some mess before evening. (John Keats)

And he had a nice home in Ohio with wife, daughter, Christmas tree, two cars, garage, lawn, lawnmower, but he couldn’t enjoy any of it because he really wasn’t free. It was sadly true. (Jack Kerouac)

Childhood and lawn

The green lawn remains, but I am afraid the crocuses, which I can remember as a child, no longer come up through the turf. (Humphry Ward)

The happiness that I remember I did not pursue or seek far away, they grew and flowered under my feet , like the daisies on my lawn . (Alphonse Karr)

What boy my age didn’t dream of fleeing the well-tended lawn and lamp-lit street for the untamed wilderness, where grand adventure awaited on the other side of the horizon, where the stars burned undimmed in the velvet sky above his head and the virgin ground lay untrodden beneath his feet? (Rick Yancey)

Gnomes and lawn

If I ever wanted a gnome, I guess Id just stand out on my lawn for a while. (Johnny Christ)

They kind of look like evil lawn gnomes. (Cassandra Clare)

Muggles have garden gnomes, too, you know,” Harry told Ron as they crossed the lawn. (J.K. Rowling)

Watering and lawn

On a lawn swooning with pleasure , the automatic sprinkler swirled and spread rain , in the cloud of which we could see the colors of the rainbow born and dying . (Georges Duhamel)

Day after day we looked for rain, and day after day we saw nothing but the sun. Lavender that we had planted in the spring died. The patch of grass in front of the house abandoned its ambitions to become a lawn and turned into the dirty yellow of poor straw. The earth shrank, revealing its knuckles and bones, rocks and roots that had been invisible before. (Peter Mayle)

Peace and lawn

Equality turns the flowery meadow of life into a neatly cut lawn. (Stefan Fleischer)

Peace is beautiful! A lovely boy lies reclining by the quiet stream, And the jumping lambs graze merrily around him on the sunny lawn, He coaxes sweet sounds from his flute, And the echo of the mountain awakens, Or in the shimmer of the evening glow The murmuring stream lulls him to slumber. (Friedrich von Schiller)

Forest and lawn

Behind the firs, sunshine on the green lawn, crocuses inside, blue and pale; and two girls’ hands dip the flowers into the grass, picking them. (Theodor Storm)

Interspersed in lawn and opening glades,
Thin trees arise that shun each others’ shades. (Alexander Pope)

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Weeds and lawn

Maybe in order to get a good lawn, you need to sow weeds? (Karel Čapek)

Three weeks later, the lawn was densely overgrown with thistles and all sorts of evil spirits, creeping or rooted into the ground a whole cubit. (Karel Čapek)

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Artists and lawn

If artists are lawns, impresarios are their mowers. (José Artur)

We put wire around the lawns to stop people who are going to leave statues there. (Edgar Degas)

England and lawn

The secret of an English lawn: you sow and let it rain for seven centuries. (André Maurois)

Without humor and without grass, the Englishman withers and fades and becomes hollow like a Schönberg concerto. (Pierre Desproges)


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