100+ Best Green Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational green quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Green Quotes

I never liked apples. In fact, when I was a little girl, my mom wanted to give me apples in my lunch box and I would ask for green peppers. So bizarre… It’s funny – I don’t have an apple a day, but I can say that I have a few a week. – Lana Parrilla

But that was my very first time on a set and they said, you know, you have to stand on a mark. That little piece of tape that you stand on is called a mark. I kept correcting them and telling them that my name was Michael and not Mark. They said, ‘No, no honey.’ I was a little green. – Michael Weatherly

I cannot go to Montreal without going to Beauty’s, my favorite place for breakfast, where I have the Mish-Mash omelet with hot dogs, salami, eggs, green peppers, and onions, and the best banana bread in the world. It’s legendary! – Gail Simmons

In Los Angeles, I drive a hybrid and live in a very simple home. Anything you do from carrying a canteen of water to starting a recycling program in your office makes a difference. Reusing what you already have has always been green – from clothes to boxes to glass jars from the supermarket. – Rachel Boston

I was distressed by the poor quality of the debate surrounding energy. I was also noticing so much green wash from politicians and big business. I was tired of the debate – the extremism, the nimbyism, the hair shirt. We need a constructive conversation about energy, not a Punch and Judy show. I just wanted to try to reboot the whole debate. – David J. C. MacKay

I felt New York was a big, more stylish, more metropolitan Golders Green. I was thrilled. – Simon Schama

I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch. – Ella Maillart

I think every business should build on their strengths, and the strengths of Victoria are our clean, green agriculture; the strengths of Victoria are our strong education system. – Denis Napthine

I read all of the books by Tolkien, including ‘The Hobbit,’ when I was in my twenties, and his deep love of nature and all things green resonates deeply with me. – Howard Shore

At the Summer Solstice, all is green and growing, potential coming into being, the miracle of manifestation painted large on the canvas of awareness. At the Winter Solstice, the wind is cold, trees are bare and all lies in stillness beneath blankets of snow. – Gary Zukav

Maybe I should drive a hybrid. I do have a shirt that says, ‘Go Green.’ – Amanda Seyfried

John Green was on the set of ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ the entire time, which is amazing! Wouldn’t you want John Green on set the entire time? – Gayle Forman

She was green when green wasn’t in. From sea to shining sea, Lady Bird Johnson has left her legacy in a more beautiful America. From millions of trees and wildflowers planted, to interstates free from billboards and replaced with green. – David Mixner

The future will either be green or not at all. – Bob Brown

I have olive skin, so if I get pale, I look green. I have to tan. – Nicole Richie

The viral power of online media has proven how fast creative ideas can be spread and adopted, using tools like cellphones, digital cameras, micro-credit, mobile banking, Facebook, and Twitter. A perfect example? The way the Green Movement in Iran caught fire thanks to social media. – Tina Brown

When I stopped eating meat, I noticed that it was easier for me to focus, and I was really proud of myself for being green also… I had a plethora of reasons for going vegetarian. – Christian Serratos

I eat tons of green veggies to keep my PH balance in check. – Valerie Cruz

Green is my favorite. And it’s my favorite because it’s the color of my wife’s eyes, grass, trees, life, and money, and mother earth! – Casper Dien

The pine stays green in winter… wisdom in hardship. – Norman Douglas

I married him for a green card. We had a really great, caring relationship; it just obviously wasn’t right for me. – Portia de Rossi

Barack Obama has raised tons of money. That is what he means by being green. – Evan Sayet

If you look at America, one of the great strengths of America is its university towns and the way a lot of their businesses and a lot of their innovation and enormous economic growth have come from reducing that gap, getting those universities directly involved in start-up businesses, green field businesses, new development businesses. – Denis Napthine

You don’t have to live in the country and grow your own food to be green. – Shalom Harlow

The gracious, eternal God permits the spirit to green and bloom and to bring forth the most marvelous fruit, surpassing anything a tongue can express and a heart conceive. – Johannes Tauler

It’s a dream come true for Bubba Watson from Bagdad, Florida to have the green jacket on. – Bubba Watson

I used to drink tons of caffeine. Now I make smoothies with frozen berries and Green Vibrance health powder. – Leighton Meester

I said, ‘Ooh, Dad, I want the yellow ones.’ He said, ‘Where?’ I said, ‘Right there, Dad. I want the yellow ones.’ Everybody goes, ‘Those are green’. That’s how I knew I was colorblind. – Michael Rosenbaum

It’s about businesses nervous about taking on school leavers because of a mass of red tape. It’s about health and safety regulations and green fines. – Nigel Farage

I have always been interested – indeed, waylaid – by the leading edges of technology, even during my Ph.D. years when I pioneered (but did not publish) agarose gel electrophoresis for RNA fractionation. Also, much later, I was instrumental in showing that Green Fluorescent Protein and RNAi could be made to work in mammalian cells. – Martin Evans

As a lifelong Oregonian, I prefer our forests green, not black. – Greg Walden

One of the most amazing things I got from the film, so much green screen, there are so many moments and it really taught me about how important it is to have an intention when flying, when going somewhere and having an intention. – Brandon Routh

Yes, the Green Party is committed to a healthy environment. But the Green Party is not solely committed to just that. – Cynthia McKinney

For some young people, their first experience ever hearing punk rock music was playing the Green Bay Packers on ‘Madden’. – Billie Joe Armstrong

When I wrote ‘Green, Green,’ it was like a really a statement of where I was at philosophically in my life. – Barry McGuire

I enjoy almost all of the game we kill. I only like to eat game that I have cleaned. I guess duck and dressing are still one of my favorites. We prefer fat green-winged teal or wood ducks for our dressing. – Phil Robertson

What I remember most about working on ‘Sesame Street’ is having fun in the green room with the other kids while waiting for my time to go on camera to work with the puppets. – Tyler James Williams

I have this wonderful personal chef who sources and stocks all my organic produce and I basically live on five smoothies a day. I’m totally vegan. I blend this green concoction with kale, cucumber, broccoli, string beans, avocado. My protein comes from protein powder. There is absolutely no milk, butter, cheese. – Larry Hagman

Green policy is about triggering a shift to a cleaner way of doing things. To be effective, it needs to incentivise the right behaviour, for example through tax breaks, and that needs to be paid for by disincentives on polluting behaviour. – Zac Goldsmith

Winning the green jacket is great – I can pay for all the diapers I’m going to have to get. – Bubba Watson

The thing that is incredible is life itself. Why should we be here in this sun-illuminated universe? Why should there be green earth under our feet? – Edwin Markham

Hi, I’m Nadine Velazquez, and my green tip is: recycle. – Nadine Velazquez

But of course it’s different now, the blues is no longer blues, it’s green now. – Ruth Brown

A living tree is a changing, sleeve shape, a wet, thin, bright green creature that survives in the thin layer between heartwood and bark. It stands waiting for light, which it catches in the close-woven sieves of its leaves. – Alice Oswald

‘Make your plate look like a Christmas tree,’ I tell people, ‘mostly green with splashes of other bright colors.’ – Victoria Moran

Judy couldn’t move to Britain for family reasons, so I had to come to the States, and the U.S. government wouldn’t give me a Green Card, so I airily told her I’d write a book. – Bernard Cornwell

Green politics at its worst amounts to a sort of Zen fascism; less extreme, it denounces growth and seeks to stop the world so that we can all get off. – Chris Patten

I learned one thing from jumping motorcycles that was of great value on the golf course, the putting green especially: Whatever you do, don’t come up short. – Evel Knievel

I have spent many hours on the beach collecting sea glass, and I almost always wonder, as I bend to pick up chunk of bottle green or a shard of meringue white, what the history of the glass was. Who used it? Was it a medicine bottle? A bit of a ship’s lantern? Is that bubbled piece of glass with the charred bits inside it from a fire? – Anita Shreve

The thing about Green Lantern rings is they pick whoever has potential to overcome great fear. – Geoff Johns

In ’87, I was about 9 years old, and so at that point I was wearing, like, fluorescent green T-shirts and acid-wash jeans and leg warmers, and my hair was in a ponytail with a scrunchie and I had the teased bangs that were up in a rainbow shape. It was crazy. – Malin Akerman

You could cover the whole earth with asphalt, but sooner or later green grass would break through. – Ilya Ehrenburg

The country that owns green, that dominates that industry, is going to have the most energy security, national security, economic security, competitive companies, healthy population and, most of all, global respect. – Thomas Friedman

The easiest thing to find on God’s green earth is someone to tell you all the things you cannot do. – Richard DeVos

Ay – ‘The Green Fool’ business, the libel action over the head of it – did me a lot of damage. It destroyed the momentum. – Patrick Kavanagh

After this interview, I’m going to immigration to try to sort out my Green Card, just like any other normal person. – Emily Blunt

Together with script writers Syd green and Dick Hills, we worked on the comedy ideas for this series. – Eric Morecambe

Someone told me that there’s a connection to Superman, that in an early edition of the Green Lantern comics, Tomar Re was the envoy to Krypton. That was fascinating to me. – Geoffrey Rush

Everybody who I ever cared about has told me that they like my music: Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Al Green, The Spinners, Smokey Robinson. Everybody that matters. – Daryl Hall

I wanted to be like Vivien Leigh in ‘Gone With the Wind.’ I wanted to have black hair, green eyes and break hearts. – Terry Farrell

At any given time I’m listening to the Cory Branan, Leonna Naess, Eve 6, the King’s Noyse, Sean Paul, Green Day, the BoDeans, Buddy Holly, Nowell Sing We Clear… the list goes on and on. But I rarely listen to music while I write. I start typing the lyrics. – Sarah Addison Allen

If you don’t know what makes green, you’re going to try every color combination. – Alison Krauss

I’m getting so old, I don’t even buy green bananas anymore. – Chi Chi Rodriguez

You gotta stick your neck out and put out a record that isn’t safe… that’s the Green Day way! – Tre Cool

A green-light meeting is when the decision is made finally whether or not to make a given picture. – Peter Bart

Weather means more when you have a garden. There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans. – Marcelene Cox

I didn’t know the Green Lantern comics at all. I was a Superman reader. – Geoffrey Rush

The green revolution has an entirely different meaning to most people in the affluent nations of the privileged world than to those in the developing nations of the forgotten world. – Norman Borlaug

Out in the lonely woods the jasmine burns Its fragrant lamps, and turns Into a royal court with green festoons The banks of dark lagoons. – Henry Timrod

I buy five of the same shirts. I literally have six blue shirts. Now I have six green shirts. – Patrick Carney

We need to invest dramatically in green energy, making solar panels so cheap that everybody wants them. Nobody wanted to buy a computer in 1950, but once they got cheap, everyone bought them. – Bjorn Lomborg

As long as you’re green, you’re growing. As soon as you’re ripe, you start to rot. – Ray Kroc

I always figure I have this tree and there’s always some green fruit that’s not ready to pick or blossoms that are ready to flower; there are always some ready to drop off too. – Graeme Murphy

Golf has an ambivalent relationship with the environment. On one hand, it’s a great preserver of open spaces. Golf doesn’t pave the world – it helps to green the world. But the downside is, it uses a lot of fertilizer, pesticides and water. – Thomas Friedman

We must learn to set our emotions aside and embrace what science tells us. GMOs and nuclear power are two of the most effective and most important green technologies we have. If – after looking at the data – you aren’t in favour of using them responsibly, you aren’t an environmentalist. – Ramez Naam

Rio is an energetic, vibrant place, full of beauty and nature. But we face the kinds of problems any developing metropolis does – with pollution, traffic congestion, poverty. Distribution of green areas, for example, is not uniform. Madureira, the heart of the suburb in Rio, is a concrete jungle. – Eduardo Paes

I actually never knew Peter Green but I do respect his early work very much. – Ken Hensley

I’m not that interested in fashion… When someone says that lime-green is the new black for this season, you just want to tell them to get a life. – Bruce Oldfield

Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting? – Ray Kroc

I long for the countryside. That’s where I get my calm and tranquillity – from being able to come and find a spot of green. – Emilia Clarke

I’m not a crazy granola person. I like to wear beautiful clothes, and I like having a glass of wine, but it doesn’t mean I don’t work out every day and drink green juices. – Phoebe Tonkin

‘Pair of Kings’ is so much fun, literally. It is a very physical show with loads of stunts and green screen work, and you never know what great adventure is ahead of you! It’s also a nice change in terms of being of similar ages to Doc Shaw and Mitchel Musso. – Kelsey Chow

Politicians usually get the blame for dragging their feet on environmental issues. And fair enough. Most of them do just that. But the blame isn’t theirs alone. For politicians afraid of losing votes, a bristling media waiting to transform good green ideas into monsters is a colossal disincentive. – Zac Goldsmith

I’m going to buy some green bananas because by the time I get home they’ll be ripe. – Ryan Stiles

I will be Green until the day I die, if not for a long time after. – Bob Brown

I sat in the green room at Radio City Music Hall for the 2006 NFL Draft. At my table, I was encircled by my parents, brother, agent, former coaches and close friends. – D’Brickashaw Ferguson

At first, my bedroom had flowers and yellow walls and huge furniture in plastic that was orange and green – and furry green bed cover and everything. Then, I think the day I turned 13, I painted the walls black and put Kurt Cobain on the wall and just changed everything into a dark theme. – Tove Lo

‘Green Garden’ is about beauty and joy and lush green and dance and excitement and smiling from within. – Laura Mvula

Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart. – Russell Page

I made the big turnaround in the early Nineties when I started hearing all the tenth generation punk bands like Green Day and Offspring and all those people. It just made me fall in love with punk again and remember my roots, and since that time I’ve always wanted to do more of that kind of music again. – Jane Wiedlin

I prefer to speak of ‘interdimensionals’ rather than ‘extraterrestrials’ because the latter has connotations of ‘little green men’ and all the other cliche responses. Nor does it tell the full story. – David Icke

There’s been a long-standing relationship between me and individual members of the Green Party. – Cynthia McKinney

My first ‘Daily Show’ piece was pretending I had this terrible immigrant journey, so I went to talk to an immigration lawyer who would help out people, and I ran into him in Penn Station about three months after I’d gotten the green card. I said, ‘I got my green card yesterday.’ And he hugged me because he understood that level of relief. – John Oliver

According to my royalty statements, ‘The Green Progression’ sold 392 copies in hardcover. – L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

I went to see John Mayall at the Marquee, with Peter Green on guitar, and that was a particularly good gig. – Alvin Lee

I started composting in 1970 by taking my food scraps out behind where I lived and burying them in a hole next to the railroad tracks – and green things started to grow there! – Ed Begley, Jr.

I’m a green tea addict, though the occasional glass of red wine is nice, too. – Shilpa Shetty

There is a new wave of environmental consumers I like to call Pocketbook Environmentalists. They’re going green primarily because it makes good financial sense, but the fact that it benefits their families’ health and the environment also makes them feel good. – Lynn Jurich

Environmentalism is a form of pagan fundamentalism. These green wackos are fanatics like al-Quaida. Just like them. – G. Gordon Liddy

Like many other banks and finance companies, Green Tree used a process called securitization to resell its home loans to outside investors. Green Tree grouped thousands of these small loans into a pool worth hundreds of millions of dollars. – Alex Berenson

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