100+ Best Plant Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Various folk cultures and traditions assign symbolic meanings to plants. Plants symbolize emotions, ideas and actions. Profoundly inspirational plant quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Plant Quotes

The Rio de Contas, a wide, almost delta-like river, was startling, a sudden big sky and a feeling of openness, and very bright. It was noisy with birds. The rain forest houses most of the earth’s plant and animal population. I hadn’t anticipated it would be so loud. — Bill Buford

My feeling was, you plant some seeds. If they grow, great; if they don’t, you don’t take it personally. Not my problem; I just kept planting. Just like a farmer. — Hank Haney

The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest. — Sophocles

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Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response — Tom Allen

For my own health, I thought it was better to eat a plant based diet. I’m going to be 60 soon and I have boundless energy and I feel really good, so I’m all for it. — Ed Begley, Jr.

If we plant the right seeds, tomorrow will be better. If you put out good things, then you’ll get good things back. That’s part of our responsibility as entertainers. — Ben Vereen

I’m not a big fan of Robert Plant’s lyrics or his singing. — Chris Robinson

We’re most interested in well-managed crops that produce high yields. Year-to-year weather challenges, soil fertility and other variables can drastically impact the corn we see come into the plant and growers managing for those variables is key. — Jack Nelson

The problems in California have been that it’s been very difficult to site and build new power plants. — Kenneth Lay

War is being waged all across the country against the invasive plant and animal species – some 50,000 of them – now spreading across the U.S. — Nancy Gibbs

A lot of cultures believe you take the placenta and you bury it and plant something. — Brooke Burke

All living beings, not just animals, but plants and microorganisms, perceive. To survive, an organic being must perceive – it must seek, or at least recognize, food and avoid environmental danger. — Lynn Margulis

There are different ways to do innovation. You can plant a lot of seeds, not be committed to any particular one of them, but just see what grows. And this really isn’t how we’ve approached this. We go mission-first, then focus on the pieces we need and go deep on them and be committed to them. — Mark Zuckerberg

I have no intention of being a potted plant, and just getting watered every so often. — Richard Codey

The best we can do, to paraphrase Pollan, is to eat whole foods, mostly plants, and not too much. — A. J. Jacobs

Parents should plant deeply the seed of the work ethic into the hearts and habits of their children. — Joseph B. Wirthlin

To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another’s breast is to become a principal in the mischief. — Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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We are pleased to announce that Little Sioux Corn Processors, L.P., plans to construct an ethanol plant at a location south of Akron, Iowa, along Highway 12. — Gary Tucker

By depending on the great, The small may rise high. See: the little plant ascending the tall tree Has climbed to the top. — Saskya Pandita

The soil is not a mass of dead debris, merely resulting from the physical and chemical weathering of rocks; it is a more or less homogeneous system which has resulted from the decomposition of plant and animal remains. It is teeming with life. — Selman Waksman

The Pythagoreans degrade impious men into brutes and, if one is to believe Empedocles, even into plants. — Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

In a crime novel, if you are going to have a big revelation in chapter 30, you have to plant the information in chapters three and 11. — Sophie Hannah

Some bioengineering is good, especially if it results in plants that are more drought-resistant or perennial food crops. — Margaret Atwood

We’re making this investment to help meet continued, strong demand for refrigerated and pre-cooked bacon. The project is another example of the technology and food safety improvements we’ve initiated to position our processed meats business for future growth. For example, we’ve invested almost $15 million in our deli meats plant in Buffalo, N.Y., over the past two years. — Bill Lovette

Why? Because we’re very well down this process as it is – flawed as it is – and we’re counting on getting more power plants on line by the end of 2003 so we have a surplus of power. — Gray Davis

Our plants had now increased to 252: as they were all kept on shore at the tent I augmented the guard there, though from the general conduct of the natives there did not appear the least occasion for so much caution. — William Bligh

The value and utility of any experiment are determined by the fitness of the material to the purpose for which it is used, and thus in the case before us it cannot be immaterial what plants are subjected to experiment and in what manner such experiment is conducted. — Gregor Mendel

I was raised – my mom and dad were dairy farmers. Once you’ve made a decision to plant a crop for that year, you can’t go back and undo that decision. — Roy Blunt

The prime communities of the Southwest are survival communities. Their sustenance is governed by rainfall and wind direction. You can study little enclaves of plant materials, how they huddle together for protection. Some are nurse crops. — Antoine Predock

We’re being approached by four parties to do Hurricane Katrina relief. If we could get the government to commit to a reasonable number of buildings, like 5,000, which is a drop in the bucket as to what they need, then we would build a plant (in the storm-affected area) at our own expense, and we would hire and train people from Louisiana and Mississippi to operate it. — Brian Bishop

Character robotics could plant the seed for robots that actually have empathy. So, if they achieve human level intelligence or, quite possibly, greater than human levels of intelligence, this could be the seeds of hope for our future. — David Hanson

We’re pleased with the judge’s decision. The decision is a win for the island fox, and the nine plant species that are endangered because of the feral pigs. — Julie Benson

When we engraved the 442 names on the back of the medals – that’s when the reality sinks in. Everybody in the whole plant had to be involved to check the names and match the medals with the cases. You see names of fathers and sons and brothers and the reality sinks in that basically whole families were wiped out trying to help people. But that’s what we do – what we manufacture generally has a higher degree of meaning to those that receive it. It’s not just any award. — Tom Tucker

A closed plant is like a cemetery; it really is. The walls will talk to you; the machines will talk to you if you really talk to them. — Hamdi Ulukaya

While it is true that we must seek value added industries like food processing plants and call center operations, we must do what is necessary to expand and develop our economic profile. — Alan Autry

Everyone should be commended for allowing people to make disasters, to make failures – you’ve just got to be sure that it’s a magnificent failure and that, by creating a magnificent failure, you plant the seed. — Malcolm Mclaren

We have spoken of beings so low in the scale that the individuals throughout their whole existence are not sufficiently specialized to be distinctively plant or animal: yet these are definite life in simpler shape. — Asa Gray

Basically, the intersection between the animal world and the plant world is where life regenerates itself over and over, billions of times each day. It’s the foundation of life on our planet. — Louie Schwartzberg

Nothing that Robert Plant does will ever equal Led Zeppelin, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to stop being creative. Jimmy Page has so many incredibly cool projects, but it’s not Led Zeppelin; there will only ever be one Led Zeppelin. — Nikki Sixx

We’re hoping people will see the value in this and agree to let the city plant a sugar maple in their yard. We all benefit from the beauty of these trees. It’s part of the ambiance of this town, and that’s not something we want to lose. — Ken Miller

Until we get final approval, we don’t know exactly where we can plant the rest of the trees. We also have to order the seedlings one year in advance, so we’ll be ready to plant as many as 50,000 by next spring. — John Clarke

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I have been blessed with friends who do things rather than buy things: friends who will change books at the library, take a bag of your old clothes to a thrift store, bring you cuttings and plant them in a window box, fill the bird feeder in your garden when you can’t get out. — Maeve Binchy

I was born into a middle class family in New Jersey. My dad came home from serving in the Army after having lost his father, worked in the Breyers ice cream plant in Newark, New Jersey. Was the first person to graduate from college. — Chris Christie

You know, one of the great things about most renewable technologies – not every technology, but many of them – is the jobs have to be local. When you’re talking about a power plant and power generation using solar thermal technology, the jobs will be where the plant is. — Vinod Khosla

Polynesian women are known for their long hair, glowing skin, and thick nails. And that comes from the local diet, which is mostly plant based with a little bit of fish and a lot of natural fats and oils. — Nikki Reed

As our parents planted for us, so will we plant for our children. When Charlie and I began our philanthropic journey, we wanted to focus our resources on planting seeds that would help perpetuate Jewish values and traditions for future generations and also contribute to repairing our world. — Lynn Schusterman

I love being in my garden. I don’t plant a lot of exotic flora, but I do spend a lot of time outside doing manual labour. — Jacqueline Bisset

Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged heart. — William Pitt

Our thoughts fly therefore by themselves in this festive hour of our plant community, to the man whom we thank for the ressurection of our Nation: Adolf Hitler, the patron of German labour and German art. — Gustav Krupp

I think we should stop using nuclear power plants because it’s an old system that we can’t control. — Hayao Miyazaki

It was always understood that plants and animals, though completely contrasted in their higher representatives, approached each other very closely in their lower and simpler forms. But they were believed not to blend. — Asa Gray

You have to get up and plant the seed and see if it grows, but you can’t just wait around, you have to water it and take care of it. — Bootsy Collins

A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn. — C. Northcote Parkinson

Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy. — Ralph Ransom

A writer must face up to the test of reality, including political reality, and that can’t be done if he keeps his distance. A literary style cultivated like a hothouse plant may show a certain artificial purity, but it won’t really be pure. — Gunter Grass

When we are in full production, the trucks are rolling in and out of the plant all of the time. That’s not happening now. They don’t have enough people for full production. — Justin Wilson

I’m not completely vegan – my diet’s probably about 80 percent plant based, but I do eat some meat. I try to know where everything comes from, though. And all bets are off if my husband and I go to a really great restaurant. — Lauren Bowles

They don’t know how the world is shaped. And so they give it a shape, and try to make everything fit it. They separate the right from the left, the man from the woman, the plant from the animal, the sun from the moon. They only want to count to two. — Emma Bull

Hemp is a part of the cannabis plant, and it is very useful. — Ziggy Marley

Nations, like plants and human beings, grow. And if the development is thwarted they are dwarfed and overshadowed. — Claude McKay

That one plant should be sown and another be produced cannot happen; whatever seed is sown, a plant of that kind even comes forth. — Guru Nanak

My parents had a gardener when I was growing up, and he and I would dig in the dirt together – my mom and dad were definitely not digging with me! When I was 5, he helped me plant some corn in our backyard, and I remember how fascinating it was to watch it grow. Little did I know that 50 years later I’d be growing corn in a different way. — Howard Graham Buffett

That’s not all our crops can do. We are also learning how to transform plants into factories. We can now raise plants that will create enzymes that would otherwise be created in chemical factories. — Thomas Carper

We are proud to welcome Corn, LP as the 21st ethanol plant in Iowa. This plant is a showcase of the continuing innovation and improvement in the ethanol industry. — Monte Shaw

I think I could sing and shear a few sheep at the same time. — Robert Plant

I never stop making sure that what I say is the best of what could be said about a particular thing. It’s a constant evolution. If I planted a tree one way yesterday, and somebody tells me of a better way to plant a tree, I think, ‘You know, they’re right, that’s better.’ Then I change my way to accommodate the new way of planting trees. — Martha Stewart

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I really have become convinced that nuclear fusion is our energy future. It’s so powerful. I mean, it is the power of the stars. If we could bring that down to the laboratory and to the power plant on Earth, that would be an incredible thing. — Taylor Wilson

As a biologist, I can’t think of myself as anything but an animal among animals and plant. — Barbara Kingsolver

Being responsible for another human life terrifies me, because I kill plants. — Lauren Conrad

I don’t believe I could live in Iran again. A tree, once uprooted from the earth, is very difficult to plant again. — Golshifteh Farahani

Lady Bird Johnson did more than plant flowers in public places. She served the country superbly by planting environmental values in the minds of the nation’s leaders and citizens. — Stewart Udall

I ended up buying a restaurant. Already we had invested in a gas station and a metal products plant. — Esther Williams

Every time I plant a seed, He say kill it before it grow, he say kill it before they grow. — Bob Marley

‘Bloom’ is basically the idea that all flesh is grass, and that we can look at natural plant growth and organic material as outgrowths of the Earth. — Ken Goldberg

We feel that we have some things to negotiate. They gave everybody full pay up to April 11. I guess this is their 60-day notice of plant closing. — Larry Watruba

A practical botanist will distinguish at the first glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them — Carolus Linnaeus

Machines are becoming devastatingly capable of things like killing. Those machines have no place for empathy. There’s billions of dollars being spent on that. Character robotics could plant the seed for robots that actually have empathy. — David Hanson

Until recently scientists measured changes in plant growth with simple tools rather like a ruler, … Now you can essentially watch plant genes turn on and off. This gives us a much better idea of how the plant is responding to the insect’s damage. — Mark Hunter

Prince William’s smiling hostility toward the press is his non-negotiable core value. I am told he is so protective of his privacy he has been known to plant false tips with friends he distrusts and watch the media to see if they play out. — Tina Brown

The first reactions from Germany and German industry was quite negative. People right from the start were saying that we will steal technology and take it away and move the plant to India and use low cheap labor to compete. — Baba Kalyani

We believe we’re doing the right thing to save the island fox and nine threatened plant species, … and to restore the ecological balance. — Julie Benson

You know, people can’t fall in love with me just because I’m good at what I do. — Robert Plant

An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture. — Jean Cocteau

I realized that nature had invented reproduction as a mechanism for life to move forward, as a life force that passes right through us and makes us a link in the evolution of life. Rarely seen by the naked eye, this intersection between the animal world and the plant world is truly a magic moment. — Louie Schwartzberg

A great deal has been learned about cell communication. The universal nature of cellular structure and organization in bacteria, plant and animal cells has been discovered. — Gunter Blobel

My relationship to plants becomes closer and closer. They make me quiet; I like to be in their company. — Peter Zumthor

It might seem unfair to reward a person for having so much pleasure over the years, asking the maize plant to solve specific problems and then watching its responses. — Barbara McClintock

We’re not going to put a nuclear power plant where a community does not accept a nuclear power plant. — Bill Habermeyer

So I set out to study the oxidation system in the potato, which, if damaged, causes the plant to turn brown. I did this in the hope of discovering, through these studies, the key to the understanding of adrenal function. — Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Key West is the place where your sickly house plant back in New York grows to 10 ft. It’s also the place where an 8-ft. cactus, the century plant, produces a huge yellow flower every great once in a while, like a robot proffering a bouquet. After the plant flowers, it dies. — Edmund White

You can drive an SUV, but there’s a balance. If you do that, maybe use energy-efficient light bulbs at home or just be conscious of switching off lights. If you can afford to drive an SUV, maybe you can afford to make a donation to a wind farm or plant some trees. It’s all about balance. — Orlando Bloom

We took a plant that was being closed by a big company thinking there was no good use for it, and we came in with a different perspective. We bought some used equipment, as simple as we could. — Hamdi Ulukaya

There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance. Such food, moreover, taxes our digestive organs decidedly less, and, in making us more contented and sociable, produces an amount of good difficult to estimate. — Nikola Tesla

We’re hopeful there will be sufficient law enforcement support to allow this to happen. A bus carrying some management workers was prevented from entering the plant earlier this morning. In fact, picketers blocked the entrance and broke out some of the windows on the bus. — Gary Mickelson

In my district back in Texas, significant because we have a big solar panel production plant in Keller, Texas, we have a wind turbine plant in Gainesville, Texas, up in Cook Country. — Michael Burgess

Somali is turning into a desert. Rwanda, you can hardly find a place to plant a potato, it’s so crowded. — Jim Fowler

You don’t build a new power plant in the United States overnight. It takes years to build. — John Abizaid

We believe that the key to success is to continue manufacturing top quality products for our customers. Everyone in our plant agrees with that 100 percent, and we’re going to do everything we can to ensure a positive future for our plant. — Ted Johnson

Asking an artist to talk about his work is like asking a plant to discuss horticulture. — Jean Cocteau

We started focusing on this in earnest late summer and early fall. I can build more power plants. In the 12 years before us, not a single plant of major consequence was built. — Gray Davis

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