„Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.“
„…the grass isn't always greener on the other side. What the younger generation didn't understand was that the grass was greener where it's watered, which meant that both Frank and Amanda had to get out their hoses if they wanted to make things better.“
— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965
2009, The Best of Me (2011), Evelyn Collier, Chapter 6, p. 103
„Shocked me too the things we used to do on grass
It would shock you too the things we used to do on grass
Things we did on grass“
— Colin Moulding English bassist, songwriter and vocalist 1955
Skylarking (1986), "Grass"
— Augusto Boal Brazilian writer 1931 - 2009
Games for Actors and non-Actors (1992)
„The planet holds out no such inducement. The planet is everybody's. All it offers is the grass, the sky, the water, the ineluctable dream of peace and fruition.“
— E. B. White American writer 1899 - 1985
One Man's Meat (1942), Context: Before you can be an internationalist you have first to be a naturalist and feel the ground under you making a whole circle. It is easier for a man to be loyal to his club than to his planet; the bylaws are shorter, and he is personally acquainted with the other members. A club, moreover, or a nation, has a most attractive offer to make: it offers the right to be exclusive. There are not many of us who are physically constituted to resist this strange delight, this nourishing privilege. It is at the bottom of all fraternities, societies, orders. It is at the bottom of most trouble. The planet holds out no such inducement. The planet is everybody's. All it offers is the grass, the sky, the water, the ineluctable dream of peace and fruition. "Intimations" (December 1941)
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Song lyrics, The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964), The Times They Are A-Changin', Context: Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown. And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin’.
„"Anne, my sister Anne, do you see nothing coming?"
"I see nothing but the sun that makes everything dusty, and the grass that grows green."“
— Charles Perrault French author 1628 - 1703
Tales of Mother Goose, 1727, "Bluebeard"
„And the water below gives a gift to the sky
And the clouds give back every time that they cry
And make the grass grow green beneath my toes.“
— Jack Johnson (musician) American musician 1975
Song lyrics, Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George (2006), Talk of the Town.
— Rabindranath Tagore Bengali polymath 1861 - 1941
„How wonderful is Cold Mountain
Climbers are all afraid
The moon shines on clear water twinkle twinkle
Wind rustles the tall grass
Plum trees flower in the snow
Bare twisted trees have clouds for foliage
A touch of rain brings it all alive
Unless you see clearly do not approach“
— Han-shan Chinese monk and poet
Cold Mountain Transcendental Poetry
„Pigeons on the grass alas.
Pigeons on the grass alas.
Short longer grass short longer longer shorter yellow grass.
Pigeons large pigeons on the shorter longer yellow grass alas pigeons on the grass.“
— Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
Operas and Plays (1932), Four Saints in Three Acts (1927)