Beauty is the harvest of presence, the evanescent moment of seeing or hearing on the outside what already lives far inside us; the eyes, the ears or the imagination suddenly become a bridge between the here and the there, between then and now, between the inside and the outside; beauty is the conversation between what we think is happening outside in the world and what is just about to occur far inside us.
~ David Whyte, Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words
Everything starts somewhere, though many physicists disagree. But people have always been dimly aware of the problem with the start of things. They wonder how the snowplough driver gets to work, or how the makers of dictionaries look up the spelling of words.
~ Terry Pratchett, Hogfather
The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.
~ Michael Pollan