quote by Mahmoud Darwish

If the Olive Trees knew the hands that planted them, Their Oil would become Tears.

— Mahmoud Darwish

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Olive trees quote If you don't like where you're at, move you're not a tree.

If you don't like where you're at, move you're not a tree.

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If you deconstruct Greece, you will in the end see an olive tree, a grapevine, and a boat remain. That is, with as much, you reconstruct her.

Like a twisted olive tree in its 500th year, giving then its finest fruit, is man. How can he give forth wisdom until he has been crushed and turned in the Hand of God.

Olive trees quote The axe forgets what the tree remembers.

The axe forgets what the tree remembers.

He called her a melon, a pineapple, an olive tree, an emerald, and a fox in the snow all in the space of three seconds; he did not know whether he had heard her, tasted her, seen her, or all three together.

I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beechtree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.

The desired Islamic state might be likened to an orchard planted with olive and palm trees that will take a relatively long time to produce fruit.

Olive trees quote Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

You spoke about things they couldn't see and so they laughed.

Yet to row up the dark river against the current, to take the unknown road blindly, stubbornly, and to search for words rooted like the knotted olive tree- let them laugh. And to yearn for the other world to inhabit today's suffocating loneliness, this ravaged present- let them be.

The olive tree is surely the richest gift of Heaven. I can scarcely expect bread.

Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.

Olive trees quote Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.

Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.

Under the olive trees, from the ground Grows this flower, which is a wound.

It is easier to ignore Than the heroes' sunset fire Of death plunged in their willed desire Raging with flags on the world's shore.

Trees are good for contemplation. Plato and Aristotle did their best thinking in the groves of olives and figs around Athens, and Buddha found enlightenment beneath a bo or peepul tree.

It is quite affecting to observe how much the olive tree is to the country people. Its fruit supplies them with food, medicine and light; its leaves, winter fodder for the goats and sheep; it is their shelter from the heat and its branches and roots supply them with firewood. The olive tree is the peasant's all-in-all.

Olive trees quote Storms make trees take deeper roots.

Storms make trees take deeper roots.

Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings.

Mark how fleeting and paltry is the estate of man--yesterday in embryo, tomorrow a mummy or ashes. So for the hairsbreadth of time assigned to thee, live rationally, and part with life cheerfully, as drops the ripe olive, extolling the season that bore it and the tree that matured it.

My days are jam-packed with carpools, classroom assistance, tending to chickens, dogs and seven acres of olive trees!

Olive trees quote An unbending tree is easily broken.

An unbending tree is easily broken.

For years I study. I look long at olive trees, all gray and silver, and watch the sunlight. Ah, yes, I am ver' lazy, but I see after I look long that it is perspective that give it this quality. Perspective, and absolute faith to the subject.

You, O Books, are the golden vessels of the temple, the arms of the clerical militia with which the missiles of the most wicked are destroyed; fruitful olives, vines of Engaddi, fig-trees knowing no sterility; burning lamps to be ever held in the hand.

When a man's pride is subdued it's like the sides of Mount Aetna.

It was terrible during the eruption, but when that is over and the lava is turned into soil, there are vineyards and olive trees which grow up to the top.

Olive trees quote All trees are losing their leaves, and not one of them is worried.

All trees are losing their leaves, and not one of them is worried.

Always observe how ephemeral and worthless human things are.

Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature, and end thy journey in content, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe, blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew.

The place is all awave with trees,Limes, myrtles, purple-beaded,Acacias having drunk the leesOf the night-dew, fain headed,And wan, grey olive-woods, which seemThe fittest foliage for a dream.

First of all, let's get one thing straight.

Your Italy and our Italia are not the same thing. Italy is a soft drug peddled in predictable packages, such as hills in the sunset, olive groves, lemon trees, white wine, and raven-haired girls. Italia, on the other hand, is a maze. It's alluring, but complicated. It's the kind of place that can have you fuming and then purring in the space of a hundred meters, or in the course of ten minutes. Italy is the only workshop in the world that can turn out both Botticellis and Berlusconis.

Olive trees quote I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.

I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.

In 1850, August Salzmann photographed, near Jerusalem, the road to Beith-Lehem (as it was spelled at the time): nothing but stony ground, olive trees; but three tenses dizzy my consciousness: my present, the time of Jesus, and that of the photographer, all this under the instance of 'reality' - and no longer through the elaborations of the text, whether fictional or poetic, which itself is never credible down to the root.

Into the woods, my Master went, Clean forspent, forspent, Into the woods my Master came, Forspent with love and shame. But the olives they were not blind to Him, The little gray leaves were kind to Him: The thorn-tree had a mind to Him, When into the woods He came.

Good morrow, fair ones; pray you, if you know, Where in the purlieus of this forest stands A sheep-cote fenc'd about with olive trees?

Olive trees quote Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop

Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop

O Love! what hours were thine and mine, In lands of palm and southern pine;

In lands of palm, of orange-blossom, Of olive, aloe, and maize and vine!

Spend your brief moment according to nature's law, and serenely greet the journey's end as an olive falls when it is ripe, blessing the branch that bare it, and giving thanks to the tree that gave it life.

In this way, his unhappy soul struggled with its anguish.

Eighteen hundred years before this unfortunate man, the mysterious Being, in whom all the sanctities and all the sufferings of humanity come together, He too, while the olive trees trembled in the fierce breath of the Infinite, had brushed away the fearful cup that appeared before him, streaming with shadow and running over with darkness, in the star-filled depths. (pg. 236)

Olive trees quote If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree.

If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree.

Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature, and end thy journey in content, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe, blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew.

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