I don't want to be a tree; I want to be its meaning.
Orhan Pamuk (My Name is Red)1
Everything that made that giant tree is already contained inside this tiny little seed. All it needs is some time, a little bit of sunshine and rain, and voilá!
Flik in A Bug's Life1
No one can reap the fruit before planting the trees.
Rivers do not drink their own water. Trees do not eat their own fruit. And clouds do not swallow their own rain. What great ones have is always for the benefit of others.
Rikki in Days Gone
On the last day of the world I would want to plant a tree.
A society grows great when old men plant trees the shade of which they know they will never sit in. Good people do things for other people, that's it, the end.
Anne in After Life
We believe the trees should remain where they do best. In the woods, in the ground. Alive.
Elves - Season 1 Episode 1
Our spirits need simple things, the smell of fresh-turned earth and the ancient music of wind among the trees.
One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.