A selection of quotes and proverbs about the grass that is always greener.
Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.
William Jennings Bryan
Don’t allow the grass to grow on the path of friendship.
Native American proverb
Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, ‘Grow — grow!’
Grass is the forgiveness of nature – her constant benediction. Forests decay, harvests perish, flowers vanish, but grass is immortal.
Now Galadriel rose from the grass, and taking a cup from one of her maidens she filled it with white mead and gave it to Celeborn.
The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring
Once I dreamt of a form of poetry created by the sound of feet walking in the grass.
The grass is always greener on the other side.
The trees and the grasses and all things growing or living in the land belong each to themselves.
The Fellowship of the Ring
J. R. R. Tolkien
Then God said, ‘Let the land burst forth with every sort of grass and seed-bearing plant. And let there be trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. The seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.’ And so it was. The land was filled with seed-bearing plants and trees, and their seeds produced plants and trees of like kind. And God saw that it was good.
When dew is on the grass, rain will never come to pass.
Whoever makes two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before, deserves better of mankind, and does more essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together.
You can't reap a field of grass one blade at a time.
World Without End