45 Green Quotes and Sayings for Inspiration

Looking for the best green quotes? We’ve made a list of the top quotes about green for life, loyalty, motivation, inspiration, love, and more.

You will find below our best collection of inspirational, motivational, and beautiful green quotes and sayings about green.


Green Quotes and Sayings

Our green valleys will be greener once we fully grasp the infinite vitality of the green! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan.

When you’re green, you’re growing. When you’re ripe, you rot. ~ Ray Kroc.

Learn of the green world what can be thy place in scaled invention or true artistry. ~ Ezra Pound.

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Nature in her green, tranquil woods heals and soothes all afflictions. ~ John Muir.

Colorless green ideas sleep furiously. ~ Noam Chomsky.

I just need green. I need to wake up and see grass and squirrels. I don’t want to see skyscrapers. ~ Andre Leon Talley.

Green is the fresh emblem of well founded hopes. In blue the spirit can wander, but in green it can rest. ~ Mary Webb.

We sat in silence, letting the green in the air heal what it could. ~ Erica Bauermeister.

Best Green Quotes and Sayings

Green in nature is one thing, green in literature another. Nature and letters seem to have a natural antipathy bring them together and they tear each other to pieces. ~ Virginia Woolf.

With the gun you can make the earth red but if you have a plough you can make the earth green. ~ Narendra Modi.

Bring outdoor life into the home. ~ Steven Magee.

Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein.

No water, no life. No blue, no green. ~ Sylvia Earle.

Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches. ~ Federico García Lorca.

Nature’s first green is gold. ~ Robert Frost.

Top Green Quotes and Sayings

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. ~ Thomas Carlyle.

I can breathe where there is green. Green grows hope. It keeps my heart beating and helps me remember who I am. ~ Courtney M. Privett.

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Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart. ~ Russell Page.

Going green doesn’t start with doing green acts, it starts with a shift in consciousness. ~ Ian Somerhalden.

In the hierarchy of colors, green represents the social middle class, self-satisfied, immovable, narrow. ~ Wassily Kandinsky.

Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly. ~ Pablo Neruda.

Green is a soothing color, isn’t it? I mean Gryffindor rooms are all well and good but the trouble with red is — it is said to send you a little mad — not that I’m casting aspersions . . . ~ Jack Thorne.

Popular Green Quotes and Sayings

Absolute green is the most restful color, lacking any undertone of joy, grief, or passion. On exhausted men, this restfulness has a beneficial effect, but after a time it becomes tedious. ~ Wassily Kandinsky.

Green represents the dead image of life. ~ Rudolf Steiner.

Life is a green madness just now, trying to squeeze the last bit of warmth from the season. ~ Vernor Vinge.

It’s not easy being green. ~ Kermit the Frog.

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A meter of green is greener than a centimeter. ~ Paul Gauguin.

Green in nature is one thing, green in literature another. Nature and letters seem to have a natural antipathy; bring them together and they tear each other to pieces. ~ Virginia Woolf.

Being green and clean is not just an aspiration but an action. ~ Christine Pelosi.

Famous Green Quotes and Sayings

Green calm below, blue quietness above. ~ John Greenleaf Whittier.

He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is said to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals. ~ Oscar Wilde.

Green does not have to mean the sort of hair-shirt, wood-burning-stove sensibility of the ’70s. Green can and should be sleek and modern. ~ Graydon Carter.

Green makes me think of silence, or maybe it’s loneliness. I get the feeling of a terribly distant star. ~ Kobo Abe.

In every wood in every spring there is a different green. ~ J. R. R. Tolkien.

If your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life. ~ Bill Watterson.

Inspiring Green Quotes and Sayings

How green was my valley then, and the valley of them that have gone. ~ Richard Llewellyn.

A plant is the most cliche thing, but a little bit of green has a great effect on happiness. Being at a cubicle all day is not pleasing, but a little life on your desk can give you a little life, too. ~ Bobby Berk.

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight… the truly wise person is colorblind. ~ Albert Schweitzer.

Green is a process, not a status. We need to think of ‘green’ as a verb, not an adjective. ~ Daniel Goleman.

The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger.

A man who contemplates revenge keeps his wounds green. ~ Francis Bacon.

All our wisdom is stored in the trees. ~ Santosh Kalwar.

Dark green is my favorite color. It’s the color of nature and the color of money and the color of moss! ~ Leonardo DiCaprio.

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. ~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca.

It seems very safe to me to be surrounded by green growing things and water. ~ Barbara Kingsolver.


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Sarah Walton

I’m Sarah Walton from Quote Tales. I love sharing quotes to inspire and motivate people.