„Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.“
— Robert Fulghum American writer 1937
Context: The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. No, not at all. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be. It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It (1988)
— Bertolt Brecht German poet, playwright, theatre director 1898 - 1956
"Concerning spring" [Über das Frühjahr] (1928), Uhu, Berlin, IV, 6 (March 1928); trans. Christopher Middleton in Poems, 1913-1956, p. 158
„I have just seen you go down the mountain.
I close the wicker gate in the setting sun.
The grass will be green again in coming spring,
But will the wanderer ever return?“
— Wang Wei a Tang dynasty Chinese poet, musician, painter, and statesman 699 - 759
"Departure" (trans. Robert Payne)
„Shocked me too the things we used to do on grass
It would shock you too the things we used to do on grass
Things we did on grass“
— Colin Moulding English bassist, songwriter and vocalist 1955
— Ryōkan Japanese Buddhist monk 1758 - 1831
Context: In the scenery of spring, nothing is better, nothing worse; The flowering branches are of themselves, some short, some long. As translated in Haiku : Spring (1950) by Reginald Horace Blyth
— Dante Alighieri Italian poet 1265 - 1321
Canto XXVII, lines 134–135 (tr. Longfellow).