„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)
„As you get all this money out there, there’s a tendency for more conservatism and sequelization. So we’re doing ‘Madden 38,’ but now the shoelaces have shadows! And when you step on the turf, the grass is just pressed a little bit, and springs back in just a couple of seconds. Unfortunately, it’s kind of the death of creativity when you make a big deal about really trivial features.“
— Eugene Jarvis American game designer and game programmer 1955
"Newcity Chicago," April 2008 http://www.newcitychicago.com/chicago/7612.html
„You come to us and tell us that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. 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 United States Secretary of State 1860 - 1925
„Okay let's get this over with, no I'm not seasick, yes I've always been green, No I didn't eat grass as a child.“
— Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
„Pigeons on the grass alas.
Pigeons on the grass alas.
Short longer grass short longer longer shorter yellow grass.
Pigeons large pigeons on the shorter longer yellow grass alas pigeons on the grass.“
— Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
Four Saints in Three Acts (1927)
„Here they are. The soft eyes open.
If they have lived in a wood
It is a wood.
If they have lived on plains
It is grass rolling
Under their feet forever.“
— James Dickey American writer 1923 - 1997
The Heaven of Animals (l. 1–6).
— Isoroku Yamamoto Japanese Marshal Admiral 1884 - 1943
It has been declared this attribution is "unsubstantiated and almost certainly bogus, even though it has been repeated thousands of times in various Internet postings. There is no record of the commander in chief of Japan’s wartime fleet ever saying it.", according to source Brooks Jackson in "Misquoting Yamamoto" at Factcheck.org (11 May 2009) http://www.factcheck.org/2009/05/misquoting-yamamoto/, which cites source Donald M. Goldstein, sometimes called "the dean of Pearl Harbor historians", writing "I have never seen it in writing. It has been attributed to the Prange files [the files of the late Gordon W. Prange, chief historian on the staff of Gen. Douglas MacArthur] but no one had ever seen it or cited it from where they got it."
„He's a meticulously hard worker and yet he'll roam the grass of his farm for hours and sometimes for days before he can bring himself to put a word on paper.“
— Oscar Hammerstein II American librettist, theatrical producer, and (usually uncredited) theatre director of musicals 1895 - 1960
Richard Rodgers, quoted in
„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