Grass Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old grass quotes, grass sayings, and grass proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Grass grows at last above all graves.     

Julia Caroline Dorr

The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. What the younger generation didn’t understand was that the grass was greenest where it’s watered.     

Nicholas Sparks

The grass is always greener around the fire hydrant.     

Jeff Rich

The landscape looks different from every blade of grass.     

Marty Rubin

Parks are but pavement disguised with a growth of grass.     

George Gissing

A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener.     

Henry David Thoreau

The grass is always greener once you don't have to mow a lawn anymore.     

Randy K. Milholland

Be tough in the way a blade of grass is: rooted, willing to lean, and at peace with what is around it.     

Natalie Goldberg

In the plains the grass grows tall, since there is no one to cut it. There is no one to water it either.     

Vera Nazarian

The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass.     

Wendell Berry

Every blade of grass is a study; and to produce two, where there was but one, is both a profit and a pleasure.     

Abraham Lincoln

The warm green of the grass, sprinkled with flowers of many hues, is a carpet whereon we walk with noiseless tread.     

William Wendt

It's not that the grass is greener on the other side, it's that you can never be on both sides of the lawn at the same time.     

Laura Fraser

Crabgrass can grow on bowling balls in airless rooms, and there is no known way to kill it that does not involve nuclear weapons.     

Dave Barry

My intuition told me that it was the grass that was important. Now it glows parrot-green, cool as mint, soft as moss, lying there like a cashmere blanket.     

W. P. Kinsella

Even if the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, keep to your own side; it's where you belong. There you can plant your own grass and tend to it.     

Richelle E. Goodrich

If the grass is greener on the other side it’s probably getting better care. Success is a matter of sticking to a set of common sense principles anyone can master.     

Earl Nightingale

Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.     

Joseph Conrad

When the wind blows, the grass bends.     


Green grass grows where dry desert ends.     

Og Mandino

No one thinks of winter when the grass is green.     

Rudyard Kipling

Grass is hard and lumpy and damp, and full of dreadful black insects.     

Oscar Wilde

Nothing is more pleasant to the eye than green grass kept finely shorn.     

Francis Bacon

Natural grass is a wonderful thing for little bugs and sinkerball pitchers.      

Dan Quisenberry

A blade of grass is always a blade of grass, whether in one country or another.     

Samuel Johnson

Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, "Grow, grow.".     

The Talmud

Crabgrass is aptly descriptive of this hated weed, for it does scuttle quickly through a lawn.     

Allen Lacy

You could cover the whole earth with asphalt, but sooner or later green grass would break through.     

Ilya Ehrenburg

A need to concentrate on each sound, so that every blade of grass would be as important as a flower.     

Arvo Part

All things such as grass and trees are soft and supple in life. At their death they are withered and dry.     


The grass as bristly and stout as chives and me wondering when the ground will break and me wondering how anything fragile survives     

Anne Sexton

There are myriads of forms and hundreds of grasses throughout the entire earth, yet each grass and each form itself is the entire earth.     


Next time you see an unblemished expanse of grass, think about the chemicals that probably got dumped in your vicinity to create it. Are you grateful for that?     

Robert Wright