Green Quotes About the Color of Nature & More

Read this collection of aesthetic quotes about the color green for artistic and environmental inspiration.

Whether your favorite color is a pastel green or a dark emerald hue, this list of green sayings will delight you.

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What are the benefits of reading green quotes?

Many people around the world agree that green is their favorite color.

This beautiful hue is very pleasing to the eye.

These green quotes will make you appreciate the color of environmental loveliness.

The color green reminds people of:

  • powerful trees
  • soft grass
  • rolling ocean waves
  • other aspects of nature

These incredible quotes perfectly describe what attracts people to the gorgeous shades of nature.

Different colors can impact your moods and desires profoundly.

Green is often associated with jealousy, money, health, and luck.

Share these green quotes with your friends and family to inspire a newfound love within them for this special color.

Don’t forget to check out these nature quotes about reconnecting with mother earth.

Green Quotes About the Color of Nature

1. “Nature’s first green is gold.” – Robert Frost

Green Quotes about nature

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

Green Quotes About the Color of Nature

3. “The future will either be green or not at all.” – Bob Brown

Green Quotes about the future

4. “As long as you’re green, you’re growing. As soon as you’re ripe, you start to rot.” – Ray Kroc

Aesthetic Green Quotes

5. “Nature in her green, tranquil woods heals and soothes all afflictions.” – John Muir

Green Quotes and sayings

6. “The roof of my house is covered in solar panels. When I’m home, I’m a pretty green fellow.” – Bill McKibben

Green Quotes about the environment

7. “Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come.” – Lois Lowry

Green Quotes about trees

8. “Stay green, stay in the woods, and stay safe.” – Karl Pilkington

stay Green Quotes

9. “I am in love with this green Earth.” – Charles Lamb

Green earth Quotes

10. “By the way, most of the light that comes from the sun is green.” – Bill Nye

Green Quotes about light

Green quotes that explore the meaning behind the color

11. “Being green and clean is not just an aspiration but an action.” – Christine Pelosi

Green and clean Quotes

12. “I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch.” – Ella Maillart

Green Quotes about grass

13. “The pine stays green in winter… wisdom in hardship.” – Norman Douglas

wise Green Quotes

14. “Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart.” – Russell Page

Green fingers Quotes

15. “Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches.” – Federico García Lorca

poetic Green Quotes

16. “The greenery, the scenery- it’s got a lot of trees, birds.” – Barbara Rodriquez

Greenery Quotes

17. “It seems very safe to me to be surrounded by green growing things and water.” – Barbara Kingsolver

Green Quotes and sayings

18. “Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.” – Noam Chomsky

short Green Quotes

19. “A meter of green is greener than a centimeter.” – Paul Gauguin

thought provoking Green Quotes

20. “When you’re green, your growing. When you’re ripe, you rot.” – Ray Kroc

Green Quotes about growth

Green quotes to appreciate the color of environmental loveliness

21. “Learn of the green world what can be thy place in scaled invention or true artistry.” – Ezra Pound

Green Quotes about the world

22. “Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” – Pablo Neruda

Green Quotes to inspire you

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

Green Quotes that will inspire you to action

24. “It’s good to touch the green, green grass of home.” – Tom Jones

Green grass Quotes

25. “The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Green energy Quotes

26. “Green calm below, blue quietness above.” – John Greenleaf Whittier

Green Quotes and sayings to inspire you

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27. “A man who contemplates revenge keeps his wounds green.” – Francis Bacon

Green Quotes about revenge

28. “Our green valleys will be greener once we fully grasp the infinite vitality of the green!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

Greener Quotes

29. “Going green doesn’t start with doing green acts, it starts with a shift in consciousness.” – Ian Somerhalden

Green Quotes on nature

30. “Even in winter it shall be green in my heart.” – Frederic Chopin

short Green Quotes and sayings

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Green quotes that will make your day

31. “Children go with whatever makes them feel good – like if that’s the color green or orange, they do that with their clothes. As I’ve grown older, everything reversed. My music, my personality – onstage those things became my colors.” – Janelle Monae

32. “When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.” – William Blake

33. “For still there are so many things that I have never seen: in every wood in every spring there is a different green.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

34. “The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.” – Rumi

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35. “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

36. “The green revolution has an entirely different meaning to most people in the affluent nations of the privileged world than to those in the developing nations of the forgotten world.” – Norman Borlaug

37. “Beauty, strength, and youth are flowers but fading; Duty, faith, and love are roots and ever green.” – George Peele

38. “For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” – Martin Luther

39. “With the gun you can make the earth red but if you have a plough you can make the earth green.” – Narendra Modi

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40. “It’s been proven by quite a few studies that plants are good for our psychological development. If you green an area, the rate of crime goes down. Torture victims begin to recover when they spend time outside in a garden with flowers. So we need them, in some deep psychological sense, which I don’t suppose anybody really understands yet.” – Jane Goodall
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Other beautiful green quotes

41. “In coastal waters rich in runoff, plankton can swarm densely, a million in a drop of water. They color the sea brown and green where deltas form from big rivers, or cities dump their sewage. Tiny yet hugely important, plankton govern how well the sea harvests the sun’s bounty, and so are the foundation of the ocean’s food chain.” – Gregory Benford

42. “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

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43. “When I was 12 I was obsessed with green and had my mom get me a bunch of green bedding for my room.” – Doja Cat

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

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

46. “Every green natural place we save saves a fragment of our sanity and gives us a little more hope that we have a future.” – Wallace Stegner

47. “Keep the corners of your mouth turned up. Speak in a low, persuasive tone. Listen; be teachable. Laugh at good stories and learn to tell them…For as long as you are green, you can grow.” – Mother Teresa

48. “Green strongly influences the heart and helps alleviate tension. Positive qualities associated with green are generosity, humility, and cooperation. Foods of the green vibration are all green fruits and green vegetables.” – Tae Yun Kim

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

50. “Green is a label for a certain attitude to life, a certain kind of respect that one might have for the very source of things that we take for granted.” – Annie Lennox

More green quotes about the color

51. “Dark green is my favorite color. It’s the color of nature and the color of money and the color of moss!” – Leonardo DiCaprio

52. “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

53. “Green is the fresh emblem of well-founded hopes. In blue the spirit can wander, but in green, it can rest.” – Mary Webb

54. “They say it’s better to bury your sadness in a graveyard or garden that waits for the spring to wake from its sleep and burst into green.” – Conor Oberst

55. “My favorite color is jungle green. At least, that’s what it said on the side of my favorite crayon in first grade. I don’t know if it’s an official color.” – Mike Posner

56. “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

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

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

59. “Green has always been my mom’s favorite color. My father, aunt and I have gotten her jade, emerald, and peridot pieces over the years, and we always seem to be on the lookout.” – Erika Christensen

60. “In the hierarchy of colors, green represents the social middle class, self-satisfied, immovable, narrow.” – Wassily Kandinsky

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Green quotes to refresh your day

61. “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

62. “We sat in silence, letting the green in the air heal what it could.” ― Erica Bauermeister

63. “And the needles of the pine trees, freshly washed to a deep, rich green, shimmered with droplets that blinked like clear crystals.” ― Billie Letts

64. “She turned back to inspect a bank of greens: olive, jade, leaf, kiwi, lime, a silver-green like the back of birch leaves, a bright pistachio.” ― Anne Bartlett

65. “The green earth is a symbol of hope. Walk on it like you are going somewhere, even when you are going nowhere.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

66. “How do you know if it is spirit or nature who answers? Maybe there is no difference at all. Maybe grace is green.” ― Pam Grossman

67. “Her green mind made the world around her green.” ― Wallace Stevens

68. “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

69. “Light is found on the green.” ― J.R. Rim

70. “It doesn’t matter what my eyes have seen,
For the better out of the blue comes green.”
― Ana Claudia Antunes

Green quotes relating to life and nature

71. “My father pointed to the moon and asked me what color it was. I couldn’t tell. So he told me to look at the horizon and then glance back quickly at the moon. Then I saw it: it was pale green.” -Alden Baker 

72. “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

73. “The artist who pictures sounds as colors, who feels the difference in microns between one sea green and another… is not attending to what the world considers important.” -Eric Maisel

74. “Green represents the dead image of life.” -Rudolf Steiner

75. “It’s not easy being green” -Kermit the Frog

Green Quotes To Remind Us About Nature’s Beauty

76. “I will be Green until the day I die, if not for a long time after.” — Bob Brown

77. “The prime of life is that fleeting time between green and over-ripe.” — Cullen Hightower

78. “I long for the countryside. That’s where I get my calm and tranquillity – from being able to come and find a spot of green.” — Emilia Clarke

79. “You are either green and growing, or ripe and rotting.”  Frosty Westering

80. “For the forest to be green, each tree must be green.” — George Harrison

81. “The prime of life is that fleeting time between green and over-rip.” — Cullen Hightower

82. “You could cover the whole earth with asphalt, but sooner or later green grass would break through.”  — Ilya Ehrenburg

83. “All life on earth emanates from the green of the plant.” — Jay Kordich

84. “Green grass grows where dry desert ends.” — Og Mandino

85. “I now know all shades of the color green, having spent 90 days staring at that green screen. I’ll never forget that color, as long as I live.” — Rob Letterman

Green Quotes About an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

86. “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” – Native American Proverb

87. “The Earth is what we all have in common.”—Wendell Berry

88. “The environment is no one’s property to destroy; it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect.” – Mohith Agadi

89. “He that plants trees loves others besides himself.”—Thomas Fuller

90. “If we want to move towards a low-polluting, sustainable society, we need to get consumers to think about their purchases.” – David Suzuki

91. “One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.”—Leo Tolstoy

92. “We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last generation that can do something about it.” – Barack Obama

93. “Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.”—John Ruskin

94. “What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on.” – Henry David Thoreau

95. “We can never have enough of Nature.” – Henry David Thoreau

Green Quotes To Make You Feel Lively

96. “Look for the valleys, the green places, and fly through them. There will always be a way through.” ― C. S. Lewis

97. “Don’t wait for someone to green light your project, build your own intersection.” ― Tyler Perry

98. “May thy ball lie in green pastures, and not in still waters.” ― Ben Hogan

99. “Don’t put blankets over the drum! Open completely. Let your spirit ear listen to the green dome’s passionate murmur.” ― Rumi

100. “A bland smile is like a green light at an intersection, it feels good when you get one, but you forget it the moment you’re past it.” ― Douglas Coupland

101. “The sky was as blue as a stupid postcard, and the islands were as green as islands.” ― Matthew Tobin Anderson

102. “He could not die when the trees were green, For he loved the time too well.” ― John Clare

103. “All in green went my love of riding on a great horse of gold into the silver dawn.” ― e. e. cummings

104. “It takes a person of great care and insight to watch for any abnormality in the green grass even while it grows abundantly and healthily.” ― Kenzaburo Oe

105. “And joy is everywhere; it is in the earth’s green covering of grass; in the blue serenity of the sky.” ― Rabindranath Tagore

Which green quotes inspire you the most to live a colorful life?

The color green is perfect to use in fashion, architecture, landscaping, and other designs.

For many people, shades of green remind them of nature and environmentalism.

Living green is a whole lifestyle.

Read these green sayings and colorful quotes if you want to gain a deeper understanding of what this color represents.

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Check out this collection of amazing quotes that explore the meaning behind the color green.

You’ll love these beautiful sayings and clever phrases even if green is not your favorite color.

What are your favorite green quotes and sayings about colors and environmentalism?

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