Best The Giving Tree Quotes 2021

The Giving Tree Quotes

Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.
Shel Silverstein
“And every day the boy would come and he would gather her leaves and play king of the forest.”
Shel Silverstein
“He would climb up her trunk and swing from her branches and eat apples.”
Shel Silverstein
“And they would play hide and go seek and when he was tired, he would sleep in her shade.”
Shel Silverstein
″‘I am too big to climb and play,’ said the boy. ‘I want to buy things and have fun. I want some money. Can you give me some money?‘”
Shel Silverstein
“Then you will have money and you will be happy.”
Shel Silverstein
“And the tree was happy . . .”
Shel Silverstein
″‘Come, Boy,’ she whispered, ‘come and play.‘”
Shel Silverstein

“I am too old and sad to play.”
Shel Silverstein
“I want a boat that will take me far away from here.”
Shel Silverstein
“Then you can sail away . . . and be happy.”
Shel Silverstein
“I wish that I could give you something . . . but I have nothing left.”
Shel Silverstein
“I don’t need very much now.”
Shel Silverstein
“And the boy loved the tree . . . very much. And the tree was happy.”
Shel Silverstein
″You may cut off my branches and build a house. Then you will be happy.”
Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree Quotes

  • “Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.”
    ― Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree
  • “… and she loved a boy very, very much– even more than she loved herself.”
    ― Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree
  • “And after a long time the boy came back again.
    “I am sorry, Boy,” said the tree, “but I have nothing left to give you-
    My apples are gone.”
    “My teeth are too weak for apples,” said the boy.
    “My branches are gone,” said the tree.
    “You cannot swing on them-”
    “I am too old to swing on branches,” said the boy.
    “My trunk is gone,” said the tree.
    “You cannot climb-”
    “I am too tired to climb,” said the boy.
    “I am sorry,” sighed the tree.
    “I wish that I could give you something… but I have nothing left. I am an old stump. I am sorry…”
    “I don’t need very much now,” said the boy, “just a quiet pleace to sit and rest. I am very tired.”
    “Well,” said the tree, straightening herself up as much as she could,
    “well, an old stump is a good for sitting and resting. Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest.”
    And the boy did.
    And the tree was happy.”
    ― Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree
  • “And the tree was happy”
    ― Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree
  • “Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest.”
    And the boy did.
    And the tree was happy.”
    ― Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree
  • “And the boy loved the tree…….very much. And the tree was happy.”
    ― Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree


#1. I have so many children. Half of mine are the ones that just must climb the tree, must climb the mountain, must get dirty, must jump off, flip into the pool sideways because it’s just who they are. So you try to give them as much guidance and prepare them but they are who they are. – Author: Angelina Jolie

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#2. When I have plucked the rose, I cannot give it vital growth again, It needs must wither. I’ll smell it on the tree. – Author: William Shakespeare

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#3. Give me again my hollow tree A crust of bread, and liberty! – Author: Alexander Pope

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#4. Live in the fields, and God will give you lectures on natural philosophy every day. – Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#5. November, I’ll give thanks that you belong to me. December, you’re the present beneath my Christmas tree. – Author: Neil Sedaka

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#6. Our mother Eve, who tasted of the tree, Giving to Adam what she held most dear, Was simply good, and had no power to see. – Author: Emilia Lanier

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#7. Be as useful as a tree! Give life to others; be shelter to everyone; grant fruits to all! Be good like a tree! – Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan

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#8. A tree is a wonderful living organism which gives shelter, food, warmth and protection to all living things. It even gives shade to those who wield an axe to cut it down – Author: Gautama Buddha

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#9. How rich a God our God is! He gives enough, but we don’t notice it. He gave the whole world to Adam, but this was nothing in Adam’s eyes; he was concerned about one tree and had to ask why God had forbidden him to eat it. – Author: Martin Luther

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#10. Like a twisted olive tree in its 500th year, giving then its finest fruit, is man. How can he give forth wisdom until he has been crushed and turned in the Hand of God. – Author: Rabbi Akiva

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#11. Trees that, like the poplar, lift upward all their boughs, give no shade and no shelter, whatever their height. Trees the most lovingly shelter and shade us, when, like the willow, the higher soar their summits, the lower drop their boughs. – Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

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#12. When faced with a chaotic and convoluted situation, one always thinks that it will take centuries to sort it out. Suddenly a man appears and as if by magic, the tree we thought was doomed takes on new life and starts bearing leaves and fruits and giving shade. (Shireen in Samarkand) – Author: Amin Maalouf

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#13. For me, the spirit of Christmas means being happy and giving freely. It’s a tradition for all the kids in the family to help mom decorate the tree. Christmas is all about family, eating, drinking and making merry. – Author: Malaika Arora Khan

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#14. A man is enriched by the faith, and if you will by the hope and humility, with which he calls on the most sweet Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ; and he is enriched also by peace and love. For these are truly a three-stemmed life-giving tree planted by God. – Author: Thomas Merton

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#15. But you now, you wear your soul on your sleeve, exhausting your energy, propping yourself up on a tree, mumbling, or bent over your desk, asleep. Heaven gives you a form and you wear it out by pointless argument. – Author: Zhuangzi

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#16. What right has any human being to talk of bringing up a child? You do not bring up a tree or a plant. It brings itself up. You have to give it a fair chance by tilling the soil. – Author: George Bernard Shaw

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#17. The patient. The pine tree seems to listen, the fir tree to wait: and both without impatience: – they give no thought to the little people beneath them devoured by their impatience and their curiosity. – Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

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#18. To plant trees is to give body and life to one’s dreams of a better world. – Author: Russell Page

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#19. Those who behave in ways that displease you are sending out their disharmony toward you because that is what they have to give away. Hating them is akin to hating moss for growing on a tree. – Author: Wayne Dyer

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#20. Live like a tree, giving, forgiving and free. – Author: Debasish Mridha

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#21. When I stepped away from the white pine, I had the definite feeling that we had exchanged some form of life energy … Clearly white pines and I are on the same wavelength. What I give back to the trees I cannot imagine. I hope they receive something, because trees are among my closest friends. – Author: Anne LaBastille

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#22. Your mom is right here with us, Elle. Her spirit’s here giving my exhausted arm strength to keep hanging on. She’s keeping the current from whipping us all to hell. She’s keeping the tree shrapnel from getting anywhere near us.” A small smile formed. “She’s keeping us alive. – Author: Nicole Williams

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#23. For mountain and stream, tree and leaf, root and blossom, every form in nature is echoed in us and originates in the soul whose being is eternity and is hidden from us but none the less gives itself to us for the most part in the power of love and creation. – Author: Hermann Hesse

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#24. Science can never be a closed book. It is like a tree, ever growing, ever reaching new heights. Occasionally the lower branches, no longer giving nourishment to the tree, slough off. We should not be ashamed to change our methods; rather we should be ashamed never to do so. – Author: Charles V. Chapin

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#25. It’s easy to die. Just give your breath back to the trees and the wind. – Author: Peter Levitt

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#26. Let soldiers on manoeuvres plant trees. Give police and criminals a shovel and a thousand seedlings. – Author: John Wright

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#27. Gather my leaves,
Twist them into crowns
Let me be the king of your forest
Climb on my branches,
I will seek out your hide
s you sleep beneath the shade
Of my giving tree – Author: Michelle Hodkin

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#28. Those who take knowledge to be a whole zoo of sub-disciplines will react to my giving metaphysics a privileged position in that zoo or to my thinking of knowledge as a tree, with more and less fundamental parts. – Author: Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra

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#29. Spend your brief moment according to nature’s law, and serenely greet the journey’s end as an olive falls when it is ripe, blessing the branch that bare it, and giving thanks to the tree that gave it life. – Author: Marcus Aurelius

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#30. I’ve looted that poor Hab for everything it could give me, and in return it’s kept me alive for a year and a half. It’s like the Giving Tree. – Author: Andy Weir

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#31. As we walked back to the car, Johnny said, A tree’s one thing, but it’s a big deal when you point a gun at someone. Basically, you’re giving them permission to kill you. – Author: Ian McEwan

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#32. While there may be no “right” way to value a forest or a river, there is a wrong way, which is to give it no value at all. How do we decide the value of a 700-year-old tree? We need only to ask how much it would cost to make a new one, or a new river, or even a new atmosphere. – Author: Paul Hawken

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#33. God made her a giving person, and even in this house of people who could be so hateful and hard, her one skill, she knew, was to serve them and make them happy, the way even an unwatered tree still provides whatever shade it can. – Author: J. Ryan Stradal

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#34. I’ll give you three guesses, Rabbit. Digging holes in the ground? Wrong. Leaping from branch to branch of a young oak tree? Wrong. Waiting for somebody to help me out of the river? Right. Give Rabbit time, and he’ll always get the answer. – Author: A.A. Milne

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#35. People are like vines … We are born and we grow. Like vines, people also need a tree to cling to, to give them support. – Author: Elizabeth Kata

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#36. I never before knew the full value of trees … What would I not give that the trees planted nearest round the house at Monticello were full grown. – Author: Thomas Jefferson

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#37. Be like a tree. The tree gives shade even to him who cuts off its boughs. – Author: Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

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#38. Ineffective or weak brain connections are pruned in much the same way a gardener would prune a tree or bush, giving the plant a desired shape, – Author: Alison Gopnik

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#39. I never did understand
why the tree was still happy
at the end. The little boy
used her until she was
nothing but a stump.
She couldn’t even run away.
But the ending was always the same:
And the tree was happy. – Author: Naomi Shihab Nye

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#40. Hope and purpose in this world is living as best as you can and maybe having life that gives back. But simply giving back isn’t purpose; it’s a branch of purpose, but it is not the trunk or root of the tree. – Author: Nick Vujicic

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#41. To draw a tree, to pay such close attention to every aspect of a tree, is an act of reverence not only toward the tree, and toward the earth itself, but also our human connection to it. This is one of the magical things about drawing
it gives us almost visionary moments of connectedness. – Author: Alan Lee

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#42. Watering the tree that does give you neither shade nor fruit is a real ethics! – Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan

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#43. You must bind up any wounds you give the earth and you must feed her to replace what you take from her. Every gift she gives, every tree, every stalk of grain, costs her. Only if you repay your debts will she continue to provide. – Author: Morgan Llywelyn

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#44. The nature of the place … whether high or low, moist or dry, whether sloping north or south, or bearing tall trees or low shrubs … generally gives hint as to its inhabitants. – Author: John James Audubon

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#45. I don’t get tired. I get beat up. You keep chopping on a tree, you need to give the tree some rest so the chlorophyll will fill back up and the tree gets its energy back. – Author: Shaquille O’Neal

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#46. I love to work, so give me what you’ve got. I’ll play a tree, if you want me to. If you want fruit on it, then pay me more money. Otherwise, I just love to work. – Author: Danny Trejo

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#47. It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will someday give shade to people he may never meet. – Author: D. Elton Trueblood

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#48. Giving birth was the most amazing thing I’ve ever done. I’d been living in a Third World country, and I said, ‘I’m going to just squat behind a tree.’ I basically did that but in a chair in my living room. I didn’t want a sterile hospital room. I didn’t want doctors. I had a midwife. – Author: Carolyn Murphy

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