Hal Borland Quotes

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No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
— Hal Borland


A frontier is never a place; it is a time and a way of life. Frontiers pass, but they endure in their people.
Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.

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Each new season grows from the leftovers from the past.  That is the essence of change, and change is the basic law.


You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
— Hal Borland


A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire; but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.


You fight dandelions all weekend, and late Monday afternoon there they are, pert as all get out, in full and gorgeous bloom, pretty as can be, thriving as only dandelions can in the face of adversity.
— Hal Borland