J. D. Sedding Quotes

I need not print a line, nor conjure with the painter’s tools to prove myself an artist … Whilst in other spheres of labor the greater part of our life’s toil and moil will of a surety end, as the wise man predicted, in vanity and vexation of spirit, here is instant physical refreshment in the work the garden entails, and, in the end, our labor will be crowned with flowers.

There be delights that will fetch the day about from sun to sun and rock the tedious year as in a delightful dream … For a garden is Arcady brought home. It is man’s bit of gaudy make-believe – his well-disguised fiction of an unvexed Paradise … a world where gayety knows no eclipse and winter and rough weather are held at bay.