"When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us."
"He plants trees to benefit another generation."Robert Smithson on Caecilius Statius
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."Robert Smithson on Marcus Tullius Cicero
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered."Robert Smithson on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."Robert Smithson on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there."Robert Smithson on George Bernard Shaw
"Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues."
"Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is."
"Instead of causing us to remember the past like the old monuments, the new monuments seem to cause us to forget the future."