"A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant - rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance - but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself."
"He plants trees to benefit another generation."Roberto Burle Marx on Caecilius Statius
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."Roberto Burle Marx on Marcus Tullius Cicero
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered."Roberto Burle Marx on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."Roberto Burle Marx on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there."Roberto Burle Marx on George Bernard Shaw