"Somebody informed me recently that the key to every art, from writing to gardening to sculpture, is creativity. I beg to differ."
"He plants trees to benefit another generation."Roy Blount, Jr. on Caecilius Statius
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."Roy Blount, Jr. on Marcus Tullius Cicero
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered."Roy Blount, Jr. on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."Roy Blount, Jr. on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there."Roy Blount, Jr. on George Bernard Shaw
"I heard on public radio recently, there's a thing called Weed Dating. Singles get together in a garden and weed and then they take turns, they keep matching up with other people. Two people will weed down one row and switch over with two other people. It's in Vermont. I don't think I'd be very good at Weed Dating."
"Think about scary movies: There's a fine line between horror and humor."
"People may think of Southern humor in terms of missing teeth and outhouse accidents, but the best of it is a rich vein running through the best of Southern literature."
"Studying literature at Harvard is like learning about women at the Mayo clinic."