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Trees are considered one of the most common subjects for quotes, proverbs, and stories.

They are seen as majestic plant organisms who lumber over the world, occasionally giving out advice since they are wise. This has seen some of the most interesting characters being created.

Before we dive into quotes about tree trunks, we must first think about the fact that we owe much more to trees than we give them credit for. They work on clearing the atmosphere of our carbon footprint, making the air that we breathe much cleaner.

Humans seriously underestimate the number of trees that exist in the world. In fact, there are more trees that exist on our planet than there are stars that are out there in the Milky Way galaxy. There are over three trillion trees on our planet!

Short Tree Trunk Quotes

Here are some short quotes about tree trunks for you to enjoy!

“Trees give peace to the souls of men.”

-Nora Waln.

“A tree is our most intimate contact with nature.”

-George Nakashima.

“Trees raised their naked, mottled branches to the sky like mourners stilled in attitudes of grief.”

-Arundathi Roy

"From a small seed, a mighty trunk may grow."


"Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world."

-John Muir.

“He who plants a tree plants a hope.”

-Lucy Larcom.

"If my body were a tree trunk, the rings would surely reveal the time it has had to mature."

-Robert M. Hensel.

“If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.”

-Hal Borland.

“Reversing deforestation is complicated; planting a tree is simple.”

-Martin O’Malley.

“To be without trees would, in the most literal way, to be without our roots.”

-Richard Mabey.

"There are many branches of learning, but only one solid tree trunk of wisdom."

-Henry S. Haskins.

"I wonder how it is that so cheerful-looking a tree as the willow should ever have become associated with ideas of sadness."

-Philip Gilbert Hamerton.

Inspirational Tree Trunk Quotes

Inspiration is a major driving force in everything that we do. It causes the creative juices to flow through our heads and ensure that the project that we are working on turns out amazing. Take a look at some inspirational quotes that might just spark the fire inside you!

"Even as a tree has a single trunk, but many branches and leaves, there is one religion but any number of faiths."

-Mahatma Gandhi.

"Of all man’s works of art, a cathedral is greatest. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that.”

-Henry Ward Beecher.

"One bit of advice: it is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree - make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves or details, otherwise there is nothing for them to hang on to."

-Elon Musk.

“The best friend on earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the earth.”

-Frank Lloyd Wright.

"Our scars are like the rings in a tree trunk, showing its progress through life. How we heal and move forward through adversity . . . that is what makes the difference."

-Morgan Rhodes.

Thought-provoking Tree Trunk Quotes

There are thousands of quotes out there that bring references to tree trunks, however, it is only the best of them that jog your brain and make you think. Here are some thought provoking tree trunk quotes.

"I'd like a relationship that was like two tree trunks side by side, strong but independent."

-Agyness Deyn.

"We ought to think that we are one of the leaves of a tree, and the tree is all humanity. We cannot live without the others, without the tree."

-Pablo Casals.

"Joy could be found everywhere. A hollow on the trunk of a tree could not spoil its beauty, as the little caterpillars eating some of its leaves could not spoil it either. It was still green and offered shade to those in need."

-Irina Serban.

"A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth."

-Lao Tzu.

"For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver."

-Martin Luther.

"There's the tree with the branches that everyone sees, and then there's the upside-down root tree, growing the opposite way. So Earth is the branches, growing in opposing but perfect symmetry. The branches don't think much about the roots, and maybe the roots don't think much about the branches, but all the time, they're connected by the trunk, you know?"

-Gabrielle Zevin.

"A tree is nice because it has a trunk and limbs. We can climb the tree and see over all the yards."

-Janice May Udry.

"Ancient trees are precious. There is little else on Earth that plays host to such a rich community of life within a single living organism."

-Sir David Attenborough.

"I laid the tree down on the cement and started tearing through its trunk until it was in jagged pieces. The smell of pine was overwhelming, like the tree's heart was leaking out."

-Ava Dellaira.

"The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky.”

-Antoine De Saint-Exupéry.

“Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know how. To plant a pine, for example, one need be neither god nor poet; one need only own a shovel.”

-Aldo Leopold.

"There is always music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.”

-Minnie Aumonier.

"When you look at a tree, see it for its leaves, its branches, its trunk, and the roots, then and only then will you see the tree."

-Takuan Soho.

"Like rings in a large tree trunk that had been logged and exposed, every year of her life was visible in the wrinkles that lined her face, neck, and arms. She was a living, breathing fossil."

-S.W. Lothian.

"Growth is the surviving influence in all our lives. The tree will send up its trunk in thick profusion from land burned black by atom bombs. Children will grow from poverty and filth and oppression and develop honor, and integrity, and contribute to all mankind. "

-Chester Himes

"The tree can teach you forbearance and tolerance. It offers shade to all, irrespective of age, gender, religion, nationality, or status. It helps with fruit and shade even to the foe who lays his axe on its trunk! The dog can teach you a lesson in faith, selfless service, and the process of Dedication."

-Sathya Sai Baba.

"I always thought jazz was like the trunk of a tree. After the tree has grown, many branches have spread out. They're all with different leaves and they all look beautiful. But at the end of the season, they fold back up and it's still the tree trunk."

-Earl Hines.

"I don't cut deep-I don't want to kill the tree. I carve her name carefully on the trunk, thinking, as I always do, of when I held her hand in mine to teach her to write."

-Ally Condie.

"But there, my friends, songs like trees bear fruit only in their own time and their own way: and sometimes they are withered untimely."

-Treebeard in 'Lord Of The Rings : The Two Towers', J.R.R. Tolkein.

“The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.”

-Napoleon Hill.

"I often lay on that bench looking up into the tree, past the trunk, and up into the branches. It was particularly fine at night with the stars above the tree."

-Georgia O'Keeffe.

"A tree nowhere offers a straight line or a regular curve, but who doubts that root, trunk, boughs, and leaves embody geometry."

-George Iles.

"And so a barrow to this hero was raised in that land, and there stands a token for men of later days to see, the trunk of a wild olive tree, such as ships are built of; and it flourishes with its green leaves a little below the Acherusian headland."

-Apollonius of Rhodes.

"Now this is the Law of the Jungle — as old and as true as the sky; And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back"

-Rudyard Kipling

"Repeat the truth so that the dull can grasp it! Repeat the truth with the speed of a woodpecker's beak making holes in tree trunks!"

-Mehmet Murat Ildan.

“In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike.”

-Paulo Coelho, Aleph

"A tree may look as beautiful as ever; but when you notice the insects infesting it, and the tips of the branches that are brown from disease, even the tree trunk seems to lose some of its magnificence."

— Arthur Golden.

"Every laugh line, every scar, is a badge I wear to show I've been present, the inner rings of my personal tree trunk that I display proudly for all to see. Nowadays, I don't want a "perfect" face and body; I want to wear the life I've lived."

- Pat Benatar

"Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven't done a thing. You are just talking."

-Wangari Maathai.

"You can date the evolving life of a mind, like the age of a tree, by the rings of friendship formed by the expanding central trunk."

-Mary McCarthy.

"In the far corner of the yard, two squirrels raced up a tree trunk, their little feet scrabbling frantically on the bark. He couldn't tell if they were having a good time or trying to kill each other."

-Tom Perrotta.

"Many critics are like woodpeckers, who, instead of enjoying the fruit and shadow of a tree, hop incessantly around the trunk, pecking holes in the bark to discover some little worm or other."

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Famous Tree Trunk Quotes

Here are some incredibly popular quotes about tree trunks, some said by famous individuals, and some being featured in some of the most widely seen movies and books.

"We do not make beams from the hollow, decaying trunk of the fallen oak. We use the upsoaring tree in the full vigor of its sap."

-Sylvia Pankhurst.

"Our nation is like a tree of which the original trunk is swarajya and the branches are swadeshi and boycott."

— Bal Gangadhar Tilak

"For we are like tree trunks in the snow. In appearance, they lie smoothly and a little push should be enough to set them rolling. No, it can't be done, for they are firmly wedded to the ground. But see, even that is only appearance."

-Franz Kafka.

"There are basically only three things besides a vest that will stop a bullet : a tree trunk, the engine block of a car, and a U.S. mailbox : if you are ever caught in gunfire, find one of those."

-Asha Rangappa.

"I have always been very interested in landscape... I find that all natural forms are a source of unending interest - tree trunks, the growth of branches from the trunk, each finding its own individual air-space."

-Henry Moore.

"We never look deeply into the quality of a tree; we never really touch it, feel its solidity, its rough bark, and hear the sound that is part of the tree. Not the sound of wind through the leaves, not the breeze of a morning that flutters the leaves, but its own sound, the sound of the trunk and the silent sound of the roots."

-Jiddu Krishnamurti.

“Gold is a luxury. Trees are necessities. A person can live and thrive without gold, but we cannot survive without trees.”

-Paul Bamikole.

"Trouble results when the speed of growth exceeds the speed of nurturing human resources. To use the analogy of growth rings in a tree, when unusually rapid growth caused the rings to grow abnormally thick, the tree trunk weakens and is easily broken."

-Akio Toyoda.

"The appearance of strength is all about you. It would seem to last forever. However... the rotten tree trunk, until the very moment when the storm blast breaks it in two, has all the appearance of might it ever had. The storm-blast whistles through the branches of the Empire even now. Listen... and you will hear the creaking."

-'Foundation Trilogy', Isaac Asimov.

"I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree, and climb black branches up a snow-white trunk toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more, but dipped its top and set me down again."

-'Birches', Robert Frost.

"The trunk of a tree is like a community where only one generation at a time is engaged in active business, the great mass of the population being retired and adding solidity and permanence to the social organism."

-John Burroughs.

"The oak that resists the wind loses its branches one by one, and with nothing left to protect it, the trunk finally snaps. The oak that bends lives longer, its trunk growing wider, its roots deeper and more tenacious."

-Robert Greene.

"Liturgy is like a strong tree whose beauty is derived from the continuous renewal of its leaves, but whose strength comes from the old trunk, with solid roots in the ground."

-Pope Paul VI.

"Upon closer scrutiny, however, you will discover that the decomposing tree trunk and rotting leaves not only give birth to new life, but are full of life themselves. Microorganisms are at work."

-Eckhart Tolle.

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.”

-Alice Walker.

"I seek truth and beauty in the transparency of an autumn leaf, in the perfect form of a seashell on the beach, in the curve of a woman's back, in the texture of an ancient tree trunk, but also in the elusive forms of reality."

- 'Portrait in Sepia', by Isabelle Allende.

"I like to take the time out to listen to the trees, much in the same way that I listen to a sea shell, holding my ear against the rough bark of the trunk, hearing the inner singing of the sap."

-Madeleine L'Engle.

"The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky."

-Antoine De Saint-Exupery.

"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature as all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself"

-William Blake.

“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.”

-George R.R. Martin.

“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”

-Saint Basil.

"Come, Boy, come and climb up my trunk and swing from my branches and eat apples and play in my shade and be happy."

-'The Giving Tree' , Shel Silverstein.

"However long it stays in the river the tree-trunk will never turn into a crocodile."

-Ousmane Sembène

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