The Bible is my "go to" for amazing descriptions and inspirational words that compliment my photos. However, many folks throughout history have also come up with a host of inspirational and powerful quotes that go quite well with many of my photos. A case and point is Hans Christian Anderson who said "Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."

Just as it is with my other "collections", I expect this collection to grow as I have time and am so inspired. However, I am also open to creating "custom" photos at your request for a small additional fee. If you have viewed one of my photos and have a favorite quote you have seen on my "Quote Options" page that you would like to see embedded within that photo, please feel free to send me an email with your suggestion. Some suggestions may not be accepted, but I will do my best to accommodate your request. I also expect to be adding additional quote options as I come across them and am inspired to do so, so please check back often.

Quote 1: “Sunset is the proof that endings can be beautiful too.”


Quote 2: God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees, and flowers, and clouds, and stars.

Martin Luther

Quote 3: Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection not in books alone but in every leaf in springtime.

Martin Luther

Quote 4: Every object in nature is impressed with God’s footsteps, and every day repeats the wonders of creation.

Thomas Guthrie

Quote 5: There is not a flower that opens, not a seed that falls into the ground, and not an ear of wheat that nods on the end of its stalk in the wind that does not preach and proclaim the greatness and the mercy of God to the whole world.

Thomas Merton

Quote 6: Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

Hans Christian Andersen

Quote 7: The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

Jacques Yves Cousteau

Quote 8: On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.

Jules Renard

Quote 9: The mountains are calling and I must go.

John Muir

Quote 10: Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

Albert Camus

Quote 11: Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.

Anthony J. D'Angelo

Quote 12: There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.

Lord Byron

Quote 13: There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

Henri Matisse

Quote 14: I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.

John Burroughs

Quote 15: Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

Albert Einstein

Quote 16: In nature there are few sharp lines.

R. Ammons

Quote 17: In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.


Quote 18: What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.

Richard Bach

Quote 19: Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.

Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Quote 20: Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.

Philip James Bailey

Quote 21: The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.

Pamela Hansford Johnson

Quote 22: Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Quote: 23: No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Quote 24: The miracle is this: The more we share, the more we have.

Leonard Nimoy

Quote 25: The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you

Elbert Hubbard

Quote 26: The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others


Quote 27: Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.

Les Brown

Quote 28: It’s always too early to quit.

Norman Vincent Peale

Quote 29: The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

Quote 30: It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

Henry David Thoreau

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