1. "You are -" she stopped fanning long enough to push the glasses up her nose - "Sprout Bradford?" I thought it was a little pretentious to say "You are Sprout Bradford?" instead of "Are you Sprout Bradford?" so I said, "I are Sprout Bradford!" in my best half-hick, half-retard voice."
- Dale Peck, Sprout
2. "Draw energy from the earth Admit power from the heavens Fertilize the seed within Let it sprout into a flower of pure light"
- Quote by Ming-Dao Deng
3. "The administration often used the analogy of planting the seeds of democracy in the Middle East, as if they’d sprout into democratic regimes as nature took its course. Democracy doesn’t sprout like apple trees. Scattering the seeds isn’t enough, no matter how many soldiers do it. To continue with the gardening analogy the Bush administration seemed to love (there were also many seeds of terror and seeds of hope), democracy is more like a fragile flower that requires constant attention and the right soil. Dictatorships and fascist regimes are hardy weeds that sprout on their own."
- Richard Engel, And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East
4. "Showing up underdressed is as smart as standing in the marketplace and shouting you've become an agent for the crown." "I'd hang myself first. I hate being a female." "Well until you sprout a beard and cock there you are."
- Lynn Viehl, Her Ladyship's Curse
5. "Job, chapter fourteen, verse seven, Aunt Al said. ‘For there is hope for a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its tender shoots will not cease.’ "
- Jeannette Walls, The Silver Star
6. "All this new stuff goes on top turn it over, turn it over wait and water down from the dark bottom turn it inside out let it spread through Sift down even. Watch it sprout. A mind like compost."
- Quote by Gary Snyder
7. "What was wrong with darkness? In the darkness of the Earth the Mother caused seeds to sprout. In the darkness of the womb a baby was conceived. In the darkness of the graves her Children returned to her."
- Quote by Dave Duncan
9. "Consciously or not, we feel and internalize what the space tells us about how to work. When you walk into most offices, the space tells you that it's meant for a group of people to work alone. Closed-off desks sprout off of lonely hallways, and in a few obligatory conference rooms a huge table ensures that people are safely separated from one another."
- Quote by David Kelley