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. "Entire cities could sprout instantly in the desert, with skyscrapers made entirely of force fields."
- Michio Kaku, Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers
3. "noble people don't do things for the money, they simply have money, and that's what allows they to be noble. They don't really have to think about it much; they sprout benevolent acts the way trees sprout leaves."
- Margaret Atwood, Hag-Seed
4. "That corpse you planted last year in your garden, 'Has it begun to sprout? Will it bloom this year?"
- Quote by T.S. Eliot
6. "too many trivial projects are like seeds sown on stony ground—they might sprout, but they do not take root and grow into anything useful."
- Harvard Business School Press, HBR's 10 Must Reads on Innovation
7. "August has passed, and yet summer continues by force to grow days. They sprout secretly between the chapters of the year, covertly included between its pages."
- Jonathan Safran Foer, Tree of Codes
8. "In contrast [to trees and fish], oil, metals, and coal are not renewable; they don't reproduce, sprout, or have sex to produce baby oil droplets or coal nuggets."
- Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
10. "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