5+ quotes from The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Quotes from The Giving Tree

Shel Silverstein ·  64 pages

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“Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.”
― Shel Silverstein, quote from The Giving Tree

“... and she loved a boy very, very much-- even more than she loved herself.”
― Shel Silverstein, quote from The Giving Tree

“And after a long time the boy came back again.
"I am sorry, Boy," said the tree, "but I have nothing left to give you-
My apples are gone."
"My teeth are too weak for apples," said the boy.
"My branches are gone," said the tree.
"You cannot swing on them-"
"I am too old to swing on branches," said the boy.
"My trunk is gone," said the tree.
"You cannot climb-"
"I am too tired to climb," said the boy.
"I am sorry," sighed the tree.
"I wish that I could give you something... but I have nothing left. I am an old stump. I am sorry..."
"I don't need very much now," said the boy, "just a quiet pleace to sit and rest. I am very tired."
"Well," said the tree, straightening herself up as much as she could,
"well, an old stump is a good for sitting and resting. Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest."
And the boy did.
And the tree was happy.”
― Shel Silverstein, quote from The Giving Tree

“Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest."
And the boy did.
And the tree was happy.”
― Shel Silverstein, quote from The Giving Tree

“And the boy loved the tree.......very much. And the tree was happy.”
― Shel Silverstein, quote from The Giving Tree


About the author

Shel Silverstein
Born place: in Chicago, IL, The United States
Born date September 25, 1930
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