A truly good book is something as wildly natural and primitive, mysterious and marvelous, ambrosial and fertile, as a fungus or a lichen.
Earth will still die. The fungus will take the oxygen from your atmosphere. [The Doctor: No, I'm afraid you've failed there too. We can destroy the fungus.] Kill him!
The wrecks of slavery are fast growing a fungus crop of sentiment.william dean howells
Thus the midday halt of Charnock – more’s the pity! - Grew a City As the fungus sprouts chaotic from its bed So it spread Chance-directed, chance-erected, laid and built On the silt Palace, byre, hovel – poverty and pride Side by side And above the packed and pestilential town Death looked down.rudyard kipling