Cactus Quotes

Quotes tagged as "cactus" (showing 1-10 of 10)
Vera Nazarian
“The cactus thrives in the desert while the fern thrives in the wetland.

The fool will try to plant them in the same flowerbox.

The florist will sigh and add a wall divider and proper soil to both sides.

The grandparent will move the flowerbox halfway out of the sun.

The child will turn it around properly so that the fern is in the shade, and not the cactus.

The moral of the story?

Kids are smart.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Karen Witemeyer
“He unlaced his arms and took a step forward. "You hurt?"
"Not badly." She tried to smile, but her lips only curved on one side. "My main problem is that I'm stuck to a cactus."
(...)
"How'd you manage to get tangled up with a cactus?" J.T. crouched beside her and started extricating her from the prickly plant.
"Well, believe it or not, I was on my way to apologize to you when a prairie-dog hole jumped up and grabbed my shoe heel.”
Karen Witemeyer, A Tailor-Made Bride

Dorothy B. Hughes
“He'd always had a quickening of the heart when he crossed into Arizona and beheld the cactus country. This was as the desert should be, this was the desert of the picture books, with the land unrolled to the farthest distant horizon hills, with saguaro standing sentinel in their strange chessboard pattern, towering supinely above the fans of ocotillo and brushy mesquite.”
Dorothy B. Hughes, The Expendable Man

Kathleen Peacock
“What a surprise. That boy doesn't have the sense God gave a cactus.”
Kathleen Peacock, Hemlock

“So they drove again, Vivien sitting up and looking now, but as navigator only, letting the desert scratch its own thorny poetry on the enormous moon.”
Douglas Woolf, Wall to Wall

Amit Kalantri
“During your struggle society is not a bunch of flowers, it is a bunch of cactus.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Aishabella Sheikh
“It was the act of a gentleman, and Damian was as gentle as a cactus.”
Aishabella Sheikh, Converting The Bad Boy

Rebecca Scherm
“Anger was simple, self-sustaining as a cactus. You couldn't look too closely at it, lest the spines get you in the eye.”
Rebecca Scherm, Unbecoming

Milan Kundera
“Only cactuses had perennial appeal. And cactuses were of no interest to her.”
Milan Kundera

“Play with a cactus and you will get pricked!”
Anthony T. Hincks

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