Quotes About Flowers

Quotes tagged as "flowers" (showing 61-90 of 523)
Susan Wittig Albert
“One person's weed is another person's wildflower.”
Susan Wittig Albert, An Unthymely Death and Other Garden Mysteries

Sanober  Khan
“i have laughed
more than daffodils
and cried more than June.”
Sanober Khan

“Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, drawing them from their homes.”
Clare Ansberry, The Women of Troy Hill: The Back-Fence Virtues of Faith and Friendship

Erich Maria Remarque
“- Ты хочешь знать, как быть, если сделал что-то не так? Отвечаю, детка: никогда не проси прощения. Ничего не говори. Посылай цветы. Без писем. Только цветы. Они покрывают все. Даже могилы.”
Erich Maria Remarque, Three Comrades

Omar Khayyám
“I sometimes think that never blows so red
The Rose as where some buried Caesar bled;
That every Hyacinth the Garden wears
Dropt in its Lap from some once lovely Head.”
Omar Khayyám, Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

Cecilia Llompart
“If Springtime crawls out of the

wild mouths of flowers, then
surely, Winter crawls out of mine.”
Cecilia Llompart, The Wingless

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Flowers are the Romeos and the Juliets of the nature!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Chuck Palahniuk
“These flowers will be rotten in a couple hours. Birds will crap on them. The smoke here will make them stink, and tomorrow a bulldozer will probably run over them, but for right now they are so beautiful.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

Katharine Hepburn
“The calla lilies are in bloom again. Such a strange flower—suitable to any occasion. I carried them on my wedding day, and now I place them here in memory of something that has died.”
Katharine Hepburn

Vernon Howard
“By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.”
Vernon Howard

John H. Carroll
“The flowers like me back.”
John H. Carroll, Rojuun

L.M. Montgomery
“I read somewhere once that souls were like flowers,' said Priscilla.
'Then your soul is a golden narcissus,' said Anne, 'and Diana's is like a red, red rose. Jane's is an apple blossom, pink and wholesome and sweet.'
'And our own is a white violet, with purple streaks in its heart,' finished Priscilla.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

“I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some.”
Herbert Rappaport

Stephanie Skeem
“Flowers don't tell, they show. That's the way good books should be too."--Stephanie Skeem. Author of Flotsam”
Stephanie Skeem

“I love your roots, not the flower everybody sees!”
Akilnathan Logeswaran

“In Japan, a number of time-honored everyday activities (such as making tea, arranging flowers, and writing) have traditionally been deeply examined by their proponents. Students study how to make tea, perform martial arts, or write with a brush in the most skillful way possible to express themselves with maximum efficiency and minimum strain. Through this efficient, adroit, and creative performance, they arrive at art. But if they continue to delve even more deeply into their art, they discover principles that are truly universal, principles relating to life itself. Then, the art of brush writing becomes shodo—the “Way of the brush”—while the art of arranging flowers is elevated to the status of kado—the “Way of flowers.” Through these Ways or Do forms, the Japanese have sought to realize the Way of living itself. They have approached the universal through the particular.”
H.E. Davey, Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation

Mary Oliver
“Look, hasn't my body already felt like the body of a flower?”
Mary Oliver

Günter Grass
“When the young woman
leans over the sky,
about to water the flowers as well as the weeds,
her white front splits open
until her milk runs.”
Günter Grass

E.M. Forster
“Eccolo!” he exclaimed.

At the same moment the ground gave way, and with a cry she fell out of the wood. Light and beauty enveloped her. She had fallen on to a little open terrace, which was covered with violets from end to end.

“Courage!” cried her companion, now standing some six feet above. “Courage and love.”

She did not answer. From her feet the ground sloped sharply into view, and violets ran down in rivulets and streams and cataracts, irrigating the hillside with blue, eddying round the tree stems, collecting into pools in the hollows, covering the grass with spots of azure foam. But never again were they in such profusion; this terrace was the well-head, the primal source whence beauty gushed out to water the earth.

Standing at its brink, like a swimmer who prepares, was the good man. But he was not the good man that she had expected, and he was alone.

George had turned at the sound of her arrival. For a moment he contemplated her, as one who had fallen out of heaven. He saw radiant joy in her face, he saw the flowers beat against her dress in blue waves. The bushes above them closed. He stepped quickly forward and kissed her…”
E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

Sorin Cerin
“What branch does not have its leaves and which twig will not have its flowers?”
Sorin Cerin, Wisdom Collection: The Book of Wisdom

Mother Teresa
“How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers." ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta”
Mother Teresa

Margaret Mitchell
“But how nice it would be to know that some good Yankee woman - And there must be SOME good Yankee women. I don’t care what people say, they can’t all be bad! How nice it would be to know that they pulled weeds off our men’s graves and brought flowers to them, even if they were enemies. If Charlie were dead in the North it would comfort me to know that someone - And I don’t care what you ladies think of me,” her voice broke again, “I will withdraw from both clubs and I’ll — I’ll pull up every weed off every Yankee’s grave I can find and I’ll plant flowers, too — and — I just dare anyone to stop me!”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Georgette Heyer
“And that reminds me, Mama! I have just intercepted another of that puppy’s floral offerings to my sister. This billet was attached to it.” (Charles)”
Georgette Heyer, The Grand Sophy

Michael Pollan
“How did these organs of plant sex manage to get themselves cross-wired with human ideas of value and status and Eros? And what might our ancient attraction for flowers have to teach us about the deeper mysteries of beauty - what one poet has called "this grace wholly gratuitous"? Is that what it is? Or does beauty have a purpose? (64)”
Michael Pollan, The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World

Munia Khan
“Love is like dried flowers sometimes. Even though you watch the petals shrink and change colour, you cannot help treasuring them”
Munia Khan

David Gemmell
“An enemy is like a man's most prized flower. It brings him joy to see it buried in the ground.”
David Gemmell, Echoes of the Great Song

“Flowers for me are just things to give to a beatiful woman.”
Blake Lewis

Amit Ray
“Collaboration has no hierarchy. The Sun collaborates with soil to bring flowers on the earth.”
Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

“I stopped in front of a florist's window. Behind me, the screeching and throbbing boulevard vanished. Gone, too, were the voices of newspaper vendors selling their daily poisoned flowers. Facing me, behind the glass curtain, a fairyland. Shining, plump carnations, with the pink voluptuousness of women about to reach maturity, poised for the first step of a sprightly dance; shamelessly lascivious gladioli; virginal branches of white lilac; roses lost in pure meditation, undecided between the metaphysical white and the unreal yellow of a sky after the rain.”
Emil Dorian, Quality of Witness: A Romanian Diary, 1937-1944

“How many of us have lately taken the time out to look at the sky; marvel at the clouds; smell the flowers; or smelt the fresh scent of rain; bought a stranger a cup of tea or coffee; given our time to help another; or just taken time out to sit and watch people rush hither and tither; said "I love you"; smiled at a complete stranger; joined in with kids from the street to play a game?
Sadly, I would have to say....not many.
It's sad....”
Anthony T. Hincks

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