Quotations on Flowers

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What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Life, Flowers, Humanity, Smiles, Trifles)

I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that's living.
- Ursula Andress
(Keywords: Food, Care, Cats, Flowers, Living)

There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses.
- Louis Aragon
(Keywords: Error, Flowers, Reason, Senses)

The ballet is a purely female thing; it is a woman, a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener.
- George Balanchine
(Keywords: Ballet, Flowers, Garden, Man, Woman)

These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night's arms.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Keywords: Dawn, Evening, Flowers, Night, Waking, Will)

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.
- Matsuo Basho
(Keywords: Temple, Flowers, Sound)

I went across the fields to avoid the straight highways, along the firing lines where people were shooting at a small wooded hill, which is now covered with wooden crosses and lines of graves instead of spring flowers.
- Max Beckmann
(Keywords: People, Flowers, Now, Spring)

Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.
- Jeremy Bentham
(Keywords: Feet, Flowers, Man, Stars)

Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air.
- Georges Bernanos
(Keywords: Peace, Flowers, Nothing)

The mare set off for home with the speed of a swallow, and going as smoothly and silently. I never had dreamed of such a motion, fluent and graceful, and ambient, soft as the breeze flitting over the flowers, but swift as the summer lightening.
- Richard Blackmore
(Keywords: Home, Flowers, Summer)

My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.
- Robert Bresson
(Keywords: Life, Film, First, Flowers, Living, Order, Water)

All flowers in time bend towards the sun, I know you say there's no one for you, But here is one.
- Jeff Buckley
(Keywords: Time, Flowers, Sun)

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
- Luther Burbank
(Keywords: Food, Soul, People, Flowers, Medicine)

I like to take pictures of lots of things: people-such as my nephews, my dogs, and just interesting objects that I see. For instance, I might take a picture of flowers by the side of the road, an old sign or a fence.
- Lacey Chabert
(Keywords: People, Dogs, Flowers, Old, Road)

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.
- Chanakya
(Keywords: Direction, Flowers, Goodness, Wind)

Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead.
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Keywords: Fame, Flowers, Future, Grave, Living, May, Nothing, Present)

I sent my flowers across the hall to Mrs Nixon but her husband remembered what a Democrat I am and sent them back.
- Bette Davis
(Keywords: Husband, Flowers, Nixon)

I don't like painting flowers in my music. I like painting guts and pain.
- Jonathan Davis
(Keywords: Music, Flowers, Pain, Painting)

When I listen to music, I don't want to hear about flowers. I like death and destruction.
- Jonathan Davis
(Keywords: Death, Music, Destruction, Flowers, Want)

Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers. They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones - maybe only the stones - understood.
- Annie Dillard
(Keywords: Arithmetic, Flowers, Geometry, Obedience)

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: Beauty, Flowers, World)

We are all treading the vanishing road of a song in the air, the vanishing road of the spring flowers and the winter snows, the vanishing roads of the winds and the streams, the vanishing road of beloved faces.
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Keywords: Faces, Flowers, Road, Song, Spring, Winter)

Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
- John W. Gardner
(Keywords: Education, People, Flowers, Giving, Plants, Teaching, Today)

No, what I should really like to do right now, in the full blaze of lights, before this illustrious assembly, is to shower every one of you with gifts, with flowers, with offerings of poetry - to be young once more, to ride on the crest of the wave.
- Knut Hamsun
(Keywords: Poetry, Flowers, Gifts, Now, Right)

I'm an introvert... I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.
- Audrey Hepburn
(Keywords: Love, Being, Dogs, Flowers, Sky, Trees)

There's a difference between wanting to be respected and being a strong female and being known for being able to do things, but still very much wanting guys to open the door, wanting them to ask us out, still bringing flowers and stuff like that.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt
(Keywords: Being, Difference, Flowers, Open)

Her face betokened all things dear and good, The light of somewhat yet to come was there Asleep, and waiting for the opening day, When childish thoughts, like flowers would drift away.
- Jean Ingelow
(Keywords: Thoughts, Day, Flowers, Light, Waiting)

Evolutionary biologists are not content merely to explain how variation occurs within limits, however. They aspire to answer a much broader question-which is how complex organisms like birds, and flowers, and human beings came into existence in the first place.
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Keywords: Birds, Content, Existence, First, Flowers, Limits, Question)

No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Autumn, Flowers, Man, Spring, Taste)

I've always had an inquisitive mind about everything from flowers to television sets to motor cars. Always pulled them apart - couldn't put 'em back, but always extremely interested in how things work.
- Craig Johnston
(Keywords: Work, Flowers, Mind, Television)

The author O. Henry taught me about the value of the unexpected. He once wrote about the noise of flowers and the smell of birds - the birds were chickens and the flowers dried sunflowers rattling against a wall.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Birds, Flowers, Value)

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
- Doug Larson
(Keywords: English, Flowers, Language, Sense)

What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry.
- Laurie Lee
(Keywords: Life, Poetry, Country, Eyes, Flowers, Names, Open, Teaching)

Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem or saying a prayer.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Keywords: Day, Flowers, Prayer, Quiet, Saying, Sense, Writing)

You know, maybe I was just born in the wrong time, but I love all things romantic. Puffy understands that. For my last birthday, he covered my hotel room floor with rose petals and had flowers and candles all over the room.
- Jennifer Lopez
(Keywords: Love, Birthday, Time, Flowers, Romantic, Wrong)

Gardeners instinctively know that flowers and plants are a continuum and that the wheel of garden history will always be coming full circle.
- Francis Cabot Lowell
(Keywords: History, Flowers, Garden, Plants, Will)

From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers.
- Lucretius
(Keywords: Bitterness, Flowers, Taste)

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
- Martin Luther
(Keywords: God, Bible, Clouds, Flowers, Stars, Trees)

I work with language. I love the flowers of afterthought.
- Bernard Malamud
(Keywords: Love, Work, Flowers, Language)

Sell the public flowers... things that they can hang on their walls without being uptight.
- Robert Mapplethorpe
(Keywords: Being, Flowers, Public)

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
- Orison Swett Marden
(Keywords: Soul, Clouds, Existence, Flowers, Man, Rivers, Stars)

There's no dearth of kindness In the world of ours; Only in our blindness We gather thorns for flowers.
- Gerald Massey
(Keywords: Blindness, Flowers, Kindness, World)

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
- H. L. Mencken
(Keywords: Cynic, Flowers, Man)

Because we are in a war situation, this can sometimes be dangerous work. But guys like A.D. Flowers and his technicians just take it in stride and get on with the job. In four years, we've never had a serious accident or injury working with all the explosions.
- Vic Morrow
(Keywords: War, Work, Accident, Flowers, Injury, Job, Years)

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
- Iris Murdoch
(Keywords: Time, People, Flowers, Joy)

What, I sometimes wonder, would it be like if I lived in a country where winter is a matter of a few chilly days and a few weeks' rain; where the sun is never far away, and the flowers bloom all year long?
- Anna Neagle
(Keywords: Country, Flowers, Rain, Sun, Winter, Wonder)

Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers and laid entwined together on a bed of clover and left there to sleep, left there to dream of their happiness.
- Conor Oberst
(Keywords: Happiness, Dream, Bed, Flowers, Lovers, Now, Sleep)

A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.
- C. Northcote Parkinson
(Keywords: Committee, Flowers, Will)

The flowers anew, returning seasons bring; but beauty faded has no second spring.
- Ambrose Philips
(Keywords: Beauty, Flowers, Seasons, Spring)

Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.
- Antonio Porchia
(Keywords: Hope, Flowers, Tomorrow)



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