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)

As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown, so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers of humanity have developed and bloomed.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Flowers, Humanity, Poverty)

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

I couldn't have found a better man than Brad. He still opens doors for me and brings me flowers. He's the sweetest goofball on the planet.
- Jennifer Aniston
(Keywords: Flowers, Man)

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)

Their elegant shape, showy colours, and slow, sailing mode of flight, make them very attractive objects, and their numbers are so great that they form quite a feature in the physiognomy of the forest, compensating for the scarcity of flowers.
- Henry Walter Bates
(Keywords: Flowers, Numbers)

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)

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Flowers, Joy, Sun, Trees, World)

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)

I also like to garden. I grow things, vegetables, flowers... I particularly like orchids. I raise orchids.
- Beau Bridges
(Keywords: Flowers, Garden)

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)

If you want to say it with flowers, a single rose says: "I'm cheap!"
- Delta Burke
(Keywords: Flowers, Want)

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)

I want my flowers while I'm alive.
- Chubby Checker
(Keywords: Flowers, Want)

True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Flowers, Glory)

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)

There is no road of flowers leading to glory.
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Keywords: Flowers, Glory, Leading, Road)

When the Christians, upon these occasions, received martyrdom, they were ornamented, and crowned with garlands of flowers; for which they, in heaven, received eternal crowns of glory.
- John Foxe
(Keywords: Flowers, Glory, Heaven)

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)

You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen
(Keywords: Flowers, Visit, Worry)

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)

By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Keywords: Flowers, Humanity)

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)

I'm a hopeless romantic, and very much the person in a relationship to go: If things are going well, I'll buy the flowers, remember the dates of things, plan fun nights out.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt
(Keywords: Flowers, Fun, Romantic)

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)

Minds are like flowers. If you let it sit there without soaking anything up, it will dry up.
- Ken Hill
(Keywords: Flowers, Will)

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)

The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon.
- Jean Ingelow
(Keywords: Flowers, Moon, Night)

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)

I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
- Helen Keller
(Keywords: Flowers, Limitations, Yearning)

Flowers grow out of dark moments.
- Corita Kent
(Keywords: Flowers, Moments)

Ah, tell me not that memory sheds gladness o'er the past, what is recalled by faded flowers, save that they did not last?
- Letitia Landon
(Keywords: Flowers, Memory, Past)

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)



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