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Flowers Quotes

Quotes tagged as "flowers" (showing 1-30 of 666)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The earth laughs in flowers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Brian Jacques
“Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”
Brian Jacques, Taggerung

Colette
“It's so curious: one can resist tears and 'behave' very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer... and everything collapses. ”
Colette

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her... I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her...”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Susan Polis Schutz
“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...”
susan polis schutz

Arundhati Roy
“She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes. She spoke to no one. She spent hours on the riverbank. She smoked cigarettes and had midnight swims...”
Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

Claude Monet
“I must have flowers, always, and always.”
Claude Monet

Victor Hugo
“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Kurt Vonnegut
“I felt after I finished Slaughterhouse-Five that I didn’t have to write at all anymore if I didn’t want to. It was the end of some sort of career. I don’t know why, exactly. I suppose that flowers, when they’re through blooming, have some sort of awareness of some purpose having been served. Flowers didn’t ask to be flowers and I didn’t ask to be me. At the end of Slaughterhouse-Five…I had a shutting-off feeling…that I had done what I was supposed to do and everything was OK .”
Kurt Vonnegut, Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“A weed is but an unloved flower.”
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Edna St. Vincent Millay
“I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay

John Lubbock
“What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. ... In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them.”
John Lubbock, The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live in

William Shakespeare
“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.”
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Robert A. Heinlein
“Butterflies are self propelled flowers.”
Robert A. Heinlein

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“For millions of years flowers have been producing thorns. For millions of years sheep have been eating them all the same. And it's not serious, trying to understand why flowers go to such trouble to produce thorns that are good for nothing? It's not important, the war between the sheep and the flowers? It's no more serious and more important than the numbers that fat red gentleman is adding up? Suppose I happen to know a unique flower, one that exists nowhere in the world except on my planet, one that a little sheep can wipe out in a single bite one morning, just like that, without even realizing what he'd doing - that isn't important? If someone loves a flower of which just one example exists among all the millions and millions of stars, that's enough to make him happy when he looks at the stars. He tells himself 'My flower's up there somewhere...' But if the sheep eats the flower, then for him it's as if, suddenly, all the stars went out. And that isn't important?”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Charlotte Eriksson
“So I am not a broken heart.
I am not the weight I lost or miles or ran and I am not the way I slept on my doorstep under the bare sky in smell of tears and whiskey because my apartment was empty and if I were to be this empty I wanted something solid to sleep on. Like concrete.
I am not this year and I am not your fault.
I am muscles building cells, a little every day, because they broke that day,
but bones are stronger once they heal and I am smiling to the bus driver and replacing my groceries once a week and I am not sitting for hours in the shower anymore.
I am the way a life unfolds and bloom and seasons come and go and I am the way the spring always finds a way to turn even the coldest winter into a field of green and flowers and new life.
I am not your fault.”
Charlotte Eriksson

E.E. Cummings
“since the thing perhaps is
to eat flowers and not to be afraid”
E.E. Cummings, Complete Poems, 1904-1962

J.D. Salinger
“who wants flowers when youre dead? nobody.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Tennessee Williams
“The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.”
Tennessee Williams, Camino Real

Oscar Wilde
“A flower blossoms for its own joy.”
Oscar Wilde

Sanober  Khan
“a flower knows, when its butterfly will return,
and if the moon walks out, the sky will understand;
but now it hurts, to watch you leave so soon,
when I don't know, if you will ever come back.”
Sanober Khan

Iris Murdoch
“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

Gemma Malley
“He said that we belonged together because he was born with a flower and I was born with a butterfly and that flowers and butterflies need each other for survival.”
Gemma Malley, The Declaration

Arthur Conan Doyle
“What a lovely thing a rose is!"

He walked past the couch to the open window and held up the drooping stalk of a moss-rose, looking down at the dainty blend of crimson and green. It was a new phase of his character to me, for I had never before seen him show any keen interest in natural objects.

"There is nothing in which deduction is so necessary as religion," said he, leaning with his back against the shutters. "It can be built up as an exact science by the reasoner. Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. Its smell and its color are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Naval Treaty

Kakuzō Okakura
“In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friends.”
Okakura Kakuzo, The Book Of Tea

E.E. Cummings
“who knows if the moon's
a balloon,coming out of a keen city
in the sky--filled with pretty people?
( and if you and I should

get into it,if they
should take me and take you into their balloon,
why then
we'd go up higher with all the pretty people

than houses and steeples and clouds:
go sailing
away and away sailing into a keen
city which nobody's ever visited,where

always
it's
Spring)and everyone's
in love and flowers pick themselves”
e.e. cummings, Collected Poems

J.D. Salinger
“Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Steve Maraboli
“You’re frustrated because you keep waiting for the blooming of flowers of which you have yet to sow the seeds.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Heinrich Heine
“Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.”
Heinrich Heine

Robert A. Heinlein
“Butterflies are not insects,' Captain John Sterling said soberly. 'They are self-propelled flowers.”
Robert A. Heinlein, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls

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