“It's so nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance”
“Butterflies... not quite birds, as they were not quite flowers, mysterious and fascinating as are all indeterminate creatures.”
“Whatever I am offered in devotion with a pure heart - a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water - I accept with joy.”
“If you want to say it with flowers, a single rose says: "I'm cheap”
“Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.”
“Die when I may, I want it said of me that I plucked a weed and planted a flower where ever I thought a flower would grow.”
“You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and watercraft; a certain free-margin, and even vagueness - ignorance, credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things.”
“Flowers grow out of dark moments.”
“The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days”
“Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them”
Earth laughs in flowers.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Hamatreya"
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. ~Emma Goldman
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul. ~The Koran
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.
~Abram L. Urban
Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.
~William Makepeace Thackeray
Why not a space flower? Why do we always expect metal ships?
~W. D. Richter
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”
You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. ~Author ~Unknown
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
- William Carlos Williamsn
Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.
I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
~Hans Christian Andersen
"In summer, the song sings itself."
~William Carlos Williams
A weed is but an unloved flower.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns,
tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics
where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think
you have overeaten, but it is patriotism."