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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Flowers (29 Quotations)

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To create a little flower is the labor of ages.
~ William Blake

 

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Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.
~ Luther Burbank

 

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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 Calder=n de la Barca

 

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Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.
~ Lydia M. Child

 

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Earth laughs in flowers.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.
~ Sigmund Freud

 

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The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is the example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
~ Jean Giraudoux

 

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The Amen of nature is always a flower.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

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The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.
~ D. H. Lawrence

 

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'Tis the last rose of summer, left blooming alone; all her lovely companions are faded and gone.
~ Thomas Moore

 

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Every flower is a soul blossoming in Nature.
~ Gerard De Nerval

 

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I hate flowers -- I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move.
~ Georgia O'Keeffe

 

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When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.
~ Georgia O'Keeffe

 

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Roses fall, but the thorns remain.
~ Dutch Proverb

 

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Fair flowers are not left standing along the wayside long.
~ German Proverb

 

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Flowers that are so pathetic in their beauty, frail as the clouds, and in their coloring as gorgeous as the heavens, had through thousands of years been the heritage of children -- honored as the jewelry of God only by them -- when suddenly the voice of Christianity, counter-signing the voice of infancy, raised them to a grandeur transcending the Hebrew throne, although founded by God himself, and pronounced Solomon in all his glory not to be arrayed like one of these.
~ Thomas De Quincey

 

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Today as in the time of Pliny and Columella, the hyacinth flourishes in Wales, the periwinkle in Illyria, the daisy on the ruins of Numantia; while around them cities have changed their masters and their names, collided and smashed, disappeared into nothingness, their peaceful generations have crossed down the ages as fresh and smiling as on the days of battle.
~ Edgar Quinet

 

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Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light.
~ Theodore Roethke

 

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Keep not your roses for my dead, cold brow the way is lonely, let me feel them now.
~ Arabella Smith

 

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