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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Flowers:

'Tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes!
~ William Wordsworth, Lines Written in Early Spring, Lyrical Ballads, 1798.

Flowers don't open to the clock
but to the sunshine spontaneous;
for modern humans that manner
of instinct is now extraneous.
~ Astrid Alauda, If I Cry Will I Rust.

There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.
~ John Muir, A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf, 1916.

Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.
~ Henry Ward Beecher Quotes, Star Papers: A Discourse of Flowers.

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 their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.
~ Lydia M. Child.

Flowers really do intoxicate me.
~ Vita Sackville-West.

Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.
~ John Ruskin.

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...
~ Thomas De Quincey.

Being perfect artists and ingenuous poets, the Chinese have piously preserved the love and holy cult of flowers; one of the very rare and most ancient traditions which has survived their decadence. And since flowers had to be distinguished from each other, they have attributed graceful analogies to them, dreamy images, pure and passionate names which perpetuate and harmonize in our minds the sensations of gentle charm and violent intoxication with which they inspire us. So it is that certain peonies, their favorite flower, are saluted by the Chinese, according to their form or color, by these delicious names, each an entire poem and an entire novel: The Young Girl Who Offers Her Breasts, or: The Water That Sleeps Beneath the Moon, or: The Sunlight in the Forest, or: The First Desire of the Reclining Virgin, or: My Gown Is No Longer All White Because in Tearing It the Son of Heaven Left a Little Rosy Stain; or, even better, this one: I Possessed My Lover in the Garden.
~ Octave Mirbeau Quotes, Torture Garden, The Garden, Chapter 5.

Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.
~ The Koran.

Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.
~ Ikkyu Sojun.

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.
~ Beverly Nichols.

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
~ A.A. Milne.

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
~ Chinese Proverb.

When you're really happy, the birds chirp and the sun shines even on cold dark winter nights - and flowers will bloom on a barren land.
~ Grey Livingston.

With daffodils mad footnotes for the spring,
And asters purple asterisks for autumn -
~ Conrad Aiken, Preludes for Memnon, 1930.

Why do people give each other flowers? To celebrate various important occasions, they're killing living creatures? Why restrict it to plants? Sweetheart, let's make up. Have this deceased squirrel.
~ The Washington Post.

You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
~ Hal Borland, Sundial of the Seasons, 1964.

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