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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Flowers:

A flower's appeal is in its contradictions - so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect.
~ Adabella Radici Quotes.

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
~ Walt Whitman Quotes.

A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.
~ The Collected Later Poems of William Carlos Williams.

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 Quotes.

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

By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
~ Rabindranath Tagore Quotes.

Can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers?
~ Maurice Maeterlinck Quotes.

Earth laughs in flowers.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes, Hamatreya.

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes, 1844.

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.
~ Henry Beecher Quotes, Life Thoughts, 1858.

Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.
~ Antonio Porchia Quotes, Voces, 1943.

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

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 Quotes.

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

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

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 Quotes.

For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!
~ Edward Abbey Quotes.

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
~ Walt Whitman Quotes.

God loved the flowers and invented soil. Man loved the flowers and invented vases.
~ Unknown Author.

Have you ever seen a flower down
Sometimes angels skip around
And in their blissful state of glee
Bump into a daisy or sweet pea.
~ Jessi Lane Adams Quotes.

How can one help shivering with delight when one's hot fingers close around the stem of a live flower, cool from the shade and stiff with newborn vigor!
~ Colette Quotes.

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
~ Claude Monet Quotes.

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
~ William Wordsworth Quotes, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, 1804.

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