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Quotations About / On: FLOWER

  • 1.
    Every flower is a soul blossoming in Nature.
    (Gérard De Nerval (1808-1855), French novelist, poet. repr. In Selected Writings, ed. and trans. by Geoffrey Wagner (1958). Vers Dorés, L'Artiste (Paris, March 16, 1845) under the title "Pensée Antique.")
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  • 2.
    We have much to hope from the flowers.
    (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "The Naval Treaty," The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1892).)
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  • 3.
    Nature knows no difference between weeds and flowers.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 4.
    Before the flowers of friendship faded friendship faded.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1925-1926). A Novel of Thank You, ch. LXII, Yale University Press (1958).)
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  • 5.
    September: it was the most beautiful of words, he'd always felt, evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret.
    (Alexander Theroux (b. 1940), U.S. novelist, poet, essayist. Darconville's Cat, ch. 2, New York, Doubleday (1981).)
  • 6.
    ... a country encapsulates our childhood and those lanes, byres, fields, flowers, insects, suns, moons and stars are forever reoccurring.
    (Edna O'Brien (b. c. 1932), Irish author; relocated to England. Mother Ireland, ch. 7 (1976).)
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  • 7.
    Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.
    (Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Polish-born British novelist. "A Familiar Preface," A Personal Record (1912).)
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  • 8.
    The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. It later entered the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971). Seraphita, chapter III, First published as part of Romans et contes philosophiques (1831), then the Etudes philosophiques (1835). Explanation of Swedenborg's philosophy.)
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  • 9.
    The Japanese say, "If the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated."
    (Lester Cole, U.S. screenwriter, Nathaniel Curtis, and Frank Lloyd. Nick Condon (James Cagney), Blood on the Sun (1945).)
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  • 10.
    The graceful flowers of innocence are more valuable than the laurel crown of fame.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Phaon, in Sappho, act 3, sc. 6 (1819).)
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