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Quotations About / On: FLOWER

  • 11.
    The flower and the bee are friends; because, they need each other.
    (nature.)
    More quotations from: Edward Kofi Louis
  • 12.
    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).)
  • 13.
    ... 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).)
    More quotations from: Edna O'Brien, childhood, forever
  • 14.
    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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  • 15.
    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.)
    More quotations from: Honoré De Balzac, flower, life
  • 16.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Lester Cole, flower, beautiful
  • 17.
    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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  • 18.
    Gold is the gift of vanity and common pride, but flowers are the gift of love and friendship.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Phaon, in Sappho, act 2, sc. 5 (1819).)
    More quotations from: Franz Grillparzer, pride, love
  • 19.
    Let us not only scatter benefits, but even strew flowers for our fellow-travellers, in the rugged ways of this wretched world.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Nov. 7, 1765, Chesterfield's Letters to his Son and Others, p. 290, London, Dent (1796). Written to his godson Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl (1755-1815), a distant relative of Chesterfield's, who eventually became his heir and successor.)
  • 20.
    There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses.
    (Louis Aragon (1897-1982), French poet. "Preface to a Modern Mythology," Paris Peasant (1926).)
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