Quotations About / On: FLOWER

  • 11.
    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).)
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  • 12.
    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.)
  • 13.
    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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  • 14.
    Why not a space flower? Why do we always expect metal ships?
    (W.D. Richter (b. 1945), U.S. screenwriter, and Philip Kaufman. Nancy Bellicec (Veronica Cartwright), Invasion of the Bodysnatchers, suggesting that alien life forms are using plant spores to invade Earth (1978).)
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  • 15.
    Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower.
    (F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. Tender Is the Night, bk. 1, ch. 24 (1934). Of Rosemary Hoyt.)
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  • 16.
    War is a most uneconomical, foolish, poor arrangement, a bloody enrichment of that soil which bears the sweet flower of peace ...
    (M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 5 (1897).)
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  • 17.
    A restaurant with candles and flowers evokes more reveries than the Isle of Bali does.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 18.
    The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she's treated.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced, in German, 1913). Eliza Doolittle, in Pygmalion, act 5, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).)
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  • 19.
    I'll never strike at your past, not even with a flower.
    (Samuel Fuller (b. 1911), U.S. screenwriter. Grant (Michael Dante), The Naked Kiss, to Kelly (Constance Towery), after she has confessed her former life of prostitution to him (1964). Narrated in Kelly's memory of the moment.)
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  • 20.
    I hate flowers—I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move.
    (Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), U.S. artist. repr. In Laurie Lisle, Portrait of an Artist (1986). Quoted in New York Herald Tribune (April 18, 1954). in answer to the remark, "How perfect to meet you with flowers in your hands!")
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