Quotations About / On: FLOWER

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    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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  • 23.
    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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  • 24.
    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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  • 25.
    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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  • 26.
    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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  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    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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  • 29.
    Nature knows no difference between weeds and flowers.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 30.
    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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