Quotations About / On: FLOWER

  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    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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  • 33.
    One of the most attractive things about the flowers is their beautiful reserve.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Journals, entry for June 17, 1853 (1906). The remark comes after a description of a visitor who "pestered" Thoreau "with his benignity.... They lick you as a cow her calf. They would fain wrap you about with their bowels.")
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  • 34.
    There are no such things as Flowers—there are only gladdened Leaves.
    (John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. Fors Claveriga, letter 5 (1871).)
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  • 35.
    ... the creation of the woman, ... has the beauty that no stars in the skies and nor any flowers in the fields can ever match.
    (From my essay entitled 'A Note On Women's History Month')
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  • 36.
    When we have flowers, thank the rain. When we have rain, thank the groung that gives birth to the finished product.
    (By Luis A. Estable)
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  • 37.
    - A field of love, You dream of ever such romance of majesty flowers of rain-dance spring -
    (┬ęBy Deb Harman)
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  • 38.
    By some might be said of me that here I have but gathered a nosegay of strange flowers, and have put nothing of mine unto it but the thread to bind them.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of Physiognomy," bk. 3, ch. 12, Essays, trans. by John Florio (1588). Montaigne's essays are full of classical quotations.)
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  • 39.
    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).)
  • 40.
    ... 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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