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).)
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).)
Paradox is the poisonous flower of quietism, the iridescent surface of the rotting mind, the greatest depravity of all.
(Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. Originally published as Der Zauberberg, Fischer (1924). The Magic Mountain, ch. 5, pp. 221-222, trans. by Helen T. Lowe-Porter, The Modern Library, McGraw-Hill (1955).
Settembrini warning Hans Castorp of paradox.)
Crazy idea. Me laying flowers on the grave of him, after ten years of rememberin' to forget.
(Philip Klein, Barry Connors, co-scenarist, Dudley Nichols, and John Ford. Hannah Jessop (Henrietta Grosman), Pilgrimage, recalling the she drove from home and into the army (1933).
Based on the story "Gold Star Mother" by I.A.R. Wylie.)