Quotations About / On:
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).)
Out of this nettle danger we pluck this flower safety.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Hotspur, in Henry IV, pt. 1, act 2, sc. 4, l. 9-10 (1598).)
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.")
There are no such things as Flowersthere are only gladdened Leaves.
(John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. Fors Claveriga, letter 5 (1871).)
'His/her eyes showered to flower not flowerse.'
Flowers display a smile of hope.
(beauty of nature which awakens something greater and deeper in us.)
The flower never lies, the beauty is her truth
“I love all things, not only the grand but the infinitely small: thimble, spurs, plates, flower vases.....”
Not always can flowers, pearls, poetry, protestations, nor even home in another heart, content the awful soul that dwells in clay.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Love," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever
(If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever)