flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile, some have a sad expression, some are pensive and diffident, others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare,
And left the flushed print in a poppy there.
- Francis Thompson
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
- H.L. Mencken
In the cherry blossom's shade
there's no such thing
as a stranger.