I know of no other genus whose plants flower out-of-doors every day of the year.
I know of no other genus with one or more species coming into bloom or growth, peaking or going dormant at every season.
- Nancy Goodwin
Their lips were four red roses on a stalk.
- William Shakespeare
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
- Iris Murdoch
To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.
- Beverly Nichols