To me, the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
- William Wordsworth
Each flower is a soul opening out to nature.
- Gerald De Nerval
To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.
- Beverly Nichols
A flower's fragrance declares to all the world that it is fertile, available, and desirable, its sex organs oozing with nectar.
Its smell reminds us in vestigial ways of fertility, vigor, life-force, all the optimism, expectancy, and passionate bloom of youth.
We inhale its ardent aroma and, no matter what our ages, we feel young and nubile in a world aflame with desire.
- Diane Ackerman