flowers are not made by singing "Oh, how beautiful," and sitting in the shade.
- Rudyard Kipling
You love the roses - so do I.
I wish the sky would rain down roses, as they rain from off the shaken bush.
Why will it not?
Then all the valley would be pink and white and soft to tread on.
They would fall as light as feathers, smelling sweet, and it would be like sleeping and like waking, all at once!
- George Eliot
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
- Leo Buscaglia
With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.
- Lope de Vega