To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.
- Beverly Nichols
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high over vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils,
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay,
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
- William Wordsworth
flowers construct the most charming geometries: circles like the sun, ovals, cones, curlicues and a variety of triangular eccentricities,
which when viewed with the eye of a magnifying glass seem a Lilliputian frieze of psychedelic silhouettes.
- Duane Michals
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.
I am thankful that thorns have roses.
- Alphonse Karr