flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.
- Antonio Porchia
This old world that we're livin' in is might hard to beat.
You get a thorn with every rose But - ain't the roses sweet?
- Frank Stanton
In Italian, a beautiful lady,
In English a deadly poison.
- Ambrose Bierce
Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
Into the rose garden.
- T.S. Eliot