It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
- William Carlos Williams
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.
I am thankful that thorns have roses.
- Alphonse Karr
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows
Quite over canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with elgantine.
- William Shakespeare
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
- Jean Giraudoux