Who would have thought it possible that a tiny little flower could preoccupy a person so completely that there simply wasn't room for any other thought....
- Sophie Scholl
How can one help shivering with delight when one's hot fingers close around the stem of a live flower, cool from the shade and stiff with newborn vigor!
Earth laughs in flowers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lowly, with a broken neck,
The crocus lays her cheek to mire.
- George Meredith