Oh, my luve’s like a red, red rose,
That ’s newly sprung in June,
Oh, my luve’s like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.
- Robert Burns
And I will make thee beds of roses
And a thousand fragrant posies.
- Christopher Marlowe
A rose is a rose is a rose.
- Gertrude Stein
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
- Iris Murdoch