Lone and erect, beneath light's primal flood,
A lily! and pure as any one of you.
I know of no other genus whose plants flower out-of-doors every day of the year.
I know of no other genus with one or more species coming into bloom or growth, peaking or going dormant at every season.
- Nancy Goodwin
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
- Emma Goldman
When bright flowers bloom
Parchment crumbles, my words fade
The pen has dropped ...