At dawn I asked the lotus,
'What is the meaning of life?'
Slowly she opened her hand
with nothing in it.
- Debra Woolard Bender
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
- Jean Giraudoux
Science, or para-science, tells us that geraniums bloom better if they are spoken to.
But a kind word every now and then is really quite enough.
Too much attention, like too much feeding, and weeding and hoeing,
inhibits and embarrasses them.
- Victoria Glendinning
The world is a rose, smell it and pass it to your friends.
- Persian Proverb