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
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
They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.
- Ernest Dowson
In Italian, a beautiful lady,
In English a deadly poison.
- Ambrose Bierce