If seeds in the black earth can turn into such beautiful roses, what might not the heart of man become in its long journey toward the stars?
- G.K. Chesterton
Every rose has its thorn: You never find a woman without pins and needles.
- Douglas Jerrold
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin
The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
- Tennessee Williams