Isn't it odd that flowers are the reproductive organs of the plants they grow on?
- Logan Pearsall Smith
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
- Claude Monet
You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
- Hal Borland
Red rose, proud rose, sad rose of all my days!
Come near me, while I sing the ancient ways.
- William Butler Yeats