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
If you pass by the color purple in a field and don't notice it, God gets real pissed off.
- Alice Walker
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
- Abraham Lincoln
Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God,
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes -
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.
- Elizabeth Barrett Brownbing