The nature of This flower is to bloom.
- Alice Walker
I don't know whether nice people tend to grow roses
or growing roses makes people nice.
- Roland A Beowne
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high over vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils,
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay,
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
- William Wordsworth
When I walk with you, I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.
- William Makepeace Thackeray