flowers are not made by singing "Oh, how beautiful," and sitting in the shade.
- Rudyard Kipling
I have a garden of my own,
But so with roses overgrown,
that you would it guess to be a little wilderness.
- Andrew Marvell
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
The flower is the poetry of reproduction.
It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
- Jean Giraudoux