A flower's fragrance declares to all the world that it is fertile, available, and desirable, its sex organs oozing with nectar.
Its smell reminds us in vestigial ways of fertility, vigor, life-force, all the optimism, expectancy, and passionate bloom of youth.
We inhale its ardent aroma and, no matter what our ages, we feel young and nubile in a world aflame with desire.
- Diane Ackerman
All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.
- Indian Proverb
Who would have thought it possible that a tiny little flower could preoccupy a person so completely that there simply wasn't room for any other thought....
- Sophie Scholl
Every rose has its thorn: You never find a woman without pins and needles.
- Douglas Jerrold