I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
- Emma Goldman
I have a garden of my own,
But so with roses overgrown,
that you would it guess to be a little wilderness.
- Andrew Marvell
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
- Jean Giraudoux
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