The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.
- Chinese proverb
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
I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay
They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.
- Ernest Dowson