How can one help shivering with delight when one's hot fingers close around the stem of a live flower, cool from the shade and stiff with newborn vigor!
Gather the rose of love whilst yet is time.
- Edmund Spenser
Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.
- The Koran
To analyze the charms of flowers is like dissecting music,
it is one of those things which it is far better to enjoy,
than to attempt to fully understand.
- Henry T. Tuckerman