With daffodils mad footnotes for the spring,
And asters purple asterisks for autumn
- Conrad Aiken
Gather ye rose-buds while ye may,
Old Time is still aflying,
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying.
- Robert Herrick
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
If you pass by the color purple in a field and don't notice it, God gets real pissed off.
- Alice Walker