Look at us, said the violets blooming at her feet, all last winter we slept in the seeming death but at the right time God awakened us, and here we are to comfort you.
- Edward Payson Rod
You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
- Hal Borland
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'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
- Emma Goldman