Whatever a man's age, he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his buttonhole.
- Mark Twain
Since Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, her sacred flower is considered the symbol of communication and messages.
Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty it was to take the souls of women to the Elysian fields.
- Hana No Monogatari
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
- Jean Giraudoux
The old tree is shook
White blossoms slowly float down
Dancers in the wind
- Alexandra Kim