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
Red rose, proud rose, sad rose of all my days!
Come near me, while I sing the ancient ways.
- William Butler Yeats
I don't know whether nice people tend to grow roses
or growing roses makes people nice.
- Roland A Beowne
Isn't it odd that flowers are the reproductive organs of the plants they grow on?
- Logan Pearsall Smith