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
The flower is the poetry of reproduction.
It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
- Jean Giraudoux
The world is a rose, smell it and pass it to your friends.
- Persian Proverb
The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
- Tennessee Williams