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
flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words.
They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character,
though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.
- Lydia M. Child
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
Pluck not the wayside flower,
It is the traveler's dower.
- William Allingham