I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
- Emma Goldman
Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith, water of sincerity and air of passion
- Thom Bodebt
How can one help shivering with delight when one's hot fingers close around the stem of a live flower, cool from the shade and stiff with newborn vigor!
A flowerless room is a soulless room, to my way of thinking.
but even on solitary little vase of a living flower may redeem it.
- Vita Sackville-West