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
A rose is a rose is a rose.
- Gertrude Stein
flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile, some have a sad expression, some are pensive and diffident, others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.
- Henry Ward Beecher
I didn't know the names of the flowers
now my garden is gone.
- Allen Ginsberg