In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.
- Kozuko Okakura
None can have a healthy love for flowers unless he loves the wild ones.
- Forbes Watson
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
- Chinese Proverb
If, I can someday see M. Claude Monet's garden,
I feel sure that I shall see something that is not so much a garden of flowers as of colours and tones,
less an old-fashioned flower garden than a colour garden, so to speak,
one that achieves an effect not entirely nature's,
because it was planted so that only the flowers with matching colours will bloom at the same time,
harmonized in an infinite stretch of blue or pink.
- Marcel Proust