Oct 16, 2012

Favorite Flower and Gardening Quotes



 
"A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books." ~ Walt Whitman

"Perfumes are the feelings of flowers, and as the human heart, imagining itself alone and unwatched, feels most deeply in the night-time, so seems it as if the flowers, in musing modesty, await the mantling eventide ere they give themselves up wholly to feeling, and breathe forth their sweetest odors. Flow forth, ye perfumes of my heart, and seek beyond these mountains the dear one of my dreams!" ~ Heinrich Heine

"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
 

"Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed." ~ Walt Whitman

"Flowers really do intoxicate me." ~ Vita Sackville-West

"Flowers whisper "Beauty!" to the world, even as they fade, wilt, fall." ~ Dr. SunWolf


"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature." ~ Gerard de Nerval

"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers." ~ Claude Monet

"Flowers don't worry about how they're going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful." ~ Jim Carrey


"Earth laughs in flowers." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck." ~ Emma Goldman

"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

 "We have much to hope from the flowers." ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 

Bloom where you are planted." ~ Mary Engelbreit

"Flowers are beautiful hieroglyphics of nature, with which she indicates how much she loves us." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Flowers are words which even a baby can understand." ~ Arthur C. Coxe


"Forsythia is pure joy. There is not an ounce, nor a glimmer of sadness or even knowledge in forsythia." ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again."  ~ Elizabeth Lawrence

"Gardening has a magical quality when you are a child." ~ Barbara Damrosch

"A garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature." ~ Jeff Cox
"...a garden is like life: something is always doing well, something is struggling, something is being born anew, and something is dying." ~ Edith Reed


"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

"Even if you think the Big Bang created the stars, don't you wonder who sent the flowers?" ~ Robert Brault

"One of the most attractive things about flowers is their beautiful reserve." ~ Henry David Thoreau
 

"In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends." ~ Kozuko Okakura

"Flowers are our greatest silent friends." ~ Jim Brown

"The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life." ~ Jean Giraudoux


"A relationship is like a rose, How long it lasts, no one knows... You hope you've found that special rose,
'Cause you love and care for the one you chose."
~ Rob Cella

"Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the Beauty of Flowers - and never succeeding." ~ Marc Chagall

"More than anything, I must have flowers, always, always." Claude Monet

 

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