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I love leather and it's great to be a bad girl at times. But there is a time and place for everything. When I'm with Grandma it's flowers, and when I'm out on the town scoping guys, you know...
Eliza Dushku

At my age flowers scare me
George Burns

Flowers grow out of dark moments.
Corita Kent

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Henri Matisse

Where have all the flowers gone? (Title of song, 1961)
Pete Seeger

Flowers are happy things.
P G Wodehouse

Gardening, I told myself, is the most sociable of hobbies. The very nature of one's field of activities demands an audience. No one wants flowers to blush unseen or waste their sweetness.
Barbara Cheney

Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.
Jeremy Bentham

Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
John Gardner

I've heard them lilting, at the ewe milking. Lasses a'lilting, before dawn of day; But now they are moaning, on ilka green loaning; The flowers of the forest are a' wede away. (The Flowers of the Forest)
Jane Elliott

A wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers.
Eddie Cantor

How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.
Mother Teresa

I've never sent her flowers. If I sent her flowers, she would get worried. [on Cherie Blair]
Tony Blair

I'm overwhelmed by all the flowers people sent me. [after being attacked]
John Savident

It is not in fighting that my God delights but in causing the trees to grow, and in adorning the plains with grass and flowers. He loves not the proud warrior nor the hunter, but the lowly and the good
Standish O'Grady

The countryside is incredibly boring. There's lots of shagging, lots of murders, lots of sarcasm, lots of treachery, and lots of bad cooking, but it's all hidden. You've got all the space and the flowers, but it's dull!
Tom Baker

Throughout the year so many draw pleasure from the beauty of the cathedral [Hereford] being decorated with flowers.
Emma Stansfield

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
Henry Ward Beecher

I couldn't have found a better man than Brad. He still opens doors for me and brings me flowers. He's the sweetest goofball on the planet.
Jennifer Aniston

I have seen flowers come out in stony places,
And kind things done by men with ugly faces,
And the Gold Cup won by the worst horse at the races.
John Masefield

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
Orison Swett Marden

Values such as holding a door open for a woman, helping a mother off a train with a pushchair or up an escalator, worrying what time my daughter will be home and whether she is escorted, buying flowers and paying for dinner, etc.
Mike Newell

There are souls which fall from heaven like flowers, but ere they bloom are crushed under the foul tread of some brutal hoof.
Jean Paul Richter

A wedding is just like a funeral except that you get to smell your own flowers. [a variation of an oft used quote]
Grace Hansen

You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
Walter Hagen

They sometimes met on country roads when there were flowers or snow
Bernard Malamud

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.
Edvard Munch

You can't see as well as these fucking flowers - and they're fucking plastic. [to a line judge, 1980 US Open]
John McEnroe

Where shall we make her grave?
Oh! where the wild flowers wave
In the free air!
When shower and singing-bird
'Midst the young leaves are heard,
There - lay her there!
Felicia Hemans

No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.
Samuel Johnson

I loved the scent of the wallflowers in the evening [on his garden]
Terence Stamp

If you're still hanging onto a dead dream of yesterday, laying flowers on its grave by the hour, you cannot be planting the seeds for a new dream to grow today.
Joyce Chapman

If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?
Kahlil Gibran

Once sex rears its ugly 'ead it's time to steer clear (Flowers for the Judge)
Margery Allingham

When Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil
Reginald Heber

Reading music is like listening to flowers. I don't understand the concept.
Paul Westerberg

Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil they throw flowers at you. In Argentina they throw themselves.
Marlene Dietrich

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
Theodore Roethke

People are too myopic about making money and they get disappointed fast. If they haven't sold enough flowers they say: 'I'm out of here'.
Larry Chase

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

The flowers anew, returning seasons bring; But beauty faded has no second spring. (The First Pastoral)
Ambrose Philips

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
Henry L Mencken

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
Luther Burbank

Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.
Mary Sarton

Roses red and roses white Plucked I for my love's delight. She would none of all my posies-- Bade me gather her blue roses.

Half the world I wandered through, Seeking where such flowers grew. Half the world unto my quest Answered me with laugh and jest.

Home I came at wintertide, But my silly love had died Seeking with her latest breath Roses from the arms of Death.
Rudyard Kipling

If the power goes out, business stops... whether you sell roses or you're a big manufacturer. [Are flowers petrol powered now then?]
Eric Johnston

And where she went, the flowers took thickest root,
As she had sow'd them with her odorous foot
Ben Jonson

Natural beauty is essentially temporary and sad; hence the impression of obscene mockery which artificial flowers give us.
John Updike

Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.
Ikkyu Sojun



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