― Ralph Waldo Emerson
I must have flowers, always, and always.
― Claude Monet
Butterflies are self propelled flowers.
― Robert A. Heinlein
who knows if the moon’s
a balloon,coming out of a keen city
in the sky—filled with pretty people?
(and if you and i should
get into it,if they
should take me and take you into their balloon,
we’d go up higher with all the pretty people
than houses and steeples and clouds:
away and away sailing into a keen
city which nobody’s ever visited,where
in love and flowers pick themselves
― e.e. cummings, Collected Poems
― Iris Murdoch
In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friends.
― Okakura Kakuzō, The Book Of Tea
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind.
― Luther Burbank
Enkianthus has blossoms
as if they were stars
― Matsuo Bashō
Here was a flower (the daisy reflected) strangely like itself and yet utterly unlike itself too. Such a paradox has often been the basis for the most impassioned love.”
― Thomas M. Disch, The Brave Little Toaster