Earth laughs in flowers. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


purple flower on a stem

Quotations About Flowers

Each flower is a soul opening out to nature.
Gerard De Nerval

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows
Quite overcanopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with elgantine.

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

There is rosemary, that's for remembrance:
and there is pansies, that's for thoughts.

William Shakespeare

The red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
O, the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove.
John Boyle O’Reilly

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

Flowers, leaves, fruit, are the air-woven children of light.

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.
Henry Ward Beecher

And 'tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breaths.
William Wordsworth

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.
John Ruskin

daisies in a vase
  The daisy's for simplicity and unaffected air.
Robert Burns

Flowers preach to us if we will hear.
Christina Georgina Rossetti

God has sown his name on the heavens in glittering stars; but on earth he planteth his name by tender flowers.
Jean Paul Richter

I ’d be a butterfly born in a bower,
Where roses and lilies and violets meet.
Thomas Haynes Bayly

Red rose, proud rose, sad rose of all my days!
Come near me, while I sing the ancient ways.
William Butler Yeats

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