Best Quotes About Flowers

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

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

If you want to say it with flowers, a single rose says: 'I'm cheap!' -Delta Burke

Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization. -Lincoln Steffens

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

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 W. Gardner

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 earth laughs in flowers. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant! -Edward Abbey

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers. -Matsuo Basho

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat. -Beverley Nichols

Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow. -Antonio Porchia

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

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

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

I sent my flowers across the hall to Mrs Nixon but her husband remembered what a Democrat I am and sent them back. -Bette Davis

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

The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly… music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees. -Andres Segovia

Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass. -John Steinbeck

Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend. -Mao Zedong

True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

There's no dearth of kindness in this world of ours; Only in our blindness we gather thorns for flowers. -Grantland Rice

By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity. -Robert A. Heinlein

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. -Joseph Addison

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy. -Henry Ward Beecher

I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers. -Helen Keller

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. -Oscar Wilde

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

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers. -Lewis Thomas

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

At my age flowers scare me. -George Burns

Big doesn't necessarily mean better. Sunflowers aren't better than violets. -Edna Ferber

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

Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day – like writing a poem or saying a prayer. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers. -Doug Larson

I hate flowers – I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move. -Georgia O'Keeffe

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

Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still. -Isaac Watts

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars. -Martin Luther

My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water. -Robert Bresson

The ballet is a purely female thing; it is a woman, a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener. -George Balanchine

Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land. -Mao Zedong

There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses. -Louis Aragon

From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers. -Lucretius

Let a hundred flowers bloom. -Mao Zedong

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers. -Robert Green Ingersoll

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

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls. -Mother Teresa

In the midst of the fountain of wit there arises something bitter, which stings in the very flowers. -Lucretius

Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead. -Charles Caleb Colton

A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn. -C. Northcote Parkinson

The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him. -Auguste Rodin

Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them. -Samuel Rutherford

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'm a hopeless romantic, and very much the person in a relationship to go: If things are going well, I'll buy the flowers, remember the dates of things, plan fun nights out. -Jennifer Love Hewitt

There's a difference between wanting to be respected and being a strong female and being known for being able to do things, but still very much wanting guys to open the door, wanting them to ask us out, still bringing flowers and stuff like that. -Jennifer Love Hewitt

I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. -Claude Monet

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers. -Thomas Tusser

These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night's arms. -Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive. -Brian Clough

I don't like painting flowers in my music. I like painting guts and pain. -Jonathan Davis

When I listen to music, I don't want to hear about flowers. I like death and destruction. -Jonathan Davis

And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns. -Thomas Moore

Too late for fruit, too soon for flowers. -Walter de La Mare

Ah, tell me not that memory sheds gladness o'er the past, what is recalled by faded flowers, save that they did not last? -Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers and laid entwined together on a bed of clover and left there to sleep, left there to dream of their happiness. -Conor Oberst

I want my flowers while I'm alive. -Chubby Checker

All flowers in time bend towards the sun, I know you say there's no one for you, But here is one. -Jeff Buckley

I named all my children after flowers. There's Lillie and Rose and my son, Artificial. -Bert Williams

The mare set off for home with the speed of a swallow, and going as smoothly and silently. I never had dreamed of such a motion, fluent and graceful, and ambient, soft as the breeze flitting over the flowers, but swift as the summer lightening. -Richard Blackmore

Gardeners instinctively know that flowers and plants are a continuum and that the wheel of garden history will always be coming full circle. -Francis Cabot Lowell

Little deeds are like little seeds, they grow to flowers or to weeds. -Daniel D. Palmer

Since she got a cause and stopped being funny. I think she's real funny, but lately it's all been hearts and flowers and tears and saving teenagers and creating a role model. And that ain't funny. No giggles there. -Andy Richter

Their elegant shape, showy colours, and slow, sailing mode of flight, make them very attractive objects, and their numbers are so great that they form quite a feature in the physiognomy of the forest, compensating for the scarcity of flowers. -Henry Walter Bates

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions. -Chanakya

With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy. -Lope de Vega

The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon. -Jean Ingelow

Her face betokened all things dear and good, The light of somewhat yet to come was there Asleep, and waiting for the opening day, When childish thoughts, like flowers would drift away. -Jean Ingelow

What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry. -Laurie Lee

If you allow one single germ, one single seed of slavery to remain in the soil of America… that germ will spring up, that noxious weed will thrive, and again stifle the growth, wither the leaves, blast the flowers and poison the fair fruits of freedom. -Ernestine Rose

There's no dearth of kindness In the world of ours; Only in our blindness We gather thorns for flowers. -Gerald Massey

I also like to garden. I grow things, vegetables, flowers… I particularly like orchids. I raise orchids. -Beau Bridges

What ye have been ye still shall be, When we are dust the dust among, O yellow flowers! -Henry Austin Dobson

For me, the vast marvel is to be alive. For man, or for flowers or beast or bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly and perfectly alive. -Al Purdy

For a writer, published works are like fallen flowers, but the expected new work is like a calyx waiting to blossom. -Cao Yu

One marked feature of the people, both high and low, is a love for flowers. -Robert Fortune

It's all about creation and surprise. It just needs to be appreciated and watered like flowers. You have to water flowers. These peaks will come again. -Sonny Rollins

The author O. Henry taught me about the value of the unexpected. He once wrote about the noise of flowers and the smell of birds – the birds were chickens and the flowers dried sunflowers rattling against a wall. -Chuck Jones

Since childhood she had walked the Devon rivers with her father looking for flowers and the nests of birds, passing some rocks and trees as old friends, seeing a Spirit everywhere, gentle in thought to all her eyes beheld. -Henry Williamson

I like to take pictures of lots of things: people-such as my nephews, my dogs, and just interesting objects that I see. For instance, I might take a picture of flowers by the side of the road, an old sign or a fence. -Lacey Chabert

Minds are like flowers. If you let it sit there without soaking anything up, it will dry up. -Ken Hill

Evolutionary biologists are not content merely to explain how variation occurs within limits, however. They aspire to answer a much broader question-which is how complex organisms like birds, and flowers, and human beings came into existence in the first place. -Phillip E. Johnson

We grow like flowers, and bear desire, The odor of the human flowers. -Richard H. Stoddard

At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants. -Egon Schiele

When the Christians, upon these occasions, received martyrdom, they were ornamented, and crowned with garlands of flowers; for which they, in heaven, received eternal crowns of glory. -John Foxe

I must hurry back to my house and my flowers in Monaco. -Lillie Langtry

I went across the fields to avoid the straight highways, along the firing lines where people were shooting at a small wooded hill, which is now covered with wooden crosses and lines of graves instead of spring flowers. -Max Beckmann

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

We are all treading the vanishing road of a song in the air, the vanishing road of the spring flowers and the winter snows, the vanishing roads of the winds and the streams, the vanishing road of beloved faces. -Richard Le Gallienne

I hardly have any spare time! But when I do, I garden a lot – I love plants and flowers. -Soundarya

Sell the public flowers… things that they can hang on their walls without being uptight. -Robert Mapplethorpe

I played around with the flowers and the lighting, so that was a good way to educate myself. -Robert Mapplethorpe

Nothing can beat the smell of dew and flowers and the odor that comes out of the earth when the sun goes down. -Ethel Waters

No, what I should really like to do right now, in the full blaze of lights, before this illustrious assembly, is to shower every one of you with gifts, with flowers, with offerings of poetry – to be young once more, to ride on the crest of the wave. -Knut Hamsun

I abhor a hoe. I am fond of flowers but not of dirt, and had rather buy them than cultivate them. -Lyman Abbott

I'd never been in play long enough for the flowers to die in the dressing room. -Mercedes McCambridge

No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere. -Sheryl Crow

I've always had an inquisitive mind about everything from flowers to television sets to motor cars. Always pulled them apart – couldn't put 'em back, but always extremely interested in how things work. -Craig Johnston

My own funeral, I'd like to be laid out in a coffin in my own house. I would like my coffin to be put in the double parlor, and I would like all the flowers to be white. -Anne Rice

I had an awful first quarter but I picked it up. To all you single guys out there, it's not how you start the date, it's how you finish it sir. A lot of people can, you know, start the date with flowers and candy, but if you don't finish the date – you know what I mean? -Shaquille O'Neal

I'm susceptible to that sort of thing – to walls and flowers. You can probably get something more from a wall than a person sometimes. It's just put somewhere. -Ray Davies

What, I sometimes wonder, would it be like if I lived in a country where winter is a matter of a few chilly days and a few weeks' rain; where the sun is never far away, and the flowers bloom all year long? -Anna Neagle

And I came back and it was great, 'cuz George had set up all these flowers all over the studio saying welcome home. So then we got it together again. I always felt it was better on the White one for me. We were more like a band, you know. -Ringo Starr

I like to be bought flowers and taken out for dinner. I like a man to be a gentleman. I don't like to be treated as if I am brainless. I like to be respected and to give respect. -Sharon Stone

To be happy, to make other people happy, to get into movie production more and probably to give some other people the chances that I had, to carry on enjoying being a mum and never to stop having flowers bought for me. I've still got a long way to go. -Sharon Stone

I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that's living. -Ursula Andress

You know, maybe I was just born in the wrong time, but I love all things romantic. Puffy understands that. For my last birthday, he covered my hotel room floor with rose petals and had flowers and candles all over the room. -Jennifer Lopez

A fox is a wolf who sends flowers. -Ruth Brown

There is no road of flowers leading to glory. -Jean de La Fontaine

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. -A. A. Milne

Gather the flowers, but spare the buds. -Andrew Marvell

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. -Pablo Neruda

I work with language. I love the flowers of afterthought. -Bernard Malamud

True education flowers at the point when delight falls in love with responsibility. -Philip Pullman

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

I like perfume and flowers. -Donatella Versace

From the heart of the fountain of delight rises a jet of bitterness that tortures us among the very flowers. -Lucretius

It is with flowers as with moral qualities; the bright are sometimes poisonous; but, I believe, never the sweet. -Augustus Hare

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers – and never succeeding. -Gian Carlo Menotti

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

It's so nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance. -Lena Horne

Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air. -Georges Bernanos

Before the flowers of friendship faded friendship faded. -Gertrude Stein

As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown, so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers of humanity have developed and bloomed. -James Allen

Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires. -Marcelene Cox

Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers. They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones – maybe only the stones – understood. -Annie Dillard

I'm an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky. -Audrey Hepburn

That's the way I do things when I want to celebrate, I always plant a tree. And so I got an indigenous tree, called Nandi flame, it has this beautiful red flowers. When it is in flower it is like it is in flame. -Wangari Maathai

I love fresh flowers for my home. I spend far too much money on them, buying them almost every day. -Billie Piper

I always like my trailer or hotel room to have fresh flowers or pillows I find at a local flea market – anything to personalize the environment. -Chloe Sevigny

I love spring flowers: daffodils and hyacinths are the ultimate flower for me. They are the essence of spring. -Kirsty Gallacher

I always found the extraordinary loss of life in the First World War very moving. I remember learning about it as a very young child, as an eight- or nine-year-old, asking my teachers what poppies were for. Every year the teachers would suddenly wear these red paper flowers in their lapels, and I would say 'What does that mean?' -Tom Hiddleston

I like doing food as a focal point on my table. It is not like going out and buying flowers or candles, which are expensive. -Sandra Lee

I always like to have flowers on the table. I think they make it look special. -Ina Garten

It's important when you're married not to forget those things you used to do when you were trying to get her to marry you. You can't send flowers and buy gifts then, when you're married, say, 'Right, get my tea on'. That doesn't go down well. So you've got to keep that level of interest going. -David Walliams

I try to always have flowers in the house. I have a florist in Chinatown, and they deliver orchids every two weeks. I like living with living things. -Phillip Lim

I write the way you might arrange flowers. Not every try works, but each one launches another. Every constraint, even dullness, frees up a new design. -Richard Powers

I realized I was tired of singing about trees and flowers. I wanted to sing about real life. From then on, nobody could tell me anything was better than blues. -Robert Cray

I have a showroom where we experiment with twelve cakes. We develop sketches and ideas for cakes for the next season. We work with the top fashion designers to see what type of lace they are using or work with the top florist for us to be able to make various sugar roses or flowers. -Ron Ben-Israel

To me, flowers are happiness. -Stefano Gabbana

The only thing I have done religiously in my life is keep a journal. I have hundreds of them, filled with feathers, flowers, photographs, and words – without locks, open on my shelves. -Terry Tempest Williams

The best thing about becoming successful is that you get flowers all the time. -Julie Brown

I usually spend Valentines Day with my friends. But if I did have a girlfriend, I'd bring her flowers and candy. -Zac Efron

My closest friend, who died not long ago, is buried near Marx's grave in Highgate cemetery, so I see the gaggle of admirers laying roses at the foot of his tombstone regularly. I have never been tempted to leave flowers there myself. Great theories, shame about the practice. Marx did many things. But inventing class was not one of them. -Alastair Campbell

You want to give me chocolate and flowers? That would be great. I love them both. I just don't want them out of guilt, and I don't want them if you're not going to give them to all the people who helped mother our children. -Anne Lamott

I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen. -Anne Lamott

I'd like to go to another planet, which I might live long enough to accomplish. Just get on a spaceship and go. But not the moon. I don't see any flowers there. The moon is too close. I want to go further. -Shirley MacLaine

I haven't played a lot of wallflowers but I have played women who have been vulnerable. -Kim Cattrall

I think it's a good thing to have a lot of voices in the media, and I think, you know, let all flowers bloom. -Cokie Roberts

I hope that I would be considered romantic. I don't know… one of my favorite movies is 'The Notebook' so I guess that would be considered romantic. But I think being romantic is more than the flowers and the gifts. It's about connecting with the person and being able to talk and share things with her. -Taylor Lautner

I was taught to confront things you can't avoid. Death is one of those things. To live in a society where you're trying not to look at it is stupid because looking at death throws us back into life with more vigour and energy. The fact that flowers don't last for ever makes them beautiful. -Damien Hirst

I had a go at changing history – maybe not all by myself – I fought at the battle of Normandy, I slogged through the Ardennes, and I celebrated the liberation of Paris on the streets with beautiful French girls throwing flowers at me. I said good-bye to my first true love and discovered what I really wanted to do with my life. -LeRoy Neiman

I have made bouquets of pleats, bouquets of flowers, bouquets of ruffles, bouquets of feathers. Often I design in mousseline, held tightly around the waist, and with something else going on all around. -Giambattista Valli

I draw flowers every day and send them to my friends so they get fresh blooms every morning. -David Hockney

I was born on a farm. My strength has nothing to do with political apparatus. I get my strength from nature, from flowers. -Ariel Sharon

My strength never came from political echelons, it came from the family. And from the fields and the lands and the flowers and everything I see there. My strength came from there. -Ariel Sharon

I'm a romantic, and I like guys to bring flowers and buy some gifts – not expensive things, just romantic things. -Bai Ling

I think gardens are fantastic, and I'd love to draw and design and stuff like that. I love just planting flowers during the summer. There's something very humble about it, and natural and beautiful. -Ed Westwick

Works of art often last forever, or nearly so. But exhibitions themselves, especially gallery exhibitions, are like flowers; they bloom and then they die, then exist only as memories, or pressed in magazines and books. -Jerry Saltz

I shop at thrift stores a lot. I have a lot of silver pitchers and I put my flowers in those. I collect antiques, so there are a lot of old rocking chairs… My friends call my home the vortex because nobody wants to leave. -Monica Potter

I love getting my nails done. My mom's best friend is a manicurist. When I was little, she'd do little paintings on my nails, like flowers. -Miranda Cosgrove

I don't write poems. I don't give flowers to girls… yet. -Rico Rodriguez

We're like a gardener with a hose and our attention is water – we can water flowers or we can water weeds. -Josh Radnor

I don't know why I've always been uncomfortable being too feminine. If a dress has too many flowers on it, if I'm giggling too much, I'm like ugh, put some combat boots on. I love masculine women. I think it's because I'm like a fake lesbian, I don't know. -Moon Bloodgood

In the '60s not everybody was wearing flowers in their hair and flowing caftans. -Baz Luhrmann

I don't wear dresses and flowers in my hair and float around! -Victoria Legrand

I want to encourage women to embrace their own uniqueness. Because just like a rose is beautiful, so is a sunflower, so is a peony. I mean, all flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that's like women too. -Miranda Kerr

A beautiful bouquet or a long-lasting flowering plant is a traditional gift for women, but I have recommended that both men and women keep fresh flowers in the home for their beauty, fragrance, and the lift they give our spirits. -Andrew Weil

She was green when green wasn't in. From sea to shining sea, Lady Bird Johnson has left her legacy in a more beautiful America. From millions of trees and wildflowers planted, to interstates free from billboards and replaced with green. -David Mixner

Every spring, this country will be reminded of the Lady from Texas. As trees bloom and flowers carpet our nation's capital, Lady Bird Johnson will be remembered. Only Lady Bird Johnson could, with her vision of a beautiful America, lay claim to spring as her memorial. -David Mixner

I love an old-school gentleman. Picking me up for dates, sending flowers, holding the door open, I love it all. -Mollie King

Some think love can be measured by the amount of butterflies in their tummy. Others think love can be measured in bunches of flowers, or by using the words 'for ever.' But love can only truly be measured by actions. It can be a small thing, such as peeling an orange for a person you love because you know they don't like doing it. -Marian Keyes

Without butterflies, the world would soon have few flowers. There is enough room in the sky for all flyers. -Trina Paulus

One of the least arduous but most productive of gardening jobs, the magic of deadheading never fails to delight me. It was a revelation when the principle was explained to me: that flowers are the attempt by the plant to reproduce itself. So if you cut the heads off before the flower turns into seeds, the plant will continue to flower. -Tom Hodgkinson

I cannot live without flowers everywhere. I grew up having a big garden, the size of a city block, in Rombas. -Mireille Guiliano

Would Jove appoint some flower to reign, in matchless beauty on the plain, the Rose (mankind will all agree). The Rose the queen of flowers should be. -Sappho

In Christ we see a maturity of love that flowers in self-sacrifice and forgiveness; a maturity of power that never swerves from the ideal of service; a maturity of goodness that overcomes every temptation, and, of course, we see the ultimate victory of life over death itself. -Vincent Nichols

Americans who visit Tuscany or Umbria love the landscape: the silvery olive groves, the fields of sunflowers, the vineyards, the stone houses and barns. -Anthony Lewis

If you're a guy, you should get girls flowers all the time. They never get old and you can never get them enough. I'm never disappointed when I get flowers. I always thought guys who don't buy women flowers are such fools. All it takes is one. A little goes a long way with flowers. -Alison Brie

I still have a Gypsy sense of adventure. I don't think I have slept in the same bed for more than three or four months my whole life. I am always planting vegetables that I never get to eat and flowers that I never see flower. I have always moved around the world. -Helen Mirren

I love getting my nails done. My mom's best friend is a manicurist. When I was little, she'd do little paintings on my nails, like flowers. She comes to our house. It's the best. -Miranda Cosgrove

You always have to remember – no matter what you're told – that God loves all the flowers, even the wild ones that grow on the side of the highway. -Cyndi Lauper

We were emerging from the period of war, of uniforms, of women-soldiers built like boxers. I drew women-flowers, soft shoulders, fine waists like liana and wide skirts like corolla. -Christian Dior

Wild flowers grow where they will. -Rachel Lambert Mellon

Having plants and flowers in my space makes me feel very calm and Zen. For me, it's important to meditate every morning to be very clear in the head, and nature really helps me do the same thing. -Nicola Formichetti

I've worked in construction, in a factory sewing clothes. I also sold flowers and doughnuts – just odd jobs to try to make 10 pesos, which is equivalent to 20 cents. -Manny Pacquiao

People love in different ways. You may have a man who brings you flowers every Monday but doesn't give two hooty-hoots about Valentine's Day. Just because he doesn't give you a valentine doesn't mean he doesn't love you! -Jada Pinkett Smith

Melrose is the finest remaining specimen of Gothic architecture in Scotland. Some of the sculptured flowers in the cloister arches are remarkably beautiful and delicate, and the two windows – the south and east oriels – are of a lightness and grace of execution really surprising. -Bayard Taylor

Everywhere I look, there are ads marking Mother's Day. Mostly they conform to stereotype: flowers, jewelry, perfume. Not a lot of books. Not many computers. Few tools. Little that's useful. -Margaret Heffernan

Writers write for one reason: to create an emotion in the reader, to reach across and make them feel something. You want a reaction. Yeah, it's nicer when the reaction is to throw flowers than it is to throw brickbats, but you have to accept both equally. -J. Michael Straczynski

We evolved in a tropical climate where the smells of plants and flowers were all around us. We spent a lot of time in the trees with a lot of sunlight and no clothes. -Helen Fisher

The cherry blossom tree is truly a sight to behold, especially when it is in full riotous bloom. There are several varieties of the cherry blossom tree, and while most of them produce flowering branches full of small pinkish-hued flowers, some of them produce actual cherries. -Homaro Cantu

The 'Degrassi' producers were very supportive. They sent me flowers when I got 'The Vampire Diaries,' and then as soon as it premiered and got the great numbers that it did, I got another large bouquet of flowers from them. Every time I go back to Toronto, I see them and hang out with them. -Nina Dobrev

When I was 17, I had my first proper girlfriend, and on Valentine's Day, I painted a canvas of her, bought her a massage, put flowers on the stairs, and ran a bath. -Tom Cullen

Some actors are like flowers basking in the sun – they love the attention, and the fans get what they want. With me it's different. I know the fans aren't getting what they want. And I'm certainly not getting what I want. -Natascha McElhone

When I was younger, my mum used to put fresh flowers in bath water instead of rubber ducks, and since then I had a love of perfumes. -Virginia Hey

I did not raise my son, Sam, to celebrate Mother's Day. I didn't want him to feel some obligation to buy me pricey lunches or flowers, some annual display of gratitude that you have to grit your teeth and endure. -Anne Lamott

Love proves itself by deeds, so how am I to show my love? Great deeds are forbidden me. The only way I can prove my love is by scattering flowers, and these flowers are every little sacrifice, every glance and word, and the doing of the least actions for love. -Thérèse of Lisieux

I feel like if I'm sick, I need flowers. I'm very open about saying what I need from a partner, and he needs to meet those demands. -Samaire Armstrong

My cards and flowers always got rejected on Valentines Day. -Anurag Kashyap

Why is marriage the pinnacle for everyone? People get married for the wrong reasons. We need to start looking at different packages, whether it's living together, or being with six partners, or dedicating your life to taking care of flowers. -Sandra Bullock

I had every intention of 'Bloodflowers' being the last Cure record. I thought it would be fantastic to finish with the best thing we'd ever done, but I wasn't sure we could pull it off. -Robert Smith

In a meadow full of flowers, you cannot walk through and breathe those smells and see all those colors and remain angry. We have to support the beauty, the poetry, of life. -Jonas Mekas

Always grow flowers, as that will make your way full of flowers. Never grow thorns, as that will make your way thorny. Never want to target someone on an arrow. You may become the target of that arrow. Never make a well in the way of someone. As you may pass by that way sometime. -Rahman Baba

In the winter, I enjoy cross-country skiing and raising orchids and amaryllises. If I could grow tropical flowers as perennials, I would, especially hibiscus and mandavilla. -Diane Ackerman

Lady Bird Johnson did more than plant flowers in public places. She served the country superbly by planting environmental values in the minds of the nation's leaders and citizens. -Stewart Udall

My parents told me I'd point to a bed of flowers and say 'Pink. Pretty,' before I knew any other words. -Joni Mitchell

If you have children, you know you're responsible for somebody. You realize you are being imitated; your belief systems and priorities have a direct influence on these children, who are like flowers in a garden. -Madonna Ciccone

Sometimes random things that you wouldn't think mean anything mean so much to them. With kids, you can say, 'Let's go pick some flowers' or 'There's a snail. Let's investigate that.' -Heidi Klum

You can always write a song about people who are in love, but they're in love, so they're happy; they don't need you. But the people that I try to worry about are the ones who don't have anyone to give chocolate to, and the girl who doesn't have flowers coming to her. -Maxwell

I once took the key off my girlfriend's key ring so that I could surprise her when she got home. So I did this whole romantic setup in our bedroom with flowers and rose petals. She was so mad when she got home, but then when she walked in, she was so surprised. -Trey Songz

Constance Spry was one of the first people to put flowers in urns and ceramic swans and other unusual containers, but her arrangements tended to be a little less full. -Catherine Martin

I don't think men get enough flowers. A deeper pink or red peonies are my favorite. But I'll take anything, really. -Waris Ahluwalia

I loved England's gentility and its civility. I'm from the Bronx, with a Bronx accent. I love the beauty of its language, the ways it's spoken. I love the green grass of England and the flowers. -Sid Bernstein

If I wasn't going to be a surgeon, I wanted to be a farmer or grow oranges or something like that. I grow flowers now – orchids. That is something that I find very interesting. -Magdi Yacoub

In Japan, you can learn how to make a bunch of flowers. This is an art. Tea ceremony, it's an art. -Carine Roitfeld

I don't care what town you're born in, what city, what country. If you're a child, you are curious about your environment. You're overturning rocks. You're plucking leaves off of trees and petals off of flowers, looking inside, and you're doing things that create disorder in the lives of the adults around you. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

Johnny Depp is like a brother to me. We have matching tattoos on our backs – Charles Baudelaire, the flowers of evil, this giant skeleton thing. It's kind of a secret. People say to us, 'Why did you get that?' And we say, 'No reason.' -Marilyn Manson

When it comes to governments and corporations, we should demand that less is secret. That's where corruption flowers. -Alex Gibney

Spring, when the earth tilts closer to the sun, runs a strict timetable of flowers. -Alice Oswald

I adore gardening and plan to take it up properly when I have a bit more time on my hands. Until then, I love pottering in garden centres. I'm totally low maintenance. I don't ask for fancy plants, just basic, long-lasting shrubs that look nice. But I am particular about flowers. -Shilpa Shetty

I've named a couple things after Edgar Allan Poe: the cat, and my garden upstate, where I only planted black flowers and purple flowers – and there's a raven statue. -Hilarie Burton

Sometimes I buy my wife flowers. -Bill Cosby

I was brought up in a family which valued natural history. Both my parents knew the names of all the British wildflowers, so as we went walking the country, I was constantly being exposed to a natural history sort of knowledge. -Richard Dawkins

In my dreams and visions, I seemed to see a line, and on the other side of that line were green fields, and lovely flowers, and beautiful white ladies, who stretched out their arms to me over the line, but I couldn't reach them no-how. I always fell before I got to the line. -Harriet Tubman

I was conscious of being wordy as a child. I was a terrible talker. I memorised the Latin names of flowers at five; I was shown off as a freak. My father encouraged me to be wordier than I was: he'd been a street orator at the time of Mosley, and his ideal primary concert speech was Henry V's speech before Harfleur. -Simon Schama

In many respects, we really are trying to not run the Social Office like a business, but we do have a strategy. We do have a mission. We are trying to standardize certain things so that our time is not spent on, you know, picking flowers or linens, that we've got standards. -Desiree Rogers

Change is a continuous process. You cannot assess it with the static yardstick of a limited time frame. When a seed is sown into the ground, you cannot immediately see the plant. You have to be patient. With time, it grows into a large tree. And then the flowers bloom, and only then can the fruits be plucked. -Mamata Banerjee

A dear friend of mine always brings a pineapple instead of flowers when he comes to a show. I love it. -Seth Numrich

The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them, and he leaves them whole, undamaged and fresh, just as he found them. -Saint Francis de Sales

If I have learned anything, it is to keep my wife happy by sending her lavish gifts. Other men can learn from my success and send their wives and girlfriends fresh flowers for birthdays, anniversaries, and of course, Valentine's Day. -Don Rickles

After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world. -Christian Dior

We were playing a fair, and a few people were handing me stuffed animals and flowers, but one person handed me a paper sack. So I took all the stuff back to the bus. I put the sack in my lap and opened it, and a live iguana jumped out of the sack and onto my shirt. I screamed like a little girl! -Blake Shelton

Let's remember that our children's spirits are more important than any material things. When we do, self-esteem and love blossoms and grows more beautifully than any bed of flowers ever could. -Jack Canfield

Over the years, the idea seems to have grown up that brightly coloured flowers are vulgar, and that the only flowers to be admitted to the walled garden of good taste are discreet and pastel-hued. -Craig Brown

It's been said that I formed The Wallflowers to hide my name but, really, I've always wanted to be in a band – right from the day my friends and I soundproofed a garage with bed-covers for our first rehearsal. -Jakob Dylan

Fractal geometry is everywhere, even in lines drawn in the sand. It's the cycle of life… You see fractals in plants, in flowers. Within the human lung are branches within branches. -Ron Eglash

There are so many awful things in this world, but I wanted readers to share with me the small, beautiful, enjoyable things. Things like cute clothes, beautiful art and pretty flowers; items that are overflowing with beauty. If you just become obsessed with your own problems, you miss these things. When you discover them, you become happy. -Novala Takemoto

The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

It's been proven by quite a few studies that plants are good for our psychological development. If you green an area, the rate of crime goes down. Torture victims begin to recover when they spend time outside in a garden with flowers. So we need them, in some deep psychological sense, which I don't suppose anybody really understands yet. -Jane Goodall

The 'Degrassi' producers were very supportive. They sent me flowers when I got 'The Vampire Diaries,' and then as soon as it premiered and got the great numbers that it did, I got another large bouquet of flowers from them. -Nina Dobrev

I love sunflowers. They're one of my favorite flowers. -Bethany Mota

We were raised to pursue women… Most of the guys I know enjoy the pursuit. But that doesn't mean women should be wallflowers. -Greg Behrendt

I remember passing through New York in college and thinking, 'I'm going to come back here.' The energy just made me think of Europe – everyone walking, seeing the delis and flowers outside. It just felt very familiar. I loved it right away. -Stephanie Szostak

The South has a way of worshipping appearances – the suburbs are all about presentation and amazing flowers and a beautiful yard and dinner parties that impress people and having the Christmas lights just right. -Paul Downs Colaizzo

Key West is the place where your sickly house plant back in New York grows to 10 ft. It's also the place where an 8-ft. cactus, the century plant, produces a huge yellow flower every great once in a while, like a robot proffering a bouquet. After the plant flowers, it dies. -Edmund White

Learn from nature. Stuff lives and stuff dies all the time, you know. Animals and birds and flowers. Trees come and go, and we come and go. That's it. So we should all seize life and make the most of what we have while we can. -Joanna Lumley

I acknowledge the four elements. Water in the North; incense to recognize the air in the East; flowers for the earth in the South; a candle for light from the West. It helps me keep perspective. -Laura Esquivel

I don't do a lot when I'm in Gascony. I swim and play the odd game of golf, but mainly I sit around. We're set an hour-and-a-half from the Pyrenees and an hour-and-a-half from the Bay of Biscay, so we get plenty of storms. But we're surrounded by vines and sunflowers – it's lovely. -Terry Wogan

When you're doing exactly what you want to do, it's not tiring. You've been planting these seeds, and finally, you have a full garden in bloom; you're like, 'Oh, I just want to smell the flowers and play among the flowers all day.' That's what I'm doing. I'm playing among the flowers. -Colman Domingo

I learned mainly through television, but I learned how to do mosaic, where you can buy stones or things of that nature. But also where you bust the tile to decorate pots for flowers or table tops. Lots of different things. Wherever you want it, you can mosaic just about anything. It took me about two weeks to do a big birdbath. -Barbara Mandrell

I just like doing silly girly things. If I wrap a gift, I like to use specials ribbon and hot glue, silk flowers and things. -Barbara Mandrell

At the age of five, of six, at the age of seven, I used to begin weeping sometimes without warning, simply for the sake of weeping, my eyes open wide to the sun, to the flowers… I wanted to feel an immense grief inside me, and it came. -Violette Leduc

My friends are very rich. Elizabeth Taylor sends flowers the size of the bathtub. I'm not kidding. -Charles Nelson Reilly

I want viewers to see that everything is connected, even the little guys like pollinators and flowers. -Louie Schwartzberg

When I heard that the bees were in trouble, the fact that they're disappearing and not coming back to the hive, which is a big issue, since a third of the food we eat comes from plants, I figured you couldn't tell the story of the bees without the story of the flowers and how they basically have evolved together for over 150 years. -Louie Schwartzberg

When you shop online, wouldn't you like to sample the bouquet of wines, the aroma of cigars, or the subtle fragrance of flowers before surrendering your credit card number? Surely more companies will want to aromatize their Web presence when they realize there's a device that can produce genuinely pleasing, authentic fragrances. -Charles Platt

I know that there's a cultural expectation that women be nurturing, delicate flowers. And I am. So delicate. But that doesn't mean I can't write a good, gory murder scene. -Chelsea Cain

At first, my bedroom had flowers and yellow walls and huge furniture in plastic that was orange and green – and furry green bed cover and everything. Then, I think the day I turned 13, I painted the walls black and put Kurt Cobain on the wall and just changed everything into a dark theme. -Tove Lo

I'm more likely to give you a cuddle than a punch in the face. I have a soft side, especially with my girlfriend. I send her flowers and use my culinary skills to pull off romantic meals. I do great Thai dishes. -Jai Courtney

In Austin, the eco-capital of Texas, residents tend to favor native plants and wildflowers to the sculpted lawns of the Palm Springs variety. -Douglas Brinkley

It's a bit of a cliche, but I think girls like to get flowers. I think books are quite romantic, too. If you can find an interesting book, that brings something out in your partner that can be very romantic. -Douglas Booth

We know a great deal about the configuration of the menorah from the biblical book of Exodus. Beaten out of solid gold, the ancient candelabrum boasted six branches emerging from a seventh, its central shaft. The menorah was adorned with golden buttons, cups, and flowers. -Meir Soloveichik

Scatter your flowers as you go; you will never go this way again. -Orison Swett Marden

As a child, I remember my own intensive interest in biology, birds, other animals and flowers and was determined at an early age to become a scientist. -Harald zur Hausen

I love how Vietnamese cuisine always tastes like flowers, and how they had the ingenious idea of pairing that floral flavor with seafood: such a combination shouldn't work as well as it does. -Hanya Yanagihara

People think children's books are about teddy bears and little flowers. I realize people sometimes don't know what to do with my books because they say, 'Is it a children's book, and what age group?' -Peter Sis

Actors are the flowers of the film, of the set, and of the director. The term 'Flowers of the Screen' holds a deep meaning. -Kim Jee-woon

A thoughtful cup of tea brought to your bedside each morning means more to me than the huge bouquet of flowers bought once a year. -Penny Jordan

Non-Muslims in Saudi Arabia can only celebrate Valentine's Day behind closed doors. Apparently, this has led to a huge black market for flowers and wrapping paper. -John Niven

When we look at the flowers, we suddenly forget so many important things. We forget that all flowers die. We forget that winter will come again. We forget that nothing really endures and that, like the flowers that die at the end of the growing season, we'll join them in the cold ground. -Jonathan Maberry

Your minds may now be likened to a garden, which will, if neglected, yield only weeds and thistles; but, if cultivated, will produce the most beautiful flowers, and the most delicious fruits. -Dorothea Dix

The French, perhaps more than any other nation, cherish the memory of their dead by ornamenting their places of sepulture with the finest flowers, often renewing the garlands and replacing such plants as decay with vigorous and costly ones. -Dorothea Dix

A virtuous character is likened to an unblemished flower. Piety is a fadeless bud that half opens on earth and expands through eternity. Sweetness of temper is the odor of fresh blooms, and the amaranth flowers of pure affection open but to bloom forever. -Dorothea Dix

Isn't that what love means, to fill ordinary, commonplace, conventional things with magic and significance, not to need the moon and white scent-heavy flowers at night? -Elizabeth Bibesco

Why don't people take the trouble to let you know that they are alive? It is so much more important. The whole system is wrong. No sooner do I die, than all the flowers I have ever longed for in life pour in. -Elizabeth Bibesco

The art of living demands that our interest in bringing forth flowers in our family life equal the interest we take in bringing them forth in our window gardens. So long as their home-life aesthetics have not become ethics, women need not expect husbands, children, or servants to feel happy in the homes of their creation. -Ellen Key

I am utterly, consummately intense, wearing sunflowers and poppies and dahlias in my buttonhole. -Harry Graf Kessler

I have candles, pictures and flowers on my nightstand… and of course a lamp! -Khloe Kardashian

When in doubt, I always, always buy clear vases. You really can't go wrong with minimalist clear vases, especially when you're sending someone flowers. The flowers are the star of the show and need to shine! -Khloe Kardashian

I think of the nudes as seed pods, like flowers or grasses. They are universal bodies. -Ruth Bernhard

Because I am really interested in gardening, I do really interesting plants, not even always flowers. And because I have grown them, I really know them like friends. I paint everything from exotic orchids to rosehips growing wild in a hedge. They just have to speak to me. -Emma Tennant

The person earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 isn't going out to eat at restaurants. They're not taking piano lessons. They're not going to the gym or the yoga studio. They're not sending mom flowers on Mother's day. What good is this person in the economy? If you raise it to $15 an hour, they're doing all of those things. -Nick Hanauer

Can anything be more grotesque and barbarous than our 'florists' bouquets,' a series of concentric rings of flowers of divers colours, bordered by maidenhair and a piece of stiff lace paper, in which stems, leaves, and even petals are brutally crushed, and the grace and individuality of each flower systematically destroyed? -Isabella Bird

'In the Cut' was not what readers expected of me. Before it was published, I was seen as a women's writer, which meant that I wrote movingly about flowers and children. -Susanna Moore

I actually use women's perfume – I have since I was a kid. It's called Anais Anais, from Rachael. It smells like a beautiful woman and a bouquet of flowers. I use that and Right Guard deodorant. -Albert Hammond, Jr.

An excellent wine, someone's best attempt at cooking, and the candles and flowers on the table can turn the simplest dinner into an unforgettably romantic event. -Letitia Baldrige

The Kennedys tried to avoid using the big U-shaped table, but when they couldn't, they had several tricks – including keeping the flowers simple – to keep it from appearing overly stiff and formal. -Letitia Baldrige

I don't think there is anything magical about the language of flowers in real life or in my book. -Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Victorian language of flowers began with the publication of 'Le Language des Fleurs,' written by Charlotte de Latour and printed in Paris in 1819. To create the book – which was a list of flowers and their meanings – de Latour gathered references to flower symbolism throughout poetry, ancient mythology, and even medicine. -Vanessa Diffenbaugh

I've always loved the language of flowers. I discovered Kate Greenaway's 'Language of Flowers' in a used bookstore when I was 16 and couldn't believe it was such a well-kept secret. How could something so beautiful and romantic be virtually unknown? -Vanessa Diffenbaugh

There's still something so pure and heartfelt and emotional and genuine about a bouquet of flowers that, even with all the advances of technology and the millions of ways we have to communicate with each other, flowers are still relevant in my opinion. -Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The names of common flowers change from decade to decade, so I spent a lot of time with old outdated dictionaries, with awful flower names like 'mouse-eared chickweed.' -Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The humped bladderwort has yellow, snapdragon-like flowers, and it's actually carnivorous, capable of trapping and eating not just insects but even tadpoles and tiny fish. -Sam Kean

When I was little, I'd pick flowers wherever I traveled with my mom, then dry them, cover them with resin, and turn them into paperweights. -Ivanka Trump

I paint flowers so they will not die. -Frida Kahlo

I wrote something when I was 9 that seemed pretty good for a 9 year old; it concerned flowers in our family garden – I was grateful my mother praised it. Of course, I found out later it was pretty silly, but it was the first poem I was proud of. -Brenda Hillman

When I lament and darken over my diminishments, I accomplish nothing. It's better to sit at the window all day, pleased to watch birds, barns, and flowers. -Donald Hall

I'm a fan of creating the mood and vibe with flowers, candles, and music. I love making my guests feel like it's not formal and they can relax in my home. -Karen Elson

I don't go up to guys. I'm all about a guy sending me flowers, getting me chocolates and surprising me. -Emeraude Toubia

I believe that there are many herbs and many trees that are worth much in Europe for dyes and for medicines; but I do not know, and this causes me great sorrow. Arriving at this cape, I found the smell of the trees and flowers so delicious that it seemed the pleasantest thing in the world. -Christopher Columbus

One of the best ways to see tree flowers is to climb one of the tallest trees and to get into close, tingling touch with them, and then look broad. -John Muir

I greatly enjoyed the Hawaiian Islands. They are a real little paradise in spite of the influx of Americans who have made it one of their most pleasant 'centers of resort': the soft climate and luxuriance of the tropics; the greenness, the fragrance, the flowers – extraordinary flowers covering the tallest trees and turning them into huge bouquets. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, producing varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs. -Francis of Assisi

I have worked with Divya Dutta in two National Award-winning Punjabi films. I have known her a long time; she is a fantastic actress. I sent her flowers after I saw 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.' Shabana Ji is, of course, a legendary actress. It was a great experience working with her. -Juhi Chawla

Put no more than three messages on a lemonade stand. You have to describe what your product is, why it's the best, and how much it is. Don't be drawing turtles and flowers and footballs all over it, distracting people. Keep it clean. -Marcus Lemonis

When you get older, you mature, and you start liking flowers. Although I try and keep it manly. -David Beckham

One day, I was at my grandmother's house, and I found diaries that she kept as a young girl. I opened one to a page that had flowers glued inside. In her childish handwriting, my grandmother wrote, 'Pap died today. I am very sad.' The fact that this was true and that I could see the withered flowers made a huge impression on me. -Laura Amy Schlitz

People tend to associate fairies with princesses, but they couldn't be more different. Princesses have dynastic and domestic pressures, and they get parked on glass hills. Fairies don't have families. They don't clean or cook. They sip nectar from flowers and dance by the light of the moon. -Laura Amy Schlitz

Nearly every season, I make the acquaintance of one or more new flowers. It takes years to exhaust the botanical treasures of any one considerable neighborhood, unless one makes a dead set at it, like an herbalist. -John Burroughs

Without the name, any flower is still more or less a stranger to you. The name betrays its family, its relationship to other flowers, and gives the mind something tangible to grasp. It is very difficult for persons who have had no special training to learn the names of the flowers from the botany. -John Burroughs

I am fully anticipating that something – perhaps many things – will not go according to plan on our actual wedding day. If some of the flowers are wilted, or there aren't enough vegetarian meals, or the priest calls me the wrong name, I will embrace these errors. -Ellie Kemper

I heard opera all day long. From the time I was 9 years old, I was imitating the singers; later I studied opera. But we also got Western television and radio, from the Americans in West Berlin. When I was 11 years old, I turned into a hippie and gave flowers to policemen. And when I was 21 and left Berlin for London, I became a punk. -Nina Hagen

We often forget that everything we see, animate or inanimate, is a visual manifestation of the work of our invisible God. We have become so accustomed to trees, mountains, sky, air, water, flowers, animals, vegetables and people that we no longer see them for what they are – God's work. -Mother Angelica

I wanted green in my hair, so I did green. And I got my sunflowers to match. I've never done it before. Just said, 'OK, I'm doing my hair green.' -Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

I like it when I'm chirpy and happy, so I decided to do my hair green. I got my sunflowers too – I was like a living, walking garden. -Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

I've always loved flowers, as a little girl I'd collect flower objects and little flower books. Now I love flowers on my night table and on my desk. -Aerin Lauder

I grew up in the same place as my mother, seeing the same trees my mother saw when she was at work; the flowers I picked were the flowers that my grandma planted. We have different styles; I wouldn't make the same clothes that my mum made, or my grandma, but we have the same taste. -Margherita Missoni

I want flowers; I don't want to text. What does that make me? What kind of dinosaur am I? -Jennifer Garner

The All-Wise Maker attaches hundreds of instances of wisdom to each of the beings in the palace of the universe and equips them to perform hundreds of duties. To all trees He bestows instances of wisdom to the number of its fruits and gives duties to the number of its flowers. -Said Nursi

A little thing, like children putting flowers in my hair, can fill up the widening cracks in my self-assurance like soothing lanolin. -Sylvia Plath

To embrace the whole world in friendship is wisdom. This wisdom is not changeable like the flowers that bloom and fade. -Thiruvalluvar

My whole house has a lot of silk flowers – it feels like a garden. -Dylan Lauren

I arrange flowers in my spare time. Well, when I have spare time, that is. -Mariah Carey

Looking at flowers, simple things in life. I don't need to look at gold and a castle; sometimes its very simple things that are very beautiful. I am keeping my eyes fresh to find beauty in many places, and in gold, too, sometimes! -Francois Nars

When you have kids and get older, it goes beyond flowers and chocolate. It's about waking up with a baby, letting her sleep in, and making a coffee for her when she wakes up. To me, being romantic is putting someone else first and thinking about what makes them happy. -James Marsden

I could have spent eight years doing anything, and at some level, it would have been fine. I could have focused on flowers. I could have focused on decor. I could have focused on entertainment. Because any First Lady, rightfully, gets to define her role. There's no legislative authority; you're not elected. And that's a wonderful gift of freedom. -Michelle Obama

I'd like very much to make a confident picture. I would like to be as good as nature, which, with a shower, produces flowers and grass to cover the destruction. But we are surrounded by human fragmentation, by pessimism, and it is difficult to talk of other things. -Federico Fellini

I'm really quite simple. I plant flowers and watch them grow… I stay at home and watch the river flow. -George Harrison

I have had the same person show up in a few cities with flowers. A lovely gentleman who gave me a picture of himself. I came home, gave it to Ian, and said, 'If I go missing, here's the guy.' -Nia Vardalos

My mum came to the set of my second movie 'Connie and Carla,' and she had made food for the whole cast, including mini bun cakes with little flowers sticking out of each one. -Nia Vardalos

My favourite flowers are English country roses – I had a bouquet of them for my wedding. -Kate Moss

I don't find these technical things like flowers and chocolates romantic at all. I think Valentine's Day makes no sense. -Alia Bhatt

When you go through something, like, you learn to appreciate little things – the birds, trees, flowers. -Grizz Chapman

We may say most aptly that the Analytical Engine weaves algebraical patterns just as the Jacquard loom weaves flowers and leaves. -Ada Lovelace

All my shoes are named after poisonous flowers, so since the beginning I've had the idea of doing something with danger in it. -Chloe Gosselin

I learnt how to make candles when I was a kid. My mom used to make them. Then, when I broke my leg once and couldn't really move around, I started playing around with it… putting the scent inside and dried flowers, and that's it. -Twinkle Khanna

I've always felt that children are the flowers of our future. -Larry Wilcox

We concentrate so much on anniversaries and birthdays that you forget it's the Tuesday that's tough that really counts. Sometimes she just needs some flowers or even just that ear. It's the little things that count. It's the regular days of the year that you have to keep your attention on her. -BJ the Chicago Kid

I'm not really a fan of Valentine's Day. I think it can be romantic doing nothing on Valentine's Day. It's more romantic than being given a big bunch of flowers that everyone else is doing. -Gabriella Wilde

There are so many forms of love. Spending time with friends, love stories. I enjoy showing my love by baking a cake for somebody and writing his or her name on it, and seeing his or her reaction. I love to offer flowers, too! -Pom Klementieff

My favorite record of all time is Tom Petty's 'Wildflowers.' I hold it as the standard – in terms of sonics, sequencing, and songs. It shows that making a complete record is important, rather than just making a single. -Chris Stapleton

It ends all things: birds, trees, flowers, mountain tops, and business; it grinds stones to sand, and as terrible as it is, and it's the most beautiful thing we have in our lives – time. -Brandon Webb

When tulip mania dies down, all that remains are pretty flowers. When bubbles burst, nothing is left but soapy residue. But the Internet revolution, for all its speculative excesses, really is changing the world. -Adam Cohen

From a child, I had an inordinate desire for knowledge and especially music, painting, flowers, and the sciences, Algebra being one of my favorite studies. -George Washington Carver

I remember getting flowers and champagne for being one of the first black artists on MTV. That was a big deal. -Tionne Watkins

I had a bilateral lisp, and I was overweight. I was the kid who played with the flowers on the ground in the outfield during baseball. I was that kid. -Jeffrey Tambor

The idea of the museum is to show my work since the start, and I wanted to show all of it, not just to choose between different pieces. They are grouped together in themes – minimalism, androgyny, black and white, graphic, flowers, and so on – from the earliest designs to the most recent ones. -Giorgio Armani

The first trip I can remember would have to be to Marianna, Arkansas. My mother's parents are from there, and we'd go every year to visit the church where they were buried. We'd attend church service that day, put flowers around their tombstones, and visit with family and friends that still lived there. -Sterling K. Brown

The WB never treated us well, so we didn't expect a lot of farewell wishes and flowers or cards. -Holly Marie Combs

Protecting a border is not a nice thing. It is not a matter of aesthetics; it cannot be done with flowers and teddy bears. -Viktor Orban

The orchid's association in Chinese culture with such virtues as elegance, good taste, friendship, and fertility goes all the way back to Confucius himself, who was said to have a particular attachment to the flowers. -Lawrence Osborne

I was more of, like, into butterflies, insects, playing out in the yard, planting flowers. I was really into plants. -Farrah Abraham

When I started Instagram, I kind of just did what I like to do or to show the things I like, whether it be sneakers or weird flowers, have the little drops of myself and my style kind of fluidly throughout. That was really helpful in starting and carving out my own place. -Paloma Elsesser

I don't design for wallflowers. -Giles Deacon

On your journey, don't forget to smell the flowers. Take time out to notice that you're alive. You can only live in one day. -Ray Fearon

A lot of the flowers I like are weeds. Oh, and dandelions, but they're a weed, too. -Daniel Rigby

I have a big passion for flowers and nature. -Alessandro Michele

Trees and flowers are so important. The idea of blooming is the idea of becoming something different. -Alessandro Michele

My way to think about creation is like the end of the world. I love confusion. So music and image, picture, fabrics, people, person, talk: That's my way to work. And food. And perfumes. I love perfumes. And flowers and plants, and dresses and vintage. -Alessandro Michele

I like vaporous clothing with flowers and colors. -Ana de Armas

I like a little chivalry; I like to receive flowers. I like taking care of a son and a husband, and in my judgment, those who recoil from these things don't know what they're missing. -Maryanne Trump Barry

I believe the core of most of us women is very simple. We want to feel appreciated, acknowledged, and something as simple as flowers with a little note or some love letters goes a long way. -Yolanda Hadid

I go online at night and I order flowers, rare flowers, and then they come in the mail. That's my fashion detox. -Zac Posen

I love blue in all its shades and textures. I wear navy like others wear black, and I love the blue in flowers – cornflowers, delphiniums. -Tory Burch

Every Valentine's Day, I pretend I don't care. Like many of us, I say I don't want the flowers or chocolates or a homemade card. How cheesy. I pretend that it's over-the-top to want the person you like to make you a ridiculously nice dinner, or do some showy gesture, ala John Cusack with the boombox in 'Say Anything.' -Elizabeth Flock

I love that kind of edgy, rock n' roll punk thing that we do so well in England. But my style adapts to where I am. When I'm in Los Angeles, suddenly I'm like, 'I need a sandal, and I need a beige dress, and I need some flowers in my hair.' -Kaya Scodelario

At primary school, we would pick up plastic petals on the way home to make flowers. Now you might call it child labour, but we did it for pocket money. -John Rocha

I don't know why, but I love sunflowers, and I just have this vivid memory of being in a field of sunflowers and how they felt like trees. They felt so tall. -Oksana Masters

I am not the sort of person to carry beautiful flowers and be an ornament to everyone. -Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Plants are decisive to a fault. A stem produces a bud that flowers once and once only. It offers pollen that is either dispersed or goes nowhere. One pollen grain either enters a stigma or it falls upon stony ground. An ovum is either fertilized or the whole project stalls out. -Hope Jahren

I'm a scientist – a geobiologist who's been studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil for over twenty years. One day, I realized that I wanted, needed, to tell people – and not just other scientists – about my life in science. -Hope Jahren

My background is in art. I was a painter and an occasional sculptor, and I really like materials – you know, stuff. Physical objects. The world and the trees and the sunshine and the flowers. And all of that doesn't seem to really exist out in the ether of the Internet. -Caterina Fake

When the flowers start blooming, I like to ride my bike. -Ravyn Lenae

I love sending flowers! It's the best. -Phoebe Robinson

I always have multiple ladybugs around because they're lucky, and they're good for flowers and the environment. -Annaleigh Ashford

I just did what I loved – flowers and rock n' roll. Pretty and punk. I was largely inspired by my dancing school classes and costumes. -Betsey Johnson

'Middle class' used to mean having two children and sending them to high-quality public schools, or even occasionally to private schools. It meant new brown Stride Rite Mary Janes with little purple and silver flowers when the old shoes were pinching the toes. -Alissa Quart

I do whatever entertains me. If it entertains me to throw flowers halfway across the room, then that's what I'll do. -Kevin Owens

I get chills when I think that there's a statue of Phil Lynott on a street in Dublin, that people leave flowers by the statue. I love stuff like that. -George Pelecanos

I think sound and vision are all vibratory emanations… it's the way the soul flowers: art and music. -Alex Grey

I'm clueless when it comes to flowers. -Dan Levy

I hate getting flowers. I can't stand when I get a bouquet of flowers, because I have to stop what I do, cut the flowers, put them in a vase – if you're going to bring flowers, bring them in a vase already! -David Burtka

The shirt thing just started one day when I bought one with a really interesting pattern, and people laughed at it, so I thought, 'I'll keep buying daft shirts with flowers on.' -James May

Once, I was followed by a car when I was driving. Every time I sped up, the car sped up, and when I slowed down, it slowed down. Eventually, I stopped, got out and screamed, 'What do you want?' He said, 'I just wanted to give you some flowers because I'm such a fan.' I felt awful. He was just being kind. -Anita Dobson

As a young girl, I watched my mother hand-stitch thobes while sitting on the floor with a lamp at her side. She would make the small designs of flowers and different shapes. Just thinking about it brings up so many memories of my mother and how proud she was of being Palestinian. -Rashida Tlaib

I remember being in the States a few years ago, and when I said I was from Toronto, it doesn't really make a difference. Now you say you're from Toronto, and people want to talk to you a little longer. Drake's putting on and bringing a lot of eyes to the city, but I feel like the seed and the flowers have always been here. -Jessie Reyez

I like flowers. In my next life, maybe I can be a gardener. -Ruskin Bond

I have been naturally inclined towards mountains, trees, flowers, and rivers. -Ruskin Bond

I've lived in small rooms, flats, growing plants in pots on window sills. I'd have liked to have had a full-fledged garden with all kinds of flowers and plants. I've never had enough money to buy a big enough garden space. -Ruskin Bond

I definitely take time to smell the flowers because I feel like my upbringing was quite a bit different than most guys on Tour. -Tony Finau

When my dad passed away, I was under a lot of stress with planning a funeral, trying to pick out just the right flowers and pictures, and simply trying to find the right way to say goodbye. -Natalya Neidhart

Tart and sweet, tinged with the faint scent of almonds and flowers, the Blenheim is the ideal apricot for both eating and preserving. -Samin Nosrat

I don't want flowers or candy or anything like that. I just want somebody to say, 'Wow, you've done a great job.' -Abby Lee Miller

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