Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
Flowers are happy things.
P. G. Wodehouse
No flowers, by request.
Canon Alfred Ainger 1837-1904 Speech, 8 July 1897 (summary of principle of conciseness for contributors to the ‘Dictionary of National Biography’)
Something is going to fall like rain,
And it won’t be flowers.
W. H. Auden (Wystan Hugh Auden) 1907-73 ‘The Witnesses’ (1935) l. 67
My days are in the yellow leaf;
The flowers and fruits of love are gone;
The worm, the canker, and the grief
Are mine alone!
Lord Byron (George Gordon, Sixth Baron Byron) 1788-1824 ‘On This Day I Complete my Thirty-Sixth Year’ (1824).
Ask me no more where Jove bestows,
When June is past, the fading rose;
For in your beauty’s orient deep
These flowers, as in their causes, sleep.
Thomas Carew c.1595-1640 ‘A Song’
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.
Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive.
Earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still.
Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
Henry Ward Beecher