Quotes about flowers
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„A need to concentrate on each sound, so that every blade of grass would be as important as a flower.“
— Arvo Pärt Estonian composer 1935
Arvo Pärt: 24 Preludes for a Fugue http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0358947/ (DVD, 2002)
— Edvard Munch Norwegian painter and printmaker 1863 - 1944
Quote in Sustainable Landscape Construction: A Guide to Green Building Outdoors (2007) by William Thompson and Kim Sorvig, p. 30
„What about sunrise, what about rain?
What about all the things that you said we were to gain?
What about flowering fields, is there a time?
What about all the dreams that you said was yours and mine?“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
HIStory: Past, Present & Future, Book I (1995)
— Claude Monet French impressionist painter 1840 - 1926
„Ladies and gentlemen, I accept the flowers as a memento of reconciliation between the white and colored races of the southern states. I accept it more particularly as it comes from a colored lady, for if there is any one on God's earth who loves the ladies I believe it is myself.“
— Nathan Bedford Forrest Confederate Army general 1821 - 1877
1870s, Speech before the Pole-Bearers Association (1875)
„Let us all, then, join their comrades who live, in spreading flowers over the graves of these dead Federal soldiers, before the whole American people, as a peace offering to the nation, as a testimonial of our respect for their devotion to duty, and as a tribute from patriots, as we have ever been, to the great Republic, and in honor of the flag against which we fought, and under which they fell, nobly maintaining the honor of that flag. It is our duty to honor the government for which they died, and if called upon, to fight for the flag we could not conquer.“
— Nathan Bedford Forrest Confederate Army general 1821 - 1877
1870s, Letter to war veterans (1875)
„I would regard meanings given by others so far as refreshing boon,
I would still be enamored of rose or any heartless flower's smell
if tender tides of your affection had not suffused
the pollen of my heart with loving aroma.“
— Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967
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— Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945
„If nature had been allowed to go on in its own way, everybody would have become a unique flower. Why should there be only roses in this world?“
— U.G. Krishnamurti Indian philosopher 1918 - 2007
Part 4: Betwixt Bewilderment and Understanding
The Mystique of Enlightenment (1982)
Context: I have one thing against medical technology. You see, the very desire to understand the human being is to control him — that is why I am not quite in sympathy. The day you control the endocrine glands, you will change the personality of man; you won't need any brainwashing. Brainwashing is a very elaborate process. If nature had been allowed to go on in its own way, everybody would have become a unique flower. Why should there be only roses in this world? What for? A grass flower or a dandelion flower has as much beauty, as much importance in the scheme of things. Why should there be only jasmine flowers, roses, or some other flower? So, the possibility is there of a change taking place which is sudden, not progressive. It has to happen in a very sudden and explosive way to break the whole thing.
— The Notorious B.I.G. American rapper 1972 - 1997
Song lyrics, Ready to Die (1994), "Warning"
„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 Scottish Reformed theologian 1600 - 1661
Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 51.
— Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
— Vita Sackville-West English writer and gardener 1892 - 1962
"The Island", in Bulletin of the Garden Club of America (1929), p. 1, also in Collected Poems (1934), p. 54
Context: She walks among the loveliness she made,
Between the apple-blossom and the water—
She walks among the patterned pied brocade,
Each flower her son, and every tree her daughter.
„It's sort of like a mockery in a way of reality because they think everything is smiles and sweetness and flowers when there is something bitter to taste. And to pretend there isn't is foolish.“
— Edie Sedgwick Socialite, actress, model 1943 - 1971
On the 60's flower children
Edie : Girl On Fire (2006)
Context: It's sort of like a mockery in a way of reality because they think everything is smiles and sweetness and flowers when there is something bitter to taste. And to pretend there isn't is foolish. I mean the ones that wonder around and know, at the same time, and yet wear flowers, and they deserve to wear flowers. And they've earned their smile... you can tell by people's eyes.
„Each bud flowers but once and each flower has but its minute of perfect beauty; so, in the garden of the soul each feeling has, as it were, its flowering instant, its one and only moment of expansive grace and radiant kingship.“
— Henri-Frédéric Amiel Swiss philosopher and poet 1821 - 1881
30 December 1850
Journal Intime (1882), Journal entries
Context: Each bud flowers but once and each flower has but its minute of perfect beauty; so, in the garden of the soul each feeling has, as it were, its flowering instant, its one and only moment of expansive grace and radiant kingship. Each star passes but once in the night through the meridian over our heads and shines there but an instant; so, in the heaven of the mind each thought touches its zenith but once, and in that moment all its brilliancy and all its greatness culminate. Artist, poet, or thinker, if you want to fix and immortalize your ideas or your feelings, seize them at this precise and fleeting moment, for it is their highest point. Before it, you have but vague outlines or dim presentiments of them. After it you will have only weakened reminiscence or powerless regret; that moment is the moment of your ideal.