Source: A Spot of Bother
„Love is the flower you've got to let grow.“
Source: Lyrics, Mind Games (1973)
Context: We all been playing those mind games forever
Some kinda druid dudes lifting the veil.
Doing the mind guerrilla,
Some call it magic — the search for the grail.
Love is the answer and you know that for sure.
Love is a flower, you got to let it — you got to let it grow.
— Piet Hein Danish puzzle designer, mathematician, author, poet 1905 - 1996
„May the tree of our life be firmly rooted in the soil of love. Let good deeds be the leaves on that tree; May words of kindness form its flowers; May peace be its fruit. Let us grow and unfold as one family, united in love.“
— Mata Amritanandamayi Hindu spiritual leader and guru 1953
Understanding & Collaboration Between Religions (2006)
— Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983
The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981), Unclassified
— Janette Rallison American writer 1966
Source: How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend
— Nina Simone American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist 1933 - 2003
Source: Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
„Do you say that tree isn't pretty cause it doesn't look like that tree? We're all trees. You're a tree. I'm a tree. You've got to love your body, Eve. You've got to love your tree. Love your tree. (Leah)“
— Eve Ensler American playwright, performer, feminist, activist and artist 1953
Source: The Good Body
„Love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep on watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.“
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
— Smokey Robinson American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer 1940
You've Really Got a Hold on Me (1962)
Song lyrics, With The Miracles
— Gregory Hill American writer and founder of Discordianism 1941 - 2000
Source: Principia Discordia ● Or ● How I Found Goddess and What I Did to Her When I Found Her: The Magnum Opiate of Malaclypse the Younger
Ideas, p. 23
Catching the Big Fish (2006)
Context: An idea is a thought. It's a thought that holds more than you think it does when you receive it. But in that first moment there is a spark. In a comic strip, if someone gets an idea, a lightbulb goes on. It happens in an instant, just as in life.
It would be great if the entire film came all at once. But it comes, for me, in fragments. That first fragment is like the Rosetta stone. It's the piece of the puzzle that indicates the rest. It's a hopeful puzzle piece.
In Blue Velvet, it was red lips, green lawns, and the song — Bobby Vinton's version of "Blue Velvet". The next thing was an ear lying in a field. And that was it.
You fall in love with the first idea, that little tiny piece. And once you've got it, the rest will come in time.
„You've got to follow your passion. You've got to figure out what it is you love--who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.“
— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954
„Life and love are life and love, a bunch of violets is a bunch of violets, and to drag in the idea of a point is to ruin everything. Live and let live, love and let love, flower and fade, and follow the natural curve, which flows on, pointless.“
— D.H. Lawrence English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter 1885 - 1930
— Cecelia Ahern Irish novelist 1981
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
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The London Literary Gazette, 1826