„I am used to being mistaken for Miriam Margolyes; Private Eye noticed that, and once I was even taken for Gertrude Stein. But that was at Chelsea Flower Show where uncertainty of identity is in the air.“

—  Tom Baker

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„I am dead to them, even though I once flowered.“

—  Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963

Source: The Journals Of Sylvia Plath

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„And she shows you where to look
Among the garbage and the flowers.“

—  Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016

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Among the garbage and the flowers.
There are heroes in the seaweed,
There are children in the morning,
They are leaning out for love,
And they will lean that way forever,
While Suzanne holds the mirror.

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„Where are the flowers, the beautiful flowers,
That haunted your homes and your hearts in the spring?
Where is the sunshine of earlier hours?
Where is the music the birds used to bring?“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838

(9th May 1829) Change
(20th June 1829) Fame : An Apologue See The Vow of the Peacock, as The Three Brothers
(29th August 1829) First Grave See The Vow of the Peacock as The Single Grave
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„My head-dress was a bugle-band like the border to my gown, and a flower of Mrs Tilson’s. I depended upon hearing something of the evening from Mr. W. K., and am very well satisfied with his notice of me — "A pleasing looking young woman"“

—  Jane Austen English novelist 1775 - 1817

that must do; one cannot pretend to anything better now; thankful to have it continued a few years longer!
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„These are thy bridal flowers
I am now wreathing;
This is thy marriage hymn
I am now breathing.“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838

12th January 1822) Sketch the first ("There are dark yew-trees gathered round, beneath"
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„I want it said of me by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

Recalled in a letter from Joshua Speed in Herndon's Lincoln (1890), p. 527 http://books.google.com/books?id=rywOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA527&dq=%22plucked+a+thistle+and+planted+a+flower%22
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