Quotes About Flowers

A selection of quotes about flowers

One of nature’s greatest gifts is the fragile beauty of flowers. And these quotes about flowers succintly sum up what they mean to us and how they can inspire us.

Flower Quotes

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

Even if you think the Big Bang created the stars, don’t you wonder who sent the flowers? ~ Robert Brault

Pluck not the wayside flower; It is the traveler’s dower. ~ William Allingham

Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. ~ Sigmund Freud

I like to think a flower opens itself to outgrow its plantedness. That it yearns to be carried away. ~ Unknown

Friends are flowers in life’s garden. ~ Unknown

The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days. ~ Robert Leighton

Flowers are words which even a babe may understand. ~ Arthur Cleveland Coxe

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December. ~ James M. Barrie

Can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers? ~ Maurice Maeterlinck

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

The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size. ~ Gertrude S. Wister

Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright like the broad-faced sunflower and the holly hock. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Against a dark sky all flowers look like fireworks. There is something strange about them, at once vivid and secret, like flowers traced in fire in the phantasmal garden of a witch. ~ G.K. Chesterton

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. ~ Gerard de Nerval

I have loved flowers that fade,

Within whose magic tents

Rich hues have marriage made

With sweet unmemoried scents. ~ Robert Bridges

Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful. ~ Jim Carrey

A flower is an educated weed. ~ Luther Burbank

Flowers whisper “Beauty!” to the world, even as they fade, wilt, fall. ~ Dr. SunWolf

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, Which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes. ~ James Russell Lowell

Springtime flowers bloom like colorful arrows piercing their way to the sun. ~ Terri Guillemets

Flowers really do intoxicate me. ~ Vita Sackville-West

April comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers. ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. ~ Jean Giraudoux

Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul. ~ The Quran

The first wild-flower of the year is like land after sea. ~ Thomas Wentworth Higginson

The earth laughs in flower. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity. ~ John Ruskin

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. ~ Luther Burbank

‘Tis my faith that every flower

Enjoys the air it breathes! ~ William Wordsworth

Flowers are beautiful hieroglyphics of nature, with which she indicates how much she loves us. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. ~ Walt Whitman

Flowers grow in inches, but are destroyed by feet. ~ Unknown

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. ~ Emma Goldman

Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them. ~ Unknown

“God will reward you,” he said. “You must be an angel since you care for flowers.” ~ Victor Hugo

Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas. ~ Elizabeth Murray

Perfumes are the feelings of flowers. ~ Heinrich Heine

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

A flower blossoms for its own joy. ~ Oscar Wilde

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

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

I appreciate the misunderstanding I have had with Nature over my perennial border. I think it is a flower garden; she thinks it is a meadow lacking grass, and tries to correct the error. ~ Sara Stein

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

Butterflies are self propelled flowers. ~ Robert A. Heinlein

In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends. ~ Kozuko Okakura

I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one. ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful. ~ Abram L. Urban

A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in – what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars. ~ Victor Hugo

In the garden I tend to drop my thoughts here and there. To the flowers I whisper the secrets I keep and the hopes I breathe. I know they are there to eavesdrop for the angels. ~ Dodinsky

A weed is but an unloved flower. ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In the hope of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet. ~ Albert Schweitzer

I must have flowers, always, and always. ~ Claude Monet

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair. ~ Susan Polis Schutz

Sweet flowers are slow and weeds make haste. ~ William Shakespeare

How can one help shivering with delight when one’s hot fingers close around the stem of a live flower, cool from the shade and stiff with newborn vigor. ~ Colette

The difference between weeds and flowers is the flowers are the easiest ones to pull out. ~ Unknown

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. ~ Chinese Proverb

The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world. ~ Unknown

Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning. ~ Lydia M. Child

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

When words escape, flowers speak. ~ Bruce W. Currie

When you have done your best for a flower, and it fails, you have some reason to be aggrieved. ~ Frank Swinnerton

Where flowers bloom so does hope. ~ Lady Bird Johnson

Who would have thought it possible that a tiny little flower could preoccupy a person so completely that there simply wasn’t room for any other thought. ~ Sophie Scholl

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

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