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Before the flowers of friendship faded friendship faded.
I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night's arms.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
There are souls which fall from heaven like flowers, but ere they bloom are crushed under the foul tread of some brutal hoof.
Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.
There is no road of flowers leading to glory.
Jean de La Fontaine
Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.
I'd like to go to another planet, which I might live long enough to accomplish. Just get on a spaceship and go. But not the moon. I don't see any flowers there. The moon is too close. I want to go further.
I draw flowers every day and send them to my friends so they get fresh blooms every morning.
I always found the extraordinary loss of life in the First World War very moving. I remember learning about it as a very young child, as an eight- or nine-year-old, asking my teachers what poppies were for. Every year the teachers would suddenly wear these red paper flowers in their lapels, and I would say 'What does that mean?'
When I listen to music, I don't want to hear about flowers. I like death and destruction.
Flowers are happy things.
P. G. Wodehouse
I like perfume and flowers.
It's so nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance.
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
We're like a gardener with a hose and our attention is water - we can water flowers or we can water weeds.
It's important when you're married not to forget those things you used to do when you were trying to get her to marry you. You can't send flowers and buy gifts then, when you're married, say, 'Right, get my tea on'. That doesn't go down well. So you've got to keep that level of interest going.
The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.
You want to give me chocolate and flowers? That would be great. I love them both. I just don't want them out of guilt, and I don't want them if you're not going to give them to all the people who helped mother our children.
I usually spend Valentines Day with my friends. But if I did have a girlfriend, I'd bring her flowers and candy.
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
True education flowers at the point when delight falls in love with responsibility.
With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.
Lope de Vega
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.
Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.
One marked feature of the people, both high and low, is a love for flowers.
Since childhood she had walked the Devon rivers with her father looking for flowers and the nests of birds, passing some rocks and trees as old friends, seeing a Spirit everywhere, gentle in thought to all her eyes beheld.
The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.
Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.
I had an awful first quarter but I picked it up. To all you single guys out there, it's not how you start the date, it's how you finish it sir. A lot of people can, you know, start the date with flowers and candy, but if you don't finish the date - you know what I mean?
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