Favorite Quotations ~  Flowers, 2 What's a Girl to Do?: Common Sense Advice

"Correct handling of flowers refines the personality." ~ Bokuyo Takeda

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An angel, legend has it, took pity on a little shepherd girl who had nothing to give to the Infant Jesus in his manger. The angel handed her a weed, but first transformed it into this beautiful flower of winter. ~ Allen Lacy

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. ~ Henri Matisse

Who has told you that the fruit belies the flower? For the fruit you have not tasted, and the flower you know but by report. ~ Lady Murasaki Shikibu

Some roses are very lush and others are orderly. Each one appeals to a different kind of person. ~ Victoria Pearson

Don't hurry, don't worry. You're only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers. ~ Walter C. Hagen

Flowers and plants are silent presences; they nourish every sense except the eat. ~ May Sarton

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

The temple bell stops/But the sound keeps coming out of the flowers. ~ Matsuo Basho

Flowers are angels rooted in soil. ~ Alexander Stoddard, Tea Celebrations

More than anything, I must have flowers always, always. ~ Claude Monet

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