Favorite Quotations ~  Flowers, 3 What's a Girl to Do?: Common Sense Advice

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

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The flowers take the tears of weeping night and give them to the sun for day’s delight. ~ Joseph S. Cotter, Sr.

A flower is relatively small… Still in a way—nobody sees a flower—so I said to myself—I’ll paint it big. ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Where flowers bloom so does hope. ~ Lady Bird Johnson

There is material enough in a single flower for the ornament of a score of cathedrals. ~ John Ruskin, Stones of Venice

Gather the flowers, but spare the buds. ~ Andrew Marvell

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