Flowers since always have been an important part of humans’ life. This has played a wide role for writers and poets also as the beauty of flowers not only inspired them but also their work. Here are some quotations from Quran and different authors.
Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.
The poet’s darling.
William Wordsworth, “To the Daisy”
And I will make thee beds of roses, And a thousand fragrant posies.
Where flowers bloom so does hope.
Lady Bird Johnson, Public Roads: Where Flowers Bloom
The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends.
True friendship is like a rose: we don’t realize its beauty until it fades.
In friendship’s fragrant garden,
There are flowers of every hue.
Each with its own fair beauty
And its gift of joy for you.
If love were what the rose is,
And I were like the leaf,
Our lives would grow together
In sad or singing weather.
Algernon Charles Swinburne
He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.
The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.
Heinrich Heine, The Hartz Journey
Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare,
And left the flushed print in a poppy there.
Francis Thompson, “The Poppy,” 1891
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!
Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.