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posted Oct 29, 2009, 12:57 PM by Amy Glin   [ updated Oct 29, 2009, 1:11 PM by Lauren Lee Gould ]
I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not  ignore its beauty.   Georgia O'Keeffe

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

Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.  ~Ikkyu Sojun

If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.  ~Audra Foveo

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

You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.  ~Hal Borland, Sundial of the Seasons, 1964

I think I am quite wicked with roses. I like to gather them, and smell them till they have no scent left.  George Eliot

Flowers are always fit presents ~ because they are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.       - Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the depths of winter I finally learned that there was within me an invincible summer. Albert Camus

An optimistic gardener is one who believes that whatever goes down must come up.  Leslie Hall

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