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Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.

Tags: Heart, Love  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.

Tags: Hands, Heaven  ✍ Author: William Blake

To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.

Tags: Hand, Heaven  ✍ Author: William Blake

I don't always wear underwear. When I'm in the heat, especially, I can't wear it. Like, if I'm wearing a flower dress, why do I have to wear underwear?

Tags: Heat, Why  ✍ Author: Naomi Campbell

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

Tags: Nature, Spring  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

I wanted to know the name of every stone and flower and insect and bird and beast. I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life - but there was no one to tell me.

Tags: Life, Wanted  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

A radical generally meant a man who thought he could somehow pull up the root without affecting the flower. A conservative generally meant a man who wanted to conserve everything except his own reason for conserving anything.

Tags: Reason, Thought  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not.

Tags: Beautiful, Words  ✍ Author: John Dewey

One could not pluck a flower without troubling a star.

Tags: Star, Troubling  ✍ Author: Loren Eiseley

Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and running to seed.

Tags: Giving, Mind  ✍ Author: Desiderius Erasmus

Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower.

Tags: Body, Her  ✍ Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

It is still my dream to own a little flower shop.

Tags: Dream, Shop  ✍ Author: Kirsty Gallacher

I love spring flowers: daffodils and hyacinths are the ultimate flower for me. They are the essence of spring.

Tags: Love, Spring  ✍ Author: Kirsty Gallacher

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Tags: Life, Love  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

From seeds of his body blossomed the flower that liberated a people and touched the soul of a nation.

Tags: Nation, Soul  ✍ Author: Jesse Jackson

Politeness is the flower of humanity.

Tags: Humanity, Politeness  ✍ Author: Joseph Joubert

Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.

Tags: Mind, Time  ✍ Author: Alan Kay

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.

Tags: Grow, Love  ✍ Author: John Lennon

Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.

Tags: Love, Sure  ✍ Author: John Lennon

That's the way I do things when I want to celebrate, I always plant a tree. And so I got an indigenous tree, called Nandi flame, it has this beautiful red flowers. When it is in flower it is like it is in flame.

Tags: Beautiful, Flowers  ✍ Author: Wangari Maathai

Beauty is but a flower, which wrinkles will devour.

Tags: Beauty, Wrinkles  ✍ Author: Steve Nash

We were born to die and we die to live. As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth; we fully flower in heaven.

Tags: Die, God  ✍ Author: Russell M. Nelson

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.

Tags: Nature, Soul  ✍ Author: Gerard De Nerval

It was in the 1920s, when nobody had time to reflect, that I saw a still-life painting with a flower that was perfectly exquisite, but so small you really could not appreciate it.

Tags: Small, Time  ✍ Author: Georgia O\'Keeffe

When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited.

Tags: Bees, Blooms  ✍ Author: Ramakrishna
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I've never been the wilting flower. I've never been the girl who's subservient to a man.

Tags: Girl  ✍ Author: Leven Rambin

She had already allowed her delectable lover to pluck that flower which, so different from the rose to which it is nevertheless sometimes compared, has not the same faculty of being reborn each spring.

Tags: Sometimes, Spring  ✍ Author: Marquis de Sade

Patience doesn't mean making a pact with the devil of denial, ignoring our emotions and aspirations. It means being wholeheartedly engaged in the process that's unfolding, rather than ripping open a budding flower or demanding a caterpillar hurry up and get that chrysalis stage over with.

Tags: Mean, Patience  ✍ Author: R. A. Salvatore

When a baby comes you can smell two things: the smell of flesh, which smells like chicken soup, and the smell of lilies, the flower of another garden, the spiritual garden.

Tags: Another, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Carlos Santana

Would Jove appoint some flower to reign, in matchless beauty on the plain, the Rose (mankind will all agree). The Rose the queen of flowers should be.

Tags: Beauty, Rose  ✍ Author: Edward Sapir

The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.

Tags: Envy, Single  ✍ Author: Rabindranath Tagore

By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.

Tags: Beauty, Her  ✍ Author: Rabindranath Tagore

Everything that's realistic has some sort of ugliness in it. Even a flower is ugly when it wilts, a bird when it seeks its prey, the ocean when it becomes violent.

Tags: Ocean, Ugly  ✍ Author: Sharon Tate

When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.

Tags: Walk  ✍ Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

The career of a sage is of two kinds: He is either honored by all in the world, Like a flower waving its head, Or else he disappears into the silent forest.

Tags: Career, Else  ✍ Author: Mike Tyson

Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?

Tags: Give, Trying  ✍ Author: Alice Walker

And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see - or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.

Tags: Creative, Often  ✍ Author: Alice Walker

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.

Tags: Free, Freedom  ✍ Author: William Wordsworth

That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.

Tags: Strength, Sympathy  ✍ Author: William Wordsworth

The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.

Tags: Shy, Sweetest  ✍ Author: William Wordsworth

Earth is a flower and it's pollinating.

Tags: Earth  ✍ Author: Neil Young

I have raised beds, perennial beds, cut flower beds. I have an island on a pond that's just covered in peonies. I have an herb garden, tons of vegetables, raspberries. I have everything. I'm a green guy.

Tags: Green, Guy  ✍ Author: Steve Zahn

The Flower of My Secret is definitely more based in true emotions. I also wanted to make something more realistic, but not naturalistic or simple.

Tags: Simple, True  ✍ Author: Pedro Almodovar

I don't want to be stinky poo poo girl, I want to be happy flower child.

Tags: Girl, Happy  ✍ Author: Drew Barrymore

There is nothing you can see that is not a flower; there is nothing you can think that is not the moon.

Tags: Moon  ✍ Author: Ruzwana Bashir

I put hibiscus flower in every cup of tea I have. It's sweet, sexy, and cleansing.

Tags: Put, Sexy  ✍ Author: Mario Batali

If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging.

Tags: Activity, Try  ✍ Author: Alan Bennett

The intellectual is a middle-class product; if he is not born into the class he must soon insert himself into it, in order to exist. He is the fine nervous flower of the bourgeoisie.

Tags: Born, Himself  ✍ Author: Louise Bogan

The world is made up of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show.

Tags: Show, Team  ✍ Author: Jacob Bronowski

The world is full of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show.

Tags: Show, Team  ✍ Author: Jacob Bronowski

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.

Tags: Happiness, Inspirational  ✍ Author: Phillips Brooks

Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower.

Tags: Away, Lovely  ✍ Author: William C. Bryant

I brought the film like a flower to the world.

Tags: Brought, Film  ✍ Author: Claude Chabrol

The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.

Tags: Longer, Smile  ✍ Author: Paddy Chayefsky

The flower is a jumble of thighs, the sun's harem - the most oriental thing imaginable.

Tags: Imaginable, Sun  ✍ Author: Paddy Chayefsky

The Japanese say, If the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated.

Tags: Beautiful, Japanese  ✍ Author: Lester Cole

The flower has opened, has been in the sun and is unafraid. I'm taking more chances; I'm bold and proud.

Tags: Proud, Sun  ✍ Author: Paula Cole

Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.

Tags: Friendship, Love  ✍ Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

If a man could pass through Paradise in a dream, and have a flower presented to him as a pledge that his soul had really been there, and if he found that flower in his hand when he awake - Aye, what then?

Tags: Him, Soul  ✍ Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.

Tags: Either, Sincerity  ✍ Author: Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

I have kind of a weird technique with zucchini. I cut it into small cubes; sweat it in olive oil, adding just a little oil at time so it crisps. Then I cover it with boiling water, not stock, which really brings out the flavor of the zucchini, add lemon, thyme, and serve it with burrata and a fried zucchini flower.

Tags: Small, Time  ✍ Author: Tom Colicchio

Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.

Tags: Criticism, Personal  ✍ Author: Joseph Conrad

Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star.

Tags: Earth, Star  ✍ Author: Paul Dirac

A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.

Tags: Love, Weed  ✍ Author: Dogen

London, thou art the flower of cities all!

Tags: Art, London  ✍ Author: Paul Laurence Dunbar

So high do these plants stand in the favour of the Chinese gardener, that he will cultivate them extensively, even against the wishes of his employer; and, in many instances, rather leave his situation than give up the growth of his favourite flower.

Tags: Give, Rather  ✍ Author: Robert Fortune

Sometimes, as is the case of peach and plum trees, which are often dwarfed, the plants are thrown into a flowering states, and then, as they flower freely year after year, they have little inclination to make vigorous growth.

Tags: After, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Robert Fortune

Joe Klein is the flower of American political journalism, a sharp raconteur who shows traces of the gonzo style that was in vogue when he was honing his craft at Rolling Stone back in the day.

Tags: American, Political  ✍ Author: Robert Frank

I think it's a good idea to take samples and live with them a little. So far I'm liking Creed's Spring Flower. I think I'm going to make it my regular scent.

Tags: Good, Spring  ✍ Author: Isabelle Fuhrman

I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer's body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of the miracle that is a human being.

Tags: Human, Nature  ✍ Author: Martha Graham

Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.

Tags: Happiness, Seed  ✍ Author: Woody Harrelson

A woman should be like a single flower, not a whole bouquet.

Tags: Single, Woman  ✍ Author: Anna Held

It may be that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,' but I should be loath to see a rose on a maiden's breast substituted by a flower, however beautiful and fragrant it might be, that is went by the name of the skunk lily.

Tags: Beautiful, May  ✍ Author: Lance Henriksen

One of the least arduous but most productive of gardening jobs, the magic of deadheading never fails to delight me. It was a revelation when the principle was explained to me: that flowers are the attempt by the plant to reproduce itself. So if you cut the heads off before the flower turns into seeds, the plant will continue to flower.

Tags: Gardening, Off  ✍ Author: Howard Hodgkin

The Amen of nature is always a flower.

Tags: Amen, Nature  ✍ Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes

I'm very romantic. I've emptied flower shops.

Tags: Romantic, Shops  ✍ Author: Bob Hoskins

There are still some terrible cliches in the presentation of Indian fiction. The lotus flower. The hennaed hands. In mainland Europe, people still slap these images on my books and I go bananas.

Tags: Books, Hands  ✍ Author: William Kunstler

I'm loving the ingredients that are in Pantene, and it smells so good, and that's important to me. It has cassia and aloe vera. The cassia flower is really good for strengthening hair strands and the aloe is wonderful for moisturizing.

Tags: Good, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Sanaa Lathan

I don't talk like House, or walk like him. I certainly don't think like him. I don't like to think for more than 15 minutes at a stretch actually; I am a fragile flower.

Tags: Him, Talk  ✍ Author: Hugh Laurie

The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.

Tags: Earth, Nature  ✍ Author: D. H. Lawrence

For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.

Tags: Alive, Bird  ✍ Author: D. H. Lawrence

When people ask about inspirations, and you're like 'oh, it was a flower or a mountain or a pony', some people just think you're insane. I'm worried to come across that way.

Tags: Ask, Insane  ✍ Author: William Lilly

For as well as I have loved thee heretofore, mine heart will not serve now to see thee; for through thee and me is the flower of kings and knights destroyed.

Tags: Heart, Loved  ✍ Author: Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin

If Terri was upset about how silly she would look, her mother was completely undone. Seems she wanted Terri in her full natural bloom, not with any blooming flower.

Tags: Mother, Wanted  ✍ Author: Audrey Meadows

Roses are my favourite flower, and my mum always grew a lot of them.

Tags: Favourite, Roses  ✍ Author: Hayley Mills

I still have a Gypsy sense of adventure. I don't think I have slept in the same bed for more than three or four months my whole life. I am always planting vegetables that I never get to eat and flowers that I never see flower. I have always moved around the world.

Tags: Life, Sense  ✍ Author: Helen Mirren

Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?

Tags: Art, Blue  ✍ Author: George Montgomery

All the flower children were as alike as a congress of accountants and about as interesting.

Tags: Children, Congress  ✍ Author: John Mortimer

Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.

Tags: Funny, National  ✍ Author: Lewis Mumford

I always figure I have this tree and there's always some green fruit that's not ready to pick or blossoms that are ready to flower; there are always some ready to drop off too.

Tags: Off, Ready  ✍ Author: Graeme Murphy

Why not a space flower? Why do we always expect metal ships?

Tags: Expect, Why  ✍ Author: W. D. Richter

Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama.

Tags: Gardening, Greatest  ✍ Author: Graham Roberts

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.

Tags: Him, Nature  ✍ Author: Auguste Rodin

Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower.

Tags: Perfume  ✍ Author: Charles M. Schwab

When Louis XIV assumed the reins of government France suddenly and wonderfully came to her maturity; it was as if the whole nation had burst into splendid flower.

Tags: Government, Maturity  ✍ Author: Lytton Strachey

All things by immortal power. Near of far, to each other linked are, that thou canst not stir a flower without troubling of a star.

Tags: Far, Power  ✍ Author: Francis Thompson

I'm not a wilting flower. I'm honest, so I pick a lot of fights. I've burned a lot of bridges.

Tags: Honest, Pick  ✍ Author: Scott Thompson

Flower was a good metaphor for growth. The song is obviously about sexual responsibility, so that was the main metaphor. Also, it's like knowing who someone has been and remembering and appreciating that, but really appreciating what they are now even more.

Tags: Good, Someone  ✍ Author: Jody Watley

The time was ripe for Flower. The vibe was right.

Tags: Time, Vibe  ✍ Author: Jody Watley

A flower doesn't love you or hate you, it just exists.

Tags: Hate, Love  ✍ Author: Meg White

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