May 12, 2017

Famous People Talking About Flowers

A few of my favorite flower-related quotations!

Of course, the tagline on my blog ranks up there, as well, but you already know that one.

If I had talents in graphic design, I would make up some free printables for you. Alas, I do not.
However, if you go on etsy, you can find all sorts of versions of most of these.

For here and now, you'll have to make do with photos of flowers from my garden.

"Where flowers bloom, so does hope."
--Lady Bird Johnson

[I first saw this one on a friend's wall, but it was misquoted as Eleanor Roosevelt.
Mum's the word! I'd hate for her to have to replace her lovely sign.]

"I'd rather have flowers on my table than diamonds on my neck." --Emma Goldman

[From what little I have read, I fundamentally disagree with most of what Emma Goldman stood for, but this is a sentiment I can get behind!]

"I must have flowers, always, and always."
--Claude Monet

[My sentiments exactly!]

"My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece."
--Claude Monet

[Not that I'm putting mine on par with his, you understand.]

"Earth laughs in flowers..."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

[Bright, happy geum blossoms remind me of laughter.]

"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them."
--A.A. Milne

(common dandelion, above; purple vetch, below)

[Ahh...weeds. There are some I think are pretty, in their place. I quite enjoy the vibrant yellow of dandelions on the back slope, and seeing vetch overrun the nearby bike park in the spring doesn't bother me in the slightest. That doesn't mean I never grumble when I'm digging them out of my lawn or flowerbed for the 20th time!]

"Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light."
--Theodore Roethke

[That's the miracle of spring, isn't it?]

Do you have any more flower quotations for me?
I'm making a collection!

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