Famous quotes containing the word flowers:

    The flowers that did in Eden bloom;
    Unpitying frosts, and Autumn’s power
    Shall leave no vestige of this flower.
    Philip Freneau (1752–1832)

    Yes, Heaven is thine; but this
    Is a world of sweets and sours;
    Our flowers are merely—flowers,
    And the shadow of thy perfect bliss
    Is the sunshine of ours.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)

    I believe there were no flowers then,
    In the world where the humming-bird flashed ahead of creation.
    I believe he pierced the slow vegetable veins with his long beak.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)