Flower Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Flower Quotes from famous persons: Luca Guadagnino, Roman Coppola, Lytton Strachey, Oscar Wilde, Amrapali Gupta. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Flower Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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I'm a very eclectic person, and I enjoy multiple tastes

I’m a very eclectic person, and I enjoy multiple tastes; I’m like a bee who jumps from flower to flower. Before I die, I have to make a war movie, a Western, and a movie like Mike Nichols, because I love him.
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I like things that are hand made – but personally for a man, I’m not interested in fashion that evolves with time. I like things to be the same. For a woman I think it’s fantastic to have things that are different – it’s like a flower where every season there’s some new exotic bloom.
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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.
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No better way is there to learn to love Nature than to understand Art. It dignifies every flower of the field. And, the boy who sees the thing of beauty which a bird on the wing becomes when transferred to wood or canvas will probably not throw the customary stone.
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When I was a child, I used to help my mother decorate our house and prepare an elaborate spread of pretty lamps and flower rangolis.
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A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
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Basically, I was a hippie and still am a flower child.
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Every garden scheme should have a backbone, a central idea beautifully phrased. Every wall, path, stone and flower should have its relationship to the central idea.
Edwin Lutyens
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I think ‘Apricot Princessactually came out before ‘Flower Boy.’
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Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
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I was the illegitimate child of the legitimate theater. I had no training. I came from downtown rock and roll, and when I came in and auditioned for the Broadway revival of ‘Hair,’ I had no eyebrowskind of a Bowie-esque glimmer kid. And it was hard representing the flower power era when we were stone cold punks.
Annie Golden
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Politeness is the flower of humanity.
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The Flower that once has blown forever dies.
Omar Khayyam
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What an enthusiastic devotion is that which sends a man from the attractions of home, the ties of neighbourhood, the bonds of country, to range plains, valleys, hills, mountains, for a new flower.
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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.
Thomas Malory
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The focus of ‘Flower’ is emotion and to make you feel peaceful.
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I was very bad at projecting my voice. I used to do this Gumby Flower Arranging sketch which involved shouting, and I could never do it right, and at one point my voice went completely.
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Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
Gerard De Nerval
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A woman should be like a single flower, not a whole bouquet.
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You create the color first, and then the name that fits. It depends – there are no rules. You watch a fabulous old movie, and you suddenly get inspired by it to create a lipstick shade, or you walk through a gorgeous garden and find the most beautiful flower shade for an eye shadow, and then you name it.
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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.
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One sure way to lose another woman‘s friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements.
Marcelene Cox
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Everybody has a right to like or dislike anything or anyone. From a flower to a flavor to a book or a composition but it is very sad that in our country we actually fight over such things in an unseemly manner.
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Where I grew up in South East London you became a cab driver or worked in a flower market.
Rob Beckett
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When I wrote the eight fairy tales that appear in ‘Horse, Flower, Bird’ I was working toward a completely new form of artistic expression, trying to create a new kind of tale that also felt vintage: innocent and childlike, but haunted. I tried to write a picture-less picture book.
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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.
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I love games like ‘Flower,’ for example – I thought this was amazing. It’s great, it’s new, it’s different, and it’s invented something that didn’t exist before.
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‘Flower’ is about the sublime.
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My father was Abe Burrows, who was a Broadway legend. ‘Guys and Dolls,’ ‘How to Succeed,’ ‘Cactus Flower,’ ’40 Karats,’ ‘Can-Can,’ ‘Happy Hunting,’ ‘Reclining Figure,’ it goes on. He was a legend, and when I was growing up, I was Abe Burrows’ kid. That was my self-esteem.
James Burrows
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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?
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A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.
Dogen
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The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.
Malcolm de Chazal
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Cloud‘ and ‘Flower’ are very much egocentric about my own expression. ‘Flow’ is more utilitarian, and ‘Journey‘ is more about collaboration between various creative voices in the team.
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Old white guys can be a funny bunch, can’t they? The same anti-same-sex marriage, anti-affirmative action cadre can flower into the biggest supporters of ‘equality‘ the minute they get a whiff of minority empowerment.
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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.
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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.
Alexander Henry
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Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
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What is a berry? It is an ovary swaddled within a sugary womb. Plainly put, a berry is the fruition of a flower – the ultimate tautology.
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I went to pick my son up from school and walked him back and was in the house preparing dinner, and he came in the house and gave me this flower of chrysanthemum that was full of ants. And he went back out to play and ran out into the street and got hit by a car. The car happened to be driven by a LAPD detective.
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When I was in my early and mid-teens, my style changed constantly. My clothing was inspired by ‘Annie Hall‘ for a while, by a yoga teacher, a flower child, a pirate… name it.
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When I started school, I would draw pictures at the end of my sentences: a house, a flower, a tree, a bird. Whatever was in the sentence, I’d draw it.
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Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune‘s bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.
John Greenleaf Whittier
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Perhaps the old monks were right when they tried to root love out; perhaps the poets are right when they try to water it. It is a blood-red flower, with the color of sin; but there is always the scent of a god about it.
Olive Schreiner
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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.
Louise Bogan
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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.
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I think it’s a change that I did not intend at the time but it is clear that, from The Flower of My Secret on, there is a change in my films. A lot of the journalists have very generously attributed this to my growing maturity.
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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.
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A good poem is an amazing thing: a perfectly distilled, articulate moment. It opens you up – sometimes slowly, like the blooming of a flower, and sometimes with a quick knife-slice.
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I love people who go on stage and blossom like a weird flower.
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Roses are my favourite flower, and my mum always grew a lot of them.
Hayley Mills
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My dad studies and practices homeopathy and Ayurveda medicine. He’s a strong believer in both honey and milk as forms of healing. Honey is the one food that does not die. It does not expire. Growing up, he’d always be mixing up almonds or turmeric or gram flower with milk to cure a cough or a cold.
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At the time I was writing ‘Weedflower,’ my friend Naomi Hirahara was writing a book about Japanese-American flower farmers. She knew quite a few elderly farmers and put me in touch with four or five of them who had been in camps during WWII. Some, like my father, were reluctant to talk about their experiences.
Cynthia Kadohata
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Why not a space flower? Why do we always expect metal ships?
W. D. Richter
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My given name was Zahra, which is the ‘flower of the desert.’ I don’t look anything like the flower of the desert. My name was changed by my grandfather to Iman, which means ‘have faith.’ And it meant to have faith that a daughter would come.
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I spent my childhood clad in 1970s hand-me-downs, primarily from male cousins, which mainly consisted of a selection of beige, brown and orange dungarees. That, combined with a perfectly round pudding-bowl haircut, made me look, on a good day, like a cross between Ann Widdecombe, one of the Flower Pot Men, and a monk.
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You can come up with all the gameplans that you want but the guys in the middle have to execute those plans. If Jimmy Anderson or Stuart Broad serves up a leg-stump half-volley, you can’t turn round and blame Andy Flower.
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I was born with music inside of me, and that was the first flower that bloomed on my tree, but I was the highest key in my school and also the lowest key, seen?
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Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower.
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I’ve never been the wilting flower. I’ve never been the girl who’s subservient to a man.
Leven Rambin
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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.
Sappho
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When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited.
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The flukey part of it is, back in the early days, I had that guitar decorated with all kinds of crap wallpaper, ‘Flower Power’ – then that got all shaved off. And during the course of cleaning the bass up again, some of the wood got shaved down, and it probably became a lighter body than the stock factory model.
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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?
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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?
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If you bend a branch until it’s horizontal, the sap will slow to a stopping point: a comma or colon, made of leaves grown into one another and over one another and hardened. Out of this pause comes a flower, which unfolds itself in spirals, as if the leaf form, unable to keep to its line, had begun to pivot.
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Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.
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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.
John Dewey
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My mom is a total free-spirited hippie flower child. Always has been.
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Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen
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Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again.
Beatrix Potter
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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
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By means of microscopic observation and astronomical projection the lotus flower can become the foundation for an entire theory of the universe and an agent whereby we may perceive Truth.
Yukio Mishima
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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.
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I love spring flowers: daffodils and hyacinths are the ultimate flower for me. They are the essence of spring.
Kirsty Gallacher
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The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.
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How does a pansy, for example, select the ingredients from soil to get the right colors for the flower? Now there’s a great miracle. I think there’s a supreme power behind all of this. I see it in nature.
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I have this exercise where I force myself to look out from the flower’s point of view at these great walloping humans coming down the path, and try, just try and feel it from their point of view because it’s a different world to them, a fascinating hard one.
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For me, I want everything to be easy, breezy, and everyone to have a blast. And I feel like those are all the things that happened regardless of whether or not it was the perfect color scheme or the flower arrangement was this and that.
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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.
Jody Watley
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For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.
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I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
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To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.
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Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and running to seed.
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I think acting is about forgetting yourself in order to give the best of yourself. It’s passing through you more than you’re creating it. You’re not the flower, but the vase which holds the flower.
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When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art.
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Without the name, any flower is still more or less a stranger to you. The name betrays its family, its relationship to other flowers, and gives the mind something tangible to grasp. It is very difficult for persons who have had no special training to learn the names of the flowers from the botany.
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Government has to be cut back like asparagusevery day… or it gets away and goes to seed. Ours did. When there’s too much of it, the flower becomes a weed.
Paul Harvey
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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.
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I used to live in a gap jumper, tracksuit bottoms and a fake flower in my hair. Shocking.
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I have had enough of the sexist treatment of Sarah Palin… I call upon the McCain campaign to stop treating Sarah Palin like she is a delicate flower who will wilt at any moment.
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Singing Flower of Scotland was the only thing that made me nervous.I don’t get nervous doing my own shows.
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I’ve always loved flowers, as a little girl I’d collect flower objects and little flower books. Now I love flowers on my night table and on my desk.
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The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.
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Whenever the hero and heroines met, they couldn’t go beyond a point. They would just hold hands and consummation or kissing would be two flowers meeting or a bumblebee hovering over a flower. In ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool,’ even though their love was strong, the couple never touched.
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Taste and love are not the servants of the will. Love is and must be free. It rises from the heart like perfume from a flower.
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When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.
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In my opinion, there’s not really a ‘worst‘ flower; however, you do have to do some research based on the people whose space will hold the flowers. For instance, there are some flowers that are poisonous to have around kids or pets.
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For me, style is essentially doing things well. If you want to be outrageous, be outrageous with style. If you want to be restrained, be restrained with style. One can’t specifically define style. It’s like the perfume to a flower. It’s a quality you can’t analyze.
Francoise Gilot
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London, thou art the flower of cities all!
William Dunbar
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The fact that the colors in the flower have evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; that means insects can see the colors. That adds a question: does this aesthetic sense we have also exist in lower forms of life?
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Be honest, be nice, be a flower not a weed.
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The world is full of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show.
Jacob Bronowski
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Possession of the pure synthetic specimens of the anthocyanidins and chief anthocyanins enabled my wife and me to devise quick tests for these colouring matters which can be used with the material from a few flower petals.
Robert Robinson
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As I aged and I got stronger artistically, I really started to value my voice in performance – my ‘voice’ meaning my body, my technique, and my style. Then I started to really feel that flower as well. That’s when I started to feel like, ‘Wow – now I understand what my beauty is.’
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The Maria, what I look like in real life and how I am, I’m a super flower child. I wear all flower child ’60s dresses.
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Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven‘t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.
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There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation‘s braggart lords.
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Even if the flower is no more, still, the fragrance can be.
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An artist’s creative energy is ephemeral as a flower. It blooms and soon dies. No artist is great forever. Personally, I think I reached my peak in 2004 when I shot ‘Samaria’ and ‘3-Iron‘.
Kim Ki-duk
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I plant vegetables and every time I see a flower I’m like, ‘I’m going to get a vegetable in a few weeks!’
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I was lucky to land up in Mumbai when serious cinema was just beginning to flower.
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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.
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Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower.
114
You go into the book store, there’s the cut-out of Dr. Phil, and then the dreaded women‘s health section where every book, instead of the menopause book with the fanged Medusa head on the cover that might be more pertinent, you always see a flower and a poppy and a daisy and a stethoscope.
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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.
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From seeds of his body blossomed the flower that liberated a people and touched the soul of a nation.
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I cry at random things, like a flower, or someone giving me a present, or my sister giving me a nice hug.
119
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.
120
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.
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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.
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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.
Francis Thompson
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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.
J. M. Roberts
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One day, I could be wearing biker boots and a leather outfit, and the next day, I could be wearing a flower dress and sandals.
125
The Japanese say, If the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated.
Lester Cole
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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.
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The Amen of nature is always a flower.
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The rose is the flower and handmaiden of love – the lily, her fair associate, is the emblem of beauty and purity.
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Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
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I don’t want to be stinky poo poo girl, I want to be happy flower child.
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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.
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Brit + Co tries to help women understand that they are creative and give them all sorts of opportunities to try their hand at something creative. We want it to be as easy as possible to start. If that means you uploading a pattern to Spoon flower and make wallpaper, that’s great. You made it!
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If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging.
135
Feelings aroused by the touch of someone’s hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith – all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well.
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My mother’s eyes were large and brown, like my son’s, but unlike Sam’s, they were always frantic, like a hummingbird who can’t quite find the flower but keeps jabbing around.
137
I feel as though I’m nice and that I’m down to earth, and – people like me get taken advantage of. So by being tall and outgoing, people mistake that for being overpowering, overbearing, loud, and being a bully. No, no I’m a flower.
138
Certainly in North Korea, man is always superior to woman. Even the government treats women horribly. What is the slogan? Woman is a flower.
139
Very often, people are obsessed with what others think of them. It’s like if a flower wants to be a cactus or a palm but it’s not. A flower is a flower, and that’s enough. That’s all you have to do is be a flower.
Stjepan Hauser
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A city is where you can sign a petition, boo the chief justice, fish off a pier, gaze at a hippopotamus, buy a flower at the corner, or get a good hamburger or a bad girl at 4 A.M. A city is where sirens make white streaks of sound in the sky and foghorns speak in dark grays. San Francisco is such a city.
Herb Caen
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When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.