Flower Quotes and Images: Roses, Wildflowers and Daisies

Flower quotes make us all aware that life’s simple pleasures are the best—nature colors with its collection of roses, daisies, peonies, tulips, daffodils, and more.

While we’re reminded in song and verse “to stop and smell the roses” all too often, many of us don’t find the time. As E.B. White reminds us, “Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

Best Quotes About Flowers

I must have flowers, always and always.
Claude Monet

One of the most attractive things about flowers is their beautiful reserve.
Henry David Thoreau

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

Live on coffee and flowers.

Even the tiniest of flowers can have the toughest roots.
Shannon Mullen

If friends were flowers, I’d pick you.

Every flower must grow through dirt.

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Inspirational Flower Quotes

A rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorn.

To me, flowers are happiness.
Stefano Gabbana

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
Gerard De Nerval

Love is like a beautiful flower that I may not touch but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
Helen Keller

Short Flower Quotes

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
Henry Ward Beecher

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the mind.
Luther Burbank

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love, and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
Stevie Wonder

Flowers enshrine my heart between their petals; that’s why my heartbeats love them so much.

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love, and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
John Lennon

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Rose Quotes

We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
Dale Carnegie

A rose dreams of enjoying the company of bees, but none appears. The sun asks: ‘Aren’t you tired of waiting?’ ‘Yes,’ answers the rose, ‘but if I close my petals, I will wither and die.
Paulo Coelho

Roses do not bloom hurriedly; for beauty, like any masterpiece, takes time to blossom.
Matshona Dhliwayo

Take time to smell the roses.

It’s the time that you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important…People have forgotten this truth, but you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of The Little Prince

Short Rose Quotations

The world is a rose, smell it, and pass it to your friends.

Love and a red rose can’t be hidden.
Thomas Holcroft

Truths and roses have thorns about them.
Henry David Thoreau

The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.
Kahlil Gibran

A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses.
Chinese Proverb

The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
Letitia Baldrige

Wildflower Quotes

Like wildflowers, you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.

There are as many ways of loving as there are people, and that wildflower variety is the great beauty of this dimension of existence.

Love is like wildflowers;
it’s often found in the most unlikely places.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wildflowers are the stuff of my heart!
Lady Bird Johnson

No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.
Sheryl Crow

Wildflowers can’t be controlled, and neither can the girl with a soul boundless as the sky and a spirit as free and wild as the ocean.
Melody Lee

Nature’s Pure Beauty

To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower.
William Blake

What a lonely place it would be to have a world without a wildflower!
Roland R Kemler

Almost every person, from childhood, has been touched by the untamed beauty of wildflowers.
Lady Bird Johnson

I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
Max Muller

If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.
Therese of Lisieux

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Flower Puns

What did the doctor say after she gave her patient a shot? I hope thistle makes you feel better!

If I’ll own a garden, I’ll put our tulips together.

I will love you until the end of thyme.

If you were a flower – you’d be a damnnnndelion.

I love you mum, you’re the best.

We’re mint to be.

What does the letter A have in common with a flower? Both are followed by bees!

My fear of roses is a thorny issue. I’m not sure what it stems from, but it seems likely I’ll be stuck with it.

When kissing flowers, tulips are better than one.

Not a daisy goes by when I don’t think of you.

Not a daisy goes by without me thinking about you.

I hope thistle show you how much I care.

How did the dictator gain control? He rose to power!

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Bloom Quotations

Where flowers bloom so does hope.
Lady Bird Johnson

Every flower blooms at its own pace.
Suzy Kassem

The very best relationship has a gardener and a flower. The gardener nurtures and the flower blooms.
Carole Radziwill

A flower blooming in the desert proves to the world that adversity, no matter how great, can be overcome.
Matshona Dhliwayo

Open the bloom of your heart and become a gift of beauty to the world.
Bryant McGill

With no mind, flowers lure the butterfly; With no mind, the butterfly visits the blossoms. Yet when flowers bloom, the butterfly comes; When the butterfly comes, the flowers bloom.
Ryokan Taigu

After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.
Christian Dior

Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities in the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The Truth of the Blossom

Silently a flower blooms,
In silence, it falls away;
Yet here now, at this moment, at this place,
The world of the flower, the whole of
the world is blooming.
This is the talk of the flower,
the truth of the blossom;
The glory of eternal life is fully shining here.
Zenkei Shibayama

Blossom Sayings

A flower does not use words to announce its arrival to the world; it just blooms.
Matshona Dhliwayo

In the cherry blossom’s shade, there’s no such thing as a stranger.
Kobayashi Issa

Come see the cherry trees of a water constellation and the round key of the rapid universe, come touch the fire of instantaneous blue, come before its petals are consumed.
Pablo Neruda

Rare indeed is the seed who can bury its nightmares and still stem and blossom into its wildest dreams.
Curtis Tyrone Jones

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

If you tend to a flower, it will bloom, no matter how many weeds surround it.
Matshona Dhliwayo

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

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Flower Child Sayings

I hold no preference among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.
Edward Abbey

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.

With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?
Oscar Wilde

Go and seek the flower child.
She’s peace and love, but flawed.
Though people spit and put her down,
she learns to love them all.

We are all golden sunflowers inside.
Allen Ginsberg

I am a child of the moon being raised by the sun in a world walked by stars and a sky drawn with flowers.

Earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Daisy and Daisies Sayings

Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower?

The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm.
Therese of Lisieux

Daisies are like sunshine to the ground.
Drew Barrymore

I will go pick daisies and have a happy heart.
Kimber Annie Engstrom

I want daisies in my hair, peace in my soul, and love in my heart.

The daisies were a memory prompt willing to remind her of the ugly bygone days of her life with some beautiful memories.

Daisies, simple and sweet. Daisies are the way to win my heart.
Patrick Rothfuss

I keep stars in my pockets wear daisies in my hair but I tuck you tenderly in the folds of my heart and take you everywhere.
Melody Lee

Tulip Quotes

She loved him the way one loves an old bridge or a wool sweater or the sound of a growing tulip.
Joseph Fink

How can you be content to be in the world like tulips in a garden, to make a fine show, and be good for nothing?
Mary Astell

Snow is both sides of the same page. It covers the grave and the tulip.
Richard L. Ratliff

These seeds will always be tulips, even if at the moment you cannot tell them apart from other flowers. They will never turn into roses or sunflowers, no matter how much they might desire to. And if they try to deny their own existence, they will live life bitter and die.
Paulo Coelho, The Spy

But I have always thought that these tulips must have had names. They were red, and orange and red, and red and orange and yellow, like the ember in a nursery fire of a winter’s evening. I remember them.
Neil Gaiman, Coraline

For the Love of Tulips

I love tulips better than any other spring flower; they are the embodiment of alert cheerfulness and tidy grace, and next to a hyacinth, look like a wholesome, freshly tubbed young girl beside a stout lady whose every movement weighs down the air with patchouli.

Their faint, delicate scent is refinement itself and is there anything in the world more charming than the sprightly way they hold up their little faces to the sun. I have heard them called bold and flaunting, but to me, they seem modest grace itself, only always on the alert to enjoy life as much as they can and not be afraid of looking the sun or anything else above them in the face.
Elizabeth von Arnim, Elizabeth, and Her German Garden

The tulips along the border are redder than ever, opening, no longer wine cups but chalices, thrusting themselves up, to what end? They are, after all, empty. When they are old, they turn themselves inside out, explode slowly, the petals thrown like shards.
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

Orchid Quotes

An orchid in a deep forest sends out its fragrance even if no one is around to appreciate it.

Love is an orchid which thrives principally on hot air.
Myrtle Reed

She left, never to return. I planted a tree and a seed each time I thought of her. I grew a small forest and a large garden and had no one to give the orchids to.
Darnell Lamont Walker

Don’t compare her to sunshine and roses when she’s clearly orchids and moonlight.
Melody Lee, Moon Gypsy

When two friends understand each other totally, the words are soft and strong like an orchid’s perfume.
Sara Jeannette Duncan

I hated roses. I hated them for being so trite, so clichéd, a default, all-purpose flower that said I love you, I’m sorry, and get well soon. Give me peonies and tulips, orchids, or gardenia. Those were flowers with character.
Justina Chen

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Sunflower Quotes

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.
Helen Keller

Sunflowers end up facing the sun, but they go through a lot of dirt to find their way there.
J.R. Rim

f roses tried to be sunflowers, they would lose their beauty; and if sunflowers tried to be roses, they would lose their strength.
Matshona Dhilwayo

Never look directly at the sun. Instead, look at the sunflower.
Vera Nazarian

A sunflower field is like a sky with a thousand suns.
Corina Abdulahm-Negura

The road to freedom is bordered with sunflowers.
Martin Firrell

What to Say About Flowers?

Some of our favorite flower quotes:

Flowers may beckon toward us, but they speak toward heaven and God.
Henry Ward Beecher

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
Tennessee Williams

Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.
Jim Carrey

A flower’s appeal is in its contradictions — so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect.

Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities in the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

After women, flowers the most divine creations.
Christian Dior

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
Audrey Hepburn

How is Life like a Flower?

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo

Every flower must grow through dirt.
Laurie Jean Sennott

Be like the flower that gives its fragrance to even the hand that crushes it.
Imam Ali

Flowers are like friends; they bring color to the world.

Like flowers, we can also choose to bloom.
The Goddess Rebellion

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
Gerard De Nerval

Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.
John Lennon

A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.
Miranda Kerr

Politeness is the flower of humanity.
Joseph Joubert

By Mike O’Halloran

O’Halloran, in a past life, used to market flower seeds for NK Lawn & Garden. Currently, he is challenged by keeping his flower beds safe from rabbits and deer.

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