Through poetry, music and stories, people have been writing about the magnificence and meaning of flowers for centuries. Their writings highlight the difference that beautiful fresh garden flowers and floral arrangements can make to their own lives, as well as the lives of their friends and loved ones.
Flowers have the ability to invoke precious memories and inspire great love! Some of the greatest loves in history and literature have been compared to flowers. Who hasn't heard of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet famous quote "What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet".
Flowers and their natural beauty have inspired many a poet and smitten lover. They are an expression of ourselves. Some seem to smile and generate warmth and happiness, while other flowers offer comfort and solace in hard times. Here's a small selection of some of our favourite, inspiring flower quotes. Some are simple, some are sweet while some may be helpful. We hope you find them enjoyable and thought provoking too!
In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.
- Kozuko Okakura
The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends.
- Persian Proverb
True friendship is like a rose: we don't realize its beauty until it fades.
- Evelyn Loeb
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
- Emma Goldman
Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.
- Chinese proverb
Where flowers bloom so does hope.
- Lady Bird Johnson, Public Roads: Where Flowers Bloom
Each flower is a soul opening out to nature.
- Gerald De Nerval
Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.
- Heinrich Heine
Flowers are love's truest language.
- Park Benjamin
What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.
- Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
- William Carlos Williams
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
- Claude Monet
In the cherry blossom's shade there's no such thing as a stranger.
He who is born with a silver spoon in his mouth is generally considered a fortunate person, but his good fortune is small compared to that of the happy mortal who enters this world with a passion for flowers in his soul.
- Celia Thaxter