A Dialogue With Flowers



Parham House, West Sussex


On Summer Sunday afternoons, this is where I'm most likely to be...


  Flowers are happy things.

 P G Wodehouse






He saw radiant joy in her face, he saw the flowers beat against her dress in blue waves.

  E M Forster


I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.

  Claude Monet


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.

  Abraham Lincoln


  The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. 

  Auguste Rodin





   Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

  Oscar Wilde

 Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.

Theodore Roethke

Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.

  Jeremy Bentham

Flowers are happy things.

P. G. Wodehouse





  A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in… What more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.

  Victor Hugo


 In a rich moonlit garden, flowers open beneath the eyes of entire nations terrified to acknowledge the simplicity of the beauty of peace.



  If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?

 Kahlil Gibran


People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.

  Iris Murdoch





 'The lilies of the field' dressed finer than earthly princes, springing-up there in the humble furrow-field; a beautiful eye looking-out on you, from the great inner Sea of Beauty! 

  Thomas Carlyle

Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.

  The Koran


 The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.

  Tennessee Williams

The earth laughs in flowers

 Ralph Waldo Emerson