„Surely, no one hoped for so many things.
Hold the flowers close to your heart;
they may someday bloom.“
— Ayumi Hamasaki Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress 1978
A Song Is Born
Lyrics, I am...
— Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926
— John O'Donohue Irish writer, priest and philosopher 1956 - 2008
„Nevertheless, in this sea of human wretchedness and malice there bloomed at times compassion, as a pale flower blooms in a putrid marsh.“
— Henryk Sienkiewicz, livro In Desert and Wilderness
Fonte: In Desert and Wilderness
„It will all come back — the wasted splendor,
The heart's lost youth like a breaking flower,
The dauntless dare, and the wistful, tender
Touch of the April hour.“
— Edwin Markham American poet 1852 - 1940
Fonte: The Shoes of Happiness, and Other Poems (1913), The Crowning Hour, III
„The desert weed lives on, but the flower of spring blooms and wilts. Such grace, such dignity, such a tragedy.“
— Khaled Hosseini, livro The Kite Runner
Variante: The desert weed lives on, but the flower of spring blooms and wilts.
Fonte: The Kite Runner
— John Keats English Romantic poet 1795 - 1821
"Faery Songs", I (1818)
Contexto: Shed no tear! O shed no tear!
The flower will bloom another year.
Weep no more! O weep no more!
Young buds sleep in the root's white core.
— Sara Teasdale American writer and poet 1884 - 1933
"Evening: New York"
Flame and Shadow (1920)
— Ray Bradbury, livro All Summer in a Day
Fonte: All Summer in a Day
— Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon Canadian writer 1829 - 1879
from A Canadian Summer Evening
„Where are the flowers, the beautiful flowers,
That haunted your homes and your hearts in the spring?
Where is the sunshine of earlier hours?
Where is the music the birds used to bring?“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
(9th May 1829) Change
(20th June 1829) Fame : An Apologue See The Vow of the Peacock, as The Three Brothers
(29th August 1829) First Grave See The Vow of the Peacock as The Single Grave
The London Literary Gazette, 1829
„You know the wild flowers suit your hair:
Place hands full of the purple bloom
Of loosestrife, glad of such soft doom,
And tender-toned narcissus there“
— Edward Andrade English physicist 1887 - 1971
Poem Fate and the Little Flowers
„And so it happened again, the daily miracle whereby interiority opens out and brings to bloom the million-petalled flower of being here, in the world, with other people. Neither as hard as she had thought it might be nor as easy as it appeared.“
— Zadie Smith, On Beauty
Fonte: On Beauty
„Good deeds stand tall like a green pine, evil deeds bloom like flowers;
The pine is not as brilliant as the flowers, it seems.
When the frost comes, the pine will still stand tall,
While the flowers, withered, can be seen no more“
— Nasir Khusraw Persian poet and philosopher 1004 - 1088
The Gourd and the Palm-tree, Stanza 4
„So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.“
— Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986
„A flower is not better when it blooms than when it is merely a bud; at each stage it is the same thing — a flower in the process of expressing its potential.“
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
Fonte: Warrior of the Light