When at last I took the time to look into the heart
of a flower, it opened up a whole new world; a world
where every country walk would be an adventure,
where every garden would become an enchanted one.
- Princess Grace of Monaco
There is material enough in a single flower
for the ornament of a score of cathedrals.
- John Ruskin
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin;
yet I tell you,
even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
- Bible, Matthew, 6:28-29
Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers
and never succeeding.
- Marc Chagall