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Garden Roses Quotes


"There is a garden in her eyes, where roses and white lilies flow." - Thomas Campion

"Beauty is the garden scent of roses, murmuring water flowing gently...Can words describe the indescribable?" - Rumi

"In the garden of existence, there exists two beautiful roses: Music and love." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"He shall find the rugged thistle bursting Into glossy purples, that outredden All voluptuous garden roses." - Alfred Tennyson

"My garden all is overblown with roses,/ My spirit all is overblown with rhyme," - Vita Sackville-West

"Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you." - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"I de-stress with my family, just at home pruning roses, cutting, working in the garden." - Jaclyn Smith

"How did roses ever happen?" - William Saroyan

"How I would love to be transported into a scented Elizabethan garden with herbs and honeysuckles, a knot garden and roses clambering over a simple arbor." - Rosemary Verey

"I hate roses. Don't you? It's all right if you can hide them in a cutting garden, but I think a rose garden is the height of ick." - Cy Twombly

"roses are the only flowers at garden-parties; the only flowers that everybody is certain of knowing." - Katherine Mansfield

"I'm sick of dour faces Staring at me from the T.V. Tower. I want roses in my garden bower; dig?" - Jim Morrison

"Rock 'n' Roll, no roses or gardening." - Tina Charles

"You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses." - Tom Wilson

"In the embers shining bright A garden grows for thy delight, With roses yellow, red, and white. But, O my child, beware, beware! Touch not the roses growing there, For every rose a thorn doth bear." - Richard Watson Gilder

"In the embers shining bright A garden grows for thy delight, With roses yellow, red, and white. But, O my child, beware, beware! Touch not the roses growing there, For every rose a thorn doth bear." - Richard Watson Gilder

"A garden is never finished." - Shunryu Suzuki

"To dwell is to garden." - Martin Heidegger

"Life is a garden. It is an opportunity. You can grow weeds, you can grow roses; it all depends on you." - Rajneesh

"Do not sit long with a sad friend. When you go to a garden do you look at the weeds? Spend more time with the roses and jasmines." - Rumi

"She said that she would dance with me if I brought her red roses but in all my garden there is no red rose." - Oscar Wilde

"I have a garden of my own, But so with roses overgrown, And lilies, that you would it guess To be a little wilderness." - Andrew Marvell

"There is a garden where lilies And roses are side by side; And all day between them in silence The silken butterflies glide." - Francis Turner Palgrave

"She said that she would dance with me if I brought her red roses, cried the young Student; but in all my garden there is no red rose." - Oscar Wilde

"Any mundane activity can become meditative. Digging a hole in the garden, planting new roses in the garden - you can do it with such tremendous love and compassion, you can do it with the hands of a buddha." - Rajneesh

"Relationships are definitely not a road paved with roses." - Alex Karpovsky

"The roses are dying, and so am I." - James Bolivar Manson

"You know those adages about smelling the roses and chasing butterflies? The markets are my butterflies and my roses." - Bill Gross

"A garden always has a point." - Elizabeth Hoyt

"We must cultivate our own garden." - Voltaire

"The market is the best garden." - George Herbert

"Where there's no gardener, there's no garden." - Stephen Covey

"Life is a garden forever in flower." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"I garden. It's very relaxing to me." - Siri Hustvedt

"A good garden may have some weeds." - Thomas Fuller

"A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose. It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses." - Oscar Wilde

"I am poor, but I am rich. I have my children, I have a garden with roses, and I have my faith and the memories of those who have gone before me. What more is there?" - Pam Muņoz Ryan

"The roses that in yonder hedge appear Outdo our garden-buds which bloom within; But since the hand may pluck them every day, Unmarked they bud, bloom, drop, and drift away." - Jean Ingelow

"I like not lady-slippers, Not yet the sweet-pea blossoms, Not yet the flaky roses, Red or white as snow; I like the chaliced lilies, The heavy Eastern lilies, The gorgeous tiger-lilies, That in our garden grow." - Thomas Bailey Aldrich

"The man who accepts the laissez-faire doctrine would allow his garden to grow wild so that roses might fight it out with the weeds and the fittest might survive." - John Ruskin

"I used to be able to summon up scenes at will, but now aging memory is so busy weeding its own garden that, promiscuously, it pulls up roses as well as crabgrass." - Gore Vidal

"There is a garden in her face Where roses and white lilies blow; A heavenly paradise is that place, Wherein all pleasant fruits do flow: There cherries grow which none may buy Till 'Cherry-ripe' themselves do cry." - Edmund Waller

"There is a garden in her face Where roses and white lilies blow; A heavenly paradise is that place, Wherein all pleasant fruits do grow; There cherries grow that none may buy, Till Cherry-Ripe themselves do cry." - Thomas Campion

"There is a garden in her face, Where roses and white lilies grow; A heav'nly paradise is that place, Wherein all pleasant fruits do flow. There cherries grow, which none may buy Till 'Cherry ripe' themselves do cry." - Thomas Campion

"I like not lady-slippers, Nor yet the sweet-pea blossoms, Nor yet the flaky roses, Red or white as snow; I like the chaliced lilies, The heavy Eastern lilies, The gorgeous tiger-lilies, That in our garden grow." - Thomas Bailey Aldrich

"A black cat among roses, phlox, lilac-misted under a quarter moon, the sweet smells of heliotrope and night-scented stock. The garden is very still. It is dazed with moonlight, contented with perfume..." - Amy Lowell

"A book should be a garden that fits in the hands. Word-petals of color. Stems of strength. roots of truth. Turn a page and turn the seasons. Read the sentence and enjoy the roses." - Max Lucado

"The wind, one brilliant day, called to my soul with an odor of jasmine. "In return for the odor of my jasmine, I'd like all the odor of your roses." "I have no roses; all the flowers in my garden are dead." "Well then, I'll take the withered petals and the yellow leaves and the waters of the fountain." the wind left. And I wept. And I said to myself: "What have you done with the garden that was entrusted to you?" - Antonio Machado

"I was in a garden at the Rodin Museum. For a few minutes I was alone, sitting on a bench between two long hedges of roses. Pink roses. Suddenly I felt the most powerful feeling of peace, and I had the thought that death, if it means an absorption into a reality like the one that was before me, might be all right." - Irving Howe

"The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden" - Stephen Gardiner

"If a house has no garden, the whole earth becomes its garden!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden." - Stephen Gardiner

"I travel the garden of music, thru inspiration. It's a large, very large garden, seen?" - Peter Tosh

"It was roses, roses, all the way." - Robert Browning

"Life is short, and time is swift; Roses fade, and shadows shift." - Ebenezer Elliott

"When the roses are gone, nothing is left but the thorn." - Ovid

"Because beautiful things never last. Not roses nor snow... And not fireworks, either" - Jennifer Donnelly

"Bright summer is crowned with roses; deep in the forest arbutus doth hide." - Dora Read Goodale

"I, love, I am the pure acetylene virgin attended by roses." - Sylvia Plath

"Fire beats roses again." - Suzanne Collins

"All alone I gave Myself for triumph the ideal sin of roses." - Stephane Mallarme

"I'll go where secrets are sold Where roses unfold I'll sleep as time goes by" - Katy Rose

"Everything's Coming Up Roses." - Stephen Sondheim

"You can't always be like 'sunshine and roses'. I like a little bit of darkness." - Ladyhawke

"Marriage is like life - it is a field of battle, not a bed of roses." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I." - Oscar Levant

"As for Guns N' Roses, I don't think there's ever a chance of a reunion." - Slash

"To cultivate a garden is to walk with God." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"A garden isn't meant to be useful. It's for joy." - Rumer Godden

"Tend your own garden: savor the blossoms, trim the weeds." - Ron Kaufman

"Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage." - Henry David Thoreau

"There is peace in the garden. Peace and results." - Ruth Stout

"Birdsong foamed in the hour-before-dawn garden." - David Mitchell

"Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot" - Dixie Lee Ray

"If there is no gardener there is no garden." - Stephen Covey

"Nothing so pretty to look at as my garden!" - Mary Russell Mitford

"Happiness must be grown in one's own garden." - Mary Engelbreit

"Excellently observed", answered Candide; "but let us cultivate our garden." - Voltaire

"Marriage is a garden that I'm constantly growing in." - Stacey King

"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket." - Proverbs

"It is up to us to cultivate our garden." - Voltaire

"Temptation has been here ever since the Garden of Eden." - Jerry Falwell

"Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot." - Dixie Lee Ray

"God the first garden made, and the first city Cain." - Abraham Cowley

"Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too." - William Cowper

"I did a salad, but I didn't do a garden." - Roberto Burle Marx

"Well, being a jazz musician is not a rose garden!" - Toots Thielemans

"I haven't much time to be fond of anything ... but when I have a moment's fondness to bestow, most times ... the roses get it. I began my life among them in my father's nursery garden, and I shall end my life among them, if I can. Yes. One of these days (please God) I shall retire from catching thieves, and try my hand at growing roses." - Wilkie Collins

"Love, which, in concert with Abstinence, established Faith, and which, along with Patience, builds up Chastity, is like the columns that sustain the four corners of a house. For it was that same Love which planted a glorious garden redolent with precious herbs and noble flowers-roses and lilies-which breathed forth a wondrous fragrance, that garden on which the true Solomon was accustomed to feast his eyes." - Gian Carlo Menotti

"I do not wish to die- There is such contingent beauty in life: The open window on summer mornings Looking out on gardens and green things growing, The shadowy cups of roses flowering to themselves- Images of time and eternity- Silence in the garden and felt along the walls." - A. L. Rowse

"May you become as the waves of one sea, stars of the same heaven, fruits adorning the same tree, roses of one garden in order that through you the oneness of humanity may establish its temple in the world of mankind, for you are the ones who are called to uplift the cause of unity among the nations of the earth." - Abdu'l-Baha

"Fair, rich confusion is all the aim of an old-fashioned flower garden, and the greater the confusion, the richer. You want to come upon mignonnette in unexpected places, and to find sprays of heliotrope in close consultation with your roses, and geraniums sporting their uniforms like gay recruits off duty." - Anna Bartlett Warner

"The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn." - Oscar Wilde

"I come to the garden alone while the dew is still on the roses, and the voice I hear falling on my ear the son of God discloses. And he walks with me, and he talks with me. And he tells me I am his own, and the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever known." - Dwight Yoakam

"There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can." - Alice Hoffman

"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today." - Dale Carnegie

"I love the little garden in the back of my family's brownstone in Brooklyn. Digging out there in the dirt is a joy for me, although by the time August rolls around and my roses have black spot, I need the break winter provides." - Siri Hustvedt

"'Established' is a good word, much used in garden books, 'the plant, when established' ... Oh, become established quickly, quickly, garden! For I am fugitive, I am very fugitive - Those that come after me will gather these roses, And watch, as I do now, the white wisteria Burst, in the sunshine, from its pale green sheath. Planned. Planted. Established. Then neglected, Till at last the loiterer by the gate will wonder At the old, old cottage, the old wooden cottage, And say, 'One might build here, the view is glorious; This must have been a pretty garden once." - Ursula Bethell

"Information appears to stew out of me naturally, like the precious otter of roses out of the otter." - Mark Twain

"How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"From every blush that kindles in thy cheeks, Ten thousand little loves and graces spring To revel in the roses." - Nicholas Rowe

"Today in my heart a vague trembling of stars and all roses are as white as my pain." - Federico Garcia Lorca

"They gave our Master a crown of thorns, why do we hope for a crown of roses?" - Martin Luther

"I'd much rather have good teeth than have diamonds and roses drop out of my mouth whenever I said something" - Patricia C. Wrede

"How do you want to make white lilies into red roses? Kiss a white Galatea and she will blushingly laugh." - Friedrich von Logau

"Lips, like roses dropping myrrh." - George Sandys

"Women show men beauty in things beyond their ambitions. Women tell men to stop and smell the roses." - Criss Jami

"I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden." - Frances Hodgson Burnett

"From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens - the garden outdoors, the garden of pots and bowls in the house, and the garden of the mind's eye." - Katharine Sergeant Angell White

"The Japanese garden is a very important tool in Japanese architectural design because, not only is a garden traditionally included in any house design, the garden itself also reflects a deeper set of cultural meanings and traditions. Whereas the English garden seeks to make only an aesthetic impression, the Japanese garden is both aesthetic and reflective. The most basic element of any Japanese garden design comes from the realization that every detail has a significant value." - E. J. W. Barber

"You can drive the devil out of your garden but you will find him again in the garden of your son." - Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi

"To counter-balance the natural humility of motherhood, I garden ... In the garden, more than any place, I really feel successful." - Glenda Jackson

"You can be a flower in somebody's garden or a pig or the sunshine or a crow or a nightingale! Be something nice in someone else's garden." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"We still haven't played Madison Square Garden. That's a benchmark. Something will have gone seriously wrong if we don't play Madison Square Garden for this album." - Dan Hawkins

"I've been trying to garden all my life - it just happens that I haven't had a big garden until the past few years." - Claire Tomalin

"I understood that every flower created by Him is beautiful, that the brilliance of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not lessen the perfume of the violet or the sweet simplicity of the daisy. I understood that if all the lowly flowers wished to be roses, nature would no longer be enamelled with lovely hues. And so it is in the world of souls, Our lord's living garden." - Therese Of Lisieux

"The man who wants a garden fair, or small or very big, With flowers growing here and there, Must bend his back and dig. The things are mighty few on earth That wishes can attain. Whate'er we want of any worth We've got to work to gain. It matters not what goal you seek, It's secret here reposes: You've got to dig from week to week To get Results or Roses." - Edgar Guest

"What a time herbs and weeds, and such things could talk, A man in his garden one day did walk, Spying a nettle green (as th'emeraude) spread in a bed of roses like the ruby red. Between which two colors he thought, but his eye, The green nettle did the red rose beautify. "How be it," he asked the nettle, "what thing Made him so pert? So nigh the Rose to Spring." - John Heywood

"I'm for a multi-racial world in which each race keeps to itself, in harmony with the other races. Like in a garden, you have flowerbeds of roses and flowerbeds of carnations and irises and different other flowers. They don't intermarry. They stay separate, and each one has its beauty. . . . I'm against colonialism for the reason that colonialism infects the master as well as the slave. It even infects the master more." - Savitri Devi

"With the garden I planted for the Reina Sofia, each plant related to different celebrations along the calendar - Christmas with evergreen trees, Valentine's Day with roses, Halloween with pumpkins. All these symbols are so culturally loaded, but they are organic living entities - just like the fish in the tanks. They grow on their own. The symbolic ecosystem is growing without a narrative anymore. It's a physical and mental landscape." - Pierre Huyghe

"People where you live," the little prince said, "grow five thousand roses in one garden... yet they don't find what they're looking for... They don't find it," I answered. And yet what they're looking for could be found in a single rose, or a little water..." Of course," I answered. And the little prince added, "But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"The single Rose Is now the Garden Where all loves end" - T S Eliot

"I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet in a garden." - Ruth Stout

"In my garden, after a rainfall, you can faintly, yes, hear the breaking of new blooms." - Truman Capote

"I have a rock garden. Last week three of them died." - Richard K. Diran

"All that in this delightful garden grows should happy be and have immortal bliss." - Edmund Spenser

"A garden is one of the few expressions of man's nature that is altogether benign." - Nan Fairbrother

"Nature abhors a garden." - Michael Pollan

"Hee that is in a Taverne thinkes he is in a vine-garden." - George Herbert

"Full of troubles, the mind is still the only Garden of Delight." - Mason Cooley

"True silence is a garden enclosed, where alone the soul can meet its God." - Catherine Doherty

"Man must be a co-worker with God in making this earth a garden." - Joseph Hertz

"By a garden is meant mystically a place of spiritual repose, stillness, peace, refreshment, delight." - John Henry Newman

"In the garden of thy heart, plant naught but the rose of love." - Baha'u'llah

"Garden making, like gardening itself, concerns the relationship of the human being to his natural surroundings." - Russell Page

"Imagine the clouds dripping Dig a hole in your garden to put them in" - Yoko Ono

"No one feels himself easy in a garden which does not look like the open country." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"In a garden you can find, quiet thoughts that calm the mind." - Patience Strong

"Perez Hilton is an irritating wasp in the beautiful rose garden that is my life." - Lily Allen

"Humility is a flower which does not grow in everyone's garden." - Aristotle

"My pen is my harp and my lyre; my library is my garden and my orchard." - Judah Halevi

"A garden without its statue is like a sentence without its verb." - Joseph Beach

"Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path" - Jean Anouilh

"I love old gardens best- tired old garden that rest in the sun." - Henry Bellamann

"It's amazing to see places like Madison Square Garden on the schedule again." - Roger Taylor

"If there's one thing I can say about my garden, it can always surprise me." - David Hobson

"To plant a garden is the chief of the arts of peace." - Mary Stewart

"After all, he put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden naked as jaybirds!" - Bettie Page

"Like a garden that is carefully tended, the rewards are well worth the effort." - Anodea Judith

"The tints of autumn...a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost." - John Greenleaf Whittier



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