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    I'm not a wilting flower. I'm honest, so I pick a lot of fights. I've burned a lot of bridges.
    — Scott Thompson
    tags: fight  flowers 
     
    It is much more exquisite to be blown from the tree as a flower than to be shaken down as a shriveled and bitter fruit.
    — Zoe Akins
    tags: flowers 
     
    A wee child toddling in a wonder world, I prefer to their dogma my excursions into the natural gardens where the voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the twittering of birds, the rippling of mighty waters, and the sweet breathing of flowers. If this is Paganism, then at present, at least, I am a Pagan.
    — Zitkala-Sa
    The voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the twittering of birds, the rippling of mighty waters, and the sweet breathing of flowers.
    — Zitkala-Sa
    tags: flowers  water  spirit 
     
    Flowers should be viewed when half open, wine should be drunk only to subtle intoxication; there is great fun in this. If you view flowers in full bloom and drink to drunkenness, it becomes a bad experience. Those who are living to the full should think about this.
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: living  experience  fun  bad  flowers 
     
    There is snobbery in the idea that the modern cult of celebrity has not touched the lofty realm of letters. We are like visitors to a garden or flower show who wander the pathways and do not notice the beautiful flora but instead exchange murmurs about the appearance of the soil.
    — Zia Haider Rahman
    Opportunistic relationships can hardly be kept constant. The acquaintance of honorable people, even at a distance, does not add flowers in times of warmth and does not change its leaves in times of cold: it continues unfading through the four seasons, becomes increasingly stable as it passes through ease and danger.
    — Zhuge Liang
    Beauty is the flower of chastity.
    — Zeno of Elea
    tags: beauty  flowers 
     
    A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.
    — Zenkei Shibayama
    tags: flowers 
     
    Silently a flower blooms,In silence it falls away;Yet here now, at this moment, at this place, The world of the flower, the whole of the world is blooming.This is the talk of the flower, the truth of the blossom;The glory of eternal life is fully shining here.
    — Zenkei Shibayama
    tags: truth  world  silence  moment  flowers 
     
    I usually spend Valentines Day with my friends. But if I did have a girlfriend, I'd bring her flowers and candy.
    — Zac Efron
    tags: friends  flowers 
     
    As long as you know I am waiting, take your time flowers of the spring.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: time  flowers 
     
    By means of microscopic observation and astronomical projection the lotus flower can become the foundation for an entire theory of the universe and an agent whereby we may perceive Truth.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: truth  flowers  universe 
     
    We tend to suffer from the illusion that we are capable of dying for a belief or theory. What Hagakure is insisting is that even in merciless death, a futile death that knows neither flower nor fruit has dignity as the death of a human being. If we value so highly the dignity of life, how can we not also value the dignity of death? No death may be called futile.
    — Yukio Mishima
    Are we to look at cherry blossoms only in full bloom, the moon only when it is cloudless? To long for the moon while looking on the rain, to lower the blinds and be unaware of the passing of the spring - these are even more deeply moving. Branches about to blossom or gardens strewn with flowers are worthier of our admiration.
    — Yoshida Kenko
    tags: flowers  rain  moon  garden 
     
    Kill all the men you have slept with. Put the bones in a box and send it into the sea with flowers.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: men  flowers 
     
    A beautiful flower does not exist. There's only a moment when a flower looks beautiful.
    — Yohji Yamamoto
    Did God who gave us flowers and trees, Also provide the allergies?
    — Yip Harburg
    tags: flowers  god 
     
    It is said there are flowers that bloom only once in a hundred years. Why should there not be some that bloom once in a thousand, in ten thousand years? Perhaps we never know about them simply because this "once in a thousand years" has come today.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    tags: flowers  year 
     
    From the place where we are right, flowers will not grow in the spring.
    — Yehuda Amichai
    tags: right  flowers 
     
    In the Kamigata area, they have a sort of tiered lunchbox they use for a single day when flower viewing. Upon returning, they throw them away, trampling them underfoot. The end is important in all things.
    — Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    tags: flowers 
     
    There are a thousand flowers blossoming in spring, The magical light of the full moon in autumn; There is a breeze in summer, And snow in winter; And if vanities don't hang in my mind, I shall rejoice at any time and place.
    — Wumen Huikai
    tags: time  summer  flowers  moon  mind 
     
    Spring comes with flowers, autumn with the moon, summer with the breeze, winter with snow. When idle concerns don't fill your thoughts, that's your best season.
    — Wumen Huikai
    Today, supremely, it behooves us to remember that a nation shall be saved by the power that sleeps in its own bosom; or by none; shall be renewed in hope, in confidence, in strength by waters welling up from its own sweet, perennial springs. Not from above; not by patronage of its aristocrats. The flower does not bear the root, but the root the flower.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    If you are rich, you have lovely cars, and jars full of flowers, and books in rows, and a wireless, and the best sort of gramophone and meringues for supper.
    — Winifred Holtby
    tags: flowers  book 
     
    I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?
    — Willie Nelson
    We have different forms assigned to us in the school of life, different gifts imparted. All is not attractive that is good. Iron is useful, though it does not sparkle like the diamond. Gold has not the fragrance of a flower. So different persons have various modes of excellence, and we must have an eye to all.
    — William Wilberforce
    Lovely flowers are the smiles of god's goodness.
    — William Wilberforce
    tags: smile  goodness  flowers  god 
     
    The warm green of the grass, sprinkled with flowers of many hues, is a carpet whereon we walk with noiseless tread.
    — William Wendt
    tags: flowers 
     
    The perfume of the flowers and of the bay tree are wafted on high, like incense. The birds sing sweet songs of praise to their Creator. In the tops of the trees, the soughing of the wind is like the hushed prayers of the multitude in some vast cathedral. Here the heart of man becomes impressionable.
    — William Wendt
    tags: men  heart  song  flowers  praise  prayer 
     
    Later she sat on the ground in the forest between school and home, and spring was so bright and beautiful, the warm air touched her so tenderly, she could almost feel herself changing into a flower. Her light dress felt like petals. "I love everything," she heard herself say. "So do I," a voice answered. Pearl straightened up and looked around. No one was there.
    — William Steig
    The root and the flower have to trust each other. If the root does not trust, the plant won't blossom.
    — William Stafford
    tags: trust  flowers 
     
    Too late I stayed, - forgive the crime! Unheeded flew the hours; How noiseless falls the foot of time That only treads on flowers.
    — William Spencer
    tags: time  flowers 
     
    No one flower can ever symbolize this nation. America is a bouquet.
    — William Safire
    tags: flowers  america 
     
    The flower which we do not pluck is the only one which never loses its beauty or its fragrance.
    — William Rounseville Alger
    tags: beauty  flowers 
     
    Heart's-ease is a flower which blooms from the grave of desire.
    — William Rounseville Alger
    tags: desires  flowers 
     
    If a rainbow makes a sound, or a flower as it grows, that was the sound of her laughter.
    — William P. Young
    tags: laughter  flowers 
     
    You are the root, and only God knows that the flower will be.
    — William P. Young
    tags: flowers  god 
     
    Swift flies our time on pinions fleet, Like vapours on the breeze; The transient bliss we now call sweet, The passing moments seize. The gilded joy, the present hour, Soon wing themselves away; Departing like the fading flower That pleas'd us Yesterday.
    — William Muir
    tags: time  joy  present  moment  flowers  wings 
     
    It would not be more unreasonable to transplant a favorite flower out of black earth into gold dust than it is for a person to let money-getting harden his heart into contempt, or into impatience, of the little attentions, the merriments and the caresses of domestic life.
    — William Mountford
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