Where Words Fail Sweet Affections Flowers Speak

Famous quotes containing the words flowers, speak, affections, words, fail and/or sweet:

    And so I will take back up my poor life, so plain and so tranquil, where phrases are adventures and the only flowers I gather are metaphors.
    Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880)

    The pretty fellows you speak of, I own entertain me sometimes, but is it impossible to be diverted with what one despises? I can laugh at a puppet show, at the same time I know there is nothing in it worth my attention or regard.
    Mary Wortley, Lady Montagu (1689–1762)

    When the affections so kindly break loose, Joy, is another name for Religion.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    It is alive, venomous
    it smiles grimly
    its words cut—
    William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)

    If we fail to meet our problems here, no one else in the world will do so. If we fail, the heart goes out of progressives throughout the world.
    Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962)

    The Puritan through Life’s sweet garden goes
    To pluck the thorn and cast away the rose.
    Kenneth Hare (1888–1962)