19 May 2016

Quotes: What is Rose?

Quotes: What is Rose?
Quotes: What is Rose?
“What's in a name?
That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
― William Shakespeare

"A rose is a rose is a rose."
― Gertrude Stein

“The Rose is without an explanation;
She blooms, because She blooms.”
― Angelus Silesius

“There was something rather blousy about roses in full bloom,
something shallow and raucous, like women with untidy hair” 
― Daphne du Maurier

“That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty,
He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.”
― Rumi

“I’ve come to believe that the true splendor of roses shine through their reflection in the eyes of our loved ones. That is why we give roses to people we love; to show them the reflection of beauty and splendor of love in our own eyes, as we see it in their eyes” 
― Mawuena Addo, Roses in the Rainbow

"The rose," he announced. "Loveliest and most formidable of flowers. Arms of York and Lancaster. In medieval times, a symbol of Jesus. Always, it has meant, beauty, love, peace ..."
He presented the bud to Martha Macnamara. It lay resting on his long fingers until she scooped it up.
She sniffed it and held it up to the light.
"Symbol? What's a symbol? This is a rose." She smiled and walked on.
― R.A. MacAvoy

“In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be.”
¾ Hubert H. Humphrey

“Rose is the most beautiful flower - it and tuberose are my favourites.”
¾ Aerin Lauder

“A rose is the visible result of an infinitude of complicated goings on in the bosom of the earth and in the air above, and similarly a work of art is the product of strange activities in the human mind.”
¾ Clive Bell

“Would Jove appoint some flower to reign, in matchless beauty on the plain, the Rose (mankind will all agree). The Rose the queen of flowers should be.”
¾ Sappho

“Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower.”
¾ William C. Bryant

“We all agree now - by 'we' I mean intelligent people under sixty - that a work of art is like a rose. A rose is not beautiful because it is like something else. Neither is a work of art. Roses and works of art are beautiful in themselves.”
¾ Clive Bell

“When we are smitten, we await love to be “remontant” and to be blooming over and over again”, like remontant roses, with blossoms scenting through all the seasons of life. Passion and patience are to be good allies, though.”
― Erik Pevernagie

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