The perfume of roses are like exquisite chords
of music composed of many odor notes harmoniously blended. N. F. Miller
"For if I wait," said she,
"Till time for roses be,
For the moss rose and the musk rose,
Maiden-blush and royal-dusk rose,-
What glory then for me
In such a company?-
Roses plenty, roses plenty
And one nightingale for twenty?" Elizabeth Barrett Browning A Lay of the Early Rose.
How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it
happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds,
that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the
quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said. Victor Hugo
There comes a holy
and transparent time
when every touch
opens the heart
This is the time
the Beloved of heaven
is brought tenderly on earth.
This is the time
of the opening
of the Rose. Rumi
Days of wine and roses laugh and run away,
Like a child at play. Johnny Mercer
Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
Into the rose-garden. T. S. Eliot
A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses. Chinese Proverb
At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose, not
closing up like a cabbage. John Andrew Holmes
There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter
than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first
to forget all the roses that were ever painted. Henri Matisse
Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing
to draw blood in its defense. Mark Overby
What was whispered to the rose
To break it open
Was whispered to my heart. Rumi
I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But
I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: no
good in a bed, but fine up against a wall. Eleanor Roosevelt
'Twas a yellow rose,
By that south window of the little house,
My cousin Romney gathered with his hand
On all my birthdays, for me.
Save the last;
And then I shook the tree
too rough, too rough,
For roses to stay after. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It is at the edge of the petal that love waits. William Carlos Williams
Rose of all Roses, Rose of all the World!
You, too, have come where the dim tides are hurled
Upon the wharves of sorrow, and heard ring
The bell that calls us on; the sweet far thing. William Butler Yeats
A rose's rarest essence lives in the thorn. Rumi
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice
because thorns have roses. Ziggy Comic strip created by Tom Wilson.
Take time to smell the roses. Proverb
The rose is a rose,
And was always a rose.
But the theory now goes
That the apples a rose Robert Frost
But he that dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose. Emily Bronte
The rose opens
And when it falls
Falls outward. Rumi
As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses,
for you only get to play one round. Ben Hogan
A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal
the blossom. Chinese Proverb
No rose without a thorn. French Proverb
The Rainbow comes and goes,
And lovely is the Rose. William Wordsworth
A primrose by the river's brim
A yellow rose was to him.
And it was nothing more. William Wordsworth
Treaties are like roses and young girls--they last while they
last. Charles de Gaulle
The air was fragrant with a thousand trodden aromatic herbs,
with fields of lavender, and with the brightest roses blushing
in tufts all over the meadows. William Cullen Bryant
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. William Cullen Bryant
A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks
to me of all gentleness and its enduring.
William Cullen Bryant
You are the diamond in me
the Jewel of my real wealth!
From your soft earth
of rose gardens
in my heart. Rumi
He wears the rose
Of youth upon him. William Shakespeare Antony and Cleopatra, 3. 13.
From off this brier pluck a white rose with me. William Shakespeare Henry VI, Part 1, 2. 4.
Then will I raise aloft the milk-white rose.
For whose sweet smell the air shall be perfumed. William Shakespeare Henvy VI, Part 2, 1. 1.