"Ideas rose in clouds; I felt them collide until pairs interlocked, so to speak, making a stable combination."
"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 C. Bryant
"The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose."
George William Curtis
"The Rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms."