Rose quotes

  • Prayer is the ascending vapor which supplies The showers of blessing, and the stream that flows Through earth's dry places, till on every side "The wilderness shall blossom as the rose.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Prayer #Blessing #Rose

  • With rue my heart is laden For golden friends I had, For many a rose-lipped maiden And many a lightfoot lad.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Heart #Rose #Rue

  • I'm the type of guy who likes to be there 24-7. I'm Mr. Roses.
    -- A. J. McLean

    #Rose #Guy #Likes

  • With 'New Rose Hotel,' I knew that I was getting paid a $100,000 fee to write, produce, and direct, and that's all I was going to get.
    -- Abel Ferrara

    #Writing #Rose #Fees

  • With its leaves so rich and heavy with elation and its crimson face made brighter with visions of divinity the shadow of a certain rose looks just like an angel eating light.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Angel #Light #Rose

  • Who that has reason, and his smell, Would not among roses and jasmin dwell?
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Smell #Rose #Reason

  • In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and of adders.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Christian #Men #Rose

  • Germany suffered most as a consequence of this Peace Treaty and the general insecurity which was bound to arise from it.  The unemployment figure rose to a third of the number usually employed in the nation, which means, however, that by counting the families of the unemployed as well there were 26 million people in Germany out of a population of 65 millions faced by an absolutely hopeless future.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Mean #Numbers #Rose

  • Courage is not defined by those who fought and did not fall, but by those who fought, fell and rose again.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Fall #Recovery #Rose

  • You've a pretty good nerve," said Ratchett. "Will twenty thousand dollars tempt you?" It will not." If you're holding out for more, you won't get it. I know what a thing's worth to me." I, also M. Ratchett." What's wrong with my proposition?" Poirot rose. "If you will forgive me for being personal - I do not like your face, M. Ratchett," he said.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Rose #Forgive Me #Forgiving

  • If you find yourself born in Barnsley and then set your sights on being Virginia Woolf it is not going to be roses all the way.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Sight #Virginia #Rose

  • You can't build marriage on a foundation of selfish hedonism, because that would be to promise people only roses, and marriage is also thorns.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Selfish #Rose #People

  • Something with inner beauty will live forever, like the scent of a rose.
    -- Alex Flinn

    #Rose #Forever #Inner Beauty

  • Let opening roses knotted oaks adorn, And liquid amber drop from every thorn.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Rose #Amber #Liquid

  • So, timely you came, and well you chose, You came when most needed, my winter rose. From the snow I pluck you, and fondly press Your leaves 'twixt the leaves of my leaflessness.
    -- Alfred Austin

    #Winter #Snow #Rose

  • My virgin sense of sound was steeped In the music of young streams; And roses through the casement peeped, And scented all my dreams.
    -- Alfred Austin

    #Dream #Rose #Sound

  • It would be a miracle, for example, if I dropped a stone and it rose upwards. But is it no miracle that it falls to the ground?
    -- Alfred Polgar

    #Fall #Rose #Miracle

  • Love lies bleeding in the bed whereover Roses lean with smiling mouths or pleading: Earth lies laughing where the sun's dart clove her: Love lies bleeding.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Lying #Laughing #Rose

  • If love were what the rose is, And I were like the leaf, Our lives would grow together In sad or singing weather.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Life #Weather #Rose

  • Love laid his sleepless head On a thorny rose bed: And his eyes with tears were red, And pale his lips as the dead.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Life #Eye #Rose

  • Though one were fair as roses His beauty clouds and closes.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Beauty #Clouds #Rose

  • There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.
    -- Alice Hoffman

    #Falling In Love #Garden #Rose

  • It is the qualities of the heart, not those of the face, that should attract us in women, because the former are durable, the latter transitory. So lovable women, like roses, retain their sweetness long after they have lost their beauty.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Heart #Long #Rose

  • I am thankful that thorns have roses.
    -- Alphonse Karr

    #Rose #Thorns #I Am Thankful

  • The mind of a poet often performs miracles-a few coarse-grained words, apprehended become bullets and roses.
    -- Amado V. Hernandez

    #Rose #Miracle #Mind

  • I just started writing for my own amusement and occasionally singing in little clubs around Los Angeles. Then I wrote 'The Rose,' and through a series of divine things that I had no control over and had no idea were going to happen, it got in the movie, and that changed everything.
    -- Amanda McBroom

    #Writing #Ideas #Rose

  • The things that let you down are the things that let you see how far you have rose.
    -- Amani


  • Freighted with hope, Crimsoned with joy, We scatter the leaves of our opening rose.
    -- Amy Lowell

    #Rose #Joy #Opening

  • I was expecting it to be cynical because I'm like that myself. I wouldn't want it to be all roses because life isn't like that.
    -- Amy Winehouse

    #Rose #Cynical #Want

  • Everything is complex and everything is simple. The rose has no why attached to it, it blooms because it blooms, how no thought of itself, or desire to be seen. What could be more complicated than a rose for someone who wants to understand it? What could be simpler for someone who wants nothing? The complexity of thinking, the simplicity of beholding.
    -- Andre Comte-Sponville

    #Simple #Thinking #Rose

  • He who wants a rose must respect her thorn.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Rose #Want #Respect Her

  • There's nothing essentially romantic about things like roses or jewelry. Romance starts as some blank concept, and then you just fill it in with objects so you have something to point to when you want to make it real.
    -- Andrea Seigel

    #Real #Rose #Romance

  • See how the Orient dew, Shed from the bosom of the morn Into the blowing roses, Yet careless of its mansion new; For the clear region where 'twas born Round in its self encloses: And in its little globes extent, Frames as it can its native element.
    -- Andrew Marvell

    #Self #Rose #Elements

  • Had it lived long, is would have been Lilies without, roses within.
    -- Andrew Marvell

    #Flower #Long #Rose

  • I have a garden of my own, But so with roses overgrown, And lilies, that you would it guess To be a little wilderness.
    -- Andrew Marvell

    #Garden #Rose #Lilies

  • Moonlight, white satin, roses. A bride.
    -- Angela Carter

    #White #Rose #Moonlight

  • The rose is without 'why'; it blooms simply because it blooms. It pays no attention to itself, nor does it ask whether anyone sees it.
    -- Angelus Silesius

    #Rose #Doe #Attention

  • The Rose is without 'why'—she blooms because she blooms.
    -- Angelus Silesius


  • The rose that with you earthly eyes you see, has flowered in God from all eternity.
    -- Angelus Silesius

    #Nature #Eye #Rose

  • The rose has no 'Why?' It flowers because it flowers.
    -- Angelus Silesius

    #Flower #Rose

  • The Rose which here on earth is now perceived by me, has blossomed thus in god from all eternity.
    -- Angelus Silesius

    #Rose #Earth #Eternity

  • But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Flower #Rose #Should

  • Preserve me from such cordiality! It is like handling briar-roses and may-blossoms - bright enough to the eye, and outwardly soft to the touch, but you know there are thorns beneath, and every now and then you feel them too; and perhaps resent the injury by crushing them in till you have destroyed their power, though somewhat to the detriment of your own fingers.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Crush #Eye #Rose

  • Whenever the world throws rose petals at you, which thrill and seduce the ego, beware.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Rose #Ego #Thrill

  • Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm sick of this poem, you probably are too.
    -- Anne Mazer

    #Blue #Rose #Sick

  • You know why Guns n' Roses aren't a good band? Because no black people listen to them.
    -- Anton Newcombe

    #Gun #People #Rose

  • Sure, I rose the wrong way today, I have had such damn'd ill luck every way.
    -- Aphra Behn

    #Rose #Luck #Today

  • What a lovely thing a rose is!
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Rose #Lovely

  • There is nothing in which deduction is so necessary as in religion," said he, leaning with his back against the shutters. "It can be built up as an exact science by the reasoner. Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. Its smell and its colour are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Flower #Smell #Rose

  • I rose to go, but Holmes caught me by my wrist and pushed me back into my chair. 'It is both, or none,' said he. 'You may say before this gentleman anything which you may say to me.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Rose #Gentleman #May

  • What one approves , another scorns, And thus his nature each discloses: You find the rosebush full of thorns, I find the thornbush full of roses.
    -- Arthur Guiterman

    #Nature #Rose #Thorns

  • Can anyone remember love? It's like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume.
    -- Arthur Miller

    #Best Friend #Smell #Rose

  • We don't need flowery words about inequality to tell us that, and we don't need a party that has led while poverty and hunger rose to record levels to give us lectures about suffering.
    -- Artur Davis

    #Party #Rose #Giving

  • Fewer things are lovelier to me than a full-blown rose when it opens up its heart.
    -- Audrey Hepburn

    #Heart #Rose

  • We have a saying in Guns N Roses: When somebodys gonna get yelled at, theyre gonna get the corn.
    -- Axl Rose

    #Gun #Rose #Corn

  • I like my men like I like my roses by the dozen.
    -- Barbara La Marr

    #Men #Rose #Dozen

  • I tell you what I envy about people in love - I'd love it if someone knew me I mean really knew me. What I like what I'm afraid of what kind of toothpaste I use." - Rose Morgan
    -- Barbra Streisand

    #Mean #Rose #People

  • In college, I was an editor on the student daily... To the extent that I noticed the existence of crew at all, I saw only what appeared to be big-boned acolytes who rose at dawn.
    -- Barry S. Strauss

    #College #Editors #Rose

  • Sometimes I feel I know strangers Better than I know my friends Why must a beginning Be the means to an end? The stones from my enemies These wounds will mend But I cannot survive The roses from my friends.
    -- Ben Harper

    #Mean #Rose #Enemy

  • Roses are reddish Violets are bluish If it weren't for Christmas We'd all be Jewish.
    -- Benny Hill

    #Christmas #Rose #Violet

  • I know Mama Rose is a great role and I love having a chance to do it.
    -- Bernadette Peters

    #Rose #Roles #Mama

  • They claim that autism naturally occurs at about 18 months, when the MMR is routinely given, so the association is merely coincidental and not causal. But the onset of autism at 18 months is a recent development. Autism starting at 18 months rose very sharply in the mid-1980s, when the MMR vaccine came into wide use. A coincidence? Hardly!
    -- Bernard Rimland

    #Vaccines #Autism #Rose

  • We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.
    -- Bernard Williams

    #Success #Rose #Victory

  • Every moment of this strange and lovely life from dawn to dusk, is a miracle. Somewhere, always a rose is opening its petals to the dawn. Somewhere, always, a flower is fading in the dusk.
    -- Beverley Nichols

    #Flower #Rose #Miracle

  • All her life she had wanted to squeeze the toothpaste really squeeze it,not just one little squirt...The paste coiled and swirled and mounded in the washbasin. Ramona decorated the mound with toothpaste roses as if it was a toothpaste birthday cake
    -- Beverly Cleary

    #Cake #Rose #Littles

  • You know those adages about smelling the roses and chasing butterflies? The markets are my butterflies and my roses.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Butterfly #Rose #Chasing

  • There is more evidence that Jesus rose from the dead than there is that Julius Caesar ever lived or that Alexander the Great died at the age of thirty-three.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Jesus #Easter #Rose

  • every time I've held a rose, It seems I only felt the thorns
    -- Billy Joel

    #Life #Relationship #Rose

  • We offer love to our customers. And in return, we receive the finest smiles. And even if we cannot return their affection, at least we can offer a rose.
    -- Bisco Hatori

    #Rose #Return #Affection

  • My life is part humor, part roses, part thorns.
    -- Bret Michaels

    #Rose #Thorns #Life Is

  • I like BBC news; I like some London news because you can get it earlier then anywhere else. I like Charlie Rose a lot.
    -- Brian Grazer

    #Rose #News #London

  • If you let hydrogen gas alone for 13 billion years it will become giraffes, rose bushes and humans.
    -- Brian Swimme

    #Years #Rose #Hydrogen

  • The Bible rose to the place it now occupies because it deserved to rise to that place, and not because God sent anybody with a box of tricks to prove its divine authority.
    -- Bruce Barton

    #Biblical #Rose #Divine

  • Lying on the front passenger seat, as if it didn't matter, was Rose's Diary. It Mattered.
    -- Caroline B. Cooney

    #Lying #Rose #Matter

  • Clary screamed out loud as he fell like a stone- And landed lightly on his feet just in front of her. Clary stared with her mouth open as he rose up out of a shallow crouch and grinned at her. "If I made a joke about just dropping in," he said, "would you write me off as a cliché?
    -- Cassandra Clare

    #Writing #Feet #Rose

  • At that moment I remembered something Cal had told me: that there is beauty in darkness in everything. Sorrow in joy, life and death, thorns on the rose. I knew then that I could not escape pain and torment any more than I could give up joy and beauty
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Giving Up #Pain #Rose

  • I love 'The War Of The Roses,' especially as my husband is in it! I've often said to him it would be great to remake that with me and him in it, because then we could really get down to some serious business.
    -- Catherine Zeta-Jones

    #Husband #War #Rose

  • After twenty annual visits, I am still surprised each time I return to see this giant asparagus bed of alabaster and rose and green skyscrapers.
    -- Cecil Beaton

    #Rose #Bed #Twenties

  • More varied than any landscape was the landscape in the sky, with islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot and rose against a background of many shades of turquoise and azure.
    -- Cecil Beaton

    #Islands #Sky #Rose

  • We are like roses that have never bothered to bloom when we should have bloomed and it is as if the sun has become disgusted with waiting
    -- Charles Bukowski

    #Rose #Waiting #Sun

  • The virtuous to those mansions go Where pleasures unembitter'd flow, Where, leading up a jocund band, Vigor and Youth dance hand in hand, Whilst Zephyr, with harmonious gales, Pipes softest music through the vales, And Spring and Flora, gaily crown'd, With velvet carpet spread the ground; With livelier blush where roses bloom, And every shrub expires perfume.
    -- Charles Churchill

    #Spring #Hands #Rose

  • If you have indeed been so highly distinguished, should you not ‘live no longer to yourselves, but altogether unto Him who died for you and rose again?’ Should any thing short of absolute perfection satisfy you? Should you not labour to ‘stand perfect and complete in all the will of God?’
    -- Charles Simeon

    #Perfect #Rose #Should

  • I was inspired by movies like 'Jawbreaker'and 'Carrie' for the 'Break the Rules' video. I never went to prom when I was at school so this was kind of me living out my weird fantasy of what prom would be like in my head. I asked Rose McGowan to be in the video and I never ever thought she would say yes, but she did... so she came to prom too... And she trashed it. ;)
    -- Charli XCX

    #School #Rose #Would Be

  • It's quite fitting that Slash is getting a star on the very street Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on,
    -- Charlie Sheen

    #Stars #Sleep #Rose

  • Doing a picture with Willie Wyler is like getting the works at a Turkish bath. You damn near drown, but you come out smelling like a rose.
    -- Charlton Heston

    #Rose #Hollywood #Baths

  • bad as it is here, it's better than being somewhere else." -Chris Rose, regarding life in Post-Katrina New Orleans
    -- Chris Rose

    #New Orleans #Rose #Katrina

  • Love is like a rose, the joy of all the earth.
    -- Christina Rossetti

    #Memorable #Love Is #Rose

  • Take the time to smell the roses. Sooner or later, you'll inhale a bee and die.
    -- Christopher Titus

    #Philosophy #Smell #Rose

  • 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.
    -- Clive Bell

    #Art #Air #Rose

  • The rose goes in the front big guy
    -- Crash Davis

    #Rose #Guy #Bigs

  • Max Rose: Vo? What kind of name is that? Spader: What kind of name is Rose? Isn't that some kind of flower?
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Flower #Names #Rose

  • My desk is covered with talismans: pieces of rose quartz, wishing stones from a favorite beach.
    -- Dani Shapiro

    #Beach #Rose #Wish

  • Praying is another way of singing.You plant in the tree the soul of lemons.You plant in the gardens the spirit of roses.
    -- Dannie Abse

    #Garden #Rose #Tree

  • I know the colour rose, and it is lovely, But not when it ripens in a tumour; And healing greens, leaves and grass, so springlike, In limbs that fester are not springlike.
    -- Dannie Abse

    #Healing #Rose #Lovely

  • As flowerlets drooped and puckered in the night turn up to the returning sun and spread their petals wide on his new warmth and light-just so my wilted spirits rose again and such a heat of zeal surged through my veins that I was born anew.
    -- Dante Alighieri

    #Night #Light #Rose

  • Love wasn't a thing you fell in, but rose to. It was what stopped you from falling.
    -- Darin Strauss

    #Fall #Rose

  • In prayer I was exceedingly enlarged, and my soul was as much drawn out as I ever remember it to have been in my life. I was in such anguish, and pleaded with so much earnestness and importunity, that when I rose from my knees I felt extremely weak and overcome; I could scarce walk straight; my joints were loosed; the sweat ran down my face and body; and nature seemed as if it would dissolve....
    -- David Brainerd

    #Prayer #Sweat #Rose

  • One of life's joys was to have friends who gave you reality checks...who would call you on your crap before it rose so high you drowned in it.
    -- David Brin

    #Reality #Rose #Joy

  • Nature, left to her own devices, finds it hard to produce anything that is ugly. The work of the plant breeder should always be to enhance nature, not to detract from it....we should strive to develop the rose's beauty in flower, growth and leaf.
    -- David C.H. Austin

    #Flower #Rose #Growth

  • But something cannot be made out of nothing. Dust rose in the air, caught the rays of the sun for a brief moment and sparkled, and then returned to the earth as mere dust.
    -- David Klass

    #Air #Dust #Rose