Orchids quotes

  • There have been 50 or 60 books written about Empress Orchid, but none of them bothered to really examine the period in China when she lived. I was taught that she was evil; it's in all the textbooks.
    -- Anchee Min

    #Book #Orchids #Evil

  • The American way of stress is comparable to Freud's 'beloved symptom', his name for the cherished neurosis that a patient cultivates like the rarest of orchids and does not want to be cured of. Stress makes Americans feel busy, important, and in demand, and simultaneously deprived, ignored, and victimized. Stress makes them feel interesting and complex instead of boring and simple, and carries an assumption of sensitivity not unlike the Old World assumption that aristocrats were high-strung. In short, stress has become a status symbol.
    -- Florence King

    #Stress #Simple #Orchids

  • In mauve sea-orchids as in her striking earlier book Guardians of the Secret, Lila Zemborain brings into relationship the viscera of the body and the spill of the universe in tense compositions that blur distinctions between lyric and prose poetry, between science and eros.
    -- Forrest Gander

    #Book #Sea #Orchids

  • What is the pattern that connects the crab to the lobster and the primrose to the orchid, and all of them to me, and me to you?
    -- Gregory Bateson

    #Orchids #Lobster #Patterns

  • To rise above treeline is to go above thought, and after, the descent back into bird song, bog orchids, willows, and firs is to sink into the preliterate parts of ourselves.
    -- Gretel Ehrlich

    #Song #Nature #Orchids

  • An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.
    -- Leatrice Eiseman

    #Orchids #Purple #Joy

  • An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today's society.
    -- Leatrice Eiseman

    #Creativity #Orchids #Innovation

  • If I see an orchid that's fantastically expensive, I'll buy it. It's worth it, for no other reason than it gives me pleasure.
    -- Lee Radziwill

    #Orchids #Giving #Reason

  • You're a quiet, beautiful woman in a loud, ugly place. An orchid among weeds. You define obvious.
    -- Lynn Viehl

    #Beautiful #Weed #Orchids

  • I have become an orchid washed in on the salt white beach. Memory, what can I make of it now that might please you- this life, already wasted and still strewn with miracles?
    -- Mary Ruefle

    #Beach #Memories #Orchids

  • Ribbons a-flutter and orchids a-tremble, Yearly the vigilant Daughters assemble, Affirming in fervid and firm resolutions Their permanent veto on all revolutions.
    -- Marya Mannes

    #Daughter #Orchids #Ribbons

  • I try to always have flowers in the house. I have a florist in Chinatown, and they deliver orchids every two weeks. I like living with living things.
    -- Phillip Lim

    #Flower #Orchids #Two

  • Hope is like one of those orchids that grows around toxic waste: lovely in itself - and an assertion, if you like, of indefatigable good - but a sure sign that something nasty lies underneath.
    -- Rachel Cusk

    #Lying #Orchids #Lovely

  • Have you ever noticed how much they look like orchids? lovely!
    -- Robert A. Heinlein

    #Orchids #Lovely #Looks

  • The orchid is Mother Nature's masterpiece.
    -- Robyn

    #Mother #Orchids #Mother Nature

  • Human beings aren't orchids; we must draw something from the soil we grow in.
    -- Sara Jeannette Duncan

    #Acceptance #Orchids #Soil

  • When two friends understand each other totally, the words are soft and strong like an orchid's perfume.
    -- Sara Jeannette Duncan

    #Strong #Two Friends #Orchids

  • One of my favorite stories was Black Orchid, because it was so different from all the others. I especially enjoyed dancing the Charleston. I have always been keen on dancing.
    -- Sarah Sutton

    #Orchids #Dancing #Black

  • For other people, love is like some rare orchid that can only grow in one place under a certain set of conditions. For me it's like bindweed. It grows with no encouragement at all, under any conditions, and just strangles everything else.
    -- Scarlett Thomas

    #Encouragement #Love Is #Orchids

  • She thought of the orchids spreading across the plains below, choking the life out of other plants, out of the soil itself, selfish and unstoppable. Tally Youngblood was a weed. And, unlike the orchids, she wasn't even a pretty one.
    -- Scott Westerfeld

    #Weed #Selfish #Orchids

  • When speech comes from a quiet heart, it has the strength of the orchid, and the fragrance of rock.
    -- Stephen Mitchell

    #Heart #Orchids #Rocks

  • Orchid hunting is a mortal occupation.
    -- Susan Orlean

    #Hunting #Orchids #Occupation

  • He bought me so many orchids that I looked like a well-kept grave.
    -- Texas Guinan

    #Orchids #Moral #Manners

  • There are literally billions of people on the planet who live in an unimaginable poverty that's not in any way different from the plight of the people in Orchid. And you can't have the splendor of Rodeo Drive without the sweatshops of Indonesia; those two things go hand in hand.
    -- Tom Morello

    #Hands #Orchids #Two

  • One wants to move through life with elegance and grace, blossoming infrequently but with exquisite taste, and perfect timing, like a rare bloom, a zebra orchid... One wants... But one so seldom gets what one wants, does one?
    -- Tony Kushner

    #Zebras #Moving #Orchids

  • Malaysia-Singapore bilateral relations can blossom beautifully if cultivated and nurtured like an orchid plant.
    -- Najib Razak

    #Orchids #Plant #Malaysia

  • If Lady Gaga and Dorothy Parker had a secret love child, it would've been Gypsy Rose Lee. Gypsy arrived for opening nights at the Met wearing a full-length cape made entirely of orchids, while Lady Gaga shows up wearing a full-length cloak made of meat.
    -- Karen Abbott

    #Children #Night #Orchids