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What do flowers say? Great Quotations and more

Updated on May 1, 2013
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A Software Developer, who loves to design eCards and write poetry in her free time. It's wonderful to help others express their feelings.

From my Flowery Clicks collection at RedGage.
From my Flowery Clicks collection at RedGage. | Source
From my Flowery Clicks collection at RedGage.
From my Flowery Clicks collection at RedGage. | Source
From my Flowery Clicks collection at RedGage.
From my Flowery Clicks collection at RedGage. | Source

Flowers and Smiles

Ever imagined a world without flowers? Colorless, all that amazing textures of the velvety petals missing from the earth, what would then signify the coming of Spring?

If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom. ~ Terri Guillemets

It's amazing how flowers can actually touch your soul, thrill you deeply with their silent but phenomenal appearance. Flowers are indeed indispensible on our planet earth. Just read the quote:

"People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us." ~ Iris Murdoch

Indeed flowers are worthy of all the madness of joy. They spread happiness in form of infinite colors.

Earth laughs in flowers. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

While you'll many gardens where earth smiles, it's the forests with trees laden by flowers, the valleys full of buds to blossom in stunning colors where the Earth truly laughs.

From my Flowery Collection at RedGage
From my Flowery Collection at RedGage | Source
Flowers or the smiles of earth?
Flowers or the smiles of earth?

Fragrance and Symbolism

Perfumes are the feelings of flowers. ~ Heinrich Heine

When god created flowers, he must have felt, something so beautiful, and just pleasing one sense? Not done. And thus was added the fragrance which is fresh, delightful, sweet and so amazing that artificially created perfumes - where great effort is spent so that they are pleasing to our smelling sense - are also nothing, but a feeling of flowers.

Flowers are so beautiful, and so symbolic - almost all writers and poets take aid of flowers to express their thoughts in their creations. Some preach by mentioning thorns accompanying flowers, others might just use them as subtle innuendos, yet others can be more direct.

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. ~ Jean Giraudoux

Indeed the velvety beauty of flowers could be symbolic of "eternal seductiveness of life" but at the same time, flowers also depict the finite life with the short duration of existence. So, what you absorb is rather who you are, flowers actually offer it all.

Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow. ~Antonio Porchia

It's amazing though how flowers with small lives manage to spread beauty and smiles which humans are often unable to accomplish in our many years of life. In fact even after their life is over they are still manage to carry the remnants of the colors and serenity.

Flowers whisper "Beauty!" to the world, even as they fade, wilt, fall. ~ Dr. SunWolf


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      Binaya.Ghimire 6 years ago

      Well written hub with insightful information.

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      Anusha Jain 6 years ago from Delhi, India

      @ epigramman: I'll definitely check out the hubs you've mentioned. Thanks for the encouraging comment.

      @ Truckstop Sally: I'm glad you liked it all :) Thanks

      @ Diana Mendes: A big and generous heart generally compensates for lack of space :) And it's great that your compensation is bringing well deserved smiles too.

      @ attemptedhumour: Well said Keith, Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

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      attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

      Yes where would we be without them? Bringing colour to our drab surrounds. Nice one Anusha.

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      Diana Mendes 6 years ago

      Beautiful quotes, great pictures. Flowers add beauty to life & gives you a sense of joy & happiness. I love flowers. I have a few flowering plants grown in pots due to lack of space & every bud that blooms makes me happy. Thanks Anusha!

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      The quotations and pictures are great! I love fresh flowers (and all plants too). Thanks for a beautiful hub.

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ..well I absolutely adore flowers so this is an easy hub subject for me to love but you have done a very nice job here putting it all together so well and I thank you for that ....lake erie time, ontario, canada 9:40am

      p.s. - two of my buddies have nice hubs with flowers in them : Eiddwen and Fossillady