My Mama always said she wanted her roses while she was living... not after she was gone. That's why everyone should always honour their mother and father. No matter how much you may disagree with their beliefs, those that have lived longer than us always have something to teach us, that we can take with us for the rest of our lives.
The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.
Dialogues with Marcel Duchamp
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.
All that happens is as usual and familiar as the rose in spring and the crop in summer.
Fiery the angels rose, and as they rose deep thunder roll'd. Around their shores: indignant burning with the fires of Orc.
America A Prophecy
O rose, thou art sick!
The invisible worm,
That flies in the night,
In the howling storm,
Songs of Experience
Sadly, sadly, the sun rose; it rose upon no sadder sight than the man of good abilities and good emotions, incapable of their directed exercise, incapable of his own help and his own happiness, sensible of the blight on him, and resigning himself to let it eat him away.
Footfalls echo in the memory, down the passage we did not take, towards the door we never opened, into the rose garden.
T. S. Eliot
You, of course, are a rose -- But were always a rose.
Martin Luther King
John F. Kennedy
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Pale Blue Dot
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
The World As I See It
Out of My Later Years
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