Quotes and Sayings about Roses
"I have the normal complement of anxieties, neuroses, psychoses and whatever else - but I'm absolutely nothing special."
- Clive Barker
"Have you seen the roses? There's a whole lot of colours."
- Syd Barrett
"God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December."
- James M. Barrie
(Related: God, December, Memory, Roses)
"We all agree now - by "we" I mean intelligent people under sixty - that a work of art is like a rose. A rose is not beautiful because it is like something else. Neither is a work of art. Roses and works of art are beautiful in themselves."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Art, Work, People, Now, Roses)
"Sad and sweet and wise Here a child reposes; Dust is on his eyes, Quietly he lies - Satan, strew Roses."
- Robert Williams Buchanan
(Related: Eyes, Lies, Roses, Satan)
"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Nature, Garden, Human nature, Living, Roses, Today, Windows)
"A revolution is not a bed of roses."
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Bed, Revolution, Roses)
"Rock 'n' Roll, no roses or gardening."
- Tina Charles
(Related: Gardening, Roses)
"A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses."
- Jean Cocteau
"My lady's presence makes the roses red, because to see her lips they blush for shame."
- Henry Constable
(Related: Blush, Lady, Roses, Shame)
"To me, acting is the most logical way for people's neuroses to manifest themselves, in this great need we all have to express ourselves."
- James Dean
(Related: People, Acting)
"They are not long, the days of wine and roses."
- Ernest Dowson
(Related: Roses, Wine)
"I'm not sure I want all my neuroses cleared up."
- Patty Duke
"It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees."
- George Eliot
(Related: Rain, Roses, Trees, Want, Will)
"Young people can get very discouraged and get hooked on drugs or on alcohol because of problems they perceive as insurmountable. It is important that they realize a mistake need not ruin their future, but they must also know that not everything in life is a bed of roses."
- Maureen Forrester
(Related: Life, Mistake, People, Alcohol, Bed, Drugs, Future, Problems, Roses, Ruin)
"Up until the War of the Roses there had been continual conflict in England."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: War, Conflict, England, Roses)
"Treaties are like roses and young girls. They last while they last."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Girls, Roses)
"Treaties, you see, are like girls and roses; they last while they last."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Girls, Roses)
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck."
- Emma Goldman
"Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, a box where sweets compacted lie."
- George Herbert
(Related: Lie, Roses, Spring)
"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
- Ben Hogan
(Related: Life, Play, Roses)
"If the power goes out, business stops... whether you sell roses or you're a big manufacturer."
- Eric Johnston
(Related: Business, Power, Roses)
"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses."
- Alphonse Karr
(Related: People, Roses)
"At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Experience, Life, Roses)
"You start acting in spite of your neuroses, not because of them."
- Frank Langella
"Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I."
- Oscar Levant
(Related: Roses, Violets)
"I think life is full of challenges and problems. I don't believe that anyone is perfect. We all make mistakes. It's not a bed of roses, and you have to work real hard at it."
- Nigel Mansell
(Related: Life, Work, Bed, Mistakes, Problems, Roses)
"There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: First, Forget, Nothing, Roses)
"Lawyers are like rhinoceroses: thick skinned, short-sighted, and always ready to charge."
- David Mellor
"An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Roses, Will)
"Days of wine and roses laugh and run away, like a child at play."
- Johnny Mercer
(Related: Play, Roses, Wine)
"Everything's coming up roses - for me."
- Ethel Merman
"I love her too, but our neuroses just don't match."
- Arthur Miller
"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
(Related: Love, Roses, Trying)
"'Tis now the summer of your youth: time has not cropped the roses from your cheek, though sorrow long has washed them."
- Edward Moore
(Related: Time, Now, Roses, Sorrow, Summer)
"While mantling on the maiden's cheek Young roses kindled into thought."
- Thomas Moore
(Related: Thought, Roses)
"I love bringing roses to a woman when she least expects it."
- Esai Morales
(Related: Love, Roses, Woman)
"What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine."
- Thomas More
(Related: Age, Love, Friends, Roses, Wine, Youth)
"But aesthetics is not religion, and the origins of religion lie somewhere completely different. They lie anyway, these roses smell too sweet and the deep roar of the breaking waves is too splendid, to do justice to such weighty matters now."
- Rudolf Otto
(Related: Religion, Lie, Aesthetics, Deep, Justice, Now, Roses)
"The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses."
"With me it is exceptionally true that the Presidency is no bed of roses."
- James K. Polk
(Related: Bed, Presidency, Roses)
"The hard part of writing at all is sitting your ass down in a chair and writing it. There's always something better to do, like I've got an interview, sharpening the pencils, trimming the roses. There's always something better to do. Going to a writer's club?"
- Jerry Pournelle
(Related: Roses, Writer, Writing)
"And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses."
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Beds, Roses)
"A psychologist said to me, there are only two important questions you have to ask yourself. What do you really feel? And, what do you really want? If you can answer those two, you probably can leave your neuroses behind you."
- Harold Ramis
(Related: Questions, Want)
"One may live without bread, not without roses."
- Jean Richepin
(Related: May, Roses)
"The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too. Help, you women of privilege, give her the ballot to fight with."
- Rose Schneiderman
(Related: Women, Fight, Help, Privilege, Roses)
"We found vines of a large size, and in some cases quite loaded with grapes; we also found an abundance of roses, which appeared to be like those of Castile."
- Junipero Serra
(Related: Abundance, Roses)
"Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you."
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Related: Garden, Roses)
"Who's the new Ramones, who's the new Guns 'N Roses, who's the new Motley Crue, who's the new Black Sabbath? They're coming, they're on the street, they're 16, 17 years old."
- Nikki Sixx
(Related: Old, Roses, Sabbath, Years)
"When a man has been consistently battering his wife, he shouldn't expect a bouquet of roses from her the morning after he promises to stop."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Wife, Man, Promises, Roses)
"Marriage is like life - it is a field of battle, not a bed of roses."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Life, Marriage, Battle, Bed, Roses)
"You get all of your neuroses worked out on stage. I haven't actually played very many nice characters, certainly not on stage. It's not a quality that attracts me."
- Patrick Stewart
"Truths and roses have thorns about them."
- Henry David Thoreau
"Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world."
- Kate D. Wiggins
(Related: Life, Mother, Brothers, Rainbows, Roses, Sisters, Stars, World)
"We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory."
- Bern Williams
(Related: Victory, Contentment, May, Roses, Violets)