I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. -Emma Goldman
Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m schizophrenic, and so am I. – Oscar Levant
Out of all the flowers that bloom in this world, the rose is by far the most beautiful of all.
There may be a lot of flowers in a person’s life but there can only be one rose, that is real.
How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.- Victor Hugo
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. – William Shakespeare
But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose. – Anne Bronte
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
I turn all thorn then, but you come back again and make my thorniness fragrant and pink and petaled. – Rumi
I see what crosses my attempt will bring;
I know what thorns the growing rose defends;
I think the honey guarded with a sting – William Shakespeare
Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too. – Marcus Aurelius
That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful. – Rumi
The Rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms. – Angelus Silesius!
Man, I’m the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix.
Since love first made the breast an instrument Of fierce lamenting, by its flame my heart Was molten to a mirror, like a rose I pluck my breast apart, that I may hang This mirror in your sight. – Muhammad Iqbal