In the scenery of spring, nothing is better, nothing worse; The flowering branches are of themselves, some short, some long.
If the resident zoologist of Galaxy X had visited the earth 5 million years ago while making his inventory of inhabited planets in the universe, he would surely have corrected his earlier report that apes showed more promise than Old World monkeys and noted that monkeys had overcome an original disadvantage to gain domination among primates. (He will confirm this statement after his visit next year but also add a footnote that one species from the ape bush has enjoyed an unusual and unexpected flowering, thus demanding closer monitoring.)stephen jay gould
This island rock in space turns flowering endlessly To peaks of cloud still mounting where you took Your last high passage and your faltering luck.
I found Him in the shining of the stars, I marked Him in the flowering of His fields, But in His ways with men I find Him not.Tennyson
The world is always full of brilliant youth which fades into grey and embittered middle age: the first flowering takes everything. The great men are those who have developed slowly, or who have been able to survive the glamour of their early florescence and to go on learning from life.willa cather
A book is like a man — clever and dull, brave and cowardly, beautiful and ugly. For every flowering thought there will be a page like a wet and mangy mongrel, and for every looping flight a tap on the wing and a reminder that wax cannot hold the feathers firm too near the sun.john steinbeck
Roses are shining in PicardyIn the hush of the silver dew;Roses are flowering in PicardyBut there's never a rose like you.And the roses will die with the summer timeAnd our roads may be far apart,But there's one rose that dies not in Picardy;'Tis the rose that I keep in my heart.fred weatherly
I heard the bells from the future churches, the children playing and laughing in the schoolyards … and here was an almond tree in bloom before me: I must reach out and cut a flowering branch. For, by believing passionately in something which still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired, whatever we have not irrigated with our blood to such a degree that it becomes strong enough to stride across the somber threshold of nonexistence.Nikos Kazantzakis
What is precious is never to forget The delight of the blood drawn from ancient springs Breaking through rocks in worlds before our earth ; Never to deny its pleasure in the simple morning light, Nor its grave evening demand for love; Never to allow gradually the traffic to smother With noise and fog the flowering of the spirit.stephen spender
Annie Besant’s book where she put forward the idea that theosophical mystical energies could be portrayed as colours or abstract shapes was practically the invention of abstract art. A lot of artists rushed out and read it and suddenly thought, ‘oh God you could, you could portray love as a colour, or depression as a colour” All of a sudden abstract art happens, a flowering out of occultism.
O serpent heart, hid with a flowering face! Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave?william shakespeare
The flowering moments of the mind Drop half their petals in our speech.
Welcome, dear Goldenrod, once more, Thou mimic, flowering elm! I always think that Summer's store Hangs from thy laden stem.Horace scudder
Ay, many flowering islands lie In the waters of wide Agony.Percy Bysshe Shelley
I found Him in the shining of the stars , I marked Him in the flowering of His fields, But in His ways with men I find Him not. I waged His wars , and now I pass and die.
In the scenery of spring, nothing is better, nothing worse; The flowering branches are of themselves, some short, some long.ryōkan
Those tall flowering- reeds which stand, In Arno like a sheaf of sceptres, left By some remote dynasty of dead gods.
Thou that singest wheat and woodland, tilth and vineyard, hive and horse and herd; All the charm of all the Muses often flowering in a lonely word.
Now fades the last streak of snow, Now burgeons every maze of quick About the flowering squares, and thick By ashen roots the violets blow.Tennyson
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