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Flower Quotes

When it doesn't seem quite right to send a bouquet, send a funny flower quote instead. They are fast and simple. It's easy to share them quickly.

 

If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging.
~Alan Bennett

He’s not kidding. The National Association of Flower Arranging Societies is serious business in Britain.

I don't know whether nice people tend to grow roses or growing roses makes people nice.
~Roland A Browne

It’s not a surprise that Mr. Browne is the author of “The Rose Lover’s guide,” which was published in 1983 Intriguingly, though, he is also the author of “The intelligent Dog’s Guide to People-Owning,” published in 1967.

A man walks into a flower shop...."I'd like some flowers please."
"Certainly, Sir. What did you have in mind?"
He shrugs "Well I'm not sure, I uh, I uh, I uh..."
"Perhaps I could help. What exactly have you done?"
~Anonymous

According to the Society of American Florists (2011), 92% of women remember the last time they received flowers as a gift.

Even if you think the Big Bang created the stars, don't you wonder who sent the flowers? ~Robert Brault

Mr. Brault has been quoted in magazines ranging from the National Enquirer to Reader’s Digest.

A fox is a wolf who sends flowers.
~Ruth Brown

Ms. Brown was an R&B singer in the 1950s. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of fame in 1993.

 

If you want to say it with flowers, remember that a single rose screams in your face: 'I'm cheap!' ~Delta Burke

This funny flower quote was first spoken by Delta's character, Suzanne Sugarbaker, on the television series Designing Women, which ran from 1986-1991.

At my age flowers scare me.
~George Burns

According to the Museum of Broadcast Communications, George burns maintained a starring film, television, and radio career from 1929 through 1994. He’s known for playing the role of God, and for his various quips about old age.

Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
~Brian Clough

The BBC reports that this famous English Football (Soccer) coach spoke these words after receiving a liver transplant that saved his life.

Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.
~Marcelene Cox

Ms. Cox is a magazine columnist and humorist. She’s been quoted in Women Know Everything and Words from the Wise: Over 6,000 of the Smartest Things Ever Said and a dozen other books. Her sayings frequently appear as photo captions and blog quotes.

I sent my flowers across the hall to Mrs. Nixon but her husband remembered what a Democrat I am and sent them back.
~Bette Davis

Bette Davis is also known for speaking the famous quote “Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.” in the movie All About Eve.

Earth laughs in flowers.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson was the mentor of Henry David Thoreau and a member of the transcendentalist writing movement in new England in the mid 1800s.

Money is a powerful aphrodisiac but flowers work almost as well.
~Robert Heinlein

Robert Heinlein was a classic American science fiction author. This funny flower quote comes from his book Time Enough for Love, first published in 1973.

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
~Doug Larson

This funny flower quote was excerpted in Reader’s Digest in 1984. Since then it has been reprinted thousands of times. Doug Larson was the author of the “Hitchhiker’s Guide” series, which was based on his radio show of the same name.

Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
~Oscar Levant

Levant was a comedian, pianist, actor, and television personality. He was a close friend of George Gershwin and is famous for his piano renditions of Gershwin’s music. Levant died in 1972.

If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn.
~Andrew Mason

This funny flower quote appeared in Reader’s Digest in 1991. Mason is a physician who is also known for the saying “Sainthood emerges when you can listen to someone's tale of woe and not respond with a description of your own.”

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
~H.L.Mencken

Mencken was a journalist, essayist, and social commentator. He lived from 1880-1958. This quote may have gained popularity when it was printed in W.C. Privy’s Original Bathroom Reader in 1981

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
~A. A. Milne

A.A. Milne created the character of Winnie the Pooh in 1926. Since then, Pooh has grown into movies, plays, stuffed animals, television specials and even spinoff books like the Tao of Pooh.

By the time one is eighty, it is said, there is no longer a tug of war in the garden with the May flowers hauling like mad against the claims of the other months. All is at last in balance and all is serene. The gardener is usually dead, of course.
~Henry Mitchell

This quote first appeared in The Essential Earthman: Henry Mitchell on Gardening, published in 1981. Excerpts are available on Google Books.

Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
~Lewis Mumford

Mumford's quote was reprinted in The Bathroom Almanac of 1981. When it was used by World Watch in 1995, it gained additional popularity. It may have first appeared in the Christian Herald in 1969.

 

Source - Letterpile

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