Quotes - Carnations

Quotes about carnations by topic: Rose and carnation, Love and carnations, Gardening and carnations, Attitude to carnations, People and carnations, Flowers and carnations, Death and carnations, Relationship and carnations.

Rose and carnation

You’re a rose, the perfect flower. I’m a carnation, just a cheaper substitute. (Wendi Cassel)
Do not ask carnations to the rosebush nor to the peach the taste of the strawberry. (Henri-Frederic Amiel)
In the beginning we start with roses. The king’s flower right? Only they wilt in less than a day, especially when exposed to the elements. But Carnations? Oh, what a beautiful flower. They come in every color. True, some are painted, but that doesn’t mean they are less beautiful, and they never wilt. (Ruth McLeod-Kearns)
And in my flower-beds,
I think,
Smile the carnation
and the pink. (Rupert Brooke)
Now, between these flowers, every witty man,
Every delicate heart knows the difference;
The carnation is only pride or malicious spite;
The rose is beauty, smile, hope; (Jules Canonge)

Quotes about rose

Love and carnations

Papet, I’m leaving because I can’t take it anymore. It’s not for the carnations too bad if they die, it’s because of my Love. (Daniel Auteuil)
The carnation is red, it smell is like love ,
He confuses thoughts, the spirit spirals in the throat … (Pyotr Buturlin)
I don’t love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz or arrow of carnations that propagate fire: I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul. (Pablo Neruda)
Love is a war of lightning,
and two bodies ruined by a single sweetness.
Kiss by kiss I cover your tiny infinity,
your margins, your rivers, your diminutive villages,
and a genital fire, transformed by delight,
slips through the narrow channels of blood
to precipitate a nocturnal carnation,
to be, and be nothing but light in the dark. (Pablo Neruda)

Gardening and carnations

One should not despise the carnation;
She is the gardener’s delight.
Sometimes she has to stand in the light, sometimes
he protects her from the sun. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
Sir, the year growing ancient,
Not yet on summer’s death nor on the birth
Of trembling winter, the fairest flowers o’ th’ season
Are our carnations and streaked gillyvors,
Which some call nature’s bastards. (William Shakespeare)
I believe that virtually everyone has the ability to either grow some food at home, or to find an appropriate location to start a garden. I may sound like a kook who plants my landscape with cucumbers instead of carnations, peppers instead of petunias, and fruit trees rather than ficus, but I am convinced that wherever you go, you can grow food! Now is the time for us to join together and plant the seeds that will transform the places in which we live. (Greg Peterson)

Quotes about gardening

Attitude to carnations

Since there are, and will be, different points of view
on this red carnation. (Konstantin Simonov)
(Carnations) The only flower that, when given to someone, is marginally superior to dead ones. (Marisha Pessl)
I had bought a bunch of carnations in town. It’s the most hideous flower I know, but they could n’t know that. It was sort of my mute protest that no one would ever grasp. (Katarina Mazetti)
How fragrant the carnations breathe!
Like the stars, a swarm of
golden bees, anxiously shimmering
in the violet-blue sky! (Heinrich Heine)
The spring apple trees are pinker,
The raspberry scarf burns.
The carnation is a furious flower! (Nikolay Klyuev)

People and carnations

I hear the carnations talking over the drone of white noise in the background. They’re saying how painful it is to be snipped at the stems, complaining about the quality of the water they’re swimming in, asking to be put back into the ground so they can die in peace. ( A.G. Howard)
My granddaddy on my momma’s side, he was a romantic. He loved love songs. Every Valentine’s Day, I remember him buying a red carnation for my grandmomma, my momma and my sister. That was something you could count on every year. (Josh Turner)
Too quick despairer, wherefore wilt thou go? Soon will the high Midsummer pomps come on, Soon will the musk carnations break and swell. (Matthew Arnold)
Carnations scarlet delicate aroma
Leads the dream to the initial blooms,
When the whole world gave answers to the soul ,
And the thought did not yet know the loss. (Konstantin Balmont)

Flowers and carnations

In June, treat yourself to jasmine and let the eyeletto July. (Kheira Chakor)
I stopped in front of a florist’s window. Behind me, the screeching and throbbing boulevard vanished. Gone, too, were the voices of newspaper vendors selling their daily poisoned flowers. Facing me, behind the glass curtain, a fairyland. Shining, plump carnations, with the pink voluptuousness of women about to reach maturity, poised for the first step of a sprightly dance; shamelessly lascivious gladioli; virginal branches of white lilac; roses lost in pure meditation, undecided between the metaphysical white and the unreal yellow of a sky after the rain. (Emil Dorian)

Quotes about flowers

Death and carnations

To the Elysian shades dismiss my soul, where no carnation fades. (Alexander Pope)
For some reason he remembered the Mexican name for carnations. Somebody must have told him when he was a kid. They were called Nails of Love and marigolds , the Nails of Death. It was a word lie nails – claveles. Maybe he’d better put marigolds on his mothers grave. (John Steinbeck)
In November I received a ransom note telling me exactly what to do if ever I wished to see my uncle Theobald alive again. I do not have an Uncle Theobald, but I wore a pink carnation in my buttonhole and ate nothing but salads for the entire month anyway. (Neil Gaiman)

Relationship and carnations

If you gave me a fresh carnation, I would only crush its tender petals… (Paul Weller)
A simple wild flower.
I got into one bouquet with a carnation. (Maxim Gorky)
To win the trophy of enchanting grace: Ranks of Carnations, to all ladies dear, Of whose sweet taste I write approval here, For these pre-eminent myself I think, As long as you don’t overdue the pink.
(Ruth Pitter)

Others

The colors that show best by candlelight are white, carnation, and a kind of sea-water green. (Francis Bacon)
The poet’s carnation sacrificed the heavens for blond hair. The chameleon lingered in a clearing to build a tiny palace of strawberries and spiders there, the pyramids of Egypt made passers-by laugh, because they did not know that the rain quenches the earth. Finally, the orange butterfly shook its pips on the eyelids of the children who thought they felt the sandman pass. (Paul Eluard)
I’m for a multi-racial world in which each race keeps to itself, in harmony with the other races. Like in a garden, you have flowerbeds of roses and flowerbeds of carnations and irises and different other flowers. They don’t intermarry. They stay separate, and each one has its beauty. . . . I’m against colonialism for the reason that colonialism infects the master as well as the slave. It even infects the master more (Savitri Devi)
The carnations glow on all the balconies,
At night even the flowers become bold.
And otherwise so modest window panes,
They throw gold brightly on the streets.
No little room wants to remain poor at night.
Four walls can encompass all lust. (Max Dauthenday)

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