Lilacs quotes

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Lilac features

Remember how in time of lilacs who proclaim the aim of waking is to dream… (E.E. Cummings)

Our so classic lilac comes from the Balkans. Although formerly cultivated by the Arabs who introduced it to Spain in the 10th century, it did not spread to the rest of Europe until the 16th century. (Véronique Mure)

Splendid, imposing and generous, the lilac is undemanding. It can survive almost without any care and grow into a hundred years old. (Mélinda Wilson)

The common lilac is amazingly fragrant, but once it’s finished blooming, it is a rather unattractive plant. (Vincent Simeone)

Arborescent lilacs, which sometimes projected like a single arrow, like a colored steeple, the low roof of the house. (Marcel Proust)

A faint smell of lilac filled the air. There was always lilac in this part of town. Where there were grandmothers, there was always lilac. (Laura Miller)

Lilac makes on occasion a sound between a sniff and a snort that’s as damning as all improper words in the language and, like them, can’t be written down. (Leslie Ford)

Love and lilac

We pick lilacs Last lilacs like very weary kisses. (Guillaume Apollinaire)

Budapest in late May is a city of lilacs. The sweet, languid, rather sleepy smell of lilacs wafts everywhere. And it is a city of lovers, many of them quite middle-aged. Walking with their arms around each other, embracing and kissing on park benches. A sensuousness very much bound up (it seems to me) with the heady ubiquitous smell of lilacs. (Joyce Carol Oates)

Alive to the loving past, she conjures her own. Nothing is wholly lost—sun on the stone. And lilacs in their splendor, like lost friends, come back through grief to tell her love never ends. (May Sarton)

The true beloveds of this world are in their lover’s eyes lilacs opening, ship lights, school bells, a landscape, remembered conversations, friends, a child’s Sunday, lost voices, one’s favorite suit, autumn and all seasons, memory, yes, it being the earth and water of existence, memory. (Truman Capote)

Tonight I’m waiting for Madeleine But it’s raining on my lilacs It ‘s raining like every week And Madeleine does n’t arrive Tonight I ‘m waiting for Madeleine It’s too late for tram thirty- three Too late for Eugene ‘s fries And Madeleine does not arrive. (Jacques Brel)

O were my love yon Lilac fair,
Wi’ purple blossoms to the Spring,
And I, a bird to shelter there,
When wearied on my little wing! (Robert Burns)

The wind is tossing the lilacs,
The new leaves laugh in the sun,
And the petals fall on the orchard wall,
But for me the spring is done.
Beneath the apple blossoms
I go a wintry way,
For love that smiled in April
Is false to me in May. (Sara Teasdale)

People and lilac

May—the lilacs are in bloom. Forget yourself. (Marty Rubin)

Strive not for the beauty of raiment, nor for stately dwellings. Behold the lilac. (L.E. Modesitt Jr.)

I cannot understand why my arm is not a lilac tree. (Leonard Cohen)

Certain beings are like the lilac which saturates with its perfume, day and night, the air in which it steeps, condemning those who enter its fragrant circle to immediately experience an intimate intoxication which makes one clink, like crystal glasses of Bohemia, the atoms of their souls. (Christian Bobin)

In the dooryard fronting an old farm-house near the white-wash’d palings, Stands the lilac-bush tall-growing with heart-shaped leaves of rich green, with many a pointed blossom rising delicate, with the perfume strong I love, With every leaf a miracle — and from this bush in the dooryard, With delicate-color’d blossoms and heart-shaped leaves of rich green, A sprig with its flower I break. (Walt Whitman)

I have 85 withered lilacs on my head… (André Druelle)

Smell and lilac

What a dizzying, intoxicating fragrance lilacs have! (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

We intoxicated ourselves with lilacs. (Victor Hugo)

The spirit has a lilac smell. (Carlos Santana)

The smell of lilacs crept poignantly into the room like a remembered spring. (Margaret Millar)

It seems stuffy to me this smell when lilacs fade. (Fyodor Sologub)

The smell of moist earth and lilacs hung in the air like wisps of the past and hints of the future. (Margaret Millar)

Spring and lilac

The generous lilac, like a great purple sea of loveliness, swept over us in the full tide of spring. (Eleanor McCutcheon Talmage)

May twilight, tender young greenery with shadows, the smell of lilacs, the buzz of beetles, silence, warmth — how new and how unusual it all is, although spring repeats itself every year! (Anton Chekhov)

April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain. (T.S. Eliot)

When lilacs last in the dooryard bloomed, and the great star early drooped in the western sky in the night, I mourned and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring. (Walt Whitman)

While the lilacs have not yet faded,
And their sweet breath excites the chest,
Sometimes you want to fall on your knees,
Say to the spring: «Don’t leave! Stay!» (Aleksey Apukhtin)

Quotes about spring

Rose and lilac

Like roses, one of the most beloved flowering shrubs, lilacs have a renaissance. (Vincent Simeone)

To every place where the Englishman goes to make a home he likes to have about him Lilacs and Roses. (Ernest Thomas Cook)

There are oh so many miracles That the western sky exposes Why go looking for lilacs When you’re lying in a bed of roses? (Joan Baez)

«If you had said roses» —»No, I mean lilacs — the simple country lilacs». (Constance Fenimore Woolson)

Beautiful rose without a doubt,
But only for those in whom there is no passion.
Alas, before the first love
A rose is beautiful, without a doubt,
But in the hour of love languor
Miles of lilacs are a delicate color. (Georgy Ivanov)

Quotes about rose

Gardening and lilac

One of the loveliest amongst flowering shrubs, which we profusely grow, is the lilac. (Alfred Smee)

With its versatile form and lovely heart-shaped leaves, the lilac is an exceptional companion to a wide range of flowering trees and shrubs. (Kim Smith)

I think I’ll take those two young white lilacs that are crowded over by the fence in the front yard to start the garden. (Maria Thompson Daviess)

If you do not want your lilac to become a tree, prune to a height of eight to nine feet, which keeps the blossoms at eye level. (Kim Smith)

Quotes about gardening

Art and lilac

Above all, I seek to bring life to my poems, to give them a smell of white bread, a scent of lilac, the freshness of a sage stem. (Rene-Guy Cadou)

O future readers, who live in joy — Of sixteen years, lilacs and first kisses, — Your loves make my decayed bones enjoy. (Charles Cros)

I wonder if I don’t give too much of myself to writing: I am always half where I am; the other half is feeding the furnace, kick-starting the heat of creativity. I am making love with someone but at the same time I’m noticing how this graceful hand across my belly might just fit in with the memory of lilacs in Albuquerque in 1974. (Natalie Goldberg)

The artist has depicted for us
The deep swoon of lilacs
And the resounding steps of colors
On the canvas like scabs laid. (Osip Mandelstam)

Death and lilac

Here below all the lilacs are dying, All the songs of the birds are short, I dream of the summers which remain Forever. .. (Sully Prudhomme)

White cemetery lilacs — By my temples bloomed; — I will soon have the whole tuft — To shade my withered brow. (Theophile Gautier)

The day when I will disappear, I will have been polite with life because I will have loved it and respected it very much. I have never considered negligible the smell of lilacs, the sound of the wind in the leaves, the sound of the surf on the sand when the sea is calm, the lapping. All these moments that nature gives us, I have loved, cherished, pampered. I ‘m polite, that’s it. They are part of my walks and my constantly renewed happy astonishments. (Olivier de Kersauson)

May and lilac

Lilacs are May in essence. (Jean Hersey)

Others said May was best, that sweet green time when lilacs bloomed and gardens along Main Street were filled with sugary pink peonies and Dutch tulips. (Alice Hoffman)

I opened the large central window of my office room to its full on the fine early May morning. Then I stood for a few moments, breathing in the soft, warm air that was charged with the scent of white lilacs below. (Angus Wilson)

Quotes about May

Memories and lilac

Lilacs, like memories, waft on the breeze. (Rachel Hartman)

Honeysuckle and lilac Memories come back. (Juliana Hatfield)

The breath of the enchanted wind mingles the fresh scent of the lilacs with the fragrance of the past. (Marcel Proust)

Girl and lilac

The young girl, who dreamed in the shade of the lilacs (Romain Rolland)

Now that lilacs are in bloom She has a bowl of lilacs in her room And twists one in her fingers while she talks.»Ah, my friend, you do not know, you do not know What life is, you who hold it in your hands»; (slowly twisting the lilac stalks) «You let it flow from you, you let it flow, And youth is cruel, and has no remorse And smiles at situations which it cannot see.» I smile, of course, And go on drinking tea. (T.S. Eliot)

World and lilac

World: lilac bush — eternal, huge, immense. (Yevgeny Zamyatin)

The spring is fresh and fearless
And every leaf is new,
The world is brimmed with moonlight,
The lilac brimmed with dew. (Sara Teasdale)

Attitude to lilac

On the light they had loved, on the lilacs again in bloom. (Czesław Miłosz)

Nothing is more wistful than the scent of lilac, nor more robust than its woody stalk, for we must remember that it is a tree as well as a flower, we must try not to forget this. (Stevie Smith)

Happiness and lilac

I’ve not much interest in the important things of life. Only in the beautiful things. Just this lilac here makes me happy. (Erich Maria Remarque)

I pay attention to the pretty little things that we often come across without seeing them. My joys are increased tenfold. A ray of sunshine, the smell of lilacs, the Christmas lights make me feel puffs of happiness. (Virginia Grimaldi)

Flowers and lilac

We owed scores of our older flowers to the Orient, among them such important ones as the Lilac, Rose, Lily, Tulip, Crown Imperial. (Alice Morse Earle)

Lilacs, pinks, roses, lilies, and many other beautiful flowers, smiled in luxuriant and variegated bloom… (Maria Burg)

Quotes about flowers

Cherry and lilac

Here the lilac’s purple plume and here the pink of cherry, Hillsides just a drift of bloom with clover in between!… (Isabel Ecclestone Mackay)

Lilacs again in the Whipples’ dooryard bloomed, and the general’s young cherry trees were white with blossoms. (Meredith Nicholson)

Quotes about cherry

Nature and lilac

January takes the snow for a shawl; February drags our steps; Mars with his fingers of pale sun, Throws hailstones on the lilacs. (Rosemonde Gérard)

If you want to live, then get into the carriage and go to where the air is saturated with the smell of lilacs and bird cherry, where, caressing your eyes with their delicate whiteness and sparkle of diamond dews, lilies of the valley and night beauties bloom in a race. (Anton Chekhov)

Quotes about nature

Lilac blooming

Just now the lilac is in bloom All before my little room. (Rupert Brooke)

The lilac branches are bowed under the weight of the flowers: blooming is hard, and the most important thing is — to bloom. (Yevgeny Zamyatin)

Wind and lilac

The wind is tossing the lilacs, the new leaves laugh in the sun, and the petals fall on the orchard wall. (Sara Teasdale)

The spring breeze jumps,
stomping along the paths,
and the sun touches the lilacs
with the tip of the beam. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Quotes about wind

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