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Thoughts and pansies

Pansy—French pensee, fancy or thought, from penser, to think. (Sarah Warner Brooks)

Man, you looked at the saddest, gloomiest of all the flowers on earth and like other flowers you gave it a name. You called it Thought. (Jacques Prévert)

There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray you, love, remember: and there is pansies, that’s for thoughts. (William Shakespeare)

I pray, what flowers are these? The pansy this, O, that’s for lover’s thoughts. (George Chapman)

She wished she had a little yellow house of her own, with a flower box full of real flowers and herbs – pansies and rosemary – and a sweet lover who would swing dance with her in the evenings and cook pasta and read poetry aloud. (Francesca Lia Block)

And her favorite flowers were the beautiful, velvety pansies, whose very emblem is thought.(Alex. McVeigh Miller)

Pansies are like flowers, those picked in the morning keep fresh the longest. (André Gide)

Love and pansies

What connection would there be between a pansy and a crushed love? (Max O’Rell)

Pansies for thought— Love lies bleeding. (Max O’Rell)

Yet mark’d I where the bolt of Cupid fell: It fell upon a little western flower, Before milk-white, now purple with love’s wound, And maidens call it love-in-idleness. (William Shakespeare)

Tis not your work, but Love’s. Love, unperceived, A more ideal Artist he than all, Came, drew your pencil from you, made those eyes Darker than the darkest pansies, and that hair More black than ashbuds in the front of March. (Alfred Lord Tennyson)

Ah, Cruel Love! must I endure
Thy many scorns, and find no cure?
Say, are thy medicines made to be
Helps to all others but to me?
I’ll leave thee, and to Pansies come. (Robert Herrick)

Pansies features

One of these is the Viola tricolor, from which is descended the Pansy, or Love-in-Idleness. (Henry Nicholson Ellacombe)

Pansy, many colours; six inches; from early spring until November, if kept well cut. (Helena Rutherfurd Ely)

Pansy is seldom coveted in a happy bouquet, She is the least honored in the dance of flowers. And yet she is the first to delight us in spring, and still blooms when the rose has long since scattered its leaves. (Helene Krüger)

Pansies… A soft pattern curls vaguely
over black velvet… (Vladimir Nabokov)

Something secret in this denouement:
Too sad and tender they
were called — «pansies». (Nikolai Rubtsov)

People and pansies

They smile at us to
inquisitive faces
of pansies. (Erhard Horst Bellermann)

Finally, near the ground, colorful flocks of pansies that look like little girls in cotton dresses… (Ivan Novikov)

On her head, in black hair, her own without admixture, there was a small garland of pansies and the same on a black ribbon of a belt between white lace. (Leo Tolstoy)

The way he looked at Julia made her feel attractive. For half an hour, as their sentences floated pleasantly among the scent of violets and snowdrops, forget-me-nots and pansies, her interest in him grew. (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Men and pansies

He was one of those guys that think they’re being a pansy if they don’t break around forty of your fingers when they shake hands with you. God I hate that stuff. (J.D. Salinger)

I don’t want to be labeled as either a pansy or a heterosexual. Labeling is so self-limiting. We are what we do — not what we say we are. (Montgomery Clift)

It was an archaic expression of friendship by an undisciplined man in an age when most men seemed in mortal fear of being mistaken for pansies for even a split second. (Kurt Vonnegut)

But my parents had taught me that everybody deserved respect, no matter if they were pansies or not, and to tell the truth, I was nothing to write home about in the physical looks department. (Robert McCammon)

Heart and pansies

Nobody can keep on being angry if she looks into the heart of a pansy for a little while. (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

Heart’s ease of pansy, pleasure or thought, Which would the picture give us of these? Surely the heart that conceived it sought Heart’s ease. (Algernon Charles Swinburne)

Heart’s ease! one could look for half a day Upon this flower, and shape in fancy out Full twenty different tales of love and sorrow, That gave this gentle name. (Mary Howitt)

A cat has the face of a pansy flower, and is just as velvety. A cat holds infinity in her eyes, and your heart in her front paws. (Leonore Fleischer)

Flowers and pansies

Now the pansy, peace, And now the lily, faith — or now a spray Of the climbing ivy, hope. (Cale Young Rice)

Pansies, lilies, kingcups, daisies, Let them live upon their praises. (William Wordsworth)

At first yellow pansies and daffodils had control, to be replaced in due season by the uniform appearance of tulips… (Eugen Neuhaus)

Not rare flowers, such as she had just been admiring, but flowers sweet and common, pansies and thyme, sweet peas and mignonette. (Margaret M. Robertson)

Quotes about flowers

Nature and pansies

Yet Nature everywhere resumed her course; Low pansies to the sun their purple gave, And the soft poppy blossomed on the grave. (George Gordon Byron)

A silence reigns upon the air, Upon the pansies by the shore, Upon the violets, pale and fair, Upon the willow, bending o’er; The reeds and lilies silent grow, The dark green waters silent sleep, Save when the summer breezes blow, Or silvery minnows leap. (George Arnold)

The beauteous pansies rise
In purple, gold, and blue,
With tints of rainbow hue
Mocking the sunset skies. (Thomas J. Ouseley)

Quotes about nature

Gardening and pansies

The true gardener discovers himself before the wild pansy. (Jacques Prevert)

One bright pansy popping through a sidewalk crack will get weeded or stepped on; it’s not until twenty fabulous flowers bust through and the pavement is ruined anyway that someone decides maybe it isn’t a sidewalk at all, but a flower garden. So please, for the love of gender—go bloom. (S. Bear Bergman)

Quotes about gardening

Attitude to pansies

For a flower, I like the name pansy, or pensée, best of any. (Henry David Thoreau)

I know not which I love the most, Nor which the comeliest shows, The timid, bashful violet Or the royal-hearted rose: The pansy in purple dress, The pink with cheek of red, Or the faint, fair heliotrope, who hangs, Like a bashful maid her head. (Phoebe Cary)

Night and pansies

A night like a black pansy with a little gold heart. (John Galsworthy)

I send thee pansies while the year is young,
Yellow as sunshine, purple as the night;
Flowers of remembrance, ever fondly sung
By all the chiefest of the Sons of Light; (Sarah Dowdney)

Shakspeare and pansies

But Shakspeare’s favourite flowers seem to have been the Primrose, the Violet, the Pansy, and, above all, the Cowslip. (Henry Arthur Bright)

They were duly shown the “rosemary for remembrance,” the “pansies for thoughts,” and a great many others of Shakespeare’s loved flowers. (Margaret Williamson)

Literature and pansies

If there was ever a bigger pansy than my father, it was Marcel Proust. (Alison Bechdel)

Poetry is a mystic, sensuous mathematics of fire, smoke-stacks, waffles, pansies, people, and purple sunsets. (Carl Sandburg)

Wildflowers and pansies

The pansy and many of our highly prized plants and flowers grew wild in the south. (Louis Hughes)

One of the common weeds of cultivated fields is the pretty Wild Pansy or Heartsease (Viola tricolor), of the order Violaceæ. (William S. Furneaux)

Quotes about wildflowers

Eyes and pansies

Such wondrous-eyed pansies, And lovely nasturtiums That run on the walls. (Elizabeth Porter Gould)

Pansies like a dryad’s eyes, Open-wide and half-afraid, Like unfolded butterflies In a little Tempe glade. (Louis Golding)

Bloom and pansies

Pansies love coolness and give their largest and finest flowers in early spring and late fall. (Mary H. Northend)

Resemble pansies, not so large; but bloom all Summer. (Jane Eayre Fryer)

Quotes about bloom

Death and pansies

Why are the pansy, primrose, jessamine, violet, etc., used as emblems of mourning? (John Chilton Scammell)

The pansies of past spring-times lie Dead in the shadow of the yew. (Frances Fuller Victor)

Spring and pansies

Pansy is without doubt the most popular spring flower in cultivation. (Liberty Hyde Bailey)

Pansies in soft April rains Fill their stalks with honeyed sap Drawn from Earth’s prolific lap. (Bayard Taylor)

Quotes about spring

Violets and pansies

Violets are closely related to the cultivated Pansies. (Leland F. Allen)

There is no technical difference between Pansies and Violets. (Margaret Armstrong)

Quotes about violets

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