Quotes - Tulips

Quotes about tulips by topic: People and tulips, Women and tulips, Tulips features, Relationship and tulips, Gardening and tulips, Life and tulips, Flowers and tulips, Spring and tulips, Love and tulips, Attitude to tulips, Beauty and tulips, Vegetables and tulips, Daffodils and tulips, Holland and tulips, etc.

People and tulips

The tulips have found me out. (Florence Ripley Mastin)

Flowers heal me. Tulips make me happy. (Rebecca Wells)

Who would presume to imitate the colors of the tulip or improve the shape of the lily? (Edgar Allan Poe)

We are the gift that God gave to himself. He needs our eyes to see the colorful blooming of tulips. (Fabrizio Caramagna)

I’m a tulip in a cup. I stand no chance of growing up. (Fiona Apple)

How can you be content to be in the world like tulips in a garden, to make a fine show, and be good for nothing? (Mary Astell)

Corneille grew little tulips and only cared about people, a bad plant much less pleasant to see and above all much more difficult to make flower. (Alexandre Dumas)

The tulip and the butterfly Appear in gayer coats than I: Let me be dressed fine as I will, Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still. (Isaac Watts)

Women and tulips

Ladies, like variegated tulips, show’Tis to their changes half their charms we owe. (Alexander Pope)

There are 2 kinds of women. Tulips: beautiful, elegant, proud, risky. Peonies: tousled, messy, charming, risque. (Bernard Pivot)

I I don’t need to drink to be drunk. I can get drunk on things like the tulip – et cette nuit. (Betty Smith)

Somewhere at the limit of beauty A woman becomes a tulip Or a bird… It seemed strange to me That they are real. That you, — sorry! — that you speak the language… (Ilya Selvinsky)

Many poets think that nature is not complete without woman, and from this doubtless come all the flowery comparisons which, in their songs, turn our natural companion in turn into a rose, a violet, a tulip, etc.., etc. (Guy de Maupassant)

Beautiful women who have no religion are like flowers without a scent; they are like those cold, matter-of-fact tulips that look so porcelain-like at us from their Chinese porcelain pots, and if they could talk would certainly explain to us how they arose quite naturally from an onion, how it is sufficient if one does not get sick here smells, and how, by the way, as far as scent is concerned, a sensible flower needs no scent at all. (Heinrich Heine)

Tulips features

O rare flower, o flower of luxury and decoration,
On your stem always erect and triumphant. (Francois Coppee)

Here are the tulips, budded and full-blown, their swoops and dips, their gloss, and poses, the satin of their darks. (Margaret Atwood)

Tulips are the only flowers that continue to grow, up to an inch or more, after they’re cut. (Sarah Jio)

If a purple tulip could talk, she would say something calm, cool, and wise, without the flash of a soothing balm. (Amelia Brown)

Nine giggling tulips in a transparent vase. I watch their trembling under the wings of passing time. They have a radiant way of being defenseless. (Christian Bobin)

The tulips along the border are redder than ever, opening, no longer wine cups but chalices; thrusting themselves up, to what end? They are, after all, empty. When they are old they turn themselves inside out, explode slowly, the petals thrown like shards. (Margaret Atwood)

Relationship and tulips

Tiptoe through the tulips with me. (Al Dubin)

I could hear you, talking to the daffodils and tulips, whispering to the fairies that lived inside their petals. Each separate flower had a different family inside it. (Lucy Christopher)

Friendship is a tulip that retains in its bulb all the trials and memories experienced together, but which must be taken care of to preserve its beauty. (Adrien Verschaere)

Fog obscures my eyes, Things and faces merge, And only a red tulip, A tulip in your buttonhole. (Anna Akhmatova)

There are relationships
that are like
beautiful fresh spring flowers.
Have you ever tried
pressing a tulip?
She loses color and form,
becomes expressionless and dry. (Kristiane Allert-Wybranietz)

Gardening and tulips

Deep in the drilled-in mud of the fields behind me, our bulbs are wrapped in their brittle skins with their messages of color stored inside. Blue iris, yellow crocus, tulips of all colors. (Anna Smaill)

What do the tulips and the roses matter to me, since, by the pity of Heaven, I have the whole garden for myself alone. (Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafiz)

I actually have an attachment to a flower passion, but odorless; the pride of gardeners, georgines, peonies, tulips, camellias, have been indifferent to me since I was a child. (Otto von Bismarck)

When crocuses and hyacinths sprout,
and streams flow merrily again,
when tulips shoot out of the ground,
granny is happy to water the flowers! (Tommy Schmidle)

Gardening quotes

Life and tulips

Life isn’t a tiptoe through the tulips. (Shannon Hoon)

Things are never just things. These, for example, tulips, resonate in the apartment a cheerful, fraternal note. (Christian Bobin)

The joy is an absurd yellow tulip, popping up in my life, contradicting all the evidence that shows it should not be there. (Marya Hornbacher)

Tulips come up in spring for no reason. Of course, you planted bulbs and now in April the earth warms up. But why? For no reason except gravity. Why gravity? For no reason. And why did you plant red tulip bulbs to begin with? For beauty, which is itself and has no reason. So the world is empty. Things rise and fall for no reason. And what a great opportunity that is! You can start writing again at any minute. Let go of all your failures and sit down and write something great. Or write something terrible and feel great about it. (Natalie Goldberg)

Flowers and tulips

The tulip is the peacock of flowers. (Fabrizio Caramagna)

The tulip is a soulless flower; but it seems that the rose and the lily have one. (Joseph Joubert)

Other flowers, devoid of fragrance, were distinguished by their lush beauty, such as, for example, the cold beauties of camellias, multi-colored azaleas, Chinese lilies, Dutch tulips, huge bright dahlias and heavy asters. (Alexander Kuprin)

I love tulips better than any other spring flower; they are the embodiment of alert cheerfulness and tidy grace, and next to a hyacinth look like a wholesome, freshly tubbed young girl beside a stout lady whose every movement weighs down the air with patchouli. Their faint, delicate scent is refinement itself; and is there anything in the world more charming than the sprightly way they hold up their little faces to the sun. (Elizabeth von Arnim)

Flowers quotes

Spring and tulips

In early spring, every petal of tulips sing a song of love and life, dance with joy and happiness to enjoy her short life of dazzling beauty. (Debasish Mridha)

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)

Daffodils blowing in the cold wind of morning, And golden tulips, goblets holding the rain – The garden will be hushed with snow, forgotten soon, forgotten – After the stillness, will spring come again? (Sara Teasdale)

The things I love about spring are these: Blooming flowers on fruit trees. Fire red tulips – their first revelation – Followed by sunny yellow daffodils. (Richelle E. Goodrich)

Spring quotes

Love and tulips

Surely he knows that, in the language of flowers, giving a woman tulips is a declaration of…love? (Grace Hitchcock)

I want to preserve your love in a field of Tulips, safely living in it. (Fathima Shamla)

And in the end, love tastes like Tulips having rain tea in a colored cup. (Fathima Shamla)

She loved him the way one loves an old bridge or a wool sweater or the sound of a growing tulip. (Joseph Fink)

Attitude to tulips

It is sweet to think that I will one day be used to grow tulips. (Gustave Flaubert)

Tulips, you are scolded by the most sentimental connoisseurs, But a merry mind also desires a merry leaf. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

My favorite flower is the tulip. I’m crazy about it like Holland. I’m even willing to pay up to $1,637 for one. (Jarod Kintz)

Never look a tulip in the eye. (Lulu)

Beauty and tulips

The tulip is the loveliest of all flowers. So whoever despised the tulip offends God immeasurably. (Alexandre Dumas)

Dutch tulips from their beds, flaunted their stately heads. (James Montgomery)

The tulip’s petals shine in dew, All beautiful, but none alike. (James Montgomery)

So, in the tulip, we have a flower of beauty and grace of charm, refinement and distinction. It is a powerful flower and it knows it. (Tadashi Shoji)

Vegetables and tulips

The turnip cannot thrive in the tulips patch of soil. (Jessie Burton)

I believe that there is only one utility in the world capable of tearing up a flower bed of tulips to plant cabbage there. (Theophile Gautier)

You reap exactly what you sow, that is to say, you cannot grow tulips from zucchini seeds. (Anne Lamott)

It was for bringing the cook tulip-roots instead of onions. (Lewis Carroll)

Daffodils and tulips

Daffodils blossom and tulips jostle to the front of the stage in April. I love these early perennials— they may be more modest but they nearly all have that one special quality that a plant needs to transform your affections from admiration to affection to charm. (Monty Don)

Even the proud tulips are
slowly crawling out of their winter bed,
after a long sleep competing
with daffodils to shine. (Christa Kluge)

Daffodils quotes

Holland and tulips

In Holland, everyone is an expert in painting and in tulips. (Albert Camus)

No wonder the tulip is the patron flower of Holland. Looking at it one almost smells fresh paint laid on in generous brilliance: doors, blinds, whole houses, canal boats, pails, farm wagons – all painted in greens, blues, reds, pinks, yellows. (Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth)

Roses and tulips

A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. (Marianne Williamson)

I hated roses. I hated them for being so trite, so clichéd, a default, all-purpose flower that said I love you, I’m sorry, and get well soon. Give me peonies and tulips, orchids or gardenia. Those were flowers with character. (Justina Chen)

Roses quotes

Venice and tulips

In the colors of a bouquet of tulips, I see a Venetian lantern, the silk of a carnival garment. (Jean Bousquet)

High inlaid chimneys, whose flared shape and blooming red tulips are reminiscent of so many of Whistler’s Venices (Marcel Proust)

Sky and tulips

In a field of tulips, the colors always escape from the limits to color the sky. (Fabrizio Caramagna)

Like tulip-beds of different shape and dyes, bending beneath the invisible west-wind’s sighs. (Thomas Moore)

Decorations and tulips

Fields of tulips, with vivid variegations of painted earthenware (Émile Zola)

Tulips were a tray of jewels. (E. M. Forster)

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