109 Inspiring Quotes about Roses

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about roses? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 109 most beautiful roses quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

Roses quotes

Sometimes I struggle. Sometimes I falter. Sometimes I live in gray. But always I remember the yarrow you’ve grown in the spaces of my rib cage. I now love with roses from my heart, with lilacs from my mouth.

— Elijah Noble El, The Age of Recovery

The loveliest roses sometimes bear the ugliest thorns.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Know that diamonds and roses are as uncomfortable when they tumble from one’s lips as toads and frogs: colder, too, and sharper, and they cut.

— Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

Out of slavery, freedom –yes, & roses from the pig’s behind.

— Kenneth Patchen, Collected Poems

A black pendant in the shape of a heart lay in her hand. It was carved with roses and strung onto a velvet cord.

— Teresa Flavin, Jet Black Heart

And the shower of roses spun around me, inviting me to take part in their ever-present waltz.

— Gina Marinello-Sweeney, The Rose and the Sword

One who loves roses cannot avoid its thorns.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Can anyone remember love? It’s like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume.

— Arthur Miller

And I knew that in spite of all the roses and kisses and restaurant dinners a man showered on a woman before he married her, what he secretly wanted was for her to flatten out underneath his feet like Mrs. Willard’s kitchen mat.

— Sylvia Plath

Real life isn’t purely filled with roses and rainbows.

— Ken Poirot

You have pissed your last in this house . . . and I don’t make velvet roses anymore.

— Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

She was chaos and beauty intertwined. A tornado of roses from divine.

— Shakieb Orgunwall

The smile of roses expresses the beauty of the heart.

— Debasish Mridha

my own chocolate center has filled up with poison, the roses he gave me all twisted black

— Terra Elan McVoy, After the Kiss

There was something rather blousy about roses in full bloom, something shallow and raucous, like women with untidy hair

— Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

The author offers Paul Tripp’s analogy that most of the strategies for growth in the Christian life amounts to stapling live roses on a dead bush.

— J.D. Greear, Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns I am thankful that thorns have roses.

— Alphonse Karr

There’s nothing essentially romantic about things like roses or jewelry. Romance starts as some blank concept, and then you just fill it in with objects so you have something to point to when you want to make it real.

— Andrea Seigel, Like the Red Panda

Wild roses are fairest, and nature a better gardener than art.

— Louisa May Alcott, A Long Fatal Love Chase

Once you decide to grow out the roses from your heart, and let it spread the roots all over. you should also start to learn to handle the thorns that grow out of their stem.

— Akshay Vasu

God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.

— J. M. Barrie

I’ve sent you roses many times. I’ve held your hand in mine

— Richard L. Ratliff

Don’t compare her to sunshine and roses when she’s clearly orchids and moonlight.

— Melody Lee, Moon Gypsy

Let us make our way through these low valleys of the humble and little virtues. We shall see in them the roses amid the thorns, charity that shows its beauty among interior and exterior afflictions, the lilies of purity.

— Francis de Sales

Live now believe me wait not till tomorrow gather the roses of life today.

— Pierre de Ronsard

Daisies that bring you joy are better than roses that bring you sorrow.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

I breathe in…the fragranceof love, and moist sandthe onehis roses lefton both my handsI just keep on breathingevery momentas much as I canpreserving it, in my bodyfor the dayit can’t.

— Sanober Khan, A touch, a tear, a tempest

I see again my schoolroom in Vyra, the blue roses of the wallpaper, the open window.… Everything is as it should be, nothing will ever change, nobody will ever die.

— Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory

Someone heroic and valiant, not merely skilled in speech; someone who is kind and pure in heart. Someone who does not play with white roses that belong to others.

— Sarah Mally, Before You Meet Prince Charming: A Guide to Radiant Purity

Do not sit long with a sad friend. When you go to a garden do you look at the weeds? Spend more time with the roses and jasmines.

— Jelaluddin Rumi

If roses were not special weeds would not envy them.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

My favourite flowers are English country roses – I had a bouquet of them for my wedding.

— Kate Moss

There’s so much to appreciate about my life every single day, and I make a big point of taking time to smell the roses and noticing how lucky I am. I never want to take that for granted.

— Josie Maran

I’m not sure there are enough white roses in the world to make me forget Richard.” I held up my hand before she could interrupt. “But I’m not sure there are enough cozy afternoons in all eternity to make me forget Jean-Claude.

— Laurell K. Hamilton, Burnt Offerings

Promise me this. When you find yourself in need of inspiration, bypass the roses that will clamor aimlessly for attention. And focus on the souls who have actually ‘lived’ among the thorns.

— Alfa H, Abandoned Breaths

Because beautiful things never last. Not roses nor snow… And not fireworks, either

— Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution

She could go on asking herself why roses had thorns or she could be thankful that thorns had roses.

— Ella Griffin, The Flower Arrangement

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.

— Emma Goldman

But a part of me lies buried in lace and roses on a riverbank in France-a part of me is broken off forever. A part of me will be unflyable, stuck in the climb.

— Elizabeth Wein, Code Name Verity

My tomb shall be in a spot where the north wind may scatter roses over it.

— Omar Khayyám

It is by believing in roses that one brings them to bloom.

— French proverb

She had come into the garden expecting summer roses and had instead been caught in a bank of twisted, thorny, frostbitten vines.

— Nenia Campbell, Fearscape

Yet the roses are not less lovely for all that

— Oscar Wilde

Rock ‘n’ Roll, no roses or gardening.

— Tina Charles

Business is a bed of roses but need to remove thorns all the time

— Talees Rizvi

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.

— J.M. Barrie

She hated the way roses smelled, their sweetness too fragile. She wanted a garden of evergreens. A garden of stones. A garden of swords.

— Keirsten White

How she felt when he kissed her- like a tub of roses swimming in honey, cologne, nutmeg and blackberries.

— Samuel Sullivan Cox

My roses are my jewels, the sun and moon my clocks, fruit and water my food and drink.

— Hester Lucy Stanhope

God gave us memories that we might have roses in December.

— James M. Barrie

In the spring of 1988, I returned to New Orleans, and as soon as I smelled the air, I knew I was home. It was rich, almost sweet, like the scent of jasmine and roses around our old courtyard. I walked the streets, savoring that long lost perfume.

— Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

As soon seek roses in December, ice in June, Hope constancy in wind, or corn in chaffBelieve a woman or an epitaphOr any other thing that’s falseBefore you trust in critics.

— George Gordon Byron

It was dark, so I couldn’t make out much of her face, but she had brilliant red hair, like honey and roses and the sun altogether.

— Kiera Cass, The Selection Stories: The Prince & The Guard

Love for one another is built on the actions we take. Words that are said, are used for short comfort; but little do we know lies can be hidden in the riddle. Tread carefully through the puddle of roses for there, thorns await.

— Ochir Napoleoni

I should probably warn you, my love isn’t roses and champagne. I’m obsessive, jealous, and controlling, but I’m faithful and I’ll be here when you need someone.

— Suzanne Steele, Home

Lords of melody and song, Lords of roses burning bright, Blue will right the ancient wrong, Though the way is dark and long, Blue will shine with loving light.

— Madeleine L’Engle, A Swiftly Tilting Planet

And I will make thee beds of roses And a thousand fragrant posies.

— Christopher Marlowe

God save him, she smelled of a field of roses and tasted sweeter than port wine. Drawing her hands over her mouth Charlotte gasped. “Hugh. How did we end up on the bed?” “I think we must have floated, ” he whispered.

— Amy Jarecki, The Fearless Highlander

But aesthetics is not religion, and the origins of religion lie somewhere completely different. They lie anyway, these roses smell too sweet and the deep roar of the breaking waves is too splendid, to do justice to such weighty matters now.

— Rudolf Otto

Everything’s coming up roses – for me.

— Ethel Merman

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

— Dale Carnegie

Despite the weight of the world on my shoulders, the temptation to stop and smell the supernatural roses tugged on my sleeves a time or two.

— John Corwin, Dark Light of Mine

It’s easy to take the time to stop and smell the roses but one must be willing to give of themselves enough to also stop to admire and understand life’s weeds. Colleen Dougherty 10/2015

— Colleen Dougherty

Sounds of depression remembering rejection Hope turns to despair black roses everywhereKeep hearing echoes voices in my mind repeating endless lies evil in disguise

— Diana Rasmussen, Snow White Darkness

You are lovelier than all the roses in the world.

— Avijeet Das

Then the wind came in with Bart and blew the vase of roses from the table. I stood and stared down at the crystal pieces and the petals scattered about. Why was the wind always trying to tell me something? Something I didn’t want to hear!

— V.C. Andrews, Petals on the Wind

You are a blue rose, Letti. It’s almost impossible that you exist amongst the other roses but you do. You bring wonder to those who are lucky enough to find you.

— S.R. Crawford, No Secrets: Eternity series

Someday you will name me, then gently place those burning holy roses in my hair.[Songs of Longing]

— Rainer Maria Rilke, Rainer Maria Rilke – Sämtliche Werke (Complete Works)

Your scented tears on white roses – Love is crying in a good way.

— Kristian Goldmund Aumann, Love Poems: Love Conquers All

If you’re stuck you could always double up with me at my place. It’s the size of a postage stamp, but the roses are the size of poodles. So it sort of evens out.” -Austin

— Katherine Applegate, Tan Lines: Sand, Surf, and Secrets / Rays, Romance, and Rivalry / Beaches, Boys, and Betrayal

If the Age of Sport has been all champagne and roses hitherto, then expect our love affair with its newly-acquired prominence to become increasingly tainted by scandals about cheating. Sport is losing its shine and allure.

— Martin Jacques

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.

— Henri Matisse

Until we’re pushing up daisies, it might be good to remind ourselves daily that everything’s coming up roses — for me and for you.

— Gina Barreca

It comes from looking at the heart of things, from stopping to smell not only the roses but the bushes as well. It is a quality of attention to ordinary life that is so loving and intimate it is almost worship.

— Martha N. Beck

Oh Lady, let the sad tears fall To speak thy pain, Gently as through the silver dusk The silver rain. Oh, let thy bosom breathe its grief In such soft sigh As hath the wind in gardens where Pale roses die.

— Adelaide Crapsey, Verse by Adelaide Crapsey

Beauty and love pass, I know… Oh, there’s sadness, too. I suppose all great happiness is a little sad. Beauty means the scent of roses and then the death of roses-

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

…throw roses into the abyss and say: ‘here is my thanks to the monster who didn’t succeed in swallowing me alive.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.

— George Eliot

I will turn human anatomy into roses and stars and sea. I will dissect the beloveds body in metaphor.

— Siri Hustvedt, The Summer Without Men

Only when your love of roses is greater than your fear of thorns can you grow a beautiful garden.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

All of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

— Dale Carnegie

With thorns in the inner world there will always be roses in the outer world, in law-able compensation.

— G.I. Gurdjieff

When you’re watching television, you don’t want to watch a show where everything just works out. You don’t want to see a relationship that’s just blossoming and everyone’s happy and sunshine and roses all the time. That’s also not true in life.

— Candice Accola

I feel as if I had opened a book and found roses of yesterday sweet and fragrant, between its leaves.

— L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Some roses grow through concrete. Remember that.

— Brandi L. Bates, Red Flags

Love is the only thing in this whole universe, that can make the roses grow out of the swords.

— Akshay Vasu

One of the tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

— Dale Carnegie

If roses tried to be sunflowers, they would lose their beauty; and if sunflowers tried to be roses, they would lose their strength.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

The point is to turn your grief into love. The roses are helping you find grace.

— Holly Lynn Payne, DAMASCENA – The Tale of Roses and Rumi

Up from the ashes come the roses of success.

— Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

When a man has been consistently battering his wife, he shouldn’t expect a bouquet of roses from her the morning after he promises to stop.

— Joe Slovo

Honor women! they entwine and weave heavenly roses in our earthly life.

— Friedrich von Schiller

I love bringing roses to a woman when she least expects it.

— Esai Morales

Never forget to stop and drink the beauty of roses to get drunk for a few moments of life.

— Debasish Mridha

Life is painful. It has thorns, like the stem of a rose. Culture and art are the roses that bloom on the stem. The flower is yourself, your humanity. Art is the liberation of the humanity inside yourself.

— Daisaku Ikeda

Life is a dream of roses and the thorns prick us back to reality.


A man should be more original than a bouquet of roses and a box of chocolates. Flowers die and sugar sticks to your hips like a permanent record to a criminal.

— Dannika Dark, Seven Years

Heaven help the roses if the bombs begin to fall

— Stevie Wonder

Sometimes life touches one person with a bouquet and another with a thorn bush, But the first may find a wasp in the flowers, and the second may discover roses among the thorns.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

If roses did not suffer thorns on their journey to beauty, they would lose out on becoming masterpieces.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Beneath hot sun, desert roses bloomed. Under cold moon, I still refused to.

— Aspen Matis, Girl in the Woods: A Memoir

God gave us memory that we might have roses in December.

— Sir James M. Barrie

Your eyes hide a tenderness that is more sensitive than all the red roses of the world.

— Avijeet Das

There are no roses in my yard: what wind brought you?But I suddenly come from far away. I was sick for a moment.No wind whatsoever brought you now.Now you’re here.What you were isn’t you, or else the whole rose would be here.

— Alberto Caeiro, The Collected Poems of Alberto Caeiro

Life may be a bed of roses, but roses still have thorns.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

I’m wearing dead cotton on my limbs and a blush of roses on my face.

— Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

What though youth gave love and roses Age still leaves us friends and wine.

— Thomas More

Sweeter than the perfume of roses is a reputation for a kind, charitable, unselfish nature; a ready disposition to do to others any good turn in your power.

— Orison Swett Marden

…Want to knowwhy my roses grow dead ona living vine? Prayer against civil war. Letus hate with a single heart. Don’tdrink the runoff. I always wanted a ruinso I bought a run-‘er-down. Lovecontaminates

— Robin Schiff