Top Flora Quotes

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1. "I had no lock that could be picked. If anything, I was the landscape behind the door, and even on that day in the ruin, I was still only beginning to comprehend my own flora and fauna."
Author: Adam McOmber
2. "Imagine a skilled botanist accompanied by someone like myself who is largely ignorant of botany taking part in a field trip into the Australian bush, with the objective of collecting observable facts about the native flora. It is undoubtedly the case that the botanist will be capable of collecting facts that are far more numerous and discerning than those I am able to observe and formulate, and the reason is clear. The botanist has a more elaborate conceptual scheme to exploit than myself, and that is because he or she knows more botany than I do. A knowledge of botany is a prerequisite for the formulation of the observation statements that might constitute its factual basis. Thus, the recording of observable facts requires more than the reception of the stimuli, in the form of light rays, that impinge on the eye. It requires the knowledge of the appropriate conceptual scheme and how to apply it."
Author: Alan F. Chalmers
3. "Manusia dibebani harapan, cita-cita dan tanggungjawab dalam kehidupan. Sejak jejaka hingga tua, mereka berperanan mencipta, mengatur dan membina benda, yang dinamakan peradaban lahiriah. Mereka diasuh dan mengasuh, dalam proses pertumbuhan tamadun fikir. Tetapi mereka itu juga - semua lahir dari ibu - sudah, sedang dan masih akan jadi pemusnah benda dan berbunuhan sesama manusia, membunuh fauna dan menghancurkan flora."
Author: Arena Wati
4. "I like very girly, retro inspired, feminine, floral things. I'm not very edgy."
Author: Ariana Grande
5. "I was Lady Gaga way before her time. I had a wee kettle for a handbag. Didn't everyone, at some point? One of the teachers used to call me Dame Flora Robson because I had this big, long Victorian skirt. And I wore a Peruvian hat. It was the 1980s - people were wearing lots of lace."
Author: Ashley Jensen
6. "The faithful clamoured to be buried alongside the martyrs, as close as possible to the venerable remains, a custom which, in anthropological terms, recalls Neolithic beliefs that certain human remains possessed supernatural properties. It was believed that canonized saints did not rot, like lesser mortals, but that their corpses were miraculously preserved and emanated an odour of sanctity, a sweet, floral smell, for years after death. In forensic terms, such preservation is likely to be a result of natural mummification in hot, dry conditions."
Author: Catharine Arnold
7. "You'll never make it out there. You weren't made for South Pole adventures." Flora gave her an icy look. "I think I know by now what I was made for."
Author: Chris Kurtz
8. "Do you like flora and fauna? How about plants and animals? Because we have more of that beautiful crap than we know what to do with. Charmingly domesticated troops of monkeys swing freely throughout our orchid-laden property. You're probably thinking that a lot of all-inclusive resorts have monkeys. True, but only one resort packs a monkey for each of their guests to take home. You'll be showing off more than a tan to your friends, you'll be showing off a gibbon."
Author: Colin Nissan
9. "Mr. Kadam asked me many questions about Oregon. He seemed to have an unquenchable thirst for learning new facts and asked me about everything from sports, which I know almost nothing about, to politics, which I know absolutely nothing about, to the flora and fauna of the state, which I know a lot about."
Author: Colleen Houck
10. "Creo que está convencido de que desflorar a un ángel podría suponeruna eternidad en el infierno -Clara"
Author: Cynthia Hand
11. "The postmistress was a large, zaftig woman with long, grayish blond hair and a floating, floral style of dress."
Author: Dana Stabenow
12. "Linnaeus's last lesson, of which he himself was unaware, was that professorships kill philosophers. Oh, I'm vain enough to want my burgeoning Flora Japonica to be published one day--as a votive offering to human knowledge--but a seat at Uppsala, or Leiden, or Cambridge, holds no allure. My heart is the East's in this lifetime. This is my third year in Nagasaki, and I have work enough for another three, or six. During the court embassy I can see landscapes no European botanist ever saw. My seminarians are keen young men--with one young woman--and visiting scholars bring me specimens from all over the empire."
Author: David Mitchell
13. "Well, I got to get out of this uniform. But Kyle, just a word, you've been snapping and harping at everyone trying to help you with this wedding, and you need to knock that off. Everyone knows when they're being a bitch." He looked pointedly at his daughter.Livia patted her sister's shoulder. "It's true. You're being a bitch."Kyle threw the floral catalog at her as she headed downstairs."
Author: Debra Anastasia
14. "As Livia dug her keys out of her pocket, she saw that Blake had been to her car.It was covered with little bits of nature: long blades of grass, twigs, and stones. When she got closer she saw more. Blake had used the flora to spell sorry over and over on the hood. And the roof. And the trunk."
Author: Debra Anastasia
15. "That night Flora wanted to eat watermelon."
Author: Dorit Rabinyan
16. "Dreams were the worst. Of course I dreamed of foodand love, but they were pleasant rather than otherwise. But then I'd dream of thingslike slitting a baby's throat, mistaking itfor a baby goat. I'd havenightmares of other islandsstretching away from mine, infinitiesof islands, islands spawning islands,like frogs' eggs turning into polliwogsof islands, knowing that I had to liveon each and every one, eventually,for ages, registering their flora,their fauna, their geography."
Author: Elizabeth Bishop
17. "Grace said,"Dr. Wexler was called away on an emergency operation.""An emergency Packers game in Green Bay," Turtle confided to Flora Baumbach."
Author: Ellen Raskin
18. "There is at the back of every artist's mind something like a pattern and a type of architecture. The original quality in any man of imagination is imagery. It is a thing like the landscape of his dreams; the sort of world he would like to make or in which he would like to wander, the strange flora and fauna, his own secret planet, the sort of thing he likes to think about. This general atmosphere, and pattern or a structure of growth, governs all his creations, however varied."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
19. "I almost cried. But I didn't, because if you're in seventh grade and you cry while wearing a blue floral cape and yellow tights with white feathers on the butt, you just have to curl up and die somewhere in a dark alley."
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
20. "Es igual que una raíz: por pequeña que sea la parte que aflora a la superficie, si tiramos de ella, no para de salir. La conciencia humana vive en hondas tinieblas. Es enrevesada, compleja… Hay demasiados elementos incomprensibles. Sólo cada uno conoce sus verdaderos motivos. Incluso puede ser que no los conozca."
Author: Haruki Murakami
21. "So quietly flows the Seine thatone hardly notices its presence. It is always there, quiet and unobtrusive, like a greatartery running through the human body. In the wonderful peace that fell over meitseemed as if I had climbed to the top of a high mountain; for a little while I would beable to look around me, to take in the meaning of the landscape.Human beings make a strange fauna and flora. From a distance they appearnegligible; close up they are apt to appear ugly and malicious. More than anything theyneed to be surrounded with sufficient space – space even more than time.The sun is setting. I feel this river flowing through meits past, its ancient soil, thechanging climate. The hills gently girdle it about: its course is fixed."
Author: Henry Miller
22. "I privately say to you old friend (unto you, really, I'm afraid), please accept from me this unpretentious bouquet of early-blooming parenthesis: (((( )))). I suppose, most unflorally, I truly mean them to be taken, first off as bow-legged--buckle-legged--omens of my state of mind and body at this writing."
Author: J.D. Salinger
23. "When I was working at Teleflora, I got booked to do 'Talladega Nights,' so I went and did that. That was really my first big break ev-er. I made as much from my per diem during the three-month shoot as I did for the entire previous year."
Author: Jack McBrayer
24. "I love being in my garden. I don't plant a lot of exotic flora, but I do spend a lot of time outside doing manual labour."
Author: Jacqueline Bisset
25. "The big bad monster wasn't green and hiding under the bed, it wore tasteless floral prints, bright scarlet lipstick and sat in the kitchen smoking and saying 'bollocks' alot."
Author: Jo Brand
26. "To Nature nothing can be added; from Nature nothing can be taken away; the sum of her energies is constant, and the utmost man can do in the pursuit of physical truth, or in the applications of physical knowledge, is to shift the constituents of the never-varying total. The law of conservation rigidly excludes both creation and annihilation. Waves may change to ripples, and ripples to waves; magnitude may be substituted for number, and number for magnitude; asteroids may aggregate to suns, suns may resolve themselves into florae and faunae, and floras and faunas melt in air: the flux of power is eternally the same. It rolls in music through the ages, and all terrestrial energy—the manifestations of life as well as the display of phenomena—are but the modulations of its rhythm."
Author: John Tyndall
27. "May 1, 2011Young jubulent Americans celebrating the killing of a murderer of women and children, and people ask;"Is it right to celebrate?"I watched these Americans in Times Square, D.C. and the world , a great generation, that died for freedom and that of the oppressed, and people ask; "Is it right to feel joy?""Yes, I sat proudly with tears in my eyes."I was watching footage of the end of World War Two.....Johnny Flora"
Author: Johnny Flora
28. "A good man will expend any amount of energy to properly accomplish a task, only for the simple pleasure of putting his signature upon it" Johnny Flora"
Author: Johnny Flora
29. "Johnny Flora "The Spell of Zalanon" > quotable quote (edit) "Every page of a great novel should be crafted like a beautiful melody, to linger on long after the music stops playing." — Johnny Flora "The Spell of Zalanon"
Author: Johnny Flora
30. "A person will buy something they really don't need off of a salesperson they really like before they buy something they desperately need off of someone they despise."...Johnny Flora"
Author: Johnny Flora
31. "A good quote is the nectar of a gallon of wisdom squeezed into an eight ounce glass." Johnny Flora"
Author: Johnny Flora
32. "Sadly, I hate foreigners. And Americans. And animals. And flora, and some fauna. Also the magma that is the very core of this our mother earth. I'm full o' hate!"
Author: Joss Whedon
33. "Flora reached out and grabbed hold of William Spiver's hand, and he held on to her. It was as if he were drowning and she were standing on solid ground. According to TERRIBLE THINGS! drowning people were desperate, out of their minds with fear. In their panic they could pull you, the rescuer, under, if you weren't careful. So Flora held on tightly to William Spiver. And he held on tightly back."
Author: Kate DiCamillo
34. "She said the words, and then she had a strange moment of seeing them, hanging there over her head. "You're going to vacuum up that squirrel!"There is just no predicting what kind of sentences you might say, thought Flora. For instance, who would ever think you would shout, "You're going to vacuum up that squirrel!"?"
Author: Kate DiCamillo
35. "Como una gran diosa que preside de lejos los juegos de las divinidades inferiores, la princesa se había quedado voluntariamente un poco al fondo, en un canapé lateral, rojo como una roca de coral, al lado de una ancha reverberación vidriosa que era probablemente una luna y que hacía pensar en una sección que un rayo de luz hubiera practicado, perpendicular, oscura y líquida, en el cristal deslumbrado de las aguas. Pluma y corola a un tiempo, como ciertas floraciones marinas, una gran flor blanca, aterciopelada como un ala, descendía desde la frente de la princesa a lo largo de una de sus mejillas cuya inflexión seguía con flexibilidad coqueta, amorosa y viva, y parecía encerrarla a medias como un huevo rosa en la blandura de un nido de martinete."
Author: Marcel Proust
36. "For these dances the boys send corsages, which I keep afterward and keep in my bureau drawer; squashed carnations and brown-edged rosebuds, wads of dead vegetation, like a collection of floral shrunken heads."
Author: Margaret Atwood
37. "Flora was in that state where the spirit may be willing but the flesh is weak and wishes to go on holiday - and where the flesh in most cases wins hands down with a packed suitcase. It did so now. So she did what many a researcher both great and insignificant does when they are stuck. She yawned while contemplating how to catch the Muse by surprising Her. Almost invariably, the Muse has seen it all before - and also yawns."
Author: Mavis Cheek
38. "The woman wears a floral print blouse with lots of leaves and pink flowers. Risa would like to attack her with a weed whacker."
Author: Neal Shusterman
39. "El poeta no escoge sus palabras. Cuando se dice que un poeta busca su lenguaje, no quiere decirse que ande por bibliotecas o mercados recogiendo giros antiguos y nuevos, sino que, indeciso, vacila entre las palabras que realmente le pertenecen, que están en él desde el principio, y las otras aprendidas en los libros o en la calle. Cuando un poeta encuentra su palabra, la reconoce: ya estaba en él. Y él ya estaba en ella. La palabra del poeta se confunde con su ser mismo. Él es su palabra. En el momento de la creación, aflora a la conciencia la parte más secreta de nosotros mismos. La creación consiste en un sacar a luz ciertas palabras inseparables de nuestro ser."El Arco y la Lira"
Author: Octavio Paz
40. "Las formas primitivas deben de llevar una vida residual, invisible, en cada objeto, meditó Joe. El pasado está latente, sumergido, pero sigue ahí y puede aflorar a la superficie tan pronto desaparezcan, por cualquier desafortunado motivo y contra lo que nos enseña la experiencia diaria, las características del objeto último, más tardío. El hombre no contiene al muchacho, sino a los hombres que lo precedieron. La historia empezó hace mucho."
Author: Philip K. Dick
41. "I love going out of my way, beyond what I know, and finding my way back a few extra miles, by another trail, with a compass that argues with the map…nights alone in motels in remote western towns where I know no one and no one I know knows where I am, nights with strange paintings and floral spreads and cable television that furnish a reprieve from my own biography, when in Benjamin's terms, I have lost myself though I know where I am. Moments when I say to myself as feet or car clear a crest or round a bend, I have never seen this place before. Times when some architectural detail on vista that has escaped me these many years says to me that I never did know where I was, even when I was home."
Author: Rebecca Solnit
42. "I tried to turn my heart to the living, to the place I was, but putting seed in land not owned by me or my family seemed alien. The sandy, gray-white soil looked like dirty beach sand, not fit for growing anything. It smelled like dust. Yet weeds and trees and wildflowers grew along the roads. When we drove into town, we passed dense, impenetrable woods and fields of corn, peas, and peppers. Such new combinations of seemingly poor soil and happy flora puzzled me. Everywhere I went, I picked up the dirt, examining it for clues. Bringing anything out of such soil would require a whole new language on my part. I imagined there must be something richer and darker under the gray sand, or some trick the farmers all knew. Trick or no trick, what I had always been able to do well now seemed inaccessible. Still, I searched the yard around our house for the best spot to plant my fall garden."
Author: Rhonda Riley
43. "Flora sighed. It was curious that persons who lived what the novelists called a rich emotional life always seemed to be a bit slow on the uptake."
Author: Stella Gibbons
44. "On the whole, Flora liked it better when they were silent, though it did rather give her the feeling that she was acting in one of the less cheerful German highbrow films."
Author: Stella Gibbons
45. "After another minute Reuben brought forth the following sentence:"I ha' scranleted two hundred furrows come five o'clock down i' the bute."It was a difficult remark, Flora felt, to which to reply."
Author: Stella Gibbons
46. "The education bestowed on Flora Poste by her parents had been expensive, athletic and prolonged; and when they died within a few weeks of one another during the annual epidemic of the influenza or Spanish Plague which occurred in her twentieth year, she was discovered to possess every art and grace save that of earning her own living."
Author: Stella Gibbons
47. "I think it's degrading of you, Flora,' cried Mrs Smiling at breakfast. 'Do you truly mean that you don't ever want to work at anything?'Her friend replied after some thought: 'Well, when I am fifty-three or so I would like to write a novel as good as "Persuasion", but with a modern setting, of course. For the next thirty years or so I shall be collecting material for it. If anyone asks me what I work at, I shall say "Collecting material." No one can object to that. Besides, I shall be.'Mrs Smiling drank some coffee in silent disapproval.'If you ask me,' continued Flora, 'I think I have much in common with Miss Austen. She liked everything to be tidy and pleasant and comfortable around her, and so do I. You see Mary,' - and here Flora began to grow earnest and to wave one finger about - 'unless everything is tidy and pleasant and comfortable all about one, people cannot even begin to enjoy life. I cannot endure messes."
Author: Stella Gibbons
48. "That would be delightful,' agreed Flora, thinking how nasty and boring it would be."
Author: Stella Gibbons
49. "It is meant to be survival of the fittest, not survival of the most floral."
Author: Stephen Herfst
50. "Nothing is more occult than the way letters, under the auspices of unimaginable carriers, circulate through the weird mess of civil wars; but whenever, owing to that mess, there was some break in our correspondence, Tamara would act as if she ranked deliveries with ordinary natural phenomena such as the weather or tides, which human affairs could not affect, and she would accuse me of not answering her, when in fact I did nothing but write to her and think of her during those months--despite my many betrayals....and the sense of leaving Russia was totally eclipsed by the agonizing thought that Reds or no Reds, letters from Tamara would be still coming, miraculously and needlessly, to southern Crimea, and would search there for a fugitive addressee, and weakly flap about like bewildered butterflies set loose in an alien zone, at the wrong altitude, among an unfamiliar flora."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov

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