And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
— Anais Nin

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson bud quote

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A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.
— Gaston Bachelard

There is a budding morrow in midnight.
— John Keats

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)I am never without it (anywhere I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling) I fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)I want no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)
— bud quotation by E. E. cummings