quote by William S. Burroughs

The people in power will not disappear voluntarily, giving flowers to the cops just isn't going to work. This thinking is fostered by the establishment; they like nothing better than love and nonviolence. The only way I like to see cops given flowers is in a flower pot from a high window.

— William S. Burroughs

Most Powerful Flower Pot quotations

A person born to be a flower pot will not go beyond the porch.

Flower pot quote Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower t
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.

You will find scraps of paper all over the house when I am designing a new woodcut and woe betide the person who touches one of the scraps. When I have the exact design in my mind, I set the model up, pots and flowers, leaves and background, and begin work.

Flower pot quote So plant your own gardens and decorate your soul instead of waiting for someone
So plant your own gardens and decorate your soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

A bag of apples, a pot of homemade jam, a scribbled note, a bunch of golden flowers, a coloured pebble, a box of seedlings, an empty scent bottle for the children. . . . Who needs diamonds and van-delivered bouquets?

For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!

To ensure that the self doesn't shrink, to see that it holds on to its volume, memories have to be watered like potted flowers, and the watering calls for regular contact with the witnesses of the past, that is to say, with friends.

Flower pot quote Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.
Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.

The only way I like to see cops given flowers is in a flower pot from a high window.

A flower blooms best in a happy pot.

If one leaves home one might get a flower pot on his head and die.

Flower pot quote A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.
A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.

I once saw, on a flower pot in my own living room, the efforts of a field mouse to build a remembered field. I have lived to see this episode repeated in a thousand guises, and since I have spent a large portion of my life in the shade of a nonexistent tree I think I am entitled to speak for the field mouse.

One cannot quite trust the word of potted flowers," thought the butterfly;

"they have too much to do with men.

If there were as great a scarcity of soil as of jewels or precious metals, there would not be a prince who would not spend a bushel of diamonds and rubies and a cartload of gold just to have enough earth to plant a jasmine in a little pot, or to sow an orange seed and watch it sprout, grow, and produce its handsome leaves, its fragrant flowers, and fine fruit.

Flower pot quote If you love a flower, don't pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it
If you love a flower, don't pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.

Some men think that the globe is a sponge that God puts into their hands to squeeze for their own garden or flower-pot.

To me, the poor are like Bonsai trees.

When you plant the best seed of the tallest tree in a six-inch deep flower pot, you get a perfect replica of the tallest tree, but it is only inches tall. There is nothing wrong with the seed you planted; only the soil-base you provided was inadequate. Poor people are bonsai people. There is nothing wrong with their seeds. Only society never gave them a base to grow on.

I wanted to say something brilliant. My God, Holmes, how did you know the zombie was hiding in the flower pot? But I couldn't lie.