Children with Hyacinth's temperament don't know better as they grow older; they merely know more.
— Hector Hugh Munro

I sometimes think that never blows so red The Rose as where some buried Caesar bled; That every hyacinth the Garden wears Dropt in her Lap from some once lovely Head.
Edward Fitzgerald hyacinth quote

Today as in the time of Pliny and Columella, the hyacinth flourishes in Wales, the periwinkle in Illyria, the daisy on the ruins of Numantia; while around them cities have changed their masters and their names, collided and smashed, disappeared into nothingness, their peaceful generations have crossed down the ages as fresh and smiling as on the days of battle.
— Edgar Quinet

Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
— Carl Sandburg

I love spring flowers: daffodils and hyacinths are the ultimate flower for me. They are the essence of spring.
— hyacinth quotation by Kirsty Gallacher