The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.— Lewis Thomas
Contentment Plastic Flowers quotations
Before the flowers of friendship faded friendship faded.
A thousand plastic flowers don't make a desert bloom.
A thousand empty faces don't fill an empty room".
I was born on a farm. My strength has nothing to do with political apparatus. I get my strength from nature, from flowers.
Whatever is truly alive must die. Look at the flowers; only plastic flowers never die.
She understood. They were plastic flowers of words—but they looked nice on the surface.
I'd never been in play long enough for the flowers to die in the dressing room
I’m a romantic, and I like guys to bring flowers and buy some gifts - not expensive things, just romantic things.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if every home had good books instead of knick-knacks and plastic flowers on the bookshelves? And wouldn't it be great if every child heard good speech and received thoughtful answers to their questions instead of 'be quiet' or 'go to bed'?
Belief is like plastic flowers, which look like flowers from far away.
Trust is real rose. It has roots, and roots go deep into your heart and into your being.
The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from science, along with behavior control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.
Marriage is a plastic flower - marriage is an institution. And who wants to live in an institution?
The entertainment business is to business what plastic flowers are to flowers.
I dislike landscapes. I only like people, and plastic flowers.
Knowledge is also borrowed. It is not a flower that grows in your soul, it is something plastic that has been imposed upon you.
Marriage is a plastic flower. Love is a real rose, but the real rose is beautiful in the morning; by the evening it is gone. Nobody can say when it will disappear, when the petals will start falling. Just a strong wind and it is no more, just a strong sun and it is no more. But the plastic flower will be there; come rain, come sun, come anything, the plastic flower will be there. In fact, plastic is the only permanent thing in the world.
If you try to become a buddha, one thing is certain - you will not be able to become yourself. One thing only is certain - that you will not be yourself. And then follows the next thing: you can never be a buddha, because you are you and a buddha is buddha. If you try to become a buddha, you cannot be a buddha; at the most you can be an imitation - a plastic flower, not a real rose.
The only sense we still respect is eyesight, probably because it is so closely attached to the brain. Go into any American house at random, you will find something - a plastic flower, false tiles, some imitation something - something which can be appreciated as material only if apprehended by eyesight alone. Don't we go sightseeing in cars, thinking we can experience a landscape by looking at it through glass?
Isabelle was holding an umbrella. It was clear plastic, decorated with decals of colorful flowers. It was one of the girliest things Simon had ever seen, and he didn’t blame Alec for ducking out from under it and taking his chances with the rain.
All right, you great git, you've asked for it.
I'll cover the world in Tastee-Freez and Wimpy Burgers. I'll fill it with concrete runways, motorways, aircraft, television, automobiles, advertising, plastic flowers, frozen food and supersonic bangs. I'll make it so noisy and disgusting that even you'll be ashamed of yourself! No wonder you've so few friends; you're unbelievable!