They are not long, the days of wine and roses:Out of a misty dreamOur path emerges for a while, then closesWithin a dream.
— Ernest Dowson
Your flag and my flag, And how it flies to-day In your land and my land And half a world away! Rose-red and blood-red The stripes for ever gleam; Snow-white and soul-white The good forefathers dream; Sky-blue and true-blue, with stars to gleam aright The gloried guidon of the day; a shelter through the night.
— Wilbur D. Nesbit rose day quote
Only the other day I was inquiring of an entire bed of old-fashioned roses, forced to listen to my ramblings on the meaning of the universe as I sat cross-legged in the lotus position in front of them.
— Prince Of Wales Charles
I have always felt that although someone may defeat me, and I strike out in a ball game, the pitcher on the particular day was the best player. But I know when I see him again, I'm going to be ready for his curve ball. Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it.
— Hank Aaron
I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation. It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green.
— rose day quotation by Nathaniel Hawthorne