stopping to smell the roses.

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.
-Georgia O’Keeffe

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
-Gerard De Nerval

The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.
-Auguste Rodin

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
-Hans Christian Andersen

The Amen of nature is always a flower.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.
-Georgia O’Keeffe

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.
-Georgia O’Keeffe