Out of the Slow Food movement has grown something called the Slow Cities movement, which has started in Italy but has spread right across Europe and beyond. And in this, towns begin to rethink how they organize the urban landscape so that people are encouraged to slow down and smell the roses and connect with one another.
Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
People tell me all the time I should stop and smell the roses, but I can't. I'm always thinking of what I can do to make what I have better and do more.
'She said that she would dance with me if I brought her red roses,' cried the young Student; 'but in all my garden there is no red rose.'
Heaven help the roses if the bombs begin to fall
Stevland Hardaway Morris
I would say, 'Go ask any couple that's been married for 30, 40, 50 years... It hasn't always been roses.'
My virgin sense of sound was steeped In the music of young streams; And roses through the casement peeped, And scented all my dreams.
The Presidency, even to the most experienced politicians, is no bed of roses; and [Zachary] Taylor like others, found thorns within it. No human being can fill that station and escape censure.
The roses, the lovely notes, the dining and dancing are all welcome and splendid. But when the Godiva is gone, the gift of real love is having someone who'll go the distance with you. Someone who, when the wedding day limo breaks down, is willing to share a seat on the bus.
And I will make thee beds of roses, And a thousand fragrant posies.