“Some of the most beautiful things worth having in your life come wrapped in a crown of thorns.” ― Shannon L. Alder
“But he who dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose.” ― Anne Bronte
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“Most women suffer thorns for the sake of the flowers, but we who wield power adorn ourselves with flowers to hide the sting of our thorns” ― Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars
“Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.” ― Leigh Bardugo, The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
“He picked up one of Lorna’s roses and set it in my lap. “Here.” I picked it up and smelled it. He poked me in the shoulder. “See what I mean? Thorns don’t stop you from sniffing. Or putting them in a vase on the kitchen table. You work around them…. Cause the rose is worth it… Think what you’d miss.”
― Charles Martin, Chasing Fireflies
“Flowery tongues have thorny throats.” ― Kirush Muser
“We all have thorns in our flesh. All of us. Love is when we stay and help someone pluck out their thorns one-by-one and they do the same for us. Love is also when we pluck the thorns out of our own flesh, one-by-one. But today, the world teaches us that we shouldn’t even see those thorns, that we should only see the petals. As a result, we don’t know how to love ourselves and we don’t know how to love others. Stay with the darkness, and bring that darkness into the light. It’s there, look at it.” ― C. JoyBell C.
“The more the thorns on the way are sharply pointed, the more intensely the fires burn for quenching the sweet cool destination.”
― Spriha Kant
“If you don’t feel the pointed things in life, you’ll soon take the soft ones for granted.”
― John Everson, Cage of Bones & Other Deadly Obsessions
“Poetry without truth, is like a rose without thorns. Still pretty, But sometime the real beauty comes from the things that can make us bleed.” ― Cody Edward Lee Miller
“Some thorns have roses.” ― Hope Bolinger
“Holding grudges is like growing a garden of thorns in your heart .” ― Thandazo Perfect Khumalo
See the world around you!