Lilacs are resilient plants that grow in a variety of environments.

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Top 10 Lilac Quotes

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May – the lilacs are in bloom. Forget yourself. ~ Marty Rubin.

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You touched me and suddenly I was a lilac sky. ~ Unknown.

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Everything is better in purple. ~ Unknown.

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Lilacs are found growing where winters are cold enough to afford proper growth and ample blossoms. ~ Kim Smith.

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And stay, my dear, stay forever as my quiet song, in my lilac dawn. ~ Sanober Khan.

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Now that the lilacs are in bloom. She has a bowl of lilacs in her room. ~ T.S. Elliot.

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Just now the lilac is in bloom. All before my little room. ~ Rupert Brooke.

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A garden of purple is always in bloom. ~ Unknown.

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Philosophy – a purple bullfinch in a lilac tree. ~ T. S. Eliot.

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Snow is bruised lilac in half-light – such pure solace. ~ David Mitchell.

Best Lilac Quotes

You don’t know how lovely you are. ~ Unknown.

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Keep calm in a blaze of purple. ~ Unknown.

Strive not for the beauty of raiment, nor for stately dwellings. Behold the lilac. ~ L.E. Modesitt Jr.

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Forget about red, we’re painting this town purple. ~ Unknown.

Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart; I breathe at this hour the fragrance of the lilacs, the violets, and the roses, as at 20 years ago. ~ Victor Hugo.

The true beloveds of this world are in their lover’s eyes lilacs opening, ship lights, school bells, a landscape, remembered conversations, friends, a child’s Sunday, lost voices, one’s favorite suit, autumn, and all seasons. ~ Truman Capote.

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And it’s always the lilac garden on the other side of the river. If the soul should ask you if that is far from here, you should say, ‘On the other side of the river, not this one, but the one over there.’ ~ Alejandra Pizarnik.

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One of the loveliest amongst flowering shrubs, which we profusely grow, is the lilac. ~ Alfred Smee.

The strong floral fragrance was sickening, suffocating, and threatened to snuff out any lingering remainder of fragile lilac – of the mother she’d loved so, so much. ~ Katherine McIntyre.

Purple, purple and more purple. ~ Unknown.

Beautiful Lilac Quotes

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The last unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone. ~ Peter S. Beagle.

If it’s purple, then it’s mine. ~ Unknown.

Alive to the loving past, she conjures her own. Nothing is wholly lost – sun on the stone. And lilacs in their splendor, like lost friends, come back through grief to tell her love never ends. ~ May Sarton.

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Lilacs are May in essence. ~ Jean Hersey.

Through the window of my mask, I see a wall of coral – its surface a living kaleidoscope of lilac flecks, splashes of gold, reddish streaks, and yellows, all tinged by the familiar transparent blue of the sea. ~ Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

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If the lilacs bloomed earlier, it could mean we had a milder winter, so look out for potential insect outbreaks. ~ David Wolfe.

With its versatile form and lovely heart-shaped leaves, the lilac is an exceptional companion to a wide range of flowering trees and shrubs. ~ Kim Smith.

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In the garden where the lilacs were so tall, it was impossible to see the road. The leaves were dusty, the way they always were in August when the weather turned hot. ~ Alice Hoffman.

Lilacs. False blue, white, purple – the color of lilac. Our great puffs of flowers are everywhere in New England. Lilacs in dooryards holding a quiet conversation with an early moon. Lilacs watching a deserted house. Lilacs, wind-beaten, staggering under a lopsided shock of bloom. You are everywhere. ~ Amy Lowell.

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Purple calms the nerves. ~ Unknown.

And the lost heart stiffens and rejoices in the lost lilac and the lost sea voices and the weak spirit quickens to rebel for the bent golden-rod and the lost sea smell quickens to recover. ~ T.S. Eliot.

April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain. ~ T.S. Eliot.

Famous Lilac Quotes

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Nothing is more wistful than the scent of lilac, nor more robust than its woody stalk, for we must remember that it is a tree as well as a flower, we must try not to forget this. ~ Stevie Smith.

When lilacs last in the dooryard bloomed, and the great star early drooped in the western sky in the night, I mourned and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring. ~ Walt Whitman.

I’ve not much interest in the important things of life. Only in the beautiful things. Just this lilac here makes me happy. ~ Erich Maria Remarque.

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Escape to somewhere magical. And purple. ~ Unknown.

I opened the large central window of my office room to its full on the fine early May morning. Then I stood for a few moments, breathing in the soft, warm air that was charged with the scent of white lilacs below. ~ Angus Wilson.

I cannot understand why my arm is not a lilac tree. ~ Leonard Cohen.

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The smell of moist earth and lilacs hung in the air like wisps of the past and hints of the future. ~ Margaret Millar.

The spring is fresh and fearless, and every leaf is new. The world is brimmed with moonlight, the lilac brimmed with dew. Here in the moving shadows, I catch my breath and sing – my heart is fresh and fearless, and over-brimmed with spring. ~ Sara Teasdale.

The breath of the enchanted wind mingles the fresh scent of the lilacs with the fragrance of the past. ~ Marcel Proust.

Life is short, and life is beautiful, and everything is lovely. Love it, embrace it, smell the lilacs, play with the dog, and love endlessly and fiercely with everything you’ve got. Live without regret. ~ Daisy Whitney.

Lovely Lilac Quotes

My grandmother had a lilac bush at her home in Long Island. I always associate the scent of it with her and try to have lilacs in my home. ~ Aerin Lauder.

A faint smell of lilac filled the air. There was always lilac in this part of town. Where there were grandmothers, there was always lilac. ~ Laura Miller.

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Like roses, one of the most beloved flowering shrubs, lilacs have a renaissance. ~ Vincent Simeone.

The wind is tossing the lilacs, the new leaves laugh in the sun, and the petals fall on the orchard wall. ~ Sara Teasdale.

The ineffable beauty and fragrance of lilacs are enhanced by the many varieties of suitable companion plants. ~ Kim Smith.

The smell of lilacs crept poignantly into the room like a remembered spring. ~ Margaret Millar.

The lilac branches are bowed under the weight of the flowers. Blooming is hard, and the most important thing is to bloom. ~ Yevgeny Zamyatin.

When you chopped logs with the ax and they split open they smelled beautiful, like Christmas. But when you split someone’s head open it smelled like abattoir and quite overpowered the scent of the wild lilacs you’d cut and brought into the house only this morning, which was already another life. ~ Kate Atkinson.

Cute Lilac Quotes

If you do not want your lilac to become a tree, prune to a height of eight to nine feet, which keeps the blossoms at eye level. ~ Kim Smith.

The common lilac is amazingly fragrant, but once it’s finished blooming, it is a rather unattractive plant. ~ Vincent Simeone.

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Lilacs, like memories, waft on the breeze. ~ Rachel Hartman.

And from then on, whenever he smells lilacs, he’ll think about this moment – how the bees were circling above him, how purple the ink on the leaflets he’s been distributing suddenly seemed, how he realized, all at once, just how beautiful a woman can be. ~ Alice Hoffman.

The sweet, languid, rather sleepy smell of lilacs wafts everywhere. And it is a city of lovers, many of them quite middle-aged. Walking with their arms around each other, embracing and kissing on park benches. A sensuousness very much bound up – it seems to me – with the heady ubiquitous smell of lilacs. ~ Joyce Carol Oates.


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