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Q: Pop-culture Rose quotes ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Pop-culture Rose quotes
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: perryp-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 06 Jul 2006 12:25 PDT
Expires: 05 Aug 2006 12:25 PDT
Question ID: 743846
I am trying to put together quotes about roses from current
pop-culture (1960 to present)

The quotes can come from:

- Famous people
- Song lyrics
- Literature prose or verse
- Advertisements, TV shows or movies
- International, doesn't have to be from the US but must be in English

They have to be pretty short, a sentence or two.

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 06 Jul 2006 12:34 PDT
It's always useful to know what your expectations are. Approximately
how many quotes would constitute a satisfactory answer?

Clarification of Question by perryp-ga on 08 Jul 2006 13:49 PDT
I really need to use about 6 quotes but to get the 6 I probably will
need 30 to 50 to select from and I have already done a pretty through
Google search on "rose quotes". Light hearted honest day-to-day quotes

The kind of quote I want is:

"You should know by now; every woman wants roses" - from someone like
Madonna, Lauren Hill, Marilyn Monroe or Donna Ross

and a pity rose quotes like:

"Roses are cheaper that lawyers and smell better" from someone like
Axle Rose, Donald Trump or Notorious BIG

and romantic one:

"My heart and a rose need the same care" Oprah, Grace Kelly or Princess Dianna.

Does that help?

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 08 Jul 2006 14:11 PDT
Since you've already researched this on your own, you may want to give
us a list of the quotes you've found already, or the sites that you've
visited. Otherwise it is likely that a Researcher will be duplicating
many of your searches, and you may end up with a lot of material that
you already know about.

Clarification of Question by perryp-ga on 11 Jul 2006 19:04 PDT
Here are the list of sites I have already looked at:

Quotes need to be by recongnized people not random people.
Subject: Re: Pop-culture Rose quotes
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 11 Jul 2006 19:48 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Might be a few here you already have, but overall, I think these
should do the trick:

We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the
horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows
Dale Carnegie 

See that roses really smell like boo-boo 
Yeah, roses really smell like boo-boo 

A revolution is not a bed of roses. 
Fidel Castro

Roses are red, and how do you do? Drink four of these, and Woo woo woo woo! 
Curly Howard

The sun on your withers
The wind in your mane
Could never prepare you
For what lies ahead
The run for the roses so red --
And it's run for the roses
As fast as you can
Your fate is delivered
Your moment's at hand
It's the chance of a lifetime
In a lifetime of chance
And it's high time you joined
In the dance

Dan Fogelberg

I want to lay you on a bed of roses 
Bon Jovi 

The roses come to see me And I can't wait for a sunny day 
Kanye West 

And everytime I see a rose I see her smilin' face
She made my darkest days look bright round the old homeplace
Don't step on mother's roses let them grow
The way they did since many years ago
They'll bloom for me each year and I'll have mother near
Don't step on mother's roses let them grow

Johnny Cash 

Hello you said the day we met 
Handing me a yellow rose 
You asked me out 
And to your surprise 
And to mine I said I'd go 
I thought it so romantic 
And I found you sweet and bold 
Though we'd only met 
I still said yes 
To a single yellow rose 

Dolly Parton

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.

Oprah Winfrey

Roses. Don't talk to me about roses - big painful, thorny roses. I'm
the world's first human vase.
James Nesbitt 

Oh, my God. I'm so sorry. I sent roses. Did she get the roses?
Teri Hatcher

Just get her a dozen roses.
John Mahoney 

Roses are red, violets are blue, Jazz and I are black but Carlton what are you?
Will Smith

It came in the mail today, it's uh, 72 long-stemmed red roses, one for
each day that I've known and loved Emily, cut up into mulch
David Schwimmer

Al, how come you never send me roses?
Katey Sagal

Oh Moses, smell the roses
Jerry Seinfeld

No, I told you roses! Come on doofus! 
Lisa Robin Kelly

Roses are red, angels are gossamer, hold on to yourself and make sure
you floss some more
Roma Downey

Fuck me? Fuck you! Fuck you and this whole city and everyone in it.
Fuck the panhandlers, grubbing for money, and smiling at me behind my
back. Fuck the squeegee men dirtying up the clean windshield of my
car. Get a fucking job! Fuck the Sikhs and the Pakistanis bombing down
the avenues in decrepit cabs, curry steaming out their pores, stinking
up my day. Terrorists in fucking training. SLOW THE FUCK DOWN! Fuck
the Chelsea boys with their waxed chests and pumped up biceps. Going
down on each other in my parks and on my piers, jingling their dicks
on my Channel 35. Fuck the Korean grocers with their pyramids of
overpriced fruit and their tulips and roses wrapped in plastic.
Edward Norton 

Ah. Fortune smiles. Another day of wine and roses. Or, in your case,
beer and pizza!
Tommy Lee Jones

I want to send 18 yellow roses every day to Mary.
Bobby Darin

You wanna send roses to the mother?
Bob Hoskins

We want bread. But we want roses too.
Adrien Brody

I knew you were only joking about the roses. And the sweeties. But it
was nice while it lasted.
Cillian Murphy

He's an idiot. Look at this. Three gladiolus, five carnations, and a
bunch of white roses?
Busy Philipps

Don't you remember the time I... I... I had myself delivered to you in
a box for your birthday? And? and the guy I paid to deliver the box
screwed up and delivered me to the wrong apartment? And... and how
the... the lady who opened the box... uh... freaked out and started
screaming? And I ran out of there just as you poked your head into the
hall. And... and the next thing I know, this one's bashing me for
having an affair with her neighbor, and this one's bashing me for
being some kind of gift-wrapped pervert? And... and all I had to
protect myself was... was a dozen roses. And.. and.. and you never
even read the note.
Steve Martin 

I returned to New Orleans, and as soon as I smelled the air, I knew I
was home. It was rich, almost sweet, like the scent of jasmine and
roses around our old courtyard. I walked the streets, savoring that
long lost perfume.
Brad Pitt

It's gonna be raining wine and roses tonight.
Michael Bowman 

Roses are red, Violets are Blue, They'll need dental records to identify you.
Jessica Capshaw

Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm a schizophrenic... and so am I!
Bill Murray 

Mo-om! He's painting our roses again!
Jessica Habib

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.


search strategy -- various Google searches with the terms:






Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 11 Jul 2006 20:00 PDT
...and a few more:

Not into the rose bed, Hodgekin! We wouldn't want Tricki to get pricky-paw!
Margaretta Scott

I know this: every *thorn* has a *rose,* you know what I'm saying?
Dante Basco

And you're no rose, Poison Ivy.
Rino Romano

He told me that he loved me by shoving a rose up his bottom.
Helen Baxendale

It's a rare man that understands the value of a perfect rose.
Brenda Strong

A guy from homicide sent me a dozen roses.
Johnny Depp

Lullaby and goodnight, and with roses bedight. Whatever that means.
Carroll O'Connor

I just wish some one would send me some damn roses.
Kirstie Alley
perryp-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Did a great job although it is hard to confirm the quotes. I saw one
or two that were listed for other people.

Subject: Re: Pop-culture Rose quotes
From: thursdaylast23-ga on 13 Jul 2006 21:28 PDT
Charles de Gaulle:
Treaties, you see, are like girls and roses: they last while they last.

Lyndon Johnson:
I don't want loyalty. I want loyalty [italicized]. I want him to kiss
my ass in Macy's window at high noon and tell me it smells like roses.
I want his pecker in my pocket.

Alan Ayckbourn:
If you gave Ruth a rose, she'd peel all the petals off to make sure
there weren't any greenfly. And when she'd done that, she'd turn round
and say, do you call that a rose? Look at it, it's all in bits.

Roseanne Cash:
we?re falling like the velvet petals
we?re bleeding and we?re torn
but God is in the roses
and the thorns
[from the song "God is in the Roses"]

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