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Roses in December

Posted by ESC on May 03, 2001

In Reply to: Still looking... posted by ESC on May 03, 2001

: : I'm looking for a quote that I believe is worded:
: : "God gave us memory so there could be roses in December". This may not be exactly worded correctly. Also am looking for who said this quote. I appreciate any help. Thanks!

: Close, but no cigar:

: Lord Byron: "As soon seek roses in December, ice in June..."

: Colette: "By means of an image we are often able to hold on to our lost belongings. But it is the desperateness of losing which picks the flowers of memory, binds the bouquet."

Here it is:
James M. Barrie, speech, : "God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December." (Webster's Dictionary of Quotations)