A Quote by Diane Ackerman on desires, force, life, optimism, passion, sex, world, and youth

A flower's fragrance declares to all the world that it is fertile, available, and desirable, its sex organs oozing with nectar. Its smell reminds us in vestigial ways of fertility, vigor, life-force, all the optimism, expectancy, and passionate bloom of youth. We inhale its ardent aroma and, no matter what our ages, we feel young and nubile in a world aflame with desire.

Diane Ackerman (1948 -)

Source: A Natural History of the Senses, 1990, p. 13

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