The quote is a variation on a saying about birds by Jacques Deval. I like it. God is the creator. He created the flowers and provided them with soil that they could grow and flourish, live their life from beginning to end, all the days he had allowed for them.
We say that we love creation, and yet - cut life short by trying to get the most pleasure out of it that we can. If only we would Humble ourselves before God and allow Him to use us as He intended - what joy and contentment we would all have - in Him.