Mulberry quotes

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Silk and mulberry tree

According to an ancient Chinese legend, one day in the year 240 B.C., Princess Si Ling-chi was sitting under a mulberry tree when a silkworm cocoon fell into her teacup. When she tried to remove it, she noticed that the cocoon had begun to unravel in the hot liquid. She handed the loose end to her maidservant and told her to walk. The servant went out of the princess’s chamber, and into the palace courtyard, and through the palace gates, and out of the Forbidden City, and into the countryside a half mile away before the cocoon ran out. (Jeffrey Eugenides)

Although the Romans knew Chinese silk, they knew not China. They believed that silk grew directly on the mulberry tree, not realizing that the leaves were merely the worm’s home and its food. (William J. Bernstein)

It is made from the bark of a tree called «mulberry», and it is the tree whose leaves the worms that make silk eat. (Marco Polo)

Silk, as he explained to me, was prepared from the insides of some kind of earthworm. This worm was carefully fed mulberries, a fruit similar to a watermelon… (Edgar Allan Poe)

Garden and mulberries

O, the mulberry-tree is of trees the queen! (Dinah Maria Murlock Craik)

It was the time for radishes and mulberries in the garden and violets on the slopes. The wind carried with it the comforting fragrance of eucalyptus. (Kunal Sen)

Pink and white oleanders bloom before every door; the quince, the mulberry, the peach, ripen in every garden. (Matilda Betham-Edwards)

The most she knew about gardens was the Bakers’ own backyard, which contained one large mulberry tree and a rosebush, plus the window boxes where her mother grew runner beans. (Diana Wynne Jones)

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Mulberries features

The robin fanned his tail, took flight towards a wild mulberry tree near the entrance to the cemetery, and searched its branches in an anxious search for berries. (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)

The mulberry tree near Uncle Taras’s house was so huge and fruitful that it fed all the children in our yard to the fullest. And when we, satiated, could no longer eat it, the overripe, crushed, decomposing berries lay in a thick layer under the tree. They were swarming with green flies. The mulberries were very sweet, but cloying. (Vadim Sidur)

While far over head hang gorgeously
Large luscious berries of sanguine dye,
For the best grows highest, always highest,
Upon the mulberry-tree. (Dinah Maria Murlock Craik)

Nature and mulberries

Do you remember the unbidden summer rain
Washing the dew from mulberries away? (Sahara Sanders)

The lily and rose-tree, the oleander and mulberry, each made its contribution of sweet odors, while their misty shadows quivered upon the surface of the water as the two moved gently by. (Henry Wood)

The sun, a red wheel, was sinking slowly in the west. Besides being spectacularly beautiful, the early-summer sunset was exceedingly soft and gentle: black mulberry leaves turned as red as roses; pristine white acacia petals shed an enshrouding pale-green aura. Mild evening breezes made both the mulberry leaves and the acacia petals dance and whirl, filling the woods with a soft rustle. (Mo Yan)

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People and mulberries

My words are fresh in the evening You are like the rustling that the leaves make of the mulberry tree in the hand of those who pick them. (Gabriele D’Annunzio)

Directly the mulberry tree begins to make you circle, break off. Pelt the tree with laughter. (Virginia Woolf)

And the nuts and dried mulberries we munched for altitude sickness. (Bruce Chatwin)

Women and mulberries

Be kind and corteous to this gentleman;
Hop in his walks and gambol in his eyews;
Feed him with apricocks and dewberries,
With purple grapes, green figs, and mulberries; (William Shakespeare)

The witch was as old as the mulberry tree
She lived in the house of a hundred clocks
She sold storms and sorrows and calmed the sea
And she kept her life in a box. (Neil Gaiman)

God and mulberries

God in the whizzing of a pleasant wind Shall march upon the tops of mulberry trees. (George Peele)

Look at the leaves of the mulberry tree. The colour, taste, smell, composition and properties of every leaf are the same. Despite being exactly the same, when consumed by the silk worm, silk is produced. When visited by the bee, honey is produced. When consumed by the goat, dung is produced and when consumed by the musk deer, musk is produced. Only the design of a creator who is eternal and all powerful could cause so many diverse things to be produced from one substance. (Imam Shafii)

Gardening and mulberries

I will not say that your mulberry trees are dead; but I am afraid they’re not alive. (Jane Austen)

Then I see my father approaching the wild mulberry that grows in our yard. He bends down its still thin young trunk and with quick, as it seems to me, careless movements, splits it in several places with a Finnish knife and tightly inserts several curly branches of garden mulberry into these splits. It seems to me that nothing will come of this, but a miracle happened, and that same year the mulberry began to bear fruit. (Fazil Iskander)

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Harvest and mulberries

— Well, shake it! — said one of those sitting in front. The rider grabbed the branch tighter and shook it several times. A black rain of mulberries fell down. (Fazil Iskander)

Like a flock of songbirds, girls are chirping in the mulberry trees…
Today is the first gathering,
Work is going well in hands that are accustomed to labor.
Oh, maiden songs, and the sky, and space! (Jean Ecard)

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Wine and mulberries

Pigs eat mulberry berries fermenting in dried grass and lose their balance. They are drunk like people. (Herta Müller)

I put everything I can into the mulberry of my mind and hope that it is going to ferment and make a decent wine. How that process happens, I’m sorry to tell you I can’t describe. (John Hurt)

Patience and mulberry

We say that patience turns the mulberry leaf into silk. (Mo Hayder)

With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin. (Maltbie Davenport Babcock)


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