Rosemary quotes

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Women and rosemary

She wished she had a little yellow house of her own, with a flower box full of real flowers and herbs – pansies and rosemary – and a sweet lover who would swing dance with her in the evenings and cook pasta and read poetry aloud. (Francesca Lia Block)

That evening, in a brightly lit room, the bride’s friends sat in a tight circle to prepare a wreath of rosemary for her. (Evgeny Karnovich)

There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. (Alice Hoffman)

I plant rosemary all over the garden, so pleasant is it to know that at every few steps one may draw the kindly branchlets through one’s hand, and have the enjoyment of their incomparable incense; and I grow it against walls, so that the sun may draw out its inexhaustible sweetness to greet me as I pass. (Gertrude Jekyll)

My all-time favorite skin cream is from Poland. Its called Eva Natura with Polish herbs, including rosemary. It smells wonderful and is soothing and comforting. (Dagmara Dominczyk)

My maiden Isabel, Reflaring rosabel. The fragrant camomel; The ruddy rosary, The sovereign rosemary, The pretty strawberry… (John Skelton)

Food and rosemary

Nettie set out a loaf of sourdough bread from Baker’s Way Bakers, a wodge of runny Camembert, and a container of leftover lamb, rich with garlic and rosemary, nestled on a bed of spicy arugula from the home garden. (Ellen Herrick)

My wife and I use a lot of garlic and rosemary with roast lamb. It has to be New Zealand lamb. (Alfred Molina)

Be sure to try the courgette blossoms stuffed with ricotta, taleggio and black olives, ditto the pumpkin and rosemary risotto with roasted tofu. (Katie Kelly Bell)

The secondo was followed by a simple dessert of sliced pears baked with honey and rosemary. The flesh of the fruit looked as crisp and white as something Michelangelo might have carved with, but when he touched his spoon to it, it turned out to be as meltingly soft as ice cream. (Anthony Capella)

The scent organ was playing a delightfully refreshing Herbal Capriccio – rippling arpeggios of thyme and lavender, of rosemary, basil, myrtle, tarragon; a series of daring modulations through the spice keys into ambergris; and a slow return through sandalwood, camphor, cedar… back to the simple aromatics with which the piece began. The final blast of thyme died away; there was a round of applause; the lights went up. (Aldous Huxley)

Health and rosemary

he physical use of it is very much used both for inward and outward diseases, for by the warming and comforting heat thereof it helps all cold diseases both of the head, stomach, liver, and belly. (Nicholas Culpeper)

It is known that the scent of fresh rosemary increases memory, but this cure for memory loss is not divulged by doctors to help the elderly. (Suzy Kassem)

In ancient times, rosemary was credited with the ability to improve memory and make the mind clear. In the Middle Ages, this plant was burned in houses, believing that its fragrant smoke would save them from epidemics of plague and cholera. (Igor Sokolsky)

Rosemary is used as a stimulant, stimulant and emmenagogue. (G. Planchon, E. Collin)

Rosemary strengthens the brain and all senses.
It is good for trembling and lame limbs. (Leonhart Fuchs)

Plants and rosemary

We learn the alphabets and we don’t know how to read trees. The oaks are novels, the pines are grammars, the vines are psalms, the vines are proverbs, the fir trees are pleadings, the cypresses are accusations, rosemary is a song, the laurel is a prophecy. (Erri De Luca)

I think that the essence of a Christmas wreath has to be green and living. So the basis of a wreath is ideally holly, laurel, ivy, rosemary, larch… (Monty Don)

The surrounding hillocks were covered with thyme, rosemary, asphodel, boxwood, and lavender. A few corners of vines, which produced, moreover, a renowned vintage: Frigolet wine… (Frédéric Mistral)

Do you know the oak tree that no weather breaks? Don’t you know the palm tree in the desert? Do you know the myth of delicate evergreen? Do you also know the faithful rosemary? Behold, the oak, the palm, the myrtle and the crown of the dead, this is the faithful friend of the son of the earth. (Christian Friedrich von Blankenburg)

Remembrance and rosemary

Rosemary was the herb of remembrance, but all I wanted to do was forget. (Deborah Levy)

Does he bring rosemary for remembrance or poppy for oblivion? (Remy de Gourmont)

There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray you, love, remember: and there is pansies, that’s for thoughts. (William Shakespeare)

Myrtle for marriage, ivy for faithfulness, ferns for sincerity, and rosemary for remembrance. (Jude Knight)

Nature and rosemary

An uncultivated valley all blue with rosemary and all black with brambles. (Jean Lorrain)

It was the maquis, the impenetrable maquis, made up of holm oaks, junipers, arbutus trees, mastic trees, alaternums, heathers, laurels, myrtles and boxwoods which were linked together by the mixing like hair, entwining clematis, monstrous ferns, honeysuckle, cysts, rosemary, lavender, brambles, throwing an inextricable fleece on the back of the mountains. (Guy de Maupassant)

This ravine was, like the other, bristling with brush, but cade and rosemary dominated it. These plants appeared much older than those I had seen so far; I was able to admire a cade so wide and so high that it looked like a small Gothic chapel, and rosemary plants much taller than me. (Marcel Pagnol)

Nature quotes

Herbs and rosemary

Other herbs such as basil, rosemary, thyme, sage, marjoram and chervil all make wonderful additions to meals and bring with them many health benefits as well. (Stephan Domenig)

Tragus writeth, that Rosemarie is spice in the Germane Kitchins, and other cold countries… The floures made vp into plates with sugar after the manner of Sugar Roset and eaten, comfort the heart, and make it merry, quicken the spirits, and make them more liuely. (John Gerard)

Her favorite patch was the least showy: the herb garden. A raised stone circle, no bigger than a beach umbrella, was filled with rosemary, sage, wild thyme, mint, lemon verbena, lavender, and burnet. (Luanne Rice)

Perfumery and rosemary

Rosemary is a plant that grows in our southern regions and in southern Tunisia which provide the finest essence, and in Dalmatia, on the Adriatic coasts and in Spain. (Marcel Hégelbacher)

In several places in Provence and Languedoc, rosemary (also called libanotis, for the scent of incense it represents) comes naturally through the deserts. (Olivier de Serres)

After the boredom and incuriosity of the first empire, which abused eau de Cologne and rosemary preparations, perfumery threw itself… towards the countries of the sun. (Joris-Karl Huysmans)

Death and rosemary

Some of the plants have obituary names: Iris, Basil, Rue, Rosemary, and Verbena. Some, like meadowsweet and cowslips, sweet flag and spikenard, are like the names of Shakespeare fairies. (Chuck Palahniuk)

The bouquet of rosemary that our deceased leaders take with them to the tomb. (François-René de Chateaubriand)

Fragrant rosemary spreads a pleasant incense around: rosemary — the friend of despondency — crowns the tomb. (Gabriel Kamenev)

Love and rosemary

The coals are burning in the fireplace, the twilight is quietly enveloping me, along with hope melancholy creeps stealthily into my heart. Will spring finally come again? Will it bring me the old glow?Will love bloom again with rosemary and lilac? (Felix Schumann)

Oh, my rosemary, grow,
Oh, my rosemary, grow,
I will go to the girl, I will go to the only one,
I will ask.
And if he answers me — I don’t love you,
And if he answers me — I don’t love you,
Uhlans are recruiting, riflemen are marching,
I will join. (Wacław Denhoff-Czarnocki)

Fiction and rosemary

In the same way that it takes several hundred kilos of aromatic shrubs to produce, by distillation, a bottle of rosemary essence, it takes a lot of real life to obtain the concentrate of a single page of fiction. (Jean-Philippe Toussaint)

If I could have revealed my love for books and not hidden them, which required me to only own two or three, I would have put the bookcase in the kitchen. So much for the fat on the pages. After a few years I would have opened novels that would have had different flavors. Rosemary for Maupassant, curry for Baudelaire, onions for… Oh how I would have loved that, a huge kitchen-library! (Frédérique Deghelt)

Nightmares and rosemary

Against the tyranny of nightmares, the treatment of television hypnosis. Less harmful than sleeping pills and much more effective than rosemary tea. (Sigrid Baffert)

By the way, moonlight seizures!
But it should help them quickly,
We are performing this night!
There is an easy way, albeit an ancient one:
Drink rosemary water… (Alexander Veltman)

People and rosemary

I try to do nothing. I drink rosemary when I have a lot of work to do. People take coffee, they take speed, whatever. I take rosemary. (Agnes Varda)

I had made these reflections, leaning against a pine where the little black cicadas of the hills, in the scent of hot resin, were sawing very dry reeds, and I was nervously chewing a twig of rosemary. (Marcel Pagnol)

Honey and rosemary

As for rosemary, I let it run all over my garden walls, not only because my bees love it but because it is the herb sacred to remembrance and to friendship, whence a sprig of it hath a dumb language. (Thomas More)

A fan of bracken and rosemary will always find sweet honey in the comb. (Rolf Schilling)

Winter and rosemary

There’s rosemary and rue. These keep Seeming and savor all the winter long. Grace and remembrance be to you. (William Shakespeare)

And we have a little herb garden, which survived the winter thanks to global warming. It makes me feel like a cool, old Italian housewife, that I kept my rosemary alive outside all winter. (Elizabeth Gilbert)

Winter quotes

Cooking and rosemary

While we ate the tomato omelette – delicious when cold – the chops were sizzling on a rosemary ember. (Marcel Pagnol)
You know, we don’t have any decorative sprigs of rosemary; we’re not placing little matchstick radishes onto an hors d’oeuvre… The food’s gotta taste good. The concept’s gotta taste good. (Nadia Giosia)

Shakespeare and rosemary

They were duly shown the “rosemary for remembrance,” the “pansies for thoughts,” and a great many others of Shakespeare’s loved flowers. (Margaret Williamson)
Mad Ophelia distributes flowers to others, each flower is an emblem; rosemary — was considered a sign of fidelity… (Mikhail Morozov)

Among the topics of rosemary quotes, I would highlight Shakespeare, remembrance, nightmares, honey, perfumery.

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