Monday, March 22, 2010

Gardeners and Cooks


The ablest writer is only a gardener first, and then a cook: his tasks are, carefully to select and cultivate his strongest and most nutritive thoughts; and when they are ripe, to dress them, wholesomely, and yet so that they may have a relish.

~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare


Happy Monday!

35 comments:

Kimberly Franklin said...

You always find the best quotes!!! Happy Monday!

Falen said...

I love to garden AND cook!
Happy Monday and happy Spring!

L. T. Host said...

I love that quote!

Southern Princess said...

You truly do find the best quotes!
Love this one...I love to cook and have once before laughed out loud at how writing & cooking can go hand in hand.
I always smile when I think of Stone Soup. That book is a wonderful example of this concept... ;o)

Jennie Englund said...

I wasn't motivated (Monday, and all) but now I am!

Is is spring break there in Montana, too?

Hardygirl said...

I love this!!

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Frankie Diane Mallis said...

That made me smile!

Heather said...

I love this, great quote!

Patti Lacy said...

What a wonderful place to hang out!
Since I love to garden and cook, the quote works for me!!

Let's see...tomatoes, of course, wild greens, but NO cucumbers this year!!!!
LOL.
www.pattilacy.com/blog

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

Awesome quote Shannon! Only thing that worries me? I'm a HORRIBLE gardner. I can barely grow weeds. Hope that doesn't say something about my writing... :)

Karen Lange said...

Good quote! :) Thanks for sharing it.

AchingHope said...

Yes, I agree. You do come up with amazing quotes :)

And I didn't realize you lived in Montana! I have a friend in Montana, and I totally want to visit that state sometime.

CMOM Productions said...

What a great quote!

Catherine Denton said...

Isn't that the truth! Beautiful quote.
Winged Writer

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

What a great quote! Perfect!

Stephanie Thornton said...

I love gardening, writing, and cooking. What a great quote!

Jody Hedlund said...

What a great reminder! We have to nurture our thoughts and creativity!

Bane of Anubis said...

I like neither, but I will do the dishes :)

sarahjayne smythe said...

Great quote. Took me a minute to get it, but it's Monday and I'm slow. :)

Robyn Campbell said...

Hey. I'm contest gal and Shannon is quote gal. WOOT!

I loves me a good quote.

I'm unplugging for a couple weeks to get everything in order to query. So I will pop in from time to time, because if I don't, I will miss you terribly. Happy writing. (^_^)

Tara said...

Such a great quote! I love to garden, cook and write. Very fitting :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I'm glad you enjoy this quote as much as I do. It conjures up such great visual imagery! :-)

Charmaine Clancy said...

I'm motivated to write... and hungry. :-)

Jemi Fraser said...

What a great quote - so true :)

Katie Ganshert said...

Ooo! I love that quote. Thanks for sharing, Shannon!

Niki said...

That is so neat! :o)

Heidi Willis said...

thank heavens my writing skills are better than my gardening skills!! I can weed the words, but the garden?? It's buried out there somewhere!

Now the cook though... I do like to cook...

Shelley Sly said...

Wonderful quote! Thanks for sharing!

Susan Fields said...

Where do you find these great quotes? I love to cook, but I'm not much of a gardener. Is that why I have such a hard time coming up with new ideas?

Mary Aalgaard said...

Gardening and cooking...is that what we're doing? Hmm. yep. The pic is funny. The dirt looks like a foot with a big toe sticking out.

Jay said...

That is such a cool and apropos quote. Nice!

I've nominated you for an award over on my blog as well.

Jessie Oliveros said...

Hmmm...I'm going to a gardening class on Wednesday. Will that make me a better writer?

Jackee said...

Great quote! And it is so true--except that I think writing might actually take longer than starting a veggie from seed to salsa.

And happy Monday to you!

Jenn Johansson said...

So, if I have a total black thumb and kill everything I touch...can I still be a good writer? ;)

Kelly said...

I was going to say the same thing as Jenn!
I hope I'm a better writer than gardener! I've gotta be!

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