Maryrose Wood quotes

  • All books are judged by their covers until they are read.
    -- Maryrose Wood

    #Book #Judged

  • Nowadays, people resort to all kinds of activities in order to calm themselves after a stressful event: performing yoga poses in a sauna, leaping off bridges while tied to a bungee, killing imaginary zombies with imaginary weapons, and so forth. But in Miss Penelope Lumley's day, it was universally understood that there is nothing like a nice cup of tea to settle one's nerves in the aftermath of an adventure- a practice many would find well worth reviving.
    -- Maryrose Wood

    #Nice #Yoga #Adventure

  • One of my recent acquisitions. It is called a medicine bag, from one of the native tribes of North America. A fascinating people, highly skilled in the use of plants' power. They too understand nature's essence as divine. So much so that they do not think it is man's place to own the land at all. Imagine that - think of all the wars we would have missed!
    -- Maryrose Wood

    #War #Men #Thinking

  • Plants make the air! Do you understand what that means? Our food, our air, our very lives come from the plants. How could they not be of divine origin, of divine intelligence? How can we deny that, in some essential way, they are no less than you or I?
    -- Maryrose Wood

    #Mean #Air #Way

  • Elk have not been seen in Switzerland for many a year. In the interests of scientific accuracy, please strike the idea of elk from your mind. If you must, think of ibexes instead, a fierce and agile type of goat with great spiraling horns. Marmots will also do in a pinch, but under no circumstances should you think of elk. No. Elk. The elkless among you may now proceed.
    -- Maryrose Wood

    #Thinking #Years #Ideas

  • As Agatha Swanburne once said, 'To be kept waiting is unfortunate, but to be kept waiting with nothing interesting to read is a tragedy of Greek proportions.
    -- Maryrose Wood

    #Interesting #Waiting #Greek

  • If it were easy to resist, it would not be called chocolate cake.
    -- Maryrose Wood

    #Cake #Chocolate #Easy

  • Nothing good was ever learned from eavesdropping, so mind your business and let others mind theirs.
    -- Maryrose Wood

    #Mind #Eavesdropping

  • There is no alarm clock like embarrassment,
    -- Maryrose Wood

    #Alarms #Embarrassment #Clock

  • In the words of Agatha Swanburne, founder of Swanburne Academy, 'Every book is judged by its cover until it is read.'
    -- Maryrose Wood

    #Reading #Book #Founders

  • Only a fool takes offense at the truth, Jessamine. They are awful, of that there is no question. But they are also very charming. Purveyors of unspeakable suffering and indescribable delights. Performers of murders and miracles! You might grow to like them, if you got to know them as I do. But why has your beloved Crabgrass ventured into this garden of horrors, I wonder?
    -- Maryrose Wood

    #Garden #Miracle #Suffering