Nettle Related Quotes
The strawberry grows underneath the nettle And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality.
And when April like an over-lustful lover leaped upon the lush flanks of the Downs there would be yet another child in the wretched hut down on Nettle Flitch Field, where Meriam housed the fruits of her shame.
Tis dangerous to take a cold, to sleep, to drink; but I tell you, my lord fool, out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.
“The more I think about the nettle argument, the more it makes me laugh. This country's awash with nettles. Butterflies that eat them are not in any difficulty at all.”
My mother's great line was, Grasp the nettle with two hands, girl, because if you don't somebody else will.
“No one can liberate you, for no one has bound you; you hold on to the nettle of worldly pleasures and you weep for pain. The kite is pursued by the crows so long as it carries the fish in its beak, it twists and turns in the sky trying to last and it drops the fish. That moment it is free. So give up the attachment to the senses; then grief and worry can harass you no more.”
“The world's a nettle. Disturb it, it stings. Grasp it firmly, it stings not.”