What a quotatious day I had. First there was lunch at a salad buffet where my radishes were shaped like quotation marks or speech bubbles! And after work I settled down for a half-hour's distraction by watching—quite serendipitously—an episode of The Middle (S3,E6) in which Brick repeatedly quotes Shakespeare. Ahhh, some days are just better than others.
“I do remember him... like a man made after supper of a cheese-paring. When ’a was naked, he was for all the world like a fork’d radish, with a head fantastically carved upon it with a knife.” ~William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part II [III, 2, Falstaff]
“My salad days,
When I was green in judgment: cold in blood,
To say as I said then! But, come, away;
Get me ink and paper...”
~William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra [I, 5, Cleopatra]
“’Twas a good lady, ’twas a good lady: we may pick a thousand salads ere we light on such another herb.” ~William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well [IV, 5, Lafeu]
And, get this. As if life couldn't get much sweeter, while trying to find an appropriate quotation for this blog entry I happened upon a book from the 1800s The Plant-lore and Garden-craft of Shakespeare by H.N. Ellacombe in which the quotes are all related to gardening, plants, and flowers. What a find!