“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted?”
– Matthew 5:13

“Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt”
– Colossians 4:6

“Salt is born of the purest of parents: The sun and the sea”
– Pythagoras

“Salt is white and pure – there is something holy in salt”
– Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Nemini fidas, nisi cum quo prius multos modios salis absumpseris”
(“trust no one unless you have eaten much salt with him”)
– Marcus Tullius Cicero, De Amicitia, 19, 67

“Salt is the only rock directly consumed by man. It corrodes but preserves, dessicates but is wrested from the water. It has fascinated man for thousands of years not only as a substance he prized and was willing to labour to obtain, but also as a generator of poetic and mythic meaning. The contradictions it embodies only intensify its power and its links with experience of the sacred” – Margaret Visser