Corn quotes

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Food and corn

Corn is the only food you hold like corn. (Dana Gould)

And all Halloween candy pales next to candy corn, if only because candy corn used to appear, like the Great Pumpkin, solely on Halloween. (Rosecrans Baldwin)

And pray what more can a reasonable man desire, in peaceful times, in ordinary noons, than a sufficient number of ears of green sweet corn boiled, with the addition of salt? (Henry David Thoreau)

You really get the most out of sweet corn if you pick the corn off the stalk and rush it to a pot of boiling water. The longer you wait, the more sugar you lose. But if you get it in the first half hour, that is the sweetest corn ever. (Sam Donaldson)

The more rice, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and beans we eat, the trimmer, more energetic, and healthier we become. (John A. McDougall)

It is not elegant to gnaw Indian corn. The kernels should be scored with a knife, scraped off into the plate, and then eaten with a fork. Ladies should be particularly careful how they manage so ticklish a dainty, lest the exhibition rub off a little desirable romance. (Charlie Day)

Corn is an efficient way to get energy calories off the land and soybeans are an efficient way of getting protein off the land, so we’ve designed a food system that produces a lot of cheap corn and soybeans resulting in a lot of cheap fast food. (Michael Pollan)

People and corn

And that green corn all day is rustling in thy ears! (William Wordsworth)

Planted to eat is the sacred sustenance of man that was made of corn. Sown for business is hunger of the man who was made of corn. (Miguel Ángel Asturias)

It is not, as somebody once wrote, the smell of corn bread that calls us back from death; it is the lights and signs of love and friendship. (John Cheever)

The miller imagines that the corn grows only to make his mill turn. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Fear is a strange soil. It grows obedience like corn, which grow in straight lines to make weeding easier. But sometimes it grows the potatoes of defiance, which flourish underground. (Terry Pratchett)

Upon a simmer Sunday morn,
When Nature’s face is fair,
I walked forth to view the corn
An’ snuff the caller air. (Robert Burns)

Farming and corn

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field. (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

For us, Mother Earth is not only a source of economic wealth that gives us corn, which is our life, but it also provides so many things that today’s privileged people covet. (Rigoberta Menchú)

Corn can add inches in a single day; if you listened, you could hear it grow. (Laura Ruby)

Never thrust your sickle into another’s corn. (Publilius Syrus)

Corn and bean people, I’m afraid, have extremely specialized minds. (Wendell Berry)

For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn? (Lord Byron)

Autumn and corn

All-cheering Plenty, with her flowing horn, Led yellow Autumn, wreath’d with nodding corn. (Robert Burns)

The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down. (Helen Hunt Jackson)

The wind that makes music in November corn is in a hurry. The stalks hum, the loose husks whisk skyward in half-playing swirls, and the wind hurries on…. A tree tries to argue, bare limbs waving, but there is no detaining the wind. (Aldo Leopold)

In the fields there are dry stalks of corn, traces of wheels and faded tops. In the cold sea there are pale jellyfish and red underwater grass. (Ivan Bunin)

Quotes about autumn

Women and corn

She stood breast-high amid the corn Clasp’d by the golden light of morn, Like the sweetheart of the sun, Who many a glowing kiss had won. (Thomas Hood)

She’d crack A joke sharp as a tin lid Hot from the teeth of the can-opener, And cackle her crack-corn laugh. (Sharon Olds)

This woman talk like she from so deep in the country she got corn growing in her shoes. (Kathryn Stockett)

Her hair that lay along her back
Was yellow like ripe corn. (Dante Gabriel Rossetti)

Corn features

Corn, which is the staff of life. (Edward Winslow)

Corn is something discovered by Indians, distributed by farmers, distilled by moonshiners, and dispensed by comedians. (Evan Esar)

The fullest and best ears of corn hang lowest toward the ground. (Christopher Augustine Reynolds)

Rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey. (Luke Bryan)

USA and corn

Corn is the leading food and feed crop of the United States in geographic range of production, acreage, and quantity of product. The vital importance of a large acreage of this crop, properly cared for, therefore, is obvious. (David F. Houston)

In corn, I think I’ve found the key to the American food chain. If you look at a fast-food meal, a McDonald’s meal, virtually all the carbon in it — and what we eat is mostly carbon — comes from corn. (Michael Pollan)

The Indian Corn, or Maiz, proves the most useful Grain in the World; and had it not been for the Fruitfulness of this Species, it would have proved very difficult to have settled some of the Plantations in America. (John Lawson)

Millions of American women, and some men, commit that outrage every summer day. They are turning a superb treat into mere provender. Shucked and boiled in water, sweet corn is edible and nutritious; roasted in the husk in the hottest possible oven for forty minutes, shucked at the table, and buttered and salted, nothing else, it is ambrosia. (Rex Stout)

Attitude to corn

How beautiful are the corn rows, Stretching to the morning sun, Stretching to the evening sun. Very beautiful, the long rows of corn. (Amy Lowell)

I do love the sound of ripping corn husks. The violence of the noise, the sustained popping and shoring of the silky organic threads, made me think of someone tearing up an expensive and potentially Italian set of trousers in a fit of madness that this person just might regret later. (Reif Larsen)

In addition to contributing to erosion, pollution, food poisoning, and the dead zone, corn requires huge amounts of fossil fuel — it takes a half gallon of fossil fuel to produce a bushel of corn. (Michael Pollan)

God and corn

When a man lives with God, his voice shall be as sweet as the murmur of the brook and rustle of the corn. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Nature gives man corn but he must grind it; God gives man a will but he must make the right choices. (Fulton J. Sheen)

But let the good old corn adorn
The hills our fathers trod;
Still let us, for his golden corn,
Send up our thanks to God! (John Greenleaf Whittier)

Nature and corn

I believe in the forest, and in the meadow, and in the night in which the corn grows. (Henry David Thoreau)

Spring is the fresh green of young corn and the pink blush of blossoms. Autumn contrasts the yellowed foilage with violet hues. Winter is the white of snow against its black forms… Summer is the contrast of blues and the golden bronze of the corn. (Vincent Van Gogh)

An island-farm — broad seas of corn Stirred by the wandering breath of morn — The happy spot where I was born. (Lewis Carroll)

Quotes about nature

Harvest and corn

The day of fortune is like a harvest day,
We must be busy when the corn is ripe. (Torquato Tasso)

Heap high the farmer’s wintry hoard! Heap high the golden corn! No richer gift has Autumn poured From out her lavish horn! (John Greenleaf Whittier)

Who eat their corn while yet ’tis green
At the true harvest can but glean. (Saadi)

Quotes about harvest

Poppies and corn

As yet the poppies were not born
Between the blades of tender corn. (Christina Georgina Rossetti)

Through the thick corn the scarlet poppies peep… (Matthew Arnold)

Like red poppies grown with corn. (Thomas Hood)

Quotes about poppies

Summer and corn

Heaven above was blue, and earth beneath was green; the river glistened like a path of diamonds in the sun; the birds poured forth their songs from the shady trees; the lark soared high above the waving corn; and the deep buzz of insects filled the air. (Charles Dickens)

August is ripening grain in the fields blowing hot and sunny, the scent of tree-ripened peaches, of hot buttered sweet corn on the cob. Vivid dahlias fling huge tousled blossoms through gardens and joe-pye-weed dusts the meadow purple. (Jean Hersey)

Quotes about summer

Wine and corn

The year of jubilee has come;
Gather the gifts of Earth with equal hand;
Henceforth ye too may share the birthright soil,
The corn, the wine, and all the harvest-home. (Edmund Clarence Stedman)

HAIL, kind September, friend whose grace
Renews the bland year’s bounteous face
With largess given of corn and wine… (Algernon Charles Swinburne)

Love and corn

Up in Indiana where the tall corn grows I do a little thinkin` bout a girl named Rose Hair blonde as hay and long as a rope Up in Indiana where the tall corn grows. (Lyle Lovett)

Sometimes I think that if I had to choose between an ear of corn or making love to a woman, I’d choose the corn. Not that I wouldn’t love to have a final roll in the hay — I am a man yet, and something never die — but the thought of those sweet kernels bursting between my teeth sure sets my mouth to watering. (Sara Gruen)

GMO and corn

I would avoid any product that contains genetically modified (GMO) corn, because there are still questions regarding the long-term health effects of genetically altered foods on the human body have not been thoroughly tested. (Deirdre Imus)

If your corn has a herbicide-tolerant gene, it means you can pray your herbicides and kill the weeds; you won’t kill your corn. (Jeremy Rifkin)

Rabbits and corn

The little rabbit’s hiding in the golden shock of corn,
The thrifty squirrel’s laughing bunny’s idleness to scorn. (Paul Laurence Dunbar)

And after, ere the night is born,
Do hares come out about the corn? (Rupert Brooke)

Cows and corn

We need to respect the fact that cows are herbivores, and that does not mean feeding them corn and chicken manure. (Joel Salatin)

We made more money feeding molasses, urea, and corn cobs to cattle than we ever did feeding dent corn. (Orville Redenbacher)

Poverty and corn

People aren’t really poor until they start using water on their corn flakes. (Nancy Reagan)

Also see how many quarters of corn you will spend in a week in dispensable bread, how much in alms. (Robert Grosseteste)

Sun and corn

A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine. (Anne Bronte)

And once more the plain, corn, birds, and the sun…. (Romain Rolland)

Quotes about sun

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