Potatoes quotes

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Gardening and potatoes

There is all the pleasure that one can have in golddigging in finding one’s hopes satisfied in the riches of a good hill of potatoes. (Sarah Orne Jewett)

You can’t plant uncooked potatoes. (Charles Haddon Spurgeon)

I would like to be a farmer. A normal citizen harvesting his own potatoes for dinner. (Lenny Kravitz)

The week passed, endlessly. Valentin planted his potatoes, but he had to sit down often. His legs still hurt so much, he could hardly bend over the furrows. (Gilbert Bordes)

A potato can grow quite easily on a very small plot of land. With molecular manufacturing, we’ll be able to have distributed manufacturing, which will permit manufacturing at the site using technologies that are low-cost and easily available. (Ralph Merkle)

The soils best suited to the Potato are of the dryer and lighter descriptions; pasture lands, or new land, with the turf freshly turned, producing the most abundant as well as the most certain crops. On land of a stiff, clayey texture, or in wet soils, they are not only extremely liable to disease, but the quality is usually very inferior. (Fearing Burr)

We are indebted to the fight against the Colorado potato beetle using insecticides for having been able to maintain potato production in a very large part of our territory, despite the Colorado potato beetle invasion. (René Guy Busnel)

Quotes about gardening

Attitude to potatoes

I’m really enamored of the potato in all its guises. (James Beard)

I appreciate the potato only as a protection against famine, except for that, I know of nothing more eminently tasteless. (Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin)

Forget grammar and think about potatoes. (Gertrude Stein)

Never judge a potato by its skin. One day, it will be french fries. (Ian Wilson)

Don’t slay that potato, let us be merciful please. (Tom Paxton)

I like French fries; I like mashed. I love potatoes. (Mary J. Blige)

«Remember when I told you there was no such thing as too much potato?» A mustard seed popped between my teeth, spicy. I finished with the ruffle on top, brown and shatteringly crunchy. «It’s still true”. (Amanda Elliot)

Potatoes features

The potato is an annual plant with a perennial root. (Albert Seigneurie)

The common potato is a perennial herb that grows between 0.5 and 1 meter high and has pretty little flowers. (Derek B. Munro, Ernest Small)

No potatoes grow on the highway. (Gerhard Strobel)

The Potato is a native of Central or Tropical America. In its wild or natural state, as found growing on the mountains of Mexico or South America, the tubers rarely exceed an inch in diameter, and are comparatively unpalatable. (Fearing Burr)

Cooked potatoes are so much easier to digest than baked potatoes! (Alphonse Allais)

Antoine-Auguste Parmentier was an eighteenth-century officer who popularized the potato in the French Army, and his name has ever since meant «with potatoes». (Mark Kurlansky)

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes. (Douglas Adams)

People and potatoes

The potato, like man, was not meant to dwell alone. (Shila Hibben)

Not everyone can be a truffle. Most of us are potatoes. And a potato is a very good thing to be. (Massimo Bottura)

What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow. (A.A. Milne)

Your face looks like a sack of purple potatoes. (Jim Butcher)

I tried to emphasize that these people who eat their potatoes by lamplight have dug the earth with the same hands that reach into the bowl, and so it speaks of the work of their hands and how they honestly earned their food. (Vincent van Gogh)

The fight of all against all is not a struggle for the price of beauty, inner freedom, or culture — but a grotesque struggle for the largest potato. (Erich Mühsam)

Love and potatoes

I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them. (Nora Ephron)

Marriage is the cold potato of love. (Myrtle Reed)

The weather was conducive to love, and in the garden the old horseradish was flirting with young potatoes. (Emil Krotky)

If you can put your spring feelings on hold, you can also use your love heat to cook potatoes. (Fritz J. Schaarschuh)

Democratic rage against singing about love — why sing about the rose, aristocrat! sing the praises of the democratic potato that feeds the people! (Heinrich Heine)

Women and potatoes

What do potatoes and women actually have in common? Both species are quite expensive to maintain, have early maturing specimens and an attractive shape. (Karl-Heinz Funke)

I had a nickname in junior high, and I’m loathe to say this: ‘potato lady’. (Rashida Jones)

Nothing like mashed potatoes when you’re feeling blue…The problem with mashed potatoes, though, is that they require almost as much hard work as crisp potatoes, and when you’re feeling blue the last thing you feel like is hard work. (Nora Ephron)

With women, the best part is the discovery. There’s nothing like the first time, nothing. You don’t know what life is until you undress a woman for the first time. A button at a time, like peeling a hot sweet potato on a winter’s night. (Carlos Ruiz Zafon)

Peeling potatoes

It’s hard to peel potatoes with heroes. (Leszek Kumor)

The more we peeled, the more peel there seemed to be left on; by the time we had got all the peel off and all the eyes out, there was no potato left — at least none worth speaking of. (Jerome K. Jerome)

During all this, Mary had been extracting eyes from potatoes with such energy that they had been flying around the kitchen like hailstones. At this moment, one hit me in the eye and caused a momentary pause in the conversation. (Agatha Christie)

Ireland and potatoes

Do you know that we experienced five years of famine because a bad beast destroyed our potato crops? The potato, sir, is to the Irish what rice is to the Chinese. (Maurice Denuzière)

Lord, you’re Irish,» said Will. «Can you make things that don’t have potatoes in them? We had an Irish cook once when I was a boy. Potato pie, potato custard, potatoes with potato sauce. (Cassandra Clare)

I don’t know what kind of swag I’d get if I were extra Irish. It would just be, like, extra potatoes. Or like a free pint of Guinness. (Saoirse Ronan)

Money and potatoes

I do not believe that you have to spend a lot of money to eat well: it is hard to beat a plain old baked potato. (Laurie Colwin)

Judging foods without regard to price is a rich mans game, and yet poor people can be gourmets able to discern a good potato from a bad one. (Mark Kurlansky)

The potatoes cooked in the ashes were doubly good, because they quickly filled the stomach and satisfied the hunger, and then because these potatoes are, as food, the cheapest. (Charles-Louis Philippe)

America and potatoes

All the spoils taken from old America turned into nothing, into dust; only two values survived and became the true property of Europeans: potatoes and corn. (Josef Capek)

In a lot of ways that poor little potato’ – Evan pointed directly at Jade’s French fries – ‘symbolizes the reckless consumerism that plagues America. (Francine Pascal)

Unbelievable as it may seem, one-third of all vegetables consumed in the United States come from just three sources: french fries, potato chips, and iceberg lettuce. (Marion Nestle)

Food and potatoes

Potatoes are to food what sensible shoes are to fashion. (Linda Wells)

This root, no matter how much you prepare it, is tasteless and floury. It cannot pass for an agreeable food, but it supplies a food sufficiently abundant and sufficiently healthy for men who ask only to sustain themselves. (Denis Diderot)

Whether it’s a potato or a nut, it’s a foodage! (Karl Pilkington)

Diet and potatoes

Potatoes don’t make you look fat if someone else orders them for you. (Colin Firth)

Potatoes have such a high GI rating; it’s almost the same as eating table sugar. (Al Sears)

To live to be 90 years old, my specialist advised me no fruit, no vegetables!: with pasta, rice and potatoes, you live very well… if you want it. (Michel Galabru)

Religion and potatoes

The trader praises his potatoes. The preacher his religion. (Manfred Schröder)

It is as beautiful to peel potatoes for the love of God as to build cathedrals. (Guy de Larigaudie)

My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with. (Oprah Winfrey)

Thanksgiving and potatoes

My favorite meal is turkey and mashed potatoes. I love Thanksgiving, it’s just my favorite. I can have Thanksgiving all year round. (Cindy Margolis)

Now the Thanksgiving meal is just so unnecessarily difficult. I mean even mashed potatoes — it’s like the most difficult kind of, you know, medieval idea. All right, instead of just cooking them, why don’t you spend, like, eight hours peeling them and then we’ll have to mash them up. It feels like prison labor, really. (Jim Gaffigan)

Yams and potatoes

Then you panic because you’ve never known the difference between a sweet potato and a yam and both are on the counter, and if you start making a yam pie you’ll never hear the end of it. (Ellen DeGeneres)

As an edible root the buck yam, especially when grown in a light soil, is equal to the potato, if not superior to it. It does not, however, keep for any length of time, and therefore could not be exported to Europe, unless the roots were sliced and dried. (P.L. Simmonds)

Quotes about yams

Vegetables and potatoes

Of vegetables I remember best a small pink eyed potato, the most delicious I have ever tasted. As they baked, they could be heard popping in the oven. (Elizabeth Clifford)

The housewife should not lack cabbage, turnips or any other vegetable in the pot, so that the unfortunate potato indulgence can be kept in balance to some extent. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Quotes about vegetables

Sleep and potatoes

There the potatoes lie, sleeping towards their resurrection. (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)

Above the ground is a large bowl of overturned water. The Potato plant is sleeping. Go to sleep quickly, too! (Nikolai Zabolotsky)

Men and potatoes

Men are not potatoes! (Robert A. Heinlein)

I’m just a potato that won’t quit. I’m a potato with some legs. Some have eyes, I’ve got legs. (Bill Murray)

Snobbery and potatoes

If potatoes were rare in our country, eating mashed potatoes would be snobbery. (Amélie Nothomb)

A snob is someone for whom lobster is just an appetizer to a jacket potato. (Hans Clarin)


I always felt that the boiled potato, not the tudor rose, should be the national emblem. (Ilka Chase)

The sacred fire of science is stoked with zeal by a thousand hands; But many just come to fry their potatoes on him. (August Pauly)

A flower basket was announced and lo and behold, a potato bag appeared. (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)

Among the topics of potatoes quotes, I would highlight America, Ireland, Thanksgiving, peeling, love, snobbery.

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