Pumpkin quotes

Pumpkin quotes by topic: Halloween and pumpkin, Pumpkin pie, Gardening and pumpkin, People and pumpkin, Carriage and pumpkin, Knife and pumpkin, Life and pumpkin, Squash and pumpkin, Politics and pumpkin, Autumn and pumpkin, USA and pumpkin, Food and pumpkin, Women and pumpkin, Pumpkin features, Attitude to pumpkin, Love and pumpkin, Mind and pumpkin, etc.

Halloween and pumpkin

Pumpkins are the only living organisms with triangle eyes. (Harland Williams)

You could hollow out a big pumpkin and wear it on your head for the entire week of your birthday. This will allow you to get in touch with your Halloween emotions. (Jade Puget)

Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta pick this one. He’s got to. I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. (Charles M. Schulz)

The great attic of Pine Lodge, which stretched over the entire house, had been transformed into a spirit dance hall. From the ceiling hung pumpkin jack-o-lanterns of every size. Plates of salt and alcohol were burning about the room, giving a ghastly greenish look to the picture. An old witch dressed in black, with a long broomstick, was stationed by a cauldron of melted lead, placed on a charcoal stove. (Katherine Stokes)

Again he emerged, bearing something in his hand, which he raised and aimed directly at the gleaming face. A report rang out. The echoes of the sound of Colonel Witham’s shotgun startled the crows in all the nests around. But the pumpkin stayed. The shot had only buried itself within its soft shell. The colonel would not give up so easily, however. Again and again he fired, hoping to shatter the pumpkin, or to sever the rope that held it. (Ruel Perley Smith)

The Jack-o’-lantern follows me
with tapered, glowing eyes.
His yellow teeth grin evily.
His cackle I despise.
But I shall have the final laugh
when Halloween is through.
This pumpkin king I’ll split in half
to make a pie for two. (Richelle E. Goodrich)

Pumpkin pie

O’ pumpkin pie, your time has come ’round again and I am autumnrifically happy! (Terri Guillemets)

What calls back the past like the rich pumpkin pie? (John Greenleaf Whittier)

The pumpkin lies yellow, beneath the cold skies, it’s luscious and mellow, and ready for pies. (Walt Mason)

Pumpkin pie is a living symbol of mediocrity. The best pumpkin pie you ever ate wasn’t all that much different from the worst pumpkin pie you ever ate. (Garrison Keillor)

I suppose I will die never knowing what pumpkin pie tastes like when you have room for it. (Robert Breault)

The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget. (Mitchell Burgess)

I don’t believe pumpkin pie is even made from pumpkin. I mean, how can something that smells that shitty make a pie so sweet? There’s not enough sugar in the universe. (Lewis Black)

Father looked around until he found a deep, yellow pumpkin. He told the children that deep, yellow pumpkins make the best pies. The children soon found another pumpkin, somewhat smoother than the others. They picked that to use for a Jack-o’-lantern. (Caroline Griffin)

Gardening and pumpkin

Talking about pumpkins doesn’t make them grow. (Alexander McCall Smith)

Each cabin has its little garden with its row of coleworts and its beehives, or perhaps a pumpkin or two shows its yellow sides amid the withered vines. (Margaret Devereux)

In the evening, having already had dinner, the grandfather went with a spade to dig a new bed for late pumpkins . (Nikolai Gogol)

The usual practice being to plant a seed or two at certain intervals in fields of corn or potatoes, and afterwards to leave the growing vines to the care of themselves. Even under these circumstances, a ton is frequently harvested from a single acre, in addition to a heavy crop of corn or potatoes. (Fearing Burr)

Pumpkins curled their tenacious stems along the fence, several stalks of corn and tall “rat tails” with red ears diversified the colorful flower garden. (Vsevolod Garshin)

It’s better to grow peas in your own front yard than to grow a pumpkin in someone else’s field. (Pavel Kosorin)

Quotes about gardening

People and pumpkin

Selfishness, this big potbelly, this pumpkin that takes up the whole flowerbed. (Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly)

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. (Henry David Thoreau)

We fancy men are individuals; so are pumpkins; but every pumpkin in the field goes through every point of pumpkin history. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people…religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin! (Charles M. Schulz)

My neighbor on the right, a thick pumpkin that smiles from the top of its belly at things, at people, at life. (André Gide)

Carriage and pumpkin

When you’re hungry, a pumpkin is better than a carriage. (Therese Amiel)

Those are now steeds from Araby which seemed but rats and mice an hour or two ago. That is a glittering equipage which you had scouted as a huge, unsightly pumpkin. (G.J. Whyte-Melville)

Two footmen opened the carriage door, and assisted the now beautifully dressed Cinderella into it. Her godmother, before she took leave, strictly charged her, on no account whatever to stay at the ball after the clock had struck twelve; and then added, that if she stopped but a single moment beyond that time, her fine coach, horses, coachman, postilion, and footmen, and fine apparel, would all return to their original shapes of pumpkin, mice, rats, lizards, and mean-looking clothes. (Henry W. Hewet)

In a dream, I found
The strange, strange dream
The pumpkin so big Which turns into a carriage
In my prettiest dream
At the foot of a white stoop
I found Cinderella
Your shoe slipper. (Madeleine Ley)

Knife and pumpkin

Only the knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin. (Simone Schwarz-Bart)

Like many indelible family memories, carving a pumpkin begins with someone grabbing a really sharp knife. (Dana Gould)

Way out in the country tonight he could smell the pumpkins ripening toward the knife and the triangle eye and the singeing candle. (Ray Bradbury)

«It is a beauty,» answered Mrs. Sherman, as she began deftly outlining a face on one side of it, with the sharp carving-knife. First she drew two large circles in the yellow skin where the eyes were to be cut, a triangle for the nose, and a grinning crescent just below for the mouth. (Annie Fellows Johnston)

Life and pumpkin

There are days when pumpkins are just pumpkins. (Martine Delerm)

When the Lord starts out to make an oak tree, he takes a hundred years to do it in, but he can make a pumpkin in 90 days. More or less life is like that. We must choose whether we desire to become and oak tree or a pumpkin. (Sterling W. Sill)

My life is a tale that doesn’t exist. An invented tale that has haunted me ever since. An impossible tale: no fairy, no pumpkin, no carriage.An empty tale. (Oscar Lalo)

Take the pumpkin; if its big flower is gone, that is the end of it. In many things, there are flowers that bear no fruit. But to bear fruit without any flower is impossible. (Nakayama Miki)

Squash and pumpkin

The Pumpkin was formerly much used in domestic economy; but, since the introduction of the Crook-necks, Boston Marrow, Hubbard, and other improved varieties of squashes, it has gradually fallen into disuse, and is now cultivated principally for agricultural purposes. (Fearing Burr)

But do not plant the two cousins together, for they have a tendency to run together. Plant the pumpkins in between the hills of corn and let the squashes go in some other part of the garden. (Ellen Eddy Shaw)

The word pumpkin stands for good, old-fashioned pies, for Thanksgiving, for grandmother’s house. It really brings more to mind than the word squash. I suppose the squash is a bit more useful, when we think of the fine Hubbard, and the nice little crooked-necked summer squashes; but after all, I like to have more pumpkins. (Ellen Eddy Shaw)

Politics and pumpkin

The party in power, like Jonah’s gourd, grew up quickly, and will quickly fall. (Davy Crockett)

Well, there doesn’t seem anything else for an ex-President to do but to go into the country and raise big pumpkins. (Chester A. Arthur)

My kids just brought home a beautiful pumpkin, but you know what? I’m going to return it because it’s a Democratic pumpkin. It has the orange color of John Kerry’s tan, and the roundness of Teddy Kennedy. (Arnold Schwarzenegger)

Autumn and pumpkin

Let’s be honest: you can’t celebrate fall without its leading role: pumpkin! (Rachel Hollis)

Autumn. Pretty leaves, pumpkin pie and sweaters. Perfect weather for reading. Winter is great but I hate shoveling. (Eden Robinson)

Fall makes me think that if I fail horribly at this art thing, and then fail horribly with this writing thing, I’ll go run a pumpkin patch. (Tyler Hojberg)

Quotes about autumn

USA and pumpkin

The pumpkin is a uniquely American plant, widely regarded as one of the most magical plants in all the world. (Seth Adam Smith)

And so, Thanksgiving. Its the most amazing holiday. Just think about it — it’s a miracle that once a year so many millions of Americans sit down to exactly the same meal as one another, exactly the same meal they grew up eating, and exactly the same meal they ate a year earlier. The turkey. … The pumpkin pie. Is there anything else we all can agree so vehemently about? I don’t think so. (Nora Ephron)

Food and pumpkin

The melon was divided into slices by nature in order to be eaten by the family. The pumpkin being bigger can be eaten with the neighbors. (Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre)

In November, the smell of food is different. It is an orange smell. A squash and pumpkin smell. It tastes like cinnamon and can fill up a house in the morning, can pull everyone from bed in a fog. Food is better in November than any other time of the year. (Cynthia Rylant)

Women and pumpkin

Women are like pumpkins; you search and search for the perfect one, bring it home, and the next thing you know, you’re looking for a knife. (Dana Gould)

Then Buteau, afraid to storm at her, fell foul of his wife. What was she up to, stretched out there like a sow, warming her belly in the sun? And a sweet thing, indeed, it was. A fine pumpkin to set out to ripen. (Émile Zola)

Pumpkin features

The pumpkin is the older brother of the apple. (Corina Abdulahm Negura)

As for squash, we have three main types, distinguished by these words, squash, cougourds, pumpkins… As for pumpkins, the origins came to us from the kingdoms of Naples and Spain, of different species, including the none are of monstrous size and weight. (Olivier de Serres)

Attitude to pumpkin

I will defend pumpkin until the day I die. It’s delicious. It’s healthy. I don’t understand the backlash. (Anna Kendrick)

My favorite word is ‘pumpkin.’ You can’t take it seriously. But you can’t ignore it, either. It takes ahold of your head and that’s it. You are a pumpkin. Or you are not. I am. (Harrison Salisbury)

Love and pumpkin

Love can be handled like a pumpkin. Admire it, hollow it out, make it shine, make it a frightener or prepare it for an enjoyable dish. (Traudel Zölffel)

In case of refusal, the matchmakers in the south put a pumpkin in the carriage , and in the north they tie a pole to the carriage. (Dmitry Mamin-Sibiryak)

Mind and pumpkin

A bright mind should be hidden in the head, and not boast of a high turban.” Your turban is big like a pumpkin, But the pumpkin has neither brain nor mind. (Saadi)

An ignoramus swollen in the dark, like the pumpkin or the melon from excess humidity, or the apple swollen by heavy showers. (Leonardo DeVinci)

Light and pumpkin

I haven’t taken my Christmas lights down. They look so nice on the pumpkin. (Winston Spear)

The lighthouse was then inaugurated by a volley of cheers. A hollow pumpkin of last year’s growth, containing a lighted candle, was placed upon the apex; and then the boats departed for home. (Oliver Optic)

Head and pumpkin

I was proud and boastful to have worn a new cap on the pumpkin. (Roger Martin du Gard)

Here the Squire gave his head a significant twist, as his face glowed as expressive as a fatherly pumpkin of venerable age. (Timothy Templeton)

Moon and pumpkin

Let the sun ripen pumpkins on the ground like fallen moons. (Émile Zola)

The moon lay among clouds on the horizon, like a big red pumpkin among its leaves. (John Dos Passos)

Among the topics of pumpkin quotes, I would highlight Halloween, USA, politics, squash, carriage, moon.

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