Vegetables quotes

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Food and vegetables

The pot looks for its own vegetables. (Gaius Valerius Catullus)

Eating vegetables makes me feel good. (Joely Fisher)

It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. (Lewis Grizzard)

The more colorful the food, the better. I try to add color to my diet, which means vegetables and fruits. (Misty May-Treanor)

It’s nice to lie down, your head resting on your folded arm, after a frugal meal of vegetables, washed down with a glass of water. (Confucius)

Vegetables, herbs and spices. If you can combine those ingredients, that would be the best dish you’d ever cook! (Rinrin Marinka)

Vegetables to me are — I don’t want to say the most exciting part of cooking, but certainly a very exciting part of cooking, because they continue to change. They come into season and they go through different phases. (Thomas Keller)

I find that vegetables like butternut squash, which I feel unexcited about as a side dish, I’m thrilled to eat in a soup. (Cynthia Nixon)

Vegetables and herbs are given to you that are delicious,
when prepared by a skillful hand… (Ovid)

Meat and vegetables

Meat is my vegetable. (Heinz Strunk)

Go vegetable heavy. Reverse the psychology of your plate by making meat the side dish and vegetables the main course. (Bobby Flay)

I don’t want any vegetables, thank you. I paid for the cow to eat them for me. (Douglas Coupland)

Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat. (Fran Lebowitz)

The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook. (Julia Child)

Down South, even our vegetables have some pig hidden somewhere in it. A vegetable isn’t a vegetable without a little ham hock. (Paula Deen)

The purest natural food for human beings would be fresh, uncooked food and nuts. A fare which consists of three-quarters of vegetable food and one-quarter meat would appear to be the most satisfactory. (George Hackenschmidt)

They say that vegetable food is not sufficiently nutritious. But chemistry proves the contrary. So does physiology. So does experience….And again: the largest and strongest animals in the world are those which eat no flesh-food of any kind — the elephant and the rhinoceros. (R. Trall)

Vegetable garden and vegetables

A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables. (Gertrude Stein)

To get the best results you must talk to your vegetables. (Prince Charles)

I had to make enough turnips to make it a real vegetable garden. (Jean Lefebvre)

I cultivate my garden. And in my professional life as in my garden square, I have every intention of excluding turnips! (Louis de Funes)

Cabbage: a familiar vegetable grown in kitchen gardens, which is about equal in size and wisdom to a man’s head. (Ambrose Bierce)

In onion is strength; and a garden without it lacks flavour. The onion, in its satin wrappings, is among the most beautiful of vegetables; and it is the only one that represents the essence of things. It can almost be said to have a soul. (Charles Dudley Warner)

All the vegetables sedately in straight rows, and having nothing to do with each other. The French artichokes standing in stately stiff rows, not so much as glancing at the waving asparagus bed, nor the rows of pale-green mammoth roses, which turn out to be heads of lettuce. I had never seen a vegetable-garden which was ornamental before. (Elizabeth W. Allston)

Quotes about vegetable garden

Harvest and vegetables

There is nothing that is comparable to it, as satisfactory or as thrilling, as gathering the vegetables one has grown. (Alice B. Toklas)

I know the pleasure of pulling up root vegetables. They are solvable mysteries. (Novella Carpenter)

I like to pick my own vegetables. (Shelley Duvall)

There’s nothing I like more than picking fresh vegetables then putting them in the dinner you make that night. (Patrick Duffy)

In the vegetable garden the wise man thinks out his crop and arranges a variety for the table; no one wishes every vegetable known to the season every day, and why should not the eye be educated and nourished by an equal variety? (Mabel Osgood Wright)

The first gatherings of the garden in May of salads, radishes and herbs made me feel like a mother about her baby – how could anything so beautiful be mine. And this emotion of wonder filled me for each vegetable as it was gathered every year. There is nothing that is comparable to it, as satisfactory or as thrilling, as gathering the vegetables one has grown. (Alice B. Toklas)

Quotes about harvest

People and vegetables

Imagine if we grew in the ground like vegetables! (Michele Lemieux)

If you don’t follow through on your dreams, you might as well be a vegetable. (Anthony Hopkins)

He who has never envied the vegetable has missed the human drama. (Emile M. Cioran)

When you get out of the pool and it’s cold, you feel like a poorly thawed vegetable. (Geneviève Brisac)

The only obvious advantage to being an adult is that you can eat your dessert without haying sampled the vegetables. (Lisa Alther)

I want to die planting my cabbages. (Michel de Montaigne)

Attitude to vegetables

I’m fast, why? Because I eat vegetables. (Jean-Claude Van Damme)

My vegetable love should grow Vaster than empires, and more slow. (Andrew Marvell)

I love root vegetables: carrots, parsnips, and turnips. (Julia Child)

Theres no guilt in eating fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. (Jane Velez-Mitchell)

Vegetables….a waste of good plate space. (Mark Hoppus)

I hate eating vegetables. The only vegetables I eat are lettuce on a burger. (Chance The Rapper)

Health and vegetables

If you’re eating vegetables you are probably pushing unhealthier food out of your diet. (Dan Buettner)

The diet of an office worker, who is rather immobile and sedentary, requires a high quantity of fiber provided by vegetables. (Jean-Claude Rodet)

My skin doesn’t look as good when I’m not eating enough fruits and vegetables, so I try to eat plenty. (Joanne Froggatt)

Health messages are simply overwhelmed, in volume and in effectiveness, by junk-food ads that often deploy celebrities or cartoon characters to great effect. We may know that eating fruits and vegetables is good for us, but the preponderance of the signals we get — and especially the signals children get — push us in the direction of junk food. (Michael Moss)

Don’t drink beer — only eat vegetables. Is the sweetness of life. Yes, go to the forest a lot. As a punishment you will live to be 100 years old. (Jo Dantes)

Flowers and vegetables

He who sows flowers will not reap vegetables. (Brigitte Fuchs)

Ah, neither snowdrops nor crocuses smell of Spring so convincingly in spring, As the first cucumber from the garden smells!.. (Sofia Parnok)

There is a love that grows fragrant flowers, and there is love that grows nourishing vegetables; the two can neither understand nor appreciate each other, even if they want to, and that brings much heartache and much sin into the world! (Helene Countess of Waldersee)

How to explain to the earth that it was more functional as a vegetable patch than a flower garden, just as factories were more functional than schools and boys were more functional as weapons than as humans. (Kamila Shamsie)

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. (H.L. Mencken)

Quotes about flowers

Life and vegetables

Life is like a raw vegetable. It tastes the way you cook it. (Mohinder Singh Jus)

Life is like eating artichokes; you have got to go through so much to get so little. (Tad Dorgan)

We should all be eating fruits and vegetables as if our lives depend on it — because they do. (Michael Greger)

Progress is when vegetables taste like vegetables again like they did in grandmother’s time. (Walter Ludin)

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. (Doug Larson)

Diet and vegetables

I try to stick to a vegan diet heavy on fruit and vegetables. (Clint Eastwood)

The easiest diet is, you know, eat vegetables, eat fresh food. Just a really sensible healthy diet like you read about all the time. (Drew Carey)

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables plays a role in reducing the risk of all the major causes of illness and death. (Walter Willett)

I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond. (Mae West)

Market and vegetables

I love the idea of getting up early on Sundays and walking to the market to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s a good way to start my day, and it makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something before other people are even awake. (Mandy Moore)

Choosing vegetables, fruits, meat and fish at a market, deciding the best way to arrange them, cut them, cook them, serve them, all this was a form of love. (Simonetta Greggio)

This morning, early, we browse the market which is spread out along the quays, in the streets, in the squares. Admirable displays of fruit, eggplants, tomatoes, peaches and especially green, red, golden peppers, enormous, gleaming, so strange in appearance that I remain embarrassed at not finding anything more to say about them. (André Gide)

Fruits and vegetables

A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something brussel sprouts never do. (P.J. O’Rourke)

This special feeling towards fruit, its glory and abundance, is I would say universal…. We respond to strawberry fields or cherry orchards with a delight that a cabbage patch or even an elegant vegetable garden cannot provoke. (Jane Grigson)

Can the garden afford anything more delightful to view than those forests of asparagus, artichokes, lettuce, peas, beans, and other legumes and sedulous plants so different in color and of such various shapes. (Stephen Switzer)

Vegetables features

Even vegetables have feelings in our world. (Seth Rogen)

Vegetables deplete soil. They’re extractive. If soil has a bank account, vegetables make the largest withdrawals. (Dan Barber)

The word ‘vegetable’ has no precise botanical meaning in reference to food plants, and we find that almost all parts of plants have been employed as vegetables — roots (carrot and beet), stems (Irish potato and asparagus), leaves (spinach and lettuce), leaf stalk (celery and Swiss chard), bracts (globe artichoke), flower stalks and buds (broccoli and cauliflower), fruits (tomato and squash), seeds (beans), and even the petals (Yucca and pumpkin). (Charles Heiser)

USA and vegetables

You can make great meals without meat that are, of course, much more healthy for the same price, but it takes a process of reeducation, just because Americans aren’t familiar with how to cook vegetables anymore. (Jonathan Safran Foer)

We don’t need a melting pot in this country, folks. We need a salad bowl. In a salad bowl, you put in the different things. You want the vegetables — the lettuce, the cucumbers, the onions, the green peppers — to maintain their identity. You appreciate differences. (Jane Elliott)

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)

Women and vegetables

There is a deeply rooted conviction in her inmost soul that all vegetables, which are not potatoes or cabbages, partake of the nature of evil. (Andrew Lang)

Indeed such marvellous powers do these Arabs attribute to plants at this mystic season that a barren woman will walk naked about a vegetable garden on Midsummer Night in the hope of conceiving a child through the fertilizing influence of the vegetables. (James George Frazer)

Women hawked fruit and vegetables up and down, chanting their praises doubtless as loudly as the «padulani» of to-day in Naples. (Arthur H. Norway)

Gardeners and vegetables

I am better off with vegetables at the bottom of my garden than with all the fairies of the Midsummer Night’s Dream. (Dorothy L. Sayers)

I just planted the family vegetables yesterday. You name it, I grow it. (Steve Zahn)

Vegetable gardening might be considered one of the great conservative rituals. (David M. Tucker)

Quotes about gardeners

Losing weight and vegetables

For the first time since 2007, the FDA Has approved a new device to treat obesity. The amazing breakthrough is called a vegetable. (Conan O’Brien)

Hey, lettuce and tomatoes,
cucumbers, carrots from the garden,
I’m ashamed of my pounds,
please help me lose weight. (Horst Rehmann)

Quotes about losing weight

Tobacco and vegetables

Tobacco is my favorite vegetable. (Frank Zappa)

Tobacco is a vegetable, and vegetables are healthy. (Robin Klauss)

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