Quotes about Greens

Someone has to stand up and say the answer isn’t another pill. The answer is spinach. ~Bill Maher, 2007

Beauty isn’t something on the outside. It’s your insides that count! You gotta eat green stuff to make sure you’re pretty on the inside. ~Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo video game) written by Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka, and Toshihiro Kawabata

Divine Providence has spread her table everywhere, not with a juiceless green carpet, but with succulent herbage and nourishing grass, upon which most beasts feed. ~Thomas More

Our bodies run on the fresh green fuel of the land. ~Terri Guillemets

Greens are the primary food group that matches human nutritional needs most completely. ~Victoria Boutenko, Green for Life: The Updated Classic on Green Smoothie Nutrition, 2010

I have no truck with lettuce, cabbage, and similar chlorophyll. Any dietitian will tell you that a running foot of apple strudel contains four times the vitamins of a bushel of beans. ~S.J. Perelman

Lettuce is like conversation; it must be fresh and crisp, so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it. ~Charles Dudley Warner

A golfer’s diet: live on greens as much as possible. ~Author unknown

Greens feed our souls, refresh our minds, and nourish our grateful bodies. ~Terri Guillemets

There is no substitute for a diet rich in leafy greens. ~Sergei Boutenko, Wild Edibles, 2013

Chlorophyll is as important as sunlight! No life is possible without sunshine, and no life is possible without chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is liquefied sun energy. Consuming as much chlorophyll as possible is like bathing our inner organs in sunshine. ~Victoria Boutenko, Green for Life: The Updated Classic on Green Smoothie Nutrition, 2010

Greens too have a complex history in the South. They were something that people could go and gather after working a long shift at the factory. So although greens were one of the earlier items to be canned and sold, people didn’t choose to spend their grocery money on them when they first had money to do so. “Greens can be seen as a protest against the time clock that industrialization introduced,” Engelhardt says. “Gathering greens served as a means for both men and women to resist new factory and mine-driven gender roles, as a walk in the woods did not involve company scrip or time clock.” ~Vivé Griffith, “You Are What You Eat: Dr. Elizabeth Engelhardt studies how your food choices can carry stories of race, class and culture,” 2005

Verses of veggies
poems of fruit
dotted with seeds
raw green rhymes
in melodious bodies
~Terri Guillemets

Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cabbage. Lettuce pray. ~Author unknown

For happy health, fuel yourself with dreams and greens. ~Terri Guillemets

If you don’t know what’s meant by God, watch a forsythia branch or a lettuce leaf sprout. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)

She is fond of greens who kisses the gardener. ~Author unknown

…green leafy happiness and cherry-red life, bursting with seeds! ~Terri Guillemets

Lettuce, greens and celery, though much eaten, are worse than cabbage, being equally indigestible without the addition of condiments. Besides, the lettuce contains narcotic properties. It is said of Galen, that he used to obtain from a head of it, eaten on going to bed, all the good effects of a dose of opium. ~William Andrus Alcott, The Young House-keeper: or, Thoughts on Food and Cookery, 1838

Green tastes like life, feels like energy, looks like peacefulness, smells like earth’s love, sounds like vibrant health (your body listens well). Eat your greens, go wild for greens, play in green, weave green into your colorful daily existence! ~Terri Guillemets