Quotes about Salads

The colors of a fresh garden salad are so extraordinary, no painter’s pallet can duplicate nature’s artistry. ~Dr. SunWolf, professorsunwolf.com

Cole’s Law: Thinly sliced cabbage. ~Author unknown

‘Twas a good lady, ’twas a good lady: we may pick a thousand salads ere we light on such another herb. ~William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well (IV, 5, Lafeu)

What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art. ~Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Growing up, my mom made dinner every night. Usually this would be a large salad with kale, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, all organic of course, and sometimes she’d sprinkle nuts on top for texture. Kale has a metallic taste, like chewing on the hood of a Mercedes. No, something safer, like a Volvo. ~Jarod Kintz, Gosh, I probably shouldn’t publish this

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 Elliot

Four persons are indispensable to the production of a good salad, — a spendthrift for oil, a miser for vinegar, a counsellor for salt, and a madman to stir it all up. ~Spanish proverb

The salad is the main dish. ~Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

You don’t win friends with salad. ~The Simpsons by Matt Groening (Homer Simpson)

My salad days,
When I was green in judgment: cold in blood,
To say as I said then! But, come, away;
Get me ink and paper…
~William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra (I, 5, Cleopatra)

I don’t think America will have really made it until we have our own salad dressing. Until then we’re stuck behind the French, Italians, Russians and Caesarians. ~Pat McNelis

To make this condiment, your poet begs
The pounded yellow of two hard-boiled eggs;
Let onion atoms lurk within the bowl,
And, half-suspected, animate the whole.
Four times the spoon with oil of Lucca crown,
And twice with vinegar procured from town;
Of mordant mustard add a single spoon,
(Distrust the condiment that bites so soon;)
But deem it not, thou man of herbs, a fault,
To add a double quantity of salt.
And, lastly, o’er the flavored compound toss
A magic-spoon of anchovy sauce.
Oh, green and glorious! Oh, herbaceous treat!…
~Sydney Smith (1771–1845), “Receipt for Dressing Salad”  [A little altered. “Receipt” was the old-timey word for “recipe.” –tg]

Friends are the bacon bits in the salad bowl of life. ~Internet meme

Excellent salads, according to parson Adams, are to be found in every field; we have garnered from the fertile fields of literature. Should any one be curious to know why we have ventured to select Salad, for the entertainment of the reader, we beg to premise that it has an undoubted preference over a rich ragout, fricassee, or any other celebrated product of culinary art, from the fact that it is suitable to all seasons, as well as all sorts of persons, being a delectable conglomerate of good things, — meats, vegetables, — acids and sweets, — oils, sauces, and other condiments too numerous to detail… ~Frederic Saunders, “A Word Preliminary,” Salad for the Solitary (By an Epicure), 1854

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it into a fruit salad. ~Miles Kingston

My heart says chocolate and wine, but my jeans say “For the love of God, eat a salad.” ~Internet meme

They say the more colorful your salad is, the better. So I swapped out my croutons for M&Ms. ~Internet meme