Quotes about Vegetables

Welcome to my page of quotations about veggies. Here’s to fresh vegetable gardens and good health! —tg

It’s bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children’s health than the pediatrician. ~Meryl Streep

Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jet-lagged, just like people. ~Elizabeth Berry  #eat local

The greatest delight the fields and woods minister is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable. I am not alone and unacknowledged. They nod to me and I to them. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Plant a radish, get a radish, never any doubt. That’s why I love vegetables, you know what they’re about! ~Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

Of plants tomatoes seemed the most human, eager and fragile and prone to rot. ~John Updike

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

Hence various trees their various fruits produce,
Some for delightful taste, and some for use.
Hence sprouting plants enrich the plain and wood,
For physic some, and some design’d for food.
~Richard Blackmore, “Wisdom of God in the Vegetable Creation,” 1712

Sauerkraut may be reckoned among the wholesomest foods. ~Sebastian Kneipp, Thus Shalt Thou Live: Hints and Advice for the Healthy and the Sick on a Simple and Rational Mode of Life and a Natural Method of Cure, 1889, translated from the 19th German edition  #fermented  #probiotics

Sea vegetables are the ocean’s mineral and vitamin bank… ~Kristina Turner, The Self-Healing Cookbook, 2002, originally published 1987  #seaweed

Did you ever stop to taste a carrot? Not just eat it, but taste it? You can’t taste the beauty and energy of the earth in a Twinkie™. ~Terri Guillemets [Don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking a good dose of junk food every once in a while. A pair of Ding Dongs® is enough to make better any bad day! –tg]

[Celery] is as fresh and clean as a rainy day after a spell of heat. It crackles pleasantly in the mouth…. it should be eaten alone, for it is the only food which one really wants to hear oneself eat. ~A.A. Milne (1882–1956), “A Word for Autumn,” Not That It Matters

According to the latest authorities spring fever, the cause of so much loss of energy, can be prevented by homemakers if they will feed their families in the winter season with plenty of green vegetables. ~Richard Gay Neville, M.D., “Spring Fever,” The Forecast, 1921

Veggies are my savior and my soul. ~Terri Guillemets