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Garlic Quotes


"A garlic caress is stimulating. A garlic excess soporific." - Curnonsky

"Water, salt, cucumbers, garlic and" - Regina Spektor

"Do you guys have any raw garlic?" - Shailene Woodley

"Garlic is as good as ten mothers." - Les Blank

"If you like garlic, you'll like ramps." - Jim Chamberlin

"You can never have enough garlic. With enough garlic, you can eat The New York Times." - Morley Safer

"There are five elements: earth, air, fire, water and garlic." - Louis Diat

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

"Without garlic I simply would not care to live." - Louis Diat

"If you can smell garlic, everything is all right." - J G Ballard

"Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of taste." - Cyril Connolly

"piety is like garlic: a little goes a long way." - Rita Mae Brown

"I love garlic, and I use it often." - Eric Ripert

"Garlic bread, it's the future, I've tasted it" - Peter Kay

"Animals have rights, to be smothered with garlic and butter!" - Ted Nugent

"Most of the food allergies die under garlic and onion." - Martin H Fischer

"Angel of Death ain't kissing me! I'm full of garlic!" - Mel Brooks

"Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of charm." - Cyril Connolly

"Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of life." - Cyril Connolly

"Doing the weekly shopping, I stock up on stir-fry kits, Amy's meatless burgers, and armloads of onions and garlic. I put onions and garlic in everything." - Carrie Underwood

"Stop and smell the garlic! That's all you have to do." - William Shatner

"Most dear actors, eat no onions nor garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath." - William Shakespeare

"Peace and happiness, begin, geographically, where garlic is used in cooking." - Marcel Boulestin

"I had rather live with cheese and garlic in a windmill." - William Shakespeare

"Garlic is divine. Few food items can taste so many distinct ways, handled correctly. Misuse of garlic is a crime...Please, treat your garlic with respect...Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." - Anthony Bourdain

"Not me, paranoia's the garlic in life's kitchen, right, you can never have too much." - Thomas Pynchon

"Do not eat garlic or onions; for their smell will reveal that you are a peasant." - Miguel De Cervantes

"We have garlic days, and onion days. You know what they're cooking." - Leslie White

"Garlic, like perfume, must be used with discretion and on the proper occasions." - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

"If you thought eighth grade was tough, try it with fangs and a fear of garlic." - Heather Brewer

"Beetroot, garlic, lemon ... and buy a bottle of olive oil. All these things are very critical." - Manto Tshabalala-Msimang

"What's Buffy got? A wooden stake, some garlic. Xena has a full arsenal of weapons." - Lucy Lawless

"A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat." - Proverbs

"I particularly like to make crunchy slices of garlic bread to serve with steamed clams." - Tom Douglas

"Following the Romanian tradition, garlic is used in excess to keep the vampires away." - Calvin Trillin

"Blanching the cloves removes the harsh and bitter bite of raw garlic." - Yotam Ottolenghi

"The combination of olive oil, garlic and lemon juice lifts the spirits in winter." - Yotam Ottolenghi

"My favorite is Steamfresh broccoli with just a hint of garlic salt." - Jennette Mccurdy

"My favorite is the garlic press. I think it's beautiful as an object. But the awkward part of it all is that I don't use it much because I'm allergic to garlic." - Michael Graves

"I love my garlic press; in fact, it is probably my one true desert island gadget. But I'm happy to put it aside whenever the smell and sweet taste of slow-cooked garlic is called for." - Yotam Ottolenghi

"There are many miracles in the world to be celebrated and, for me, garlic is the most deserving." - Leo Buscaglia

"A gold standard is to the moochers and looters in government what sunlight and garlic are to vampires." - Herman Cain

"It's a comfort to always find pasta in the cupboard and garlic and parsley in the garden." - Alice Waters

"You are what you eat. For example, if you eat garlic you're apt to be a hermit." - Franklin P Jones

"Danger is to adventure what garlic is to spaghetti sauce. Without it, you just end up with stewed tomatoes." - Tom Robbins

"The air in Provence is impregnated with the aroma of garlic, which makes it very healthful to breathe." - Alexandre Dumas

"I use ginger like garlic. I love it for steaming fish and making barbecue sauces or roasted chicken." - Tom Douglas

"Peppers, garlic, hazelnuts and brazil nuts make my mouth, tongue and eyes swell and itch within minutes of eating them." - Andrea Mclean

"You're a monster, Mr. Grinch. Your heart's an empty hole. Your brain is full of spiders, You've got garlic in your soul." - Dr. Seuss

"Vlad decided that teachers' ideas were a lot like bunches of garlic-intriguing from afar, but up close sadly sickening and, if you weren't careful, DEADLY." - Heather Brewer

"Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." - Anthony Bourdain

"For a rub with sweet tang: mix just a little bit of light brown sugar to garlic pepper, black pepper, and onion powder." - Johnny Trigg

"Our lives are full of stress. Some meditate, some walk, some sing and dance. Nature offers us garlic, maitake and hibiscus to relieve stress" - Gunter Pauli

"My final, considered judgment is that the hardy bulb [garlic] blesses and ennobles everything it touches - with the possible exception of ice cream and pie." - Angelo Pellegrini

"There are three things you cannot hide: smell of the garlic, fragrance of the flower and the wisdom of the teacher." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"Home-made bread rubbed with garlic and sprinkled with olive oil, shared-with a flask of wine-between working people, can be more convivial than any feast." - Patience Gray

"It has been said of garlic that everyone knows its odor save he who has eaten it, and who wonders why everyone flies at his approach." - George Ellwanger

"PORTUGUESE, A species of geese indigenous to Portugal. They are mostly without feathers and imperfectly edible, even when stuffed with garlic." - Ambrose Bierce

"If stakes and garlic were the top two things that could kill a vampire, ninth grade gym was a close third." - Heather Brewer

"My perfect last meal would be: shrimp cocktail, lasagna, steak, creamed spinach, salad with bleu cheese dressing, onion rings, garlic bread, and a dessert of strawberry shortcake." - Joan Rivers

"Raw garlic and a skin of the lemon - not only do they give you a beautiful face and skin but they also protect you from disease." - Manto Tshabalala-Msimang

"In Pizza Express you can get garlic bread with cheese and tomato. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but that's a pizza." - Jimmy Carr

"It's important to salt the tomatoes before draining them because that helps pull out the water. Fresh herbs, some garlic and pepper will also enhance the flavor." - Geoffrey Zakarian

"I use the confit principle for chicken thighs. I season them with herbs and garlic, let them marinate, and then cook them in chicken fat." - Geoffrey Zakarian

"A plot without action is like pasta without garlic, like Dolly Parton without cleavage, and like a writer without his similes." - Dean Koontz

"Jerusalem artichokes have a great affinity with nuts. I love them with chopped walnuts or almonds, lemon juice, garlic, herbs and plenty of olive oil." - Yotam Ottolenghi

"Hatred, for the man who is not engaged in it, is a little like the odor of garlic for one who hasn't eaten any." - Jean Rostand

"I'd like to be reincarnated as a French tart. They're so beautiful and delicate - they're like my opposite. I'm more of a comfort food: goat cheese with garlic." - Cecily Strong

"The food in such places is so tasteless because the members associate spices and garlic with just the sort of people they're trying to keep out." - Calvin Trillin

"After waking up, I take my vitamins and eat fruit or, sometimes, bread with garlic, which is good for your health." - Jordi Molla

"Following the Rumanian tradition, garlic is used in excess to keep the vampires away... Following the Jewish tradition, a dispenser of schmaltz (liquid chicken fat) is kept on the table to give the vampires heartburn if they get through the garlic defense." - Calvin Trillin

"I do a chimichurri sauce with garlic, parsley, olive oil, and red and black pepper. You just mince the garlic and the parsley and mix it all together. Brush a little of that on a steak and it kicks it up, like, 10 notches." - Julie Gonzalo

"The most overrated ingredients are garlic and extra-virgin olive oil. With garlic, it's personal; I have never been that big of a fan of its flavor. As for extra-virgin olive oil, I do use it quite often but its ubiquity serves to overshadow many wonderful oils like pistachio, walnut, argan and even grapeseed." - Lela Rose

"It's very freaky in Chicago.There's something in the water there, I don't know what it is. But the actual word Chicago means, in the Indian language, garlic. It was just garlic and mosquitoes there.And that is the roughest city on the planet, and I been to every place in the world." - Quincy Jones

"Of the many smells of Athens two seem to me the most characteristic - that of garlic, bold and deadly like acetylene gas. and that of dust, soft and warm and caressing like tweed." - Evelyn Waugh

"There's no doubt that after you eat a lot of garlic, you just kind of feel like you are floating, you feel ultra-confident, you feel capable of going out and whipping your weight in wild cats." - Les Blank

"My mother was making $135 a week, but she had resilience and imagination. She might take frozen vegetables, cook them with garlic, onion and Spam, and it would taste like a four-star dinner." - Andre Dubus

"I always get nervous before a kissing scene. I make sure I always brush my teeth and eat lots of fruit and nice foods rather than garlic. I'm terribly self conscious." - Drew Barrymore

"I don't want to sound too mystical or weird but it's important to know what garlic smells like when it's cooking, or what eggs look like when they're cracked out of a shell." - Joel Salatin

"A good hamburger mix: add equal parts black pepper, granulated garlic, grilled onion, onion powder and some chopped onion. And mix in a little barbecue sauce, which will add even more great flavor." - Johnny Trigg

"The Brit abroad is always the voice of caution. Persons of other cultures are known to be undisciplined, prone to leaning out of car windows and cooking with garlic." - Nick Harkaway

"The strands of spaghetti were vital, almost alive in my mouth, and the olive oil was singing with flavor. It was hard to imagine that four simple ingredients [olive oil, pasta, garlic and cheese] could marry so perfectly." - Ruth Reichl

"As a rule they will refuse even to sample a foreign dish, they regard such things as garlic and olive oil with disgust, life is unliveable to them unless they have tea and puddings." - George Orwell

"He added that a Frenchman in the train had given him a great sandwich that so stank of garlic that he had been inclined to throw it at the fellow's head." - Ford Madox Ford

"I think garlic is absolutely critical. Lemon is absolutely critical to boost the immune system. Olive oil is absolutely critical ... just one teaspoon, it will last the whole month." - Manto Tshabalala-Msimang

"In Manhasset you were either Yankees or Mets, rich or poor, sober or drunk...You were 'Gaelic' or 'garlic," as one schoolmate told me, and I couldn't admit, to him or myself, that I had both Irish and Italian ancestors." - J R Moehringer

"I am very moody when I cook. I cook according to the way I feel at the moment. A little of this, a little of that, and almost always a coupcon of garlic. I never proceed by the rules." - Marcel Tabuteau

"Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good." - Alice May Brock

"Some hours after eating this dish [lievre a la royale, which contains 20 cloves of garlic and twice that quantity of shallots], there is a peculiar sensation of liberation in the head. and it is sensation of smell." - Patience Gray

"I had a meal in Pizza Hut and the waitress told me I didn't need to pay. So I decided to be a bit cheeky and ask for more pizza and garlic bread." - Gareth Gates

"I believe in the magic of preparation. You can make just about any foods taste wonderful by adding herbs and spices. Experiment with garlic, cilantro, basil and other fresh herbs on vegetables to make them taste great." - Jorge Cruise

"My mother was making $135 a week, but she had resilience and imagination. She might take frozen vegetables, cook them with garlic, onion and Spam, and it would taste like a four-star dinner." - Andre Dubus Iii

"My favorite comfort food would have be braised beef. You know, beef, slow-cooked in a Dutch oven or in a slow cooker until it falls apart with simple mushrooms, some onions and lots of fresh thyme and garlic." - Tyler Florence

"The only advice I can give to aspiring writers is don't do it unless you're willing to give your whole life to it. Red wine and garlic also helps." - Jim Harrison

"My mornings go by so fast I forget breakfast. Lunch - that's turned out to be my biggest meal. I like tuna fish with low-fat mayonnaise and celery, egg whites and garlic. It's delish." - Jackee Harry

"I make a bomb vaca frita. It's like a flank steak like with the ropa vieja, but it's fried with garlic and lime. And I make a really good picadillo." - Natalie Martinez

"I'm particularly fond of boned chicken breasts with a little garlic under the flesh and cooked in a casserole for 40 minutes with a jar of olives, some cherry tomatoes and a spoonful of olive oil." - Maeve Binchy

"Salt is a preservative. It really holds flavor. For example, if you chop up some fresh herbs, or even just garlic, the salt will extract the moisture and preserve the flavor." - Sally Schneider

"My wife and I use a lot of garlic and rosemary with roast lamb. It has to be New Zealand lamb. The domestic variety is too gamy, in my experience." - Alfred Molina

"Pounding fragrant things - particularly garlic, basil, parsley - is a tremendous antidote to depression. But it applies also to juniper berries, coriander seeds and the grilled fruits of the chilli pepper. Pounding these things produces an alteration in one's being - from sighing with fatigue to inhaling with pleasure. The cheering effects of herbs and alliums cannot be too often reiterated. Virgil's appetite was probably improved equally by pounding garlic as by eating it." - Patience Gray

"The grotesque prudishness and archness with which garlic is treated in [England] has led to the superstition that rubbing the bowl with it before putting the salad in gives sufficient flavor. It rather depends whether you are going to eat the bowl or the salad." - Elizabeth David

"If Ive gone to the market on Saturday, and I go another time on Tuesday, then Im really prepared. I can cook a little piece of fish; I can wilt some greens with garlic; I can slice tomatoes and put a little olive oil on. Its effortless." - Alice Waters

"The most annoying person on the BBC is Russell Brand, I've actually been close up to that boy. He smells like when you mix garlic with coffee and alcohol. I'm just saying when you get close to him, he could do with a bit of Sure For Men, he stinks." - Noel Gallagher

"This Bouillabaisse a noble dish is - A sort of soup or broth, or brew, Or hotchpotch of all sorts of fishes, That Greenwich never could outdo; Green herbs, red peppers, mussels, saffron, Soles, onions, garlic, roach, and dace; All these you eat at Terre's tavern, In that one dish of Bouillabaisse." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"There he got out the luncheon-basket and packed a simple meal, in which, remembering the stranger's origin and preferences, he took care to include a yard of long French bread, a sausage out of which the garlic sang, some cheese which lay down and cried, and a long-necked straw-covered flask wherein lay bottled sunshine shed and garnered on far Southern slopes." - Kenneth Grahame

"I have a trainer who comes three times a week and just listens to me moan... and I keep fit and keep moving... and I do watch what I eat. I am a vegetarian... I can't eat crazy food. I'm highly allergic to onions and garlic and spices... I've never had a pizza, never had a curry." - Ringo Starr

"I used to like eating frozen corn straight out of the bag. But I also love microwaving frozen corn and adding butter and sugar and garlic powder and chili powder to it. And sometimes I just like to microwave it and add a little bit of hot sauce to it. My friends always laugh at me when they catch me eating it." - Thu Tran

"A basic all-purpose rub: mix together one or two tablespoons equal parts black pepper, granulated garlic, grilled onion, and onion powder. That will give you real good base for any kind of meat. Just increase the amount if you're grilling large quantities." - Johnny Trigg

"Or you can broil the meat, fry the onions, stew the garlic in the red wine...and ask me to supper. I'll not care, really, even if your nose is a little shiny, so long as you are self-possessed and sure that wolf or no wolf, your mind is your own and your heart is another's and therefore in the right place." - M F K Fisher

"O, he's as tedious As a tir'd horse, a railing wife; Worse than a smoky house; I had rather live With cheese and garlic in a windmill far Than feed on cates, and have him talk to me In any summer house in Christendom." - William Shakespeare

"I'm not a vegetarian, and I like filet minion which is sort of a guilty pleasure because I have vegetarian leanings. I eat that once in a while, but generally speaking I like to eat vegetarian things. I really like pasta. I really like bread with olive oil and garlic and I like salads." - Jesse Michaels

"My favorite to cook is this recipe I've been making since I was 12 years old with my mom, and it's an angel hair shrimp pasta with tomatoes, feta, garlic, white wine - it's so easy but so fresh and so delicious!" - Devon Windsor

"Much there is I can stand. Most things not easy to suffer I bear with quiet resolve, just as a God commands it. Only a few things I find as repugnant as snakes and poison. These four: tobacco smoke, bedbugs and garlic and Christ." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Maybe it was a good thing that Bones was putting Don's remains away instead of me. With my current emotional state, I'd probably think the only safe place for his ashes was tucked inside my clothes next to the garlic and weed." - Jeaniene Frost

"I make a wonderful cure-all called Four Thieves, just like my mum did. It's cider vinegar, 36 cloves of garlic and four herbs, representing four looters of plague victims' homes in 1665 who had their sentences reduced from burning at the stake to hanging for explaining the recipe that kept them from catching the plague." - Paul Ogrady

"I had the lunchbox that cleared the cafeteria. I was very unpopular in the early grades. Because I hung out with my grandfather, I started to bring my lunchbox with sardine sandwiches and calamari that I would eat off my fingers like rings. I was also always reeking of garlic." - Rachael Ray

"They eat the dainty food of famous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman's octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach." - Luigi Barzini

"The fashion industry isn't merely content to encase my meaty flanks in skintight denim. Oh, no! That denim also has to be white, a color that attracts ketchup, wine, garlic aioli, and any other foodstuffs I might otherwise be able to enjoy if I wasn't wearing ridiculously tight pants." - Diablo Cody

"I use a lot of fresh citrus, garlic, and fresh herbs when cooking to cut down on fat and sodium but punch up flavor. Our cupboards and fridge are full of condiments - mustards, vinegars, etc. that also add tons of flavor but are low in fat, calories, or other processed additives." - Cat Cora

"When you're in Portuguese-African Brazil, or Lisbon, or Mozambique, sometimes piri piri is used as a condiment. Sometimes piri piri is just spices from a jar, and sometimes it's made with garlic, olive oil, cilantro, parsley, and some light chilies." - Marcus Samuelsson

"My plat de resistance is potato salad with garlic and olive oil which we press from the olives from my trees in the grounds of my home near St Remy de Provence. I have four hectares and take the olives down to the local community press at Maussane les Alpilles. I don't produce big quantities; it is just for the family and friends." - Jean Reno

"I panicked when my son, Jett, stopped eating baby food. He's only two, but his food vocabulary is fantastic. He likes my baked tilapia and string beans with chopped garlic. But he really likes pizza. Sometimes every inanimate object to him is pizza." - Jill Scott

"If I've gone to the market on Saturday, and I go another time on Tuesday, then I'm really prepared. I can cook a little piece of fish; I can wilt some greens with garlic; I can slice tomatoes and put a little olive oil on. It's effortless." - Alice Waters

"The summer has seized you, as when, last month in Amalfi, I saw lemons as large as your desk-side globe-that miniature map of the world-and I could mention, too, the market stalls of mushrooms and garlic bugs all engorged. Or I even think of the orchard next door, where the berries are done and the apples are beginning to swell. And once, with our first backyard,I remember I planted an acre of yellow beans we couldn't eat." - Anne Sexton

"And if you worry that not finishing the food on your plate is a slap in the face of all the hungry people everywhere, you are not living in reality. The truth is that you either throw the food out or you throw it in, but either way it turns to waste. World hunger will not be solved by finishing the garlic mashed potatoes on your plate." - Geneen Roth

"The kids started teasing me to get me to swear in Italian. Two or three months, I started retaliating. I found out I could whip these guys. So I'm always fighting, getting even. Even the girls in school, when they gave me trouble, I'd take a glove of garlic, chew it, and blow my breath at them. So my whole life became a life of getting even." - Louis Zamperini

"I love to cook. In fact, at this exact moment, I am trying something new: I am cooking a whole chicken in my crockpot, which I've never done before. I browned it with garlic powder, salt and pepper, and I put a bunch of celery and onions - which I'll have to hide from the children because they claim to hate onions - and I'm going to make homemade mashed cream potatoes. I always, before I leave for work in the morning, have supper cooking. That way, when I come home and they come home from school, there's all kinds of good smells in the house." - Nancy Grace