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Vegetable Garden Quotes


"Cabbage, n. A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head." - Ambrose Bierce

"Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head." - Ambrose Bierce

"I had a ton of animals; I had a goat growing up, a bunch of rabbits, a vegetable garden." - Kelli Williams

"Our vegetable garden is coming along well, with radishes and beans up, and we are less worried about revolution that we used to be." - E B White

"I think of my studio as a vegetable garden, where things follow their natural course. They grow, they ripen. You have to graft. You have to water." - Joan Miro

"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

"A garden is never finished." - Shunryu Suzuki

"We must cultivate our garden." - Voltaire

"Let us cultivate our garden." - Voltaire

"To dwell is to garden." - Martin Heidegger

"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

"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

"My agent was ambitious for me. But going out and chasing it? No, I'd rather work in my vegetable garden or play with my kid. I guess I'm kind of boring." - Kathleen Quinlan

"My favorite hobby is being alone. I like to be alone. I also like dancing, fishing, playing poker sometimes and vegetable gardening - corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, I have a big garden every year." - Emanuel Steward

"I have a lot of fruit trees and my own little vegetable garden and chickens. And every time I eat, I bless my food; I say I'm grateful for for it and let it nourish every part of my body." - Gisele Bundchen

"Listen to me: Leek is a vegetable. It can be the center of a dish." - Jose Andres Puerta

"My son, Arzhel, is two, and he eats vegetables twice a day. We have a vegetable garden on our farm in the Southwest, and he gets two baskets, one over each arm, and says, 'Garden, Papa!' and then he eats what he picks." - Alain Ducasse

"I support Alice Waters in her desire that there be a vegetable garden at the White House. I don't think they should rip up the Rose Garden, because that's something that I love. They should probably dig up another patch and grow some vegetables there." - Martha Stewart

"I thought I'd love to be a gardener because I grew up with a vegetable garden and I love being close to the Earth and growing things. At my home in L.A., I have a great garden and I grow all kinds of things. I even have a worm farm! The worms help create organic compost out of kitchen scraps." - Curtis Stone

"Mary is the lily in God's garden." - Bridget of Sweden

"To garden is a solitary act." - Michelle Cliff

"Silence is the garden of thought." - Ali Ibn Abi Talib

"Friends are flowers in life's garden." - Okakura Kakuzo

"The market is the best garden." - George Herbert

"Where there's no gardener, there's no garden." - Stephen Covey

"Our earthly ball a peopled garden." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Garden as though you will live forever." - William Kent

"I garden. It's very relaxing to me." - Siri Hustvedt

"Madison Square Garden sounds like crap." - Rick Nielsen

"Every garden presents innumerable fascinating problems." - Winston Churchill

"What's a butterfly garden without butterflies?" - Roy Rogers

"A good garden may have some weeds." - Thomas Fuller

"Chocolate is a vegetable. Honest." - Ashok K. Banker

"Is an egg a vegetable?" - Jodie Marsh

"Look do' sit there behind the computer like a useless vegetable and tell me how to train" - Viktoria Komova

"An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh." - Will Rogers

"Tobacco is my favorite vegetable." - Frank Zappa

"The Gardener does not create the Garden. The Garden creates the Gardener." - Alan Chadwick

"The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden" - Stephen Gardiner

"The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden." - Stephen Gardiner

"I travel the garden of music, thru inspiration. It's a large, very large garden, seen?" - Peter Tosh

"This is a nice metaphor, too, about mothers and daughters - that when it came time for me to make my own, I was making a completely different garden than the one that my mom has. They don't look like they came from relatives. Hers is a very productive and pragmatic vegetable garden, and mine is a ridiculous overabundance of useless plants. It doesn't feed anybody, it doesn't serve any purpose." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"Interesting, he later reflected, was perhaps not the correct word.By the time he and Henry arrived back at the house for their midday meal-a scrumptious bowl of hot, sticky porridge-he had mucked out the stable stalls, milked a cow, been pecked by three separate hens, weeded a vegetable garden, and fallen into a trough." - Julia Quinn

"... Urban friends ask me how I can stand living here, 'so far from everything?' When I hear this question over the phone, I'm usually looking out the window at a forest, a running creek, and a vegetable garden, thinking: Define everything." - Barbara Kingsolver

"The smell of manure, of sun on foliage, of evaporating water, rose to my head; two steps farther, and I could look down into the vegetable garden enclosed within its tall pale of reeds - rich chocolate earth studded emerald green, frothed with the white of cauliflowers, jeweled with the purple globes of eggplant and the scarlet wealth of tomatoes." - Doris Lessing

"One reason we planted the White House vegetable garden was to set an example about what food can mean, but to also begin a broader conversation about how we're feeding our kids, what they know about the food that they eat, how they're taking care of themselves." - Michelle Obama

"I'm in this absolutely gorgeous manor house with acres of quite beautiful countryside. I've got trout in the river, an organic vegetable garden, I've got my work 40 yards from my home. I don't mind being criticised, but where are they criticising from? Which hut are they criticising me from, exactly?" - Jay Kay

"It was a small farm in a little rural town by the Indiana state border. I lived there from ages 5 to 12, I would say, before we moved to Dallas. We had chickens and a vegetable garden, and I had to get up to milk the goats at seven in the morning or do it at seven at night." - Scott Michael Foster

"A garden isn't meant to be useful. It's for joy." - Rumer Godden

"My garden is the most beautiful thing in the world." - Josephine de Beauharnais

"Tend your own garden: savor the blossoms, trim the weeds." - Ron Kaufman

"You may be on land, yet not in a garden." - George Herbert

"Where humanity sowed faith, hope, and unity, joy's garden blossomed." - Aberjhani

"there is nothing like a garden to rest the soul." - Barbara Mertz

"There is peace in the garden. Peace and results." - Ruth Stout

"True humility is a flower which will adorn any garden." - Charles Spurgeon

"Nothing grows in our garden, only washing. And babies." - Dylan Thomas

"A garden makes all our senses swim with pleasure." - William Lawson

"Cares melt when you kneel in your garden." - Okakura Kakuzo

"A garden is a friend you can visit any time." - Okakura Kakuzo

"My heart is a garden tired with autumn." - Sara Teasdale

"Where humanity sowed faith, hope, and unity, joy's garden blossomed." - Aberjhani

"Truth is rare fruit in garden of murder." - Earl Derr Biggers

"Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps." - Amos Bronson Alcott

"I can sell out Madison Square Garden masturbating" - Mike Tyson

"How were the receipts today in Madison Square Garden ?" - P T Barnum

"Don't let pain keep you out of the garden" - Welwyn Wilton Katz

"Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot" - Dixie Lee Ray

"You feed it all your woes, the ghostly garden grows." - Joni Mitchell

"There are fairies at the bottom of our garden." - Rose Fyleman

"Feare keepes the garden better then the gardiner." - George Herbert

"If there is no gardener there is no garden." - Stephen Covey

"Nothing so pretty to look at as my garden!" - Mary Russell Mitford

"The snake stood up for evil in the Garden." - Robert Frost

"Success is buried in the garden of failure." - Rick Wakeman

"Happiness must be grown in one's own garden." - Mary Engelbreit

"In a well-made garden every day is new." - Allen Lacy

"A garden is not a picture, but a language." - Henry Mitchell

"Marriage is a garden that I'm constantly growing in." - Stacey King

"Go into the garden and get me a pumpkin." - Charles Perrault

"You can solve all the world's problems in a garden." - Geoff Lawton

"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket." - Proverbs

"And this, my lovely child, is your garden." - Frances Hodgson Burnett

"Queen rose of the rosebud garden of girls." - Alfred Tennyson

"In God's garden of Grace, even broken trees bear fruit." - Rick Warren

"Temptation has been here ever since the Garden of Eden." - Jerry Falwell

"Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood." - Pablo Neruda

"Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot." - Dixie Lee Ray

"God the first garden made, and the first city Cain." - Abraham Cowley

"Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too." - William Cowper

"In search of my mother's garden, I found my own." - Alice Walker

"I did a salad, but I didn't do a garden." - Roberto Burle Marx

"A garden is half made when it is well planned." - Liberty Hyde Bailey

"Well, being a jazz musician is not a rose garden!" - Toots Thielemans

"We're in Madison Square Garden, I can't let you beat me in Madison Square Garden, are you serious!?" - Roy Jones Jr.

"It is not the gardener that makes the garden. It is the garden that makes the gardener." - Alan Chadwick

"A garden without cats, it will be generally agreed, can scarcely deserve to be called a garden at all." - Beverley Nichols

"My favorite vegetable is the marshmallow." - Jim Gaffigan

"The normal food of man is vegetable." - Charles Darwin

"I got a job immediately after leaving high school; I was lucky - three dollars a week and all I could eat, working on a vegetable truck." - Ernest Borgnine

"Call any vegetable and the chances are good that the vegetable will respond to you." - Frank Zappa

"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

"One does not begin to make a garden until he wants a garden. To want a garden is to be interested in plants, in the winds and rains, in birds and insects, in the warm-smelling earth." - Liberty Hyde Bailey

"I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden." - Frances Hodgson Burnett

"From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens - the garden outdoors, the garden of pots and bowls in the house, and the garden of the mind's eye." - Katharine Sergeant Angell White

"My position is that since the non-secular status of my garden is not recognised by the law; by the world of the public, then the garden can only be private. So, I closed the garden to the public." - Ian Hamilton Finlay

"The Japanese garden is a very important tool in Japanese architectural design because, not only is a garden traditionally included in any house design, the garden itself also reflects a deeper set of cultural meanings and traditions. Whereas the English garden seeks to make only an aesthetic impression, the Japanese garden is both aesthetic and reflective. The most basic element of any Japanese garden design comes from the realization that every detail has a significant value." - E. J. W. Barber

"Really, what [sea] ice does is it acts like a garden. ... Losing that ice is like losing the soil in a garden." - Paul Nicklen

"To counter-balance the natural humility of motherhood, I garden ... In the garden, more than any place, I really feel successful." - Glenda Jackson

"You can be a flower in somebody's garden or a pig or the sunshine or a crow or a nightingale! Be something nice in someone else's garden." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"In looking back we remember only the triumphant consummations of each season. Failures and frustrations are forgotten; garden-memories are as perfect as garden-hopes." - Patience Strong

"Sitting in your garden is a feat to be worked at with unflagging determination and single-mindedness. . . . I am deeply committed to sitting in the garden." - Mirabel Osler

"We still haven't played Madison Square Garden. That's a benchmark. Something will have gone seriously wrong if we don't play Madison Square Garden for this album." - Dan Hawkins

"Eventually my goal is get a place in Ojai where I can have animals and a big garden. Just drink wine all day and hang in my garden." - Michelle Branch

"I hate roses. Don't you? It's all right if you can hide them in a cutting garden, but I think a rose garden is the height of ick." - Cy Twombly

"Microsoft has a new version out, Windows XP, which according to everybody is the 'most reliable Windows ever.' To me, this is like saying that asparagus is 'the most articulate vegetable ever.'" - Dave Barry

"They've outlawed the number one vegetable on the planet." - Timothy Leary

"If wine is fruit, then vodka must be a vegetable." - Jann Arden

"I think using waste oils as fuel makes sense. We do waste a huge amount of vegetable oil in the United States and using that as a fuel source strikes me as fine." - Michael Pollan

"People who are lazy may smoke pot and remain lazy. That is aging the person finding a drug to help one create the vegetable style the person wants, as the person cannot live in the real world." - Steven Machat

"No vegetable exists which is not better slightly undercooked." - James Beard

"My grandmother worked on a fruit and vegetable market stall." - Petra Ecclestone

"I eat eight times a day. But it's what my intake is. I eat all the time, but it's good stuff. You want to eat that chocolate? You want to eat that dessert? Have that apple or vegetable instead." - Billy Magnussen

"My vegetable patch is my pride and joy." - Sheherazade Goldsmith

"I always have breakfast, say, scrambled egg whites, a vegetable smoothie, or whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk. For lunch and dinner, I eat a lot of fish and vegetables. And throughout the day, I try to stay hydrated." - Beyonce Knowles

"My grandmother worked on a fruit and vegetable market stall." - Petra Stunt

"Non-violence is the policy of the vegetable kingdom." - H G Wells

"call any vegetable, call it by name, and the chances are good that the vegetable will respond to you" - Frank Zappa

"The single Rose Is now the Garden Where all loves end" - T S Eliot

"I have a rock garden. Last week three of them died." - Richard K. Diran

"All that in this delightful garden grows should happy be and have immortal bliss." - Edmund Spenser

"A garden is one of the few expressions of man's nature that is altogether benign." - Nan Fairbrother

"Nature abhors a garden." - Michael Pollan

"In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it." - Kin Hubbard

"There is a garden in her eyes, where roses and white lilies flow." - Thomas Campion

"A garden, sir, wherein all rainbows and flowers were heaped together." - Charles Kingsley

"The Masters is more like a vast Edwardian garden party than a golf tournament." - Alistair Cooke

"Man's course begins in a garden, but it ends in a city." - Alexander MacLaren

"A garden must be looked into, and dressed as the body." - George Herbert

"The woman in us still prosecutes a deceit like that begun in the garden." - Joseph Glanvill

"you mustn't rely on your flowers to make your garden attractive. A good bone structure must come first, with an intelligent use of evergreen plants so that the garden is always clothed, no matter what time of year. Flowers are an added delight, but a good garden is the garden you enjoy looking at even in the depths of winter." - Margery Fish

"Hee that is in a Taverne thinkes he is in a vine-garden." - George Herbert

"But the sea which no one tends is also a garden" - William Carlos Williams

"Full of troubles, the mind is still the only Garden of Delight." - Mason Cooley

"we know our end A packet of worm-seed, a garden of spent tissues." - Allen Tate

"Beauty is the garden scent of roses, murmuring water flowing gently...Can words describe the indescribable?" - Rumi

"Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high." - William Goldman

"For children, most importantly, being in the garden is something magical." - Fritjof Capra

"True silence is a garden enclosed, where alone the soul can meet its God." - Catherine Doherty

"What is love without passion? - A garden without flowers, a hat without feathers, tobogganing without snow." - Lady Randolph Churchill



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