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20 Quotes About Garlic

Last updated on November 12, 2007

“What garlic is to food, insanity is to art.” – Augustus Saint-Gaudens

“Most dear actors, eat no onions nor garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath.” – William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“Garlick maketh a man wynke, drynke, and stynke.” – Thomas Nash

“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

“Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of life.” – Cyril Connolly

“Stop and smell the garlic! That’s all you have to do.” – William Shatner

“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

“Without garlic I simply would not care to live.” – Louis Diat

“There is no such thing as a little garlic.” – Arthur Baer

“Do not eat garlic or onions; for their smell will reveal that you are a peasant.” – Cervantes, Don Quixote

“Oh, that miracle clove! Not only does garlic taste good, it cures baldness and tennis elbow, too.” – Laurie Burrows Grad

“Garlic used as it should be used is the soul, the divine essence, of cookery. The cook who can employ it successfully will be found to possess the delicacy of perception, the accuracy of judgment, and the dexterity of hand which go to the formation of a great artist.” – Mrs. W. G. Waters

“A garlic caress is stimulating. A garlic excess soporific.” – Curnonsky

“No one is indifferent to garlic. People either love it or hate it, and most good cooks seem to belong in the first group.” – Faye Levy

“The air of Provence was particularly perfumed by the refined essence of this mystically attractive bulb.” – Alexandre Dumas

“The best thing to do with garlic of course, is to eat it.” – Sylvia Rubin

“We [she and then-husband Nicholas Cage] made this agreement that we would eat raw garlic during love scenes in our movies. So I ate all these cloves of raw garlic … Ewan’s allergic to raw garlic apparently, so… (laughs)” – Patricia Arquette

“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

“What do you think? Young women of rank eat – you will never guess what – garlick!” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

“I can’t get enough garlic!” – Ted Williams

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