10 Quotes About Onions

“Life is like an onion: you peel off layer after layer and then you find there is nothing in it.” – James Gibbons Huneker

“I understand the big food companies are developing a tearless onion. I think they can do it – after all, they’ve already given us tasteless bread.” – Robert Orben

“All we have to do is to peel the shrines like an onion, and we will be with the king himself.” – Howard Carter

“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

“The reason that I developed the style of talking about the historical use of these ingredients is because after I’ve cut an onion 10 times, I can’t tell you to cut an onion again.” – Mario Batali

“It’s more interesting to talk about the whole lily family and say, did you know that lily bulbs are also part of the onion family? It’s like the stream-of-consciousness way I think about food when I’m just cooking it.” – Mario Batali

“Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.” – Carl Sandberg

“There are so many types of onions out there, it’s absolutely unreal.” – Larry Jensen

“Let first the onion flourish there, Rose among the roots, the maiden-fair Wine scented and poetic soul of the capacious salad bowl.” – Robert Stevenson

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


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