Corn Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old corn quotes, corn sayings, and corn proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Corn is the only food you hold like corn.

Dana Gould

Corn is cleaned with wind, and the Soul with chastening     

George Herbert

A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.

Anne Bronte

Most corn is combine harvested, which means it's picked and shelled in the field but that's rough on the corn because the husk is more likely to be scratched or cracked.

Ken Kercheval

Corn is a necessary, silver is only a superfluity.     

Adam Smith

Corn is an efficient way to get energy calories off the land and soybeans are an efficient way of getting protein off the land, so we've designed a food system that produces a lot of cheap corn and soybeans resulting in a lot of cheap fast food.

Michael Pollan

The Corn boiled or roasted is still a Corn. one went through the hot waters the other through the Fire. Still The blessed Word

Mary Tornyenyor

Corn syrup and added fats have been outed as major ingredients in fast food, but they hide out in packaged foods too, even presumed-innocent ones like crackers.     

Barbara Kingsolver

The price of corn will naturally rise with the difficulty of producing the last portions of it.     

David Ricardo

The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down.

Helen Hunt Jackson

If your corn has a herbicide-tolerant gene, it means you can pray your herbicides and kill the weeds; you won't kill your corn.     

Jeremy Rifkin

Corn can add inches in a single day; if you listened, you could hear it grow.

Laura Ruby

Corn is a greedy crop, as farmers will tell you.

Michael Pollan

Corn is the hero of its own story, and though we humans played a crucial supporting role in its rise to world domination, it would be wrong to suggest we have been calling the shots, or acting always in our own best interests. Indeed, there is every reason to believe that corn has succeeded in domesticating us.     

Michael Pollan

This corn will teach to you, should you peel away the husk, and be willing to open your ears.

Anthony Liccione