Potato Sayings and Quotes

Fried, baked, mashed, or scalloped, it’s hard to find a preparation potatoes aren’t suited for. It’s the choose your own adventure of the food world. Salute the spuds with the collection of savory and humorous potato quotes below.


The man who has nothing to boast of but his ancestors is like a potato - the only good belonging to him is under ground.     

Sir Thomas Overbury

I bought a big bag of potatoes and it's growing eyes like crazy. Other foods rot. Potatoes want to see.     

Bill Callahan

Every single diet I ever fell off of was because of potatoes and gravy of some sort.     

Dolly Parton

Nothing like mashed potatoes when you're feeling blue. Nothing like getting into bed with a bowl of hot mashed potatoes already loaded with butter, and methodically adding a thin, cold slice of butter to every forkful.     

Nora Ephron

For me, a plain baked potato is the most delicious one....It is soothing and enough.     

M.F.K. Fisher

What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.     

A.A. Milne

There's a science to ordering potatoes. Are they skinny shoestring or big, fat steak fries? You just have to let your taste buds guide you when deciding what to eat.     

Gayle King

Not everyone can be a truffle. Most of us are potatoes. And a potato is a very good thing to be.     

Massimo Bottura

The road to hell is paved with leeks and potatoes.     

Richard P. Feynman

Potatoes are to food what sensible shoes are to fashion.     

Linda Wells

Never judge a potato by its skin. One day, it will be french fries.     

Ian Wilson

My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.     

Oprah Winfrey