Egg Sayings and Quotes

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

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.     

Bernard Meltzer

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.     

C.S. Lewis

The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.      

Zora Neale Hurston

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.     

Mark Twain

Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg.     

Hans Christian Andersen

The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Whoever will be born must destroy a world.     

Hermann Hesse

Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.     

Walter Benjamin

Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.     

William Cowper

What is done is done; and the cracked egg cannot be cured.      

Howard Pyle

If you count your chickens before theyve hatched, they won't lay an egg.      

Bobby Robson

Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.      

Guy De Maupassant

Everyone needs time to develop their dreams. An egg in the nest doesn't become a bird overnight.      

Lois Ehlert

Each thought that is welcomed and recorded is a nest egg, by the side of which more will be laid.     

Henry David Thoreau

Cherish a heart like you'd carry an egg, cause when it drops it becomes pieces of shell, never to be mended.     


It was not curiosity that killed the goose who laid the golden egg, but an insatiable greed that devoured common sense.      

E.A. Bucchianeri

Remember, people will judge you by your actions not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold but so does a hard-boiled egg.     

Maya Angelou

Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall.     

Jodi Picoult

It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.      

Margaret Thatcher

Gentleness doesn't get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs.      

Coco Chanel

A clever arrangement of bad eggs will never make a good omelet.      

C. S. Lewis

The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.      

Pamela Hansford Johnson

Purposes, like eggs, unless they be hatched into action, will run into rottenness.      

Samuel Smiles

We shall sooner have the fowl by hatching the egg than by smashing it.      

Abraham Lincoln

The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome, dubious eggs, called possibilities.     

George Eliot

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.      

Arnold H. Glasow

A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.     

Samuel Butler

A day without an argument is like an egg without salt.      

Angela Carter

What makes one a genius? The ability to recognize the butterfly in a catterpillar; the eagle in an egg; the saint in a selfish human being.     

Anthony De Mello

Be quick to resolve conflicts before they mature to become wars. The energetic crocodile was once a delicate egg!      

Israelmore Ayivor

There is always a best way of doing everything, if it be to boil an egg. Manners are the happy ways of doing things.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.      

James Allen

An egg is always an adventure; the next one may be different.      

Oscar Wilde

It is the part of a wise man to keep himself today for tomorrow, and not to venture all his eggs in one basket.      

Miguel de Cervantes

If you've broken the eggs, you should make the omelette.      

Sir Robert Anthony Eden

Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals.      

George Orwell

The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.      

Alexander Pope

The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.      

Martina Navratilova