Grapes Sayings and Quotes

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


People aren't grapes - you can't weigh them in a bunch, but I guess it's easier than dealing with people as individuals.     

Rita Mae Brown

One day you are drinking the wine, and they next day you are picking the grapes.     

Lou Holtz

People pretend not to like grapes when the vines are too high for them to reach     

Marguerite de Navarre

When we are crushed like grapes, we cannot think of the wine we will become.     

Henri Nouwen

The heart, like the grape, is prone to delivering its harvest in the same moment it appears to be crushed.     

Roger Housden

The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams.     

Thomas Love Peacock

A man makes no noise over a good deed, but passes on to another as a vine to bear grapes again in season.     

Marcus Aurelius

Grapes become wine only when they have been squeezed.     

Oswald Chambers

The older the grapes, sweeter the wine.     

Janis Joplin

It's true, some wine improves with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place.     

Abigail Van Buren

Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.     

Epictetus

If the grape is made of wine, then perhaps we are the words that tell who we are.     

Eduardo Galeano

Seek more strength for weaker spine. No grape grows on sinner’s vine     

Munia Khan

Always eat grapes downwards - that is, always eat the best grape first; in this way there will be none better left on the bunch, and each grape will seem good down to the last.     

Samuel Butler

There is a great abundance of vines in many parts... Of these hedge grapes we made neere twentie gallons of wine, which was like our British wine, but certainly they would prove good well they were manured.     

Captain John Smith

Ordinarily the crushing of the grapes was done by 'well-washed Indians,' their hair tied-up and wearing only a zapata...who trashed about in the mass of fresh grapes until these were sufficiently macerated and...fermented into wine in big leather bags.     

Philip M. Wagner

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: / He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; / He hath loosed the faithful lightning of his terrible swift sword: / His truth is marching on.     

Julia Ward Howe

Unlike many other fruit crops, grapes do not ripen after they have been taken off the vine.     

Glen L. Creasy

The grapevine is cultivated all over the world and the grape itself is used for a myriad of products. many of which are well known to all of us.     

Glen L. Creasy

Raisins or dried grapes, may have also occurred in nature as berries that had not been eaten by predators and left to dry on the vine to create a very sweet and decay-resistant product.     

Glen L. Creasy

Table grapes must be picked by hand. Pickers must be trained to select well-shaped clusters of mature grapes.      

Glen L. Creasy

Every single grape variety is the result of a single vine grown from a single seed,and this seed is the result of sexual reproduction between two parent varieties.     

Julia Harding

When fertilized, the flower clusters develop into clusters of grapes.     

Ted Goldammer

Grapes are among the first fruit species to be domesticated and today are the world's most economically important fresh fruit crop used to make a variety of fresh, dried, and processed products such as wine.     

Ted Goldammer

Growing high-quality grapes for premium wine requires the grower to fully understand the principles of viticulture.     

Ted Goldammer

A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. 'Much obliged' said he, pushing the plate aside. 'I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills.'     

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

I stroll along a vineyard path, And there I see the Grapes of Math! / Overhead the sun is blazin', Soon each grape will be a raisin. / How many grapes are on the vine? Counting each takes too much time. Never fear I have a hunch, There is a match for every bunch.     

Greg Tang

Handle the vine like a man, the wine like a woman.     

Ed Lino

Grapes are among the most desirable and the best fruits known on earth, prized for their beauty, their place in classical legend and mythology, their succulence and varied flavors as luxury table fruits, their noble metamorphosis into wine, and their more utilitarian roles as sources of fresh juice and tasty jellies.     

Annie E. Proulx

For most growers, the triumph for harvesting fragrant clusters of dusky-bloomed grapes in rose, blue-black, amber, purple, or light red bunches is its own reward— a test of gardening skill.     

Annie E. Proulx

Grapes are labor-intensive specialty crop, best grown by a patient, careful gardener with a feeling for the vine.     

Annie E. Proulx

Our feet are grape-squashed in memories, our skins are still flushed from the touch of summer's lips.     

Sanober Khan

You are but a tiny cluster upon the vines of heaven, where the grapes are worlds; yet you hold the power to ripen your bitter berries and add to the eternal vintage of cosmic sweetness if so you will.     

Eden Phillpotts

Wine had to be grapes first. Diamonds had to be rocks first. Butterflies had to be caterpillars first. Rainbows had to be storms first.     

Matshona Dhliwayo

I think we all men are like fine wine. We start out as grapes, and it's up to women to stomp the crap out of us until we are turned into something acceptable to have dinner with.     

Nitya Prakash

Fresh grapes and wine are perhaps the most luscious foods we mortals encounter during our sojourn here.     

Jeff Cox

The grape becomes tinted from the grape it comes in contact with.     

Jevenal

The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust.     

Diogenes

The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people.     

Cesar Chavez