Salad Sayings and Quotes

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


Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.     

Brian O'Driscoll

What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art.     

Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of life.      

Cyril Connolly

The metaphor of the melting pot is unfortunate and misleading. A more accurate analogy would be a salad bowl, for, though the salad is an entity, the lettuce can still be distinguished from the chicory, the tomatoes from the cabbage.     

Carl N. Degler

People aren't either wicked or noble. They're like chef's salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.     

Lemony Snicket

To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomat - the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know how much oil to mix in with one's vinegar.     

Oscar Wilde

A salad is not a meal, it is a style.      

Fran Lebowitz

Too many simple green salads suffer from a lack of imagination.      

James Beard

To remember a successful salad is generally to remember a successful dinner; at all events, the perfect dinner necessarily includes the perfect salad.      

George Ellwanger

Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor.      

Helen Rowland

Lies are like anchovies in a Caesar salad. You may not be able to see them, but your soul knows they are there.     

Molly Friedenfeld

A well-made salad must have a certain uniformity; it should make perfect sense for those ingredients to share a bowl.     

Yotam Ottolenghi

A fruit salad is delicious precisely because each fruit maintains its own flavor.     

Sean Covey