105 Growing Food Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of growing food quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about growing things.

The Most Famous Growing Food Quotes (Best in 2024)

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I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow. — David Hobson

Growing is a lifetime job, and we grow most when we're down in the valleys, where the fertilizer is. — Barbara Johnson

You plant, then you cultivate, and finally you harvest. Plant, cultivate, harvest. In today's world, everyone wants to go directly from plant to harvest. — Jeff Olson

The future of our nation depends on our ability to produce food and fiber to sustain the world. — Phil Bredesen

That's not all our crops can do. We are also learning how to transform plants into factories. We can now raise plants that will create enzymes that would otherwise be created in chemical factories. — Thomas Carper

The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings. — Masanobu Fukuoka

We have to bring children into a new relationship to food that connects them to culture and agriculture. — Alice Waters

The only way you can bring in the harvest in the fall is to plant in the spring, and to water, weed, fertilize in the summer — Unknown

The time has come to reclaim the stolen harvest and celebrate the growing and giving of good food as the highest gift and the most revolutionary act. — Vandana Shiva

A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables. — Gertrude Stein

Short Growing Food Quotes

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  • If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your dinner — Henry Sambrooke Leigh
  • One day people will look back with amazement that we ever sought to grow our food with poisons. — John Robbins
  • Always acknowledge your position in the food chain... They eat because you grow the food. — Wangechi Mutu
  • Imagine people growing hemp and making everything from food to fuel without petroleum! — Josh Tickell
  • That's a big goal of mine, to try and grow as much of my own food as possible — Daryl Hannah
  • The appetite grows with eating. — Francois Rabelais
  • They had discovered one could grow as hungry for light as for food. — Stephen King
  • Approaches to growing food that align with nature changed human relationships. — Frances Moore Lappé
  • I probably grow half my food. It's a good way to keep perspective. — Emilio Estevez
  • We should all grow our own food and do our own waste processing, we really should. — Bill Gates
Growing food quote Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower t
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.

Growing Things Quotes

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Live life to the fullest. You have to color outside the lines once in a while if you want to make your life a masterpiece. Laugh some every day. Keep growing, keep dreaming, keep following your heart. The important thing is not to stop questioning. — Albert Einstein

If you can't do great things, do little things with great love. If you can't do them with great love, do them with a little love. If you can't do them with a little love, do them anyway. — Mother Teresa

Be patient. God is using today's difficulties to strengthen you for tomorrow. He is equipping you. The God who makes things grow will help you bear fruit. — Max Lucado

Growing food quote A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.
A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.

I just wanna go on more adventures. Be around good energy. Connect with people. Learn new things. Grow — Kid Cudi

Grant me the ability to be alone, May it be my custom to go outdoors each day among the trees and grasses among all growing things and there may I be alone, and enter into prayer to talk with the one that I belong to. — Nachman of Breslov

The hard thing when you get old is to keep your horizons open. The first part of your life everything is in front of you, all your potential and promise. But over the years, you make decisions; you carve yourself into a given shape. Then the challenge is to keep discovering the green growing edge. — Howard Thurman

Growing food quote The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.

But we are born to be happy, to be abundantly supplied with every good thing, to have fun in living, to consciously unite with the Divine Power that is around us and within us, and to grow and expand forever. — Ernest Holmes

We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion. — Max De Pree

Attention is the key to life. Whatever you really give your attention to, you become. Whatever you really concentrate upon will come into your life. We grow into the thing that fills our thoughts as inevitably as the stream merges into the ocean at last. — Emmet Fox

Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time. — Aristotle

Food Production Quotes

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The meat industry spends hundreds of millions of dollars lying to the public about their product. But no amount of false propaganda can sanitize meat. The facts are absolutely clear: Eating meat is bad for human health, catastrophic for the environment, and a living nightmare for animals — Chrissie Hynde

The linear 'Take - Make - Dispose' system, which depletes natural resources and generates waste, is deeply flawed and can be productively replaced by a restorative model in which waste does not exist as such but is only food for the next cycle — Ellen MacArthur

The ease with which barley may be substituted directly for wheat in human food and its usefulness to replace wheat milling by-products as feed in the production of the milk supply render its abundant production important. — David F. Houston

Growing food quote Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance.
Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance.

I haven't bought any leather articles for a very long time. My ideal is to be able to avoid all animal products, in food as well as clothing. — Martina Navratilova

Whenever anyone grows tired of the secondhand sort of existence that depends on purchased products, and wants to resume the intimate relationship with nature that man once enjoyed, the kukui-nut stands ready to furnish him with food, flavor, tannin, oil, paint, varnish, medicine, and magic. — Euell Gibbons

In my own life, I decided to leave meat off my plate in medical school, but was a bit slow to realise that dairy products and eggs are not health foods either. — Neal Barnard

Growing food quote Be not afraid of growing slowly, be only afraid of standing still.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be only afraid of standing still.

If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don't need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food. — Dmitry Medvedev

If you have a busy natural foods store in your community, give their bulk cornmeal a try: high turnover means the product will most likely be fresh. And if the cornmeal is organic, all the better. — Jeremy Jackson

If you're using first-class land for biofuels, then you're competing with the growing of food. And so you're actually spiking food prices by moving energy production into agriculture. — Bill Gates

Look for foods that create beauty from the inside out. Instead of coating yourself in chemical laden beauty products, why not try to get healthy skin from the foods you eat. — David Wolfe

Being Grown Quotes

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It is here we come to the heart of the matter. The economic principle of comparative advantage', 'a country may, in return for manufactured commodities, import corn even if it can be grown with less labour than in the country from which it is imported — David Ricardo

I am convinced that a good building must be capable of absorbing the traces of human life and taking on a specific richness... I think of the patina of age on materials, of innumerable small scratches on surfaces, of varnish that has grown dull and brittle, and of edges polished by use. — Peter Zumthor

When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up. — C. S. Lewis

Growing food quote Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.
Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.

When God wants to make a mushroom, he does it overnight, but when He wants to make a giant oak, He takes a hundred years. Great souls are grown through struggles and storms and seasons of suffering. Be patient with the process. — Rick Warren

In the last 200 years the population of our planet has grown exponentially, at a rate of 1.9% per year. If it continued at this rate, with the population doubling every 40 years, by 2600 we would all be standing literally shoulder to shoulder. — Stephen Hawking

God gives us love! Something to love He lends us; but when love is grown To ripeness, that on which it throve Falls off, and love is left alone: This is the curse of time. — Alfred Lord Tennyson

Growing food quote Set a goal so big that you can't achieve it until you grow into the person who c
Set a goal so big that you can't achieve it until you grow into the person who can.

I'd grown up fearing the lynch mobs of the Ku Klux Klan; as an adult I was starting to wonder if I'd been afraid of the wrong white people all along - where I was being pursued not by bigots in white robes, but by left-wing zealots draped in flowing sanctimony. — Clarence Thomas

Grown men should not be having sex with prostitutes unless they are married to them. — Jerry Falwell

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

To me, being grown-up meant smoking cigarettes, drinking cocktails, and dressing up in high heels and glamourous outfits. — Lorna Luft

Plants Growing Quotes

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I guarantee that the seed you plant in love, not matter how small, will grow into a mighty tree of refuge. We all want a future for ourselves and we must now care enough to create, nurture and secure a future for our children.” — Afeni Shakur

The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there? — Jack Kornfield

Some people think that as soon as you plant a tree, it must bear fruit. We must allow it to grow a bit. — Tunku Abdul Rahman

Growing food quote Don't regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many.
Don't regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many.

The action of Mind (thought) plants that nucleus which, if allowed to grow undisturbed, will eventually attract to itself all the conditions necessary for its manifestation in outward visible form. — Thomas Troward

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. — Carl Jung

Nature herself does not distinguish between what seed it receives. It grows whatever seed is planted; this is the way life works. Be mindful of the seeds you plant today, as they will become the crop you harvest. — Mary Morrissey

Growing food quote Groups cannot grow, unless individuals grow within the group.
Groups cannot grow, unless individuals grow within the group.

Don't plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months. Before you know it, you got yourself a bad year. Take it from me - choke those little bad days. Choke 'em down to nothing. — Tom Waits

Just as the power of the sun is the only force in the natural universe that causes a plant to grow against gravity, so the grace of God is the only force in the spiritual universe that causes a person to grow against the gravity of their own ego. — Simone Weil

The trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence. The stars, the sun, the moon move in silence. Silence gives us a new perspective. — Mother Teresa

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind. — Abraham Lincoln

People Writing About Growing Food

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More Growing Food Quotes

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The strawberry grows underneath the nettle And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality. — William Shakespeare

Legalize hemp and allow women to grow it and make food, clothing and housing for pennies from it and legalize marijuana too. Let women integrate their divided consciousness with a natural herb instead of doctors' pills that kill the liver. — Roseanne Barr

Children who grow up getting nutrition from plant foods rather than meats have a tremendous health advantage. They are less likely to develop weight problems, diabetes, high blood pressure and some forms of cancer — Benjamin Spock

I am confident that we will see a growing consensus about the most effective way to transform food in America: building a real, sustainable and free school-lunch program. — Alice Waters

Japan had few of the natural resources required to become an industrialized nation — limited and poor-quality supplies of coal, very little oil, scant quantities of natural gas, and a shortage of many metals. It remains the world’s largest importer of natural gas and the third-largest importer of oil. It was the thirst for these products, notably iron and oil, that caused Japan to rampage across Southeast Asia in the ’30s and ’40s. It had already occupied Taiwan, Korea, Manchuria, and then China too. As each domino fell, the expanding empire and growing Japanese population required more oil, more coal, more metal, more rubber, and more food. — Tim Marshall

If there were only turnips and potatoes in the world, someone would complain that plants grow the wrong way. — Georg C. Lichtenberg

Don't you find it odd that people will put more work into choosing their mechanic or house contractor than they will into choosing the person who grows their food? — Joel Salatin

The interesting thing is, while we die of diseases of affluence from eating all these fatty meats, our poor brethren in the developing world die of diseases of poverty, because the land is not used now to grow food grain for their families. — Jeremy Rifkin

In this country that grows more food than any other nation on this earth, it is unthinkable that any child should go hungry. — Sela Ward

The number one reason why marijuana is illegal is because the Pharma Cartel does not want you to grow your own medicine. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper. The first car ever made ran on hemp oil. Hemp seeds are also the healthiest food on the planet with the highest protein content out of any plant. — Joe Rogan

In our society, growing food yourself has become the most radical of acts. It is truly the only effective protest, one that can-and will-overturn the corporate powers that be. By the process of directly working in harmony with nature, we do the one thing most essential to change the world-we change ourselves! — Jules Dervaes

As the days grow short, some faces grow long. But not mine. Every autumn, when the wind turns cold and darkness comes early, I am suddenly happy. It's time to start making soup again. — Leslie Newman

Our [generation] people have the worst diet of anybody. I'm ready to put a farmer on my payroll. We've got to get back to growing our own food. You are what you eat! — Prince

I like going out and I like being single, but a growing part of me would rather just stay home, cook food with someone I really like, and do nothing. — Aziz Ansari

[On her Freedom Farm Cooperative:] If you give a hungry man food, he will eat it. [But] if you give him land, he will grow his own food. — Fannie Lou Hamer

Wilderness is a necessity ... They will see what I meant in time. There must be places for human beings to satisfy their souls. Food and drink is not all. There is the spiritual. In some it is only a germ, of course, but the germ will grow. — John Muir

We might have reason to be driven! We live for a short stretch of time in a world we share with others. Virtually everything we do is dependent on others, from the arts and culture to farmers who grow the food we eat. — Amartya Sen

It is enough to be responsible for ensuring that our people have the opportunity to graze in the rich grass of God's nutritious word. Beyond that, we must trust the word to take it's effect. It will work faster in some people than in others. the spiritual body grows and metabolizes food at different rates much like the natural body does. — T. D. Jakes

Praise is literal food for feminine qualities. If you want your woman to grow in her radiance health, happiness, love, beauty, power and depth, praise these qualities. Praise them daily. A number of times. — David Deida

When we learn to eat properly we begin to rebuild our bodies and to fulfill our purpose on this planet to grow in health, creativity, wisdom, and compassion. — Ann Wigmore

Half of the receipts in our cookbooks are mere murder to such constitutions and stomachs as we grow here. ...in America, owing to our brighter skies and more fervid climate, we have developed an acute, nervous delicacy of temperament far more akin to that of France than of England. — Catharine Beecher

In the middle of the night, things well up from the past that are not always cause for rejoicing--the unsolved, the painful encounters, the mistakes, the reasons for shame or woe. But all, good or bad, give me food for thought, food to grow on. — May Sarton

Humans have changed ecosystems more rapidly and extensively than in any comparable period of time in human history, largely to meet rapidly growing demands for food, fresh water, timber, fiber and fuel. This has resulted in a substantial and largely irreversible loss in the diversity of life on Earth. — Gary Larson

We need real farmers who grow real food, and the will to reform a broken food system. And for that, we need not only to celebrate farmers, but also to advocate for them. — Mark Bittman

Our food chain is in crisis. Big agribusiness has made profits more important than your health—more important than the environment—more important than your right to know how your food is produced. But beneath the surface, a revolution is growing. — John Robbins

Especially for me, growing up in such a small town in the middle of nowhere, the desire to be away was incredible. I wanted to see new lands, meet new people from the city, and meet people that were in much less fortunate situations than I was, so that I could be more appreciative of my present. At least I had food on the table. — Garrett Hedlund

Starvation does not occur because of a world food shortage. If everyone ate a vegetarian, or better still, a vegan diet there would be enough food for everyone. The only sane way forward is to grow food for humans rather than to feed it to farmed animals. — Jeremy Rifkin

The demand for organic food is growing at a remarkable rate. Consumers have made it clear that they want organic produce and every sector of the food chain is responding, with the kind of results we have just seen. — Prince Charles

I try to believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Count them, Alice. One, there are drinks that make you shrink. Two, there are foods that make you grow. Three, animals can talk. Four, cats can disappear. Five, there is a place called Underland. Six, I can slay the Jabberwocky. — Lewis Carroll

It is odd how all men develop the notion, as they grow older, that their mothers were wonderful cooks. I have yet to meet a man who will admit that his mother was a kitchen assassin and nearly poisoned him. — Robertson Davies

If you feed a man a meal, you only feed him for a day-but if you teach a man to grow food, you feed him for a lifetime. — Peace Pilgrim

I definitely love kimchi. The biggest influence that eating so much Korean food growing up had on me was that I have no limit for spiciness. The hotter the better. — Patrick Stump

We're facing growing climate change, more floods, more droughts, more crisis on a planetary level, and the systems we put in place in the twentieth century are just not going to work. We've run out of stuff. Our big problems are going to be energy supplies and food supplies. This is not a right-left issue. — Margaret Atwood

Leftovers make you feel good twice. First, when you put it away, you feel thrifty and intelligent: 'I'm saving food!' Then a month later when blue hair is growing out of the ham, and you throw it away, you feel really intelligent: 'I'm saving my life!' — George Carlin

I love Korean food, and it's kind of like home to me. The area that I grew up in outside Chicago, Glenview, is heavily Korean. A lot of my friends growing up were Korean and when I would eat dinner at their houses, their parents wouldn't tell me the names of the dishes because I would butcher the language. — Patrick Stump

It's coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It's not just climate change; it's sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now. — David Attenborough

I love the old movies from my past, when I was growing up. I just have a special place in my heart for them. They kind of feel like comfort food to me, so watching them is just cozy and warm. — Cassandra Peterson

to grow old is to have taken away, one by one, all gifts of life, the food and wine, the music and the company. ... the gods unloose, one by one, the mortal fingers that cling to the edge of the table. — Storm Jameson

Do you realize that there is nothing in our genes that tells us when to die? There are genetic codes that tell us how to grow, how to breathe, and how to sleep, but NOTHING that tells us to die. So why do we? Because we literally rust and decay our bodies from the inside out with poor food and lifestyle choices. — Jillian Michaels

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