Life is an onion and one cries while peeling it.
— Proverbs

All we have to do is to peel the shrines like an onion, and we will be with the king himself.
Howard Carter onion quote

The work was like peeling an onion. The outer skin came off with difficulty... but in no time you'd be down to its innards, tears streaming from your eyes as more and more beautiful reductions became possible.
— Edward Blishen

A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
— Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.
— onion quotation by Charles Dudley Warner