quote by Edward Abbey

Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.

— Edward Abbey

Famous Stew quotations

I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o clock in the morning.


Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water.

And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.

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Oh East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet.

...Humans were the only creatures in the world that ate their food cooked. You'd never find a Gorilla frying up some bananas for dinner or a lion charcoal-broiling a zebra steak. Cats don't often run to the oven with a mouse or bird they've captured, and a dog wouldn't naturally prepare its rabbit dinner in a stew.

because wherever I sat—on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok—I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air.


My God, what a clumsy olla putrida James Joyce is! Nothing but old fags and cabbage stumps of quotations from the Bible and the rest, stewed in the juice of deliberate, journalistic dirty-mindedness—what old and hard-worked staleness, masquerading as the all-new!

I am more modest now, but I still think that one of the pleasantest of all emotions is to know that I, I with my brain and my hands, have nourished my beloved few, that I have concocted a stew or a story, a rarity or a plain dish, to sustain them truly against the hungers of the world.

I cook mostly vegetarian vegetable and bean stews.

Quinoa salads. I make my mother-in-law's recipe for chicken and barley stew all the time.

Your heart keeps jumping like a kangaroo, floating like an onion in a bowl of stew.

I travel the world, and I'm happy to say that America is still the great melting pot - maybe a chunky stew rather than a melting pot at this point, but you know what I mean.


Get over it - If you have a bad workout or run a bad race, allow yourself exactly 1 hour to stew about it-then move on.

A monster lies in wait in me,a stew of wounds and misery.

But fiercer still in life and limb,the me that lies in wait in him

If things start happening, don't worry, don't stew, just go right along and you'll start happening too.

Kids are without a doubt the most suspicious diners in the world.

They will eat mud (raw or baked) rocks, paste, crayons, ball-point pens, moving goldfish, cigarette butts, and cat food. Try to coax a little beef stew into their mouths and they look at you like a puppy when you stand over him with the Sunday paper rolled up.

Don't grumble! Don't stew! Some critters are much-much, Oh, ever so much-much So muchly much-much more unlucky than you!


Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water.

If you take cranberries and stew them like apple sauce, it tastes much more like prunes than rhubarb does.

The universe is simmering down, like a giant stew left to cook for four billion years. Sooner or later we won’t be able to tell the carrots from the onions.

Intemperance is a dangerous companion.

It throws many people off their guard, betrays them to a great many indecencies, to ruinous passions, to disadvantages in fortune; makes them discover secrets, drive foolish bargains, engage in play, and often to stagger from the tavern to the stews.

When I was alone, I lived on eggplant, the stove top cook's strongest ally.

I fried it and stewed it, and ate it crisp and sludgy, hot and cold. It was cheap and filling and was delicious in all manner of strange combinations. If any was left over, I ate it cold the next day on bread.


I'm Irish, so I'm used to odd stews. I can take it. Just throw a lot of carrots and onions in there and I'll call it dinner.

Information appears to stew out of me naturally, like the precious otter of roses out of the otter.

Life is like a stew, you have to stir it frequently, or all the scum rises to the top.

If we don't manage this resource, we will be left with a diet of jellyfish and plankton stew.

This is not that, and that is certainly not this, and at the same time an oyster stew is not stewed, and although they are made of the same things and even cooked almost the same way, an oyster soup should never be called a stew, nor stew soup.


Or you can broil the meat, fry the onions, stew the garlic in the red wine.

..and ask me to supper. I'll not care, really, even if your nose is a little shiny, so long as you are self-possessed and sure that wolf or no wolf, your mind is your own and your heart is another's and therefore in the right place.

Never try to understand the students.

They hate it. They would much rather be tragically misunderstood, wallow in self-pity, stew in their own —” “That’s enough, Phineas,” said Dumbledore.

I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child, well nursed, is at a year old, a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout.

Fish sticks and beef stew that millions of children love to hate.

Danger is to adventure what garlic is to spaghetti sauce.

Without it, you just end up with stewed tomatoes.


Gravitas is the soup bone in the stew of television news.

Reading any collection of a man's quotations is like eating the ingredients that go into a stew instead of cooking them together in the pot. You eat all the carrots, then all the potatoes, then the meat. You won't go away hungry, but it's not quite satisfying. Only a biography, or autobiography, gives you the hot meal.

Let them stew in their own grease (or juice).

I'd love to give my girls a traditional Thanksgiving with turkey and all that jazz, but we've raised them to love Tuscan food so much that they don't care for it. My favorite is a nice polenta with beef stew and broccoli rabe on the side.