Farm Quotes

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Nora Roberts
“Don't you want me to kiss you goodbye, sweetie?"
"Kiss a cow farm boy”
Nora Roberts

Anne Rice
“No, but one can feel desperate at any age, don’t you think? The young are eternally desperate,” he said frankly. “And books, they offer hope — that a whole universe might open up from between the covers, and falling into that universe one is saved.”
Anne Rice, Blackwood Farm

“I am no theologian, and do not have the answers to these questions, and one of the reasons I enjoy the animals on the farm so much is that they don't think about their pain, or question it, they accept it and endure it, true stoics. I have never heard a donkey or cow whine (although I guess dogs do).
I told my friend this: pain, like joy, is a gift. It challenges us, tests, defines us, causes us to grow, empathize, and also, to appreciate its absence. If nothing else, it sharpens the experience of joy. The minute something happens to me that causes pain, I start wondering how I can respond to it, what I can learn from it, what it has taught me or shown me about myself. This doesn't make it hurt any less, but it puts it, for me, on a more manageable level. I don't know if there is a God, or if he causes me or anybody else to hurt, or if he could stop pain. I try to accept it and live beyond it. I think the animals have taught me that.
The Problem of Pain is that it exists, and is ubiquitous. The Challenge of Pain is how we respond to it.”
Jon Katz

George Bernard Shaw
“Physically there is nothing to distinguish human society from the farm-yard except that children are more troublesome and costly than chickens and calves and that men and women are not so completely enslaved as farm stock.”
George Bernard Shaw, Getting Married

Brenda Sutton Rose
“This land pulses with life. It breathes in me; it breathes around me; it breathes in spite of me. When I walk on this land, I am walking on the heartbeat of the past and the future. And that’s only one of the reasons I am a farmer.”
Brenda Sutton Rose

Amit Kalantri
“A farmer is a magician who produces money from the mud.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

S.J. Perelman
“A farm is an irregular patch of nettles bounded by short-term notes, containing a fool and his wife who didn’t know enough to stay in the city.”
S.J. Perelman

Peter S. Beagle
“Your topsoil's a disaster area — it's starved for nitrogen, it's been fertilized for years by the criminally insane, and whatever thief put in your irrigation system ought to be flogged through the fleet.”
Peter S. Beagle, Tamsin

Amit Kalantri
“If the farmer is rich, then so is the nation.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Robert Frost
“The farm is a base of operations–a stronghold. You can withdraw into yourself there. Solitude for reflection is an essential ingredient in self-development. I think a person has to be withdrawn into himself to gather inspiration so that he is somebody when he comes out again among folks–when he “comes to market’ with himself. He learns that he’s got to be almost wastefully alone.”
Robert Frost, Interviews with Robert Frost

“My favourite road I've ever been on ain't paved.”
Viktor Tatarczuk

“Raised on a cotton farm in rural Georgia, as many white/negro families did to make a meager living, my daddy had a saying.

'All a poor man has is his good name and good credit. God help him if he looses either of those.'

I still believe that.”
Susan Ethridge, Murder in Cleveland, GA

Amit Kalantri
“To a farmer dirt is not a waste, it is wealth.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Marsha: I miss Mother and Daddy so much...sometimes worse than others. My mind goes back to when Jeannie and I were children. It was during the Great Depression. We lived on the farm. Every night---we sat down by the light from a kerosene lamp---we sang hymns, Mother and Daddy took turns reading the Bible---and then each one of us said prayers.

Daddy didn't like rice at all....But during the Depression.....that's what we had.....and Daddy learned to eat rice---AND HE LEARNED TO LOVE IT. Then, for the next almost 50 years that he lived.....he wanted to eat rice almost every day!

It's 'funny' how things work out......”
Carolyn Bass Watson Dickens, Mother of Marsha Carol Watson Gandy

Elin Hilderbrand
“The Herb Farm reminded Marguerite of the farms in France; it was like a farm in a child's picture book. There was a white wooden fence that penned in sheep and goats, a chicken coop where a dozen warm eggs cost a dollar, a red barn for the two bay horses, and a greenhouse. Half of the greenhouse did what greenhouses do, while the other half had been fashioned into very primitive retail space. The vegetables were sold from wooden crates, all of them grown organically, before such a process even had a name- corn, tomatoes, lettuces, seventeen kinds of herbs, squash, zucchini, carrots with the bushy tops left on, spring onions, radishes, cucumbers, peppers, strawberries for two short weeks in June, pumpkins after the fifteenth of September. There was chèvre made on the premises from the milk of the goats; there was fresh butter. And when Marguerite showed up for the first time in the summer of 1975 there was a ten-year-old boy who had been given the undignified job of cutting zinnias, snapdragons, and bachelor buttons and gathering them into attractive-looking bunches.”
Elin Hilderbrand, The Love Season

Steven Magee
“I am an expert on the language of crop circles.”
Steven Magee

Heidi Barr
“A visit to the family farm in spring means witnessing growth and challenge and beauty and stillness all rolled into one.”
Heidi Barr, Prairie Grown: Stories and Recipes from a South Dakota Hillside

Theodore Roosevelt
“You would be much amused with the animals round the ranch.”
Theodore Roosevelt, Letters to His Children

Israelmore Ayivor
“If you leave your soil untilled, you will not benefit from God’s rain. Even if God pours down a heavy rainfall, it will only grow weeds on your land.”
Israelmore Ayivor, 101 Keys To Everyday Passion

Petra Hermans
“A bad marriage gives you a second farm.”
Petra Hermans
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“Gabriel Solomon, our sandy-lashed, red-haired, soon-to-be-surgeon waiter, recited the night's menu: salad, broiled salmon, boiled red potatoes, sliced tomatoes and corn on the cob, all served family style. A vast slab of butter lay on a white plate next to baskets of bread- white Wonder bread and buttermilk biscuits, neither of which had ever touched our lips. There was a bottle of Hershey's chocolate syrup in the center of the table, a novelty for Jews who didn't mix dairy foods with meat. "The milk is from the farm's cows," Gabe explained. "It's pasteurized but it doesn't taste like city milk. If you'd like city milk, it will be delivered to you. But try the farm milk. Some guests love it. The children seem to enjoy it with syrup." Gabe paused. "I forgot to ask you, do you want your salad dressed or undressed?" Jack immediately replied, "Undressed of course," and winked.
My mother worried about having fish with rolls and butter. "Fish is dairy," my father pronounced, immediately an expert on Jewish dietary laws. "With meat it's no butter and no milk for the children."
Lil kept fidgeting in her straight-backed chair. "What kind of food is this?" she asked softly. "What do they call it?"
"American," the two men said in unison.
Within minutes Gabe brought us a bowl filled with iceberg lettuce, butter lettuce, red oak lettuce. "These are grown right here, in our own garden. We pick the greens daily. I brought you some oil and vinegar on the side, and a gravy boat of sour cream for the tomatoes. Take a look at these tomatoes." Each one was the size of a small melon, blood red, virtually seedless. Our would-be surgeon sliced them, one-two-three. We had not encountered such tomatoes before. "Beauties, aren't they?" asked Gabe.
Jack held to certain eccentricities in his summer food. Without fail he sprinkled sugar over tomatoes, sugared his melons no matter how ripe and spread his corn with mustard- mustard!”
Eleanor Widmer, Up from Orchard Street

Steven Magee
“It is common sense to avoid gluten, fructose and diary in a society that farms its food with industrial chemicals.”
Steven Magee

“Humanity faces a continuing challenge to ensure that everyone can eat today, and climate change makes the challenge of eating tomorrow all the more daunting. But the way we are producing our food, on chemical-intensive, industrial-scale farms, is quite literally devouring the natural resources – soil, water, seeds, climate – on which future food production depends.”
Timothy A. Wise

“Less than two percent of all Americans are now farmers. Corporations with all the warmth of equity investors now control the breadbasket of America. Anyone care to speculate how corporate control of the world’s food banks will work out for ordinary people who must eat to survive.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“Reaping the fruits of one’s labor can be literal. The joy and satisfaction of cooking with fruits and vegetables one harvested from one’s farm is heartwarming.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Lailah Gifty Akita
“There was so much fun going to the farm with grandma. In group with other family members, grandma lead the way.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

L.B. Dunbar
“I'm just like that faded structure. Right before everyone's eyes yet no one notices me.”
L.B. Dunbar, Love in Deed

Melanie Gideon
“I was enchanted as soon as I stepped off the train. As were the hundreds of others who got off the train with me who were now in the process of climbing into buggies and wagons, en route to the dozens of resorts, enclaves, and tent campgrounds in the area, where they would soak up the sun, get drunk on Cabernet, swim and picnic in the druidy redwood groves while reciting Shakespeare.
I climbed into a wagon and was driven off by a Mr. Lars Magnusson to view the old Olson farm. We traveled a mile or so into the hills, past oak glens, brooks, and pools of water, past manzanitas, madrones, and trees dripping with Spanish moss. Sonoma Mountain was to the west; its shadow cast everything in a soft purple light. When we finally reached the farm and I saw the luscious valley spread out in front of me, I knew this was it. Greengage. It would be a home for me and Martha at first, but I hoped it would soon be something more. A tribute to my mother and her ideals; a community in which she would have flourished, where she would have lived a good long life.
Greengage.The burbling creek that ran smack down the middle of the property. The prune, apple, and almond orchards: the fields of wheat, potatoes, and melons. The pastures for cows and sheep. The chicken house and pigsty. The gentle, sloping hills, mounds that looked like God's knuckles, where I would one day plant a vineyard.”
Melanie Gideon, Valley of the Moon

Arlene Stafford-Wilson
“A hot dry day was perfect for cutting hay, but Sunday in those days was a true day of rest, and no hay would be taken from the fields, nor any labour done inside or outside of the house.”
Arlene Stafford-Wilson, Lanark County Collection: Winding Our Way Down Memory Lane

George Orwell
“And remember, comrades, your resolution must never falter. No argument must lead you astray. Never listen when they tell you that Man and the animals have a common interest, that the prosperity of the one is the prosperity of the others. It is all lies. Man serves the interests of no creature except himself. And among us animals let there be perfect unity, perfect comradeship in the struggle. All men are enemies. All animals are comrades.”
George Orwell, Animal Farm: Original English Edition

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