Garlic Quotes

A few of the many things that people have said about garlic down the centuries:

“And, most dear actors, eat no onions nor garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath.”
– William Shakespeare (A Midsummer-Night’s Dream)

“No one is indifferent to garlic. People either love it or hate it, and most good cooks seem to belong in the first group.”
– Faye Levy

“Do not eat garlic or onions; for their smell will reveal that you are a peasant.”
– Cervantes (Don Quixote)

“The rabble who had joined the people were overcome by greed, and the Sons of Israel began to wail again, ‘Who will give us meat to eat?’ They said, ‘Think of the fish we used to eat free in Egypt, the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic! Here we are, wasting away, stripped of everything: there is nothing but manna for us to look at.”
– Christian Bible (Numbers 11: 4-6)

“The air of Provence was particularly perfumed by the refined essence of this mystically attractive bulb.”
– Alexandre Dumas

“Without garlic I simply would not care to live.”
– Louis Diat