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Potato Quotes

We’ve collected the best Potato Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Michael Pollan, Harley Pasternak, Rumer Willis, Antoni Porowski, Stephanie Land. Use them as an inspiration.

Without the potato, the balance of European power might never have tilted north.
I’m a big sweet potato fan.
People would say I looked like a man or something called a ‘buttaface’, which means everything good but her face, or ‘potato head’ was the big term that everyone used a lot, basically making fun of the way I looked.
Jicama, which is one of my favorite things in the summer, looks like a really horrendous root vegetable, which it is – it’s like a hybrid of a potato and an apple, but you can eat it raw.
I go through phases where all I want to eat are mashed potato patties with fried eggs, or pasta with meat sauce.
My great, great grandfather, Michael O’Hanson, fled the impending potato famine of Ireland and arrived in America in the early 1840s with his bride, Bridget. They headed for Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love and a mecca for IrishCatholic immigrants then.
I love cake. I love pie. I love potato chips. I love salt. I do not want yogurt, plain yogurt. It’s healthy. ‘Why don’t you like it?’ Because it tastes like bad breath.
Bill Cosby
I’m a couch potato. I love to stay in and just watch a DVD with the missus. Or we all go over to Louis‘s house and watch ‘X Factor.’
There’s a deli around the corner from my office where I’d get a bag of chips with my sandwich, and I was hiding them under my sandwich because I was embarrassed. When I had this epiphany that I was hiding the potato chips from myself, I realized there was an opportunity there.
When you have that deep kind of hunger that is part longing, what’s better to eat than the best apple pie? Or the best potato salad and guacamole? Or the best deviled eggs and crab cakes and white chocolate raspberry pie?
I sat down and wrote, ‘Are your emotions pure? Are they the stuff of heroes or the alloyed mess of the beaten? How do you stand in relation to the potato?’ And it was a lot of fun, and I kept going and woke up at some point in some horror that I had about 142 pages of this.
The idea of having proper qualifications had been very much ingrained in me. My father had a steady job for the Potato Marketing Board, and the family emphasis was on getting to university.
I benefit from the Mr. Potato Head syndrome. Put a wig and a nose and glasses on me, and I disappear.
Phil Hartman
The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like the potato – the best part under ground.
Thomas Overbury
Remember, what doesretirement‘ mean? It doesn’t mean that you’re a couch potato. Leisure is not the same thing as rest. If you’re bicycling five miles a day, that’s leisure, but it certainly takes a lot of effort.
Robert Fogel
The whole idea of a spokesman is a joke and a fraud if you drop someone like a hot potato if there’s controversy.
If the British Isles had an official vegetable, it would have to be the potato.
The WWE belt means nothing; it means absolutely nothing. They pass around that belt like a hot potato. I probably have a neighbor on my block who held that belt at one point. There is no prestige to that belt whatsoever.
When I was little, I used to love eating peanut butter sandwiches with tomatoes, and they would have to be on potato bread. I loved them. It’s so weird, and I can’t imagine eating it now, but I used to love eating them. It’s a lot of flavors.
I’m a big cook and prefer to make meals at home when I can. I’m either cooking, or we’re going to a drive-through somewhere. I’m really proud of my homemade sweet potato pie. At Thanksgiving I make five of them because they go quick.
I try to avoid barbecue potato chips. They’re my weakness.
In the southern half of the country perhaps no crop has larger possibilities for quick increase of production of food for both men and animals than the sweet potato.
David F. Houston
Soy sauce and seaweed go really well with potato chips.
I’ve always said I’m pretty good at making mashed potato. I’m a good masher.
As for my daily, it usually consists of a smoothie in the morning with banana, spinach and blueberry and veggie protein powder, then some kind of tofu or tempeh scramble with veggies. Later, I may have some type of rice and beans, salad with lentils, sweet potato, nut butter sandwich and another smoothie.
When it looks like I may live longer than five minutes I’ll drop cigarettes like a hot potato.
I’m really into food; it’s one of my favourite things – everything from potato waffles to lobster.
Once cooked, unripe green plantains have the dense, starchy texture of taro. They are traditionally braised, fried, or mashed. A green plantain can go anywhere a potato can, making it a great choice to shake up your starch game.
Before I was married, I had never washed one dish or seen how you fried an egg or baking a potato.
Anne Sexton
Hugging has been a social hot potato for a while. On the one hand, we are increasingly aware of touch being good for our wellbeing, and on the other, some workplace tribunals have deemed touching inappropriate.
Male writers don’t want to be judged in the room. They want to be able to scarf an entire bag of potato chips while cracking fart jokes and making lewd comments without fear of feminine disapproval. But we’re your co-workers, not your wives.
I don’t really like sweets, so that’s never been a problem. Instead I’ll have Kettle potato chips, which are gluten-free.
I remember I once went to a nutritionist who said I come from good RussianJewish peasant stock, which means I can hold a potato in my body for a week, if need be.
Sweden endured a potato famine like in Ireland and loads of people emigrated to the US.
I eat chicken and rice, steak, and baked potato. That’s it.
People in my neighborhood are so disconnected from the fresh food supply that kids don’t know an eggplant from a sweet potato. We have to show them how to get grounded in the truest sense of the word.
Ron Finley
We are obsessed in England with the idea that we’re not good enough at retaining the ball, and that our players treat it like a hot potato.
Constitutional‘ is just a real pip of a word. Positively rolls off the tongue. In fact, it’s downright fun to say. ‘Con-stit-too-shun-al.’ It’s the verbal equivalent of skipping down the street with an ice cream cone in your hand. It’s like a semantic bag of Lays potato chips. You simply can’t just say it once.
I like Thai food, Jamaican stews with yam, pumpkin and sweet potato.
Steakhouses sort of have this old-school nature to them; they’re like museums full of good food. It’s fun hearing the waiter share his expertise on the different cuts of beef and how they’re going to cut up your baked potato.
I went through a phase of eating dinner in the shower because I thought, ‘Why don’t we do that?’ Then I realised, ‘Because it doesn’t make any sense.’ It doesn’t save any time, and you can’t really get into a steak and baked potato when there’s water pouring on you.
Nothing chills out the soul like the comfort of tea and a potato.
I never heard anything about ‘potatoes‘ or ‘kanaken’ during my time in the national team. However I have been called ‘potato,’ too.
When you’re young, you know, you want to do all the things other kids are doing. Play video games. Sit in the house and eat potato chips. Just play or whatever.
Lorenzen Wright
When you see me up on a breaking-news story, it is not good news. I’m not about to give you the secret to my mom’s sweet potato pie.
I tend to eat things in fours. I’ll eat four nuts, four grapes, four chips at a time. I don’t know why. It’s not really a superstition. I don’t think anything bad will happen if I don’t, but three potato chips doesn’t seem right.
I used to wear these big shapeless clothes and ended up just looking like a potato in a sack. I’ve learnt now to accentuate the bits that I’m happiest with. That’s probably my waist – a lot of my clothes go in at the waist and emphasise my hips, which I’m very proud of.
I’m a steak and potato guy.
There are a lot of potatoes in Swedish food. They love their potatoes in all forms, they even put potato puree on their hotdogs. You can order a hot dog that has the frankfurter in it, then you have mustard or ketchup, then potato puree and deep fried crunchy onions.
I’m a loser on Sunday. Yeah, I’m a couch potato. I get up and try and eat and then back on the couch. And watch anything.
Adam Garcia
When I was in kindergarten, I had one line in a little play. I said, I am Patrick Potato and this is my cousin, Mrs. Tomato, and I heard laughter. I wanted to be an actress from that moment on.
Doris Roberts
I’ll never forget my first experience of swede. It was at school and I thought I was getting mashed potato. I’ve never got over it.
What is it to keep kosher? Is it eating kosher potato chips? Kosher is a bigger idea. I think it’s about being healthy. But according to some people, it’s about not eating this food because it’s forbidden by the Jewish law. My view of the halachah changed a little bit. The laws are there hopefully to be a tool.
I love pie. Definitely apple pie, but sweet potato pie – really any pie.
I’m a good cook; one of my specialities is reindeer and potato pie.
Terry Jones
It was among farmers and potato diggers and old men in workhouses and beggars at my own door that I found what was beyond these and yet farther beyond that drawingroom poet of my childhood in the expression of love, and grief, and the pain of parting, that are the disclosure of the individual soul.
I am a couch potato!
What I really want, what I always really want, is baked potato and grilled cheese. But then I’d be really fat.
Eat carbs such as sweet potato or jasmine rice within one hour of your workout. Cut down on them on rest days when you don’t need the extra fuel.
I can’t see potato chips being popular where there’s not land to grow potatoes in or where frying in lots of oil isn’t easy or convenient.
It probably goes without saying that I enjoy the potato pancakes, delicious hams and so forth that maddeningly turn up at this time of year.
Fred Melamed
To come into my world, I’ve got some M&Ms and some potato chips, and I’m asking you to move furniture. We’re making a movie. We’re making it like we’re putting on a play.
I was sifting through the dier, and I remember thinking: This potato is important. It comes up from the soil and feeds us, it connects us. It is the core of society.
I quit smoking the day I found out I was pregnant, which was nine years ago. But I’ll still smoke in a movie. I have other vices, you know, like potato chips and chardonnay – but not together.
If I want to wrestle, I should be able to wrestle. If I want to be sexy, I should be allowed to be sexy. If I want to come out wearing a potato sack, I should be allowed to do that too.
Scarlett Bordeaux
I’m a big potato chip girl. I don’t like chocolate and cakes and all that, but I have to have my potato chips. I’ve got bags in the back of my car right now! But I never beat myself up about it, because, look: You can’t give up every damn thing. You need something in your life that you like just because you like it!
If you had asked me when I was 28 and in my wedding dress if I ever thought I would end up in my forties flipping my husband the bird over potato chips, I’d say you were crazy.
Jenna McCarthy
I do like potato chips, French fries and Barney‘s burgers in L.A. with seasoned curly fries.
My mom told me if I ever got a tattoo, she was going to take it off with a potato peeler.
Jacob Dalton
Stars make money on real movies. They make big money on real movies. To come into my world, I’ve got some M&Ms and some potato chips, and I’m asking you to move furniture.
Reading a Lydia Davis story collection is like reaching into what you think is a bag of potato chips and pulling out something else entirely: a gherkin, a pepper corn, a truffle, a piece of beef jerky.
One time I watched my sister eat a raw potato with peanut butter on it.
An ideal potato gratin will contain creamy and tender potato slices, topped with a crunchy, golden crust, and browned edges underneath and all around – a quality that requires good heat transfer from the dish to its contents.
I love the whole process of making, serving, and eating hearty soups like lentil, potato leek and carrot, to name a few.
The first time I had a baked potato, I was eight years old at a friend‘s house. Most white kids growing up have a baked potato every day. I didn’t even know what to do with it, how to open it. I was the only white kid in high school eating octopus.
Scott Fujita
I had a nickname in junior high, and I’m loathe to say this: ‘potato lady.’
My favorite dish is brown rice with lentils, roasted red and yellow peppers, and fennel, with a sweet potato and a salad on the side.
I busted my bird for 60 years in the business, but my grandkids only know me as Mr. Potato Head.
When you see a fly flitting around your hair or your potato salad, you might see an annoyance. But in my lab, you really see a marvelous machine: arguably the most sophisticated flying device on the planet.
If you want to step up you mashed-potato game, regardless of whether you like them fluffy or creamy, a food mill or potato ricer is your best bet.