Corn Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old corn quotes, corn sayings, and corn proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Corn is the only food you hold like corn. Dana Gould
Corn is cleaned with wind, and the Soul with chastening George Herbert
A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine. Anne Bronte
Most corn is combine harvested, which means it's picked and shelled in the field but that's rough on the corn because the husk is more likely to be scratched or cracked. Ken Kercheval
Corn is a necessary, silver is only a superfluity. Adam Smith
Corn is an efficient way to get energy calories off the land and soybeans are an efficient way of getting protein off the land, so we've designed a food system that produces a lot of cheap corn and soybeans resulting in a lot of cheap fast food. Michael Pollan
The Corn boiled or roasted is still a Corn. one went through the hot waters the other through the Fire. Still The blessed Word Mary Tornyenyor
Corn syrup and added fats have been outed as major ingredients in fast food, but they hide out in packaged foods too, even presumed-innocent ones like crackers. Barbara Kingsolver
The price of corn will naturally rise with the difficulty of producing the last portions of it. David Ricardo
The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down. Helen Hunt Jackson
If your corn has a herbicide-tolerant gene, it means you can pray your herbicides and kill the weeds; you won't kill your corn. Jeremy Rifkin
Corn can add inches in a single day; if you listened, you could hear it grow. Laura Ruby
Corn is a greedy crop, as farmers will tell you. Michael Pollan
Corn is the hero of its own story, and though we humans played a crucial supporting role in its rise to world domination, it would be wrong to suggest we have been calling the shots, or acting always in our own best interests. Indeed, there is every reason to believe that corn has succeeded in domesticating us. Michael Pollan
This corn will teach to you, should you peel away the husk, and be willing to open your ears. Anthony Liccione
There is no real wealth but the labor of man. Were the mountains of gold and the valleys of silver, the world would not be one grain of corn richer; not one comfort would be added to the human race. Percy Bysshe Shelley
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from a corn field. Dwight D. Eisenhower
The earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. The Holy Bible (Matthew 4:28)
Never thrust your own sickle into another's corn. Publilius Syrus
The gods sent not / Corn for the rich men only. William Shakespeare
The corn was orient and immortal wheat, which never should be reaped, nor was ever sown. I thought it had stood from everlasting to everlasting. Thomas Traherne
Corn, which is the staff of life. Edward Winslow
Up from the meadows rich with corn / Clear in the cool September morn. John Greenleaf Whittier
I believe in the forest, and in the meadow, and in the night in which the corn grows. Henry David Thoreau
Raise less corn and more hell! Mary Ellen Lease
The corn is as high as an elephant’s eye, / An’ it looks like it's climbin’ clear up to the sky. Oscar Hammerstein II
Lovely! See the cloud, the cloud appear! / Lovely! See the rain, the rain draw near! / Who spoke? / It was the little corn ear / High on the tip of the stalk. Zuni Song
Growing up in Kansas and Iowa, one of the best-paying jobs for kids my age was also the worst job imaginable: detasseling corn. You reach up to the top of a six-foot-tall corn plant and pull off the top 'tassel' part of the corn and drop it on the ground. This was the kind of manual labor young men did on the hottest days of the summer, so they would concentrate on personal responsibility and integrity rather than hang out at the billiards saloon, chewing tobacco and flirting with pool hall girls. Steve Doocy
Corn is something discovered by Indians, distributed by farmers, distilled by moonshiners, and dispensed by comedians. Evan Esar
A fog from the sea brings corn to the mills. English Proverb
The best place to have a com is on the bottom of your foot: nobody can step on it but you. Evan Esar
Corn is estimated out West by the foot, down South by the gallon, and on television by the hour. Evan Esar
A corn on the ear is worth two on the foot. Evan Esar
In Kentucky the com is full of kernels, and the colonels are full of corn. Evan Esar
Every month / somewhere in the world / a crop of corn / comes ripe. / Every day / somewhere in the world / Selu sings of survival. Marilou Awiakta
Once viewed as a gift of the gods, corn has slipped under a cloud, a victim of modernity’s prodigal and detached ways. Anthony Boutard
Hell hath no fury like a woman’s corn. Franklin P. Adams
You know that orange juice you have every morning? You know what's in that? Corn. And you know what's in the maple syrup you put on your pancakes? You know what makes it taste so good? Corn. And when you're good and help with the trash, you know what makes the big, green bags biodegradable? Mark Whitacre
Sir, corn is the injuns gift to the new world, and the corn flake is my gift to the entire world. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg
Creamed corn, I brought it from home. I don't like the corn they have here, it's too crunchy. Adam West
Up in Indiana where the tall corn grows / I do a little thinkin' bout a girl named Rose / Hair blonde as hay and long as a rope / Up in Indiana where the tall corn grows Lyle Lovett
The cotton was high and the corn was growing fine / But that was another place and another time Tony Joe White
He planted his corn in the month of June / And by July it was up to his eyes / Come September, came a big frost / And all the young man's corn was lost Alison Maria Krauss; Barry Bales; Daniel John Tyminski
When the corn's all cut and the bright stalks shine / Like the burnished spears of a field of gold; / When the field-mice rich on the nubbins dine, / And the frost comes white and the wind blows cold; / Then it's heigh-ho! fellows and hi-diddle-diddle, / For the time is ripe for the corn-stalk fiddle. Paul Laurence Dunbar
There was a high majestic fooling / Day before yesterday in the yellow corn. Carl Sandburg
Some of the ears are bursting. / A white juice works inside. / Cornsilk creeps in the end and dangles in the wind. / Always--I never knew it any other way-- / The wind and the corn talk things over together. / And the rain and the corn and the sun and the corn / Talk things over together. Carl Sandburg
Some of the ears are bursting. / A white juice works inside. / Cornsilk creeps in the end and dangles in the wind. / Always--I never knew it any other way-- / The wind and the corn talk things over together. / And the rain and the corn and the sun and the corn / Talk things over together. Carl Sandburg
Heap high the farmer’s wintry hoard! / Heap high the golden corn! / No richer gift has Autumn poured / From out her lavish horn! John Greenleaf Whittier
The corn, the corn, the beautiful corn, / Rising wonderful, morn by morn: / First, scarce as high as a fairy's wand, / Then, just in reach of a child's wee hand; / Then growing, growing, tall, brave, and strong: / With the voice of new harvests in its song; / While in fond scorn / The lark out-carols the whispering corn. Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
There is a June when Corn is cut / And Roses in the Seed — / A Summer briefer than the first / But tenderer indeed Emily Dickinson
How beautiful are the corn rows, / Stretching to the morning sun, / Stretching to the evening sun. / Very beautiful, the long rows of corn. Amy Lowell
How beautiful is the white corn, / I husk it, / I grind it. / Very beautiful, my white corn. Amy Lowell
How beautiful is the red corn, / I gather it and make fine meal, / I am glad doing this. / Very beautiful, my red corn. Amy Lowell
How beautiful is the black corn, / I give it to my father, / To my mother, / I give it to my child. / Very beautiful, the black corn. Amy Lowell
How beautiful is the mottled corn, / Like the sky with little clouds, / I eat it looking at the sky. / Very beautiful, my mottled corn. Amy Lowell