Onion Sayings and Quotes

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

The next day, she was silent. For breakfast, she murdered an onion and served it raw. Adam Johnson
Bert's wallet is like an onion. Any time he opens it, he starts crying. Brendan Morrison
Life is an onion - you peel it year by year and sometimes cry. Carl Sandburg
Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration. Charles Dudley Warner
In onion is strength; and a garden without it lacks flavour. The onion, in its satin wrappings, is among the most beautiful of vegetables; and it is the only one that represents the essence of things. It can almost be said to have a soul. Charles Dudley Warner
I don't want the viewer to be able to peel away the layers of my painting like the layers of an onion and find that all the blues are on the same level. Chuck Close
For an Apple is in it self a little Universe; the Seed, hotter than the other parts thereof, is its Sun, which diffuses about it self that natural Heat which preserves its Globe: And in the Onion, the Germ is the little Sun of that little World, which vivifies and nourishes the vegetative Salt of that little mass. Cyrano de Bergerac
Like the layers of an onion, under the first lie is another, and under that another, and they all make you cry. Derrick Jensen
Man is like an onion. His potential is exposed one layer at a time until all he is, is known by all. Dr. Myles Munroe
The (editing) work was like peeling an onion. The outer skin came off with difficulty... but in no time youd be down to its innards, tears streaming from your eyes as more and more beautiful reductions became possible. Edward Blishen
Life is like an onion: you peel off layer after layer and then you find there is nothing in it. James Huneker
Reality, it seems, is not a flat plane, but has as many veils as an onion has skins. Johnny Rich
Acting is like peeling an onion. You have to peel away each layer to reveal another. Juliette Binoche
True friends chop the onions and cry together. Ljupka Cvetanova
Writers are like onions, layers upon layers upon layers. Luke Taylor
Onions make me sad, a lot of people don't realize that. When I'm cutting onions, I'm sad. Because the plight of onions, it's sad. But people don't realize I'm actually crying - they think I'm just reacting. Mitch Hedberg
It doesn't matter how precisely the onion is cut as long as the person chewing it is happy. Padma Lakshmi
It's toughest to forgive ourselves. So it's probably best to start with other people. It's almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself. Patty Duke
When an orange tastes like an onion, the knife takes the blame. But it is the one who handed us the knife that should be questioned. Paul Bamikole
A woman always has half an onion left over, no matter what the size of the onion, the dish or the woman. Terry Pratchett
Indeed, you become what you eat. In which case I am an onion. Layered, slightly sour and guaranteed to bring tears to the eyes. Tobsha Learner
An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh. Will Rogers