Chestnuts Quotes

Chestnuts Quotes…
The chestnuts are the deciduous trees and shrubs in the genus Castanea, in the beech family Fagaceae. They are native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

The name also refers to the edible nuts they produce

While the North American, Chinese, and Japanese chestnuts are cultivated for food, the most common variety, traditionally eaten during the holiday season from Thanksgiving through New Years, is the European chestnut, Castanea sativa, also known as Spanish chestnut or sweet chestnut. 

Chestnuts grow in clusters of up to seven nuts inside inedible spiny husks. The nut inside is smooth, shiny, and dark brown in color, and the way the nuts are pressed together within the husk means that each one has a flat side and a rounded side. 

Chestnuts are lower in calories than many other types of nuts. They are a good source of amino acids, monounsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants, phenols, and vitamin C. You’ll also find a variety of vitamins and minerals in chestnuts, such as: Vitamin C.

Chestnuts Quotes


April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees.
Yip Harburg


The ordinary chestnut can beget a sickly and reluctant laugh, but it takes a horse chestnut to fetch the gorgeous big horse-laugh.
Mark Twain

Chestnuts Quotes

Under the spreading chestnut tree I sold you and you sold me: There lie they, and here lie we Under
the spreading chestnut tree.

George Orwell


You are like a chestnut burr, prickly outside, but silky-soft within, and a sweet kernel, if one can only get at it. Love will make you show your heart some day, and then the rough burr will fall off.

Louisa May Alcott


If you dry the chestnut, both the barks being taken away, beat them into powder and make the powder up into an electuary with honey, it is a first-rate remedy for cough and spitting of blood.

Nicholas Culpeper


Chestnuts are my favorite ingredient to use in the fall, especially for the holidays. I always find that they are meaty, hearty and have a mysterious refinement when cooked or roasted over sea salt.

Geoffrey Zakarian


When I stand at the top of the Champs-Elysées, with its chestnut trees in flower, its undulations of shining cars, its white spaciousness, I feel as if I were biting into a utopian fruit, something velvety and lustrous and rich and vivid.
Anais Nin


There is probably a smell of roasted chestnuts and other good comfortable things all the time, for we are telling Winter Stories – Ghost Stories, or more shame for us – round the Christmas fire; and we have never stirred, except to draw a little nearer to it.

Charles Dickens

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