Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
A vegetable garden, in the beginning looks so promising and then after all, little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.
— Gertrude Stein
Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.
— Fran Lebowitz
On a more serious side, here is an extensive article on Still Life painting and artists. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Still_life