Food Quotes

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. - J. R. R. Tolkien

 

A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again. - Margaret Mead

 

More die in the United States of too much food than of too little. - John Kenneth Galbraith

 

A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible 'lifestyles' turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind. - George F. Will

 

Oh, a dainty plant is the ivy green, That creepeth o'er ruins old! Of right choice food are his meals I ween, In his cell so lone and cold. Creeping where no life is seen, A rare old plant is the ivy green. - Charles Dickens

 

When mighty roast beef was the Englishman's food It ennobled our hearts and enriched our blood, Our soldiers were brave and our courtiers were good. Oh! the roast beef of England. And Old England's roast beef. - Henry Fielding

 

The body of Benjamin Franklin, Printer (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out and stripped of its lettering and gilding), lies here, food for worms; but the work shall not be lost, for it will (as he believed) appear once more in a new and more elegant edition, revised and corrected by the author. - Benjamin Franklin

 

Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness. - E. James 'Jim' Rohn

 

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. - Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright, Pavarotti

 

At the end of every diet, the path curves back toward the trough. - Mason Cooley

 

The greatest delight the fields and woods minister is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable. I am not alone and unacknowledged. They nod to me and I to them. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven’t yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food? - Bill Bryson

 

We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are. -Adelle Davis

 

Food probably has a very great influence on the condition of men. Wine exercises a more visible influence, food does it more slowly but perhaps just as surely. Who knows if a well-prepared soup was not responsible for the pneumatic pump or a poor one for a war? Georg C. Lichtenberg

 

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. -Virginia Woolf

 

Toots Shore’s restaurant is so crowded nobody goes there anymore. - Yogi Berra

 

And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven’t yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food? - Bill Bryson

 

Food without wine is a corpse; wine without food is a ghost; united and well mitched they are as body and soul, living partners. -Andre Simon

 

What is food to one man may be fierce poison to others. --Lucretius

 

I went into a McDonald’s yesterday and said, ‘I’d like some fries.’ The girl at the counter said, ‘Would you like some fries with that? - Jay Leno

 

I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime ‘associates,’ food, for me, has always been an adventure. - Anthony Bourdain

 

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. --Harriet Van Horne

 

A jazz musician can improvise based on his knowledge of music. He understands how things go together. For a chef, once you have that basis, that’s when cuisine is truly exciting. - Charlie Trotter

 

The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook. Julia Child

 

A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek. Samuel Johnson

 

Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly. -M. F. K. Fisher

 

Fish, to taste right, must swim three times – in water, in butter and in wine. - Polish proverb

 

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. - Voltaire

 

There is a lot more juice in grapefruit than meets the eye. - Author Unknown

 

We think fast food is equivalent to pornography, nutritionally speaking. - Steve Elbert

 

High-tech tomatoes. Mysterious milk. Supersquash. Are we supposed to eat this stuff? Or is it going to eat us? - Annita Manning

 

Sex is good, but not as good as fresh, sweet corn. - Garrison Keillor

 

Do vegetarians eat animal crackers? - Author Unknown

 

Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it. - Author Unknown

 

I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o'clock in the morning. - John Barrymore

 

Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jet-lagged, just like people. - Elizabeth Berry

 

No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut. - Channing Pollock

 

Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you! - Tommy Smothers

 

Chemicals, n: Noxious substances from which modern foods are made. - Author Unknown

 

It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat. - Robert Fuoss

 

As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it. - Buddy Hackett

 

Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cabbage. Lettuce pray. - Author Unknown

 

Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm. - Ambrose Bierce

 

After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual "food" out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps. - Miss Piggy

 

The bagel, an unsweetened doughnut with rigor mortis. - Beatrice & Ira Freeman

 

You can say this for ready-mixes - the next generation isn't going to have any trouble making pies exactly like mother used to make. - Earl Wilson

 

The belly rules the mind. - Spanish Proverb

 

My favorite animal is steak. - Fran Lebowitz

 

When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste. - Laiko Bahrs

 

We are all dietetic sinners; only a small percent of what we eat nourishes us; the balance goes to waste and loss of energy. - William Osler

 

If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate. - Diogenes the Cynic

 

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. - G.K. Chesterton

 

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. - John Gunther

 

Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first. - Josh Billings

 

Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat. - Fran Lebowitz

 

A bagel is a doughnut with the sin removed. - George Rosenbaum

 

Great eaters and great sleepers are incapable of anything else that is great. - Henry IV of France

 

Anybody who believes that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach flunked geography. - Robert Byrne

 

It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. - Lewis Grizzard

 

In Mexico we have a word for sushi: bait. - José Simons

 

I don't think America will have really made it until we have our own salad dressing. Until then we're stuck behind the French, Italians, Russians and Caesarians. - Pat McNelis

 

Chili represents your three stages of matter: solid, liquid, and eventually gas. - Roseanne

 

A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat. - Old New York Proverb

 

Large, naked raw carrots are acceptable as food only to those who lie in hutches eagerly awaiting Easter. - Fran Lebowitz

 

It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health than the pediatrician. - Meryl Streep

 

Eat little, sleep sound. - Iranian Proverb

 

The greatest delight the fields and woods minister is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable. I am not alone and unacknowledged. They nod to me and I to them. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live. - Confucius

 

Worries go down better with soup. - Jewish Proverb

 

Food is an important part of a balanced diet. - Fran Lebowitz

 

I eat merely to put food out of my mind. - N.F. Simpson

 

 
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