Food quotes

By | 11.08.2022

Never eat more than you can life. Miss Piggy

There is no sincerer love than the love of food. George Bernard Shaw

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Charles M. Schulz

Sometimes me think, ‘What is Friend?’ and then me say, Friend is someone to share the last cookie with. Cookie Monster

The stove is the shrine where I convene with my ancest­ors. Adam Ragusea

I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food. Erma Bombeck

Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate. Jo Brand

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

There’s not a better feeling in the world than a warm pizza on your lap. Kevin James

Eating good food is my favorite thing in the world. Nothing is more blissful. Justine Larbalestier

People who love to eat are always the best people. Julia Child

There’s no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap. Kevin James

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. Mark Twain

Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken. Alex Guarnaschelli

The gift of food to the hungry is the noblest of all gifts. Sathya Salbaba

Food is really and truly the most effective medicine. Joel Fuhrman


I could talk food all day. I love good food. Tom Brady

There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases, the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When the affection IS the entertainment, we no longer call it dating. Under no circumstances can the food be omitted. Judith Martin

You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jellybeans. Ronald Reagan

Food is music to the body, music is food to the heart . Gregory David Roberts

The secret of food lies in memory – of thinking and then knowing what the taste of cinnamon or steak is. Jerry Saltz

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. Leo Tolstoy

The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude. Julia Child

I suppose there are people who can pass up free guacamole, but they’re either allergic to avocado or too joyless to live. Frank Bruni

Food delights us, food unites us, food embodies the soil, the sea and the weather, the farmer’s sweat and the fisherman’s toil. Don George

A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. Thomas Keller

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

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives. Oscar Wilde

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. Hippocrates

Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. Ernestine Ulmer


If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. Mother Teresa

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man. William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate. Alan D. Wolfet

Food for us comes from our relatives, whether they have wings or fins or roots. That is how we consider food. Food has a culture. It has a history. It has a story. It has relationships. Winona LaDuke

Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It’s not about nutrients and calories. It’s about sharing. It’s about honesty. It’s about identity. Louise Fresco

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

Laughter is brightest in the place where food is. Irish Proverb

Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. Mark Twain

I love you like a fat kid loves cake! Scott Adams

There is no love sincerer than the love of food. George Bernard Shaw

My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order. Dolly Parton

Top quotes about food: You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six. Yogi Berra

Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods. Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

Food can be very transformational, and it can be more than just about a dish. That’s what happened to me when I first went to France. I fell in love. And if you fall in love, well, then everything is easy. Alice Waters

Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving, and identity. Jonathan Sofran Foer

I watch cooking change the cook, just as it transforms the food. Laura Esquivel


Eating is so intimate. It’s very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life. Maya Angelou

Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch. Orson Welles

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. Oscar Wilde

Food is our common ground, a universal experience. James Beard

I know once people get connected to real food, they never change back. Alice Waters

So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being. Franz Kafka

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

Food may be essential as fuel for the body, but good food is fuel for the soul. Malcom Forbes

I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food. W.C. Fields

It’s okay to eat fish because they don’t have any feelings. Kurt Cobain

Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason. Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

The way you make an omelet reveals your character. Anthony Bourdain

A party without cake is just a meeting. Julia Child

Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love. Giada De Laurentiis

You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food. Paul Prudhomme


There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread. Mahatma Gandhi

Life is a combination of magic and pasta. Federico Fellini

If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… The people who give you their food give you their heart. Cesar Chavez

You can tell alot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jellybeans. Ronald Reagan

Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious. Ruth Reichl

When a man’s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor. Euripides

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti. Sofia Loren

The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken. Maya Angelou

Only the pure in heart can make a good soup. Ludwig van Beethoven

Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart. Erma Bombeck

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. Aesop

Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal. Voltaire

A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap. Mitch Hedberg

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one. Mother Teresa

To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location and the company as it is about the taste. Heston Blumenthal

If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat? John Cleese

Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It’s a grain. It’s like, like, grits, but with high self-esteem. James Patterson, The Angel Experiment


I’ve 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 Bourdaine

You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food. Kurt Vonnegut

You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food. Paul Prudhomme

We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun. George Orwell

I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food. W.C. Fields

Tell me what to eat, and I will tell you what you are. Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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

I realized very early the power of food to evoke memory, to bring people together, to transport you to other places, and I wanted to be a part of that. José Andrés Puerta

What I’ve enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn – I love it! Jamie Oliver

A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement. Jess C Scott


Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. Jim Davis

Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul. Dorothy Day

My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people. Orson Welles

Instead of going out to dinner, buy good food. Cooking at home shows such affection. In a bad economy, it’s more important to make yourself feel good. Ina Garten

Cakes are healthy too, you just eat a small slice. Mary Berry

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

Probably one of the most private things in the world is an egg before it is broken. M.F.K. Fisher

If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant? Martin Scorcese

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. John Gunther

When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist. Dom Helder Camara, Dom Helder Camara: Essential Writings


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

Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world. Norman Borlaug

He was a bold man that first ate an oyster. Jonathan Swift

Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don’t forget food. You can go a week without laughing. Joss Whedon

Anyone who’s a chef, who loves food, ultimately knows that all that matters is: ‘Is it good? Does it give pleasure? Anthony Bourdain

Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Whether it was our mom’s homemade lasagna or a memorable chocolate birthday cake, food has a way of transporting us back to the past. Homaro Cantu

Truly, love is delightful and pleasant food, supplying, as it does, rest to the weary, strength to the weak, and joy to the sorrowful. It in fact renders the yoke of truth easy and its burden light. Saint Bernard

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

You are what what you eat eats. Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks. Marilyn Wann

Well, food’s always the way to anybody’s heart, I think, guy or girl. Josh Hutcherson

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. Doug Larson

Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It’s made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners! Roald Dahl


Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. Mark Twain

Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate. Jo Brand

The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love, and death. E.M. Forster

Once you get a spice in your home, you have it forever. Women never throw out spices. The Egyptians were buried with their spices. I know which one I’m taking with me when I go. Erma Bombeck

I am a better person when I have less on my plate. Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

I’m pretty sure that eating chocolate keeps wrinkles away because I have never seen a 10-year-old with a Hershey bar and crows feet. Amy Neftzger

Sometimes you have to move paste things, and the best way to do that is by sharinng your life with people over food. Andrew Zimmern, The Zimmern List

Food is your body’s fuel. Without fuel, your body wants to shut down. Ken Hill

Wait. Why am I thinking about Krispy Kremes? We’re supposed to be exercising. Meg Cabot, Big Boned

Food is the most primitive form of comfort. Sheila Graham

In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport. Julia Child


The only think I like better than talking about Food is eating. John Walters

We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie. David Mamet, Boston Marriage

Great food is like great sex. The more you have the more you want. Gael Greene

One should eat to live, not live to eat. Moliere

Am I tough? Am I strong? Am I hard-core? Absolutely. Did I whimper with pathetic delight when I sank my teeth into my hot fried-chicken sandwich? You betcha. James Patterson

The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful medicine or the slowest form of poison. Ann Wigmore

The belly rules the mind. Spanish Proverb

I like food. I like eating. And I don’t want to deprive myself of good food. Sarah Michelle Gellar

What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow. A.A. Milne

If soup isn’t hot enough to make a grown man wince, it’s undrinkable. Terri Guillemets

There has never been a sadness that can’t be cured by breakfast food. Ron Swanson

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