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Quotes About Food

Everyone from cooks to comedians have something to say about food. Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings relating to eating, cooking and food in general. Do you have a favorite quote or quotes about food and eating that you think others would enjoy? Let us know.

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Never eat anything whose listed ingredients cover more than one-third of the package.  ~ Joseph Leonard


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


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


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


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


Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.  ~ Hippocrates


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


I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick. Not wounded. Dead.  ~ Woody Allen


The noise from good toast should reverberate in the head like the thunder of july.  ~ E.V. Lucas


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


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


You become what you think. You are what you eat.  ~ Barabara Cartland


Rice is born in water and must die in wine.  ~ Italian proverb


Anyhow, the hole in the donut is at lease digestible.  ~ H.L. Mencken


The belly rules the mind.  ~ Spanish proverb


Raspberries are best not washed. After all, one must have faith in something.  ~ Ann Batchelder


Human beings do not eat nutrients, they eat food.  ~ Mary Catherine Bateson


Hunger is the best sauce in the world.  ~ Cervantes


I like rice. Rice is great when you're hungry and want 2000 of something.  ~ Mitch Hedberg


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


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


An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh.  ~ Will Rogers


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


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


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


Triangular sandwiches taste better than square ones.  ~ Peter Kay


Almost every person has something secret he likes to eat.  ~ M.F.K. Fisher


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


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


Ice-cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn't illegal.  ~ Voltaire


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


Just listen to your body, eat in silence and see what feels good and you will spontaneously choose the foods that are beneficial to you.  ~ Deepak Chopra


What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?  ~ Lin Yutang


The belly rules the mind.  ~ Spanish proverb


Life is a combination of magic and pasta.  ~ Federico Fellini


It is the destiny of mint to be crushed.  ~ Waverley Root


He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise.  ~ Henry David Thoreau


Licorice is the liver of candy.  ~ Michael O'Donoghue


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


Soup is just a way of screwing you out of a meal.  ~ Jay Leno


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


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


Bread that must be sliced with an axe is bread that is too nourishing.  ~ Fran Lebowitz


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


My favorite animal is steak.  ~ Fran Lebowitz


All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.  ~ John Gunther


Lettuce is like conversation: it must be fresh and crisp, and so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.  ~ Charles Dudley Warner


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


Preserve and treat food as you would your body, remembering that in time food will be your body.  ~ B.W. Richardson


Eat, drink and love; the rest's not worth a fillip.  ~ Lord Byron


You have to ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.  ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


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


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


There are five elements: earth, air, fire, water and garlic.  ~ Louis Diat


No man can be wise on an empty stomach.  ~ George Eliot