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125 Famous Quotes About Food and Food Lovers With Images


Here is the best collection of quotes about food for people who like to eat. You can use these quotes as inspiration and reminders to eat healthy, to make a loved one laugh, or simply enjoy the simple delicacies of life.

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

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

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

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

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

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”
Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance

“Great restaurants are, of course, nothing but mouth-brothels. There is no point in going to them if one intends to keep one’s belt buckled.”
Frederic Raphael

“Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.”
Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

inspirational quotes about food

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
Mahatma Gandhi – Quotes About Food

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

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

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

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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

“Teaching kids how to feed themselves and how to live in a community responsibly is the center of an education.”
Alice Waters

“Be skeptical, ask questions, demand proof. Demand evidence. Don’t take anything for granted. But here’s the thing: When you get proof, you need to accept the proof. And we’re not that good at doing that.”
Michael Specter

inspirational quotes about food

“Cakes are healthy too, you just eat a small slice.”
Mary Berry – Quotes About Food

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

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

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

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

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

“It’s salt. Why don’t you sprinkle some on me, honey? Aren’t I just good enough to eat?”
Grant Morrison, Batman: Arkham Asylum – A Serious House on Serious Earth

“I lurched away from the table after a few hours feeling like Elvis in Vegas – fat, drugged, and completely out of it.”
Anthony Bourdain

inspirational quotes about food

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

“Wait. Why am I thinking about Krispy Kremes? We’re supposed to be exercising.”
Meg Cabot, Big Boned – Quotes About Food

“I am a better person when I have less on my plate.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

“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

“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.”
Hélder Câmara, Dom Helder Camara: Essential Writings

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

“I love my pizza so much, in fact, that I have come to believe in my delirium that my pizza might actually love me, in return. I am having a relationship with this pizza, almost an affair.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

“1 billion people in the world are chronically hungry. 1 billion people are overweight.”
Mark Bittman, Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes

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

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

“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.”
Mark Twain – Quotes About Food

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

“Don’t wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty. Chocolate isn’t like premarital sex. It will not make you pregnant. And it always feels good.”
Lora Brody

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

“The secret of good cooking is, first, having a love of it… If you’re convinced that cooking is drudgery, you’re never going to be good at it, and you might as well warm up something frozen.”
James Beard

“When engaged in eating, the brain should be the servant of the stomach.”
Agatha Christie

inspirational quotes about food

“There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won’t, and that’s a wife who can’t cook and will.”
Robert Frost

“Ice-cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.”

“Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.”
Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?”
Charles de Gaulle

“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, Jailbird

“I hate people who are not serious about meals. It is so shallow of them.”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.”
Calvin Trillin – Quotes About Food

“My own feeling is that if adultery is wickedness then so is food. Both make me feel so much better afterward.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus

“To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day.”
W. Somerset Maugham

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

“Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you’re a consultant.”
Scott Adams

“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

“Whoever thought a tiny candy bar should be called fun size was a moron.”
Glenn Beck

“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”
Kate Moss

“Food, like a loving touch or a glimpse of divine power, has that ability to comfort.”
Norman Kolpas

quotes about healthy food

“Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans … are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.”
Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential – Quotes About Food

“My love is pizza shaped. Won’t you have a slice? It’s circular, so there’s enough to go around?”
Dora J. Arod, Love quotes for the ages. And the ageless sages.

“She asked if I loved another woman, so I answered honestly and said, “Dinner was great, but I could go for dessert.”
Dark Jar Tin Zoo, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

“My love is meatloaf flavored. I just wish my meatloaf was also meatloaf flavored.”
Dora J. Arod, Love quotes for the ages. And the ageless sages.

“Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.”
G.K. Chesterton

“You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Though their life was modest, they believed in eating well.”
James Joyce, Dubliners

“Health food makes me sick.”
Calvin Trillin

quotes about healthy food

“Tofu tacos are not Mexican. I think putting tofu on anything and calling it Mexican is an insult to my people.”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

“The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.”
Erma Bombeck

“How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like kleenex?”
Julia Child

“I like a cook who smiles out loud when he tastes his own work. Let God worry about your modesty; I want to see your enthusiasm.”
Robert Farrar Capon

“I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them.”
Nora Ephron – Quotes About Food

“All sorrows are less with bread.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

“The thought of two thousand people crunching celery at the same time horrified me.”
George Bernard Shaw

“And believe me, a good piece of chicken can make anybody believe in the existence of God.”
Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

“She lived frugally, but her meals were the only things on which she deliberately spent her money. She never compromised on the quality of her groceries, and drank only good-quality wines.”
Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

quotes about healthy food

“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.”
Alice May Brock

“Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.”
Craig Claiborne

“The first time you see something that you have never seen before, you almost always know right away if you should eat it or run away from it.”
Scott Adams

“Life is half delicious yogurt, half crap, and your job is to keep the plastic spoon in the yogurt.”
Scott Adams

“Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

“It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it.”
Julia Child

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

“I always thought eating was a ridiculous activity anyway. I’d get out of it myself if I could, though you’ve got to do it to stay alive, they tell me.”
Margaret Atwood, The Edible Woman

“Somebody get me a cheeseburger!”
Steve Miller Band

quotes about healthy food

“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.”
Jonathan Swift – Quotes About Food

“I hate France. It’s like the whole country’s on a diet.”
Gordon Korman, One False Note

“Hearts can’t be broken because they’re made of marzipan.”
Kerstin Gier, Smaragdgrün

“Life itself is the proper binge.”
Julia Child

“The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a star.”
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste: Or, Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy

“The cucumber and the tomato are both fruit; the avocado is a nut. To assist with the dietary requirements of vegetarians, on the first Tuesday of the month a chicken is officially a vegetable.”
Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey

“A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.”
Elsa Schiaparelliquotes about healthy food

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.”
Erma Bombeck

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

“Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes.It makes people overjoyed, and puts them in your debt.”
Judith Olney – Quotes About Food

“Some people who are obsessed with food become gourmet chefs. Others become eating disorders.”
Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

“If God gives you a Quiznos, can I have a bite? No way. You have to pray for your own food.”
Michael Grant, Hunger

“Don’t let love interfere with your appetite. It never does with mine.”
Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers

“New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.”
Mark Twain

“The trouble with eating Italian is that 5 or 6 days later, you’re hungry again.”
George Miller

“Cut my life into pizzas. this is my plastic fork. oven baking, no breathing, don’t give a fuck if its carbs that i’m eating’.”
Catherine Spann

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“A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.”
James Beard

“Eating is an agricultural act.”
Wendell Berry, What Are People for Essays By Wendell B

“Sex is good, but not as good as fresh sweet corn.”
Garrison Keillor – Quotes About Food

“Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.”
Benjamin Franklin, Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School

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

“What kind of person doesn’t let you have gummi bears?”
Libba Bray, Beauty Queens

“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.”
Sophia Loren

quotes about healthy food

“Fat gives things flavor.”
Julia Child

“My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked.”
Winston S. Churchill

“Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.”
Samuel Butler

“My favorite animal is steak.”
Fran Lebowitz

“Thanks cows. I appreciate your tastiness.”
Craig Ferguson – Quotes About Food

“Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: Frequently there must be a beverage.”
Woody Allen, Without Feathers

“Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion.”
Ambrose Bierce

“Knowledge is the food of the soul.”

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

“Someone who eats pancakes and jam can’t be so awfully dangerous. You can talk to him.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll

“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

“In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, Make us your slaves, but feed us.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Grand Inquisitor

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

“The Cheesecake Factory is a great business model, but if you take your wife there for your 25th wedding anniversary, you might not reach your 26th.”
Scott Adams

“To a hungry person, every bitter food is sweet. When the preferable is not available, the available becomes preferable!”
Israelmore Ayivor

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

“Anyone who thinks they’re too grown up or too sophisticated to eat caramel corn, is not invited to my house for dinner.”
Ruth Reichl

“Feel what it’s like to truly starve, and I guarantee that you’ll forever think twice before wasting food.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“When chickens get to live like chickens, they’ll taste like chickens, too.”
Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

“Food is a gift and should be treated reverentially–romanced and ritualized and seasoned with memory.”
Chris Bohjalian, Secrets of Eden

“I come from a home where gravy is a beverage.”
Erma Bombeck

“There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson – Quotes About Food

“Cakes are like books: There are new ones you want to read and old favorites you want to reread.”
Ellen Rose

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