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

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