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Quotes and aphorisms on food

Quotes and aphorisms on food

Quotes on food
Quotes on food

Quotes and aphorisms on food by various and famous authors and writers, ideas and thoughts to a well balanced diet and food philosophy to eat and live better.

I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead – not sick, not wounded – dead.
Woody Allen

We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police.
Jeff Arder

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

Unbought feasts.  (Lat., Dapes inemptae.)
Latin Proverb

An anonymous man from the 16th century always used to say: “There are many important things in life, the first is eating, I don’t know the others.”
Carl William Brown

Hunger is a good cook.
Author Unknown

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

Eating is touch carried to the bitter end.
Samuel Butler

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

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

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

Aphorisms on food
Aphorisms on food

Yogi ordered a pizza. The waitress asked How many pieces do you want your pie cut? Yogi responded, Four. I don’t think I could eat eight.
Yogi Berra

Edible. 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

The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.
Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid, and my mother made me eat it. I am President of the United States, and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.
George H. Bush

The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions.
Samuel Butler

I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.
A. Whitney Brown

What most moved him was a certain meal on beans.
Robert Browning

I just hate health food.
Julia Child

Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.
Shirley Conran

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

A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands.
Lord Byron

The right diet directs sexual energy into the parts that matter.
Barbara Cartland

Aphorisms and quotes on food
Aphorisms and quotes on food

It is a difficult matter to argue with the belly since it has no ears.
Cato The Elder

For its merit I will knight it, and then it will be Sir-Loin.
Charles II

Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.
Marcus T. Cicero

Although there is a great deal of controversy among scientists about the effects of ingested food on the brain, no one denies that you can change your cognition and mood by what you eat.
Arthur Winter

Food = joy … guilt … anger … pain … nurturing … friendship … hatred … the way you look and feel…. Food = everything you can imagine.
Susan Powter

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

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

Inhabitants of underdeveloped nations and victims of natural disasters are the only people who have ever been happy to see soy beans.
Fran Lebowitz

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

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

Food was always a conduit in our family for storytelling, and it was a way for us to keep in touch and remember things. We’re people that use food to keep each other together and to always cheer us up and make all of our days better.
Rachel ray

My favorite food city is wherever I happen to be eating. You know what they say, love the one you’re with!
Pamela Anderson

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

The soup is never hot enough if the waiter can keep his thumb in it.
William Collier

The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life.
Cyril Connolly

Salami Italian typical food
Salami Italian typical food

To eat is human, to digest divine.
Charles T. Copeland

Square meals often make round people.
Joseph E. Cossman

I found there was only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people.
Rodney Dangerfield

Let the stoics say what they please, we do not eat for the good of living, but because the meat is savory and the appetite is keen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Cheese is milk’s leap toward immortality.
Cliff Fadiman

Roast Beef, medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy. Seated at Life’s Dining Table, with the menu of Morals before you, your eye wanders a bit over the entrees, the hors d’oeuvres, and the things a la though you know that Roast Beef, medium, is safe and sane, and sure.
Edna Ferber

I’ve been on a diet for two weeks and all I’ve lost is two weeks.
Totie Fields

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

Food has it over sex for variety. Hedonistically, gustatory possibilities are much broader than copulatory ones.
Joseph Epstein

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

Food … is the topmost taper on the golden candelabrum of existence.
Donald Barthelme

He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.
Bible, Psalms

The food here is so tasteless you could eat a meal of it and belch and it wouldn’t remind you of anything.
Redd Foxx

One should eat to live, not live to eat.
Benjamin Franklin

More die in the United States from too much food that from too little.
John Kenneth Galbraith

God comes to the hungry in the form of food.
Mahatma Gandhi

It isn’t so much what’s on the table that matters, as what’s on the chairs.
W. S. Gilbert

Meat eaten without either mirth or music is ill of digestion.
Sir Walter Scott

Mellow nuts have the hardest rind.
Sir Walter Scott

Thoughts on the art of food
Thoughts on the art of food

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.
Oscar Wilde

We ought to know about our culinary past. Food and identity is terribly important … I don’t mean we should go out and eat historic dishes, but we should know what makes us different … self-confident nations have that sense of where they come from.
Tom Jaine

What is food to one, is to others bitter poison.

Food is much better off the hand than the fork.
Mario Batali

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

We need a quarter of the food we eat to live, the rest is used to fatten industrialists, advertisers, doctors and undertakers. (obviously for those dying of hunger the situation changes.)
Carl William Brown

Food – what is chosen from the possibilities available, how it is presented, how it is eaten, with whom and when, and how much time is allotted to cooking and eating it – is one of the means by which a society creates itself and acts out its aims and fantasies.
Margaret Visser

There is such a thing as food and such a thing as poison. But the damage done by those who pass off poison as food is far less than that done by those who generation after generation convince people that food is poison.
Paul Goodman

A gourmet is just a glutton with brains.
Phillip H. Haberman Jr.

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

A store of grain, Oh king is the best of treasures. A gem put in your mouth will not support life.

First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable. Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.
Doug Horton

Most of us are either too thin to enjoy eating, or too fat to enjoy walking.
Edgar Watson Howe

A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen.
Kin Hubbard

A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.
Samuel Johnson

He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.
Samuel Johnson

He who cannot eat horsemeat need not do so. Let him eat pork. But he who cannot eat pork, let him eat horsemeat. It’s simply a question of taste.
Nikita S. Khrushchev

Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we may diet.
Harry Kurnitz

I judge a restaurant by the bread and by the coffee.
Burt Lancaster

The most dangerous food to eat is a wedding cake.
Author Unknown

Quotes on food and wine
Quotes on food and wine

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

The fact is that this generation – yours, my generation … we’re the first generation that can look at poverty and disease, look across the ocean to Africa and say with a straight face, we can be the first to end this sort of stupid extreme poverty, where in the world of plenty, a child can die for lack of food in it’s belly.

The act of putting into your mouth what the earth has grown is perhaps your most direct interaction with the earth.
Frances Moore Lappe

Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he’s buying.
Fran Lebowitz

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

If you’re going to America, bring your own food.
Fran Lebowitz

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

I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet, so he gave me pep pills. Know what happened? I ate faster.
Joe E. Lewis

If there were only turnips and potatoes in the world, someone would complain that plants grow the wrong way.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.
Sophia Loren

Choose rather to punish your appetites than be punished by them.
Tyrius Maximus

It ain’t what you eat, but the way how you chew it.
Delbert McClinton

You can travel fifty thousand miles in America without once tasting a piece of good bread.
Henry Miller

Never eat more than you can lift.
Miss Piggy

We are digging our graves with our teeth.
Thomas Moffett

Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
Charles De Montesquieu

No man is lonely while eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.
Christopher Morley

You needn’t tell me that a man who doesn’t love oysters and asparagus and good wines has got a soul, or a stomach either. He’s simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.
Hector Hugh Munro

He that eats till he is sick must fast till he is well.
Hebrew Proverb

There is only one thing harder than looking for a dewdrop in the dew, and that is fishing for a clam in the clam chowder.
New England Proverb

Vegetarian food pyramid
Vegetarian food pyramid

Want to learn to eat a lot? Here it is: Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Anthony Robbins

We know that ever woman wants to be thin. Our images of womanhood are almost synonymous with thinness.
Susie Orbach

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

Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.
Samuel Pepys

Make food a very incidental part of your life by filling your life so full of meaningful things that you’ll hardly have time to think about food.
Peace Pilgrim

He who eats alone chokes alone.
Arabian Proverb

It’s better that it should make you sick than that you don’t eat it at all.
Catalan Proverb

Don’t dig your grave with your knife and fork.
English Proverb

A good meal ought to begin with hunger.
French Proverb

Appetite comes with eating; the more one has, the more one would have.
French Proverb

There is no such thing as a pretty good omelette.
French Proverb

Coffee should be black as Hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.
Turkish Proverb

When one has tasted it [watermelon] he knows what the angels eat.
Mark Twain

He who is a slave to his stomach seldom worships God.

I have found it to be the most serious objection to coarse labors long continued, that they compelled me to eat and drink coarsely also.
Henry David Thoreau

There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.
George Santayana

To eat is to appropriate by destruction.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.
Elsa Schiaparelli

He jests at scars that never felt a wound.
William Shakespeare

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

Ideas and quotes on food
Ideas and quotes on food

Seven’s a banquet nine a brawl.
Author Unknown

Worthless people love only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable.
Gloria Steinem

Lunch is for wimps.
Oliver Stone

Man shall not live by bread alone.
The Holy Bible

Put a knife to thy throat, if you’re a man given to appetite.
The Holy Bible

Much meat, much disease.
Author Unknown

Fang drops so much food on his ties we keep them in the refrigerator.
Phyllis Diller

Do not arouse disdainful mind when you prepare a broth of wild grasses; do not arouse joyful mind when you prepare a fine cream soup.

A good, honest, wholesome, hungry breakfast.
Izaak Walton

Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks.
Lin Yutang

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