Food quotes and sayings

Food is for eating, and good food is to be enjoyed…I think food is, actually, very beautiful in itself.
Delia Smith

Eat to live and not live to eat.
Proverb

An apple-pie without some cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze.
Proverb

I eat to live, to serve, and also, if it so happens, to enjoy, but I do not eat for the sake of enjoyment.
Mahatma Gandhi

Food is so fundamental, more so than sexuality, aggression, or learning, that it is astounding to realize the neglect of food and eating in depth psychology.
James Hillman

An army marches on its stomach.
Napoleon I

A meal without flesh is like feeding on grass.
Proverb

A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing.
Samuel Johnson

The nearer the bone, the sweeter the flesh.
Proverb

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

Many’s the long night I’ve dreamed of cheese – toasted, mostly.
Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Don’t eat too many almonds; they add weight to the breasts.
Colette

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

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

Bread is the staff of life.
Proverb

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

Kissing don’t last: cookery do!
George Meredith

He who eats alone chokes alone.
Proverb

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.
Fanny Fern

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
John Gunther

If there is anything we are serious about, it is neither religion nor learning, but food.
Lin Yutang

Eat little, sleep sound.
Iranian Proverb

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

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

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

A good eater must be a good man; for a good eater must have a good digestion, and a good digestion depends upon a good conscience.
Benjamin Disraeli

Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Mark Twain

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

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

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

Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.
Socrates

I live on good food, not fine words.
Moliere

Watermelon—it’s a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your face.
Enrico Caruso

Get people back into the kitchen and combat the trend toward processed food and fast food.
Andrew Weil

Chemicals, n: Noxious substances from which modern foods are made.
Anonymous

Sugar is a type of bodily fuel, yes, but your body runs about as well on it as a car would.
V.L. Allineare

We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink…
Epicurus

Don’t forget that the flavors of wine and cheese depend upon the types of infecting microörganisms.
Martin H. Fischer

I eat merely to put food out of my mind.
N.F. Simpson

Did you ever stop to taste a carrot? Not just eat it, but taste it? You can’t taste the beauty and energy of the earth in a Twinkie.
Astrid Alauda

Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better.
Robert Redford

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

You breed babies and you eat chips with everything.
Arnold Wesker

This was a good dinner enough, to be sure; but it was not a dinner to ask a man to.
Samuel Johnson

Water is the most neglected nutrient in your diet but one of the most vital.
Kelly Barton

Never eat more than you can lift.
Miss Piggy

An empty belly is the best cook.
Estonian Proverb

A dinner lubricates business.
Lord William Stowell

Most vegetarians look so much like the food they eat that they can be classified as cannibals.
Finley Dunne

The food that enters the mind must be watched as closely as the food that enters the body.
Pat Buchanan

Sacred cows make the best hamburger.
Mark Twain

Soup is liquid comfort.
Anonymous

You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.
Charles Kuralt

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

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

I take a vitamin every day. It’s called a steak.
Leo Benvenuti and Steve Rudnick

Rice is born in water and must die in wine.
Italian Proverb

Bear in mind that you should conduct yourself in life as at a feast.
Epictetus

Cheese – milk’s leap toward immortality.
Clifton Fadiman