Food quotes and sayings

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

I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.
Erma Bombeck

Food responds to our soul’s dream as to our stomach’s appetite.
Joseph Delteil

It is as bad as bad can be: it is ill-fed, ill-killed, ill-kept, and ill-drest.
Samuel Johnson

Illness isn’t the only thing that spoils the appetite.
Ivan Turgenev

It’s amazing how pervasive food is. Every second commercial is for food. Every second TV episode takes place around a meal. In the city, you can’t go ten feet without seeing or smelling a restaurant. There are 20 foot high hamburgers up on billboards. I am acutely aware of food, and its omnipresence is astounding.
Adam Scott

Soup and fish explain half the emotions of human life.
Sydney Smith

Oil and potatoes both grow underground so french fries may have eventually produced themselves, had they not been invented.
A.J. Esther

Fish is the only food that is considered spoiled once it smells like what it is.
P. J. O’Rourke

He who comes first, eats first.
Eike von Repkow

Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?? I’m halfway through my fish burger and I realize, Oh my God….I could be eating a slow learner.
Lynda Montgomery

If you ever have to support a flagging conversation, introduce the topic of eating.
Leigh Hunt

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

He was a very valiant man who first adventured on eating oysters.
James I

As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.
Joan Gussow

Most of the food allergies die under garlic and onion.
Martin H. Fischer

If we’re not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn’t settle for junk food.
Sally Edwards

You know how I feel about tacos. It’s the only food shaped like a smile. A beef smile.
Danielle Sanchez

At my age the bones are water in the morning until food is given them.
Pearl Buck

You should eat to live; not live to eat.
Socrates

After dinner sit a while, and after supper walk a mile.
English Saying

I’ll bet what motivated the British to colonize so much of the world is that they were just looking for a decent meal.
Martha Harrison

As the days grow short, some faces grow long. But not mine. Every autumn, when the wind turns cold and darkness comes early, I am suddenly happy. It’s time to start making soup again.
Leslie Newman

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

Food…can look beautiful, taste exquisite, smell wonderful, make people feel good, bring them together, inspire romantic feelings….At its most basic, it is fuel for a hungry machine;….
Rosamond Richardson

There is no such thing as a free lunch.
Anonymous

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

There is a lot more juice in grapefruit than meets the eye.
Anonymous

The inventor of soda crackers has a place in hell.
Martin H. Fischer

Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!
Lewis Carroll

Always eat grapes downward – that is eat the best grapes first; in this way there will be none better left on the bunch, and each grape will seem good down to the last. If you eat the other way, you will not have a good grape in the lot.
Samuel Butler

‘Oh, my Friends, be warned by me, That Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch and Tea Are all the Human Frame requires…’ With that the Wretched Child expires.
Hilaire Belloc

The Chief Defect of Henry King Was chewing little bits of String.
Hilaire Belloc

Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cabbage. Lettuce pray.
Anonymous

It’s a very odd thing – As odd as can be – That whatever Miss T eats Turns into Miss T.
Walter de la Mare

He hath eaten me out of house and home.
William Shakespeare

This piece of cod passes all understanding.
Edwin Lutyens

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

I always eat peas with honey I’ve done it all my life, They do taste kind of funny, But it keeps them on the knife.
Anonymous

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.
Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright

I think I could eat one of Bellamy’s veal pies.
William Pitt the Younger

All I ask of food is that it doesn’t harm me.
Michael Palin

And, of course, the funniest food of all, kumquats.
George Carlin

Bouillabaisse is only good because cooked by the French, who, if they cared to try, could produce an excellent and nutritious substitute out of cigar stumps and empty matchboxes.
Norman Douglas

I saw him even now going the way of all flesh, that is to say towards the kitchen.
John Webster

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

Carnation milk is the best in the land; Here I sit with a can in my hand – No tits to pull, no hay to pitch, You just punch a hole in the son of a bitch.
Anonymous

And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat.
Bible: Exodus

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

All I’m saying is that there is a price to be paid at the sharp end.. environmentally and everywhere else.. for the food that is produced in a particular way.
Prince Charles