The 150 Best Food Quotes And Sayings

Food is one of the most critical aspects of human life. It is essential for our survival and sustenance. We need food to survive. Without food, we will die.

Food can be traced back to the beginning of time and civilization. Food has been used as a rudimentary form of communication, and a means for cultural exchanges among different peoples and tribes.

In today’s society, food also has an essential role in the economy and politics. For example, food prices affect inflation rates because food costs are rising, leading to higher prices when purchasing goods or services.

Here are 150 of the best quotes on food

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” – Alan D. Wolfelt

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

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.” ― Oscar Wilde

“Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.” ― Giada De Laurentiis

“For me, the good food starts with good product.” – Jean-Georges Vongerichten

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” ― Federico Fellini

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

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

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

“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.“ ― Paul Prudhomme

“Laughter is brightest in the place where the food is.” ― Irish Proverb

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

“Love and sausage are alike. I can never get enough of both.”

“Food is like sex: When you abstain, even the worst stuff begins to look good.” – Beth McCollister

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

“People who love to eat are always the best people.”  ― Julia Child

“I’m feeling heroic today. I think I might go rescue some alcohol trapped in some kind of bottle later.”

“Count memories, not calories.”

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

“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

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” ― Ernestine Ulmer

“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” ― Harriet Van Horne

“In order to achieve a balanced diet, one must hold a cookie in each hand.”

“I’ve always been fond of hashtags. They remind me of waffles!

Come on, hog it out!”

“Most people eat to live. On the contrary, I live to eat.”

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” ― Doug Larson

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

“Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

“It’s okay to eat fish because they don’t have any feelings.” – Kurt Cobain

“A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.” ― Barbara Johnson

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” ― John Gunther

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

“We don’t get fat because we overeat; we overeat because we’re getting fat.” – Gary Taubes

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” – Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” – Oscar Wilde

“I am a better person when I have less on my plate.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“First we eat, then we do everything else.“ ― M.F.K. Fisher

“Good food ends with good talk.” – Geoffrey Neighor

“Take food as your medicine before you take medicine as your food.

“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.” – Bethenny Frankel

“First we eat, then we do everything else.” – M.F.K. Fisher

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him – the people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez

If it’s made of chocolate, then I’m going to eat it!”

“First, we eat breakfast. Then, we change the world.”

“An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh.” – Will Rogers

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” ― Alan D Wolfelt

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

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

“Magic happens in the kitchen during lunch time and dinner time.

I have hunger management issues.”

“Note to self: “Eyes on the fries!”

“If you do not eat well, then you won’t be able to think well, love well, and sleep well.”

“My head is full of thoughts about food. Don’t judge, it’s a thing.”

“He who eats alone chokes alone.” – Arabian Proverb

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

“Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.” ― Giada De Laurentiis

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

“Good food is the foundation of happiness.”

“Food is always more satisfying after a day’s hard work.”

“Food is the ultimate pacifier. I feel like I can forgive anyone after a scrumptious meal.”

Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” ― Alan D. Wolfelt

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him – the people who give you their food give you their heart.” ― Cesar Chavez

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.”  ― Adelle Davis

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

“There’s absolutely no need for me to go to the gym. The name of the cashier at the Mcdonald’s I frequent is Jim, so same thing!”

“I love Instagram because it allows me to maintain a record of every meal I partake.”

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

“One cannot think well, love well and sleep well if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf

“The chief pleasure in eating does not consist in costly seasoning, or exquisite flavor, but in yourself.” ― Horace

“Everything tastes good when you’re hungry.”

“If my plate is full, I’m happy.”

“You know what’s better than blabbering about food? Yup, eating!”

“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

“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

“If soup isn’t hot enough to make a grown man wince, it’s undrinkable.” ― Terri Guillemets

“Calories don’t count during the weekends.”

“When you eat food with your family and friends, it always tastes better!”

“Eating spaghetti requires so much attention. That’s why you can never feel lonely while eating it.”

“The sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness And in the taste confounds the appetite.” ― William Shakespeare

“Eating is always a decision, nobody forces your hand to pick up food and put it into your mouth.“ ― Albert Ellis, Michael Abrams, Lidia Dengelegi

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

“I like food. I like eating. And I don’t want to deprive myself of good food.” – Sarah Michelle Gellar

“I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.” – Maya Angelou

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” – Doug Larson

“Eating is always a decision, nobody forces your hand to pick up food and put it into your mouth.” – Albert Ellis

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

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

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

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” – Lewis Grizzard

“Food is the most primitive form of comfort.” – Sheila Graham

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.“ ― Ernestine Ulmer

“Food is like sex: When you abstain, even the worst stuff begins to look good.“ ― Beth McCollister

“Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.” ― Oscar Wilde

“A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.” ― Thomas Keller

“Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.” ― Anthony Bourdain

“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” – Harriet Van Horne

“If I have one addiction in life, it’s probably food.” – Liam Hemsworth

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.“ ― Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“Stop being a vegan and start enjoying what you eat.“ ― Jamie Oliver

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.“ ― Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

“The most dangerous food is wedding cake.” – James Thurber

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

“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.” – Ludwig van Beethoven

“Food feeds both the body and soul – there are clear reasons to eat a balanced diet, but there are also reasons you cling to your mom’s secret chicken noodle soup recipe when you’re sick.” – Michael Mina

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” – Adelle Davis

Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts!.” ― James Beard

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

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

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

“We don’t get fat because we overeat; we overeat because we’re getting fat.“ ― Gary Taubes

“Food is the most primitive form of comfort.“ ― Sheila Graham

“Hunger is a good cook.“ ― Proverb

“Vegetables are food of the earth, but fruits taste of the heavens.” – Terri Guillemets

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

“If soup isn’t hot enough to make a grown man wince, it’s undrinkable.” – Terri Guillemets

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

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

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

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

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

“Every time you use the word ‘healthy,’ you lose. The key is to make yummy, delicious food that happens to be healthy.” – Marcus Samuelsson

“The onion is the truffle of the poor.” – Robert J. Courtine

“Plant a radish, get a radish, never any doubt. That’s why I love vegetables, you know what they’re about!“ ― Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

“Good food ends with good talk.“ ― Geoffrey Neighor

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

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” – Ernestine Ulmer

“Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.” – Anthony Bourdain

“No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.” – Christopher Morley

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

“Vegetables are food of the earth, but fruits taste of the heavens.” ― Terri Guillemets

“My general rule is that if everyone knew how to cook fresh produce from their local area, and Monday to Thursday within 20 minutes, you know, there’s millions of recipes out there to be had.” ― Jamie Oliver

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

“There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.” – Chris Rock

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

“Never eat more than you can lift.“ ― Miss Piggy

“When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste.“ ― Laiko Bahrs

“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.” – Julia Child

“Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.” – Audrey Hepburn

“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

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

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

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

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

“I hate people who are not serious about meals. It is so shallow of them.” – Oscar Wilde

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

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