Food Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old food quotes, food sayings, and food proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


First we eat, then we do everything else.     

M.F.K. Fisher

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.      

Sophia Loren

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.      

Fran Lebowitz

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

Virginia Woolf

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

Beth McCollister

People who love to eat are always the best people.

Julia Child

Food is our common ground, a universal experience.     

James Beard

Laughter is brightest in the place where the food is.     

Irish Proverb

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

I've long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime associates, food, for me, has always been an adventure.     

Anthony Bourdain

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

Gael Greene

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relatives.     

Oscar Wilde

People want honest, flavourful food, not some show-off meal that takes days to prepare.

Ted Allen

You don't need a silver fork to eat good food.

Paul Prudhomme

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

Mark Twain

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.

George Bernard Shaw

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 more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.     

Alan D. Wolfelt

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.     

Ruth Reichl

Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It's a grain. It's like, like, grits, but with high self-esteem.     

James Patterson

Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.

Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork.     

English Proverb

In 'The Republic' he [Plato] states that the enjoyment of food is not a true pleasure because the purpose of eating is to relieve pain -- hunger.

Mark Kurlansky

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

Horace

Animals feed; man eats; only a man of wit knows how to eat.

Jean Anthelme

Never eat more than you can lift.     

Miss Piggy

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

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