Foodie Sayings and Quotes

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


Food is a great way of communicating.     

Jan Karon

Eat, as nobody is watching. Enjoy food like that’s the only thing left in your world.

Nikita Dudani

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

Mark Twain

Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It’s not about nutrients and calories. It’s about sharing. It’s about honesty. It’s about identity.

Louise Fresco

Food is one of the great organizing tools.

Pete Seeger

We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.     

Anna Thomas

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

Hippocrates

A good food is mouthwatering when you see it and finger licking when you eat it.     

Amit Kalantri

Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.

Dorothy Day

Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.

Jonathan Safran Foer

So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.

Franz Kafka

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

Virgina Woolf

Good food is the basis of true happiness.     

Auguste Escoffier

Food is better medicine than drugs.

Patrick Holford

Enjoy your food, enjoy your life.

Victoria Moran

You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces, just good food from fresh ingredients.     

Julia Child

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

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

Epicurus

Food is a passion. Food is love.

Hector Elizondo

Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.     

James Beard

A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into.

George Orwell

A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.

Barbara Johnson

Some people when they see cheese, chocolate or cake they don't think of calories.

Amit Kalantri

Food is our common ground, a universal experience.     

James Beard

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

Fran Lebowitz

Food is a part of our contract with life.

Bryant H. McGill

People who love to eat are always the best people.

Julia Child

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

J.R.R. Tolkien

Pasta doesn’t make you fat. How much pasta you eat makes you fat.

Giada De Laurentiis

Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.     

Alan D Wolfelt