Ketchup Sayings and Quotes

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


Ketchup left overnight on dinner plates has a longer half-life than radioactive waste.     

Wes Smith

You can never have too much ketchup, 'cause it's a food group.     

David Eigenberg

It is time to embrace and celebrate ketchup, not be ashamed of it.     

Jose Andres

Shake and shake the catsup bottle. None will come, and then a lot'll.     

Ogden Nash

Is it ketchup, catsup, catchup, or ketchup? Since the word derives from the Chinese Amoy dialect ketsiap, ‘pickled fish-brine or sauce,’ which became the Malay kechap, the first spelling is perhaps the best.     

Robert Hendrickson

If you think trifles won’t be noticed, just let a catsup bottle drip on white flannel trousers at a picnic.     

Herbert Victor Prochnow

Ketchup is great on hamburgers, but if some gets on your shirt, that does not make your shirt also a hamburger.     

Bill Engvall

Sauces in cookery are like the first rudiments of grammar - the foundation of all languages.     

Alexis Soyer

Sauce is certainly ancestral to French cooking. The technique is very tricky, but it's also very fundamental.     

Daniel Boulud

I do like good ketchup, but only with chips.     

Gennaro Contaldo