Eat Sayings and Quotes

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

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

Paul Prudhomme

He who eats alone chokes alone.      


Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.     

Elsa Schiaparelli

He who eats with most pleasure is he who least requires sauce.     


When it comes to eating, you can sometimes help yourself more by helping yourself less.     

Richard Armour

It may be healthier to eat beer and franks with cheer and thanks, than to eat sprouts and bread with doubts and dread.     

John Robbins

Eating constitutes the greatest obstacle to self-control; it gives rise to indolence.     


When you forget to eat, you know you're alive.     

Henry James

You cannot eat a cluster of grapes at once, but it is very easy if you eat them one by one.     

Jacques Roumain

The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.     

Julia Child

He that eats till he is sick must fast till he is well.     


When engaged in eating, the brain should be the servant of the stomach.     

Agatha Christie

To eat is to appropriate by destruction.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.     


The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor.     


We struggle with eating healthily, obesity, and access to good nutrition for everyone. But we have a great opportunity to get on the right side of this battle by beginning to think differently about the way that we eat and the way that we approach food.     

Marcus Samuelsson

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Eat little, sleep sound.     

Iranian proverb

Every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding disease or fighting it.     

Heather Morgan

To eat is human, to digest, divine.     

Mark Twain

Tell me what you eat, I'll tell you who you are.     

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.      

Ann Wigmore