Food Sayings and Quotes

Nothing brings people together like a generous spread of delicious food. It’s the universal unifier. Food serves as a cultural marker, attends every milestone and celebration, and can be dressed up or down. Food is where the heart is. Below you’ll find a collection of wise, inspirational and humorous food quotes, sayings and proverbs.

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

Gael Greene

Food is the most primitive form of comfort.     

Sheila Graham

Hunger is a good cook.     


Soup is just a way of screwing you out of a meal.     

Jay Leno

When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.     


If we're not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn't settle for junk food.     

Sally Edwards

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

Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.     

Ernestine Ulmer

We don't get fat because we overeat; we overeat because we're getting fat.     

Gary Taubes

You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.     

Ronald Reagan

To eat is to appropriate by destruction.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

Always eat grapes downward - that is, always eat the best grapes first; in this way there will be none better left on the bunch, and each grape will seem good down to the last. If you eat the other way, you will not have a good grape in the lot.     

Samuel Butler

He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.     

Samuel Johnson

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.     

G. K. Chesterton

We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.     

Alfred E. Newman

There ain't no such thing as wrong food.     

Sean Stewart

I wouldn’t say that processed food, ready meals and oven takeaways aren’t relevant to modern life, it’s just that over the past 40 years there are three generations of people who have come out of school and gone through their home life without ever being shown how to cook properly.     

Jamie Oliver