Hamburger Sayings and Quotes

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


Hamburger steak is carrion, and quite unfit for food except by a turkey buzzard, a hyena, or some other scavenger.     

John Harvey Kellogg

If only meat weren't so delicious! Sure, meat may pave the way to a heart attack. Yes, factory farms torture animals. Indeed, producing a single hamburger patty requires more water than two weeks of showers. But for those of us who are weak-willed, there's nothing like a juicy burger.     

Nicholas Kristof

It requires a certain kind of mind to see beauty in a hamburger bun.     

Ray Kroc

Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius.      

Matthew McConaughey

You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.     

Charles Kuralt

When I'm in need of a quick meal or a part dish, a burger is hands-down my go-to pick! Burgers are easy, fast, and don't even require utensils to eat, making them the perfect get-together main course, tailgating essential, and simple dinner recipe to whip up any night of the week.     

Marcus Samuelsson

A Hamburger is warm and fragrant and juicy. A hamburger is soft and nonthreatening. It personifies the Great Mother herself who has nourished us from the beginning. A hamburger is an icon of layered circles, the circle being at once the most spiritual and the most sensual of shapes. A hamburger is companionable and faintly erotic. The nipple of the Goddess, the bountiful belly-ball of Eve. You are what you think you eat.     

Tom Robbins

A hamburger is an icon of layered circles, the circle being at once the most spiritual and the most sensual of shapes.     

Tom Robbins

It would not do for the consumer to know that the hamburger she is eating came from a steer who spent much of his life standing deep in his own excrement in a feedlot, helping to pollute the local streams. Or that the calf that yielded the veal cutlet on her plate spent its life in a box in which it did not have room to turn around.     

Wendell Berry

When you see the cows go into McDonalds you know that their beef burgers are fresh.     

Anthony T.Hincks

Mother Nature clearly intended for us to get our food from the "patty" group, which includes hamburgers, fish sticks, and McNuggets- foods that have had all of their organs safely removed.      

Dave Barry

You know most of the food that Americans hold so dear - things like hamburgers and hot dogs - were road food, but even before they were road food, they were peasant food.     

Alton Brown

The cow, basically, eats three basic things in their feed: corn, beets, and barley, and so what I do is I actually challenge my staff with these crazy, wild ideas. Can we take what the cow eats, remove the cow, and then make some hamburgers out of that?     

Homaro Cantu

A waft of sweet hash drifted by, and I wanted to float after it like wimpy levitating at the scent of a hamburger.     

Jerry Stahl

There is something wrong when you wait in line thirty minutes to get a hamburger that was cooked for ninety seconds an hour ago.     

Lewis Grizzard

The fact is: America's obsession with meat and dairy has pretty much destroyed our sense of taste. The average burger and milkshake meal is so overloaded with fat, salt and sugar that it has numbed our taste buds to virtually anything else.     

Jane Velez-Mitchell

Some companies out there make a great burger; Beyond Beef does a great job. But making a burger at home that feels soul-satisfying and fatty and protein-based while still being plant-based was a challenge.     

Damaris Phillips

There are only two things our customers have, time and money - and they don't like spending either one of them, so we better sell them their hamburgers quickly.      

James McLamore

Anybody who doesn't think that the best hamburger place in the world is in his home town is a sissy.      

Calvin Trillin

In time, foods such as hamburgers and ice cream became more than just meals. They became part of American history and culture, touchstones that are almost immediately nostalgic and sentimental no matter how old you are or what part of the country you are from.     

Homaro Cantu

Forests and meat animals compete for the same land. The prodigious appetite of the affluent nations for meat means that agribusiness can pay more than those who want to preserve or restore the forest. We are, quite literally, gambling with the future of our planet – for the sake of hamburgers.     

Peter Singer

I generally don't select my chicken or my hamburgers based on the personal ideology of the person who is either flipping the hamburgers or making the money back at corporate headquarters. But if people want to do that, they're free to do it.      

Alan Dershowitz

The executives who run the fast food industry are not bad men. They are businessmen. They will sell free-range, organic, grass-fed hamburgers if you demand it. They will sell whatever sells at a profit.     

Eric Schlosser

Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology.     

Clive James