Quotes on Food

“He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise.”
― Henry David Thoreau

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”
― François de la Rochefoucauld

“Teaching kids how to feed themselves and how to live in a community responsibly is the center of an education.”
― Alice Waters

“To identify with others is to see something of yourself in them and to see something of them in yourself–even if the only thing you identify with is the desire to be free from suffering.”
― Melanie Joy

“To a hungry person, every bitter food is sweet. When the preferable is not available, the available becomes preferable!”
― Israelmore Ayivor

“Food is an important part of a balanced diet.”
― Fran Lebowitz

“Sex is good, but not as good as fresh sweet corn.”
― Garrison Keillor

“A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch. ”
― James Beard

“I think preparing food and feeding people brings nourishment not only to our bodies but to our spirits. Feeding people is a way of loving them, in the same way that feeding ourselves is a way of honoring our own createdness and fragility.”
― Shauna Niequist

“That without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, moribund.”
― Anthony Bourdain

“Food is an important part of a balanced diet.”
― Fran Lebowitz

“To a hungry person, every bitter food is sweet. When the preferable is not available, the available becomes preferable!”
― Israelmore Ayivor

“The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.”
― Erma Bombeck

“I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted
most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them.”
― Nora Ephron

“Life itself is the proper binge.”
― Julia Child

“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.”
― Alice May Brock

“A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.”
― Elsa Schiaparelli

“The shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture.”
― Michael Pollan

“Don’t let love interfere with your appetite. It never does with mine.”
― Anthony Trollope

“Eating is an agricultural act.”
― Wendell Berry

“Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.”
― Samuel Butler

“Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Like a child who saves their favourite food on the plate for last, I try to save all thoughts of you for the end of the day so I can dream with the taste of you on my tongue.”
― Kamand Kojouri

“Food is a gift and should be treated reverentially–romanced and ritualized and seasoned with memory.”
― Chris Bohjalian

“I don’t know what it is about food your mother makes for you, especially when it’s something that anyone can make – pancakes, meat loaf, tuna salad – but it carries a certain taste of memory.”
― Mitch Albom

“You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I like a cook who smiles out loud when he tastes his own work.
Let God worry about your modesty; I want to see your enthusiasm.”
― Robert Farrar Capon

“We eat the year away. We eat the spring and the summer and the fall. We wait for something to grow and then we eat it.”
― Shirley Jackson

“Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.”
― Craig Claiborne

“The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a star.”
― Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.”
― William Shakespeare

“The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.”
― E. M. Forster

“Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.”
― M.F.K. Fisher

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
― Michael Pollan

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”
― Julia Child

You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.”
― Kurt Vonnegut

“Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you’re a consultant.”
― Scott Adams

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
― Virginia Woolf

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”
― Oscar Wilde

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
― Hippocrates

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