Food Quotes

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"In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport." -- Julia Child
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“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” — James A. Beard

“I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.” — Julia Child

“The belly rules the mind.” — Spanish Proverb

“Eat little, sleep sound.” — Iranian Proverb

“There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won’t, and that’s a wife who can’t cook and will.” — Robert Frost

"Without ice cream there would be darkness and chaos." -- Don Kardong
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“I eat merely to put food out of my mind.” — N.F. Simpson

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

“We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink, for dining alone is leading the life of a lion or wolf”.” — Epicurus

“After dinner sit a while, and after supper walk a mile.” — English Saying

“Chowder breathes reassurance. It steams consolation.” — Clementine Paddleford

"Fish, to taste right, must swim three times - in water, in butter, and in wine." -- Polish Proverb
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“You are what you eat. For example, if you eat garlic you’re apt to be a hermit.” — Franklin P. Jones

“Soup is just a way of screwing you out of a meal.” — Jay Leno

“A chocolate in the mouth is worth two on the plate.”

“There’s nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with CHOCOLATE.” — Linda Grayson

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“Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world’s perfect food.” — Michael Levine

"Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation."
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“Man cannot live on chocolate alone; but woman sure can.”

“No coffee can be good in the mouth that does not first send a sweet offering of odor to the nostrils.” — Henry Ward Beecher

“Coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with.” — Drew Sirtors

“I could give up chocolate but I’m not a quitter.”

“Stress wouldn’t be so hard to take if it were chocolate covered.”

“I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process…. It may not be true, but do I dare take the chance?”

"I orchestrate my mornings to the tune of coffee." -- Harry Mahtar
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“Coffee has two virtues: it is wet and warm.” — Dutch Proverb

“Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.” — Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

“I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.” — Ronald Reagan

“The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

"Tea should be taken in solitude." -- C.S. Lewis
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“Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.” — Henry Fielding, “Love in Several Masques”

“Decaffeinated coffee is kind of like kissing your sister.” — Bob Irwin

“Tea is liquid wisdom.”

“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.” — Abraham Lincoln

“Coffee has two virtues: it is wet and warm.” — Dutch Saying

“Coffee smells like freshly ground heaven.” — Jessi Lane Adams

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“Decaffeinated coffee is the devil’s blend.”

"If organic farming is the natural way, shouldn't organic produce just be called "produce" and make the pesticide-laden stuff take the burden of an adjective?" -- Ymber Delecto
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“Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cabbage. Lettuce pray.”

“Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.” — Voltaire

“We think fast food is equivalent to pornography, nutritionally speaking.” — Steve Elbert

“No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut.” — Channing Pollock

“The breakfast slimes, angel food cake, doughnuts and coffee, white bread and gravy cannot build an enduring nation.” — Martin H. Fischer

"After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual "food" out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps." -- Miss Piggy
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“It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat.” — Robert Fuoss

“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” — T.S. Eliot

“Coffee, which makes the politicians wise,
And see through all things with his half-shut eyes.”
— Alexander Pope

“This is every cook’s opinion – no savory dish without an onion, but lest your kissing should be spoiled your onions must be fully boiled.” — Jonathan Swift

"Chili represents your three stages of matter: solid, liquid, and eventually gas." -- Dan Conner, Roseanne
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“A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat.” — Old New York Saying

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

“As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.” — Buddy Hackett

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“A nickel’s worth of goulash beats a five dollar can of vitamins.” — Martin H. Fischer

"Sex is good, but not as good as fresh, sweet corn." -- Garrison Keillor "Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie." -- Jim Davis
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“Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?”

“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!” — Lucy Van Pelt (Peanuts character, by Charles M. Schulz)

“Vegetables are the food of the earth; fruit seems more the food of the heavens.” — Sepal Felicivant

“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” — Mark Twain

"Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands -- and then eat just one of the pieces." -- Judith Viorst
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“Nobody knows the truffles I’ve seen!”

“Chocolate is good for three things. Two of ’em cannot be mentioned on public television.”

“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” — Harriet van Horne

“You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.” — Charles Kuralt

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

"Avoid fruit and nuts. You are what you eat." -- Jim Davis
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“Custard: A detestable substance produced by a malevolent conspiracy of the hen, the cow, and the cook.” — Ambrose Bierce

“Worries go down better with soup.” — Jewish Proverb

“The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live.” — Confucius

“Without my morning coffee I’m just like a dried up piece of roast goat.” — Johann Sebastian Bach

"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
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“If junk food is the devil, then a sweet orange is as scripture.” — Audrey Foris

“Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.” — Josh Billings

“A bagel is a doughnut with the sin removed.” — George Rosenbaum

“Great eaters and great sleepers are incapable of anything else that is great.” — Henry IV of France

"Condensed milk is wonderful. I don't see how they can get a cow to sit down on those little cans." -- Fred Allen
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“Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you!” — Tommy Smothers

“My favorite animal is steak.” — Fran Lebowitz

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“I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o’clock in the morning.” — John Barrymore

“The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.” — G.K. Chesterton

"Rice is born in water and must die in wine." -- Italian Proverb
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“The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again.” — George Miller

“When I’m at a Chinese restaurant having a hard time with chopsticks, I always hope that there’s a Chinese kid at an American restaurant somewhere who’s struggling mightily with a fork.” — Rick Budinich

“We are all dietetic sinners; only a small percent of what we eat nourishes us; the balance goes to waste and loss of energy.” — William Osler

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” — John Gunther

"It is, in my view, the duty of an apple to be crisp and crunchable, but a pear should have such a texture as leads to silent consumption." -- Edward Bunyard
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“If we’re not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn’t settle for junk food.” — Sally Edwards

“Hunger is the best sauce in the world.” — Cervantes

“What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?” — Lin Yutang

“I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead – not sick, not wounded – dead.” — Woody Allen


"When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste." -- Laiko Bahrs
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“We load up on oat bran in the morning so we’ll live forever. Then we spend the rest of the day living like there’s no tomorrow.” — Lee Iacocca

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” — Julia Child

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts!” — James Beard

“The inventor of soda crackers has a place in hell.” — Martin H. Fischer

“I've never met a problem a proper cupcake couldn't fix.” -- Sarah Ockler, Bittersweet
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“When you look at a cupcake, you’ve got to smile.” — Anne Byrn

“America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.” — Gloria Steinem

“That’s it, cupcake. You’re going down.” — Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

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

"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." -- Carl Sagan
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“Anyhow, the hole in the doughnut is at least digestible.” — H.L. Mencken

“An empty belly is the best cook.” — Estonian Proverb

“If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.” — Linda Henley

“I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee.” — Carly Simon

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“I don’t think America will have really made it until we have our own salad dressing. Until then we’re stuck behind the French, Italians, Russians and Caesarians.” — Pat McNelis

“The greatest delight the fields and woods minister is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable. I am not alone and unacknowledged. They nod to me and I to them.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Anybody who believes that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach flunked geography.” — Robert Byrne

"Poetry and music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies and strawberries and cream - they go together." -- Nikki Giovanni
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“I also eat fruit instead of drinking juices. That’s something I’ve read up on. I think that if you drink a lot of fruit juice you take in way too much sugar. You’d be better off eating a bunch of strawberries or apples.” — Kris Humphries

“In general, mankind, since the improvement in cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.” — Benjamin Franklin

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” — Lewis Grizzard

"A relationship isn't going to make me survive. It's the cherry on top." -- Jennifer Aniston
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“We’ll take the cake with the red cherry on top.” — Navjot Singh Sidhu

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