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Food Quotes

This is a constantly updated list of hand-curated food quotes from popular chefs, writers, and all-around lovers of food. Feel free to share these on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.

“Never eat more than you can life.” - Miss Piggy

“Never eat more than you can life.”

Miss Piggy

“A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.” - Thomas Keller

“A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.”

Thomas Keller

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” - Ernestine Ulmer

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.”

Ernestine Ulmer

“Food for us comes from our relatives, whether they have wings or fins or roots. That is how we consider food. Food has a culture. It has a history. It has a story. It has relationships.” - Winona LaDuke

“Food for us comes from our relatives, whether they have wings or fins or roots. That is how we consider food. Food has a culture. It has a history. It has a story. It has relationships.”

Winona LaDuke

“I watch cooking change the cook, just as it transforms the food.” - Laura Esquivel

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.”

Alan D. Wolfelt

“My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order.” - Dolly Parton

“My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order.”

Dolly Parton

“I watch cooking change the cook, just as it transforms the food.” - Laura Esquivel

“I watch cooking change the cook, just as it transforms the food.”

Laura Esquivel

“I know once people get connected to real food, they never change back.” - Alice Waters

“I know once people get connected to real food, they never change back.”

Alice Waters

“I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.” - W.C. Fields

“I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.”

W.C. Fields

“Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.” - Giada De Laurentiis

“Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.”

Giada De Laurentiis

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him...the people who give you their food give you their heart.” - Cesar Chavez

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… The people who give you their food give you their heart.”

Cesar Chavez

“The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken.” - Maya Angelou

“The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken.”

Maya Angelou

“Food can be very transformational, and it can be more than just about a dish. That’s what happened to me when I first went to France. I fell in love. And if you fall in love, well, then everything is easy.” - Alice Waters

“Food can be very transformational, and it can be more than just about a dish. That’s what happened to me when I first went to France. I fell in love. And if you fall in love, well, then everything is easy.”

Alice Waters

“To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location and the company as it is about the taste.” - Heston Blumenthal

“To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location and the company as it is about the taste.”

Heston Blumenthal

“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” - Paul Prudhomme

“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.”

Paul Prudhomme

“I realized very early the power of food to evoke memory, to bring people together, to transport you to other places, and I wanted to be a part of that.” - Jose Andres Puerta

“I realized very early the power of food to evoke memory, to bring people together, to transport you to other places, and I wanted to be a part of that.”

José Andrés Puerta

“My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.” - Orson Welles

“My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.”

Orson Welles

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

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

Harriet van Horne

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

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.”

John Gunther

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” - Luciano Pavarotti

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”

Luciano Pavarotti

“Anyone who’s a chef, who loves food, ultimately knows that all that matters is: ‘Is it good? Does it give pleasure?’” - Anthony Bourdain

“Anyone who’s a chef, who loves food, ultimately knows that all that matters is: ‘Is it good? Does it give pleasure?’”

Anthony Bourdain

Truly, love is delightful and pleasant food, supplying, as it does, rest to the weary, strength to the weak, and joy to the sorrowful. It in fact renders the yoke of truth easy and its burden light. - Saint Bernard

“Truly, love is delightful and pleasant food, supplying, as it does, rest to the weary, strength to the weak, and joy to the sorrowful. It in fact renders the yoke of truth easy and its burden light.”

Saint Bernard

“Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.” - Jonathan Safran Foer

“Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.”

Jonathan Safran Foer

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

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

E.M. Forster

“Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks.” - Marilyn Wann

“Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks.”

Marilyn Wann

“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.” - Julia Child

“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.”

Julia Child

“Great food is like great sex. The more you have the more you want.” - Gael Greene

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

Gael Greene

“The belly rules the mind.” - Spanish Proverb

“The belly rules the mind.”

Spanish Proverb

“I am not a glutton - I am an explorer of food.” - Erma Bombeck

“I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food.”

Erma Bombeck

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” - Julia Child

“People who love to eat are always the best people.”

Julia Child

“Food is really and truly the most effective medicine.” - Joel Fuhrman

“Food is really and truly the most effective medicine.”

Joel Fuhrman

“Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.” - Voltaire

“Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.”

Voltaire

“The secret of food lies in memory - of thinking and then knowing what the taste of cinnamon or steak is.” - Jerry Saltz

“The secret of food lies in memory – of thinking and then knowing what the taste of cinnamon or steak is.”

Jerry Saltz

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” - Jim Davis

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”

Jim Davis

“Well, food’s always the way to anybody’s heart, I think, guy or girl.” - Josh Hutcherson

“Well, food’s always the way to anybody’s heart, I think, guy or girl.”

Josh Hutcherson

“My best hostess tip is to have good food and really good music.” - Jennifer Aniston

“My best hostess tip is to have good food and really good music.”

Jennifer Aniston

“Eating is so intimate. It’s very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life.” - Maya Angelou

“Eating is so intimate. It’s very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life.”

Maya Angelou

“Eating good food is my favourite thing in the world. Nothing is more blissful.” - Justine Larbalestier

“Eating good food is my favourite thing in the world. Nothing is more blissful.”

Justine Larbalestier

“Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.” - Sophia Loren

“Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.”

Sophia Loren

“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.” - Ludwig van Beethoven

“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”

Ludwig van Beethoven

“The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight.” - M.F.K. Fisher

“The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight.”

M.F.K Fisher

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

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

Fran Lebowitz

“Bachelor’s fare: bread and cheese, and kisses.” - Jonathan Swift

“Bachelor’s fare: bread and cheese, and kisses.”

Jonathan Swift

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” - Doug Larson

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”

Dough Larson

“Butter is the most delicate of foods among barbarous nations, and one which distinguishes the wealthy from the multitude at large.” - Pliny

“Butter is the most delicate of foods among barbarous nations, and one which distinguishes the wealthy from the multitude at large.”

Pliny

“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

“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

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” – James Beard

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”

James Beard

“Wine is bottled poetry.” –Robert Luis Stevenson

“Wine is bottled poetry.”

Robert Luis Stevenson

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

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

Julia Child

“A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap.” –Mitch Hedberg

“A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap.”

Mitch Hedberg

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

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

Hippocrates

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” –Charles M. Shulz

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

Charles M. Shulz

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.” – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.”

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“So long as you have food in your mouth you have solved all questions for the time being.” – Franz Kafka

“So long as you have food in your mouth you have solved all questions for the time being.”

Franz Kafka

“There is no sincere love than the love of food.” –George Bernard Shaw

“There is no sincere love than the love of food.”

George Bernard Shaw

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

“I love you like a fat kid loves cake.” –Scott Adams

“I love you like a fat kid loves cake.”

Scott Adams

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” –Orson Welles

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.”

Orson Welles

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

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

Julia Child

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

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

Mark Twain

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

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

Virginia Woolf

“Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.” – Jo Brand

“Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.”

Jo Brand

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” –Ruth Reichl

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”

Ruth Reichl

“The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating.” –John Walters

“The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating.”

John Walters

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