Quotes About Food

I doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream.
Heywood Broun

Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.
Samuel Pepys

No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.
Christopher Morley

At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
W. Somerset Maugham

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

And ye shall eat the fat of the land.
Genesis 45:18

Life itself is the proper binge.
Julia Child

When I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it . . . and it is all one.
M. F. K. Fisher

To eat is human, to digest, divine.
Mark Twain

My mouth is a happy place.
Pat Conroy

There’s someone at every party who eats all the celery.
Kin Hubbard

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

An army marches on its stomach.
Napoleon Bonaparte (attrib.)

Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.
Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Life, within doors, has few pleasanter aspects than a neatly arranged and well-provisioned breakfast table.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make a better soup.
H. L. Mencken

My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after, and if need be during all meals and in the interval between them.
- Winston Churchill, on dining with the abstinent King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia

He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.
Jonathan Swift

As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.
Joan Gussow, assistant professor of nutrition and education, Columbia University

The first thing I remember liking that liked me back was food.
Rhoda Morgenstern

One man’s meat is another man’s poison.
Oswald Dykes

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.
Fanny Fern



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