75 Best Food Quotes For People Who Love To Eat

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Sometimes, reading just the right phrasing of words or some best food quotes is all you need to brighten your day.

When you’re trying to lose weight, one of the smartest and easiest steps you can take is to keep a food diary with below listed food quotes.

When a person is on a “diet” it is like a statement to everyone around them that they are trying to lose weight.

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We love a well crafted phrase, and we typically schedule food quotes across Twitter and Pinterest all the time, mostly because we loved sipping our morning coffee and getting a little chuckle out of something that we read.

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

2. The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
– Calvin Trillin

3. Chemicals, n: Noxious substances from which modern foods are made.

4. Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it.

5. No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut.
– Channing Pollock

6. High-tech tomatoes. Mysterious milk.  Super squash.  Are we supposed to eat this stuff?  Or is it going to eat us?
– Annita Manning

7. The bagel, an unsweetened doughnut with rigor mortis.
– Beatrice & Ira Freeman

8. Vegetables are interesting, but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.
– Fran Lebowitz

9. In Mexico we have a word for sushi: bait.
– José Simons

10. When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste.
– Laiko Bahr

11. 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

12. A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat.
– Old New York Proverb

13. Sleep ’til you’re hungry, eat ’til you’re sleepy.

14. Tell me what you eat, I’ll tell you who you are.
– Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

15. Avoid fruit and nuts. You are what you eat.
Jim Davis

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

17. I eat merely to put food out of my mind.
– N.F. Simpson

18. Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.
– Josh Billings

19. A bagel is a doughnut with the sin removed.
– George Rosenbaum

20. There is no such thing as a little garlic.
– A. Baer

21. Great eaters and great sleepers are incapable of anything else that is great.
– Henry IV of France

22. No one is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.
– Christopher Morley

23. It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.
– Lewis Grizzard

24. 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

25. 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

26. Fish, to taste right, must swim three times – in water, in butter, and in wine.
– Polish Proverb

27. The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live.
– Confucius

28. A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.
– James Beard

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

30. Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
– Doug Larson

31. All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
– John Gunther

32. Worries go down better with soup.
– Jewish Proverb

33. My favorite animal is steak.
– Fran Lebowitz

34. Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you!
– Tommy Smothers

35. We think fast food is equivalent to pornography, nutritionally speaking.
– Steve Elbert

36. It would be nice if the FDA stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat.
– Gore Vidal

37. Large, naked raw carrots are acceptable as food only to those who lie in hutches eagerly awaiting Easter.
– Fran Lebowitz

38. It’s bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children’s health than the pediatrician.
– Meryl Streep

39. 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 

40. If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.
– Linda Henley

41. It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it.
– Julia Child

42. If we’re not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn’t settle for junk food.
– Sally Edwards

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

44. Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don’t eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on.
– George Bernard Shaw

45. I’ll bet what motivated the British to colonize so much of the world is that they were just looking for a decent meal.
– Martha Harrison

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

47. 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

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

49. Recipe: A series of step-by-step instructions for preparing ingredients you forgot to buy, in utensils you don’t own, to make a dish the dog wouldn’t eat

50. I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. Tuna fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.
– Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

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

52. Hunger is the best sauce in the world.
– Cervantes

53. Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts!
– James Beard

54. Great food is like great sex. The more you have, the more you want.
– Gael Greene

55. You are what you eat. For example, if you eat garlic you’re apt to be a hermit.
– Franklin P. Jones

56. Cold beer and pizza are spiritual.
– Betsy Cañas Garmon

57. We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.
– Epicurus

58. He who eats alone chokes alone.
– Proverb

59. After dinner sit a while, and after supper walk a mile.
– English Saying

60. The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again. 
– English Saying

61. Hunger: One of the few cravings that cannot be appeased with another solution.
– Irwin Van Grove

62. The woman just ahead of you at the supermarket checkout has all the delectable groceries you didn’t even know they carried.
– Mignon McLaughlin

63. You can tell how long a couple has been married by whether they are on their first, second or third bottle of Tabasco.
– Bruce Bye

64. The story of barbecue is the story of America: Settlers arrive on great unspoiled continent, discover wondrous riches, set them on fire and eat them.
– Vince Staten

65. Vegetables are the food of the earth; fruit seems more the food of the heavens.
– Sepal Felicivant

66. An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh.
– Will Rogers

67. Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cabbage.
– Lettuce prays

68. If you ate pasta and antipasto, would you still be hungry?

69. He was a very valiant man who first adventured on eating oysters.
– James I

70. As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.
– Tom Mason

71. Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?

72. Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
– Mark Twain

73. A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.
– P.J. O’Rourke

74. Soup is just a way of screwing you out of a meal.
– Jay Leno

75. I’m not sure what makes pepperoni so good – if it’s the pepper or the oni.
– Ulrik Stephen

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