129+ Best Eating Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Eat is to put or take food into the mouth, chew it (= crush it with the teeth), and swallow it. Profoundly inspirational eating quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Famous Eating Quotes

Unless you are a pizza, the answer is yes, I can live without you. Bill Murray

Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason. Andrew Solomon

Pizza is like the entire food pyramid! Madeline Oles

There is nothing more luxurious than eating while you read unless it be reading while you eat. Amabel did both: they are not the same thing, as you will see if you think the matter over. E. Nesbit

Every pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard and believe in yourself. Bill Murray

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

There’s no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box in your lap. Kevin James

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

Anyone who says that money cannot buy happiness has clearly never spent their money on pizza. Andrew W.K.

You are what what you eat eats. Michael Pollan

A pizza slice a day keeps sadness away. Jet Paacal

We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie. David Mamet

I’d rather have leftover pizza than leftover feelings. Sarah Burgess

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Michael Pollan

Time is money, money is power, power is pizza, and pizza is knowledge, let’s go! Aubrey Plaza

There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered entertainment, food, and affection. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases, the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When the affection IS the entertainment, we no longer call it dating. Under no circumstances can the food be omitted. Judith Martin

If we shake out all of the crumbs from all of the keyboards in the world, we can end world hunger. Matthew Dolkart

Shame is a soul eating emotion. Carl Gustav Jung

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

You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. But you won’t discover this until you are willing to stop banging your head against the wall of shaming and caging and fearing yourself.  Geneen Roth

In Italy, food is an expression of love. It is how you show those around you that you care for them. Having a love for food means you also have a love for those you are preparing it for and for yourself. Joe Bastianich

Too many of us take great pains with what we ingest through our mouths, and far less with what we partake of through our ears and eyes. Brandon Sanderson

Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate. Aland D. Wolfelt

The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world. Michael Pollan

My weaknesses have always been food men in that order. Dolly Parton

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti. Sophia Loren

Cooking is like love it should be entered into with abandon or not at all. Harriet Van Horne

Not responding is a response we are equally responsible for what we don’t do. In the case of animal slaughter, to throw your hands in the air is to wrap your fingers around a knife handle. Jonathan Safran Foer

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

I’ve long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk. Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime associates, food, for me, has always been an adventure. Anthony Bourdain

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

My favorite animal is steak. Fran Lebowitz

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Charles M. Schulz

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

There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves. Thomas Wolfe

That’s all a grit is, a vehicle. For whatever it is you rather be eating. Kathryn Stockett

Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes. It makes people overjoyed and puts them in your debt. Judith Olney

When engaged in eating, the brain should be the servant of the stomach. Agatha Christie

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

Eating crappy food isn’t a reward it’s a punishment. Drew Carey

Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people eat together. Guy Fieri

How silly people were to eat. They thought they needed food for energy, but they didn’t. Energy came from will, from self control. Steven Levenkron

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

To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day. W. Somerset Maugham

It’s okay to play with your food. Emeril Lagasse

If you can eat with mates or friends or family, I mean, it’s such a brilliant thing isn’t it? If you feel really rubbish and you have a nice bit of food it makes you feel good, you know? Jamie Oliver

Initially let your food do the talking. You’ll be surprised how far you go in a short period of time. Gordon Ramsay

There’s a friendly tie of some sort between music and eating. Thomas Hardy

I believe it’s a cook’s moral obligation to add more butter given the chance. Michael Ruhlman

Eating is not a crime. It’s not a moral issue. It’s normal. It’s enjoyable. It just is. Carrie Arnold

Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories. Buddy Valastro

The slogan of Hell Eat or be eaten. The slogan of Heaven Eat and be eaten. W.H. Auden

A party without a cake is really just a meeting. Julia Child

We need a better way to talk about eating animals. We need a way that brings meat to the center of public discussion in the same way it is often at the center of our plates. This doesn’t require that we pretend we are going to have a collective agreement. However strong our intuitions are about what’s right for us personally and even about what’s right for others, we all know in advance that our positions will clash with those of our neighbors. What do we do with that most inevitable reality? Drop the conversation, or find a way to reframe it? Jonathan Safran Foer

Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is always cake. Dean Koontz

There is a difference between dining and eating. Dining is an art. When you eat to get most out of your meal, to please the palate, just as well as to satiate the appetite, that,my friend, is dining. Yuan Mei

There’s nothing better than cake but more cake. Harry S. Truman

Basil Stag Hare tut tutted severely as he remarked to Ambrose Spike, Tch, tch. Dreadful table manners. Just look at those three wallahs, kicking up a hullaballoo like that! Eating’s a serious business. Brian Jacques

Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people it does for me. Audrey Hepburn

Meat isn’t murder, it’s delicious. John Lydon

Romance is the icing, but love is the cake. Julia Child

When you mature in your relationship with God you realize how suffering and patience are like eating your spiritual vegetables. Criss Jami

Love, love, and cherish life. Also, just eat the cake. Aaron Paul

It’s unsettling to meet people who don’t eat apples. Aimee Bender

Let them eat cake. Marie Antoinette

Centuries of secularism have failed to transform eating into something strictly utilitarian. Food is still treated with reverence To eat is still something more than to maintain bodily functions. People may not understand what that something more is, but they nonetheless desire to celebrate it. They are still hungry and thirsty for sacramental life. Alexander Schmemann

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

In our heart we know that life loves life. Yet we feast on some of the other life forms with which we share our planet; we kill to live. Taste is what carries us across that rocky moral terrain, what makes the horror palatable, and the paradox we could not defend by reason melts into a jungle of sweet temptations. Diane Ackerman

Life’s too short. Start with Dessert! Barbra Streisand

Eating, and hospitality in general, is a communion, and any meal worth attending by yourself is improved by the multiples of those with whom it is shared. Jesse Browner

The most powerful social media it is not the internet, it is not Facebook it is food. This connects all human beings. Alex Atala

Those were the people who made her something, and without them she was different. She’d held on to them and to that old self tenaciously, though. She clung to it, celebrated it, worshipped it even, instead of constructing a new grown up life for herself. For years she’d been eating the cold crumbs left over from a great feast, living on them as though they could last her forever. Ann Brashares

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

A thousand years ago the Chinese had an entirely codified kitchen while the French were still gnawing on bones. Chopsticks have been around since the fourth century B.C. Forks didn’t show up in England until 1611, and even then they weren’t meant for eating but just to hold the meat still while you hacked at it with your knife. Ruth Reichl

Destiny may ride with us today, but there is no reason for it to interfere with lunch. Peter the Great

And the rats eat my face. So what. Sarah Kane

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

In any case I just cannot imagine attaching so much importance to any food or treat that I would grow irate or bitter at the mention of the suffering of animals. A pig to me will always seem more important than a pork rind. There is the risk here of confusing realism with cynicism, moral stoicism with moral sloth, of letting oneself become jaded and lazy and self satisfied what used to be called an appetitive person. Matthew Scully

Instead of past, present and future, I’d prefer chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Ashleigh Brilliant

My mother tells me I do not chew my food enough; she says I am making it harder for my body to get the essential nutrients it needs. If she were here, I would remind her that I am eating a blueberry Pop Tart. Joe Dunthorne

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

Man was designed in a way in which he must eat in order to give him a solid reason to go to work everyday. This helps to keep him out of trouble. God is wise. Criss Jami

I get way too much happiness from good food. Elizabeth Olsen

Neighbours complaining about someone’s dog making an awful racket. You could hardly blame the poor beast, its owner had died in her bed at least a fortnight before and there hadn’t been much left of the old girl worth eating. James Oswald

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people. Orson Welles

Once you’re using sides and sauces you’re on the right track and you’re also following the general principles about how to eat well in the United States. Tyler Cowen

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. Hippocrates

My message is, as it alway has been, moderation meat as a main course on three days a week, eggs on one, fish on one other and some form of vegetarian meal on the rest constitute a perfectly acceptable, interesting and varied diet. Delia Smith

I could talk food all day. I love good food. Tom Brady

You are what you eat and read. Maya Corrigan

I eat a variety of foods like vegetables, fruit and beef for protein and iron. Sasha Cohen

When I find the guy who torched that forest, I’m going to eat him. And I’m only going to half cook him first. Sergeant Schlock Howard Tayler

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

I just like having something edible to look forward to. Madeleine Ryan

Eating is always a decision, nobody forces your hand to pick up food and put it into your mouth. Albert Ellis

I decided that love is when you have food in your mouth that you know is not going to make you fat. Lust is when you have food in your mouth that is going to make you fat. Fear is the day after you had food in your mouth that is going to make you fat. Melissa Broder

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

After all, since the world began, we’ve been eating each other. If not symbolically, then we’ve been literally gorging on each other. Agustina Bazterrica

It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life. Emmet Fox

For this reason perhaps food passes into excrement, that we may not be lovers of luxury. St John Chrysostom

He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else. Samuel Johnson

We ate slowly, looking at each other the whole while, silent, anticipating, savoring the sensations building, mounting inside. Utterly enthralled I watched him eat chicken, his strong white teeth tearing the flesh apart, and it was thrilling, tantalizing. I observed the way his neck muscles worked when he swallowed his wine, and that was thrilling, too and I watched with fascination as his large brown hand reached out, fingers wrapping around a fuzzy golden pink peach, clutching it. He took up a knife and carefully peeled the peach and divided it into sections and ate them one by one, his brown eyes devouring me as he did so. The tip of his tongue slipped out and slowly licked the peach juice from his lips. Jennifer Wilde

I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed. I eat whatever I want. I just don’t overeat. Tyra Banks

I hate eating shrimp or prawns or anything like that. They are Chewing Gum of the Sea. You chew and chew for what seems like half an hour. Then, if you manage to actually bite into the damn stuff, this cold jet of fishy liquid squirts into your mouth and down your throat. Nauseating. Stewart Stafford

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

Nevertheless, I’m not sure I can quite express what is so basic, so right, so utterly human about cooking and eating together. As far back as you can go in history, you find human beings gathering around tables for the purpose of eating together. Offering food and water is an instinctive act of courtesy in almost every culture around the world. In the Bible and Jewish Christian tradition, breaking bread together is perhaps both the humblest and the most meaningful reflection of unity. Joshua Becker

I like food. I like eating. And I don’t want to deprive myself of good food. Sarah Michelle Gellar

What we eat today creates the blueprints for our health later in life. Jessica Marie Baumgartner

If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. William Shakespeare

Eating a big bowl of ice cream for breakfast is every kids dream! Steven Magee

A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into. George Orwell

Fasting carries significant health benefits. Metabolism increases, energy increases and blood sugars decrease. The only remaining question is this Can you do it? I hear this one all the time. Absolutely, 100 percent yes. In fact, fasting has been a part of human culture since the dawn of our species. Jason Fung

My favorite time of day is to get up and eat leftovers from dinner, especially spicy food. David Byrne

We most commonly waste food by swallowing prematurely. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

When I ponder my mind I consistently find It is glued On food. Ogden Nash

As the old saying goes, Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. But that depends on what the hand is feeding you and what the other hand is doing while you’re eating. Craig D. Lounsbrough

I love all kinds of bread. Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips. Tyra Banks

When I was young, my friends and I always tested the PIs level of patience. For example, when synthesizing the specialties of old days, the one time risk of eating those dishes was calculated for minutes. Of course, in the end, we always wolfed down the unique meals they declared inedible. For example, the so called hamburger we wanted to eat forced the PIs to assess the scale of risks while we were slurping up a half a deciliter of synthesized fat. A.Z Wolden

Food is my drug of choice. Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Eating when you are hungry and stopping when you are comfortably satisfied is selfcare as much as taking a day off from the gym when you are physically exhausted. Dalia Kinsey

I always knew that food and wine were vital, with my mother being Italian and a good cook. Robert Mondavi

Tell me what and who you eat, and I can tell who your friends are. Angie Karan

Food is the most primitive form of comfort. Sheilah Graham Westbrook

One girl said that her greatest pleasure in life is eating. I was intrigued Either she doesn’t know how to have sex, or I don’t know how to eat right. Augusto Branco

I always say centered food equals centered behavior. Marilu Henner

With my stomach growling, I took my place at the head of the dining table and switched the fork and knife around. Two and a half years, and the girls still forgot to place the cutlery for a left handed person. Arizona Tape

All food is the gift of the gods and has something of the miraculous, the egg no less than the truffle. Sybille Bedford