76+ Best Eating Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational eating quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Eating Quotes

First we eat, then we do everything else. – M.F.K. Fisher

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti. – Sophia Loren

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. – Adelle Davis

He who eats alone chokes alone. – Arabian Proverb

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but Cabbage with a College Education. – Mark Twain

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

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

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

Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. – Ernestine Ulmer

We don’t get fat because we overeat; we overeat because we’re getting fat. – Gary Taubes

As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans. – Ernest Hemingway

You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jellybeans. – Ronald Reagan

Rice is born in water and must die in wine. – Italian Proverb

To eat is to appropriate by destruction. – Jean-Paul Sartre

Always eat grapes downward †that is eat the best grapes first; in this way there will be none better left on the bunch, and each grape will seem good down to the last. If you eat the other way, you will not have a good grape in the lot. – Samuel Butler

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

The onion is the truffle of the poor. – Robert J. Courtine

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist. – G. K. Chesterton

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

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. – Oscar Wilde

It’s important to begin a search on a full stomach. – Henry Bromel

Vegetables are food of the earth, but fruits taste of the heavens. – Terri Guillemets

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

Cheese is milk’s leap toward immortality. – Clifton Fadiman

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

Good food ends with good talk. – Geoffrey Neighor

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

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

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

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

Food is the most primitive form of comfort. – Sheila Graham

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

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

I just inhaled kimchi ramen. Nose on fire. Next chapter may be obscured by tears. – MCM

A little chocolate a day keeps the doctor at bay – Marcia Carrington

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

Condensed milk is wonderful. I don’t see how they can get a cow to sit down on those little cans. – Fred Allen

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

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

If there were only turnips and potatoes in the world, someone would complain that plants grow the wrong way. – Georg C. Lichtenberg

I’m pretty sure that eating chocolate keeps wrinkles away because I have never seen a 10 year old with a Hershey bar and crows feet. – Amy Neftzger

Hunger is a good cook. – Proverb

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

There ain’t no such thing as wrong food. – Sean Stewart

The sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness And in the taste confounds the appetite. – William Shakespeare

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

If soup isn’t hot enough to make a grown man wince, it’s undrinkable. – Terri Guillemets

When a man’s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor. – Euripides

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

Plant a radish, get a radish, never any doubt. That’s why I love vegetables, you know what they’re about! – Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

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

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

Food is like sex: When you abstain, even the worst stuff begins to look good. – Beth McCollister

People who love to eat are always the best people. – Julia Child

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

Laughter is brightest in the place where the food is. – Irish Proverb

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

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

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

People want honest, flavourful food, not some show-off meal that takes days to prepare. – Ted Allen

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

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

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

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

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

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It’s a grain. It’s like, like, grits, but with high self-esteem. – James Patterson

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

Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork. – English Proverb

In ‘The Republic’ he [Plato] states that the enjoyment of food is not a true pleasure because the purpose of eating is to relieve pain hunger. – Mark Kurlansky

The chief pleasure in eating does not consist in costly seasoning, or exquisite flavor, but in yourself. – Horace

Animals feed; man eats; only a man of wit knows how to eat. – Jean Anthelme

Never eat more than you can lift. – Miss Piggy

You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food. – Kurt Vonnegut

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