175+ Best Food Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational food quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Powerful Collection of Most Famous Food Quotes

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

Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go. – Anthony Bourdain

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

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

There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments. – Chris Rock

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

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

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

Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don’t forget food. You can go a week without laughing. – Joss Whedon

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

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

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

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

Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments. – Bethenny Frankel

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

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

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

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

I am a better person when I have less on my plate. – Elizabeth Gilbert

Good food ends with good talk. – Geoffrey Neighor

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

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

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

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

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee. – Abraham Lincoln

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

Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. – Ernestine Ulmer

Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart. – Erma Bombeck

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them. – Nora Ephron

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

I hate people who are not serious about meals. It is so shallow of them. – Oscar Wilde

What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow. – A.A. Milne

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. – Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

Cakes are healthy too, you just eat a small slice. – Mary Berry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For me, the good food starts with good product. – Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Food is for eating, and good food is to be enjoyed… I think food is, actually, very beautiful in itself. – Delia Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

My general rule is that if everyone knew how to cook fresh produce from their local area, and Monday to Thursday within 20 minutes, you know, there’s millions of recipes out there to be had. – Jamie Oliver

Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go. – Anthony Bourdain

He who eats alone chokes alone. – Arabian Proverb

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

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti. – Sophia Loren

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

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

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti. – Sophia Loren

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

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

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

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

The way you make an omelet reveals your character. – Anthony Bourdain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is no sincerer 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

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

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 I have one addiction in life, it’s probably food. – Liam Hemsworth

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

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

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

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

Stop being a vegan and start enjoying what you eat. – Jamie Oliver

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

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

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

Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul. – Dorothy Day

Never eat more than you can lift. – Miss Piggy

He who eats alone chokes alone. – Arabian Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

If you maintain a healthy diet, or at least are smart about your food choices, you’ll still see the pounds come off. – Misty May-Treanor

Food is not just eating energy. It’s an experience. – Guy Fieri

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

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

Food, to me, is always about cooking and eating with those you love and care for. – David Chang

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 should eat to live, not live to eat. – Moliere

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

Eating good food is my favourite thing in the whole world. Nothing is more blissful. – Justine Larbalestier

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

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

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

Patience is the secret to good food. – Gail Simmons

I enjoy my food. I like to grill; I do that a lot. I like meat and have big dinners – steak, red meat splurges, prime cuts. – Taylor Kinney

People will travel anywhere for good food – it’s crazy. – Rene Redzepi

I think about food literally all day every day. It’s a thing. – Taylor Swift

Hunger is a good cook. – Proverb

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

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 art and science. So, you take something out, you have to work with the recipe to make sure that you’re providing delicious food with cleaner labels. – Denise Morrison

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

Man should not try to avoid stress any more than he would shun food, love or exercise. – Hans Selye

Good food is healthy food. Food is supposed to sustain you so you can live better, not so you can eat more. Some people eat to live, and some people live to eat. – Yolanda Adams

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

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

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

Always eat grapes downward – that is, always 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

Most fast food is fried. Fried food tastes great, and people don’t seem to care about the fat aspect. – Eric Schlosser

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

Everyone would be healthier if they didn’t eat junk food. – Robert Atkins

When you don’t have food in your life, just for a day, it makes you realise you’re lucky to have it the next day. So the day after fasting, the music that comes out will be very joyous. – Chris Martin

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

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

By eating many fruits and vegetables in place of fast food and junk food, people could avoid obesity. – David H. Murdock

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

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

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

I love food. I’m a big food person. I’m really passionate about eating good food all the time. – Dreama Walker

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

The most dangerous food is wedding cake. – James Thurber

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

I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression. – Maya Angelou

I wouldn’t say that processed food, ready meals and oven takeaways aren’t relevant to modern life, it’s just that over the past 40 years there are three generations of people who have come out of school and gone through their home life without ever being shown how to cook properly. – Jamie Oliver

Clean water and access to food are some of the simplest things that we can take for granted each and every day. In places like Africa, these can be some of the hardest resources to attain if you live in a rural area. – Marcus Samuelsson

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

Never eat more than you can lift. – Miss Piggy

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

Food is a huge passion of mine, and because I want to eat whatever I want, I run every morning, and then I do weights a few times a week. It’s just how I can balance eating pancakes in the morning, a big burger for lunch, and then a fat steak and cheesecake at night. – Matt Barr

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

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

It’s okay to eat fish because they don’t have any feelings. – Kurt Cobain

Every time you use the word ‘healthy,’ you lose. The key is to make yummy, delicious food that happens to be healthy. – Marcus Samuelsson

Only the pure in heart can make a good soup. – Ludwig van Beethoven

Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity. – Jonathan Safran Foer

In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport. – Julia Child

Food feeds both the body and soul – there are clear reasons to eat a balanced diet, but there are also reasons you cling to your mom’s secret chicken noodle soup recipe when you’re sick. – Michael Mina

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

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