Food Quotes

Quotes archive from “Today’s Quotation”

Thought: Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.  (Woody Allen)

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

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

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

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 and William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story)

And when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart:
Your seeds shall live in my body,
And the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart,
And your fragrance shall be my breath,
And together we shall rejoice through all the seasons.
(Khalil Gibran)

Reminds me of my of safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.  (W. C. Fields)

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.  (Benjamin Franklin)

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

There cannot be good living where there is not good drinking.  (Benjamin Franklin)

Let the stoics say what they please, we do not eat for the good of living, but because the meat is savory and the appetite is keen.  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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

He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise.  (Henry David Thoreau)

Did you ever stop to taste a carrot?  Not just eat it, but taste it?  You can’t taste the beauty and energy of the earth in a Twinkie.   (Astrid Alauda)

Oh, the tiger will love you.  There is no sincerer love than the love of food.  (George Bernard Shaw)

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

I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.  (Benjamin Disraeli)

I did not say that this meat was tough. I just said I didn’t see the horse that usually stands outside.  (W.C. Fields)

Honeyeaters know that to have a joyful heart one must live life like the bees, sipping the sweet nectar from each moment as it blooms.  And Life, like the world of honey, has its enchantments and stings…. (Ingrid Goff-Maidoff  “The Honey Sutras”)

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Now! bring us some figgy pudding
Now! bring us some figgy pudding
Now! bring us some figgy pudding
and bring some out here.
-16th Century English Carol

Eat butter first, and eat it last, and live till a hundred years be past.
– Old Dutch proverb

You will never get out of pot or pan anything fundamentally better than what went into it. Cooking is not alchemy; there is no magic in the pot.
Dishes & Beverages Of The Old South
Martha McCulloch-Williams (1913)

In cooking, as in all the arts, simplicity is the sign of perfection.
– Curnonsky

He looked at me as if I were a side dish he hadn’t ordered.
-Ring Lardner



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