Food is a subject that just about everybody loves, whether we are rich or poor, famous or obscure, or liberal or conservative.  We hope you enjoy this collection of quotations about food!

Lawrence J. Clark: The Mountain Man Gourmet!


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

My mom, who’s been in the restaurant business for 40 years, is the number-one influence in my life. But I look up to a lot of people in the industry. Tops on my list is Mario Batali. My mom and Mario taught me the same lesson: Food is loveRachael Ray

From an early age I understood that cooking was never going to be a job, it’s a passion.  Gordon Ramsay

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 eatingLuciano Pavarotti

We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.  Anna Thomas

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined wellVirginia 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

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

Everything you see I owe to spaghettiSophia Loren

I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.  W.C. Fields

Cheese – milk’s leap towards immortality.  Clifton Fadiman

I like rice. Rice is great if you’re hungry and want two thousand of something.  Mitch Hedberg

A party without cake is just a meeting.  Julia Child

Waffles are like pancakes with syrup traps.  Mitch Hedberg

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.  Tecumseh

Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all. Ban Ki-moon

It’s easy to impress me. I don’t need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I’m happy. I’m satisfied. I’m content. Maria Sharapova

If music be the food of love, play on. William Shakespeare

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. Luther Burbank

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

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

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

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. Mother Teresa

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

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

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

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

Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God. Christopher Hitchens

There’s almost no food that isn’t genetically modified. Genetic modification is the basis of all evolution. Things change because our planet is subjected to a lot of radiation, which causes DNA damage, which gets repaired, but results in mutations, which create a ready mixture of plants that people can choose from to improve agriculture. Nina Fedoroff

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

I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex. Bertrand Russell

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

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

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success… such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything. Nikola Tesla

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

In both business and personal life, I’ve always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry. Ivanka Trump

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

I love you like a fat kid loves cake!   Scott Adams

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

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.  Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of breadMahatma 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, The Angel Experiment

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

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

Probably one of the most private things in the world is an egg before it is broken.  M.F.K. Fisher

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

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

You are what you eat.  Michael Pollan

Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It’s made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!  Roald Dahl

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

Am I tough? Am I strong? Am I hard-core? Absolutely.  Did I whimper with pathetic delight when I sank my teeth into my hot fried-chicken sandwich? You betcha.  James Patterson

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

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

The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.   Julia Child

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.  Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food Erma Bombeck

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

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

How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?   Charles de Gaulle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whoever thought a tiny candy bar should be called fun size was a moron.  Glenn Beck

Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans … are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.   Anthony Bourdain

My love is pizza shaped. Won’t you have a slice? It’s circular, so there’s enough to go around.  Dora J. Arod

She asked if I loved another woman, so I answered honestly and said, “Dinner was great, but I could go for dessert.  Dark Jar Tin Zoo

My love is meatloaf flavored. I just wish my meatloaf was also meatloaf flavored.  Dora J. Arod

If you’re afraid of butter, use cream Julia Child

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

Tofu tacos are not Mexican. I think putting tofu on anything and calling it Mexican is an insult to my people.  Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.  Erma Bombeck

You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like kleenex?  Julia Child

I like a cook who smiles out loud when he tastes his own work.  Let God worry about your modesty; I want to see your enthusiasm.  Robert Farrar Capon

No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.   Laurie Colwin

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

All sorrows are less with bread.   Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Life is half delicious yogurt, half crap, and your job is to keep the plastic spoon in the yogurt.  Scott Adams

Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.  Craig Claiborne

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