Top 100 Food Quotes And Sayings

Looking for the best food quotes? We’ve compiled a list of top 100 quotes and sayings.

Popular 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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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


“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

“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



“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

“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

“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

“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


“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

“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