Food quotes

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

    #Beauty #Food #Likes

  • When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?" "What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?" "I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Morning #Food #Pigs

  • An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed.
    -- A. J. Liebling

    #Food #Teaching #Blind

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

    #Coffee #Food #Book

  • We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.
    -- Adelle Davis

    #Food #Helping

  • Food was celebration, conversation, and nourishment. The table is where the big decisions of the family are made and all the arguing takes place.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Food #Decision #Tables

  • A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
    -- Aesop

    #Peace #Stress #Food

  • Forcing people to eat together is an effective way to promote tolerance.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Food #People #Tolerance

  • Desserts are like mistresses. They are bad for you. So if you are having one, you might as well have two.
    -- Alain Ducasse

    #Food #Two #Mistress

  • Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Funny Inspirational #Food #Health

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

    #Food #Hands #Decision

  • Fat is a barrier, a bellicose statement to others that, to some, justifies hostility in kind. The world says to the fat person, "Your fatness is an affront to me, so we have the right to treat you as offensively as you appear." Fat is not merely viewed as another type of tissue, but as a diagnostic sign, a personal statement, and a measure of personality. Too little fat and we see you as being antisocial, fearful and sexless. Too much fat and we see you as slothful, stupid, and sexually hung up.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Stupid #Food #Personality

  • A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Freedom #Food #Optimistic

  • All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening.
    -- Alexander Woollcott

    #Funny #Food #Finding Happiness

  • Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food.
    -- Alfred Hitchcock

    #Food #Wine #Enemy

  • But I don't want nutrition. I want food!
    -- Alice B. Toklas

    #Food #Want #Nutrition

  • Food simply isn't important to me.
    -- Alice Paul

    #Food #Important

  • Let things taste the way they are.
    -- Alice Waters

    #Food #Way #Taste

  • It is good to dress in fair clothes to dine with friends. It honors your host, if you are a guest; and your guest if you are a host. And both adorn the feast, and so celebrate the gifts of the world.
    -- Alison Croggon

    #Food #Clothes #Honor

  • I love food and I love everything involved with food. I love the fun of it. I love restaurants. I love cooking, although I don't cook very much. I love kitchens.
    -- Alma Guillermoprieto

    #Fun #Food #Cooking

  • Slicing a warm slab of bacon is a lot like giving a ferret a shave. No matter how careful you are, somebody's going to get hurt.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Hurt #Food #Giving

  • Cooking is an observation-based process that you can't do if you're so completely focused on a recipe.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Food #Cooking #Recipes

  • Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Food #Religion #Sauce

  • Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Food #Science #Men

  • Empty wine bottles have a bad opinion of women.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Food #Wine #Bottles

  • Indigestion: A disease which the patient and his friends frequently mistake for deep religious conviction and concern for the salvation of mankind. As the simple Red Man of the Western Wild put it, with, it must be confessed, a certain force: 'Plenty well, no pray; big belly ache, heap God.'
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Religious #Mistake #Food

  • Custard: A detestable substance produced by a malevolent conspiracy of the hen, the cow, and the cook.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Food #Substance #Hens

  • No one ever went to their deathbed saying, 'You know, I wish I'd eaten more rice cakes.
    -- Amy Krouse Rosenthal

    #Food #Health #Cake

  • Cooks are in some ways very much like actors; they must be fit and strong, since acting and cooking are two of the most exacting professions. They must be blessed - or cursed, whichever way you care to look at it - with what is called the artistic temperament, which means that if they are to act or cook at all well, it cannot be for duds or dummies.
    -- Andre Simon

    #Strong #Food #Blessed

  • Food without wine is a corpse; wine without food is a ghost; united and well matched they are as body and soul, living partners.
    -- Andre Simon

    #Food #Wine #Soul

  • Among the faithful, in the great kitchens of the world, Escoffier is to Careme what the New Testament is to the Old.
    -- Andre Simon

    #Food #Faithful #Kitchen

  • Get people back into the kitchen and combat the trend toward processed food and fast food.
    -- Andrew Weil

    #Food #Health #People

  • Half the cookbooks tell you how to cook the food and the other half tell you how to avoid eating it.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Food #Half #Eating

  • I don't like food that's too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Food #Thinking #Cooking

  • High-tech tomatoes. Mysterious milk. Supersquash. Are we supposed to eat this stuff? Or is it going to eat us?
    -- Anita Manning

    #Food #Tomatoes #Stuff

  • When we learn to eat properly we begin to rebuild our bodies and to fulfill our purpose on this planet to grow in health, creativity, wisdom, and compassion.
    -- Ann Wigmore

    #Food #Creativity #Health

  • We all eat & it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.
    -- Anna Thomas

    #Food #Opportunity #Would Be

  • Good food is a celebration of life, and it seems absurd to me that in celebrating life we should take life. That is why I don't eat flesh. I see no need for killing.
    -- Anna Thomas

    #Food #Animal #Needs

  • When there is very little else left to believe in, one can still believe in an honest loaf of fragrant, home-baked bread.
    -- Anna Thomas

    #Believe #Food #Home

  • Food binds us to our roots as strongly as any song or poem. Many of us have learned more about our ancestors in the kitchen than we ever will from a book.
    -- Anna Thomas

    #Song #Food #Book

  • In that intensely busy time of children and work, soup became my stalwart friend and I learned its true value. Anyone who's been there knows. You're busy, too much to do, time vanishes, the kids are relentless, and everyone is hungry all the time. Something as comforting, delicious, and practical as soup is like gold.
    -- Anna Thomas

    #Children #Food #Kids

  • your body is not a temple, it's an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Food #Amusement #Body

  • I lurched away from the table after a few hours feeling like Elvis in Vegas - fat, drugged, and completely out of it.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Food #Vegas #Feelings

  • That without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, moribund.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Food #Trying #Static

  • Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one's life.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Memories #Powerful #Food

  • 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

    #Food #Adventure #Oysters

  • To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Food #Meat #Pork

  • Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Food #Oil #Lazy

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

    #Food #Cooking #Enemy

  • Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Food #Simple #Fabulous

  • Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonalds? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria's mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled fish head? I know what I want. I want it all. I want to try everything once.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Food #Humble #Rocks

  • Don't touch my d**k, don't touch my knife.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Food #Knives

  • Of all the items on the menu, soup is that which exacts the most delicate perfection and the strictest attention.
    -- Auguste Escoffier

    #Food #Perfection #Soup

  • The belly is the giver of genius.
    -- Aulus Persius Flaccus

    #Food #Genius #Giver

  • You become what you think. You are what you eat.
    -- Barbara Cartland

    #Food #Thinking

  • Upscale people are fixated with food simply because they are now able to eat so much of it without getting fat, and the reason they don't get fat is that they maintain a profligate level of calorie expenditure. The very same people whose evenings begin with melted goats cheese... get up at dawn to run, break for a mid-morning aerobics class, and watch the evening news while racing on a stationary bicycle.
    -- Barbara Ehrenreich

    #Running #Morning #Food

  • Food is my drug of choice.
    -- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

    #Food #Choices #Drug

  • A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.
    -- Barbara Johnson

    #Food #Hands #Cookies

  • Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
    -- Barbara Jordan

    #Food #Anger #Thinking

  • Our holiday food splurge was a small crate of tangerines, which we found ridiculously thrilling after an eight-month abstinence from citrus.... Lily hugged each one to her chest before undressing it as gently as a doll. Watching her do that as she sat cross-legged on the floor one morning in pink pajamas, with bliss lighting her cheeks, I thought: Lucky is the world, to receive this grateful child. Value is not made of money, but a tender balance of expectation and longing.
    -- Barbara Kingsolver

    #Morning #Children #Food

  • Who's your fat friend ?
    -- Beau Brummell

    #Food #Fats

  • I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Death #Food #Saws

  • Beware the hobby that eats.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Food #Liberty #Hobbies

  • Hunger is the best pickle.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Food #Pickles #Hunger

  • There cannot be good living where there is not good drinking.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Funny #Drinking #Food

  • Hold your Council before Dinner; the full Belly hates Thinking as well as Acting.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Hate #Food #Thinking

  • Proust had his madeleines; I am devastated by the scent of yeast bread rising.
    -- Bert Greene

    #Food #Rising #Scent

  • Grub first, then ethics.
    -- Bertolt Brecht

    #Food #Cooking #Firsts

  • What hunger is in relation to food, zest is in relation to life.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Food #Zest #Hunger

  • Mrs. Schneiderman's theory of life was that earth held no sorrow that food could not heal ...
    -- Bess Streeter Aldrich

    #Food #Sorrow #Earth

  • I didn't forget your breakfast. I didn't bring your breakfast. Because you didn't eat your din-din.
    -- Bette Davis

    #Food #Breakfast #Forget You

  • And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven't yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food?
    -- Bill Bryson

    #Food #Thinking #Numbers

  • And Honey, I miss you and I'm being good. And I'd love to be with you if only I could.
    -- Bobby Goldsboro

    #Food #Missing #Honey

  • He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it hath already committed breakfast with it in his heart
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Easter #Food #Heart

  • I never eat in a restaurant that's over a hundred feet off the ground and won't stand still.
    -- Calvin Trillin

    #Food #Feet #Metamorphosis

  • French fries. I love them. Some people are chocolate and sweets people. I love French fries. That and caviar.
    -- Cameron Diaz

    #Sweet #Food #People

  • The quest for slowness, which begins as a simple rebellion against the impoverishment of taste in our lives, makes it possible to rediscover taste.
    -- Carlo Petrini

    #Food #Simple #Quests

  • If I'm making a movie and get hungry, I call time-out and eat some crackers.
    -- Carol Alt

    #Food #Hungry #Crackers

  • When it comes to food, there are two large categories of eaters, those who do not worry about what they eat but should, and those who do worry about what they eat but should not.
    -- Carol Tavris

    #Food #Two #Worry

  • We need a new definition of malnutrition. Malnutrition means under- and over-nutrition. Malnutrition means emaciated and obese.
    -- Catherine Bertini

    #Food #Mean #Needs

  • 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

    #Love #Food #Heart

  • "I am appalled at the prospect of using water as a vehicle for drugs. Fluoride is a corrosive poison that will produce serious effect on a long-range basis. Any attempt to use the water this way is deplorable." Charles Gordon Heyd, M.D., Past President, American Medical Association.
    -- Charles Bernhard Heyd

    #Food #Past #Long

  • How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?
    -- Charles de Gaulle

    #Food #Two #Cheese

  • To see the butcher slap the steak before he laid it on the block, and give his knife a sharpening, was to forget breakfast instantly. It was agreeable too - it really was - to see him cut it off so smooth and juicy. There was nothing savage in the act, although the knife was large and keen; it was a piece of art, high art; there was delicacy of touch, clearness of tone, skilful handling of the subject, fine shading. It was the triumph of mind over matter; quite.
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Art #Block #Food

  • Lettuce is like conversation; it must be fresh and crisp, so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.
    -- Charles Dudley Warner

    #Food #Bitter #Conversation

  • He who feasts every day, feasts no day.
    -- Charles Simmons


  • A jazz musician can improvise based on his knowledge of music. He understands how things go together. For a chef, once you have that basis, that's when cuisine is truly exciting.
    -- Charlie Trotter

    #Food #Together #Cuisine

  • Cuisine is only about making foods taste the way they are supposed to taste.
    -- Charlie Trotter

    #Food #Way #Taste

  • It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf.
    -- Christopher Dodd

    #Food #Forget The Past #Easy

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

    #Inspirational #Lonely #Food

  • Everything tastes better outdoors.
    -- Claudia Roden

    #Food #Cooking #Taste

  • Chowder breathes reassurace. It steams consolation.
    -- Clementine Paddleford

    #Food #Breathe #Steam

  • The British hamburger thus symbolised, with savage neatness, the country's failure to provide its ordinary people with food which did anything more for them than sustain life.
    -- Clive James

    #Food #People #Ordinary People

  • Tea! thou soft, sober, sage and venerable liquid;- thou female tongue-running, smile-smoothing, heart-opening, wink-tippling cordial, to whose glorious insipidity I owe the happiest moment of my life, let me fall prostrate.
    -- Colley Cibber

    #Running #Fall #Food

  • The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live.
    -- Confucius

    #Food #Cutting #Meat

  • Seriously, if someone don't like this appetizer, you gotta grab they scruffy ***** by the back of their neck and throw them out on the lawn. I can't help people like that.
    -- Coolio

    #Food #People #Cooking

  • On how to make an egg roll: "Roll it nice and tight like a blunt."
    -- Coolio

    #Nice #Food #Eggs

  • Leave the eggs to bathe for 15 minutes in the hot water like a sexy Swedish chick in a natural mineral sauna.
    -- Coolio

    #Sexy #Food #Eggs

  • Hell, when I was growing up, I could make a meal out of a package of Top Ramen and a bottle of Windex.
    -- Coolio

    #Growing Up #Food #Cooking

  • This dish ain't just called Karate Meat because it's got an Asian kick to it. It's called Karate Meat because it will beat you up like a pigeon in prison.
    -- Coolio

    #Food #Cooking #Meat