Food Quotes

Peter de vries - the murals in restaurants are on par with the...
If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson

Desiderius erasmus - when i get a little money, i buy books. and if...
His house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or story - Telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking, best, or a pleasant mixture of them all.
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
Mark Twain
I like neither new clothes nor new kinds of food.
Albert Einstein

I knew a man who gave up smoking, drinking, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.
Johnny Carson, people magazine special issue
The murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums.
Peter De Vries
Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.
W. C. Fields
From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought.
Victor Hugo
Our minds are like our stomachs; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetites.
Quintilian
Calvin trillin - health food makes me sick....
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
J. R. R. Tolkien
I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled, and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout.
Jonathan Swift, "A Modest Proposal".
Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food.
Alfred Hitchcock
Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
Socrates
God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.
J. G. Holland
At my age the bones are water in the morning until food is given them.
Pearl Buck
I no longer prepare food or drink with more than one ingredient.
Cyra McFadden
Spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.
Clive Lewis
Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.
Cathy Guisewite
What is food to one, is to others bitter poison.
Lucretius, De Rerum Natura
Any healthy man can go without food for two days - - But not without poetry.
Charles Baudelaire
I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded: dead.
Woody Allen
Yes, we are all different. Different customs, different foods, different mannerisms, different languages, but not so different that we cannot get along with one another. If we will disagree without being disagreeable.
J. Martin Kohe
Thought: Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
Woody Allen
Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.
M. F. K. Fisher, O Magazine, November 2003
For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst? Verily, when good is hungry is seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters.
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
There are pauses amidst study, and even pauses of seeming idleness, in which a process goes on which may be likened to the digestion of food. In those seasons of repose, the powers are gathering their strength for new efforts; as land which lies fallow recovers itself for tillage.
J. W. Alexande
Thought Why does man kill He kills for food. And not only food frequently there must be a beverage.
Woody Allen
It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.
Hunter S. Thompson
In the cage there is food, not much, but there is food - Outside are only great stretches of freedom.
Nicanor Parra
Public and private food in America has become eatable, here and there extremely good. Only the fried potatoes go unchanged, as deadly as before.
Luigi Barzini
I am not a glutton - I am an explorer of food.
Erma Bombeck
Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
James Beard, O Magazine, November 2003
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) act 1
The poor on the borderline of starvation live purposeful lives. To be engaged in a desperate struggle for food and shelter is to be wholly free from a sense of futility.
Eric Hoffer, "The True Believer", 1951
Thought: why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only for food: frequently there must be a beverage.
Woody Allen, Without Feathers
Sham Harga had run a succesful eatery for many years by always smiling, never extending credit, and realizing that most of his customers wanted meals properly balanced between the four food groups: sugar, starch, grease and burnt crunchy bits.
Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms
A day out - Of - Doors, someone I loved to talk with, a good book and some simple food and music - - That would be rest.
Roosevelt, Eleano