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

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


99

“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


98

“There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.” – Chris Rock


97

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


96

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


95

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


94

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


93

“Food is the most primitive form of comfort.” – Sheila Graham


92

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” – Anthelme Brillat-Savarin


91

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


90

“Good food ends with good talk.” – Geoffrey Neighor

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89

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” – Adelle Davis


88

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


87

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


86

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” – Ernestine Ulmer


85

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


84

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


83

“First we eat, then we do everything else.” – M.F.K. Fisher


82

“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


81

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” – Jim Davis


80

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

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79

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


78

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


77

“No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.” – Christopher Morley


76

“Rice is born in water and must die in wine.” – Italian Proverb


75

“To eat is to appropriate by destruction.” – Jean-Paul Sartre


74

“We don’t get fat because we overeat; we overeat because we’re getting fat.” – Gary Taubes


73

“He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.” – Samuel Johnson


72

“For me, the good food starts with good product.” – Jean-Georges Vongerichten


71

“Food is for eating, and good food is to be enjoyed… I think food is, actually, very beautiful in itself.” – Delia Smith


70

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

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69

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


68

“Vegetables are food of the earth, but fruits taste of the heavens.” – Terri Guillemets


67

“Food is like sex: When you abstain, even the worst stuff begins to look good.” – Beth McCollister


66

“He who eats alone chokes alone.” – Arabian Proverb


65

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” – Lewis Grizzard


64

“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.” – Sophia Loren


63

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” – Oscar Wilde


62

“If soup isn’t hot enough to make a grown man wince, it’s undrinkable.” – Terri Guillemets


61

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


60

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

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59

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” – Doug Larson


58

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


57

“Food is an important part of a balanced diet.” – Fran Lebowitz


56

“An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh.” – Will Rogers


55

“The secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” – Mark Twain


54

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


53

“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


52

“If I have one addiction in life, it’s probably food.” – Liam Hemsworth


51

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” – Alan D. Wolfelt


50

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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49

“Great food is like great sex. The more you have the more you want.” – Gael Greene


48

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


47

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” – Ruth Reichl


46

“Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.” – Dorothy Day


45

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


44

“Laughter is brightest in the place where the food is.” – Irish Proverb


43

“One cannot think well, love well and sleep well if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf


42

“People want honest, flavourful food, not some show-off meal that takes days to prepare.” – Ted Allen


41

“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


40

“Food is not just eating energy. It’s an experience.” – Guy Fieri

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39

“Food, to me, is always about cooking and eating with those you love and care for.” – David Chang


38

“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


37

“One should eat to live, not live to eat.” – Moliere


36

“I get way too much happiness from good food.” – Elizabeth Olsen


35

“Eating good food is my favourite thing in the whole world. Nothing is more blissful.” – Justine Larbalestier


34

“Patience is the secret to good food.” – Gail Simmons


33

“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


32

“People will travel anywhere for good food – it’s crazy.” – Rene Redzepi


31

“I think about food literally all day every day. It’s a thing.” – Taylor Swift


30

“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

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29

“The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken.” – Maya Angelou


28

“Man should not try to avoid stress any more than he would shun food, love or exercise.” – Hans Selye


27

“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


26

“Most fast food is fried. Fried food tastes great, and people don’t seem to care about the fat aspect.” – Eric Schlosser


25

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” – James Beard


24

“Everyone would be healthier if they didn’t eat junk food.” – Robert Atkins


23

“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


22

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates


21

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


20

“By eating many fruits and vegetables in place of fast food and junk food, people could avoid obesity.” – David H. Murdock

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19

“I love food. I’m a big food person. I’m really passionate about eating good food all the time.” – Dreama Walker


18

“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


17

“The most dangerous food is wedding cake.” – James Thurber


16

“The chief pleasure in eating does not consist in costly seasoning, or exquisite flavor, but in yourself.” – Horace


15

“I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.” – Maya Angelou


14

“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


13

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


12

“Never eat more than you can lift.” – Miss Piggy


11

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


10

“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

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9

“You can tell alot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jellybeans.” – Ronald Reagan


8

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


7

“It’s okay to eat fish because they don’t have any feelings.” – Kurt Cobain


6

“Every time you use the word ‘healthy,’ you lose. The key is to make yummy, delicious food that happens to be healthy.” – Marcus Samuelsson


5

“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.” – Ludwig van Beethoven


4

“Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.” – Jonathan Safran Foer


3

“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.” – Julia Child


2

“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


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