155 Eating Food Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of eating food quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about eating good food.

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The Most Famous Eating Food Quotes (Best in 2024)

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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

Food to a large extent is what holds a society together, and eating is closely linked to deep spiritual experiences. — Peter Farb

The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite. — Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Animals feed themselves; men eat; but only wise men know the art of eating — Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Everyone eats and drinks; yet only few appreciate the taste of food. — Confucius

There is a good deal in a man's mode of eating. — Ovid

You have to eat to cook. You can't be a good cook and be a noneater. I think eating is the secret to good cooking. — Julia Child

Eat... to live, and do not live to eat. — William Penn

I like to eat and I love the diversity of foods. — David Soul

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

Short Eating Food Quotes

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  • Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food. — Hippocrates
  • Show me who your friends are, and I will tell you what you are. — Unknown Author
  • Let nothing which can be treated by diet be treated by other means. — Maimonides
  • Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. — Adelle Davis
  • Life is a combination of magic and pasta. — Federico Fellini
  • Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live. — Socrates
  • A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. — Thomas Keller
  • We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink. — Epicurus
  • To me, fast food is when a cheetah eats an antelope. — George Carlin
  • The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook. — Julia Child

Eating Food Image Quotes

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Eating food quote by Maimonides

Let nothing which can be treated by diet be treated by other means. — Maimonides

Eating food quote by Thomas Keller

A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. — Thomas Keller

Eating food quote by Julia Child

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

Eating food quote by Dolly Parton

I'm on a seafood diet - I see food, I eat it. — Dolly Parton

Eating food quote by Matthew McConaughey

Man shall not live by bread alone. — Matthew McConaughey

Eating food quote by Sherman Alexie

Everybody likes to have a place to think, to meditate, to eat a burrito. — Sherman Alexie

Eating food quote by Cesar Chavez

The people who give you their food give you their heart. — Cesar Chavez

Eating food quote by Enrico Caruso

Watermelon - it's a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your face. — Enrico Caruso

Eating food quote by Julia Child

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

Eating food quote by Francois de la Rochefoucauld

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art. — Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Eating food quote by Proverbs

The most dangerous food to eat is a wedding cake. — Proverbs

Eating food quote by Woody Allen

I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead -- not sick, not wounded -- dead. — Woody Allen

Eating food quote The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for steak to coo.
The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for steak to coo.

I Love Eating Food Quotes

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Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are. — Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Every ordinary thing in your life is a word of God's love: your home, your work, the clothes you wear, the air you breathe, the food you eat.... the flowers under your feet are the courtesy of God's heart flung down on You! All these things say one thing only: "See how I love you." — Caryll Houselander

I love Japanese and Thai food, especially seafood, and eat out with my wife two or three times a week. — Pierre Dukan

Eating food quote One should eat to live, not live to eat.
One should eat to live, not live to eat.

I'm a little self-conscious about my body. I love to wear hoodies because you can get cozy and eat some food and your belly doesn't show! — Jared Padalecki

I'm a big fish eater. Salmon - I love salmon. My sister loves Chinese food and sushi and all that. I'm not as big of a fan, but she likes it so we eat it a lot. So I'm beginning to like it more. I don't like the raw sushi. I liked the cooked crab and lobster and everything. — Elle Fanning

I believe that food is one way to make people happy. I also believe that food can unite people from all walks of life and cultures. When we sit together and eat, we promote better understanding and harmony.Food brings love, peace and compassion to the table. — Chef Wan

Eating food quote People who love to eat are always the best people
People who love to eat are always the best people

I don't eat fast food often, but I love tacos. I could write prophetically about how perfect the taco is. — Sayings

You know I don't care about what I eat. I love food so much, I can't affect the way I eat. — Tyler Posey

I tell people all the time, you have to be in love with that pot. You have to put all your love in that pot. If you're in a hurry,just eat your sandwich and go. Don't even start cooking, because you can't do anything well in a hurry. I love food. I love serving people. I love satisfying people. — Leah Chase

Obviously as I'm getting older, I'm seeing changes in my body that I may not like... but I do love food, and I'm from the South. I'm not gonna lie, I eat fried chicken, I love macaroni and cheese, and I love grits. — Erin Andrews

Eating Good Food Quotes

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Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. — Ernest Hemingway

Having a good home, eating good food, wearing good clothes, are a means to living well; they are not the goals of our life. The quality of your life is decided by how peaceful and joyful you are. — Jaggi Vasudev

The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison — Ann Wigmore

Good food is a right, not a privilege. It brings children into a positive relationship with their health, community and environment. — Alice Waters

Everything you do in life, I don't care, good or bad - don't blame God, don't blame the devil, don't blame me, blame you. You control everything! The thoughts you think, the words you utter, the foods you eat, the exercise you do. Everything is controlled by you. — Jack LaLanne

You have to eat good! I eat gorgeous food. I eat sushi, I eat meat, I eat steaks. I eat more than you, I'm sure. — Tanya Dziahileva

Of course we do not live in order to eat, but it is not really true to say that we eat in order to live; we eat because we are hungry. Desire has no further intentions behind it... it is a good will. — Emmanuel Levinas

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Watermelon - it's a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your face. — Enrico Caruso

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

If you can eat with mates or friends or family, I mean, it's such a brilliant thing isn't it? If you feel really rubbish and you have a nice bit of food it makes you feel good, you know? — Jamie Oliver

Eating Food Together Quotes

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Taking all vegetable-eating nations together . . . they are a larger and much better formed race than the flesh eaters. — Sylvester Graham

Even when all is known, the care of a man is not yet complete, because eating alone will not keep a man well; he must also take exercise. For food and exercise, while possessing opposite qualities, yet work together to produce health. — Hippocrates

It's fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day. That's what human life is all about - enjoying things. — Julia Child

There are so many health nuts out there who eat nothing but natural foods but they don't exercise and they look terrible. Then there are other people who exercise like a son-of-a-gun but eat a lot of junk... Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you've got a kingdom. — Jack LaLanne

...when we really get into hard times, where food is scarce or there is none at all, and so with clothing and shelter, money may be no good for there may be nothing to buy, and you cannot eat money, you cannot get enough of it together to burn to keep you warm, and you cannot wear it. — J. Reuben Clark

Eating together happily can best be crowned by the vegetarian foods. — Mehmet Murat Ildan

Dinners are defined as 'the ultimate act of communion;' men that can have communion in nothing else, can sympathetically eat together, can still rise into some glow of brotherhood over food and wine. — Thomas Carlyle

Women gather together to wear silly hats, eat dainty food, and forget how unresponsive their husbands are. Men gather to talk sports, eat heavy food, and forget how demanding their wives are. Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun. — Mignon McLaughlin

Change the food in the schools and we can influence how children think. Change the curriculum and teach them how to garden and how to cook and we can show that growing food and cooking and eating together give lasting richness, meaning, and beauty to our lives. — Alice Waters

Since we're living with antibiotic drugs and chlorinated water and antibacterial soap and all these factors in our contemporary lives that I'd group together as a 'war on bacteria,' if we fail to replenish [good bacteria], we won't effectively get nutrients out of the food we're eating. — Sandor Katz

Eating Fast Food Quotes

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Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food. But to eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness. — Hippocrates

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Man shall not live by bread alone. — Matthew McConaughey

If it’s work, do it fast. If it’s food, eat it little by little. — Filipino Proverbs

Even if you don't eat at a fast food restaurant, you're now eating food that's produced by this system. — Joel Salatin

Stop eating 'dead' foods: junk, fried, and fast foods, as well as processed carbs. They’re loaded with sugar and other additives. The more live foods we eat (fruits and vegetables), the more alive we feel. The more dead foods we eat...well, you get the idea. — Tony Horton

Fast food is popular because it's convenient, it's cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu. — Eric Schlosser

Popcorn is one of the only situations in which you eat the result of an explosion. — Demetri Martin

They did interviews with my wife and daughter-they were genuinely in fear of me having a heart attack, working 20 hours a day, eating fast food. — Willie Aames

I'm boring. I stay home, watch TV, and eat a lot of fast food. That's really exciting, isn't it? — Sayings

Speaking of competition in the fast-food industry. This is rat eat rat, dog eat dog. I'll kill 'em, and I'm going to kill 'em before they kill me. — Ray Kroc

Eating Breakfast Quotes

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Culture eats strategy for breakfast. — Peter Drucker

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Expect problems and eat them for breakfast. — Alfred A. Montapert

I get up every morning and read the obituary column. If my name's not there, I eat breakfast. — George Burns

I don't eat cereal actually... Frosted Flakes... that's as close as I can get. — Johnny Thunders

I despair of the Republic! Such dreariness, such whining sallow women, such utter absence of the amenities, such crass food, crass manners, crass landscape!! What a horror it is for a whole nation to be developing without the sense of beauty, and eating bananas for breakfast. — Edith Wharton

Brunch, for me, is an extended breakfast that should be enjoyed whenever you have time properly to engage in cooking and eating. — Yotam Ottolenghi

Sure I eat what I advertise. Sure I eat Wheaties for breakfast. A good bowl of Wheaties with bourbon can't be beat. — Dizzy Dean

Some men like a dull life - they like the routine of eating breakfast, going to work, coming home, petting the dog, watching TV, kissing the kids, and going to bed. Stay clear of it - it's often catching. — Hedy Lamarr

I eat death threats for breakfast! — Miriam Defensor Santiago

As I was growing up, all meals, including breakfast, were family occasions, and you all sat down to eat together – and you had to finish everything as well. — Mary Berry

Eating Lunch Quotes

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Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch. — Unknown Author

Everyone runs around trying to find a place where they still serve breakfast because eating breakfast, even if it's 5 o'clock in the afternoon, is a sign that the day has just begun and good things can still happen. Having lunch is like throwing in the towel. — Jonathan Goldstein

I really am a smoothie person. I love making a morning smoothie and then will drink some coffee and will not eat at all before lunch. — Gwyneth Paltrow

There is something about giving everything to your profession. In Italian, an obsession is not necessarily negative. Its the art of putting all your energy into one thing; its the art of transforming even what you eat for lunch into architecture. — Renzo Piano

Old habits eat good intentions for lunch. Change your habits so you can change your outcomes. — Darren Hardy

You could be a rebel, a profound thinker, and a rock and roll maniac and still eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and drink a nice cup of tea with your friends. — Pamela Des Barres

I believe in stopping work and eating lunch. — L'Wren Scott

Every day when everybody would have lunch I would do TM [Transcendental Meditation] and then I would eat while I was working because I had missed lunch but that is how I survived the 9 years [of Seinfeld], it was that 20 minutes in the middle of the day would save me. — Jerry Seinfeld

A seagull manager is one who periodically flies into the area, makes a lot of noise, dumps on the people, maybe eats their lunch, and flies away. — James Hunter

I definitely have a family. I have a boyfriend who has kids, and we do normal things every day, like get up and go to school. Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. — Tina Yothers

Eating Healthy Quotes

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We have thousands of opportunities every day to be grateful: for having good weather, to have slept well last night, to be able to get up, to be healthy, to have enough to eat. ... There's opportunity upon opportunity to be grateful; that's what life is. — David Steindl-Rast

I keep my diet simple by sticking to mostly fruits and vegetables all day and then having whatever I want for dinner. I end up making healthy choices, like sushi or grilled fish, because I feel so good from eating well. — Sayings

We didn’t evolve to be healthy, but instead we were selected to have as many offspring as possible under diverse, challenging conditions. As a consequence, we never evolved to make rational choices about what to eat or how to exercise in conditions of abundance and comfort. — Daniel Lieberman

Eating a low-carb, high-fat diet can help support healthy blood sugar levels and weight management. — Steven Gundry

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. — Leo Tolstoy

Number one, like yourself. Number two, you have to eat healthy. And number three, you've got to squeeze your buns. That's my formula. — Richard Simmons

Eating healthy fats is essential for optimal brain function. — Steven Gundry

There’s rich people who wake up really early, and there are rich people who wake up really late. There’s rich people who eat really healthy, and there are rich people who eat unhealthy. So there’s no one-size fits all approach to success. — Alex Hormozi

To speak less is wisdom, to eat less is healthy, and to mingle less with te people is safe and serene. — Umar

We all love animals. Why do we call some 'pets' and others 'dinner?' — K. D. Lang

Eating And Drinking Quotes

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The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not. — Mark Twain

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I'd much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0. — Sophia Loren

Everyone has addictions and my problem is that I have 5,000 of them. If it's not drinking, it's gambling; if it's not gambling, it's eating anything from burgers, doughnuts to M&Ms. The only addiction I don't suffer from is chasing women. — John Daly

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. — George Carlin

There are probably some things I could do to keep my flexibility up, but I'd rather smoke, drink diet Cokes and eat. — John Daly

Whoever would have guessed that in the land of cheap sausages and mashed potatoes there could be such a change which would actually bring the French from Paris every weekend to invade Britain en masse to eat great food and drink great wine. — Robin Leach

I've been watching what I eat. When I was putting on all the weight, I was drinking Guinness and not eating. I didn't have room to because I was drinking all the time. — Robbie Williams

The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you. — Brendan Behan

Drinking freshly made juices and eating enough whole foods to provide adequate fiber is a sensible approach to a healthful diet. — Jay Kordich

This is the dream of all the world. The dream is to live in Granada. You know, work in the morning, have a one-hour in the afternoon, at night go out and have that life. You know. Go out and see your friends and eat tapa and drink red wine and be in a beautiful place. — Anthony Bourdain

Eating Bread Quotes

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If the people have no bread, let them eat cake. — Marie Antoinette

Qu'ils mangent de la brioche. Let them eat cake. On being told that her people had no bread. Attributed to Marie-Antoinette, but remark is much older. Rousseau refers in his Confessions, 1740, to a similar remark, as a well-known saying. Others attribute the remark to the wife of Louis XIV. — Marie Antoinette

The theory that the man who raises corn does a more important piece of work than the woman who makes it into bread is absurd. The inference is that the men alone render useful service. But neither man nor woman eats these things until the woman has prepared it. — Ida Tarbell

May the enemies of Ireland never eat bread nor drink whisky, but be tormented with itching without benefit of scratching. — Irish Proverbs

Don't eat your bread on someone else's table. — Indian Proverbs

A loaf of bread, the Walrus said, Is what we chiefly need: Pepper and vinegar besides Are very good indeed-- Now if you're ready, Oysters, dear, We can begin to feed! — Lewis Carroll

Show me a population that is deeply religious and I will show you a servile population, content with whips and chains, ... content to eat the bread of sorrow and drink the waters of affliction. — Hubert Harrison

Our Red Army now needs IL-2 aircraft like the air it breathes, like the bread it eats. — Joseph Stalin

There is something profoundly satisfying about sharing a meal. Eating together, breaking bread together, is one of the oldest and most fundamentally unifying of human experiences. — Barbara Coloroso

Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts. — James Beard

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More Eating Food Quotes

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A large percentage of those living in developed societies are told what brand of soda they should drink, what cigarettes they should smoke, what clothes and shoes they should wear, what they should eat and what brand of food they should buy. Their political ideas are supplied in the same way. Every year a trillion dollars is spent on advertising. — Fidel Castro

Starvation is the characteristic of some people not having enough food to eat. It is not the characteristic of there being not enough food to eat. — Amartya Sen

I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry and unhappy like we do. I feel very deeply about vegetarianism and the animal kingdom. It was my dog Boycott who led me to question the right of humans to eat other sentient beings. — Cesar Chavez

Life is a nacho. It can be yummy-crunchy or squishy-yucky. It just depends on how long it takes for you to start eating it. — John Updike

Heaven grew weary of the excessive pride and luxury of China... I am from the Barbaric North. I wear the same clothing and eat the same food as the cowherds and horse-herders. We make the same sacrifices and we share.. our riches. I look upon the nation as a new-born child and I care for my soldiers as though they were my brothers. — Genghis Khan

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

So you can settle the fuck down. My mother used to say, "Primero comemos, entonces lo demás." That means, "first we eat, then we do everything else." — Brian Yorkey

All experience is a drug experience. Whether it's mediated by our own [endogenous] drugs, or whether it's mediated by substances that we ingest that are found in plants, cognition, consciousness, the working of the brain, it's all a chemically mediated process. Life itself is a drug experience. — Dennis McKenna

Peace begins in the kitchens and pantries, gardens and backyards, where our food is grown and prepared. The energies of nature and the infinite universe are absorbed through the foods we eat and are transmuted into our thoughts and actions. — Michio Kushi

If the divine creator has taken pains to give us delicious and exquisite things to eat, the least we can do is prepare them well and serve them with ceremony. — Fernand Point

Blueberries, strawberries and blackberries are true super foods. Naturally sweet and juicy, berries are low in sugar and high in nutrients - they are among the best foods you can eat. — Joel Fuhrman

When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can't eat money. — Alanis Obomsawin

Cucumber should be well sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out. — Samuel Johnson

With maternal love, life makes a promise at dawn that it can never hold. You are forced to eat cold food until your days end. After that, each time a woman holds you in her arms and against her chest, these are merely condolences. You always come back to yell at your mother's grave like an abandoned dog. Never again, never again, never again. — Romain Gary

My favorite food is dahl bhat, the only Nepalese food you can eat on all the expeditions. Everyone from the mountaineering community would know this! — Nirmal Purja

When the topic of food comes up in conversation with family, friends or casual acquaintances, it’s fascinating to hear the litany of rationalizations, knee-jerk defense mechanisms, self-limiting belief statements and general confusion or ignorance from otherwise intelligent folks when it comes to eating healthfully. But then again, Conventional Wisdom has often led even the best and brightest minds in nutritional science astray. — Mark Sisson

We should focus on eating food that is in season and local, as it is often more nutrient-dense and better for the environment. — Steven Gundry

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