122 Meal Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Meal Quotes (Best in 2024)

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I discovered a meal between breakfast and brunch. — Homer

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

Eating, and hospitality in general, is a communion, and any meal worth attending by yourself is improved by the multiples of those with whom it is shared. — Jesse Browner

Eating is one of the great beauties in life. One of my favorite recreations... eating with friends, the service, the ambience. — LeRoy Neiman

The pleasures of the table belong to all times and ages, to every country and every day; they go hand in hand with all our other pleasures, outlast them, and remain to console us for their loss. — Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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

Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale. — Elsa Schiaparelli

By some people the meal itself is a long delay between the appetizer and the dessert. — Gertrude Berg

Show me another pleasure like dinner which comes every day and lasts an hour. — Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

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

Short Meal Quotes

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  • Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal. — E. O. Wilson
  • We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink. — Epicurus
  • Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book. — Jim Rohn
  • Give a servant a proper meal and the cow will give more milk and the cat will drink less. — Swedish Proverbs
  • The meal eaten at a tradesman's restaurant is expensive. — Turkish Proverbs
  • A meal without wine is a day without sunshine. — Italian Proverbs
  • Friends for a meal are easy to find, friends until end of life are difficult to find. — Thai Proverbs
  • I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal. — Groucho Marx
  • No mill, no meal — Greek Proverbs
  • Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized. — Andre Simon

Top 10 Meal Quotes

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Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal. — E. O. Wilson

Life is too short for cuisine minceur and for diets. Dietetic meals are like an opera without the orchestra. — Paul Bocuse

We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink. — Epicurus

Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live. The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straightens me out. — Dwight L. Moody

When I am traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep; it is on such occasions that ideas flow best and most abundantly. — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them. — Winston Churchill

When I am...traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep; it is on such occasions that ideas flow best and most abundantly. — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book. — Jim Rohn

The appetizer is just an excuse for an extra meal. Let's see, I will start with the eighty buffalo wings. — Jim Gaffigan

A boxer is like a lion, the greatest predator on land, but you throw him in the shark tank and he's just another meal. — Renzo Gracie

Meal Image Quotes

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Happy Meal Quotes

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If I'm not hungry and I'm busy, I am quite happy to skip a meal. It's informal intermittent fasting. I feel strongly that this is one of the strongest areas of longevity research. — David Sinclair

Ikea products should come free with happy meals. — Steve Fowler

In those moments where you're not quite sure if the undead are really dead, dead, don't get all stingy with your bullets. I mean, one more clean shot to the head, and this lady could have avoided becoming a human Happy Meal. Woulda... coulda... shoulda. — Jesse Eisenberg

Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle. — George Burns

I am an employment hyena. I am happy to make a meal of what the lions leave behind. — Henry Rollins

Colin Montgomerie is a few French fries short of a Happy Meal. — David Feherty

Let the things that happen on the stage be just as complex and yet just as simple as they are in life. For instance, people are having a meal, just having a meal, but at the same time their happiness is being created, or their lives are being smashed up. — Anton Chekhov

Fame to me certainly is only a temporary and a partial happiness ... fame is not really for a daily diet, that's not what fulfills you. It warms you a bit but the warming is temporary. It's like caviar, you know - it's good to have caviar but not when you have to have it every meal and every day. — Marilyn Monroe

Two elements enter into successful and happy gatherings at table. The food, whether simple or elaborate, must be carefully prepared; willingly prepared; imaginatively prepared. And the guests - friends, family or strangers - must be conscious of their welcome. — Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

A Black Belt under the Nogueira Brothers is like saying I got a free toy in my happy meal — Chael Sonnen

Simple Meal Quotes

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I have experienced some amazing food! Yet when I think about the most luxurious and exquisite meals I have had, visions of simple food made from a few natural ingredients are what most excite me. — Mark Hyman, M.D.

I have had, in my time, memorable meals of scrambled eggs with fresh truffles, scrambled eggs with caviar and other glamorous things, but to me, there are few things as magnificent as scrambled eggs, pure and simple, perfectly cooked and perfectly seasoned. — James Beard

I don't always prepare such rich meals. Sometimes I'll just serve a simple quiche, salad and dessert for dinner. During the week I try to eat lightly. — Paul Lynde

A simple way to make sure that you are getting a balanced diet is to include the six tastes (sweet, salty, sour, pungent, bitter, and astringent) in each meal. Along with the six tastes, filling your plate with the colors of the rainbow promotes a long and healthy life. — Deepak Chopra

Bread is a staple article of diet in theory, rather than in practice. There are few who are truly fond of bread in its simplest, most pure, and most healthful state.... Is there one person in a thousand who would truly enjoy a meal of simple bread of two days old? — William Alcott

In Italy, for the same price as a typical British hamburger meal including sweet, a builder's labourer could eat like a king - rather better in fact, because pasta dishes gain from being kept simple. — Clive James

On the level of simple sensation and mood, making love surely resembles an epileptic fit at least as much as, if not more than, it does eating a meal or conversing with someone. — Susan Sontag

You can do something as simple as drinking two cups of water before a meal to fill your belly a bit so that you don't overeat, or change up your cheese from dairy to nondairy. — Kathy Freston

Tramping is too easy with all this money. My days were more exciting when I was penniless and had to forage around for my next meal... I've decided that I'm going to live this life for some time to come. The freedom and simple beauty of it is just too good to pass up. — Christopher McCandless

With more and more fast food available, it takes an extra effort to cook delicious, healthy meals. I have always been a proponent of simple, easy food that doesn't take forever to cook so you really can eat well at home. — Ina Garten

Good Meal Quotes

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TRUE WEALTH - Worriless sleeping, Clear conscience, Reciprocal gratitude, Absence of envy, Muscle strength, Frequent laughs, No meals alone, No gym classes, Good digestive functions, No meeting rooms, Periodic surprises, Foamy coffee, Crusty bread, Ability to nap, Access to a hammock — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

It is incontrovertible that skipping meals while maintaining adequate nutrition is not only good for you but will make you live longer. — David Sinclair

I never went to bed in my life and I never ate a meal in my life without saying a prayer. I know my prayers have been answered thousands of times, and I know that I never said a prayer in my life without something good coming of it. — Jack Dempsey

After a truly good meal, an outstanding cigar is still the most satisfying after-dinner activity that doesn't involve two human beings. — Brad Shaw

We start to realize that there are anodynes in life that help us through the day. I don't care if it's a walk in the park, a look out the window, a good bubble bath - whatever. Even a meal you like, or a friend you want to call. That helps us solve all this stuff in our head. — Al Pacino

The guardian and arbiter of superlative eating, with every meal an unforgettable experience in pleasure, starting with the soup, which he said, 'must be the agent provocateur of a good dinner.' — Marie-Antoine Careme

Well, I think if more people had more applause, it would make them feel better. I often give my wife a round of applause. If the meal is very good I give her a standing ovation. — Tom Baker

The Bible is to your soul what bread is to your body. You need it daily. One good meal does not suffice for a lifetime. — Billy Graham

Music's been around a long time, and there's going to be music long after Ray Charles is dead. I just want to make my mark, leave something musically good behind. If it's a big record, that's the frosting on the cake, but music's the main meal. — Ray Charles

A good meal must be as harmonious as a symphony and as well-constructed as a Norman cathedral. — Fernand Point

Family Meal Quotes

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Whenever I have friends over, we end up eating and talking and losing track of time, and, once in a while, singing karaoke. It reminds me of the family meals we had in Russia, which always lasted a very long time. That's a tradition I miss. — Maria Sharapova

For a two-job working family, a pressure cooker gets a meal on the table in seven to 15 minutes, start to finish. — Steven Gundry

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

The Food Network and the Cooking Channel have so many viewers. And, because there's no violence, some of that audience is children. So, I think we have a responsibility to educate parents how to produce healthy meals for their families. — Robert Irvine

However amazing a dish looks, it is always the taste that lingers in your memory. Family and friends will appreciate a meal that tastes superb-even if you've brought the pan to the table. — Gordon Ramsay

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found. — Calvin Trillin

But being is making; not only large things, a family, a book, a business; but the shape we give this afternoon, a conversation between friends, a meal. — Frank Bidart

The landmine cannot tell the difference between a soldier or a civilian - a woman, a child, a grandmother going out to collect firewood to make the family meal... once peace is declared the landmine does not recognize that peace. The landmine is eternally prepared to take victims. — Jody Williams

The shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture. — Michael Pollan

Let's not leave an educational vacuum to be filled by religious extremists who go to families who have no other option and offer meals, housing and some form of education. If we are going to combat extremism then we must educate those very same children. — Hillary Clinton

Enjoy Your Meal Quotes

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When you go to a restaurant, the less you know about what happens in the kitchen, the more you enjoy your meal. — Jeffrey Wright

There is nothing particularly wrong with salmon, of course, but like caramel candy, strawberry yogurt, or liquid carpet cleaner, if you eat too much of it you are not going to enjoy your meal. — Daniel Handler

Well, I look at it like this: When you go to a restaurant, the less you know about what happens in the kitchen, the more you enjoy your meal. If the soup tastes good, everything's cool, and you don't necessarily want to know what's in it. The same thing holds true with movies. — Jeffrey Wright

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When you feed yourself what your body needs when it needs it, that's love. So give your bod some TLC and sit down and enjoy a good, substantial breakfast. — Kathy Freston

I never learn. Like a waitress will bring my meal. Hey, enjoy your meal. You, too. But you don't have one, do ya? I'm a dufus. If you do eat enjoy it when you eat it if you have a break or something, later. If you get an opportunity. That's all I'm trying to say. — Brian Regan

I can never enjoy Sundays, because in the back of my mind I always know I've got to go to school the next day. It's like trying to enjoy your last meal before the execution. — Bill Watterson

Since the pleasure of most foods is in the first few bites, eat one thing on your plate at a time, at least at the start of the meal when you can concentrate and enjoy the full flavors. — Mireille Guiliano

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More Meal Quotes

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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. — Melody Beattie

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. — Melody Beattie

I used to very politely say that if there is free will then it’s in all sorts of boring places, like whether you’re going to pick up this or that fork as you begin your meal. There really is none: It’s all biology. — Robert M. Sapolsky

My favorite meal is turkey and mashed potatoes. I love Thanksgiving, it's just my favorite. I can have Thanksgiving all year round. — Cindy Margolis

Have your heart right with Christ, and he will visit you often, and so turn weekdays into Sundays, meals into sacraments, homes into temples, and earth into heaven. — Charles Spurgeon

What's your routine after attending a networking event or meal? If your answer is, 'I go home,' you're probably going to miss out on opportunities. — Lewis Howes

The first time I had sushi, I hated it. And the second time was no different, and then, I just started loving it. I actually crave for sushi. It's one of the healthiest meals. My experiments with food began when I was working in New York as an architect, be it Korean or Ethiopian food or fusion food. — Riteish Deshmukh

I dont ever want to do anything mediocre. I hear the music in the charts and I dont mean to be rude, but those people have no soul. Learning from music is like eating a meal - you have to pace yourself. You cant take everything from it all at once. I want to be different, definitely. Im not a one trick pony. Im at least a five-trick pony. — Amy Winehouse

35 million people in the U.S. are hungry or don't know where their next meal is coming from, and 13 million of them are children. If another country were doing this to our children, we'd be at war. — Jeff Bridges

Poor animals! How jealously they guard their pathetic bodies...that which to us is merely an evening's meal, but to them is life itself. — T. Casey Brennan

Prioritizing sun exposure over meal timing for circadian rhythms; digestion diverts blood and oxygen from the brain, affecting energy levels. — Gary Brecka

Be grateful, for gratitude can bring life to life, it can turn a meal to a feast, resentment to love, a grudge to forgiveness, an enemy to a friend, a disease to hope, and you to enough. — Steven Bartlett

Cooking is not about convenience and it's not about shortcuts. Our hunger for the twenty-minute gourmet meal, for one-pot ease and prewashed, precut ingredients has severed our lifeline to the satisfactions of cooking. Take your time. Take a long time. Move slowly and deliberately and with great attention. — Thomas Keller

Any time women come together with a collective intention, it's a powerful thing. Whether it's sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens. — Phylicia Rashad

Every time you need protein, get yourself a boiled egg in. But your main meals would be chicken, or hummus, or white fish. You can lose about a pound a day. But you can do this stuff over a period of time, and you can have your happy days. It's about motivation and it has to be something that's realistic for you to keep up. — Tom Hardy

When blood insulin levels are high, those same fat cells store not only the excess glucose but the fat you ate at your last meal. Moreover, high insulin signals the fat cells to hold on to the fat and not release it for energy. If the pattern of high insulin-generating meals continues, fat cells swell up, and you gain weight. — Mark Sisson

Christianity has enriched the erotic meal with the appetizer of curiosity and spoiled it with the dessert of remorse. — Karl Kraus

The "trickle-down" theory: the principle that the poor, who must subsist on table scraps dropped by the rich, can best be served by giving the rich bigger meals. — William Blum

I always see the filming as basically going to the grocery store and buying a bunch of ingredients and that's about as far from having a dinner as you can possibly be. Then editing is the cooking, the preparation of the meal and if you don't edit it you've just got a pile of raw meat. — Casey Neistat

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