Here’s a simple question, do you live to eat or do you eat to live? Pass through the portals of this article for a host of famous quotations and sayings on food.

Food Quotes

Food, now can you even find someone who is not too fond of it. While a large number of people spend their whole lives trying to find as much food as possible to eat, a few others spend a considerable part of their lives trying to eat as less food as possible. Now, doesn’t the irony of this situation bring tears to your eyes? What does this mean, this tear jerking scene, is a question you might ask yourself. However, at the end of the day, food is food and should be eaten in the right quantities and during the right times. Famous quotations and sayings on food are meant to be read and mulled over, you can feel free to do just that.

I work to stay alive.

- Bette Davis

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.

- J. G. Holland

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.

- The Wealth of Nations , Adam Smith

I am proud to be an American. Because an American can eat anything on the face of this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread.

- Bill Cosby

I think I could sing and shear a few sheep at the same time.

- Robert Plant

My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order.

- Dolly Parton

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.

- Napoleon Bonaparte

Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread.

- Pablo Neruda

A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.

- Francis Bacon

Acorns were good until bread was found.

- Francis Bacon

A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe.

- George Eliot

Food simply isn't important to me.

- Alice Paul

It occurred to me that I just didn't see how I could go ahead and continue to eat meat. It just seemed so... cannibalistic to me. And so, I'm a vegetarian, and I have been ever since.

- Alice Paul

I like having the dough to come and go as I please.

- Bruce Willis

There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.

- Chris Rock

The real fact is that I could no longer stand their eternal cold mutton.

- Cecil Rhodes

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

Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry.

- Charles Baudelaire

Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.

- Sai Baba

Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.

- Edmund Burke

A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.

- Samuel Johnson

We provide food that customers love, day after day after day. People just want more of it.

- Ray Kroc

A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.

- Samuel Johnson

For the first time ever, overweight people outnumber average people in America. Doesn't that make overweight the average then? Last month you were fat, now you're average - hey, let's get a pizza!

- Jay Leno

If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools.

- Katherine Mansfield

For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable.

- Gloria Steinem

If you don't mind smelling like peanut butter for two or three days, peanut butter is darn good shaving cream.

- Barry Goldwater

Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain.

- Diane Arbus

To each other, we were as normal and nice as the smell of bread. We were just a family. In a family even exaggerations make perfect sense.

- John Irving

Woe to us if we get our satisfaction from the food in the kitchen and the TV in the den and the sex in the bedroom with an occasional tribute to the cement blocks in the basement!

- John Piper

Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better.

- Robert Redford

Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread.

- Native Son , Richard Wright

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

Find me a man who's interesting enough to have dinner with and I'll be happy.

- Lauren Bacall

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

- Lao Tzu

I'm more hungry now than I was 11 years ago. Which is great because I see a lot of artists that have been out for a long period of time. They get kind of fat.

- Lenny Kravitz

Everything that goes into my mouth seems to make me fat, everything that comes out of my mouth embarrasses me.

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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 Marshall Trillin

The food in such places is so tasteless because the members associate spices and garlic with just the sort of people they're trying to keep out.

- Calvin Marshall Trillin

Health food makes me sick.

- Calvin Marshall Trillin

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