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Food And Eating Quotes

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

Author: Woody Allen (1935)

Profession: American Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian

We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police.

Author: Jeff Arder


I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o clock in the morning.

Author: John Barrymore (1882-1942)

Profession: American Actor

Sadder than destitution, sadder than a beggar is the man who eats alone in public. Nothing more contradicts the laws of man or beast, for animals always do each other the honor of sharing or disputing each other's food.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer

A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart, who looks at her watch.

Author: James Beard

Profession: Father of Modern American Cook

Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.

Author: Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Profession: German Composer

Taking food alone tends to make one hard and coarse. Those accustomed to it must lead a Spartan life if they are not to go downhill. Hermits have observed, if for only this reason, a frugal diet. For it is only in company that eating is done justice; food must be divided and distributed if it is to be well received.

Author: Walter Benjamin (1982-1940)

Profession: German Critic, Philosopher

Yogi ordered a pizza. The waitress asked How many pieces do you want your pie cut? Yogi responded, Four. I don't think I could eat eight.

Author: Yogi Berra (1925)

Profession: American Baseball Player

Put a knife to thy throat, if you're a man given to appetite.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Man shall not live by bread alone.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Edible. Good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.

Author: Alice May Brock


Clearly, some time ago makers and consumers of American junk food passed jointly through some kind of sensibility barrier in the endless quest for new taste sensations. Now they are a little like those desperate junkies who have tried every known drug and are finally reduced to mainlining toilet bowl cleanser in an effort to get still higher.

Author: Bill Bryson

Profession: American Author

Gluttony is the source of all our infirmities and the fountain of all our diseases. As fire extinguished by an excess of fuel, so is the natural health of the body destroyed by an intemperate diet.

Author: Burton


I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. I am President of the United States, and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli.

Author: George Bush (1924)

Profession: Forty-first President of the USA