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Food And Eating Quotes

Eating is touch carried to the bitter end.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

The right diet directs sexual energy into the parts that matter.

Author: Barbara Cartland (1901)

Profession: British Novelist

It is a difficult matter to argue with the belly since it has no ears.

Author: Cato The Elder

Profession: Roman Statesman, Orator

For its merit I will knight it, and then it will be Sir-Loin.

Author: Charles II (1630-1685)

Profession: King of England and Ireland

Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

The soup is never hot enough if the waiter can keep his thumb in it.

Author: William Collier


The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life.

Author: Cyril Connolly (1903-1974)

Profession: British Critic

It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it. There are some things in every country that you must be born to endure; and another hundred years of general satisfaction with Americans and America could not reconcile this expatriate to cranberry sauce, peanut butter, and drum majorettes.

Author: Alistair Cooke (1908)

Profession: British Broadcaster, Journalist

To eat is human, to digest divine.

Author: Charles T. Copeland


Square meals often make round people.

Author: E. Joseph Cossman

Profession: American Businessman, Author, Lecturer

I found there was only one way to look thin, hang out with fat people.

Author: Rodney Dangerfield

Profession: American Comedian, Actor

Upscale people are fixated with food simply because they are now able to eat so much of it without getting fat, and the reason they don't get fat is that they maintain a profligate level of calorie expenditure. The very same people whose evenings begin with melted goats cheese... get up at dawn to run, break for a mid-morning aerobics class, and watch the evening news while racing on a stationary bicycle.

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich (1941)

Profession: American Author, Columnist

I can reason down or deny everything, except this perpetual Belly: feed he must and will, and I cannot make him respectable.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist