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Food And Eating Quotes

Let the stoics say what they please, we do not eat for the good of living, but because the meat is savory and the appetite is keen.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.

Author: Euripides

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet

Cheese is milk's leap toward immortality.

Author: Cliff Fadiman

Profession: American Writer

Roast Beef, medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy. Seated at Life's Dining Table, with the menu of Morals before you, your eye wanders a bit over the entrées, the hors d'oeuvres, and the things à la though you know that Roast Beef, medium, is safe and sane, and sure.

Author: Edna Ferber (1887-1968)

Profession: American Author

I've been on a diet for two weeks and all I've lost is two weeks.

Author: Totie Fields


Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.

Author: M. F. K. Fisher


The food here is so tasteless you could eat a meal of it and belch and it wouldn't remind you of anything.

Author: Redd Foxx


It is the mark of a mean, vulgar and ignoble spirit to dwell on the thought of food before meal times or worse to dwell on it afterwards, to discuss it and wallow in the remembered pleasures of every mouthful. Those whose minds dwell before dinner on the spit, and after on the dishes, are fit only to be scullions.

Author: St. Francis De Sales (1567-1622)

Profession: Roman Catholic Bishop, Writer

One should eat to live, not live to eat.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

More die in the United States from too much food that from too little.

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith (1908)

Profession: American Economist

God comes to the hungry in the form of food.

Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as what's on the chairs.

Author: W. S. Gilbert (1836-1911)

Profession: British Librettist

There is such a thing as food and such a thing as poison. But the damage done by those who pass off poison as food is far less than that done by those who generation after generation convince people that food is poison.

Author: Paul Goodman (1911-1972)

Profession: American Author, Poet, Critic

A gourmet is just a glutton with brains.

Author: Phillip H. Haberman Jr.


As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it, or leave it.

Author: Buddy Hackett