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Food And Eating Quotes

There is only one thing harder than looking for a dewdrop in the dew, and that is fishing for a clam in the clam chowder.

Author: New England Proverb


Coffee should be black as Hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.

Author: Turkish Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Turkish Origin

Want to learn to eat a lot? Here it is: Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.

Author: Anthony Robbins (1960)

Profession: American Author, Speaker, Peak Performance Expert / Consultant

He who is a slave to his stomach seldom worships God.

Author: Saadi


There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.

Author: George Santayana (1863-1952)

Profession: American Philosopher, Poet

To eat is to appropriate by destruction.

Author: Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

Profession: French Writer, Philosopher

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.

Author: Elsa Schiaparelli (1896-1973)

Profession: Italian Fashion Designer

My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don't think about it, I just have it.

Author: Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947)

Profession: Austrian-born American Actor, Author, Director, Restaurateur

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

That food has always been, and will continue to be, the basis for one of our greater snobbism does not explain the fact that the attitude toward the food choice of others is becoming more and more heatedly exclusive until it may well turn into one of those forms of bigotry against which gallant little committees are constantly planning campaigns in the cause of justice and decency.

Author: Cornelia Otis Skinner


Worthless people love only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

Author: Socrates

Profession: Greek Philosopher of Athens

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.

Author: Gloria Steinem (1934)

Profession: American Feminist Writer, Editor

Lunch is for wimps.

Author: Oliver Stone (1946)

Profession: American Director, Writer, Producer

I have found it to be the most serious objection to coarse labors long continued, that they compelled me to eat and drink coarsely also.

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

When one has tasted it [Watermelon] he knows what the angels eat.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer