Quotes Celebrating Food
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
Let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we shall die.
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
George Bernard Shaw
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
Oh, Wilderness were Paradise now!
Edward Fitzgerald "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam"
When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
The act of putting into your mouth what the earth has grown
is perhaps your most direct interaction with the earth.
Frances Moore Lappé
Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.
Laughter is brightest, in the place where the food is.
When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat.
I doubt the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream.
The four seasons are salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.
An egg today is worth a hen tomorrow.
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.
Alice May Brock
There are five elements: earth, air, fire, water and garlic.
Beneath these green mountains where spring rules the year,
the irbarbutus and loquat in season appear,
and feasting on lychee - 300 a day,
I shouldn't mind staying eternally here.
(Su Shih, Chinese poet)
Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
Research tells us that fourteen out of any ten individuals like chocolate.
Sandra Boynton "Chocolate: The Consuming Passion"
Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one.
(Ancient Chinese proverb)
When we lose, I eat. When we win, I eat. I also eat when we're rained out.
Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star.
Hunger is not debatable.
Principles have no real force except when one is well fed.