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Quotes Celebrating Food

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One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
Virgina Woolf

Let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we shall die.
Bible-Isaiah 22:13

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.
Sarah Bernhardt

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.
(Chinese proverb)

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.
Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Laughter is brightest, in the place where the food is.
(Irish proverb)

When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat.
Mark Twain

I doubt the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream.
Heywood Broun

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.
Louis Diat

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.

Carl Sandburg

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.
Tommy Lasorda

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
Fran Lebowitz

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
Voltaire

The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star.
Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Hunger is not debatable.
Harry Hopkins

Principles have no real force except when one is well fed.
Mark Twain

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Ganesh.Dutta's picture
"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are." This is good but how?
Snigdha's picture
I like most of them but my favorite is "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well". I think it is very true ;)