Eating Quotes

When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.

Chinese Proverb

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.

Peter De Vries

In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary

Ernest Hemingway

I am drinking some wine, eating some cheese, and catching some rays, you know...


Up to the age of forty eating is beneficial. After forty, drinking.

The Talmud

Those who eat too much or eat too little, who sleep too much or sleep too little, will not succeed in meditation. But those who are temperate in eating and sleeping, work and recreation, will come to the end of sorrow through meditation.

Bhagavad Gita

And in that day did the Lord God of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth: And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.


I keep eating for fear I will be hungry.

Mason Cooley

Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.

Wallace Irwin

To be always intending to live a new life, but never find time to set about it - this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed

Sir Walter Scott

The proof of the pudding is in the eating. By a small sample we may judge of the whole piece.

Miguel de Cervantes

It is the sign of a dull mind to dwell upon the cares of the body, to prolong exercise, eating and drinking, and other bodily functions. These things are best done by the way; all your attention must be given to the mind.


I'm trying to eat better. And, I do feel wise after drinking tea. After eating vegetables, I just feel hungry.

Carrie Latet

No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention

Christopher Morley

After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual "food" out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps.

Miss Piggy
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