Food Quotes

I learned very early that our health is always impaired by some excess either of food or abstinence, and I never had any physician except myself.

Giacomo Casanova

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.

Luther Burbank

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.

Edith Sitwell

Plant life instead of animal food is the keystone of regeneration. Jesus used bread instead of flesh and wine in place of blood at the Lord's Supper.

German Composer Richard Wagner

Most vegetarians look so much like the food they eat that they can be classified as cannibals.

Finley Peter Dunne

Until we can fully grasp the extent of corruption and fraud involved in the administration of the Oil-for-Food program, and until the United Nations decides to cooperate in the investigation, no American taxpayer dollars should go to the United Nations.

John Ensign

Editors may think of themselves as dignified headwaiters in a well-run restaurant but more often they operate a snack bar and expect you to be grateful that at least they got the food to the table warm.

Thomas Griffith

The first century of the new Millennium will belong … also to biotechnology which will bring unprecedented advances in human and animal health, agriculture and food production, manufacturing and sustainable environmental management

Ben Ngubane

Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.

Lewis Mumford

Yesterday I saw a child wearing a T-shirt that said, "If you love me, don't feed me junk food." I was delighted to see this, but I also know how difficult it can be to feed our children well, particularly when the foods that are most convenient and the most heavily advertised are often the ones we should avoid. Joel Fuhrman's new book is a blessing, because it makes it so much easier. It is excellent, and full of clarity, wisdom, and guidance you can trust. It can indeed give you the power to shape your child's health destiny

John Robbins

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me

Sarah Bernhardt

Whoever would have guessed that in the land of cheap sausages and mashed potatoes there could be such a change which would actually bring the French from Paris every weekend to invade Britain en masse to eat great food and drink great wine.

Robin Leach†

Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him for the entire weekend.

Zenna Scha

For a couple of days after chemotherapy, food tastes really bland, even the best foods. I have not been sick, but have been a little tired. I have not lost any weight.

Grete Waitz

I am allergic to food. Every time I eat it breaks out into fat.

Jennifer Greene Duncan

More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Food and wine. Decide which is the soloist, which the accompanist.

Michael Broadbent

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

Before I was born my mother was in great agony of spirit and in a tragic situation. She could take no food except iced oysters and champagne. If people ask me when I began to dance, I reply In my mothers womb, probably as a result of the oysters and Champagne.

Isadora Duncan

It is beyond doubt that the chief motive of Vegetarianism is the humane one. Questions of hygiene and of economy both play their part, and an important part, in a full discussion of food reform; but the feeling which underlies and animates the whole movement is the instinctive horror of butchery, especially the butchery of the more highly organized animals, so human, so near akin to man.

HENRY S. SALT

Most vegetarians I ever see looked enough like their food to be classified as cannibals

Finley Peter Dunne

One farmer says to me, You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make the bones with; and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying himself with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle

Henry David Thoreau

As we watch the sun go down, evening after evening, through the smog across the poisoned watchers of our native earth, we must ask ourselves seriously whether we really wish some future universal historian on another planet to say about us: "With all their genius and with all their skill, they ran out of foresight and air and food and water and ideas," or, "They went on playing politics until their world collapsed around them."

U Thant

Wilderness is a necessity ... They will see what I meant in time. There must be places for human beings to satisfy their souls. Food and drink is not all. There is the spiritual. In some it is only a germ, of course, but the germ will grow.

John Muir
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