Food Quotes

Never order food in excess of your body weight.

Erma Bombeck

If we're not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn't settle for junk food.

Sally Edwards

Laughter is brightest where food is best.

Irish Proverb

Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture.

Mark Kurlansky

Revenge is barren of itself; itself is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its saiety, despair.

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

After a cold night, a bird can be on the verge of starvation. They need food.

David Mann

If a man earnestly seeks a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from animal food.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Here, dearest Eve," he exclaims, "here is food." "Well," answered she, with the germ of a housewife stirring within her, "we have been so busy to-day that a picked-up dinner must serve

Nathaniel Hawthorne

And, of course, the funniest food of all, kumquats.

George Carlin

And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven't yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food?

Bill Bryson

I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead - not sick, not wounded - dead.

Woody Allen

The awful cruelty and terror to which tens of thousands of animals killed for human food are subjected in traveling long distances by ship and rail and road to the slaughterhouses of the world. God disapproves of all cruelty... whether to man or beast. The occupation of slaughtering animals is brutalising to those who are required to do the work.... I believe this matter is well worthy of the serious consideration of Christian leaders.

Mrs. Booth and General Bramwell Booth

Older people shouldn't eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get.

Robert Orben

Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food

Joseph Butler

Laughter is brightest, in the place here the food is.

Irish Proverb

Fame is a fickle food Upon a shifting plate.

Emily Dickinson

Prejudice, like the spider, makes everywhere its home. It has neither taste nor choice of place, and all that it requires is room. If the one prepares her food by poisoning it to her palate and her use, the other does the same. Prejudice may be denominated the spider of the mind.

Thomas Paine

George Bush doesn't care about black people, ... They're saying black families are looting and white families are just looking for food...they're giving the (Army) permission to shoot us

Kanye West

I am not a glutton - I am an explorer of food.

Erma Bombeck

He caused the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maked glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengthened manís heart.

Psalms

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

FINLEY PETER DUNNE

I, for my part, wonder what sort of feeling, mind or reason that man was possessed who was first to pollute his mouth with gore, and allow his lips to touch the flesh of a murdered being; who spread his table with the mangled form of dead bodies, and claimed as daily food and dainty dishes what but know were beings endowed with with movement, with perception and with voice.

PLUTARCH

Can you really ask what reason Pythagoras had for abstaining from flesh? For my part I rather wonder both by what accident and in what state of soul or mind the first man did so, touched his mouth to gore and brought his lips to the flesh of a dead creature, he who set forth tables of dead, stale bodies and ventured to call food and nourishment the parts that had a little before bellowed and cried, moved and lived. How could his eyes endure the slaughter when throats were slit and hides flayed and limbs torn from limb? How could his nose endure the stench? How was it that the pollution did not turn away his taste, which made contact with the sores of others and sucked juices and serums from mortal wounds?

Plutarch

Wine buffs write and talk as though the food and wine will be in your mouth at the same time, that one is there to be poured over the other. This is bullshit. Gustatory enjoyment comes from food and wine and cigars of your liking. So far no one has said that a Monte Cristo is the only cigar to smoke after Armagnac, Romeo and Juliet after Calvados ... but the time may yet come.

Clement Freud
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