33 Tasty Quotes About Food

There are people that love food so much that they put together eloquent words to express the delight, joy and general satisfaction that they get out of eating. Me personally, I’d rather just eat and not talk about it. Much more pleasure in that! Anyway, here are our pick of the best food quotes.

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

J.R.R. Tolkien


Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.

Orson Welles



It’s absolutely unfair for women to say that guys only want one thing: sex. We also want food.

Jarod Kintz


There is no love sincerer than the love of food.

George Bernard Shaw



Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don’t forget food. You can go a week without laughing.

Joss Whedon


Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

Mark Twain


Family All Together At Christmas Dinner

Don’t wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty. Chocolate isn’t like premarital sex. It will not make you pregnant. And it always feels good.

Lora Brody


There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won’t, and that’s a wife who can’t cook and will.

Robert Frost


lick your own fingers

You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.Kurt Vonnegut


Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.

Jo Brand



Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.

G.K. Chesterton


You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jellybeans.

Ronald Reagan



I like a cook who smiles out loud when he tastes his own work. Let God worry about your modesty; I want to see your enthusiasm.

Robert Farrar Capon


No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.

Laurie Colwin



The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a star.

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin



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



A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.

Elsa Schiaparelli


The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living…

Dione Lucas



Don’t let love interfere with your appetite. It never does with mine.

Anthony Trollope


A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.

James Beard



He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.

Jonathan Swift