Food Quotes

Our collection of inspirational, wise or humorous food quotes and quotes relating to food, eating and cooking from a variety of sources. We have used these food quotes in our blog posts but list them here for easy reference.

Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.
― Auguste Escoffier

Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.
– Auguste Escoffier

Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.
– Anthony Bourdain


Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Unless he doesn’t like sushi, then you also have to teach him to cook.
– Auren Hoffman

Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.
– Dave Barry

If food were free, why work?
– Douglas Horton

You can’t lose weight without exercise. But I’ve got a philosophy about exercise. I don’t think you should punish your legs for something your mouth did.
– Gary Owens

There are two types of people who eat truffles: those who think truffles are good because they are dear and those who know they are dear because they are good.
– J.L. Vaudoyer

The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee.
– Joe Fox (Tom Hanks, in the movie You’ve Got Mail)

Compassion and friendship are developed through dining.
– Keisuke Matsushima

If man be sensible and one fine morning, while he is lying in bed, counts at the tips of his fingers how many things in this life truly will give him enjoyment, invariably he will find food is the first one.
– Lin Yutang

Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.
– Louis Pasteur

I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.
– Mae West

May your coffee be stronger than any challenges you face today. But if not, remember: Don’t throw your cup at anyone. You need it for refills.
– Nanea Hoffman.

The satiated person and the hungry one do not see the same thing when they look upon a loaf of bread.
– Rumi

If I go on a diet and work out, I’m always in a bad mood. I’d rather be a little heavier but nice.
– Salma Hayek

The mind is like tofu. It tastes like whatever you marinate it in.
– Sylvia Boorstein

I rather be a bit heavier but nicer.

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