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

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)

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

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

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

I rather be a bit heavier but nicer.

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