Food quotes

The seven deadly sins... food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven millstones from Man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the millstones are lifted.

- Shaw, George Bernard

Health food makes me sick.

- Calvin Trillin

Living in the ocean means never having to salt your food.

- Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata

Water is the most neglected nutrient in your diet but one of the most vital.

- Kelly Barton

Taking food alone tends to make one hard and coarse. Those accustomed to it must lead a Spartan life if they are not to go downhill. Hermits have observed, if for only this reason, a frugal diet. For it is only in company that eating is done justice; food must be divided and distributed if it is to be well received.

- Benjamin, Walter

Man is what he eats.

- Ludwig Feuerbach

If the divine creator has taken pains to give us delicious and exquisite things to eat, the least we can do is prepare them well and serve them with ceremony.

- Fernand Point

I have never cared much for fish - it floats in the belly as much as in the pond.

- Erica Eisdorfer

Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.

- Socrates

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.

- Socrates

If a patron buys from an artist who needs money (needs money to buy tools, time, food), the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates.

- Pound, Ezra

Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent.

- Epictetus

More die in the United States from too much food that from too little.

- Galbraith, John Kenneth

God comes to the hungry in the form of food.

- Gandhi, Mahatma

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

- Fran Lebowitz

It is the mark of a mean, vulgar and ignoble spirit to dwell on the thought of food before meal times or worse to dwell on it afterwards, to discuss it and wallow in the remembered pleasures of every mouthful. Those whose minds dwell before dinner on the spit, and after on the dishes, are fit only to be scullions.

- Francis De Sales, St.

Thought: why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only for food: frequently there must be a beverage.

- Woody Allen

I despair of the Republic! Such dreariness, such whining sallow women, such utter absence of the amenities, such crass food, crass manners, crass landscape!! What a horror it is for a whole nation to be developing without the sense of beauty, and eating bananas for breakfast.

- Wharton, Edith

The food here is so tasteless you could eat a meal of it and belch and it wouldn't remind you of anything.

- Foxx, Redd

Food is the most primitive form of comfort.

- Sheila Graham

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