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Our collection of good Food Quotes will either have you heading to the refrigerator or laughing. Some might call this a win-win.

Someone once famously said, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Food can genuinely move hearts, win friends, and make amends in relationships where other things may not work.

More things have been said about food in history than almost anything else—except maybe love. You don’t have to be an avid foodie to think of food. Delicious foods have the power to influence anyone and everyone.

Here are some excellent food quotes you can share with your friends and family or find interesting.

Good Food Quotes and Sayings.

Quotes About Food

1.) Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.
Ernestine Ulmer

2.) Food is not about impressing people. It’s about making them feel comfortable.
Ina Garten

3.) If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.
Julia Child

4.) There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
George Bernard Shaw

5.) One should eat to live, not live to eat.
Benjamin Franklin

6.) Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.
Alan D. Wolfelt

7.) 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

8.) Laughter is brightest, where food is best.
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Food and Friends Sayings

9.) He who receives his friends and gives no personal attention to the meal which is being prepared for them is not worthy of having friends.
Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

10.) The gentle art of gastronomy is a friendly one. It hurdles the language barrier, makes friends among civilized people, and warms the heart.
Samuel Chamberlain

11.) And do as adversaries do in law, strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
William Shakespeare

12.) I grew up playing music and enjoying good food, friends, and family in my own backyard.
Rodney Atkins

13.) It is a true saying that a man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him.
Miguel de Cervantes

14.) I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.
Maya Angelou

15.) Perfect happiness would be knowing that all my family and friends were happy and safe. Good food and dancing would be nice, too, and weekly visits from those safe and happy family and friends. Plus, world peace.
Suzanne Weyn

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Funny Food Quotes

16.) When the waitress asked if I wanted my pizza cut into four or eight slices, I said, ‘Four. I don’t think I can eat eight.’
Yogi Berra

17.) All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
Charles M. Schulz

18.) My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&M’s and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.
Dave Barry

19.) How do I like my eggs? In a cake.

20.) I always cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.
W.C. Fields

21.) I love you like a fat kid loves cake!
Scott Adams

22.) The trouble with eating Italian food is that, five or six days later, you’re hungry again.
George Miller

23.) Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
Fran Lebowitz

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W.C. Fields Quote on food.


24.) Never eat more than you can lift.
Miss Piggy (Jim Henson)

25.) I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately instead of at three o’clock in the morning.
John Barrymore

26.) Red meat is not bad for you. Now, blue-green meat—that’s bad for you!
Tom Smothers

27.) Vegetarians are cowards. They kill things that can’t move.

28.) Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.
Erma Bombeck

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Ice cream quote.

Humorous Cooking Quotes

29.) Snack time heals all wounds.
Bridger Winegar

30.) Cauliflower is nothing cabbage with a college education.
Mark Twain

31.) Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.
Sophia Loren

32.) My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.
Orson Welles

33.) The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.
Julia Child

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34.) Mayonnaise. One of the sauces that serve the French in place of a state religion.
Ambrose Bierce

35.) Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.
Don Kardong

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

37.) Cheese – milk’s leap toward immortality. 
Clifton Fadiman

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Healthy Food

38.) The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.

39.) You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.
Julia Child

40.) The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.
Thomas Edison

41.) Healthy people are those who live in healthy homes on a healthy diet; in an environment equally fit for birth, growth work, healing, and dying.
Ivan Illich

42.) Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness.
Edward Stanley

43.) The healthy man is the thin man. But you don’t need to go hungry for it: Remove the flours, starches, and sugars; that’s all.
Samael Aun Weor

44.) Proper nutrition is one of the most fundamental things on which anyone’s healthy and happy life can be based.
Sahara Sanders

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Inspirational Food Sayings

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45.) Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food, and relaxing.
Irina Shayk

46.) One cannot think well, love well, or sleep well if one has not dined well.
Virginia Woolf

47.) After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.
Oscar Wilde

48.) You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.
Paul Prudhomme

49.) My best hostess tip is to have good food and really good music!
Jennifer Aniston

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

51.) Good food is a celebration of life.
Sophia Loren

Italian food quote.

Short Cooking Quotes

52.) Life is a combination of magic and pasta.
Federico Fellini

53.) Laughter is brightest where food is best.
Irish Proverb

54.) Only a fool would argue with a skunk, a mule, or a cook.
Cowboy saying

55.) The secret ingredient is always love.

56.) We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of an opportunity to eat badly.
Anna Thomas

57.) Never trust a skinny cook.
English saying

58.) All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.

59.) A party without cake is just a meeting.

60.) Promises and pie crust are meant to be broken.
Jonathan Swift

61.) When I learned how to cook, I forgot how to clean.

62.) My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order.
Dolly Parton

63.) The secret ingredient is always cheese.

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Quotations on Dining

64.) If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… The people who give you their food give you their heart.
Cesar Chavez

65.) This evidence is overwhelming at this point. You eat more plants; you eat less other stuff, you live longer.
Mark Bittman

66.) People who love to eat are always the best people.
Julia Child

67.) I am a better person when I have less on my plate.
Elizabeth Gilbert

68.) Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.
Bethenny Frankel

69.) I feel that good food should be a right and not a privilege, and it needs to be without pesticides and herbicides. And everybody deserves this food. And that’s not elitist.
Alice Waters

70.) I get way too much happiness from good food.
Elizabeth Olsen

71.) Patience is the secret to good food.
Gail Simmons

72.) Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.
Orson Welles

Comfort Food Sayings

73.) Food is the most primitive form of comfort.
Sheila Graham

74.) Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
Harriet Van Horne

75.) Good food = Good Mood.

76.) I am a better person when I have less on my plate.
Elizabeth Gilbert

77.) I go to the kitchen for food, and all I see are ingredients.

78.) Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
Jim Davis

79.) A sharp knife is a chef’s best friend.

80.) Eat food, not much, mostly plants.
Michael Pollan

Food Quotes By Famous Chefs

81.) Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
James Beard

82.) Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.
Giada De Laurentiis

83.) Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people eat together.
Guy Fieri

84.) At home, I serve the kind of food I know the story behind.
Michael Pollan

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85.) Your body is not a temple; it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.

86.) Skills can be taught. Character you either have or you don’t have.

87.) I want it all. I want to try everything once.

88.) Sometimes, the greatest meals on vacations are the ones you find when Plan A falls through.

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89.) I’m on a seafood diet. I see food, and I eat it.

90.) There is no “WE” in food.

91.) You only live once; lick the bowl.

92.) I followed my heart, leading me to the fridge.

93.) Can’t resist a good burger.

94.) Fries make everything better.

95.) Don’t be upsetti, eat some spaghetti.

96.) Tasty food brings eternal bliss.

97.) Brunch vibes and good times.

98.) Sugar, spice, and everything nice.

99.) Pilates? I thought you said pies and lattes.

100.) Wining and dining.

101.) Good food. Good life.

By Michael O’Halloran

About Michael O'Halloran

Michael O’Halloran founded Greeting Card Poet in 2014 and has worked as its publisher and editor ever since. He has co-authored four books on kids’ trivia and authored four books on coaching. Previously, Michael was the president of Magnetic Poetry. He has invented and brought over 75 new gift and toy products to market, most dealing with wordplay. Mike is married and a father of four daughters.

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