Food quotes

Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.  Anthelme Brillat-Savarin French politician, gastronome, and writer.


One should eat to live, and not live to eat. Molière, French playwright.


A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch. James Beard, U.S. chef and author.


We are assaulted by conflicting information about food which appears in the press or on radio and which exposes us to passing fads and fancies. Dilys Wells, British nutritionist.


Hunger is the best sauce in the world. Cervantes


On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners. George Mikes, Hungarian-born British writer and humorist.


Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Writer Michael Pollan’s advice on eating.


And I find chopsticks frankly distressing.  Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven’t yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food?  Bill Bryson


I’ll bet what motivated the British to colonize so much of the world is that they were just looking for a decent meal.  Martha Harrison


I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.  W. C. Fields


How can you expect to govern a country that has two hundred and forty-six kinds of cheese?  Charles de Gaulle.






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