Foodie Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old foodie quotes, foodie sayings, and foodie proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Food is a great way of communicating. Jan Karon
Eat, as nobody is watching. Enjoy food like that's the only thing left in your world. Nikita Dudani
Part of the secret to success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. Mark Twain
Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It's not about nutrients and calories. It's about sharing. It's about honesty. It's about identity. Louise Fresco
Food is one of the great organizing tools. Pete Seeger
We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly. Anna Thomas
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. Hippocrates
A good food is mouthwatering when you see it and finger licking when you eat it. Amit Kalantri
Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul. Dorothy Day
Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity. Jonathan Safran Foer
So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being. Franz Kafka
One cannot thing well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. Virgina Woolf
Good food is the basis of true happiness. Auguste Escoffier
Food is better medicine than drugs. Patrick Holford
Enjoy your food, enjoy your life. Victoria Moran
You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces, just good food from fresh ingredients. Julia Child
One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. Luciano Pavarotti
We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink. Epicurus
Food is a passion. Food is love. Hector Elizondo
Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts. James Beard
A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into. George Orwell
A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. Barbara Johnson
Some people when they see cheese, chocolate or cake they don't think of calories. Amit Kalantri
Food is our common ground, a universal experience. James Beard
Food is an important part of a balanced diet. Fran Lebowitz
Food is a part of our contract with life. Bryant H. McGill
People who love to eat are always the best people. Julia Child
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. J.R.R. Tolkien
Pasta doesn't make you fat. How much pasta you eat makes you fat. Giada De Laurentiis
Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate. Alan D Wolfelt
The most powerful social media it is not the internet, it is not Facebook - it is food. This connects all human beings Alex Atala
Food without wine is a corpse wine without food is a ghost; united and well matched they are as body and soul, living partners. Andre Simon
Instead of past, present and future, I'd prefer chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Ashleigh Brilliant
Food is my drug of choice. Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
The people who give you their food give you their heart. Cesar Chavez
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. Charles M. Schulz
Food is medicine. We can actually change our gene expressions with the foods we eat. David Perlmutter
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. Doug Larson
Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. Ernestine Ulmer
Food is an important part of a balanced diet. Fran Lebowitz
To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
There is no sincerer love than the love of food. George Bernard Shaw
One can say everything best over a meal. George Eliot
Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body it’s truly love. Giada De Laurentiis
To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location and the company as it is about the taste. Heston Blumenthal
Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Whole Foods has a good health care plan. John Mackey
Cooking demands attention, patience, and above all, a respect for the gifts of the earth. It is a form of worship, a way of giving thanks. Judith Jones
Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces. Judith Viorst
A party without cake is really just a meeting. Julia Child
The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook. Julia Child
Food is your body's fuel. Without fuel, your body wants to shut down. Ken Hill
Only the pure in heart can make a good soup. Ludwig van Beethoven
food is never just something to eat. Margaret Visser
The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken. Maya Angelou
Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all those things when we eat well. Michael Pollan
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations. Oscar Wilde
You don't need a silver fork to eat good food. Paul Prudhomme
I like food. I like eating. And I don't want to deprive myself of good food. Sarah Michelle Gellar
Everybody likes to have a place to think, to meditate, to eat a burrito. Sherman Alexie
Focus on eating real, whole, natural foods. As I love to say, if you can pick it, pluck it, milk it, or shoot it, you can eat it! Suzanne Somers
A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. Thomas Keller
There’s no sight on earth more appealing than that of a woman making dinner for someone she loves. Thomas Wolfe
If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. William Shakespeare Favorite