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

Woody Allen

I want a dish to taste good, rather than to have been seethed in pig's milk and served wrapped in a rhubarb leaf with grated thistle root.

Sir Kingsley William Amis

I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat vegetables.

William A. Arnett

Sadder than destitution, sadder than a beggar is the man who eats alone in public. Nothing more contradicts the laws of man or beast, for animals always do each other the honor of sharing or disputing each other's food.

Jean Baudrillard

I detest . . . anything over-cooked, over-herbed, over-sauced, over elaborate. Nothing can go very far wrong at table as long as there is honest bread, butter, olive oil, a generous spirit, lively appetites and attention to what we are eating.

Sybille Bedford

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.

Sarah Bernhardt

After asking players to name the four basic food groups: They didn't hesitate: Wendy's, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, and Burger King.

Jackie Berning

I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more soul - stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream.

Heywood Broun

A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine & becoming viands.

Lord Byron

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.

Peter De Vries

Upscale people are fixated with food simply because they are now able to eat so much of it without getting fat, and the reason they don't get fat is that they maintain a profligate level of calorie expenditure. The very same people whose evenings begin with melted goats cheese... get up at dawn to run, break for a mid - morning aerobics class, and watch the evening news while racing on a stationary bicycle.

Barbara Ehrenreich

Let the stoics say what they please, we do not eat for the good of living, but because the meat is savory and the appetite is keen.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

Fanny Fern

A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.

Samuel Johnson

The act of putting into your mouth what the earth has grown is perhaps your most direct interaction with the earth.

Frances Moore Lappe

If you're going to America, bring your own food.

Fran Lebowitz

What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.

A. A. Milne

One should eat to live, not live to eat.


The first and most important point to remember is that eating should be a pleasure - do not eat purely for health, you won't live much longer, but it will feel like an eternity.

Mark Porter

Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.

Elsa Schiaparelli

My advice if you insist on slimming: Eat as much as you like - just don't swallow it.

Harry Secombe

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.

George Bernard Shaw

Food is for eating, and good food is to be enjoyed...I think food is, actually, very beautiful in itself.

Delia Smith

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

Virginia Woolf