Food Quotes

 A day out-of-doors, someone I loved to talk with, a good book and some simple food and music - that would be rest. 
Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 10 October 1884  - d. 7 November 1962
  
 A food is not necessarily essential just because your child hates it. 
Author: Katharine Elizabeth Whitehorn
Nationality: British
b. December 1928
  
 A wonderful bird is the pelican, His bill will hold more that his belican. He can take in his beak Food enough for a week, But I'm damned if I see how the hellican. 
Author: Dixon Lanier Merritt
Nationality: American
b. December 1879  - d.  December 1972
  
 Above ground I shall be food for kites; below I shall be food for mole-crickets and ants. Why rob one to feed the other? 
Author: Juang-zu
Nationality: American
b. December 450
  
 Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 At my age the bones are water in the morning until food is given them. 
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Nationality: American
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1973
  
 Because of heat like that of the sun on the sea, The fish around Negrepont will be half-cooked. The local people will eat them When in Rhodes and Genoa there is lack of food.  
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 Blest be... sleep - a cloak to cover all human imaginings, food to satisfy hunger, water to quench thirst, fire to warm cold air, cold to temper heat, and, lastly, a coin to buy whatever we need. 
Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Nationality: Spanish
b. 29 September 1547  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world's perfect food. 
Author: Michael Levine
Nationality: Spanish   
 Chocolate is a perfect food, as wholesome as it is delicious, a beneficent restorer of exhausted power. it is the best friend of those engaged in literary pursuits. 
Author: Justus von Liebig
Nationality: German
b. 12 May 1803  - d. 18 April 1873
  
 Cultivation to the mind, is as necessary as food to the body. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Don't wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty. Chocolate isn't like premarital sex. It will not make you pregnant. And it always feels good. 
Author: Lora Brody
Nationality: Roman   
 Earth, thou great footstool of our God, who reigns on high; thou fruitful source of all our raiment, life, and food; our house, our parent, and our nurse. 
Author: Isaac Watts
Nationality: English
b. 17 July 1674  - d. 25 November 1748
  
 Eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 Eclecticism is the degree zero of contemporary general culture: one listens to reggae, watches a western, eats McDonald's food for lunch and local cuisine for dinner, wears Paris perfume in Tokyo and ''retro'' clothes in Hong Kong; knowledge is a matter for TV games. It is easy to find a public for eclectic works. 
Author: Jean Francois Lyotard
Nationality: French
b. December 1924  - d.  December 1998
  
 Enough is a feast. 
Author: Buddhist Proverb
Nationality: French   
 Fame is a food that dead men eat, - I have no stomach for such meat. 
Author: Austin Dobson
Nationality: English
b. 18 January 1840  - d. 2 September 1921
  
 Fame is a fickle food Upon a shifting plate. 
Author: Emily Dickinson
Nationality: American
b. 10 December 1830  - d. 15 May 1886
  
 Fish is the only food that is considered spoiled once it smells like what it is. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 Food is an important part of a balanced diet. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 Food is our common ground, a universal experience. 
Author: James Beard
Nationality: American
b. 5 May 1903  - d. 21 January 1985
  
 Food is the most primitive form of comfort. 
Author: Sheila Graham
Nationality: American   
 Frodo was now safe in the Last Homely House east of the Sea. That house was, as Bilbo had long ago reported, a perfect house, whether you like food or sleep, or story-telling or singing, or just sitting and thinking best, or a pleasant mixture of them all. Merely to be there was a cure for weariness, fear and sadness. 
Author: J. R.R. Tolkien
Nationality: British
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1973
  
 Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him of the entire weekend. 
Author: Zenna Schaffer
Nationality: British   
 God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest. 
Author: Josiah Holland
Nationality: American
b. December 1819  - d.  December 1881
  
 His house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or storytelling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking, best, or a pleasant mixture of them all. 
Author: J. R.R. Tolkien
Nationality: British
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1973
  
 I live on good food, not fine words. 
Author: Jean-Baptiste Molière
Nationality: French
b. 15 January 1622  - d. 17 February 1673
  
 I used to spend whole days without food and whole nights without sleep in order to meditate. But I made no progress. Study, I found, was better. 
Author: Confucius
Nationality: Chinese
b. 28 September 551  - d.  December 479
  
 I will not eat oysters.I want my food dead - not sick, not wounded - dead.  
Author: Woody Allen
Nationality: American
b. 1 December 1935
  
 If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. 
Author: J. R.R. Tolkien
Nationality: British
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1973
  
 If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.  
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 If you don't like to eat snails you can always send out for some fast food. 
Author: Strange de Jim
Nationality: English   
 If you're going to America, bring your own food. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 In order to know whether a human being is young or old, offer it food of different kinds at short intervals. If young, it will eat anything at any hour of the day or night. If old, it observes stated periods. 
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Nationality: American
b. 29 August 1809  - d. 7 October 1894
  
 It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wrack & ruin without fail. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing & searching can be promoted by means of coercion & a sense of duty. To the contrary, I believe that it would be possible to rob even a healthy beast of prey of its voraciousness, if it were possible, with the aid of a whip, to force the beast to devour continuously, even when not hungry, especially if the food, handed out under such coercion, were to be selected accordingly. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 It's difficult to see that people are starving in this country because food isn't available. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Learning is a kind of natural food for the mind. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Make hunger thy sauce, as a medicine for health. 
Author: Thomas Tusser
Nationality: English
b. December 1524  - d.  December 1580
  
 Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness. 
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Nationality: Norwegian
b. 20 March 1828  - d. 23 May 1906
  
 More die in the United States from too much food that from too little. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 Mothers, food, love, and career, the four major guilt groups. 
Author: Cathy Guisewite
Nationality: American
b. 5 September 1950
  
 Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top ups. 
Author: Peter Davies
Nationality: Welsh
b. December 1989
  
 My favorite animal is steak. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 Never, never, never, on cross-examination ask a witness a question you don't already know the answer to, was a tenet I absorbed with my baby food. Do it, and you'll often get an answer you don't want. 
Author: Harper Lee
Nationality: American
b. 28 April 1926
  
 Noncooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet. 
Author: Julia Child
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1912  - d. 13 August 2004
  
 Older people shouldn't eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get. 
Author: Robert Orben
Nationality: American
b. 4 March 1927
  
 One cannot fix one's eyes on the commonest natural production without finding food for a rambling fancy. 
Author: Jane Austen
Nationality: English
b. 16 December 1775  - d. 18 July 1817
  
 One meal a day is enough for a lion, and it ought to be for a man. 
Author: George Fordyce
Nationality: Scottish
b. 18 November 1736  - d. 25 May 1802
  
 Other things are just food. But chocolate's chocolate. 
Author: Patrick Skene Catling
Nationality: British   
 Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison. 
Author: Walter Bagehot
Nationality: English
b. 3 February 1826  - d. 28 March 1877
  
 Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. 
Author: W. C. Fields
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1880  - d. 25 February 1946
  
 Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly. 
Author: Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher
Nationality: American
b. December 1908  - d.  December 1992
  
 Animals are higher than plants, because they are able to move consciously, go after food, find and eat useful things. There are many differences between the animal and plant species. First of all, the animal kingdom is more complicated. Besides, reason is the most beneficial feature of animals. Owing to reason, they can learn new things and adopt new, non-inherent abilities. For example, the trained horse or hunting falcon...is at a higher point of development in the animal world. The first steps of human perfection begin from here. 
Author: Nas?r al-D?n al-T?s?
Nationality: Persian
b. 18 February 1201  - d. 26 June 1274
  
 The bird of wisdom flies low, and seeks her food under hedges; the eagle himself would be starved if he always soared aloft and against the sun. 
Author: Walter Savage Landor
Nationality: English
b. 30 January 1775  - d. 17 September 1864
  
 The body of Benjamin Franklin, printer, (Like the cover of an old book, Its contents worn out, And stript of its lettering and gilding) Lies here, food for worms! Yet the work itself shall not be lost, For it will, as he believed, appear once more In a new and more beautiful edition, Corrected and amended By its Literature! 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 The images of smiling children and cheering crowds in Iraq have been overtaken by a new, much more disturbing portrait of anarchy and fear. Looters, who began by going after the offices and homes of Saddam Hassein's henchman, have moved on to stores, warehouses and even hospitals. That was not the vision of freedom the US was selling when it began. Military officials have reason to be reluctant about performing police duties. Their troops are trained to fight a war, not to arrest bank robbers. They are unfamiliar with Iraqi culture and do not speak Arabic. There are bound to be threatening incidents, and the Arab world is likely to see American street patrols as the first step in a new American dictatorship. But there is no alternative for the military other than to restore order. It must police the streets and make Iraq safe enough for aid workers to bring in food, water and medical supplies, and it must work to restore electricity and water. 
Author: Newspaper The New York Times
Nationality: American   
 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. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 The sinews of war are five - men, money, materials, maintenance (food), and morale. 
Author: Bernard Mannes Baruch
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1870  - d. 20 June 1965
  
 The stomach is a slave that must accept everything that is given it, but which avenges wrongs as slyly as does the slave. 
Author: Emile Souvestre
Nationality: French
b. 15 April 1806  - d. 05 July 1854
  
 There are four basic food groups, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: French   
 There is no love sincerer than the love of food. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Three things give us hardy strength: sleeping on hairy mattresses, breathing cold air, and eating dry food. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: British   
 To say ''I accept'' in an age like our own is to say that you accept concentration-camps, rubber truncheons, Hitler, Stalin, bombs, aeroplanes, tinned food, machine guns, putsches, purges, slogans, Bedaux belts, gas-masks, submarines, spies, provocateurs, press-censorship, secret prisons, aspirins, Hollywood films and political murder. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can't eat it. 
Author: Count Leo Tolstoy
Nationality: Russian
b. 09 September 1828  - d. 20 November 1910
  
 Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good. 
Author: Alice May Brock
Nationality: Russian   
 Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 We cannot employ the mind to advantage when we are filled with excessive food and drink. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 We really need only five things on this earth: some food, some sun, some work, some fun and someone. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 What good are vitamins? Eat a lobster, eat a pound of caviar - live! If you are in love with a beautiful blond with an empty face and no brains at all, don't be afraid. Marry her! Live! 
Author: Arthur Rubinstein
Nationality: American
b. 28 January 1887  - d. 20 December 1982
  
 What is food to one is to others bitter poison. 
Author: Lucretius
Nationality: Italian
b. December 99  - d.  December 55
  
 When chickens quit quarreling over their food they often find that there is enough for all of them. I wonder if it might not be the same with the human race. 
Author: Donald Robert Perry Marquis
Nationality: American
b. 29 July 1878  - d. 29 December 1937
  
 When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food. 
Author: Deciderius Erasmus
Nationality: American   
 When you're hungry, everything smacks of food. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage. 
Author: Woody Allen
Nationality: American
b. 1 December 1935
  
 Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food. 
Author: William Hazlitt
Nationality: English
b. 10 April 1778  - d. 18 September 1830
  
 Writing ought either to be the manufacture of stories for which there is a market demand - a business as safe and commendable as making soap or breakfast foods - or it should be an art, which is always a search for something for which there is no market demand, something new and untried, where the values are intrinsic and have nothing to do with standardized values. 
Author: Willa Silbert Cather
Nationality: American
b. December 1876  - d.  December 1947
  
 You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients. 
Author: Julia Child
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1912  - d. 13 August 2004
  
 'These cheap slaves fill every place. Their dress is scant and cheap. Their food is rice from China. They hedge twenty in a room, ten by ten. 
Author: Denis Kearney
Nationality: American
b. December 1847  - d.  December 1907
  
 Military pay has been allowed to lag behind to the point where career enlisted men with families to feed have been forced to resort to food stamps. 
Author: Thomas Sowell
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1930
  
 It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top. 
Author: Hunter Stockton Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1937  - d. 20 February 2005
  
 Not eating meat is a decision, eating meat is an instinct. 
Author: Denis Leary
Nationality: American
b. 18 August 1957
  
 American and British troops handed out food to hundreds of Iraqis. Not surprisingly, Iraqis handed the British food back. 
Author: Conan Christopher O'Brien
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1963
  
 Yesterday American and British troops handed out food to hundreds of Iraqis. Not surprisingly, the Iraqis handed the British food back. 
Author: Conan Christopher O'Brien
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1963
  
 Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite. 
Author: Marcus Fabius Quintillian
Nationality: Roman
b. December 35  - d.  December 100
  
 Health food makes me sick. 
Author: Calvin Marshall Trillin
Nationality: American
b. 05 December 1935
  
 It happens to be a matter of record that I was first in print with the discovery that the tastelessness of the food offered in American clubs varies in direct proportion to the exclusiveness of the club. 
Author: Calvin Marshall Trillin
Nationality: American
b. 05 December 1935
  
 The food in such places is so tasteless because the members associate spices and garlic with just the sort of people they're trying to keep out. 
Author: Calvin Marshall Trillin
Nationality: American
b. 05 December 1935
  
 When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere. 
Author: Calvin Marshall Trillin
Nationality: American
b. 05 December 1935
  
 There is no question that Rumanian-Jewish food is heavy. One meal is equal in heaviness, I would guess, to eight or nine years of steady mung-bean eating. 
Author: Calvin Marshall Trillin
Nationality: American
b. 05 December 1935
  
 The foodstuff, carbohydrate, is essentially a packet of hydrogen, a hydrogen supplier, a hydrogen donor, and the main event during its combustion is the splitting off of hydrogen. 
Author: Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi
Nationality: American
b. December 1893  - d.  December 1986
  
 You define a good flight by negatives: you didn't get hijacked, you didn't crash, you didn't throw up, you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food. So you are grateful. 
Author: Paul Theroux
Nationality: American
b. 10 April 1941
  
 There is such a thing as food and such a thing as poison. But the damage done by those who pass off poison as food is far less than that done by those who generation after generation convince people that food is poison. 
Author: Paul Goodman
Nationality: American
b. 09 September 1911  - d. 02 August 1972
  
 Mud is not one of the 4 food groups. 
T.V. Series: The Simpsons
Nationality: American   
 Art can only be truly art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life.Be what you would seem to be - or, if you'd like it put more simply - a house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.  
Author: Margaret Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 23 May 1810  - d. 19 June 1850
  
 So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being. 
Author: Franz Harrington
Nationality: Austrian
b. 3 July 1883  - d. 3 June 1924
  
 Some breakfast food manufacturer hit upon the simple notion of emptying out the leavings of carthorse nose bags, adding a few other things like unconsumed portions of chicken layer's mash, and the sweepings of racing stables, packing the mixture in little bags and selling them in health food shops. 
Author: Frank Muir
Nationality: British
b. 5 February 1920  - d. 2 February 1998
  
 Ever since Eve started it all by offering Adam the apple, woman's punishment has been to supply a man with food then suffer the consequences when it disagrees with him 
Author: Helen Rowland
Nationality: American
b. December 1875  - d.  December 1950
  
 I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me. 
Author: Giuseppe Garibaldi
Nationality: Italian
b. 4 July 1807  - d. 2 June 1882
  
 Another bum told me, "I haven't tasted food all week." I told him, "Don't worry, it still tastes the same!"  
Author: Henny Youngman
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1906  - d. 24 February 1998
  
 My wife and I have the secret to making a marriage last. Two times a week, we go to a nice restaurant, a little wine, good food. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.  
Author: Henny Youngman
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1906  - d. 24 February 1998
  
 If we eat any food, or drink any beverage, we must recite a blessing over them before and after. 
Author: Shmuel Yosef Agnon
Nationality: Israeli
b. 17 June 1888  - d. 17 February 1970
  
 Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu, and no food. 
Author: Robert Maynard Pirsig
Nationality: American
b. December 1928
  
 She used to diet on any kind of food she could lay her hands on. 
Author: Arthur Baer
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1886  - d. 17 May 1969
  
 I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself. 
Author: Johnny Carson
Nationality: American
b. 23 October 1925  - d. 23 January 2005
  
 We were raised in an Italian-American household, although we didn't speak Italian in the house. We were very proud of being Italian, and had Italian music, ate Italian food. 
Author: Francis Ford Coppola
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1939
  
 Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences. 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite; no incident occurred from which my rage and misery could not extract its food.  
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Nationality: British
b. 30 August 1797  - d. 1 February 1851
  
 If the use of animal food be, in consequence, subversive to the peace of human society, how unwarrantable is the injustice and the barbarity which is exercised toward these miserable victims. They are called into existence by human artifice that they may drag out a short and miserable existence of slavery and disease, that their bodies may be mutilated, their social feelings outraged. It were much better that a sentient being should never have existed, than that it should have existed only to endure unmitigated misery. 
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nationality: English
b. 4 August 1792  - d. 8 July 1822
  
 The germs of existence contained in this spot of earth, with ample food, and ample room to expand in, would fill millions of worlds in the course of a few thousand years. 
Author: Thomas Malthus
Nationality: English
b. 13 February 1766  - d. 29 December 1834
  
 To see those babies with no food for three of four days, old people sitting in the hot sun, when you see these poor people, you cannot help but being compassionate or affected. 
Author: Geraldo Rivera
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1943
  
 How large and varied is the educational bill of fare set before every young gentleman in Great Britain; and to judge by the mental stamina it affords him in most cases, what a waste of good food it is! 
Author: James Payn
Nationality: English
b. 28 February 1830  - d. 25 March 1898
  
 I don't have a dime left. I am dependent on my friends for food and a small old-age pension.  
Author: Bela Lugosi
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 20 October 1882  - d. 16 August 1956
  
 Though I love the luxury of the Waldorf Towers, room service there doesn't do soul food. 
Author: Sammy Davis Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 8 December 1925  - d. 16 May 1990
  
 It is easier to have faith that God will support each House of Hospitality and Farming Commune and supply our needs in the way of food and money to pay bills, than it is to keep a strong, hearty, living faith in each individual around us - to see Christ in him. 
Author: Dorothy Day
Nationality: American
b. 8 November 1897  - d. 29 November 1980
  
 Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul. 
Author: Dorothy Day
Nationality: American
b. 8 November 1897  - d. 29 November 1980
  
 Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities. 
Author: Lewis Mumford
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1895  - d. 26 January 1990
  
 When you get to fifty-two food becomes more important than sex. 
Author: Tom Lehrer
Nationality: American
b. 9 April 1928
  
 Food probably has a very great influence on the condition of men. Wine exercises a more visible influence, food does it more slowly but perhaps just as surely. Who knows if a well-prepared soup was not responsible for the pneumatic pump or a poor one for a war? 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 The female of the genus homo is economically dependent on the male. He is her food supply.  
Author: Charlotte Perkins
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1860  - d. 17 August 1935
  
 I love all kinds of bread. Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips. 
Author: Tyra Banks
Nationality: American
b. 4 December 1973
  
 I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed. I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat. 
Author: Tyra Banks
Nationality: American
b. 4 December 1973
  
 I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate. 
Author: Julia Child
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1912  - d. 13 August 2004
  
 I wouldn't keep him around long if I didn't feed him well. 
Author: Julia Child
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1912  - d. 13 August 2004
  
 In department stores, so much kitchen equipment is bought indiscriminately by people who just come in for men's underwear. 
Author: Julia Child
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1912  - d. 13 August 2004
  
 In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport. 
Author: Julia Child
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1912  - d. 13 August 2004
  
 It's so beautifully arranged on the plate - you know someone's fingers have been all over it. 
Author: Julia Child
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1912  - d. 13 August 2004
  
 Life itself is the proper binge. 
Author: Julia Child
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1912  - d. 13 August 2004
  
 I became a fanatic about healthy food in 1944. 
Author: Gloria Swanson
Nationality: American
b. 27 March 1899  - d. 4 April 1983
  
 I've always liked Atlanta. And not just for the strip clubs, but the shopping and the food. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 In England and America people tend to graze all day long, but I think it's such a waste to be constantly picking at food because you then can't enjoy a proper full meal when the time comes. 
Author: Nigella Lucy Lawson
Nationality: English
b. 6 January 1960
  
 Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry. 
Author: Charles Pierre Baudelaire
Nationality: French
b. 9 April 1821  - d. 21 August 1867
  
 A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Appetite, craving for food, is a constant and powerful stimulator of the gastric glands. 
Author: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
Nationality: Russian
b. 14 September 1849  - d. 27 February 1936
  
 Edible substances evoke the secretion of thick, concentrated saliva. Why? The answer, obviously, is that this enables the mass of food to pass smoothly through the tube leading from the mouth into the stomach. 
Author: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
Nationality: Russian
b. 14 September 1849  - d. 27 February 1936
  
 From the described experiment it is clear that the mere act of eating, the food even not reaching the stomach, determines the stimulation of the gastric glands. 
Author: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
Nationality: Russian
b. 14 September 1849  - d. 27 February 1936
  
 It has long been known for sure that the sight of tasty food makes a hungry man's mouth water; also lack of appetite has always been regarded as an undesirable phenomenon, from which one might conclude that appetite is essentially linked with the process of digestion. 
Author: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
Nationality: Russian
b. 14 September 1849  - d. 27 February 1936
  
 Precise knowledge of what happens to the food entering the organism must be the subject of ideal physiology, the physiology of the future. 
Author: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
Nationality: Russian
b. 14 September 1849  - d. 27 February 1936
  
 I'd eat burgers, steak, anything. I love car racing and meat. I am a boy at heart, I am my father's son. On my way down into the District, I would stop in Potomac and pick up triple-ground prime meat. I would break a raw egg and take onions and capers and I would mix it all, and I would go about checking on the animals while eating this raw food right out of my hand. I am just a raw-oyster, raw-meat-eating person who happened to find out what happened in the meat industry, and I just can't support it. 
Author: Ingrid Newkirk
Nationality: British
b. 11 June 1949
  
 Good food and diet; open air life; juicy steaks; sunshine - and the total absence of any kind of intellectual distraction. 
Author: Barry Humphries
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 February 1934
  
 Among ichthyophages, remarkable instances of longevity are observed, either because light food preserves them from plethora, or that the juices it contains, being formed by nature only to constitute cartilages which never bear long duration, their use retards the solidification of the parts of the body which, after all, is the cause of death. 
Author: Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Nationality: French
b. 1 April 1755  - d. 2 February 1826
  
 Most vegetarians look so much like the food they eat that they can be classified as cannibals. 
Author: Finley Peter Dunne
Nationality: American
b. 10 July 1867  - d. 24 April 1936
  
 I love humanity, which has been a constant delight to me during all my seventy-seven years of life; and I love flowers, trees, animals, and all the works of Nature as they pass before us in time and space. What a joy life is when you have made a close working partnership with Nature, helping her to produce for the benefit of mankind new forms, colors, and perfumes in flowers which were never known before; fruits in form, size, and flavor never before seen on this globe; and grains of enormously increased productiveness, whose fat kernels are filled with more and better nourishment, a veritable storehouse of perfect food--new food for all the world's untold millions for all time to come. 
Author: Luther Burbank
Nationality: American
b. 7 March 1849  - d. 11 April 1926
  
 Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. 
Author: Luther Burbank
Nationality: American
b. 7 March 1849  - d. 11 April 1926
  
 Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction. 
Author: John Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. December 1560  - d.  December 1622
  
 Oh, the tiger will love you. There is no sincerer love than the love of food. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 I assume you are on the Internet. If you are not, then pardon my French, but vous êtes un big loser. Today EVERYBODY is on the Internet, including the primitive Mud People of the Amazon rain forest. In the old days, when the Mud People needed food, they had to manually throw spears at wild boars; whereas today they simply get on the Internet, go to www.spear-a-boar.com and click their mouse a few times (the Mud People use actual mice). Within three business days, a large box is delivered to them by a UPS driver, whom they eat. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 The reason gas stations sell food, of course, is that the supermarkets are busy cashing checks. The supermarkets have to cash checks because the banks are busy mailing unsolicited credit cards to everybody in the Western Hemisphere. The result is that very few people fix cars. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either. 
Author: Joseph Wood Krutch
Nationality: American
b. 25 November 1893  - d. 22 May 1970
  
 A "food cycle" is a period in which we have only one particular dish or type of vegetable to eat. For a long time we ate nothing but endive. Endive with sand, endive without sand, endive with mashed potatoes, endive-and-mashed-potato casserole... 
Author: Anne Frank
Nationality: German
b. 12 June 1929  - d.  March 1945
  
 Memory is a crazy woman that hoards coloured rags and throws away food. 
Author: Austin O'Malley
Nationality: American
b. December 1858  - d.  December 1932
  
 Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen. Just as the soul feeds the body, so God gives food to the world. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 I teach self-reliance, the world's most subversive practice. I teach people how to grow their own food, which is shockingly subversive. So, yes, it's seditious. But it's peaceful sedition. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 I remember going back to a school we started in Zimbabwe. It's green and surrounded by food. The temperature in the classroom is controlled. I asked them, "Who did this?" They said, "We did!" When people do it for themselves, they are proud of it. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 Catch the water off your roof. Grow your own food. Make your own energy. It's insanely easy to do all that. It takes you less time to grow your food than to walk down to the supermarket to buy it. Ask any good organic gardener who mulches how much time he spends on his garden and he'll say, "Oh, a few minutes every week." By the time you have taken your car and driven to the supermarket, taken your foraging-trolley and collected your wild greens, and driven back home again, you've spent a good hour or two - plus you've spent a lot of money. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 It's a revolution. But it's the sort of revolution that no one will notice. It might get a little shadier. Buildings might function better. You might have less money to earn because your food is all around you and you don't have any energy costs. Giant amounts of money might be freed up in society so that we can provide for ourselves better. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 The word permaculture was coined by Bill Mollison and myself in the mid-1970s to describe an "integrated, evolving system of perennial or self-perpetuating plant and animal species useful to man". A more current definition of permaculture, which reflects the expansion of focus implicit in Permaculture One, is "Consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fibre and energy for provision of local needs". People, their buildings and the ways they organise themselves are central to permaculture. Thus the permaculture vision of permanent - sustainable - agriculture has evolved into one of permanent - sustainable - culture. 
Author: David Holmgren
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1955
  
 Of all the elements of critical importance to plants, phosophorus is the least commonly found, and sources are rarely available locally. Of all the phosphatic fertilisers used, Europe and North America consume 75% (and get least return from this input because of overuse, over-irrigation, and poor soil economy). If we really wanted to reduce world famine, the redirection of these surplus phosphates to the poor soils of Africa and India (or any other food-deficient area) would do it. Forget about miracle plants; we need global ethics for all such essential soil resources. As long as we clear-cultivate, most of this essential and rare resource will end up in the sea. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 Too often, the pastoralist blames the weeds and seeks a chemical rather than a management solution; too seldom do we find an approach combining the sensible utilisation of grasshoppers and grubs as a valuable dried-protein supplement for fish or food pellets, and a combination of soil conditioning, slashing, and de-stocking or re-seeding to restore species balance. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 In the fall, acorns, filberts, and hickory nuts are gathered by wildlife as winter stores. Field and pack rats bring in smaller seed such as wild rice from the marshes. If storages are provided, these foragers will fill hollow pipes or logs, or smaller pipes, old vehicle engine manifolds, and nest boxes or wall cavities. Seed so collected is sound, clean, and neatly stored. Providing some 15% is left, and given over to winter food for these workers, 85% can be collected for human use. A few people regularly collect their hickory nuts or wild rice in this way, by providing dens for squirrels or pack rats. It is a question of cooperation and provision for others, instead of attempting to kill of the experts and do the job yourself. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer. 
Author: Brendan Behan
Nationality: Irish
b. 9 February 1923  - d. 20 March 1964
  
 Stephen Fry: What do I think of John Major's leadership? I'd welcome it! (Laughs hysterically). Stephen Fry: Well I just told him to stuff it. But he said that it'd been dead too long. Stephen Fry: 20 pounds. So I said I'll toss you for it. So he said what will you do for 50? Hugh Laurie: (Walking away) No I can't stop, I'm afraid. My wife is being towed away. Stephen Fry: I think animal testing is a terrible idea. They get all nervous and give silly answers. Hugh Laurie: Yes, I drive a Vauxhall Nova Splash. Uh, it's a limited edition. I think they only made one and a half million of them. Hugh Laurie: Well. "Bring back hanging!", I say. These tumble dryers are useless. Hugh Laurie: Testicles?! Bollocks, more like! Stephen Fry: I was very shocked when my son told me his boyfriend was a homosexual. Hugh Laurie: Do you know what makes me really mad? It's this belief that I'm John the Baptist. Hugh Laurie: I've always been a Daily Mail reader. I prefer it to a newspaper Hugh Laurie: (Examining a plate) See this? You could eat your dinner off this. Hugh Laurie: You know what makes me REALLY mad? It's this new drug, Ecstasy. Makes me MAD! Hugh Laurie: (As policeman) Ask me what my favourite food is. "Lancashire hotpot." Do you want to know why? "Lancashire hotpot" you in the name of the law! ... (aside) Oh, "Irish Stew"! Stephen Fry: I wouldn't suck it! 
T.V. Series: Fry and Laurie
Nationality: British   
 With small-town life there are hundreds of thousands who are not content. The more intelligent young people flee to the cities and stay there, seldom returning even for holidays. The reason, Carol insisted is an unimaginatively standardized background, a sluggishness of speech and manners, a rigid ruling of the spirit by the desire to appear respectable. It is contentment the contentment of the quiet dead, who are scornful of the living for their restless walking. It is the prohibition of happiness. It is the slavery self-sought and self-defended. It is dullness made God. A savorless people, gulping tasteless food and sitting afterward, coatless and thoughtless, in rocking-chairs prickly with inane decorations, listening to mechanical music, saying mechanical things about the excellence of Ford automobiles, and viewing themselves as the greatest race in the world. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 The person who has discovered the pleasures of truly human living, the person whose life in friendships and caring people, the person who enjoys daily pleasures of good food and sunshine, will not need to wear themselves out in pursuit of some other kind of success. 
Author: Harold S. Kushner
Nationality: American   
 If you haven't tasted your own fucking food, what chance have you got? I'd rather fuck off for a burger! 
Author: Gordon James Ramsay
Nationality: Scottish
b. 8 November 1966
  
 Stewardesses are still paid so little that in many cases, new hires qualify for food stamps. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 That food has always been, and will continue to be, the basis for one of our greater snobbisms does not explain that fact that the attitude toward the food choice of others is becoming more and more heatedly exclusive until it may well turn into one of those forms of bigotry against which gallant little committees are constantly planning campaigns in the cause of justice and decency. 
Author: Cornelia Otis Skinner
Nationality: American
b. 30 May 1899  - d. 9 July 1979
  
 It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol was a food well in advance of modern medical thought.I turned to Aunt Agatha, whose demeanour was now rather like that of one who, picking daisies on the railway, has just caught the down express in the small of the back. 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 You believe in a book that has talking animals, wizards, witches, demons, sticks turning into snakes, food falling from the sky, people walking on water, and all sorts of magical, absurd and primitive stories, and you say that we are the ones that need help? 
Author: Dan Barker
Nationality: American
b. 25 June 1949
  
 There is absolutely no substitute for the best. Good food cannot be made of inferior ingredients masked with high flavor. It is true thrift to use the best ingredients available and to waste nothing. 
Author: James Beard
Nationality: American
b. 5 May 1903  - d. 21 January 1985
  
 It keeps you fit - the alcohol, nasty women, sweat on stage, bad food - it's all very good for you. 
Author: Bon Scott
Nationality: Australian
b. 9 July 1946  - d. 19 February 1980
  
 My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order. 
Author: Dolly Parton
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1946
  
 A cookbook is only as good as its worst recipe. 
Author: Julia Child
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1912  - d. 13 August 2004
  
 The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook. 
Author: Julia Child
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1912  - d. 13 August 2004
  
 A funny old bird is a pelican. His beak can hold more than his bellican. Food for a week He can hold in his beak, But I don't know how the hellican. 
Author: Dixon Lanier Merritt
Nationality: American
b. December 1879  - d.  December 1972
  
 It is the interest of the individual and of all society, that he should be made, at the earliest period, to understand his own construction, the proper use of its parts, and how to keep them at all times in a state of health; and especially that he should be taught to observe the varied effects of different kinds of food, and different quantities, upon his own constitution. He should be taught the general and individual laws of health, thus early, that he may know how to prevent the approach of disease. And the knowledge of the particular diet best suited to his constitution, is one of the most essential laws of health. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 It is impossible for our working people to maintain their full strength if they do not succeed in obtaining a sufficient supply of fat, allotted to them on a proper basis. 
Author: Paul von Hindenburg
Nationality: German
b. 02 October 1847  - d. 02 August 1934
  
 I tend to eat what I want, which probably isn't good. 
Author: Jewel Kilcher
Nationality: American
b. 23 May 1974
  
 I wouldn't touch a hot dog unless you put a condom on it! You realize that the job of a hot dog is to use parts of the animal that the Chinese can't figure out how to make into a belt? - timecode 1:11:10 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them. 
Author: Stephen John Fry
Nationality: English
b. 24 August 1957
  




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