101 Food Quotes That Will Get You Hungry

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These food quotes are great words to use for gift cards, text messages, Instagram captions, or interest pins. Another great way to use them is to print them, add a frame and use them as a kitchen decoration.

I’ve included food quotes about eating, cooking, and even some funny quotes that will definitely get a chuckle out of you.

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Our favorite Food Quotes

“Well, the food’s always the way to anybody’s heart, I think, guy or girl.”_Josh Hutcherson

“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

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“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if has not dined well.”_Virginia Woolf

If you’re hungry and you want thousands of something, then eat rice!–Unknown

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.”–Orson Welles

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Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate._Jo Brand

“I love you like a fat kid loves cake.”–Scott Adams

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”–Ruth Reichl

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Food is our common ground, a universal experience._James Beard

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A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. _Aesop
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Sandwiches are wonderful. You don’t need a spoon or a plate!_Paul Lynde
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The most dangerous food is wedding cake!_James Thurber

“The belly rules the mind.”_Spanish Proverb

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Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first._Ernestine Ulmer

Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments._Bethenny Frankel

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Society is fast – fast food, fast cars, fast everything._B. J. Armstrong

There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments._Chris Rock

Funny Food Quotes

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

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Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti._Sophia Loren

My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order_Dolly Parton

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed. _A. J. Liebling

The only thing I like better than talking about Food is eating._John Walters

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My favorite animal is steak_Fran Lebowitz

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six. _Yogi Berra

If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat? _ John Cleese

You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jellybeans. _ Ronald Reagan

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“Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal._Voltaire

If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant? _ Martin Scorsese

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. _Doug Larson

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The Egyptians were buried with their spices. I know which one I’m taking with me when I go. _Erma Bombeck

Once you get a spice in your home, you have it forever. Women never throw out spices. The Egyptians were buried with their spices. I know which one I’m taking with me when I go. _Erma Bombeck

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them. _Samuel Butler

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

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found. _ Calvin Trillin

Healthy Food Quotes

“We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.”__Anna Thomas

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” _ Lewis Grizzard

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“Laughter is brightest where food is best.”_Irish Proverb

The food that enters the mind must be watched as closely as the food that enters the body. _Pat Buchanan

Not eating meat is a decision, eating meat is an instinct. _Denis Leary

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Animals are my friends… and I don’t eat my friends. _George Bernard Shaw

I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants. _A. Whitney Brown

Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better. _Robert Redford

Too many people just eat to consume calories. Try dining for a change. _John Walters

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There is no sincerer love than the love of food._George Bernard Shaw

“Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks.”_Marilyn Wann

“Food is really and truly the most effective medicine.”_Joel Fuhrman

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”_Jim Davis

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“Food is an important part of a balanced diet.”– Fran Lebowitz

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”–Hippocrates

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”–Charles M. Shulz

As I see it, a green salad is an open invitation to carrots, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and the sprouts that grow in jars on my kitchen counter._Victoria Moran

Food Making Quotes

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

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

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Only the pure in heart can make a good soup. _Ludwig van Beethoven

Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal._Sandra Lee

Eating is so intimate. It’s very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life. _ Maya Angelou

The kitchen is a sacred space. _ Marc Forgione

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I’m not an amazing cook. But I can follow a recipe!_Rachel McAdams

I love to take something ordinary and make it really special. _ Ina Garten

You learn to cook so that you don’t have to be a slave to recipes. You get what’s in season and you know what to do with it._Julia Child

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I watch cooking change the cook, just as it transforms the food.– Laura Esquivel

“Anyone who’s a chef, who loves food, ultimately knows that all that matters is: ‘Is it good? Does it give pleasure?’”– Anthony Bourdain

Patience is the secret to good food. _Gail Simmons

Food love quotes

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.”– Alan D. Wolfelt

Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Whether it was our mom’s homemade lasagna or a memorable chocolate birthday cake, food has a way of transporting us back to the past. _Homaro Cantu

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“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.”_John Gunther

“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

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 morale. _Elsa Schiaparelli

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Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul. _Dorothy Day

Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly. _M. F. K. Fisher

One should eat to live, not live to eat. _Moliere

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“People who love to eat are always the best people._Julia Child

There’s no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap. _Kevin James

When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy my life. _Monica Bellucci

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A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap. _Mitch Hedberg

I think steak is the ultimate comfort food, and if you’re going out for one, that isn’t the time to scrimp on calories or quality. _Tom Colicchio

“To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location and the company as it is about the taste.”– Heston Blumenthal

“My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.”– Orson Welles

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

“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

A good restaurant is like a vacation; it transports you, and it becomes a lot more than just about the food. _Philip Rosenthal

General Food Quotes

“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.”_Paul Prudhomme

“A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.”_Barbara Johnson

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Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are._Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”_François de la Rochefoucauld

“Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes. It makes people overjoyed and puts them in your debt.”_Judith Olney

“ 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

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.”_Federico Fellini

“ Food is your body’s fuel. Without fuel, your body wants to shut down. _ Ken Hill

“ So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being. _ Franz Kafka

Food should be fun. _Thomas Keller

“ If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. _ Mother Teresa

“ My favorite time of day is to get up and eat leftovers from dinner, especially spicy food. _ David Byrne

When a man’s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor. _Euripides

“ The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken. _Maya Angelou

I like to eat and I love the diversity of foods. _David Soul

“ In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport._Julia Child

“ Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.”– Jonathan Safran Foer

“ The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love, and death.”_E.M. Forster

“ If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation, introduce the subject of eating._Leigh Hunt

“ I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o clock in the morning. _John Barrymore

“ Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing. _Irina Shayk

Over to you!

We hope our collection of food quotes from cooks, celebrities, and travelers made you hungry enough to order food.

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