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Quotes about Food

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Abraham Lincoln
(1809 - 1865)
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
Ambrose Bierce
(1842 - 1914)
Cabbage: A... vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.
Andy Rooney
(1919 - )
I don't like food that's too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting.
Calvin TrillinThe 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.
Chico Marx
(1891 - 1961)
Mustard's no good without roast beef.
Cyra McFaddenI no longer prepare food or drink with more than one ingredient.
Dr. Samuel Johnson
(1707 - 1784)
[Piozzi] asked him, if he ever huffed his wife about his dinner? 'So often (replied he), that at last she called to me, and said, Nay, hold Mr. Johnson, and do not make a farce of thanking God for a dinner which in a few moments you will protest not eatable.
Dr. Samuel Johnson
(1707 - 1784)
A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of any thing than he does of his dinner; and if he cannot get that well dressed, he should be suspected of inaccuracy in other things.
Dr. Samuel Johnson
(1707 - 1784)
This was a good dinner enough, to be sure: but it was not a dinner to ask a man to.
Dr. Samuel Johnson
(1707 - 1784)
Some people have a foolish way of not minding, or pretending not to mind, what they eat. For my part, I mind my belly very studiously, and very carefully; for I look upon it, that he who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.
Dr. Samuel Johnson
(1707 - 1784)
A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing.
Dr. Samuel Johnson
(1707 - 1784)
Oats: A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.
Eddie MurpheyAnything you have to acquire a taste for was not meant to be eaten.
EpictetusPreach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent.
Fran LebowitzFood is an important part of a balanced diet.
Fran LebowitzFavorite animal -- steak.
Harper's IndexEstimated amount of glucose used by an adult human brain each day, expressed in M&Ms: 250
Johnny Carson
(1925 - )
If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners.
Lynda MontgomeryWhy does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?? I'm halfway through my fish burger and I realize, Oh my God....I could be eating a slow learner.
Mark Twain
(1835 - 1910)
Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
Miss PiggyNever eat more than you can lift.
National LampoonLet not the sands of time get in your lunch.
Orson Welles
(1915 - 1985)
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.
Orson Welles
(1915 - 1985)
Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch.
Roy Blount Jr.Scrambled eggs should never be assembled in vat-sized proportions.
Yogi Berra
(1925 - )
You better cut the pizza in four pieces, 'cause I'm not hungry enough to eat six.
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