Foodie Quotes, Sayings

Foodies don’t just eat to survive. They eat to connect with family and friends, explore different cultures, and taste new and exciting flavors. For them, food is a passion. And as you’ll see by these foodie quotes and sayings, the experience of eating is something to be savored and celebrated.


    Best foodie quotes

    Throughout history, people have said many wise and witty things about food. From the simple observation that “life is too short to eat bad food” to the more philosophical proclamation that “food is the poetry of the earth,” these quotes and sayings capture the essence of the foodie’s relationship with eating.

    1.) People who love to eat are always the best people.
    Julia Child

    2.) Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.
    Anthony Bourdain

    3.) One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
    Virginia Woolf

    4.) Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.
    Ruth Reichl

    5.) Food is a gift and should be treated reverentially — romanced and ritualized and seasoned with memory.
    Chris Bohjalian

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    Funny foodie quotes

    6.) I love you like a fat kid loves cake!
    Scott Adams

    7.) Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.
    Orson Welles

    8.) Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.
    Erma Bombeck

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

    10.) Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
    Mark Twain

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

    12.) The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later, you’re hungry again.
    George Miller

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    13.) All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
    Charles M. Schulz

    14.) We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.
    David Mamet

    15.) Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie.
    Jim Davis

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    Use these short food quotes as captions for Instagram, Facebook status quotes, and other social media posts.

    Funny captions

    16.) First we eat, then we do everything else.
    M.F.K. Fisher

    17.) A little chocolate a day keeps the doctor at bay.
    Marcia Carrington

    18.) Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.
    Ernestine Ulmer

    19.) Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks.
    Marilyn Wann

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    20.) I am not a glutton — I am an explorer of food.
    Erma Bombeck

    21.) The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
    Oscar Wilde

    22.) A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.
    Barbara Johnson

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    23.) Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.
    Jo Brand

    24.) All sorrows are less with bread.
    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

    25.) You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.
    Paul Prudhomme

    Julia Child foodie quote

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    26.) A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.
    Elsa Schiaparelli

    27.) All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
    John Gunther

    Inspirational foodie quotes

    28.) To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location and the company as it is about the taste.
    Heston Blumenthal

    29.) A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.
    Thomas Keller

    30.) We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.
    Anna Thomas

    31.) I realized very early the power of food to evoke memory, to bring people together, to transport you to other places, and I wanted to be a part of that.
    José Andrés Puerta

    Foodie quotes about life

    32.) Life is a combination of magic and pasta.
    Federico Fellini

    33.) Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.
    Jonathan Safran Foer

    34.) You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.
    Kurt Vonnegut

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

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    36.) After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.
    Oscar Wilde

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

    38.) 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

    Foodie quotes about love

    39.) There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
    George Bernard Shaw

    40.) Love is in the sensual details.
    Lebo Grand

    41.) Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.
    Craig Claiborne

    42.) Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
    Harriet van Horne

    43.) Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.
    Alan D. Wolfelt

    44.) There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Virginia Woolf quote

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    46.) Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.
    William Shakespeare

    47.) Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

    48.) 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

    From chefs

    49.) It’s fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day. That’s what human life is all about — enjoying things.
    Julia Child

    50.) Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
    James Beard

    51.) Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.
    Anthony Bourdain

    52.) I know once people get connected to real food, they never change back.
    Alice Waters

    53.) 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

    From celebrities

    54.) What’s the good of resisting temptation? There’ll always be more.
    Mae West

    55.) My weaknesses have always been food and men — in that order.
    Dolly Parton

    56.) 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

    From authors

    57.) If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
    J.R.R. Tolkein

    58.) The only thing I like better than taking about food is eating.
    John Walters

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

    60.) The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken.
    Maya Angelou

    Foodie proverbs

    61.) The belly rules the mind.
    Spanish proverb

    62.) One who eats alone cannot discuss the taste of food with others.
    African proverb

    63.) What satisfies hunger is good food.
    Chinese proverb

    64.) A fish should swim thrice: in water, in sauce, and in wine.
    German proverb

    65.) A small kitchen makes a big home.
    Italian proverb

    We hope these foodie quotes and sayings have inspired you to make the most of your next meal. Bon appetit!

    By Greg Johnson | Published 10/31/2023