food Quotes

88 of the best book quotes about food
  1. #1
    “‘When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,’ said Piglet at last, ‘What’s the first thing you say to yourself?’
    ‘What’s for breakfast?’ said Pooh. ‘What do you say, Piglet?’
    ‘I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?’ said Piglet.
    Pooh nodded thoughtfully. ‘It’s the same thing,’ he said.”
    Winnie the Pooh
  2. #2
    “A fruit salad is delicious precisely because each fruit maintains its own flavor.”
  3. #3
    “A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”
  4. #4
    “Good things come to those who find it and shove it in their mouth!”
  5. #5
    ″‘Your name is Lift, right?’
    ‘And your order?’
    ‘More food.‘”
  6. #6
    “Most gulls don’t bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flights–how to get from shore to food and back again. For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight. More than anything else, Jonathan Livingston Seagull loved to fly.”
  7. #7
    “The Chinese say it’s better to be deprived of food for three days than tea for one.”
  8. #8
    “You reckon you are to-day going to feast upon a Jesuit. It is all very well, nothing is more unjust than thus to treat your enemies. Indeed, the law of nature teaches us to kill our neighbour, and such is the practice all over the world. If we do not accustom ourselves to eating them, it is because we have better fare.”
  9. #9
    “Could you ask your friend to do his exercises somewhere else? I shall be having lunch directly, and don’t want it bounced on just before I begin. A trifling matter, and fussy of me, but we all have our little ways.”
    A. A. Milne
  10. #10
    “Half my roll disappeared in one bite. It was the first decent food I’d had since Jenny’s kitchen. Curzon watched me without saying a word. When I licked the butter off my fingers, he gave me his roll.”
  11. #11
    “How long can a fox go without food or water?”
  1. #12
    Food may well kill me, but it’s also what has made life such a pleasure.
  2. #13
    “The sweetest honey is loathsome in its own deliciousness. And in the taste destroys the appetite. Therefore, love moderately.”
  3. #14
    “I love Twinkies, and the reason I am saying that is because we are all supposed to think of reasons to live.”
  4. #15
    “Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.”
  5. #16
    “Now let me see,” he thought, as he took his last lick of the inside of the jar, “where was I going, Ah, yes, Eeyore.” He got up slowly. And then, suddenly, he remembered. He had eaten Eeyore’s present!
  6. #17
    “At Lucios I buy myself an extra large cappuccino, and a muffin, and a chocolate brownie. I don’t care if I get fat. I just need sugar and caffeine and chocolate, and as much as possible.”
  7. #18
    “Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!” And at the same time, his long bony body rose up out of the bed and his bowl of soup went flying into the face of Grandma Josephine, and in one fantastic leap, this old fellow of ninety-six and a half, who hadn’t been out of bed these last twenty years, jumped on to the floor and started doing a dance of victory in his pajamas.”
  8. #19
    “Whipped cream isn’t whipped cream at all if it hasn’t been whipped with whips, just like poached eggs isn’t poached eggs unless it’s been stolen in the dead of the night.”
  9. #20
    “So, bit by bit, the feast takes form – there is a ham and a dish of sauerkraut, boiled rice, macaroni, bologna sausages, great piles of penny buns, bowls of milk, and foaming pitchers of beer. There is also, not six feet from your back, the bar, where you may order all you please and do not have to pay for it. “Eiksz! Graicziau!” screams Marija Berczynskas, and falls to work herself – for there is more upon the stove inside that will be spoiled if it be not eaten.”
  10. #21
    “Frying chicken always makes me feel a little better about life.”
  11. #22
    “You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato. There’s more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!”
  1. #23
    “I would not like them here or there. I would not like them anywhere.”
  2. #24
    “I do so like green eggs and ham. Thank you! Thank you, Sam-I-am.”
  3. #25
    “Would you eat them in a box? Would you eat them with a fox?”
  4. #26
    “Say! I like green eggs and ham! I do! I like them, Sam-I-am!”
  5. #27
    “You may like them. You will see. You may like them in a tree!”
  6. #28
    “Would you? Could you? In a car? Eat them! Eat them! Here they are.”
  7. #29
    “A livelihood. I do not preach in vain.
    THere’s no apostle I would conterfeit;
    I mean to have money, wool and cheese and wheat”
  8. #30
    “And he went on eating his marmalade as though everything were natural.”
  9. #31
    “It has been said that civilization is twenty-four hours and two meals away from barbarism.”
  10. #32
    “And my poor Bar-ba-loots are all getting the crummies because they have gas, and no food, in their tummies.”
    Dr. Seuss
    The Lorax
  11. #33
    “If you want one thing too much it’s likely to be a disappointment. The healthy way is to learn to like the everyday things, like soft beds and buttermilk—and feisty gentlemen.”
  1. #34
    She rubbed another match on the wall. It burst into a flame, and where its light fell upon the wall it became as transparent as a veil, and she could see into the room. The table was covered with a snowy white table-cloth, on which stood a splendid dinner service, and a steaming roast goose, stuffed with apples and dried plums. And what was still more wonderful, the goose jumped down from the dish and waddled across the floor, with a knife and fork in its breast, to the little girl. Then the match went out, and there remained nothing but the thick, damp, cold wall before her.
  2. #35
    “He brought everything back, all the food for the feast!
    And he, he himself, the Grinch carved the roast beast!”
  3. #36
    “There’s small choice in rotten apples.”
  4. #37
    “Gimme a penny sheeny pickle.”
  5. #38
    “She didn’t know why, but after a day of the pickle, the bread and potatoes tasted good again. Yes, pickle day was something to look forward to.”
  6. #39
    “The place known at her grandfather’s as the cellar, where the fresh made cheeses and the new milk were kept, was a pleasant and inviting place.”
    Johanna Spyri
  7. #40
    “I don’t know what it is about food your mother makes for you, especially when it’s something that anyone can make - but it carries a certain taste of memory.”
  8. #41
    “I gathered a handful of small stones, and threw them up toward the apes. The stones did not go near them, but influenced by their instinctive mania for imitation, they instantly seized all the cocoanuts within their reach, and sent a perfect hail of them down upon us.”
  9. #42
    “On all sides he beheld vast store of apples; some hanging in oppressive opulence on the trees; some gathered into baskets and barrels for the market; others heaped up in rich piles for the cider-press. Farther on he beheld great fields of Indian corn, with its golden ears peeping from their leafy coverts, and holding out the promise of cakes and hasty pudding; and the yellow pumpkins lying beneath them, turning up their fair round bellies to the sun, and giving ample prospects of the most luxurious of pies.”
  10. #43
    “The pedagogue’s mouth watered, as he looked upon this sumptuous promise of luxurious winter fare. In his devouring mind’s eye, he pictured to himself every roasting-pig running about with a pudding in his belly, and an apple in his mouth; the pigeons were snugly put to bed in a comfortable pie, and tucked in with a coverlet of crust; the geese were swimming in their own gravy; and the ducks pairing cosily in dishes, like snug married couples, with a decent competency of onion sauce.”
  11. #44
    “Where there’s life there’s hope, and need of vittles.”
  1. #45
    “America’s not really a melting pot. It’s more like one of those divided metal plates with separate sections for starch, meat, and veggies.”
  2. #46
    “Eat bread, oh Enkidu! It is the conformity of life, of the conditions and the fate of the land.”
  3. #47
    “Milk of the cattle he drank. Food they placed before him. He broke bread gazing and looking.
    But Enkidu understood not. Bread to eat, beer to drink, he had not been taught.”
  4. #48
    “Then Patterwig came back with the nut and Caspian ate it and after that Patterwig asked if he could take any messages to other friends.”
  5. #49
    “For like as foods are threefold for mankind
    In nourishing, so is there threefold way
    Of worship, abstinence, and almsgiving!”
  6. #50
    “Clean water and health care and school and food and tin roofs and cement floors, all of these things should constitute a set of basics that people must have as birthrights.”
  7. #51
    “I am well and healthy. The food is good. Sometimes I eat turtle soup, and I know how to make acorn pancakes. I keep my supplies in the wall of the tree in wooden pockets that I chopped myself.”
  8. #52
    “I looked through the clear water and saw the tracks of mussels in the mud. I ran along the log back to shore, took off my clothes, and plunged into that icy water. I collected almost a peck of mussels in very little time.”
  9. #53
    “Chicken is Good! It tastes like chicken.”
  10. #54
    “Before the appropriation of land, he who gathered as much of the wild fruit, killed, caught, or tamed, as many of the beasts, as he could; he that so imployed his pains about any of the spontaneous products of nature, as any way to alter them from the state which nature put them in, by placing any of his labour on them, did thereby acquire a propriety in them: but if they perished, in his possession, without their due use; if the fruits rotted, or the venison putrified, before he could spend it, he offended against the common law of nature, and was liable to be punished; he invaded his neighbour’s share, for he had no right, farther than his use called for any of them, and they might serve to afford him conveniencies of life.”
  11. #55
    “Giving people medicine for TB and not giving them food is like washing your hands and drying them in dirt.”
  1. #56
    “It made me happy to have someone react like that to something I made.”
  2. #57
    “When asked what he recalls of his first six years, Michael said, ‘Going for days having to drink water to get full. Going to other people’s houses and asking for something to eat. Sleeping outside. The mosquitoes.‘”
  3. #58
    “And I will eat the in the rain.
    And in the dark. And on a train.
    And in car. And in tree.
    They are so good, so good, you see!”
  4. #59
    “Would you like them here or there?”
  5. #60
    “And I would eat them in a boat,
    And I would eat them with a goat…”
  6. #61
    “You do not like green eggs and ham?
    I do not like them, Sam-I-am.”
  7. #62
    “I do not like them in a house. I do not like them with a mouse.”
  8. #63
    “I could not, would not, on a boat. I will not, will not, with a goat. I will not eat them in the rain. I will not eat them on a train. Not in the dark! Not in a tree! Not in a car! You let me be! I do not like them in a box. I do not like them with a fox. I will not eat them in a house. I do not like them with a mouse. I do not like them here or there. I do not like them ANYWHERE!”
  9. #64
    “Every time I took a few drops to slake it, I postponed my demise a little more. The same was true with food. Hunger is a monster.”
  10. #65
    “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
    The Hobbit
    foodbeing happy
  11. #66
    “Anyone who gives you a cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven is a friend for life.”

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  1. #67
    “I suppose I ought to eat or drink something or other; but the great question is ‘What?’”
  2. #68
    “The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal.”
  3. #69
    “It’s been many years since I had such an exemplary vegetable.”
  4. #70
    “I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.”
  5. #71
    “Everything in this room is edible. Even I’m edible. But, that would be called canibalism. It is looked down upon in most societies.”
  6. #72
    “There is something about very cold weather that gives one an enormous appetite. Most of us find ourselves beginning to crave rich steaming stews and hot apple pies and all kinds of delicious warming dishes; and because we are all a great deal luckier than we realize, we usually get what we want—or near enough.”
  7. #73
    “Oh, my sainted aunt! Don’t mention that disgusting stuff in front of me! Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It’s made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!”
  8. #74
    “The only meals they could afford were bread and margarine for breakfast, boiled potatoes and cabbage for lunch, and cabbage soup for supper.”
  9. #75
    “Do you like green eggs and ham?”
  10. #76
    “Let me have men about me that are fat... Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.”
  11. #77
    “He could smell her crackling white apron and the faint flavour of toast that always hung about her so deliciously.”
  1. #78
    “The revenue arising from his school was small, and would have been scarcely sufficient to furnish him with daily bread, for he was a huge feeder, and, though lank, had the dilating powers of an anaconda; but to help out his maintenance, he was, according to country custom in those parts, boarded and lodged at the houses of the farmers whose children he instructed.”
  2. #79
    “When I am king they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books, for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.”
  3. #80
    Are wild strawberries really wild?
    Will they scratch an adult, will they snap at a child?
    Should you pet them, or let them run free where they roam?
    Could they ever relax in a steam-heated home?
    Can they be trained to not growl at the guests?
    Will a litterbox work or would they make a mess?
    Can we make them a Cowberry, herding the cows,
    Or maybe a Muleberry pulling the plows,
    Or maybe a Huntberry chasing the grouse,
    Or maybe a Watchberry guarding the house,
    And though they may curl up at your feet oh so sweetly
    Can you ever feel that you trust them completely?
    Or should we make a pet out of something less scary,
    Like the Domestic Prune or the Imported Cherry,
    Anyhow, you’ve been warned and I will not be blamed
    If your Wild Strawberries cannot be tamed.
  4. #81
    “Life passes by now like the scenery outside a car window. I breathe and eat and sleep as I always did, but there seems to be no great purpose in my life that requires active participation on my part...I do not know where I am going or when I will get there.”
  5. #82
    “So I will eat them in a box.
    And I will eat them with a fox.
    And I will eat them in a house.
    And I will eat them with a mouse.
    And I will eat them here and there.
    Say! I will eat them ANYWHERE!”
  6. #83
    “The Christian says, ‘Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim: well, there is such a thing as water. Men feel sexual desire: well, there is such a thing as sex.”
  7. #84
    “They have the kind of things we can eat. ”
  8. #85
    “It smelled like the country. It was a filet mignon farm, all of it, and the tissue spread for miles around the paths where we were walking. It was like these huge hedges of red all around us, with these beautiful marble patterns running through them. They had these tubes, they were bringing the tissue blood, and we could see the blood running around, up and down. It was really interesting. I like to see how things are made, and to understand where they come from.”
  9. #86
    ″‘Excuse me. I am a sacred vessel, alright? All you’ve got in your stomach is Taco Bell.‘”
  10. #87
    “A crude meal, no doubt, but the best of all sauces is hunger.”
  11. #88
    “You have fed me wretched food, vegetables boiled to extinction, fistfuls of white sugar, slabs of fat, mucousy casseroles made with globs of cream of mushroom, until it’s amazing my heart still beats. Food was not fuel but ballast; we ate and then we sank like rocks.”

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