Food Quotes

49 of the best book quotes about food
  1. #1
    “He brought everything back, all the food for the feast!
    And he, he himself, the Grinch carved the roast beast!”
  2. #2
    “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.”
  3. #3
    “The only meals they could afford were bread and margarine for breakfast, boiled potatoes and cabbage for lunch, and cabbage soup for supper.”
  4. #4
    “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!”
  5. #5
    “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.”
  6. #6
    “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!
  7. #7
    “Say! I like green eggs and ham! I do! I like them, Sam-I-am!”
  8. #8
    “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. #9
    “I love Twinkies, and the reason I am saying that is because we are all supposed to think of reasons to live.”
  10. #10
    “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!”
  11. #11
    “Everything in this room is edible. Even I’m edible. But, that would be called canibalism. It is looked down upon in most societies.”
  12. #12
    “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.”
  1. #13
    “I would not like them here or there. I would not like them anywhere.”
  2. #14
    “Would you like them here or there?”
  3. #15
    “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
  4. #16
    “Frying chicken always makes me feel a little better about life.”
  5. #17
    “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.”
  6. #18
    “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.”
  7. #19
    “He could smell her crackling white apron and the faint flavour of toast that always hung about her so deliciously.”
  8. #20
    “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
  9. #21
    “Good things come to those who find it and shove it in their mouth!”
  10. #22
    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.
  11. #23
    “There’s small choice in rotten apples.”
  12. #24
    “I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.”
  1. #25
    “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
  2. #26
    “And he went on eating his marmalade as though everything were natural.”
  3. #27
    “Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.”
  4. #28
    “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
    The Hobbit
    Being HappyFood
  5. #29
    “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.”
  6. #30
    “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.”
  7. #31
    “Gimme a penny sheeny pickle.”
  8. #32
    “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.”
  9. #33
    “Would you eat them in a box? Would you eat them with a fox?”
  10. #34
    “Do you like green eggs and ham?”
  11. #35
    “The sweetest honey is loathsome in its own deliciousness. And in the taste destroys the appetite. Therefore, love moderately.”
  12. #36
    “It’s been many years since I had such an exemplary vegetable.”
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  1. #37
    “The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal.”
  2. #38
    “Anyone who gives you a cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven is a friend for life.”
  3. #39
    “A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”
  4. #40
    “‘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
  5. #41
    “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.”
  6. #42
    “I suppose I ought to eat or drink something or other; but the great question is ‘What?’”
  7. #43
    “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!”
  8. #44
    “I do so like green eggs and ham. Thank you! Thank you, Sam-I-am.”
  9. #45
    “Would you? Could you? In a car? Eat them! Eat them! Here they are.”
  10. #46
    “You may like them. You will see. You may like them in a tree!”
  11. #47
    “Where there’s life there’s hope, and need of vittles.”
  12. #48
    “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.”
  13. #49
    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.
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