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Food Quotes

39 of the best book quotes about food
  1. #1
    “The only meals they could afford were bread and margarine for breakfast, boiled potatoes and cabbage for lunch, and cabbage soup for supper.”
  2. #2
    “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!”
  3. #3
    “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.”
  4. #4
    “I love Twinkies, and the reason I am saying that is because we are all supposed to think of reasons to live.”
  5. #5
    “Say! I like green eggs and ham! I do! I like them, Sam-I-am!”
  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
    “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!”
  8. #8
    “Everything in this room is edible. Even I’m edible. But, that would be called canibalism. It is looked down upon in most societies.”
  1. #9
    “I would not like them here or there. I would not like them anywhere.”
  2. #10
    “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.”
  3. #11
    “Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.”
  4. #12
    “Frying chicken always makes me feel a little better about life.”
  5. #13
    “There’s small choice in rotten apples.”
  6. #14
    “Would you like them here or there?”
  7. #15
    “Good things come to those who find it and shove it in their mouth!”
  8. #16
    “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.”
  1. #17
    “And my poor Bar-ba-loots are all getting the crummies because they have gas, and no food, in their tummies.”
    author
    Dr. Seuss
    book
    The Lorax
    concept
    Food
  2. #18
    “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.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Eeyore
    concepts
    UniquenessFood
  3. #19
    “And he went on eating his marmalade as though everything were natural.”
  4. #20
    “I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.”
  5. #21
    “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
    author
    Tolkien
    book
    The Hobbit
    character
    Thorin
    concepts
    Being HappyFood
  6. #22
    “Gimme a penny sheeny pickle.”
  7. #23
    “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.”
  8. #24
    “Would you eat them in a box? Would you eat them with a fox?”
  1. #25
    “Do you like green eggs and ham?”
  2. #26
    “The sweetest honey is loathsome in its own deliciousness. And in the taste destroys the appetite. Therefore, love moderately.”
  3. #27
    “It’s been many years since I had such an exemplary vegetable.”
  4. #28
    “The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal.”
  5. #29
    “Anyone who gives you a cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven is a friend for life.”
  6. #30
    “A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”
  7. #31
    “‘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.”
    book
    Winnie the Pooh
    characters
    PigletPooh
    concept
    Food
  8. #32
    “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.”
  1. #33
    “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!”
  2. #34
    “I do so like green eggs and ham. Thank you! Thank you, Sam-I-am.”
  3. #35
    “Would you? Could you? In a car? Eat them! Eat them! Here they are.”
  4. #36
    “He brought everything back, all the food for the feast!
    And he, he himself, the Grinch carved the roast beast!”
  5. #37
    “You may like them. You will see. You may like them in a tree!”
  6. #38
    “I suppose I ought to eat or drink something or other; but the great question is ‘What?’”
  7. #39
    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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