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Julia ChildHow can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like kleenex?

—  Julia Child, 1912-2004, American chef, author & TV personality.

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Julia ChildIt's so beautifully arranged on the plate - you know someone's fingers have been all over it.

—  Julia Child, 1912-2004, American chef, author & TV personality.

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Julia ChildPeople who love to eat are always the best people.

—  Julia Child, 1912-2004, American chef, author & TV personality.

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Julia ChildYou don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients

—  Julia Child, 1912-2004, American chef, author & TV personality.

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SocratesWorthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

—  Socrates, 469-399 BC, Ancient Geek Philosopher

Will DurantIn the last analysis civilization is based upon the food supply.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

NapoleonAn army marches on its stomach.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

George Bernard ShawThere is no love sincerer than the love of food.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Samuel JohnsonHe who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Samuel JohnsonA man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

VoltaireThe English have only one sauce, melted butter.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

Robert FrostThere is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won't, and that's a wife who can't cook and will.

—  Robert Frost, 1874-1963, American poet

Zsa Zsa GaborI only cook when I'm in love.

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1917-2016, Hungarian-American actress

Arthur ClarkeThey could not eat it, and it could not eat them; therefore it was not important.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

EpicurusTo eat and drink without a friend is to devour like the lion and the wolf.

—  Epicurus, 341-270 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher


Funny Quotes

Julia ChildThe only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for steak to cook.

—  Julia Child, 1912-2004, American chef, author & TV personality.

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George Carlin“When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?” This title offends all three major religions, and even vegetarians!

—  George Carlin, 1936-2008, American comedian

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Mitch HedbergRice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something.

—  Mitch Hedberg, 1968-2005, American comedian

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Woody AllenWhy does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage

—  Woody Allen, 1935-, American actor & film director

Yogi BerraYou better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.

—  Yogi Berra, 1925-2015, American baseball player & humorist

Phyllis DillerOur vet told us that because of my cooking our cat has only two lives left.

—  Phyllis Diller, 1917 - 2012, American comedian

Phyllis DillerDo not taste food while you're cooking. You may lose your nerve to serve it.

—  Phyllis Diller, 1917 - 2012, American comedian

Phyllis DillerI asked the waiter, 'Is this milk fresh?' He said, 'Lady, three hours ago it was grass.'

—  Phyllis Diller, 1917 - 2012, American comedian


Ancient Greek

DiogenesIf a rich man, when you will; if a poor man, when you can.

Ει μεν πλούσιος, όταν θέλη· ει δε πένης, όταν έχη.

—  Diogenes, 410-323 BC, Ancient Greek Cynic philosopher

     (his idea for the proper time for lunch)

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SocratesOthers live to eat, myself I eat to live.

Οι μεν λοιποί ζώσιν ίνα εσθιώσιν, αυτός δε εσθίω ίνα ζω.

—  Socrates, 469-399 BC, Ancient Geek Philosopher

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Proverbs

International proverbThe way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

—  International proverb

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Polish ProverbFish, to taste good, must swim three times: in water, in butter, and in wine.

—  Polish Proverb

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Chinese proverbGive a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

—  Chinese proverb


Movie Quotes

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.

—  from the film The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Stalker (1979)My conscience wants vegetarianism to win over the world. And my subconscious is yearning for a piece of juicy meat. But what do I want?

—  from the film Stalker (1979)










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