“Hamburger steak is carrion, and quite unfit for food except by a turkey buzzard, a hyena, or some other scavenger.”
John Harvey Kellogg, 'New Dietetics: What to Eat and How' (1921)
“Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology.”
Clive James(1939- )
“Rock and roll is the hamburger that ate the world.”
"There are only two things our customers have, time and money - and they don't like spending either one of them, so we better sell them their hamburgers quickly."
James McLamore, founder of Burger King
"A Hamburger is warm and fragrant and juicy. A hamburger is soft and nonthreatening. It personifies the Great Mother herself who has nourished us from the beginning. A hamburger is an icon of layered circles, the circle being at once the most spiritual and the most sensual of shapes. A hamburger is companionable and faintly erotic. The nipple of the Goddess, the bountiful belly-ball of Eve. You are what you think you eat."
"It is the Americans who have managed to crown minced beef as hamburger, and to send it round the world so that even the fussy French have taken to le boeuf hache, le hambourgaire."
Julia Child, American cookery expert
"You can find your way across this country using burger joint the way a navigatior uses stars....We have munched Bridge burgers in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge and Cable burgers hard by the Golden Gate, Dixie burgers in the sunny South and Yankee Doodle burgers in the North....We had a Capitol Burger -- guess where. And so help us, in the inner courtyard of the Pentagon, a Penta burger."
Charles Kuralt, journalist. (1934-1997)
"The journey of a thousand pounds begins with a single burger"
“Anybody who doesn't think that the best hamburger place in the world is in his home town is a sissy.”
“It requires a certain kind of mind to see beauty in a hamburger bun.”
Ray Kroc, creator of the McDonald's franchise
“Mother Nature clearly intended for us to get our food from the "patty" group, which includes hamburgers, fish sticks, and McNuggets- foods that have had all of their organs safely removed.”
Dave Barry, Miami Herald Columnist
“Sacred cows make the best hamburger.”
Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
“We were taken to a fast food café where our order was fed into a computer. Our hamburgers, made from the flesh of chemically impregnated cattle, had been broiled over counterfeit charcoal, placed between slices of artificially flavored cardboard and served to us by recycled juvenile delinquents.”
Jean Michel Chapereau