FOOD QUOTES SECTION
Quotations, sayings and aphorisms about food and beverages, eating and drinking, food appreciation, chefs, restaurants, cooks, food critics, etc.
“Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor.”
Helen Rowland (1876-1950)
“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.”
“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.”
Wystan Hugh (W.H.) Auden, poet. (1907-1973)
"The way to a man's heart is through his stomach."
Fanny Fern (1811-1872)
"It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and the hunger for it; and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied; and it is all one."
M.F.K. Fisher, ‘The Art of Eating’
"I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them."
Nora Ephron, ‘Heartburn’
"Don't let love interfere with your appetite. It never does with mine."
Anthony Trollope, English novelist (1815-1882)
"Comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love."
‘The Song of Solomon’ 2:5
“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright (1856-1950)
“Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.”
Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923)
“Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at, and I sigh.”
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
Irish dramatist, poet.
“In general, I think, human beings are happiest at table when they are very young, very much in love or very alone.”
M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992)
'An Alphabet for Gourmets' (1949)
“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore.”
Jack Brooks (song writer) 'That's Amore'
“Home grown tomatoes, home grown tomatoes
What would life be like without homegrown tomatoes
Only two things that money can't buy
That's true love and home grown tomatoes.”
John Denver, 'Home Grown Tomatoes'
(from a song written by Guy Clark)
“Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man is starving.”
O. Henry, ‘Heart of the West’
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