101+ Food Quotes That Will Get You Thinking … and Hungry!

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Everyone loves food. Looking at it. Smelling it. Taking pictures of it. Making it. Eating it. Posting it on Instagram and Pinterest. And of course, talking about it!

Enjoy these food quotes that remind us that life is short, so eat great food. My personal favorite is the funny and famous quote from Julia Child about butter and cream!

These sweet, simple, and inspirational thoughts are perfect for sharing with friends, family, and the ones you love.

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101+ Food Quotes That Will Get You Thinking … and Hungry!

This list of funny and thoughtful food quotes is really the best and provides some good food for thought for all types of thinkers.

From healthy food sayings to famous food quotes, any foodie is sure to find something enjoyable here.

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Ever read a quote and realize how connected you felt to it? These foodie quotes will definitely have you thinking about things differently, and they are just nice to read!

“Sometimes me think, ‘What is Friend?’ and then me say, ‘Friend is someone to share the last cookie with.’”
–Cookie Monster

Like cookie monster? You’ll love this fun blue cookie monster ice cream!

60 Food Quotes That Will Get You Thinking ... and Hungry!

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien

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“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.”
– Oscar Wilde

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“A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring the soul to the recipe.”
– Thomas Keller

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“Laughter is brightest in the place where food is.”
– Irish Proverb

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“Food for us comes from our relatives, whether they have wings or fins or roots. That is how we consider food. Food has a culture. It has a history. It has a story. It has relationships.”
– Winona LaDuke

“Food can be very transformational, and it can be more than just about a dish. That’s what happened to me when I first went to France. I fell in love. And if you fall in love, well, then everything is easy.”
– Alice Waters

“Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.”
– Oscar Wilde

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“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”
– Luciano Pavarotti

“The way you make an omelet reveals your character.”
– Anthony Bourdain

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“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.”
– Federico Fellini 

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“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat… The people who give you their food give you their heart.”
– Cesar Chavez

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“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.”
– Aesop

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These hilarious quotes about snacking are sure to make you laugh out loud. Snack quotes are super funny and a great way to connect with those you love over food.

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.”
– Ernestine Ulmer

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“I’ve long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk. Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime associates, food, for me, has always been an adventure.”
– Anthony Bourdaine

“Tell me what to eat, and I will tell you what you are.”
– Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
(I’d love to hear what he would have said about us after looking at our Instagram feed!)

Funny Food Quotes

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”
– Jim Davis

“Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It’s a grain. It’s like, like, grits, but with high self-esteem.”
James Patterson

Ten Food Quotes That Will Get You Thinking ... and Hungry!

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.”
– Orson Welles

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“The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken.”
– Maya Angelou

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“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”
– Julia Child

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“My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.”
– Orson Welles

“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.”
– Erma Bombeck

“Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks.”
– Marilyn Wann

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“Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”
– Mark Twain

“I’m pretty sure that eating chocolate keeps wrinkles away because I have never seen a 10-year-old with a Hershey bar and crows feet.”
– Amy Neftzger

“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.”
– Sophia Loren

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“A party without cake is just a meeting.”
– Julia Child

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“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
– Virginia Woolf

“If soup isn’t hot enough to make a grown man wince, it’s undrinkable.”
– Terri Guillemets

“There’s not a better feeling in the world than a warm pizza on your lap.”
– Kevin James

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“Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.”
– Voltaire

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“Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken.”
– Alex Guarnaschelli 

“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.”
– Jonathan Swift

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“You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jellybeans.”
– Ronald Reagan

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“I suppose there are people who can pass up free guacamole, but they’re either allergic to avocado or too joyless to live.”
– Frank Bruni

“It’s okay to eat fish because they don’t have any feelings.”
– Kurt Cobain

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These healthy food quotes are so good to share with anyone. You are going to love some of these cute food quotes.

“A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.”
– Barbara Johnson

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“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
– Hippocrates

“We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.”
– Anna Thomas

“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.”
– Paul Prudhomm

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.”
– Oscar Wilde

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“The belly rules the mind.”
– Spanish Proverb

“Health food may be good for the conscience, but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better.”
– Robert Redford


These delicious food quotes are notoriously famous in all kinds of ways. Some are motivational food quotes, while others are just for fun!

“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.”
– Julia Child

Ten Food Quotes That Will Get You Thinking ... and Hungry!

“The secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.”
– Mark Twain

Ten Food Quotes That Will Get You Thinking ... and Hungry!

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”
– Mother Teresa

“You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.”
– Kurt Vonnegut

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“Large, naked, raw carrots are acceptable as food only to those who live in hutches eagerly awaiting Easter.”
– Fran Lebowitz

“My mama always said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
– Forrest Gump

“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.”
– “Buddy” in Elf

“An onion can make people cry but there’s never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.”
– Will Rogers

“My idea of fast food is a mallard.”
– Ted Nugent


These quotes about food are incredibly good and will make quite the impression. Whether it is about baking or snacking, there is a quote for almost every occasion.

“Never eat more than you can lift.”
– Miss Piggy

Ten Food Quotes That Will Get You Thinking ... and Hungry!

“Anyone who’s a chef, who loves food, ultimately knows that all that matters is: ‘Is it good? Does it give you pleasure?”
– Anthony Bourdain

Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving, and identity.”
– Jonathan Sofran Foer

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”
– James Beard

Good Food Quotes

“Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.”
Giada De Laurentiis

“The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating.”
– John Walters

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“I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food.”
– Erma Bombeck

“First we eat, then we do everything else.”
– M.F.K. Fisher

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“At home I serve the kind of food I know the story behind.”
– Michael Pollan

“Food may be essential as fuel for the body, but good food is fuel for the soul.”
– Malcom Forbes

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“Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.”
– Auguste Escoffier

“Bad bread wrecks my outlook on life.”
– Jeffrey Steingarten

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“Eat, as nobody is watching. Enjoy food like that’s the only thing left in your world.”
– Nikita Dudani

“You can be miserable before you have a cookie and you can be miserable after you eat a cookie but you can’t be miserable while you are eating a cookie.”
– Ina Garten

“Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is always cake.”
– Dean Koontz

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“There’s nothing better than cake but more cake.”
– Harry S. Truman


Food and love go hand in hand. You’ll want to share these catchy food quotes about love with someone special. Be sure to check out our other quote lists about pizza and wine.

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.”
– Alan D. Wolfet

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“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
– George Bernard Shaw

“One cannot think well, love well and sleep well unless one has dined well.” 
– Virginia Woolf

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
– Charles M. Schulz

Food Love Quotes

“Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon, or not at all.”
– Harriet Vorne Horne

“Well, foods always the way to anybody’s heart, I think, guy or girl.”
– Josh Hutcherson

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.”
– John Gunther

Food Love Quotes

“My love for you is pizza shaped. Won’t you have a slice? It’s circular, so there’s enough to go around.”
– Dora J. Arod

Food Quotes For Instagram

Need a food quote of the day for your Instagram? Try one of these funny quotes for food lovers!

  • Ah, my butter half!
  • Cake is my happy place.
  • Diet starts tomorrow.
  • Find someone who looks at you the way I look at my dessert.
  • Fitness, you say? More like fit this cake in my mouth!
  • I run because I really like cake.
  • I’ve never met a dessert I didn’t like.
  • It’s dessert o’clock somewhere.
  • Live. Love. Eat.
  • Slice, slice, baby!
  • Stressed spelled backward is desserts.
  • Eat, drink, and be merry.
  • You can’t buy happiness. But you can buy pizza, and that’s kind of the same thing.
  • Keep calm and order pizza.
  • Good food, good mood.
  • #foodgoals
  • Food is always a good idea.
  • In the mood for food.
  • Count the memories, not the calories.
  • Grill and chill.
  • Exercise? I thought you said extra fries!

Whether you need some food for thought quotes for work, school or just for fun, we hope you enjoyed these awesome quotes about food!

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