Quotes about Food and Nutrition

  • “Eat little, sleep sound.” – Iranian ProverbAn Apple a Day
  • “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” – Proverb
  • “One should eat to live, not live to eat.” – Moliere
  • “An empty belly is the best cook.” – Estonian Proverb
  • “If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it” – Common sense
  • “A bagel is a doughnut with the sin removed.” – George Rosenbaum
  • “You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” – Paul Prudhomme
  • “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates
  • “You are what you eat. What would YOU like to be?” – Julie Murphy
  • “True healthcare reform starts in your kitchen, not in Washington”
  • “Sex is good, but not as good as fresh, sweet corn.” – Garrison Keillor
  • “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” – W.C. Fields
  • “After dinner sit a while, and after supper walk a mile.” – English Saying
  • “I am a better person when I have less on my plate.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.” – Joan Gussow
  • “It is easier to change a man’s religion than to change his diet.” – Margaret Mead
  • “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” – Anthelme Brillat Savarin
  • “You can do a lot for your diet by eliminating foods that have mascots.”-Ted Spiker
  • “Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” -Michael Pollan
  • “Life is too short not to eat raw and it’s even shorter if you don’t.” – Marie Sarantakis
  • “The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Water is the most neglected nutrient in your diet but one of the most vital.” – Kelly Barton
  • “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz
  • “He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “There’s nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with chocolate.” – Linda Grayson
  • “Keep as near as ever you can to the first sources of supply—fruits and vegetables.” – B.W. Richardson
  • “Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” – Jim Davis
  • “It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” – Lewis Grizzard
  • “No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut.” – Channing Pollock
  • “If we’re not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn’t settle for junk food.” – Sally Edwards
  • “Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” – Doug Larson
  • “We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink…” -Epicurus
  • “Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.” – Josh Billings
  • “If diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. If diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” – Ancient Ayurvedic proverb
  • “There are many miracles in the world to be celebrated and, for me, garlic is the most deserving.” – Leo Buscaglia
  • “Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It’s a grain. It’s like, like, grits, but with high self-esteem.” – James Patterson
  • “Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jet-lagged, just like people.” – Elizabeth Berry
  • “If only you start eating healthy food, you will be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to lose weight.” – Subodh Gupta
  • “It’s bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children’s health than the pediatrician.” – Meryl Streep
  • “Any food that requires enhancing by the use of chemical substances should in no way be considered a food.” – John H. Tobe
  • “Strawberries are the angels of the earth, innocent and sweet with green leafy wings reaching heavenward.” – Terri Guillemets
  • “The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” – Ann Wigmore
  • “High-tech tomatoes. Mysterious milk. Supersquash. Are we supposed to eat this stuff? Or is it going to eat us?” – Annita Manning
  • “We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.” – Adelle Davis
  • “The breakfast slimes, angel food cake, doughnuts and coffee, white bread and gravy cannot build an enduring nation.” – Martin H. Fischer
  • “The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.” – Mark Twain
  • “Plant a radish, get a radish, never any doubt. That’s why I love vegetables, you know what they’re about!” – Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt
  • “The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a star.” – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  • “We load up on oat bran in the morning so we’ll live forever. Then we spend the rest of the day living like there’s no tomorrow.” – Lee Iacocca
  • “We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.” – Alfred E. Newman
  • “The healthy man is the thin man. But you don’t need to go hungry for it: Remove the flours, starches and sugars; that’s all.” – Samael Aun Weor
  • “A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something brussel sprouts never do.” – P.J. O’Rourke
  • “The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” – Thomas Edison
  • “Did you ever stop to taste a carrot? Not just eat it, but taste it? You can’t taste the beauty and energy of the earth in a Twinkie.” – Astrid Alauda
  • “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez
  • “It is, in my view, the duty of an apple to be crisp and crunchable, but a pear should have such a texture as leads to silent consumption.” – Edward Bunyard
  • “Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.” – Mike Adams
  • “Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average. Which means you’ve met your New Year’s resolution.” – Jay Leno
  • “It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat.” – Robert Fuoss
  • “I don’t like food that’s too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I’d buy a painting.” – Andy Rooney
  • “Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good. – Alice May Brock
  • “Don’t eat anything your great-great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. There are a great many food-like items in the supermarket your ancestors wouldn’t recognize as food.. stay away from these” – Michael Pollan
  • “What you eat is like how you pray: Your Own Business. Not to be forced on others. Worship at Burger King or Chez Panisse, depending on your tastes, wallet and personal needs… Just don’t make me go there.” – Sheila Himmel