People Talk: Quotes About Food

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“You are what you eat eats.”

Michael Pollan

“Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.”

Elsa Schiaparelli


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

James Beard


“Eating is so intimate. It’s very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life.

Maya Angelou

“You can’t make a souffle rise twice.”

Alice Roosevelt Longworth

“It’s difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn’t available.”

Ronald Reagan

“People who love to eat are always the best people.”

Julia Child


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

Virginia Woolf


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

Charles M. Schulz


“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”

Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance


“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.”

Erma Bombeck