Top 4838 Food Quotes

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“If the first requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite, the second is to put in your apprenticeship as a feeder when you have enough money to pay the check but not enough to produce indifference of the total.”

― A. J. Liebling

“An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed.”

― A. J. Liebling

“The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite. Without this, it is impossible to accumulate, within the allotted span, enough experience of eating to have anything worth setting down.”

― A. J. Liebling

“Wherever I go, as long as I get a hot vegetable dish, I am okay. If I am in Gujarat, I have Gujarati food. If it’s Shillong, it’s northeastern.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“Since almost all Negroes are workers, live on wages, and suffer from the high cost of food, clothing and shelter, it is obvious that the Republican and Democratic Parties are opposed to their interests.”

― A. Philip Randolph

“I think music, in my opinion, is not about motivation in the way it’s – it’s not a running base. It’s art. And my whole philosophy of music is different. It’s almost like cooking and serving to people, seeing them smile and enjoying the food, really.”

― A. R. Rahman

“I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.”

― A. Whitney Brown

“When I get down to Louisiana, I get to have a taste of some of that great food.”

― Aaron Neville

“I know it sounds weird, but the food that I eat, it doesn’t make a big difference, and it never has. So, I’ve saved a ton of money not buying a lot of alcohol, not going out to restaurants too much. So, I think it’s part of our culture, and it’s part of a social activity more than anything else.”

― Aaron Patzer

“I’m typically a ‘just drink water’ kind of guy. I was a bodybuilder in high school, so I used to – food to me was, ‘there are this many grams of carbohydrates and proteins, and I need these micronutrients in order to grow and be fit,’ and I ate in order to live and not live in order to eat, and I think most people are the opposite.”

― Aaron Patzer

“Marcus Samuelsson is a chef who inspires me everyday. He has such a deep understanding of flavors and techniques. His food is representative of the diverse world that we live in. What he has done in Harlem with Red Rooster is very special. Marcus is not just a chef, he’s a food activist.”

― Aaron Sanchez

“I wanted to get away from the Mexican vernacular and do more ‘nuevo Latino.’ Americans are starting to understand regionality in Mexican food. It is very regional in terms of ingredients.”

― Aaron Sanchez

“Latin food suffers like Chinese. You can do marginal Chinese and be successful. You can do crappy Mexican and be packed.”

― Aaron Sanchez

“I started cooking seven years ago for real, and I started with pasta, and lasagna and roast chicken. Very normal American dishes. When I turned on Food Network, or any sort of cooking channel, that’s what people were making. So that’s where your education comes from.”

― Aarti Sequeira

“Indian food has been huge in the UK forever and ever, but that’s because it has a historical rooting. America, I think is really ripe for it. There’s been so much interest in Indian culture.”

― Aarti Sequeira

“I’m encouraged because you pick up any food magazine and there’s two or three recipes involving Indian spices.”

― Aarti Sequeira

“The food in south India is the food that I really love because it reminds me of home.”

― Aarti Sequeira

“I’ve always wanted to be someone with credibility, and I want my food to speak for myself.”

― Aarti Sequeira

“I think there is a real misconception about Indian food being super spicy. And I know that’s because when you go into an Indian restaurant, it is pretty spicy. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, my husband can’t handle a lot of heat. I’ve had to temper my cooking so that he can eat with me.”

― Aarti Sequeira

“In America, people think being South Asian is still kind of exotic. When you go outside New York and Chicago and L.A., there are people who have never tried Indian food… they’ve never even tasted it!”

― Aasif Mandvi

“I’m not really a food connoisseur.”

― Aasif Mandvi

“Well, sometimes if I go out to dinner with my family, people will come up to me and put their hand across my plate for me to shake, sometimes when I have a bite of food in my mouth. I find this a bit disturbing.”

― Abdul Qadeer Khan

“Ten years ago I said, you know, my goal is to be able to get food on the table. What I’m trying to say by that is trying to create a vibrant, capable and effective middle class. The quicker and stronger that we can be able to do this, the easier it is for political reform to move forward.”

― Abdullah II of Jordan

“I get the ‘Guardian’ delivered every day and read it very quickly. I like it for both the TV and theatre reviews and because it’s very accessible. At the weekend, I get the ‘Observer’ because I love the food supplement, Observer Food Monthly, and the style section. And I can’t resist the News of the World.”

― Abi Morgan

“What’s my favourite food? One you order out.”

― Abigail Breslin

“It is as necessary for man to live in beauty rather than ugliness as it is necessary for him to have food for an aching belly or rest for a weary body.”

― Abraham Maslow

“No one raps about food like I do. I rap about fine dishes – like, all kinds of things that only real chefs and real foodies are going to know about.”

― Action Bronson

“I don’t use coconut enough – in food, on my body.”

― Ad-Rock

“I cook a little bit. I make a Hungarian dish called chicken paprikash that’s out of this world. I’ll give a heads-up to all of your readers that it doesn’t have to be between Thai and Mexican every night. Toss some Hungarian in every once in a while. You will not be sorry. Good, solid peasant food.”

― Adam Carolla

“My mom was on welfare and the occasional food stamp, but I have never participated in any of those governmental programs, even the ones that kind of work like education, scholarships and whatever, and I managed to do just fine.”

― Adam Carolla

“Going to a restaurant is one of my keenest pleasures. Meeting someplace with old and new friends, ordering wine, eating food, surrounded by strangers, I think is the core of what it means to live a civilised life.”

― Adam Gopnik

“You can’t have a decent food culture without a decent coffee culture: the two things grow up together.”

― Adam Gopnik

“Whether it is Obamacare, the stimulus, Wall Street bailouts, the food safety bill – on vote after vote, Bill Nelson has chosen to side with Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and President Obama over the people of Florida.”

― Adam Hasner

“Technology has made it possible to order food, buy clothes, get a ride – anything you can think of, really – at the touch of a button. But what about having the right people near you when you need them?”

― Adam Neumann

“I haven’t read the ‘Twilight’ books, though I suppose, in general, I thought it might be fun to deflate all of the notions of vampire sexiness, secret societies, the idea that anyone could learn to divide the population of the world between fellow vampires and perishable food sources and expect to retain their humanity, etc.”

― Adam Rex

“There’s no way that I could have known about a 72-oz. steak challenge in Amarillo unless thousands upon thousands of locals and travellers alike had attempted it. I guess if ‘Man V Food’ is me paying homage to these legends, then I suppose ‘Man V Food Nation’ is the legacy.”

― Adam Richman

“I knew what I was getting into: 72-ounce steaks, shakes by the quart, atomic wings. When I landed ‘Man v. Food’ in 2008, I accepted the fact that my weight would fluctuate. But instead of stressing about the scale, I made my long-term health a primary concern.”

― Adam Richman

“I was logging 15-hour days, sampling food every minute. I had access to these amazing dishes, and it was easy to lose sight of how quickly the bites added up.”

― Adam Richman

“’Man v. Food’ was the biggest career-defining opportunity. I went from anonymity to someone of note with access to amazing eateries.”

― Adam Richman

“In a day and age when there are so many culinary competitions – ranging from contests of taste to those of technique – The World Food Championships will be the ultimate food competition.”

― Adam Richman

“Super polished signage is not always a good sign. I’m always looking for places that you have to know about to find. Also, just food-wise, if I’m eating ethnic cuisine – I hate that phrase, but still – If I’m eating Mexican food, I’m looking to see that there are Mexicans in the restaurant. They know if the food is being made right.”

― Adam Richman

“The Travel Channel had success with their ‘Food Paradise’ series, ’10 Best Places to Pig Out’ and those types of specials, so they knew there was a market for comfort food and wanted to develop a show around it.”

― Adam Richman

“My most memorable food challenge was probably the Big Texan in Amarillo. All the big executives called me because it was such an iconic challenge, and a victory in that would be a legitimizing device for myself as much as for the show.”

― Adam Richman

“The best compliment came from Knopf’s Sonny Mehta. We were at lunch in New York with my editor, Gary Fisketjon, it was my first time meeting Sonny, and after ordering our food, he turned to me and said, ‘Adam, I read ‘Mr. Peanut’ in two days; every page surprised me, and that, I can assure you, doesn’t happen often.’”

― Adam Ross

“I’m a runner. Not a race runner, but I just love to run, and I don’t think I’ve ever tasted such amazing food like I’ve tasted in the whole entire New York.”

― Adan Canto

“I went on a diet after ‘Daawat-e-Ishq.’ It was tough to resist eating because we were in Lucknow and Hyderabad, and the food over there is amazing.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“Every human being is unique and reacts differently to different food items. A diet that works for you may not necessarily work for your friend.”

― Adnan Sami

“Seafood was always my favorite food. I mean, fried lobster? Come on. Once I found out shrimp, scallops and lobster were my allergic triggers, I had to change my diet.”

― Adrian Peterson

“When I’m out, maybe I’m looking at the fried chicken, but I know I need to order the grilled. But I’m still from the country. I love my fried food and my neck bones and all that, too.”

― Adrian Peterson

“My favorite food was seafood, and that’s all I used to eat. And then there I was, 27 years old, and bam, I have this allergic reaction – and it’s life-threatening. So it’s very important to spread the word and spread awareness so people can be better prepared in case anaphylaxis occurs in their life.”

― Adrian Peterson

“I’m Japanese, but restaurants in my hometown served the most sanitized versions of California rolls. I grew up eating a lot of Japanese food at home that my parents or grandparents made.”

― Adrian Tomine

“Food is so important – it sustains us, it provides a social focal point, and it is fun. I cannot unravel the difference between love in my family and the preparation of food because they are so closely woven.”

― Adriana Trigiani

“I used to walk to Altman’s on Saturdays for lunch at the Charleston Garden, which had a coconut cake that is still my favorite food in the world.”

― Adriana Trigiani

“Not being able to afford many of the basic necessities to survive, I placed all my loans in forbearance, enrolled in food stamps and Medicaid, and took on part-time jobs anywhere I could find them.”

― Adrienne C. Moore

“Food is a reflection of who you are as a person.”

― Adrienne C. Moore

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

― Aesop

“Top creative and innovative talent wants to live in a vibrant, transit-friendly, global city that offers access to not only great jobs but also great food, entertainment and culture.”

― Aileen Lee

“My family background is Mexican, and I was born in Chicago. It’s pretty much family tradition every time we get together for Christmas and major holidays to sing. Our family time is centered around the food and a little bit of performing for one another.”

― Ailyn Perez

“I love food. I’m not a great cook, but I love to cook, and I like how different it is from writing.”

― Aimee Bender

“Eating street food in Bangkok is an experience.”

― Aishwarya Rajesh

“I like to eat in five-star hotels and also love street food.”

― Aishwarya Rajesh

“I have absolutely no preferences when it comes to food.”

― Akira Toriyama

“If 98 out of 100 doctors tell me I’ve got a problem, I should take their advice. And if those two other doctors get paid by Big Snack Food, like certain climate deniers get paid by Big Coal, I shouldn’t take their advice.”

― Al Franken

“I was an organizer in the Food, Agricultural and Tobacco Workers Union down in North Carolina.”

― Al Lewis

“You can’t go wrong with relatively simple comfort food. It’s also about ease. Some cook to impress. I cook for people to enjoy the food.”

― Al Roker

“If I was having a bad day, eating was like self-medicating. But if you abuse food, you still have to use that substance that you abuse every day. You have to learn to use it responsibly.”

― Al Roker

“I don’t consider myself a food person. I’m no Bobby Flay. I’m no Emeril or Paula Deen, and I’m certainly not Rachael Ray.”

― Al Roker

“I remember going to university, and the people who’d left home for the first time looked at the food and were horrified. Whereas, my view was that if it was vaguely edible, then it’s fine.”

― Alain de Botton

“I am not a foodie, thank goodness. I will eat pretty much anything. A lot of my friends are getting incredibly fussy about food and I see it as a bit of an affliction.”

― Alain de Botton

“What bothers me is that there is so much emphasis on food, rather than gathering and meeting – so that there is all this effort in creating the right food, whereas the food is only a small part of whether the encounter is successful or not.”

― Alain de Botton

“Food is one part of the experience. And it has to be somewhere between 50 to 60 percent of the dining experience. But the rest counts as well: The mood, the atmosphere, the music, the feeling, the design, the harmony between what you have on the plate and what surrounds the plate.”

― Alain Ducasse

“I only get fat when I eat food cooked by other chefs. At home, my wife does all the cooking. She makes simple things like soups and salads. We both like steamed tofu.”

― Alain Ducasse

“I would never be able to lead the insane lifestyle I do, traveling all over the world, if I wasn’t eating food that was simple and healthy.”

― Alain Ducasse

“I don’t do the same food in Tokyo that I do in Vegas and vice versa. If I did that, two weeks later I would have no customers.”

― Alain Ducasse

“It’s striking and unique in London how you know to create this alchemy between the concept, the food, the music, the staff. From the beginning to the end, with all these different elements, it tells a full story that you know very well how to develop and cultivate.”

― Alain Ducasse

“When you grow up close to poultry and fields and gardens and open-air markets, you can’t help but develop an instinct for quality food.”

― Alain Ducasse

“I love oatmeal. To me, it’s not boring. I agree that ordinary oatmeal is very boring, but not the steel-cut Irish kind – the kind that pops in your mouth when you bite into it in little glorious bursts like a sort of gummy champagne.”

― Alan Alda

“We need to be more conversant with it because science is in our lives. It’s in everything. It’s in the food we eat. It’s in the air we breathe. It’s everywhere.”

― Alan Alda

“While it is true that we must seek value added industries like food processing plants and call center operations, we must do what is necessary to expand and develop our economic profile.”

― Alan Autry

“I learned to cook in self-defense. My wife doesn’t know what a kitchen is. In the first month of our marriage, she broiled lamb chops 26 nights in a row. Then I took over. I used to mind her not caring about food, but no more – as long as I can eat what I want.”

― Alan King

“It’s a funny thing about me. I don’t have any interest in food most of the time now, although when I was a kid I was always hungry.”

― Alan Ladd

“I think e-mail is representative of our fast food mentality in the United States, where everything has gotten faster and faster, and we’re required to respond to inputs more quickly with less time for thought and reflection. I believe that we need to slow down.”

― Alan Lightman

“My three addictions of choice are food, love and work.”

― Alanis Morissette

“When I’m not on the road, I try to intake about 300 grams of protein a day, which is a lot. I got really into how your body absorbs it and how you feel and how crazy it is when you intake that much food and actually feel better, your brain works better, and you actually lose weight even though you’re eating more. It’s so methodical.”

― Albert Hammond, Jr.

“New Orleans is New Orleans. It’s a great city and fun and great food. It’s one of those cities that when you are working hard hours like we work, you have to do as much as possible to stay out of trouble. Not much of a problem for me, but in New Orleans, trouble tries so much to find you.”

― Aldis Hodge

“The way we produce food is killing the land and water.”

― Alec Baldwin

“The way America sees Mexico, if they have any sense of it, is like Taco Bell. Our countries are neighbors, and the only hard food to get in America is true Mexican. It’s impossible to find, even in L.A. Why is that?”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“In terms of the culture, you can’t beat Japan. It’s my favourite country. It’s one of those places you never want to leave. I love the people, I love the food, and I love their fashion because they’re not afraid to experiment.”

― Alesha Dixon

“Going out to eat is one of the most enjoyable things about going away, and I do like to try the local delicacies. I’m very open-minded with food, and I think, when you go abroad, that’s the time to experiment and try something new.”

― Alesha Dixon

“My way to think about creation is like the end of the world. I love confusion. So music and image, picture, fabrics, people, person, talk: That’s my way to work. And food. And perfumes. I love perfumes. And flowers and plants, and dresses and vintage.”

― Alessandro Michele

“The Food and Drug Administration works to protect the interests of all patients and provide them with reliable information about the potential effects of treatments. But government rules should not stand in the way of potentially lifesaving therapies for those who do not have much time or any other options.”

― Alex Azar

“Most of the food imported to Russia came from China.”

― Alex Chiu

“Food is ever-changing and ever moving forward and getting more and more complex.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“It’s essential to make sure you have proper kitchen tools for food storage – like cling wrap, bags, and containers – because they help keep food fresher longer.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“I feel very passionate about maintaining the same level of standard and respect for the food as an Iron Chef myself.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“Buying food from farmers and people that I know adds that human element that I love.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“For me no good food is illuminated without acidity.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“Food is so heavily connected to memory.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“The better the ingredients, the more farmers I can buy from, the closer I feel to the food I want to make that represents what I care about as a chef.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“I like Bobby Flay’s attitude and his approach towards food. I think he’s just passionate and very honest. I find him very honest about food and cooking and ingredients and I admire that because I think that it’s easy to get away from that for various reasons.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“I have to be honest and say that I never really feel like there’s one person that I really want to cook for. I just want my food to always get better and always be evolving and for there to always be movement in what I make. I would say I strive for that more than anything else.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“I think unadulterated products and smaller portion sizes mean consumption of less food overall. Portion is everything. The first time I bought a scoop of ice cream in Paris, they weighed the ice cream on a scale before putting it on the cone. It was so small, it fell into the cone as she handed it to me.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“I like food to be really simple but have a lot of technique all the same.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“I’m interested in food and sharing my passion with a community of like-minded people. All of the celebrity stuff that comes along with that is just an incidental byproduct of being able to do what I love for a living.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“When we talk about chefs, we often talk about their love of food or their passion for it, but cooking is also about making a living; it’s a job.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“People in professional kitchens may love what they do, but sometimes it’s just something that puts food on the table.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“I like to take a day off and enjoy fast food for what it is. I have to say that in New York, I’m really partial about taco trucks. I mean, I really can’t handle it. There is something about catching all those ingredients piled on top of each other: it puts me in a tizzy. I love it. I’m kind of a taco truck junkie.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“’Iron Chef America’ is so real. Imagine putting on television the whole process of making that food, the technique. It’s all about technique. It doesn’t even matter if you show the faces sometimes.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“Understand that nutrition plays a huge role in athletes’ lives, and one of the most nutritious ways to eat is to cook your own food.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“I grew up in a house where I was a spectator to the sport of cooking. In that way, I just learned so much about what it really takes to make food.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“I make a fair amount of my food choices for environmental-type reasons than nutrition or taste. I’m trying to minimize impact, which is something most people don’t necessarily think about when they’re shopping.”

― Alex Honnold

“I’m not a food critic, and I’m not really an authority to write anything on food.”

― Alex Kapranos

“A lot of food criticism has a similar flavor to it, and I’m probably going to write about it in a different way.”

― Alex Kapranos

“It’s easy to be lazy when there’s food lying around backstage or there’s a fast-food joint a couple blocks away. But if you walk a little further, ask around a bit, of course there are exciting things to discover.”

― Alex Kapranos

“I am really close to my mum. She always made me do my school and make sure I got all my grades. She is a physiotherapist, which is a massive help to me, so in terms of nutrition, she was the one who made sure I was eating all the right food, and I can only thank her that she kept me fit and healthy.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“When I was younger, my food and fitness were less controlled – I just loved football.”

― Alex Scott

“Yeah, I’ll basically do anything to make money for food.”

― Alex Wolff

“Since the beginning of LearnVest, I’ve never left the office for food.”

― Alexa Von Tobel

“I feel like women bond with other women in this nonverbal way, where they take on each other’s gestures. You start dressing more like each other, you eat the same food… It’s a way of expressing regard: I want to be like you. Which is flattering, but if you view it another way, terrifying.”

― Alexandra Kleeman

“I feel like things are weirder in our food production chain than I can even make up. I wouldn’t invent pink slime, but pink slime exists: It’s a non-fictional entity. Like, that stuff grosses me out so much, I couldn’t make it up.”

― Alexandra Kleeman

“As a culture, we really like our food passive.”

― Alexandra Kleeman

“I don’t always buy organic food. It is more expensive.”

― Alexandra Paul

“I’ve always preferred food be on the blander side.”

― Alexandra Paul

“Unless everyone grasps the importance of having only two children per couple, wars won’t be over just oil anymore, they will be over water and food.”

― Alexandra Paul

“Success is like food caught in your teeth: much more noticeable when it happens to other people. If it happens to you, other people have to take you aside and say something.”

― Alexandra Petri

“The desire for attention has become a primal need along the lines of food, water, and clothing.”

― Alexandra Petri

“Nearly everything faith-related that I have done at Harvard has been followed by free food, from going to services at Harvard’s Episcopal Chaplaincy to attending a day of interfaith discussion and dialogue hosted by the university chaplains in the fall.”

― Alexandra Petri

“Healthcare as a human right, it means that every child, no matter where you are born, should have access to a college or trade-school education if they so choose it, and I think no person should be homeless if we can have public structures and public policy to allow for people to have homes and food and lead a dignified life in the United States.”

― Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“Did I get to go to my friends’ houses and eat junk food? Sure. And I’m a great cook. And, guess what? There’s no prepared food in my house.”

― Alexis Stewart

“A heart can no more be forced to love than a stomach can be forced to digest food by persuasion.”

― Alfred Nobel

“I am a misanthrope and yet utterly benevolent, have more than one screw loose yet am a super-idealist who digests philosophy more efficiently than food.”

― Alfred Nobel

“In all works on Natural History, we constantly find details of the marvellous adaptation of animals to their food, their habits, and the localities in which they are found.”

― Alfred Russel Wallace

“I love food and I love living.”

― Ali Landry

“I’m a writer who stacks cat food for a living. It’s true: I have a master’s degree in creative writing, I’ve published two critically successful books, and I get paid to replenish the shelves of my local food co-op with pet food, sponges and toilet paper. Nine days out of 10, I do it quite happily.”

― Ali Liebegott

“My husband and I went to Japan for our honeymoon, and you look at, like, the presentation of the food, and it’s ridiculous. It looks like a Mondrian painting or something. Everything looks like a bunch of little Hello Kitty erasers when you eat a little bento box in Japan. It’s so precise and beautiful and processed and neat.”

― Ali Wong

“Food is a huge source of comfort for me.”

― Ali Wong

“I cry when I don’t get food on time. I am not cranky but have the heart of a child. I cry and laugh at most times. I have the sensitivity of a child.”

― Alia Bhatt

“According to my mother, there pretty much wasn’t anything I wouldn’t eat as a child. Not just try, but eat. I was even inclined to dig into stuff about which she expressed open disgust – lobster and other shellfish, and cheap Chinese food with pepper so hot it made your gums feel like a medieval dentist had been at them.”

― Alice Dreger

“I could make a martyrly claim to having been the victim of childhood enslavement when I report that I started regularly cooking with my mother at a hot stove when I was five. But the truth is I wanted to cook. Cooking meant being near food.”

― Alice Dreger

“When I ask my medical students to describe their image of a woman who elects to birth with a midwife rather than with an obstetrician, they generally describe a woman who wears long cotton skirts, braids her hair, eats only organic vegan food, does yoga, and maybe drives a VW microbus.”

― Alice Dreger

“I thought that I had a really healthy relationship with food, and I went home to my parents’ house for a week because I cut my foot, and was recovering. I just ate loads, ate family meals, went along with group activities. And I realized how unhealthy my relationship actually is with food.”

― Alice Eve

“Poverty is relative, and the lack of food and of the necessities of life is not necessarily a hardship. Spiritual and social ostracism, the invasion of your privacy, are what constitute the pain of poverty.”

― Alice Foote MacDougall

“It seems everyone wants to know if I have an eating disorder, and playing an anorexic character on ‘Make it or Break It’ probably didn’t help much. To set the record straight, I certainly do not have an eating disorder. I think as anyone can gather, I love food, and it is not just a front to cover up the fact that I don’t eat any.”

― Alice Greczyn

“From the first I became convinced that what I must look for was lead dust and lead fumes, that men were poisoned by breathing poisoned air, not by handling their food with unwashed hands.”

― Alice Hamilton

“Food simply isn’t important to me.”

― Alice Paul

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

― Alice Roosevelt Longworth

“If we want to fight people in the world, we should fight them with pillows – pillows stuffed with food, medicine, music… That would be so much cheaper than bombs.”

― Alice Walker

“You do need some dispensation for local farmers, because the fast food industry will promote the unsanitary conditions of farming. With vegetables, you have to be careful where they come from; you have to know the farmers and trust them. If you buy from the farmers’ market, it’s already been investigated.”

― Alice Waters

“I feel it is an obligation to help people understand the relation of food to agriculture and the relationship of food to culture.”

― Alice Waters

“We have to bring children into a new relationship to food that connects them to culture and agriculture.”

― Alice Waters

“The act of eating is very political. You buy from the right people, you support the right network of farmers and suppliers who care about the land and what they put in the food.”

― Alice Waters

“The biggest thing you can do is understand that every time you’re going to the grocery store, you’re voting with your dollars. Support your farmers’ market. Support local food. Really learn to cook.”

― Alice Waters

“It’s around the table and in the preparation of food that we learn about ourselves and about the world.”

― Alice Waters

“Create a garden; bring children to farms for field trips. I think it’s important that parents and teachers get together to do one or two things they can accomplish well – a teaching garden, connecting with farms nearby, weave food into the curriculum.”

― Alice Waters

“I don’t want food that comes from animals that are caged up and fed antibiotics. I am really suspicious of that kind of production of meat and poultry.”

― Alice Waters

“I just hope Americans come to understand that food isn’t something to be manipulated by our teeth and shoved down our gullet, that it’s our spiritual and physical nourishment and important to our well-being as a nation.”

― Alice Waters

“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

“I believe there should be breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack, all for free and for every child that goes to school. And all food that is good, clean and fair.”

― Alice Waters

“I think America’s food culture is embedded in fast-food culture. And the real question that we have is: How are we going to teach slow-food values in a fast-food world? Of course, it’s very, very difficult to do, especially when children have grown up eating fast food and the values that go with that.”

― Alice Waters

“Buy foods from nearby farms and have that food served in the cafeteria.”

― Alice Waters

“The way we subsidize food makes it cheaper to go to McDonald’s and get a hamburger than a salad, and that’s insane. It’s pure government policy.”

― Alice Waters

“A whole set of values comes with fast food: Everything should be fast, cheap and easy; there’s always more where that came from; there are no seasons; you shouldn’t be paid very much for preparing food. It’s uniformity and a lack of connection.”

― Alice Waters

“Food culture is like listening to the Beatles – it’s international, it’s very positive, it’s inventive and creative.”

― Alice Waters

“If I weren’t involved with food, I’d be working in architecture. Design is that critical to me.”

― Alice Waters

“I feel that good food should be a right and not a privilege, and it needs to be without pesticides and herbicides. And everybody deserves this food. And that’s not elitist.”

― Alice Waters

“I know once people get connected to real food, they never change back.”

― Alice Waters

“We all need to know how to cook. I can buy a chicken and have many meals come from it. Is it affordable? Yes. Cheap? No. I want to pay the farmers the right price for food. They deserve it. They are the most important people in the country besides our teachers.”

― Alice Waters

“Usually, cheap food is not nutritious. You’re feeding people, but you’re not really feeding people something that is good for them.”

― Alice Waters

“In countries around the world, people spend more money on food because they know how precious it is.”

― Alice Waters

“We have to understand that we want to pay the farmers the real price for the food that they produce. It won’t ever be cheap to buy real food. But it can be affordable. It’s really something that we need to understand. It’s the kind of work that it takes to grow food. We don’t understand that piece of it.”

― Alice Waters

“A lot of equipment can get in the way of the connection with food, with touching and feeling.”

― Alice Waters

“The fact that most kids aren’t eating at home with their families any more really means they are eating elsewhere. They are eating out there in fast food nation.”

― Alice Waters

“English food writer Elizabeth David, cook and author Richard Olney and the owner of Domaine Tempier Lulu Peyraud have all really inspired the way I think about food.”

― Alice Waters

“First, kids should be involved in the production of their own food. They have to get their hands in the dirt, they have to grow things. They also have to become sensually stimulated, and the way to begin is with a bakery.”

― Alice Waters

“Basically, the person in the White House should be principled, should have a philosophy about food that relates directly to organic agriculture. I will continue to push for that.”

― Alice Waters

“I am disappointed because nobody is talking about food and agriculture. They’re talking about the diets of children, but they’re talking about Band-Aids. We’re not seeing a vision.”

― Alice Waters

“Food isn’t like anything else. It’s something precious. It’s not a commodity.”

― Alice Waters

“The problem with living in a fast-food nation is that we expect food to be cheap.”

― Alice Waters

“I don’t think it ever works to tell people what they can’t eat. They can do it for so long, and then they fall off. You have to bring them into a new relationship with food.”

― Alice Waters

“I came to all the realizations about sustainability and biodiversity because I fell in love with the way food tastes. That was it. And because I was looking for that taste I feel at the doorsteps of the organic, local, sustainable farmers, dairy people and fisherman.”

― Alice Waters

“I’m unwilling to eat food that has been adulterated.”

― Alice Waters

“I do feel like food should cost more, because we aren’t paying farmers a living wage. It has to cost more.”

― Alice Waters

“It’s hard to come into a new relationship with food unless you’re engaged in an interactive way at an early age; it’s hard to change your values.”

― Alice Waters

“Organize yourself so you aren’t struggling to shop at the last minute. When you have real food, it’s very easy to cook.”

― Alice Waters

“We’ve been so disconnected agriculturally and culturally from food. We spend more time on dieting than on cooking.”

― Alice Waters

“I really like having someone who knows about food and what goes well together make a meal for me.”

― Alice Waters

“Food should be cheap, and labor should be cheap, and everything should be the same no matter where you go; whether it’s a McDonald’s in Germany or one in California, it should be the same. And this message is destroying cultures around the world. Needless to say, agriculture goes with it.”

― Alice Waters

“I’m always changing my work, as there are endless ways to think about food.”

― Alice Waters

“When I first went to Paris in 1965, I fell in love with the small, family-owned restaurants that existed everywhere then, as well as the markets and the French obsession with buying fresh food, often twice a day.”

― Alice Waters

“I always tried to move up the food chain. I started with cement and then moved into textiles and banking. When I was trading sugar, I added salt and flour so that then we could do pasta. And then I thought, why not make the bag for it, too? So, we started making packaging.”

― Aliko Dangote

“I’m really not a TV junkie… OK, I kind of am a TV junkie, but I’m much more of a movie junkie – my junk food is romantic comedies I’ve seen a million times.”

― Alison Brie

“Anything is food for starting a song. A song can start with a lyric idea or a melody or just a sound that inspires.”

― Alison Goldfrapp

“I carry my own food around on tour; I permanently have carrier bags full of cereal and bananas.”

― Alison Goldfrapp

“Asking questions is what brains were born to do, at least when we were young children. For young children, quite literally, seeking explanations is as deeply rooted a drive as seeking food or water.”

― Alison Gopnik

“I’m a big State Fair person, and my main goal is to eat as much food as possible, but I tend not to do the foods on a stick. But I like Big Fat Bacon.”

― Alison McGhee

“There are times, like after a long day of work, when the thought of an easy drive-through is enticing. But then I remember how crappy I felt when I ate fast food in the past, and it inspires me to head to the grocery store or my local farmer’s market and whip up an easy but healthier option.”

― Alison Sweeney

“I have encouraged my kids to eat well from day one. I add flavor – herbs and spices – to everything because I don’t want them getting used to starchy, bland food. I also want them to experiment – they don’t have to love everything, but they do have to try it.”

― Alison Sweeney

“The number one mistake is giving pets table scraps. I made the mistake thinking I was showing my dog love by giving her food and treats. You see a tiny 4 oz. piece of cheese, but for a Boston Terrier like mine, that’s like one and a half hamburgers. That’s unhealthy.”

― Alison Sweeney

“Agriculture is not crop production as popular belief holds – it’s the production of food and fiber from the world’s land and waters. Without agriculture it is not possible to have a city, stock market, banks, university, church or army. Agriculture is the foundation of civilization and any stable economy.”

― Allan Savory

“Almost all the knowledge required to produce more food than eroding soil is available today – we just need to use that knowledge within a holistic paradigm – managing agriculture holistically, forming the policies that undergird it holistically.”

― Allan Savory

“Well, first of all, we’ve got to get away from being offended by the truth. We’ve seen a 41 percent increase in food stamp recipients across the United States of America since President Obama was sworn in in January 2009. That has nothing to do with black, white, Hispanic or whatever. It’s a fact, and we need to, you know, deal with that.”

― Allen West

“When ‘Gas Food Lodging’ was released, I had already shot ‘Mi Vida Loca.’”

― Allison Anders

“I love food and I love everything involved with food. I love the fun of it. I love restaurants. I love cooking, although I don’t cook very much. I love kitchens.”

― Alma Guillermoprieto

“What do you actually need? Food, clothing and shelter. Everything else is entertainment.”

― Aloe Blacc

“Everything in food is science. The only subjective part is when you eat it.”

― Alton Brown

“The kitchen’s a laboratory, and everything that happens there has to do with science. It’s biology, chemistry, physics. Yes, there’s history. Yes, there’s artistry. Yes, to all of that. But what happened there, what actually happens to the food is all science.”

― Alton Brown

“The worst food you’ll ever eat will probably be prepared by a ‘cook’ who calls himself a ‘chef.’ Mark my words.”

― Alton Brown

“Do not allow watching food to replace making food.”

― Alton Brown

“I say grace. I’m a big believer in grace. I happen to believe in a God that made all the food and so I’m pretty grateful for that and I thank him for that. But I’m also thankful for the people that put the food on the table.”

― Alton Brown

“I kept thinking, ‘Somebody has to make a food show that is actually educational and entertaining at the same time… a show that got down to the ‘why things happen.’ Plus, I hated my job – I didn’t think it was very worthwhile.”

― Alton Brown

“A lot of food shows need only to tempt. Some food shows only need to inspire, to empower. And there are a lot of shows that do that.”

― Alton Brown

“You don’t want flame to hit your food. Flame is bad. Flame does nasty things to food. It makes soot and it makes deposits of various chemicals that are not too good for us. The last thing you really want to see licking at your food while it’s on a grill is an actual flame.”

― Alton Brown

“I spent a college semester in a small town in Italy – and that is where I truly tasted food for the first time.”

― Alton Brown

“You know most of the food that Americans hold so dear – things like hamburgers and hot dogs – were road food, but even before they were road food, they were peasant food.”

― Alton Brown

“I think a lot of food shows, especially when we started ‘Good Eats’ back in the late ’90s, they were still really about food. ‘Good Eats’ isn’t about food, it’s about entertainment. If, however, we can virally infect you with knowledge or interest, then all the better.”

― Alton Brown

“I’m a filmmaker who decided to go to culinary school. All I picked up was the fact if I didn’t understand what was going on with every single ingredient, I could be qualifying for, like, the lunch food job at my daughter’s school.”

― Alton Brown

“I am a filmmaker. That is all I’ve ever been. You know, Martin Scorsese makes films about the mob. And I make movies about food.”

― Alton Brown

“Once electricity and petrol and facilities and food stop, society stops. It’s crazy.”

― Alycia Debnam-Carey

“When I was a kid, I was fat, and I was teased mercilessly. But once I grew up and got out of my unhealthy relationship with food, for the most part I’ve had a very healthy view. If I ever find myself getting worried about how I’ll look on the red carpet, I’ll take a step back and look at what’s really going on inside.”

― Alysia Reiner

“When I got pregnant with my first child, I was vegan. And when I got pregnant, my body was craving meat so much. I started out slowly with eggs, then cheese, then I was like, ‘OK, I need a steak!’ I had to listen to my body – my cravings were so strong with the first one. When I got a craving for a food, I needed it five minutes ago.”

― Alyson Hannigan

“I’m not into fad diets; I’m not into depriving. I like fast food, and I like chocolate.”

― Alyssa Sutherland

“I was a workaholic, I had food issues, and I had body issues. I was in a lot of pain. My parents didn’t recognise what was going on.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“I don’t like posh hotels. I like small, eclectic hotels, and luxury for me would mean really good company with good food in a really funky, beautiful house in the middle of a field where someone came and serviced the place for us.”

― Amanda Donohoe

“I watch Letterman. Once in a while, on the odd night, I’ll catch the Food Network and watch ‘Ace of Cakes,’ which I’m kind of obsessed with.”

― Amanda Righetti

“I’m a really good cook. I bake a lot. I cook dinner most nights. I cook everything from Italian food to Mexican food. But if I’m going to some place and it’s a potluck, I’m always the one to bring dessert!”

― Amanda Schull

“Well, it’s very easy for me to gain weight, but even though I tried not eating for a week when I was really young, I couldn’t do it any longer because I liked my food too much.”

― Amanda Seyfried

“The prejudice was so bad in the United States at that time that a dark person with a white person would not be served in a restaurant. My father, mother, and I would try it occasionally. We would sit there, and the food would never come.”

― Amar Bose

“The food we ate was Indian, and both my mother and father were very deep into the ancient philosophy of India, so it could well have been an Indian household.”

― Amar Bose

“You feel better when you’re eating food that retains nutritional value.”

― Amber Heard

“Being on a K-pop label and agency, everything’s taken care of for you. The music is set up for you. Your food, manager, practice room, recording studios – all these things are in the palm of your hand. However, you know the compromise of what you can actually do or say.”

― Amber Liu

“When I eat cilantro, it’s like someone sprayed perfume down my throat. It closes up my throat, even if there’s only a little piece. I like Mexican food, and I’ll go out to a Mexican restaurant and tell them, ‘Look, I will die if you get cilantro in my food.’ Then there’s always that one little piece that falls in, and I gag.”

― Amber Rose

“Famines are political. We all know that the immediate response to a famine must be food, aid, and shelter, but we should also look hard at what else can be done earlier on. It is not the lack of food but the fact that some people cannot get access to the food that causes the famine.”

― Amber Rudd

“The main cause of food security in Africa is war and conflict.”

― Amber Rudd

“Famine is about so much more than food: it is about a famine of education, democracy, health, transport, and so many other items. The food famine becomes a symptom of that vast failure.”

― Amber Rudd

“I try to work out at the least 3 days a week, and I aim for 4 to 5 days a week. I try to eat healthy, but I’m not going to say I’m best the best at that. I won’t allow myself to buy junk food, but if it’s somewhere and it’s free, I’ll eat it.”

― Amber Stevens

“Organic food is the best for you, and I’m eating the best, a lot of fresh vegetables. I also keep myself hydrated. It’s all made a big difference to my performance in the gym.”

― Amir Khan

“Indian films are like our food or our sense of dress or our languages: there’s a great variety, and it changes every 100 miles, but there is something in common, a national Indian essence, that binds them all together.”

― Amitabh Bachchan

“One restaurant I visit without fail, whenever I’m in the Bay Area, is the Boulevard at 1 Mission Street, a few strides from the waterfront. It has excellent food and wine very much in the modern California style, but I go there less for any one dish than for the pleasure of dining with the restaurant’s chefs.”

― Amor Towles

“Understanding where your food comes from, trying to bolster local farmers and local economies and having a better connection to the food around you and the people around you, only good can come of that. I love to be involved with things like that.”

― Amos Lee

“My ideal meal varies, depending on the time of year. Lobster on a deck overlooking a beach at sunset is one – but all my kids have to be there, because they are all lobster-lovers. Making a bolognese sauce over pappardelle for my husband on a winter evening, because he loves my bolognese sauce and it’s his comfort food.”

― Amy Bloom

“I need to tone up, as I eat a lot of fast food. I love Maccy D’s, Subway and Domino’s.”

― Amy Childs

“You walk off the plane in Rio, and your blood temperature goes up. The feel of the wind on your face, the water on your skin, the taste of the food, the music, the sexuality; Brazilians are very comfortable in their sexuality.”

― Amy Irving

“It’s an uphill battle to help our kids learn to make good food decisions – particularly when they are too often presented with an a la carte lunch room choice of french fries or yogurt.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“I love the State Fair. It’s an event that really brings the urban and the rural Minnesotans together. Rural people get a chance to mix with the urban folk and see what the cities have to offer, and urban people get to remember where their food comes from and who produces it for them.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“I love tiny, plastic realistic food magnets. I don’t know why. They’re hilarious.”

― Amy Lee

“If you want to become physically stronger, you’ll need healthy habits – like going to the gym. You’ll also have to give up unhealthy habits – like eating junk food. Building mental strength requires healthy habits – like practicing gratitude – while also giving up unhealthy behavior, like giving up after the first failure.”

― Amy Morin

“I have a healthy relationship with food. My problem is, as a comic, I eat dinner late. But I’ll have a smoothie for breakfast every morning, and I keep it pretty low-carb and healthy during the day. At night, I’ll have a basic protein, quinoa, and vegetables.”

― Amy Schumer

“I swear I want to be a food model.”

― Amy Sedaris

“People who shop in health food stores never look healthy.”

― Amy Sedaris

“I love theatrical props: a cup filled with solid fake tea, say, or a collection of fake food, including a rubber turkey, which, during the holidays, I wrap in tinfoil so it appears to have just come out of the oven.”

― Amy Sedaris

“I have a lot of fake food in my apartment, but I’m picky about it. Old plaster food, like from the ’50s is really nice, hollowed out paper-mache food from old plays – the new stuff just looks too good.”

― Amy Sedaris

“I like working with the public, I like working with food, and I like making cash.”

― Amy Sedaris

“When I’m painting and in the zone, it’s difficult for me to stop. It can take me half a day to get into that space, and once I do, I only talk to a certain few people who won’t disrupt it. Home to sleep and back at it, nothing else outside of getting food. Everything else is an annoyance getting in my way.”

― Amy Sherald

“Just because someone said painting is dead doesn’t mean that it’s a fact or the truth – painting is the soul food of art, in a way.”

― Amy Sherald

“I love food.”

― Amy Winehouse

“The truth is that I’m not very disciplined with diets. In general, I do whatever makes me happy in life, and food makes me quite happy!”

― Ana de Armas

“I’m pretty earthy; I nursed forever because I liked it and my kids liked it, but at the same time I’m very laissez-faire about stuff like bedtimes and food.”

― Ana Gasteyer

“I don’t really eat fried food. It’s definitely a no go for me.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“In America, where no one judged or supervised her, where my father was too busy eating her cooking to notice whether she was eating it, too, my mother found herself newly enchanted by the taste of food.”

― Anand Giridharadas

“I like to work out every day. I run, walk, do machines. I’m not neurotic about food. My rule is, don’t let yourself get over a certain weight. If you gain 5lb, stop before it gets worse.”

― Andie MacDowell

“I don’t think it ever does any harm in any business to feel that there is someone there who cares about it. If you look at any business, fashion being the most obvious, the aura, or the reality of the designer, is part of what creates it. It’s true in luxury goods stores and in good food stores. It leaves a palpable sense that someone cares.”

― Andre Balazs

“They make documentaries like ‘Fast Food Nation.’ The food our kids are eating in schools, the vending machines kids go to a lot, the portions of food that American restaurants are serving that are bigger than anywhere else in the world – it’s kind of crazy.”

― Andre Iguodala

“I don’t like to lay down on my food – it’s not good for you. I like to take a walk, then meditate and read the Bible.”

― Andre Ward

“I went to a nutritionist; my diet is pretty clean, but I wanted to get some more knowledge and understanding in some areas. My two favorite things, Clif Bars and lattes, she just destroyed in our first meeting. Coffee is fine, but soy is the most genetically modified food that we eat.”

― Andre Ward

“The cure until the late 1940s, when there was an antibiotic discovered for tuberculosis, was basically rest. It was fresh, cold air, lots of food – five meals a day, lots of sleep, not very much talking, and for some people, complete stillness.”

― Andrea Barrett

“It’s important for me who is at the table with me; the moment when everyone speaks to each other and everyone listens. If there’s good food, it’s much better.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“I love eating shabu-shabu in Japan – a kind of beef hotpot. But if you’re talking about authentic, traditional food, then Italian cooking is one of the best in the world.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“I’m a simple hillbilly. I don’t like eating modern, industrialized, fast food. I grew up eating home-cooked food. So when I’m traveling abroad, like when I recently received a six-month writing fellowship to Iowa in the U.S., I like to cook my own food.”

― Andrea Hirata

“By cutting the red tape that comes out of Brussels, we will free our farmers to grow more, sell more, and export more great British food whilst upholding our high standards for plant and animal health and welfare.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“I try to eat almost the same thing every day, as it makes food shopping and what to eat much easier as well as healthier.”

― Andrea Navedo

“I love the food scene in New York.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“I remember as a kid, my mom had to trade canned food to buy my brother and me chocolate because we were living in Serbia at the time, and there were sanctions. If I catch myself complaining about going to a red carpet event, I say, ‘Shut up.’”

― Andreja Pejic

“It is an honor to open in New York City and to have the opportunity to serve and share our family’s version of American Chinese food and hospitality. New York City deeply influenced my passion for food and service, and it feels good to be back.”

― Andrew Cherng

“Panda – We’re not really selling Chinese food, you know. Our real purpose is about developing people.”

― Andrew Cherng

“I still like being in North of England and I keep a place there. But there are a lot of things about the Continent that are to be preferred. The social institutions work better, women have a better position in society and the food is another thing.”

― Andrew Eldritch

“All artists are people of growth. It’s like food, you take the good and leave the rest.”

― Andrew Jack

“We have had significant success in the reduction of salt in food, but it has to be understood that this can only be achieved working with the industry on a voluntary basis… and it can only be done on an incremental basis.”

― Andrew Lansley

“You can’t simply slash the sugar in food; otherwise, people simply won’t accept it.”

― Andrew Lansley

“I think we have to understand that sugar is an essential component of food; it’s just that sugar in excess is an inappropriate and unhelpful diet.”

― Andrew Lansley

“The sweetest thing we ever had was, like, animal crackers in the pantry. I think my parents sort of passively made sure that we didn’t have a lot of junk food at our disposal, and I think that helped me and all my siblings growing up with how to approach nutrition and eating right.”

― Andrew Luck

“Food really is fuel – and hydration as well – but for athletic activity, you really got to take it seriously, or else it can negatively impact your performance.”

― Andrew Luck

“Most small business owners are not particularly sophisticated business people. That’s not a criticism; they’re passionate about cutting hair or cooking food, and that’s why they got in the business, not because they have an MBA.”

― Andrew Mason

“It takes four months to ship food aid and 40 percent of the cost is in the shipping. People cannot eat shipping costs. We have had people die when there are surpluses in the markets.”

― Andrew Natsios

“The food bank is something I’ve always supported because there’s no excuse for anyone to go without food.”

― Andrew Robertson

“There are lots of different people who use food banks – from young parents to older people.”

― Andrew Robertson

“I like the relative literacy of at least some of England. I mean, I didn’t come for the food or the weather!”

― Andrew Solomon

“Food is a party; it’s exciting. It should be a source of entertainment and nourishment. And just do everything you can to not let food become anything but fun. Let it be a source of pleasure, not anxiety or neuroses or stress.”

― Andrew W.K.

“I really love Indian food, especially if you can get it spicy. Any food you can get spicy I really love, and Indian food is just so flavorful: a lot of onion, a lot of garlic.”

― Andrew W.K.

“Get people back into the kitchen and combat the trend toward processed food and fast food.”

― Andrew Weil

“Clearly, America’s dysfunctional food culture must bear some of the blame for our excess pounds, but it’s likely our walking-averse lifestyles contribute as well.”

― Andrew Weil

“Everyone prefers some foods over others, but some adults take this tendency to an extreme. These people tend to prefer the kinds of bland food they may have enjoyed as children – such as plain or buttered pasta, macaroni and cheese, cheese pizza, French fries and grilled cheese sandwiches – and to restrict their eating to just a few dishes.”

― Andrew Weil

“It does kids no favors, and sets them up for a potential lifetime of poor health and social embarrassment, to excuse them from family meals of real food. Everyone benefits from healthy eating, but it is particularly crucial at the beginning of life.”

― Andrew Weil

“Everyone knows about hot dogs and the Big Apple. But for me, New York City street food is all about the Biryani Cart.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“I’m obsessed with Chinese food and culture. It’s food that I adore above all others.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“I don’t like being at food festivals and have someone from some weird cable access show that’s all about lifestyle get in my face with a microphone and wants to know which party I’m going to later… That just is pointless kind of stuff to me.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“I think that Manila is underrated in terms of food in the Philippines.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“I think Yelp is neither good nor bad for the food industry. I find it useless.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“The greatest food city in the world is New York City, just in terms of depth and breadth, variety, size, infrastructure.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“Too many Americans are getting sick on our over-commercialized food system.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“I have a tremendous platform and responsibility to talk to people about these issues about sustainability and about health and wellness when it comes to food.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“Sometimes I have to shake my head at how much work it can take to track down a handful of food. Perfect example: I spent a whole day in the Amazon rainforest, in Ecuador, scouring the trunks of dead palm trees for grubs.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“I love cooking Japanese food at home. It’s so easy to make an easy fry, a saute, or a quick braise and serve it over a bowl of rice with pickles and a side salad.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“Remember for stir-frying not to use a wok bigger than 16 inches. Once it has food in it, you won’t be able to work very efficiently.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“A well-seasoned and properly cleaned wok will always have micro-pores in the metal that hold some oil or food particulate, etc. – that’s a good thing.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“For wok cooking, use oils with a high smoke point and low polyunsaturated-fat content: grapeseed oil, peanut oil, etc. Sesame oil and olive oil will burn and taste bitter. Oils with high polyunsaturated-fat contents like soybean oil will also make your food texturally unpleasant.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“Never use an aluminum pot, pan, or utensil when cooking tomatoes – or any other soft metal items for that matter. The acidity in the tomato doesn’t do well with them; they create a chemical reaction that can turn cooked tomatoes bitter and fade the color, and the food will absorb some of the aluminum!”

― Andrew Zimmern

“Like many other chef-entrepreneurs, I am convinced that fast food does not mean bad food.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“I think we have cultural bias and practice some ethnocentrism when it comes to ethnic food in America.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“I’d rather be a good guest in someone’s home than tell them I don’t like their food or make fun of them.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“As I famously said before, I don’t like to waste meals. I’m no one’s food snob.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“I consider a perfect hot dog on the street to be as valid a food experience as dinner at Blue Hill at Stone Barns.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“Thanks to my parents, who had me traveling around the world mouth-first, I knew from a young age I wanted a career in food.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“In 2012, I launched Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen. Inspired by visits to street stalls and markets around the world, Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen reflects the intersection of food and travel.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“I really think that the music is the food for our souls.”

― Andris Nelsons

“St. Louis has a lot of weird food customs that you don’t see other places – and a lot of great ethnic neighborhoods. There’s a German neighborhood. A great old school Italian neighborhood, with toasted ravioli, which seems to be a St. Louis tradition. And they love provolone cheese in St. Louis.”

― Andy Cohen

“I love ‘Top Chef.’ I think it rewrote the book on how food shows are presented on TV.”

― Andy Cohen

“I left General Magic in 1996 to become an Internet hobbyist – got a T-1 line to my house. At one point I had all four food banks of the Bay Area hosted from this house here.”

― Andy Hertzfeld

“I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I’ve met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally – I’ve been completely committed… The results have shown.”

― Andy Roddick

“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

“Real food, I’ve found, is actually better than dieting.”

― Angelina Jolie

“The boys know they’re from Southeast Asia, and they have their food and their music and their friends, and they have a pride particular to them.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I have much more support than most women around this world, and I have the financial means to have a home and help with care and food.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I was always on the go, and thought I was too busy to develop something like this. I thought at the time that diabetes went along with bad habits, but I was the last one in my family to eat junk food.”

― Angie Stone

“I really miss Melbourne food; Melbourne is very snobbish about their caffe culture, and I feel like I’ve become a snob, too.”

― Angourie Rice

“One can hardly be Indian and not know that almost every accent, which hand you eat your food with, has some deeper symbolic truth, reality.”

― Anish Kapoor

“If I could be doing anything, I’d be laying on the floor in my birthday suit eating junk food and watching something dumb on TV.”

― Anita Baker

“I do realize the impulse to classify people by the food and art they consume is strong – sometimes I have to remind myself not to do that.”

― Ann Leckie

“Junk food’s not going anywhere. The specifics of what’s being snacked on, and what’s considered ‘junk’ and what’s ‘healthy’ will change, of course, depending on what’s available.”

― Ann Leckie

“Food is an excellent way to do very elegant worldbuilding – the kind that can make a fictional world seem real, like it extends way past the edges of the frame.”

― Ann Leckie

“I think the average citizen is going to see no less than a $1,500 or more increase in what it’s going to cost for basic living next year,… Taking sales tax off food isn’t going to take care of all of that, but I think it’s a way that we can help.”

― Ann Robinson

“I think it’s important that, as a matter of course, the brain and spinal column were removed from this cow, and that would be the material that would cause concern in terms of human health. And therefore we’re confident in the safety of the food supply.”

― Ann Veneman

“I’m confident that we have measures in place. And the additional measures that we announced yesterday will be even more protective of our food supply in this country.”

― Ann Veneman

“We are doing everything we can to protect the food supply. And I can tell you that we’re making decisions based upon sound science and good public policy, given the circumstances that we are now in.”

― Ann Veneman

“I also believe that it’s the right thing to do, to maintain strong consumer confidence in our food systems. And I believe that the consumer should have strong confidence in our food systems.”

― Ann Veneman

“The demand for beef in Canada remains strong because I think people in America, in North America, know that we have a very strong food safety system and that our food is safe to eat.”

― Ann Veneman

“My husband is Dutch, and his family, when you sat down to eat food at the table, you never left the table until you ate living bread and drank living water. They never left the table until they’d read Scripture together. So morning, lunch, suppertime, Scripture was always read at the table, and then there was prayer to close.”

― Ann Voskamp

“I don’t let it bother me too much if someone doesn’t like me. I just figure there’s no accounting for taste. It’s not me, it’s my acting. It’s like if someone doesn’t like someone’s food, they just don’t like my acting.”

― Anna Chlumsky

“I like a quiet evening with family or friends over, great food and great discussion and a lot of laughter. That’s really what I think fills my tank.”

― Anna Eshoo

“I love Weleda Skin Food and Avene’s Moisture Mask, especially if I’ve been travelling. Weleda also makes great deodorants and body oils – my mum introduced me to them long ago.”

― Anna Ewers

“Really connect to food and know what you’re eating.”

― Anna Getty

“Veggies and fruit are known to harbor bacteria, and so your body naturally wants to avoid them. I used to beat myself up about trying to get enough fresh food and protein like I did before getting pregnant. But then I resigned myself to the fact that my body is going to crave what it needs.”

― Anna Kaiser

“I’m the person who wouldn’t send back my food even if I got steak when I’d ordered fish.”

― Anna Kendrick

“Sometimes when I speak to groups or I’m interviewed by a journalist, I ask them to imagine their communities without Girl Scouts – to imagine the thousands of food drives and clothing and toy collections that would never take place if not for Girl Scouts.”

― Anna Maria Chavez

“Where I am in Nottingham, there is a Sainsbury’s, and you see children going in there buying take away food – a sandwich, but more likely a packet of crisps, a fizzy drink – and that’s their breakfast.”

― Anna Soubry

“The U.N.’s current projection is that humanity will number 9.3 billion individuals in 2050 and then hit 10.1 billion by 2100. Meanwhile, our energy resources are dwindling, and droughts threaten our food supplies.”

― Annalee Newitz

“’The Others’ books take place in an alternate Earth where the Earth natives have been the dominant predators throughout the world’s history, and humans are nowhere near the top of the food chain. But humans are clever and resilient, if not always wise, and have made some bargains with the Others in order to survive.”

― Anne Bishop

“At home, my food is just sort of comfort food. It’s not super fancy, but it’s certainly tasty.”

― Anne Burrell

“My food, I think, is big. It’s aggressive, it’s aggressively seasoned, and it’s hearty.”

― Anne Burrell

“Taste as you go. When you taste the food throughout the cooking process you can make adjustments as you go.”

― Anne Burrell

“I’m a girl, and I’m a cook- I just like to cook, and I don’t like to worry about the distinctions. We’re just supposed to make good food.”

― Anne Burrell

“Growing up, we always had a big garden, and it just gave me the passion and appreciation for really good food.”

― Anne Burrell

“You know, nobody eats in England. Three or four pints of English beer a night fills you. I can’t say I’m very impressed with the food in America. it’s all sort of bland. Like turkey sandwiches.”

― Anne Dudley

“When parents are confident that their children will live, they have fewer of them. They invest more in each child’s food, health and education.”

― Anne M. Mulcahy

“Someone must transform income into the food, shelter, clothing, nurture, discipline, education, minding, nursing, transportation, and emotional support that creates life outside of the office, permits survival of the race, cares for the ill and disabled, and makes life livable when we can no longer care for ourselves.”

― Anne-Marie Slaughter

“What I used to do between writing fits was feed my kids, ride my horse and go shopping for cat and dog food.”

― Anne McCaffrey

“Peas are terrible and a joke food.”

― Annie Murphy

“India. From Goa to Kerala and Mumbai, it gets me every time. It’s the food, the people, and the colours. The magical atmosphere and the accepting nature of the locals.”

― Anouska Hempel

“Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“The fact that over 50 per cent of the residents of Toronto are not from Canada, that is always a good thing, creatively, and for food especially. That is easily a city’s biggest strength, and it is Toronto’s unique strength.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“I would like to see people more aware of where their food comes from. I would like to see small farmers empowered. I feed my daughter almost exclusively organic food.”

― Anthony Bourdain

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

― Anthony Bourdain

“Hong Kong is a wonderful, mixed-up town where you’ve got great food and adventure. First and foremost, it’s a great place to experience China in a relatively accessible way.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“I’ve seen zero evidence of any nation on Earth other than Mexico even remotely having the slightest clue what Mexican food is about or even come close to reproducing it. It is perhaps the most misunderstood country and cuisine on Earth.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“Nobody in Singapore drinks Singapore Slings. It’s one of the first things you find out there. What you do in Singapore is eat. It’s a really food-crazy culture, where all of this great food is available in a kind of hawker-stand environment.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“Bad food is made without pride, by cooks who have no pride, and no love. Bad food is made by chefs who are indifferent, or who are trying to be everything to everybody, who are trying to please everyone… Bad food is fake food… food that shows fear and lack of confidence in people’s ability to discern or to make decisions about their lives.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“Meals make the society, hold the fabric together in lots of ways that were charming and interesting and intoxicating to me. The perfect meal, or the best meals, occur in a context that frequently has very little to do with the food itself.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“Oh yes, there’s lots of great food in America. But the fast food is about as destructive and evil as it gets. It celebrates a mentality of sloth, convenience, and a cheerful embrace of food we know is hurting us.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“When I’m back in New York – and this is a terrible thing to complain about – I eat a lot more really, really good food than perhaps I’d like to. So many of my friends are really good chefs. It’s kind of like being in the Mafia.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“You have an impeccable argument if you said that Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo are food capitals. They have a maximum amount of great stuff to eat in the smallest areas.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“You’d have a hard time finding anything better than Barcelona for food, as far as being a hub. Given a choice between Barcelona and San Sebastian to die in, I’d probably want to die in San Sebastian.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“I, personally, think there is a really danger of taking food too seriously. Food should be part of the bigger picture.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“I love the masochistic aspect of eating seething, real Sichuan food in Sichuan Province.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“I’m very proud of the Rome episode of ‘No Reservations’ because it violated all the conventional wisdom about making television. You’re never, ever supposed to do a food or travel show in black and white.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“As I see it, fast food outfits have targeted small children with their advertising in a very effective way. You know, it’s clowns and kid’s toys and bright colors and things like that.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“People are generally proud of their food. A willingness to eat and drink with people without fear and prejudice… they open up to you in ways that somebody visiting who is driven by a story may not get.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“Get up early and go to the local produce markets. In Latin America and Asia, those are usually great places to find delicious food stalls serving cheap, authentic and fresh specialties.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“Those places I don’t understand, just doing bad food. It takes some doing. Making good pasta is so much easier than making bad stuff. It actually takes quite an effort to make poor linguine pomodora.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“Understand, when you eat meat, that something did die. You have an obligation to value it – not just the sirloin but also all those wonderful tough little bits.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“Tokyo would probably be the foreign city if I had to eat one city’s food for the rest of my life, every day. It would have to be Tokyo, and I think the majority of chefs you ask that question would answer the same way.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“One of the things is challenging yourself to do a Rome show when everybody’s done a Rome show. To find some aspect of food culture or chef culture that people can look at in a new way.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“Jiro Ono serves Edo-style traditional sushi, the same 20 or 30 pieces he’s been making his whole life, and he’s still unsatisfied with the quality and every day wakes up and trains to make the best. And that is as close to a religious experience in food as one is likely to get.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“I hated the Naked Chef. Fine, yes, he did good things for school food or whatever, but, you know, I don’t want my chefs to be cute and adorable.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“What you’re going to be eating in the next year is decided by chefs. If the consensus is that pot-bellies are in next season, that’s what’s on your plate. And I think that’s a good thing, because we know, obviously, about food.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“’Never do the dishes without music,’ my brother Mark once advised me – the same brother who once ate a spoonful of refrigerated dog food to escape his turn at the kitchen sink. And really, it may be the most sensible advice I’ve been given.”

― Anthony Doerr

“I don’t have a strict diet; I keep it simple. I try to eat fish, meat, veg and carbs – potatoes and rice – but I’ll try and pack it in because as I’m burning so much energy. I have to see food as an energy source.”

― Anthony Joshua

“Only 10 per cent of food grown in India is processed. So the best way to reduce food waste and maximise calorie delivery is to increase that ratio of processed food to total food.”

― Anthony Pratt

“When a raw food becomes processed food, it can be best valued, protected, stored, and safely delivered to customers.”

― Anthony Pratt

“I believe we have the potential to quadruple Australia’s food exports to Asia.”

― Anthony Pratt

“Food manufacturing is an ideal candidate for targeted accelerated depreciation because the food industry, our biggest industry, creates significant flow-on benefits.”

― Anthony Pratt

“The Second Green Revolution, as the world’s population grows to over 9 billion by 2050, is the new revolution we have to have to lift food production by another 75 percent.”

― Anthony Pratt

“New Zealand’s food and beverage industry is the lynchpin of the country’s prosperity. Which may explain why it has concentrated their governments’ minds.”

― Anthony Pratt

“I often say that if I had one wish in this world, I would wish that every child could have a mother the way my mother were. And I never went without clothes, I never went without food… I never went without anything that a child needs. But above all of that, she gave me unconditional love.”

― Anthony Ray Hinton

“I am a junk food eater.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“With food, you’re the artist; you put the colour in it, you present it to the table and it has the ability to knock out the senses. It can look fabulous, be beautifully presented and smell great and taste good as well.”

― Anthony Warlow

“I’ve become a produce snob. I like to eat food that’s in season.”

― Anton du Beke

“How I show love has always been through food. That, for me, has been the foundation of how I express gratitude for anybody around me.”

― Antoni Porowski

“Food not only connects us at the idyllic dinner table setting with family and friends: it is also part of our mundane, daily transit to and from work.”

― Antoni Porowski

“Food can offer a moment of pure emotional pleasure in an otherwise hard and difficult world.”

― Antoni Porowski

“I’m very honest about my food background; I’ve never tried to pretend like I was a chef.”

― Antoni Porowski

“After the passing of my personal hero, Anthony Bourdain, I’ve been reflecting a lot on his influence on food culture. He made street food from around the world, that most of us have never heard of, accessible.”

― Antoni Porowski

“There’s not a lot of things that I’m confident about in life, but the way I feel about food is my one thing that I really feel such a strong connection to.”

― Antoni Porowski

“I know the people who eat my food really enjoy it, and those are the people who matter at the end of the day.”

― Antoni Porowski

“I love Greek food in the summer.”

― Antoni Porowski

“I really enjoy being vulnerable, and it’s how I connect with other people, and part of how I do that is through food, by sharing something that I feel is very intimate and personal because it’s something that I create out of nothing.”

― Antoni Porowski

“Cats are very independent animals. They’re very sexy, if you want. Dogs are different. They’re familiar. They’re obedient. You call a cat, you go, ‘Cat, come here.’ He doesn’t come to you unless you have something in your hand that he thinks might be food. They’re very free animals, and I like that.”

― Antonio Banderas

“A refugee in the traditional vision is someone who flees from country to another because of persecution or conflict. But what we’re witnessing now more and more is a certain number of mega-trends interacting with one another: population growth, urbanization, food insecurity, water scarcity, climate change, and conflict.”

― Antonio Guterres

“Getting home-made food cooked by mom is a blessing. I feel I inherit my creativity through the food she cooks for me.”

― Aparshakti Khurana

“Besides film, I’d like to be the young Regis. That would be great. Going back and forth from L.A. to New York. Doing stuff on food. Doing stuff on kids. Just talking about issues that are relevant. Doing things on the Olympic Games.”

― Apolo Ohno

“All chefs have pictures of food in their phones, stuffed pig’s ears and pigs’ heads and the like.”

― April Bloomfield

“I think, British food, it’s had a bad rap.”

― April Bloomfield

“Most of my food memories are of my Nan cooking Sunday dinners – roasts of meat with lots of vegetables. I suppose I cook what’s comforting and dishes that make me feel good.”

― April Bloomfield

“Always look for the best ingredients, treat the food you cook with respect, always read the entire recipe first, be organized, and have fun.”

― April Bloomfield

“Food’s delicate. You have to handle it with finesse. You can’t just be a big ogre.”

― April Bloomfield

“When the International Trade Centre, the agency I head, works with German electronics giant Bosch to help Kenyan food processing companies boost their productivity and export competitiveness, we may well be creating future customers for Bosch washing machines.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“When I was younger I was fat. I was never conscious of it and was content with who I was because I was so loved. My mother never told me to lose weight and my father doted on me, but my agent told me. I tried, but I loved Indian food too much.”

― Archie Panjabi

“I like to cook Indian food when I can. I find the process of creating a home-cooked meal to be unwinding.”

― Archie Panjabi

“I’m into real food, and that includes real butter.”

― Arden Myrin

“I used to have hamburgers coming and going, especially when I was on the road. Now, occasionally I will still have that quarter pounder because I love fast food, but you have to keep it to a minimum. I am now opting for salads and just healthier lunches.”

― Aretha Franklin

“Now, occasionally I will still have that quarter pounder because I love fast food, but you have to keep it to a minimum.”

― Aretha Franklin

“I donate heavily to the church and various churches in the Detroit community and food banks.”

― Aretha Franklin

“I love to cook for people. I equate food with love.”

― Ari Graynor

“I look at fitness as a necessity in the same way as how you drink water, eat food, one should look at fitness in a dedicated way. People will look fresh and happy. If you are happy, you in a way look fit.”

― Arjun Rampal

“In response to our fast-food culture, a ‘slow food’ movement appeared. Out of hurried parenthood, a move toward slow parenting could be growing. With vital government supports for state-of-the-art public child care and paid parental leave, maybe we would be ready to try slow love and marriage.”

― Arlie Russell Hochschild

“We love food. After our studio session, we devour dal makhani, butter chicken, and butter naan.”

― Armaan Malik

“My very first kiss happened when I was 6, underneath some desks during ‘nap time’, but my first real kiss happened when I was 15 in the parking lot at a Mexican food restaurant.”

― Armie Hammer

“I grew up on a farm, and I had good, natural South Tyrolean food.”

― Armin Zoggeler

“I take small meals three times a day – Breakfast at 6 or 7 A.M., let my body digest what I eat, and then I have lunch. My last meal for the day is at around 6 P.M. No more food after that.”

― Arnel Pineda

“I had to give up a lot of foods that I’m accustomed to eating: dairy products, beer, wine, spicy food.”

― Arnel Pineda

“I would hang out with my friends, and they would make me sing in exchange for food. I’d tag along just so I could eat. Then we would go to the park, and I’d sleep there with other homeless kids.”

― Arnel Pineda

“I do the same exercises I did 50 years ago and they still work. I eat the same food I ate 50 years ago and it still works.”

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I don’t eat vegetables. I only eat food like cheeseburgers, Spam, hot dogs and pizza.”

― Art Donovan

“When will we get a female director-general of the BBC? Where is the colour when you go further up the food chain? It disappears.”

― Art Malik

“I grew up in the Fifties and Sixties and remember how unpleasant all kinds of food could be then.”

― Art Malik

“She used to diet on any kind of food she could lay her hands on.”

― Arthur Baer

“We are stronger as a group than an individual. Think in a cooperative and communal way, set up local food hubs and create growing communities.”

― Arthur Potts Dawson

“About 30% of fresh food is thrown away in supermarkets every day, although they will deny it. British households are throwing an estimated 30% of their food away, too.”

― Arthur Potts Dawson

“Supermarkets don’t really sustain a community, and they completely remove people from the food chain.”

― Arthur Potts Dawson

“It’s really important to teach people how to get food, how to grow it, how to pick it, how to prepare it and what’s safe to eat.”

― Arthur Potts Dawson

“In Britain, the big supermarkets dominate our food chain. British supermarkets are some of the best in the world at controlling, manipulating and delivering cheap food.”

― Arthur Potts Dawson

“Be mindful of what supermarkets are doing and demand to see their business practices. Stop throwing away food. Compost as much as you can, eat as locally and as seasonally as you can. Share knowledge and information.”

― Arthur Potts Dawson

“I’d like to be a cross between Bruce Parry and Keith Floyd. Someone with a sense of adventure who truly loves food.”

― Arthur Potts Dawson

“I wish that the world’s food was spread evenly on everybody’s plate, and that no-one got more or less than anyone else.”

― Arthur Potts Dawson

“I just want to serve food that people want to eat, and show a way forward for the restaurant industry, for all industries. One day, everything I’ve done will be worthwhile.”

― Arthur Potts Dawson

“I’m a real food know-it-all.”

― Arthur Schwartz

“For the most part this is a place to find down-to-earth advice on everyday cooking, eating, food shopping, cooking equipment, and nice things to put on your table.”

― Arthur Schwartz

“We don’t want to end up in a class war. We want everyone to have food, clean water, and a long life expectancy.”

― Arvind Gupta

“The development of exponential technologies like new biotech and AI hint at a larger trend – one in which humanity can shift from a world of constraints to one in which we think with a long-term purpose where sustainable food production, housing, and fresh water is available for all.”

― Arvind Gupta

“The global food supply chain is a multitrillion-dollar industry. That’s the market we’re thinking about disrupting.”

― Arvind Gupta

“I need quick, easy, and healthy meals that can power me through the day. I also try to eat locally grown and organic food as much as possible – it’s the best for me and the environment.”

― Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

“I always had amazing food around the dinner table, a beautiful house to live in, cool clothes to wear to school, and help with my homework. I am so lucky.”

― Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

“I’m lucky because my dad taught me to be frugal and save. And that’s important because I want to know that I don’t have to take an acting job for two or three years if I don’t want to and that I’ll still be able to make my house and car payments and buy food for my dogs.”

― Ashley Greene

“I stick to a clean diet with lots of organic food and raw juices. Every now and then, I have a slice of cake or pizza, though; you have to have cheat days to keep you going.”

― Ashley Roberts

“I could eat Mexican food every day.”

― Ashley Roberts

“My weekend treat is Mexican food, definitely. I love nachos and burritos.”

― Ashley Roberts

“’Shank’ is set in 2015, and it’s set in a post-apocalyptic world where the main commodity is food. It’s about how five young gentlemen travel around that harsh terrain and survive.”

― Ashley Thomas

“For me, I just like to cut out bread. I like to keep the good carbs in my diet – I love pasta and Italian food – but I try to eat just that on the weekends and cut out carbs during the week.”

― Ashley Tisdale

“I can play in six different positions where managers can trust me. It must give them food for thought knowing I can do a job in different positions.”

― Ashley Young

“As an independent person, I find it difficult being dependent for everything, for even my food and medicine, to the prison authorities. I have had to fight through the courts for everything, including even physiotherapy, which is my right under the jail manual.”

― Asif Ali Zardari

“I am not a fish fanatic unless it is made in a certain way. Most of the time, my parents and I would eat very light vegetarian food.”

― Asin

“After I entered the film industry, I restricted my non-veg diet to fish and chicken. I can’t, however, remain without non-veg food even for a single day.”

― Asin

“I’m a germophobe, so I don’t like people talking over my food, breathing, spitting, anything. Just let me eat in peace.”

― Astro

“I started keeping track of my pet peeves and so far have counted over 160… but to pick one: muffins. They’re imposters. They think they’re breakfast food, but really, they are just terrible cupcakes.”

― Aubrey Peeples

“Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.”

― Audrey Hepburn

“I can testify to what UNICEF means to children because I was among those who received food and medical relief right after World War II.”

― Audrey Hepburn

“I love food and am very good at improvising when preparing it – it’s a really creative experience for me.”

― Autumn Reeser

“I was eating bad stuff. Lots of sugar and carbs, junk food all the time. It makes you very irritated.”

― Avril Lavigne

“When I tour, I stuff fridges full of organic food and stick to that.”

― Avril Lavigne

“I feed my kids organic food and milk, but I’ve also been known to buy the odd Lunchable. My kids are not allowed to watch TV during the week, but on weekends even the 2-year-old veges out to ‘The Simpsons.’”

― Ayelet Waldman

“For me, cooking is the only way I know how to show my love. That’s why I am so passionate about food. It’s such a love language.”

― Ayesha Curry

“I wanted to keep that message of food and family alive, and how it brings people together and builds relationships and communication.”

― Ayesha Curry

“Food strengthens my family bond while it nourishes my body.”

― Ayesha Curry

“One food I’ve tried and I haven’t grown at all to like – foie gras, I don’t like it. I just don’t. I’ve tried it several different ways, and I think it’s a texture thing for me.”

― Ayesha Curry

“Instead of cartoons, I was the kid who was watching Food Network, falling asleep to Emeril and Rachael Ray.”

― Ayesha Curry

“I think it’s important for children to know where their food comes from and how much work it takes to produce the items we eat in our home.”

― Ayesha Curry

“I had never cooked. I had never wanted any other food that wasn’t from my mum. Her food is special.”

― Ayoze Perez

“We run courses for government school teachers on Sundays. These teachers pay for their own food and stay; the kind of commitment you find in these people is remarkable.”

― Azim Premji

“When I tour, it’s like, well, like a food tour as much as a comedy tour. I try to eat at all the weird places, the obscure barbecue joints, burger places. There are a few spots in L.A. that I’m obsessed with – one of them is the Taco Zone taco truck on Alvarado. There are secret off-menu items that are amazing.”

― Aziz Ansari

“I’m kind of obsessed with food. I like to eat.”

― Aziz Ansari

“I’m kind of obsessed with food. I like to eat. When I tour, it’s like, well, like a food tour as much as a comedy tour.”

― Aziz Ansari

“Myself, Eric Wareheim, and Jason Woliner decided to start a Food Club where the three of us go to restaurants with a couple of other people. The three of us are the captains of the Food Club, so we have to wear the captains’ hats.”

― Aziz Ansari

“I guess after college, I just got really into food. I also think going on the road doing stand-up makes you more into food. Because when you travel like that, one of the things to do is find really good places to eat.”

― Aziz Ansari

“If my fans want to do something for me when that time comes, I say, don’t waste your money on me. Help the homeless. Help the needy… people who don’t have no food… Instead of some big funeral, where they come from here and there and all over. Save it.”

― B. B. King

“As an actor, I have casting issues. I’m a minority. I don’t have trouble making a living, but as far as being on the food chain of the pecking order of actors, I’m not at the top of it. With the jobs that I do, there are always control issues with directors and producers.”

― B. D. Wong

“The food habits of the different classes of Hindus have been as fixed and stratified as their cults. Just as Hindus can be classified on their basis of their cults, so also they can be classified on the basis of their habits of food.”

― B. R. Ambedkar

“It’s like spicy food – sometimes you have to tone it down so more people can enjoy it.”

― Babyface

“For me, it’s better to live without looking over your shoulder, worrying about who is controlling your phone, maybe poisoning your food.”

― Bahman Ghobadi

“Climate change, demographics, water, food, energy, global health, women’s empowerment – these issues are all intertwined. We cannot look at one strand in isolation. Instead, we must examine how these strands are woven together.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“When food prices surge, poor families suddenly find themselves unable to afford enough nutritious food. If this happens during the first thousand days of a child’s life, the damage to his or her body and mind can be permanent.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“Every child, woman and man has a right to enough nutritious food for an active and healthy life.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“I feel like my dream animal would be a mermaid that could fly and also live in the trees. She has a nest, almost like a bird. She feeds her babies like a bird, like, chews the food first and then feeds it to them through her mouth.”

― Banks

“Food Stamp recipients didn’t cause the financial crisis; recklessness on Wall Street did.”

― Barack Obama

“We can’t get to the $4 trillion in savings that we need by just cutting the 12 percent of the budget that pays for things like medical research and education funding and food inspectors and the weather service. And we can’t just do it by making seniors pay more for Medicare.”

― Barack Obama

“When service members are discharged, we should express our gratitude for their profound personal sacrifice, not hand them a bill for their hospital food.”

― Barbara Boxer

“I am very, very strict with my workout regimen; not so much with my food, because I’m always working out, so I can allow myself to be a bit more naughty!”

― Barbara Fialho

“In my garden, which is a big garden, I have one part that is my bird garden, and every morning, 365 days a year, they get buckets of food – for the birds, for the squirrels, the chipmunks and the turtles in the summer.”

― Barbara Mandrell

“I’m not really a fan of healthy food – I love eating! But, of course, I do work out.”

― Barbara Palvin

“I started to read labels around age 18 or 19. I don’t buy things that don’t sound like food, and I’ve been that way all my life. I do go through phases, during which I eat meat for maybe three months then don’t. I do eat lots of vegetables. It’s the same with dairy – I’ll eat it then stop.”

― Barbara Sukowa

“To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse.”

― Barbara W. Tuchman

“In Israel, there is no civil marriage. All elements of religious life – from the kosher certification of food to conversion to marriages and burials – are controlled by the rabbinate. In Israel, then, the official religion is not just Judaism. It’s Orthodoxy.”

― Bari Weiss

“As the earth spins through space, a view from above the North Pole would encompass most of the wealth of the world – most of its food, productive machines, doctors, engineers and teachers. A view from the opposite pole would encompass most of the world’s poor.”

― Barry Commoner

“If you say you are the Safe Food Foundation, that means you’re implying that your food is safer or that every other bit of food that we’re eating is not safe. If they were a really honest foundation, they would call themselves the anti-GM foundation.”

― Barry Marshall

“Nearly all government advice on terrorism sacrifices practical particulars for an unalarming tone. The usual guidance is to maintain a three-day supply of food and water along with a radio, flashlight, batteries and first-aid kit.”

― Barton Gellman

“We’ve become slaves to words like ‘local,’ ‘fresh,’ and ‘seasonal.’ We all want to be Thomas Jefferson’s agrarian hero, but sustainable food is a difficult beast.”

― Barton Seaver

“What I like about Calcutta is the food. I like simple Bengali food like dal, shukto, fish, and mutton.”

― Barun Sobti

“The food in Sydney is an Asian Pacific cuisine. It’s eclectic but above all it’s fresh, inventive and creative and that’s what I love about it.”

― Baz Luhrmann

“I’m Beanie, and I’m terrible in the kitchen, so I just need so much help. And I’m allergic to dairy, so vegan food is a love of mine.”

― Beanie Feldstein

“When I’m filming, survival requires movement. You need your energy, and you’ve got to eat the bad stuff, and survival food is rarely pretty, but you kind of do it. I get in that zone, and I eat the nasty stuff, but I’m not like that when I’m back home.”

― Bear Grylls

“I love home cooking, and I’m not a great one for fast food.”

― Bear Grylls

“When you’re a dancer who is injured, you are at the bottom of the food chain. We are so replaceable.”

― Bebe Neuwirth

“My ideal night would probably be a dope outfit, people that I love around me. Go to get some dinner, have some amazing food. Maybe sushi or Italian: I love both.”

― Bebe Rexha

“I should probably confess that ice cream is my favorite food, and I eat it every night. When I go grocery shopping, I try to buy a new flavor, rather than reverting back to a favorite flavor. I’m on a mission to taste every flavor of ice cream out there!”

― Becca Fitzpatrick

“If I can, I love staying in pajamas all day and watching movies and eating good food.”

― Becky G

“I really have a passion for food. Of course, music, but behind that, it’s food.”

― Becky G

“When I get out of work early, or if I have some time before I go into the studio, I go to Disneyland for a few hours with my siblings. We just have fun, go on all the rides together, and eat all of the good food.”

― Becky G

“I’ll eat anything. I love food in general. I love traditional Mexican, carne asada. Just meat, beans, rice, and some good salsa.”

― Becky G

“When things are scary, or there’s a struggle, I always think, ‘How is this going to sound in my biography?’ Sometimes I would just be living on protein shakes or the cheapest food that I could afford because I didn’t have a lot of money.”

― Becky Lynch

“Years ago, during a John Grisham phase, I tried to pinpoint exactly why I found Grisham’s often predictable legal thrillers quite so comforting. The best answer I could come up with was the frequency with which Grisham tells us that his lead characters are sipping coffee. When it comes to food and drink, predictability can console.”

― Bee Wilson

“The great American food writer M. F. K. Fisher once wrote an essay called ‘The Anatomy of a Recipe.’ To have a good anatomy, in her view, a recipe should have a sense of logical progression. She despaired of recipes with ‘anatomical faults,’ where the reader is told to make a cake batter and only then to grease the loaf pans.”

― Bee Wilson

“I’d rather have a good food – lots and lots of different varieties of good foods – than search for something perfect.”

― Bee Wilson

“The comeback of true green olives was part of a Spanish food revival in the early 2000s. I credit Sam and Sam Clark of Moro Restaurant in London with making them cool again.”

― Bee Wilson

“The more people get advised to eat vegetables, the less it seems they wish to eat them. And it is quite a natural response. So I’ve said that the main way that we get to like food is through being exposed to them, but there’s a second condition. We have to be exposed to them without feeling any sense of coercion.”

― Bee Wilson

“The main influence on a child’s palate may no longer be a parent but a series of food manufacturers whose products – despite their illusion of infinite choice – deliver a monotonous flavour hit, quite unlike the more varied flavours of traditional cuisine.”

― Bee Wilson

“The danger of growing up surrounded by endless sweet and salty industrial concoctions is not that we are innately incapable of resisting them but that the more frequently we eat them, especially in childhood, the more they train us to expect all food to taste this way.”

― Bee Wilson

“When someone watches us eating, we feel exposed. We might also harbor a suspicion that the person staring wants to steal food from our plate. The taboo, in any case, is long-standing.”

― Bee Wilson

“The old injunction ‘Don’t talk with your mouth full’ is based on the presumption that, however multifunctional a mouth may be, it should only perform one job at a time. Humans have found a way around this limitation in the form of food writing.”

― Bee Wilson

“In theory, food writing is an aid or a prelude to actual meals: you read a recipe, and then you cook. In practice – in a ‘paradox’ that Michael Pollan, among others, has identified – our current gastronomic fantasies, particularly on TV, have coincided with a decline in home cooking.”

― Bee Wilson

“One of the strange things about imaginary food is that it allows us to take pleasure in reading about things that we would never want to eat in real life.”

― Bee Wilson

“I’ll paddle board, swim in the ocean, roll in the sand, soak up the sun, eat good food, be with friends and family and go fishing with my dad.”

― Behati Prinsloo

“My favourite way of getting ready for a red carpet event is to turn the hair and makeup time into a bit of a pre-party. I use the same artists all of the time, so we know each other so well – so it’s a ‘hanging with friends’ session. Music, lots of laughing, and food – because you must eat before the event.”

― Behati Prinsloo

“I don’t have a dime left. I am dependent on my friends for food and a small old-age pension.”

― Bela Lugosi

“There is no life to be found in violence. Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether it’s the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating toxic food or drink or the extreme violence of child abuse, domestic warfare, life-threatening poverty, addiction, or state terrorism.”

― bell hooks

“I eat a lot of pizza and really unhealthy food.”

― Bella Hadid

“Neighborhoods and communities are complex organisms that will be resilient only if they are healthy along a number of interrelated dimensions, much as a human body cannot be healthy without adequate air, water, rest, and food.”

― Ben Bernanke

“My obsession with eating out partly comes from having spent 10 long years at English boarding schools in the 1980s, where food was pretty low on the list.”

― Ben Elliot

“You get those hunger pains. ‘I am so hungry. We don’t have any food. What are we going to eat?’ Your stomach hurts. Then you get so upset and mad, like, no food. You start having tantrums and don’t want to do anything. You get mad at everybody because you don’t have any food. That’s what happens when you don’t eat. You are so sluggish.”

― Ben McLemore

“I did a very stupid diet where you have three food groups, and you never eat them together. It’s so bloody tedious; I’m losing the will to live just describing it. I managed to stay very thin because you spent your life wandering around starving hungry looking for a chickpea to go with a chicken leg.”

― Ben Miller

“I’d like to avoid the environmental apocalypse if I could. Zombies, robots – I don’t know – I’d probably do alright hidden in the middle of the herd and sacrificing people to keep myself alive, but where you gonna hide when all the food is gone?”

― Ben Peek

“I look around my neighborhood, and I see people hailing a cab or ordering their food and then paying for it all with their phone. I’ve read about that stuff for a really long time, and now it’s starting to become commonplace.”

― Ben Silbermann

“My obsession is to provide food and jobs to people in Tarlac. The province is primarily an agricultural province; food security tops the priority.”

― Benigno Aquino III

“Sometimes a little comfort food can go a long way.”

― Benjamin Bratt

“Beware the hobby that eats.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“Nowadays I actually cook Italian-style food more than French heavy sauces. I make a good salad, some great roasted vegetables, grilled fish. I’m crazy about L.A. because at the farmers’ market you find all kinds of wild mushrooms.”

― Benjamin Millepied

“I don’t understand why people expect tips. In hotels you order food in your room, and it’s already more expensive from the room service menu, so it’s a cheek to expect a tip on top. I do sometimes reward good service, but it should be at my discretion, and I’m not going to be held to ransom.”

― Bernard Hill

“When you get to a certain age in society, they want to dictate to you when you should pack it in and that you should mentally grab a cane, a box of Depends, Geritol, listen to the oldies, and not eat spicy food after 9 o’clock.”

― Bernard Hopkins

“Always have to think like a guy with no food in his refrigerator.”

― Bernard Hopkins

“I am not going to eat something that I have been told is not good for my system, and I do what I can to eat energy food, such as lean meats, whole grains, and lots of fruit and vegetables. Without this daily habit, my body would have given up a long time ago. There is no magic pill, no magic drink, no magic food.”

― Bernard Hopkins

“I avoid processed food.”

― Bernard Hopkins

“The weather is the worst. I lived many years in Lisbon and then went to Monaco, places that are similar in terms of weather and food. In Manchester, it’s eight or nine months of cold, and that makes a difference, but apart from that, I’m really enjoying the city.”

― Bernardo Silva

“Anyone, any type of story, it doesn’t have to be a crime victim, you don’t have to let yourself be food for the media.”

― Bernhard Goetz

“You know you poor when you eatin’ breakfast food late. You fryin’ toast? At nine o’clock at night? With bacon? You’re broke.”

― Bernie Mac

“In 49 countries around the world, including all of Europe, people have the opportunity of knowing whether or not they are eating food which contains genetically engineered ingredients. In the United States, we don’t.”

― Bernie Sanders

“When a mother goes to the store and purchases food for her child, she has the right to know what she is feeding her family.”

― Bernie Sanders

“If you want to know if your food contains gluten, aspartame, high fructose corn syrup, trans-fats or MSG, you simply read the ingredients listed on the label.”

― Bernie Sanders

“If we had no hope – for a cure, for winning the lottery, for falling in love, for the end of war, for being free of abuse, or for having food, warmth, clothing, and shelter – we would have no reason to go on. What you hope for doesn’t matter, but rather the essence of hope itself.”

― Bernie Siegel

“You can be enticed by food, wooed by food, sex, money, or instruments.”

― Bernie Worrell

“I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex.”

― Bertrand Russell

“Everything is just better in California – the wine, the food, fruits and vegetables, the comforts of living. Even the instrumentalists are generous and curious. Everything is wonderful.”

― Beth Anderson

“When I started filming ‘2 Broke Girls,’ I actually was broke, so I was eating all the junk food they kept on set. But then I developed a skin rash that lasted over six months. The doctors said that it was due to stress, my diet, and lack of exercise.”

― Beth Behrs

“I just like food too much, and I don’t want to change. I spent so much of childhood trying to change, and I just got sick of it… I don’t want to look like Britney Spears, I just don’t want to. She’s hideous.”

― Beth Ditto

“Olympia was a town crawling with music. I was new to the whole punk scene. The culture shock continued; Olympia had bagels! We didn’t have bagels in Arkansas. You could order vegetarian food all over town! It was so crazy to me – a place with so many vegetarians, the restaurants made special dishes for them?”

― Beth Ditto

“I love getting to have different food and getting to be around different people and different cultures and different ways people look at life. It’s really kind of helped me open up my mind and see the world from different perspectives.”

― Beth Hart

“The impetus behind going to graduate school was a year after graduating from college spent in Dallas working at the dog food factory and Bank America and not having met success in my chosen field, which at that point was being an actress.”

― Beth Henley

“I’m not normally very adventurous with food.”

― Bethany Mota

“I always eat mac and cheese. That’s what I’m known for, just very simple food: sandwiches, French fries, very unhealthy, but yeah that’s what I eat.”

― Bethany Mota

“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.”

― Bethenny Frankel

“Never eat while doing something else, because you won’t get the satisfaction from your food and you’ll be more likely to overeat.”

― Bethenny Frankel

“Food is not your best friend or enemy.”

― Bethenny Frankel

“I like to do Italian food on Sunday nights. We’ll either go somewhere, and the whole family will go, or we’ll stay in our apartment and watch a movie and enjoy one of the huge perks of living in New York City, which is that you can have anything delivered.”

― Betsy Brandt

“I can now video chat with my grandkids from any corner of the world, listen to music, or order food and have it delivered to my front door.”

― Betsy DeVos

“If you go out to dinner with someone, you find out what they prefer in food. We ought to be able to have a conversation to find out what people prefer when it comes to sex.”

― Betty Dodson

“My favourite area of Milano is by the canons – I go to an authentic Italian restaurant around there on a Sunday for delicious food.”

― Bianca Balti

“I’m always trying to find brain food and indulge in knowledge that’s gonna be useful.”

― Big Boi

“If I haven’t rested, or I haven’t slept or had food or done the normal basic things as a human being, how could I stand in front of a camera and do stuff, you know what I mean? It’s mad!”

― Big Narstie

“Since my asana techniques increase circulation to all organs in the body and increase lung efficiency, I recommend Bikram Balance natural whole food beverage as a way to provide all the critical nutrients to oxygenate the blood and restore the acid/alkaline balance.”

― Bikram Choudhury

“For reasons I didn’t understand, I felt I needed to learn how to cook the food of France and knew that I was going to have to get over to the country: to Paris, I’d always assumed.”

― Bill Buford

“People have all this interest in food. But for most people, it’s a mystery how to prepare food. I wanted the knowledge cooks know: the in-your-fingers knowledge you get by doing it over and over.”

― Bill Buford

“Cable made the Food Network possible. It was invented in 1993 by Reese Schoenfeld, a co-founder of CNN, who was convinced that its natural audience was women – millions of them.”

― Bill Buford

“Innovations that are guided by smallholder farmers, adapted to local circumstances, and sustainable for the economy and environment will be necessary to ensure food security in the future.”

― Bill Gates

“I’m certainly well taken care of in terms of food and clothes.”

― Bill Gates

“If you’re using first-class land for biofuels, then you’re competing with the growing of food. And so you’re actually spiking food prices by moving energy production into agriculture.”

― Bill Gates

“We should all grow our own food and do our own waste processing, we really should.”

― Bill Gates

“The most interesting biofuel efforts avoid using land that’s expensive and has high opportunity costs. They do this by getting onto other types of land, or taking advantage of byproducts that aren’t used in the food chain today, or by intercropping.”

― Bill Gates

“You wrestle one night, get up the next morning and fly out to the next city. You try to work out, you try to get some food into you and, lo and behold, you have to go work again. You are living out of a suitcase.”

― Bill Goldberg

“They advertise on the radio for food stamps!”

― Bill O’Reilly

“I cook a lot of Italian food. Bucatini Pomodoro is my best: it’s a fat spaghetti with tomato, olive oil, and reminds me of getting married in Italy.”

― Bill Rancic

“I definitely live to eat. I love food in every way imaginable, and it does not have to be fancy. Whether we stay in or go out, I like a hardy meal. My grandmother taught me how to cook, and it was all about no fuss and lots of it.”

― Bill Rancic

“The funny thing is while the grown-ups in the family may indulge, we really try to offer our son Duke clean food, as all his meals are made with organic ingredients as the rest of us eat cookies straight out of the freezer.”

― Bill Rancic

“I’m hooked on food competition shows. It’s unique, different… I definitely understand the importance of strategy.”

― Bill Rancic

“One of my dad’s biggest passions is cooking, so we always had good food at home.”

― Bill Skarsgard

“I won’t eat any cereal that doesn’t turn the milk purple.”

― Bill Watterson

“So, what’s it like in the real world? Well, the food is better, but beyond that, I don’t recommend it.”

― Bill Watterson

“Humans love sex, we need sex, it’s how we connect, it reminds us we’re alive, it’s the third most basic human need, after food and good movie popcorn.”

― Billy Crystal

“I’ve been trying to watch my weight a bit, but when I come to Las Vegas, all bets are off. I get enough healthy food in L.A. where the food is the size of a quarter and costs $40 – when I’m in Vegas, I want a steak!”

― Billy Gardell

“Most people are satisfied with the junk food being sold as music.”

― Billy Joel

“When I was 19, I made my first good week’s pay as a club musician. It was enough money for me to quit my job at the factory and still pay the rent and buy some food. I freaked.”

― Billy Joel

“My favourite thing in the world is going out to get Chinese food, then coming home and renting a movie.”

― Bindi Irwin

“For me chilling out is when I can stay at home, order food from outside and watch a film with my friends. Listening to music and watching films are my idea of perfect relaxation.”

― Bipasha Basu

“Money spent on carbon cuts is money we can’t use for effective investments in food aid, micronutrients, HIV/AIDS prevention, health and education infrastructure, and clean water and sanitation.”

― Bjorn Lomborg

“Food is a big part of my life.”

― Blake Griffin

“To be around me, you must love food, or I’m the most obnoxious person you’ve ever met.”

― Blake Lively

“My dream as a passionate cook has been to go to Le Cordon Bleu. Never could my most incredible dream have lived up to the experience. The food, the lesson, the chef, the ingredients – all the best of the best. I see why Le Cordon Bleu is world-renowned.”

― Blake Lively

“Many Americans are unaware that we still have a large population of working families, elderly, and children who rely on emergency food pantries, shelters, and other resources to meet their nutritional needs.”

― Blanche Lincoln

“I promised her an interesting life and good food, and the rest is history.”

― Bob Ehrlich

“Congress is headed in the wrong direction with this bill which removes any and all incentives from the food industry to improve their products for children.”

― Bob Filner

“However, as a parent, as a grandparent, as a former educator, I know that these practices alone when we are dealing with young children are insufficient. We will never control this rising epidemic without greater accountability from the food industry.”

― Bob Filner

“If you need food stamps, you should meet the criteria.”

― Bob Goodlatte

“I love Caribbean food. It’s a great melting pot of so many cultures including the Native Americans.”

― Bob Greene

“Our external environment no longer seems to have any firm boundaries, any limits, or any positive cues about when to stop consuming anything. I mean, there is a reason that people get fat – it’s easy and cheap to get high-calorie, tasty food.”

― Bob Harper

“Jessica Alba to me is on the top of the food chain. She’s gorgeous, she’s smart, and she really takes care of herself. I think that she looks great. I think that as Jennifer Aniston gets older, she looks better and better, and I really like that.”

― Bob Harper

“You entertain people who are satisfied. Hungry people can’t be entertained – or people who are afraid. You can’t entertain a man who has no food.”

― Bob Marley

“In recent years personal injury attorneys and trial lawyers have attacked the food industry with numerous lawsuits alleging that these businesses should pay monetary damages to those who, of their own accord, consume too much of a legal, safe product.”

― Bob Ney

“I think people are smart enough to sort it out. They know when they’re watching one of these food fight shows where journalists sit around and yell and scream at each other, versus serious issue reporting.”

― Bob Woodward

“Working with food was fraught with anxiety when I was a girl. Like all farmers, we were at the mercy of the weather, and we lived in fear of crop failure.”

― Bobbie Ann Mason

“Because we lived only a mile outside the town of Mayfield, I was acutely conscious of being country. I felt inferior to people in town because we had to grow our food and make our clothes.”

― Bobbie Ann Mason

“When I was growing up on our 53-acre dairy farm, we were obsessed with food; it was the center of our lives. We planted it, grew it, harvested it, peeled it, cooked it, served it, consumed it – endlessly, day after day, season after season.”

― Bobbie Ann Mason

“I love taking pictures of food.”

― Bobby Cannavale

“With the glucometer, I always know how much blood sugar I’ve got, so I can adjust my insulin or the food I eat.”

― Bobby Clarke

“Basically, there are two things we know: Everybody has less time, and the general public is demanding better food – better in terms of quality and better in terms of flavor.”

― Bobby Flay

“My contribution I hope is to get people to eat full-flavored food. If I could come away with that alone, that would be a fantastic accomplishment. I’m also very proud of being a very American chef.”

― Bobby Flay

“Habaneros have a great fruity flavor, but the challenge is that you have to deflect the heat in order to taste the flavor. If you don’t, you’re dead. They should really have a warning sign on them. Deflect the habanero’s heat by pairing it with sweet food.”

― Bobby Flay

“If my daughter wants to get into this business, I would support that decision. She’s going to have a hard time not being in it. She loves food and she’s around it all the time.”

― Bobby Flay

“For me, it’s all about moderation. I don’t kick things out of my diet, like carbs. But I’m not going to eat fast food.”

― Bobby Flay

“When I go to a restaurant, I eat three-quarters of the food in front of me. That cuts my calorie intake by 25 percent.”

― Bobby Flay

“’The Food Network’ was just starting in New York, and I was getting lots of attention from Mesa Grill. They had no money, so if you couldn’t get there by subway, you couldn’t be on. It wasn’t like TV was something I really wanted to do – but I knew it would be great publicity for my restaurants.”

― Bobby Flay

“I wasn’t passionate about food until I’d been cooking for a while. I started long before food became part of the mainstream media. I just wanted to cook, period.”

― Bobby Flay

“Nobody believed the ‘Food Network’ could last. Even I was short sighted and thought to myself, 24 hours of food on TV? They’ll run out of things to talk about in four days! But that wasn’t true. ‘Food Network’ continues to get better and evolve.”

― Bobby Flay

“Don’t try to be the next Rachael Ray or Bobby Flay, we already have those people. We want someone who is going to make their own mark on ‘Food Network.’”

― Bobby Flay

“The body doesn’t accept the lack of food, and it suffers from the temptation of food and from other aspects which gnaw at it perpetually. The body fights back sure enough, but at the end of the day, everything returns to the primary consideration – that is, the mind.”

― Bobby Sands

“Most bacteria aren’t bad. We breathe and eat and ingest gobs of bacteria every single moment of our lives. Our food is covered in bacteria. And you’re breathing in bacteria all the time, and you mostly don’t get sick.”

― Bonnie Bassler

“All these bacteria that coat our skin and live in our intestines, they fend off bad bacteria. They protect us. And you can’t even digest your food without the bacteria that are in your gut. They have enzymes and proteins that allow you to metabolize foods you eat.”

― Bonnie Bassler

“If I spoke Italian, I’d be in Italy in a minute. I love the food, I love the way people live there. I mean, it really is my idea of paradise.”

― Bonnie Bedelia

“When I was little, we lived on 8 acres and my mom had a horse. But when I was 7, my mom kicked my dad out, and then in order to feed us five kids, she got critters cheap or for free and raised them for food. We milked a cow, raised chickens, pigs and beef cattle. We heated our one-story house with wood and stayed cold all winter.”

― Bonnie Jo Campbell

“I’ve worked behind counters serving food, and I’ve lived on the circus train, and I’ve led bicycle tours in Eastern Europe and the Balkans and Russia. I’ve been a key liner for a newspaper, I’ve done typesetting. Oh, all sorts of things.”

― Bonnie Jo Campbell

“The things you have to do to be effective – like forming a union at a fast food joint or a telemarketing company – aren’t going to work unless you do things like solidarity strikes. Solidarity strikes are illegal. They’ve been illegal since the ’40s, and they were made illegal because they work.”

― Boots Riley

“I think what I love most about the raw food thing is it’s real alchemy. It’s a really interesting science, and I think for a creative person, it’s a great way to eat.”

― Boy George

“There’s ‘Erewhon’, a whole big super store where they do incredible raw vegan food.”

― Boy George

“I would say, stay the hell away from the party scene. Anything you put in front of your goal, and especially something like that, whether it’s too much gambling, too much food, too much cold beers on the weekend – anything that you put in front of the prize is going to end up getting in the way and hurting you in the end.”

― Brad Renfro

“That’s why I wanted to be part of this AIDS Project Los Angeles party. We help raise funds for those who are having a tough time with some very basic necessities, like shelter, food, and medical care.”

― Brande Roderick

“Being a doctor, lawyer in war-torn countries isn’t easy when the infrastructure isn’t there. The money, the food and education is not always accessible to achieve those dreams.”

― Brandon Stanton

“I’d like to have any sort of Mexican or Italian food any time of the day!”

― Brenda Song

“When I was first approached for ‘Pass the Plate,’ I was thrilled because I love to cook. And I love to cook healthy. The reason I started cooking was because I would go to restaurants and have just amazing food but feel so heavy and gross. I would go home and try to cook the same thing, but a healthy version.”

― Brenda Song

“I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.”

― Brendan Behan

“There was a kid that used to pick on me… he used to drop my food and beat me up in little corners. Nothing serious, but tease me. I remember knocking his food out of his hand one time when he in the middle of explaining something to his friends, and they all laughed, so I thought that was pretty nice. ‘Well, there you go buddy.’”

― Brendon Urie

“Growing up in wrestling – and I have been involved in wrestling, really, my entire life – I learned right from the get-go that you never forget your fans. They are the ones that put your food on the table and pay your bills.”

― Bret Hart

“Food insecurity is not remotely the same as hunger.”

― Bret Stephens

“Food is a lot of people’s therapy – when we say comfort food, we really mean that. It’s releasing dopamine and serotonin in your brain that makes you feel good.”

― Brett Hoebel

“Salt is one of the flavors that makes food taste good – salt, sugar and fat. So it’s a natural thing for all chefs and cooks to add salt, because it enhances the flavor of the food. If you go out to eat, I guarantee you’re going to be eating a lot of salted foods that you are going to have no idea.”

― Brett Hoebel

“I pay my rent and my bills and I buy food and toys for my dog and that’s it.”

― Bria Vinaite

“I love to visit the comic shops, and I don’t want to call myself a ‘foodie,’ because that word is just stupid, but I love diner food, and I’m a hardcore fan of ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.’”

― Brian Posehn

“New England waters are some of my favorite – they are some of the richest waters because they are temperate waters and nutrient-rich, and therefore provide food for so many animals, from giant whales to sharks to everything else.”

― Brian Skerry

“Atlanta’s a great city to cultivate your own thing – from fashion to music to food.”

― Brian Tyree Henry

“You want to know my real pleasure? Food. I love chocolate. I can’t get enough chocolate. I can’t help it. But my biggest pleasure of all is exercise. I really get off on exercise.”

― Brian Wilson

“Opening a family-style restaurant with comfort food like mac ‘n’ cheese, ribs and burgers has always been my dream.”

― Bridget Hall

“We grew up in a farming family, so I always ate non-processed food and fresh produce.”

― Brie Bella

“I’m obviously very hippie-like, and I’m always in a different city and town and country, and I thought, ‘Why is it that the big food chains are always so promoted? I want the whole ingredients. I don’t want preservatives. I want what this town and these farmers produce and see how their chefs create.’”

― Brie Bella

“I really love laser-cutting. I do a lot of laser-cut jewelry and laser-etched stationery. I’ll even etch my food sometimes. You can download an image online and etch it onto a tortilla or a brownie. It’s so cool to meld the digital and analog worlds together.”

― Brit Morin

“When I’m under stress, I do yoga. It’s when I’m happiest that I have a problem with junk food.”

― Britney Spears

“I’m into the food in Vegas. I’m willing to go to nice restaurants for sushi and stuff like that.”

― Britney Spears

“If I happen to have another baby or something like that, I’d probably move back to Louisiana. I do miss Louisiana. I miss the people. I miss the food. I miss the way of life, how everything is really simple. There’s no traffic like there is in L.A. It’s really nice.”

― Britney Spears

“I was always with a single mom, and we never had schedules or anything. We were just Bohemian, us against the world, which was kind of great, but it certainly didn’t breed security. I’ve gotten hyper-sensitive to schedules and bath time and eating at the dinner table. We don’t just ‘Bohemian’ go out at nine o’clock and go get Chinese food.”

― Brooke Shields

“Guys, your home should never smell like artificial food: candy canes, gum drops, lemon bars. I mean, I will consume lemon bars in mass quantities, but I don’t want my house to smell like one.”

― Brooklyn Decker

“Our ‘convenience culture’ translates into too-available entertainment options, fast food, sedentary transportation, and the like. The fact is, if you want to eat right and live a healthy lifestyle, you have to work at it.”

― Bruce Broussard

“When you cut human beings down to size, we’re really quite simple creatures; food, shelter, warmth, light, heat and you build it up from there really until you finally go Gucci shoes or whatever it is or whatever your consumer desires are. All those desires are ultimately, they’re about gratification.”

― Bruce Dickinson

“The most I ever ate? In one sitting? Maybe four big plates of fried chicken, biscuits, chitlins, gravy. Then dessert. Apple pie, sweet potato pie. My mother cooked that stuff, good Southern food, and when I was 300 pounds, I never missed a meal.”

― Bruce Smith

“I think that there are a lot of law enforcement officers out there who work according to their own set of what is right and what is wrong. And that doesn’t always include respect for administration cops, you know, people that are higher up the food chain.”

― Bruce Willis

“I want to safeguard the value of lunch. For me, it is sacred. My family and I always have lunch and dinner together. And we always sit down. Food does not taste the same if you are standing up!”

― Brunello Cucinelli

“When I visit a country, I like to experience local food.”

― Bruno Tonioli

“I’ve lived in N.Y. and L.A. for many years, but I still gravitate to New Orleans – it’s so unique and so European. There’s nothing else like it in the country. It has its own music, its own food, its own style and its own way of life.”

― Bryan Batt

“I guess I’ve always been kind of obsessed with food. I always liked drawing food, and I always liked stories – I think I probably just read somewhere that stories are better if someone’s eating in them. I don’t know where that came from, but it really stuck, and I always try to put food in.”

― Bryan Lee O’Malley

“The disparity between a restaurant’s price and food quality rises in direct proportion to the size of the pepper mill.”

― Bryan Q. Miller

“My mother accidentally gave me food poisoning. She fed me baby carrots for a snack before Christmas dinner – but they had expired in June! I threw up for the next 24 hours.”

― Busy Philipps

“I love Mexican food.”

― Busy Philipps

“It was interesting to think that the very first liquid ever poured on the Moon, and the first food eaten there, were communion elements.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“I don’t regret not going to college. Students learn up to the age of 21, then stop. I’ll always be learning – the things that really matter in life. How to sign on, how to get free food, how to be streetwise.”

― Caitlin Moran

“I remember, around age three, peas growing in the back garden. Pinching them from their pods and popping them in the mouth was my first realisation that food came from somewhere other than a shelf.”

― Caitlin Moran

“I never eat in a restaurant that’s over a hundred feet off the ground and won’t stand still.”

― Calvin Trillin

“The food in such places is so tasteless because the members associate spices and garlic with just the sort of people they’re trying to keep out.”

― Calvin Trillin

“Canadians are very well behaved, they don’t throw their food.”

― Calvin Trillin

“When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere.”

― Calvin Trillin

“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.”

― Calvin Trillin

“Health food makes me sick.”

― Calvin Trillin

“I don’t cook. I don’t know anything about food. I’ve never reviewed a restaurant.”

― Calvin Trillin

“I don’t think I’ve ever read a food piece or a food book.”

― Calvin Trillin

“I can spend hours in a grocery store. I get so excited when I see food, I go crazy. I spend hours arranging my baskets so that everything fits in and nothing gets squashed. I’m really anal about it, actually.”

― Cameron Diaz

“When I had my first child, I started to try and make fresh food for him daily, and I became frustrated with the amount of work – and time – involved in making baby food at home.”

― Camila Alves

“Growing up eating fruits and vegetables fresh from our farm added a lot to the way I taste and look at food today, and I wanted the same for my kids and other kids.”

― Camila Alves

“I had a very unhealthy relationship with food that turned into bulimia.”

― Candace Cameron Bure

“When I fly, I always drink a ton of water – no alcohol – and limit my food intake, which makes me feel best when I land. Otherwise, my body reacts to salty food and alcohol by puffing up immediately.”

― Candace Cameron Bure

“I feel if I’m healthy and happy, I look good. With a good mixture of fitness and healthy food I always feel great!”

― Candice Swanepoel

“I love food and I love ingredients and I love reading recipes. It’s just a great pleasure.”

― Cara Buono

“I love watching people enjoying food. It’s very relaxing for me to cook.”

― Cara Buono

“I know that when I get stressed, I want to eat junk food. So now I just know – ‘I’m stressed, I want to eat junk food, so I’m going to go work out instead, or eat something healthy.’ It really works.”

― Cara Castronuova

“Say yes to everything. ‘You want me to buy you some food?’ Yes. ‘You want me to buy you a car?’ Yes.”

― Cardi B

“In our fast-forward culture, we have lost the art of eating well. Food is often little more than fuel to pour down the hatch while doing other stuff – surfing the Web, driving, walking along the street. Dining al desko is now the norm in many workplaces. All of this speed takes a toll. Obesity, eating disorders and poor nutrition are rife.”

― Carl Honore

“Turn the preparing of food into a communal affair by enlisting others to help with the chopping, grating, stirring, simmering, tasting and seasoning. When the cooking is finished, eat together round the table with the electronic gadgets switched off so you can savor the food and let the conversation flow.”

― Carl Honore

“Everywhere, people are discovering that doing things more slowly often means doing them better and enjoying them more. It means living life instead of rushing through it. You can apply this to everything from food to parenting to work.”

― Carl Honore

“There is so much to be gained from investing more time in what we eat. Buying fresh ingredients means knowing where your food comes from and what’s in it.”

― Carl Honore

“Out of the Slow Food movement has grown something called the Slow Cities movement, which has started in Italy but has spread right across Europe and beyond. And in this, towns begin to rethink how they organize the urban landscape so that people are encouraged to slow down and smell the roses and connect with one another.”

― Carl Honore

“There are times when fixing things quickly is the only option: when you have to channel MacGyver, reach for the duct tape, and cobble together whatever solution works right now. If someone is choking on a morsel of food, you don’t sit back, stroke your chin and take the Aristotelian long view. You quickly administer the Heimlich maneuvre.”

― Carl Honore

“If you’re overfishing at the top of the food chain, and acidifying the ocean at the bottom, you’re creating a squeeze that could conceivably collapse the whole system.”

― Carl Safina

“I had been playing for about a year and a half when the Beach Boys formed. When our folks went to Mexico on business, we would take the food money they had left us and we would rent instruments.”

― Carl Wilson

“I don’t enjoy traveling in America. I don’t like the food, the cars. It is not exotic enough. It all tastes a bit like airline food.”

― Carla Bley

“My plans are not to open a restaurant, but what I would like to do is open a kitchen somewhere in D.C. proper and have a chef’s table where people can come and taste my food without having to have a catered event.”

― Carla Hall

“For me, I love the flavors of Southern food, and people usually think of Southern food as heavy and fattening, but it doesn’t have to be.”

― Carla Hall

“What I love about ‘The Chew’ is that we have these celebrities come on, and you get to see them in a different light, cooking or enjoying food, when we usually don’t see them in that setting. So it’s a lot of fun for their fans to see them be normal people and having that commonality of food.”

― Carla Hall

“Growing up, we had to work. If you wanted anything at all that was more than basic food and shelter, you had to make your own money.”

― Carlos Beruff

“No matter where I’ve been overseas, the food stinks, except in Italy.”

― Carmen Electra

“When you’re drinking from a creek, it’s not a good news story. When you don’t have food for a baby, it’s not a good news story.”

― Carmen Yulin Cruz

“When someone is bothered by someone claiming lack of drinking water, lack of medicine for the sick, and lack of food for the hungry, that person has problems too deep to be explained in an interview.”

― Carmen Yulin Cruz

“I always think I am one of the millions and millions of people that struggles with an addiction to food. I don’t know how to relax, that’s my problem.”

― Carnie Wilson

“When my work gets crazy, I make sure to always have vitamins, water and proper food with me. That has helped me to lose 33 pounds.”

― Carnie Wilson

“When you love food as much as I do, staying healthy is not easy. I mean, moderation, not deprivation. That’s my new way of living. I always want more and that’s just my life.”

― Carnie Wilson

“I used food as a coping mechanism for many, many years, and it was my best friend for a long time.”

― Carnie Wilson

“Food decisions – do I eat this or not? – are always going to be there.”

― Carnie Wilson

“If I’m making a movie and get hungry, I call time-out and eat some crackers.”

― Carol Alt

“Food should be raw, just the way God intended it!”

― Carol Alt

“UNICEF has repeatedly called on governments to ensure basic services for children and this includes providing food where the need exists.”

― Carol Bellamy

“But I don’t begrudge anybody, because I know how hard it is to have that dream and to make it happen, whether or not it’s just to put a roof over your head and food on the table.”

― Carol Burnett

“I like good food, and I’ll eat until I’m full.”

― Caroline Flack

“I’d hate to not enjoy food.”

― Caroline Flack

“I’m not going to give up enjoying food.”

― Caroline Flack

“Diets play with your mind rather than your body, so if I’m doing a diet, I think about food more than if I’m just eating normally.”

― Caroline Flack

“What is this drive to be thinner, prettier, better dressed, other? Who exactly is this other and what does she look like beyond the jacket she’s wearing or the food she’s not eating? What might we be doing, thinking, feeling about if we didn’t think about body image, ever?”

― Caroline Knapp

“Desires collide; the wish to eat bumping up against the wish to be thin, the desire to indulge conflicting with the injunction to restrain. Small wonder food makes a woman nervous.”

― Caroline Knapp

“My mom was a volleyball player, and my dad was a soccer player. I never thought about it, but they always served healthy food at home, and I love it, and it kind of was a regular part of my day.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“My mom is my great supporter. It’s always nice to have her around. She can cook. It’s nice to have some home-cooked food sometimes.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“Part of treatment for drugs and alcohol is you abstain from these, but with eating disorders you can’t abstain from food so the treatment is longer than drugs and alcohol.”

― Carre Otis

“You have to find a balance with food in your life – you can’t take out food. It can be absolutely terrifying.”

― Carre Otis

“I love fresh fruit and vegetables. I’m not a strict dieter. I don’t think that anything in life should be so regimented that you’re not having fun or can’t enjoy like everybody else. Just know that fresh food is always going to be better for you.”

― Carrie Ann Inaba

“My own relationship to food was healthy. I was lean and athletic with a high metabolism. I could eat half a pizza with a side of breadsticks and wash it down with soda. I never dieted or denied myself food.”

― Carrie Brownstein

“I’m girlie in the sense that I like makeup, but I also love sports and man food.”

― Carrie Underwood

“My girlfriend Siri is a food blogger, and we both love to entertain and eat. This is what happens when you’re in your thirties: what was once a passion and real appetite for nightlife in New York City manifests itself into other things, like entertaining at home.”

― Carson Daly

“Whether we consciously realize it or not, the biodiversity with which we are most familiar, and the biodiversity with which we have most intimate historical, cultural and biological connections, is that associated with food plants.”

― Cary Fowler

“I am a big car enthusiast. I totally understand guys like Jay Leno who have a thousand cars. But asking me my favorite car would be like asking my favorite song or favorite food – it changes everyday.”

― Casey James

“What’s disgusting about genetic modification of food? I speculate that many people have an immediate, intuitive sense that what’s healthy is what’s ‘natural,’ and that efforts to tamper with nature will inevitably unleash serious risks – so-called Frankenfoods. The problem with that speculation is that it’s flat-out wrong.”

― Cass Sunstein

“Chronic malnutrition, or the lack of proper nutrition over time directly contributes to three times as many child deaths as food scarcity. Yet surprisingly, you don’t really hear about this hidden crisis through the morning news, Twitter or headlines of major newspapers.”

― Cat Cora

“I like to abide by the seasons and let the natural flavor in food speak for itself. I use quick cooking techniques of high heat with very little fat, such as quick saute or wok stir-frying.”

― Cat Cora

“We incorporated new tastes and flavors into our kids’ diets from a very early age, which helped to develop their palates and prevented them from becoming picky eaters. We don’t buy junk food and give them options of fresh fruit, yogurt, raw almonds, or dried whole grain cereals for snack time.”

― Cat Cora

“I think people are more savvy about cooking, food and dining. I notice they are looking for more value for their money – not in larger portions but more in terms of healthier, fresh, farm-to-table dishes with a nice presentation.”

― Cat Cora

“I think about food all the time. It’s my passion; it’s my profession. But some people think about food all the time because they’re hungry. We can put an end to this if we join forces and lend a hand.”

― Cat Cora

“When I was growing up in Mississippi – it was good Southern food… but I also grew up with a Greek family; when other kids were eating fried okra, we were eating steamed artichokes. So I think it played a big part in my healthy cooking.”

― Cat Cora

“My Mom always cooked healthy. Greek food lends itself to cooking healthy.”

― Cat Cora

“I think the biggest thing is clean as you go. Wash all your knives, cutting boards, dishes, when you are done cooking, not look at a sink full of dishes after you are done. Cleaning as you go helps keep away cross contamination and you avoid having food borne bacteria.”

― Cat Cora

“It’s fun to pick a cuisine and say I’m going to research Ethiopian food, and see what it’s all about. You find that there are a lot of similarities in cuisines from around the world and a lot of similar flavors.”

― Cat Cora

“I add a lot of citrus to my food and I think that flavors it. And, to me, that what makes it healthier, lower in fat, lower in calories. It adds lots of flavor. Spices, of course. But citrus is definitely kind of my go-to to season and really to really make those flavors, make that food come alive.”

― Cat Cora

“I don’t feel any pressure to lose weight – and in any case, if I didn’t have my food I’d be a nasty piece of work and wouldn’t be able to function.”

― Cat Deeley

“I just don’t crave junk food.”

― Cat Deeley

“There are certain comforts of living here in Dubai, the comforts of so many mosques and so much good food… It’s just that much more secure. And may God keep it safe.”

― Cat Stevens

“I always was going to be a writer. The other jobs were just to keep me in food. Though I enjoyed the archaeology.”

― Catherine Fisher

“Nature is a dream state at this point, that we almost don’t have a real relationship to it unless it’s people living off the land and killing our own food and going for it.”

― Catherine Opie

“I don’t deny myself food. I’m no saint. I love butter and cream, but I also eat lots of grains and fruits.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.”

― Cathy Guisewite

“Women oftentimes are the ones making those economic decisions, sitting around the kitchen table and trying to figure out how to pay for rising gas prices or food prices or the health insurance costs. And I think that they see where they expect their leaders in Congress to also make those tough decisions.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“Women oftentimes are the ones making those economic decisions, sitting around the kitchen table and trying to figure out how to pay for rising gas prices or food prices or the health insurance costs.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“We Filipinos bond over food, music, dance, and shares stories. And to Filipinos, no matter who you are and where you come from, you always have an invitation to celebration.”

― Catriona Gray

“I’d like to be reincarnated as a French tart. They’re so beautiful and delicate – they’re like my opposite. I’m more of a comfort food: goat cheese with garlic.”

― Cecily Strong

“Food can be mean to me, but I love it anyway.”

― Cecily Strong

“I love to share food, especially if I made it or I’m particularly proud of what I ordered.”

― Cecily Strong

“My relationship with food is intimate. I don’t eat and tell.”

― CeeLo Green

“I don’t eat a lot of junk food anymore, but I sure remember it. I used to go through boxes of Little Debbies. I liked Star Crunch, and of course those oatmeal pies.”

― CeeLo Green

“Every writer needs new material now and then, whether it’s traveling to Japan, volunteering at a food bank, learning a new language, or trying a new food.”

― Celeste Ng

“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

“We farm workers are closest to food production. We were the first to recognize the serious health hazards of agriculture pesticides to both consumers and ourselves.”

― Cesar Chavez

“There’s a place called Chipotle in the U.S. It’s Mexican food where everything is made to order; you can get some rice, black beans, and meat. That’s what I eat three times a day.”

― Cesaro

“There’s a camaraderie that comes with this sport, but fighting Anderson Silva is a lot like eating Chinese food: twenty minutes after I do it, I’m going to want to do it again.”

― Chael Sonnen

“I’m a fat kid on the inside. I love food so much, and I fluctuate about 25 to 30 pounds between movies. I feel like I have to do a chess movie that requires very little movement at some point, just so I can eat pizza and play chess on the beach all day.”

― Channing Tatum

“Shouldn’t everybody join hands to give the basic minimum – food, education and health – to the entire population?”

― Charan Das Mahant

“I think the most important thing in life is relationships. I think that feeds us almost like food.”

― Charity Shea

“When we had the infamous mealtime scenes, food fights would inevitably develop.”

― Charlene Tilton

“Those of us in the Congress must confront and overcome Republican intransigence to increasing the minimum wage, extending unemployment insurance and protecting food stamps.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“Any healthy man can go without food for two days – but not without poetry.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“Economists at the National Bureau of Economic Research and University of Chicago persuasively argue that one of the biggest reasons for the nation’s current obesity epidemic is that food is now so much cheaper and easier to prepare.”

― Charles Duhigg

“Mozart, Beethoven – how can you not want to share them with everyone and anyone? This stuff is of as great importance as the food we eat and the air we breathe.”

― Charles Hazlewood

“I’m always up for music shows such as Jools Holland, but news more than anything, particularly Newsnight. And cookery: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Rick Stein – it’s down to him that I cook fish so much – and the great food alchemist Heston Blumenthal.”

― Charles Hazlewood

“As soon as you step into the water, you are part of the food chain; you’re part of the wilderness. That’s why I like solo sailing. You can be macho, but at least you can be macho on your own.”

― Charles Ray

“The company Sunfare delivers food to my house, and I eat six meals day. My two cheats are hot chocolate that I’m obsessed with and drink multiple times a day, and root beer I drink once in a million years. I drink about 2 gallons of water a day.”

― Charlie Ebersol

“Allowing your kids to watch TV doesn’t have to mean they have no choice but to see commercials for junk food and alcohol.”

― Charlie Ergen

“Good-quality travel and good-quality food are the two luxuries that I never have any guilt indulging in.”

― Charlie Hunnam

“If you can’t eat incredible food, then what’s the point?”

― Charlie Murphy

“In prison, you have to forget about the world on the outside. You have no Internet, no communications, and you’re cut off from the whole world. Everything is given to you. You have shelter; you have food, a shower, water. You don’t need to spend a dime. You don’t have to worry about bills.”

― Charlie Shrem

“One must know combinations, one must have a true knowledge of food to be in the moment.”

― Charlie Trotter

“The most successful food, I think, is food that both appeals to the super-sophisticated diner or foodie and to the lay diner at the same time.”

― Charlie Trotter

“I have a certain point of view, a certain way to plate food, certain ingredients that I like to use.”

― Charlie Trotter

“I have always considered desserts to be of equal importance to the savory food.”

― Charlie Trotter

“In a time when it is common for chefs to simply reproduce the innovations of others, the few who speak for themselves through their food become the skilled artists of their time.”

― Charlie Trotter

“For over 20 years, I have been saying that Chicago is by far one of the greatest food cities in the world.”

― Charlie Trotter

“In my case, vertical food was less about standing things up than layering things: more an attempt to gain texture by weaving things together.”

― Charlie Trotter

“It’s a challenge to demonstrate that you can prepare some really interesting food with humble ingredients.”

― Charlie Trotter

“Ultimately, I want to prepare food that will be recognized equally in Tokyo, London, and Paris. I am after that universality, that transcendence.”

― Charlie Trotter

“The body cannot produce enzymes in perfect combinations to metabolize your foods as completely as the food enzymes created by nature do. This results in partially digested fats, proteins, and starches that can clog your body’s intestinal tract and arteries.”

― Charlie Trotter

“I’ve always found Dallas to be an eclectic place with great food and great music, and I love the sense of community there.”

― Charlie Weber

“Food from Quebec is not known to be amazing. Actually, even though you can eat really, really well in Montreal, it’s crazy. It’s one of the best cities I eat in, but typical Quebec food is like food from people that work in the woods. It’s potatoes, meat and sauce.”

― Charlotte Le Bon

“The female of the genus homo is economically dependent on the male. He is her food supply.”

― Charlotte Perkins Gilman

“Fried chicken is my husband’s favorite food.”

― Chelsea Clinton

“Yes, people need food and education. But one of the cornerstones of any society is a well-functioning legal system.”

― Cherie Blair

“I was the singing voice of a cartoon character. I did dog food commercials. I did a lot of commercials, actually, and helped pay my rent and my classes. Then I’d get one good line or two good scenes. I was building my career and building my own experience and learning technically what it was like to be on a set and all of those things.”

― Cheryl Ladd

“Each country has to decide how to best engage their own citizens and their own policy environment to ensure they can produce the food they need.”

― Cheryl Mills

“Government acquisition of food supplies in time of war is no less important than conscription. Equity is the fundamental principle applicable to both these essential phases of war administration.”

― Chiang Kai-shek

“What could be a better recipe than mixing fashion and food?”

― Chiara Ferragni

“It was tough times in Ohio when we lived there. My dad was between unemployed and just selling random knickknacks at a flea market. My mom was a cashier at a Chinese food restaurant. They both had awesome careers back in Taiwan, and they came here for my sister and I.”

― Chieh Huang

“Money is there to put food on the table and make sure your family is cared for. Anything beyond that can be argued as extraneous.”

― Chieh Huang

“I cook the food of Macau, my roots and soul food.”

― China Machado

“I tell my students, it’s not difficult to identify with somebody like yourself, somebody next door who looks like you. What’s more difficult is to identify with someone you don’t see, who’s very far away, who’s a different color, who eats a different kind of food. When you begin to do that then literature is really performing its wonders.”

― Chinua Achebe

“I hate it when people throw away food – I’ve seen too many hungry people.”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“I couldn’t care less about actors’ trailers and food on sets and stuff like that – I just want to act.”

― Chow Yun-Fat

“Working in front of the camera keeps me alive. I couldn’t care less about actors’ trailers and food on sets and stuff like that – I just want to act.”

― Chow Yun-Fat

“Put me on the Food Network – I’ll be the funniest guy talking about food. I don’t care.”

― Chris Cubas

“In the five years from 2007 to 2012, we only gained a little over 1,200 farmers. Since we aren’t going to stop eating, we have to reverse that trend, or we’ll see even more consolidation, more corporate farms, or increasing food imports; none of that is in our interest.”

― Chris Gibson

“Airline food is cooked in an oven and then kept warm. Space station food is often cooked in an oven and then thermo-stabilised, irradiated or dehydrated and then stored for a year or two before you even get to it.”

― Chris Hadfield

“If you don’t like airline food, you’ll probably have the same impression of space station food. I would not fly to space for the food.”

― Chris Hadfield

“Eating when you’re not hungry and taking in that amount of food is exhausting.”

― Chris Hemsworth

“I always said whoever brings Mexican food to New York would make a million dollars. Then Chipotle happened, which is fine.”

― Chris March

“When you don’t have food in your life, just for a day, it makes you realise you’re lucky to have it the next day. So the day after fasting, the music that comes out will be very joyous.”

― Chris Martin

“Once a week, I don’t eat for 24 or 30 hours. Your brain becomes very lucid about ideas. It also made me so grateful for food and for life, basically, and that’s why a lot more joy is coming through our music, I think.”

― Chris Martin

“People are working hard, they’re doing everything we ask of them, and they are still struggling. It’s not enough to just have a job. We need to make sure that these are good-paying jobs that pay the rent and put food on the table. Jobs that have benefits like health care and that allow people to save for retirement.”

― Chris Murphy

“We talk about, you know, diet and that we shouldn’t give our kids big things and obesity and fast food. Well, you know there are people who don’t have that problem because they’re not getting any food! We have so many deep problems and issues facing humanity.”

― Chris Noth

“You look around New York, and we are surrounded by restaurants and food trucks, and we celebrate food in this city like no tomorrow.”

― Chris Noth

“What is it we want out of travel? Is it to take snapshots of ourselves in front of famous monuments, surrounded by other tourists? To eat unfamiliar food chosen from unintelligible menus? To earn frequent-flier miles? No. It’s to glimpse what life is like somewhere else.”

― Chris Pavone

“There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.”

― Chris Rock

“Every day, families in the United States face the stark choice between a roof over their heads and food on the table. Buying health insurance, owning a home, and saving up for college are just too far out of their reach.”

― Chris Van Hollen

“I’m a big fan of breakfast food. Literally, the simplest thing in the world – if you can scramble eggs without burning them, I’ll eat them. It doesn’t matter what time of the day it is.”

― Chris Young

“I moved in with a roommate who told me, ‘Stay with me until you can afford rent. Don’t give up.’ People who supported me were like, ‘If you don’t have money for food, I’ll cook you dinner. You don’t have money for acting class? Let’s get together and read lines.’”

― Chrissy Metz

“I remember debating the finer points of flaky pastry with my chicken-pot-pie-obsessed American dad. I remember the divine mix of Thai food, TV dinners, and hearty, homemade goodness that have shaped this palate of mine to this day. I remember all this, but I still Google my husband’s birthday. Thank God he’s famous.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“If I’m going to eat fast food, I’m going to McDonald’s. I don’t need to pretend.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“Making food is a wonderful way to spend a Friday night.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“I know how I like my food. I like it spicy, salty, sticky, crunchy, juicy, oozy – basically any dish you know and love, jacked up to a bordering-on-socially-unacceptable amount of flavor.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“Food is really important to me.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“I love dress shopping, and I love talking about the wedding food. That’s what makes me happy.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“When I wake up, I’m like, ‘I gotta go to Whole Foods.’ I’m constantly reading cookbooks; I bring hardcover cookbooks with me on the plane and tag pages. I just have this crazy food obsession.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“It’s so funny because my mom is Thai and my dad is this big American guy – and our food tastes were so similar growing up. He was meat and potatoes, I was meat and potatoes.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“I love dress shopping, and I love talking about the wedding food. That’s what makes me happy. If you tell me to do a guest list, I cry. I hate it.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“My big pet peeve with people posting food – and I love it when people post food – but my number one thing is when you’re posting at a restaurant, and it’s dark, like a date night, food never looks good. Flash looks horrible, no flash looks horrible. It’s important to only do food photos during daylight – and it’s all about color with Instagram.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“I always wanted to be a teacher or wanted to do something with food. But modeling, I just never thought I could do it myself, really, ever. I still have trouble calling myself a model. I just never thought I was tall enough or skinny enough.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“I like serving family-style or setting up a buffet. Everyone just goes to town, scoops their own food, and mixes their own drinks. You know how people love to come and watch you in the kitchen now and talk your ear off? If you give them something to do and something to drink, they don’t do that as much.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“I remember making my own dog food and feeling very fulfilled by it, then by day four I was over it.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“I’m the farthest thing from a foodie or a food snob. Those people terrify me.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“Some parents struggle to put food on the table. And plenty of women aren’t getting the pay they deserve. While I don’t expect the government to solve all these problems, I do want leaders who care about these things and do what they can to help.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“A good host is someone who really takes care of everyone, from the food to their daily programme. I can’t.”

― Christian Louboutin

“Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.”

― Christian Nestell Bovee

“I have a terrible, terrible fear of knives. I only buy food that I don’t need to cut… I haven’t cut my food in years! Like, I won’t even touch a plastic knife or anything sharp. And if I’m in a kitchen and somebody picks up a knife, I leave.”

― Christian Serratos

“I try to stay away from the craft services table on set! That’s probably why I am able to still get work in this business: I stay away from junk food.”

― Christian Slater

“My smile has been my ticket to the world. Smiling releases the same feel-good hormones you get jogging. Caring for your lips and gums is important. I brush my teeth morning and night, alternating toothpaste brands. In addition to flossing, I use a Water Pik to massage my gums and remove food particles.”

― Christie Brinkley

“I’ve always believed in a rainbow diet. As many colors and foods as you can eat, the better, because if you focus on one food, there’s bound to be a report that comes out that says, ‘Broccoli actually… ‘ So I mix it up a lot. And I take vitamins, like Biosil, which I take for my hair, skin, and nails.”

― Christie Brinkley

“We take food for granted, but it isn’t a luxury for many people.”

― Christina Aguilera

“We have to really think about where our food is coming from. The hormones being put in the stuff we eat – all of that contributes to cancer.”

― Christina Applegate

“I started doing radio commercials for Kmart when I was 4. They had to splice all my consonants together because I couldn’t talk very well. But these jobs helped my mother and me put food on the table. It took the two of us working.”

― Christina Applegate

“For breakfast, I juice a big green juice, and I try to get in as much raw food and protein as I can, obviously plant proteins and legumes, but sometimes it’s late at night, and there’s a frozen pizza in there, and sometimes it’s all you’ve got! You don’t have the energy to chop up a bunch of vegetables.”

― Christina Applegate

“Violet speaks Spanish and understands it. She loves Cuban food! My mom is very good at teaching her about our culture, whether it be the food or Spanish or explaining to her that she’s Cuban.”

― Christina Milian

“I find the less attention I pay to food, the healthier I am.”

― Christina Ricci

“I’ve been to therapists my whole life. I find the less attention I pay to food, the healthier I am. Any obsession is dangerous. And a whole country that’s obsessed with one thing, unless it’s, like, jeans, it’s very dangerous. Everyone’s obsessed right now with carbohydrates in this country. It’s ridiculous.”

― Christina Ricci

“Good food is good food. It doesn’t have to come with pretense.”

― Christina Tosi

“My curiosity and love for food started at an early age. My mother was a working mom, so I learned to whip up sweet and savory food using everyday pantry and grocery store ingredients that required little supervision.”

― Christina Tosi

“There’s something about fall that very much translates into those nurturing, nostalgic food flavors. It’s the season where you can really make the marriage of fresh produce with spices and aromatics.”

― Christina Tosi

“I have worked my way up in the food industry being strong and steady about who I am as a person, first and foremost, as a chef and professional, and certainly as a woman.”

― Christina Tosi

“I feel like a lot of the pastry chefs and chefs I worked for and worked under were always really, really big on the philosophy of ‘everyone’s in it together in the food world.’”

― Christina Tosi

“For me, I love Portland. I love the food scene, I love the vibe, the environment.”

― Christina Tosi

“I love the challenge of thinking about how we might approach a bowl of cereal. People are getting so involved in foodie culture and becoming more educated about their food, and yet it can be really simple to do something that’s so good for you.”

― Christina Tosi

“When I opened Milk Bar in November 2008, I was quite adamant about making sure the bakery was an honest reflection of life and food through my eyes. I had no intention beyond that.”

― Christina Tosi

“When you open any kind of food service establishment, you do all this planning, but it’s not until you’ve opened the door and people are inside that you learn what people want you to be to them.”

― Christina Tosi

“I want to be really proactive in working with the progressive business community in Australia and also reaching out to rural and regional Australia in order to assist in the sustainability crisis and the food security crisis.”

― Christine Milne

“Mitt Romney has won the 2012 presidential nomination by promising Republicans that he would end a so-called ‘culture of dependency’ on welfare – welfare defined as ‘free stuff’ and food stamps for poor folks, not tax breaks for Big Oil or tax shelters for Bain executives.”

― Christine Pelosi

“You can give men food and leisure and amusements and good conditions of work, and still they will remain unsatisfied. You can deny them all these things, and they will not complain so long as they feel that they have something to die for.”

― Christopher Dawson

“It’s easy for Americans to forget that the food they eat doesn’t magically appear on a supermarket shelf.”

― Christopher Dodd

“My dirty little secret is that I hate running. I don’t like cardio. I also really like food, and all kinds of food – bread, chocolate, all of the yummy stuff. I up my cardio quite a bit and I start cutting out carbs, sugar, and salt just to try to get as lean as I can.”

― Christopher Gorham

“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“The seas are rising, and millions of people are going to be affected by that – and already are. We have to make sure there’s enough food, water, and air.”

― Christopher Lloyd

“I love food, and the food industry is huge, and I just love dealing in it.”

― Chubby Checker

“I wanted to play blues. But I wasn’t blue enough. I wasn’t like Muddy Waters, people who really had it hard. In our house, we had food on the table. We were doing well compared to many. So I concentrated on this fun and frolic, these novelties.”

― Chuck Berry

“I basically follow a modified Zone Diet. I have my food prepared weekly and eat 6 times a day.”

― Chuck Liddell

“Getting kids into the kitchen preparing the food they and their families will eat results in them viewing food in an entirely new way. If given the right ingredients, that act alone can raise the standards of the quality of the food both they and their family eat.”

― Chuck Norris

“Let’s face it: so much of what we consume is not driven by knowledge but by basic craving and impulse. The process of what we eat starts in our heads. And no one is more in our heads than a food industry that spends billions of dollars in marketing its message in every means possible.”

― Chuck Norris

“When children are exposed to advertisements for unhealthy food, they will, in turn, consume significantly unhealthier rather than healthy calories as a result.”

― Chuck Norris

“From Julia Child to ‘The Galloping Gourmet’ and the Food Channel and Cooking Channel, our fascination with the spectacle of cooking has been a mainstay of TV entertainment.”

― Chuck Norris

“Nutritionists have known for some time now that in order to get people to change what they eat, we need to provide them with more access to affordable, healthy food as well as information on how to cook and prepare it.”

― Chuck Norris

“As the graying of the country continues its march forward, many retirees are now relocating to dense urban centers for the cultural and social opportunities, access to public transportation, and the ability to shop nearby for food and household needs without depending unduly on others.”

― Chuck Norris

“My father worked for the railroad, and whenever a train crashed, we would go as a family and steal food from the boxcars. One year we stole a case of butterscotch pudding that was for export to Israel. It took us years to get through.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“Every author has to eventually write a food book.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“We’re not going to cure terrorism and spread peace and goodwill in the Middle East by killing innocent people, or I’m not even saying our bullets and bombs are killing them. The occupation that they don’t have food. They don’t have clean water. They don’t have electricity. They don’t have medicine. They don’t have doctors.”

― Cindy Sheehan

“The body needs food, warmth and water, but your heart needs more.”

― Claire Cameron

“I love home, any home really – my mum’s, and of course my own. I love eating food there and chilling in bed with a cup of tea.”

― Claire Foy

“I really love good food occasionally, but I need time to enjoy it, and I need to be hungry.”

― Clare Balding

“I exercise regularly and try to cook my own food.”

― Claudia Kim

“Now people who keep fish disturb me the most, if I’m totally honest. They always smell a bit like fish food and they know just a bit too much about eels.”

― Claudia Winkleman

“There’s nothing quite as perfect as going to a dark room where you can eat fattening food next to the man you love. OK. All right. Like. The man you like.”

― Claudia Winkleman

“If you want to learn about the history of a people, eat their food and drink their beverages.”

― Clemantine Wamariya

“I just love Chinese food. My favourite dish is number 27.”

― Clement Attlee

“I ate fantastic Italian food in Croatia, which you wouldn’t expect. The food in Istanbul was amazing. I never would’ve expected that and the food, I guess you’re learning something about me, the food in Prague, they’re very, very heavy meat eaters, like, a lot of meat, which is great.”

― Cliff Curtis

“I’ve always liked Mexican food.”

― Clive Cussler

“I was on a strict diet to stay in shape for ‘Jack Reacher,’ but each day on set in New Orleans, catering dropped off delicious food at my trailer.”

― Cobie Smulders

“I had to get healthy for a period in my life, so I learned a lot about food and diet.”

― Cobie Smulders

“When I was in Canada, the opportunities were huge. For every place I went to, I dreamt of bringing my family, too. When I ate at restaurants, I wished I could let my family experience the food I ate, too.”

― Coco Martin

“I do adore food. If I have any vice it’s eating. If I was told I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, I could put up with sausage and mash forever.”

― Colin Baker

“My family – my brothers and I especially – like dinners out and are really adventurous with food.”

― Colin Donnell

“I’m a huge food addict.”

― Colin Donnell

“You can’t beat New York for food.”

― Colin Donnell

“People say history is boring, and that is true because people are boring. We haven’t changed since time began. We’re still the same. We’ve obviously made some changes. When we started, it was all about food, clothing and shelter. Now we watch ‘Top Chef’, ‘Project Runway’, and ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.’”

― Colin Hay

“When you contribute to food banks or give money that goes to having meals delivered, you’re meeting the most basic need. It’s such a direct way to help.”

― Colin Jost

“A lot of learned men think people really are the food they’ve eaten.”

― Colonel Sanders

“The food I’ve liked in my time is American country cookin’.”

― Colonel Sanders

“I’m such an impulse buyer. I once went into a pet store for dog food and left with a fish tank and five fish. And yes, of course I forgot to buy dog food.”

― Colton Underwood

“For breakfast, I eat organic food with high fat content, such as whole milk yogurt, nuts, seeds, fresh fruit and a scrambled egg. I cook it in organic grape seed oil for its high omega content. I drink a cappuccino for its dose of milk and the coffee for its taste, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.”

― Connie Nielsen

“I watch a lot of YouTube makeup tutorials. I also watch a lot of channels where all they do is eat inhumanly huge amounts of food. I’m trash, basically, is what I’m saying.”

― ContraPoints

“When my mother first passed away some time ago, I didn’t enjoy food anymore. I just ate to live. My mother had always cooked so well that I didn’t think I could follow her.”

― Coolio

“For eight-and-a-half years, I was just watching movies, and just staying in bed and just eating food and just, you know, being just miserable.”

― Corey Haim

“Groceries became a revelation: the people coming out with bundles of food. It’s all like a great ceremony, and the whole drudgery of shopping has become my inspiration.”

― Corita Kent

“I’m very concerned about U.S. food policy.”

― Cory Booker

“Food is at the core of our lives in ways we don’t always think about – how it affects our environment, how it affects our health and well-being, how it affects the expense of society, the expense of government.”

― Cory Booker

“I live in a working-class community that is struggling at the poverty line, where people who work full-time jobs still at my corner bodega use food stamps. Do you think they care what the stock market’s doing today or what the GDP number is? No.”

― Cory Booker

“I got out of autobiography because my story is, I was famous, it was hard for me, I got into therapy. I had trouble with food, I got a nutritionist. There’s no story there.”

― Courtney Thorne-Smith

“I’ve been on food stamps and welfare. Anybody help me out? No. No. They gave me hope, and they gave me encouragement, and they gave me a vision. That came from my education.”

― Craig T. Nelson

“How we understand our own selves and how we work with our DNA software has implications that will affect everything from vaccine development to new approaches to antibiotics, new sources of food, new sources of chemicals, even potentially new sources of energy.”

― Craig Venter

“Space X’s Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars with modules where earthlings can live. My teleporting technology is the number one way those individuals will get new information, new treatments of diseases that will occur on the planet, and new food sources.”

― Craig Venter

“We can create new food substances.”

― Craig Venter

“I think future engineered species could be the source of food, hopefully a source of energy, environmental remediation and perhaps replacing the petrochemical industry.”

― Craig Venter

“I always have this sense of food as triangular, in that one point is nourishment, one point is connection, and one point is pleasure, and I always come at it from the pleasure and connection points, and the nourishment follows.”

― Crescent Dragonwagon

“One of the things I do as a food writer is to take a classic recipe made with meat, look at it a whole lot, and tinker with it according to my taste.”

― Crescent Dragonwagon

“On my first date, my boyfriend asked me if I wanted to eat a la carte, and I said that I would prefer to stay inside!”

― Cristin Milioti

“Since I did the SK Project and I partner with the United Nations World Food Program, I got a lot of different feedback from people online. Through social networks and through the Twitter. I read the comments and see ’em saying, ‘People hungry here, Fif.’”

― Curtis Jackson

“Every day, families in Africa go without food and water, never knowing when their next meal might be; but we can change that if we all work together. In order to make a difference, every purchase of my new energy shot, Street King, will provide a meal for a child in need.”

― Curtis Jackson

“I always think if you have to cook once, it should feed you twice. If you’re going to make a big chicken and vegetable soup for lunch on Monday, you stick it in the refrigerator and it’s also for Wednesday’s dinner.”

― Curtis Stone

“In my travels, I also noticed that kids in Thailand like spicy food, and kids in India love curry. I’m hoping to introduce my son, Hudson, to lots of veggies and spices when he’s young. I say that before he’s started on solid foods, so it could be easier in theory than practice!”

― Curtis Stone

“It is great to add some glamour to the food industry, like television shows have done for the food world and inspiring people to work in the industry. The flip side of that is unfortunately people think that after they get their qualifications, they get their invitation to compete on ‘Top Chef.’”

― Curtis Stone

“There are probably close to a million people in the hospitality industry here in the United States, and there are probably only a few hundred opportunities in the food media industry.”

― Curtis Stone

“For me, food is all about balance. If you eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and an appropriate amount of poultry, fish, and red meat that are sourced from good places, you’re doing well. It’s important to make sure that the meat you’re consuming is hormone-free.”

― Curtis Stone

“Keep it simple in the kitchen. If you use quality ingredients, you don’t need anything fancy to make food delicious: just a knife, a cutting board, and some good nonstick cookware, and you’re set.”

― Curtis Stone

“There are days when I’m completely obsessed with Kate Bush, and there are days when I’m completely obsessed with the Eurythmics. Then it’s Aretha Franklin, then it’s Lena Horne, then it’s Ella Fitzgerald, then it’s John Legend, then it’s Michael Jackson. Music, to me, is like food, so I feel like whatever I need that day, I can get from a song.”

― Cynthia Erivo

“There are lots of different strategies that an animal can use to survive. What a worm does is try to convert food into worms as soon as possible. In three days a single worm produces 300 progeny. So why put your resources into developing if you can make a brand-new worm in no time at all?”

― Cynthia Kenyon

“I eat some fruit every day, but not too much and almost no processed food. I stay away from sweets, except 80 per cent chocolate.”

― Cynthia Kenyon

“I love spicy food.”

― Cynthia Nixon

“I’ve always wanted to do something in the food and beverage world. Part of my MO is to go into unchartered territory. I enjoy a challenge.”

― Cynthia Rowley

“The worst vice of the solitary is the worship of his food.”

― Cyril Connolly

“We are determined that expropriation without compensation should be implemented in a way that increases agricultural production, improves food security, and ensure that land is returned to those from who it was taken under colonialism and apartheid.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“I love food, and my girlfriend comes from an architecture background, so we might open up a restaurant.”

― Dacre Montgomery

“Even when a person has all of life’s comforts – good food, good shelter, a companion – he or she can still become unhappy when encountering a tragic situation.”

― Dalai Lama

“I like ‘Man v. Food,’ ‘Diners Drive-ins and Dives.’ ‘Restaurant Impossible’ is pretty good, too.”

― Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“I tend to eat vegetables only when I’m with the kids and the rest of the time, I’m a bit slack. But, I am weight-conscious, so I concentrate on avoiding junk food.”

― Daley Thompson

“FoodSaver containers extend the life of my food so I can have fresh food ready all week long.”

― Damaris Phillips

“For me, love always means spending time with people. And whenever you spend time with people, you’re going to end up getting hungry at some point – so I bring food.”

― Damaris Phillips

“I like to create events where people are going to make memories, and that always starts and ends with food in my life.”

― Damaris Phillips

“I love Seattle. I lived out in Seattle for a while, and the food there is so phenomenal. It’s so fresh and gorgeous, and just beautiful and simple. I really love that place.”

― Damaris Phillips

“For a food lover with a big imagination, there’s nothing worse than eating the exact same meal several days in a row.”

― Damaris Phillips

“If you want to eat more vegetarian food, you don’t have to become a vegetarian. It doesn’t have to be an identity overhaul.”

― Damaris Phillips

“All we want is food that tastes good, truthfully.”

― Damaris Phillips

“I hope to use food as a way to connect with people.”

― Damaris Phillips

“It’s always good to update your food. It’s always exciting to learn and update new flavor profiles.”

― Damaris Phillips

“Where we can, I’d like to cut out sugars. I don’t want to make food that is unhealthy.”

― Damaris Phillips

“My husband is a vegetarian. So it has really pushed me as a chef. Just thinking about the food that I really relied on as my hunny-hunting foods, that looks different with a vegetarian.”

― Damaris Phillips

“At its very best, the Western model speaks for itself. It’s the model that put food on the table. It’s the refrigerators. It put a man on the moon.”

― Dambisa Moyo

“The less food, the more time to talk, the more to talk about.”

― Damon Wayans

“If you look at the carrying capacity of agricultural areas throughout the world, their ecological habitats are changing. So I think we’re looking at – in our lifetime – great collapses of food services.”

― Dan Barber

“We need the humbleness and clarity to see that our food, while benefitting from technological advances, has benefitted even more from free ecological resources: Cheap energy, lots of water everywhere, and a stable climate.”

― Dan Barber

“People complain that cities don’t have fresh, sustainable food, but it’s just not true.”

― Dan Barber

“Serve yourself, put the food away, then eat.”

― Dan Buettner

“How is it that mercury is not safe for food additives and Over the Counter drug products, but it is safe in our vaccines and dental amalgams?”

― Dan Burton

“I like to refer to my small social circle as ’boutique.’ And much like the hotels of the same ilk, my friends are all unique, high quality, and serve me good food. But more than that, they teach me things about the world and about myself that I couldn’t learn anywhere else.”

― Dan Levy

“When I feel like treating myself, I’ll either turn to food or clothes. Bad food. Expensive clothes. Ironically, I’m usually rewarding myself for a solid week of healthy eating or a nice paycheque.”

― Dan Levy

“I love food, and I’m a foodie; I try to hit as many restaurants as I can.”

― Dan Levy

“I never pictured L.A. as a hub for amazing food, which I learned quite quickly is sheer naivete. The restaurants here are insane.”

― Dan Levy

“Being offended is, in itself, an unpleasant sensation, just like pain in your mouth is an unpleasant sensation, but if you have the right amount with the right amount of food, it actually makes the food taste good. So if you have just the right combination, people will laugh despite feeling like it’s wrong.”

― Dan Mintz

“My relationship to food is that of an acrophobe to a bridge. Unease masks a desire to jump.”

― Dana Goodyear

“I find that people in the food world are amazingly willing to talk about what they are doing, even when those things are quasi-legal or taboo.”

― Dana Goodyear

“Food is a lens for culture.”

― Dana Goodyear

“I think for diners, it is about crafting an identity around food which we have not really had in a mainstream way in this country. So there is a mass movement of people who identify themselves through their food preferences or even just that they prioritize food – that’s where we get this idea of being a foodie.”

― Dana Goodyear

“The food being presented at the most expensive restaurants, by the most sophisticated chefs, was not always recognizable as food to the diner – it required a leap of faith, and I felt curious about that phenomenon.”

― Dana Goodyear

“Food as a hobby used to be an elite pastime, and it has become something that is totally ordinary for people of every background. In that way, we see the growing up of the American food scene: that it’s okay to be a regular person and be really into food.”

― Dana Goodyear

“Although a great restaurant experience must include great food, a bad restaurant experience can be achieved through bad service alone. Ideally, service is invisible. You notice it only when something goes wrong.”

― Dana Spiotta

“There are wonderful restaurants in London. I love Indian food and I like Arab food, and I go very often to the Arab restaurant Noura.”

― Daniel Barenboim

“Something I learned when I was very young: with cooking, it doesn’t matter where you are; you can always cook. You can end up in small village in Peru where somebody’s cooking, take a spoon and taste it, and you might not be too sure what you’re eating, but you can taste the soul in the food. That’s what is beautiful with food.”

― Daniel Boulud

“I love Italian food; it’s soulful like French food. Italian food is original and homey; it’s market-driven, but also can be locally sourced.”

― Daniel Boulud

“Le Cirque at first was one of those general French restaurants in town, which were cooking more or less the same food. At Le Cirque, I wanted to do something different while respecting the foundation of the restaurant. I did that through the menu.”

― Daniel Boulud

“I think at Le Cirque I learned how to make real food, which is what people crave, not just gimmicky things on a plate.”

― Daniel Boulud

“I think D.C. has always been very, very vibrant for food. Like Boston in a way. Boston and D.C. were really the two cities that were the most active with their local chefs and their local food scene.”

― Daniel Boulud

“25 years ago, when I started in New York, I had the pleasure to cook for Andy Warhol. At the time, I could have traded art for food – I should have done so, because I could get his work for nothing!”

― Daniel Boulud

“For me, the food I like to make is the food I can enjoy all the time anytime. It’s not too calculated or technical.”

― Daniel Boulud

“From Japan to Thailand, I keep discovering amazing talent, cuisine and food markets.”

― Daniel Boulud

“I appreciate the constant evolution in refining food, but not in making food gimmicky.”

― Daniel Boulud

“I had a lot of fun creating some restaurants with a casual note to it, such as DBGB, for example, where it was about bangers and beers, being a very casual brasserie with very affordable food but very interesting homemade program.”

― Daniel Boulud

“I’m learning with my mom how to cook more Spanish food. I’m trying to make a good paella, but that’s a real art.”

― Daniel Bruhl

“Sometimes there’s cities where it’s just hard to find healthy food. You just have to be prepared.”

― Daniel Bryan

“Food doesn’t necessarily have to suck in order to be healthy. It doesn’t have to be terrible to be healthy anymore.”

― Daniel Cormier

“I will say that the food in both Japan and Italy was immaculate. I don’t remember having bad food in either country.”

― Daniel Gillies

“What I love about Thanksgiving is that it’s purely about getting together with friends or family and enjoying food. It’s really for everybody, and it doesn’t matter where you’re from.”

― Daniel Humm

“Just as food is a craft, great service is, too. It can take years to perfect the technical aspects of clearing a plate, carving tableside, or pouring wine, and a lifetime to master the emotional elements of service.”

― Daniel Humm

“I think New York is truly unique in its singular combination of the quality of both the talent it attracts and the ingredients it grows. There are plenty of other places in the world with wonderful natural resources, but the people who come here to pursue their passions for food and cooking – they are one of a kind.”

― Daniel Humm

“I just really, really love food, so I don’t have a favourite. But if I had to pick one to eat every day, it would be Italian. But I also love Chinese and Japanese food.”

― Daniel Humm

“New York’s food scene is truly unique because it is this wonderful melting pot where immigrants from all over the world have brought with them their cuisines and their ingredients.”

― Daniel Humm

“I would like to know more about how to cook Japanese food. I love it, but don’t know much about it.”

― Daniel Humm

“As people move further away from a meat-based diet, I think the focus will shift to using grains as the central focus of our food supply.”

― Daniel Humm

“A cook never knows if the dish he perfected for hours was described properly or if a guest even liked his food. It’s hard to spend hours perfecting a dish only to relinquish control. But chefs need to put aside their egos and trust the people serving the food.”

― Daniel Humm

“My wife is from Chicago, and every time we go, I just love it. I love the restaurant scene, and people here are so into the food. It’s one of the most exciting food cities in the country.”

― Daniel Humm

“When I was 26, I founded Peaceworks as a food company that brought together Israelis, Arabs, Turks, and others in conflict regions to make and sell various food products from the Middle East. That economic cooperation helped bridge divides and cultivate mutual understanding among neighbors.”

― Daniel Lubetzky

“As hundreds of millions of Chinese have improved their standard of living, this has put enormous pressure on natural resources, raw materials, and food basics, among others.”

― Daniel Lubetzky

“Transparency is one of our core principles, We treat the food with integrity. We don’t commodify it beyond recognition.”

― Daniel Lubetzky

“If you had asked me when I was in law school or in college or as a kid, ‘Is Daniel going to be running a food company?’ I would tell you you’re cuckoo. What I was going to be doing was representing Israel at the United Nations.”

― Daniel Lubetzky

“I basically have the diet of a 19th-century Irish navy, apart from the litre of stout a day. It’s meat and potatoes and bread and cheese: those are my four food groups.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“I’d quite like to invent something that allows me to in eat the shower – not sure what it would entail. Some sort of funnel that goes from the plate to my mouth to move the food to my mouth and keep it dry, perhaps.”

― Daniel Rigby

“I enjoy a Prosecco. It’s bubbly; it’s fun. I think it goes with a lot of food.”

― Danielle Schneider

“As it has been told to me, my Dad had some kind of deal with Dick Clark. But when we got here, that fell through. So we were out here with no job, no furniture, no food.”

― Danny Bonaduce

“The only thing I hate is when bad food is paraded as something great, and people are charging a lot for it.”

― Danny Meyer

“Comfort food is absolutely moving upscale.”

― Danny Meyer

“Essentially what’s going to determine how you succeed in New York is how people feel about the space, how delicious the food is, how they perceive the value and, most important of all, how they feel treated. My understanding is Stephen Starr is exceptionally good at all of this and his ability to create a transporting experience.”

― Danny Meyer

“Whole Foods has been brilliant at changing the way food is produced because they just won’t buy it if it doesn’t meet their standards.”

― Danny Meyer

“The cooking standards for Italian food are less demanding than for French. All you need are some fried mozzarella and five pastas, and you’re in business.”

― Danny Meyer

“There are three things that people pick up on the instant they walk into your home on Thanksgiving. They will be able to feel the human energy. They’ll smell the food. And they will see, instantly, the table.”

― Danny Meyer

“My dad gave me the gene to enjoy cooking, and to enjoy consuming good food and wine.”

― Danny Meyer

“People who have come to appreciate well-sourced and well-cooked food refuse to pay too much for food that they wouldn’t want to pay anything for.”

― Danny Meyer

“I think that any business that thinks that the transaction is ‘you give me money and I give you food, next, you give me money and I give you food, next,’ without understanding that people deeply want to feel restored is in danger.”

― Danny Meyer

“London has become one of the great world destinations for someone who likes food.”

― Danny Meyer

“We know there are good sugars and bad sugars, and we don’t discuss whether food in general is good or bad for us. We need to be far more nuanced when we talk about the effects of video games.”

― Daphne Bavelier

“My parents always wanted me to know why eating healthfully was important to overall performance, probably to drown out my whining for junk food.”

― Daphne Oz

“I like to know what’s in my food and in my drinks. It’s really important for me.”

― Darby Stanchfield

“I used to have a really hard time talking to people or looking them in the eye. Or I’d always, like, hide behind my mom, and, like, when we went to restaurants, I didn’t like ordering my food. I’d have my mom order it because I didn’t like talking to the waiters.”

― Darci Lynne Farmer

“I delivered Chinese food on Long island, which is pretty depressing. I lived with my parents and did that for six months. I got a job a few towns over from mine so I wouldn’t have to see people from my high school.”

― Darin Strauss

“The music I like or the football teams I like or the food I eat has nothing to do with me being black.”

― Darius Rucker

“That’s a big goal of mine, to try and grow as much of my own food as possible.”

― Daryl Hannah

“The only kind of seafood I trust is the fish stick, a totally featureless fish that doesn’t have eyeballs or fins.”

― Dave Barry

“Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, only less filling.”

― Dave Barry

“I was a poor kid. I came from nothing. We didn’t have any money; a lot of times we didn’t have any food, and now, all of a sudden, I’m a superhero in a Marvel movie? Talk about the American dream, man – I’m living it.”

― Dave Bautista

“Sports fans have been mistreated for a long time. They have overpaid for inferior food and they have had poor service.”

― Dave Checketts

“Food tech has been kind of an area that we have been making a number of investments in. Kind of a big boring industry, but a lot of people eat.”

― Dave McClure

“We think that there’s a lot of opportunities in helping improve finding food, delivering food, ordering systems, notifications system, and its a very frequent purchase item for a lot of people.”

― Dave McClure

“I was always the new kid in school, I’m the kid from a broken family, I’m the kid who had no dad showing up at the father-son stuff, I’m the kid that was using food stamps at the grocery store.”

― Dave Mustaine

“It all comes back to the basics. Serve customers the best-tasting food at a good value in a clean, comfortable restaurant, and they’ll keep coming back.”

― Dave Thomas

“It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now.”

― David Attenborough

“Theologically, the creation of chocolate demonstrates both the unity and the diversity of humanity. Wherever you taste it, in every country of the world, it is immediately recognizable. Other things, in every cuisine, are just food, but chocolate is chocolate.”

― David Augsburger

“I did software development for a while, and I also spent several years directing a nonprofit in San Francisco that did computer education for the poor. I also did a lot of work in fast food.”

― David Autor

“My favorite food in the world is hard shell crabs from Maryland.”

― David Benioff

“At school, I was brought up on revolting food – sausages, sausages and Spam – but at home, I had the most wonderful sponge puddings, which I don’t indulge in very often now.”

― David Blunkett

“I’m a chef, so I really like knowing where my food is coming from.”

― David Burtka

“People under-salt their food, and they think it’s bland, but salt brings out flavor.”

― David Burtka

“It’s really great to get your kids involved in the kitchen. Not only will they have an appreciation for food, but their palates will expand.”

― David Burtka

“My favorite time of day is to get up and eat leftovers from dinner, especially spicy food.”

― David Byrne

“We believe that we can use interactivity to create meaningful games. Games with emotions and virtual actors telling you something. Resonating with you as a human being, giving you food for thought. We don’t need to deliver messages or whatever, just need to create a moment in time that will leave an imprint in your mind.”

― David Cage

“The best route out of poverty, to avoid food bank usage, is to make sure more people get a job.”

― David Cameron

“Food, to me, is always about cooking and eating with those you love and care for.”

― David Chang

“America is a country of abundance, but our food culture is sad – based on huge portions and fast food. Let’s stop with the excuses and start creating something better.”

― David Chang

“Open your refrigerator, your freezer, your kitchen cupboards, and look at the labels on your food. You’ll find ‘natural flavor’ or ‘artificial flavor’ in just about every list of ingredients. The similarities between these two broad categories are far more significant than the differences.”

― David Chang

“People are getting famous now for serving food out of a truck, or for, well, pork buns. I don’t know if I’m really pleased to be a part of that. I’m somewhat terrified of what the future holds, especially in America.”

― David Chang

“Growing up, my dad owned a restaurant in Washington, DC, and food was something I was passionate about. But when I finally got into it, I felt like it was so late in the game; that’s why I worked seven days a week at Craft and Mercer Kitchen. I wanted to see how far I could take it.”

― David Chang

“People are trying to figure out what American food is; it’s certainly an amalgamation.”

― David Chang

“One of the benefits to ordering food in New York is that you can get food 24/7.”

― David Chang

“I think that the Japanese – and I do love Japanese cuisine and adore Japanese food culture – I think that they’re going to plow through the entire world’s fishing. They’re going to eat everything anyways.”

― David Chang

“I think the basic thing that home cooks can learn how to do is just season properly… If the home cook realized how little salt they use compared to what’s needed, it would make their food taste better.”

― David Chang

“To me, there are two types of celebrity: there’s good celebrity – people that are attracted to the food and working and trying to create something great – and then there’s bad celebrity – those who are working on being a celebrity.”

― David Chang

“Why can’t it be awesome to work for a food company? Why can’t we create an environment where people are trying to push each other to do great things, and we’re not trying to steal from anybody – we’re trying to be good to our farmers and run an honorable business, if there is such a thing anymore?”

― David Chang

“If you’re going to be a vegetarian, limit yourself to food from a place you can go to in two hours and just eat that.”

― David Chang

“I want to make simple food new.”

― David Chang

“I find that there are a lot of similarities between French and Japanese food. I think they’re two countries that have really systemized their cuisine and codified it.”

― David Chang

“’Tampopo’s amazing. I think it’s an absolutely fantastic movie, but I don’t think it captures for me the meaning of food.”

― David Chang

“People don’t think that bread is part of Asian culture or Asian food culture, but it’s quite prevalent in Northern China, and you see it throughout Japan and as you go to Taiwan.”

― David Chang

“I just spend my money on the essentials. Just basically food and shelter.”

― David Duchovny

“I love dogs. They live in the moment and don’t care about anything except affection and food. They’re loyal and happy. Humans are just too damn complicated.”

― David Duchovny

“You’re raising a kid and you give it food and shelter and, most importantly, you give it the feeling that it’s special. I think people react to celebrities like that – I mean, they treat celebrities like children.”

― David Duchovny

“You can never have too much ketchup, ’cause it’s a food group.”

― David Eigenberg

“Rice at present prices provides more food for the money than most of the other cereals.”

― David F. Houston

“The importance to the nation of a generously adequate food supply for the coming year cannot be overemphasized, in view of the economic problems which may arise as a result of the entrance of the United States into the war.”

― David F. Houston

“Corn is the leading food and feed crop of the United States in geographic range of production, acreage, and quantity of product. The vital importance of a large acreage of this crop, properly cared for, therefore, is obvious.”

― David F. Houston

“In the southern half of the country perhaps no crop has larger possibilities for quick increase of production of food for both men and animals than the sweet potato.”

― David F. Houston

“It is obvious that the greatest and most important service that is required of our agriculture under existing conditions is an enlarged production of the staple food crops.”

― David F. Houston

“The duty of the individual farmer, at this time, is to increase his production, particularly of food crops.”

― David F. Houston

“The ease with which barley may be substituted directly for wheat in human food and its usefulness to replace wheat milling by-products as feed in the production of the milk supply render its abundant production important.”

― David F. Houston

“The high food value of field beans and the shortage of supply due to the light yields of 1915 and 1916 render them of great importance in the regions to which they are adapted.”

― David F. Houston

“The usefulness of cow-peas and soy-beans as human food has been recognized only recently in this country.”

― David F. Houston

“The value of the beans for oil production, as well as for human food, has become recognized so quickly and so generally during the past year that the crop has acquired a commercial standing far in excess of its previous status.”

― David F. Houston

“Things live and die, and then someone processes them into edible portions. This is a complete telling of the story, ‘Food.’ The basic plot hasn’t changed for centuries. I shouldn’t need to know any more details, any more history, in order to decide if my food tastes good or not.”

― David Fahrenthold

“’Star Trek’ is the McDonald’s of science fiction; it’s fast food storytelling. Every problem is like every other problem. They all get solved in an hour. Nobody ever gets hurt, and nobody needs to care. You give up an hour of your time, and you don’t really have to get involved. It’s all plastic.”

― David Gerrold

“If I die without food or without eternal salvation, I want to die without food.”

― David Green

“By eating many fruits and vegetables in place of fast food and junk food, people could avoid obesity.”

― David H. Murdock

“Even though I am Chairman of Dole Food Company, I do most of my own grocery shopping.”

― David H. Murdock

“Since acquiring major interests in Dole Food Company 28 years ago, educating the public on proper diet has constituted the agenda of the Dole Nutrition Institute.”

― David H. Murdock

“When there is enough food to feed everyone, why are 870 million people going hungry? We must learn to share what we have; no one race or nation has a greater right to life than another.”

― David Harewood

“A lot of people say, ‘OK, I’m overweight, so I’m not going to eat any food; I’m only going to have an apple a day,’ but then your body will go into starvation mode, so what you’ve got to do is increase your metabolism.”

― David Haye

“I don’t really eat a lot of fast food, ever, but if I had to eat at one fast food restaurant, it’d be In-N-Out.”

― David Henrie

“The podcast most likely to encourage you to fully appreciate your food is the episode of BBC World Service’s ‘The Food Chain’ in which Antonio Carluccio talks to Emily Thomas about his life in five dishes.”

― David Hepworth

“The podcast by ‘The Kitchen Sisters’ celebrates the staggering variety of a society of immigrants via its food, from the Sheepherders’ Ball in Boise, Idaho, through the favoured cuisine of Emily Dickinson to the unbelievable rituals of the great rural barbecue.”

― David Hepworth

“Combining proteins like egg whites and oatmeal with berries is the best and most important food of the day. The mix will help energize you. And you should have it in the first 30 minutes of rolling out of bed.”

― David Kirsch

“I think that we all plateau, from fitness experts to regular folks at every fitness level. What that means is we need to change our exercise routine, food, and attitude.”

― David Kirsch

“Despite popular belief that watermelon is made up of only water and sugar, watermelon is actually a nutrient-dense food with a high amount of vitamins such as A and C, minerals such as iron and calcium, and is high in antioxidants.”

― David Kirsch

“Whole eggs are practically a perfect food.”

― David Kirsch

“More and more surveys in the US are indicating a change in values taking place among consumers, who become more concerned about quality of life, food, health and the environment.”

― David Korten

“Puerto Rican culture is very lively; very lively people; very warm people; and the food is really great. We’re all about cooking a lot of food and having family around, we’re kind of loud. It’s that sort of vibe and it’s great.”

― David Lambert

“Don’t make jokes about food.”

― David Lean

“A poet could write volumes about diners, because they’re so beautiful. They’re brightly lit, with chrome and booths and Naugahyde and great waitresses. Now, it might not be so great in the health department, but I think diner food is really worth experiencing periodically.”

― David Lynch

“Food scenes in movies are traditionally nightmares to shoot – you just can’t fake eating, and you usually have to repeat it a lot of times to get the angles you need. It’s actually quite a lot to ask of actors, and there’s really nowhere to hide.”

― David MacKenzie

“Japanese food makes me feel particularly good.”

― David Mitchell

“My family lived off the land and summer evening meals featured baked stuffed tomatoes, potato salad, corn on the cob, fresh shelled peas and homemade ice cream with strawberries from our garden. With no air conditioning in those days, the cool porch was the center of our universe after the scorching days.”

― David Mixner

“I did a dance sequence in my second short film, which was my best short film, called ‘Hairway to the Stars,’ and I think Chris Wink, the founder of Blue Man Group, was in that. It’s a black-and-white dance sequence. We were Glorious Food waiters together.”

― David O. Russell

“What do we have in life, really? If we’re lucky we get to a certain age, and we have each other. We have the food we like. We have our crazy little rituals. And we have each other.”

― David O. Russell

“The food we eat goes beyond its macronutrients of carbohydrates, fat and protein. It’s information. It interacts with and instructs our genome with every mouthful, changing genetic expression.”

― David Perlmutter

“Food is medicine. We can actually change our gene expressions with the foods we eat.”

― David Perlmutter

“Our ancestors relied upon their advanced brains to survive during times of food shortage, and fortunately, the human brain is able to utilize body fat as an extremely efficient fuel to sustain function when glucose-providing food is unavailable.”

― David Perlmutter

“Making changes in the fast food that makes up such a significant part of the American diet, even if the numbers aren’t impressive, will have important health up sides.”

― David Perlmutter

“Far from being entirely dependent on exogenous food sources of antioxidants, our cells have their own innate ability to generate antioxidants upon demand.”

― David Perlmutter

“After all the fertile land in the immediate neighbourhood of the first settlers were cultivated, if capital and population increased, more food would be required, and it could only be procured from land not so advantageously situated.”

― David Ricardo

“The facility of obtaining food is beneficial in two ways to the owners of capital, it at the same time raises profits and increases the amount of consumable commodities.”

― David Ricardo

“I regard food as fuel. I am not a brunch person.”

― David Rubenstein

“Think of the sushi trend that started in the ’80s. It was as much about the Nintendo entertainment system in your living room as it was about the availability of good-quality raw fish. The Japanese food trend rose as the world of Japanese business and culture was becoming a bigger part of American life.”

― David Sax

“Food trends don’t just drive the obvious things, like cupcakes or cronuts, but something as elemental as your daily cup of coffee. The way you have that coffee now is probably very different from the way you had it ten years ago, and it’ll probably be very different in ten years. That has a huge impact, culturally and economically.”

― David Sax

“Food trends have been around as long as people have had the ability to choose between different things to eat, but the modern, interconnected media has made food trends a viral phenomenon. Once upon a time, it was just a few newspapers and a few select gourmet magazines that were writing about food. Today, it’s every single publication.”

― David Sax

“Food is entertainment now. People tune into ‘Top Chef,’ and they’re not trying to replicate the recipes. Anthony Bourdain is entertainment. Instagramming your dishes is entertainment.”

― David Sax

“What makes a good deli is a place that, one, is generally family-owned or owned by individuals that care. Delis that are owned by large corporations tend not to have that same soul. And two, delis that make as much of their food from scratch as possible.”

― David Sax

“A Jewish deli should specialize in, first and foremost, Yiddish foods, the foods of the Eastern European Ashkenazi Jews. So, if it’s a place that specializes in pizza or chicken wings or diner food and then does a corned beef sandwich on the side, it’s not a Jewish delicatessen.”

― David Sax

“The early 1990s was a time of great advancements in precooked bacon technology. Pork producers, food labs, and agricultural schools such as Iowa State University began investing substantially in precooked R&D.”

― David Sax

“I like to eat and I love the diversity of foods.”

― David Soul

“People don’t even understand that every bit of our food was once alive. We take another creature, plant, animal, microorganism, tear it apart in our mouths. And incorporate those molecules into our own bodies. We are the Earth in the most profound way.”

― David Suzuki

“We must pay greater attention to keeping our bodies and minds healthy and able to heal. Yet we are making it difficult for our defences to work. We allow things to be sold that should not be called food. Many have no nutritive value and lead to obesity, salt imbalance, and allergies.”

― David Suzuki

“Over and over, the economy has determined the extent of our response, but how much value does it place on breathable air, drinkable water, edible food and stable weather and climate? Surely the economy is the means to a better future, not an end in itself. Surely it must be subordinate to a rich, diverse ecosphere that sustains all life.”

― David Suzuki

“Global trade has advantages. For starters, it allows those of us who live through winter to eat fresh produce year-round. And it provides economic benefits to farmers who grow that food.”

― David Suzuki

“The most used piece of kit in my kitchen is my saucepan. I use it every morning to cook my porridge in. The least used piece of equipment? I’d say a food mixer. I’ve never used it, I don’t really know what they’re for.”

― David Walliams

“When I want comfort food, I buy Maltesers. I like all chocolates, but especially those. You can eat them, and because they’re so light, you can convince yourself that they are not actually that fattening.”

― David Walliams

“With our lives and food chain set up to make us fat – I mean, you can’t drive down any highway in America and find a grapefruit – a guy needs to be smarter and more determined to get lean.”

― David Zinczenko

“Players have an in-season playing weight, and we have to be careful not to stray too far from it when we’re not under the watchful eye of the nutritionist. This can be a problem when the food isn’t being prepared and regulated by our cooking staff.”

― D’Brickashaw Ferguson

“In all honesty, my favorite place to write is an anonymous, cheap hotel in a city or town where nobody knows me, the wireless service is spotty, and the adjoining gas station has coffee, beer and junk food.”

― Dean Bakopoulos

“Nothing that has value, real value, has no cost. Not freedom, not food, not shelter, not healthcare.”

― Dean Kamen

“Unlike the traditional athlete, I’ve got to do more than just engage in my sport to put food on the table. When I’m done running, it’s straight to the office.”

― Dean Karnazes

“The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food.”

― Dean Ornish

“If you go on a diet and feel constrained, you are more likely to drop it. But if you see your food choices each day as part of a spectrum, then you are more likely to feel free and empowered.”

― Dean Ornish

“When we realize that something as primal as the food that we choose to eat each day makes such an important difference in addressing both global warming and personal health, it empowers us and imbues these choices with meaning. If it’s meaningful, then it’s sustainable – and a meaningful life is a longer life.”

― Dean Ornish

“If I eat mindlessly while watching television, reading, or talking with someone else, I can go through an entire meal without tasting the food, without even noticing that I’ve been eating. The plate is empty but I didn’t enjoy the food – I had all of the calories and little of the pleasure.”

― Dean Ornish

“The need for love and intimacy is a fundamental human need, as primal as the need for food, water, and air.”

― Dean Ornish

“When it’s good business to make healthier food, then it becomes sustainable.”

― Dean Ornish

“’I resolve to eat less food’ sounds good in theory, but it’s often hard to sustain. And if you believe that it’s all willpower, then you’re likely to be upset with yourself if you don’t succeed.”

― Dean Ornish

“If you indulge yourself one day, you can eat more healthfully the next. To the degree you move in a healthful direction on the food spectrum, you’re likely to feel better, lose weight, and gain health.”

― Dean Ornish

“Eating bad food does not make you a bad person.”

― Dean Ornish

“Multinational food companies can play a large role in helping to prevent chronic diseases around the world by offering healthier choices in the United States and abroad.”

― Dean Ornish

“How you eat is as important as what you eat. If I eat mindlessly while watching television, I get all of the calories and none of the pleasure. Instead, if I eat mindfully, paying attention and savoring what I’m eating, smaller portions of food can be exquisitely satisfying.”

― Dean Ornish

“People are lazy, and they want their fast food via the television.”

― Dean Winters

“Look for the light. Look for it in everything. Look for it in yourself, in your children, in your job, and in your dreams. Look for it in the food you eat and in the people you surround yourself with.”

― Debbie Ford

“My goal was to be able to be alone without food, sugar, phone, men, TV, anything and to feel O.K. about myself.”

― Debbie Ford

“I can pick good food, but I can’t pick a good man.”

― Debbie Reynolds

“My mom did not have money. She was a single mom, on and off in periods between marriages. My husband, however, grew up on a wonderful farm in Tuscany, in Florence, and his family was so entertaining in terms of growing their own food and using the fruit of their land. We have very, very different experiences.”

― Debi Mazar

“Usually I wear my grandma’s old aprons, or others I have collected in my travels. When I was young, I would sit and watch my grandma prepare stuff. She wasn’t Italian, but she did really good Italian food.”

― Debi Mazar

“I grew up on food stamps. I come from a very humble background. And I’ve had many friends that have been destitute – you know, running into trouble – and places like The Midnight Mission have given them hope and have fed them and gotten them back on the right path.”

― Debi Mazar

“There’s so much importance in honoring your everyday hero. It doesn’t take money. It doesn’t take connections. What matters is that people get involved. Whether your passion is gun control or food or whatever it may be, everybody needs to stop being so self-absorbed.”

― Debi Mazar

“As a matter of fact, I’ve been to Italy many times before I met my husband, which he can’t even imagine that I could possibly know anything about Italian food. But, you know, Italian food’s really basic, and there’s so many different variations on it that what my husband did is he broke it down for me.”

― Debi Mazar

“My husband wrote me love letters while I was on location in Canada and pregnant. They turned into being about food, and it turned it into a cookbook. He called it ‘The Tuscan Cookbook for the Pregnant Male.’ It was kind of genius. When I took it a book agent, he was like, ‘Men don’t buy cookbooks.’”

― Debi Mazar

“I used to watch my grandmother make fancy, Julia Child-style beef bourguignon. And growing up in New York City, I was exposed to many cultures. I experimented with Puerto Rican and Jamaican food.”

― Debi Mazar

“I’d love to give my girls a traditional Thanksgiving with turkey and all that jazz, but we’ve raised them to love Tuscan food so much that they don’t care for it. My favorite is a nice polenta with beef stew and broccoli rabe on the side.”

― Debi Mazar

“It was very liberating, living in a foreign country, a place where everything was new and strange – the food, the customs, the climate, everything.”

― Deborah Moggach

“I did have a go with Botox, but I couldn’t move my eyebrows. I also, at one point, had that filler stuff injected, but I looked like a hamster with wodges of food in its cheeks, so I stopped that.”

― Deborah Moggach

“I have four Rhode Island Red hens. I get two eggs from them a day. They’re feathered dustbins that eat leftover food and weeds, and they’re easy to look after – I throw some grain at them in the morning, take the eggs and that’s it. I love the sound of clucking.”

― Deborah Moggach

“My secret indulgent food is dessert. I have an incredible sweet tooth – chocolate pudding with vanilla ice-cream or trifle and pavlova. I do love dessert.”

― Deborra-Lee Furness

“I only eat organic. I love salads and believe food is our best medicine. My son is so brainwashed, he thinks McDonald’s is the devil.”

― Deborra-Lee Furness

“I’m reaching for emotion and drama, the drama of the everyday: what happens when you don’t have shelter, food, and clothing. There are some stakes. If you’re displaced or evicted, there’s a suspense: How will you solve that?”

― Debra Granik

“If I feel like I need comfort food, I’ll have a bowl of porridge with honey, and instead of a sweet sugar fix, I’ll eat a probiotic yogurt.”

― Debra Stephenson

“I enjoy wine collecting and great food.”

― Deep Roy

“Food makes me happy. Make me work round the clock, but just feed me first!”

― Deepika Padukone

“I try and work out as often as possible. Since I travel very often, it becomes very difficult to have a daily work out routine, but I practice yoga every day or try and play some sport. Also, I am very aware of what suits my body in terms of food and exercise.”

― Deepika Padukone

“Food is for eating, and good food is to be enjoyed… I think food is, actually, very beautiful in itself.”

― Delia Smith

“Although a food processor is not an absolutely essential piece of equipment, because you can certainly chop, grate, slice, knead and mix everything by hand, it does do all these things very quickly and efficiently and saves you time and energy.”

― Delia Smith

“I like to use ‘I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter’ on my toast in the morning, because sometimes when I eat breakfast, I like to be incredulous. How was breakfast? Unbelievable.”

― Demetri Martin

“I don’t think there’s going to be a day when I don’t think about food or my body, but I’m living with it, and I wish I could tell young girls to find their safe place and stay with it.”

― Demi Lovato

“The traditional family table is round. No corners. No sides. No head. No tail. Everything is smooth. The food is in the center, and each family member reaches over the same distance. Someone you love is next to you on each side, and no one is last or at the end. The person farthest away from you is also the person facing you.”

― Deng Ming-Dao

“Not eating meat is a decision, eating meat is an instinct.”

― Denis Leary

“We don’t really go in for big family dinners, but Scottish people are famously confrontational. It’s a cultural thing, so maybe we don’t need to have them to clear the air. Also, traditional family food isn’t as nice here so there’s no payoff for traveling hundreds of miles.”

― Denise Mina

“Food is art and science. So, you take something out, you have to work with the recipe to make sure that you’re providing delicious food with cleaner labels.”

― Denise Morrison

“Sustainability is important because we all are responsible to nourish our planet. And real food should be delicious, safe, affordable, and accessible to all. All without compromise.”

― Denise Morrison

“We’re all different ages, sizes, shapes, genders, and we all have different lifestyles. We’re quickly moving to bespoke diets that enable tailored and informed nutritional food choices.”

― Denise Morrison

“With the growth of both urbanization and globalization, consumers are becoming increasingly disconnected from their food.”

― Denise Morrison

“I’ve always believed consumers have a right to know what’s in their food.”

― Denise Morrison

“The entrepreneurial spirit has moved from the garage in high-tech to the kitchen in food.”

― Denise Morrison

“Consumer preferences for food have changed… Changed radically. I call them seismic shifts.”

― Denise Morrison

“Being an iconic food company can be both a blessing and a curse. It can be a curse if, amidst change, you maintain the status quo. It is a blessing if you leverage the change coupled with capability to seize new opportunities.”

― Denise Morrison

“I’ve bought companies in response to the seismic shifts – the consumer preference for food and health and well-being and a gravitation toward more fresh and natural and organic.”

― Denise Morrison

“At Campbell’s, we’re listening to consumers. We recognize that real and healthier food is better for our consumers and our business. Our goal is to be the leading health and well-being food company.”

― Denise Morrison

“My mother and sisters cooked Italian food, and I never heard of half of the dishes you see in these Italian restaurants. I just go in and order spaghetti.”

― Dennis Farina

“My delight in things is definitely Caribbean. It has to do with landscape and food. The fact that my language may have a metrical direction is because that’s the shape of the language. I didn’t make that shape.”

― Derek Walcott

“I like to eat other people’s food in restaurants.”

― Derren Brown

“We barely had lights, but my mom always made sure we had food on the table and somewhere to sleep.”

― Deshaun Watson

“I’m a southern boy raised in Gainesville, Georgia, so it’s natural for me to want fast food and sweet tea, but those are the things I’ve had to cut back on.”

― Deshaun Watson

“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.”

― Desiderius Erasmus

“I remember how my dad was so into herbal solutions and health food well before that stuff became popular.”

― Deval Patrick

“I love spicy food, love it. But wasabi is just painful.”

― Devon Werkheiser

“My metabolism is very high, and I love sweets and food.”

― Devon Windsor

“I love the Food Network.”

― Devon Windsor

“I love Sunday Riley Hydro Active Face Oil, Clinique Acne Solutions Moisturizer Cream, and Weleda Skin Food if I’m working a lot, since it’s so thick and hydrating.”

― Devon Windsor

“Music is my breath, blood and food – without music I would perish; the actor in me would die.”

― Dhanush

“When I blew my back out at age 42, I said, ‘Okay, I’ve got to be more concerned about food and health.’”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“I like my food. I would rather be a little bit on the heavier side than too thin.”

― Diana DeGarmo

“By giving the FDA adequate resources and authority to both prevent outbreaks and intervene once they appear, we can support the administration’s efforts to reassure the parents of America that the food they feed their children is the product of the safest system in the world.”

― Diana DeGette

“Poor, darling fellow – he died of food. He was killed by the dinner table.”

― Diana Vreeland

“Families are struggling against a tide of junk information on junk food.”

― Diane Abbott

“When fast food is not a treat but a dietary staple, the children surf the internet all day in dark corners of the room and are bombarded with latest gadgets. Things replace parental standards.”

― Diane Abbott

“As people flock to urban centers where ground space is limited, cities with green walls and roofs and skyscraper farms offer improved health and well-being, renewable resources, reliable food supply, and relief to the environment.”

― Diane Ackerman

“Before I cook, I always have to put on music that parents listened to while cooking. I remember waking up in the morning and seeing my dad making breakfast with music and cutting up the tomato and singing to it and just handling food with such care. So when I cook, I put on salsa, vallenato, cumbia, or anything that reminds me of Colombia.”

― Diane Guerrero

“Italy will always have the best food.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“It’s fun for me to go on other folks’ talk shows. When you’ve endured the ups and downs and tensions and pitfalls of hosting, being a guest is a piece of angel food.”

― Dick Cavett

“Borrowing 40 cents out of every dollar we spend for missiles or food stamps is unsustainable. And being indebted for generations to China and OPEC does not make American a stronger nation.”

― Dick Durbin

“My body was built through years of good food – and beer.”

― Dick Strawbridge

“I just think our British cuisine and the different influences we pull together make it special when it comes to food.”

― Dick Strawbridge

“The Horny Toad in Cave Creek has great food. When I’m in Arizona, I have at least one meal there. I have a daughter who lives out there, and Dee Dee Wood, who was the choreographer on ‘Mary Poppins,’ lives out there. I still get out there once in a while, but not in the summer.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“We wanted a pet food based on sound scientific principles and truth, not marketing hype.”

― Dick Van Patten

“We donate a lot of food to rescue organizations.”

― Dick Van Patten

“People don’t like to feed live mice and rats to their snakes. Now we have a regular meat food that they will eat. Ninety percent of the snakes will eat this food and love it.”

― Dick Van Patten

“We waited until we perfected the dog food, and then we worked on the cat food. Even though it’s not going through the roof the way the dog food is, I think it will catch on eventually.”

― Dick Van Patten

“I may eat nine bowls of dog food, because eight isn’t enough.”

― Dick Van Patten

“I want to be free to be any version of me I feel like being. I don’t want to be McDonald’s that serves the same food every time.”

― Dierks Bentley

“When I was a young boy, during the aftermath of World War II, Germany was broken and in ruins. Many people were hungry, sick, and dying. I remember well the humanitarian shipments of food and clothing that came from the Church in Salt Lake City.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“My mother taught us to sell food in the market so we could pay for school. I would get up at 4:30 A.M. and start selling bread and cheese before going to class. School cost $65. The average salary was $125 a year, and with 10 kids, how are you going to pay for that?”

― Dikembe Mutombo

“I got food poisoning in Venezuela, and it sucked!”

― Dimebag Darrell

“Everybody has different tastes. Some people love Italian food; some don’t.”

― Dirk Nowitzki

“I try to stay away, but In-N-Out, you just can’t compare it. It’s the best. It’s the best. It’s healthy fast food; they do their own meat and their own salad.”

― Dirk Nowitzki

“I suppose women are attracted to the bad-boy image sometimes because it’s fun to have an adventure. It’s like eating junk food… it’s fun at the time, but ultimately not the best choice.”

― Dita Von Teese

“I love Indian, Italian and Mexican food. And if it’s a romantic type of thing, I like a good French restaurant.”

― Dolly Parton

“I was always a junk food person, still am.”

― Dolly Parton

“I do remember how it was to be poor. I do remember that in my early years, we had to grow and raise all of our food, even our animals. And I remember in my early life, we didn’t even have electricity. So it was very, very hard times then.”

― Dolly Parton

“My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order.”

― Dolly Parton

“If you like good ol’ fashion Southern soul food then, yes, I am a good cook! My specialty is chicken dumplings and poke salad.”

― Dolly Parton

“I think I was immediately fed, so food became a very important part of my life.”

― Dom DeLuise

“Even though Bandos is one of the biggest islands in the Maldives, it only takes 20 minutes to walk round. All it has are some chalets and a little harbour centre with three restaurants and a bar. The food is magnificent.”

― Dominic Holland

“I’ve worked on films where the budgets are almost limitless and you’re in trailers that are bigger than a hotel room. You’re taken care of and the food is amazing, the quality of the job is amazing and then you work on smaller things but it never dictates my happiness or my willingness to go to work.”

― Dominic Monaghan

“The typical user of a food bank is not someone that’s languishing in poverty: it’s someone who has a cash flow problem.”

― Dominic Raab

“My mom can cook really good Cuban food, so we go eat there on the regular. And the Cuban coffee – you know how you drink coffee at a really young age.”

― Dominik Garcia-Lorido

“I take my part in the food chain very seriously.”

― Dominique Swain

“My life was in Montreal years ago. Best food in the world.”

― Don Rickles

“Herb Solo at that time was the head of MGM. I said, ‘I want to live like Clint Eastwood.’ Did I know at that time Clint Eastwood, to him, Heaven was a truck, a dog, and a picnic basket for food or something?”

― Don Rickles

“Penn State is a leader in food science.”

― Don Sherwood

“Growing up the way I grew up, food was scarce. So when you had an opportunity to eat, you ate. When I graduated from high school and went to college, I weighed 160 pounds. So, I knew I had to put on the weight. I ate everything from fried food to fried chicken wings. When I came to Green Bay, I did the same thing because I was 172 pounds.”

― Donald Driver

“My kids know there’s no candy, no soda, until the weekend. Those are the days they get to indulge in their sweets. We’re big on organic food. I’m not a diet guy; I don’t believe in diets. I just believe in a great meal plan.”

― Donald Driver

“No man’s brain is so dull, and no man’s eye so blind, that they cannot catch food for dreams.”

― Donald G. Mitchell

“Each season, my balance gets worse, and sometimes I fall. I no longer cook for myself but microwave widower food, mostly Stouffer’s. My fingers are clumsy and slow with buttons.”

― Donald Hall

“President Obama has almost doubled our national debt to more than $19 trillion, and growing. And yet, what do we have to show for it? Our roads and bridges are falling apart, our airports are in Third World condition, and forty-three million Americans are on food stamps.”

― Donald Trump

“We wouldn’t have to speak so critically if businesses would stop feeding dead animals to live ones, putting non-food substances into food, tinkering with genetic codes, and spraying the countryside with poisons.”

― Donella Meadows

“I’ve been a skinny girl my whole life. I just don’t sit down – I’m always on the go. It must be down to the genes. We have a healthy body image in my house and great appetites. It’d be hard for you to find a food I don’t love.”

― Donna Air

“Why do we need to support the food stamp program? Because low-income families experience unemployment at a far higher rate than other income groups. Because cutting nutritional assistance programs is immoral and shortsighted, and protecting families from hunger improves their health and educational outcomes.”

― Donna Brazile

“Why not add benefits for making healthy food choices, provide a transition bonus for getting off food stamps, or increase job training opportunities and income – raising minimum wage?”

― Donna Brazile

“Food stamps are an investment in our future.”

― Donna Brazile

“Being on food stamps can be demeaning. Cashiers know the difference between the new plastic SNAP cards and a credit card. Some food stamp recipients say some cashiers have made them feel uncomfortable and embarrassed.”

― Donna Brazile

“The food in Europe is pretty disappointing. I like fried chicken. But other than that Europe is great.”

― Donnie Wahlberg

“I love food shows: Anthony Bourdain, Iron Chef, Chopped, you name it.”

― Donnie Wahlberg

“I always used to wonder why American actors were getting fat, then I made a U.S. movie. I’m seeing all the food every day, and there’s lots of waiting around because making an American movie is very slow.”

― Donnie Yen

“Humor is imperative, more important than food. You have a choice when someone dies. You can lie down or get back into life. Do something for someone else.”

― Doris Roberts

“I may be too craving of that rich gift, the power of sharing other minds. I have drunk deeply, long, and oh! how blissfully at this fountain in a foreign clime. Hearts met hearts, minds joined with minds; and what were the secondary trials of pain to the enfeebled, suffering body when daily was administered the soul’s medicine and food!”

― Dorothea Dix

“I think it’s wonderful that people in pickup trucks are buying two flats of dog food and a copy of ‘Bastard.’ I want my view of the world to be right up there next to gallon boxes of Tide.”

― Dorothy Allison

“Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.”

― Dorothy Day

“It is easier to have faith that God will support each House of Hospitality and Farming Commune and supply our needs in the way of food and money to pay bills, than it is to keep a strong, hearty, living faith in each individual around us – to see Christ in him.”

― Dorothy Day

“People need dreams, there’s as much nourishment in ’em as food.”

― Dorothy Gilman

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”

― Doug Larson

“A safe, affordable and plentiful supply of food is a national security issue.”

― Doug Ose

“My most memorable meal is every Thanksgiving. I love the food: the turkey and stuffing; the sweet potatoes and rice, which come from my mother’s Southern heritage; the mashed potatoes, which come from my wife’s Midwestern roots; the Campbell’s green-bean casserole; and of course, pumpkin pie.”

― Douglas Conant

“There’s no evidence that large, diversified food companies win over time.”

― Douglas Conant

“The packaged food business environment is very Darwinian. You’re fighting for survival every year; you evolve and grow or you die. It’s really that simple.”

― Douglas Conant

“I know it’s not cat food, but what exactly is it that they put inside of tinned ravioli?”

― Douglas Coupland

“I’m pro-forwards. Do I want the Seventies to come back? No. The haircuts were terrible. Everyone stank. The food was awful.”

― Douglas Coupland

“If food were free, why work?”

― Douglas Horton

“I don’t know of any other form of life that gathers up all the food it needs in the first two-thirds of its life in order to do nothing in its last third of life. In a utopian presentist society, instead of working extra hard to put money in the bank, you’d be working to provide value for the people around you.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“I have friends in prison. I send them money. I send them food. They say, ‘Bro, get me out of here.’ There’s nothing I can do. They’re five years in on a 20-year sentence. They went in at 16, they’ll get out at 36. That’s a lifetime.”

― Draymond Green

“I love food. I’m a big food person. I’m really passionate about eating good food all the time.”

― Dreama Walker

“I love inventive food, but I want the classic dishes to taste like how I remember them. I get a little bummed out when there is too much fancy stuff going on and it doesn’t resemble the original dish at all.”

― Drew Barrymore

“I hate women who say they can eat whatever they want, because I don’t relate to that at all. It isn’t fair! I absolutely live for food.”

― Drew Barrymore

“The easiest diet is, you know, eat vegetables, eat fresh food. Just a really sensible healthy diet like you read about all the time.”

― Drew Carey

“I have a beautiful platter of various fruits as my computer screen saver. It’s a constant reminder to eat healthy! It helps me to make healthier food choices throughout my day.”

― Drew Sidora

“We believe that God is big enough to give every nationality their own religion, as he’s given them their own taste in food, in plants, in furniture, and housing. I think that each religion has their basic Christ-ish way to get to the Everlasting God.”

― Duane Chapman

“People ask me all the time, ‘What keeps you up at night?’ And I say, ‘Spicy Mexican food, weapons of mass destruction, and cyber attacks.’”

― Dutch Ruppersberger

“We’re the biggest food and agriculture company in the world.”

― Dwayne Andreas

“I’ll never, ever be full. I’ll always be hungry. Obviously, I’m not talking about food. Growing up, I had nothing for such a long time. Someone told me a long time ago, and I’ve never forgotten it, ‘Once you’ve ever been hungry, really, really hungry, then you’ll never, ever be full.’”

― Dwayne Johnson

“The thing with food is that you can give 20 people the same recipe and the same ingredients, and somebody’s going to make it better than somebody else, and that’s the creativity of it. It’s like music. You could have a bunch of people playing the same piece, and somebody’s gonna play it better.”

― Dweezil Zappa

“Music knits people together in some strange way. Same thing with food.”

― Dwight Henry

“I live out of cans a lot. But I try to indulge only in healthy canned food.”

― Dwight Yoakam

“There’s no denying that candy is comfort food and it’s affordable.”

― Dylan Lauren

“Every two months, I allow myself a splurge day where I eat thick, doughy pizza from Pizzeria Uno or an ice cream sundae from my store with birthday-cake ice cream, Marshmallow Fluff, and toppings mixed in.”

― Dylan Lauren

“Once you’re in charge of your job, your house, your children, getting the food on the table, doing all of this, all of the time, it’d be nice for someone else to be in charge for a bit maybe.”

― E. L. James

“The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.”

― E. M. Forster

“If there is to be any hope of prosperity for this country it is by reversing that policy which made us simply the kitchen garden for supplying the British with cheap food.”

― Eamon de Valera

“I started composting in 1970 by taking my food scraps out behind where I lived and burying them in a hole next to the railroad tracks – and green things started to grow there!”

― Ed Begley, Jr.

“The Paris peace talks kept a roof over my head and food on the table and clothes on my back because if something was said going in or coming out, I had the rent for the month.”

― Ed Bradley

“The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth – something very difficult for a politician. Or watch your food – just watch it, don’t eat it.”

― Ed Koch

“I’ve always been in love with the States. When I was a kid, we would take these long summer holidays in Texas, Nashville, and all over. I fell in love with the people, the food, even the smell. You don’t necessarily get that in old Europe.”

― Ed Weeks

“I can pretty much live without fast food. I haven’t eaten McDonald’s in so long, but it’s okay.”

― Ed Westwick

“Sundays are for Dim Sum. While the rest of America goes to church, Sunday School, or NFL games, you can find Chinese people eating Cantonese food.”

― Eddie Huang

“I’ve never said I was a chef – I think I make great food. I will never open a restaurant to do, like, tasting courses.”

― Eddie Huang

“But what I’m very interested in, whether it’s writing, whether it’s hosting a show, whether it’s cooking food, I’m just into the discussions of identity, culture and the politics of culture.”

― Eddie Huang

“There is a lot of food culture that goes on in the home and in the community in non-traditional ways. Food is a lot more than restaurants.”

― Eddie Huang

“Cats have a scam going – you buy the food, they eat the food, they go away; that’s the deal.”

― Eddie Izzard

“A potlatch is similar to a court case in that both are prohibitively expensive; both involve lengthy speeches and the vigorous examination and debate of the actions, rights and legal responsibilities of the participants. One has food, singing and spiritual rites; the other, not so much.”

― Eden Robinson

“On Christmas, my family and I see a movie and go out for Chinese food. We don’t celebrate Christmas in the traditional sense, in that we do not actually celebrate Christmas.”

― Eden Sher

“My grandmother was the greatest cook in the world. She could just go in there, the whole kitchen would look like a tornado hit it and then she’d come out with the best food. Then she’d sit at the table and she wouldn’t eat!”

― Edie Brickell

“I can make dressing – or stuffing. Y’all call it stuffing up here, we call it dressing down there. It’s really good dressing. That family recipe was passed on, and I love to make that.”

― Edie Brickell

“There’s a lot of animals in the open ocean – most of them that make light. And we have a pretty good idea, for most of them, why. They use it for finding food, for attracting mates, for defending against predators. But when you get down to the bottom of the ocean, that’s where things get really strange.”

― Edith Widder

“Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.”

― Edmund Burke

“Men do not have to cook their food; they do so for symbolic reasons to show they are men and not beasts.”

― Edmund Leach

“If I could only remember that the days were, not bricks to be laid row on row, to be built into a solid house, where one might dwell in safety and peace, but only food for the fires of the heart.”

― Edmund Wilson

“Roast beef, medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy.”

― Edna Ferber

“Newlyweds shooting budget: 5k for actors, 2k insurance, 2k food and drink. 9k in the can. We only shot 12 days. That’s how to make an independent film.”

― Edward Burns

“The Americans have always been food, sex, and spirit revivalists.”

― Edward Dahlberg

“There is no reasoning, no process of inference or comparison; there is no thinking about things, no putting two and two together; there are no ideas – the animal does not think of the box or of the food or of the act he is to perform.”

― Edward Thorndike

“The Italian Renaissance extends beyond food, of course. Just about every major Italian furniture designer now has a shop in Paris, and Le Bon Marche recently opened an outlet for Santa Maria Novella perfumes, elixirs and soaps from Florence on its ground floor.”

― Elaine Sciolino

“As a diabetic, I’m a walking picnic. I have to eat measured amounts of food at certain times.”

― Elaine Stritch

“We have wild animals in zoos, yet people rarely meet their ‘food’ face to face.”

― Elayne Boosler

“Ever notice that Soup for One is eight aisles away from Party Mix?”

― Elayne Boosler

“I’ve got my huge Greek family. I mean, I don’t know how many cousins I have – I can’t even keep track. There are just so many of us, and we love all Greek food – we have Greek night every Sunday night.”

― Elena Kampouris

“Justice requires that everyone should have enough to eat. But it also requires that everyone should contribute to the production of food.”

― Elias Canetti

“An anthropologist will not excitedly report of a newly discovered tribe: ‘They eat food! They breathe air! They use tools! They tell each other stories!’ We humans forget how alike we are, living in a world that only reminds us of our differences.”

― Eliezer Yudkowsky

“Even when I was very small, my mother treated me like a great novelist. She was like: ‘Oh, I’m sitting at the breakfast table with Flaubert,’ and would say, if she burned some food or was late arriving, ‘Don’t put this in your novel!’”

― Elif Batuman

“I write with humour about sadness, to introduce an element of sweet to the sour, a bit like Turkish food.”

― Elif Safak

“Iowa City is okay as Midwestern cities go, but there’s no food, no culture, no ocean.”

― Elin Hilderbrand

“Venting your anger on anyone – especially complete strangers – is not a winning tactic. Be especially sweet to bartenders and people serving you food.”

― Elin Hilderbrand

“I wear a pedometer, aiming for five miles a day – don’t be too impressed; that includes walking around my house and food shopping.”

― Elinor Lipman

“Thank you to our farmers for all you do to keep food on our tables.”

― Elise Stefanik

“There’s nothing more romantic than Italian food.”

― Elisha Cuthbert

“I work out with our trainer, Jocelynne Boschen of Alpha Sport L.A., hike a lot, and eat healthy. I love cooking so prepare a lot of my own food and avoid processed foods. No fast food. No soda.”

― Elizabeth Banks

“A ritual or tradition can be as simple as something you do every night, like read a story to a small child, or something you do weekly, such as go out for Chinese food.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“I’m nuts about the South – the people, the language, the food, the land, the stories and writers that come from there – but it’s hard to know whether I’ll use it as a location again.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“I will never forget experiencing Venice for the first time. It feels like you are transported to another time – the art, music, food and pure romance in the air is like no other place.”

― Elizabeth Berkley

“As maize became important for human food worldwide, modern agricultural research on maize breeding continued the corn breeding begun thousands of years ago in the Central American highlands.”

― Elizabeth Blackburn

“We love food in our house.”

― Elizabeth Chambers

“Architects and food at a construction site equals indigestion. We’re always looking for details that haven’t been executed correctly.”

― Elizabeth Diller

“I’ve often said that the most important thing you can give your children is wings. Because, you’re not gonna always be able to bring food to the nest. You’re… sometimes… they’re gonna have to be able to fly by themselves.”

― Elizabeth Edwards

“Food deserts on Chicago’s South Side have shrunk some since 2006, and this has provided health benefits to the communities.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“The Food Stamp Challenge, which challenges higher-income families to live as if they are on food stamps, estimates that a person on food stamps has a budget of about $1.25 per meal. In other words, a family on food stamps must buy an entire meal per person for less than the cost of an average cup of coffee.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“Listen – of course money changes everything, but so does sunlight, and so does food: These are powerful but neutral energy sources, neither inherently good nor evil but shaped only by the way we use them.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert

“The food I eat the most is probably steamed, plain white rice. I know its really, really, really boring, but that’s honestly the food I eat the most. No, I like cucumber avocado rolls… I love that.”

― Elizabeth Gillies

“I love to cook and I’ve cooked a lot of Bulgarian food over the years.”

― Elizabeth Kostova

“All the members of the dog family – domestic dogs, wolves, coyotes, dingoes – are very aware of territory. A group must control its own territory – you can’t have others taking it from you, because then you won’t have enough food.”

― Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

“I get way too much happiness from good food.”

― Elizabeth Olsen

“I think, really, that the only way a person can open their heart to someone who is so much another is really by knowing them… whether that’s in a classroom, or a soccer team, or a food pantry, or any of those things. I mean, we’re kind of more alike than we are different.”

― Elizabeth Strout

“I’m really interested in food now. I never used to be. I always used to just eat when I’m hungry, and now it’s an experience.”

― Ella Purnell

“The most important thing is to snack on things that are filled with real food and nourishing ingredients that will leave you feeling energised and happy.”

― Ella Woodward

“There’s no such thing as ‘bad’ food or ‘good’ food.”

― Ella Woodward

“The first recipe I made was a disaster. I’d been chopping and pressing dates to create a raw brownie, and I thought it would work even better if I blended them in a food processor. So I went and bought one specially. When my boyfriend at the time came over to try the results, he took one bite and spat it out – I’d left the plastic on the blades.”

― Ella Woodward

“Food was a big part of our family gatherings, but it was usually pasta. We didn’t eat that well. Everything was home-made but not much veg or fruit.”

― Ella Woodward

“I don’t want people to see healthy eating as a diet. I want it to be satisfying food that everyone takes pleasure in eating.”

― Ella Woodward

“Just because you want to eat vegetables and eat well doesn’t mean you can’t share food and have fun with it. It should still be an exciting thing. It shouldn’t be just eating kale on your own in the corner.”

― Ella Woodward

“Eating a natural diet with loads of fresh fruit and veg and little processed food helps me manage the symptoms of my illness.”

― Ella Woodward

“I’m a big fish eater. Salmon – I love salmon. My sister loves Chinese food and sushi and all that. I’m not as big of a fan, but she likes it so we eat it a lot. So I’m beginning to like it more. I don’t like the raw sushi. I liked the cooked crab and lobster and everything.”

― Elle Fanning

“People love their animals so much so that they put little clothes on them and necklaces and booties and things like that. And if you love your animal, then you should feed them something that’s not dangerous for them. There’s a lot of poisonous stuff that they’re putting in a lot of that food, those by-products.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“All the food that is put into the stomach that the system cannot derive benefit from, is a burden to nature in her work.”

― Ellen G. White

“I prize my seamstress, I value my copyist; but my cook, who knows well how to prepare the food to sustain life, and nourish brain, bone, and muscle, fills the most important place among the helpers in my family.”

― Ellen G. White

“It is important that we relish the food we eat. If we cannot do this, but eat mechanically, our food does not do us that good it should, and we fail to be nourished and built up by it as we otherwise would be, if we could enjoy the food we take into the stomach.”

― Ellen G. White

“It is a religious duty for those who cook to learn how to prepare food in different ways, hygienically, for the table, so that it may be eaten with enjoyment.”

― Ellen G. White

“As an anti-hunger advocate, I found the perplexity of the obesity problem and the hunger problem existing side-by-side in our increasingly global food system begged further investigation.”

― Ellen Gustafson

“The abundance of cheap food with low nutritional value in the Western diet has wreaked havoc on our health; in America, one third of children and two thirds of adults are overweight or obese and are more likely to develop diabetes and cardiovascular disease.”

― Ellen Gustafson

“To address our current food system problems, I propose a series of local, regional, national and global conversations – starting around the dinner table – to rethink the food we produce, buy and eat.”

― Ellen Gustafson

“I was never a person who was introduced to junk food.”

― Ellen Pompeo

“I love breakfast. Well, I just like food. I’m properly into my food. It comes from my father. If we go anywhere, we like to look up the best restaurants.”

― Ellie Bamber

“I like healthful foods, but I’m from the Midwest, so I like food that’s been around longer.”

― Ellie Kemper

“I’ve experienced all the food and restaurants in New Orleans. I’ve been doing a bit of touristing when I have the day off, just walking in the French Quarter. To me, it’s very, very surprising how people are so friendly. But no, it’s very different from Paris.”

― Elodie Yung

“Biofuels such as ethanol require enormous amounts of cropland and end up displacing either food crops or natural wilderness, neither of which is good.”

― Elon Musk

“I generally always eat what I want. I think when you work out a lot, you can afford to eat more because your body’s metabolism is higher. I like healthy food and prefer that anyways, but if I want pizza or a can of Coca-Cola every once in a while, I’m going to have it. I just try to have a few slices, and that’s it.”

― Elsa Hosk

“Eating is not merely a material pleasure. 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

“I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life. I love the food. I love the people. I love the attitudes of Italians.”

― Elton John

“What makes ‘Pootie Tang’ the motion picture enjoyable is its no-brow ambitions; it’s a joke action film. It slides through enough African-American pop culture signifiers to raise laughs out of those who will appreciate the references; it revels in more cheese per square inch than a soul food diner.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“In our house we repeated the pattern of thousands of other homes. There were a few books and a lot of music. Our food and our furniture were no different from our neighbors’.”

― Emanuel Celler

“Being Latina, I’m super close with my family. I love them, and I love spending time with them. I love being at my grandma’s house and eating her food.”

― Emeraude Toubia

“You know, for 300 years it’s been kind of the same. There are restaurants in New Orleans that the menu hasn’t changed in 125 years, so how is one going to change or evolve the food?”

― Emeril Lagasse

“My inspiration was my mom. She’s a great cook, and she still cooks, and we still banter back and forth about cooking. Growing up in a mostly Portuguese community, food was important and the family table was extremely important. At a very young age I understood that.”

― Emeril Lagasse

“I’m working harder than ever now, and I’m putting on my pants the same as I always have. I just get up every day and try to do a little better than the day before, and that is to run a great restaurant with great food, great wine, and great service. That’s my philosophy.”

― Emeril Lagasse

“My philosophy from day one is that I can sleep better at night if I can improve an individual’s knowledge about food and wine, and do it on a daily basis.”

― Emeril Lagasse

“Being a food show and being me, I always kicked it up a notch, which means I would always elevate the spice level or the complexity of a particular dish. So, it was always like we’re going to kick this up a little bit.”

― Emeril Lagasse

“Music is one of those things that is constantly going in my head all the time. It’s sort of like the evolution and creation of doing food, or my philosophy about wine. It’s always beating in my head, so it keeps the spirit moving.”

― Emeril Lagasse

“I came here because the city has a tradition and is a very respected food city.”

― Emeril Lagasse

“I’ve always done food that can work in a set time frame. The message I’m trying to get across is, it doesn’t have to take three days to do this. With planning, you can do a lot and really have quality food every day.”

― Emeril Lagasse

“If somebody has a chance to put my food in their mouth, that tells the story.”

― Emeril Lagasse

“Those other 10 o’clock shows that come on, all you get from them is headaches and nightmares when you go to bed! At least we give you food, know what I mean?”

― Emeril Lagasse

“My Food Network shows, ‘Emeril Live’ and ‘Essence of Emeril,’ are not in production right now, but I wouldn’t say that I’m necessarily leaving Food Network. I have a lot of television still in me. I enjoy teaching people, so it’s just a matter of time before I do something new.”

― Emeril Lagasse

“My food is Louisiana, New Orleans-based, well-seasoned, rustic. I think it’s pretty unique because of my background being influenced by my mom, Portuguese and French Canadian. There’s a lot going on there.”

― Emeril Lagasse

“Start with a clean grill. Keep it clean by brushing with a wire brush after preheating, and again after cooking. Make sure to oil your grates and your food before putting it on the grill to keep it from sticking.”

― Emeril Lagasse

“I’m kind of a homebody. I like to sit at home and watch movies and eat good food.”

― Emilie de Ravin

“I’m not a Luddite, but I’m outside more than I’m on my computer. We have a micro-farm – it’s a step up from a garden. We have a pretty extensive vineyard. We grow about 60 percent of our own food, make our own wine, have chickens for eggs.”

― Emilio Estevez

“I probably grow half my food. It’s a good way to keep perspective.”

― Emilio Estevez

“I love food so much. I love cheese and champagne and salads, fries, yum.”

― Emily Atack

“Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.”

― Emily Dickinson

“Holiday food is rich and indulgent. Going-home-to-see-family food is richer and even more indulgent.”

― Emily V. Gordon

“I love shopping, especially food shopping.”

― Emma Bunton

“I only like food without color, like potatoes, bread, and pasta.”

― Emma Roberts

“Stuffing is my favorite food in the world! I actually have been known to go buy stuffing and make it in the middle of summer.”

― Emma Roberts

“Yes, you should be healthy and take care of yourself, but growing up, I’ve seen people who have horrible issues with food.”

― Emma Stone

“If you don’t want women to do whatever they need to do then you must provide them with food, you must provide them with shelter and their basic human rights.”

― Emma Thompson

“I can celebrate food anytime. I love cheese. When I crave a certain food, I just eat it.”

― Emmanuelle Chriqui

“I don’t like French food. I like everything but French food.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“You know the trait of a crocodile, don’t you? It never hunts outside water. It always goes into the water to catch its prey. It never goes in the villages or in the bush looking for food. It strikes at the appropriate time. So a good guerrilla leader strikes at the appropriate time.”

― Emmerson Mnangagwa

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”

― Emmet Fox

“Every married man who wants peace in the relationship, should learn the trick to avoid that one question – ‘How is the food?’”

― Emraan Hashmi

“I’ve always believed applause is food for an artist.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“To stay healthy, I like to eat healthy food. For example a lot of meat, pasta, vegetables and I also have to drink a lot of water and drinks with electrolytes in them.”

― Eniola Aluko

“As I can testify, living in a foreign country takes you way out of your comfort zone. It’s the little things, like ordering food in a different language, buying petrol or learning to drive on the other side of the road, but they all add up to making you a more rounded, educated person.”

― Eniola Aluko

“I dislike cats. I like horses, some monkeys, and sweet dogs that aren’t too aggressive. I used to have a wonderful, big cat, and one day I came into the kitchen and it was on the table, ruining all the food we were about to eat. I was so annoyed that I took it to a friend’s house in the country.”

― Ennio Morricone

“I was born in 1928, so in 1943, 1944, we had the war in Rome. There were a lot of hardships, a lack of food, many shortages. So when I worked with the Americans, the English, and the Canadians soon after the war, when I played with them, they paid me with food. That will give you an idea how widespread poverty was at that time.”

― Ennio Morricone

“I like to eat good food. I cook and collect wine. I like going for long walks when I can.”

― Eric Allman

“If newspapers were a baseball team, they would be the Mets – without the hope for those folks at the very pinnacle of the financial food chain – who average nearly $24 million a year in income – ‘next year.’”

― Eric Alterman

“Beyond all our Blackberries and iPhones, we’re dangerously separated from our food and water supplies.”

― Eric Kripke

“Entrepreneurs always pitch their idea as ‘the X of Y’, so this is going to be ‘the Microsoft of food.’ And yet disruptive innovations usually don’t have that character. Most of the time, if something seems like a good idea, it probably isn’t.”

― Eric Ries

“America is a such a melting pot, I’m not sure if roast chicken is the classic comfort food for everybody.”

― Eric Ripert

“There is great food in Vegas.”

― Eric Ripert

“I don’t follow the food trends.”

― Eric Ripert

“Fast food is popular because it’s convenient, it’s cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu.”

― Eric Schlosser

“Most fast food is fried. Fried food tastes great, and people don’t seem to care about the fat aspect.”

― Eric Schlosser

“McDonald’s revolutionized fast food. They introduced a way to eat food without knives, forks or plates. Most fast foods can be eaten while steering the wheel of a car and the restaurants are usually drive through.”

― Eric Schlosser

“Like Hollywood movies, MTV and blue jeans, fast food has become one of America’s major cultural exports.”

― Eric Schlosser

“Studies have found that preparing your own food is usually healthier and less expensive than buying fast food. But most people just don’t have the time.”

― Eric Schlosser

“Hey, I used to eat at McDonald’s: I liked the taste of the food, especially the French fries.”

― Eric Schlosser

“I’m all in favor of animal rights, but I’d like to see the food movement take a much stronger stand in defense of basic human rights. If you’re a vegan or a vegetarian, you should care about the people who are picking your fruits and vegetables by hand.”

― Eric Schlosser

“As a matter of fact, most cases of food poisoning are never linked back to their source.”

― Eric Schlosser

“Fast food chains spend a large amount of marketing to get the attention of children. People form their eating habits as children so they try to nurture clients as youngsters.”

― Eric Schlosser

“I was introduced to the world of modern food production in the mid-1990s, while researching an article about California’s strawberry industry for the ‘Atlantic Monthly.’”

― Eric Schlosser

“The symptoms of food poisoning often don’t appear for days after the contaminated meal was eaten. As a result, most cases of food poisoning are never properly diagnosed.”

― Eric Schlosser

“’Fast Food Nation’ appeared as an article in ‘Rolling Stone’ before it was a book, so I was extending it from the article, and by that time, everyone could read the article.”

― Eric Schlosser

“’Fast Food Nation’ isn’t about my journey into the dark world of fast food and the prison book is not about my journey into the prison world. I’m not using myself as any kind of narrative link.”

― Eric Schlosser

“I’d been eating fast food all my life without thinking about it. And the more I learned about the subject, the more intrigued I became.”

― Eric Schlosser

“If you eat, you should be concerned about the people who are providing you with food.”

― Eric Schlosser

“The workers who harvest our food have been systematically denied the basic rights that are granted to all other American workers. They can be fired for trying to form a union or for attempting to improve their working conditions. They are not eligible for overtime pay, disability, or even unemployment insurance.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“My perfect day is constantly changing. Right now, it would be to lie around in a hammock reading with a portable phone and a table of food next to it. I would spend all day there. And that’s all that I can possibly come up with on the spur of the moment.”

― Eric Stoltz

“I love cheeseburgers, really good Italian food, and really good Mexican food. I look the way I look because I’ve practiced a lot.”

― Eric Stonestreet

“L.A. malls are so different than a ‘mall’ mall like we probably all grew up with that had a food court and the sword shop, the yo-yo kiosk.”

― Eric Wareheim

“I sometimes take leftover food from craft services and give away a bunch of sandwiches on my way home.”

― Erica Durance

“I would like to have you quote me, Erich von Stroheim, as having said on this day of this month of this year this one thing: you Americans are living on baby food.”

― Erich von Stroheim

“Listen, the Latin people, I love the Latin people. They are so loyal to you. Even if you haven’t been on TV for thirty years, they still love you. And they cherish you and give you respect. You’re not fast food in the Latin market.”

― Erik Estrada

“Obviously as I’m getting older, I’m seeing changes in my body that I may not like… but I do love food, and I’m from the South. I’m not gonna lie, I eat fried chicken, I love macaroni and cheese, and I love grits.”

― Erin Andrews

“In a broader sense, the irony in all of this is the single most necessary element for life to exist, in fact, is killing everything, from our ecosystems to potentially our food supply if we’re poisoning fish and the foods that we eat. That is the broader sense.”

― Erin Brockovich

“You could be doing a million butt lifts, but your butt is not going to get any bigger because there is nothing to build on. Your body needs food to make that happen.”

― Erin Heatherton

“The use of food metaphors is really well established English… Somebody is a peach, a hot tamale.”

― Erin McKean

“When I was at primary school, we had this theory that if you ate an egg, it meant you’d get pregnant and give birth to a chicken or another egg. It was something we dared together. I avoided eggs for years, but now they’re my favourite food.”

― Erin O’Connor

“Clothes are like a suit of armour when you’re young. I was quite a shy teen, so I wanted to make aggressive statements with the way I looked. I’d say my goth/indie stage was the worst: there was a lot of experimentation involving pink food dye in my fringe.”

― Erin O’Connor

“Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It’s too controversial.”

― Erma Bombeck

“Once you get a spice in your home, you have it forever. Women never throw out spices. The Egyptians were buried with their spices. I know which one I’m taking with me when I go.”

― Erma Bombeck

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.”

― Erma Bombeck

“Never order food in excess of your body weight.”

― Erma Bombeck

“I was raised by a lady that was crippled all her life but she did everything for me and she raised me. She washed our clothes, cooked our food, she did everything for us. I don’t think I ever heard her complain a day in her life. She taught me responsibility towards my brother and sisters and the community.”

― Ernest Gaines

“We can no more do without spirituality than we can do without food, shelter, or clothing.”

― Ernest Holmes

“The poorer is a family, the greater is the proportion of the total outgo which must be used for food… The proportion of the outgo used for food, other things being equal, is the best measure of the material standard of living of a population.”

― Ernst Engel

“With rising incomes, the share of expenditures for food products declines. The resulting shift in expenditures affects demand patterns and employment structures.”

― Ernst Engel

“Our goals and what we hope to achieve by moving to food assistance is even in supporting the crisis needs of the most vulnerable people, we provide them with the capacity to be more resilient to the next shock.”

― Ertharin Cousin

“American food is not what I’m used to – everything is like three portions.”

― Estelle

“I always say, ‘There’s a difference between cooked food and McDonald’s.’ Your mom’s homemade dinner – you enjoy this more than you enjoy the fast food that comes along and goes, and I strive to make homemade dinner every time I put out an album.”

― Estelle

“If I’m out of town and I’m in a situation where I have to be creative, it has to be hot dogs because that’s my comfort food.”

― Ester Dean

“I’m a very emotional writer. I always need to have a boyfriend. I always need to have some food. I always need to have a heater at my feet, and I drink this thing called Cool Brew, which I found in Louisiana. It’s like condensed coffee.”

― Ester Dean

“The challenge of ensuring adequate, nutrient-rich food for an expanding global population is a daunting one, especially given constraints on key resources like water and agricultural land.”

― Esther Dyson

“When I was growing up, my parents put money into food, utility bills, and the mortgage.”

― Esther McVey

“Long as I was riding in a big Cadillac and dressed nice and had plenty of food, that’s all I cared about.”

― Etta James

“When a man’s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.”

― Euripides

“The average housewife goes to the restaurant to relax and enjoy the food. But when Eva walks in, she becomes the center of attention.”

― Eva Gabor

“I was born in Paris, and it’s a beautiful place, but London feels like home. I like the village feeling, I like running in the parks – even the food isn’t as bad as it used to be.”

― Eva Green

“If I go on summer vacation, I’d make a funny video about it for YouTube. For Instagram I’d show the gorgeous pictures. Snapchat is for the little side moments, like the hotel room, the food. Twitter is for whatever thoughts that come to mind about the vacation.”

― Eva Gutowski

“Create an inspiration board before your trip! If you’re like me and love photography, food, and great experiences, chances are you have a Pinterest board filled with travel inspo.”

― Eva Gutowski

“I could never give up Mexican food. Nachos are usually my go-to if I’m courtside at an NBA game. I always, always get my picture taken with my mouth wide open and a tortilla chip sticking out of it!”

― Eva Longoria

“I’m a terrific Mexican cook, and I just love Mexican food. And I love cooking Mexican food.”

― Eva Longoria

“It’s easy for people in an air-conditioned room to continue with the policies of destruction of Mother Earth. We need instead to put ourselves in the shoes of families in Bolivia and worldwide that lack water and food and suffer misery and hunger.”

― Evo Morales

“I worked as a waiter when I was 15 and got a chance to appreciate good, simple food. There’s nothing better than a boiled egg with toast.”

― Ewan McGregor

“Where I came from, just nodding and smiling when someone expressed views was the ultimate insult. If people weren’t yelling about politics in our house then they were arguing about music, or movies, or food.”

― Ezekiel Emanuel

“I don’t like to generalize but I’ve had nothing but bad experiences with Mexican food in Europe.”

― Ezra Koenig

“It makes sense that we came up with our public school system during the Industrial Revolution because it’s like everybody is a factory worker, eating their terrible food and going back to the room where you’re silent and listening to an idiot. That’s an epitomizing idea, getting called ‘Nothing’ for your whole high school experience.”

― Ezra Miller

“Doing things like playing music, something that’s so natural and basic to human function, running around in nature, eating delicious food. These things are intrinsic in basic, primordial to human beings, so that’s sort of a way to return to a blank canvas, allowing my true personality to return.”

― Ezra Miller

“There are blessings in being close to the soil, in raising your own food even if it is only a garden in your yard and a fruit tree or two. Those families will be fortunate who, in the last days, have an adequate supply of food because of their foresight and ability to produce their own.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“In general, the more food we eat in its natural state – without additives – and the less it is refined, the healthier it will be for us. Food can affect the mind, and deficiencies of certain elements in the body can promote mental depression.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“The true scientist no longer attempts to disprove the pull of gravity, or the rotation of the earth, or the motion of heavenly bodies, or the sequence of the seasons, or man’s need of food and water, or the function of the heart.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Plan to build up your food supply just as you would a savings account. Save a little for storage each paycheck. Can or bottle fruit and vegetables from your gardens and orchards. Learn how to preserve food through drying and possibly freezing. Make your storage a part of your budget.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Many a man in his hour of trial has turned to the Book of Mormon and been enlightened, enlivened, and comforted. The psalms in the Old Testament have a special food for the soul of one in distress.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“An almost forgotten means of economic self-reliance is the home production of food. We are too accustomed to going to stores and purchasing what we need.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Food production is just one part of the repeated emphasis that you store a provision of food which will last for at least a year wherever it is legally permissible to do so.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“I have seen what the days of tribulation can do to people. I have seen hunger stalk the streets of Europe. I have witnessed the appalling, emaciated shadows of human figures. I have seen women and children scavenge army garbage dumps for scraps of food. Those scenes and nameless faces cannot be erased from my memory.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“I said that if I were an industrialist or entrepreneur, I would invest in agriculture-based enterprises, for there is so much that can be done in manufacturing, in food preservation.”

― F. Sionil Jose

“Always invest your money in the best food out there, and it’s going to pay off in the long run.”

― Fabio Lanzoni

“Exercise is good for you, so I’m always walking. I don’t drink sodas or eat fast food, either.”

― Fantastic Negrito

“Indian food beats everything else, in my book. The kinds of cuisine our country offers is just amazing. Every single dish has a variation depending on what region you go to, and that excites me the most about Indian food.”

― Farhan Akhtar

“Food is like a legal drug. You can take 50 cents and walk into the store and buy a Twinkie and get high. And it’s killing people.”

― Fat Joe

“The biggest killer of people is food.”

― Fat Joe

“I’m addicted to food, so if you bring the cake and stuff to my house, I might walk by and take a swipe of icing and keep it moving. So what happens is I try to not keep it around.”

― Fat Joe

“I love sitcoms, and I grew up on sitcoms. That’s my tasty junk food.”

― Felicia Day

“Between work and the kids, I never see anyone anymore. I mean, when I first met with ABC last spring, and they asked me what I’d been doing lately, I said: ‘Gee, I have two kids. I’m usually covered with food, wrinkled and feel guilty all the time.”

― Felicity Huffman

“I should have liked to get married, but over many decades I have lived essentially alone. I go to sleep when I’m tired, get up when I wake up, have my food prepared when I’m hungry. I can’t bear the thought that I’d have to coincide, make an effort.”

― Felix Dennis

“A lot of times on tour it’s about, ‘OK, where am I today? Wow, I’m in Costa Rica. What is their famous dish?’ And it’s about trying the food, and really experiencing it.”

― Fergie

“I’ve probably got lots of heroes. One is a chap called Charles Campbell – he is a wonderful chap. We cooked together in a nightclub in Notting Hill. He told me brilliant stories of food and life and generally put me on the right track.”

― Fergus Henderson

“I cook British food, but it doesn’t mean I’m jingoistic about it. People can cook very good fusion food.”

― Fergus Henderson

“What worries me is that, because of the amount of media coverage of food, Britain seems to have become a foodie nation – but I’m not sure it actually has. I’m not sure there’s been a huge change in the pantry at home or what we cook for supper.”

― Fergus Henderson

“In my country, we say that football is like a huge plate of food. Well, I want to eat everything because I want to win every trophy I can for City.”

― Fernandinho

“We never have business meals at El Bulli. If it’s about business, you’re probably not paying much attention to the food.”

― Ferran Adria

“Everywhere the sky is blue. There are a multitude of cuisines and dishes. I think of them as the languages and dialects of food.”

― Ferran Adria

“Ferran Adria making hamburgers… some thought it was crazy. But getting them perfect was a challenge. Plus I’m fascinated by all aspects of food.”

― Ferran Adria

“I wanted to take nouvelle cuisine further, to the point where we were breaking down the essence of taste and sensation, reconfiguring food as a series of really intense hits on the tongue.”

― Ferran Adria

“When we’re ill, one of the last things we have that we can enjoy is food.”

― Ferran Adria

“I had a very normal childhood, and my mother cooked very normal food.”

― Ferran Adria

“If a child plays sport early in childhood, and doesn’t give it up, he will play sport for the rest of his life. And if children have a connection with, and are involved in the preparation of, the food they eat, then it will be normal for them to cook these kind of meals, and they will go on cooking them for the rest of their lives.”

― Ferran Adria

“Monkeys don’t enjoy or appreciate flavours. Experts have told us that human beings are the only beings that can appreciate food at this higher level and the only living beings that cook.”

― Ferran Adria

“Most vegetarians look so much like the food they eat that they can be classified as cannibals.”

― Finley Peter Dunne

“For most of us, our protective lies or omissions are so insignificant that being found out would be only mildly embarrassing. But for some of us, our secret may threaten to destroy everything. And that is food and drink to a novelist.”

― Fiona Barton

“My parents owned a soul food diner. It inspired me to go to culinary school.”

― Flavor Flav

“I would never totally deny myself any specific type of food.”

― Fleur East

“People want to think that staying in shape costs a lot of money. They couldn’t be more wrong. It doesn’t cost anything to walk. And it’s probably a lot cheaper to go to the corner store and buy vegetables than take a family out for fast food.”

― Florence Griffith Joyner

“If a patient is cold, if a patient is feverish, if a patient is faint, if he is sick after taking food, if he has a bed-sore, it is generally the fault not of the disease, but of the nursing.”

― Florence Nightingale

“In the dressing room, we’ve just made it really Zen: low lighting, lots of candles, and fresh, healthy food.”

― Flume

“In certain states, if a woman makes $12,000 a year, and lives with her quarter-of-a million dollar boyfriend and they don’t get married, as long as they don’t get married, she gets maybe 20 or 30 thousand dollars in pre-tax benefits in terms of food stamps, health care and housing allowance.”

― Foster Friess

“My favorite animal is steak.”

― Fran Lebowitz

“Food is an important part of a balanced diet.”

― Fran Lebowitz

“If you’re going to America, bring your own food.”

― Fran Lebowitz

“The people who harvest America’s food must be treated with respect and earn a living wage.”

― Frances Beinecke

“When we go to the store, we bring home more than food – we bring home traces of broader environmental problems. But we can use our shopping carts and dinner plates to help solve some of those problems.”

― Frances Beinecke

“We can choose food that doesn’t lead to illnesses like diabetes and cancer. We can choose food that doesn’t contribute to water pollution and climate change. And we can choose food that keeps local economies vibrant and farmers on their land.”

― Frances Beinecke

“Going to Europe as a budding cook opened my eyes to food in a different way. When I got to Italy, the first thing I did was put my little basil plants in the ground and watch them turn into big, healthy bushes.”

― Frances Mayes

“I think I went to Italy initially for the art, architecture, food and history, but I stayed there because of the people in Cortona.”

― Frances Mayes

“I’m aware there are certain products that are being advertised – food products – with ‘no chemicals whatsoever.’ Well, that would be pretty hard to arrange, since everything around us is made up of atoms and molecules – chemicals – including ourselves.”

― Francis Collins

“We were raised in an Italian-American household, although we didn’t speak Italian in the house. We were very proud of being Italian, and had Italian music, ate Italian food.”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“I don’t go on set with an army of people because the most expensive elements of a movie production are the plane tickets, the hotel rooms, food and gasoline. If you’re willing to discover new colleagues in the place that you are, you can save a ton of money.”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“Milan, for me, is a city of discovery. You can find some amazing gardens behind some great houses; I also love finding beautiful galleries and incredible shops, but you have to explore. And the food is amazing.”

― Francisco Costa

“Maybe a person’s time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food.”

― Frank A. Clark

“Each of us needs something – food, liquor, pot, whatever – to help us survive. Dracula needs blood.”

― Frank Langella

“I had no accomplishments except surviving. But that isn’t enough in the community where I came from, because everybody was doing it. So I wasn’t prepared for America, where everybody is glowing with good teeth and good clothes and food.”

― Frank McCourt

“In the South, the food is outstanding. Down south, we eat to get full, and the people up north, they don’t do that.”

― Frank Thomas

“You can’t just pillory the teachers unions and sound the free market trumpet. We must visit the failing schools. We must talk to the mother who desperately wants more for her child and offer a constructive way out. We can’t simply lambaste… food stamps or decry dependency.”

― Frank Wolf

“Everybody wants instant gratification for everything. It’s all got to be like fast food. You want a hamburger now, you get it now. Hey, even when McDonald’s started out, it took them a couple of minutes to make your burger and get it to you. Now, it’s all wham, bam. That’s tough enough on a burger. It’s impossible with a relationship.”

― Frankie Avalon

“Anybody who finds it easy to make money on the horses is probably in the dog food business.”

― Franklin P. Jones

“The automatic stabilizer is unemployment insurance, food stamps, additional coverage of Medicaid.”

― Franklin Raines

“Octopuses have hundreds of suckers, each one equipped with its own ganglion with thousands of neurons. These ‘mini-brains’ are interconnected, making for a widely distributed nervous system. That is why a severed octopus arm may crawl on its own and even pick up food.”

― Frans de Waal

“In Africa, we have the bush meat trade, which means that, on a very large scale, animals are being killed in the forests and sold in the cities as a luxury food.”

― Frans de Waal

“Unlike the primate hand, the elephant’s grasping organ is also its nose. Elephants use their trunks not only to reach food but also to sniff and touch it. With their unparalleled sense of smell, the animals know exactly what they are going for. Vision is secondary.”

― Frans de Waal

“Plastic waste is undeniably a big issue, and Europeans need to act together to tackle this problem because plastic waste ends up in our air, our soil, our oceans, and in our food.”

― Frans Timmermans

“City farming is not only possible, it is the very definition of the kind of meaningful, sustainable innovation we will need to meet the grand challenges of the 21st century: climate change; population growth; ageing population; urbanization; rising demand for energy, food and water; poverty; and access to healthcare.”

― Frans van Houten

“So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.”

― Franz Kafka

“Chalkboards being used inside the restaurant seem to be a good sign that the proprietors are proud of their food, and that’s kind of nice, actually – it’s a nice personal touch.”

― Fred Armisen

“Six months after we started, in 1964, there was a day when we sold only seven sandwiches. If we’d taken all the money from the register, we couldn’t have paid an employee, much less the food or the rent or all that. It could have been a turning point. We could have given up.”

― Fred DeLuca

“I love food, man! If it doesn’t eat me first, I’ll pretty much eat it.”

― Freddie Prinze, Jr.

“The standardization of world culture, with local popular or traditional forms driven out or dumbed down to make way for American television, American music, food, clothes and films, has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization.”

― Fredric Jameson

“I couldn’t sustain myself if I skimped on food – I work 16-hour days, I need the energy, I can’t afford to be stingy on what I eat.”

― Freema Agyeman

“Not necessity, not desire – no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything – health, food, a place to live, entertainment – they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“I want to create my own living space and grow my own food instead of paying someone to supply those for me.”

― Fumio Sasaki

“When I hosted the dinner I served fast food hamburgers. It had nothing to do with black, white, purple, yellow, green race. it had nothing to do with Tiger or his family or his golf game.”

― Fuzzy Zoeller

“I’m a big guy, but I’m really simple with the food. I’ll hit the In-N-Out or just the regular buffets.”

― Gabriel Iglesias

“When you leave, you basically want to go eat, because I talk a lot about food in my act. So when you leave, you leave hungry.”

― Gabriel Iglesias

“I was lucky because my mother worked extremely hard, and our family always had food to eat.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“Eating and food are a wonderful part of our life’s experience, and half of us are walking around dreading having to figure out what to put in our mouths.”

― Gabrielle Reece

“We hear all around us to love ourselves, and one of the ways we can do that is to eat food that serves our body, but also for us to love the food we’re eating.”

― Gabrielle Reece

“Food is fuel and not a solution to anything other than giving your body nutrients. I love chocolate like the next girl, but it’s not going to change my situation.”

― Gabrielle Reece

“I didn’t intend to introduce food so early, but she became very interested at about 5 months, and I just gave her whatever sort of nutrient-rich food I had. Her first food was smoked trout.”

― Gaby Hoffmann

“Mexican food is far more varied than people think. It changes like dialects. I was brought up in Jalisco by the sea on a basic diet – tomatoes, chillis, peppers of every size and rice, which is a Mexican staple. The Pacific coast has a huge array of seafood.”

― Gael Garcia Bernal

“Talking about food is like talking about your dreams. Everyone has something to say. We all have to eat, it’s just what we eat which differs. Some people eat for fuel and I feel bad for them.”

― Gael Garcia Bernal

“I think the water dictates how food will taste in a country. In England the apples taste unlike apples grown in any other place. England is an island, there’s a lot of salt in the air and in the water. I think that has something to do with it.”

― Gael Garcia Bernal

“There’s no such thing as a specific authenticity to what Mexico is, because Mexico is incredibly complex and varied, and the food is completely different if you travel 50 kilometers. It just changes all the time.”

― Gael Garcia Bernal

“When all else fails, dress beautifully and throw your food.”

― Gail Carriger

“My absolute favorite food of all time is alpaca.”

― Gail Carriger

“Patience is the secret to good food.”

― Gail Simmons

“It’s better to get the nutrients for healthy skin from food, not supplements. Salmon, walnuts, blueberries, spinach… lots of my favorite foods happen to be amazing for skin too.”

― Gail Simmons

“I’m tempted by everything. My husband makes fun of me because every day it’s a new food that I love. I have a weakness for butterscotch pudding, ice cream in any flavor and dark chocolate, although that’s one thing I do keep in my house – 70% dark chocolate.”

― Gail Simmons

“Like baseball, food will never go out of style; we will always need to eat and we will always find it entertaining. I think of food TV this way – all the fun and none of the calories.”

― Gail Simmons

“There’s not a single chef I know of that does not think about the politics of the food they’re serving.”

― Gail Simmons

“I had decided I wanted to write about food, and I knew the only way to do that is to speak with authority, which meant learning the language and knowing what that experience is like.”

― Gail Simmons

“There are days when I literally have to eat 17 plates of food – it’s intense. It’s about moderation. You just need a few bites to get the gist of a dish.”

― Gail Simmons

“The less you do to beautiful food, the better it’s going to taste. You don’t need to mess with it all the time.”

― Gail Simmons

“Find combinations of flavors you love and buy the best quality ingredients you can afford. Your food is only going to be as good as the sum of its parts, like anything else.”

― Gail Simmons

“Back home in South Carolina, you have a lot of little soul food restaurants you can run to and get some quick, decent food.”

― Gaines Adams

“Especially for me, growing up in such a small town in the middle of nowhere, the desire to be away was incredible. I wanted to see new lands, meet new people from the city, and meet people that were in much less fortunate situations than I was, so that I could be more appreciative of my present. At least I had food on the table.”

― Garrett Hedlund

“The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose.”

― Garrison Keillor

“The richest people are those who have life arranged so they have food for the family and the rent or mortgage paid. After that, at least in my case, it can become a pretty boring existence if wealth is the only objective.”

― Gary Burghoff

“There is increasing social concern about our use of nonhumans for experiments, food, clothing and entertainment. This concern about animals reflects both our own moral development as a civilization and our recognition that the differences between humans and animals are, for the most part, differences of degree and not of kind.”

― Gary L. Francione

“Humans have changed ecosystems more rapidly and extensively than in any comparable period of time in human history, largely to meet rapidly growing demands for food, fresh water, timber, fiber and fuel. This has resulted in a substantial and largely irreversible loss in the diversity of life on Earth.”

― Gary Larson

“I love good food. I’m an epicurean, that’s for sure… But I am not really a good cook.”

― Gaspard Ulliel

“I have an impressionable palate. A well-worded menu or beautifully presented dish excites me. I get a great deal of pleasure just thinking about food.”

― Gayle King

“My parents are both from Vermont, very old-fashioned New England. We heated our house with wood my father chopped. My mom grew all of our food. We were very underexposed to everything.”

― Geena Davis

“Even if someone offers me junk food, I won’t eat it.”

― Geeta Phogat

“Life is a perspective and for me, if a human being has access to school, clean water, food, proper health care, that is the basis of human rights.”

― Gelila Bekele

“The moment I finish ‘any’ book, my feels are pretty much the same. Goes a little something like this: It’s done? Whimper. Tears of joy. Oh, my back. Relief! Shower! Food! Sleep! Oh, my back. You mean I get to catch up on my favorite TV shows? Tears of joy. Oh, my back.”

― Gena Showalter

“Sugar-free ice pops are an invention of God. They hardly have any calories since they’re mostly water. I eat about 15 pops every two days.”

― Gene Simmons

“They know they got the TV ad, they know they got the name recognition, they know that they can do a tie in with McDonald’s or some fast food outlet and the money is just gonna flow in.”

― Gene Siskel

“I eat egg whites a lot. Aside from that, I eat everything. I try to avoid too much oily food, but I do eat carbs. I have to have a balanced diet.”

― Genelia D’Souza

“I’d rather just be the girl who likes to eat a lot of food.”

― Genesis Rodriguez

“Understanding capitalism is in some ways simple. At its best, capitalism rewards creators, makers and providers: the people and firms that create valuable things for others, like imaginative technologies and good food, cars and drugs.”

― Geoff Mulgan

“A human being at rest runs on 90 watts. That’s how much power you need just to lie down. And if you’re a hunter-gatherer and you live in the Amazon, you’ll need about 250 watts. That’s how much energy it takes to run about and find food.”

― Geoffrey West

“Comfort food is really anything you want at that time. That said, I really love Naple-style pizza.”

― Geoffrey Zakarian

“I love hotel rooms, so I take pictures of the room and the way out and the lobby, the food and drink.”

― Geoffrey Zakarian

“A plate of food has to have balance. For example, a mild fish like skate mustn’t be overwhelmed by the side dishes. They should have personality and color, but they also have to be subtle.”

― Geoffrey Zakarian

“Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Animals are my friends… and I don’t eat my friends.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“When once an Indian sees that his food is secure, he does not care what the chief or any one else says.”

― George Crook

“One thing I’ll tell you is the food in Sacramento is off the charts. You’ve got good Asian food, the farm system where everything is natural, which I believe in. I like organic.”

― George Karl

“To me, great advertising can make food taste better, can make your car run smoother. It can change your perception of something. Is it wrong to change your perception about something? Of course not. I’m not lying; I’m just saying, ‘This one’s more fun, this one’s more exciting.’”

― George Lois

“I will make the argument that we are poorly adapted to our current environment. I mean, we did not evolve to sit all day and be exposed to giant amounts of really tasty food.”

― George M. Church

“On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners.”

― George Mikes

“The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again.”

― George Miller

“Do but stand still in the hour of trial, and you will see the help of God, if you trust in Him. But there is so often a forsaking the ways of the Lord in the hour of trial, and thus the food of faith, the means whereby our faith may be increased, is lost.”

― George Muller

“We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun.”

― George Orwell

“Climate change joined immigration, job creation, food safety, pilot training, veterans’ care, campaign finance, transportation security, labor law, mine safety, wildfire management, and scores of executive and judicial appointments on the list of matters that the world’s greatest deliberative body is incapable of addressing.”

― George Packer

“At 11 years old, in 1968, my job was to deliver food on foot, so I spent my day walking around the city. I had an active imagination, jacked up by movies. I passed the time making up stories and serializing them.”

― George Pelecanos

“Food was a labor of love you felt by cooking it and eating it.”

― George Tillman, Jr.

“I call it soul food, and I call it compassion food because it kind of bonds loved ones together. It kept families together for a long time.”

― George Tillman, Jr.

“I realized that food was actually a metaphor for bringing us all together. It’s about us communicating and being like family.”

― George Tillman, Jr.

“I want for us to be self-sustained so we can export. The government has a responsibility to have agricultural programs so people are able to grow their own food.”

― George Weah

“A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible ‘lifestyles’ turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind.”

― George Will

“There’s a lot of things that you can do where you don’t have to have a lot of money. Going to the drive-in, which cost a dollar, and we would make food to take with us to the drive-in. That was a big thrill.”

― Georgia Holt

“If people were able to afford to eat nutritious food, I think they would make better choices.”

― Georgina Bloomberg

“I read hugely as a child, but I slowed up when the print got smaller. I am a very slow reader. I don’t know why. Maybe it is like some people chewing their food for ages and some wolfing it down.”

― Geraldine McCaughrean

“’Greedy gut’ is my middle name. I love food, and I love parts.”

― Geraldine Page

“To see those babies with no food for three of four days, old people sitting in the hot sun, when you see these poor people, you cannot help but being compassionate or affected.”

― Geraldo Rivera

“I learned personally and in football. Until you’re away, and you have no family, the food, the weather, you don’t know what you have, and you learn to value things.”

― Gerard Deulofeu

“I was 17 years old and missed many things about Barcelona, particularly the food. Fortunately, Sir Alex Ferguson realised my situation and helped me to grow. For me, the gaffer was like a second father.”

― Gerard Pique

“We’re getting older, and we were never taught these things as kids: how to eat the right portions or the right food.”

― Ghostface Killah

“I’m funny with food, even if it’s vegan. I like it well well, well, well done. I don’t want anything there that reminds me of blood. I get mine extra well done. That way, when I look at it, I’m like, ‘Okay, cool.’”

― Ghostface Killah

“I learned very early that our health is always impaired by some excess either of food or abstinence, and I never had any physician except myself.”

― Giacomo Casanova

“I always made my food congenial to my constitution, and my health was always excellent.”

― Giacomo Casanova

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

― Giada De Laurentiis

“My goal is to make Italian food clean and accessible and beautiful and tasty, with simple ingredients that people can find at a local grocery store, because people don’t want to go to a gourmet shop in search of items that will sit in their pantry for years after they use just a teaspoon or pinch of them.”

― Giada De Laurentiis

“I think you can tell the food is close to my heart, too, because I’m doing what I do best.”

― Giada De Laurentiis

“Food was always a big part of my life. My grandfather was one of 14 kids, and his parents had a pasta factory, so as a kid, he and his siblings would sell pasta door to door. After he became a movie producer, he opened up De Laurentiis Food Stores – one in Los Angeles and one in New York.”

― Giada De Laurentiis

“Attitudes toward food have completely changed.”

― Giada De Laurentiis

“My grandfather gave me inspiration to cook, and love food and flavors. My Aunt Raffie, gave me creativity and the inspiration to create new things. My mother inspires me to find simplicity in food.”

― Giada De Laurentiis

“There’s nothing like a home-cooked meal – nothing! When people ask me what the best restaurant in L.A. is, I say, ‘Uh, my house.’ It’s more intimate. Food can connect people in a forever sort of way.”

― Giada De Laurentiis

“I’m into very colorful food. Obviously lots of flavor, but I think we eat with our eyes first, so it has to look great. The presentation has to be great.”

― Giada De Laurentiis

“I’m not too into fast food, but you know if I was, it would be chicken.”

― Giancarlo Esposito

“Italy in the first years got food, for the first year or the first periods got food. Then we got raw materials and then we got tool machines, let’s say, instruments for working.”

― Gianni Agnelli

“Whatever I try to do, I always try to give it my best and try to be a killer because, at the end of the day, if you don’t work hard, you are not going to get food on your table.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“I just started using this app called Wine and Dine. It’s like Instagram, but only for food. You post what you’re eating and follow your friends, and then you can say, ‘I wanna try that,’ and so when you go on your ‘wanna try’ list, it’ll tell you where it is.”

― Gigi Hadid

“Judaism is not just a religion but a people, and the food and customs of one part of the people is connected to the other part of the people. They are part of a larger story.”

― Gil Marks

“I have been collecting recipes and information for over 20 years, but three years ago, my editor said to me, ‘You’re a walking encyclopedia of food, so why don’t you do an encyclopedia?’”

― Gil Marks

“People remember the different variations of stuffed cabbage based on their mothers and grandmothers. It’s not just about food. Eating something as traditional as this is a cultural experience, one that is spiritual and nostalgic. It manages to transcend time; it’s food for the soul.”

― Gil Marks

“The knish is a classic example of peasant food evolving into comfort food and even sophisticated fare.”

― Gil Marks

“Food is sort of like the Jewish sense of humor, a defense mechanism. It is one of the things that helped the Jews survive through 2,000 years of an often very harsh Diaspora.”

― Gil Marks

“To know a community is to know its food.”

― Gil Marks

“A Jewish food is one that is almost sanctified, either by its repeated use or use within the holidays or rituals. So food that may have not been Jewish at one point can become Jewish within the cultural context.”

― Gil Marks

“To me, that aspect of life that most touches the everyday and celebrations is food.”

― Gil Marks

“In Judaism, almost every ritual entails either food or the absence of food. Yom Kippur, for instance, is the absence of food. Part of it is Talmudic, part of it is custom. So much of Judaism was bound up in dietary laws. So everything you ate – the very act itself – was part of religion.”

― Gil Marks

“Food is never static; culture is never static.”

― Gil Marks

“We can all be defined by food.”

― Gil Marks

“The processing and preparation of food can transform a kosher item into a non-kosher item.”

― Gil Marks

“If someone else is paying for it, food just tastes a lot better.”

― Gilbert Gottfried

“I grew up when comics were only sold in food markets and news stands, so the direct market is vital to me. The best way to make it stronger is if everybody buys my comics in multiple copies before they buy any others.”

― Gilbert Hernandez

“I can’t think of a specific meal, but my favourite country for food has got to be France. I love those restaurants in the middle of the village squares.”

― Giles Foden

“I really like the concept of, like, slowing down and savoring your food, enjoying it.”

― Gillian Jacobs

“Pack snacks. Food prices once you pass through airport security or within blocks of a major tourist attraction can be double the price. Pack travel-friendly snacks or visit a grocery store in the destination you are visiting to get a better price.”

― Gillian Tans

“’Down Home with the Neelys’ was the highest-rated Food Network show in history. But the crazy part about it was I never wanted to do that show. I never wanted to live my life quite out loud like that.”

― Gina Neely

“Cooking has always sort of been my way to soothe the soul, if you will. I grew up around my great-great-grandmother cooking, and that’s eventually where I learned a lot of things. So food has always been used to ease and comfort.”

― Gina Neely

“If kids cook with you and participate with you, to me that makes them more apt to eat the food. They feel like they made the dish; they want to taste it. It’s special, It’s an effort.”

― Gina Neely

“Skillet corn bread has always been my go-to-comfort food, and my mom used to make it for me as a treat when I was younger. I do this for my girls now whenever I think they need a little love.”

― Gina Neely

“In the U.S. there are many people willing to work on $9 per hour, which is causing Tasmania to lose its famous apple industry and Australia to import more and more of its fruit and food from lower cost countries. In fact, all over Australia there are warning signs of us killing or restricting our own industries.”

― Gina Rinehart

“Like most actors, I’ve always been grateful for Chinese restaurants; they were often the only places that stayed open late enough for performers to get hot food after the show.”

― Ginger Rogers

“I can safely say that other than macaroni and cheese, there’s no processed food in my life. There’s no inorganic food in my life these days. There’s no junk food. There’s not a lot of sugar. There’s no soy. I mean, really everything that’s going into my body is pretty pure.”

― Ginnifer Goodwin

“Not addicted to gluttony or drunkenness, this people who incur no expense in food or dress, and whose minds are always bent upon the defence of their country, and on the means of plunder, are wholly employed in the care of their horses and furniture.”

― Giraldus Cambrensis

“I have a lot of fruit trees and my own little vegetable garden and chickens. And every time I eat, I bless my food; I say I’m grateful for for it and let it nourish every part of my body.”

― Gisele Bundchen

“My son is so fortunate, you know. He’s always going to have food. Yes, my children are going to be privileged, but that’s why it’s so important for them to see different realities and to travel, and they do already.”

― Gisele Bundchen

“You know that 40 percent of the food in the United States gets thrown away because it doesn’t look a certain way. It’s crazy: just because the apple is not the right size or the carrot is not straight enough, it just doesn’t get accepted.”

― Gisele Bundchen

“I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me.”

― Giuseppe Garibaldi

“When I was 16, I’d been cast in ‘Fast Food Nation.’ And while I was playing in a charity baseball game, I ended up breaking my arm about a week before filming was starting.”

― Glen Powell

“I don’t know about Mario Balotelli saying, ‘Why always me?’ – England should be saying as a nation, ‘Why always us?’ You can go back to 1970, when Gordon Banks got food poisoning and we lost to West Germany. Then there was 1986 and Maradona’s hand. And last time, Frank Lampard not getting his goal against the Germans.”

― Glenn Hoddle

“When we talk about a city’s cost of living, we don’t mean food, transportation, or clothing, which cost about the same everywhere. We mean housing.”

― Glenn Kelman

“Slow investing can have the same impact on startups that slow food has had on cuisine: good things come to those who wait.”

― Glenn Kelman

“Many of the ex-hippies who started companies like Apple, or the early online bulletin boards dedicated to organic food and following the Grateful Dead, were an odd combination of liberals and libertarians.”

― Glenn Kelman

“I don’t cook, and I don’t care to, but Gabrielle Hamilton made me realize that food is about love and connection. And she has had a hell of an interesting life.”

― Glenn Ligon

“Our children are our most cherished possession. In their early years, we must make sure they get a healthy start in life. They must receive the right food for a healthy body, the right education for a bright and inquiring mind – and the equal opportunity for a meaningful job.”

― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“Mama grizzlies mate later than other bears. They have two cubs instead of four. They wait four years – about twice as long as other bears – between having cubs. And after they’re pregnant, if winter is hard or their health is not good or the food supply is uncertain, they re-absorb the embryo into their body.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Part of the reason that women go to college is to get out of the food service, clerical, pink-collar ghetto and into a more white-collar job. That does not necessarily mean they are being paid more than the blue-collar jobs men have.”

― Gloria Steinem

“’Ms.’ always flouted the rules of the ad world that say, especially for products directed at women, that the ad must be connected to the editorial. You don’t have food ads unless you have recipes. You don’t get clothing ads unless you have lavish fashion coverage. We never did that; every other women’s magazine does.”

― Gloria Steinem

“For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable.”

― Gloria Steinem

“I became a fanatic about healthy food in 1944.”

― Gloria Swanson

“I love to cook. And I love food. I’d probably work with animals. Interior design, I’m very into that.”

― Gloria Votsis

“I like a lot of food. I like Taiwanese food, of course. I like baguettes, especially the ones that my dad buys. Vancouver has a lot of variety, with pizza, hot dogs, Italian, Indian, seafood – a great combination of culture.”

― Godfrey Gao

“I like Taiwanese food, of course. I like baguettes, especially the ones that my dad buys. Vancouver has a lot of variety, with pizza, hot dogs, Italian, Indian, seafood – a great combination of culture.”

― Godfrey Gao

“When you have a Jewish mother who has a very strong Jewish family, it’s very ethnic in its practices. Eating brisket, the food and the family and the interconnectedness for better or worse.”

― Goldie Hawn

“I do a lot of juicing. I don’t put a lot of food in my stomach, and I don’t mix my foods too much. So if I want to have, like, protein, I’ll just eat a bowl of lentils; I won’t mix it with a bunch of stuff.”

― Goldie Hawn

“Securing food is the basic task for all humans.”

― Gong Li

“I like going out to have street food without being disturbed. I like taking walks, but it’s been so long since I’ve been able to do that. I miss feeling what I want to feel and walking around freely in crowded places.”

― Gong Yoo

“Until I got older, I never dreamed of what a demanding responsibility it is to keep food in the pantry, to keep clothing neat and presentable, to buy all that is needed to keep a home running.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“The world is starved for spiritual food.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“I tend to always carry a camera with me. I live next to a fire station, and I’ve got lots of photos of the hook and ladder coming out of the house. And I like food, so I tend to photograph wonderfully presented food all the time. To me those are very pleasant memories.”

― Gordon Bell

“We must then build a proper relationship between the richest and the poorest countries based on our desire that they are able to fend for themselves with the investment that is necessary in their agriculture, so that Africa is not a net importer of food, but an exporter of food.”

― Gordon Brown

“I hid myself in food.”

― Gordon Ramsay

“To preserve the human race, it is now necessary to reorganize society. To this end, an Authority must be created with the power to control human population, to redistribute food, to purify air, water, soil, to re-pattern the cities.”

― Gore Vidal

“I loved the experience of going to the farmers’ market, seeing where your food is grown, turning it into something delicious.”

― Grace Potter

“Being on a major label is like living at your friend’s parent’s mansion: It’s a lot nicer than any apartment we could afford, and the fridge is always full of food.”

― Grace Potter

“Food has always been a passion for me from a very young age.”

― Grace Potter

“Barbecue is the good old technique of people making a fire and putting some stuff over the top – I mean, look at the S’more: it’s just got a stick. A lot of those goofy toys, it’s people who are looking at things to do. I think if you focus on the food, at the most you need tongs or a spoon to flip something; that’s about it.”

― Graham Elliot

“I’m inspired by artists who use a limited palette, like painter Piet Mondrian, and the White Stripes, two musicians who create an incredible sound. Our food is starting to go back to a ‘less is more’ style.”

― Graham Elliot

“I can’t just sit all day on the couch and expect the weight to come off. My goals are my new focus instead of food.”

― Graham Elliot

“I really see food as subjective. It’s a creative outlet. It’s something that you do for fun. It’s a gray area. It’s not black and white or right and wrong.”

― Graham Elliot

“Kids see cooking as a creative outlet now, like soccer and ballet. It gives me hope that things like fast food, childhood obesity and the horrible state of school lunches can be addressed by kids and their parents.”

― Graham Elliot

“I think that people are getting really excited about different ethnic food, and almost even micro-ethnic food. So it’s not just, ‘I love Asian,’ it’s Szechuan or Hunan, this one style from China.”

― Graham Elliot

“Food to me, in one word, is ‘creativity’ or ‘expression.’ It’s simply, ‘This is who I am at this point in time, and this is what I want to cook for you.’”

― Graham Elliot

“All my jobs have been with food in one way or another since 1948. My parents were in the hotel business, and I just loved the warm hearted people who worked so hard with such good humor.”

― Graham Kerr

“Arsenal prepare the players in the best way. They pay attention to every detail. We are able to recover optimally during our flights. The food and the service, everything’s geared perfectly to each other.”

― Granit Xhaka

“Ultimately, the perfect meal is when those things come together – circumstance, the food, ambiance, and you’re with the person that you want to be with.”

― Grant Achatz

“Alinea is not the type of restaurant where you go if you’re in a hurry. Really, it’s about enjoying that three-hour block of time and reflecting on the food, having great conversation with your dining companion.”

― Grant Achatz

“What makes the food that we do at Alinea so interesting on the outside is that we really don’t let ourselves say no to an idea.”

― Grant Achatz

“In a lot of ways, a lot of smells that aren’t necessarily edible smell good, and they remind you of certain aspects of food. So making those associations with what smells good or smells a certain way and pairing that with actual edible ingredients is one avenue that we take creatively.”

― Grant Achatz

“I lived my whole life in the kitchen. Not only that, but it’s the passion, it’s the love for cooking and food. It’s dictated my entire life – every aspect of it.”

― Grant Achatz

“The popularity of the Internet and using it as an available resource has really changed the way chefs kind of gather information and look for inspiration. To me, a food trend is potentially a lot of people following an idea.”

― Grant Achatz

“Here’s the irony in what I do: When I go out to eat, I like classic French food. I like amazing Japanese food that has such a history that it goes back hundreds of years. And I also like really innovative food as well.”

― Grant Achatz

“I wish that food trucks could exist here in Chicago like they do in Brooklyn and in New York, where you’re actually cooking off the truck.”

― Grant Achatz

“Food is a necessary component to life. People can live without Renoir, Mozart, Gaudi, Beckett, but they cannot live without food.”

― Grant Achatz

“Food can be expressive and therefore food can be art.”

― Grant Achatz

“Robots will harvest, cook, and serve our food. They will work in our factories, drive our cars, and walk our dogs. Like it or not, the age of work is coming to an end.”

― Gray Scott

“A workday lunch that lasts as long as a transcontinental flight is an impossibility for all but the most pliant and footloose of food tourists. To get in the game, you need a thick wallet, an adventurous palate, and a whole lot of time.”

― Graydon Carter

“Being a consultant is like flying first-class. The food is terrific, the drinks are cold. But all you can do is walk up to the pilot and say, ‘bank left.’ If you’re in management, you have the controls.”

― Greg Brenneman

“I usually tell people upfront what to expect, and that I really want their feedback and their ideas, and if they think I’ve got a hair out of place or food stuck in my teeth, gosh, I want to know that.”

― Greg Brenneman

“I’m not bothered by the food Nazis. Customers ought to be able to pick what they want to eat.”

― Greg Brenneman

“I don’t know why comedians moan about touring; you get driven to a town, stay in a hotel, work for an hour and a half with nice people, and eat fatty service station food. There’s nothing not to like.”

― Greg Davies

“My greatest weakness is… food. If it looks like it’s going to taste nice, it goes in my face – simple as that.”

― Greg Davies

“Back in the days of world wars, American companies didn’t think twice about pitching in to help fight the enemy. Car companies helped bolster tanks, food companies created rations – sometimes they had to do it, but no one had to twist their arm.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“Let’s keep the chemists over here and the food over here, that’s my feeling. What do I know? But that is a big aspect of fast food is their ability to artificially taint the colors and the smells and stuff to stimulate appetite.”

― Greg Kinnear

“You don’t take food home from restaurants in Sweden.”

― Greg Poehler

“In high school, I stole a six-foot submarine sandwich from a banquet room in front of several hundred people. I did it because I was in marching band, and we were promised food if we played, and they broke their promise. It was my first and only heist, motivated by justice and hunger.”

― Greg van Eekhout

“In coastal waters rich in runoff, plankton can swarm densely, a million in a drop of water. They color the sea brown and green where deltas form from big rivers, or cities dump their sewage. Tiny yet hugely important, plankton govern how well the sea harvests the sun’s bounty, and so are the foundation of the ocean’s food chain.”

― Gregory Benford

“Anyway, I lived on the streets and did pretty good until I got caught stealing, what was it? I kicked in a restaurant window, went in and took all the food that I wanted, and while coming out I was grabbed.”

― Gregory Corso

“I’d always vaguely expected to outgrow my limitations. One day, I’d stop twisting my hair, and wearing running shoes all the time, and eating exactly the same food every day. I’d remember my friends’ birthdays, I’d learn Photoshop, I wouldn’t let my daughter watch TV during breakfast. I’d read Shakespeare.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“’Potato-chip news’ is news that’s repetitive, requires little effort to absorb, and is consumable in massive quantities: true crime, natural disasters, political punditry, celebrity gossip, sports gossip, or endless photographs of beautiful houses, food, or clothes.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“Don’t keep excessive amounts of anything. Those glass vases that come from florists. Those ketchup packets that come with take-out food. A house with two adults probably doesn’t need fifteen mismatched souvenir coffee cups.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“Children’s literature is one of my joys, and it’s also my mental comfort food.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“For a couple of days after chemotherapy, food tastes really bland, even the best foods. I haven’t been sick, but have been a little tired. I haven’t lost any weight.”

― Grete Waitz

“I was a celebrity bodyguard. I didn’t keep the best hours or choose the best food when I was on the road.”

― Grizz Chapman

“Contaminated food is a major cause of diarrhea, substantially contributing to malnutrition and killing about 2.2 million people each year, most of them children.”

― Gro Harlem Brundtland

“The development of the food industry for both domestic and export markets relies on a regulatory framework that both protects the consumer and assures fair trading practices in food.”

― Gro Harlem Brundtland

“We are also in the process of defining how best to work together with food and other companies to address diet and physical activity factors in order to prevent chronic diseases.”

― Gro Harlem Brundtland

“Protein helps your insulin levels not spike and helps you not store your food as fat.”

― Gunnar Peterson

“As I grew up, I always refused to cook Indian food very vehemently, and to this day, I don’t cook chapatis at home. I’d always say, ‘Why do I have to do it? Why don’t the men do it?’”

― Gurinder Chadha

“Me, the bard out of work, the Lord has applied to His service. In the very beginning, He gave me the order to sing His praises night and day. The Master summoned the minstrel to His True Court. He clothed me with the robe of His true honour and eulogy. Since then, the True Name had become my ambrosial food.”

― Guru Nanak

“If the people use the wealth bestowed on them by God for themselves alone or for treasuring it, it is like a corpse. But if they decide to share it with others, it becomes sacred food.”

― Guru Nanak

“I love Kim Chi the drag queen from ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ but I’m not sure about the food.”

― Gus Kenworthy

“Although even when I am being idle I have plenty of food for thought both early and late – thoughts both about and not about art.”

― Gustav Klimt

“Food is not just eating energy. It’s an experience.”

― Guy Fieri

“Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.”

― Guy Fieri

“Everybody has their role in the food world and what they choose to appreciate. I’m not a fine dining chef. I appreciate it. I think Thomas Keller is amazing. But I really like where I’m at; I like what I do. I like how it makes people feel.”

― Guy Fieri

“Outdoor cooking is not just about hot dogs and hamburgers. There are so many styles of food you can make.”

― Guy Fieri

“I need to stay disciplined on the road. Too much food can wreck your palate.”

― Guy Fieri

“We are not blessed with junk food – my family and my kids do not eat fast foods.”

― Guy Fieri

“I wake up in the morning thinking about food.”

― Guy Fieri

“Short of screaming-hot Thai food, everything can be suitable for kids too.”

― Guy Fieri

“The wok is one of my favorite things to work with when I’m camping. Outdoor cooking is not just about hot dogs and hamburgers. There are so many styles of food you can make.”

― Guy Fieri

“I don’t know what singers feel like when they make a song and people clap along and love it, but when people walk up to me and say the food was outstanding, that’s what it is all about. I cook because I like to make people happy.”

― Guy Fieri

“Preparing food is one of life’s great joys, but a lot of times, parents ask their kids if they want to cook with them and then tell them to go peel a bag of potatoes. That’s not cooking – that’s working!”

― Guy Fieri

“Liver is my number one most hated food. Oh, God, I get sick talking about it!”

― Guy Fieri

“I have a fond appreciation for the Canadian culture and the Canadian food scene in general.”

― Guy Fieri

“With messy food, or foods with a lot of sauce, you do ‘The Hunch.’ I learned it in Philly, watching the dudes in suits eat cheesesteaks. You keep your elbows above your hands because if you don’t, the grease runs down your sleeve to your elbow.”

― Guy Fieri

“I’m not a greasy food guy. I don’t eat like that.”

― Guy Fieri

“At first, people think about vegetarian food like, ‘Here’s some veggies. Here’s some pasta.’ But there’s so much more you can do in the vegetarian and vegan world.”

― Guy Fieri

“Triple D is all about three things: Food, story and character.”

― Guy Fieri

“If you are AC/DC, you don’t get credit for slow songs. And if you are doing a show about food with a blond dude with crazy blond hair and tattoos who drives a hot rod, of course everyone is going to think everything you eat is deep-fried.”

― Guy Fieri

“My first words were always about food – I grew up in northern California, and when I was 10 years old, I had my own pretzel cart business.”

― Guy Fieri

“I never knew I would go this far, but I was told by people it wouldn’t happen, and now I own four restaurants, and I have one of the best shows on the Food Network. I’m living in the Super Bowl of food.”

― Guy Fieri

“Food is a common denominator for all people.”

― Guy Fieri

“Kids love food. It’s about putting materials out there that get kids thinking about food – to get kids interacting about food. It’s about simple things, like kids thinking about pasta – getting kids to work with food.”

― Guy Fieri

“College students want good eats. They want it to not be super-expensive, but you’ve got to be eclectic, you’ve got to have style, and you’ve got to make real food.”

― Guy Fieri

“Contrary to popular belief, I eat all types of food. Fried food is my least favorite.”

― Guy Fieri

“I’m in a very unique position in that I got to participate in the Food Network by contest. That’s long gone, being voted on, but I don’t forget where it came from, and I don’t forget the people who worked to put me here.”

― Guy Fieri

“Did I ever think about TV stardom? I don’t watch a lot of TV. I wasn’t even aware of the phenomenon of what was going on in food television, what you started with the Food Network.”

― Guy Fieri

“Why can’t we have a concert with food? Your typical cooking demonstration, there’s just no enthusiasm. There’s no energy behind it. I said, ‘What if we take a cooking demonstration and fortify it with a lot of good music? … Drive it to the next level?’”

― Guy Fieri

“It’s tough, you know: I’m a chef first, and a restaurant owner, way before I was ever on Food Network, and it’s a tough business.”

― Guy Fieri

“I’m gonna open a small restaurant on the beach in Mexico. We’re only gonna have a few tables, and we’re only gonna cook what’s fresh that day. We’re gonna get back to the basics… Real food for real people.”

― Guy Fieri

“One of my good buddies is Marcel Reece with the Raiders. He’s a big ‘Triple-D’ fan; he’s a big food fan.”

― Guy Fieri

“My first dream was to travel. I was attracted to different places, different colors of skin, different food. When I was 18 in 1977, I went to Europe with my accordion and discovered the pleasure of entertaining people.”

― Guy Laliberte

“Savoury food is for main course, and fruit is for pudding.”

― Gwilym Lee

“When I venture out to eat, I like to go to places with food that I don’t know how to make. So my favorites are Japanese and Indian. Indian food has so much layering of flavor, and the dishes go together so harmoniously.”

― Gwyneth Paltrow

“What I’ve learned is I want to enjoy my life, and food is a big part of it.”

― Gwyneth Paltrow

“I love Indian food and Thai food; those are, like, my favorites. I also like Japanese and some Italian.”

― Gza

“I’m something of a foodie, I guess, and I’m a big Chinese food fan.”

― H. Jon Benjamin

“I need to lose some weight. I’m getting really fat. But I’m getting older, and I just can’t stop eating wonderful food. Rich, wonderful food.”

― H. Jon Benjamin

“For me, a good YA novel is the best kind of comfort food.”

― Hallie Ephron

“In one week, I went from being a girl who owed a guy thousands of dollars – my manager Anthony was paying for my outfits, paying for my food; I was sleeping in his parents’ basement – to taking meetings with every major label in America. The next morning, I had a record deal and wrote him a cheque to pay back all that money.”

― Halsey

“Bahrainis are better off than many other Arabs. We have a welfare state, everybody gets a salary whether they have a job or not. Electricity and food are subsidized; school and healthcare are free. And we don’t differentiate between Bahrainis and foreigners. We are very proud of that.”

― Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

“There are many ways to be hungry. One can hunger for love, or fame or social justice, but hunger for food seems to curb all other cravings.”

― Hamza Yusuf

“Programs like food stamps, unemployment insurance, Medicaid, and job retraining help Americans get back on their feet when they are down and out and laid off through no fault of their own.”

― Hank Johnson

“I remember the first thing I ever tried was the ‘eating food for your blood type’ diet. It didn’t work for me. It left me fatigued and constantly tired.”

― Hannah Bronfman

“When I have dinner, I get off my phone, smell my food, and chew it well.”

― Hannah Bronfman

“It can be tough when you’re on the road, but I think food is meant to be enjoyed, so whenever we go to a new place, we look for the specialty item there.”

― Hannah Kearney

“I don’t overcook, because you lose what’s good in the food.”

― Hannah Teter

“I really like Halal food.”

― Hannibal Buress

“The 1 to 2 billion poorest in the world, who don’t have food for the day, suffer from the worst disease: globalization deficiency. The way globalization is occurring could be much better, but the worst thing is not being part of it. For those people, we need to support good civil societies and governments.”

― Hans Rosling

“Man should not try to avoid stress any more than he would shun food, love or exercise.”

― Hans Selye

“Fly-in, fly-out curating nearly always produces superficial results; it’s a practice that goes hand in hand with the fashion for applying the word ‘curating’ to everything that involves simply making a choice – radio playlists, hotel decor, even the food stalls in New York’s High Line Park.”

― Hans-Ulrich Obrist

“When I was shooting in Pollachi, I had tried out a lot of local food, most of them I don’t remember the names of.”

― Hansika Motwani

“I think Bhutanese food – long dissed by every food writer out there – has gotten a bum rap.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“Hong Kong has plenty of superlative hotels, amazing food, and cool shopping.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“Life is not just food, it’s something spiritual.”

― Haris Pasovic

“People have to have food for their souls.”

― Haris Pasovic

“I review all the riders for my music clients and make sure there’s healthy food and snack options, like strained yogurt, fresh berries, and lean protein.”

― Harley Pasternak

“I grew up in a household where both my brothers had Type 1 Diabetes, so I was raised eating healthy food with healthy ingredients.”

― Harley Pasternak

“If you wait too long between breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner, you’re more likely to be ravenous and overeat and/or make poor food choices.”

― Harley Pasternak

“Fitness isn’t about being extreme and hard-core. Healthy eating is not about counting calories, weighing food, or finding less tasteful ingredients. Life is about balance.”

― Harley Pasternak

“Smart snacking is an invaluable weapon against cravings and poor food choices. For me, this translates to three meals and two snacks a day, each containing protein, fiber, and healthy fat.”

― Harley Pasternak

“The Swedes prepare their food through curing, smoking, pickling and boiling. Pickling food contains digestive-system-friendly probiotics, and while boiling may not be the tastiest, it’s effective without adding fat!”

― Harley Pasternak

“A meal is a when you eat something that incorporates multiple food groups.”

― Harley Pasternak

“Only 1 to 2 percent of adults have a real food allergy. This gluten thing is a… whatever. It’s not an allergy for most people.”

― Harley Pasternak

“I used to love eating canned fruit. Once I learned how to read a food label, I learned that canned fruit is arguably the least healthy form of fruit consumption.”

― Harley Pasternak

“If I had the choice between smoked salmon and tinned salmon, I’d have it tinned. With vinegar.”

― Harold Wilson

“I grew up in Greeley, Colorado, in a house without a television set. I was a very nerdy kid: I used to play ‘astronaut’ and eat bouillon as astronaut food. We also had tons of books.”

― Harper Reed

“I’ve been all over the world. I love New York, I love Paris, San Francisco, so many places. But there’s no place like New Orleans. It’s got the best food. It’s got the best music. It’s got the best people. It’s got the most fun stuff to do.”

― Harry Connick, Jr.

“You can be an idiot and survive because you just go to McDonalds for your food, and you go to work and do some sort of inane job, which is nobody taking any responsibility – it’s always up the line – and then you watch the Super Bowl, and that’s it. But in the old days, you really had to know how your world works. You don’t need that anymore.”

― Harry Kroto

“Simply put, Cavemen’s diet is a diet plan which suggest food eaten by the cavemen. Cavemen ate what was available – like meat, vegetables and a few nuts. What we grow for food is carbohydrates, and that leads to weight gain. I started this diet a few years ago, and ever since, I haven’t had carbs at all.”

― Harshvardhan Rane

“Because of the low photosynthetic efficiency and the competition of energy plants with food plants for agricultural land, we should not grow plants for biofuel production. The growth of such energy plants will undoubtedly lead to an increase in food prices, which will predominantly hit poorer people.”

― Hartmut Michel

“Improving photosynthesis, although a highly important goal towards securing food security, cannot change the superiority of the combination photovoltaic cells/electric battery/electric engine.”

― Hartmut Michel

“I spend so much of my day at work. I would like to have the workplace be part of a healthier strategy. Reminding me more about walking the steps rather than taking that elevator. Not just promoting healthier food in the cafeteria, but providing information on healthier choices. I use it when I look at the alternatives.”

― Harvey V. Fineberg

“As a single guy, the baseline of what I needed was so low. I just needed an air mattress, food, and rent money.”

― Hasan Minhaj

“Really, I am just a guy who likes his profession and travelling and good food, and that is it. I’m no different from you or anyone else.”

― Hasnat Khan

“In my actual life, a food adventure is my favorite thing to do.”

― Haylie Duff

“I am not a foodie, per se, but believe that whatever one eats has to match with exercise. So I eat what is healthy, avoid junk food and sugar. I also make sure that I drink plenty of water.”

― Hazel Keech

“I got a fascination with food.”

― Heather Mills

“What I’ve been developing is a vegan fast food chain and vegan food markets.”

― Heather Mills

“Getting rid of all the food I was eating and going to this plant based diet it did take those few days to actually feel better, but when it got to the beginning of the third week I felt so good.”

― Hector Bellerin

“Food is a passion. Food is love.”

― Hector Elizondo

“It’s not difficult for me to stay healthy. I like healthy food.”

― Heidi Klum

“I like L.A. It’s like a mini break. For a writer, it’s hilarious. Like the food. Where I come from, we eat chip sandwiches: white bread, butter, tomato catsup and big fat french fries. It’s delicious. Here, you order a creme caramel and the waiter says, ‘You know, that contains dairy.’”

― Helen Fielding

“I do eat well. I try to love my body. That is what I tell my daughter. I say, ‘Love every bite of food. Love your body. We’re all going to be dead soon.’ Actually I don’t say that last thing to her.”

― Helen Hunt

“I was lucky to learn early in life that you need money for food and shelter, but there’s no ambition in having money in the bank for the sake of it!”

― Helen McCrory

“I really love my food. My favourite thing is artichokes. I am not so much interested in desserts or chocolate, though. I also like to cook with my husband Damian.”

― Helen McCrory

“Ever since Eve started it all by offering Adam the apple, woman’s punishment has been to supply a man with food then suffer the consequences when it disagrees with him.”

― Helen Rowland

“Just because I’m a woman does not mean I have to deal with everything to do with food.”

― Helen Sharman

“I am a serious food lover and Peruvian cuisine is one of the best in the world.”

― Helena Christensen

“From the minute I wake up until I go to bed I think about food.”

― Helena Christensen

“I believe food is the most brilliant invention ever.”

― Helena Christensen

“Happiness, as a word, has become sort of equated with these smiling images on television, selling some nice cream or food product or something. It’s seen a bit as being a stupid consumer.”

― Helena Norberg-Hodge

“When I am in situations where I break out of the pattern, it’s hard on me. Once you get used to regular scripture study, you miss it if you don’t have it. It’s like food – you have to have it. I know that I need the scriptures like I need food. I don’t miss a regular meal, and I don’t miss regular scripture study.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“I have a nutritionist living with me, cooking my food, weighing it, portioning out a lot of things, and it’s very detailed now.”

― Henry Cejudo

“The whole action of the laws tended to increase the number of consumers of food and to diminish the number of producers, was due the invention of the Malthusian theory of population.”

― Henry Charles Carey

“LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food; sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.”

― Henry Fielding

“Food might be more immediately important than history but if you don’t understand what’s been done to you – by your own people and the so-called ‘they’ – you can never get around it.”

― Henry Hampton

“Russia will occupy most of the good food lands of central Europe while we have the industrial portions. We must find some way of persuading Russia to play ball.”

― Henry L. Stimson

“There’s tons of junk food for your mind on the Internet. You can sit there for three or 10 or 20 hours a day getting in online arguments with other people who also choose to waste their time.”

― Henry Rollins

“Rarely do I do film press because I’m so low on the food chain of the movie, and for me it’s just this thing I did for four weeks before the next tour started.”

― Henry Rollins

“Barack Obama’s administration responded to the Haitian crisis within 24 hours. Here comes the soldiers, here comes the food, go go go… Rush Limbaugh told his multi-millions of listeners that Obama only did that to gain favour with black people in America. This is the kind of idiocy that I have to deal with in my country.”

― Henry Rollins

“I’m a professional food eater.”

― Henry Rollins

“In World War II, jazz absolutely was the music of freedom, and then in the Cold War, behind the Iron Curtain, same thing. It was all underground, but they needed the food of freedom that jazz offered.”

― Herbie Hancock

“As farmers or owners, the poor peasants possess a piece of land. The excellent means of transport enables them often to sell their goods. At the very worst they can mostly provide their own food.”

― Herman Gorter

“There are apothecaries’ shops, where prepared medicines, liquids, ointments, and plasters are sold; barbers’ shops, where they wash and shave the head; and restaurateurs, that furnish food and drink at a certain price.”

― Hernan Cortes

“If you’re good, you’ll get work. And if I’ve got food in my fridge and clothes on my back, I’ll be happy.”

― Hero Fiennes-Tiffin

“I was determined to make Renaissance Man Food Services and Herschel’s Famous 34 major players in a very tough industry.”

― Herschel Walker

“To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location and the company as it is about the taste.”

― Heston Blumenthal

“You think about some of the most memorable meals you’ve ever had; the food will be good but it will often be about locating a mental memory and taste is inexorably linked to all the other senses and memory, so ultimately it is all about taste.”

― Heston Blumenthal

“I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream.”

― Heywood Broun

“I don’t have any illusions that what we are doing is sticking the the bottle. I don’t think that’s what we are doing. We are trying to make sure that the genie has friends, has food to eat, a way to grow.”

― Hilary Rosen

“No family should have to depend on the labor of its children to put food on the table and no person should be forced to work in captivity.”

― Hilda Solis

“I am a Gujarati by birth, but having spent most of the growing up years in Mumbai, I can eat all kinds of food, from pizza to Thai, but given a choice, I want to stick to Indian.”

― Himesh Reshammiya

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

― Hippocrates

“The Japanese don’t have a specific religion, but a spirituality. A cap, shoes, and a table have a spirituality. When you eat an apple, you don’t say you eat it: you say, ‘I am receiving it.’ Kind of like you are thanking the food.”

― Hirokazu Kore-eda

“I think, once recipes become digital, pirating a digital recipe and all the questions that you have with music and so forth will become pertinent to food as well.”

― Hod Lipson

“I like food too much to go on some crazy diet. French fries are my favorite downfall.”

― Holly Madison

“I love chicken fingers, I love French fries. I love desserts. I’m not just into dessert or just into savoury food. I love it all. I’m a pig. I love food. So it takes a lot of discipline to eat healthy.”

― Holly Madison

“Since I’ve been pregnant, I’ve lost my taste for fast food. I used to be the biggest McDonald’s junkie and now I don’t like it anymore. I used to be the biggest fast-food connoisseur, and now I’ve really lost my taste for it.”

― Holly Madison

“Language is like songs, like food, like dance-it is the expression of what we think.”

― Holly Near

“Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Whether it was our mom’s homemade lasagna or a memorable chocolate birthday cake, food has a way of transporting us back to the past.”

― Homaro Cantu

“Food trucks give creative entrepreneurs the ability to cook with freedom and make what they love, meaning that they can create highly specialized meals without having the high overhead costs of running a restaurant.”

― Homaro Cantu

“All of the plants that we do not consider food that are safe for the human body to digest, we don’t eat because they’re sour and bitter. The reason why you don’t eat Kentucky bluegrass or crabgrass is because it tastes sour and bitter.”

― Homaro Cantu

“Sitting down and sharing a meal together combines two of my favorite loves: eating great food and talking about great food.”

― Homaro Cantu

“From food trucks to hot dog stands to county fair favorites, ‘street food’ has enjoyed a rich and storied history in American cuisine. However, street food has been around for thousands of years. In fact, street food is believed to have originated as far back as Ancient Rome.”

― Homaro Cantu

“A food’s value is based on how good it tastes.”

― Homaro Cantu

“I can’t think of a time in the history of man when food was in excess. We’re dealing with the same old problems we’ve dealt with for 60,000 years.”

― Homaro Cantu

“Algae is the perfect food plant. It doubles cell mass every twelve hours, depending on the strain.”

― Homaro Cantu

“A molecular gastronomist is really just someone who explores the world of science and food.”

― Homaro Cantu

“You know, I want to eat junk food. My kids love junk food.”

― Homaro Cantu

“The interesting thing about the miracle berry in chemo patients is that it actually straightens out their taste buds, whereas for you and I, it blocks our bitter and sour receptors. For them, it straightens them out to taste food as it normally tastes.”

― Homaro Cantu

“People are hungry not because there aren’t enough farmers or food, but because they don’t have access to it or can’t afford it.”

― Howard Graham Buffett

“You’ve got a global food problem. You’ve got a food problem in the United States. You’ve got a food problem in Africa… in Asia. And so the truth is, the U.S. is going to have to produce more, on not very many more acres, honestly. And so we’re going to have to do a better job.”

― Howard Graham Buffett

“Starbucks is committed to evolving and enhancing our customer experience with innovative and wholesome food offerings.”

― Howard Schultz

“The growth of the company and the license that Starbucks has is to participate in other food and beverage opportunities. We have a global business… and in many parts of the world, tea is much, much bigger than coffee, and we’re going to bring tea and bring our capability and our understanding of what we’ve done for coffee to tea.”

― Howard Schultz

“My father had a series of blue-collar jobs and never made more than $20,000 a year. When I was seven, he got injured on a job. That was a very important point – because of the injury, he couldn’t walk, and the company he was working for did not pay him. There was no compensation. So there was no money and no food.”

― Howard Schultz

“If you look at coffee, tea, food and juice, we think there are inherent opportunities. If you look at health bars or grab-and-go products that are in our stores, we think we can significantly enhance them and make them more widely available.”

― Howard Schultz

“We need to reinvent food at Starbucks. Less could be more.”

― Howard Schultz

“I’ve spent so much time with my dad traveling and seeing the ground-level change that we’ve been able to make through philanthropy and trip over trip, time over time, country over country, home after home we’ve been invited into, given tea, given food that people didn’t have to give us, I mean all of these things.”

― Howard Warren Buffett

“I’m from Canada, so Thanksgiving to me is just Thursday with more food. And I’m thankful for that.”

― Howie Mandel

“My hair grows into a fuzz ball – I just wanted it to grow downwards rather than outwards – but then I realized I couldn’t play guitar with it that way. I couldn’t do anything day-to-day without my hair getting in my mouth or my eyes or my food, so I just started tying it back, long before I knew what a man bun was.”

― Hozier

“It’s really frightening, American food on the whole. That’s what always strikes me, coming from Europe: There’s just so much of it! Then you plop down in front of the TV and watch ads for Weight Watchers. ‘Lose weight now!’ Well, eat less!”

― Hugh Grant

“I love food, all types of food. I love Korean food, Japanese, Italian, French. In Australia, we don’t have a distinctive Australian food, so we have food from everywhere all around the world. We’re very multicultural, so we grew up with lots of different types of food.”

― Hugh Jackman

“When lifting, I’m always with a trainer because the thing that makes a difference is that last 20% in your training, and he very scientifically looks after my food as well, because when I’m going for a ‘shirt off’ shot, everything changes the month before, and I’m timed down to the day.”

― Hugh Jackman

“If I’m a lush at anything, it’s food and drink. I’m not materialistic in any way, but I value food.”

― Hugh Jackman

“My gosh, I love food. If I wasn’t an actor, I could be a completely different body shape right now.”

― Hugh Jackman

“I hate menus, I hate choosing food. I just want to be brought. Bring me dinner!”

― Hugh Laurie

“An adult human can last 40 days without food, a week without any sleep, three days without water, but only five minutes without air. Yet nothing is more taken for granted than the air we breathe. However, not just any air will do – it must be exquisitely designed to meet our needs. Too little oxygen in the atmosphere will kill us, as will too much.”

― Hugh Ross

“It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“We need to ban all air-freighted food. Carrots from Holland. Potatoes from Egypt. It’s got to stop.”

― Ian Brown

“Permacultures – where you use the immediate environment to grow food – should be mandatory.”

― Ian Brown

“You don’t train a dog in a training hall, jerking his neck or even giving him food treats. You train him using life rewards.”

― Ian Dunbar

“Amartya Sen is best known to the general reader for his powerful essays on famine. He is an optimist about some of our gravest economic problems, such as mass starvation in a world that at present can easily produce more food than everyone can eat. Reason and voluntary participation are his watchwords.”

― Ian Hacking

“I’ve got tremendous respect for different cultures, for the food and everything.”

― Ian Rush

“I’m trying to cut down a little on eating, on sodium, keep my blood pressure down, which is tough. Because I love food! I do, but it’s unfair how everything that’s bad for you tastes so good, and all the good stuff, veggies and green things, doesn’t match up.”

― Ice Cube

“I pretty much have no life outside of the theatre. I go home every night, and I put the TV on, and I veg out and order food.”

― Idina Menzel

“I have no taste for corruptible food nor for the pleasures of this life. I desire the Bread of God, which is the Flesh of Jesus Christ, who was of the seed of David, and for drink I desire His Blood, which is love incorruptible.”

― Ignatius of Antioch

“I am writing to all the churches to let it be known that I will gladly die for God if only you do not stand in my way… Let me be food for the wild beasts, for they are my way to God.”

― Ignatius of Antioch

“I like video games. I like tech. I like travel. I like my dog. I like food. I’m like, ‘That’s what I’m going to focus on.’”

― iJustine

“I want to have a food truck that would just be bathrooms. I would line it up in back of the other food trucks, and I’d charge $1 for use.”

― Ike Barinholtz

“A mother cooking exclusively for her child might be preparing just rice and buttermilk, but it will be immensely tasty. Fast food, on the other hand, may be very tasty, but it has not been prepared exclusively for you, you see.”

― Ilaiyaraaja

“Many great composers have died in poverty. I have not faced hardships, like having to struggle for food, thanks to reasonable producers.”

― Ilaiyaraaja

“The house I was born in in Somalia was right next to a big market. A lot of beggars or panhandlers would be in front of our house constantly, and my grandfather and grandmother would always invite them in to have food with us and have them take whatever was left over.”

― Ilhan Omar

“There should be an F.A.A. fine for those who bring hot food that emits odor onto the plane. You’re deemed selfish, and you have to take some sort of social awareness class.”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“Chicken and horse meat are the best foods for weightlifters, and good food is important.”

― Ilya Ilyin

“I think chicken and horse meat are ideal food because it’s very easy to digest.”

― Ilya Ilyin

“I do believe food plays an important role in preparation for the Olympics or any competition.”

― Ilya Ilyin

“I’m a taco guy, so I like Mexican food, and any form of a taco, I’m going to eat it. During the season, I’ll make it a grilled chicken taco. But after the season, give me a regular beef taco and fill it to capacity. I need meat, cheese, sour cream, lettuce, pico de gallo, and everything you got.”

― Iman Shumpert

“I will come up with a project that will wipe out poverty in the Philippines in two years. I want to remove the people from economic crisis by using the Marcos wealth. Long after I’m gone, people will remember me for building them homes and roads and hospitals and giving them food.”

― Imelda Marcos

“Instead of going out to dinner, buy good food. Cooking at home shows such affection. In a bad economy, it’s more important to make yourself feel good.”

― Ina Garten

“I love to take something ordinary and make it really special.”

― Ina Garten

“I love Alton Brown’s show ‘Good Eats,’ about the chemistry of food. It’s really thoughtful.”

― Ina Garten

“The thing about all my food is that everything is a remembered flavor. Maybe it’s something I had as a child or maybe it’s something I had in Milan, but I want it to taste better than you ever thought.”

― Ina Garten

“I worked for the Office of Management and Budget in the White House, on nuclear energy policy. But I decided it would be much more fun to have a specialty food store, so I left Washington D.C. and moved to the Hamptons. And how glad I am that I did!”

― Ina Garten

“Whenever I’d go to restaurants, the main chef came out and was cooking for me, and he’s asking me how the food is. I get, like, VIP service, so it’s weird.”

― Inbee Park

“Everybody has a spiritual body. Everybody has a physical body, and so your spiritual body is the stuff that holds all of your emotions like your body holds your organs, your food, your muscles, your water. Your spiritual body holds your emotional state and your mental state.”

― India Arie

“Our food choices show up on our body.”

― India Arie

“Not only do we have to change the food we eat… we have to educate people about what they can eat appropriately.”

― Indra Nooyi

“Food service is a growth area for PepsiCo.”

― Indra Nooyi

“Real nutrition comes from soybeans, almonds, rice, and other healthy vegetable sources, not from a cow’s udder.”

― Ingrid Newkirk

“Grease and starch just always win over protein. In food as in so many things. Look around you, that’s what our whole country is based on. It’s amazing that Michael Jordan can be an iconic figure because he’s basically just protein.”

― Ira Glass

“Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.”

― Irina Shayk

“In Russia, we eat a lot of heavy food like potatoes and lots of meat. I can’t eat one apple or a salad a day. You wouldn’t want to come talk to me if I don’t eat. I have to eat, or I am in a really bad mood.”

― Irina Shayk

“For my body, I like high-waisted jeans because they make your leg look longer and hides this extra thing on my stomach. You can eat extra food with it because it hides, and I like to tuck in my t-shirts.”

― Irina Shayk

“I love fast food, but you have to try to eat healthy.”

― Irina Shayk

“Try not to eat after 7 P.M. Try to stay away from heavy food in the night, like hamburgers and chicken nuggets. Eat that stuff in the morning or early afternoon.”

― Irina Shayk

“I hate jet lag, but I love, love, love, love traveling – to meet new people, to try different foods because I’m a big foodie. I love food, even though people think models don’t eat. We do eat.”

― Irina Shayk

“I love food – I am never on a diet – I swear to God!”

― Irina Shayk

“Even though I grew up as a Sephardic Jew in Brooklyn where we ate Syrian food and went to temple, it was still America.”

― Isaac Mizrahi

“Most of my life I was occupied with American television and American food. My ethnicity was my choice. It still is.”

― Isaac Mizrahi

“Everything that has to do with food is sensuous. In the United States, however, we are eating all the time. We have a problem with obesity. And yet, we don’t enjoy food that much.”

― Isabel Allende

“I can’t pick a favorite animal; I love so many! But I guess if I have to choose, I pick bees! There’s this brilliant documentary called ‘Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?’ I think it’s important for people to be educated about bees – they pollinate almost all the food we eat. They are amazing!”

― Isabel Lucas

“My best friend was Aboriginal. She taught me about ‘bush tucker’ – the food of the land, the different things you could eat if you got lost in the bush, like grasses and berries. There’s this tree called the billygoat plum – the fruit is quite nice.”

― Isabel Lucas

“I’m Latin, and my family is originally from Italy, so we’re a loud group. There’s always a lot of food, a lot of talking, a lot of fighting.”

― Isabeli Fontana

“There are eight or nine leading varieties of rice grown in Japan, all of which, except an upland species, require mud, water, and much puddling and nasty work. Rice is the staple food and the wealth of Japan. Its revenues were estimated in rice. Rice is grown almost wherever irrigation is possible.”

― Isabella Bird

“When I grew up in Italy in the 1950s, it was still very agricultural. Food was very important; produce was very important. Everyone made their own olive oil. It took me a long time after I moved here to understand that Americans are much further away from their food.”

― Isabella Rossellini

“I grew up in Italy, and our country is a country of great agriculture and food produce. It wasn’t like I was urban and only knew about high-heeled shoes and purses and never knew where my eggs came from.”

― Isabella Rossellini

“Food is a big part of my culture, so everyone knows how to cook. When I came to America and asked a babysitter to softboil an egg for my son and she didn’t know how, I was shocked.”

― Isabella Rossellini

“If a hamster has too many babies she knows she cannot carry, she not only abandons them, but she eats them. That means she doesn’t have to go out and hunt for food for herself.”

― Isabella Rossellini

“I love good food and I love to eat in nice restaurants. I love Japanese food. I love Gordon Ramsay in London; he is pretty amazing.”

― Isla Fisher

“I don’t like junk food, just because I don’t like the taste of it, but I don’t go to the gym – ever.”

― Isla Fisher

“When I said a few weeks ago that our people would eat cooking oil and olives if necessary, I didn’t mean that there really would be only oil and olives. What I meant was that our people have the necessary patience to endure the current difficult situation. Palestinians would rather do without certain food items than their national rights.”

― Ismail Haniyeh

“Appetite, craving for food, is a constant and powerful stimulator of the gastric glands.”

― Ivan Pavlov

“It has long been known for sure that the sight of tasty food makes a hungry man’s mouth water; also lack of appetite has always been regarded as an undesirable phenomenon, from which one might conclude that appetite is essentially linked with the process of digestion.”

― Ivan Pavlov

“From the described experiment it is clear that the mere act of eating, the food even not reaching the stomach, determines the stimulation of the gastric glands.”

― Ivan Pavlov

“Edible substances evoke the secretion of thick, concentrated saliva. Why? The answer, obviously, is that this enables the mass of food to pass smoothly through the tube leading from the mouth into the stomach.”

― Ivan Pavlov

“I want great food and wine, and friends to enjoy it all.”

― Ivana Trump

“In both business and personal life, I’ve always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry.”

― Ivanka Trump

“The more natural or eco-based products you can introduce into your beauty regimen, the more beneficial it is for your skin. It’s similar to introducing organic food into your daily diet.”

― Ivanka Trump

“A Miami must-have is the trendy Panther Coffee in Wynwood. I like Alma Mexicana for the ever-popular breakfast burrito. For out-of-this-world Cuban food, the Cubano at Little Bread Cuban Sandwich Co. will satisfy your craving. My friends all love Shorty’s Bar-B-Q for the mouth-watering corn on the cob and BBQ, of course.”

― Ivanka Trump

“The iconic Doral was once a beacon for the ultimate in luxury golf resorts, and we have fully restored it to its prior grandeur – and then some. Besides the sun, golf, and amazing Latin food, Miami is a city of culture that has something for everyone.”

― Ivanka Trump

“I believe that one of the saddest things in the world today is that some people don’t have enough food to nourish themselves. It’s the 21st century and that’s really not acceptable, so if I could do something that would change that I would be really happy.”

― Izabel Goulart

“The regulatory approach of the Food and Drug Administration and the Patent and Trademark Office has driven up the costs of generic drugs.”

― J. D. Vance

“There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language, or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others.”

― J. Donald Walters

“It’s literally, if I’m not working out, I eat the whole time I’m not working out. It’s exhausting. You have to force-feed. You have to force yourself to eat food.”

― J. J. Watt

“In every other science fiction series, humans are at the top of the food chain. In the ‘Babylon 5’ universe, they’re in the bottom third.”

― J. Michael Straczynski

“My father was a food lover and a deadbeat dad, and maybe a connection between good food and bad dads was forged early, in the deepest folds of my subconscious, where we make so many decisions about our parents.”

― J. R. Moehringer

“Food still isn’t my thing, but I’ve learned to respect its power and significance.”

― J. R. Moehringer

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

― J. R. R. Tolkien

“Another nice thing was that I would type out letters home for the admiral’s stewards. They would then feed me the same food the admiral ate.”

― Jack Adams

“Since I got my new liver, some of my tastes have changed. There are certain things I don’t like anymore. I loved Indian food before but not now.”

― Jack Bruce

“I don’t enjoy good food. I don’t enjoy flashy cars. I don’t care if I live in a dump. I don’t enjoy good clothes. This is the best I’ve dressed in months.”

― Jack Kevorkian

“Short cycle business are being impacted by credit, and are being impacted by gasoline prices, food, distribution businesses, chemical business.”

― Jack Welch

“I haven’t eaten junk food since I was 11, but I’m not teetotal: I have a drink maybe once a month.”

― Jack Wilshere

“Almost every single commercial on television for shampoo, sports shoes, drinks, food, clothes, perfume, cars, etc., is a short fairy tale, for they are given magical qualities.”

― Jack Zipes

“I hate to say it, but the older you get, you really do have to cut down on the amount you eat. Less food and less portions.”

― Jackee Harry

“In my district, California 14, we have about 4,000 families who are on food stamps, but some of my colleagues have thousands and thousands more. Yet, they somehow feel like crusaders, like heroes, when they vote to cut food stamps.”

― Jackie Speier

“If we look at things scientifically, there is more than enough food and material goods on Earth to take care of all people’s needs – if managed correctly.”

― Jacque Fresco

“I have a restaurant in Sri Lanka, and I feel keen to open up something here in Mumbai and bring Sri Lankan food here in India. I feel we have so much in common, but we have a different cuisine, and I am sure people will enjoy here.”

― Jacqueline Fernandez

“I am passionate about spreading awareness about Sri Lankan food.”

― Jacqueline Fernandez

“I know, whoever visits my restaurant, they have loved the food.”

― Jacqueline Fernandez

“Acumen Fund’s patient capital investment in Western Seed is intended to enhance the food security and economic independence of Kenya’s smallholder farmers.”

― Jacqueline Novogratz

“When I was a child, we never began a meal without prayer. We thanked God for the food, for each other.”

― Jacqueline Woodson

“I love Mexican food, and there’s a really good restaurant called El Parador that I love.”

― Jacquelyn Jablonski

“This June, I’ll travel once again to the Food and Wine Magazine Classic in Aspen, Colorado. For many years, my dear friend Julia Child and I have teamed up to teach classes together at the event; for the past seven years, my daughter, Claudine, has been my cooking partner on stage.”

― Jacques Pepin

“You can’t escape the taste of the food you had as a child. In times of stress, what do you dream about? Your mother’s clam chowder. It’s security, comfort. It brings you home.”

― Jacques Pepin

“I say: If you don’t know how to cook, I’m sure you have at least one friend who knows how to cook. Well, call that friend and say, ‘Can I come next time and can I bring some food and can I come an hour or two hours ahead and watch you and help you?’”

― Jacques Pepin

“When I pair food and wine, I start with the food. If I have a beautiful roasted bird, I might choose a Cabernet or Pinot Noir, or maybe a Syrah, depending on the sauce and what is in my cellar.”

― Jacques Pepin

“I taped my first series for PBS in 1982 at WJCT-TV in Jacksonville, Florida. The show, called ‘Everyday Cooking with Jacques Pepin,’ was about saving time and money in the kitchen – and it was a celebration of simple and unpretentious food.”

― Jacques Pepin

“When I wrote ‘Fast Food My Way’ in 2004, I hoped that my friends would prepare my recipes. Now, more people cook from that book than any other I’ve written in the past 30 years.”

― Jacques Pepin

“When there is a choice, it is best to eat live vegetarian food. ‘Live’ means in its uncooked condition, because a live cell has everything in itself to sustain life. The idea is to take life into you. When we cook food, it destroys the life in it.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“Many philosophies have evolved based on the choice of food. But one must remember there is nothing religious, philosophical, spiritual, or moral about the food we eat. It is only a question of whether the food is compatible with the kind of body we have.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“If you listen to your body, your body will clearly tell you what kind of food it is happy with.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“In terms of the quality of food entering you, vegetarian food is definitely far better for the system than non vegetarian.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“Real democracy is food on the table, the ability to plan your life, the ability to walk on the street without getting mugged.”

― Jair Bolsonaro

“There’s food and supplements that you can take legally that will better your body and help you stay healthy. Shortcuts are something that’s always been around all sports, but as a union, we’re trying to do the best we can to weed those guys out of the game.”

― Jake Arrieta

“I try to start every day with some sort of vegetable and fruit juice before I eat any kind of solid food. Because that really jump starts your body and digestive system with the high content of micronutrients that your body needs.”

― Jake Arrieta

“I like pizza and I like cheeseburgers a lot and I like Chicago food a lot.”

― Jake Johnson

“Being able to afford getting groceries – it frees people up to be creative. I think when you’re spending 16 hours of every day to pay your rent and get food, I just don’t see where there’s time outside of that to be creative and make things.”

― Jake Shears

“I’m in an area where I want to make music that I’m thrilled with, but, you know, I do have to worry about putting food on the table. I’m in that position where I cannot always be gauging what things might become. I have to look ahead, because I’m cautious.”

― Jakob Dylan

“I love Italian food.”

― Jaleel White

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.”

― James A. Michener

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

― James Beard

“The health of the planet is at stake, because the cruelty and the waste that accompanies the slaughter of billions of animals each year literally infects us all. We could consume healthy plant-based food produced at almost infinitely less cost. What does that say, really, about us and what we’re doing… to animals and to ourselves?”

― James Cromwell

“I have an odd theory on happiness, and it bothers people. My general theory is that happiness is a reward for an animal doing what it should be doing. So if a horse runs, it feels happy. Or if you are too thin, you can’t be happy, because evolution wants you to be tense and anxious, trying to wake up in the morning looking for food.”

― James D. Watson

“An idea can be tested, whereas if you have no idea, nothing can be tested and you don’t understand anything. The molecule that you make when you are getting sunburned or when you eat a lot of food is part of the same molecule that contains an endorphin or an opiate. No one has ever had a hypothesis about why the two are together.”

― James D. Watson

“The air that people breathe in many Chinese cities has become dangerously polluted. Their food supply is subject to constant contamination scandals. Now it appears that not merely stagnant ponds but the water people draw from deep underground is already tainted.”

― James Fallows

“For the record, I am sticking with my claim that the simultaneous degradation of air quality, water quality, water supply, food safety, soil quality, and other environment-related variables is the main challenge to China’s continued development.”

― James Fallows

“I think my attitude has always been to put food on the table.”

― James Garner

“Aphorisms are food for thought – like sushi, they come in small portions that are both delicious and exquisitely formed. And, like sushi, I can never get enough.”

― James Geary

“Our deep respect for the land and its harvest is the legacy of generations of farmers who put food on our tables, preserved our landscape, and inspired us with a powerful work ethic.”

― James H. Douglas, Jr.

“Phoenix and Las Vegas have grim long-term prospects. On top of oil-and-gas problems, they will have terrible problems with water and the ability to produce food locally. I suppose it shows how delusional the public is, and how our institutional controls have decayed – for instance, lending standards.”

― James Howard Kunstler

“A corpse is meat gone bad. Well and what’s cheese? Corpse of milk.”

― James Joyce

“If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20 to 30 times more land for food than we have now.”

― James Lovelock

“The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment, may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy.”

― James Madison

“I love Christmas. I never used to. I didn’t hate it, but I could take it or leave it. But, as I got to the age of 25 or 26, Christmas became quite a big deal, and I love it now. I love the food, and I love sharing time with people.”

― James McAvoy

“I’m not interested in food. It’s just fuel.”

― James McBride

“Making people dance has another function that has nothing to do with art, and I mean that in the most positive way possible. It’s like food – if you’re not eating it, you’re doing something wrong. If they’re not dancing, something is wrong.”

― James Murphy

“Improving the outlook for U.S workers isn’t about creating millions of minimum-wage jobs. It is about creating sustainable, skilled employment that allows Americans to earn a fair wage with benefits that allows them to pay for housing and food on the table and sustain a middle-class lifestyle.”

― James P. Hoffa

“Workers want to be paid an honest, fair wage for the work they do. They want to be able to provide for their families by being justly compensated for their part in helping grow the U.S. economy. They deserve to be able to put food on the table and receive health care and other benefits.”

― James P. Hoffa

“How large and varied is the educational bill of fare set before every young gentleman in Great Britain; and to judge by the mental stamina it affords him in most cases, what a waste of good food it is!”

― James Payn

“The value of a currency is, ultimately, what someone will give you for it – whether in food, fuel, assets, or labor. And that’s always and everywhere a subjective decision.”

― James Surowiecki

“The most dangerous food is wedding cake.”

― James Thurber

“Food in Dublin has gotten immeasurably better than it was. When I was a kid, there weren’t a lot of options. Now you’re overwhelmed with options.”

― James Vincent McMorrow

“It’s good to be finally able to afford food for a change. It’s good to move on from potatoes and tin soup.”

― James Wan

“Used to be, conservatives revered the Average American, that Norman Rockwell oil painting of diner food, humble faith, honest toil, and Capraesque virtue.”

― James Wolcott

“I actually didn’t grow up in a household that loved Chinese food particularly, and it’s not really my go-to food or anything… We were more a pizza family, being from the Chicago area and all.”

― Jami Attenberg

“What a character eats is a detail – like eye color or a favorite song. But food is also our lifeblood.”

― Jami Attenberg

“There are a lot of great things about food, but it’s something that’s an eternal struggle in our contemporary society, where and how food is made, where it’s coming from, how much to consume. There are so many layers to it.”

― Jami Attenberg

“Maybe I wouldn’t hit three fast food restaurants in a day, but I could hit one in a day. I try not to do that.”

― Jami Attenberg

“Food and love are all intertwined at our core level. It can be a very nurturing, wonderful, loving thing.”

― Jami Attenberg

“I love this little family-owned Italian spot called Tep’s Villa Roma. It has good home-style food made with love and intention.”

― Jamie Anderson

“I love photography, I love food, and I love traveling, and to put those three things together would just be the ultimate dream.”

― Jamie Chung

“We’d only speak Korean at home. They wouldn’t let us have sleepovers and sent us away to Korean church camp during the summers. We had weird food concoctions, too, so instead of spaghetti bolognese, we had rice bolognese with kimchi.”

― Jamie Chung

“If acting doesn’t work out, I plan to do food photography and just eat my way through the entire world. I’m a big foodie, and if I could make some career out of it, that would be fantastic.”

― Jamie Chung

“My mother was born in Burma, but my grandfather on her side was Indian-Spanish. So I have this quite exotic mix, which is reflected in my earliest memories, in our Wiltshire country kitchen, of gran, and aunts, cooking spicy stewy, casseroley curries, a version of Indian food with a Burmese twist.”

― Jamie Cullum

“When the show is over we still have to pay our rent, we have to buy food. We have to do all the same things that you do.”

― Jamie Farr

“Stop being a vegan and start enjoying what you eat.”

― Jamie Oliver

“It’s very clear that there’s a lot of double standards going on. Should there be a 30mph speed limit? Of course there bloody should. And certainly with kids and school food, kids need to be nannied for sure. So give them a bloody good meal at school.”

― Jamie Oliver

“What I’ve enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn – I love it!”

― Jamie Oliver

“I wouldn’t say that processed food, ready meals and even takeaways aren’t relevant to modern life, it’s just that over the past 40 years there are three generations of people who have come out of school and gone through their home life without ever being shown how to cook properly.”

― Jamie Oliver

“The kitchen oven is reliable, but it’s made us lazy.”

― Jamie Oliver

“I want Americans to enjoy food. I want them to celebrate food. I want them to, on occasions, to have big cakes and great things. And I want them to indulge.”

― Jamie Oliver

“All I ever wanted to do was to make food accessible to everyone; to show that you can make mistakes – I do all the time – but it doesn’t matter.”

― Jamie Oliver

“Just because the Americans are so good at rattling out accessible and cheap junk food, nobody looks twice when it comes to their food. But there are golden nuggets everywhere.”

― Jamie Oliver

“If you only design menus that are essentially junk or fast food, the whole infrastructure supports junk.”

― Jamie Oliver

“Give your kids a bloody knife and fork and let me put some fresh food in front of them they can eat.”

― Jamie Oliver

“Heads know that failing to invest in good, nutritious food is a false economy and parents won’t tolerate reconstituted turkey being put back on the menu.”

― Jamie Oliver

“When training and matches are finished, we’ll all go out and have food together; we’re always in touch with each other.”

― Jamie Vardy

“I’m big on tomato mozzarella salad. That’s my favorite all-time food.”

― Jan Fields

“My first novel is loaded with food references largely because my cupboards were bare, and I was writing hungry.”

― Jan Karon

“Food is a great way of communicating.”

― Jan Karon

“While trade agreements are negotiated in secrecy, behind-closed doors, we have learned enough from leaks to know that the result of passing TPA to ‘fast track’ these trade agreements would affect everything from food safety to environmental protection to consumer financial protections.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“Food service workers, home care workers, farm workers, and other low-wage workers log long hours. They come home tired after providing services and producing goods that make our country stronger. They deserve fair treatment from their employers, and they deserve a voice in collective bargaining.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“I adore food and always have.”

― Jane Asher

“I love L.A. for a couple of days – I like the healthy food – but it’s a one-industry town.”

― Jane Fallon

“I did this book ‘Harvest for Hope,’ and I learned so much about food. And one thing I learned is that we have the guts not of a carnivore, but of an herbivore. Herbivore guts are very long because they have to get the last bit of nutrition out of leaves and things.”

― Jane Goodall

“I was born in London in England in 1934. I went through, as a child, the horrors of World War II, through a time when food was rationed and we learned to be very careful, and we never had more to eat than what we needed to eat. There was no waste. Everything was used.”

― Jane Goodall

“Having struggled with food issues and eating disorders myself, particularly when I was younger, I’ve long been interested in using it within my books.”

― Jane Green

“Author tours used to have a sense of excitement and pleasure, a sense of occasion. I remember stores having a table with wine and food. It was just a real evening.”

― Jane Hamilton

“Of course I don’t think any of the past will go away. The thing is, with me and Stephen, for many years, I put every spoon of food into his mouth, dressed him, and bathed him. You do not forget that experience.”

― Jane Hawking

“People ask me how I keep my figure, and I tell them it’s because I paint. When you’re covered in paint, it’s quite hard to put food in your mouth!”

― Jane Seymour

“Acceptable food rots while we are chased from bins behind restaurants, chased from sleeping on the street, chased from relieving ourselves unless we pay for food or gas, until finally we are so hungry, sleepless, smelly, constipated and beaten-down that we simply die of lack of will to live.”

― Jane Siberry

“What does animal welfare have to do with food safety? The animals are the food! They are living in their own excrement, developing horrific sores, stressed out, and, therefore, more vulnerable to illness and disease.”

― Jane Velez-Mitchell

“It was gross enough for fast food restaurants to ban, but apparently our government wants so-called pink slime to be a staple in your kids’ lunches.”

― Jane Velez-Mitchell

“Why are kids being inundated with food that is not good for them, when we’re suffering from an obesity crisis? Is the U.S. government talking out of both sides of its mouth, promoting bad food while telling us not to eat it?”

― Jane Velez-Mitchell

“Taking care of our families isn’t just about putting food on the table today. It’s about ensuring that our children and grandchildren will have a habitable world where they can get to know various species of sea turtles.”

― Jane Velez-Mitchell

“Every decision we make – when we choose a vehicle, when we pump gas into that vehicle, when we order food – is not just a personal lifestyle choice. It’s an environmental and moral choice.”

― Jane Velez-Mitchell

“I’m not a cook. I like to watch the Food Network, but I don’t like to cook.”

― Janeane Garofalo

“My grandmother was the matriarch. If you didn’t have a place to stay, if you needed food, if you were just coming out of jail or rehab, you went to her. Watching her in our family and our wider community was what inspired me and still does.”

― Janelle Monae

“My mother never met a gadget she didn’t like. There were tube pans for baking the angel food cakes my father could have after his first heart attack, and Bundt pans and loaf pans and baking pans and grilling pans.”

― Janet Fitch

“Food has always brought me comfort and the bingeing is triggered when I’m in a space that is not positive.”

― Janet Jackson

“Sometimes I’ve looked at a plate of food and wondered if it wouldn’t look better as a hat.”

― Janet Street-Porter

“Models used to describe and predict inflation commonly distinguish between changes in food and energy prices – which enter into total inflation – and movements in the prices of other goods and services – that is, core inflation.”

― Janet Yellen

“Food and energy account for a significant portion of household budgets, so the Federal Reserve’s inflation objective is defined in terms of the overall change in consumer prices.”

― Janet Yellen

“Because food and energy prices are volatile, it is often helpful to look at inflation excluding those two categories – known as core inflation – which is typically a better indicator of future overall inflation than recent readings of headline inflation.”

― Janet Yellen

“I’m a little self-conscious about my body. I love to wear hoodies because you can get cozy and eat some food and your belly doesn’t show!”

― Jared Padalecki

“Big food companies have their priorities, which include selling cheap, unhealthy foods at high profits.”

― Jared Polis

“People see you onstage and the glamorous side, but they don’t see you traveling 600 miles a night, eating truck stop food and spending by yourself staring at walls.”

― Jason Aldean

“Food is the new health care.”

― Jason Calacanis

“I got into shape because I took kick-boxing lessons every day to prepare for a fight scene with Taylor Lautner. I really wanted to lie down and eat Chinese food, but I kick-boxed every morning and ran. If someone was filming you with your kit off, you’d do the same thing.”

― Jason Isaacs

“I haven’t been an actor who’s been able to pick and choose roles, and being a family man, it’s been about putting food on the table.”

― Jason Momoa

“I’ve led a career of having to take work to see my family, over picking and choosing, instead of ‘I need food on the table and I don’t know how I’m going to pay the mortgage.’”

― Jason Momoa

“I don’t think love is a tricky issue at all. Love is best understood when we share: Share time, energy, food, resources, insights, information, whatever. It’s usually thought of as something that exists between two people, but that’s just because it’s easier to see and feel in the space between them. Each person is sharing a lot with the other.”

― Jason Mraz

“There’s not much cooking in our household. We do a lot of raw food, so it’s more about putting the right ingredients together to create something scrumptious.”

― Jason Mraz

“I want to know why we exist and what I can do while I’m existing. Basically. it’s learning how to exist, wholely, consciously. Growing up on fast food and television shows, you can easily forget to exist. You can even be treated as if you don’t.”

― Jason Mraz

“Technology is, of course, a double edged sword. Fire can cook our food but also burn us.”

― Jason Silva

“I’m a black man from the South. I like my food!”

― Jason Winston George

“My favorite thing about Taiwan is the food.”

― Jason Wu

“The whole debate on what food is best for us is complex, ongoing and often controlled by vested interests.”

― Jasper Carrott

“I should be more vocal about the things I believe are doing us harm, but many years ago in my early twenties, I learned a bit of a lesson. I started to realise at that time the benefits of eating healthy food and drink.”

― Jasper Carrott

“What I miss most about Mexico isn’t the food or the customs; it’s my family and the way we’d all sit around chatting together.”

― Javier Hernandez

“The more you put in your body, the more you have to regulate it with insulin. So later kickoffs, you’re talking about breakfast, lunch and a pregame meal, so that’s more food you’ve got to be aware of and what you put in your body. A noon game, light breakfast, a little fruit and some insulin, and I’m good to go.”

― Jay Cutler

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.”

― Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“In a union of equals, there can be no second-class consumers. I will not accept that in some parts of Europe, people are sold food of lower quality than in other countries, despite the packaging and branding being identical.”

― Jean-Claude Juncker

“I recycle. I have a house in the south of France and I have a small garden. My name is Dujardin – ‘from the garden.’ I grow carrots, peppers, strawberries, green beans, and things for salads, but there are lots of wild boars all around and they steal the food.”

― Jean Dujardin

“For me, the good food starts with good product.”

― Jean-Georges Vongerichten

“My two essential ingredients are chilies, any kind, dried or fresh; and acid, whether it’s citrus – lemon, lime, yuzu – or vinegars. Food has to pop.”

― Jean-Georges Vongerichten

“I think, as a chef and restaurateur, that you have to take care of your business. Otherwise, you’re only as good as your last meal. You have to watch if your food costs are too high, or you could be out of business in no time.”

― Jean-Georges Vongerichten

“Food is a part of life. People are foodies and love to shop for food.”

― Jean-Georges Vongerichten

“Food for me has to pop, and at Spice Market, the food really pops.”

― Jean-Georges Vongerichten

“I think food is getting lighter and healthier because people eat out so often. It’s about quality ingredients because that is the root of good food.”

― Jean-Georges Vongerichten

“There is so much more vegetable use in Thailand, India and China than meat. Yes, when you go to the markets or buy street food, you see shrimp or chicken – but mostly vegetables.”

― Jean-Georges Vongerichten

“At ABC Cocina and Kitchen, 90 percent of our produce and vegetables come from Union Square, and that’s all from upstate New York farmers. We are simply committed to this idea of local, organic food.”

― Jean-Georges Vongerichten

“Food is important for me, but as a restaurant group, to expand, you know, we have to look where the best market are – where the best markets are.”

― Jean-Georges Vongerichten

“I have played a few times in Barcelona, including the fantastic Olympic Stadium. It’s undoubtedly one of my favourite cities in terms of the people, arts, food, architecture and design.”

― Jean-Michel Jarre

“When you’re trying to lose weight, one of the most important things you can do is eat three decent meals a day so that you’re not so hungry that you can’t get food off your mind. Habit and hunger have long been the basic, insidious enemies of the overweight. We can’t fight hunger, but we can fight habit.”

― Jean Nidetch

“If you’re going to lose weight, you have to do it by changing your way of thinking about food. It cannot be the highlight of your life.”

― Jean Nidetch

“Thin people release the fork, and they chew the food with the fork on the table. They chew their food slowly. They look around at each other or the wall or a picture. They listen to the music. They sit back and take a breath. They do something other than concentrate on shoving the food into their body.”

― Jean Nidetch

“Food is not your remedy for problems. Food is not going to change your life. If you are lonely, food is not going to be your company. If you are sad, food is not going to give you solace.”

― Jean Nidetch

“The working class who toil everyday to pay their rent and put food on their families’ tables are tired of being lectured by the fat cats in Washington and Brussels who preach what we need and when we need it.”

― Jeanine Pirro

“Seagulls are a landfill nuisance because they fly away with food scraps and, as is their reputation, fight each other over them midflight, often losing them, and soon a lady has a half-eaten hamburger splashing into her backyard pool.”

― Jeanne Marie Laskas

“Once I became the editor of the school newspaper, I had a key to the school, and I went to the school cafeteria and just took the food they threw away.”

― Jeannette Walls

“I hate when people eat food and talk with their mouth full. I always cover my mouth when I eat, but I’ve had it where there’s little bologna bits flying on your food.”

― Jeff Baena

“I first got involved with ending world hunger, and I got hip to the facts about it – what a huge problem it was and how it wasn’t a matter of not having food or not knowing how to end it, but it was a matter of creating the political will.”

― Jeff Bridges

“People are tough. We’re evolved for less food; more exercise; less sleep; less security; more paranoia. The irony is that we’re so good at what we do. We strive for more food; less exercise; more sleep; more security; less paranoia – and we’ve succeeded.”

― Jeff Carlson

“With nine degrees of warming, computer models project that Australia will look like a disaster movie. Habitats for most vertebrates will vanish. Water supply to the Murray-Darling Basin will fall by half, severely curtailing food production.”

― Jeff Goodell

“Australia is the only island continent on the planet, which means that changes caused by planet-warming pollution – warmer seas, which can drive stronger storms, and more acidic oceans, which wreak havoc on the food chain – are even more deadly here.”

― Jeff Goodell

“I grew up in Southern Oregon. My father was a sawmill worker and a logger, and his job put food on the table.”

― Jeff Merkley

“Is our national goal to place as many people on welfare, food stamp support, as we can possibly put on that program? Is that our goal? Is that a moral vision for the United States of America, just to see how many people we can place in a situation where they’re dependent on the federal government for their food?”

― Jeff Sessions

“Every day, I get up, and I fill the bird feeders and put out fruit and other food for both the birds and any passing mammals. Is that pointless long-term? I have no idea. All I know is that on this day, in this moment, it makes a difference.”

― Jeff Vandermeer

“Becoming food savvy is one thing, but it’s amazing how fast savvy turns to snooty, and snooty leaves you preparing three-hour meals that break your budget and that the kids won’t even eat.”

― Jeffrey Kluger

“I’ve always been able to cook Italian food. That’s in my blood because I’m half Sicilian.”

― Jen Lancaster

“Subsisting on a diet drawn from one food group isn’t healthy or gratifying. Even eating cupcakes 24/7 eventually would get old!”

― Jenna McCarthy

“When I played ‘Survivor’, I sat back many times and marveled that no one had gotten into a real physical altercation. With all the backbiting, lies, and lack of food, a fight didn’t sound far off base, considering the strained and fragile emotions.”

― Jenna Morasca

“If you’re working out and taking care of your body, you don’t really want the greasy food that makes you feel tired or blah. You actually crave the good stuff!”

― Jenna Ushkowitz

“My best hostess tip is to have good food and really good music!”

― Jennifer Aniston

“I don’t find it a struggle to maintain a healthy diet now as my palate has changed. I don’t crave rich food.”

― Jennifer Ellison

“I had absolutely no idea how I had ballooned during my pregnancy. All I thought about was eating plenty of food to keep my baby healthy.”

― Jennifer Ellison

“I try to eat in a way that makes me feel good. If that means a little bite of chocolate I do that, but I try not to use food as a reward for myself.”

― Jennifer Garner

“My father is an economist who specialized in foreign food policy, and my mother worked for AID, a branch of the State Department, so food in regards to world affairs was talked about a lot.”

― Jennifer Gilmore

“Food is meant to be used as fuel for our bodies. If you’re using it for any other reasons, take a step back and ask yourself, ‘What’s up.’”

― Jennifer Hudson

“I’m totally obsessed with Italian food and Mexican food.”

― Jennifer Hyman

“I used to hang out by the food table at parties because you don’t have to talk to anybody. If you do then you can talk about the food.”

― Jennifer Jason Leigh

“We might be shifting away from a Eurocentric view of the United States into something that’s much more multicultural, multinational, and Chinese food is just one slice of that.”

― Jennifer Lee

“I like to say, ‘Chop suey’s the biggest culinary joke that one culture has ever played on another,’ because chop suey, if you translate into Chinese, means ‘tsap sui,’ which, if you translate back, means ‘odds and ends.’”

― Jennifer Lee

“When a dish really hits a nerve with the American palate, it can really take off across the entire country, facilitated by food vendors’ freedom to copy good ideas.”

― Jennifer Lee

“I like to cook Puerto Rican food. That’s what I grew up on: rice, beans, meat, some Italian-American food. I know my way around the kitchen.”

― Jennifer Lopez

“Instead of piling up food in my fridge that says ‘Come eat me!’ I keep enough for only a couple of days. And I rarely have treats around that might tempt me late at night, which is when I usually crave something really fattening. What am I going to do? Drive out at 11 at night just to satisfy a craving? No, that’s crazy.”

― Jennifer Love Hewitt

“I do love Italian food. Any kind of pasta or pizza. My new pig out food is Indian food. I eat Indian food like three times a week. It’s so good.”

― Jennifer Love Hewitt

“Probably my biggest challenge is not eating all the food that I want to eat sometimes.”

― Jennifer Love Hewitt

“Cleaning is my favorite way to relax. I clear things out and get rid of the stuff I don’t need. When the food pantry and the refrigerator are organized, I feel less stressed.”

― Jennifer Morrison

“Food is a way to explore culture and ground the story in a specific time and place. I still remember the meals and snacks from my first novel, ‘Shug’: pork chops and applesauce and Coca-Cola and peanuts, which are very Southern. When a character has roots elsewhere, food is a way to connect with home and another culture.”

― Jenny Han

“I really love to write about food, crafts, and fashion, so those details will always be a part of my books. I think they inject stories with color and flavor, providing a tactile experience.”

― Jenny Han

“Chinese people as consumers, while they’ve always valued food and beverage for the health food qualities, they are also now wanting it in terms of other values: ‘Does this speak about my position in society? Am I now middle-class, and does this matter to me?’”

― Jenny Shipley

“When humans are hungry, they look for food. But they are also hungry for certain feelings. They go out to look for entertainment – from music to movies to novels to games – to satisfy their emotions.”

― Jenova Chen

“Thatgamecompany was founded with the philosophy that games are a form of entertainment, and entertainment is the food for emotion.”

― Jenova Chen

“Modern agriculture has been accurately described as a way of turning oil into food. As the price of oil continues to rise, so will the price of food.”

― Jeremy Grantham

“Low-cost, high-grade coal, oil and natural gas – the backbone of the Industrial Revolution – will be a distant memory by 2050. Much higher-cost remnants will still be available, but they will not be able to drive our growth, our population and, most critically, our food supply as before.”

― Jeremy Grantham

“The danger of dioxins in our environment, our food chain, and our bodies is difficult to illustrate, since they are not visible to the naked eye. My time in Vietnam allowed me to see the result of large quantities of them and therefore understand better the insidiousness of the smaller quantities that have found their way into our lives and bodies.”

― Jeremy Irons

“I love eating junk food. I’m a huge snacker, chips and candy.”

― Jeremy Lin

“New York is fast paced, with enthusiastic fans and lots of media attention. Houston’s slower paced, and there’s more of a southern culture to the city. But both cities have unbelievable food.”

― Jeremy Lin

“They’re now turning those seeds into intellectual property, so they have a virtual lock on the seeds upon which we all depend for our food and survival.”

― Jeremy Rifkin

“The interesting thing is, while we die of diseases of affluence from eating all these fatty meats, our poor brethren in the developing world die of diseases of poverty, because the land is not used now to grow food grain for their families.”

― Jeremy Rifkin

“We are already producing enough food to feed the world. We already have technology in place that allows us to produce more than we can find a market for.”

― Jeremy Rifkin

“The American public is not aware that there might be potential allergenic and toxic reactions. With regular food, at least people know which foods they have an allergy to.”

― Jeremy Rifkin

“The public should know that the liability issues here have yet to be resolved, or even raised. If you’re a farmer and you’re growing a genetically engineering food crop, those genes are going to flow to the other farm.”

― Jeremy Rifkin

“Back in 1983, the United States government approved the release of the first genetically modified organism. In this case, it was a bacteria that prevents frost on food crops.”

― Jeremy Rifkin

“When I was born, my family was so poor that there was no money to buy food. So the church bought groceries for us – there wasn’t any kind of privilege.”

― Jeremy Scott

“When the farmer can sell directly to the consumer, it is a more active process. There’s more contact. The consumer can know, who am I buying this from? What’s their name? Do they have a face? Is the food they are selling coming out of Mexico with pesticides?”

― Jerry Brown

“Jobs for every American is doomed to failure because of modern automation and production. We ought to recognize it and create an income-maintenance system so every single American has the dignity and the wherewithal for shelter, basic food, and medical care. I’m talking about welfare for all. Without it, you’re going to have warfare for all.”

― Jerry Brown

“In ’98, I locked myself in my house, went out of my mind and wrote 25 songs. I rarely bathed during that period of writing, I sent out for food, I didn’t really venture out of my house in three or four months. It was a hell of an experience.”

― Jerry Cantrell

“I ran for political office in the Hamptons once in a war I was having with the village. I came in, there were four people running, and I came in around third. It was over my food market – they arrested me. I just wanted to go for office because I thought it would be an interesting to do.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“Ice cream is the perfect buffer, because you can do things in a somewhat lighthearted way. Plus, people have an emotional response to ice cream; it’s more than just food. So I think when you combine caring, and eating wonderful food, it’s a very powerful combination.”

― Jerry Greenfield

“The secret of food lies in memory – of thinking and then knowing what the taste of cinnamon or steak is.”

― Jerry Saltz

“I remember the first time I heard a co-worker refer to himself as a foodie. It immediately irritated me. Was he implying that he appreciated food more than other people? That his love of eating was somehow more evolved than mine? Don’t all people love the thing we can’t live without?”

― Jessi Klein

“In Singapore, I’d spend the majority of my time at hawker centres because the food there is incredible.”

― Jessica Henwick

“Asian food is amazing. I love a good Milo Dinosaur, bubble tea, and things like that.”

― Jessica Henwick

“I hate when people have food in their mouths and they don’t swallow before they talk. Like, they store it in their cheek when they talk to you. It drives me nuts.”

― Jessica Lowndes

“I live a healthy lifestyle and I crave healthy food. I love porridge – I have bizarre cravings for it. I love it with brown sugar and bananas, and I’m a huge fan of cinnamon – I put cinnamon on everything. I also have a sweet tooth and I don’t like to deprive myself. I think everything in moderation is the key.”

― Jessica Lowndes

“I’ve been in the emergency room for food poisoning.”

― Jessica St. Clair

“I eat fast food all the time.”

― Jessica White

“My mom is a beautiful, amazing woman. We didn’t have a ton of money growing up, and even, at one point, we were living on food stamps. But my mom still managed to make sure we ate healthy and were always fed nutritious meals!”

― Jessie James Decker

“I just love Italian, and I think, from being Italian, I just love Italian food.”

― Jessie James Decker

“Most of us understand what healthy food is – it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that vegetables are good for you and that sugar is bad. So you need to use the things you do know and follow them.”

― Jessie Pavelka

“Ice cream is my comfort food.”

― Jessie Ware

“I’ve become one of those annoying people who brings their own food on to planes.”

― Jessie Ware

“In the States, you can buy Chinese food. In Beijing you can buy hamburger. It’s very close. Now I feel the world become a big family, like a really big family. You have many neighbors. Not like before, two countries are far away.”

― Jet Li

“Jackie Chan is a very good comedy/martial arts star. He does one kind of martial arts that Jet Li doesn’t know how to do and Jet Li does a martial art that Jackie Chan doesn’t know how to do. You can both go to two Chinese restaurants, but both can have different kinds of food.”

― Jet Li

“I am not a food critic. Or a chef. Or even a professional writer. What I am schooled in the art of, however, is enjoying myself.”

― Jewel Staite

“I love India. I love the people, food and the environment. Yes, I am from London, but right from when I was a toddler, I’ve always lived between Mumbai and London.”

― Jiah Khan

“Plane food is terrible.”

― Jihae

“One of the reasons my ex-husband and I broke up is that he stopped eating my food.”

― Jill Scott

“I panicked when my son, Jett, stopped eating baby food. He’s only two, but his food vocabulary is fantastic. He likes my baked tilapia and string beans with chopped garlic. But he really likes pizza. Sometimes every inanimate object to him is pizza.”

― Jill Scott

“I only eat healthy food, and I only want healthy love!”

― Jillian Michaels

“There is really no room in any healthy diet for trans fat, artificial sweeteners, and artificial colors in food.”

― Jillian Michaels

“Make 80 percent of the food you eat healthy, then take 20 percent of your daily calories and make them fun.”

― Jillian Michaels

“Oh, God, food is a constant struggle for me. With exercise, I get my workout done, and I’m done until tomorrow. With food, I eat, and then an hour later I’m hungry again!”

― Jillian Michaels

“I supplement a lot. So I’ll take a probiotic, and I mostly eat green food.”

― Jillian Michaels

“We cover hamburgers, chicken, veggie burgers, salads, we’ve got a pretty broad range. To me, McDonald’s isn’t only about the food. It’s about the prices, it’s about the way we eat.”

― Jim Cantalupo

“Well, we lost a lot of our independence already. We are dependent on China for credit. We are dependent on Middle Eastern countries for energy supplies. And many Americans are dependent on the government for their income, health care, education of their children, food stamps.”

― Jim DeMint

“I was the youngest of six kids, so yeah, feeding myself was important, but it’s not like I was obsessed with food growing up.”

― Jim Gaffigan

“Steakhouses sort of have this old-school nature to them; they’re like museums full of good food. It’s fun hearing the waiter share his expertise on the different cuts of beef and how they’re going to cut up your baked potato.”

― Jim Gaffigan

“I’m a big eater. I mean, a lot of my stand-up is about food, and you write about what you know, and that’s the only thing I know. I don’t know anything else.”

― Jim Gaffigan

“I would say some of the food I talk about that I really enjoy, like cake and bacon, I eat a lot less than I portray in my act. But that stuff that I dislike, it’s pretty sincere.”

― Jim Gaffigan

“We are delightfully trapped by our memories. I can’t drink a bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieux Telegraphe without revisiting a hotel bistro in Luzerne, Switzerland, where I ate a large bowl of a peppery Basque baby goat stew. A sip and a bite. A bite and sip. Goose bumps come with the divine conjunction of food and wine.”

― Jim Harrison

“My biggest pet peeve is when you go to a fine restaurant, and it’s like a mausoleum inside. Good food should be joyful. There should be laughter and chatter, not people sitting there like they’re in a funeral-parlor waiting room.”

― Jim Harrison

“Food is a great literary theme. Food in eternity, food and sex, food and lust. Food is a part of the whole of life. Food is not separate.”

― Jim Harrison

“I grew up in an agricultural family, and I never distanced myself from where the food comes from. I think it’s quite natural.”

― Jim Harrison

“I used to get criticized for putting food in novels.”

― Jim Harrison

“I’ve always been intemperate in my affection for food.”

― Jim Harrison

“I go to the fanciest restaurants in the world and try them out. I like to see these chefs that are wizards do their thing. I like two types of food: cheap fast food – In-N-Out Burger, Taco Bell, stuff like that – or expensive food. Anything in between just bothers me.”

― Jim Jefferies

“We grew up probably having as hard a life as anybody. A lot of times, we didn’t have any food on the table. At Christmas, everybody else would always get something nice, but we’d get one T-shirt or one shirt… So I want to take care of Mom and Dad… and I’m having a damn good time doing it.”

― Jim Kelly

“I didn’t have money to eat when I was 21. When I was short on cash, I would sometimes scam food from fast food places. I’d go into fast food chains and pretend I was from a movie studio, tell them they didn’t send us the right order and demand they fix it. I’ve tried to make that right whenever I could.”

― Jim Parrack

“Today, public companies don’t like the idea of conglomerates. People want to buy something in which they know where they are putting their money – into the food business or the oil and gas business. They don’t want to put their money into a hodge-podge as a general rule.”

― Jim Pattison

“Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.”

― Jim Rohn

“Our budget works to reduce and eliminate the risk of attacks at our ports, rails, in the skies, our food supply and roads by allowing for increases in many of the programs and agencies to help protect these important areas of commerce and travel.”

― Jim Ryun

“The biggest thing for me when I travel is finding the best food in every city. I always try to find the best restaurant and take advantage of it because it’s cool to go to a lot of different cities and experience a lot of different cultures. So I’m big on the food.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“My favorite type of food is probably Italian. But I love steakhouses. I love Mexican Food. I mean, I really like it all.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“Pizza is definitely my favorite food. I usually go with a pepperoni and sausage mix. But I love the New York-style thin crust.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“Thank you, horseradish, for being neither a radish nor a horse. What you are is a liar food.”

― Jimmy Fallon

“My customers come and go, cycle in and out. They eat others’ foods, too. It’s cool. They move on, and they come back. My quality, in food and execution, speaks for itself.”

― Jimmy John Liautaud

“I’ve always liked food – a lot.”

― Jimmy John Liautaud

“I’m a good operator: good with food and good with math.”

― Jimmy John Liautaud

“I think my service is better than my food… I focus so much on the service.”

― Jimmy John Liautaud

“With ‘Survivor’ – I didn’t get any sleep, there was no food, we had to boil our water… plus, it was physically taxing during the day. That’s what made it more difficult than three-a-day practices.”

― Jimmy Johnson

“I don’t eat two days a week. And people are fascinated by it, but it works. If you cut two days of food out of your life you will lose weight.”

― Jimmy Kimmel

“Food is just fuel for me.”

― Jimmy Savile

“At the end of the day, I write down an ‘L’ or a ‘W,’ whether or not the day was a ‘Loss’ or if it was a ‘Win.’ It really bothers you to have to write down an ‘L.’ An ‘L’ looks like a day I ate a lot of junk food, or I didn’t work out when I was supposed to or train when I was supposed to train, or if I felt that I had a bad performance in the ring.”

― Jinder Mahal

“I don’t eat any junk food.”

― Jinder Mahal

“There is no food in the world that gives you a better feeling of walking around with veins bulging out, six-pack abs. It’s the best feeling in the world.”

― Jinder Mahal

“Instead of fantasizing about food, I’m fantasizing about the WWE championship.”

― Jinder Mahal

“Relief organizations both large and small are coordinating deliveries of food, clothing, water, and other basic necessities to those impacted by Katrina.”

― Jo Bonner

“Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.”

― Jo Brand

“I’m a terrible sort of non-fussy eater, really. I don’t like posh food very much, and the more ingredients something’s got in it, the less I tend to like it.”

― Jo Brand

“I pay a bit more than lip-service to health: I don’t eat chips or pre-prepared food, and it might be a comedy sacrilege to admit I do like vegetables, fruit and salad and stuff.”

― Jo Brand

“I learned from my dad’s mistakes. I think that’s why I’m so into my son. I bring him lunch every day: McDonald’s, Taco Bell, whatever junk food a kid likes, I will bring it for him. I’ve canceled gigs so I could be at moments for him. That wasn’t a big thing for my dad.”

― Jo Koy

“There’s a lot of open mics, a lot of comedy clubs. Whatever money I could make was OK with me. As long as I could pay the rent, eat food, and tell jokes, doing it was good enough for me.”

― Jo Koy

“And I think of that again as I’ve written in several of my beauty books, a lot of health comes from the proper eating habits, which are something that – you know, I come from a generation that wasn’t – didn’t have a lot of food.”

― Joan Collins

“I do not knowingly kill any living thing – including insects or rodents – and I thank my food for sustaining me.”

― Joan Jett

“Is Elizabeth Taylor fat? Her favorite food is seconds.”

― Joan Rivers

“Love and food are very similar in many ways. We can’t survive without them, and they bring us great joy, and just as there is junk food, and you can become obese, there’s also junk love.”

― Joanna Coles

“We have enormous appetites for both food and love, and yet there’s junk food and also junk love.”

― Joanna Coles

“It’s nice when you happen into a vegetarian restaurant, but really, you can find veggie food everywhere. Pastas, salads, a vegetable plate – I actually like ordering vegetarian in a meaty place because it gives them a jolt to come up with something and recognize the demand.”

― Joanna Lumley

“Of course I didn’t pioneer the use of food in fiction: it has been a standard literary device since Chaucer and Rabelais, who used food wonderfully as a metaphor for sensuality.”

― Joanne Harris

“When I started at Puma, you had a restaurant that was a Puma restaurant, an Adidas restaurant, a bakery. The town was literally divided. If you were working for the wrong company, you wouldn’t be served any food; you couldn’t buy anything. So it was kind of an odd experience.”

― Jochen Zeitz

“We have food all around us all the time, and if we haven’t eaten for three hours, we think we’re starving. You’re not starving – human beings can go for 30 days without food.”

― Jocko Willink

“I would say there are some foods that I strongly recommend that you do not eat. No. 1 on that list, I believe, is doughnuts. Comfort food. Zero value. Don’t eat them.”

― Jocko Willink

“Do I have chocolate chip cookies? Yes, I do. Do I have mint chocolate chip milkshakes? Yes, I do. I love them. They are fantastic. But when I have them, they’re worth it. I earned them. I did something. I worked out super hard. I stayed clean on food.”

― Jocko Willink

“I was 18 years old, and it was a dream come true for me to work out and eat great food for free. What else do you want in life? People think that is what it is like to be in a SEAL team, but it is less than a fraction of your career as a real SEAL.”

― Jocko Willink

“I eat very clean, healthy food at all times because I’m very focused about keeping myself in shape.”

― Jodi Lyn O’Keefe

“The menu should be part of the entertainment, part of the dining experience. It’s kind of like reading the ‘Playbill’ when you go to the theater. It should be an alluring and interactive document. Does it have burn marks on it from the candle? If you ever get a greasy menu with food stains on it, it’s time to run like hell.”

― Joe Bastianich

“In Italy, food is an expression of love. It is how you show those around you that you care for them. Having a love for food means you also have a love for those you are preparing it for and for yourself.”

― Joe Bastianich

“I believe that ‘MasterChef’ brings something more to the table, so to speak, than simply being another reality food TV show. My hope is that it will inspire America to get more involved in the food they eat, how it is prepared.”

― Joe Bastianich

“Pasta is the one food I can’t live without. It’s the food I eat to fuel my running.”

― Joe Bastianich

“The stories of wine lords who trade wine on intimidation or food critics who trade free meals for reviews… those are the stories of my life. I am telling the stories of my life in a true way.”

― Joe Bastianich

“Finding specialty food items was a bit of a challenge in Asia in the early days of getting the Mozza’s up and running. Everything is built on relationships, and when you start somewhere new, it takes time to develop that. Staffing can also present challenges.”

― Joe Bastianich

“New York is the best food city in the world.”

― Joe Bastianich

“When I stopped looking at food as a reward or a celebration and began looking at food as energy to fuel my athletic ambitions, that really kind of changed the whole world for me. That was the real ‘aha!’ moment.”

― Joe Bastianich

“Frankly, Milan kind of sucks as a restaurant city. It’s so fashion-obsessed that people don’t pay that much attention to the food.”

― Joe Bastianich

“If you eliminate the junk food, you don’t really run the risk of gaining weight if you’ve got a good workout routine.”

― Joe Bastianich

“The blues, the way it’s interpreted, is always a product of your environment, and so it’s almost like food. You know, it’s like you use the ingredients, and you use your life experiences that you have.”

― Joe Bonamassa

“Dog-fooding is using your own products so that you understand from inside out what it is you’re providing the customers. It’s another way to gain insights and to gain intelligence. You use it yourself; you eat your own dog food. Every time we do that, we discover something that we can improve.”

― Joe Gebbia

“I fed them every day. So it was a papa that kept food on the table for them. I did that. I did my part.”

― Joe Jackson

“I love making Italian food. And coconut chicken.”

― Joe Jonas

“We have reduced sales tax on food. Now we want it eliminated.”

― Joe Manchin

“If you’ve been on top of the food chain in the Armed Forces, that’s who you are. You’re used to dealing with your life in a particular way.”

― Joe Morton

“I love Indian food – it’s my favourite cuisine. I love the mixture of spices and the subtle flavours. It’s really erotic; the spices are so sensuous.”

― Joe Perry

“I think there are some people for whom words are like food.”

― Joe R. Lansdale

“I’m Italian, so I absorb other cultures through their food.”

― Joe Russo

“We have these weapons of mass destruction on every street corner, and they’re called donuts, cheeseburgers, French fries, potato chips, junk food. Our kids are living on a junk food diet.”

― Joel Fuhrman

“Healthy people eating healthy food should never need to take an antibiotic.”

― Joel Fuhrman

“Food is really and truly the most effective medicine.”

― Joel Fuhrman

“You cannot escape from the biological law of cause and effect – food choices are the most significant cause of disease and premature death.”

― Joel Fuhrman

“Eating a high-nutrient diet actually makes you more satisfied with less food, and actually gives the ability to enjoy food more without overeating.”

― Joel Fuhrman

“Meeting the body’s micronutrient needs helps to suppress food cravings, and high-nutrient foods do not produce dangerous, addictive craving.”

― Joel Fuhrman

“I used to eat Danny Kaye’s food. I had his Chinese and Italian meals, and that was as good as it gets.”

― Joel Grey

“I have a zombie apocalypse kit at my house. I’ve got freeze dried food, I’ve got a real deal medical kit, like, a doctor could perform a surgery with this medical kit. I got all kinds of everything.”

― Joel Madden

“Southeast Asia food uses many different types of spices which are quite new to me, like the curry leaves which I saw at the Kreta Ayer wet market in Chinatown. With such spices used in cooking, this usually imparts a strong aroma to Southeast Asian food, which appeals to the senses.”

― Joel Robuchon

“The older I get, the more I realize the truth is the simpler the food, the more exceptional it can be.”

― Joel Robuchon

“A few years ago, kids from poor areas in France were asked to draw items of food. For a chicken, they drew a drumstick. For a fish, they drew a fish stick. Those are extremes, but there is a lot that needs to be done to help children discover good food.”

― Joel Robuchon

“Taste is developed by the diversity of the products one can sample. I think our children today may be missing an education about food. We must teach them to know their cuisine and to know the equilibrium of nourishment. That is very important for health.”

― Joel Robuchon

“I like a well-roasted rotisserie chicken and eggs cooked various ways, like sunny-side up or scrambled. It’s comfort food for me.”

― Joel Robuchon

“The simpler the food, the harder it is to prepare it well. You want to truly taste what it is you’re eating. So that goes back to the trend of fine ingredients. It’s very Japanese: Preparing good ingredients very simply, without distractions from the flavor of the ingredient itself.”

― Joel Robuchon

“I am very honored for all the distinctions and accolades, but what I am most sensitive to is my clientele and the fact they are pleased with my food and my restaurants.”

― Joel Robuchon

“We the chefs have a responsibility to learn about the chemical makeup of food!”

― Joel Robuchon

“In France today, people no longer eat as much heavy food and fat as they did 15 or 20 years ago. These days, French cooking, through the influence of ‘grande cuisine,’ has become a bit lighter. And we are beginning to discover the original flavors of our produce.”

― Joel Robuchon

“I think I grew up with the idea that there was something comforting about preparing food.”

― Joel Robuchon

“You can’t have a healthy civilization without healthy soil. You can’t have junk food and have healthy people.”

― Joel Salatin

“The shorter the chain between raw food and fork, the fresher it is and the more transparent the system is.”

― Joel Salatin

“From zoning to labor to food safety to insurance, local food systems daily face a phalanx of regulatory hurdles designed and implemented to police industrial food models but which prejudicially wipe out the antidote: appropriate scaled local food systems.”

― Joel Salatin

“A pig has a plow on the end of its nose because it does meaningful work with it. It is built to dig and create soil disturbance, something it can’t do in a concentrated feeding environment. The omnivore has historically been a salvage operation for food scraps around the homestead.”

― Joel Salatin

“Frankly, any city person who doesn’t think I deserve a white-collar salary as a farmer doesn’t deserve my special food.”

― Joel Salatin

“Our biggest fear is that ‘Food, Inc.’ will move heavy-handed food-safety regulations forward.”

― Joel Salatin

“Know you food, know your farmers, and know your kitchen.”

― Joel Salatin

“Nobody trusts the industrial food system to give them good food.”

― Joel Salatin

“We can move water easily with plastic pipes. We can move shade around with nursery cloth like a tinker toy for animals and plants. Yet we have developed this necessity to grow food with chemical fertiliser because we have forgotten the magic of manure.”

― Joel Salatin

“The industrial food system is so cruel and so horrific in its treatment of animals. It never asks the question: ‘Should a pig be allowed to express its pig-ness?’”

― Joel Salatin

“You wanna get diarrhoea? Eat industrial food.”

― Joel Salatin

“Despite all the hype about local or green food, the single biggest impediment to wider adoption is not research, programs, organizations, or networking. It is the demonizing and criminalizing of virtually all indigenous and heritage-based food practices.”

― Joel Salatin

“Gluten intolerance and celiac disease are direct results of American agriculture policy and, specifically, the government’s wading into the food arena.”

― Joel Salatin

“There’s a big difference between industrializing production of tractors and industrializing production of food. We like technology, but we really like technology that allows us to do better what nature does itself.”

― Joel Salatin

“Know you food, know your farmers, and know your kitchen. Start building up your larder! We don’t even use that term any more.”

― Joel Salatin

“Instead of buying into the global agenda, which is using food as just industrial stuff, we would say we view food as biological, a living thing, that belongs in smaller communities.”

― Joel Salatin

“Choose to patronise your local farmers; as eaters, you need to demand a different type of food. Appreciate the pigginess of the pig.”

― Joel Salatin

“We can produce more per acre on a fifth of the fuel as the industrial food system.”

― Joel Salatin

“The mechanical food system externalizes a lot of costs like obesity or Type 2 diabetes.”

― Joel Salatin

“So we got there at 6 a.m. We’d be shooting by 6:45. We wouldn’t break for lunch, we’d just pass food around all day. And we would just rock and roll ’til 4, then Matty Libatique, our great cinematographer, would say, ‘Outta light, guys’ – and that was it.”

― Joel Schumacher

“I don’t believe in depriving myself of any food or being imprisoned by a diet.”

― Joely Fisher

“I love food, and not surprisingly, I often suffer from stomach upsets when I overeat in general, let alone when I’m competing.”

― Joey Chestnut

“I think food brings people together, and it makes people happy.”

― Joey Chestnut

“Everything at a baseball game is pretty much health food if you subscribe to the theory that you’re eating what makes you happy.”

― Joey Chestnut

“I have the greatest job in the world, and my life revolves around my love for food – particularly devouring hot dogs.”

― Joey Chestnut

“I didn’t just eat hot dogs. I studied how the food went into your system and how it would be digested.”

― Joey Chestnut

“Maybe in America there’s more of an emphasis on food than there should be. But when I look out at the audience during a competition, some people are shocked, but most people are smiling.”

― Joey Chestnut

“I love king crab a lot. I love good Mexican food, good tacos, and chile rellenos.”

― Joey Chestnut

“I’ve learned how to gnarl the food down. It’s not pretty.”

― Joey Chestnut

“I love Italian food, such as pasta or lasagna.”

― Joey Chestnut

“Going into a contest, I do not eat solid food and take in minimal calories for days, so I am hungry.”

― Joey Chestnut

“I love to eat! I don’t think I have ever gotten sick of eating a food, unless it is bad food.”

― Joey Chestnut

“Make sure I’m chewing, swallowing, and breathing, my whole body is working together. I can just find a rhythm and keep going and going and going. It’s my love of food.”

― Joey Chestnut

“When I’m in training, I eat no solid food except hot dogs for six weeks.”

― Joey Chestnut

“I can’t tell you all my secrets to how I can eat so many. Someone out there might copy it. But I will tell you this: The night before the competition, I sleep only four hours. That means when I actually do eat, my stomach will want to digest the food quicker.”

― Joey Chestnut

“I’m Italian. I love to cook Italian food, so I learned from my dad how to make sauce and meatballs and all that stuff. With my wife and kids, I started making homemade pasta. The very first time, I didn’t have a pasta maker, so I had to cut it with a knife, the old-school way! The noodles were all jacked up, but it was fun.”

― Joey Fatone

“If you combine good flavors, food turns into an orchestra.”

― Joey Fatone

“I was born and raised in North Little Rock, Arkansas. I was 15 when I got my first job serving food to the residents in a retirement home – 22 years later I would shoot my first film in one.”

― Joey Lauren Adams

“I never found either this or the Northern Shrike return to such prey for food. I have seen them alight on the same thorn bush afterwards, but never made any use of this kind of food.”

― John Bachman

“I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o clock in the morning.”

― John Barrymore

“Initially charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest I was held for 36 hours, was beaten by cops and made to stand spread eagled against the cell wall for 12 hours with no food or water, until I collapsed. Everyone was strip searched on the way in.”

― John Blair

“I woke up find a rather noisy multi-lingual meeting going on. This was great as everyone could participate and even though everything had to be translated into about four different languages it never became boring. After a while the meeting broke up and everyone went for food.”

― John Blair

“Now listen, the one thing about agriculture is we’ve lost our manufacturing, we’ve lost a great deal of jobs overseas, lots of our industry. The last thing in the world we need to do is lose the ability to produce our food.”

― John Boozman

“The animal world seizes its food in masses little and big, and often gorges itself with it, but the vegetable, through the agency of the solvent power of water, absorbs its nourishment molecule by molecule.”

― John Burroughs

“If America wishes to preserve her native birds, we must help supply what civilization has taken from them. The building of cities and towns, the cutting down of forests, and the draining of pools and swamps have deprived American birds of their original homes and food supply.”

― John Burroughs

“When the woodpecker is searching for food, or laying siege to some hidden grub, the sound of his hammer is dead or muffled and is heard but a few yards. It is only upon dry, seasoned timber, freed of its bark, that he beats his reveille to spring and wooes his mate.”

― John Burroughs

“The best food I’ve had in Lexington is Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt. It’s non-guilt ice cream!”

― John Calipari

“As actors, we have a philosophy, which is this: great fun. That has transmitted itself into the dwarf philosophy of life. We’re up for a brawl, we’re up for a bloody good feed, and if you’ve got food, well, we share what we’ve got, and so should you.”

― John Callen

“Anytime you cut food stamps, it naturally affects sales. People spend less.”

― John Catsimatidis

“When the commodities go up and the cost of transportation is going up, and the value of the dollar is going down, it’s all going to translate to an 8 to 10 percent rise in food prices.”

― John Catsimatidis

“I eat well. I don’t really, I guess, like, steam my own food and cook my own food in advance. I enjoy food, but I just don’t make bad decisions.”

― John Cena

“If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?”

― John Cleese

“Climate change, if unchecked, is an urgent threat to health, food supplies, biodiversity, and livelihoods across the globe.”

― John F. Kerry

“I want to see the farm piece passed, but the nearly a trillion dollars in SNAP spending for food stamps is way too much.”

― John Fleming

“The French cook; we open tins.”

― John Galsworthy

“I did spend much of my 20s sitting on a couch playing video games and ordering disgusting food.”

― John Gemberling

“I suppose my ideal brain food is learning languages.”

― John Grant

“A dead cow or sheep lying in a pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of a carcass dressed and hung up in a butcher’s stall passes as food.”

― John Harvey Kellogg

“As a freelance writer, I’d be asked to become an expert for various magazines on any subject, whether food or wine or history or the life span of veterinarians. I was completely unschooled in any of these things.”

― John Hodgman

“I stopped eating airplane food; it’s not that good.”

― John Isner

“What I most look forward to about traveling to MEMPHIS is the great food.”

― John Isner

“I eat a lot of pasta. We eat relatively healthy. I don’t eat fast food, mostly home-cooked stuff. Chicken. Salads. Stuff like that. Oatmeal for breakfast. A big dinner.”

― John John Florence

“More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.”

― John Kenneth Galbraith

“Chefs get sucked into the trap of ‘fine dining’ because some guides make it central to their ratings system and because some customers have been trained to focus their expectations on the trappings and not on the food. It’s all a gigantic waste of energy.”

― John Lanchester

“I grew up in Hong Kong, and London used to seem very gray: the sky was gray, the buildings were gray, the food was incredibly gray – the food had, like, new kinds of grayness specially invented for it.”

― John Lanchester

“Nando’s is a casual restaurant rather than a fast-food one – another aspirational touch. The food is energetically spiced, where so many of its competitors are bland and grilled to order, where the competition fries food and then lets it sit around.”

― John Lanchester

“I ate some pretty funky, authentic Chinese food in Hong Kong. There was an egg from some bird that’s not a chicken. I can’t remember what it was, but it was green and brown and not very tasty.”

― John Legend

“There is a diversity of thought and philosophy, diversity of languages and dialects, diversity of political spectrum, and there’s a diversity of taste for food. I don’t label or characterize Jews in any way.”

― John Liu

“Move to Italy. I mean it: they know about living in debt; they don’t care. I stayed out there for five months while I was making a film called ‘Order Of Death,’ and they’ve really got it sussed. Nice cars. Sharp suits. Great food. Stroll into work at 10. Lunch from 12 till three. Leave work at five. That’s living!”

― John Lydon

“The first thing to know about space food – it is the ambiance; it is the environment. It is not the food.”

― John M. Grunsfeld

“We do take seriously our responsibility, and growing ability, to educate people about healthy eating and giving them greater access to nourishing and affordable fresh food.”

― John Mackey

“Food is intensely pleasurable, and people are afraid that if they change the way they eat, they’ll stop having pleasure.”

― John Mackey

“Healthier team members get a bigger food discount. We give our sickest team members an option to go through what we call the Total Health Immersion, where we take them off for a week, and we do intensive diet-and-lifestyle education.”

― John Mackey

“It started when I moved into a vegetarian co-op back in the ’70s, and that’s really when I had my food consciousness awakened. I learned how to cook, and eventually I became the food buyer for the entire co-op. Not long after that, I went to work for a small natural food store in Austin, and I became very excited and passionate about it.”

― John Mackey

“Back then, before the Internet, you had these paper catalogs that you ordered all the food from. So, we flipped through the catalogs, looked up the food we wanted, called them up, and they would show up in trucks.”

― John Mackey

“We knew it was going to be a market, and we knew it was a food market. Well, what kind of food market? It’s kind of natural foods, kind of organic foods. So, we eventually settled on Whole Foods Market.”

― John Mackey

“To me, you make a tradeoff. It might be a little bit more expensive. But you’re getting a better tasting, higher quality food that’s going to be better for your health and better for the environment.”

― John Mackey

“People need to eat whole food plant foods, primarily… whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. That diet supports our lives. We ought to live to be 90 or 100 without getting any diseases.”

― John Mackey

“Customers want high-quality food, good service, and good store experience, and most retailers fail to deliver on those.”

― John Mackey

“I learned how to cook, began reading books on food. I began to understand about nutrition. It never had occurred to me that what you ate could affect how you felt. It could affect your health. It seems obvious now, but at age 23 or 22 or whatever I was, it wasn’t obvious at all.”

― John Mackey

“I always like to say that our brand or our philosophy has always been kind of this marriage between the ‘food as indulgence,’ and it’s also been about ‘food as health,’ that food is vitality.”

― John Mackey

“Health care is a service that we all need, but just like food and shelter, it is best provided through voluntary and mutually beneficial market exchanges.”

― John Mackey

“We as Americans have ripped off the world. We get to throw food away. It’s insane.”

― John McAfee

“It seems strange that bears, so fond of all sorts of flesh, running the risks of guns and fires and poison, should never attack men except in defense of their young. How easily and safely a bear could pick us up as we lie asleep! Only wolves and tigers seem to have learned to hunt man for food, and perhaps sharks and crocodiles.”

― John Muir

“Man seems to be the only animal whose food soils him, making necessary much washing and shield-like bibs and napkins. Moles living in the earth and eating slimy worms are yet as clean as seals or fishes, whose lives are one perpetual wash.”

― John Muir

“You can do good work simply staying up all night and eating nothing but junk food, but probably not in the long term.”

― John Mulaney

“If you watch a group of schoolchildren eating lunch together, you cannot help but notice how it is a comically Lilliputian version of the adult thing – the cocked eyebrows of conversation, the reaching for condiments, the shovelling of food into tiny mouths.”

― John Niven

“I spend a fair bit of time in Los Angeles, and there is much I love about the place – the weather, the food, the beaches and the golf. And a few things I don’t. Like the way an enormous number of mentally ill people seem to be forced to live on the streets with little or nothing in the way of government assistance.”

― John Niven

“It strikes me as one of nature’s greatest jokes that the types of food we all like to eat more than anything (especially in winter) are the very things that cause the most insane weight gain – mounds of fluffy mashed potato, hot, thickly buttered toast, huge, steaming bowls of pasta, great big… actually, I’ll stop there.”

― John Niven

“Sometimes it’s good to remember how bad food can be, so you can enjoy the concept of flavour to the fullest.”

― John Oliver

“Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction.”

― John Owen

“I remember once in junior high school, on a Friday, my mom came home from work and said to my brother and I, ‘You know, between us, we have only 27 cents, but we have food in the refrigerator, we have our little garden out back, and we’re happy, so we are rich.’”

― John Paul DeJoria

“Woe to us if we get our satisfaction from the food in the kitchen and the TV in the den and the sex in the bedroom with an occasional tribute to the cement blocks in the basement!”

― John Piper

“It has never made any sense to argue that, unique among the people of the world, Arabs are more concerned on a day-to-day basis about the treatment of people they don’t know than they are about how they’re going to put food on their own tables, or whether their sons will ever find a job.”

― John Podhoretz

“The only break I ever took was to eat. That’s all I did. Work, and then quickly eat something. It became my main pleasure, having access to my comfort food.”

― John Prescott

“Product downsizing in the face of inflation in order to maintain retail price points has long been used by food companies, notably manufacturers of candy.”

― John Quelch

“To this day, the only argument against Obama that critics can seem to come up with involves admitting he’s better than them – though they certainly season it with some racism. You know, he’s that lucky black man who actually appeals to the populace. He’s that elitist who got himself off food stamps and into Harvard.”

― John Ridley

“’Rules dieters’ find limitations oddly freeing, because the restrictions create a framework that’s easy to follow. Essentially, rules dieters don’t do well when they’re let off plan, mainly because they are usually emotionally attached to food in some way.”

― John Romaniello

“The first duty of government is to see that people have food, fuel, and clothes. The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education.”

― John Ruskin

“I have always said there is only one thing that can bring our nation down – our dependence on foreign countries for food and energy. Agriculture is the backbone of our economy.”

― John Salazar

“We need a president who understands the contributions and values of rural America, a president who understands the men and women who are up at 5 a.m. every day to grow the food that we put on our tables.”

― John Salazar

“I was a vegetarian first. I had high blood pressure at 27, everybody in my family died of cancer, and I knew it was in the food, so I changed my diet.”

― John Salley

“I went into raw vegan for a while, but I prefer cooked food, the way it smells, the way it feels going through your system.”

― John Salley

“I had a working mother. She worked for IBM. My dad lived in another town – not very far away, but another town. So food was – I guess food was my friend.”

― John Schneider

“The Lone Star Card will make food stamp coupons obsolete.”

― John Sharp

“Maybe we’ve been brainwashed by 130 years of Yankee history, but Southern identity now has more to do with food, accents, manners, music than the Confederate past. It’s something that’s open to both races, a variety of ethnic groups and people who move here.”

― John Shelton Reed

“This is mainly because I spend a lot of time writing and so don’t have much time to read; I hate to waste that time reading what may turn out to be junk food for the mind, when there’s so much real writing to be read.”

― John Sladek

“An awful lot of food is thrown away. This you can call a spillover. It doesn’t sort of enter into our economic system because it’s a consequence of running things in a highly competitive way: the free market, global pricing and so on.”

― John Sulston

“If you’re going to be hosting any event or a performance or having dinner with people after a performance, it is work, but it’s also social: food and a glass of wine would be involved often.”

― John Tiffany

“Too many people just eat to consume calories. Try dining for a change.”

― John Walters

“The only think I like better than talking about Food is eating.”

― John Walters

“About 20 per cent of the population believe themselves to have a food allergy and only about five per cent actually do.”

― John Warner

“I have seen that technology has contributed to improved communication, that it’s contributed to better health care, that it’s contributed to better food supplies, that it has contributed to all the basic human needs.”

― John Warnock

“If you’re a juvenile delinquent today, you’re a hacker. You live in your parent’s house; they haven’t seen you for two months. They put food outside your door, and you’re shutting down a government of a foreign country from your computer.”

― John Waters

“I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.”

― Johnny Carson

“The term ‘serious actor’ is kind of an oxymoron, isn’t it? Like ‘Republican party’ or ‘airplane food.’”

― Johnny Depp

“Part of what makes a great chef is the ability to adapt, cook, and to taste. A great chef will use all their food knowledge, food memories, and senses to work with each ingredient and apply themselves to the dish they are creating.”

― Johnny Iuzzini

“I really loved traveling the U.S. and seeing regional differences within the same country and how the same ingredients are used in very different ways. I love how the ‘old guard’ of cuisine are still pioneering so much of the direction of food today.”

― Johnny Iuzzini

“TV has taken a crazy turn, especially in the industry of food, where everything is either a competition show or a sort of reality show. We’ve lost the kind of shows that are, like, ‘Here’s how you do this,’ like the old Julia Child shows.”

― Johnny Iuzzini

“Everyone has a different impression of what they are eating; not everyone tastes the same things, and definitely, not everyone has the same food memories.”

― Johnny Iuzzini

“First and foremost, food needs to be delicious. It should pop and explode with flavor. Food should please all the senses.”

― Johnny Iuzzini

“I’ve found that if I limit my talking, just everyday talking, a couple of days before I have to sing, my voice is stronger. That really is about the only precaution that I take: I try to rest it as much as possible and keep the nutritional value of my food up.”

― Johnny Mathis

“Europe was a horrible place. There was nothing on TV. The food was terrible. And they don’t even have ice. Who doesn’t have ice?”

― Johnny Ramone

“We seem to live in an age where we are quietly appalled by the idea of appetites, whether they be for sex, food or diamonds.”

― Jojo Moyes

“My dog doesn’t worry about the meaning of life. She may worry if she doesn’t get her breakfast, but she doesn’t sit around worrying about whether she will get fulfilled or liberated or enlightened. As long as she gets some food and a little affection, her life is fine.”

― Joko Beck

“There’s a tradition – in New Orleans it still exists – where people play in the street. People play outside of the venues. Food, music, and that cultural exchange, it happens anywhere.”

― Jon Batiste

“At the end of the day, it seems like there’s a critic archetype for food movies, like with ‘Ratatouille’ or anything. You know, if you were doing a puppet show about chefs, one puppet would be the chef, one would be the critic.”

― Jon Favreau

“Especially in the food business, critics take very seriously how much power they have. They can shut a restaurant down.”

― Jon Favreau

“You show people playing poker or hacking into a computer; it feels so significant in the script, and then when you see it on the screen, it loses something. But there’s something about cooking – food being prepared is incredibly captivating. It became just a fun box of tools to use as a director.”

― Jon Favreau

“For me, I love food. It’s my greatest pleasure and also the thing that could ruin you as well. It’s one of those things where, if you’re not thoughtful about it, it could be unhealthy. But if there’s a mindfulness about it; it actually is a wonderful tool of emotional expression.”

― Jon Favreau

“I’ve been in the service industry. I’ve bar-tended. I’ve waited tables, and I’ve worked at pizza places; I’ve made pizza. I’ve had a lot of jobs, and many of them were in the food service industry.”

― Jon Favreau

“When I go on stage man I just want people to have fun, I don’t want people to think about their problems, I want people to get energy and nutrition and food from that so they can go back into the real world and work on their problems.”

― Jon Fishman

“It was really tough being in jail. It doesn’t get much lower. You’re in a filthy room. The food is terrible, and you’re surrounded by people who have done all types of crazy crimes. You have nothing that belongs to you, not even your own underwear. It’s just terrible.”

― Jon Jones

“The Perfect Dog is an enticing fantasy pooch. It’s the dog that instantly learns to pee outdoors, never menaces or frightens children, plays gently with other dogs, won’t jump on the UPS guy, never rolls in gross things, eats only the appropriate food at the right time, and never chews anything not meant for him. This dog does not exist.”

― Jon Katz

“I always mention stacking the dishwasher – any opportunity. But it’s the consequences – it’s the food poisoning and the potential death that will come with not loading the dishwasher properly.”

― Jon Richardson

“I’ve always liked Atlanta. And not just for the strip clubs, but the shopping and the food.”

― Jon Stewart

“A plate of food hits the table, lands right in front of you. One of two things happens. Either you sit up and look at it and react to it, or nothing happens. If nothing happens then that restaurant is stuck in mediocrity forever.”

― Jon Taffer

“Cocktails and food are social.”

― Jon Taffer

“I’ve traveled the world, and as an America,n I get insulted when people say American businesses aren’t respected overseas. Look at how our food and beverage companies do around the world. We are regarded as the best at this. A lot of what we do here is exportable, and I don’t think there’s anybody that does it better in the whole world.”

― Jon Taffer

“Don’t build a bar for yourself. Build it for your customers. It’s all about them: the walls, the finishes, the textures, the food, the beverages, literally everything has to be for them.”

― Jon Taffer

“I think there is some real therapy in getting your hands in the dirt and working with food.”

― Jon Tester

“Furthermore I will just have to see what the future will bring me. But a change of food whets the appetite.”

― Jonathan Brandis

“On the night before a triathlon, I normally eat something simple like a pizza. You know where you stand with pizza. It’s not going to upset you or give you food poisoning, and it contains carbohydrates and a bit of salt, which is perfect before a triathlon.”

― Jonathan Brownlee

“Here is what I am not going to do: I am not going to go to a restaurant, take pictures of my food, download them, and call that a blog. That is beyond the pale. The Internet is such a bazaar of self-indulgences that I don’t know why that particular one should bug me so much. But it really does.”

― Jonathan Dee

“Travelling to make television programmes means I have some unusual food memories. In Pasto, Colombia, I was taken to a restaurant where I chose my meat for the evening from a cage of white rats. It tasted perfectly good – like rabbit.”

― Jonathan Dimbleby

“Food is important to me, but I wouldn’t say that I’m a gourmet. I don’t like tricksy food.”

― Jonathan Dimbleby

“Food is about communal togetherness. Our family does sit at the table. I think it’s a great tragedy if a family doesn’t have a table, as there is such an atmosphere of good will and warmth when we have eight people sitting around it.”

― Jonathan Dimbleby

“There’s nothing very exotic about classic Chilean street food. Imagine a hot dog hidden beneath an explosion of mayonnaise and ketchup. Cost? Twenty-five to 30 pence. This is the completo, an all-purpose solution to breakfast, lunch or, once, the curiously English teatime snack enjoyed by Chileans of all ages.”

― Jonathan Franklin

“Many foreigners imagine that Latin American cuisine is spicy, but Chilean food, on the whole, is extremely bland: salt, vinegar, mayonnaise, and more salt are the four basic condiments. Black pepper is conspicuously absent, and not only from the food – it is also rarely available even on request.”

― Jonathan Franklin

“I’m not fussy about my food.”

― Jonathan Franzen

“Why is it when we have a bad experience with a product, we assume it is us, but a bad experience with food, we blame the food?!”

― Jonathan Ive

“Most of the time, comparing printed song lyrics with poems is like comparing recipes with food: that’s to say, patently unfair.”

― Jonathan Miles

“Without strenuous preplanning, road food is almost always bad food, sad food, chain food, clown food.”

― Jonathan Miles

“The enemy of successful long-term freezing is air. When air meets food, dehydration occurs, leading to freezer burn. With delicate proteins like fish, freezer burn can be downright fatal, ruining both texture and flavor.”

― Jonathan Miles

“Food prices are often kept artificially high. The result is that the Millennium Development Goals set out by the United Nations at the start of the new millennium are not being reached. Fine words have not yet been turned into deeds.”

― Jonathan Sacks

“Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.”

― Jonathan Safran Foer

“Food is not just what we put in our mouths to fill up; it is culture and identity. Reason plays some role in our decisions about food, but it’s rarely driving the car.”

― Jonathan Safran Foer

“I know lots and lots and lots of vegetarians who think it’s perfectly all right to kill animals for food to eat, but don’t do it because they think all the ways in which it’s done are wrong.”

― Jonathan Safran Foer

“There’s never been a culture that wasn’t obsessed with food. The sort of sad thing is that our obsession is no longer with food, but with the price of food.”

― Jonathan Safran Foer

“I first became a vegetarian when I was nine, in response to an argument made by a radical babysitter. My great change – which lasted a couple of weeks – was based on the very simple instinct that it’s wrong to kill animals for food.”

― Jonathan Safran Foer

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

― Jonathan Swift

“Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.”

― Jonathan Swift

“I often go to lunch meetings with my agent, a gallerist or a casting director, but if not, I stay at home and prepare my own food because I love to cook. I’m great at pasta, fish and nice salads.”

― Jordi Molla

“I love food and I love my curves.”

― Jordin Sparks

“The only secret to food combination is a balance of protein, carbs and fat – they all play a key role in our health.”

― Jorge Cruise

“In our world, 80 to 90 percent of women’s weight gain comes from overindulging in insulin-stimulating food. And it’s not hardcore, straight-up, I-can-see you-in-the-face sugar. They’re eating whole-wheat bread. They’re eating ancient grains. They’re eating black beans. That stuff is horrible.”

― Jorge Cruise

“You have to be a mindful eater. There has to be intention in what you do in your life if you’re going to be happy and authentic. Food isn’t supposed to be entertainment in the way that your kids, your work, and your relationship are.”

― Jorge Cruise

“I love all Puerto Rican food. I love rice and beans. I like anything with steak, chicken, pork. But I like chocolate and potato chips, too. I eat that when my wife goes away and isn’t looking.”

― Jorge Posada

“There’s always been music in my house growing up. In the kitchen, there’s a speaker, and we’d always have my mum’s iPod in it – she never makes food without listening to music. And I used to watch ‘Top of the Pops’ with my dad.”

― Jorja Smith

“It wasn’t until I got ‘SNL’ that my parents told me they were a little bit worried, like that I would have food to eat.”

― Jorma Taccone

“I love Japanese food – it’s a really healthy way of cooking and it is very easy: I often just steam the vegetables and fish together, make a space for the noodles, and I have a great healthy meal in 15 minutes.”

― Jos Buttler

“We all have our food weaknesses and mine is snacking. I have a sweet tooth and I love chocolate. But I have learned that if you plan ahead you can get round that. I always carry a few chocolate-flavoured protein bars when I’m travelling.”

― Jos Buttler

“Chefs are at the end of a long chain of individuals who work hard to feed people. Farmers, beekeepers, bakers, scientists, fishermen, grocers, we are all part of that chain, all food people, all dedicated to feeding the world.”

― Jose Andres

“I realized very early the power of food to evoke memory, to bring people together, to transport you to other places, and I wanted to be a part of that.”

― Jose Andres

“Food is national security. Food is craft. Food is everything, when you think about it.”

― Jose Andres

“As a chef and father, it kills me that children are fed processed foods, fast food clones, foods loaded with preservatives and high-fructose corn syrup.”

― Jose Andres

“Everyone else in the world still thinks of American food as ketchup.”

― Jose Andres

“I was very impressed with the street food of Singapore. I was very impressed with the dishes that they did.”

― Jose Andres

“In America, diner food or roadside barbecue is the best road food, but I am not a fan of eating while driving – too messy.”

― Jose Andres

“I think every chef should have a food truck. It’s a good way to test the markets, to invest in meeting the future restaurant goers.”

― Jose Andres

“Spain is a fascinating mix of people, languages, culture and food, but if there is one thing all Spaniards share, it’s a love of food and drink.”

― Jose Andres

“One thing that makes me very happy is to see the growing activism among chefs in America. Chefs like Tom Colicchio, Bill Telepan, and Rachel Ray and food writers like Michael Pollan have gone to Congress, indeed sometimes even have testified before Congress, have lent this support to Mrs. Obama’s effort to combat childhood obesity.”

― Jose Andres

“I am from Spain, but my family and I have made America our home. For the last 17 years, I have been cooking Spanish food in Washington, D.C.”

― Jose Andres

“I remember that at the beginning of the month, the kind of menus my mom and father would prepare for us would have fish, chicken. But at the end of the month – because my father would be waiting for paycheck – the refrigerator would get empty. I remember that without a lot of food left, some of the best meals happened right there.”

― Jose Andres

“I prefer natural hardwood lump charcoal – the other stuff makes your food taste like Goodyear tires.”

― Jose Andres

“The right use of food can end hunger.”

― Jose Andres

“In 2010, I created World Central Kitchen as a way to try and help find solutions to many of the food issues we face.”

― Jose Andres

“I love to talk about cooking and recipes, but I love as much talking about how food and cooking can change the world.”

― Jose Andres

“To me, what I’m interested in, in the end, is the meaning of food in our lives.”

― Jose Andres

“For food to be romantic, it should be light. Too many times people plan a romantic meal, and the food is too heavy.”

― Jose Andres

“The federal government spends about $2.51 per child per day to feed them lunch. Out of that, you have to pay for labor, facilities, and administrative costs, leaving about a dollar for food. Imagine trying to feed yourself a nutritious meal every day with only a dollar. Very difficult.”

― Jose Andres

“Even today with the public’s growing interest in food and diet issues, politicians rarely include food as part of their political platforms.”

― Jose Andres

“The time has come to recognize that food, how we produce it, process it, package it, sell it, cook it and eat it, is as important as any other issue.”

― Jose Andres

“Food and the way we grow it and produce it are a major cause of environmental degradation.”

― Jose Andres

“I cannot wait to see the day that one day we will have a chef that will become the secretary of food of the United States of America.”

― Jose Andres

“Unlike other essential goods, like clothing, shelter, or food, we take cheap or even free water for granted. It often takes a crisis, such as a major drought or flood, to spur investment and policy reforms in improving water security.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“I love good food but I follow strict rules the days I perform.”

― Jose Carreras

“Well, you know, for me, I think Spanish food is festive.”

― Jose Garces

“In a country with an overabundance of food, no one should go hungry because of a lack of funds or technical and professional knowledge. We have the food, and we have the networks; we now need to support the providers.”

― Jose Serrano

“Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one’s voice.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“At the final day, the Savior will not ask about the nature of our callings. He will not inquire about our material possessions or fame. He will ask if we ministered to the sick, gave food and drink to the hungry, visited those in prison, or gave succor to the weak.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“The people who misuse the Sabbath lose the blessings of spiritual food and growth promised to those who keep this commandment.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food.”

― Joseph Butler

“Not to like ice cream is to show oneself uninterested in food.”

― Joseph Epstein

“I maintain that the existing corn laws are bad, because they have given a monopoly of food to the landed interest over every other class and over every other interest in the kingdom.”

― Joseph Hume

“Our people are unemployed and anxious to work for the food which foreigners can give us.”

― Joseph Hume

“In Great Britain the price of food is at a higher level than in any other country, and consequently, the British artisan labours at a disadvantage in proportion to the higher rate of his food.”

― Joseph Hume

“We ought, therefore, to lessen the price of food to our manufacturers, and place them more on a level with the manufacturers who have cheaper food, and also much lighter taxation.”

― Joseph Hume

“More than any other in Western Europe, Britain remains a country where a traveler has to think twice before indulging in the ordinary food of ordinary people.”

― Joseph Lelyveld

“It was surprising how many kids don’t have lunches. If we all get behind this cause, it’ll help a lot of the kids out there who don’t really get enough food.”

― Joseph Parker

“If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.”

― Joseph Wood Krutch

“I’m quite compulsive about exercise. For two months, I’ll exercise every day, then for three months I’ll do nothing. I love food, so exercise is important for me.”

― Josephine de La Baume

“Eighty percent of the people in the world have no food safety net. When disaster strikes – the economy gets blown, people lose a job, floods, war, conflict, bad governance, all of those things – there is nothing to fall back on.”

― Josette Sheeran

“There’s nothing more haunting than the cry of a child that cannot be returned with food – the most fundamental expectation of every human being.”

― Josette Sheeran

“I love food. I love drink. I love that social thing.”

― Josh Holloway

“Well, food’s always the way to anybody’s heart, I think, guy or girl.”

― Josh Hutcherson

“I only eat spicy food.”

― Joshua Ledet

“God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.”

― Josiah Gilbert Holland

“If I eat junk food and have a workout the next day, I feel a significant difference in the way my body responds to exercise. I’m sluggish, tired and run out of energy very quickly.”

― Josie Loren

“I love anything to do with cooking, from watching the Food Network to reading recipe books by Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver and Levi Roots. My favourite types of cuisine are Asian and Caribbean, and I love cooking new recipes for my family.”

― Jourdan Dunn

“Denzel, one of the biggest stars in the world, comes into town, everybody knows about it, and they’re ready. They got lawn chairs outside, sitting outside the gates when we’re coming on set to work. They’re always bringing food from their house to come feed you.”

― Jovan Adepo

“I don’t need a diet pill. I need something that gives you an electric shock when you reach for food.”

― Joy Behar

“If food is poetry, is not poetry also food?”

― Joyce Carol Oates

“Everyone who gave me food, who took away my hunger, inspired me to compose. They told me their stories, and I had no other way to console them than with a piece of music, and that is how I learned. I did not resolve their problems with my songs, but I created a moment of release.”

― Juan Gabriel

“You can literally walk into my apartment and sit on a hat; you can step on a hat; you can probably open up the refrigerator and find a hat tucked under some rotten food. I have a lot of hats.”

― Judah Friedlander

“It makes me so angry – there’s enough food in the world but people are starving. It’s all political.”

― Judith Light

“Of course I love cooking Eastern European food because I’m a Jew, but I also love making roast chicken. I love making Hungarian goulash. There are a lot of egg noodles in my cooking.”

― Judy Gold

“I firmly believe that everyone should have to work in the food service industry at least once in their lives.”

― Judy Greer

“There are a lot of perks when you’re an actor. Free food at work was my second favorite in the beginning, but my first was the weird stuff. Like seeing celebrities in no makeup and finding out what they ate.”

― Judy Greer

“The industrial stomach cannot live without coal; industry is a carbonivorous animal and must have its proper food.”

― Jules Verne

“I know my husband really loves me because he takes me to have ribs. He says I’m the only girl he ever took out who actually ate anything on her plate, as opposed to pushing it around.”

― Julia Barr

“You learn to cook so that you don’t have to be a slave to recipes. You get what’s in season and you know what to do with it.”

― Julia Child

“I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.”

― Julia Child

“When I got to France I realized I didn’t know very much about food at all. I’d never had a real cake. I’d had those cakes from cake mixes or the ones that have a lot of baking powder in them. A really good French cake doesn’t have anything like that in it – it’s all egg power.”

― Julia Child

“In Paris and later in Marseille, I was surrounded by some of the best food in the world, and I had an enthusiastic audience in my husband, so it seemed only logical that I should learn how to cook ‘la cuisine bourgeoise’ – good, traditional French home cooking.”

― Julia Child

“Because of media hype and woefully inadequate information, too many people nowadays are deathly afraid of their food, and what does fear of food do to the digestive system? I am sure that an unhappy or suspicious stomach, constricted and uneasy with worry, cannot digest properly.”

― Julia Child

“I don’t believe in twisting yourself into knots of excuses and explanations over the food you make.”

― Julia Child

“As we say in the American Institute of Wine and Food, small helpings, no seconds. A little bit of everything. No snacking. And have a good time.”

― Julia Child

“I think one of the terrible things today is that people have this deathly fear of food: fear of eggs, say, or fear of butter. Most doctors feel that you can have a little bit of everything.”

― Julia Child

“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.”

― Julia Child

“Animals that we eat are raised for food in the most economical way possible, and the serious food producers do it in the most humane way possible. I think anyone who is a carnivore needs to understand that meat does not originally come in these neat little packages.”

― Julia Child

“I was lucky to marry Paul. He was a great inspiration, his enthusiasm about wine and food helped to shape my tastes, and his encouragement saw me through discouraging moments. I never would have had my career without Paul Child.”

― Julia Child

“I love watching programmes about food. I always think, ‘When I’m old, I’ll take up baking.’ There’s something calming about watching the recipe and thinking, ‘I’m going to make that’ – and it’s never going to happen.”

― Julia Davis

“My favorite food is hot Cheetos. I could eat those every day.”

― Julia Michaels

“It distresses me when I take my seven-year-old nephew out. I cook healthy food, and he wants to go to McDonald’s. He doesn’t even like the food; he just wants the toys, the Happy Meals. I can’t stand to see people walking down the street eating fast food.”

― Julia Sawalha

“When I’m working, I need to be pretty disciplined, but I do like to enjoy my food. I like to keep it fresh and wholesome. Preparing your own food can be a great way to unwind.”

― Julia Stiles

“I don’t naturally have a good metabolism, but I am lucky in that I am naturally drawn to healthy food.”

― Julia Stiles

“’Big Night’ is the best food movie ever made. It’s such a celebration of food, and the Italian tradition of celebrating people. Plus, everything looked delicious!”

― Julia Stiles

“Obviously, if I’m in Argentina, I’m going to have a steak, but I don’t love meat, really. I always think about where the food came from and who had to get it.”

― Julia Stiles

“People do care where their food, or other goods, comes from, not merely if the price is right. And that means no business can afford to ignore the impacts their buying practices have on producers and on the perceptions and choices of consumers.”

― Julian Baggini

“I live in a kind of gay bubble. I live in a gay house, I drive a gay car. I eat gay food.”

― Julian Clary

“Debbie Gibson and dog food. I’ve always dreamed of this.”

― Julie Brown

“I am very picky about my food, and I’m very health oriented, so I always try to cook.”

― Julie Gonzalo

“I am very picky about my food, and I’m very healthy-oriented, so I always try to cook.”

― Julie Gonzalo

“There are good intentions behind many people’s conversion to veganism, including an admirable devotion to the well-being of animals and a justified skepticism about the crap the USDA allows manufacturers to put in our food. But it’s hard to ignore the often sanctimonious nature of what some nutritionists view as an ‘extremist’ way of eating.”

― Julie Klausner

“If you say an athlete doesn’t need supplementation, that he can get everything through food, you’re wrong.”

― Junior dos Santos

“If I wanted to eat all the protein I need from food, I would have to eat something like 10 chickens per day. That is impossible.”

― Junior dos Santos

“I write for the people I grew up with. I took extreme pains for my book to not be a native informant. Not: ‘This is Dominican food. This is a Spanish word.’ I trust my readers, even non-Spanish ones.”

― Junot Diaz

“I love food. I’m a huge food addict. I think in my past life I was a pig or something like that, but I love eating; I never stop eating.”

― Justin Lee

“With the exception of octopus, I don’t think I’ve met any food that I didn’t like. And by the way, sometimes I do like octopus. I’m just not crazy about it by itself. I love sea urchin. I love uni. If I’m going to die of anything, it’s going to be gluttony.”

― Justin Timberlake

“I’m such a Type A personality – when it comes to a road trip, I plan my food so far in advance. I roll hard with a cooler. I don’t mess around. I want to avoid ending up eating fast food. I try to stay away from that.”

― Justin Timberlake

“I don’t eat Puerto Rican food in L.A. because it’s just too much, too addicting, but I know how to cook, so I can easily make it. I just choose not to because you never stop! I think my favorite would be pollo guisado con arroz blanco y habichuelas. I love tostones, I love maduros! I can eat rice and beans all day long!”

― Justina Machado

“Eating good food is my favourite thing in the whole world. Nothing is more blissful.”

― Justine Larbalestier

“I eat junk food, cheesecake, cheese, pizza – but just lower amounts of it.”

― JWoww

“I had barely turned 12 when my parents packed me off to Doon School. I was transported to a world of confusion with 600 other kids, no home-cooked food, no made-to-order clothes. It was a shock, but I adjusted.”

― Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia

“It occurred to me that a food drive would be a natural way to talk to kids about hunger, which so many of them simply aren’t aware of.”

― K. A. Applegate

“There are some who complain that there is not enough food grain. But I put the argument that at the moment we use 2000 census population figures and require 50-55 million tonnes for distribution.”

― K. V. Thomas

“I turned into a monk when my mother went to learn Buddhism in Burma. While she learnt at the monastery, I used to roam around with a begging bowl and ask for food.”

― Kabir Bedi

“I’m kind of obsessed with food – I really am.”

― KaDee Strickland

“Ultimately, for me, weight is something I have to deal with every year, but I do it with food because I love food. But it’s a struggle; it’s something that I think about.”

― Kaetlyn Osmond

“It has been tough when I have been with the national team and we have gone to play in some of the poorer areas in Brazil. You see people come and watch us train or play a match, and then you know some of them are going home with no food on the plate.”

― Kaka

“As I’ve gotten older, I’ve had to change my food intake.”

― Kaley Cuoco

“It’s great to come home always… coming home to good south Indian meals or Andhra food is always a pleasure.”

― Kalki Koechlin

“Well, yeah, people are working in our country. You know what? They’re working two and three jobs, and in our America, people should not have to work more than one job to be able to put food on the table and have a roof over their head.”

― Kamala Harris

“In general, in my life, one of the coolest things that I’ve been able to do is to go to different places and meet different people and see how they view the world and to learn what their music is and what their language is, and the food they eat and everything. That idea of the beauty of the vastness of the world has just been my life.”

― Kamasi Washington

“I am naturally slim, actually thin. So, for years I have been trying to get some curves. I tried eating food that would increase my weight, but I only ended up putting fat around my stomach. So, now I have made peace with my body.”

― Kangana Ranaut

“Going vegetarian – and then vegan – has calmed me down, and it has also made me physically and emotionally strong. I do crave meat once in a while, but I find that spiritually, non-vegetarian food works against my emotional health.”

― Kangana Ranaut

“If you see a black family, it’s looting, but if it’s a white family they are looking for food.”

― Kanye West

“I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family it says they’re looting, if you see a white family it says they’re looking for food.”

― Kanye West

“I remember how difficult it was to resist the food served on the sets of a movie directed by Abbas and Mustan. They love food, and I could not resist digging into their dabba for some wonderful meals.”

― Kapil Sharma

“I always encourage people to get out there, travel the world, see new things, experience new people, experience new food, experience new culture. What happens is that helps you to grow and be your best self.”

― Karamo Brown

“Few people know that I love local dhaba food. It is the best!”

― Karan Johar

“In Delhi, where I grew up, commerce is brusque. You don’t ask each other how your day has been. You might not even smile. I’m not saying this is ideal – it’s how it is. You’re tied together by a transaction. The customer doesn’t tremble before complaining about how cold his food is.”

― Karan Mahajan

“Each person’s body type is different, and they need to understand that food should be eaten in regular portions.”

― Karan Singh Grover

“One should eat everything especially healthy and not junk food. I don’t like the idea of starving. I would eat and burn it out in gym. The amount of intake is what matters.”

― Kareena Kapoor Khan

“I eat only simple Indian home food – sabzi, roti, dal, chawal, ghee. There are so many benefits of having ghee. My grandmother is 84 and she is still fit and looks beautiful.”

― Kareena Kapoor Khan

“I am who I am. I’m from Birmingham. My mum works at Sainsbury’s. My dad is a fire-fighter. We keep it real. We know who we are. I haven’t made a lot of money, but I’m equally comfortable. I have food, clothes on my back, and my family.”

― Karen Carney

“I’m doing activations with companies you would never think of. Not to say this in a braggadocious way, but I’m not putting myself in a box. The only thing that goes in a box is Chinese food and your sneakers – not me.”

― Karen Civil

“I don’t want my children to ever think that food is taboo.”

― Karen Elson

“I love food, and I love carbs: Pasta, rice – that’s my thing.”

― Karen Fukuhara

“If you want to lose weight, you must make sure your appetite for life is far bigger than your appetite for mere food.”

― Karen Salmansohn

“Every food I choose to eat helps me become more conscious of how it either moves me forward to my fab weight or backward to my flab weight.”

― Karen Salmansohn

“End-of-the-world stories tend to ring true. I’ve always been drawn to them, but as I wrote my own, I found surprising pleasure in creating a world that is so radically changed, yet where there’s so much meaning and value in every small and ordinary thing we have, and take for granted: hot showers, enough food, friends, routines.”

― Karen Thompson Walker

“I believe I could commit a crime. We all can. It depends on which situations we find ourselves in. In despair, I would steal food if my children were hungry.”

― Karin Fossum

“My father and his eight siblings grew up in the kind of poverty that Americans don’t like to talk about unless a natural disaster like Hurricane Katrina strikes, and then the conversation only lasts as long as the news cycle. His family squatted in shacks. The children scavenged for food.”

― Karin Slaughter

“Sadly, we don’t have Gujarati food on sets, but we do love the delicious Rajasthani dal-baati, gatte ki sabzi, and those proper Rajasthani thalis.”

― Karishma Tanna

“I try to shield my children as far as possible from the public glare. I want them to have a normal childhood like we had. We went to school by the school bus, had school food… There was no special treatment given to us. The same applies to my children as well.”

― Karisma Kapoor

“I loved everything about Spain – the people, the language, and the food!”

― Karlie Kloss

“I like Italian food.”

― Karolina Pliskova

“I think Australian food is probably some of the best in the world.”

― Karrie Webb

“It’s so hard to diet because I love food.”

― Karrueche Tran

“I stopped eating carbs and red meat for a month and a half, and I was like, ‘Oh, no, I lost my butt!’ I have to eat potatoes and rice and meat to bulk up. But I do try not to eat too much fast food.”

― Karrueche Tran

“I buy food and gasoline – that’s it.”

― Kat Dennings

“Before training, I eat slow-release energy food, such as porridge or muesli, especially in the morning. Afterwards, I eat protein so my muscles are able to recover, such as a protein bar followed by a meal of chicken and vegetables. I always stay hydrated during workouts by drinking plenty of water throughout.”

― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“Sometimes I even now feel like a stranger in my country. But I knew there would be problems because I had seen the world as a skater. And now? A lot of people in eastern Germany have lost jobs, rents went up, food costs went up, unemployment went to 20 percent. Freedom is good, but it is not easy.”

― Katarina Witt

“When I’m writing, my neural pathways get blocked. I can’t read. I can barely hold a conversation without forgetting words and names. I wish I could wear the same clothes and eat the same food each day.”

― Kate Atkinson

“Rent and the cost of essentials like food and child care are rising so fast that wages are not keeping up.”

― Kate Brown

“There’s a certain time of day after sunset when people naturally seem to feel the urge to gather by a fire or a stove or a hibachi or another common source of heat and food, and hunker down together to eat and drink. Call it the blue hour.”

― Kate Christensen

“My 50th birthday approaching felt like a big milestone to me. I’ve lived half a century. If I write about food and use my life as a fulcrum to move the story along, maybe I’ve lived long enough to fashion a narrative that has a happy ending.”

― Kate Christensen

“Food is not a means toward resolution. It can’t cure heartbreak or solve untenable dilemmas.”

― Kate Christensen

“Across the Atlantic, in the scattered, far-flung, rural settlements of colonial America, hospitality had become a central concern, and hostesses, like peacocks displaying their iridescent plumage, tried to outdo one another with their creative food displays.”

― Kate Christensen

“In the winter of 2012, as my fiftieth birthday approached, I began to write what turned into my autobiography, a look at my own life through the lens of food.”

― Kate Christensen

“When I was younger, I read all the great food memoirs, by M.F.K. Fisher and Laurie Colwin and Julia Child and Nicolas Freeling and Ruth Reichl, and felt flooded with a sense of comfort and safety.”

― Kate Christensen

“I think there’s a part of my brain where food, language, and memory all intersect, and it’s really powerful. I think I’m not alone in this.”

― Kate Christensen

“I realized that I’ve had a really rocky relationship with food – it has not been a gauzy, beautiful summer of ripe melons and perfectly buttered toast.”

― Kate Christensen

“Most of all, I love unfussy, unpretentious, simple food made with excellent ingredients. If I’m a snob, it’s about quality, not cuisine.”

― Kate Christensen

“I wanted to write a food book, but I’m not a chef or an expert on culinary matters, to put it mildly.”

― Kate Christensen

“’Blue Plate Special’ is the autobiography of my first half-century of life, with food as the subject.”

― Kate Christensen

“If I want to go out and eat at a restaurant with amazing food, I’ll do that, like, once a week where I’m not thinking about it. I want to indulge! I want to do things that are not necessarily healthy sometimes.”

― Kate Hudson

“My favorite thing to do in a new city is find new fast food. I seek it out. I’ll tweet and ask people what their favorite local place is, and if I get four or five with the same answer, then I’ll check it out.”

― Kate Micucci

“I was doing shows and flying economy, and nobody ever fed me. Or I’d be staying in hotels so cheap that by the time I’d get in, there wasn’t any room service. I didn’t eat for a long time. Not on purpose. You’d be on shoots with bad food or get on a plane, and the food would be so disgusting you couldn’t eat it.”

― Kate Moss

“You go to a show, and there’s no food at all, so if you’re doing shows back to back, you can forget eating. I remember standing up in the bath one day, and there was a mirror in front of me, and I was so thin! I hated it. I never liked being that skinny.”

― Kate Moss

“When eating out while on tour, a great place to get vegetarian food is Thai restaurants, as they have lots of options. I absolutely adore salad and vegetables – I will eat salad until it’s coming out of my ears. Although I think it’s great in any form, my particular favourite has to be beetroot salad.”

― Kate O’Mara

“Many people submit to excessive appetites without realizing that they do not need to eat so much food.”

― Kate Smith

“My very first job was a cashier at Burger King in Tucson, Arizona. And I occasionally worked the drive-thru. I’d go wherever I was needed! My second job was at Dairy Queen. I stayed in the fast food royalty.”

― Kate Walsh

“For dinner, I like to have a protein and veggies again. But because of my ulcerative colitis, really healthy foods are hard on my stomach. Sugars aren’t good, and I have to be careful with vegetables. So it can be tough to find food that feels good.”

― Katelyn Ohashi

“I have an amazing relationship with food.”

― Katharine McPhee

“A food is not necessarily essential just because your child hates it.”

― Katharine Whitehorn

“I’m too lazy and I like food and I like my free time too much to spend it working out!”

― Katherine Heigl

“My life is so much better with lupus because I know that stress and too much junk food will literally put me in hospital.”

― Katherine Ryan

“As you know, the South is known for its hospitality, traditions, football, pageants, and food. Football is almost like a religion here. People say their priorities are faith, family, and then football. People eat, breathe, and sleep it in the South. It’s a huge deal.”

― Katherine Webb

“We have by far the most expensive health system in the world. We spend 50 percent more per person than the next most costly nation. Americans spend more on health care than housing or food.”

― Kathleen Sebelius

“We all thought of chicken as lean, protein-rich food that’s good for weight watching, but the truth is chicken might actually be making us fatter!”

― Kathy Freston

“I think that food ties us to our community and our traditions, and it’s the thing that makes us feel good and connected.”

― Kathy Freston

“I think I love Montreal more than Montreal loves me… I love the food there.”

― Kathy Griffin

“No, I love Montreal… I think I love Montreal more than Montreal loves me… I love the food there.”

― Kathy Griffin

“Food is my thing, I do not smoke or drink, so food is my vice.”

― Kathy Griffin

“I love comfort food – it’s the basis of everything.”

― Katie Lee

“My number one elixir for anxiety? Comfort food.”

― Katie Lee

“I love spicy food, so I’m not sure why I have this aversion to wasabi, but I really detest it.”

― Katie Lee

“I think it’s fun to serve comfort food because it’s an instant ice-breaker. If somebody’s expecting fancy food, and you whip out some fried chicken, they feel like, you know, they can put their elbows on the table, and the etiquette police aren’t going to come out.”

― Katie Lee

“Cauliflower is a great swap in so many comfort food dishes.”

― Katie Lee

“My grandmother Dora taught me how to cook. She’s from a small town in West Virginia called Milton. I would pull a stool up to her kitchen counter after school. My love of food started there.”

― Katie Lee

“I used to think of Mexican food as a once-in-a-while type of thing because it can be so heavy, but I learned how to lighten it up easily and keep it just as flavorful. That’s awesome, since it’s the perfect festive dinner for hanging out with friends on a relaxed night.”

― Katie Lee

“Frozen bananas pureed in the food processor make a great fake ice cream.”

― Katie Lee

“My dining and entertainment philosophy – I can boil it down to ‘the three C’s – I like my food like my fashion: casual, classic, and with a touch of couture.”

― Katie Lee

“It’s important to have a healthy balanced diet but not to get too bogged down about it. It’s important to enjoy your food, too.”

― Katie Taylor

“I love all sorts of food, chocolate especially. I eat well, but I like the odd Chinese, like anyone!”

― Katie Taylor

“I like to add props to render the specificities of place – paintings, food, clothing, signs, infrastructure, music, sayings and slang particular to the region and particular to the character. And props shouldn’t just sit there; they should get used.”

― Kaui Hart Hemmings

“On my 30th birthday, all the presents I got were boxes of food. That’s what I needed.”

― Kay Lenz

“My mum is Brazilian and very proud. I’d love to do a Brazilian film. I’ve been brought up in the Brazilian culture. My mum brought me up on my own, I cook Brazilian food, I’ve never spoken a word of English to my mother.”

― Kaya Scodelario

“When I was growing up, we didn’t have much money. What was important in my house was to have food on the table, be happy, and have our family.”

― Kaya Scodelario

“Sorry, I don’t eat any fast food. I believe in eating healthy organic foods for a better lifestyle.”

― Keegan Allen

“It was very important thousands of years ago to categorize things. I can eat that plant, I can’t eat that plant. Or this tribe, not that tribe. We don’t have to do that anymore – we have processed food now!”

― Keegan-Michael Key

“I worked in McDonald’s, but I didn’t mind it. You got free cheeseburgers. I love eating a bit of junk food.”

― Keeley Hawes

“I need to open a restaurant, a big soul food restaurant in Beijing!”

― Kehinde Wiley

“I’m a healthy eater, but I don’t consider Chick-fil-A fast food.”

― Kehlani

“I studied to be a chef as a side thing, a little hobby that I enjoyed doing, but I ended up falling madly in love with the food and the lifestyle.”

― Kelis

“There’s a point where you think, ‘What else will I do if I don’t do music?’ It becomes your identity when it never should have been. But food ignited a fire in me, and I came right back to music because it no longer felt like a job. It was a really powerful thing for me.”

― Kelis

“I’m a multi-platinum recording artist; my passion is food.”

― Kelis

“The album ‘Kelis Was Here’ sucked the life out of me, and so I went off and studied to be a Cordon Bleu chef. What’s great about food is that it’s less about who you know and what you look like, and more about if you’re any good.”

― Kelis

“In food, it’s really, like, either you’re right, or you’re wrong. You know, people’s taste buds kind of vary, but there’s a technique. Either you do it right, or you don’t.”

― Kelis

“I eat everything. I love it! I couldn’t deny myself food. What a waste of a life.”

― Kelly Brook

“If I can wake up everyday before I die and know that I don’t have to serve anyone food or drinks, I will be happy!”

― Kelly Clarkson

“So many people don’t realise you need to be on a certain level of Maslow’s hierarchy to have a dream: you have to have food and be safe from danger, all these things my parents didn’t have at the get go, so I, from the very beginning, believe I have been living for multiple generations, for my parents and grandparents.”

― Kelly Marie Tran

“I was a food tour guide – I took people on a tour to different restaurants in the area.”

― Kelly Marie Tran

“I love food so much, all I have to do is look at it and I gain 5 pounds.”

― Kelly Rowland

“I’m very good at ordering off the menu and eating food that other people cook for me. My husband’s a fantastic cook. I always come with a good appetite!”

― Kelly Rutherford

“I really like food. Honestly, anytime I have time off, I binge-watch Netflix and eat chicken tenders. That’s my guilty pleasure. Separate or together!”

― Kelsea Ballerini

“I don’t eat fast food often, but I love tacos. I could write prophetically about how perfect the taco is.”

― Ken Baumann

“James Bond is quite serious about his drinks and clothing and cigarettes and food and all that sort of thing. There is nothing wry or amused about James Bond.”

― Ken Follett

“Food is your body’s fuel. Without fuel, your body wants to shut down.”

― Ken Hill

“Sitcom food is by far the tastiest of all showbiz food.”

― Ken Jeong

“I get really mean or emotional if I don’t have food in my system.”

― Kendall Jenner

“I don’t eat fast food – and neither should you!”

― Kendall Schmidt

“I learned to cook because I want to know about the food and the ingredients going into my family’s bodies.”

― Kendra Wilkinson

“Any purchase is one for the future. If you buy a refrigerator, you are making a commitment to the future so that you have food to eat for the next ten years.”

― Kenneth Arrow

“Great wine is always enhanced by great food.”

― Kenneth Cranham

“We use competitive markets to arrange for delivery of our food supply.”

― Kenneth Lay

“Today, there are also buyers and sellers of all these energy commodities, just like there are buyers and sellers of food commodities and many other commodities.”

― Kenneth Lay

“I wrote ‘Airborn’ after completing three books about bats. I loved my bats, but what a treat it was to write about humans again. They could eat food other than midges and mosquitoes, they wore clothing, they slept in beds – all this struck me as wonderfully novel.”

― Kenneth Oppel

“My quest these days is to find my long lost inner child, but I’m afraid if I do, I’ll end up with food in my hair and way too in love with the cats.”

― Kenny Loggins

“If you put 100 people on an island with no food, no water, no hope of a ship coming, then some will overcome it and be resourceful, some will live in it, others will panic, and others will show horrific character, which is wrong. But not to understand that all alternatives are possible is wrong as well.”

― Kenny Smith

“I’m naturally thin, so I don’t have to work too hard at it. I love food, but I also love to work out. I think it makes everything work better.”

― Keri Russell

“Honestly, I just try to live right, get enough sleep, and drink a lot of water. I do drink a lot of water; I do live by that. And just eating good clean food… I do love all of it. But I do definitely try to eat better organic food.”

― Keshia Knight Pulliam

“I think someday, out in space, perhaps, some people might be able to grow some of their own food or hopefully on another planet.”

― Kevin A. Ford

“Honestly, I just assume that whatever is going to happen to me is going to happen. There it goes: someone is there, someone isn’t there. This girl is here. This food is here. I think the clever people are the ones who do a little as possible.”

― Kevin Ayers

“You read the stories about horses being starved at Santa Anita, but a horse can’t starve at Santa Anita! I mean, there’s just bags of carrots all over the place; food is everywhere. They don’t starve any horses!”

― Kevin Dunn

“There’s no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap.”

― Kevin James

“At least when it comes to food, there’s no snobbery in Singapore.”

― Kevin Kwan

“My books are comedies; I want to take my readers on a jet-setting romp, make them laugh, make them swoon at the beautiful settings, and maybe even make their mouths water at all the food.”

― Kevin Kwan

“I don’t think life gets any better than sitting in the sun while a legend of French cinema tells you stories about making ‘Belle de Jour’ and other wonderful films, and eating great food.”

― Kevin Macdonald

“Every single person I spoke with, when I said I might perhaps be moving to Modena, told me how great the food is, so much so that I had to say, ‘I’m here to play football, not to open a restaurant!’”

― Kevin-Prince Boateng

“We can have technology, prosperity, nice homes and cars, but at the same time we must be conscious of what we are dumping into the water, the air and our food.”

― Kevin Richardson

“But Australia faces additional regional and global challenges also crucial to our nation’s future – climate change, questions of energy and food security, the rise of China and the rise of India. And we need a strong system of global and regional relationships and institutions to underpin stability.”

― Kevin Rudd

“I like being able to go to a local pub and have great food and particularly love pubs that welcome my dogs.”

― Kevin Spacey

“I want to be a chef, but I’m only a fat girl chef; like, I only like to make fat comfort food. I’m not, like, a healthy chef person.”

― Khloe Kardashian

“I was realizing, ‘I work out all the time. Why can’t I drop this weight?’ It’s really food. So I started dieting a little.”

― Khloe Kardashian

“I didn’t grow up vegan or vegetarian. I grew up with junk food! And because of the way I ate before changing my diet, I can truly understand the challenges of making changes and stepping away from foods that provided a form of comfort and happiness growing up, but finding out that most of what I loved was really bad for me!”

― Kim Barnouin

“I transitioned to being a vegan slowly. I took out beef and chicken first and did research on alternative forms of protein. Then after a few months, I gave up something else but added in new things. You need to bring in new food when you take away the old food you are giving up. Learn about what foods you should be eating.”

― Kim Barnouin

“I adore cooking and baking and holiday feasts and dining with friends and spending too much money on mind-blowing meals in wonderful restaurants, but mostly, and quite simply, I love food.”

― Kim Brooks

“I love food, but I can’t bear to read about it, to talk about it, to discuss the consequences and context of how we consume it. And this is more or less how I feel about raising children, too.”

― Kim Brooks

“If I like a food, I’ll eat it, even if I know it’s not good for me.”

― Kim Kardashian

“It’s pure vanity that keeps me eating healthy, but I adore fried food and sugar.”

― Kim Rhodes

“I really like unhealthy food, so I eat a lot of fast food. I also like Chinese.”

― Kim Woo-bin

“I used to fill my stomach with water because I didn’t have money to pay for food.”

― Kim Woo-bin

“We want kids to value real food and understanding that it isn’t just about feeding people but about nourishing the body, the community and the planet.”

― Kimbal Musk

“My advice for any entrepreneur or innovator is to get into the food industry in some form so you have a front-row seat to what’s going on.”

― Kimbal Musk

“Strong communities are built around local, real food. Food we trust to nourish our bodies, the farmer and planet.”

― Kimbal Musk

“The Kitchen’s mission is to strengthen communities by bringing local, real food to everyone.”

― Kimbal Musk

“Learning Gardens are outdoor classrooms, engaging learning environments where kids learn about math, science, entrepreneurship, and above all else, real food.”

― Kimbal Musk

“We’re social beings, and food is one of the things we can use three times a day to connect with family or with friends.”

― Kimbal Musk

“Food is the new Internet.”

― Kimbal Musk

“We have been growing more food than we need since the ’60s… what we have is a terrible distribution problem.”

― Kimbal Musk

“The problem is not actual number of calories we are producing – we have food waste issues. The problem is industrial food.”

― Kimbal Musk

“Twenty-first-century food is going to be real food. Real food is food that is truly nourishing for the consumer, the community, and the planet.”

― Kimbal Musk

“We want our communities to know what real food is.”

― Kimbal Musk

“We want kids in communities to know real food, and we want them to have a choice between real food and industrial food.”

― Kimbal Musk

“If you come to The Kitchen and get a pork chop with polenta, which is our kind of food – simple – there is only one way it should taste at The Kitchen.”

― Kimbal Musk

“My goal is to go from the industrial food system toward a real food system where you understand what you are eating.”

― Kimbal Musk

“I have always loved food, and for me, even if I was on a beach, I would be cooking food every day.”

― Kimbal Musk

“For me, creating a supply chain of what we should be eating is incredibly complicated. It’s complicated to figure out how to change the food system in America.”

― Kimbal Musk

“The one lesson I’ve learned from technology and food is the only time you know you’re doing the wrong thing is when you’re doing what everyone else is doing.”

― Kimbal Musk

“Food never ends. It’s one of the greatest things about working on food – we’re always going to need food.”

― Kimbal Musk

“No one wins in the industrial food system.”

― Kimbal Musk

“If you’re a vegan fast food joint in L.A., you just don’t speak the same language as the heartland.”

― Kimbal Musk

“The problem with industrial food is zero transparency. The system thrives on the fact that there is no transparency.”

― Kimbal Musk

“I’m going to work on food culture and help food become fun and part of peoples’ lives again. The traditional restaurant is more commercial-oriented. But I want community through food.”

― Kimbal Musk

“You bring people together with food. You connect them and tie the fabric of society together through food.”

― Kimbal Musk

“A lot of people think about food as fuel, where you need to get nutrients in your body.”

― Kimbal Musk

“I joined the board of Chipotle because no company has ever been able to scale fresh, properly sourced food in the history of America.”

― Kimbal Musk

“Community through food is my mission; it is what I do.”

― Kimbal Musk

“It is an interesting thing. Every time I try and stray from the path of food, I get whacked.”

― Kimbal Musk

“People want real food. The demand for it is through the roof.”

― Kimbal Musk

“The reality is that we connect through food, and we have the opportunity to do it three times a day.”

― Kimbal Musk

“After I broke my neck, I began thinking more about The Kitchen: How can we come up with some way to make real food more affordable? Food that’s locally-grown, if possible, fundamentally nourishing to the body, nourishing to the planet.”

― Kimbal Musk

“The idea behind fast food is great – people want convenience.”

― Kimbal Musk

“Sadly, many people in our biggest cities are at the mercy of industrial food.”

― Kimbal Musk

“The industrial food system ships in high-calorie, low-nutrient, processed food from thousands of miles away. It leaves us disconnected from our food and the people who grow it.”

― Kimbal Musk

“There’s no doubt about it: people want local, real food.”

― Kimbal Musk

“Start with the young, work with them until they are adults, and they will demand real food.”

― Kimbal Musk

“When you have the demand, you can change the government policies that create McDonald’s and junk food.”

― Kimbal Musk

“People always ask what kind of restaurant we have, and it’s like a five-minute conversation. The short answer is, ‘We’re creating community through food.’ That’s the big idea we had, the product we’re exporting. And it has paid off.”

― Kimbal Musk

“Memphis is a vibrant and diverse city that is on the verge of a Real Food renaissance. We are more than thrilled to be part of that movement by investing in the Crosstown and Shelby Farms Park developments.”

― Kimbal Musk

“Young people contact me all the time to articulate issues with the industrial food system, but they are frustrated by their perceived inability to do anything about it.”

― Kimbal Musk

“It’s relatively easy to set up a tech company, join an accelerator, and progress down a pathway towards success. It’s more complex to do that with food.”

― Kimbal Musk

“We get emails from parents asking us what kale is because their kids are asking for it. That kind of extraordinary presence in the community is critical to the future of real food.”

― Kimbal Musk

“Sometimes it’s hard to eat healthy on the road, especially on the days when we play fairs and festivals! There is lots of fried temptation there, and it’s hard for this Southern girl to turn down some good fried food.”

― Kimberly Schlapman

“In the South, I think, food mirrors our lives. When I was growing up, no matter what you were grieving or celebrating, my mama would be at the door with a cake or a pie.”

― Kimberly Schlapman

“Southern food certainly carries a stereotype, but I feel like that’s turning around a little. There are great Southern chefs who are finding ways to showcase our traditional recipes in deliciously healthy ways. For me, the key is to use fresh fruits and vegetables and cut some of the butter and fat without sacrificing the yumminess of the dish.”

― Kimberly Schlapman

“That’s always my downfall on tour: the food. I just want to eat everything.”

― King Tuff

“I can live without fast food.”

― Kiowa Gordon

“I’m always in the kitchen, cooking and experimenting – I love it. And every now and then I think, ‘I should write a cookbook’ or, ‘I should write for food magazines.’ And then I get drawn back to writing fiction again.”

― Kiran Desai

“Put your nose into the Bible everyday. It is your spiritual food. And then share it. Make a vow not to be a lukewarm Christian.”

― Kirk Cameron

“My mother, we were a very poor family. When I was a kid, we would be in our little room, and there would be a knock on the door almost every night with a hobo begging for food. Even though we didn’t even have enough to eat, my mother always found something to give them.”

― Kirk Douglas

“My food demons are Chinese food, sugar, butter.”

― Kirstie Alley

“I also try to eat as much raw food and clean food as possible.”

― Kirsty Gallacher

“I am your fairy tale. Your dream. Your wishes and desires, and I am your thirst and your hunger and your food and your drink.”

― Klaus Kinski

“My mom fed us a lot of processed food when we were kids, like chicken fingers, grilled cheese sandwiches and quesadillas. I make those treats for my family, too, but I use organic cheeses and whole wheat bread and tortillas.”

― Kourtney Kardashian

“I called a bunch of the restaurants in my neighborhood that I had assumed served all-organic food, and so many didn’t!”

― Kourtney Kardashian

“If I grew up, you know, in the ghetto, like, and I wasn’t taught any other way to talk or a way to act or other food to eat or just like anything like that, like, when I’m I supposed to do? You know, like, is there a class I’m supposed to take to learn how to be white, you know?”

― Kreayshawn

“I love really good food and I don’t ever want to spend too much for it, but I like hanging out and having really good, tasty, interesting food.”

― Kris Allen

“While I may never be in remission from cancer, I am currently in remission from an unhealthy relationship to food.”

― Kris Carr

“I’ve been very lucky in the characters I’ve chosen. Up until last year I was a nobody. I did jobs I booked because I needed to put food in my mouth.”

― Kristen Bell

“I come from a food family, so you would think that I would be great at making baked beans or something, but I’m not.”

― Kristian Bush

“Actually, if I don’t eat healthy food I don’t feel good. For me, I crave healthy food.”

― Kristin Cavallari

“I truly believe that everything I need to flourish nutritionally is found in nature and that some stuff just shouldn’t be messed with, especially the food I’m putting in my body.”

― Kristin Cavallari

“Everyone would talk about their diets and working out and what it made me do was go to craft services where all the food for the cast and crew was and I would eat.”

― Kristin Davis

“In fact, in many ways my mother was quite hippy-dippy, serving macrobiotic food and reading ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.’”

― Kristin Scott Thomas

“I love, love, love the street-cart food. Gyros are like a meat-flavored fruit roll-up. A meat roll-up.”

― Kumail Nanjiani

“I’ve had this terrible stomach problem for years, and that has made touring difficult. People would see me sitting in the corner by myself looking sick and gloomy. The reason is that I was trying to fight against the stomach pain, trying to hold my food down. People looked me and assumed I was some kind of addict.”

― Kurt Cobain

“I won’t eat anything green.”

― Kurt Cobain

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

― Kurt Cobain

“When we overestimate the benefits of exercise, underestimate how many calories we eat, and overcompensate for a job well done, exercise is really a false protection from fattening food.”

― Kyle Hill

“The most appealing thing to me about food is combining and layering flavors, tastes, and textures. So the perfect sandwich has to be toasted. It has to have Emmenthal Swiss cheese and a combination of sweet and savory – some cranberry or fig thing happening – with different kinds of meats like Black Forest ham and roast beef.”

― Kyle MacLachlan

“We must oppose programs that would take food from the mouths of younger generations to buy prescription drugs for old people, and we must do it… for the children.”

― L. Neil Smith

“I was raised cooking my grandmother’s food, my mom’s recipes.”

― Lacey Chabert

“My husband was in the war of the Crimea. It is terrible the hardships he went through, to be two months without going into a house, under the snow in trenches. And no food to get, maybe a biscuit in the day. And there was enough food there, he said, to feed all Ireland; but bad management, they could not get it.”

― Lady Gregory

“A fly cannot go in unless it stops somewhere; therefore weapons, fuel, food, money will not go to Afghanistan unless the neighbors of Afghanistan are working, are cooperating, either being themselves the origin or the transit.”

― Lakhdar Brahimi

“I love educating myself on different cultures’ dishes and foods that are important and celebrated within that culture. I also think food brings people together. It’s unifying!”

― Lana Condor

“If I wasn’t acting, I would want to be in the food and restaurant business. I really love to cook and am fascinated by the art of cooking in general.”

― Lana Condor

“My parents always wanted me to learn about my culture and tried to make me eat Vietnamese food.”

― Lana Condor

“I love food shows.”

― Lana Condor

“The biggest thing for me with charity is awareness. Obviously as an athlete, I have an opportunity to make people more aware. The average person doesn’t have that opportunity, so the best way is to spare some money, clothing, food – something. Most of us have a little excess of something that we can give.”

― Landon Donovan

“Nature. That’s the one thing that tips the balance in terms of living here in California. Within minutes, I can be in a desert, at the ocean, in a park, and that’s the most nourishing food for my soul.”

― Lara Pulver

“The way I see it, the perfect weekend getaway combines three things: seeing new places, eating delicious local food, and combing the local flea market for unique, one-of-a-kind finds.”

― Lara Spencer

“Here in Indiana and in many states throughout the union, we rely on coal to power our homes and provide good-paying middle class jobs – like the one my family relied on when I was a kid. The coal mine helped put food on our table and helped me pursue an education and realize the American Dream.”

― Larry Bucshon

“The lunch in a normal American restaurant is very problematic for me. I don’t like to have hot food for lunch.”

― Larry David

“I’ve traveled all the way around the world; I’ve been to over 95 countries, so I love ethnic food, different types of cuisine.”

― Larry Fitzgerald

“I love food: biscuits and gravy, cheese grits, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken-fried steak with white gravy… but my favorite dish is my wife’s beanie weenie cornbread casserole. It’s so good. It sounds stupid, but if you eat it, it’s heaven. Of course, it’s only something you can eat if you’ve got a lot of money.”

― Larry the Cable Guy

“What a cool job to be part of – whether it’s doing lighting or acting or serving food on set. You’re part of telling a story that hopefully has an essential component, and that’s super exciting to me.”

― Laura Dern

“I care a lot about big food and everyone’s right to healthy, nutritious food and what’s caused obesity in America and obesity in children in America.”

― Laura Dern

“I watch cooking change the cook, just as it transforms the food.”

― Laura Esquivel

“Food can change anything.”

― Laura Esquivel

“When I stopped eating meat, I fell in love with East Indian food – there’s so much selection, and they use the most beautiful spices.”

― Laura Mennell

“Lizz Wright is my favourite singer. Her voice moves me and takes me to another place. She also grows her own food, and that inspires me.”

― Laura Mvula

“I grew up eating fried food. I thought that macaroni and cheese was a vegetable.”

― Lauren Alaina

“When I started working all the time, I started eating the right food that will help me have my energy up and stay healthy.”

― Lauren Alaina

“I don’t have those superstitious ticks that people have to have something for the road. I like to have good food on the bus, my own pillow, and onesies. Onesies are a must.”

― Lauren Alaina

“I saw ‘Food, Inc.’ last night – it was like a horror movie. I’m definitely thinking about my food supply now and how I want to grow my own.”

― Lauren Ambrose

“Awareness is the key to everything. I think it’s important to be aware of how you feel. How do you feel after you exercise? How do you feel after you eat something? I try to be mindful of the food I’m putting in my body, the products I use, and what I put in or on my body.”

― Lauren Bowles

“We don’t need to cure hunger – we know how to solve hunger – it’s food, it’s nutrition, and it’s really a question of access.”

― Lauren Bush

“I simply believe that food is a human right.”

― Lauren Bush

“I’m into mellow dates with really good food.”

― Lauren Conrad

“I like to know exactly what’s being put into my food.”

― Lauren Conrad

“I love all food. All of it. I wish I could be a professional eater.”

― Lauren Gibbs

“I’ve pretty much always been on a diet since I was born. And the women in my family struggle, so I find the less I think about food, in a way, the happier I am. In general, I think I eat less the less I think about it.”

― Lauren Graham

“I get a delivery of a diet food during the week, which doesn’t mean that I don’t eat the occasional Krispy Kreme doughnut.”

― Lauren Graham

“I buy way too many cookbooks and read food blogs at night when I can’t sleep.”

― Lauren Kate

“Canadians have been very generous toward Haiti after the earthquake and, thanks to you, our most vulnerable people have received food, drinkable water, shelter, medical care and education. For that, we are extremely grateful.”

― Laurent Lamothe

“The table is a meeting place, a gathering ground, the source of sustenance and nourishment, festivity, safety, and satisfaction. A person cooking is a person giving: Even the simplest food is a gift.”

― Laurie Colwin

“Provision as much pure and organic food as you can, and let the rest go by.”

― Laurie Colwin

“Cooking is like love. You don’t have to be particularly beautiful or very glamorous, or even very exciting to fall in love. You just have to be interested in it. It’s the same thing with food.”

― Laurie Colwin

“We know that without food we would die. Without fellowship, life is not worth living.”

― Laurie Colwin

“The sharing of food is the basis of social life.”

― Laurie Colwin

“I myself am not particularly interested in restaurant cooking. I don’t really want to learn how to make a napoleon. I’d much rather learn how to make a very good lemon cake, which you can make in your own home. I like plain, old-fashioned home food.”

― Laurie Colwin

“In the Seventies, my children played in the street, read politically incorrect stories, ate home-cooked food and occasional junk and, yes, were sometimes smacked.”

― Laurie Graham

“One of my favorite cities is Tokyo because of sushi, and Asian food in general, but then also the way Tokyo operates, because it’s so clean, and there’s space for a lot of variety of stores.”

― Lauv

“The eligibility for food stamps has widened and widened; welfare has been widened – unemployment insurance and disability insurance. These are all incentives not to work.”

― Lawrence Kudlow

“I still miss qualities of Khmer life that are hard to quantify: the slow, sensual pace, the hovering presence of the past, the vast skies filled with terrifying and beautiful butts. And, of course, the food.”

― Lawrence Osborne

“Where’s my food? When is it coming? What did I order, anyway?”

― Lawrence Tierney

“I love to cook so much. I like to cook everything. I really like to eat my food.”

― Lea Michele

“I just love food, especially my mom’s Bulgarian cooking. Taco Bell is my favorite fast food restaurant. I also love Italian food.”

― Leah LaBelle

“Freedom must be gained step by step, slowly. Freedom is a food which must be carefully administered when people are too hungry for it.”

― Lech Walesa

“New Orleans has a lot of good food.”

― Lee Byung-hun

“I love Italian food but that’s too generic a term for what’s available now: you have to narrow it down to Tuscan, Sicilian, and so on.”

― Lee Child

“I like food, like any other guy, but it is not the main thing in my life. I can do without it.”

― Lee Child

“I’m not really into gourmet food; I’m the kind of guy who just stops by a place that looks good rather than heading for the restaurant of the moment.”

― Lee Child

“Food in Chicago is the best.”

― Lee DeWyze

“People who live in North Korea, they die for food, but living in the free world, the cat even eats expensive sushi.”

― Lee Hyeon-seo

“My favourite Korean food is delicious black five-layered pork belly, cooked over a charcoal grill. And Jeju chocolate, in citrus fruits and green tea flavour, which is famous throughout Korea.”

― Lee Hyeon-seo

“There are a lot of food choices in Kyochon, but I personally recommend the double fried chicken and the Soonsal series – deep-fried, boneless chicken breast strips coated in a special rice batter.”

― Lee Min-ho

“So much of the world’s suffering results from the sinful action or inaction of ourselves and others. For example, people look at a famine and wonder where God is, but the world produces enough food for each person to have 3,000 calories a day. It’s our own irresponsibility and self-centeredness that prevents people from getting fed.”

― Lee Strobel

“If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation, introduce the subject of eating.”

― Leigh Hunt

“I couldn’t relate to kid stuff. ‘Jimmy doesn’t like me!’ Who cares? I was worried we didn’t have gas money or food. Those were my concerns.”

― Leighton Meester

“When I was growing up, we spoke Egyptian, we ate Egyptian food, we had other Egyptian friends. It was my father’s preference.”

― Leila Aboulela

“A nanny is a woman who lives in an apartment, but the apartment is not her own. She raises children, teaches them how to walk, how to speak; she gives them food – but these children are not her children. So she is in a very ambiguous place.”

― Leila Slimani

“People threw food at me and sang songs about how ugly I was.”

― Lele Pons

“I don’t like people’s table manners. That really puts you off eating food.”

― Lemmy

“It’s all about who’s where on the food chain. When I’m the story editor, I expect my writers to follow my vision. When I’m working for another editor, I’m obliged to follow their vision.”

― Len Wein

“Food is celebratory. People who don’t cook don’t know how much fun they’re missing.”

― Leo Buscaglia

“A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.”

― Leo Tolstoy

“To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can’t eat it.”

― Leo Tolstoy

“French culture is known for many great attributes, some of which probably have nothing to do with food, wine, and romance.”

― Leonard Mlodinow

“Knowledge of the past and of the places of the earth is the ornament and food of the mind of man.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

“Just as food eaten without appetite is a tedious nourishment, so does study without zeal damage the memory by not assimilating what it absorbs.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

“Man and animals are in reality vehicles and conduits of food, tombs of animals, hostels of Death, coverings that consume, deriving life by the death of others.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

“It’s always this grand search in the industry to find good material. Whenever there is good material, they all jump on it, and it’s like a food fight to get it made. That’s why so many things take years and years to develop because it all shows up on screen.”

― Leonardo DiCaprio

“There were different challenges along the way. Certainly the food shortage was unpleasant.”

― Leroy Chiao

“We ought to be providing protective sanctuaries for the Kurdish rebels. That means finding some places where they can come and to which we will then be able to provide food and water and medical help.”

― Les Aspin

“My mother always cooked, every day, proper food. We didn’t have fast food. It was probably pretty much meat and two veg, but as time went on and new things came into the culture, she embraced all of that. I grew up with mealtimes and sitting around the table with proper cooking and eating.”

― Lesley Manville

“I’m fascinated by food. Food is love, isn’t it?”

― Lesley Manville

“Everything is so chaotic. My nervous system can’t handle it. I need my peace, so, every once in a while, while the kids are at school, I lie in bed, close the curtains, watch television and eat food.”

― Leslie Mann

“Kids today and for the last 20 years have held the fork and knife in unbelievable ways. They hold the fork with a fist and the knife like a saw and they shovel it in. It doesn’t matter to them which way they hold their knife and fork. They eat every which way. I’m amazed they get food into their mouths at all.”

― Letitia Baldrige

“It’s stylish to have people over. But unstylish to make them bring food. It’s so tacky, making everybody appear at the door with a dish. Better to order in, use a caterer or bring prepared food into your kitchen.”

― Letitia Baldrige

“All food is comfort food. Maybe I just like to chew.”

― Lewis Black

“The thing that makes my generation The Greatest is our ability to hang out. We’re spectacular at it. If you take somebody from my generation and sit them on a couch and bring them food and plumbing, they’ll sit there and talk to you about anything you want until the day you die.”

― Lewis Black

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.”

― Lewis Grizzard

“I love it in the States. The roads are big, the food is big. If it was possible to be in L.A. and still live my racing life, I would move now.”

― Lewis Hamilton

“Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.”

― Lewis Mumford

“The term ‘Xiaokang’ is used today to refer to a society where people can receive education, get paid through work, have access to medical services and old-age support, have a shelter and more than enough food and clothing, and lead a well-off life.”

― Li Keqiang

“If I have one addiction in life, it’s probably food.”

― Liam Hemsworth

“I love fried food.”

― Liam Hemsworth

“I love junk food.”

― Liam Hemsworth

“I’m Irish, so I’m used to odd stews. I can take it. Just throw a lot of carrots and onions in there and I’ll call it dinner.”

― Liam Neeson

“In China, I lived in a dormitory, and the government paid for everything – food, buses. In Iowa, I had to run after the bus, and cook for myself. The first weeks in the U.S., I was asking, ‘Where is my food?’”

― Liang Chow

“Italian food is seasonal. It is simple. It is nutritionally sound. It is flavorful. It is colorful. It’s all the things that make for a good eating experience, and it’s good for you.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“It’s in the nature of Italians to live life with a positive tone and to celebrate the invitations that come along in life. Italian food is so conducive to all of that.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“My grandmother had a courtyard of animals, like goats and chickens. She made ricotta cheese, cooked with potatoes warm from the garden, grew everything from beans to wheat. It was simple, seasonal food, and we all ate what was produced 10 miles from where we lived. It was that way for centuries.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“Food is culture. Food is an identity, a footprint of who you are.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“By cooking with your kids, you can help them understand that food is a powerful tool in connecting human beings.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“When I say, ‘Everybody to the table and eat,’ I mean it. That is the glue, the center that holds the family, that gives security. Good food brings everybody to the table.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“Italian food really reflects the people. It reflects like a prism that fragments into regions.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“Food feeds our souls. It is the single great unifier across all cultures. The table offers a sanctuary and a place to come together for unity and understanding.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“All of my books have been about authentic Italian food in Italy and bringing that message about simple and authentic food.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“With the Industrial Revolution, the production of food was delegated to big companies in order for women and men to be in the labour force, to come home, stick something in the oven, and eat. It became a big industry that does not have a love affair with food nor is really concerned about nurturing you or giving you the right nutrition.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“There is a history to Italian food that goes back thousands of years, and there’s a basic value of respecting food. America is young and doesn’t have that.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“I think people make it too systematic in a way, like it’s a chemistry formula. Food is not like that; food is very forgiving. Connecting and making do with a lot of the food elements can be fun and exciting.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“If I’m not tasting wine and food… I’m thinking about wine and food. If I’m not thinking about wine and food… I’m writing about wine and food.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“I attended classes and taught classes, in Food Anthropology at Pace University, with an anthropology professor. You can trace history by the architecture and food of a place. Food is one of those things that transcends and stays in the culture.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“Why do you think millennials are so into food? It’s the way they relate to each other.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“The service of food is to nurture, to please, to nourish.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“In 1981, we opened Felidia, and the newspapers, the city papers, the big timers came, and I got invited on the ‘Today Show’ and so on. A lot of food luminaries would come to Felidia – Julia Child, James Beard, they all came.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“Food is all about the story of a people through the ages.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“I’m simple in my approach and straightforward. I connect with the average person that is interested in food.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“When you invite friends over, especially for food, with the food you want to send out a message of affection, of appreciation, of celebration. But also of culture – who your family is.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“Kids today are really so alienated from the source of food. If they are going to nourish themselves properly, if they are going to safeguard this environment we have and the economy that goes with it and world hunger that goes with it, they need to know about food.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“Food is kind of my entry card into everything. Food kind of opens the doors… because food is peace. It’s good; it’s positive.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“When I first came here, Italian food wasn’t anything I recognized. I didn’t know what Italian American food was; we never ate it at home. It was the food of immigrants who came here and made use of the ingredients they had.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“If you’re like me, food is a medium for communication. It’s an expression of love and affection.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“What I learned being a young child was respect for food. Don’t throw anything away.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“You should just feel comfortable with food and your own culinary culture, whatever your mother and grandmother know.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“Match the right food to the right occasion. Think about what you are celebrating. If you are honoring people, what are their favorite foods? If it is a holiday, what is the food for it? When you give an identity to the party, people appreciate that.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“Food is the common language for all of us.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“The food of a country is my story. It is a small story, but people relate so much to it. I want to share that, but also the idea of bringing people and family together.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“We had our wheat. We made our own olive oil. We made our wine. We had chickens, ducks; we had sheep, cows, milk. So I was raised in a very simple situation but understanding really food from the ground… the essence of food and the flavors. And those memories I took with me, and I think that they lingered on.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“If we don’t focus on when we eat – like, let’s say we watch television or something – you eat much more. If you focus on the food – you smell it, you cook it – you’re enjoying it already.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“My grandmother was the genesis of my connection and passion to food.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“My grandmother taught me the seasonality of food. She lived with the rhythms of nature. That’s the way we should live. Why do we need raspberries in January flown from Chile?”

― Lidia Bastianich

“Eataly is the greatest – it’s like food galore there. They have all of these little stations, like a pasta area and a pizza area. And they have the best gelato.”

― Lilla Crawford

“I think I’m going to give my baby her first food on Thanksgiving, make her some organic sweet potato. I’m very excited! It’s going to be a big day and my husband is in charge of the turkey – he’s the chef of the family!”

― Lily Aldridge

“I’ve always been weirdly interested in food documentaries.”

― Lily Collins

“Just like food, you could think peanut butter is your favorite food for 5,000 years and then be like, ‘I actually like burgers better’, you know? I was just trying to say that kids and people in general don’t have to label themselves and say, ‘I’m straight’ or ‘I’m gay’ or ‘I’m whatever.’”

― Lily-Rose Depp

“Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks.”

― Lin Yutang

“I learned that on kids’ shows, you have to eat a lot of stuff. A lot of the humor comes from food and gross-out humor.”

― Linda Cardellini

“We’re taking up some science experiments, some crystal growth things, we have a refrigerator that carries up some samples, new samples that go into the station, we bring the old ones home; we have a lot of clothing, we have a lot of food-U.S. and Russian food.”

― Linda M. Godwin

“Food is supposed to be vibrant, fresh, filled with color.”

― Linda Perry

“Basically as a working class boy I understand when there’s not enough money to put food on the table and not knowing where the next dollar comes in from. When you’ve been in that environment as a child, you never lose it.”

― Lindsay Fox

“As I got older and more educated about things like chemicals in food and how beef is processed, I simply stopped eating certain things because it felt like the right thing to do.”

― Lindsay Wagner

“Ski racing is not about how much you weigh. If weight was the key, everybody would be sucking down food.”

― Lindsey Vonn

“I believe that you can, by taking some simple and inexpensive measures, lead a longer life and extend your years of well-being. My most important recommendation is that you take vitamins every day in optimum amounts to supplement the vitamins that you receive in your food.”

― Linus Pauling

“There are temptations around you all the time. The trick is to work your way through anxiety or your tiredness or whatever, and not let yourself get so hungry that you’re going and stopping for the burgers, and you don’t view it as reward. You’re doing better for yourself is eating better food.”

― Lisa Ann Walter

“To talk of food is to talk of mothers, at least for me.”

― Lisa Brennan-Jobs

“I think the price of the food can totally alter the perception of it. If I know something is expensive and the ambience is fancy, the food just invariably tastes a little better – and I feel like I’m getting away with something. But I’m also bored by most ‘fancy’ food.”

― Lisa Hanawalt

“I like that talented chefs are able to keep coming up with new ways of preparing food – it really is an art form.”

― Lisa Hanawalt

“The social aspects of food are really important to me – my favourite food-related memories are meals I’ve shared with my family and friends. Posting Instagram pictures of your food and then seeing your friends comment on it is just a modern form of that kinship.”

― Lisa Hanawalt

“I’ve gone through literally over 30 years of struggle with weight and food and body image… and I’m like, ‘Wait a minute.’”

― Lisa Lampanelli

“This thing happened where I noticed anytime I got together with four friends or more, the conversation goes to food.”

― Lisa Lampanelli

“I order food like a normal human being. If I’m out to lunch, I’m going to order three courses like everybody else. I’m not going to feel like some kind of freak.”

― Lisa Lampanelli

“I lost over 100 pounds, so I’m even angrier than ever. I don’t stuff my feelings anymore with food. Skinny girls are funny.”

― Lisa Lampanelli

“Parents are working more than ever before and unable to monitor what kids are eating at home, and schools are selling astronomical amounts of junk food in order to supplement shrinking budgets. It’s a ticking time bomb, and America’s children are exploding.”

― Lisa Ling

“Yeah, well, food is always a part of everything.”

― Lisa Loeb

“I don’t do yoga. I bite the hella outta my nails. I smoke, I eat all the wrong food, I don’t exercise.”

― Lisa Marie Presley

“I love everything about Philadelphia, and its food is like the city itself: real-deal, hearty, and without pretension. We’ve always had an underdog vibe as a city, but that just makes us try harder, and I love our scrappiness and scruffiness.”

― Lisa Scottoline

“On long haul flights I always drink loads and loads of water and eat light and healthy food.”

― Lisa Snowdon

“Life excites me-just little, normal, everyday things. Getting out of bed. Getting dressed. Making food. I find it all exciting.”

― Liv Tyler

“Go for the girl who can eat a proper meal. If she’s passionate about food, you’ll most likely be fortunate in other venues.”

― Liz Vassey

“I come from a family that has grown their own food from well into times of slavery, provided for themselves and people around them. So I found, through conversations about the earth and about the house with my neighbors, a lot of common ground.”

― Lizz Wright

“I have no ancestral link to the mountains. But I really do feel close to mountain culture. Their ways of food, of thinking. The way they hang out with no recording devices and just sing songs with each other.”

― Lizz Wright

“’Fast Food Nation’ was boring and aimed at yuppies, and yuppies don’t eat fast food.”

― Lloyd Kaufman

“I spent six figures of my own money to get a tour bus and do a fan tour for my second album. I surprised fans at their houses, and we’d eat food and play video games.”

― Logic

“I grew up on Section 8 housing, food stamps, welfare, and dealing with social services. I never had a Christmas. I never had a birthday.”

― Logic

“I am training at such a high level that I actually could eat anything and get by. But as my coach always says, your body is like a car, and food is like your fuel. I am a race car, so I can’t just put unleaded fuel in my car. I need that good premium fuel.”

― Lolo Jones

“A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands.”

― Lord Byron

“Those who store, package, and sell the food we serve our families have a responsibility to maintain basic standards of cleanliness in their facilities.”

― Loretta Lynch

“I’m a movie buff. My mom would take me to a double feature. We’d come out, go have Chinese food, and then go back into another cinema and see another double feature. I feel I’m a child of the movies.”

― Loretta Swit

“It’s just important that you plan your week with food and everything to try and be on your highest level on a matchday.”

― Loris Karius

“Everything one reads is nourishment of some sort – good food or junk food – and one assumes it all goes in and has its way with your brain cells.”

― Lorrie Moore

“I think all food except for maybe pizza and Mexican food is better in Japan.”

― Lou Barlow

“If I have food in the house and I’m laying in bed, I go, ‘I bet that Captain Crunch is lonely in the cupboard.’”

― Louie Anderson

“When I heard that the bees were in trouble, the fact that they’re disappearing and not coming back to the hive, which is a big issue, since a third of the food we eat comes from plants, I figured you couldn’t tell the story of the bees without the story of the flowers and how they basically have evolved together for over 150 years.”

― Louie Schwartzberg

“A third of our food comes from pollinating plants.”

― Louie Schwartzberg

“When two kids are being completely berserk, and they’re naked and throwing food around, sometimes I just let it go because I can see a future where they’re going to be dressed, and they’re going to be at school. So I kind of let stuff go sometimes.”

― Louis C. K.

“I like eating food after it’s gone off.”

― Louis Theroux

“One thing that I miss because we spend a lot of time in America is English food, like cooked breakfast and Sunday dinners.”

― Louis Tomlinson

“Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It’s not about nutrients and calories. It’s about sharing. It’s about honesty. It’s about identity.”

― Louise Fresco

“Our food is safer and our diets are more diverse than ever before; production methods are becoming increasingly sustainable, clean and efficient; and we are constantly becoming better at protecting biodiversity.”

― Louise Fresco

“Food is as important as energy, as security, as the environment. Everything is linked together.”

― Louise Fresco

“Italy is famous for fashion, food, Ferrari, and furniture – furniture was a segment where the companies in the high end are all small.”

― Luca Cordero di Montezemolo

“Being Italian, I have a very special relationship with the culinary arts. One my projects was to share Italian cultural food with my colleagues.”

― Luca Parmitano

“Neapolitans have always had their fast food. It’s called pizza.”

― Luciano De Crescenzo

“What is food to one man is bitter poison to others.”

― Lucretius

“I struggle because I love food and sometimes I can’t stop eating.”

― Lucy Davis

“Some argue that now isn’t the time to push the green agenda – that all efforts should be on preventing a serious recession. That is a false choice. It fails to recognise that climate change and our carbon reliance is part of problem – high fuel prices and food shortages due to poor crop yields compound today’s financial difficulties.”

― Lucy Powell

“I tend to eat geographically. When I’m in L.A., I like to eat L.A. food.”

― Lucy Punch

“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”

― Ludwig van Beethoven

“They eat the dainty food of famous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman’s octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach.”

― Luigi Barzini

“Public and private food in America has become eatable, here and there extremely good. Only the fried potatoes go unchanged, as deadly as before.”

― Luigi Barzini

“I used to work with a relief group that took care of the people in the dump. We took them food and water and medicine and built homes and took them to church services, whatever was needed.”

― Luis Alberto Urrea

“In my opinion, WWE, to me, is the top of the food chain. So I’m concerned with being at the top of that food chain, which is the top, top of the food chain.”

― Luke Harper

“If Okada, if a Tanahashi, Michael Elgin, The Young Bucks, if they want to have a ,the place they can find me is the WWE. I’m going to be busy making my way to the top of that food chain.”

― Luke Harper

“I’ve always liked food, and I’ve always been interested in cooking and stuff like that.”

― Luke Pasqualino

“My cousin owns restaurants, and I used to work in his restaurants with his chef. I’ve always liked food, and I’ve always been interested in cooking and stuff like that.”

― Luke Pasqualino

“You can see my guns at my apartment. The safe room is a special place… It’s good to have a safe room in your house. It’s storm-proof; we’ve got food, store supplies, all kinds of stuff.”

― Luke Scott

“If you think about feudal China during times of the emperors, food was a very elevated art form and you had to be really skilled.”

― Lulu Wang

“My brother is working to change the perception of Chinese food in America.”

― Lulu Wang

“I don’t mind payin’ for the police and for streets and sanitation, or road work, bridges, trains, food subsidies and welfare. But I don’t wanna pay for bombs to fight proxy wars in the middle of nowhere against enemies in the night.”

― Lupe Fiasco

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.”

― Luther Burbank

“Peruvian food is so simple yet amazingly flavored with their traditional spices.”

― L’Wren Scott

“I tried to be like the richer kids as much as I could because I wanted to live on their streets, at least hang out on their streets and eat their amazing food and walk barefoot on their shag carpets. I became something of a pest in that way, and in general, other people’s parents didn’t like me.”

― Lynda Barry

“All living beings, not just animals, but plants and microorganisms, perceive. To survive, an organic being must perceive – it must seek, or at least recognize, food and avoid environmental danger.”

― Lynn Margulis

“Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures.”

― M. F. K. Fisher

“Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.”

― M. F. K. Fisher

“My grandparents are from Mexico, so I grew up with great Mexican food.”

― M. Ward

“I love Thanksgiving. In Canada, we don’t really have a lot of history with Thanksgiving, and it’s a holiday devoted to food, and that warms the cockles of my being.”

― Mackenzie Davis

“I eat clean and non-processed food, which helps me avoid feeling fatigued on long workdays.”

― Madelaine Petsch

“The focus of Congress is on keeping the nation secure – and it doesn’t see that food security is an essential part of that responsibility. Instead of putting more food on the tables of America, they are busy finding ways to take it away.”

― Madeleine M. Kunin

“I love Indian food, and my favourite dish is dal rice.”

― Madhur Bhandarkar

“I think it’s just really good to be honest with yourself and if I’m not feeling up for something I have no problem staying in my room in ordering some food and relaxing and managing my energy and kind of just checking in with myself throughout the day.”

― Madison Keys

“I am nearly the worst role model for a healthy person. To me, a healthy person is someone in balance. Sometimes you eat hamburgers, sometimes salad; sometimes you move, sometimes you don’t. I eat more healthily than unhealthily, but I do sometimes eat unhealthy food.”

― Magnus Scheving

“You should never do anything too much. If you only eat healthy food, that is too much. Success is balance – a banker with no time with his kids, he’s not successful. If he doesn’t have time to walk his kids to school, that is not success – that is a mistake.”

― Magnus Scheving

“I don’t believe that you should punish the people of Iraq because you don’t like their leader. Saddam Hussein is not being punished. He’s fat, and he is eating enough food and living in palaces. But his people are punished by denying them food and medicine.”

― Mahathir Mohamad

“Indian food is a luxury on tour.”

― Mahesh Bhupathi

“Working-class and poor urban Americans are not benefiting economically from our current food system. It relies too much on transportation, chemical fertilization, big use of water, and also refrigeration.”

― Majora Carter

“I was a girl in a land where rifles are fired in celebration of a son, while daughters are hidden away behind a curtain, their role in life simply to prepare food and give birth to children.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“I’m a big pasta fan. I’m a big Italian food fan. Anything Italian – I love cheese, mozzarella. Mozzarella is my favorite, so I have to say anything Italian, I’ll take it.”

― Malin Akerman

“Rome is possibly my favorite city in the world. I have such fond memories there – most of them food related.”

― Mallory Jansen

“If I’m going to the gym or the shops to get food, then I don’t need to do anything – I’ll just put on a pair of sunnies, and that’s enough.”

― Mallory Jansen

“Your body requires hydration to digest your food, to regulate your hormones, and to be able to think clearly.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I have the 3 F’s – Family, Food, and Faith in yourself.”

― Maneet Chauhan

“A lot of people have this misconception that Indian food means heavy curries and complicated procedures.”

― Maneet Chauhan

“Becoming the first Indian woman to compete on Food Network’s ‘Iron Chef’ and ‘Next Iron Chef’ was really a great accomplishment and led to my spot as a judge on ‘Chopped.’”

― Maneet Chauhan

“Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and, in my opinion, the best place to visit. It is an amazing hub of history. It’s called the Pink City because all the architecture has a hint of pink in the stones used. It’s an amazing stop for all kinds of food but also for history and shopping. It has a little bit of everything.”

― Maneet Chauhan

“I think food and love go hand and hand.”

― Maneet Chauhan

“Everybody tries so hard to pair wines with Indian food, and it has never been a natural marriage.”

― Maneet Chauhan

“While I appreciate what goes into making high-end Indian dishes, street food has a special place in my heart. Being raised in India, street food played an integral part in my life while growing up.”

― Maneet Chauhan

“My aunt and uncle would come over when my mom was making this, or we would go over there when they were making that. That’s what food is.”

― Manish Dayal

“What we get at home is 100% organic food. We are also 90% vegetarian.”

― Manisha Koirala

“I cannot digest too much junk food. I just have it once in a blue moon.”

― Manisha Koirala

“I am a foodie, but my antennas are always up regarding the healthy and nutritional values of food.”

― Manisha Koirala

“Food is the essential thing to gaining weight. Protein, you know, that’s basically it – protein.”

― Manu Bennett

“Food is a passion for me, especially Italian cuisine. I prefer to have somebody cook for me, but I can do some very nice pasta dishes.”

― Manuel Neuer

“The kitchen is a sacred space.”

― Marc Forgione

“Luxury is anything you don’t need, right? I mean, you need food, water, clothing, shelter… but good wine, good food, beautiful interiors, nice clothes; those aren’t necessities, they are luxuries – it’s all luxury.”

― Marc Jacobs

“Everyone has needs, but Food for the Hungry is something that people can grasp onto as a practical way to step outside of themselves, take a risk, and give.”

― Marc Martel

“Normally I don’t care so much about food. I’m more interested in the people I’m with.”

― Marcel Wanders

“Food can be a material, and you can use it as a way to project concepts.”

― Marcel Wanders

“Food has always been at the frontier of creativity.”

― Marcel Wanders

“To transfer food into a bowl from a pan that you’ve just cooked in, it’s a loss of energy; it’s wasteful. People think it’s very sophisticated, I don’t think it’s so smart.”

― Marcel Wanders

“Eating without conversation is only stoking.”

― Marcelene Cox

“I’ve done everything from stocking shelves at a natural food co-op, to baking bagels at Brueggers and bussing tables. Then I realized that jobs suck, but if you could get up at 6 A.M. and bake your own breakfast, that is very satisfying.”

― Marco Arment

“People love information. Right now in our society, we have an obesity epidemic. Because for the first time in history, we have access to food whenever we want, we don’t know how to control ourselves. I think we have the exact same problem with information.”

― Marco Arment

“Food should be simple; it shouldn’t be complicated, even down to making Knorr gravy: a Knorr stock cube and water, bit of parsley at the end, little bit of olive oil. It’s about making the food deliciously tasty.”

― Marco Pierre White

“The food wasn’t very good in the first kitchen I ever worked in. But it was very busy, so I learnt to be fast, absorb pressure, use a knife, and say, ‘Yes, chef.’”

― Marco Pierre White

“For me, food is about generosity, and this should reflect on the plate as well.”

― Marco Pierre White

“I think what you got to do is to create an environment which people wish to sit in. You have to create a menu which is interesting to people. You have to create food which is delicious and affordable. I think that’s what’s important.”

― Marco Pierre White

“My cooking attracted celebrities. I met Sylvester Stallone. He squeezed my bicep and said: ‘I don’t usually eat your kind of food, but for you, I ate it.’ I haven’t got a clue what he’d eaten but he asked me to cook for his wedding feast when he married Jennifer Flavin at Blenheim Palace.”

― Marco Pierre White

“Regulation is necessary to protect our natural environment, keep our food and medicine safe, and ensure fair competition and fair treatment of our workers.”

― Marco Rubio

“I think Ross Noble is the only person that I’ve seen really storm a stand-up slot at a festival, and that was when he led 3,000 people on a conga out of the tent and across the entire site to a vegetarian food truck.”

― Marcus Brigstocke

“Without food, we cannot survive, and that is why issues that affect the food industry are so important.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“Clean water and access to food are some of the simplest things that we can take for granted each and every day. In places like Africa, these can be some of the hardest resources to attain if you live in a rural area.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“Most cultures traditionally link food and spirituality directly with periodic restrictions and celebrations punctuating the year. Abstinence from particular foods or full-on fasting is part of many religious traditions and holidays.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“We struggle with eating healthily, obesity, and access to good nutrition for everyone. But we have a great opportunity to get on the right side of this battle by beginning to think differently about the way that we eat and the way that we approach food.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“The reasons for food insecurity are many and varied. But part of the problem is the global farming systems.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“Every time you use the word ‘healthy,’ you lose. The key is to make yummy, delicious food that happens to be healthy.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“While some people may think being a chef only entails making enticing dishes and pushing the culinary boundaries, being a part of the food industry involves much more.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“In Ethiopia, food is often looked at through a strong spiritual lens, stronger than anywhere else I know. It’s the focal point of weddings, births and funerals and is a daily ceremony from the preparation of the meal and the washing of hands to the sharing of meals.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“People come up to me all the time and ask how I stay the way I am, and it’s no secret. The first lesson a chef needs to learn is how to handle a knife; the second is how to be around all that food.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“You have to balance, but you can be aggressive as a chef. It benefits the food. You have to be passionate. You can’t be angry cooking.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“I am a chef through and through. Everything I do – whether it is cooking for kids in Harlem or cooking in a fine dining establishment – all my days are consumed by food.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“Although I may not know a lot about football, I do know a lot about food! As a result, not many people ask me to join their fantasy leagues, but they will come to me for suggestions on what to serve for guests for a weekly Sunday get-together.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“Like all food, whether you’re talking about Persian food, or Chinese food, or Swedish food, it’s always a reflection of wars, trading, a bunch of good and a bunch of bad. But what’s left is always the food story.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“Cooking with your kids and engaging them in hands-on activities are two ways to begin to educate children about the healthy eating, and kick start the important task to help change how the younger generation looks at food and nutrition.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“I had a long-lasting love affair with the flavors from Japan and the hustling New York street vendors. And, of course, a life-changing return to Ethiopia has made huge impacts on my life in food.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“Pasta isn’t just for Italian food anymore. Now there are tasty pasta recipes found in Asian cuisine, and it’s emerging as a newfound love for vegans.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“Taking dishes straight off the restaurant’s menu and putting them into a cookbook doesn’t work, because as a chef you have your own vision of what your food is, but you can’t always explain it. Or you can’t pick recipes that best illustrate who and where you are and what you’re doing. And if the recipes don’t work, you don’t have a book.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“We know so much about the European food story, and we’re getting to know about the American food story; but we know so little about the African food story.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“Most of my education has been around food.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“Food has always been in my life. Being born in Ethiopia, where there was a lack of food, and then really cooking with my grandmother Helga in Sweden. And my grandmother Helga was a cook’s cook.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“It wasn’t until I came to New York and started to see the African American community, but also the Ethiopian community here, and started to eat the food, started to understand the music. I said, you know, I got to go and understand the culture. So me and my sister went.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“There shouldn’t be an announcement that divides our food between what tastes good and what is good for us.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“I’m engaged in food on so many levels, and I love that. So my work, my craft, is around food, and writing is one aspect of it; communicating a narrative, cooking online is one aspect of it; solving the food chasm that we have in Harlem and finding a farmers market is another one, and all of them are equally exciting for me.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“I don’t distinguish the music I listen to from great music – it’s just music. There shouldn’t be an announcement that divides our food between what tastes good and what is good for us.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“The food business is very tough, but there’s also a lot of love and very giving.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“What makes Harlem special is that at any given time, food seekers can not only find food deeply rooted in Southern, Latin and African traditions, but also can taste the newer Senegalese, Chinese, and Italian influences as well.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“I’m lucky to live in New York, a city that offers so many options for lunch. I can pick up dumplings from a Midtown food truck, grab empanadas by the dozen in Spanish Harlem or get a fantastic bowl of ramen in the East Village.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“I credit my grandmother for teaching me to love and respect food. She taught me how to waste nothing, to make sure I used every bit of the chicken and boil the bones till no flavor could be extracted from them.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“Children want to mimic adults. They notice when you choose to prepare fresh vegetables over calling in another pizza pie for dinner. They will see that food made with love and care outweighs going through the drive-through window.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“The dialogue and conversation about food is everywhere – television, chat rooms, social media outlets and among everyday conversations.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“In America, we are engaged in constant battle with food.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“The opportunity here in the U.S. is so unique because we are so diverse, with so many different cultures living together. Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists, all with their own connections to the spiritual aspects of food and with lessons that we can learn from each other.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“As a chef, I always have in mind how to properly feed the public, but at times it’s easy to forget that some people have trouble even getting any food, much less adequate nutrition.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“It’s often hard for us to imagine going without some of our luxuries like travel, dining out, or Internet, much less our basic necessities like food and water. But try for a minute to imagine how life would be with such deprivations.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“As a chef and activist, I’m particularly concerned with food politics issues such as the farm bill.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“Here’s a thought: what if we ban the word ‘healthy food’ from our culinary vocabulary? I’m not talking about banning foods that are considered healthy. I’m talking about changing the way we think about food overall.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“I always suggest something fast and simple so you have more time to share with friends; and when we think of the ultimate food to serve for a football game, only one thing comes to mind – wings!”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen. Just as the soul feeds the body, so God gives food to the world.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“America is becoming more and more dependent upon imports from foreign manufacturers than we are exports from our country in all fields: in appliances, in clothing, even food. This year America may become for the first time in its history a net food importer.”

― Marcy Kaptur

“I think food and education will help stem the poverty of the young people who are being drawn into terrorism every day.”

― Marcy Kaptur

“Food is always a favorite on my docket when I go somewhere.”

― Maren Morris

“Some bioengineering is good, especially if it results in plants that are more drought-resistant or perennial food crops.”

― Margaret Atwood

“A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body.”

― Margaret Fuller

“Be what you would seem to be – or, if you’d like it put more simply – a house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.”

― Margaret Fuller

“I was well warned about English food, so it did not surprise me, but I do wonder sometimes, how they ever manage to prise it up long enough to get a plate under it.”

― Margaret Halsey

“I still remember with gratitude a series for children on everyday life where we learned about the games children in other times had played and the food they ate.”

― Margaret MacMillan

“A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again.”

― Margaret Mead

“My sister and I are pretty dorky, so we drive around at night in her car listening to old Disney songs and feed the coyotes cans of wet cat food, which I’m sure is a terrible idea. Meanwhile, ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty’ showtunes are playing in the background.”

― Margaret Qualley

“I love flying so much. I even like airplane food. No one bothers you and your phone never goes off and you can’t have emails go through. It’s undisturbed.”

― Margot Robbie

“We didn’t have much money. My whole extended family used to help us, and buy us books and food. It was hard, and there were things I didn’t want to talk about. But at the end I was a happy girl.”

― Maria das Gracas Silva Foster

“It’s easy to impress me. I don’t need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I’m happy. I’m satisfied. I’m content.”

― Maria Sharapova

“Here’s how it is: I feel guilty about every single bite of food that goes into my mouth.”

― Marian Keyes

“It was very clear to me in 1965, in Mississippi, that, as a lawyer, I could get people into schools, desegregate the schools, but if they were kicked off the plantations – and if they didn’t have food, didn’t have jobs, didn’t have health care, didn’t have the means to exercise those civil rights, we were not going to have success.”

― Marian Wright Edelman

“My father belonged to a commune, and the food was ghastly. My idea of food hell is the salad cream they’d pour all over bits of lettuce, cucumber and tomato. It was just disgusting.”

― Marianne Faithfull

“I was anorexic in the ’60s and ’70s, although it wasn’t called anorexia then. I thought people would be nicer to me if I looked very small and delicate, so food wasn’t high on my agenda. But it is now.”

― Marianne Faithfull

“The food that’s never let me down in life is porridge, especially with milk and maple syrup, which is delicious. Paris isn’t a porridge place, but I can buy it in London when I’m there and bring it back with me.”

― Marianne Faithfull

“The Project Angel Food Program’s mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS and other serious illness. The Project Angel Food Program delivers free and nutritious meals prepared with love. We act out of a sense of urgency because hunger and illness cannot wait.”

― Marianne Williamson

“An educated child earns more later in life, knows how to keep their own children from dying, produces more food, is less likely to get AIDS, and in the case of boys, is less likely to engage in armed civil conflict.”

― Marianne Williamson

“Your relationship to food is but a reflection of your relationship to yourself, as is everything in your life.”

― Marianne Williamson

“I’m not keen on the English way of eating outside, on the street. I want food that is clean, not impregnated with toxic fumes.”

― Marie Helvin

“For me, first, it’s finding quiet in my life – and I do that through yoga and meditation. It’s also been a matter of changing the way I eat, because I think what we eat can inform who we are; food is a chemical and a drug to a certain extent.”

― Mariel Hemingway

“Research has shown that even small amounts of processed food alter the chemical balance in our brain and cause negative mood swings along with noticeable dips ill energy.”

― Marilu Henner

“I always say centered food equals centered behavior.”

― Marilu Henner

“We tend to connect bad food and bad habits with romance and sex.”

― Marilu Henner

“Know how to garnish food so that it is more appealing to the eye and even more flavorful than before.”

― Marilyn vos Savant

“Every party is the same, too many people, too little food, and you have to wait around. I’m extremely bored with parties.”

― Marina Abramovic

“Shop often, shop hard, and spend for the best stuff available – logic dictates that you can make delicious food only with delicious ingredients.”

― Mario Batali

“We would load up the yellow Cutlass Supreme station wagon and pick blackberries during blackberry season or spring onions during spring onion season. For us, food was part of the fabric of our day.”

― Mario Batali

“Unlike curing cancer or heart disease, we already know how to beat hunger: food.”

― Mario Batali

“Working at the Food Bank with my kids is an eye-opener. The face of hunger isn’t the bum on the street drinking Sterno; it’s the working poor. They don’t look any different, they don’t behave any differently, they’re not really any less educated. They are incredibly less privileged, and that’s it.”

― Mario Batali

“Bologna is the best city in Italy for food and has the least number of tourists. With its medieval beauty, it has it all.”

― Mario Batali

“In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are the two most interesting food towns. In New Orleans, they don’t have a bad deli. There’s no mediocrity accepted.”

― Mario Batali

“Finishing food is about the tiny touches. In the last seconds you can change everything.”

― Mario Batali

“There are pockets of great food in Spain, but there are also pockets of very mediocre food in Spain, and the same in Morocco and the same in Croatia and the same in Germany and the same in Austria.”

― Mario Batali

“The passion of the Italian or the Italian-American population is endless for food and lore and everything about it.”

― Mario Batali

“Everyone makes pesto in a food processor. But the texture is better with a mortar and pestle, and it’s just as fast.”

― Mario Batali

“As far away as you can get from the process of mechanisms and machinery, the more likely your food’s going to taste good. And that – that is probably the largest thing I can hand to anybody is let your hands touch it. Let them make it.”

― Mario Batali

“When you cut that eggplant up and you roast it in the oven and you make the tomato sauce and you put it on top, your soul is in that food, and there’s something about that that can never be made by a company that has three million employees.”

― Mario Batali

“I was at a party, and some squiggly looking dude with a bow tie came up and said, ‘How’d you like to be on TV?’ Turns out he was the programming guy at the Food Network. They had me come into the office, and I did a ‘Ready, Set, Cook’ with Emeril Lagasse, I believe.”

― Mario Batali

“Cookbooks have all become baroque and very predictable. I’m looking for something different. A lot of chefs’ cookbooks are food as it’s done in the restaurants, but they are dumbed down, and I hate it when they dumb them down.”

― Mario Batali

“My last meal? The food would be much less significant than the company.”

― Mario Batali

“I don’t try to match wine with food, I just drink what I like. And I think a lot of people are going towards that now, which never used to be in the past.”

― Mario Lemieux

“I am very much about promoting Lima because I think Peru and the mountains and the Incas, everybody is aware of those, but Lima is something that people should discover – especially our food.”

― Mario Testino

“Why should blacks feel elated about seeing men walk on the moon when millions of poor blacks and whites don’t have enough money to buy food to eat on earth?”

― Marion Barry

“Healthy, sustainable food production methods give us food that is nutritionally better and with fewer pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones.”

― Marion Nestle

“I am not a vegetarian. I subscribe to my own mantra: eat less, move more, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, don’t eat too much junk food, and enjoy what you eat. Or, to summarise: eat less, eat better, move more, and get political.”

― Marion Nestle

“I follow my own advice: eat less, move more, eat lots of fruits, vegetables, and grains, and don’t eat too much junk food. It leaves plenty of flexibility for eating an occasional junk food.”

― Marion Nestle

“How we grow food has enormous effects on the environment – climate change as well as pollution of air, water, and soil.”

― Marion Nestle

“I have a generally optimistic temperament and am thrilled by what I see as a rapidly growing food movement, especially among young people who care about how food is produced and what it does to their health and the environment.”

― Marion Nestle

“The best way to eat is to eat lots of different kinds of foods. Except for breast milk, no one food is perfect.”

― Marion Nestle

“The food and drink that goes along with football is one of the best things: hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and dips. At the stadium I would probably get nachos, but when I’m at home we order pizza a lot.”

― Marisa Miller

“I eat mostly organic, but I love macaroni and cheese, Mexican food, and egg-and-cheese croissants. So when I indulge, I eat protein and veggies for the rest of the day. It really is all about moderation and balance.”

― Marisa Miller

“You know how you wake up in the morning and sometimes you look gorgeous and other times you look like you got hit by a mack truck? I realized that my mack truck is food. If I have no sugar, yeast or wine, I have no undereye bags and my skin is perfect.”

― Mariska Hargitay

“The experience of being cared for is profound, and it nourishes the soul as much as the food does the body.”

― Mariska Hargitay

“Use spices for flavor in food rather than adding a bunch of oils, fats, or sauces.”

― Marisol Nichols

“I always have hard-boiled eggs with me to eat egg whites for protein. Even when I travel, I bring eggs with me so I don’t eat the plane food. Yes, I’m the person you do not want to sit next to with hard-boiled eggs.”

― Marissa Jaret Winokur

“Time has ruined a lot of the way we eat and we approach food.”

― Mark Brand

“We found that our kids enjoy those simple adventures we take as a family. I’m driving, my wife’s the copilot and we give one kid a choice of what they want to go do. We eat a lot of bad food and sleep in some interesting hotels.”

― Mark Consuelos

“For food service industry and retail, I’m for the minimum wage being increased to at least $12. Not for manufacturing. Software and robotics are going to revolutionize manufacturing in the next 10 years. In the meantime, we have to compete with overseas manufacturing.”

― Mark Cuban

“The maker movement is about people who want to gain more control of the human design world that they interact with every day. Instead of accepting off-the-shelf solutions from institutions and corporations, makers would like to make, modify, and repair their own tools, clothing, food, toys, furniture, and other physical objects.”

― Mark Frauenfelder

“The human-made world is mostly beyond our comprehension. Our daily survival depends on seemingly magical gizmos that provide our food, water, clothing, comfort, transportation, education, well-being, and amusement.”

― Mark Frauenfelder

“Denial is not always a bad thing. Without it, you couldn’t function. For instance, if you were hyperaware and hypervigilant regarding all the dangers in the world – from driving your car to crossing the street to eating food that might have contaminants in it to taking medications that have many side effects, etc. – you would become frozen.”

― Mark Goulston

“People often say, ‘I don’t need recognition,’ and the truth is they are right. We don’t need it. But like healthy food and exercise, life is a whole lot better with it.”

― Mark Goulston

“I used to make $300 a week, struggling to put food on the table, but I have become one of the highest-paid fighters in the world. I feel that’s destiny.”

― Mark Hunt

“While weight loss is important, what’s more important is the quality of food you put in your body – food is information that quickly changes your metabolism and genes.”

― Mark Hyman

“The very fact that we are having a national conversation about what we should eat, that we are struggling with the question about what the best diet is, is symptomatic of how far we have strayed from the natural conditions that gave rise to our species, from the simple act of eating real, whole, fresh food.”

― Mark Hyman

“In the 21st century our tastes buds, our brain chemistry, our biochemistry, our hormones and our kitchens have been hijacked by the food industry.”

― Mark Hyman

“Stay away from milk. It is nature’s perfect food – but only if you are a calf.”

― Mark Hyman

“The food industry profits from providing poor quality foods with poor nutritional value that people eat a lot of.”

― Mark Hyman

“When it becomes a revolutionary act to eat real food, we are in trouble.”

― Mark Hyman

“I have experienced some amazing food! Yet when I think about the most luxurious and exquisite meals I have had, visions of simple food made from a few natural ingredients are what most excite me.”

― Mark Hyman

“I don’t need the fillers, additives, excessive amounts of sugars, fats, salts and other measures taken to taint the natural goodness of real food.”

― Mark Hyman

“We need a grassroots movement and government policies and programs to change the food landscape and the built environment to give our children a chance to have happy, healthy successful lives.”

― Mark Hyman

“Most schools have only a microwave or deep fryer, hardly the tools needed to feed our children real, fresh food.”

― Mark Hyman

“It’s okay to take the food out of the mouths of the citizens from a government that’s plotting an attack directly on American soil.”

― Mark Kirk

“The entire trendy foodie world – food writing, food television, celebrated restaurants – is all about food for the rich. But the most important food issue is how to feed the poor or the hardworking middle class.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“Food is interesting to me because it’s a way of understanding culture and societies and history. I would never write about food just as food. Just like I would never write about baseball just as baseball.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“Food is the best way to teach history and geography and most everything else.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“People are always asking me what my favorite food is. I say, ‘Food that tells me where I am.’”

― Mark Kurlansky

“It’s difficult when you travel around America to get local food; it used to be very easy. You went from town to town and were more in touch with things.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“By modernizing the process of food preservation, Birdseye nationalized and then internationalized food distribution… facilitated urban living and helped to take people away from the farms… and greatly contributed to the development of industrial-scale agriculture.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“For some reason, some kids have a fear of food. Some adults do, too. The best cure for that is to try a lot of different kinds of things. The more you try, the more experiences you have.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“I always wanted to write a book about a common food that becomes a commercial commodity and therefore becomes economically important and therefore becomes politically important and culturally important. That whole process is very interesting to me. And salt seemed to me the best example of that, partly because it’s universal.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“There’s a lot about the early history of salt that isn’t known, including who first used it and when or how it was discovered that it preserved food. We were sort of handed, in history, this world where everyone knew about salt. And it’s not clear exactly how that developed.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“Before Birdseye, hardly anybody ate frozen food because it was awful.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“What people eat is not well documented. Food writers prefer to focus on fashionable, expensive restaurants whose creative dishes reflect little of what most people are eating.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“Before refrigeration, most food was heavily salted. Many of these salted foods have persisted, such as sauerkraut, pickles, cured anchovies, cheese, salted butter, ham, corned beef, sausage, and bacon. We still eat these things because we like them. But they are no longer the mainstay of our diet.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“Salt is an unusual food product because it is almost universal – all human beings need salt, and most choose to eat more than is necessary.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“I think food is very important to how we live as people and as families.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“People have a lot of strange relationships with food. There’s a lot more going on there than just, ‘Oh, these crullers remind me of my childhood.’ We have a darker and more complex relationship to food.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“I have to have animals. They really make life worth living, and my world actually revolves around them. They know exactly when it’s time to get up, exactly when they’re supposed to get their food, and they let you know. Mine are right there in my face, first thing every morning.”

― Mark Lanegan

“If you ever want to eat a tuna sandwich again, don’t go to a tuna factory. I visited one where they had two lines: one was the human food line and one was the cat food line – and they didn’t look any different.”

― Mark Mobius

“Elephants seek food elsewhere if their route is blocked, and raiding crops and grain stores brings them into conflict with people, often resulting in deaths on both sides.”

― Mark Shand

“Contrary to what President Obama said in his inaugural address, going on Medicare and food stamps does not strengthen us. Just ask people who are fourth-generation welfare recipients.”

― Mark Skousen

“Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.”

― Mark Twain

“Our livelihood is intimately tied to the food we eat, water we drink and places where we recreate. That’s why we have to promote responsibility and conservation when it comes to our natural resources.”

― Mark Udall

“We take it for granted that because our shelves and supermarkets are heaving with food that there are no problems with food security. But we have limited land in the U.K., and climate disruption and population growth are putting pressure on food supply.”

― Mark Walport

“I turned down dates because I dreaded sitting in front of a plateful of food.”

― Markie Post

“Farm policy and food stamp policy should not be mixed. They should stand on their own merits.”

― Marlin Stutzman

“For the vast majority of world history, human life – both culture and biology – was shaped by scarcity. Food, clothing, shelter, tools, and pretty much everything else had to be farmed or fabricated, at a very high cost in time and energy.”

― Martha Beck

“And though various organizations in America and England collected money and sent food parcels to these refugees, nothing was ever received by the Spanish.”

― Martha Gellhorn

“I think it is really important to indulge on the holidays, I think that we all deserve that; I think that the more you worry, the more it’s a problem. I think everyone’s relationship with food is all about giving your body what it wants and what it needs. I think indulging is good and working out, too, for sure!”

― Martha Hunt

“You can’t very well live in a castle while your kin is on the poor side of town and barely have enough food. Some want you to get to the top and rely on you making it for them, too.”

― Martha Reeves

“I am often asked the question: ‘What is your favorite type of food?’ Although I always answer Japanese, the real response should be and is pierogi, the delectable Polish dumplings that my mother, Big Martha, made so well in many incarnations: potato, sweet cabbage, blueberry, peach, plum, and apricot.”

― Martha Stewart

“I grew up in a very modest home. We grew a lot of our food in our backyard. We fished; my brothers hunted.”

― Martha Stewart

“Agriculture is now a motorized food industry, the same thing in its essence as the production of corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps, the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine, the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs.”

― Martin Heidegger

“Racism always exists cheek by jowl with, inside, and alongside culture and class. As a rule, it is inseparable from them. That is why, for example, food, language and names assume such importance in racial prejudice.”

― Martin Jacques

“Kip Keino, Moses Tanui, Paul Tergat, they all come from my tribe. Some say it is the food we eat that makes us strong, the way we live. In the history of our people we wear no clothes and we are used to drinking the blood of animals.”

― Martin Lel

“If workers have less money in their pockets to put food on the table, they will be spending less money; your economy will suffer.”

― Martin O’Malley

“When you create an economy where you subsidize corporate profits through a welfare program and food stamps in order to keep wages low in some perverse pursuit of ‘competiveness,’ than you reap the fruits of the anger that you sow.”

― Martin O’Malley

“Fashion pictures show people looking glamorous. Travel pictures show a place looking at its best, nothing to do with the reality. In the cookery pages, the food always looks amazing, right? Most of the pictures we consume are propaganda.”

― Martin Parr

“If you go to the supermarket and buy a package of food and look at the photo on the front, the food never looks like that inside, does it? That is a fundamental lie we are sold every day.”

― Martin Parr

“Some global hazards are insidious. They stem from pressure on energy supplies, food, water and other natural resources. And they will be aggravated as the population rises to a projected nine billion by mid-century, and by the effects of climate change. An ‘ecological shock’ could irreversibly degrade our environment.”

― Martin Rees

“Devastation could arise insidiously, rather than suddenly, through unsustainable pressure on energy supplies, food, water and other natural resources. Indeed, these pressures are the prime ‘threats without enemies’ that confront us.”

― Martin Rees

“If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant?”

― Martin Scorsese

“The fact that food plays such an important part in my films has everything to do with my family.”

― Martin Scorsese

“Food tells you everything about the way people live and who they are.”

― Martin Scorsese

“If I could only have one type of food with me, I would bring soy sauce. The reason being that if I have soy sauce, I can flavor a lot of things.”

― Martin Yan

“I normally don’t eat junk food.”

― Martin Yan

“I don’t like to waste anything. Any food left over from the night before is always eaten the next day.”

― Martin Yan

“As long as the food is well prepared and not overdone, I think it tastes good. It doesn’t matter if it’s Chinese, Japanese, anything.”

― Martin Yan

“Variety is what I would recommend: As variety is the spice of life in food, so it is in exercise. Change it up. But most of all, don’t overdo it.”

― Martina Navratilova

“It’s taken a while, but I’ve finally grown up and got my head around the fact that the healthier the food you eat is and the more exercise you do, the lighter you’ll be. It really is that simple.”

― Martine McCutcheon

“Normally, I like to eat at home. We don’t go out much. The food at home is so good.”

― Martti Ahtisaari

“For a long time, I was an assistant in the NFL to George Allen, and George was paranoid that other teams were cheating on him… that they were offering bounties, that they were wiring our locker room, that they were putting food poisoning into the pregame meal of the other team’s stars, stuff like that.”

― Marv Levy

“Food, like sex, is one of the principal kinds of human activity that engage people when they wonder about how to account for different kinds of human behaviour.”

― Marvin Harris

“Pigs eat grass if they are very hungry, but they can’t use it as a regular source of food.”

― Marvin Harris

“I don’t know of any cases where as a result of religious precepts a population have found themselves enjoying less food than they would have if they didn’t follow this particular religion.”

― Marvin Harris

“Like most North Americans, I’d been raised on the notion that milk is the first food, and everybody must like it because it’s so good and so important for growing up and for being healthy.”

― Marvin Harris

“Unfortunately, the food industry has not yet faced this situation and begun taking measures to avoid exploiting our weakness for not knowing when we have had enough.”

― Marvin Harris

“I think people are transient. Back in the early church, there was a ‘stick and stay’ mentality. In this day and time, people have a fast food mentality of ministry. If it doesn’t fit them or if it doesn’t fit in their schedule, they’ll move on to something else. That’s a norm in today’s time.”

― Marvin Sapp

“The first meal was an object lesson of much variety. My father produced several kinds of food, ready to eat, without any cooking, from little tin cans that had printing all over them.”

― Mary Antin

“When I was paralysed by polio at 13, I went into an isolation hospital and couldn’t sit up, so I only took liquid food from spouted cups which the masked nurses would bring in and feed to me. I saw my parents only through glass; we couldn’t touch.”

― Mary Berry

“When I started, you had cochineal food colouring that would turn things pink, but you could never make it red. Now, red is no problem – and if you look at supermarket bakery sections since ‘Bake Off’ began, you can get everything.”

― Mary Berry

“I love Michel Roux, Jr., and James Martin – the chefs who are experts in their own right, like Rick Stein on fish. But I don’t watch them very much because I don’t think it’s fair for my husband to be in a total food environment all the time! So we watch programmes about gardening more.”

― Mary Berry

“I don’t want food all over the place, down the sides of the sofa… When I shared a flat before I got married, we would always eat around the telly, but not now!”

― Mary Berry

“I do like going out and finding free food. I’ve done it since I was a child. Fishing prawns and shrimps from the sea is wonderful, as is picking blackberries, sloes and mushrooms. Having a guide while out looking for mushrooms is really important, though, as picking the wrong type can be quite dangerous.”

― Mary Berry

“I mainly cook British food with a few things I’ve had on my holidays. I went to the Canary Islands a few years ago, and we had all sorts of different mushrooms on brioche with pancetta on top, and it was delicious. I had it most days for lunch, so I thought, ‘I’ll do that when I get back,’ and now it’s in my cookbook, an absolute favourite.”

― Mary Berry

“I’ve always had a strong interest in how food is produced and in knowing where it comes from.”

― Mary Berry

“Human beings do not eat nutrients, they eat food.”

― Mary Catherine Bateson

“My first paying job was guest starring in ‘Touched By An Angel’ when I was 12. It was very exciting. I couldn’t believe you got free food all day and people were so nice to you.”

― Mary Elizabeth Winstead

“Food rules. Little rivals the pleasure of tearing into a glistening burger.”

― Mary H.K. Choi

“Never post food on your Instagram. Nobody cares, and only old people do it.”

― Mary H.K. Choi

“If there was a button that I could push that would agog my brain to the level that I felt first seeing ‘Avatar’ in its entirety and another one for food pellets, I would die of starvation.”

― Mary H.K. Choi

“When you’re not experiencing your food, that’s when it’s harder to pay attention to when you’re full, and that’s what being satisfied really means.”

― Mary Helen Bowers

“I just love food, period.”

― Mary J. Blige

“Australia is so cool that it’s hard to even know where to start describing it. The beaches are beautiful; so is the weather. Not too crowded. Great food, great music, really nice people. It must be a lot like Los Angeles was many years ago.”

― Mary-Kate Olsen

“My normal weight category is 48 kg. So for the 51 kg. category, I had to depend on lots of food and drinks before going in for the weigh-in. But that does not make my strength, my muscles. It’s a little bit different. If there’s a 48 kg. category, it’s a perfect fit for me.”

― Mary Kom

“Looking back now, I realise that belonging to the family of a labourer actually helped to prepare my body for boxing. There were many times when my family didn’t have enough food or warm clothing to go around. All this made me physically, as well as emotionally, tough.”

― Mary Kom

“Trucking is the backbone of U.S. commerce. Consumers rely on the industry to move the parts for their cars, the food for their dinner tables, and, increasingly, the goods they order online.”

― Mary Pilon

“Animals’ taste systems are specialized for the niche they occupy in the environment. That includes us. As hunters and foragers of the dry savannah, our earliest forebears evolved a taste for important but scarce nutrients: salt and high-energy fats and sugars. That, in a nutshell, explains the widespread popularity of junk food.”

― Mary Roach

“If I couldn’t use food or love to define contentment, I would use reading.”

― Mary Roach

“When I was a kid, I hated everything. I was really skinny, and I’d have a milkshake with an egg in it. Growing up, I ate, like, five different foods. I was not an adventurous eater. But as soon as I left home, that all changed and from that point on, I’ve been a pretty enthusiastic eater of new and strange food.”

― Mary Roach

“Eighty percent of flavor comes from your nose, including a set of internal nostrils. When you chew food and hold it in your mouth, the gases that are released goes into these nostrils. People who wolf their food are missing some of the flavor.”

― Mary Roach

“Mushy food is a form of sensory deprivation. In the same way that a dark, silent room will eventually drive you to hallucinate, the mind rebels against bland, single-texture foods, edibles that do not engage the oral device.”

― Mary Roach

“For some Chicago expats, food is the medicine that blunts the pain of separation.”

― Mary Schmich

“The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite; no incident occurred from which my rage and misery could not extract its food.”

― Mary Shelley

“A human being has been given an intellect to make choices, and we know there are other food sources that do not require the killing of a creature that would protest being killed.”

― Mary Tyler Moore

“I know the food groups that I like to have and are good for me and those that I have to stay away from. And so, I don’t need to know exactly what I’m going to eat, but I take my insulin probably 20 minutes before I’m going to sit down.”

― Mary Tyler Moore

“My job the same as carpenter. What kind of house you want to build? What kind of food you want to make? You think your ingredients, your structure. Simple.”

― Masa Takayama

“I want to know what my food has been eating.”

― Masa Takayama

“Culture and tradition have to change little by little. So ‘new’ means a little twist, a marriage of Japanese technique with French ingredients. My technique. Indian food, Korean food; I put Italian mozzarella cheese with sashimi. I don’t think ‘new new new.’ I’m not a genius. A little twist.”

― Masaharu Morimoto

“A lot of people think Japanese food is difficult, a lot of work. But you don’t have to buy the knife I have. You don’t have to train as long as I have. You can do my cooking in your kitchen.”

― Masaharu Morimoto

“Just ask the local people for the best food. Don’t rely on a guidebook.”

― Masaharu Morimoto

“Right after I graduated high school, I joined a sushi restaurant to learn how to make Japanese food. And then spent seven years. Then that time – that’s enough. Then sushi restaurant – butchering fish and they make your body smell like fishy.”

― Masaharu Morimoto

“It would take enormous expertise for Amazon to win in every category. Do you think McDonald’s could be number one in hamburgers, seafood, and Chinese food?”

― Masayoshi Son

“Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences.”

― Mason Cooley

“I get on a real serious health kick when I’m on the road, because as a singer, you can’t really get sick. If you get sick, your whole instrument stops working. I’ve done all these different vitamin drinks. I drink coconut water, and I run. I eat food. I juice.”

― Matisyahu

“What is it to keep kosher? Is it eating kosher potato chips? Kosher is a bigger idea. I think it’s about being healthy. But according to some people, it’s about not eating this food because it’s forbidden by the Jewish law. My view of the halachah changed a little bit. The laws are there hopefully to be a tool.”

― Matisyahu

“Food is a huge passion of mine, and because I want to eat whatever I want, I run every morning, and then I do weights a few times a week. It’s just how I can balance eating pancakes in the morning, a big burger for lunch, and then a fat steak and cheesecake at night.”

― Matt Barr

“I think there’s a chance that aliens might just see us as beef cattle, so that’s us done. Whether they would inhabit us in that way is pretty fanciful because they’d probably just get from us what they could, and then I just see us as fast food.”

― Matt Berry

“Everybody is welcome to come to dinner, but there’s going to be the adult table and the kids’ table. Whiny people who want to throw food and make noise and interrupt and be rude and act like children, they can sit at the kids’ table.”

― Matt Bevin

“New York City is one of the greatest places on the planet. You have the best in food, art, theatre, and definitely people-watching.”

― Matt Bomer

“In Tennessee, you can live off fast food. It’s everywhere… But it’s nowhere in San Francisco, and I didn’t know how to navigate the city to eat.”

― Matt Cain

“I’ve talked to some drummers who seem to have a very hard time staying in shape on the road, including some drummers touring with high-profile acts that don’t have to live on fast food every night.”

― Matt Cameron

“Unhealthy eating habits cause major health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease, and can also lead to food insecurity, disrupted eating patterns, and low self-esteem.”

― Matt Cartwright

“I’d love for mental illness to be seen in the way that other horrible illnesses are. When people get cancer, very few parents will say, ‘Oh I feel so bad for giving you so much unhealthy food over the years.’”

― Matt Haig

“I honestly try not to eat a whole lot of fast food, so it wouldn’t kill me to drop it all together.”

― Matt Lanter

“I worked for a breakfast catering company on commercial shoots, which meant getting up at 3 or 4 A.M. and loading up your car with a bunch of food and driving out to some set in Santa Clarita and making breakfast for a bunch of people.”

― Matt Letscher

“I’m perfectly happy to eat organic food, but if I choose to pay more for it, I don’t pat myself on the back ethically. Quite the reverse. I think I’m actually being quite greedy, because what I’m doing is essentially saying, ‘I want more land to be devoted to growing my food.’”

― Matt Ridley

“The pride of the hipster food movement is sort of annoying, but it fascinates me.”

― Matt Stone

“There is in the DNA of the Italians a bit of madness, which in the overwhelming majority of cases is positive. It is genius. It is talent. It’s the masterpieces of art. It’s the food, fashion, everything that makes Italy great in the world.”

― Matteo Renzi

“I started a student organization that was basically designed to connect students with homeless folks. We visited them and sometimes brought food, but mostly we were there for swapping stories.”

― Matthew Desmond

“Families, when they get a housing voucher, they move a lot less. They move into better neighborhoods. Their kids go to the same school more consistently. Their kids have more food, and they get stronger. There are massive returns.”

― Matthew Desmond

“Porter Square Books was the only place I could find that was dog-friendly, work-friendly, and had food. I was there all the time.”

― Matthew Pearl

“Zombies let us explore notions of the apocalypse – no water, food, medical care, the government imploding – while letting us sleep at night.”

― Max Brooks

“I love food. I love eating. I love it a lot, man.”

― Max Holloway

“There’s ways to get the right nutrients and eat the food you want and have it taste great.”

― Max Holloway

“I am America’s number-one fan. I like your food. Especially corn flakes.”

― Maximilian Schell

“Food is important in working out a character. How she eats is a window into her temperament. If I think she likes her food, I’ll put on a few pounds, or lose a few if she lives on her nerves.”

― Maxine Peake

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

― Maya Angelou

“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

“I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.”

― Maya Angelou

“I don’t take supplements – I get nutrition from food.”

― Maye Musk

“People always want to know what I fed my kids. I gave them real food, not frozen pizza.”

― Maye Musk

“I have to avoid sweet food because it’s my weakness, and it’s really hard. What you eat will definitely affect your skin, so I really try to stay away from sweets.”

― Maye Musk

“For most of my adult life, I always had this pain in my gut, but because I had to survive, and I had to pay the rent, I needed the roof over our head and food for us to eat and some clothes.”

― Maye Musk

“I eat the basic food groups: fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, good fats and oils. I do have butter on my bread because it’s delicious. I eat meat, especially chicken, sparingly, because I’m not a good cook.”

― Maye Musk

“If there’s foods I don’t like, like kale, it doesn’t mean that I’m not efficient in my diet; it just means I can eat broccoli and other green vegetables. That’s what people don’t understand, is that as long as you’re having a variety of foods in your diet, you don’t have to have the food of the week that’s everyone going crazy about.”

― Maye Musk

“It is easy to go vegan in Palestine, which is where I quit eating food with a face. The vegetables and spices are one of a kind, and you don’t even miss the meat.”

― Maysoon Zayid

“I work hard. I focus on myself and putting food on my dinner table before anything else. I don’t worry about other artists. Worrying about the next person in a negative way is the wrong way to be.”

― Meek Mill

“I think there are two prevailing views of the suburbs in the States: either they’re this sort of tedious place, where everyone is the same, buys the same food and drives around in their little minivans, or the view is that the suburbs are extremely perverse in a humorous way.”

― Megan Abbott

“Food makes travel so exceptional, because you get to taste what it’s actually supposed to taste like. To eat the real Pad Thai or finally have a proper curry is something pretty amazing.”

― Meghan Markle

“I do think there’s some value to really throwing yourself into food and embracing where it comes from.”

― Meghan Markle

“I grew up with that farm-to-table dining before it was sweeping the nation. I do think there’s some value to really throwing yourself into food and embracing where it comes from.”

― Meghan Markle

“Eat food. Eat actual food. I try to not eat anything processed or sugar-free – I eat lots of fruits and vegetables.”

― Megyn Price

“Most food you drop is still perfectly edible. If it was in your eyesight the whole time, you can pick it up and eat it.”

― Mehmet Oz

“There are a lot of food Nazis in the U.S., but I believe if you can show people what’s really important, they’ll judge the rest for themselves.”

― Mehmet Oz

“Food is no longer sacred to us: in becoming too efficient we’ve changed its nature.”

― Mehmet Oz

“My job gives me the permission to ask really great questions, like, ‘Are you sure you’re not pissed at him?’ or, ‘Is the eating really about food, or does it have something to do with your mother?’ or, ‘How is your sex life? I mean, I know we’re here talking about your job, but I can tell this has to do with your sex life.’”

― Mel Robbins

“No such thing as food that’s terrible for you, unless you binge on it.”

― Melanie Scrofano

“The Obama economy has led to more women dependent on government programs including food stamps.”

― Mercedes Schlapp

“How many times did your parents tell you to eat your food because there were starving children in Africa? Throwing away food was considered a sin in my family.”

― Mercedes Schlapp

“Things I didn’t have in the past I try to give to kids. I know how it feels not to have things. We were poor, but we had enough food to eat. It was a big family, four kids, and it was not like you could just go and buy something. But we had the essentials, the food.”

― Mesut Ozil

“The future of the world will belong to whoever can harness energy and food.”

― Mian Muhammad Mansha

“A lot of Americans say the food in England sucks. I don’t think the food in England sucks – the food is great – but I’ve got to say, the Americans have got the dining out experience nailed down.”

― Michael Bisping

“I love the way of life out in California, and I’ve made a lot of friends out there. The food is amazing.”

― Michael Bisping

“As long as there’s pasta and Chinese food in the world, I’m okay.”

― Michael Chang

“The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare. Other animals fight for territory or food; but, uniquely in the animal kingdom, human beings fight for their ‘beliefs.’”

― Michael Crichton

“If we do not change our negative habits toward climate change, we can count on worldwide disruptions in food production, resulting in mass migration, refugee crises and increased conflict over scarce natural resources like water and farm land. This is a recipe for major security problems.”

― Michael Franti

“I eat bags and bags of cashews. I’ve got them in the kitchen, and about ten feet away I’ve got another bowl on the kitchen table. In my backpack, I’ve always got a bag of cashews. I started eating them in the airports because that’s the one food that you can find in every airport that’s actually nutritious.”

― Michael Franti

“I think that to capture food in music, you really are capturing an emotional response to food.”

― Michael Giacchino

“Popeye was right about spinach: dark green, leafy vegetables are the healthiest food on the planet. As whole foods go, they offer the most nutrition per calorie.”

― Michael Greger

“Ounce for ounce, herbs and spices have more antioxidants than any other food group.”

― Michael Greger

“In a Harvard University study, the diets of nearly 1,000 women were analysed before their morning melatonin levels were measured. Meat consumption was the only food significantly associated with lower melatonin production, for reasons that are as yet unknown.”

― Michael Greger

“You can buy turmeric from any supermarket – or get it raw from Asian shops and grate a quarter of an inch of the root into your food. There’s evidence to suggest raw turmeric may have greater anti-inflammatory effects, while cooked turmeric offers better DNA protection.”

― Michael Greger

“Certain foods, such as meat, appear to harbour toxic bacteria – known as endotoxins – that can trigger inflammation in your arteries, even when food is fully cooked.”

― Michael Greger

“If I don’t get food in my mouth, I’m still happy. If my pants are round my ankles, as long as I don’t get arrested for indecent exposure, I’m happy. I’m worried about keeping my hair, not how it’s combed.”

― Michael J. Fox

“I’ve changed my diet a few times. Now I’m trying to eat more protein. I eat little meals throughout the day. I love food, so I still give myself great meals. Also, when I’m busy, it’s easy to lose weight.”

― Michael Keaton

“On this National Agriculture Day, when we all should be taking time to thank and pay tribute to America’s farmers, ranchers and their families who produce the food for our tables, we are finding those same people in dire need of our help and support.”

― Michael McCaul

“Food feeds both the body and soul – there are clear reasons to eat a balanced diet, but there are also reasons you cling to your mom’s secret chicken noodle soup recipe when you’re sick.”

― Michael Mina

“I don’t know if you call a burger ‘recession food.’ It’s comfort food.”

― Michael Mina

“I’d rather have Daniel Boulud have 20 restaurants than some restauranteur. It’s going to make the food in our country better.”

― Michael Mina

“Food is all about balance; it is all about taste.”

― Michael Mina

“I look at each one of my restaurants, and I want my personality to come out. Some are serious, some are intense when it comes to food and wines, some are meat masters supreme. I enjoy all my guests.”

― Michael Mina

“If I’d never gone out and done more than one restaurant, my food wouldn’t be as good as it is today. I’ve learned a lot from people who work for me.”

― Michael Mina

“I’ve read stories of slave owners who were very generous. They didn’t keep them in shackles, they didn’t whip the slaves, they built schools and churches for them, free housing, free food, free everything. It’s wrong. No matter how nice you make it look, it’s wrong.”

― Michael Moore

“Health messages are simply overwhelmed, in volume and in effectiveness, by junk-food ads that often deploy celebrities or cartoon characters to great effect. We may know that eating fruits and vegetables is good for us, but the preponderance of the signals we get – and especially the signals children get – push us in the direction of junk food.”

― Michael Moss

“That is the one single word that the food industry hates: ‘addiction.’ They much prefer words like ‘crave-ability’ and ‘allure.’”

― Michael Moss

“It’s not just a matter of poor willpower on the part of the consumer and a give-the-people-what-they-want attitude on the part of the food manufacturers. What I found, over four years of research and reporting, was a conscious effort… to get people hooked on foods that are convenient and inexpensive.”

― Michael Moss

“The optimum amount of sugar in a product became known as the ‘bliss point.’ Food inventors and scientists spend a huge amount of time formulating the perfect amount of sugar that will send us over the moon and send products flying off the shelves.”

― Michael Moss

“In the hands of food manufacturers, cheese has become an ‘ingredient.’”

― Michael Moss

“The playing field is anything but level when you walk into the grocery store. So much government subsidy goes into processed foods. Even when you’re well-meaning as a parent or a shopper for yourself, you can’t help but be pulled toward the highly processed food.”

― Michael Moss

“Every time the good giants try to cut back on salt, sugar, fat calories, inevitably Wall Street raises its hand and is looking at the sales figures and the revenue and saying, ‘Thou shalt not result in any loss of profit.’ There’s huge continuing pressure on the food companies.”

― Michael Moss

“Every year, the average American eats as much as 33 pounds of cheese. That’s up to 60,000 calories and 3,100 grams of saturated fat. So why do we eat so much cheese? Mainly it’s because the government is in cahoots with the processed food industry.”

― Michael Moss

“I would have – I didn’t really have to be an athlete. I could have been, you know – worked in fast food, been a janitor, anything. I would have had two or three jobs, working long hours, you know, to support myself and for my family in the future. I would have been successful.”

― Michael Oher

“I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist, but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.”

― Michael Palin

“People have become so much more obsessed with the stories behind their food. When we go the market to buy bacon, we want to know where that pig came from and what processes were involved in getting it to us.”

― Michael Paterniti

“Writers like John T. Edge, whose work is all about the cultural histories behind food, have done so much to show that these stories are a really vital part of our cultural heritage.”

― Michael Paterniti

“Albanians love topiary and fancy doors. They speak Albanian, an Indo-European language with traces of Greek and Latin – and the lek is their monetary denomination, which trades at one hundred to one on the dollar. Their food is excellent, a melange of Greek, Turkish, and Italian cuisine, all very fresh and legume-y.”

― Michael Paterniti

“The astounding variety of foods on offer in the modern supermarket obscures the fact that the actual number of species in the modern diet is shrinking. For reasons of economics, the food industry prefers to tease its myriad processed offerings from a tiny group of plant species, corn and soybeans chief among them.”

― Michael Pollan

“French cooking is really the result of peasants figuring out how to extract flavor from pedestrian ingredients. So most of the food that we think of as elite didn’t start out that way.”

― Michael Pollan

“Simply by starting to cook again, you declare your independence from the culture of fast food. As soon as you cook, you start thinking about ingredients. You start thinking about plants and animals and not the microwave. And you will find that your diet, just by that one simple act, that is greatly improved.”

― Michael Pollan

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. That, more or less, is the short answer to the supposedly incredibly complicated and confusing question of what we humans should eat in order to be maximally healthy.”

― Michael Pollan

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

― Michael Pollan

“Oddly enough, government policy helped get the fast food outlets into the city. Very well-intentioned small business administration loans to encourage minority business ownership. The easiest business to get into is opening a fast-food franchise in the inner city.”

― Michael Pollan

“Barbecue is an incredibly democratic food. It’s cheaper than McDonald’s in many places and far more delicious. On the other hand, the only reason it can be that cheap is they use commodity hogs, the worst of the worst, which is – you know, it’s an industry kind of ruining North Carolina.”

― Michael Pollan

“You can make real food in 20, 30 minutes, but we’ve convinced ourselves that it is a rocket science. It’s a shame. It’s the media and the food industry: they’ve fed our panic around time.”

― Michael Pollan

“There is nothing wrong with eating sweets, fried foods, pastries, even drinking soda every now and then, but food manufacturers have made eating these formerly expensive and hard-to-make treats so cheap and easy that we’re eating them every day.”

― Michael Pollan

“Eat all the junk food you want – as long as you cook it yourself. That way, it’ll be less junky, and you won’t eat it every day because it’s a lot of work.”

― Michael Pollan

“I probably spend more on food than a lot of people, and I feel good about the whole food chain I’m supporting when I’m doing it. But even I have to remind myself. I’m always complaining about the prices at the farmer’s market.”

― Michael Pollan

“We have food deserts in our cities. We know that the distance you live from a supplier of fresh produce is one of the best predictors of your health. And in the inner city, people don’t have grocery stores. So we have to figure out a way of getting supermarkets and farmers markets into the inner cities.”

― Michael Pollan

“After writing ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma,’ I wanted to write a book that got past the choir, that got to people who didn’t care about how their food was grown but who did care about their health.”

― Michael Pollan

“High-quality food is better for your health.”

― Michael Pollan

“Corn is an efficient way to get energy calories off the land and soybeans are an efficient way of getting protein off the land, so we’ve designed a food system that produces a lot of cheap corn and soybeans resulting in a lot of cheap fast food.”

― Michael Pollan

“In addition to contributing to erosion, pollution, food poisoning, and the dead zone, corn requires huge amounts of fossil fuel – it takes a half gallon of fossil fuel to produce a bushel of corn.”

― Michael Pollan

“If we’re eating industrially, if we’re letting large corporations, fast food chains, cook our food, we’re going to have a huge, industrialized, monoculture agriculture because big likes to buy from big. So I realized, wow, how we cook or whether we cook has a huge bearing on what kind of agriculture we’re going to have.”

― Michael Pollan

“It’s the embrace of corn-based ethanol that has driven up all food prices. It’s not making agriculture more sustainable.”

― Michael Pollan

“Perhaps more than any other, the food industry is very sensitive to consumer demand.”

― Michael Pollan

“My whole interest in food grew from my interest in gardens and the question of how we engage with the natural world. To go back even further, I got interested in gardens because I was interested in nature and wilderness and Thoreau and Emerson.”

― Michael Pollan

“In corn, I think I’ve found the key to the American food chain. If you look at a fast-food meal, a McDonald’s meal, virtually all the carbon in it – and what we eat is mostly carbon – comes from corn.”

― Michael Pollan

“Every major food company now has an organic division. There’s more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before.”

― Michael Pollan

“People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue.”

― Michael Pollan

“Fairness forces you – even when you’re writing a piece highly critical of, say, genetically modified food, as I have done – to make sure you represent the other side as extensively and as accurately as you possibly can.”

― Michael Pollan

“Species co-evolve with the other species they eat, and very often, a relationship of interdependence develops: I’ll feed you if you spread around my genes. A gradual process of mutual adaptation transforms something like an apple or a squash into a nutritious and tasty food for a hungry animal.”

― Michael Pollan

“Soon after the inauguration, the Obamas gave Big Food a case of heartburn when, in the spring of 2009, Michelle Obama planted an organic vegetable garden on the White House lawn, a symbolic but nevertheless powerful act that thrilled the food movement.”

― Michael Pollan

“While the surfeit of cheap calories that the U.S. food system has produced since the late 1970s may have taken food prices off the political agenda, this has come at a steep cost to public health.”

― Michael Pollan

“A program to make municipal composting of food and yard waste mandatory and then distributing the compost free to area farmers would shrink America’s garbage heap, cut the need for irrigation and fossil-fuel fertilizers in agriculture, and improve the nutritional quality of the American diet.”

― Michael Pollan

“My work has gotten more political over time, but once you start exploring food, you find you’re up against economics and politics and psychology and anthropology, all of these different things you have to deal with.”

― Michael Pollan

“Before I started writing about food, my focus was really on the human relationship to plants. Not only do plants nourish us bodily – they nourish us psychologically.”

― Michael Pollan

“A lot of what you see in the supermarket I would argue is not really food. It’s what I call edible, food-like substances.”

― Michael Pollan

“It’s not food if it arrived through the window of your car.”

― Michael Pollan

“We now eat at the end of a very long and opaque food chain. Food comes to us ready-made in packages that obscure as much information as they reveal.”

― Michael Pollan

“Those of us who care about food and where it comes from will miss both Obama and Michelle. Even though Obama failed to do many things he indicated he would do around food, Michelle Obama has done a lot to shine a light on the link between diet and health, which is really important.”

― Michael Pollan

“Hillary Clinton is not strongly identified with reforming the industrial food system. The Clintons were involved with Walmart and Tyson in Arkansas. Though as a senator, Hillary was pretty good at reaching out to the small farmers in Upstate New York.”

― Michael Pollan

“We know there is a deep reservoir of food wisdom out there, or else humans would not have survived to the extent we have. Much of this food wisdom is worth preserving and reviving and heeding.”

― Michael Pollan

“When you realize the real pleasure in food comes in the first couple bites, and it diminishes thereafter, that’s a kind of reminder to focus on the experience, enjoy those first bites, and as you get into the 20th bite, you’re talking calories and not pleasure.”

― Michael Pollan

“You can have intense food experience with less food. Europeans have intense food experiences but eat less food.”

― Michael Pollan

“Food choices are something fundamental you can control about yourself: what you take into your body. When so many other things are out of control and your influence over climate change – all these much larger issues – it’s very hard to see any results or any progress. But everybody can see progress around food.”

― Michael Pollan

“The first step in reforming appetite is going from processed food to real food. Then, if you can afford organic or grass-fed, fantastic. But the first step is moving from processed industrial food to the real thing.”

― Michael Pollan

“There is a deliberate effort to undermine food culture to sell us processed food. The family meal is a challenge if you’re General Mills or Kellogg or one of these companies, or McDonald’s, because the family meal is usually one thing shared.”

― Michael Pollan

“You look how much sugar is in a typical supermarket loaf of bread: it’s a lot of sugar. It’s just become one of those sugar delivery systems in our food economy.”

― Michael Pollan

“Even if you don’t think you can cook well, you can cook better than the food industry.”

― Michael Pollan

“What is it about trains that makes food taste so good? Some of my happiest memories are of prolonged lunches between St. Moritz and Zurich, Bordeaux and Paris, and even between Coimbra and Salamanca.”

― Michael Portillo

“Travelling the railways of Europe with a century-old guidebook can be disconcerting: fares, food, and drink seem shockingly expensive compared with what they were; trains and paddle-steamers run to unexpected timetables (assuming they’re still running at all); and not only states but whole empires have been wiped from the map.”

― Michael Portillo

“I don’t know why, but I think the eating of food is hugely enhanced when you do it on a train. Even a simple steak and chips, when the world is rushing past outside, can take you to heaven.”

― Michael Portillo

“Everyone appreciates good food.”

― Michael Seibel

“It’s very easy to do a fundraiser and spend a lot of money on food and venue and not raise any money. You really do need to twist people’s arms into giving, even if they support you.”

― Michael Seibel

“The case for exploiting animals for food, clothing and entertainment often relies on our superior intelligence, language and self-awareness: the rights of the superior being trump those of the inferior.”

― Michael Shermer

“When people say they prefer organic food, what they often seem to mean is they don’t want their food tainted with pesticides and their meat shot full of hormones or antibiotics. Many object to the way a few companies – Monsanto is the most famous of them – control so many of the seeds we grow.”

― Michael Specter

“All the food we eat – every grain of rice and kernel of corn – has been genetically modified. None of it was here before mankind learned to cultivate crops. The question isn’t whether our food has been modified, but how.”

― Michael Specter

“All the food we eat, whether Brussels sprouts or pork bellies, has been modified by mankind. Genetic engineering is only one particularly powerful way to do what we have been doing for eleven thousand years.”

― Michael Specter

“We’re lying ourselves into believing things are untrue, like organic food will solve all our problems, or vitamins will make us healthy, or we don’t need to vaccinate our children.”

― Michael Specter

“Consumers deserve the right to know what’s in their food – and obviously, most people want that choice. It’s hard to see how more knowledge about the products we eat every day can hurt us.”

― Michael Specter

“The passengers in our microbiome contain at least four million genes, and they work constantly on our behalf: they manufacture vitamins and patrol our guts to prevent infections; they help to form and bolster our immune systems, and digest food.”

― Michael Specter

“My feeling is that labels are for canned food… I am what I am – and I know what I am.”

― Michael Stipe

“I’ve always felt that sexuality is a really slippery thing. In this day and age, it tends to get categorized and labeled, and I think labels are for food. Canned food.”

― Michael Stipe

“Go to the grocery store and buy better things. Buy quality, buy organic, buy natural, go to the farmers market. Immediately that’s going to increase the quality of the food you make.”

― Michael Symon

“I don’t think any other holiday embraces the food of the Midwest quite like Thanksgiving. There’s roasted meat and mashed potatoes. But being here is also about heritage. Cleveland is really a giant melting pot – not only is my family a melting pot, but so is the city.”

― Michael Symon

“Recipes are important but only to a point. What’s more important than recipes is how we think about food, and a good cookbook should open up a new way of doing just that.”

― Michael Symon

“I love doing demonstrations. I think to be a great chef you have to be a great teacher. I love doing classes with people who love food and enjoy food, bringing them all around one table so to speak.”

― Michael Symon

“People come up to me all the time and say, ‘Oh, I love to watch Food Network,’ and I ask them what they cook, and they say, ‘I don’t really cook.’ They’re afraid, they’re intimidated, they know all about food from eating out and watching TV, but they don’t know where to start in their own kitchen.”

― Michael Symon

“My goal in ‘Live to Cook’ is to make great food more approachable for home cooks.”

― Michael Symon

“I can’t say this enough – the food that you put into your bodies can actually help you get better grades. And it can also affect your performance in sports and other activities too. You see, when you give your body the best possible fuel, you have more energy, you’re stronger, you think more quickly.”

― Michelle Obama

“The problem is when that fun stuff becomes the habit. And I think that’s what’s happened in our culture. Fast food has become the everyday meal.”

― Michelle Obama

“I rode 300 miles through the forest and ate all sorts of strange food. And every time ‘Torak’ did something new, like swimming with killer whales or kayaking, I thought I’d better go and do it.”

― Michelle Paver

“My mother would work 14 hours, and she’d come home, and she’d just get right into cooking… she wanted to make sure my brother, my sister and I had food in our bellies.”

― Michelle Phan

“The food was interesting. My background is Russian, so cheese and potatoes are my love. There was plenty of that. And fried cheese! It is really, really, really good. And really, really, really bad for you. It’s like an artery on a plate.”

― Michelle Trachtenberg

“We need people to go to work. If you’re on food stamps, and you’re able-bodied, we need you to go to work. If you’re on disability insurance and you’re not supposed to be, you’re not truly disabled; we need you to go back to work.”

― Mick Mulvaney

“If you have good food, people will come to your restaurant.”

― Mickey Gilley

“I was actually born and raised in Puerto Rico. I moved to the States when I was 19. I was very impressed early on by being around people who spoke my language and ate the same food and listened to the same music, dressed the same. But then you look around and, you know, you’re not in Puerto Rico.”

― Miguel Zenon

“Some sports, you see some athletes just walking around the gym not really doing anything, eating food. They’re first to the lunchroom, never lifting weights.”

― Mikaela Shiffrin

“We have more tools at hand, literally, to make life easier and more productive than ever. We have Google, Wikipedia, iPads, iPhones, iTunes, YouTube, Netflix, and 600 cable channels. We can shop, pay bills, order food, and get nearly everything delivered, all of it with the touch of a finger on a device in the palm of our hand.”

― Mike Barnicle

“The way I view comedy clubs is, people are drinking, they’re ordering food, they’re out for the night, and there’s also a person onstage talking. And with the theater, they came to the theater, and they’re waiting to hear what you say. So you’d better have something to say.”

― Mike Birbiglia

“The moment I walk into a room, I have kind of like the Terminator’s tracking system for where the food is, and I can get there immediately.”

― Mike Birbiglia

“I hate the gym, so I try to diversify my workouts with swimming and basketball. Indoors, it’s less boring than running. I do find that diet is key. I eat lots of lean protein, no soda, no fast food or fried foods, and a lot of water. But I love food and often cook.”

― Mike Colter

“Food was always a focus for us, lyrically.”

― Mike D

“Millions of Americans recognize the right of private businesses to donate to any cause they choose; that if one doesn’t want to patronize a chicken sandwich business, one can certainly buy fast food anywhere they want.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Fueled by the kindness and generosity of strangers, ‘Food for the Poor’ builds houses for people.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Barack Obama seems intent on enrolling more people on food stamps. Mitt Romney’s focus is going to be on generating more jobs that will make food-stamps unnecessary for them.”

― Mike Huckabee

“Food safety involves everybody in the food chain.”

― Mike Johanns

“We’re going to do everything possible to make sure that food safety is always paramount, and that we work with the industry as aggressively as we can to make sure that we’re paying attention to the food-safety issues.”

― Mike Johanns

“This president has said this has to be a priority for our nation, protecting our food supply from terrorist acts, so he continues to provide the funding that is necessary.”

― Mike Johanns

“I am not Jewish, but I think that America invented nothing so fine as deli food.”

― Mike Newell

“American society to me and my brother was thrilling because, first of all, the food made noise. We were so excited about Rice Krispies and Coca-Cola. We had only silent food in our country, and we loved listening to our lunch and breakfast.”

― Mike Nichols

“As a little kid in a sometimes hard place, I went to the movies as often as I could. Movies – making them, seeing them – is not something that could ever lose its pleasure for me. That puts them on a short list of things that eternally give me joy – love, family, food, movies.”

― Mike Nichols

“The unmerited fear of genetically modified organism crops threatens scientific advancements in biotechnology needed to meet the growing global demand for safe and affordable food.”

― Mike Pompeo

“Through a voluntary national certification program, SAFLA will create uniform rules and definitions for foods carrying a GMO-free label, allowing consumers to understand and identify those products that fit their food preferences.”

― Mike Pompeo

“To reap the benefits of GMO technology, the U.S. must ensure that decisions about our food system are made based on science, not innuendo.”

― Mike Pompeo

“Science, innovation, safety and affordability. Who could oppose United States food policy based on these core principles? Unfortunately, this idea has become unnecessarily controversial in agriculture.”

― Mike Pompeo

“The Safe and Affordable Food Labeling Act aims to address unnecessary impediments to feeding the world.”

― Mike Pompeo

“GMOs play a central role in meeting the challenge of providing affordable and nutritious food to consumers all over the world.”

― Mike Pompeo

“Poll after poll shows that consumers want the right to know what’s in their food and how it’s produced. Because our food choices have such a significant impact on our lives, this is a trend that should be welcomed, not frustrated.”

― Mike Pompeo

“Some opponents of GMO labeling claim that disclosing genetically modified ingredients will increase food prices. But every shopper knows food companies routinely change their labels to make new claims and highlight innovations.”

― Mike Pompeo

“Economic inequality is not about food stamps and homeless shelters. It is about being a devotee of social justice and equality.”

― Mike Quigley

“There was a time not too long ago when American seniors were too often forced to go without food, medicine, and quality healthcare. But thanks to transformative programs like Social Security, most seniors in this country are provided the opportunity to live with the stability and peace of mind they have earned and deserve.”

― Mike Quigley

“Most people don’t know where their food comes from. We’re confused about the fundamentals. How does our food wind up on our plates? How exactly is it that, when I flick the switch, the lights come on?”

― Mike Rowe

“When we get in late and the only thing open is fast food, it can be tough to maintain a healthy diet.”

― Mike Trout

“I’m from a really nice town. Full of nature, mountains, clean air, rock climbing. But I’d prefer New York City. I love the diversity here, the religions, the food – especially the food.”

― Millicent Simmonds

“I think especially older people, and I count myself one, in the business – people get to know who you really are. So there comes a time when you can’t just go in and audition without everybody knowing exactly how you’ve brought up your kids, what you said at the meeting, what kind of food you cook.”

― Mimi Kennedy

“Fast food is hugely important in the life of a comedy writer. All we do is order in, and what we’re going to eat is hotly debated.”

― Mindy Kaling

“Both my parents are chefs… I grew up in a restaurant and was always surrounded by cooks. I love food.”

― Ming-Na Wen

“I love food, and I love drawing it, particularly.”

― Mini Grey

“I love taking pictures of food.”

― Miranda Kerr

“I live by the philosophy that beauty starts from within, and I make a conscious effort to fill my body with nutrients through the food I eat.”

― Miranda Kerr

“Junk food drags you down.”

― Miranda Lambert

“In America, you look at food as bad and guilty. In France, we love food and we enjoy food; food is pleasure.”

― Mireille Guiliano

“French women love to shop and prepare food. They love to talk about what they have bought and made. It’s a deeply natural love, but one that is erased in many other cultures. Most French women learn it from their mothers, some from their fathers. But if your parents aren’t French, you can still learn it yourself.”

― Mireille Guiliano

“In general, I try to eat food without added hormones and pesticides, but I’m not so strict that I won’t have a Big Mac once in a while.”

― Missy Peregrym

“The more colorful the food, the better. I try to add color to my diet, which means vegetables and fruits.”

― Misty May-Treanor

“My favorite power food is Greek yogurt and honey.”

― Misty May-Treanor

“If you maintain a healthy diet, or at least are smart about your food choices, you’ll still see the pounds come off.”

― Misty May-Treanor

“I juice everything! Whether it’s beet, carrot, or apple, I’ll juice it. I always keep brown rice in the kitchen. I’ll often pack a cooler full of food to have throughout the day when I’m busy.”

― Misty May-Treanor

“Fettucini alfredo is macaroni and cheese for adults.”

― Mitch Hedberg

“A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap.”

― Mitch Hedberg

“On tour, people know that if they ever ask me what I want to eat, I will always say Asian food. I’m becoming a stereotype, but it’s what I want to eat. I want to eat rice.”

― Mitski

“In the richest country in the history of the world, this Obama economy has crushed the middle class. Family income has fallen by $4,000, but health insurance premiums are higher, food prices are higher, utility bills are higher, and gasoline prices have doubled. Today more Americans wake up in poverty than ever before.”

― Mitt Romney

“We used to have food picked and used to have houses built and we used to have chicken properly processed and it was Americans that did it. If we are going to continue to utilize those goods, then what’s going to have to happen is that the employers are going to have to elevate the wages in order to attract American workers to do those jobs.”

― Mo Brooks

“If your body needs certain food, you have to give it to it. And as an athlete, if I’m doing 100 miles a week and working out, if I eat bad food one day, it’s not bad for me because I burn it off.”

― Mo Farah

“In a world of growing food demand, Africa is home to two-thirds of the world’s unexploited arable land.”

― Mo Ibrahim

“I was on food stamps until I was 18 and became an adult.”

― Moby

“My mother and I were on welfare and food stamps until I was 18, so I’ve always had this ethos of, like, ‘try and make a little bit of money now because you don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow.’”

― Moby

“Being a vegan is pretty easy these days, as almost every town and city has health food stores and vegetarian-friendly restaurants.”

― Moby

“I will continue to distribute blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing and food on a regular basis, in the hope that my modest efforts will give some comfort to those people we are able help.”

― Mohamed Al-Fayed

“If there is a spot where you have dictatorship, where people are not free, people are not satisfied, they do not find food and shelter, they are under the poverty level, this is a dangerous spot for the whole world, because those people will move, and they will move to different places. They will be carrying bad feelings towards others.”

― Mohammed Morsi

“Just like films, food is also a passion for me.”

― Mohanlal

“Basically, asking me what kind of music I like is like asking what kind of food I like: ‘Anything that tastes good,’ is the answer. I’m the kind of guy who spends three times as much on his speakers as he does on his television.”

― Mohsin Hamid

“One should eat to live, not live to eat.”

― Moliere

“In truth, there is no rational argument for guns in this society. This is no longer a frontier nation in which people hunt their own food. It is a crowded, overwhelmingly urban country in which letting people have access to guns is a continuing disaster.”

― Molly Ivins

“I don’t know what it’s like to be Cuban-American, but I know what it’s like to have family under Communism and to get up early in the morning and send medical supplies and try to send food and try to send money and have it intervened, and them calling and crying on the phone.”

― Molly Qerim

“I like to say, jazz music is kind of like my musical equivalent of comfort food. You know, it’s always where I go back to when I just want to feel sort of grounded.”

― Molly Ringwald

“I was always getting run-down from jet lag and being in strange towns where I didn’t speak the language or know what the food was like.”

― Molly Sims

“I am a breakfast girl. Breakfast is my favorite food. I love it. I love egg white omelettes. I love biscuits. I love toast. I love granola. I love quiche. I love all the fatty, horrible breakfast things!”

― Molly Sims

“I’m a simple cook, and there’s a lot I don’t eat. But food is important. It translates so easily into pleasure.”

― Mona Simpson

“I do have food in my books. Different people eat different ways.”

― Mona Simpson

“I am certainly Italian in my love of food! I eat everything, but I love Italian food most of all. Even my daughter does. Her favourite food is pasta and parmigiana.”

― Monica Bellucci

“Wherever I go, I am Italian. The way I talk, the way I eat, the way femininity is important to me. The way I love Italian food.”

― Monica Bellucci

“When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy my life.”

― Monica Bellucci

“As a mom, I understand how important it is to ensure kids start their day right and always make sure my kids have a nutritious breakfast. One in five U.S. children live in homes where food is not always available, which is why I partnered with Kellogg’s on their ‘Share Your Breakfast’ campaign, which provide breakfasts to kids in need.”

― Monica Potter

“I don’t like salads: I like the strong food.”

― Monica Seles

“I think for me, food was a way for me to deal with emotional trouble.”

― Monica Seles

“I was a food junkie.”

― Mo’Nique

“Whenever I feel like having some sort of comfort food, I’ll have some of it but won’t have tons of it.”

― Montel Williams

“I carry my own food with me everywhere I go.”

― Montel Williams

“One has got to choose between the two evils, also between the lesser of the two evils in the matter of food, and therefore vegetarian food has got to he taken by man in order to sustain human life.”

― Morarji Desai

“I have this internal cultural struggle where there’s a side of me that is very Brazilian that misses the food and culture, and a side of me that’s very American that really loves the structure and predictability here.”

― Morena Baccarin

“Let me be the first to tell you, drinking alcohol is the worst thing to do in cold weather. Hot soup is the best because the process of digesting food helps to warm you up.”

― Morgan Freeman

“The food is absolutely atrocious, and parents have no idea. Parents are giving their kids three dollars and saying, ‘Okay, see you later. Go off to school and have a good lunch.’”

― Morgan Spurlock

“You start making movies and people start seeing when you go to places, and all of a sudden you are getting clothes for free and all of a sudden you are getting food for free.”

― Morris Chestnut

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

― Mother Teresa

“I heard already there is good food in Guangzhou. I will try this a lot. I think my family will enjoy it as well here.”

― Mousa Dembele

“I was mischievous. I wasn’t bad. I stole food so we could eat. My mother didn’t know. I used to tell her some man gave me $10 to sweep out the yard. I was like Robin Hood. I took from the rich and gave to the poor. Me.”

― Mr. T

“We have a list of human rights – right to food, right to shelter, right to health, right to education, many such items which are considered and accepted as bill of rights. These are to be insured to people. So all nations, all societies try to do that.”

― Muhammad Yunus

“What we are trying to do is to create a social business in Bangladesh, a joint venture to create restaurants for common people. Good, healthy food at affordable prices so that people don’t have to opt for food that is unhealthy and unhygienic.”

― Muhammad Yunus

“If you are starving and young and in search of answers as to why your life is so difficult, fundamentalism can be alluring. We know this for a fact because former members of Boko Haram have admitted it: They offer impressionable young people money and the promise of food, while the group’s mentors twist their minds with fanaticism.”

― Muhammadu Buhari

“Famine emerges from a lack of interlocal trade; when one locality’s food crop fails, since there is virtually no trade with other localities, the bulk of the people starve. It is precisely the permeation of the free market throughout the world that has virtually ended this scourge of famine by permitting trade between areas.”

― Murray Rothbard

“The two things I always have to fight for are rest and food… I’m just grateful that I have the energy by the end of the day to do a performance.”

― Musiq Soulchild

“Any mechanism that will ensure benefits to consumer, any mechanism that will ensure that we do not waste food grains, any mechanism that helps the poorest of the poor is a welcome step.”

― N. R. Narayana Murthy

“All developmental activities for the common man such as education, healthcare, shelter and food distribution should be handled by reputed private sector institutions. It should be a competitive market in order to prevent the formation of monopolies.”

― N. R. Narayana Murthy

“’Shkoff’ is to eat. ‘Shkiaff’ is to slap. Like, ‘Gettouttahere I’m gonna give you a couple of shkiaffs,’ or, ‘Forget presentation, just shkiaff the food onto the plate.’”

― Nadia Giosia

“I did skit comedy online for many years, beginning around 2001. Around 2006 I started watching a lot of food television and got re-interested in food. I come from a very food-obsessed family. But I also wanted to do my own thing, which was the comedy.”

― Nadia Giosia

“You don’t have to look far to taste some of the best food the world has to offer. I’d pit my grandmother against a 3-star Michelin chef any day.”

― Nadia Giosia

“We got Martha Stewart legitimizing homemaking for her generation, and then there’s this return to being interested in all things home, lifestyle, and food again. I think this generation is less about the frills and more about the flavor of things.”

― Nadia Giosia

“You know, we don’t have any decorative sprigs of rosemary; we’re not placing little matchstick radishes onto an hors d’oeuvre… The food’s gotta taste good. The concept’s gotta taste good.”

― Nadia Giosia

“I grew up in a food-obsessed Italian family, so food was always front and center in my life. I was a food obsessed person who morphed into a comedian and tried to figure out a way to make fun of my cake and eat it too.”

― Nadia Giosia

“Julia Child wasn’t afraid to have fun. She made fantastic food but knew how to have a good time and not be too stuck up about the kitchen space.”

― Nadia Giosia

“Some of the things I have done… of course I’m ashamed of in the past… was just to put food on the table and just take care of my family.”

― Nadya Suleman

“I was Persian-American, but I hated bringing Persian food to school. I just didn’t want to stand out in that way. I wanted to be like everybody else.”

― Nahnatchka Khan

“My friends gave me the first songs which was the first food in my soul for me.”

― Nana Mouskouri

“Cooking is like doing yoga. There is a lot of satisfaction in cooking food for others.”

― Nana Patekar

“I don’t like eating outside food at all. I do it only if there is absolutely no choice. Whenever I have a party at home, and even if there are 25 people coming, I make it a point to cook everything at home, and I don’t get any stuff from outside.”

― Nana Patekar

“I love England, especially the food. There’s nothing I like more than a lovely bowl of pasta.”

― Naomi Campbell

“The truly powerful feed ideology to the masses like fast food while they dine on the most rarified delicacy of all: impunity.”

― Naomi Klein

“Japanese culture? I kind of love everything about it. I love the food. Everyone’s really nice. There’s just a lot about Japan that’s really cool.”

― Naomi Osaka

“What I generally get from being in Africa is a sense of warmth and openness. As a stranger, you are always welcomed into people’s homes and people are always offering you food. That generosity is incredibly touching.”

― Naomie Harris

“We eat food all the time and don’t really understand what goes into something like bread.”

― Naomie Harris

“We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted.”

― Napoleon Hill

“I have vowed never to take antibiotics again unless I really need them. I also learned to pay attention to my body, know the difference between indigestion, an allergic reaction to food, a parasitic infection or worms. It’s incredible how well I know my body. I really love that.”

― Nargis Fakhri

“I generally fall sick if I eat very heavy food.”

― Nargis Fakhri

“I drive a hybrid, moving into an electric car. I only drink tap water, never consume food that’s travelled.”

― Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“Primarily I’m a meat man, although once in a while I toy with a few vegetables.”

― Nat King Cole

“I know what it’s like not to have food in the fridge or money to buy more.”

― Natalia Vodianova

“I believe in a tongue-first exploration of the world. Food is our most immediate daily relationship to our ecosystem, and there is something delectable and intriguing about it.”

― Natalie Jeremijenko

“Eating together is the most intimate form of kinship. By scripting a work where we share the same kind of food with fish, I’m scripting our interrelationship with them.”

― Natalie Jeremijenko

“My manager has season tix to the Dodgers, four seats to 40 games, and they’re right behind the plate, I mean, they’re amazing, food and waiter service, which is insane.”

― Nate Corddry

“My father passed away when I was very young, so I was head of household for a very long time. Whether it came to cooking food or having to braid hair to get kids out of the door for school, I’ve been one that has – with the help of my mother – has been a father figure for a lot of young ladies.”

― Nate Parker

“I love South American food, and I haven’t really been down there. I really need a vacation.”

― Nate Silver

“If it’s time to indulge, I love desserts, especially Hershey’s chocolate. I also love sushi and Japanese food. Food is my favorite in general.”

― Nathan Chen

“If a State has reliable scientific information that demonstrates that a warning is needed for a particular food, then in the interest of public health, it should share that information with the FDA and petition for a new national standard.”

― Nathan Deal

“If you talk about sous-vide, then you have to talk about food safety, and microbiology, and heat.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“The simplest fix for better grilling is to line the inside of your barbecue with tin foil. It dramatically affects how evenly the heat is distributed. That crusty black hibachi or Weber grill is doing your food no favors.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“The physics of water is central to cooking, because food is mostly water. All steak that you cook is actually boiled on the inside.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“I’ve been on a team that won the world championship of barbecue. But barbecue’s interesting, because it’s one of these cult foods like chili, or bouillabaisse. Various parts of the world will have a cult food that people get enormously attached to – there’s tremendous traditions; there’s secrecy.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“Our goal was to show people a vision of food they hadn’t seen before. So, I had this idea of… let’s cut all these things in half, and show a picture of the food in the pan, in the oven.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“I wanted to figure out how long to cook things. I did some experiments and then wrote a program using Mathematica to model how heat is transferred through food.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“If your kitchen smells good, your food lost something.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“Near Marseilles in the south of France, bouillabaisse is a cult food. In Toulouse and Carcassonne, the bean-based stew cassoulet is a cult food. Spain has paella and a number of others. Italy has so many, its cuisine is practically defined by them.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“Many of the things the slow food people honor were innovations within historical times. Somebody had to be the first European to eat a tomato.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“Chefs think about what it’s like to make food. Being a scientist in the kitchen is about asking why something works, and how it works.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“A lot of people don’t know, but I love soul food. I love fried chicken and pork chops, all of that.”

― Naturi Naughton

“I work out and go to the gym, but I still enjoy my soul food and snacks. But I’m a pretty petite young woman, and I just do everything in moderation and make sure that I just keep everything together.”

― Naturi Naughton

“I grew up poor in India, and there were days when we struggled to find food and other basic necessities. Our mother worked odds and ends jobs to keep the family together and educate us.”

― Naveen Jain

“I understand human needs. I grew up where far too many people lived day to day without elemental needs like food and shelter.”

― Naveen Jain

“There are as many ways to help another human being as there are people in need of help. For some, the urgent need is as basic as food and water. For others, it is an opportunity to develop a talent, realize an idea, and reach one’s full potential.”

― Naveen Jain

“I’ve always been the person to look at any turmoil as temporary. I recall times where my mom was working five and six jobs, and there’s still no food in the house.”

― Ne-Yo

“If beef is your idea of ‘real food for real people’, you’d better live real close to a real good hospital.”

― Neal Barnard

“Chicken fat, beef fat, fish fat, fried foods – these are the foods that fuel our fat genes by giving them raw materials for building body fat.”

― Neal Barnard

“India introduced Britain to vegetarianism – see Tristram Stuart’s excellent first book on this – and it is possible, indeed all too easy, to be a vegetarian in India and eat extraordinarily good, varied food every day, with very few ‘repeats.’”

― Neel Mukherjee

“I really enjoy eating food thats light on the stomach.”

― Neha Dhupia

“Nothing beats the food of Delhi.”

― Neha Kakkar

“I wanted to open up a stand to sell dried fruit and beef jerky where we lived in Greenwich Village. I was 8 years old. I had been flipping through TV channels and got mesmerized by this infomercial for a food dehydrator.”

― Neil Blumenthal

“I want to go at least 11 hours without food. I sat next to Hugh Jackman at a conference, and he told me he fasted 12 to 14 hours when he was training for the Wolverine movies. I’ve deluded myself into thinking I can effortlessly achieve the same body type as Hugh Jackman if I keep up this eating schedule.”

― Neil Blumenthal

“If you get asteroids about a kilometer in size, those are large enough and carry enough energy into our system to disrupt transportation, communication, the food chains, and that can be a really bad day on Earth.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“I had started to feel that somewhere in the second half of the 20th century, the idea of page-turning as a good thing had been lost. You were getting books that were the equivalent of absolutely beautifully prepared dishes of food that didn’t taste like anything much.”

― Neil Gaiman

“First I would probably place men at the bottom of the food chain. On a grander scale, I would say they’re reacting to change. Feminism has got to be part of that.”

― Neil LaBute

“I pay attention to my nails. I have had this particular German nail kit for years, and I take it everywhere. If I don’t trim and file my nails, they turn into talons. I cook a lot, too, and I don’t like to see bits of food stuck under them.”

― Neil Morrissey

“I’ve managed to completely reeducate myself into making eating secondary. I used to eat all the time because the food was there. Now I feel like a kid in school who is gaining points for behaving. And I love myself for it.”

― Nell Carter

“The biggest problem was convincing my father that organic food was worth eating. All he could think of was the nut loaf with yeast gravy that my mother made in the Seventies.”

― Nell Newman

“It’s become more readily apparent that we need to be growing our own food and growing more things organically.”

― Nell Newman

“I spent my whole life avoiding the public eye. At these food shows, I’m open quarry again.”

― Nell Newman

“In our short walks we passed the kitchen where food was prepared for the nurses and doctors. There we got glimpses of melons and grapes and all kinds of fruits, beautiful white bread and nice meats, and the hungry feeling would be increased tenfold.”

― Nellie Bly

“I understood the power of Heinz since I was a kid, and I started to work for my father selling food to restaurants.”

― Nelson Peltz

“I love collard greens and sweet potatoes. But like, traveling, I’m always just looking for that thing where you feel like there’s love in the food. Like one of the best things, in Brazil it’s feijoada. I was in Tobago in the winter, and I had the best roti I’ve ever had, with curry goat.”

― Neneh Cherry

“I grew up in a modernist house, in a modernist culture. There was a love for modernism everywhere – the furniture, the books, the food, even the cutlery. So I learned very early to appreciate the value of design and the value of architecture.”

― Neri Oxman

“Online, you’re providing each other with the good aspects of being together as far as communication and support, but you don’t have to deal with the realities of paying bills together, or being annoyed when they leave the toilet seat up or don’t put the food away in the fridge.”

― Nev Schulman

“President Obama is the most successful food stamp president in American history. I would like to be the most successful paycheck president in American history.”

― Newt Gingrich

“Women account for about 70% of Africa’s food production and manage a large proportion of small enterprises. They are also increasingly represented in legislative and executive leadership positions.”

― Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

“My mum came to the set of my second movie ‘Connie and Carla,’ and she had made food for the whole cast, including mini bun cakes with little flowers sticking out of each one.”

― Nia Vardalos

“Queuing tips for fans: wrap up and bring food!”

― Niall Horan

“If you’re out, and starving, and need a bite to eat, then you need fast food.”

― Nicholas Hoult

“Worrying about bills, food, or other problems leaves less capacity to think ahead or to exert self-discipline. So, poverty imposes a mental tax.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“Just a little help, a small security force, a bit of food, can save lives.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“The world spends $40 billion a year on pet food.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“My take is that the optimal approach to food, for health and ethical reasons, may be vegetarianism.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“Sure, food stamps are occasionally misused, but anyone familiar with business knows that the abuse of food subsidies is far greater in the corporate suite. Every time an executive wines and dines a hot date on the corporate dime, the average taxpayer helps foot the bill.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“Conservatives are, I think, correct to highlight family stability as a fundamental issue that goes to the welfare of children as much as food stamps or anything else.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“I think that once people understand the great risks that climate change poses, they will naturally want to choose products and services that cause little or no emissions of greenhouse gases, which means ‘low-carbon consumption.’ This will apply across the board, including electricity, heating, transport and food.”

― Nicholas Stern

“I think it’s important that people think about what they are doing and that includes what they are eating. I am 61 now and attitudes towards drinking and driving have changed radically since I was a student. People change their notion of what is responsible. They will increasingly ask about the carbon content of their food.”

― Nicholas Stern

“Hunger is a deep concern of mine, and I feel that no one should go without food in this world as long as there are caring people to lend a hand. I’ve had to struggle in my past and I know what it’s like to go without, so I try to do as much as I can to help bring awareness to an issue that hits very close to home for me.”

― Nick Cannon

“I always say that candy is the perfect studio food – it keeps your energy going.”

― Nick Cannon

“I think the idea that giant profitable corporations should pay their workers enough so that they don’t need food stamps – since when is that left-wing? How did that become ‘leftie?’ That doesn’t seem leftie to me. That seems common sense.”

― Nick Hanauer

“Being a parent is weird. It changes people in subtle and unsubtle ways. In my case, it awoke a kind of manic sentinel in my brain. Anything in the house that might be a threat to the kids or to my wife gets terminated – food, sharp edges, poor wiring.”

― Nick Harkaway

“Now, there is always a tremendous fear of science and progressing forward into areas of the unknown and it is a valid fear. Some of the genetic alterations of food are a little edgy.”

― Nick Nolte

“Meat is a big deal in my life. I do love breakfast food, but I don’t think that’s extraordinary. I’m a normal American. We love eggs and meat and potatoes and gravy.”

― Nick Offerman

“I love Italian food – especially Tuscan-style cuisine.”

― Nick Wooster

“In high school the very first job I got was I worked as a cashier in Burgerville, which is this fast food place in Oregon. I kind of grew up to be a spoiled little kid so my dad was like, ‘You’re going to get a job for the summer!’ I was this clueless immigrant like, ‘May I take your order? Sorry sir, I don’t know what I’m doing!’”

― Nico Santos

“A couple of weeks after the Olympics, I thought I’d pop down to my local supermarket and do some grocery shopping. One person came up to me in the frozen food aisle, and that was it. I was mobbed, and I had to leave my shopping. Now, I either shop online or go very late at night when the supermarket’s nearly empty.”

― Nicola Adams

“As a kid, I was always picky about food; if it didn’t ‘look right,’ I wouldn’t eat it.”

― Nicola Adams

“At the 2012 Olympics, there was a nutritionist in the food hall telling us, ‘Eat that. And eat that.’ After winning my gold, I went to McDonald’s for chicken nuggets and a strawberry milkshake, but that was just for the hell of it. I don’t feel hungry after a match, to be honest.”

― Nicola Adams

“Sometimes my brain is saying, ‘Go wild on food,’ and I’ll want to pig out, but I’ll tell myself, ‘No.’ You either want to win or you don’t.”

― Nicola Adams

“I am terrible at making food. I love eating, but I can’t make anything.”

― Nicola Formichetti

“Poverty is on the increase – due to welfare cuts – and demand for food banks has rocketed.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“Scotch beef, salmon and shellfish are recognised the world over for their excellence and Scottish provenance. People recognise the Scottish brand. They associate the country with quality food and drink, and clearly other Scottish sectors, such as dairy, can benefit from that, too.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“I was on a tour of a Restoration comedy in 1996, and in Moscow we stayed at the Metropole hotel, off Red Square. The food there was opulent, but in the Maly theatre canteen, there were just a few pieces of rye bread, peanuts, and gherkins. I stood in the queue and burst into tears.”

― Nicola Walker

“It’s my first presenting role so I’ll be nervous, but it’s going to be great fun. I can’t wait to sample the food and meet the celebrities. Hopefully I can inject some of my own glamour.”

― Nicole Appleton

“We’re all moving at such a high rate that we have to grab the frozen dinners and the McDonald’s. We can’t make it a way of life – we have to get back to real, simple, clean good foods. It will save our lives on so many levels; not just spina bifida, but obesity, diabetes, everything. Food is our medicine.”

― Nicole Ari Parker

“I think ‘Soul Food’ had the biggest impact on me because that’s where I was really able to shine as an actress and because I also met my husband there, and that was a huge turning point in my personal life. So, that show will stick with me forever and ever and ever.”

― Nicole Ari Parker

“For all the concern about bodies and weight, ‘Baywatch’ has three huge catering trucks on the set at all times. One for entrees, one appetizers and one for junk food.”

― Nicole Eggert

“Chinese food tries to engage the mind, not just the palate. To provoke the intellect.”

― Nicole Mones

“Food is the main engine that drives connectedness, relationship in Chinese society.”

― Nicole Mones

“They say that the cuisines of different Chinese provinces arose originally to serve different kinds of constituencies. Beijing was the cuisine of officials. In Shanghai, that was the cuisine of wealthy merchants and industrialists. In Szechwan, the food of the common people. Many great Szechwan dishes originated in street stalls.”

― Nicole Mones

“But it’s really hard to eat good when you’re traveling because you see fast food and you want to go to this restaurant and that restaurant.”

― Nicole Polizzi

“I don’t really believe in diets. I love food… If I deprive myself, I’m going to want it more. I snack on yogurt, raw cashews and cherry tomatoes.”

― Nicole Scherzinger

“For the first few years we lived in a tiny rented cottage at the bottom of a friend’s garden. We often joked that there was plenty of film in the fridge, but not too much food!”

― Nigel Dennis

“In England and America people tend to graze all day long, but I think it’s such a waste to be constantly picking at food because you then can’t enjoy a proper full meal when the time comes.”

― Nigella Lawson

“The slaves had food stamps, too. It was called ‘scraps from Massa’s table.’”

― Niger Innis

“I am a bit of a psycho when it comes to food.”

― Nikita Dutta

“I am a very bad cook. I can never make proper Indian food.”

― Nikita Dutta

“Don’t you have a machine that puts food into the mouth and pushes it down?”

― Nikita Khrushchev

“I’m so proud, from the food to the women to the curves. I just need to learn a little more espanol.”

― Nikki Bella

“I was raised by the Indian community, and those families are still very close to us. We used to go to each others’ houses one Sunday a month, so we got to know everyone well. Also, we love Indian food and can’t get enough of it.”

― Nikki Haley

“I do a lot of reading about food and the food industry, so I try to eat locally and go to the farmer’s market.”

― Nikki Reed

“I try to think of food like fuel. I don’t look at calories; I just look at ingredients. If my body were an engine, what would make it run? What would make it perform at its highest level?”

― Nikki Reed

“There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance. Such food, moreover, taxes our digestive organs decidedly less, and, in making us more contented and sociable, produces an amount of good difficult to estimate.”

― Nikola Tesla

“We have soon to have everywhere smoke annihilators, dust absorbers, ozonizers, sterilizers of water, air, food and clothing, and accident preventers on streets, elevated roads and in subways. It will become next to impossible to contract disease germs or get hurt in the city, and country folk will got to town to rest and get well.”

― Nikola Tesla

“Even though I’m big on recipes, I love to make up my own dishes and when you take a risk in the kitchen, you learn a lot about food!”

― Nina Dobrev

“There’s almost no food that isn’t genetically modified. Genetic modification is the basis of all evolution. Things change because our planet is subjected to a lot of radiation, which causes DNA damage, which gets repaired, but results in mutations, which create a ready mixture of plants that people can choose from to improve agriculture.”

― Nina Fedoroff

“We wouldn’t think of going to our doctor and saying ‘Treat me the way doctors treated people in the 19th Century,’ and yet that’s what we’re demanding in food production.”

― Nina Fedoroff

“Civilization depends on our expanding ability to produce food efficiently, which has markedly accelerated thanks to science and technology.”

― Nina Fedoroff

“We’ve gotten so good at growing food that we’ve gone, in a few generations, from nearly half of Americans living on farms to 2 percent. We no longer think about how the wonderful things in the grocery store got there, and we’d like to go back to what we think is a more natural way.”

― Nina Fedoroff

“In many places in the developed world, we eat or waste probably twice as many food calories as we really need. We’re wasteful of food. We ship all over the world. We’re now realizing that generating the energy to ship the food around the world is also ruining our climate.”

― Nina Fedoroff

“In agriculture, people have taken wild plants that can’t be eaten by people – and turned them into wonderful food sources. And that’s because genomes can change, and people working with plants have picked mutations. Mutations are nothing more than genetic changes.”

― Nina Fedoroff

“I happen to have an obsession with Korean food.”

― Nina Garcia

“Oh yes, after the war, and we were all starving – we had no proper food or anything – no proper shoes.”

― Ninette de Valois

“I’ll take a couple of breaks for some food, but other than that, that’s pretty much all I do is play videogames and practice with my team.”

― Ninja

“If the food of friendship is time together, how do we make the time to ensure we’re all fed? My friends and I have recently come across a way to keep each other close. It fits into our lifestyles despite busy schedules and a surfeit of children. We call it the ‘kibbutz.’”

― Nir Eyal

“We want to ensure that food is traded better, farmers get a better price, and consumers are able to access it at affordable prices.”

― Nirmala Sitharaman

“I love writing about monsters and food.”

― Nnedi Okorafor

“I feel I should do everything I can to make a difference in Haiti. My main goal to help the people of Haiti is to give them homes, food, and jobs. It is heartbreaking to see little children sleeping on the ground in tents made of trash bags. I hope that we can put an end to this type of poverty not only in Haiti, but in the entire world.”

― Noah Munck

“Social Security is based on a principle. It’s based on the principle that you care about other people. You care whether the widow across town, a disabled widow, is going to be able to have food to eat.”

― Noam Chomsky

“I eat soup noodles for comfort. In fact, noodles of any kind. It’s a food that is very easy to eat; it’s very soothing and comfortable, too. If I could choose any, I’d say buckwheat was my favourite: it has a very good flavour and is healthy, too.”

― Nobu Matsuhisa

“I can’t imagine Japanese food without dashi, a broth made with kelp and dried bonito flakes. It has the aroma of the sea, tinged with a subtle smokiness, and adds a very important, distinct flavor.”

― Nobu Matsuhisa

“Many chefs are either technically or artistically better than me, but I know my food has soul.”

― Nobu Matsuhisa

“I have a restaurant in Milan, and Paper Moon is five minutes away from my hotel, so I always go there for lunch. It’s a casual place that serves good salad, pizza and pasta; the space is tight with tables close together, and it feels buzzy. Food comes out fast, too.”

― Nobu Matsuhisa

“I’ve got this rep as a party boy, but the only show I’ve ever missed was when I had food poisoning from an Australian duck curry. I was puking buckets.”

― Noel Fielding

“If my dinner was really hot, I’d put my fork up to my eye and look at my little brother through the steam coming off the food. He’d say: ‘Mum, he’s looking at me through his fork again.’ It sent him insane.”

― Noel Fielding

“When I was at art college, a can of Spray Mount adhesive cost £12: £2 more than my weekly food bill.”

― Noel Fielding

“I like how food can look incredible more than I like eating it. I started moving food around the plate to make it appear I’d eaten more but then enjoyed making faces on the plate – peas for eyebrows, Yorkshire puddings for eyes.”

― Noel Fielding

“Even the other kids who people made fun of made fun of me. That’s where I stood on the school food chain.”

― Nonito Donaire

“All I do when I write scripts is think about food: ‘Have I worked long enough to justify a walk to the kitchen?’”

― Nora Ephron

“I grew up with fantastic Southern food. In Southern California.”

― Nora Ephron

“The truth is that most marriages have food as a major player in them, and certainly mine does.”

― Nora Ephron

“Food was supposed to be a slightly bigger part of ‘Heartburn,’ and it actually didn’t turn out to be because of me. I just didn’t find a way to make it a bigger part of the movie as I should have, and we cut several scenes in which food was a major character.”

― Nora Ephron

“I feel really bad for people who aren’t insane over food.”

― Nora Ephron

“I am the kind of person who really will drive hours for a bowl of chili. I’m not a three-star restaurant kind of a person; I’m just a food person.”

― Nora Ephron

“If some consumers believe that it’s better from the point of view of their health to have organic food, God bless them. Let them buy it. Let them pay a bit more.”

― Norman Borlaug

“Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.”

― Norman Borlaug

“I am but one member of a vast team made up of many organizations, officials, thousands of scientists, and millions of farmers – mostly small and humble – who for many years have been fighting a quiet, oftentimes losing war on the food production front.”

― Norman Borlaug

“When the Nobel Peace Prize Committee designated me the recipient of the 1970 award for my contribution to the ‘green revolution,’ they were in effect, I believe, selecting an individual to symbolize the vital role of agriculture and food production in a world that is hungry, both for bread and for peace.”

― Norman Borlaug

“If people want to believe that the organic food has better nutritive value, it’s up to them to make that foolish decision. But there’s absolutely no research that shows that organic foods provide better nutrition.”

― Norman Borlaug

“Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind.”

― Norman Borlaug

“We must recognize the fact that adequate food is only the first requisite for life. For a decent and humane life, we must also provide an opportunity for good education, remunerative employment, comfortable housing, good clothing, and effective and compassionate medical care.”

― Norman Borlaug

“Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved, nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.”

― Norman Borlaug

“Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry.”

― Norman Borlaug

“Man’s survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until the invention of agriculture, must have been precarious because of his inability to ensure his food supply.”

― Norman Borlaug

“Without food, man can live at most but a few weeks; without it, all other components of social justice are meaningless.”

― Norman Borlaug

“Unless there is one master gene for yield, which I’m guessing there is not, engineering for yield will be very complex. It may happen eventually, but through the coming decades, we must assume that gene engineering will not be the answer to the world’s food problems.”

― Norman Borlaug

“In my Nobel lecture, I suggested we had until the year 2000 to tame the population monster, and then food shortages would take us under. Now I believe we have a little longer.”

― Norman Borlaug

“The breakup of the former Soviet Union has caused its grain output to plummet, but if the new republics recover economically, they could produce vast amounts of food.”

― Norman Borlaug

“Supplying food to sub-Saharan African countries is made very complex because of a lack of infrastructure.”

― Norman Borlaug

“There can be no permanent progress in the battle against hunger until the agencies that fight for increased food production and those that fight for population control unite in a common effort.”

― Norman Borlaug

“I basically eat a lot of proteins, and I’ve been eating smaller portions of food. I try to eat all locally raised and organic produce.”

― Norman Reedus

“My father used to be away for months at a time, and he’d never leave any money for food, so my brother and I had to go out and nick it.”

― Norman Wisdom

“I love apple sauce. I have an addiction – I don’t know what it is, but I just love the texture of it. It reminds me of baby food. Not that I like to eat baby food.”

― Normani Kordei

“Yoga is the most boring exercise. It’s for people who are too lazy to get on the elliptical. Bikram, where they heat up the room to mimic India’s climate, is especially stupid. People in India are not skinny because they’re doing yoga in 105-degree rooms; they’re skinny because there’s no food.”

― Noureen DeWulf

“If you worry about financial Armageddon, it is indeed metaphorically the time to stock your bunker with guns, ammunition, canned food and gold bars.”

― Nouriel Roubini

“For me, Eid means having lots of yummy food.”

― Nushrat Bharucha

“I belong to a Bohri Muslim family, and for us, food is our biggest celebration. We are used to elaborate five- to six-course meals.”

― Nushrat Bharucha

“Historically and culturally, New York City and our entire nation simply would not be the same without the infusion of Asian traditions. Whether it is food, art, language or any other facet of cultural life, Asian Americans have made our city and our country stronger and richer.”

― Nydia Velazquez

“A 10-pound sack of potatoes lasts a long time.”

― Octavia E. Butler

“I can go days without eating if I don’t think about food. Your mind, to protect itself, learns not to pay attention to that hunger feeling.”

― Oksana Masters

“Growing up in a very poor orphanage in Ukraine, there wasn’t much food.”

― Oksana Masters

“You can’t feed a cat with cream and food in the kitchen and expect him to go catch mice.”

― Olav Thon

“A first date should be elegant. In comfortable surroundings. A place with excellent food, where you can talk easily and get to know each other.”

― Oleg Cassini

“A healthy mind and body are essential. No excesses. Proper food. The body is like a Rolls-Royce. With care, it could last 200 years. It’s a dynamo; the more you use it, the more you recharge it.”

― Oleg Cassini

“I just love France, I love French people, I love the French language, I love French food. I love their mentality. I just feel like it’s me. I’m very French.”

― Olga Kurylenko

“It’s never fun having to bulk up for a job on an action film, then lose weight for another role. I don’t actually mind working out, but it’s the diet: I’m half-French, so I love my food, and boiled chicken breast for breakfast is not my idea of a good meal.”

― Oliver Jackson-Cohen

“At the New York Athletic Club they serve amazing food. People go there, get healthy, and then eat themselves to death – which is, I suppose, the right way to do it.”

― Oliver Reed

“Eating disorders are usually nothing to do with food. Parents need to be with their child to see them through it. All the therapists in the world can’t help if the parents aren’t present, loving, and proactive.”

― Olivia Newton-John

“I have very high standards for every part of life – my work, my relationships, food, love. I can’t just pretend.”

― Olivia Wilde

“Being a typical Briton, I love my home comforts and always try and find an English pub where I can tuck into some traditional English food, accompanied by a nice pint. Fortunately, I haven’t been ill with food poisoning or anything like that, which is quite surprising considering how many different types of food I eat when I’m travelling.”

― Olly Murs

“I’m not a fan of travel and food shows in general, because I think, a lot of the time, I feel like they’re talking down to you.”

― Omar Benson Miller

“I was a fat little boy when I was 10 years old! My mother, who didn’t speak any English at all, said, ‘I know the only thing is to put him in an English boarding school. The food will be so horrible that he’ll lose his weight.’”

― Omar Sharif

“At least inside the city of Seattle, driving is going to be a hobby in 2035. It’s not going to be a mode of commuting the same way hunting is a hobby for some people, but it’s not how most of us get our food.”

― Oren Etzioni

“Economize in other things if you must, wear threadbare clothes if necessary, but never cheat your body or brain by the quality and quantity of your food. Poor, cheap food which produces low vitality and inferior brain force is the worst kind of economy.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“The world produces enough food for everyone. Why are one billion people going hungry?”

― Orlando Bloom

“If you think of the ice caps as the fridge of our planet, if your fridge at home died, the food you eat would go rotten, and you’d starve.”

― Orlando Bloom

“I remember once I read a book on mental illness and there was a nurse that had gotten sick. Do you know what she died from? From worrying about the mental patients not being able to get their food. She became a mental patient.”

― Ornette Coleman

“I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead.”

― Oscar Wilde

“It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol was a food well in advance of modern medical thought.”

― P. G. Wodehouse

“True economy consists in always making the income exceed the out-go. Wear the old clothes a little longer if necessary; dispense with the new pair of gloves; mend the old dress: live on plainer food if need be; so that, under all circumstances, unless some unforeseen accident occurs, there will be a margin in favor of the income.”

― P. T. Barnum

“From the simple stringing together of lemon garlands for the goddess Durga, to dividing the prasadam or blessed foods for the children first, I came to associate food not only with feminity, but also with purity and divinity.”

― Padma Lakshmi

“The best thing you can do for someone is make them a beautiful plate of food. How else can you invade someone’s body without actually touching them?”

― Padma Lakshmi

“I think wine is such a big universe that it’s kind of like food – it’s intimidating to a lot of people, myself included.”

― Padma Lakshmi

“Wine, like food, is so emotional. If you think about it, so much of the courting ritual is surrounded by wine and food. There’s a built-in romance to wine.”

― Padma Lakshmi

“People always comment about my clothes. They don’t think a fashionable woman can love food and be knowledgeable and actually cook.”

― Padma Lakshmi

“I really like to sometimes go into food detox and eat very simply.”

― Padma Lakshmi

“Part of my job as a food writer is to describe food. So my work on ‘Top Chef,’ I feel, is an extension of that. When we give a criticism to the contestant, we want to make sure we tell them why it’s not working and why it would work if they did it a different way.”

― Padma Lakshmi

“My guilty pleasure is just eating really bad food. I cannot help myself, but you’re on the road during the night, and the only thing open is a fast food place, and you’re like ‘Alright. Not my fault. It’s time to eat.’”

― Paige

“I was mainly raised by a working mum who didn’t have much time or inclination for making food. So I had three or four basic meals: fish fingers and a tomato; a packet scotch egg and a tomato; pasta with a tin of tomatoes; and extra mild plastic-y cheddar chopped into cubes with bits of cucumber.”

― Paloma Faith

“I’m really into food; it’s one of my favourite things – everything from potato waffles to lobster.”

― Paloma Faith

“Get rid of the idea of kids’ food. Kids can eat whatever adults can eat. You know, there is one dinner, and everyone has the same thing.”

― Pamela Druckerman

“What you can say, what French parents say to their kids is, ‘You don’t have to eat everything, honey, you just have to taste it.’ And it’s that tasting little by little by little that gets kids more familiar with the food and more comfortable with it and more likely to eat it the next time.”

― Pamela Druckerman

“When we’re in the U.S., my kids instantly start snacking all the time. I don’t know how it happens. There is just more food available all the time. There aren’t all these little different varieties of snack foods in France.”

― Pamela Druckerman

“Eating among the French certainly affected me. After a few years here, I gave up most of my selective food habits.”

― Pamela Druckerman

“I didn’t get much time in between wrapping up ‘Shakeela’ and commence the shoot for ‘Kaagaz.’ With whatever time I had on my hands, I did my best to look the part. Instead of hitting the gym, I took up an organic approach to lose weight. I also cut down on oily and junk food and had small meals in between shoots.”

― Pankaj Tripathi

“I am interested in agricultural corporations and how they function. The idea that they own the genetics of our food supply is a really compelling thing to me.”

― Paolo Bacigalupi

“Italian design is a global excellence, on a par with food, culture, cinema, and, more generally, lifestyle.”

― Paolo Gentiloni

“South Korea’s economy is still difficult. I will create a country where nobody worries about putting food on the table.”

― Park Geun-hye

“I read somewhere that abs are made in the kitchen, and I’d like to agree. I like to think that I try to eat pretty clean, pretty good food.”

― Parker Young

“When my family did shy away from Indian food, we’d eat a lot of Chinese. We’d use the wok a lot. I never had a problem with Brussels sprouts or broccoli growing up. I always grew up with the mentality of finishing your plate.”

― Parvesh Cheena

“I was afraid of Korean food when I moved to L.A., let alone sushi. I remember thinking either sink or swim. Living here in Studio City, Ventura Blvd. is the Mecca of sushi restaurants. What you thought was so exotic is just run of the mill.”

― Parvesh Cheena

“The food that enters the mind must be watched as closely as the food that enters the body.”

― Pat Buchanan

“The GOP’s insoluble problem is that the multicultural, multiethnic, and multilingual country they created with their open borders appears not to like the brand of dog food the party sells.”

― Pat Buchanan

“Security for agriculture merits serious concern by not only the agricultural community but our nation as a whole. The risk to the U.S. food supply and overall economy is real.”

― Pat Roberts

“The ability of communities to meet their most basic needs – food, water, energy, sanitation – is threatened by climate change.”

― Patricia Espinosa

“Stewardesses are still paid so little that in many cases, new hires qualify for food stamps.”

― Patricia Ireland

“It’s outrageous that many enlisted people qualify for food stamps because military salaries are so low.”

― Patricia Schroeder

“Fast food is the one thing everyone can relate to. It’s depressing, but also interesting, that people desire to eat the same sandwich in every single city in the world. But the biggest bummer is when you see a Subway in Berlin. Just devastating.”

― Patrick Carney

“The position is: the Gaelic language is no longer the native language; it is dead, yet food is being brought to the graveyard.”

― Patrick Kavanagh

“I definitely love kimchi. The biggest influence that eating so much Korean food growing up had on me was that I have no limit for spiciness. The hotter the better.”

― Patrick Stump

“I lost about 60 pounds. I don’t really have a moment specifically that made me do it. I remember little things, like, when I was in Japan, I remember looking around at the portion sizes of a fast food restaurant and being like, ‘Well, this has something to do with it.’ Americans definitely eat too much.”

― Patrick Stump

“I love Korean food, and it’s kind of like home to me. The area that I grew up in outside Chicago, Glenview, is heavily Korean. A lot of my friends growing up were Korean and when I would eat dinner at their houses, their parents wouldn’t tell me the names of the dishes because I would butcher the language.”

― Patrick Stump

“The house I grew up in had large plate-glass windows, which birds frequently crashed into headfirst. My father helped me assemble a bird hospital, consisting of a few shoe boxes, some old rags, and tiny dishes for water and food.”

― Patti Davis

“I was always interested in French poetry sort of as a sideline to my own work, I was translating contemporary French poets. That kind of spilled out into translation as a way to earn money, pay for food and put bread on the table.”

― Paul Auster

“We know that young babies, as they become capable of moving voluntarily, will share. They will share food, for instance, with their siblings and with kids that are around. They will sooth. If they see somebody else in pain, even the youngest of toddlers will try to reach out and pat the person.”

― Paul Bloom

“On one hand, our food is polluted with herbicides and on the other hand by antibiotics. And then we have hormones and pesticides.”

― Paul Craig Roberts

“The Transatlantic and Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnerships have nothing to do with free trade. ‘Free trade’ is used as a disguise to hide the power these agreements give to corporations to use lawsuits to overturn sovereign laws of nations that regulate pollution, food safety, GMOs, and minimum wages.”

― Paul Craig Roberts

“All families had their special Christmas food. Ours was called Dutch Bread, made from a dough halfway between bread and cake, stuffed with citron and every sort of nut from the farm – hazel, black walnut, hickory, butternut.”

― Paul Engle

“To eat in the same room where food is cooked – that is the way to thank the Lord for His abundance.”

― Paul Engle

“There is such a thing as food and such a thing as poison. But the damage done by those who pass off poison as food is far less than that done by those who generation after generation convince people that food is poison.”

― Paul Goodman

“I don’t eat fast food any more, not since I got cancer.”

― Paul Henderson

“Ironically, when I was in Dubai with the BBC ‘Good Food Show,’ even though it’s an urban area, when you see the vast panorama from the top of the Burj Khalifa, it feels remote, as if it’s just sprung up out of the desert. I like Dubai. I didn’t think I would, but the food and the people were great.”

― Paul Hollywood

“I love Rome for their calzones and New York City for the variety of quality eateries, but I absolutely fell in love with Miami for the stone crabs at Joe’s just off Ocean Drive – the best I’ve ever had, and the Cajun food. The steaks out there are colossal – it’s like having a shark and a cow on your plate.”

― Paul Hollywood

“I don’t know any chef who doesn’t like fast food.”

― Paul Hollywood

“For me, it is always part of my holiday to go and work my way along the shelf in the local artisan bakery with its breads, savoury tartlets, pastries and cakes. It is soul food: one of those things that tells you about a place and the history of a place and its people.”

― Paul Hollywood

“I can be a romantic. The way to every woman’s heart is through her stomach. Food is at the core of everything.”

― Paul Hollywood

“The key thing is to educate not just kids but adults about what goes into food. You do that in any way you can, bread machine or not.”

― Paul Hollywood

“I love France. It’s got the sun down at the bottom, the Alps for skiing, and all that wine and food.”

― Paul Hollywood

“I may demonstrate the various stages of making a loaf on stage, but they don’t end up in the final product I lift out of the oven at the end. If it were real food preparation, I’d wear a hair net, a hat, and rubber gloves – not a pretty sight.”

― Paul Hollywood

“Like most of Italy, Neapolitans like their food, and there are restaurants everywhere. But to make like a true Neapolitan, grab a pizza from a street vendor and eat it there and then. We tried a pizza that’s folded over four times to make it nice and portable, then you eat it straight out of paper, like fish and chips.”

― Paul Hollywood

“Then you get to be involved with all the people, meet all the beautiful girls, get all the good food, get ready and locked in before all the crowds hit.”

― Paul Kantner

“Sandwiches are wonderful. You don’t need a spoon or a plate!”

― Paul Lynde

“Food was a constant topic of conversation in our household.”

― Paul Lynde

“I’m a businessman. I build things, create jobs – jobs that allow people to pay their mortgage, put food on the table, put their kids through college.”

― Paul Nehlen

“The Sixties – I had to have my foot in everything then. I’m doing the same thing now but through an intermediary. You know. The food company. Maybe that’s the way to go about it. You go right straight into the inferno, and when you get older, you pull back.”

― Paul Newman

“I was a really picky eater as a child. Because I was obsessed by Popeye, my mum and aunts would put my food in a can to represent spinach and we’d hum the Popeye tune and then I’d happily eat it.”

― Paul O’Grady

“If we tackle deforestation in the right way, the benefits will be far-reaching – greater food security, improved livelihoods for millions of small farmers and indigenous people, more prosperous rural economies, and above all, a more stable climate.”

― Paul Polman

“Large-scale deforestation can be prevented while increasing food production through better, smarter agriculture.”

― Paul Polman

“The world faces enormous human development and environmental challenges, from poverty and disease to food security and climate change.”

― Paul Polman

“We need more food, more forests, better livelihoods for smallholder farmers, and lower emissions. If we want any of them, we must have all of them.”

― Paul Polman

“Land is a great example of how we can manage and invest in sustainable infrastructure for economic, social, and environmental gains. Its use – and misuse – is at the heart of the challenge for food, fuel, and fibre.”

― Paul Polman

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

― Paul Prudhomme

“I think the most wonderful thing in the world is another chef. I’m always excited about learning new things about food.”

― Paul Prudhomme

“We trust something in a grocery store and assume it’s good. We don’t learn about the most precious thing in life-the food we put in our body. Educate yourself!”

― Paul Prudhomme

“In ’71 or ’72 I returned to New Orleans and stayed there. I started cooking Louisiana food. Of all the things I had cooked, it was the best-and it was my heritage.”

― Paul Prudhomme

“When I travel I normally eat club sandwiches or I bring my own food. When you go into a new town, it’s very had to find a good place to eat.”

― Paul Prudhomme

“We had no electricity, no gas. Food was probably our greatest entertainment – the most fun thing that we could do was food.”

― Paul Prudhomme

“If you have acid in food, you need to sugar it. At a high temperature, the acids are changed to sugar.”

― Paul Prudhomme

“I wait for the next opportunity to have something to do with food. If I get rested, my mind just starts creating new dishes – click, click, click.”

― Paul Prudhomme

“I’d like to have the first restaurant that can deliver incredible quality food to your table at your house at any time-right where you live.”

― Paul Prudhomme

“Creole is New Orleans city food. Communities were created by the people who wanted to stay and not go back to Spain or France.”

― Paul Prudhomme

“Cajun is country food by farmers and fisherman that arrived in Louisiana from Acadiana, Canada.”

― Paul Prudhomme

“After failing four times and after working for other people and realizing that nobody paid attention to the food like they should have, we wanted to just pay attention to the food and service.”

― Paul Prudhomme

“I carry my own tea, food, and Tabasco on the plane with me.”

― Paul Rodgers

“From dead plant matter to nematodes to bacteria, never underestimate the cleverness of mushrooms to find new food!”

― Paul Stamets

“Nature is a numbers game. We need all the support we can get as our immune systems and health are under assault from pollution, stress, contaminated food and age-related diseases as our lifespans increase.”

― Paul Stamets

“The only exercise I got as a kid was fork to mouth. Food was equated with love in my household. I thought you left the table when the zipper was down and you’d explode if you took another bite. I’d eat my plate and then everyone else’s leftovers.”

― Paul Stanley

“You define a good flight by negatives: you didn’t get hijacked, you didn’t crash, you didn’t throw up, you weren’t late, you weren’t nauseated by the food. So you are grateful.”

― Paul Theroux

“Someone has to take the garbage out, someone has to cook the food, and someone has to clean the dishes. I want to do all of that.”

― Paula Creamer

“I will never use a substitute for butter. Margarine is one molecule away from eating plastic. If I’m going to eat that type of food, it’s going to be the real deal.”

― Paula Deen

“I don’t want to spend my life not having good food going into my pie hole. That hole was made for pies.”

― Paula Deen

“There’s not one food that causes diabetes. What causes Type II diabetes is being overweight… I’ve just come to grips, over the past four or five months, with my diabetes.”

― Paula Deen

“I wake up every morning happy for where I am in life. It’s not all about the cooking, but the fact that I can contribute by using my influence to help people all over the country. In the last two years, my partners and I have fed more than 10 million hungry people by bringing meat to food banks.”

― Paula Deen

“I have my new food line in the works – I think it’s over 200 items. Hopefully I can make a difference; it’s delicious food that’s just so easy. I think it’ll help people enjoy their lives… it’s good!”

― Paula Deen

“My mother really struggled when we were young. She was on food stamps and welfare. Looking back, I know we didn’t have a lot, but I never felt I was at a loss for anything.”

― Paulie Malignaggi

“I mean, on the food chain, do instruments really rate? I don’t think so.”

― Peabo Bryson

“Make food a very incidental part of your life by filling your life so full of meaningful things that you’ll hardly have time to think about food.”

― Peace Pilgrim

“I try to eat healthily, but I love fried food and bad things. Give me a plate of bread, some oil and salt and I’m happy. But you can’t eat like this all the time.”

― Penelope Cruz

“I love Spanish food. My diet is the Mediterranean diet, which is good food. I eat well.”

― Penelope Cruz

“Bacon is so good by itself that to put it in any other food is an admission of failure. You’re basically saying, ‘I can’t make this other food taste good, so I’ll throw in bacon.’”

― Penn Jillette

“I love the feeling of shredded wheat. I love healthy bird food with a fun-to-eat feel. Then you spray them with sugar, and I’m there.”

― Penn Jillette

“In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred; it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect.”

― Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life, is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret.”

― Percy Bysshe Shelley

“My kitchen witch hangs above the sink in my kitchen. Some people think it’s specifically so that you don’t burn food when you cook, but I like to think that it’s warding off evil spirits and bad things in general.”

― Perfume Genius

“It was in the best interests of Zavala and other counties that we move forward with a farm bill and provide certainty to ranchers, farmers, food banks, and other providers.”

― Pete Gallego

“There’s nothing more human than selling food to strangers, you know?”

― Pete Hamill

“When you think about a festival from a comedian’s perspective, it has to do with who else does it – that’s number one. The second consideration – and this is kind of crazy – is: ‘What’s the food like? What is the town like? Is it walkable? Is it easy to get around?’”

― Pete Holmes

“Without sharks, you take away the apex predator of the ocean, and you destroy the entire food chain.”

― Peter Benchley

“If you take away the predators in the prairies and the national parks, you suddenly have an explosion of elk, and then you have a lack of the food source for the elk, so they strip all the ground bare and that takes away the cover, on and on and on and on. The whole food chain is disrupted.”

― Peter Benchley

“We are already perilously close to killing off the top of the oceanic food chain – with catastrophic consequences that we can’t begin to imagine. Let us not, in the heat of anger, reduce the already devastated population of great white sharks by one more member.”

― Peter Benchley

“I don’t think I would have been great in the 17th century. I would have enjoyed the frocks, and certainly some of the food would have been appealing, but the disease and hygiene would have worried me.”

― Peter Capaldi

“A year after winning the Oscar, almost to the day, I was directing a dog food commercial.”

― Peter Capaldi

“Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.”

― Peter De Vries

“Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums.”

― Peter De Vries

“The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums.”

― Peter De Vries

“All over the world, we’re seeing access to food, clean water, education and healthcare improve; as a result, global innovation is rising as well.”

― Peter Diamandis

“There was a Gallup poll that said something like 70 percent of people in the United States do not enjoy their job – they work to put food on the table and get insurance to survive. So, what happens when technology can do all that work for us and allow us to actually do what we enjoy with our time?”

― Peter Diamandis

“Animals used for food are treated like unfeeling machinery.”

― Peter Dinklage

“Italian food is my favorite food. It’s the most sophisticated eating system.”

― Peter Gabriel

“There’s a Slow Food movement. I think I’m part of the Slow Music movement.”

― Peter Gabriel

“A gun can be dangerous. But a gun can protect you, you can hunt for food with it – you know, the tool itself is a tool. The intention of the party using the tool is a part of the process, right? You know: the knife cuts the steak, stabs the person, saves somebody from danger, cuts somebody out of a car.”

― Peter Guber

“No matter what their background, the southern French are fascinated by food.”

― Peter Mayle

“When I founded the first Hard Rock, no one was serving American food in London; McDonald’s wasn’t there, Burger King, etc.”

― Peter Morton

“When you go to a political convention, the best place to spend time is at the numerous parties put on by lobbyists. And you don’t go for food. You go to beg for money.”

― Peter Navarro

“My favorite food from my homeland is Guinness. My second choice in Guinness. My third choice – would have to be Guinness.”

― Peter O’Toole

“Islands are known to differ in the food supply available to ground finches, mainly seeds.”

― Peter R. Grant

“Gold has intrinsic value. The problem with the dollar is it has no intrinsic value. And if the Federal Reserve is going to spend trillions of them to buy up all these bad mortgages and all other kinds of bad debt, the dollar is going to lose all of its value. Gold will store its value, and you’ll always be able to buy more food with your gold.”

― Peter Schiff

“There’s a lot of American kids think their food comes from the grocery store and the concept of seasonality has no meaning to them whatsoever.”

― Peter Senge

“I prefer more spicy food to your Italian to be fair.”

― Peter Shilton

“In most of the world, it is accepted that if animals are to be killed for food, they should be killed without suffering.”

― Peter Singer

“When you look at food as an ethical issue in the Christian tradition, you don’t find very much about it. You don’t find, as you do in the Jewish or Islamic or Hindu traditions, a lot of restrictions saying you can eat this but you can’t eat that.”

― Peter Singer

“Marmite – like that other little black-jar job, Bovril – is so much a Mark 1 staple-of-Empire brand, so much part of the Edwardian world of enamel advertising signs, the history of grin-and-bear-it industrial food.”

― Peter York

“I was one of the first six black kids to integrate a formerly all-white school. I remember being looked at all the time and people laughing at my hair. I was also very self-conscious about the food I had for lunch. I had egg sandwiches, and the other mothers gave kids fancy stuff like bologna and Marmite. It took about a year to settle in.”

― Petina Gappah

“I don’t do any exercises when flying but use compression socks and spend as much time as possible lying down. I try not to eat much – I’m not a fan of airplane food; everything is just so weird.”

― Petra Kvitova

“Save the Children is an awesome charity that has helped more than 125 million children around the world, providing everything from school books to food to blankets and shelter.”

― PewDiePie

“I personally eat so much food, and I work out a lot.”

― Peyton List

“Everyone’s gonna have their opinion, everyone’s gonna have their favorite bands. The best way I can describe it is music is like food, either you love it, hate it, or are indifferent about it. Or you grow up and acquire a taste for it.”

― Phil Anselmo

“The future of our nation depends on our ability to produce food and fiber to sustain the world.”

― Phil Bredesen

“When I go on Japanese Airlines, I really love it because I like Japanese food.”

― Phil Collins

“Miss Child is never bashful with butter.”

― Phil Donahue

“We sing a little song before we eat, a little blessing before we eat, and it’s really – we’re thanking the Lord and the Earth for the food that we eat, and it really brings you together in a profound kind of way.”

― Phil Lesh

“Food is a coping mechanism; people are afraid of giving it up because then they’ll feel confused and lost.”

― Phil McGraw

“We were so poor as kids. I didn’t even see a bathtub, running water, hot water, commode – we didn’t have any of that. We started with a humble log house, milk cow, garden-raised our own food, killed a hog every year in the fall, and had the meat hanging up in the smokehouse – that was our childhood, me and ol’ Si.”

― Phil Robertson

“To me, the drive for monumentality is as inbred as the desire for food and sex, regardless of how we denigrate it. Monuments differ in different periods. Each age has its own.”

― Philip Johnson

“They say that our sense of smell is one of the strongest triggers of memories. Of course, our sense of smell is integral to our sense of taste, so it is no surprise, then, that in a life full of moving and traveling, food has always been a source of familiar comfort for me.”

― Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

“We’ve built, drilled, and shipped indiscriminately across our oceans, with little consideration for the natural environment that is critical to the health of many of our other ocean uses, like food and recreation.”

― Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

“I love chicken and anything to do with chicken. I love anything that’s homemade. Oh, and BBQ. And I love green beans. There is so much good food. I can go on and on and on.”

― Phillip Phillips

“I’m from South Georgia, so my mom, she always cooked some dang good food when I was growing up.”

― Phillip Phillips

“I’ve prioritized taking care of my mind, having fun, and doing things that make me laugh. And eating well – as in, really good food, like steak or pasta or fresh vegetables or an amazing dessert. You know, ‘treat yo’self.’”

― Phillipa Soo

“I think I’m obsessed with food. Maybe that’s why I’m making the transition to organic products – they just feel yummy. I like vanilla scents. I like mint. I like sage. I like the idea of smelling blackberries every time I blink. It’s so good.”

― Phillipa Soo

“I try my best to stay healthy by paying attention to the ingredients in foods and trying to make sure my food is organic and not full of sugar or preservatives. I also try to do at least 30 minutes of cardio every day in the gym.”

― Philomena Kwao

“Must whales and dolphins be subjected to deafening noise that will cause more than 3.5 million instances of temporary and/or permanent hearing loss? For species that depend on hearing for survival – to find food, migrate, and communicate – any hearing loss could be catastrophic. As one scientist noted, a deaf whale is a dead whale.”

― Pierce Brosnan

“I love New York City. The energy, the theatre, the art, the food, the people, the parks and streets. But I could say the same of London or Paris, too.”

― Pierce Brosnan

“For the first 50 years of your life the food industry is trying to make you fat. Then, the second 50 years, the pharmaceutical industry is treating you for everything.”

― Pierre Dukan

“I’ve never seen an obese person who has said, ‘I am well in my mind.’ Happiness stops food being a compensation.”

― Pierre Dukan

“If you love a man, immediately you will reduce your intake of food – it’s automatic.”

― Pierre Dukan

“I love Japanese and Thai food, especially seafood, and eat out with my wife two or three times a week.”

― Pierre Dukan

“Health food shops can make people feel very important; it’s like a brand new religion with people trying to convert you to quinoa.”

― Pippa Evans

“My interest in food really began with a month’s cookery course in Frome, Somerset, after my A-levels. I left the course not an incredible cook, alas, but a real enthusiast. Food and cooking is at the core of entertaining, and my passi