Bringing meaning to the joy of eating.
When the “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” proverb is the only adage in your arsenal of food wisdom, it’s time to bulk up on new things to say. From Ireland to China and the likes of Helen Keller to Ronald Reagan, these 20 quotes will bring even more meaning and joy to the act of eating.
When I am eating I am deaf and dumb. –Russia
To eat is human, to digest, divine. –Mark Twain
Life is too short to drink bad wine. –France
Whose bread I eat, his song I sing. –Germany
Too many cooks spoil the broth. –Italy
At the table with good friends and family you do not become old. –Italy
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one. –Mother Theresa
Fine words do not produce food. –Nigeria
If you are looking for a fly in your food, it means that you are full. –South Africa
Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat. –Jim Davis (Garfield)
Who fasts but does no other good saves his bread but goes to hell. –Italy
There is no sincerer love than the love of food. –Bernard Shaw
He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors. –China
It is easier to halve the potato when there’s love. –Ireland
A piece of bread in one’s pocket is better than a feather in one’s hat. –Sweden
You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jelly beans. –Ronald Reagan
Give a man a fish, you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish, and you have fed him for a lifetime. –China
The good Lord has changed water into wine, so how can drinking beer be a sin? –Belgium
Happiness rarely keeps company with an empty stomach. –Helen Keller
Food tastes best when you eat it with your own spoon. –Denmark
Aylin Erman currently resides in Istanbul and is creator of plant-based recipe website GlowKitchen.