Eating Quotes

Most popular eating quotes

To eat is to appropriate by destruction.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.


Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.


The first freedom of man, I contend, is the freedom to eat.
It's a very odd thing—
As odd as can be—
That whatever Miss T eats
Turns into Miss T.
If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation, introduce the subject of eating.


The whole of nature, as has been said, is a conjugation of the verb to eat, in the active and the passive.
I'm inclined to think that eating is a private thing and should be done alone, like other bodily functions.
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.

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Eat slowly: only men in rags
And gluttons old in sin
Mistake themselves for carpet bags
and tumble victuals in.
The act of putting into your mouth what the earth has grown is perhaps your most direct interaction with the earth.
Greater numbers dig their graves with their own teeth, and die more by those fatal instruments than the weapons of their enemies.


We use eating as a medium for social relationships: satisfaction of the most individual of needs becomes a means of creating community.
Eating is our earliest metaphor, preceding our consciousness of gender difference, race, nationality, and language.  We eat before we talk.
He didn't play with his food anymore till it got cold; instead, down it went like a fuel into a furnace keeping the ovens hot, and the energy at boiling point.
Man is a carnivorous production,
And must have meals, at least one meal a day;
He cannot live, like woodcocks, upon suction,
But, like the shark and tiger, must have prey.