Best Quotes About Food

The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. -Woody Allen

He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food. -Raymond Chandler

Any healthy man can go without food for two days – but not without poetry. -Charles Baudelaire

Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish. -W. H. Auden

Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water. -W. C. Fields

Most vegetarians look so much like the food they eat that they can be classified as cannibals. -Finley Peter Dunne

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

The only kind of seafood I trust is the fish stick, a totally featureless fish that doesn't have eyeballs or fins. -Dave Barry

There is no sincerer love than the love of food. -George Bernard Shaw

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

More die in the United States of too much food than of too little. -John Kenneth Galbraith

Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities. -Lewis Mumford

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest. -Josiah Gilbert Holland

Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food. -Frank A. Clark

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home. -James A. Michener

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

I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food. -W. C. Fields

I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick. Not wounded. Dead. -Woody Allen

If music be the food of love, play on. -William Shakespeare

I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead. -Oscar Wilde

I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table. -Rodney Dangerfield

Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums. -Peter De Vries

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

Poor, darling fellow – he died of food. He was killed by the dinner table. -Diana Vreeland

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

Man should not try to avoid stress any more than he would shun food, love or exercise. -Hans Selye

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

I said to my friends that if I was going to starve, I might as well starve where the food is good. -Virgil Thomson

Don't you have a machine that puts food into the mouth and pushes it down? -Nikita Khrushchev

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

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed. -A. J. Liebling

The disparity between a restaurant's price and food quality rises in direct proportion to the size of the pepper mill. -Bryan Q. Miller

If food is poetry, is not poetry also food? -Joyce Carol Oates

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

There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured. The only solution known to science is to provide the patient with an isolation room, where he can endure the acute stages in private and where food can be poked in to him with a stick. -Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. -Benjamin Franklin

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

When you get to fifty-two food becomes more important than sex. -Tom Lehrer

Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness. -Jim Rohn

When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes. -Desiderius Erasmus

Justice requires that everyone should have enough to eat. But it also requires that everyone should contribute to the production of food. -Elias Canetti

No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned… a man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company. -Samuel Johnson

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me. -Sarah Bernhardt

To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse. -Barbara W. Tuchman

My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order. -Dolly Parton

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success… such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything. -Nikola Tesla

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

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

Is Elizabeth Taylor fat? Her favorite food is seconds. -Joan Rivers

I love shopping, especially food shopping. -Emma Bunton

People need dreams, there's as much nourishment in 'em as food. -Dorothy Gilman

Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food. -William Hazlitt

Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly. -M. F. K. Fisher

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me – like food or water. -Ray Charles

You know, if I listened to Michael Dukakis long enough, I would be convinced we're in an economic downturn and people are homeless and going without food and medical attention and that we've got to do something about the unemployed. -Ronald Reagan

Never order food in excess of your body weight. -Erma Bombeck

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. -J. R. R. Tolkien

A food is not necessarily essential just because your child hates it. -Katharine Whitehorn

If you're going to America, bring your own food. -Fran Lebowitz

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

Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage. -Woody Allen

Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite. -Quintilian

Human beings do not eat nutrients, they eat food. -Mary Catherine Bateson

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

The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food. -William Winwood Reade

It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available. -Ronald Reagan

Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music. -Christian Nestell Bovee

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

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

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

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

Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate. -Emily Dickinson

Yes, we are all different. Different customs, different foods, different mannerisms, different languages, but not so different that we cannot get along with one another. If we will disagree without being disagreeable. -J. Martin Kohe

Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair. -Friedrich Schiller

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

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

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

Older people shouldn't eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get. -Robert Orben

We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun. -George Orwell

Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu, and no food. -Robert M. Pirsig

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

I eat whatever I want, junk food included. -Vanessa Marcil

Health food makes me sick. -Calvin Trillin

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

I've always liked Atlanta. And not just for the strip clubs, but the shopping and the food. -Jon Stewart

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 was eating bad stuff. Lots of sugar and carbs, junk food all the time. It makes you very irritated. -Avril Lavigne

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.

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

It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf. -Christopher Dodd

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

The food that enters the mind must be watched as closely as the food that enters the body. -Pat Buchanan

Confit is the ultimate comfort food, and trendy or not, it is dazzling stuff. -Sally Schneider

We provide food that customers love, day after day after day. People just want more of it. -Ray Kroc

Money is kind of a base subject. Like water, food, air and housing, it affects everything yet for some reason the world of academics thinks it's a subject below their social standing. -Robert Kiyosaki

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

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

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 future of our nation depends on our ability to produce food and fiber to sustain the world. -Phil Bredesen

Our children's health and well-being are dependent on our commitment to promoting food access and good eating habits at home, at school and in the community. -Rod Blagojevich

The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. -George Miller

It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life. -Emmet Fox

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

I could talk food all day. I love good food. -Tom Brady

My sisters like cooking at my place. It has a bit more room, and the food tastes a little bit better. A big pot of spaghetti and sauce, some warm French bread – works all the time. I think I've been eating pasta for 26 years. -Tom Brady

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

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

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 couldn't care less about actors' trailers and food on sets and stuff like that – I just want to act. -Chow Yun-Fat

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

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

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 refuse to go into a fast-food outlet – to use the toilet even – in case anyone got the wrong idea and thought I was sneaking in a quick burger. -Jonny Wilkinson

Debbie Gibson and dog food. I've always dreamed of this. -Julie Brown

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

People think that if you have a huge appetite, then you'll be better at it. But actually, it's how you confront the food that is brought to you. You have to be mentally and psychologically prepared. -Takeru Kobayashi

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

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

Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them. -Sai Baba

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

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

As long as there's pasta and Chinese food in the world, I'm okay. -Michael Chang

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

Mankind: A quality of life upgrade is available to each and every one of you. It should give you a quality of life upgrade, which means no drugs, no alcohol, no fast food – unless, of course, it's a mallard. -Ted Nugent

My idea of fast food is a mallard. -Ted Nugent

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. -Tecumseh

It's almost seems as though there's a battle going on between the public and all the fast-food establishments, and, believe me, I think it's very tasty food. -Regis Philbin

You've got all these books on self help, getting to know yourself, doing the right thing, eating the so-called right foods, even down to what books you have on your shelves. People are encouraged to look to themselves first as opposed to being a part of society. -Samantha Morton

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

The deepest need of men is not food and clothing and shelter, important as they are. It is God. -Thomas R. Kelly

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 like to eat and I love the diversity of foods. -David Soul

Fast sex, like fast food, is cheap, but it doesn't nourish the body – or the soul. -Suzanne Fields

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

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

All artists are people of growth. It's like food, you take the good and leave the rest. -Andrew Jack

She used to diet on any kind of food she could lay her hands on. -Arthur Baer

Where's my food? When is it coming? What did I order, anyway? -Lawrence Tierney

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

The truly powerful feed ideology to the masses like fast food while they dine on the most rarified delicacy of all: impunity. -Naomi Klein

When it came to foods it was a guessing game. -Tony Perez

Food is for eating, and good food is to be enjoyed… I think food is, actually, very beautiful in itself. -Delia Smith

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 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

It was dog food. Beef livers with onions in a can. You open it up and it looks like vomit. -Tom Sizemore

Get people back into the kitchen and combat the trend toward processed food and fast food. -Andrew Weil

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

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

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

I went in saying I wanted to be the food guy. -Ted Allen

Jay Leno is not a guy who likes change. He eats the same food every day. -Ted Allen

You know the great irony is that people think you have to have money to enjoy fine food, which is a shame. -Ted Allen

Neither does man have gills for living in a water environment; yet it is not sinful to explore the depths of the oceans in search of food or other blessings. -Walter Lang

Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties. -W. L. George

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 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

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

I guess I feel that I was following my instincts, and at the same time being guided by the best. I became totally intrigued with Louisiana – the people, the food. It is a part of my life. Everything that has happened for me since moving here has just been icing on the cake. -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'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

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

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

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

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

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

The passion of the Italian or the Italian-American population is endless for food and lore and everything about it. -Mario Batali

One must know combinations, one must have a true knowledge of food to be in the moment. -Charlie Trotter

I like to eat good food. I cook and collect wine. I like going for long walks when I can. -Eric Allman

I swear I want to be a food model. -Amy Sedaris

I also like to eat very much, so I like all different types of foods. -Peter Steele

Hopefully, imparting what's important to me, respect for the food and that information about the purveyors, people will realize that for a restaurant to be good, so many pieces have to come together. -Thomas Keller

Now the restaurants have begun to catch up with the wine-making; there are numerous great restaurants in Napa Valley, and it's wonderful because the people are there for just that: great food and great wine. -Thomas Keller

But once in a while you might see me at In and Out Burger; they make the best fast food hamburgers around. -Thomas Keller

And on a Canadian set, everybody is equal. You get paid the same. You live together in barracks. You have a communal kitchen. You buy and cook your own food. -Sandra Oh

If beef is your idea of 'real food for real people', you'd better live real close to a real good hospital. -Neal Barnard

Meat consumption is just as dangerous to public health as tobacco use… It's time we looked into holding the meat producers and fast-food outlets legally accountable. -Neal Barnard

In my own life, I decided to leave meat off my plate in medical school, but was a bit slow to realise that dairy products and eggs are not health foods either. -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

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

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

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

I also have a lot of preserved foods, things that will keep for a long time like dried fish, seaweed or lotus seed. -Martin Yan

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

Each of us needs something – food, liquor, pot, whatever – to help us survive. Dracula needs blood. -Frank Langella

If you have a busy natural foods store in your community, give their bulk cornmeal a try: high turnover means the product will most likely be fresh. And if the cornmeal is organic, all the better. -Jeremy Jackson

I don't believe in depriving myself of any food or being imprisoned by a diet. -Joely Fisher

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

I love good food but I follow strict rules the days I perform. -Jose Carreras

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

I think Australian food is probably some of the best in the world. -Karrie Webb

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

I call it an old-fashioned seafood house for the new millennium. We are trying to update what we know as old fish houses and places like that, which are great, but I want to give it a new, fresh look with updated versions of the classics we all love. -Todd English

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 like spicy food – sometimes you have to tone it down so more people can enjoy it. -Babyface

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

When once an Indian sees that his food is secure, he does not care what the chief or any one else says. -George Crook

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

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

With Jack Abramoff under indictment, a number of readers have suggested that now he might flip and try to offer the feds some figures higher up the food-chain. -Joshua Micah Marshall

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

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

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

We use competitive markets to arrange for delivery of our food supply. -Kenneth Lay

As a consequence while we had a roof over our heads, food on the table, and clothes to wear to school we were constantly conscious of being of modest means. -Robert B. Laughlin

Certain foods no longer agree with me. If I eat French fries, I might feel sick to my stomach. -Carnie Wilson

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

I eat a variety of foods like vegetables, fruit and beef for protein and iron. -Sasha Cohen

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle. -Sasha Cohen

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

I used to work a lot on food issues and every time somebody predicted that production would be inadequate they got egg on their face a year or two later. -Susan George

Stewardesses are still paid so little that in many cases, new hires qualify for food stamps. -Patricia Ireland

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

It makes me so angry – there's enough food in the world but people are starving. It's all political. -Judith Light

They went into stores to get food to stay alive. Looting isn't the right word. I call it survival. -Russel Honore

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

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

We'd go out in Larry's hippie van and drive out all around Dallas. He loved Chinese food, he'd go in and say. Remember me Major Nelson, me and my friends here are making this show called Dallas, have you got a table for us? It would work every time. -Steve Kanaly

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

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

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

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

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

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

Foods high in bad fats, sugar and chemicals are directly linked to many negative emotions, whereas whole, natural foods rich in nutrients – foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes – contribute to greater energy and positive emotions. -Marilu Henner

Healthful whole foods improve our brain function as well. -Marilu Henner

I always say centered food equals centered behavior. -Marilu Henner

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

We tend to connect bad food and bad habits with romance and sex. -Marilu Henner

I like visiting people's homes on Saint Joseph's Day, when people set up altars, serve food as a tribute to the saint, and invite the public – I enjoy that much more than Mardi Gras. -Poppy Z. Brite

Mostly I enjoy the restaurants (my husband is a chef), though I wish we had a wider diversity of ethnic food. -Poppy Z. Brite

Some of the food in Liquor is food I've really eaten filtered through a veil of fiction. -Poppy Z. Brite

Even more importantly, it's wine, food and the arts. Incorporating those three enhances the quality of life. -Robert Mondavi

I always knew that food and wine were vital, with my mother being Italian and a good cook. -Robert Mondavi

I always knew the importance of it, since I was three or four years old my mother used to feed me wine and water. I grew up with wine as liquid food. -Robert Mondavi

I want to make wines that harmonize with food – wines that almost hug your tongue with gentleness. -Robert Mondavi

If you go back to the Greeks and Romans, they talk about all three – wine, food, and art – as a way of enhancing life. -Robert Mondavi

Somewhere near you, somebody right now is trying to help the indigent and poor – providing food, shelter, clothing or simple kindness. -Tony Snow

The business of peace requires more than showing up with paint brushes, foodstuffs and an oil pipeline or two. -Tony Snow

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

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

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

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

Relief organizations both large and small are coordinating deliveries of food, clothing, water, and other basic necessities to those impacted by Katrina. -Jo Bonner

The food isn't too bad. It's very different from the food that the astronauts ate in the very early days of the space program. -Sally Ride

I mean, on the food chain, do instruments really rate? I don't think so. -Peabo Bryson

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

Not like Chinese food, where you eat it and then you feel hungry an hour later. -Ray Liotta

If I agree to dispose of any part of our land to the white people I would feel guilty of taking food away from our children's mouths, and I do not wish to be that mean. -Sitting Bull

The trouble is that after nine years as a Jack of all trades and Master of the Dominican Order, I have no expertise on anything except airports and exotic foods. -Timothy Radcliffe

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

The less food, the more time to talk, the more to talk about. -Damon Wayans

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

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 promised her an interesting life and good food, and the rest is history. -Bob Ehrlich

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

Oh yes, after the war, and we were all starving – we had no proper food or anything – no proper shoes. -Ninette de Valois

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

The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite. -Robert M. Parker, Jr.

We can no more do without spirituality than we can do without food, shelter, or clothing. -Ernest Holmes

I used to get criticized for putting food in novels. -Jim Harrison

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

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

Many of the genetically modified foods will be safe, I'm sure. Will most of them be safe? Nobody knows. -Jeremy Rifkin

The industry's not stupid. The industry knows that if those foods are labeled 'genetically engineered', the public will shy away and won't take them. -Jeremy Rifkin

Europe will not accept genetically modified foods. It doesn't make any difference in the final analysis what Brussels does, what Washington does, or what the World Trade Organization does. -Jeremy Rifkin

In this country, the health concerns and the environmental concerns are as deep as in Europe. All the surveys show that. But here, we didn't have the cultural dimension. This is a fast-food culture. -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

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

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. -Luther Burbank

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

Pigs eat grass if they are very hungry, but they can't use it as a regular source of food. -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

When a woman gives birth to a child, the child needs to be able to digest the mother's milk; but when this child is old enough to begin to eat other foods, there is some switching off of this ability to consume milk. -Marvin Harris

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

But my answer to that question would have to be, aside from the obvious, which is the people and the relationships that you garner over a long period of time but the catering. The catering. They're the best. So it's the food. -Richard Dean Anderson

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

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

That was my childhood. I grew up with the monks, studying Sanskrit and meditating for hours in the morning and hours in the evening, and going once a day to beg for food. -Satish Kumar

Monks will have three begging bowls for their food: one for water, one for liquid food, one for dry food. -Satish Kumar

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

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

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

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

Appetite, craving for food, is a constant and powerful stimulator of the gastric glands. -Ivan Pavlov

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

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

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

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

The one thing that I'm in charge of in this wedding is the food. -Rob Mariano

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 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

Penn State is a leader in food science. -Don Sherwood

Islands are known to differ in the food supply available to ground finches, mainly seeds. -Peter R. Grant

The thing about being in America is when you are driving with the sun on your back, there's hip hop. I never used to be into hip hop, but there's hip hop in the food, soul food, there's hip hop in the cars. -Vanessa Brown

I have an enormous fondness for delicious food. It's very comforting. -Teri Garr

They did interviews with my wife and daughter-they were genuinely in fear of me having a heart attack, working 20 hours a day, eating fast food. -Willie Aames

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 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

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

Rice at present prices provides more food for the money than most of the other cereals. -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 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

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

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

If I've got food and water, as long as I can exercise my mind and keep it nimble, then I'll be okay. -Rob Walton

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

With all of the holiday cheer in the air, it's easy to overlook the ingredients in the foods. Ingredients such as salt, sugar, and fat – all of which leads to diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes, heart disease, and cancer. -Lee Haney

On long haul flights I always drink loads and loads of water and eat light and healthy food. -Lisa Snowdon

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

At home I serve the kind of food I know the story behind. -Michael Pollan

My work has also motivated me to put a lot of time into seeking out good food and to spend more money on it. -Michael Pollan

High-quality food is better for your health. -Michael Pollan

When you go to the grocery store, you find that the cheapest calories are the ones that are going to make you the fattest – the added sugars and fats in processed foods. -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

Perhaps more than any other, the food industry is very sensitive to consumer demand. -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

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

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

The automatic stabilizer is unemployment insurance, food stamps, additional coverage of Medicaid. -Franklin Raines

There was still food rationing in England and life was difficult all through my 2 year stay in Oxford. -Sydney Brenner

I can get whatever I want to eat and when you, you know, you forget to eat you sometimes pick up fast food. -Star Jones

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

I think I was immediately fed, so food became a very important part of my life. -Dom DeLuise

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 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

I'd like to be rich. I'd like a lot of money to put into my physicals and to buy food for all my friends. -Syd Barrett

The music I do is food… that will be your dinner. -Ziggy Marley

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

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

One way to find food for thought is to use the fork in the road, the bifurcation that marks the place of emergence in which a new line of development begins to branch off. -William Irwin Thompson

What makes cookbooks interesting is to find out about the people and the culture that invented the food. -Vincent Schiavelli

Furthermore I will just have to see what the future will bring me. But a change of food whets the appetite. -Jonathan Brandis

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

Animal substance seems to be the first food of all birds, even the granivorous tribes. -William Bartram

I just love Chinese food. My favourite dish is number 27. -Clement Attlee

If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20 to 30 times more land for food than we have now. -James Lovelock

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

The food in Europe is pretty disappointing. I like fried chicken. But other than that Europe is great. -Donnie Wahlberg

I don't have a dime left. I am dependent on my friends for food and a small old-age pension. -Bela Lugosi

I became a fanatic about healthy food in 1944. -Gloria Swanson

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

I always made my food congenial to my constitution, and my health was always excellent. -Giacomo Casanova

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anorexia, you starve yourself. Bulimia, you binge and purge. You eat huge amounts of food until you're sick and then you throw up. And anorexia, you just deny yourself. It's about control. -Tracey Gold

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

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

I think things like food, the food of the south is sort of the common tie that binds us all, Black and White, the sense memories. It's a very particular part of the country. -Sela Ward

You can be enticed by food, wooed by food, sex, money, or instruments. -Bernie Worrell

I went from 118 pounds to 135 pounds in a few months. But, I still didn't know anything about food. -Warren Cuccurullo

I'm doing it by enjoying what I do in the gym, really enjoying my foods. -Warren Cuccurullo

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

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

Workers organized and fought for worker rights and food safety, Social Security and Medicare – they fought to change government. And they won. -Sherrod Brown

I thought, you know the food and the diet thing is one way to start yourself onto a healthy lifestyle, but if you don't move, if you don't start exercising you're gonna deteriorate. -Warren Cuccurullo

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

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

For the sake of argument and illustration I will presume that certain articles of ordinary diet, however beneficial in youth, are prejudicial in advanced life, like beans to a horse, whose common ordinary food is hay and corn. -William Banting

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

My favorite time of day is to get up and eat leftovers from dinner, especially spicy food. -David Byrne

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

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

If we eat any food, or drink any beverage, we must recite a blessing over them before and after. -Shmuel Yosef Agnon

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

When you're starting out as an actor, there isn't much food around. I was lucky to have a hit pretty early on. I didn't starve too long. -Steve Guttenberg

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

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

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

Kolkata is a great city, has great food and great people. We had some problems finding the kind of old buildings we were looking for, and even handling the crowds, but on the whole it was fun shooting there. -Sanjay Dutt

When I go on Japanese Airlines, I really love it because I like Japanese food. -Phil Collins

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

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

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

As far as luxury goes, about the only thing I do is… I go first class all the way. I live on the road, so when I'm out there, I'm getting the nice hotel suite, I'm getting the luxury car, I'm eating the good food, and I make sure I take care of myself on the road. -Trish Stratus

Quarreling over food and drink, having neither scruples nor shame, not knowing right from wrong, not trying to avoid death or injury, not fearful of greater strength or of greater numbers, greedily aware only of food and drink – such is the bravery of the dog and boar. -Xun Kuang

I did what I did not to make money but to help prevent the defeat of a new system which had, at great cost, given ordinary people food and fares which they could afford, a good education and a health service. -Melita Norwood

Though I love the luxury of the Waldorf Towers, room service there doesn't do soul food. -Sammy Davis, Jr.

In later years, I craved foods that were almost always fattening. -Gene Tierney

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

Also we will be carrying food and clothes for the Expedition Two crew. And as well as spare parts for the EVA that will be conducted from the station in the following months. -Umberto Guidoni

Food can become such a point of anxiety – not because it's food, but just because you have anxiety. That's how eating disorders develop. -Vanessa Carlton

If we as a society are willing to have a preference for organic food, the farmer can pass on the savings. -Robert Patterson

It's more than just high quality food for the family table; it's growing the food in a way that does not harm the environment. That gives me emotional well-being that is important to me. -Robert Patterson

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 donate a lot of food to rescue organizations. -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

It's not good enough to give it tender, loving care, to supply it with breakfast foods, to buy it expensive educations. Those things don't mean anything unless this generation has a future. And we're not sure that it does. -George Wald

Most people are satisfied with the junk food being sold as music. -Billy Joel

That's a big goal of mine, to try and grow as much of my own food as possible. -Daryl Hannah

When we had the infamous mealtime scenes, food fights would inevitably develop. -Charlene Tilton

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

The two things that could have been better is number one, to get major military force into the community almost immediately to make sure that there was law and order. Number two, we had enough helicopters to airlift food into the centers of population and those places. -Warren Rudman

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

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

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

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

Men do not have to cook their food; they do so for symbolic reasons to show they are men and not beasts. -Edmund Leach

Most of the food imported to Russia came from China. -Alex Chiu

You don't need a silver fork to eat good food. -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 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

We had no electricity, no gas. Food was probably our greatest entertainment – the most fun thing that we could do was food. -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

If you have acid in food, you need to sugar it. At a high temperature, the acids are changed to sugar. -Paul Prudhomme

Many people submit to excessive appetites without realizing that they do not need to eat so much food. -Kate Smith

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 think the most wonderful thing in the world is another chef. I'm always excited about learning new things about food. -Paul Prudhomme

I opened my own restaurant when I was 17. I went broke, then traveled around the country, learning about different kinds of foods, had three other restaurants that went broke. It didn't all start just a few years ago! -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

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

Many rock musicians are excellent cooks, I've found, and those that are prefer to eat their own cooking in the studio. I encourage this behavior as I also enjoy the benefits of fresh food. -Steve Albini

If you have good food, people will come to your restaurant. -Mickey Gilley

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

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

Italy will always have the best food. -Diane von Furstenberg

Many people in the world today are not starving because there is an inherent inability to produce food, they are starving because they are caught in the middle of political fights and blockades that have been used as weapons. -Ralph Merkle

Because of technological limits, there is a certain amount of food that we can produce per acre. If we were to have intensive greenhouse agriculture, we could have much higher production. -Ralph Merkle

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

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

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

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

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

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

But all that being said about modulation, if you're serving people delicious food, they won't complain. -Sally Schneider

I also think it's very important to consider how the food will feel to the person eating it. -Sally Schneider

I had all kinds of food issues, including health concerns and weight concerns. -Sally Schneider

Using lots of fresh foods, fruits and vegetables, helps to keep the menu buoyant – I don't know if that's the right word, but it keeps a balance of freshness and health. -Sally Schneider

Years down the line, I became a food stylist. -Sally Schneider

We're the biggest food and agriculture company in the world. -Dwayne Andreas

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

I do not like onions. It's so funny because I am probably one of the least picky eaters ever. Pretty much any type of new food, I'll try it, I'll eat it. But onions, and pork. Pork and onions. -Stacie Orrico

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

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

Basically, though, I believe in eating well, not eating too much but eating a variety of foods. -Joan Collins

Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food. -Joseph Butler

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

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

Well, there are certain foods that I prefer not to eat because they're just such a jolt to the system. -Mary Tyler Moore

I moved to New York last year and I love it. It's a huge change and I've always wanted to spend time there. It's like a more intense London, and everything's up a few notches. The lights are brighter, the pace is faster and the food's better. -Rachel Weisz

I love to cook comfort food. I'll make fish and vegetables or meat and vegetables and potatoes or rice. The ritual of it is fun for me, and the creativity of it. -Reese Witherspoon

I like food. I like eating. And I don't want to deprive myself of good food. -Sarah Michelle Gellar

Music can also be a sensual pleasure, like eating food or sex. But its highest vibration for me is that point of taking us to a real understanding of something in our nature which we can very rarely get at. It is a spiritual state of oneness. -Terry Riley

We are not hungry… Why foist this food upon us? We don't want to be choked. We have enough. -Robert Mugabe

There were different challenges along the way. Certainly the food shortage was unpleasant. -Leroy Chiao

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

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

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

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

Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better. -Robert Redford

No matter where I've been overseas, the food stinks, except in Italy. -Carmen Electra

Know how to garnish food so that it is more appealing to the eye and even more flavorful than before. -Marilyn vos Savant

Know why certain foods, such as truffles, are expensive. It's not because they taste best. -Marilyn vos Savant

Be curious, learn and read as much as you can about food. Don't worry about making money. Focus on learning at various venues before you settle down for a steady position. -Rocco DiSpirito

I came literally to the table with a wealth of knowledge by simply understanding how food should taste. -Rocco DiSpirito

I can now focus on a huge audience through TV, books, cookware and foods. -Rocco DiSpirito

It is important to experiment and endlessly seek after creating the best possible flavors when preparing foods. That means not being afraid to experiment with various ingredients. -Rocco DiSpirito

Talking up a storm about food is so easy for me, it's second nature. -Rocco DiSpirito

We are offering to the American public a line of delicious Italian-American foods. They will be available through the Internet, shopping networks and national store distribution. -Rocco DiSpirito

I do not know that any writer has supposed that on this earth man will ultimately be able to live without food. -Thomas Malthus

I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that's living. -Ursula Andress

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

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

Life excites me-just little, normal, everyday things. Getting out of bed. Getting dressed. Making food. I find it all exciting. -Liv Tyler

I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed. I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat. -Tyra Banks

I love all kinds of bread. Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips. -Tyra Banks

When I took command in Vietnam, I gave great emphasis to food and medical care – and to the mail. -William Westmoreland

We had the best food any battlefield ever had. -William Westmoreland

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

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

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

Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind. -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

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

My friends gave me the first songs which was the first food in my soul for me. -Nana Mouskouri

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

The foodstuff, carbohydrate, is essentially a packet of hydrogen, a hydrogen supplier, a hydrogen donor, and the main event during its combustion is the splitting off of hydrogen. -Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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

Mr. Speaker, less than 10 percent of our Nation's children walk or ride their bicycles to school, and too many schools continue to invite fast-food vendors into their cafeterias. -Lois Capps

Facts are to the mind what food is to the body. -Edmund Burke

What is food to one man is bitter poison to others. -Lucretius

If food were free, why work? -Douglas Horton

The most dangerous food is wedding cake. -James Thurber

Language is like songs, like food, like dance-it is the expression of what we think. -Holly Near

If you see a black family, it's looting, but if it's a white family they are looking for food. -Kanye West

My feeling is that labels are for canned food… I am what I am – and I know what I am. -Michael Stipe

I don't eat junk foods and I don't think junk thoughts. -Peace Pilgrim

The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums. -Peter De Vries

The Americans have always been food, sex, and spirit revivalists. -Edward Dahlberg

There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments. -Chris Rock

I was not created to be occupied by eating delicious foods like tied up cattle. -Ali ibn Abi Talib

A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body. -Margaret Fuller

Anybody who finds it easy to make money on the horses is probably in the dog food business. -Franklin P. Jones

Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison. -Walter Bagehot

The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose. -Garrison Keillor

I'm a musician first, a food-lover second, a dirty mouth with feet, and a girl last time I checked. -Tori Amos

If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either. -Joseph Wood Krutch

So, what's it like in the real world? Well, the food is better, but beyond that, I don't recommend it. -Bill Watterson

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

The worst vice of the solitary is the worship of his food. -Cyril Connolly

So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being. -Franz Kafka

Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. -W. C. Fields

On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners. -George Mikes

Sometimes I've looked at a plate of food and wondered if it wouldn't look better as a hat. -Janet Street-Porter

It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol was a food well in advance of modern medical thought. -P. G. Wodehouse

Preparing food is not just about yourself and others. It is about everything! -Shunryu Suzuki

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

No man's brain is so dull, and no man's eye so blind, that they cannot catch food for dreams. -Donald G. Mitchell

Caesar salad is one of my favourite lunch foods. You can shovel it in and talk at the same time. -Janet Street-Porter

You don't have to live in the country and grow your own food to be green. -Shalom Harlow

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

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

I hid myself in food. -Gordon Ramsay

Don't make jokes about food. -David Lean

Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences. -Mason Cooley

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

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

Whoever would have guessed that in the land of cheap sausages and mashed potatoes there could be such a change which would actually bring the French from Paris every weekend to invade Britain en masse to eat great food and drink great wine. -Robin Leach

It seems the most logical thing in the world to believe that the natural resources of the Earth, upon which the race depends for food, clothing and shelter, should be owned collectively by the race instead of being the private property of a few social parasites. -Ralph Chaplin

In Italy, they add work and life on to food and wine. -Robin Leach

The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death. -E. M. Forster

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

And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul. -Plato

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

Not to like ice cream is to show oneself uninterested in food. -Joseph Epstein

The female of the genus homo is economically dependent on the male. He is her food supply. -Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I love Caribbean food. It's a great melting pot of so many cultures including the Native Americans. -Bob Greene

Customers want good value, but they care more than ever how food and clothing products are made. -Stuart Rose

About 20 per cent of the population believe themselves to have a food allergy and only about five per cent actually do. -John Warner

We have reduced sales tax on food. Now we want it eliminated. -Joe Manchin

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 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

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

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

I'm good in the kitchen. I can cook seafood, collard greens, black-eyed peas. -Monique Coleman

People who shop in health food stores never look healthy. -Amy Sedaris

The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? Like 'Republican party' or 'airplane food.' -Johnny Depp

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

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 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

I have trouble with seafood because it tastes like a dock. -Douglas Coupland

I know it's not cat food, but what exactly is it that they put inside of tinned ravioli? -Douglas Coupland

I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you're going. That's family values. -Al Sharpton

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

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

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 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

And let's be clear: It's not enough just to limit ads for foods that aren't healthy. It's also going to be critical to increase marketing for foods that are healthy. -Michelle Obama

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

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

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

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

Avoid fried foods, which angry up the blood. -Satchel Paige

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

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

At one point I had to shove as much food in my body as possible to pack on calories. My trainer wanted me to do six meals a day and not go two hours without eating. If I would cheat on eating one day, I could tell – I'd drop a few pounds. -Taylor Lautner

I'm not asking any of you to make drastic changes to every single one of your recipes or to totally change the way you do business. But what I am asking is that you consider reformulating your menu in pragmatic and incremental ways to create healthier versions of the foods that we all love. -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

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

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

Looking back, there is nothing wrong with that peace, love and equality that the hippies espoused. In many ways, we have regressed because they were into organic food, back to nature, make love not war, be good to all men, share and share alike – which is what many are talking about now. -Imelda Staunton

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

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

I'm kind of obsessed with food. I like to eat. -Aziz Ansari

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'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

Well mine is not gimmicky – it is the 6 food groups that God made, and exercising every day. Trying to think positively. -Richard Simmons

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

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 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

I used to make my own food and ate on my own in my room. -Victoria Wood

I'm nutty for nutrition. I've become one of those people who can't stop talking about the connection between food and health. Now that I know how much changing what you eat can transform your life, I can't stop proselytizing. -Robin Quivers

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

I love food and I love living. -Ali Landry

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

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

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

There's nothing more romantic than Italian food. -Elisha Cuthbert

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

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

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

I've been eating tons of organic foods, staying away from processed sugars, white flours, and anything artificial. It's the same as my normal regime, but I'm being even stricter, because everything I put into my body is literally building this precious baby inside me. -Danica McKellar

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

My wife comes from a foodie family so I've been indoctrinated into that. I had sweetbreads the other night, and I have to say, not my favorite thing in the world You're eating a gland. -Armie Hammer

I love chocolate. Black chocolate with marshmallow inside, caramel inside. If I could only have two foods, I'd take some fantastic chocolate. And some terrible chocolate. I love the Clark Bar. -Sonia Rykiel

At hotels, you are an actress. Absolutely. You can do what you want. Go where you want. I love my home too. But I love to arrive in a hotel. They have books, chocolate, food. I put things in the little refrigerator. -Sonia Rykiel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I only eat spicy food. -Joshua Ledet

I'm too lazy and I like food and I like my free time too much to spend it working out! -Katherine Heigl

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

The pride of the hipster food movement is sort of annoying, but it fascinates me. -Matt Stone

It's fantastic to strive towards a nice life where you eat nice organic food and your children go to a nice school and you can afford nice clothes and nice perfume and the hypoallergenic make-up. But there's never a day goes by, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart, that I don't think about where I'm from. -Samantha Morton

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 love food. I'm a big food person. I'm really passionate about eating good food all the time. -Dreama Walker

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

I also try to eat as much raw food and clean food as possible. -Kirsty Gallacher

For some Chicago expats, food is the medicine that blunts the pain of separation. -Mary Schmich

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

I started eating healthier. I actually gave up fast food. I gave up candy and potato chips and everything else. I started watching what I ate. -Ryan Lochte

I take my part in the food chain very seriously. -Dominique Swain

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

I love tiny, plastic realistic food magnets. I don't know why. They're hilarious. -Amy Lee

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

My favorite healthy foods are Jamaican chicken soup, Jamaican chicken stew peas, Jamaican brown stew chicken, plantains and banana chips. -Sanya Richards-Ross

I can't stay away from Chinese food. I really love that stuff. -Shaun White

I need my food to keep my energy up, so I can't really diet. -Sienna Miller

I like being able to walk into an old town and find good local food. -Sienna Miller

After my pregnancy, I discovered I have an allergy to yeast. Problem is, all the food I love has yeast in it. So I have to relearn how to cook. -Tia Mowry

I love potatoes – they're my favorite food. -Trisha Yearwood

Music is my No. 1 passion. If you made me choose between music and food, it's definitely music. -Trisha Yearwood

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

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

The best advice is to avoid foods with health claims on the label, or better yet avoid foods with labels in the first place. -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

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

My grandfather's family used to own a pasta factory in Naples and they would go door-to-door selling their pasta. So his love of food came from his parents, which was then passed down to my mother and then again to me. -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

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

When it becomes a revolutionary act to eat real food, we are in trouble. -Mark Hyman

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

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

I love food, I love eating. -Robin Gibb

When you're out grocery shopping for your family, maybe you can put a can of cat or dog food in your cart and bring it to an animal relief center. -Rachael Ray

I don't categorize food as bad or a guilty pleasure. -Rachael Ray

The magazine, the daytime show, we've always tried to write affordable, accessible. Those are key words for us, and I do mean us, a huge staff of people at the magazine who love to cook affordable, friendly food that helps families eat better for less. -Rachael Ray

You know, food is such – it's a hug for people. -Rachael Ray

My husband cooks fancier food for himself than I've ever cooked on-air. I call him from the road, and he's making champagne-vanilla salmon or black-cherry pork chop. Half of me is feeling unworthy. Not only am I not a chef, I'm not a better cook than my own husband! -Rachael Ray

It only looks like I get to eat a lot of food on TV. I really just get the one bite and the crew and guests eat everything else. -Rachael Ray

When I do a 30-minute meal, for instance, on Food Network, that's my food you see at the end of the show and it's not perfect. And if sometimes things break or drop or the pasta hits the wall when I'm draining it, they never stop tape. They just kind of let me go with it. -Rachael Ray

We created a line of pet food called Nutrish that's made to human standards, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to animal rescue. One of our top-tier donors is the ASPCA, and they help us challenge animal shelters all across the country to get more animals placed in homes. -Rachael Ray

Never be a food snob. Learn from everyone you meet – the fish guy at your market, the lady at the local diner, farmers, cheese makers. Ask questions, try everything and eat up! -Rachael Ray

Good food and a warm kitchen are what makes a house a home. I always tried to make my home like my mother's, because Mom was magnificent at stretching a buck when it came to decorating and food. Like a true Italian, she valued beautification in every area of her life, and I try to do the same. -Rachael Ray

I'm not sure that some of the food purists are in touch with what really goes on in American households. -Sandra Lee

It's really easy to figure out why I love what I love, the holidays and food. I know the difference between having them and not having them. -Sandra Lee

Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal. -Sandra Lee

Christmas is more stressful with present buying and making sure everyone gets included, but Thanksgiving is really not that. I don't ever really get stressed out about the food. -Sandra Lee

I like doing food as a focal point on my table. It is not like going out and buying flowers or candles, which are expensive. -Sandra Lee

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 don't want to spend my life not having good food going into my pie hole. That hole was made for pies. -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

I know when you think about the South, you think about fried foods, but we eat a tremendous amount of vegetables. I have my own garden, so vegetables have always been a big part of my life. I love broccoli. I love fresh beets. It's not all about the fried chicken and the biscuits. -Paula Deen

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 love Alton Brown's show 'Good Eats,' about the chemistry of food. It's really thoughtful. -Ina Garten

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

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

Scatter soaked hardwood chunks over your coals for a quick and easy way to add a smoky nuance to your grilled foods. -Emeril Lagasse

I love fresh citrus and always keep lemons, limes, and oranges on hand; they come in handy for spritzing up quickly grilled meats, seafoods, and vegetables, especially when followed up by a quick drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. -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

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

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 try to teach my son about sanitation, especially when handling foods like chicken that could be dangerous. I remind him to wash his hands all the time. When my son cooks with me, he stands on a step stool so he can reach the stove. I teach him about safety and fire. -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

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 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

The worst food you'll ever eat will probably be prepared by a 'cook' who calls himself a 'chef.' Mark my words. -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

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

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

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

Do not allow watching food to replace making food. -Alton Brown

I'm a new mum who spends her days making baby food and cooking for her man. And I couldn't be happier. -Rebecca Loos

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

Opening a family-style restaurant with comfort food like mac 'n' cheese, ribs and burgers has always been my dream. -Bridget Hall

I cook. I go to farmers markets in London and cook really good sort of organic foods. -Keira Knightley

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

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 eat very clean, healthy food at all times because I'm very focused about keeping myself in shape. -Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

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

We don't walk. We overeat because we've made it easy to overeat. We have fast-food joints on every corner. By the way, the 'we' is all of us. It's not the government. It's all of us doing this together. -Mehmet Oz

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

People are hungry because they're eating empty foods. Mine are full, and so am I. -Ricky Williams

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

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

Finishing food is about the tiny touches. In the last seconds you can change everything. -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

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

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

Unlike curing cancer or heart disease, we already know how to beat hunger: food. -Mario Batali

Just because you eat doesn't mean you eat smart. It's hard to beat a $1.99 wing pack of three at a fast-food restaurant – it's so cheap – but that wing pack isn't feeding anyone, it's just pushing hunger back an hour. -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

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

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

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

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

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

Short of screaming-hot Thai food, everything can be suitable for kids too. -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 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

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

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

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

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

I think one thing that kids who grow up on farms really have going for them is they have exposure to death and birth in a totally different way. I think it takes away a little bit of the mystery and a little bit of the fear, and I do wish I had that. And I wish I was able to grow my own food. -Rachel McAdams

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

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

I love spicy food. -Cynthia Nixon

The food industry profits from providing poor quality foods with poor nutritional value that people eat a lot of. -Mark Hyman

Stay away from milk. It is nature's perfect food – but only if you are a calf. -Mark Hyman

Paradoxically Americans are becoming both more obese and more nutrient deficient at the same time. Obese children eating processed foods are nutrient depleted and increasingly get scurvy and rickets, diseases we thought were left behind in the 19th and 20th centuries. -Mark Hyman

I was on food stamps until I was 18 and became an adult. -Moby

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 swear, I didn't really go in thinking, 'I'll be the Simon Cowell' of 'Top Chef.' I was just used to being a judge on British food shows where people are much more outspoken and rather rude. That's the culture over here. -Toby Young

It's very different doing a food show in America and doing one in Britain. I did a 20-part series for the BBC series called 'Eating With the Enemy.' The budget for all 20 episodes was probably the budget for a single episode of 'Top Chef.' It's the difference between making a home movie in your backyard and going to Hollywood. -Toby Young

Local and regional food systems are about opportunity. -Tom Vilsack

There are a handful of barbecue seafood shacks on the beach at Hat Nai Yang, which is a fabulous place to have dinner. It's very much run for locals and they serve the catch of the day, which might be lobster, white snapper or squid. It's ridiculously reasonable, too. -Tony Parsons

I'm a food addict, that's my downfall. -Valerie Bertinelli

I've realized that I'm more important than food is. I love a big slice of pizza, but I love myself more. Being thin is about changing the way you think about yourself. It's about saying that you deserve to be healthy. -Valerie Bertinelli

Once a food becomes off-limits, then it takes on this whole other personality. 'Forbidden' is more tempting. And it becomes something evil, but food is food. It's there to nourish your body. -Valerie Bertinelli

I drive out to this quail farm, where I get a lot of these incredible quail eggs, which I eat all day long. And I eat a lot of superfoods like goji, cacao and chia seeds, things like that. And I like unpasteurised milk of the goat and the sheep. They send it once a week from Pennsylvania, from the Amish farms, and I get it in Los Angeles. -Vincent Gallo

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

Peruvian food is so simple yet amazingly flavored with their traditional spices. -L'Wren Scott

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

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

When I tour, I stuff fridges full of organic food and stick to that. -Avril Lavigne

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

I've always wanted to be someone with credibility, and I want my food to speak for myself. -Aarti Sequeira

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

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

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

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

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

Absolutely, there is a connection between food and love. I always say, when there's love in my heart or I'm feeling particularly good, the food comes out that much better. And so I think Valentine's Day is a special day. -Todd English

'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

Taste as you go. When you taste the food throughout the cooking process you can make adjustments as you go. -Anne Burrell

Instead of going out, I'm trying to encourage people to have a memorable experience in their own home. We call it 'Delicioso Night In.' I invite the people I care about the most. Then, when I get a lot of people together, I like to have finger foods. -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

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

Latin food suffers like Chinese. You can do marginal Chinese and be successful. You can do crappy Mexican and be packed. -Aaron Sanchez

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

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

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

Purchase items that can be made into several meals, like a whole roasted chicken, or bag of sweet potatoes, and shop the periphery of the grocery store, avoiding the middle aisles full of processed and higher-priced foods. -Cat Cora

I would like a food/lifestyle show. We're not sure what that is yet. I want to be able to share what I do and how I raise my family. I feel like I have a story to tell. I enjoy talking and listening, sharing ideas and sharing advice. -Cat Cora

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

When I see my staff take a step back because I've lost my cool about something food-related, I say never apologise for your standards. If someone doesn't meet them, then you should explain that and that you want it changed. I want my staff to be like that, too. -Curtis Stone

Just ask the local people for the best food. Don't rely on a guidebook. -Masaharu Morimoto

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

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

Because I'm a chef, I eat out frequently, so it's hard for me to control what I consume in terms of calories. But when I'm at home, I eat what my wife cooks for me. She works hard to avoid making foods that are high in calories and cholesterol, so most of the time, she makes vegetarian dishes. -Masaharu Morimoto

If you need food stamps, you should meet the criteria. -Bob Goodlatte

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

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

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

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

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

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

The most successful person is the one who is most inspired. That is true in food and in life. -Ron Ben-Israel

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

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

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

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

When I come home from a shoot, I'd rather reheat food I've made than eat takeout. -Ted Allen

I've always hoped 'Chopped' would telegraph our enormous affection and love and admiration for chefs and food, but at the same time, we are inflicting extraordinary cruelty on them. -Ted Allen

I'm really trying to respond to the foods that are in the stores and just pulling the things that are the very best and cook what looks beautiful and is seasonal. That's the way to go. I love going to the grocery store and the market. None of it's drudgery for me. Washing dishes is the drudgery. -Ted Allen

In recent years, I've been writing because I'm fortunate enough to work in the world of food television, to travel and taste and learn about cooking from the best chefs in the business. -Ted Allen

Believe me, I understand the need for easy and speedy. After a 12-hour day of shooting 'Chopped,' say, I'm talking stir-fry, spaghetti, heck, peanut-butter sandwiches. But that's not about the joy of food. That's survival. -Ted Allen

I'm a home cook and love to read about food, but I'm not trained as a chef. I'm just really into cooking and passionate about it. -Ted Allen

I think what I do differently from a lot of TV chefs is that I break down barriers and make fine food more accessible to the regular person, who might be intimidated. I try hard, particularly with wine, to make it not intimidating. It's sort of a teaching job. -Ted Allen

Fruit often ends up rotting in the crisper drawer. Well, that's the wrong place to put it. Out of sight, out of mind. The kids all know where the junk-food shelf is. Make the fruit that easy to get to. Put a big huge bowl of fruit on the counter. -Tyler Florence

I don't think there's anything wrong with a hot dog or other convenience foods, as long as they're balanced with fresh vegetables. It's hard to ignore 95 percent of the grocery store. -Tyler Florence

I love food, all food, everything about food. I enjoy going to the market and having what's in front of me – what's fresh, seasonal – tell me what I'm cooking. -Tyler Florence

The concept of being a locavore, or one who chooses whenever possible to incorporate locally grown or locally produced food into one's nutrition plan, is of great importance. -Tyler Florence

Locally produced foods – defined as those harvested within a 100-mile radius of one's home – have a lesser impact on the environment because of the decreased need for transportation from source to consumer. -Tyler Florence

I think it's important to recall… what you remember your grandmother making, where you're from and the foods you enjoyed as a child yourself, and pass that information off to your kids. -Tyler Florence

Children, if they haven't been introduced to foods by the time they're 3 years old, are afraid of it, as if it would hurt them. They don't really get out of that until they're 6 or 7 – it's a safety mechanism, and you're not going to win. -Tyler Florence

My favorite comfort food would have be braised beef. You know, beef, slow-cooked in a Dutch oven or in a slow cooker until it falls apart with simple mushrooms, some onions and lots of fresh thyme and garlic. -Tyler Florence

My goal in 'Live to Cook' is to make great food more approachable for home cooks. -Michael Symon

I've got tremendous respect for different cultures, for the food and everything. -Ian Rush

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 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

The best we can do, to paraphrase Pollan, is to eat whole foods, mostly plants, and not too much. -A. J. Jacobs

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

Did you ever see the customers in health – food stores? They are pale, skinny people who look half – dead. In a steak house, you see robust, ruddy people. They're dying, of course, but they look terrific. -Bill Cosby

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

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

I was born in the Midwest, where 'salad' was cherry Jell-O with bananas in it. Now children are more aware of healthy foods. -Candy Crowley

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 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

I was always a junk food person, still am. -Dolly Parton

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

Iowa City is okay as Midwestern cities go, but there's no food, no culture, no ocean. -Elin Hilderbrand

There is no 'need' for us to eat meat, dairy or eggs. Indeed, these foods are increasingly linked to various human diseases and animal agriculture is an environmental disaster for the planet. -Gary L. Francione

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

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

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.

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

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

It's not difficult for me to stay healthy. I like healthy food. -Heidi Klum

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

For the Nugent family, fast food is a running herbivore. -Ted Nugent

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

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

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

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

In Kenya women are the first victims of environmental degradation, because they are the ones who walk for hours looking for water, who fetch firewood, who provide food for their families. -Wangari Maathai

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 obsessed with food! -Sofia Vergara

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.

People will travel anywhere for good food – it's crazy. -Rene Redzepi

Take a trip to the forest and experience the greatness of getting on your knees and picking your own food and going home… and eating it. -Rene Redzepi

Learning about issues such as sustainability and locavorism are things that you need to have as part of you as a chef because it will make you cook more delicious food. -Rene Redzepi

Is it a coincidence that in 1998, Barack Obama talks about a majority coalition of welfare recipients and in 2012 we got a record number of Americans on food stamps while he's president? I don't think it's a coincidence. -Rush Limbaugh

Cats have a scam going – you buy the food, they eat the food, they go away; that's the deal. -Eddie Izzard

I buy food and gasoline – that's it. -Kat Dennings

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'm in an environment where I have a lot of information about how to stay healthy and live a good life. I love vegan and raw food, I love to exercise. If I weren't in this business, I think I would be aging differently. -Connie Britton

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

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

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

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 love seafood. I'm not a vegetarian but I'm probably a pescetarian. -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

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

There have been nine Super Bowls in New Orleans, and not all of them have brought the best of luck to NFL Films. We got robbed twice there, got food poisoning, and my hotel room was broken into on the day the Bears played the Patriots in January 1986. -Steve Sabol

I'm the person who wouldn't send back my food even if I got steak when I'd ordered fish. -Anna Kendrick

When I can afford it, I'm very into organic food and I love going to restaurants that use organic produce and such. I think that it's a shame for everyone that, unfortunately, organic can be pretty expensive, so you just do what you can. -Sprague Grayden

You want to be skinny and have a good body? You have to work out every day and say no to certain foods. -Shakira

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 got a fascination with food. -Heather Mills

What I've been developing is a vegan fast food chain and vegan food markets. -Heather Mills

Short cycle business are being impacted by credit, and are being impacted by gasoline prices, food, distribution businesses, chemical business. -Jack Welch

You know, rural Americans are a special people. Their labor puts food on our table and fuel in our gas tanks. Their service in our military sets a powerful example of leadership, honor and sacrifice. Their spirit of community inspires us all. -Tom Vilsack

Let us build a 21st-century rural economy of cutting-edge companies and technologies that lead us to energy and food security. Such an investment will revitalize rural America, re-establish our moral leadership on climate security and eliminate our addiction to foreign oil. -Tom Vilsack

Food is a fairly significant aspect of my life. I have struggled mightily with food. With my weight. And I'm conscious of it. So I have a sensitivity to people who struggle with their weight. -Tom Vilsack

If you think of what food is, it's the energy we use to do our daily work. I want people to know about the USDA. This is a very important department. It's not fully appreciated as such. -Tom Vilsack

The lack of access to proper nutrition is not only fueling obesity, it is leading to food insecurity and hunger among our children. -Tom Vilsack

The food pyramid is very complicated. It doesn't give you as much info in a quick glance as the plate does. -Tom Vilsack

If we can get people to focus on fruits and vegetables and more healthy foods, we'll be better in terms of our healthcare situation. -Tom Vilsack

Without sound conservation and management measures, fisheries will quickly become depleted and a basic component of global food security will be lost. -Sigmar Gabriel

Coming over to Europe you can always put on weight really easily because you are not doing your normal routine at home. It is just a bit more discipline and not eating breads and pastas which are my favourite foods in the entire world. -Sally Pearson

When it becomes hard for me not to eat bad food, I try to think about what I have to do and what is ahead of me and what I want to achieve. -Sally Pearson

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

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

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

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 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

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

To be interested in food but not in food production is clearly absurd. -Wendell Berry

Urban conservationists may feel entitled to be unconcerned about food production because they are not farmers. But they can't be let off so easily, for they are all farming by proxy. -Wendell Berry

I hate menus, I hate choosing food. I just want to be brought. Bring me dinner! -Hugh Laurie

Love food and I love to eat. -Salma Hayek

Everybody has a weakness. Mine is food. -Salma Hayek

I have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language, Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with. -Salma Hayek

What I've learned is I want to enjoy my life, and food is a big part of it. -Gwyneth Paltrow

I am thankful I was born in America, although if I gain any more weight the burqa thing may start to seem like a good idea to me. See? Another plus about America, you can always find some food. -Elayne Boosler

Very rarely does food enhance the conversation. If the food is really good, there'll be much less conversation because you'd be concentrating too much on the food. -Richard Lugar

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

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

They advertise on the radio for food stamps! -Bill O'Reilly

I don't cook. I don't know anything about food. I've never reviewed a restaurant. -Calvin Trillin

Canadians are very well behaved, they don't throw their food. -Calvin Trillin

I don't think I've ever read a food piece or a food book. -Calvin Trillin

If I like a food, I'll eat it, even if I know it's not good for me. -Kim Kardashian

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

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

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

The Middle East is ailing. The malady stems from pervasive violence, shortages of food, water and educational opportunities, discrimination against women and – the most virulent cause of all – the absence of freedom. -Shimon Peres

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

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 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

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

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

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

My three addictions of choice are food, love and work. -Alanis Morissette

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