Best Quotes About Lunch

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch. -Tim Berners-Lee

If you knew how meat was made, you'd probably lose your lunch. -K. D. Lang

Manhattan is a narrow island off the coast of New Jersey devoted to the pursuit of lunch. -Raymond Sokolov

You can't set a hen in one morning and have chicken salad for lunch. -George M. Humphrey

The Bar Room has a corner table placed strategically at a point diagonally across from the entrance. the table of tables in the setting of settings in the building of buildings. In the religion of lunch, this is the holy of holies. -Raymond Sokolov

A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner. -Francis Bacon

I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon. -Ronald Reagan

A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it. -Aldous Huxley

I haven't trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I've never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex. -Erma Bombeck

Some weasel took the cork out of my lunch. -W. C. Fields

Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch. -Orson Welles

There's no such thing as a free lunch. -Milton Friedman

Whenever you want to marry someone, go have lunch with his ex-wife. -Shelley Winters

My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don't think about it, I just have it. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

When I was a boy we didn't wake up with Vietnam and have Cyprus for lunch and the Congo for dinner. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Office hours are from 12 to 1 with an hour off for lunch. -George S. Kaufman

Taking Big Bird away from our five year olds, lunch money away from our ten year olds, job training programs away from our fifteen year olds, and college loans away from our twenty year olds is a disgrace. -John Murray

I used to collect hockey cards. It was like Vegas at my school. You'd go to school with your box of cards, and at recess and lunchtime there were all these games we'd play. -Steve Nash

The fire trucks are out, there are thousands of people in the streets. You have a choice. You can have this, or you let Negroes eat at the lunch counters. -Burke Marshall

My mobile rang around lunchtime one day, and it was George Michael. He wanted to come in on Friday. We were like, 'okay, if that's what you want'. And he was a very good guest. That's a real exception to the rule. -Graham Norton

What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch? -W. Clement Stone

It is better for me to serve a charity as an actor or a voice, rather than at a luncheon being just a celebrity. -Ben Kingsley

I'm very fortunate in that I don't have money problems. I have lunch with my wife at home. I don't have to commute, so I have much more time with my family. -Kazuo Ishiguro

The small businessman is smart; he realizes there's no free lunch. On the other hand, he knows where to go to get a good inexpensive sandwich. -Adam Osborne

I have come to understand and appreciate writers much more recently since I started working on a book last fall. Before that, I thought golf writers got up every morning, played a round of golf, had lunch, showed up for our last three holes and then went to dinner. -Phil Mickelson

I'm not cynical about marriage or romance. I enjoyed being married. And although being single was fun for a while, there was always the risk of dating someone who'd owned a lunch box with my picture on it. -Shaun Cassidy

I definitely think we should not serve alcoholic beverages at the lunch break. -McLean Stevenson

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

It's hell with that big beard and stuff. That's the one bit I don't like. Either you take out at lunch or you don't eat. So I opted not to eat, 'cause having to put it on twice is horrific. -Robbie Coltrane

I just go to lunch. And I never know when something is going into the file and something is not. -Donna Leon

I used to eat lunch with Billy Wilder when I first came out here. -Richard Serra

There's no such thing as a free lunch, at least on the karmic level. -Joan D. Vinge

I was at a luncheon; and some cameras were trained on us. I don't know whether they were for television or not. You know how little I know about cameras. -June Allyson

It's kind of like family. I can't say that we go out to lunch and to the movies every day with each other. Everyone's fully grown adult women with lives. -Kathy Valentine

Every spare second I would write, somehow. On my lunch hour, too. -Kevin J. Anderson

An average working day begins at 8 or 9 am, includes an hour for lunch, and ends at 5 or 6 pm. -Peter Straub

I took a job at the pool in order to earn the five cents a day it cost to swim. I counted wet towels. As a bonus, I was allowed to swim during lunchtime. -Esther Williams

There was a policy at Hughes against drinking at lunch, but the men ignored it. -Esther Williams

From a parent's right to know what their children are doing, to protecting citizens across the country from the growing threat of gang violence, the House Democrat leadership is simply out to lunch. -Virginia Foxx

Also, from a technical point of view, as you're standing in front of a microphone all day, it's quite a good idea that I should play a laid back sort of character because if he was too frenetic, I'd be exhausted by lunch! -Paul Darrow

He makes me laugh, Mick! He tended to turn up when we were having lunch and entertain us all. He bought an Enigma machine! I've never worked with a producer who was more famous than everyone put together. -Saffron Burrows

Some of the free lunch programs were still goin' on – based on the last leg of the Black Panther Party. -Kool Moe Dee

Right at the end of the war I wrote a piano sonata, which was written at a time when Sam Barber used to come down here and we used to have lunch together in a very nice old hotel that's now not there. -Elliott Carter

I have many memories of waking up to eat breakfast that my mother carefully prepared for us and her saying, what do y'all want for lunch, and as we're eating lunch, what do y'all want for dinner? It's always about the next meal. -Lisa Loeb

All that prosthetic makeup drains you. By the time it's lunch, you're done. -Mickey Rourke

I was nine or 10 years old and my father was sacked on Christmas Day. He was a manager, the results had not been good, he lost a game on December 22 or 23. On Christmas Day, the telephone rang and he was sacked in the middle of our lunch. -Jose Mourinho

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

I know how many days in which I have just answered e-mail, had three phone calls and a two hour lunch. Poof, gone. They are not infrequent. -Joseph Epstein

The biggest challenge in New Orleans has been to find workers who can climb a ladder after lunch. -Harry Anderson

I terminated the interview when I didn't know what he was talking about and went upstairs to lunch. -Graham Kennedy

I lived at home and I cycled every morning to the railway station to travel by train to Johannesburg followed by a walk to the University, carrying sandwiches for my lunch and returning in the evening the same way. -Sydney Brenner

I didn't come from a trailer park. I grew up middle class and my dad had money and my mom made my lunch. I got a car when I was sixteen. I'm proud of that. -Kid Rock

I got an internship with the casting director of The Girl Next Door. I would hold the clipboard and help them in their casting sessions and get them lunch. -Olivia Wilde

But people that are worried about unborn babies are the same ones that vote against kindergarten programs in Indiana or school lunch funds out of the federal government. -Birch Bayh

Is this film more interesting than a documentary of the same actors having lunch? -Gene Siskel

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites. -William Ruckelshaus

In the morning we received some very thin coffee. For lunch we had potato soup with a few pieces of meat in it, in the evening we had a very thin meat soup with some potatoes in it. -Leon Askin

And that's another piece of advice I'll give junior writers; when you get to the point where they take you to lunch, let the editor suggest where to go. -Jerry Pournelle

With my time in the limelight, I regret that I didn't use it more to push vegetarianism. I support vegetarian options in the school lunch program. -Bernhard Goetz

I get up around 6:30. I work from about 8:00 to 1:00, take a break for lunch, work again until about 5:00, and then go for a long walk and have dinner. Then, if my wife and I have no previous plans, we decide what to do for the evening. -Chaim Potok

Really, can anyone drink several martinis at lunch? -Christine Baranski

You never came home for lunch: you just stayed doing, playing, having fun, surfing, running round. -Diane Cilento

We must explain the truth: There is no free lunch. -Grace Napolitano

I definitely have a family. I have a boyfriend who has kids, and we do normal things every day, like get up and go to school. Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. -Tina Yothers

But I have had to give up certain things in my life. One is shopping. Two is lunch with the girls. Three is cocktail parties, and four is studying my lines. -Joan Collins

I had cottage cheese for lunch and a glass of wine when I got home tonight. -Sally Quinn

Another woman approached me while I was having lunch at the Russian Tea Room in New York and told me that the reason she had become a lawyer was because she had read 'Rage of Angels'. To me, that kind of feedback has more meaning than any sales figures. -Sidney Sheldon

For years I used to bore my wife over lunch with stories about funny incidents. -James Herriot

In France, you're with the crew, and you have lunch with them. It's more like a family. -Charlotte Gainsbourg

I left the table where there were important people and had lunch with my husband and a few friends. The reception was organised in my honour, so it was rather amusing. -Nana Mouskouri

I've always just shown up and tried to figure out what's for lunch and am I going to get to play some racquetball that night. -Robert Downey, Jr.

David Lynch and I almost made a movie together in the late '80s. We had lots of dinners and lunches. He's a very cool, hip guy. This film, let's face it, is like an homage to him, I would imagine he'd find it funny. -Martin Short

When ordering lunch, the big executives are just as indecisive as the rest of us. -William Feather

Oh, my friends, be warned by me, That breakfast, dinner, lunch and tea, Are all human frame requires. -Hilaire Belloc

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

When you have something for breakfast, you're not going to be starving by lunch. -Bruce Barton

Never drink black coffee at lunch; it will keep you awake all afternoon. -Jilly Cooper

When you make his sandwiches, put a sexy or loving note in his lunch box. -Anne Rice

New technology is useful, but it's inefficient and ugly; it knows it'll be obsolete by lunchtime tomorrow, so it has no incentive to be anything else. -Tom Holt

Robert Morley is a legend in his own lunchtime. -Rex Harrison

The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You're there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see – every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties. -Graham Greene

You are about to have your first experience with a Greek lunch. I will kill you if you pretend to like it. -Jackie Kennedy

I run six-to-eight miles a day, plus weights and aerobics in the lunch hour. I also lie a lot, which keeps me thin. -Hugh Laurie

Now I'm seen by more people in one episode than I was in 20 years of theatre and movies. It's gratifying to have an impact on 25 million people a night, but I can say goodbye to my lunch-pail life as a working actor. I'm scared I might be a celebrity. -William Petersen

When every one of your arguments is characterized an attempt to bring back slavery or resegregate lunch counters, it's a little hard to have any sort of productive debate. -Ann Coulter

Generally speaking, we get the joke. We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system, to beat the market or at least find someone who will pay you a lot of money, 'cause they're convinced that there is a free lunch. -Ron Bloom

I'm going to try to pull a Natalie Portman. Natalie went to Harvard while shooting 'Star Wars'. I don't know how she did it. I want to have lunch with her and ask her – that seems like a bunch of stress right there. -Selena Gomez

There are two types of courage involved with what I did. When it comes to picking up a rifle, millions of people are capable of doing that, as we see in Iraq or Vietnam. But when it comes to risking their careers, or risking being invited to lunch by the establishment, it turns out that's remarkably rare. -Daniel Ellsberg

I like looking nice, but I always put comfort over fashion. I don't find thin girls attractive; be happy and healthy. I've never had a problem with the way I look. I'd rather have lunch with my friends than go to a gym. -Adele

I can direct breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I take pride in my kitchen, but I'm not going to direct a movie. -Julia Roberts

What I'm not saying is that all government spending is bad. It's not – far, far from it, but there is no free lunch, as a former colleague of mine used to say. There is no public tooth fairy. Father Christmas does not work on the Treasury staff this year. You can never bail someone out of trouble without putting someone else into trouble. -Arthur Laffer

So I would always try and be the lightest I could. In high school, I really wouldn't eat. I would only have lunch and I would only have salads. And then it got so crazy as to just eating like a cracker or a cucumber a day and I would feel full. -Nicole Polizzi

I just had lunch with Slash two days ago. He loves Axl. He holds no grudges towards him. Twenty years of great music wasn't created because of some stupid grudge. That's a shame. -Steven Adler

I didn't have a good childhood because I never could get along with other kids. I was the child that sat in the corner eating lunch by herself. -Jolene Blalock

I challenge you, to go to any school and open 50 lunchboxes, and I guarantee you there will be one or two cans of Red Bull, there'll be cold McDonald's and jam sandwiches with several cakes. -Jamie Oliver

Swedes are a really humble and shy people in many ways, but I think it's pretty much the same as in the U.S. Little girls want to take photographs with me at lunch. -Joel Kinnaman

Nobody wants to hear Metallica at lunchtime. -Michael Fassbender

I had a hard time with bullying. I ate lunch in the bathroom. -Julianne Hough

I interned at 'Hamptons' magazine. I was 12. I walked around with a pad and was like, 'What do you guys want for lunch?' to all the people who worked there. -Nicky Hilton

I usually like to throw on some flip flops and go to a really nice lunch in Venice, or Santa Monica, or stay in and cook dinner. -Ben Savage

I'm never going to apologize for having a lot of guy friends, and I always have. That happens, and I'm not going to live my life where I'm not going to go out and have a coffee or lunch with my guy friends. -Camilla Belle

When I'm not working, I would kill to have some sort of creative outlet other than, say, a coloring book. And when I'm working, I want to do all those things I was griping about – you know, make a turkey-and-cheese sandwich, put it in a zip-top bag, and stick it in a lunch box right now! -Angie Harmon

Being followed is weird, that people want to discuss where I ate lunch or what I wear when I go to lunch… the private life is just gone. -Alexander Skarsgard

Well, in some ways I had sort of the opposite experience of other people that are sort of dreaming of being in a rock band. I was dreaming of like corporate lunches and just like, and I'm not really joking. Like the whole idea to me was really appealing. -Carrie Brownstein

It was a real hand-to-mouth existence in those early days – I'd have whatever dry cereal there was in the house for breakfast, 30 cents to spend on lunch and a hot dog for dinner. I did that for years. So there was definitely a hunger in me, of various kinds, to succeed. -Neil Diamond

I had the lunchbox that cleared the cafeteria. I was very unpopular in the early grades. Because I hung out with my grandfather, I started to bring my lunchbox with sardine sandwiches and calamari that I would eat off my fingers like rings. I was also always reeking of garlic. -Rachael Ray

The first thing I did was give up sweet tea because I drank so much. I'd start drinking at lunchtime and wouldn't set it down until I went to bed. When you calculate how much empty calories and how much sugar I was consuming, it was staggering. So I haven't had a glass of sweet tea in three years. -Paula Deen

My favorite fall or winter lunch is big steaming bowls of soup. I usually invite people for around 12:30 and have two hearty soups like shrimp corn chowder and lentil sausage soup, which can be made a day or two ahead. -Ina Garten

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

I'm an afternoon tea type of girl. I come from a Russian background where we love our teas. So between lunch and dinner after training I come home and I love a nice cup of tea with jam in it, as we drink it there. Black English Breakfast with raspberry jam is my favorite. -Maria Sharapova

If I make your workplace conducive to walking at lunch, or working out at some time during the day, or I get people to use the stairs more by creating incentives to do such, then people will start doing it naturally. -Mehmet Oz

I usually have my protein at lunch and my carbs at night – I don't mix protein and carbs. -Jenny McCarthy

I've done panel shows, which I enjoy, and on those you're recording half-an-hour of TV and sometimes they film for two hours. But with 'Britain's Got Talent,' you're on camera for eight hours, with a large theatre audience watching – and in between you're being filmed for ITV2 as you eat your lunch. -David Walliams

If you read about Mussolini or Stalin or some of these other great monsters of history, they were at it all the time, that they were getting up in the morning very early. They were physically very active. They didn't eat lunch. -A. N. Wilson

I never laugh or smile when I am writing. When I come home for lunch after writing all morning, my wife says I look like I just came home from a funeral. This is not bragging. This is an illness. -Carl Hiaasen

Even when I am writing I usually take a break around lunchtime and go for a little walk to clear out my head. -Patricia Cornwell

The only difference between working on a huge-budget film and a lesser-budget film, is the quality of lunch and dinner. -Ving Rhames

I believe in stopping work and eating lunch. -L'Wren Scott

I always think if you have to cook once, it should feed you twice. If you're going to make a big chicken and vegetable soup for lunch on Monday, you stick it in the refrigerator and it's also for Wednesday's dinner. -Curtis Stone

I grow my own vegetables and herbs. I like being able to tell people that the lunch I'm serving started out as a seed in my yard. -Curtis Stone

We need to reform our school lunch programs. We need to get healthy items into the vending machines. -Joan Lunden

I'll do shoes for the lady who lunches, but it would be, like, a really nasty lunch, talking about men. But where I draw the line, what I absolutely won't do, is the lady who plays bridge in the afternoon! -Christian Louboutin

We talked about many issues, like welfare, is it the way of life or hand up? Talked about size of government, how much should it tax families and small businesses? And when we left that lunch, we got in the car and I looked over at Chuck and said, 'I'll be damned. we're Republicans.' -Susana Martinez

Another suggestion is to cook a meal, maybe not every night, but a couple more times a week than you usually do. That way you have leftovers, and you take your lunch to work. -Michelle Obama

I spent lunchtime in a grave during the filming of 'Bloody Mama.' When you're younger, you feel that's what you need to do to help you stay in character. When you get older, you become more confident and less intense about it – and you can achieve the same effect. -Robert De Niro

There's a period just before you start a movie when you start thinking, I don't know what in the world I'm going to do. It's free-floating anxiety. In my case, though, this is over by lunch the first day of shooting. -Jack Nicholson

When I take my kids out for dinner or lunch, people smile at us. -Louis C. K.

The most important question in American cinema, I've learned, is 'When is lunch?' -Tommy Lee Jones

You now have six-year campaigns for the Senate – you never stop running. It's not uncommon for a member of the Senate to have a fundraising breakfast, a fundraising lunch and a fundraising dinner, and then when the Senate breaks for the week to go home, more fundraisers. And that's driven by the cost of campaigning. -Evan Bayh

I'm the kind of girl who thinks about what she's gonna cook for dinner when she's finishing her lunch. -Padma Lakshmi

I usually eat six times a day, small meals. For breakfast, an egg and a corn tortilla, salsa and cilantro, and some ham. For snacks, I'll have an apple, some string cheese, a yogurt. For lunch I'll have salad with protein in it and for dinner usually steamed vegetables and chicken or fish. -Sprague Grayden

I'm not really a girl who likes to go out to lunch or cocktails or store openings. -Vera Wang

If I'm playing in the morning, I'll get some carbs early: porridge with chopped banana. If I'm playing in the afternoon, I'll start with less carbs and have some eggs and fruit for breakfast, then a light lunch about 90 minutes before I play, so I don't feel sluggish or full. -Rory McIlroy

Don't be gullible, use life before it uses you. Understand there are no free lunches, and for every action you take, there's a reaction. -Sylvester Stallone

There's this absurd situation on a movie set where your trailer's here and the set is here and the lunch tent is here, and you're not allowed to get yourself from these three places. -Olivia Williams

There is no such thing as a free lunch. -Barry Commoner

When you start one of these programs, school lunch programs, in a country that heretofore had nothing of that kind, immediately school enrollment jumps dramatically. Girls and boys get to the classroom with the promise of a good meal once a day. -George McGovern

Oh, I love making independent films, it's such a special, magical thing because you collaborate with a small group of people and everyone's pitching in. You'll see producers setting up the lunch table and the sound guy driving a van. We're all really there because we want to be. -Olivia Thirlby

Unless children have strong education and strong families and strong communities and decent housing, it's not enough to go sit in at a lunch counter. -Marian Wright Edelman

I am a morning writer; I am writing at eight-thirty in longhand and I keep at it until twelve-thirty, when I go for a swim. Then I come back, have lunch, and read in the afternoon until I take my walk for the next day's writing. -Carlos Fuentes

It's nice to just be a kid and hang out with your friends at lunch. -Karlie Kloss

The lunch in a normal American restaurant is very problematic for me. I don't like to have hot food for lunch. -Larry David

I remember my first acting class: I was like, 'That's it.' If I know that I want to do something then I'm going to do it and there's no stopping me, whether it's if I want to take a movie part or don't, or eat sushi for lunch or don't. There's always a very clear goal. Once I figure out what I want that's it. -Ashley Greene

I like a cheese and pickle. Nice cheese and pickle on a real old-fashioned bread. Ploughman's lunch. -Gary Oldman

I was the oldest of the children in my family. I had to do a lot of diaper-changing and lunch-making. I was taking my little sister to ballet, picking up my brother, sort of being a super-nanny. -Vin Diesel

I have lifestyle requirements. Photos, meetings, lunches, dinners, facial care, tooth care. It requires an exorbitant amount of money. -Gary Coleman

I have lunches with my girlfriends, who just turned 40, and some of those lunches, we're crying and screaming about our husbands, saying we want to leave them and run away. And then, other lunches, we're fine and love our husbands and are happy with our lives. -Leslie Mann

At the weekend, one of the paparazzi left their lunch box filled with half-eaten pasta salad on my doorstep: it was like a little warning, you know? 'We have been here.' -Katherine Jenkins

I eat almost no lunch. I have a big dinner but I don't have a big lunch. -Preet Bharara

Why does anybody want to be famous? You know what's important to me? Having lunch! Pasta! Seeing my friends! Is that so crazy? -Sherry Stringfield

I enter my studio at 9 a.m. I have lunch here, I return right away to my work and I go out to dinner at 8 p.m. My daily tasks vary very much. -Oscar Niemeyer

I think you can have a Left that isn't culturally conservative talking about lunch-bucket issues. -Richard Rorty

In my teens, I worked as an aide in my community supervising and mentoring youth in various programs and delivering lunches to needy students. -Hilda Solis

If you ask anyone around the cricket grounds, they will say I always sign loads of autographs and thank the ladies for lunch and try to behave in the right way. -Shane Warne

In Los Angeles, I'm always in Fred Segal. It's become a ritual. I have lunch and then buy lots of things I don't need. Usually tons of clothes for the kids that they grow out of in 10 seconds. -Ozwald Boateng

I have a huge breakfast every morning because I never know if I'll have time for lunch, especially during Fashion Week. It keeps my mood positive all day. And my parents taught me to have tons of fruit and vegetables, which I think helps my skin. -Constance Jablonski

How do I put this? 'Glee' is like 'High School Musical' if 'High School Musical' had its stomach punched and its lunch money stolen. -Cory Monteith

A lunch date is more fun than a dinner date; you're not tired. It's a secret that not a lot of other parents told me about. -Jessica Capshaw

Apparently I had lunch with Johnny Depp when I was three months old. -Alice Englert

In high school I was an outcast… I wasn't cool to hang out with. I ate my lunch in a bathroom stall because that was the one place I could go where I wouldn't been seen. -Shay Mitchell

I wasn't eating the right kinds of calories. I didn't know about healthy carbs such as brown rice and lentils. Now I eat small meals throughout the day: oatmeal with cinnamon to start, fruit and yogurt as a snack, and vegetables or with chicken or tuna, and a healthy carb, like a yam, for lunch. -Alison Sweeney

I just want to make lunches and organize my kids' playroom. -Mary-Louise Parker

I never liked apples. In fact, when I was a little girl, my mom wanted to give me apples in my lunch box and I would ask for green peppers. So bizarre… It's funny – I don't have an apple a day, but I can say that I have a few a week. -Lana Parrilla

My grandmother used to cook for eight every day – sitting down lunches and dinner, the way you do it in Italy, you sit down. And when my parents could afford their own place, I went with them but still my mother used to work but used to come back from work to cook lunch for my father, come back from work, cook dinner for my father and me. -Carrie Ann Inaba

No one picked on me for my lunch money. Probably because it was the 1980s and no one had lunch money. -Jonathan Rhys Meyers

In an ideal world for me, school lunch would be free for everybody. -Tom Colicchio

This is what people don't understand: obesity is a symptom of poverty. It's not a lifestyle choice where people are just eating and not exercising. It's because kids – and this is the problem with school lunch right now – are getting sugar, fat, empty calories – lots of calories – but no nutrition. -Tom Colicchio

My feeling is, if you're going to be called a celebrity, you might as well use it for some good. It's better to testify for school lunches in front of Congress than get drunk in a bar somewhere and misbehave. -Tom Colicchio

Hunger is a political issue, and there are several things politically that are keeping people hungry – not funding food stamps adequately, not funding school lunches adequately. So there is a political solution to the problem of hunger. -Tom Colicchio

I bring my bike to work, and I make laps around our parking lot on my lunch break. -Angela Kinsey

My very sassy, older southern sister is very quick to point out that it's a luxury that my daughter gets to come to work with me. She does, and I have lunch with her every single day. My mom says I have 'high class problems.' -Angela Kinsey

I love Westerns and I remember as a kid climbing up on the couch and make it into a saddle and shoot guns and fall off. I would lay there after my death and my mom would tell me to eat lunch and I'd say, 'I'm still dead, Mom!' I was Method, even then. -Creed Bratton

I'm very good about eating breakfast, lunch and dinner. -Yunjin Kim

I love the honesty of New Yorkers. When a New Yorker says 'let's do lunch,' they actually mean it. In L.A., when they say 'let's do lunch,' they're just trying to say good-bye. -Sherri Shepherd

I had a 2-week courtship with a fellow student in the fiction workshop in Iowa and a 5-minute wedding in a lawyer's office above the coffee shop where we'd been having lunch that day. And so I sent a cable to my father saying, 'By the time you get this, Daddy, I'll already be Mrs. Blaise!' -Bharati Mukherjee

You can't take a congressman to lunch for $25 and buy him a hamburger or a steak or something like that. But you can take him to a fund-raising lunch and not only buy him that steak, but give him $25,000 extra and call it a fund-raiser – and have all the same access and all the same interactions with that congressman. -Jack Abramoff

Missing your lunch is not exactly the end of the world. -Mike Jackson

I need to eat before a workout. If I exercise in the morning, I'll have a little oatmeal, cereal, or a hard-boiled egg with toast. If I go in the afternoon, I'll eat a turkey sandwich with cheese for lunch. -Ana Ortiz

So I have the green smoothie every day for breakfast, and then sometimes even for lunch too, and then I have a normal dinner. -Dita Von Teese

My earliest memories of my mom were of her multi-tasking – preparing dinner while checking on homework and housework; clearing the dinner plates while setting out bowls for breakfast; making sure we ate our breakfast while lining up bread, lunch meats, apples, and snacks assembly-line style so we could make our lunches. -Christine Pelosi

I was completely surrounded by religion from a young time. I was taught by my father. I engaged in discussions with him and many of these scholars who visited and came around the dining table, the lunch table, and attended many lectures with my dad. And so I learned the apprentice way. -Feisal Abdul Rauf

I used to eat a whole chicken, every day, for lunch. I did that for four years. But it got tiring – go to the store, buy it, eat it. It's a mess. -Adam Driver

Acting has always been something for me that's been a romp. I just show up and I have a good time, and I hope that I get through the day and I can have lunch in the sun. -George Hamilton

Plenty of friendships are sustainable through dinners and lunches, but will not stand a week away. So be careful with whom you go on holiday. -Julian Fellowes

Sometimes I dress like what I want for lunch, because all I can think about is having a tuna sandwich. -Mika

I started to learn Greek when I was in high school, the last year of high school, by accident, because my teacher knew Greek and she offered to teach me on the lunch hour, so we did it in an informal way, and then I did it at university, and that was the main thing of my life. -Anne Carson

It's not superstition, but I do everything exactly the same on game days. I'm a creature of habit. I eat the same breakfast, and then I drive the same way to practice. Then I come back and eat the same exact same lunch before every game. -Kris Humphries

Quite frankly, I am not very comfortable in chitchat. When I go to board meetings, I arrive two minutes before and leave when it's over. I don't stay for lunch or go early and have coffee. -Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

I was born full grown in the middle of a hurricane and an earthquake on 10 September 1954, 12.52 P.M. When I found out that I had missed lunch, I gave such a shout that the Earth stopped and spun backwards two days. That's why I celebrate my birthday on 8 September. -Jon Scieszka

When stuck years ago in a job I hated, my only friend was the public bench. As the tedious mornings dragged on, how I would long for the lunch hour, when I would be able to escape the torture of the office and stroll over to the churchyard and into the comforting wooden embrace of one of its benches. -Tom Hodgkinson

I don't teach anymore, but I can still clearly see fifth period after lunch – that's a real tough time to teach. And I tried to imagine writing a story that would appeal to those kids – even when they're tired, even when they're bouncing off the walls. -Rick Riordan

When I was a teen, I was never really into the captain of the football team or the student body president. The guys I liked were quirky and different: They listened to music I'd never heard of, never had lunch or gas money, and could always make you laugh. -Sarah Dessen

I am someone who tweets about what I have for breakfast, what I have for lunch, what I have for dinner, and for 99.99999 percent of the world, it's useless. It's meaningless. But for my mother, she loves it. -Jack Dorsey

The first complaint we hear from everyone is: 'Why would I want to join this stupid useless thing and know what my brother's eating for lunch?' But that really misses the point because Twitter is fundamentally recipient-controlled – you choose to listen and you choose to leave. But you also choose what to put down and what to share. -Jack Dorsey

Women are smarter by basic instinct and by what we have to do to multitask at home and at work. My mother did that 50 years ago, but it wasn't called multitasking or stress back then. She had a job, two kids and the meals to make with no cook or maid. My father would come home every day and expect lunch. He was a nice guy, but he was clueless! -Mireille Guiliano

If I ask you to write down the last 4 digits of your social security number, and then take you out to lunch and ask you how many dentists there are in Manhattan, there's going to be a high correlation between those two numbers. What happens is that the number psychologically makes you feel confident. -Nassim Nicholas Taleb

We spend so much time sublimatin', thinkin' about, 'What am I going to have for lunch, dinner?' -Matthew McConaughey

Before you open the lunch menu or order that cheeseburger or consider eating the cake with the frosting intact, haul out the psychic calculator and start tinkering with the budget. -Caroline Knapp

I eat breakfast pretty much 'round the clock – muffins in the morning, scones for lunch, cereal at night – which may be odd but is also oddly satisfying, if only because the choice is my own. -Caroline Knapp

I go to a restaurant with a group of women and pray that we can order lunch without falling into the semi-covert business of collective monitoring, in which levels of intake and restraint are aired, compared, noticed: 'What are you getting? Is that all you're having? A salad? Oh, please.' -Caroline Knapp

I rarely have time for lunch, so tend to have a big breakfast and big dinner. -Carmen Busquets

It's important for me to eat really healthy because I have such a sweet tooth. I eat fish and vegetables for lunch and dinner, and I work out every day. -Dylan Lauren

I work very regular hours, roughly 9 to 5:30. I think I have it much easier than a lot of parents. I just sit at home, I have a very flexible timetable, and I'm very fortunate in that I don't have money problems. I have lunch with my wife at home. I don't have to commute, so I have much more time with my family. -Kazuo Ishiguro

There will always be ladies who lunch. Always. And apparently they live a long time. -Elaine Stritch

A workday lunch that lasts as long as a transcontinental flight is an impossibility for all but the most pliant and footloose of food tourists. To get in the game, you need a thick wallet, an adventurous palate, and a whole lot of time. -Graydon Carter

Sometimes I wake up in the morning and there's nothing doing, so I decide to make something happen by lunch. -Irving Paul Lazar

Every time you read an interview with a supermodel, they're always like, 'Oh, I was a such nerd.' I resent that a little bit. I was in the A/V club. I used to eat my lunch in a closet. -Moby

As an athlete, I'd average four hours a day. It doesn't sound like a lot when some people say they're training for 10 hours, but theirs includes lunch, massage and breaks. My four hours was packed with work. -Michael Johnson

I was very fond of Princess Diana. She used to have me over to lunch to ask my advice. I'd give her good advice, and she'd say: 'I entirely agree. Paul, you're so right.' Then she'd go and do the opposite. -Paul Johnson

On a personal level, I send out about 20 thank-you notes a day to staffers, on all levels. And every six weeks I have lunch with a group of a dozen or so employees, to get their perspective on the business, to address problems and to get feedback. -Douglas Conant

Basically if you study entrepreneurs, there is a misnomer: People think that entrepreneurs take risk, and they get rewarded because they take risk. In reality entrepreneurs do everything they can to minimize risk. They are not interested in taking risk. They want free lunches and they go after free lunches. -Mohnish Pabrai

I love the routine. I love getting up in the morning and getting breakfast and packing lunches and doing the school run. Those things are really important to me. Because I think that those small but key moments are crucial for a kid. -Kate Winslet

It is true that from a behavioral economics perspective we are fallible, easily confused, not that smart, and often irrational. We are more like Homer Simpson than Superman. So from this perspective it is rather depressing. But at the same time there is also a silver lining. There are free lunches! -Dan Ariely

I have to go out for lunch and dinner because I can't cook. I need a woman to come and save me from my cooking. -Carrot Top

I still do have the little lunch bag that my mother made out of a towel and embroidered with my name on it for when I went to kindergarten. -Maira Kalman

To be a good producer, one needs to be able to eat lunch, and make ill-informed decisions. -Cindy Morgan

If I could cause world peace by taking someone out to lunch, I'd go, 'Well, war isn't that terrible.' -Gilbert Gottfried

I grew up as a huge comic fan and a huge Batman & Robin fan. I watched all the TV shows, went to all the movies – I even had the lunch box; man, I was in! -Jesse McCartney

I used to watch every episode of 'Justice League,' I went to all the movies, I had the Superman lunchbox. I was enamored with animation in general and always wanted to somehow be a part of it. -Jesse McCartney

In high school, during lunchtime I would go in the room where the wrestling mats were and try different flips and different moves. Like windmills. I just started mixing martial arts with jazz and contemporary stuff and it would get mashed together and became my style. -Caity Lotz

I remember how much fun it was to pick out my lunchbox. My all-time favorite lunch box was from the movie 'Annie.' Also, I loved picking out school supplies! Trapper Keepers were my favorite. -Camille Guaty

My family moved from California to New Jersey in the beginning of my sophomore year of high school. I will never forget the first day in a new school, walking into the cafeteria during lunch and not knowing a single soul. I didn't feel confident enough to share a seat at just anyone's table. -Camille Guaty

I've now been doing this for ten years, and I actually got to skip a stage of going to casting directors, and now I meet with the directors, either for lunch or an audition room, and I still read sides; you're never going to get around that, but I'm not the best person to go on an audition. -Carly Schroeder

In France you cannot not have lunch. If you stopped the French from having lunch, you will have a second revolution, I can tell you this. Not going to work – it is part of the French privilege. -Christian Louboutin

No genuine choice is ever simply a matter of the arbitrary exercise of will. Take your choice of lunch today. You can't decide to want anything, but what you want will at least in part be a result of a series of other choices and judgments you've made in your life to date. -Julian Baggini

I like to act. I guess letting what you love be what you do is key. I've worked very hard for that to be the case, probably because I'm very lazy and I only want to do things that are fun and I run away from anything that feels like work… Acting for me is like lunch at school… you're just in a playground where you get to pretend and play. -Dichen Lachman

I don't know about everyone else, but I really loved lunch and recess because it was an opportunity to get carried away with your imagination. -Dichen Lachman

My favorite day at '30 Rock' is Thursday when the show airs. At lunch, we screen the episodes. For everyone to watch together, to see the stuff we all worked on, to hear the crew laugh – it's great fun. -Tina Fey

Peanut Butter Wolf is my relaxing music, my lunch music, my chilling music. -Norman Reedus

Not having finished high school and having been fairly utilitarian in the way I went about college, I didn't have a deep liberal arts background. So we'd go to lunch and people would talk about their favorite seventeenth-century poets, and I'd be thinking, 'Could I even name five poets? From any century?' -Joy Covey

Get up, groan, write a bit, moan, eat breakfast, write some more, cycle my bike through the Sligo hills, make up country songs as I pedal along, sing them, have lunch, have a nap, groan, moan, write a small bit more, cook dinner, feed wifey, open a bottle, or several, slump, sleep. -Kevin Barry

I'll do shoes for the lady who lunches, but it would be, like, a really nasty lunch, talking about men. -Christian Louboutin

When you do a film, you get picked up in a car, lunch is free. Theatre is really hard, and you get absolutely no money. -Rafe Spall

I was always interested in the arts as a child – drawing, painting, and piano – but acting became a favourite. I was a major theatre geek in high school – if I wasn't in the drama room at lunch rehearsing, I'd be in the art room finishing up some type of project. -Laura Mennell

Here's my tip: Have your production hire the best hair stylists on the planet to do your films and commercials, then casually hint about how great it would be to get a trim during lunch break. -Mark Romanek

Recess and lunch are the best. -Ty Simpkins

When I'm home, I've got the kind of time that other dads who live there full time don't have. I can go and have lunch with my kids at school and that sort of thing. -Thomas Gibson

No one wanted to be my friend because of my lunchbox – because I never shared my lunchbox. One day the principal walked in and said, 'No one is friends with Karan Johar; who will be his friend?' My CEO today put his hand up there and said, he will. -Karan Johar

I did not raise my son, Sam, to celebrate Mother's Day. I didn't want him to feel some obligation to buy me pricey lunches or flowers, some annual display of gratitude that you have to grit your teeth and endure. -Anne Lamott

There is something about giving everything to your profession. In Italian, an obsession is not necessarily negative. It's the art of putting all your energy into one thing; it's the art of transforming even what you eat for lunch into architecture. -Renzo Piano

I was never too much into school. I liked lunchtimes and breaks, but nah, I hated sitting at a desk. I was always looking out of the window, looking at my watch, thinking about when I could play football. -Gareth Bale

Food is a huge passion of mine, and because I want to eat whatever I want, I run every morning, and then I do weights a few times a week. It's just how I can balance eating pancakes in the morning, a big burger for lunch, and then a fat steak and cheesecake at night. -Matt Barr

I was talking on the phone in my trailer, and I looked in the mirror and I saw the badge clipped to my belt, a gun with a holster, and the suit and the tie with the jacket off, and it was just deja vu. I remember that image so clearly from growing up. My dad would come home for lunch, take off his jacket, have the gun and the badge. -Michael Trucco

I've always had an idealistic streak about storytelling in that I believe we owe more to audiences than repeatedly bludgeoning them over the head while stealing their lunch money. We owe them inspiration. That's why I'm more interested now in creating new heroes than hooking up jumper cables to old ones. -Mark Frost

I think people in Italy live their lives better than we do. It's an older country, and they've learned to celebrate dinner and lunch, whereas we sort of eat as quickly as we can to get through it. -George Clooney

Hosting is work. It means you don't get to go up to your room and disappear and take a nap. Like everybody else does after lunch. I'm talking about hosting, not hosting a dinner party, but hosting people staying in your home. -George Clooney

For ages, in my lunch hours, I would just go round and choreograph fight scenes. For fun. So now I'm very good at being thrown around. I bounce, in the words of my friends. -Daniel Radcliffe

Some people who meet me might think I starve myself, because there's such an assumption that being thin involves putting yourself through torture and punishing your body, but I'm just naturally skinny – you should watch me demolish a ploughman's lunch. -Tamsin Egerton

I'm simply the mom who makes the lunch, drives to school, finds where the toys are, washes the clothes, and I'm here to play. And that's all I should be. -Sandra Bullock

It may come as a surprise to people, but I'm actually quite boring and normal. What do I do? I read books. I drive my kid to school. I have lunch with my wife. I pick my kid up from school. I go home. -Nicolas Cage

When I'm doing a movie, I eat the same thing every day. For lunch, it's tuna salad or chicken salad and cole slaw. That's it. For dinner it's either veal and rice, fish and rice or steak and rice. It gets boring; boy, does it get boring. -Sylvester Stallone

I go on walks during lunch breaks and travel with a fold-up yoga mat. I also love reading by candlelight at night. -Rachel Boston

The worst job I ever had was as a telemarketer for, oh, I don't know, I think I made it about 90 minutes. I quit before lunch. I went in around 10:30 or 11 and said, 'I can't do this.' It was horrific. I had too many people yell at me within that 90 minutes to be able to continue. -Rich Sommer

Every morning, I go off to a small studio behind my house to write. I try to ignore all email and phone calls until lunchtime. Then I launch into the sometimes frantic busy-ness of a tightly scheduled day. -Daniel Goleman

Robertsons love Sundays! The most important thing we do is gather together with our church family for worship, teaching, and fellowship. After church, we like to have a nice lunch of roast, vegetables, and definitely rolls or biscuits. And I love catching a nap when I can. -Kay Robertson

I record my radio show, and my staff makes me a nice lunch in the kitchen, usually fish – whatever's freshest and line-caught – and a salad. I drink water and herbal tea, a blend of catnip, elderberry, and horehound. -Martha Stewart

It's not easy to be my sons because we're very high profile. We try so hard to give them a normal life. I'm very, very tight with them about money. I don't give that money until they ask, 'I need 100 yuan for my lunch card,' and so on. So they never have extra money. -Zhang Xin

I don't go on lunch dates with friends. I hear about people having dinner parties, but I never do that. I'm not really human. -Fiona Apple

I wrote 'Criminal' in 45 minutes when everyone else went to lunch because I had to have a hit. I can force myself to do the work, but only if someone is right up behind me. -Fiona Apple

Children who open their lunchboxes and find mothers' handwritten notes telling them how amazingly bright they are tend to falter when they encounter academic difficulties. -George Will

I work every day from 9:30 or so until lunchtime. In the afternoons, I become a normal person – go shopping and do the garden and look after my grandchildren. -Deborah Moggach

Age does take it out of you, and I haven't the energy I had before. Sometimes I have breakfast and sit in this chair, and I wake up and it is lunchtime. In the past, the idea of sleeping through a morning would have horrified me, but you have to accept the limitations that old age imposes on you. -Tony Benn

I've always been curious. I keep a list of people I'd love to have lunch with, like the Pope or Leonard Cohen. I'll read an article about someone I've never met and think, 'I should ask him to lunch!' -Diane Sawyer

I always have breakfast, say, scrambled egg whites, a vegetable smoothie, or whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk. For lunch and dinner, I eat a lot of fish and vegetables. And throughout the day, I try to stay hydrated. -Beyonce Knowles

I worked in Tesco's staff canteen because I fancied a boy on the tills. I served him his lunch in a hairnet and tan tights. Not just that, of course – I had a lovely white onesie. -Lena Headey

I used to have the same lunch every day, for 20 years, I guess, the same thing over and over again. -Andy Warhol

I think 'lunch' is one of the funniest words in the world. -Stephen Sondheim

My life at home gives me absolute joy. There are some days when, as soon as you've finished cooking breakfast and cleaning up the kitchen, it's time to start lunch, and by the time you've done that, you're doing dinner and thinking, 'There has to be a menu we can order from.' -Julia Roberts

I never had, like, a nanny that took care of me. My mom always fed me breakfast, lunch, and dinner. -Miley Cyrus

My mother talked about the stories I used to spin as a child of three, before I started school. I would tell this story about what school I went to and what uniform I wore and who I talked to at lunchtime and what I ate, and my mother was like, 'This girl does not even go to school.' -Lupita Nyong'o

When I first came out, I was a film student, and my mom sewed clothes. I was already doing a million things then, whatever it took to survive. If I had to braid someone's hair to get one pound for my lunch money, that's what I did. -M.I.A.

When the surf is really good, it's hard for me to concentrate on work. So I really have to watch when and where I surf – I won't get anything done if I get the fever. Then it's like I come into work and I'm wet and waterlogged and ready for lunch. -Chris Carter

I remember once I had lunch with George W Bush, his father, and Condoleezza Rice. Then I went home to find my dog and my neighbour's dog fighting over a dead rabbit, and I had to separate them. I like that my home life keeps things real. -Jeff Kinney

I'd dropped out of high school without really doing it on purpose – I'd just go home at lunch 'cos I didn't have friends, then stay there all afternoon listening to rap. It got to the point where I wouldn't have passed even if I'd gone back. I was depressed, basically. -Iggy Azalea

My mother was madly adventurous. My father was an actor – he worked with Gielgud – and my mother came from a very wealthy family. She definitely wasn't meant to marry an actor, but she eloped with him one lunch-time. -Francesca Annis

I spent a ton of time alone. I was raised by a feminist; I had a terrifying father and oppressively scary and mean brothers. We had a farm. The rule was between breakfast and lunch you weren't allowed to make a sound. -Joss Whedon

I was such a wallflower in high school. I did a lot of extracurricular theatre shows, but at school, I spent a lot of time by myself. I ate lunch by myself, and I was always okay with it. But I was definitely made fun of, and I always felt like an outsider. -Melissa Benoist

I'm lucky to live in New York, a city that offers so many options for lunch. I can pick up dumplings from a Midtown food truck, grab empanadas by the dozen in Spanish Harlem or get a fantastic bowl of ramen in the East Village. -Marcus Samuelsson

Packing lunches and going over menus is a great way to make small changes in the way your kids eat. -Marcus Samuelsson

The same ten dollars you spend on lunch is all it costs for City Harvest to feed 37 kids who are hungry. That's pretty astounding. -Marcus Samuelsson

I don't buy comics anymore, for the most part. I eat my lunch off of them. -Jim Lee

Acting is seductive. It looks so much fun. I did dally with other things. I did pupillage in a law firm, but I didn't like the look of how many files the lawyer I was working with had to take home every night. It looked like a hideous amount of work, when actors were having nice lunches and discussing books. -Nina Conti

In a job where you're on a computer all day, and we cater lunch and we put snacks in the kitchen, well, we all started gaining weight, even though we try to pick healthy stuff, but inevitably you find the cashews. -Biz Stone

People with high levels of wellbeing have been careful to work out early in the morning and not to have heavy meals throughout the day because you kind of fall off a cliff in terms of your energy by 2 or 3:00 if you have a lunch with a lot of heavy foods. -Tom Rath

If you stop for lunch elsewhere in the world, you tend to eat a sandwich, and a bad one. Italy is unique for the style of life. I think everyone envies it a bit. -Lapo Elkann

Growing up poor, I didn't even have a lunch to take to school. Lunch was 26 cents, and we didn't even know what 26 cents looked like. I didn't love school because I wanted to disguise that I was poorer than everybody else. -George Foreman

I hate going out for lunch during a workday because it slows down my pace and ruins my rhythm. I prefer to eat at my desk. Actually, I wander around the design studio with a plate in my hand as I dine on, for example, salmon sashimi and a salad of tomatoes and mozzarella. I often have a bit of dark chocolate after lunch. -Tom Ford

I refuse to work evenings or weekends. If a script sees my character meeting for dinner, I put a line through the words and make them meet for lunch. -Armando Iannucci

I don't have a huge breakfast, and I sometimes forget to have lunch, so I focus on dinner. I love Thai and Japanese food. -Saffron Aldridge

For many of us, Christmas lunch is the most special meal of the year – and I certainly want nothing but the very best for this celebration. -Sheherazade Goldsmith

My mom, she was unbelievable. She ran the whole town. She was like the mayor. There would be 15 people eating at our lunch table. She'd drag people from the street. -Francisco Costa

I used to be so angry about the kids that had stuff. Like the kids that had cars, the kids that had money to go get lunch every day off campus. I used to feel so slighted. -Matt de la Pena

American society to me and my brother was thrilling because, first of all, the food made noise. We were so excited about Rice Krispies and Coca-Cola. We had only silent food in our country, and we loved listening to our lunch and breakfast. -Mike Nichols

I go to Topman at lunchtime and stare at these beautiful, beautiful people who work there and who are so well-dressed. And I think: 'Oh! I want to look like that! They're amazing, how well-dressed they are!' -Nicholas Haslam

Like a lot of inwardly drawn young people, I spent a lot of time in libraries. At my high school, I often spent my lunch breaks there. -Henry Rollins

I never got to go to prom. I never went to regular school. I ate lunch by myself. -Tequan Richmond

My writing partner, Nicki, and I became obsessed with a monologist who performs unscripted shows equipped with nothing more than scribbled bullet points and a glass of water. We wrote him a fan letter and found ourselves sharing lunch and eventually a friendship. -Emma McLaughlin

I wear my pajamas. That's the thing I love most about writing. I don't get changed until I actually have to go out of the house. I'll write and take a late lunch or go to a coffee shop when I get where I can't stand the four walls anymore. -Kimberly Willis Holt

There are no free lunches in life. You have to earn it. I am paying my dues. People have accused me of having it easy because I am Amitabh Bachchan's son. Yes, I am his son, and I've never run away from it. I work hard to make him proud. -Abhishek Bachchan

I'm meticulous about tasting everything at the restaurant, so I taste all the preparations before lunch and dinner. That means tasting around 50 dishes twice. There are times when I think I can't taste another thing. -Rick Bayless

My mother made a lot of things because she thought they'd be healthy for us. There were some very unfortunate experiences with whole wheat bread and bananas. I always tried to get rid of that sandwich and eat one of my friends' lunches. -Alice Waters

I want every child in America to eat a nutritious, delicious, sustainably sourced school lunch for free. -Alice Waters

I really am at a place where I think we need to feed every child at school for free and feed them a real school lunch that's sustainable and nutritious and delicious. It needs to be part of the curriculum of the school in the same way that physical education was part of the curriculum, and all children participated. -Alice Waters

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

I personally like to hang out with people; if I'm playing their mom, I'd like to go have lunch with the kid, and I want to try to spend as much time with people that I can while we are working together if we're supposed to have a familiar relationship with them, because I think it reads. -Katherine LaNasa

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

I'm not very into pastas or heavy foods like meat, but pastries, especially if they come from a really nice French bakery, I go crazy over! I try to allow myself those little treats in the morning for breakfast, then I have a lighter lunch. -Barbara Fialho

I get to have Sunday lunch at my mum's, pick my nephew up from school now and then: it's a very normal life. -Vicky McClure

Mom still has a huge, beautifully decorated Christmas tree. The whole family comes together after midnight mass and has the traditional plum cake and wine. We spend the night at mom's home, and in the morning we wake up and open the presents. In the afternoon, we sit down to have a traditional Christmas lunch. -Malaika Arora Khan

The success that Americans are said to worship is success of a specific sort: accomplished not through hard work, primarily, but through the ingenious angle, the big break. Sit down at a lunch counter, stand back up a star. Invest in a new issue and watch it soar. Split a single atom, win a war. -Walter Kirn

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

I often go to lunch meetings with my agent, a gallerist or a casting director, but if not, I stay at home and prepare my own food because I love to cook. I'm great at pasta, fish and nice salads. -Jordi Molla

Before I start my work in the morning, I need to have quickly browsed the entire paper, noting articles that I want to read during lunch. -Chang-Rae Lee

Slow travel now rivals the fly-to-Barcelona-for-lunch culture. Advocates savour the journey, travelling by train or boat or bicycle, or even on foot, rather than crammed into an airplane. They take time to plug into the local culture instead of racing through a list of tourist traps. -Carl Honore

I don't have to walk around in hats or find remote places to go for lunch! I don't get recognised that often. -Michelle Dockery

Sometimes I finish a movie, and I get used to a certain lifestyle, and when that stops, I get a bit lost for about a week. 'No one is bringing me lunch anymore – I've got to go do that myself?' I lose the main point of my focus. -Gerard Butler

I have a full Tuscan lunch and dinner every day in my home; my husband's a fantastic chef. -Debi Mazar

When we first get to space, we feel sick. Your body is really confused. You're dizzy. Your lunch is floating around in your belly because you're floating. What you see doesn't match what you feel, and you want to throw up. -Chris Hadfield

The more you put in your body, the more you have to regulate it with insulin. So later kickoffs, you're talking about breakfast, lunch and a pregame meal, so that's more food you've got to be aware of and what you put in your body. A noon game, light breakfast, a little fruit and some insulin, and I'm good to go. -Jay Cutler

'The Lunchbox' has been a blessing – all gift-wrapped and tied with a bow. Life is a lunchbox of chocolates now! -Nimrat Kaur

I'm out there talking to everyone. My days are filled with breakfast, lunches, dinner and drinks. -Nicole Avant

It was gross enough for fast food restaurants to ban, but apparently our government wants so-called pink slime to be a staple in your kids' lunches. -Jane Velez-Mitchell

I like company lunches because I think going out wastes valuable time; plus, a lot of good ideas come up over lunch. -Anne Wojcicki

Getting up quite late in the morning, going and trying to clean my bikes – I have quite a few of them in Ranchi – spending some time with my family, my parents and friends. Going out for rides with my friends and having lunch or dinner at a roadside hotel – that's my favourite time-pass. These are the sort of things that really excite me. -MS Dhoni

There's only one thing you can do in bankruptcy: break your word, break your deals. It allows you to say to the small businesses, who have been catering lunches for you, 'Sorry, we're not paying you.' It allows you to go to the workers and say, 'Sorry, we're not paying you.' -Barney Frank

Women consume, and they must be directed what to consume, or they may identify you as lunch. -John Patrick Shanley

Many online journals get the most hits of the day during the lunch hour. -Jami Attenberg

During my many years in international business and public life, I have had the good fortune of sitting down for lunch with people with whom I completely disagreed, in practice and principle: Soviet communists, heads of state from various unsavory regimes, benighted religious figures, corrupt business leaders. -Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

I have a big bag of M&M's in the pantry, and I have a scoop after lunch. That's my treat. -Summer Sanders

My healthiest habit is eating a healthy breakfast every morning. I never miss breakfast. As a busy mom, there will be days when I'm cruisin' along and I'll look at the clock and I haven't eaten lunch. And I'll run downstairs, and I'll start shovelin' stuff down the pie hole, and I'll think, 'That was no lunch at all.' -Summer Sanders

I think I was one of those kids that I might not fight you if you stepped on my shoes or stole my lunch money or that kind of stuff. But if you picked on a girl or something like that, that would cause me to rear up a little bit. -Will Shields

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

I go eat a sandwich for lunch and have a milk shake and miss going to the gym for 10 days, and somebody snaps a picture of me on the beach, and all of a sudden, I've lost it. Why do I need to be perfect all the time? -Eric Dane

Increasingly, editing means going to lunch. It means editing with a credit card, not with a pencil. -Robert Gottlieb

If I'm in a state about a book, I'll get up at 6 A.M. and write before breakfast, but usually I'll start afterwards and then work a full day with a break for lunch. -Claire Tomalin

I had forgotten until I looked up old notes that I sold the film rights of my first book, a life of Mary Wollstonecraft: there was a lunch, a contract, a small sum of money, then nothing. -Claire Tomalin

I envision a day when a businesswoman will be having lunch, and then her phone will ring. When she opens it up, she will see an image of the latest Marc Jacobs coat that just arrived in stock. With a click of a button, she can purchase it and then find it waiting for her when she gets back to her office. -Natalie Massenet

My last two years of high school, I think I went to Burger King every day for lunch. -Cameron Russell

The federal government spends about $2.51 per child per day to feed them lunch. Out of that, you have to pay for labor, facilities, and administrative costs, leaving about a dollar for food. Imagine trying to feed yourself a nutritious meal every day with only a dollar. Very difficult. -Jose Andres

My biggest tip is this… treat bread like chocolate. You wouldn't have a chocolate bar in the morning and then a double chocolate bar at lunch and then some chocolate before dinner. I was essentially eating a loaf of bread a day. And that doesn't work for me. -James Corden

Here's how it goes: I'm up at the stroke of 10 or 10:30. I have breakfast and read the papers, and then it's lunchtime. Then maybe a little nap after lunch and out to the gym, and before I know it, it's time to have a drink. -E. L. Doctorow

I definitely at times notice a difference in service when I go out. You know, I can walk in to grab a cup of coffee or walk in to have lunch or dinner, and people definitely seem on their best behavior, which is funny, or I start to see people clean up around me, which I always find really, really amusing. -Tabatha Coffey

I've nothing against the Queen personally. I had lunch at the Palace once upon a time. -Seamus Heaney

Breakfast is Special K cereal. If I'm having a big meal, it's lunch instead of dinner. Some kind of wrap, like chicken for protein. For dinner, mainly vegetables. I mix it up if I go out to eat. -Jillian Rose Reed

I don't gamble anymore since I had a kid. I have fun in Vegas. I see shows, Cirque du Soleil. Don Rickles was in town last time I was there. I'll have lunch with George Wallace. I just look in the Weekly calendar and see who's performing, and inevitably, we all meet up late night at one of the casinos. Jesus, I sound boring. -Greg Fitzsimmons

I find I clash sometimes with people who like to plan things and book you in for lunch. I'd rather someone call me up, say: 'Are you free tonight and d'you wanna go to the roller-disco? Or play pool?' -Rosamund Pike

Some days I really love being a mom, and some days I don't! It's crazy – I'm tired of packing lunches! -Michelle Monaghan

Whenever you're starting a new show, you have these awkward first lunches and meetings that are sort of mandatory, and everybody shows up, but nobody knows each other. -Lizzy Caplan

Each week I try to have three lunches with my children, one working lunch, and one lunch with mates. -Xavier Niel

Prosecutors say it would be next to impossible to get one teen to testify in court that another had slipped him or her a copied disc at lunchtime. And besides, isn't sharing music a time-honored part of teen friendship? -Charles Duhigg

I like to eat Wheaties Fuel for breakfast with fresh fruit and egg whites. For lunch, I like to eat my wife's 'homerun chicken,' which is chicken, rice and vegetables, and for dinner I eat grilled steak or a couple of chicken breasts with rice and vegetables. During the day, I drink OhYeah! protein shakes as a snack. -Albert Pujols

My dad always supported me. Sometimes we didn't have anything to eat for breakfast, but if we could eat lunch and dinner, we weren't poor. -Albert Pujols

I remember, as a kid, I'd follow the rooster and the chickens and watch what type of grass they'd eat. And me and my friends would eat that grass, like that was our lunch. -Adam Beach

Cory Doctorow should be too busy for lunch. He's co-editor of, and a prolific contributor to, one of the most influential blogs in the world, Boing Boing. Over the past decade the Canadian-born writer has published 16 books, mostly science fiction novels. He campaigns vigorously on the politics of the digital age. -Tim Harford

In school, some of my favorite subjects… I mean, art was my favorite subject. I loved art! I used to go during lunch time to the art room and paint or draw or something. -Derek Hough

I remember playing a high school basketball game where I didn't eat anything for breakfast. I ate, you know, like a PB and J and some chips for lunch and nothing before the game. I didn't make it through the first quarter. I wish I hadn't have learned that way, but it did leave a lasting impression. -Andrew Luck

I thought I was Superman until I experienced that life-changing anaphylactic shock. I was eating lunch and gobbled down a couple of bowls of gumbo. Then, 15 minutes later, I'm in my dorm room resting up. My eyes started itching and my throat was swelling up. I could barely breathe. -Adrian Peterson

Do you know how many times my career has been close to rock bottom? Each time, I was like, 'Girl, figure it out. Reinvent yourself.' Just the other day, I was having lunch with my mom, and she said, 'You've taught me so much. You are so resilient.' -Adrienne Bailon

I've never been one for late nights, which is why I have always preferred making films to theatre. A play takes over your life: you start to feel sick at lunchtime, and by mid-afternoon, you're wishing for a bomb scare so the whole thing will be called off. Of course, if the evening goes well and you get the applause, then it's wonderful. -Charles Dance

Acting as a profession came to me by chance: in 1946, after the war, I was having lunch with my cousin, who was the Italian ambassador, and he asked, 'What are you going to do now you're out of uniform?' I said, 'I'm pretty inventive, and I can imitate people,' and he said, 'Have you thought about being an actor?' -Christopher Lee

You tell me which society is going to be the winner in this 21st Century: One that worries about how we feel or the one that worries about making sure that the next generation has the capacity to eat everybody's lunch. -Jeb Bush

It's usually a jolly good trick to pick up a local tour guide. They can tell you all the anecdotes that make a place interesting. I'm one for rushing off to museums at the crack of dawn, eating fabulous things on terraces for lunch, and enjoying long dinners on balmy evenings. -Jane Birkin

I quite often don't have breakfast, and I never have lunch. I find it helps not to wake my stomach up because if I had a good big breakfast, I would be ready for a snack at 11 and then a three-course lunch, then I'd be ready for tea, then a cocktail and then an enormous dinner. -Joanna Lumley

I would have loved to record with Paul McCartney on some of his early solo recordings, wonderful music. Playing some lovely organ, perhaps. I would have loved to record with John Lennon. He was a dear friend. I had lunch with him just two days before he died. -Rick Wakeman

I have a restaurant in Milan, and Paper Moon is five minutes away from my hotel, so I always go there for lunch. It's a casual place that serves good salad, pizza and pasta; the space is tight with tables close together, and it feels buzzy. Food comes out fast, too. -Nobu Matsuhisa

I have an affinity for the old Seattle coffee shops, places like the Green Onion and the Copper Kettle, the classic kind of coffee bar – little places that served breakfast, lunch and dinner and have pretty much disappeared. -Tom Douglas

I taped the autopsy photos from Marilyn Monroe's death to my lunch box in fifth grade, and I would write stories in which someone inevitably died. -Karin Slaughter

I do, in fact, have a book club. I meet with a couple of guys once a month of a lunchtime discussion of some interesting text, usually, but not always, philosophical. -David Liss

When you are doing a TV series, people tell you when you have to wake up and when you have to have lunch, and I don't like it. -Thalia

I cook a mean Sunday lunch. My idea of Heaven is a lunch outside on a beautifully sunny Sunday afternoon. It's the time to gather everyone together. -Cate Blanchett

I eat the same breakfast and lunch every day, both at my desk. I employ no time-saving tricks at all. -Ira Glass

When I was growing up, Belfast City Hall was surrounded by security, and we had no access to it. But now, people come in and out of it all the time. On a nice day, office workers and students sit on the lawn outside and have lunch. It's great to see how Northern Ireland has changed. To be part of that is fantastic. -James Nesbitt

Me in high school, I was kind of a loner. I had a handful of friends. I'd eat my lunch in my car every day in my senior year. I went to ballet. I was a ballerina, so I was very focused on that. You kind of have to be. That was two-thirds of my week, going to ballet class. -Olesya Rulin

I spend all day in museums. I even eat my lunch in the museum, and I take a nap for one hour there. -John Gokongwei

It's just not possible to be a real partner if you aren't materially participating. I believe even the busiest business owners must drive a carpool, pack a lunch, help with homework, make a breakfast or dinner, and consistently attend school events. -Scott Weiss

I remember once Robert Taylor invited me to lunch. I asked him, 'What is your ambition?' He said, 'I want to have 10 very good suits.' -Luise Rainer

I write every day. I don't have a writing schedule. I write when I feel like it. Fortunately, I feel like it all the time. I am writing for hours. I do like to write in the morning. I start after breakfast, like 9 o'clock, and I'll write till lunch, about 1. And after lunch, I just have fun. -Eve Bunting

The beauty of diversification is it's about as close as you can get to a free lunch in investing. -Barry Ritholtz

I'm the guy who spends 15 minutes staring out of the window wondering what to have for lunch. -Robert Webb

I don't drink at lunchtime because I'm very weak at alcohol like most Asians. -Ha-Joon Chang

Flatulence peaks twice a day… five hours after lunch and five hours after dinner. -Mary Roach

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

Every time – well, not every time, but in celebration of a great review or a great accolade, I take the team of Daniel to Katz's Deli for lunch. We take the trip on the subway, we were like 40 or 50 people, and we go in the back room and have a pastrami sandwich. -Daniel Boulud

Since I've been home-schooled since sixth grade, I've practiced six to seven hours a day. I wake up, practice for three hours in the morning, eat lunch, and then go out and play eighteen or more holes. -Lexi Thompson

You see other actresses who are like, 'Oh, I can't really eat much lunch today because I've got that scene in my underwear'… I'm a little bit chill. But you know, what you do need is stamina. -Rebel Wilson

We're the kind of family that gets together for Sunday lunch. I see my younger sister all the time. -Kate Winslet

I was working, like, 14-hour days on 'Fargo,' and now if I schedule more than two things in a day, I'm like, 'Whoa, you guys. That's two train rides, and I have to plan for an hour-and-a-half lunch with my cat.' -Allison Tolman

It's always imperative to improve and to remain dynamic – or you'll become lunch, as opposed to serving it. -Danny Meyer

When 'Tracks' first came out, I was courted by Sydney Pollack. I had lunch with him, and he opened the conversation with, 'Honey, you ain't gonna like what I'm gonna do to your book.' I really liked him, but I turned him down, because – well, I was stupid. I also turned down a great deal of money. -Robyn Davidson

My garden in England is full of eating-out places, for heat waves, warm September evenings, or lunch on a frosty Christmas morning. -Mary Quant

I did a play in New York at the public theater, a Shakespeare play, and M. Night Shyamalan, who is the writer/director of 'The Village,' came and saw me in the play and asked to go to lunch afterwards. -Bryce Dallas Howard

We would go to visit a wholesaler, say in Napoli. We would go out, have a very long lunch, mozzarellas, wine. We would reach an agreement. And then the client would pay with a cheque that was postdated by six months, nine months. They were financing themselves by delaying their payments. -Sandro Veronesi

I had someone a month ago tell me at a campaign lunch that you can't be a Christian and a Democrat. I think that that view is dissipating very, very fast. -Erwin McManus

Kids see cooking as a creative outlet now, like soccer and ballet. It gives me hope that things like fast food, childhood obesity and the horrible state of school lunches can be addressed by kids and their parents. -Graham Elliot

My grandpa always tells me that 45-minute lunches are key because an army marches on its stomach. -Gia Coppola

Getting four people awake, fed, dressed, and out the door on time is a challenge. Add to that making a school lunch, and you can tilt over the edge. Unless you are well prepared and have a simple method to follow. -Tamra Davis

When you read about the best places to work, it's never about salary; it's about catered lunches, the daycare – it's the cool stuff that matters. -Paige Craig

I started to work at the Colony in March 1958. I remember my first day because the telephone started to ring, and it was Sinatra, three for lunch, his usual table; Onassis, two for lunch, usual table; the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Leland Hayward, Truman Capote, all wanting their usual tables. -Sirio Maccioni

In the eighties, we had the ladies who lunch, the power lunch – everything was power. At the beginning of the nineties, things changed. -Sirio Maccioni

If I'm getting on an airplane or anywhere, really, I have a lunch box and stuff. It's a running joke with my friends and family – everyone gives me lunch boxes for Christmas. -Nikki Reed

My mom and I would make bracelets and necklaces, and I would sell it in the first, second, and third grades because that was my lunch money. -Nikki Reed

I will not serve lunch to anyone in the middle of a workday. I rarely rearrange my furniture or cabinets; once I find a drawer for something, it stays there. I don't garden. And I don't knit. -Christina Baker Kline

Few areas which are not publicly owned can boast as many footpaths as the Cuckmere Valley. For a short walk, a footbridge across the river leads back to the little hamlet of Milton Street, where another classic local pub, the Sussex Ox, provides an admirable lunch. -David Hewson

I'm a sport fan. So, I have always watched everything, and I used to watch racing. Formula One was always on. The genius about it is that it's on at lunchtime on a Sunday. -Asif Kapadia

I am extremely sorry for the remarks made during the recent Women in Science lunch at the world conference of science journalists in Seoul, Korea. -Tim Hunt

I still take my own lunches to work. That way I can control what I'm eating, as opposed to another doughnut. -Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Being on a lunchbox was awesome, and being on a thermos was pretty cool, too. -Zach Galligan

You learn as you grow up, if you're intelligent – or even three-quarter witted – that there's no free lunch. You pay for things in various ways. Living, loving, everything else is a matter of the same principles: you learn to work with what you have. -Iris Apfel

If you watch a group of schoolchildren eating lunch together, you cannot help but notice how it is a comically Lilliputian version of the adult thing – the cocked eyebrows of conversation, the reaching for condiments, the shovelling of food into tiny mouths. -John Niven

I've forgotten the birthdays of everyone close to me. I have forgotten to pay bills, file tax returns on time, go to meetings, and, every week, I forget to put the bins out. But I have never forgotten I want my lunch. -John Niven

Back in my pulp-mag days, I worked from about 8:30 to noon, took an hour off for lunch, and worked again from one to three, for a work day of five and a half hours or so. I wrote 20 to 30 pages of copy in that time, doing it all first draft, so that I was able to produce a short story of 5,000-7,500 words in a single day. -Robert Silverberg

I was talking to Rupert Murdoch the other day at a lunch, and he said, 'Maybe I'll live to 100'. He actually thinks he will live to 100! -Gerry Harvey

A man who is available for lunch, has no wife, is interested in everything, and talks well is socially invaluable. -Elizabeth Bibesco

I eat tuna fish every day for lunch. That's all I ever have. -Jerry Speyer

The public is looking for free lunches, and the political competition for votes makes the politicians offer them free lunches. -Robert Mundell

My greatest pleasure is going out on a horrible, cold, wet January morning to pick the vegetables for our Sunday lunch, putting them in a muddy pile on the table, and then spending 45 minutes washing and preparing them. I like doing it because it's so different to what I do in the week. The same holds for cleaning the car or shining my shoes. -Peter Hargreaves

I got fired from being a lunch-shift bartender because I had a reading of a play. -John Krasinski

By being a waiter 100 percent, I think I was a lot like any other actor in New York. I had credits because I'd work lunches during the week, and then on a Wednesday would go be lucky enough to be in a movie like 'Kinsey.' -John Krasinski

When you're at a lunch, enjoy being – I'm always on my phone when I'm at lunch or with things here or there. I've learned to put the phone down and be present. -Khloe Kardashian

As a student, I had stayed with Winston Churchill; later, I had lunched with Harold Macmillan – in fact, had met most of the post-war prime ministers of Great Britain from Douglas-Home to Tony Blair. -Nigel Hamilton

I understand how hard it is to force yourself to be someone different. By the end of high school, I had taken to doing my math homework up against a concealed wall during lunch because I was tired of socializing. -Andrea Seigel

We have enforced a Darwinian process on wolves, turning them into the shy and elusive animals they've become. They didn't have that fear of us 30,000 years ago. We didn't have gunpowder; we had rocks. Wolves would have seen us as lunch, and we were weak and slow and tasty. -W. Bruce Cameron

I travel often, so my routine is always getting scrambled. But on a standard sort of day, I get up at 6, pack lunches, hustle the kids off to school, then brew a pot of coffee and head downstairs to the dungeon, as I call it: my cobwebby office in the basement. -Benjamin Percy

There is no free lunch, so if you're playing with the big train set – on big movies – it's a lot of money they're entrusting you with, and you have to get that money back for them. I don't take that responsibility lightly. -Jon Favreau

In third grade, I played basketball with the boys every day at lunch. I had braces that were yellow and purple, and I wore full Laker uniforms to school. -Gigi Hadid

As for middle school, I had a really horrible era of style. I'd only play basketball with the boys during lunch, so I went through a phase of only wearing Lakers uniforms to school – that was cute! And then I kind of went through the Puma phase that everyone went through with the sweatsuits, which turned into Juicy Couture sweatsuits. -Gigi Hadid

I never watch 'Sopranos' reruns back home. As far as I am concerned, the nuclear family is still sitting around the luncheonette in New Jersey, munching and chatting, safe and together, and that's how it ended for me. -George Vecsey

In the cold and snow-rich Silesian winters, there were hour-long rides on Sundays in horse-drawn sleighs to my maternal grandparent's farm to have lunch and to spend the afternoon. The house was a magnificent 18th-century manor house in the nearby Altgabel with a great hall that was decorated with hunting trophies. -Gunter Blobel

Never be tempted by water. The water tap should be sealed at lunchtime. If, for example, a sauce goes wrong, adding water doesn't help at all; one only achieves a taste of dishwater. -Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

The harmony of the luncheon is achieved by a combination of the two main courses which are the focus of the menu. -Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

I'd spent seven years in an all-boys school: 2,000 adolescents in the same khaki uniforms striking hunting poses, stalking lunchrooms, classrooms, changing rooms, looking for boys who didn't fit in. -Marlon James

When writing a thank-you if you've had lunch with someone downtown, send an e-mail. If somebody is giving you a dinner party in his or her home and all the work that takes, that person deserves a written thank-you. -Letitia Baldrige

You'd be surprised how much easier it is to conduct business over tea than over lunch or dinner in a bustling restaurant. -Letitia Baldrige

People will always want a free lunch. -Wayne Rogers

I try not to take much time off for lunch, so I usually end up with a tossed salad from the local deli. -Aslaug Magnusdottir

When I'm shooting, it averages out at a 16-hour day. You have two deadlines everyday – lunch and wrap. -Lenny Abrahamson

We make our public servants jump through quite a few hoops, you know. We get hysterical if they accept a $50 lunch from a lobbyist. We get hysterical if they accept a ride on some corporate jet. -Christopher Buckley

Our scientists grapple with the difficulties of placing a man on the moon, but the immediately troubling concern of our society is whether men of different races can sit together at a lunch counter. -Robert Kennedy

I go through periods where I work a great deal at all hours of the day whenever I am around a typewriter, and then I go through spells where I don't do anything. I just sort of have lunch – all day. I never have been able to stick to a schedule. I work when there is something due or when I am really excited about a piece. -Nora Ephron

I grew up in Alsace – in Strasbourg, by the canal; the family business was coal handling. It was still in the days when three generations would live under the same roof. There were 15 people for lunch, 20 for dinner. -Jean-Georges Vongerichten

I love Sunday lunches with the family that start at 1 P.M. and finish at 5 P.M. -Jean-Georges Vongerichten

At lunchtime, our kitchen was like a mini restaurant: my grandmother and mother had to cook for as many as 25 people – extended family plus 10 employees. We ate a lot of cabbage and a lot of potatoes. -Jean-Georges Vongerichten

I first read Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' as a teen in school, like you did. I read the book alone, eating lunch at my locker, neatly scored oranges my mother divided into five lines with a circle at the top, so my fingers could dig more easily into the orange skin. To this day, the smell of oranges reminds me of 'Mockingbird.' -Margaret Stohl

I baked bread, hand-ground peanuts into butter, grew and froze vegetables, and, every morning, packed lunches so healthful that they had no takers in the grand swap-fest of the lunchroom. -Sally Mann

I used to shop in ASDA all the time. Every now and then I still go in to get a little salad for lunch. -Fleur East

I came into advertising in 1961. I had been turned down for jobs on the Ford account in the late Fifties as 'not their type.' If it hadn't been for Bill Bernbach, I would now be sitting in some luncheonette, continuing my life as a messenger. -Jerry Della Femina

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words, like 'What about lunch?' -A. A. Milne

I was lucky enough to go to a school which gave flexibility around education and sport. We had a 1-hour, 30-minute lunch break, and were able to train during this time. -Alistair Brownlee

I only type every third night. I have no plan. My mind is a blank. I sit down. The typewriter gives me things I don't even know I'm working on. It's a free lunch. A free dinner. I don't know how long it is going to continue, but so far there is nothing easier than writing. -Charles Bukowski

If the opponents of an increase in the minimum wage were correct, then every time you fly to Seattle, you've got to bring a bagged lunch because there shouldn't be any restaurants because they should have all have gone out of business as a result of raising the minimum wage. -Tom Perez

I was a top-notch cartoon model for Hanna Barbera, and they made me into a cartoon series called 'Devlin,' which ran for seven years, and I was on lunch pails and coloring books and all of that. It's really interesting being a coloring book when you're young – most kids colored in coloring books, but I made money off coloring books. -Taylor Negron

On a really good day, if I'm really trying, in the morning I'll have a piece of toast, vitamins and nuts, or a bagel with a little cream cheese. Then at lunch time, I'll get me one of those Chinese chicken salads, a glass of juice, and a big glass of water. -Jo Marie Payton

I don't tour the TV studios. I don't gossip over lunch. I don't drink in Parliament's bars. I don't wear my heart on my sleeve. I just get on with the job in front of me. -Theresa May

I think the political class in Berlin doesn't need to be supervised and monitored by intelligence services in order to find out what they're thinking. Just go to lunch with them, go to dinner with them, or read the papers. -Angela Merkel

If you are playing in 'Charley's Aunt,' and your favourite aunt died that lunchtime, you'll still have to go on the stage and play 'Charley's Aunt.' -Richard Attenborough

Teaching regularly has made me an even more adept reader, I think. The kind of teaching I do is more like editing than anything else. The kind of editing book editors used to do before lunch. The kind of editing I used to do as a radio documentary maker. -Paul Muldoon

In the guest star situation on a show, it has a feel of a foreign exchange student – you're worrying the night before where you're going to sit for lunch. 'The Big Bang Theory' was like that. I was supposed to only do one episode. What was different was the cast and production staff was so welcoming, even though I was only scheduled for a week. -Melissa Rauch

I work in the film business, where schmoozing is an art form, lunch hour lasts from 12:30 until 3, and every meeting takes an hour whether there's an hour's worth of business or not. -R. J. Cutler

There's nothing very exotic about classic Chilean street food. Imagine a hot dog hidden beneath an explosion of mayonnaise and ketchup. Cost? Twenty-five to 30 pence. This is the completo, an all-purpose solution to breakfast, lunch or, once, the curiously English teatime snack enjoyed by Chileans of all ages. -Jonathan Franklin

One girl used to call me Brownie and tell me to go back to my own country. At lunch, I'd get a bag of chips from the vending machine and eat it in the storage room so I wouldn't have to see her. -Priyanka Chopra

Ask any worker at Starbucks, Cosi, McDonald's or Walmart, 'How many jobs do you have?' and likely he or she will tell you: 'Two.' I know colleagues who've had breakfast at one store, and gone to lunch in another, only to find the same person waiting on them. -Donna Brazile

I am a full-time mom; that is my first job. The most important job ever. I started my business when he started school. When he is in school, I do my meetings, my sketches, and everything else. I cook him breakfast. Bring him to school. Pick him up. Prepare his lunch. I spend the afternoon with him. -Melania Trump

When I was pregnant, I was like, 'I'm pregnant, so I'm allowed to eat everything: bagels with cream cheese for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and I can have pizza for dessert.' -Lake Bell

I did imitations of anyone who came to my parents' house, and that was my identity at school – if there were ten minutes to lunch, and the teacher was done with the lesson, he'd say, 'Okay, Leo, get up there and do something.' -Leonardo DiCaprio

States should require vaccinations for communicable diseases, like measles and the mumps. But you can't catch HPV if an infected schoolmate coughs on you or shares your juice box at lunch. Whether or not girls get vaccinated against HPV is a decision for parents and physicians, not state governments. -Phil Gingrey

I have practice from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M., and then I drive home and eat lunch, which is either chicken or fish so I get the protein. -Simone Biles

Sometimes, we didn't have enough to eat. I'd go to school with no lunch money, and my school would have to provide it. -Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

I literally got a private invite for lunch with the Queen. There was just 10 of us. And I was absolutely petrified because you can't take anyone with you, and no other sportspeople were there. There was the head of the military, and then the Queen sat next to me. -Charlotte Dujardin

We were poor. My mother got our clothes out of the free box at the church, you know? So much of when you're a kid is about relating about what you watch on TV. And who's got these cooler shoes, and 'Let's trade lunches.' And I was just like, 'I don't have a television. I have a rock and a piece of tofu.' -Aisha Tyler

Over the years, we settled into American life and embraced it fully. But having come from a different culture, I didn't know the boundaries of American culture. Which is that, as a girl, you didn't play football or soccer at lunch with the boys, and to be cool, you didn't get into math Olympiad. -Pardis Sabeti

I was one of the first six black kids to integrate a formerly all-white school. I remember being looked at all the time and people laughing at my hair. I was also very self-conscious about the food I had for lunch. I had egg sandwiches, and the other mothers gave kids fancy stuff like bologna and Marmite. It took about a year to settle in. -Petina Gappah

I remember when I first came out as an artist, back in 2004 or 2005, the record label used to take me to all the radio stations and just have me sit in, like, their lunchroom or their conference room, and play for the whole staff. Just to introduce them to me so they would play my records. -John Legend

Sometimes I have ice cream for lunch. Gelateria Sempione in Milan is the best in the world, hands down. The chocolate sorbetto is amazing. -Margherita Missoni

I make myself eat one piece of toast for breakfast. When I'm doing 'Bake Off,' I eat soup for lunch. I know what puts on weight for me; it's just over-indulgence. -Mary Berry

I mainly cook British food with a few things I've had on my holidays. I went to the Canary Islands a few years ago, and we had all sorts of different mushrooms on brioche with pancetta on top, and it was delicious. I had it most days for lunch, so I thought, 'I'll do that when I get back,' and now it's in my cookbook, an absolute favourite. -Mary Berry

In 1932, the predecessor organization, the CDC, took 299 black sharecroppers from the South who had syphilis. They offered them free healthcare, hot lunches, and free burial. They said you can only come to us for healthcare. These were men who were sharecroppers, and they had syphilis. They were never told they had syphilis. -Robert Kennedy, Jr.

I was at lunch with some friends one day, and we looked down at our table – blond pasta, blond pizza – and then someone joked, 'Blonde salad,' and it stuck. -Chiara Ferragni

At school, I'd be the dude singing to the girls, always up in the auditorium, in the lunch room singing Christmas carols, in the halls between class. I was always singing, and same thing with my grandfather. The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree; you know how that goes. -Desiigner

I've always been a leader. If someone was getting picked on in school, I'd try to deflate that situation by inviting that kid to eat lunch with me. I've always tried to be a uniter. -Brock Osweiler

'There are no easy pickings.' That would be a more accurate, less dramatic statement than 'There's no such thing as a free lunch.' -Paul Samuelson

If, at the end of my mandate, all Brazilians have the possibility to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, I will have fulfilled the mission of my life. -Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

I'm constantly preparing. Material hits me; I'm always writing. I go back and listen to my shows and just prepare and put my set together. But the day of, I like to have some downtime. A nice lunch is important for me. -Wanda Sykes

There's always somebody you can call and go have lunch with and just talk out an idea. And it's great, because I need that. It's part of my writing process, to early on sit people down and say, 'Alright, this film I'm working on…' and I tell them everything I have. -Jeff Nichols

I'm really big on day dates. If you go for a stroll, have a picnic or lunch with a glass of wine – it doesn't get better than that. -Meghan Markle

I've never wanted to be a lady who lunches – I've always wanted to be a woman who works. -Meghan Markle

In my experience, with very few exceptions – I am, as it happens, one of the exceptions – the one thing that most editors don't want to do is edit. It's not nearly as conducive to a successful career as having lunch out with important agents or going to meetings where you get noticed. -Michael Korda

I once attended a birthday party where Danny Kaye dropped in to entertain the birthday boy and his guests; I was sometimes taken for lunch on Saturdays by my father to The Brown Derby; and my favorite meal is still the Cobb salad in the Polo Lounge of the Beverly Hills Hotel. -Michael Korda

If you have children, you cannot feed them forever with flags for breakfast and cartridges for lunch. You need something more substantial. Unless you educate your children and spend less money on conflicts, unless you develop your science, technology and industry, you don't have a future. -Shimon Peres

Remember a few years ago when Congress declared that the sauce on a slice of pizza should count as a vegetable in school lunches? You don't have to be a nutritionist to know that this doesn't make much sense. -Michelle Obama

There's no way you can go home and learn lines, because you need to go home and sleep. So I've figured out systems. I order two lunches so I can eat dinner before I leave work, so when I get home, I can just go to bed. -Tracee Ellis Ross

The Depression was remarkable because you had nothing, and the salaries, when you got a job, were very small. But you could do anything. You see, a donut was ten cents. A cup of coffee was a nickel. That was lunch, with an apple. And I would be playing a lead on a Broadway show on that kind of diet. -Norman Lloyd

I usually eat a salad for lunch and before a game since it keeps me feeling healthy and energized on the field. I love piling on the toppings: the more colorful the better! I usually do nuts, fruit and avocado, but I also mix up my creations with different toppings and lettuces. -Carli Lloyd

I help with everything. My wife and I are a team. I pack my son's lunches, and she takes him to baseball practice when I gotta go train. It's hand-in-hand. There are no labels on our chores. -Bill Goldberg

Going out for rides with my friends and having lunch or dinner at a roadside hotel – that's my favourite time-pass. -MS Dhoni

I have this game with my friends: When we go out, if 'Treat yo' self' is tagged within the last six minutes on Twitter, they buy lunch. If not, I buy. They always buy. -Retta

It's like, the front door of the office is like a Cuisinart, and you walk in, and your day is shredded to bits because you have 15 minutes here, 30 minutes there, and something else happens, you're pulled off your work, then you have 20 minutes, then it's lunch, then you have something else to do. -Jason Fried

I get breakfast when everyone else is on their lunch break. I usually go to Dimes, which is a short walk from my apartment. Usually, I'll have chia pudding or an acai bowl and toast and sausage. -Tavi Gevinson

If there is something that strikes me as interesting or beautiful or something I could learn from, and I don't write it down, then I could be at lunch with you, and it's like there's a pile of laundry in my brain that I haven't put away, and I struggle to really listen, so that's always been important to me. -Tavi Gevinson

Nobody took you out for lunch when I started. Carla Bruni took me out for lunch once. She was really nice. Otherwise, you don't get fed. -Kate Moss

During the first couple of years at school… I used to take my lunch and go down by the old fair grounds & sit alone by the side of the road & eat it… Those lovely, lonely lunches stick deep in my memory as unhappy times. -Frederick Banting

When I was working on 'Homeland,' there was a consultant who helped me a lot… I went to Washington and met with my consultant there, and he actually organised a lunch with several people from the Intelligence Committee. -Miranda Otto

I'm not always going to like the paparazzi photos, but I'm still going to go to lunch with my boyfriend. -Emily Ratajkowski

If you want to eat chocolate or cakes, you have to eat it in the morning, for breakfast or lunch – don't eat it in the night. -Irina Shayk

A cheat day for me, the first thing that I crave, I'll eat. That's my rule. So if I wake up and I want pancakes, I'm gonna eat pancakes. If I want a cheeseburger for lunch or for dinner, I'm gonna eat it. If I want fries, I'm gonna eat the fries. -Hailey Baldwin

I eat two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners throughout the day. It's always eating. -J. J. Watt

When I was up in college, I had a friend, and he was the only guy who knew I wasn't going to be able to attend school no more because I had a child on the way. I remember we was right at the lunch table. I was like, 'Man, I should start boxing.' I felt like every fighter that's on TV made a lot of money. I was like, 'You gotta make a lot of money.' -Deontay Wilder

I eat meat, dairy, and tons of fruits and vegetables, but I could also have pasta for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Basically, I'm a massive foodie who eats everything in moderation. -Poppy Delevingne

When you work in Norway, you actually have to have a contract about lunches because Norwegians don't eat lunch normally, so they just throw out a loaf of bread and some coldcuts. -Stellan Skarsgard

It's not in the tradition: not even the schoolkids have hot lunches in Norway. They bring a couple of sandwiches from home. -Stellan Skarsgard

We have 40 people over for Thanksgiving, 30 people for Easter lunch, 35 people on Christmas Eve. People tend to expect to spend their holidays with us, which is lovely and an expectation I carry with pride. -Sonya Walger

I grew up in London, one of four children. We were a very loud family, not a lot of listening, plenty of talking. My mum was a hearth mother: she loved to gather us all around her – Sunday lunches were a big thing. She was very good at thinking on her feet – people used to say she should go into politics. -Damian Lewis

I had this one audition – I won't say the casting director's name, but she was on the phone the whole time I sang. I was literally doing my audition, and she was on the phone. So I guess whatever it is she was ordering for lunch was more important than the high C's I was belting out. -Tituss Burgess

I'm one of those people who has a toothbrush and toothpaste with me at all times. After lunch, I'll brush my teeth in a restaurant bathroom! -Morena Baccarin

What kind of society have we become when children in a great city cannot rely on mothers or fathers for a bowl of cereal in the morning and a brown bag with a sandwich and apple in it for lunch? -Pat Buchanan

I breakfast when I get up, lunch when I get the chance. If I never get it, I forget it. Sometimes I dine at seven, sometimes at midnight, sometimes not at all; and I never get to bed until four or five in the morning. Everything depends on the news; the hours make no difference to me. -Joseph Pulitzer

Educators and school personnel work on the front lines of childhood obesity, but every day they face the challenges of budget cuts, mandated tests, rushed lunch periods, and a decrease in time for physical activity. -Dean Ornish

When me and my sister were toddlers, it was 'The Jungle Book' literally every day. If it was lunchtime, it was 'Jungle Book' time. -George MacKay

I remember having lunch with a friend who worked at the White House. I'd just graduated from law school but kept telling my friend what they needed to do and weren't doing right about the Iran-Contra affair. The next day, I got a call from the White House, offering me a job. -Judy Smith

I was never a troublemaker, but I also was never a nerdy kid. I was never a cool kid or a sports kid. At lunchtimes, I never fit in with any cliques, so I'd end up just walking around the school by myself, listening to music. -Finn Jones

I used to eat lunch with the teachers at school. I just remember that kids would put their legs on the seats next to them so that I wouldn't have a place to sit. -Grace Phipps

If you can reach people in their pockets, on their lunch breaks, on their commutes to and from work, on recess at school, and make things they want to see, that's an amazing thing for a show like ours. -James Corden

Make dinner with the goal of stretching it out for lunch in the back of your mind. Making more of one thing is cheaper than buying more varied ingredients for each meal. -Alex Guarnaschelli

Make a stir-fried rice dish with some cut-up chicken and any vegetables folded into the rice for a 'one pot' meal lunch that has it all – protein, starch and vegetables. -Alex Guarnaschelli

It's hard to make friends as an adult. You gotta work at it, you know? You have to ask people to lunch, and if you don't know them, it's weird. -Stephanie Beatriz

I think you need to be intentional at times about your leadership – where you're eating lunch, who you're interacting with, making guys feel like you're interested in what they're doing. If it's authentic, then it's going to be an easy conversation and easy hangout time. -Aaron Rodgers

It's difficult to feel as though you are truly being effective at work. Many of us feel trapped in endless meetings, with barely any time to grab lunch, let alone do any work. Overarching strategies and key priorities seem completely divorced from the day-to-day tactics. -Chris Fussell

In entertainment, there's a theory that you should be lunching and dinnering and going to some kind of power breakfast. -Gary Goetzman

I've done plays where you get into the run and can go to auditions during the day, or can have lunch with someone, and then you go to half-hour and show up. -Betty Gilpin

I went to the Women's March in D.C. on January 21, and I, looking around, was thinking, Wow, something that bonds all of us is that we've been silent-screaming in our bathrooms, alone, in between sarcastic lunches. -Betty Gilpin

I was a good novice teacher, but I did the things that were obvious. I stayed for lunch for extra tutoring, gave kids my cell phone, and was available. In my first year of teaching, I ended up doubling the math time that a conventional school would have. But I don't think any of these things were path-breaking or unusual. -Angela Duckworth

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

Politicians attend dinners at hotels with contractors. Bankers discuss interest rates at lunch. -Jimmy Breslin

You can't be rolling into town with stars in your eyes. A lot of people get to Nashville and immediately start selling themselves: 'Let's go to lunch and talk about the business!' Then you realize everyone is talented here. -Maren Morris

I order food like a normal human being. If I'm out to lunch, I'm going to order three courses like everybody else. I'm not going to feel like some kind of freak. -Lisa Lampanelli

My usual day: a green smoothie for breakfast – if I want to get fancy, it's eggs on arugula – fruit for a snack, a salad with protein for lunch, and fish and quinoa for dinner. -Cobie Smulders

My first pet at home in Edinburgh was a dog my dad had called Glen. He was a small sheepdog and went with my dad every day to work as manager of a cooking centre, which made the children's lunches for schools. -Ronnie Corbett

You get fed up watching shows with not much care and love, reality programmes where they put people in a house for a fortnight and film them doing everything, or where participants arrive after lunch and do the programme at six. -Ronnie Corbett

I'm not interested in younger men for the same reason most women aren't interested in younger men; I don't have time to make an extra packed lunch every morning. Please. I'm busy enough already. -Katherine Ryan

Please watch a little less television. Maybe post a few less comments about the lunch you had today. -John Skipper

Sometimes I think about all the hours spent making lunches, carting kids from one place to another, being up in the middle of the night taking temperatures. People who haven't had to do that have, say, read every last book up there from cover to cover and probably remember it. There are trade-offs. But more life is more life. -Claire Messud

For lunch, I tend to eat leftovers. I'm always recipe testing, so I tend to enjoy whatever is left in the fridge. I'm a big snacker, too. -Ella Woodward

I'm extraordinarily lucky to have so many friends across such a diverse group of people. One day I'll be at Oxford, the next at some complete idiot's lunch. -David Tang

In the morning, I always eat fruit and yogurt with cereal. And for lunch and dinner, I always have vegetables as a side. -Vittoria Ceretti

I enjoy that with theater, you can just go into a room with a paper bag lunch: there're no cables, no electricity. It's the purest experience. -Bill Pullman

I used to tape over the top corner of my computer screen so I couldn't see what time it was. I like the idea that I'm just with the words and not knowing what's going on with the world, when it's lunch or dinner. -Michael Connelly

A good day to me is writing from 6 A.M. 'til noon with a break to take my daughter to school. After lunch, if I still feel the momentum, I'll hit it again. -Michael Connelly

Most people view coffee and lunch as personal time, not deal-making time. Unless the person you're meeting understands that this is a working lunch, then they may not even think that this is a serious business conversation. -Michael Gerber

Be honest: if your pitch is 90 minutes and you only have 60 set aside for a business lunch or a cup of coffee, there is no way that you can give an honest representation of your company or products. You're lying to yourself and wasting your own time as well as that of your prospect or partner. -Michael Gerber

If you arrive at a concert ready to play your piece, that's not nearly good enough. You must have your music ready to the point where you can play it on a short rehearsal, after a long plane flight, on a strange piano, having had an unpleasant lunch, in an unfriendly atmosphere. You have to be so over-prepared that you can cope with anything. -Stephen Hough

If we're at a lunch table, I'm going to always sit with the girls. That's just kind of how I am. I always gravitate towards women. I know how to communicate with women. -Krysten Ritter

I get up at 6 A.M., and sometimes I make lunch for my two youngest kids. Usually my oldest sleeps late, and I get my kids out the door to school. For years, it was me just doing all of that and then driving to a carpool or this or that. -Pamela Adlon

Long kurtas, especially the pink and yellow ones, that I had worn in 'Big Boss 8' – they are very comfortable to wear. You can wear them with a just a belt for your day outings or lunches for stylish and classy look. Or you can also team it up with a churidar and dupatta for an evening outing to look more classy. -Karishma Tanna

I don't stuff myself at breakfast and prefer to have a glass of milk and fruit for breakfast. I prefer a home-made vegetarian lunch otherwise. -Karishma Tanna

The Broadway run of 'Memphis' has been like going to the moon. It was so great to actually open at the Shubert Theatre and then amazing to be nominated for eight Tonys and attend all the luncheons and events. -David Bryan

I eat exactly three times a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. I sit quietly for 20 minutes without anybody disturbing me, and I chew each mouthful 60 times. -R. Madhavan

The idea that we all have to be Pinterest-perfect, killing it on all fronts, drinking our probiotics, remembering to have Rishi, and putting all these things in our kids' lunches – there's a lot of pressure to do all of the things. And we can't do all of the things. I can do a few things, and I've got them nailed. I think that's more realistic. -Busy Philipps

I had to learn correct portion control. I eat an egg-white omelet for breakfast, shrimp and veggies for lunch, and chicken with asparagus for dinner. -Lauren Alaina

I've been lucky to do the job I do because I've travelled, and that's probably the best perk of the job… well, that and the free lunches. -Travis Fimmel

I would love, obviously, someone like Gloria Steinem to do anything with me. We would obviously have to get lunch after, and she'd have to sign stuff for me. -Abbi Jacobson

In tech-land, no one cares what kind of car you drive, and frankly, they're not going to find out anyway. You're not going to go to lunch together, because you're going to be sitting in your cube with a brown bag eating lunch. -Roy Price

My favourite time of year is two weeks before Christmas when everybody's up for it – you're having lunches with people, drinking Cosmopolitans, and getting ready for something exciting! -Anne Reid

I learned that Chicago lunches are terrible. If I was a Chicago student, I would ask my mom to pack a lunch. -Mike Quigley

You're in high school, and you're telling your friends that you're skipping lunch to go write poetry, and they were all questioning my sexuality. -Dave Franco

Room service is nice. Ooh-la-la, a hotel. At home, it's laundry and school lunches. -Dolores O'Riordan

I go to Hooters for lunch every day. Then for coffee. -Ray Romano

Some sports, you see some athletes just walking around the gym not really doing anything, eating food. They're first to the lunchroom, never lifting weights. -Mikaela Shiffrin

On 'Game of Thrones,' I remember shooting in Croatia, and by lunchtime we'd see photos of what we'd shot online and think, 'My God – people really care.' -Alan Taylor

I'm a once-a-week grocery shopper; I get everything I need for the week, and then in the morning, I have my breakfast, pack three snacks, my lunch, and drinks to stay hydrated in a little cooler. I always have a snack on hand in case I get hungry throughout the day. I love my little cooler! -Christen Press

China is eating our lunch with regard to renewable energy. -Raja Krishnamoorthi

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

My everyday go-to style is a lot more casual. I like to wear suits to games, but during the day, going to the gym, I'm in my workout gear. Then if I'm going to lunch meetings, I like to keep it somewhat casual – short-sleeved button-ups, jeans, and sneakers. -Blake Griffin

Of course I knew that writing was terrifically hard work and that there was no secret code, as in a video game, that would unlock Tolstoy-mode, enabling me to crank out canon-worthy novellas before lunch. -Ben Dolnick

The way that 'Vampire' was born was over a lunch. We got asked to do the show. A week later, we were hired. A week later, we were writing it. The minute we handed it in, it was ordered. The minute we shot it, it was picked up. Then we started working. There was never any, like, 'OK, here's what this show is…' We had to figure it out as we went. -Julie Plec

Thanksgiving Day, we do a huge lunch. Big family, like, 60 people, we get together. Everybody brings a covered dish, everybody brings a dessert, and we go all out. -Chris Lane

For lunch, I usually have a burrito or burrito-style bowl with rice, beans, a little cheese, avocado, and tomato. -Hilary Knight

Yes, I love my homes, I love to travel, I love my family, and I love doting on my new grandchildren. But you can only do so much of that. I don't go to lunch with friends. I don't join clubs. I don't have any big hobbies. I work. I come up with stories. I can't even imagine a life where I'm not sitting around, worried about my next book. -Sandra Brown

The Internet has transformed the landscape of children's social lives, moving cliques from lunchrooms and lockers to live chats and online bulletin boards and intensifying their reach and power. -Rachel Simmons

If I want to detox, I'll do the juicing thing for sure. I'll have two juices and then a solid meal for either dinner or lunch. -Nina Agdal

We have two day-parts, lunch and dinner. We don't have breakfast. We don't have drive-thru. We don't have late night. We don't have 24-hours. -Steve Ells

In high school, I created a fan group for J.D. Williams, who played Bodie on 'The Wire.' I had the chance to meet him, and he took me to have lunch at IHOP. At that point in my life, I noticed this Internet thing was giving me the chance to check off goals off of my bucket list. -Karen Civil

I moved all the time as part of a military family, and I just really did not have very many friends. I remember having these feelings of walking into a room and feeling that nobody likes me, or thinking, 'I'm going to have to sit alone at lunch again.' -Jessie James Decker

I get very angry when I'm hungry and there isn't time for lunch. -Jessie James Decker

I think that lunch is one of the most enjoyable and important things in the day. But you need to create the space and the time to do just that. And in Italy, we do that. -Lidia Bastianich

I typically have breakfast, have a snack, have lunch, have a snack, and have dinner. -Gretchen Bleiler

I would like to know what politicians eat on the campaign trail, what Picasso ate in his pink period, what Walt Whitman ate while writing the verse that defined America, what mid-westerners bring to potlucks, what is served at company banquets, what is in a Sunday dinner these days, and what workers bring for lunch. -Mark Kurlansky

DonorsChoose was conceived at a Bronx public high school where I taught social studies for five years. In the teachers' lunch room, my colleagues and I often lamented a problem that drained learning from students and creativity from teachers: a lack of funding for essential materials and for the activities that bring subject matter to life. -Charles Best

I've met with titans of Silicon Valley because they're investing in our national expansion. I've had lunch with Claire Danes because she sees DonorsChoose.org as the best way to help students in public schools. I would never, ever rub shoulders with such people if I had followed the typical career path in investment banking or whatever. -Charles Best

I'd listened to my colleagues in the teachers' lunchroom. I could tell they were passionate, fired-up people who had great ideas for strategies and projects to help kids learn better. They just didn't have the resources. I was frustrated, but I also knew it was a frustration felt by teachers all over the city. -Charles Best

My colleagues and I were always having the same conversation in the teachers lunchroom about books we wanted our students to read, a field trip we knew would really bring a subject matter to life… And most of us would go into our own pockets to buy just paper and pencils. -Charles Best

A hot dog cut up with ketchup is, like, lunch for me, so I just think it's funny to Instagram it. I just don't want to put that much effort into cooking. -Lisa Hanawalt

My husband and I went to Venice, Italy, for our first-year anniversary and spent a day on the Island of Burano. There, we had lunch at the famed Trattoria al Gatto Nero da Ruggero – one of the most incredible meals of our lives. -Maneet Chauhan

Miami is one of these places where diversity is in our blood, where, you know, if you want to go have a Nicaraguan breakfast, a Cuban lunch, and an American diner dinner, you do. -Ana Navarro

The power lunch is no longer just for men. We all deserve a seat at the table. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

Every successful social movement in this country's history has used disruption as a strategy to fight for social change. Whether it was the Boston Tea Party to the sit-ins at lunch counters throughout the South, no change has been won without disruptive action. -Alicia Garza

No one guided me through it, but here is how it happened: I was in New York doing a play, and an agent got in touch with me and said he wanted to take me out for lunch. In the theatre, they never want to take you out for lunch, so I thought, 'Yes!' I went, I ordered steak, and he told me he thought I should write for TV. -Tanya Saracho

We're a really close family. And actually, we see each other and speak on the phone all the time… the odd Sunday lunch, or pop in for coffee or something like that. -James William Middleton

When I was growing up, Sunday lunch was my favorite time as a child. We would have a big Sunday English meal, and we would argue about things. -Joanna Coles

I never knew how passive-aggressive people could be until I became a parent. Or even aggressive-aggressive. It actually began before I had a child. A relative asked me out to lunch and told me I was too old for motherhood. -Laura Lippman

It's my own personal hang-up, but I find adults who are picky eaters to be the worst. I don't mean food allergies or preferences: I mean picky eaters. We all know one, and they're impossible to go to lunch with or invite over for a dinner party. -Rumaan Alam

Kids are the ultimate trump card: a way to get out of co-op board meetings or lunch with a friend you don't want to see or your brother-in-law's set at a comedy club. It's fair to use your kids as an excuse to sidestep what you don't want to do; it's less fair to blame them for not being able to achieve what you do want to do. -Rumaan Alam

I enjoyed playing everywhere, especially my mother's garden and my neighbor's. I loved my kindergarten. We sang songs; we played everywhere and ate lunch. I had a childhood that I would wish for anyone. -Clemantine Wamariya

I had always thought that meditation was for ladies who lunch and have nothing better to do but indulge in whatever the latest fad may be. -Ingrid Seward

My family was once invited to lunch at a chateau owned by a friend of a friend. As we drove our rental car up to the giant castle, my kids gasped and said, 'They must be rich!' -Pamela Druckerman

It's just cool to have lunch with Harrison Ford. -Alden Ehrenreich

I'm just waiting for the first #MeToo moment to happen from a salon because the culture of how assistants are treated, especially in salons in L.A. and New York, is, like, truly unbelievable. You're expected to clock out for lunch and never get paid. You're expected to be there an hour early, stay two hours late. -Jonathan Van Ness

My husband is one of those guys who just loves sandwiches – breakfast, lunch, or dinner! -Tiffani Thiessen

Vince McMahon can end up in a federal lawsuit with you where there is mudslinging back and forth that makes the front page of 'The Wall Street Journal,' and if tomorrow he figures out a way where the company can benefit from your involvement, you will be at a negotiating table with him at lunch. -Paul Heyman

The way I inspire loyalty in my team is for them to see me more casually, to have lunch with members of my team, for them to see me with my family, my fiance, to see the real me. -Jennifer Hyman

Death Row is the same every day – breakfast at 3 A.M., lunch at 10 A.M., dinner at 3 P.M. -Anthony Ray Hinton

Packing your lunch for the work week can seem like an unattainable goal especially when work gets hectic and crazy. -Ayesha Curry

Bacon, bacon, oh I love me some bacon! It's the secret ingredient to all my favorite recipes. I also could have it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! -Rachel Hollis

If you wait too long between breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner, you're more likely to be ravenous and overeat and/or make poor food choices. -Harley Pasternak

I was hanging out with some of my friends who are on television shows, and when we went to get lunch, people came up to me and not them. It was this really weird moment where you're realizing that the digital world is getting so big, and it's colliding with everything else. -Eva Gutowski

I was every other kid in elementary school. I was eating packaged burritos for lunch… and pizzas – it's not the worst, but not the best. -Karrueche Tran

My father's diner, the Jefferson Coffee Shop, was a simple, 27-seat affair in Washington D.C., open for breakfast and lunch – coffee and eggs in the morning, cold cuts and burgers in the afternoon. -George Pelecanos

People make fun of me because I've been known to eat lunch things for breakfast. I'll eat a good salad. I'll maybe have some tempeh or kale in there. I try to make breakfast a lavish meal because, one, my body tells me to, and, two, that's what carries me through the day. -Hari Nef

My parents were/are straight-edge hippies. Mom roamed around gardening so we would have fresh food, and Dad was on wood-chopping duty to heat our passive solar home that they figured out how to design and build together. I was the kid with green peppers in my lunch, and I liked them! -Tara Stiles

I like when I tweet about Tony Hawk. A lot of times, people think it's true; like, I've tweeted about having lunch with him a lot, and people are like, 'Oh, how was he?' or, like, 'Do you have a pic?' I don't know how to explain it. He's right at the level where people could almost believe it, but it's also a really weird pairing. -Perfume Genius

I would sit at the table with the black kids during lunch, and we'd do our banter back and forth. But occasionally, I'd get up and I'd go sit down with the white kids and chat with them and what not. Of course, because I come from the black table they would look at me like, 'Why are you here?' -Ron Stallworth

Isolation among older people is a massive problem, and my grandad used to come round for Sunday lunch every week for as long as I can remember. -Rachel Riley

Just in any job, if you want to get ahead, take shorter lunch breaks, be happy to stay later, do the work, and finish it off well. -Gina Rinehart

I'm a big believer in regularity. My father taught me that. Get up early, get your work done, and that's, what, your highest level of energy before lunch. -Mike McCarthy

By the mid-1950s, the young bond traders on the Street were becoming more and more of a fraternity. We organized informal luncheons every Thursday in an effort to educate financial writers, who knew next to nothing about municipal bonds. -William E. Simon

I went to lunch at the Ivy. People started running across the street, and one guy almost got hit by a car. I started to freak out. That put me into hiding for three weeks. I didn't leave the house. -Debbie Rowe

I'm not the kind of coach who says, 'Let's do a few piggy-in-the-middle exercises and go home for lunch.' -Unai Emery

People would call me Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan or whatever popular martial artist there was at that time. I also remember the other kids at the lunch table freaking out when I brought in Korean food. -Randall Park

When we went to America, Robin Williams came to the gig, and Mike Myers had lunch with us and wanted to write a film for us. We're idiots – we turned it down. I think we were just sick of each other at that point. When you get famous, it takes some time to realise it isn't going to be good. -Noel Fielding

It was surprising how many kids don't have lunches. If we all get behind this cause, it'll help a lot of the kids out there who don't really get enough food. -Joseph Parker

To see that I have this huge platform now, and so many people are listening to what I have to say, it really makes me want to orientate toward something that would really educate people, create awareness, do something more than just show them a cute outfit or what I'm having for lunch. -Catriona Gray

When I moved to New York, I was dead broke and lost my mind, and my girlfriend dumped me and was with some banker making money. I wandered by Jane Curtin's house, and she's like, 'Come in here, dear. I'll make you lunch. Tell me, what's going on in your life?' -Donal Logue

When the only thing you look forward to in life is lunch, you know you have had your just desserts, and it is time to call it a day. -Katie Hopkins

My mom asked me one day at lunch in a very lovely and respectful way. I was finally comfortable enough to say yes, I was gay, and it really was never talked about again. -Dan Levy

I'll have an omelette, porridge, and fruit for breakfast at the training ground, then chicken, pasta and soup for lunch; then I can relax in the evening. -Peter Crouch

It does cost a lot of money to make high-quality TV in exotic locations. I know everyone thinks we've been given a massive sack full of money and gone off and bought Lamborghinis and gone off for lunch, but it isn't actually like that. -James May

I think all the business stuff – the promotion, the hype, the high-power lunches, and the permanently injected smiles – is boring. -Chris Rea

I didn't have indoor plumbing. I'd go to school dirty. I didn't have lunches. -Jeannette Walls

During recess at school, I'd slip back into the classroom and find something in some other kid's lunch bag that wouldn't be missed – a package of crackers, an apple – and I'd gulp it down so quickly I would barely be able to taste it. -Jeannette Walls

I was on my way to law school when a friend of mine at an extras agency said, 'Do you want to come to this movie set and get paid $100 bucks a day to pretend you're at a party?' And I was like, 'Yeah, summer holiday, let's do it.' So I went, and on lunch, the writer asked me to audition for a role, and I got it. -Italia Ricci

I will end the lawlessness that's destroying our environment. I will take polluters to court, not to lunch. -Walter F. Mondale

Given the choice, I'm sure the majority of children would rather have a packed lunch than school meals. -Victoria Coren Mitchell

It really bothers me that Stephen Cannell has died. I had lunch with him about eight months before he died, and… I really liked him. I really did. -Jonathan Banks

It's harder to scream at someone you just chatted with at lunch. I mean, if you're a superb actor, you might be able to do that, but I couldn't do it. -Jim Sarbh

The expat life was a good one: There was my French boyfriend. My bright two-bedroom flat in Islington. My wine at lunch. I had a 'go bag' packed with loose linens and mosquito repellent – I was ready to be flung to the outer edges of the world at a moment's notice. It was all intrigue and adventure. -Katy Tur

I have long maintained that each of us has three chances a day to be happy: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. -Elin Hilderbrand

I enjoyed physical education and lunch time. The social aspect of school was great, but as soon as I left school, I wanted to get out there and race. I couldn't sit still for long. -Daniel Ricciardo

Taking lunch by myself every once in a while and slowing down – that helps me a lot. -Catherine Reitman

For lunch, I aim for a lean protein, some starch, and leafy greens, which are full of magnesium. -Deshaun Watson

Between lunch and dinner, I try and snack on fruit and granola. -Deshaun Watson

I'll go out to eat and have a really good lunch and try to shut the phone off, but I can't, really, because the social media stuff will start happening. -Molly Qerim

The only way I can cope is to lock myself in the bathroom and cry. Sometimes I sit there for hours and even eat my lunch sitting on the toilet floor. Anything to get peace and quiet. -Nadya Suleman

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

I did the first Parker novel, in which he got caught, and the editor at Pocket Books took me to lunch and said, 'Is there any way that this guy could get away at the end, and you could do three books a year for us?' And I said, 'I think so.' -Donald E. Westlake

Every meal is so important and colours the rest of your day – my whole day can go into a spin if I make the wrong choice at lunchtime! -Ben Miller

I think that, being on the road, you've got your family with you, so there's no way that you can have a closer feeling to a group of people that you love than when you sit down and have a dinner or a lunch or a breakfast together. -Beth Hart

I had lunch with Andrew Lloyd Webber at the end of 2011 because my musical 'Matilda' is in one of the theatres that he owns in London. -Tim Minchin

I learned from my dad's mistakes. I think that's why I'm so into my son. I bring him lunch every day: McDonald's, Taco Bell, whatever junk food a kid likes, I will bring it for him. I've canceled gigs so I could be at moments for him. That wasn't a big thing for my dad. -Jo Koy

When I was young, one Sunday every month or so, my mom would load my brothers and me into our station wagon and drive 80 miles north to Orange County, where we'd meet our extended family at a Persian restaurant for lunch. -Samin Nosrat

When it came to healthy eating, my parents did their best to set me on the right path. At school, my friends ate McDonalds at lunchtime, but I had a packed lunch that my mother made for me. I hated it at the time, but looking back, I'm glad. -Daniel Negreanu

What is it about trains that makes food taste so good? Some of my happiest memories are of prolonged lunches between St. Moritz and Zurich, Bordeaux and Paris, and even between Coimbra and Salamanca. -Michael Portillo

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