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If you talk about food just as much as you eat it, you're in good company. We've got famous chefs and stars—Julia Child, Sophia Loren, Virginia Woolf—to thank for some of the greatest food quotes of all time. Do what you will with these: Memorize them, pin them, or print them out and tack them up all over your kitchen.
"My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people."
"My weaknesses have always been food and men—in that order."
"Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first."
"All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast."
"A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe."
"You don't need a silver fork to eat good food."
"I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not."
"A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand."
Harriet Van Horne
"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all."
"People who love to eat are always the best people."
François de la Rochefoucauld
"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art."
"We all eat, an it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly."
"If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him...the people who give you their food give you their heart."
"Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn't illegal."
"Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people eat together."
"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook."
"Laughter is brightest where food is best."
"Life is a combination of magic and pasta."
"It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato."
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if not has not dined well."
"Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti."
"Age and glasses of wine should never be counted."
"I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food."
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