It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard for their own interest.

- Adam Smith, 1776

Feasts must be solemn and rare, or else they cease to be feasts. 

- Aldous Huxley, 1929

I cannot but bless the memory of Julius Caesar, for the great esteem he expressed for fat men and his aversion to lean ones.

- David Hume, 1751

We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink, for dining alone is leading the life of a lion or wolf. 

- Epicurus, c. 300 BC

Most vegetarians I ever saw looked enough like their food to be classed as cannibals.

- Finley Peter Dunne, 1900

The belly is the reason why man does not mistake himself for a god.

- Friedrich Nietzsche, 1886

Whatsoever was the father of a disease, an ill diet was the mother.

- George Herbert, 1651

Cooking is the most massive rush. It’s like having the most amazing hard-on, with Viagra sprinkled on top of it, and it’s still there twelve hours later.

- Gordon Ramsey, 2003

Why is not a rat as good as a rabbit? Why should men eat shrimps and neglect cockroaches?

- Henry Ward Beecher, 1862

For, say they, when cruising in an empty ship, if you can get nothing better out of the world, get a good dinner out of it, at least.

- Herman Melville, 1851

No lyric poems live long or please many people which are written by drinkers of water.

- Horace, 20 BC

To eat is to appropriate by destruction.

- Jean-Paul Sartre, 1943

One of the important requirements for learning how to cook is that you also learn how to eat.

- Julia Child, 2001