Let’s face it: we all love food, it’s an undeniable fact that it’s one of life’s greatest pleasures. We consume it to sustain ourselves, treat ourselves and enjoy ourselves when in great company. Here at Sciacca we figured that the second-best thing to eating food, is talking about it. So, it’s really no surprise that some of the best quotes about life, love and laughs are actually about food, because, after all, food is a major component in the beautiful tapestry that is life. This is why we put together a collection of our favourite food quotes we believe every avid foodie will surely enjoy.
“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw (26th July 1856 – 2nd November 1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic and polemicist.
“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez (31st March 1927 – 23rd 1993), American labour leader and civil rights activist.
“Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.” – Jo Brand (23rd July 23, 1957), English comedian, writer and actress.
“The only think I like better than talking about Food is eating.” – John Walters (11th June 1760 – 28th June 1789) Welsh Anglican priest and poet.
“Wine is bottled poetry.” – Robert Louis Stevenson (13th November 1850 – 3rd December 1894), Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer.
“We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.” – Anna Thomas (born 12th July, 1948), film screenwriter, film producer and writer.
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz was nicknamed ‘Sparky’ (26th November 1922 – 12th February 2000), was an American cartoonist best known for the comic strip Peanuts.
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf (25th January 1882 – 28th March 1941) – English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century.
“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” – David Mamet (born 30th November, 1947), American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director.
“I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food.” – Erma Bombeck (née Fiste; 21st February1927 – 22nd April 1996), American humourist.
“I don’t know what it is about food your mother makes for you, especially when it’s something that anyone can make – pancakes, meat loaf, tuna salad – but it carries a certain taste of memory.” – Mitch Albom (born 23rd May, 1958), American author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster, and musician.
“I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them.” – Nora Ephron (19th May 1941 – 26th June 2012), American journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, director, and blogger.
“All sorrows are less with bread.” – Miguel de Cervantes (29th September 1547 (assumed) – 22nd April 1616), Spanish writer who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world’s pre-eminent novelists.
“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art…” – François de la Rochefoucauld (15th September 1613 – 17th March 1680), French author of maxims and memoirs.
“Life is like a sandwich, you have to fill it will the best ingredients.” – author unknown
“A party without cake is just a meeting.” – Julia Child (15th August 1912 – 13th August 2004) – American chef, author, and television personality.
“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” – Federico Fellini (20th January 1920 – 31st October 1993) Italian film director and screenwriter.
“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” – William Claude Dukenfield better known as W. C. Fields (29th January,1880 – 25th December, 1946), American comedian, actor, juggler and writer.
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – J.R.R. Tolkien (3rd January 1892 – 2nd September 1973), English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor.
“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” – Harriet van Horne (17th May 1920 – 15th January 1998), American newspaper columnist and film/television critic.
“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” – Jonathan Swift (30th November 1667 – 19th October 1745) – Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric.
“The secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” – Mark Twain (30th November, 1835 – 21st April, 1910), American writer, humourist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer.
“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” – Lewis Grizzard (20th October 1946 – 20th March 1994), American writer and humourist.
“A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.” – Barbara Johnson (4th October 1947 – 27th August, 2009), American literary critic and translator.
“My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.” – Orson Welles (6th May 1915 – 10th October 1985), American actor, director, writer, and producer.
“First we eat, then we do everything else.” – M.F.K. Fisher (3rd July 1908 – 22nd June 1992), distinguished American food writer.
“Age and glasses of wine should never be counted.” – author unknown
“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” – Paul Prudhomme also known as Gene Autry Prudhomme, (13th July 1940 – 8th October 2015), American celebrity chef whose specialties were Creole and Cajun cuisines.
Let’s be honest with ourselves, we’ve all done our fair share of eating. But there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Some people’s love for food is so deep, they think about food in just the right way. So much so, they’re able to express what we’ve felt all along but haven’t been able to put into words so eloquently.
If like us, your passion for food needs to be extended by sitting at a well-set table adorned with well-cooked dishes, then we suggest you to book your table at Sciacca. Apart from serving up the best steak in Malta we also have a vast variety of other scrumptious dishes that will surely exceed your expectations. So what are you waiting for? Come and enjoy what we consider our favourite F word… we’re referring to the word food of course!