The next best thing to eating food, is talking about it. And we've all done our fair share of that -- us food editors especially. But there are some people who love food so much, who think about food in just the right way, that they articulate what we've always felt but haven't been able to eloquently put into words. Those people -- like M.F.K. Fisher and Julia Child -- are heroes, not only for the good work they've done, but for the great quotes they have left behind.
Check out our favorite food quotes and share yours in the comments below.
“If you're afraid of butter, use cream." -Julia Child
“First we eat, then we do everything else.” -M.F.K. Fisher
"Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first." -Ernestine Ulmer
"Age and glasses of wine should never be counted." -Unknown
"In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is strength, in water there is bacteria." -David Auerbach
"Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures." -M.F.K. Fisher
"You don't need a silver fork to eat good food." -Paul Prudhomme
“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
"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook." -Julia Child
"I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food." -W.C. Fields
"We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly." -Anna Thomas
"A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand." -Barbara Johnson
"People who love to eat are always the best people. - Julia Child"
"My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people." -Orson Welles
"The secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside." -Mark Twain
“It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato." -Lewis Grizzard
"There is no sincerer love than the love of food." -George Bernard Shaw
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." -Virginia Woolf
"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
"My weaknesses have always been food and men -- in that order." - Dolly Parton
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." -J.R.R. Tolkien
"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all." -Harriet van Horne
“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster." - Jonathan Swift
“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” -Alan D. Wolfelt
"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie." -Jim Davis
"All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast."