The best 8 Quotes about Food & Foodies

By Sergio González | 10:53

Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti

Have you noticed that little habit you’ve acquired of taking pics of your food? Well, don’t be too hard on yourself because we’ve always loved doing so. In the past, there was no smartphone to capture the moment so people had to be more creative and inspire others with words

Sophia Loren was one of the sexiest women in the 20th century and her line Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti -talking about her curves and voluptuous figure- it’s a truly inspiring statement. Posters and pop art canvas of the Italian diva next to her quote about food for female shapes became trendy in 2010 after she denied saying them in a December 2009 CBS ‘Sunday Morning’.

Federico Fellini, one of the most influential filmmakers in history, also found inspiration in pasta. Life is combination of magic and pasta. Life is a combination of love and money, of feeding your belly and your soul.

We usually pay attention to what we eat but hardly ever to where we actually take it. Use this piece of wisdom from Aesop, the Ancient Greek fabulist: a crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. Don’t eat in a rush. You are feeding your body and your spirit; behave accordingly.

However, some people like W. C. Fields, like to take life less seriously. I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food was a line from one of  his most famous characters. The American comedian had such an impact with his personification of  hard-drinker misanthropes, most people believed Fields was so himself until the publication of his personal notes and photos by his grandson.

Another beloved American comedian, Bill Cosby, speaks out for those foodies who’d rather eat tasty than healthy. Did you ever see the customer in health-food stores? They’re pale, skinny people who look half-dead. In a steak house you see robust, ruddy people. They’re dying, of course, but they look terrific.

I’m not a glutton, I’m an explorer of food

Regardless of the kind of foodie we grow to be, we should know it’s ok, because loving food and daring your palate to expand to new flavors is fantastic. Don’t believe it? Read these two food quotes from the minds we nowadays consider geniuses.

So long as you have food in you mouth, you have solved all the questions for the time being. The quote is a conclusion from ‘Investigations of a dog’, a short story by German writer Kakfa that follows a dog in his inquires into knowledge and culture.

On the same page, Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote’s author, reminds us that all sorrows are less with bread. Such a meaningful declaration it has become a popular saying in modern Spanish language.

From Erma Bombeck, the woman who entertained millions of American readers between the 60s and the 90s with her eloquent and hilarious columns, we learn the final word in speaking out for all of us who love food. I’m not a glutton, I’m an explorer of food.

Remember these precious words next time somebody gives you the look for ordering a second dessert, and any they complain about too much instagraming you dinner, just let them know you need graphic documentation because that’s what explorers do. Secretly calling yourself Indiana Foodie might be a little too hard but it’s always a legit option.

Photo credit: Kate Gabrielle

Photo credit: Len Rizzi

 

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