A little quiz for the foodies: Who wrote, "…perhaps only one out of ten restaurants is good enough…"
That little line comforts us when we’ve just suffered a really bad meal
along the road – we know from the experts that our chances of getting something good are only one in ten.
And then he says, "Blast him! He’s always one step ahead!" [:D]
"Mama mia, that’s a spicy meat-a ball!" – Alka Seltzer commercial.
"I wouldn’t put a thief in my mouth to steal my brains." – Kim Darby in "True Grit"
"Brave was the first man to ever eat an oyster." – Unknown
"White bread’s not bad for you, most of it just sticks to the roof of your mouth anyway." – Lewis Grizzard
"If you swallow that gum, your insides are going to stick together." – Mom
I especially like the one episode where Homer goes to the file in his drawer at work (under ‘D’ for ‘Donut’) where he is frantically searching for his ’emergency donut’ only to find and IOUOD (i.e. ‘I owe you one donut. — homer’).
All of my favorite food quotes seem to come from Homer Simpson:
Donuts! Is there anything they CAN’T do?
Dear God, who, in your infinite wisdom, gave us TWO kinds of clam chowder..
This donut has purple in the middle. Purple is a fruit.
I wonder where Bart is? His dinner is getting all cold…and eaten.
You can’t go wrong with cocktail weenies…they come in this delicious red sauce. It looks like catsup. It tastes like catsup. But Brother, it ain’t catsup!
It’s all because of my motivational techniques. Like donuts. And the possibility of more donuts to come.
I believe it was Calvin Trillin who said, "Health food makes me sick!"
Also, I forgot to add one to my list above. I use this as my sig in my email:
"When you die, if you get a choice between going to regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if it’s not, mmmmmmm, boy."
–Deep Thought by Jack Handey
In homage to your new Cheeseburger status, meowzart, here’s another:
Too much of a good thing is wonderful. – Mae West
Edited to add one more:
I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage. – Erma Bombeck
In ‘the tummy trilogy’ by Calvin trillin(a must read for serious roadfoodaholics) he quotes Zero Mostel,who,when asked what he thought of Romanian-Jewish cooking(pass the schmaltz please), his reply was simple and somewhat tasteless….."that food has killed more jews than Hitler"
Not exacty food but:
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy"
I live by "unknown’s" quote!
I always thought that Garrison Keillor was a bore, just more proof. Good quotes, thanks for the work.
Wanted to do something special for my 100th post. So here are some sagacious statements that I thought I would share. These were compiled for me by a friend who knows about my food hobby. Enjoy!
I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
–Jim Davis, "Garfield"
Sex is good, but not as good as fresh, sweet corn.
Forget love… I’d rather fall in chocolate!
One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.
The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.
You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.
Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.
Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
Never eat more than you can lift.
Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And, cooking done with care is an act of love.
Some say the glass is half empty, some say the glass is half full, I say, are you going to drink that?
Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world’s perfect food.
–Michael Levine, nutrition researcher, as quoted in The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars
There are four basic food groups, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles.
Happy and successful cooking doesn’t rely only on know-how; it comes from the heart, makes great demands on the palate and needs enthusiasm and a deep love of food to bring it to life.
–Georges Blanc, from ‘Ma Cuisine des Saisons’
Food, like a loving touch or a glimpse of divine power, has that ability to comfort.
No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.
Cooking is at once one of the simplest and most gratifying of the arts, but to cook well one must love and respect food.
The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living…
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
–Harriet Van Horne
What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.
–A. A. Milne
There’s nothing sexier than a poached pear with a perfect sorbet.
–Lisa Hershey, The Art of the Plated Dessert
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