Nutrition Quotes – 40 Sayings About Nutrition

Are you looking for effective quotes about food and a conscious diet? Then you are exactly right here! Everything we eat and drink every day leaves a mark. They are reflected in our environment and our health. The way we eat has a significant influence on the environmental problems of our time – either in a positive or negative sense.

So here I would like to give you some particularly inspiring sayings about nutrition, healthy eating and drinking, meals and cooking.

My request: If you use one of the food quotes on your website, I would be very happy about a link to this elaborately compiled collection of sayings. Many thanks for your support!

The 40 best quotes and sayings about food and cooking

I used to not care what I ate. Because I simply didn’t realize that my own diet – and that of our society in general – are decisively responsible for the deforestation of the rainforests, for animal cruelty in factory farming or for global warming. Today I know better.

Sayings about food can help to raise awareness of how valuable a conscious diet can be for ourselves and those around us. The following quotes motivate and inspire me in particular!

Food Quotes 1 – 10

  1. “The way to health leads through the kitchen, not through the pharmacy.” (Sebastian Kneipp)
  2. “Animals are my friends and I don’t eat my friends.” (George Bernard Shaw)
  3. “One should offer the body something good so that the soul feels like living in it.” (Winston Churchill)
  4. “If we could provide each individual with the right amount of food and exercise, we would have found the surest path to health.” (Hippocrates)
  5. “A good kitchen is the foundation of all happiness.” (Auguste Escoffier)
  6. “You cannot build a peaceful world with empty stomachs and human misery.” (Norman Ernest Borlaug)
  7. “For health reasons alone, cooking shouldn’t be seen as a side issue.” (Henriette Davidis)
  8. “The best doctors in the world are: Dr. diet, dr rest and dr. Happiness.” (Jonathan Swift)
  9. “If modern man had to kill the animals he uses for food himself, the number of plant-eaters would increase immeasurably.” (Christian Morgenstern)
  10. “Reason begins in the kitchen.” (Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche)

Food Quotations 11 – 20

  1. “Your food shall be your medicine.” (Hippocrates)
  2. “Ever since the art of cooking was invented, people have eaten twice as much as nature requires.” (Benjamin Franklin)
  3. “When I’m agitated, there’s only one way to calm me down completely: eat.” (Oscar Wilde)
  4. “Eating and nurturing can be worlds apart.” (German proverb)
  5. “There is a constant tendency of all animate life to multiply beyond the available food.” (Charles Darwin)
  6. “Eating and drinking keeps body and soul together.” (Socrates)
  7. “The mind is like the stomach: you can only ask it what it can digest.” (Winston Churchill)
  8. “Love never dies of hunger, but of satiety.” (Ninon de Lenclos)
  9. “The basis of our being is nutrition.” (Johann Lafer)
  10. “Man shall not salt his roast with his neighbor’s tears, nor cook his soup with his neighbor’s fat.” (Hermann Kesten)

Tip: Going vegan can make a real difference for people, animals and the environment. Let yourself be inspired by the quotes about veganism and vegetarianism.

Food Quotations 21 – 30

  1. “Without my wife’s kitchen, I wouldn’t have gotten so old.” (Winston Churchill)
  2. “There is no one who does not eat and drink, but few who appreciate the taste.” (Confucius)
  3. “Vanity rejects all healthy nourishment, lives exclusively on the poison of flattery and thrives in the most luxuriant abundance.” (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  4. “You must not only eat with your mouth, but also with your head, lest the sweetness of the mouth destroy you.” (Friedrich Nietzsche)
  5. “Even the most obsessed vegetarians don’t like to bite the dust.” (Joachim Ringelnatz)
  6. “At a feast one should eat wisely, but not too well, and not converse with too much sense.” (William Somerset Maugham)
  7. “An empty stomach is a bad advisor.” (Albert Einstein)
  8. “We kill buffalo for food and clothing. Your young men shoot for pleasure.” (Sitting Bull, Chief and medicine man of the Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux)
  9. “If someone asks me how can you be as strong as an ox without eating meat, I say to them: Have you ever seen an ox eat meat?” (Patrik Baboumian)
  10. “Kisses pass – the art of cooking remains!” (George Meredith)

Tip: I have also put together a whole series of stirring sayings in the fight against world hunger. Feel free to take a look!

Food Quotations 31 – 40

  1. “I’m like a chef. When a film is finished, I sit down and see if the others like it.” (Roman Polanski)
  2. “We don’t live to eat, we eat to live.” (Socrates)
  3. “One likes people who feed the soul.” (Elfriede Hable)
  4. “First comes the food, then the morale.” (Bertolt Brecht)
  5. “There is no art in being an honest man when you have soup, vegetables and meat to eat every day.” (Georg Buechner)
  6. “The way they eat determines the fate of nations.” (Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin)
  7. “After a good feast, you don’t skimp on small change.” (Henrik Ibsen)
  8. “What the farmer does not know, he does not eat. If the city dweller knew what he was eating, he would immediately become a farmer.” (Oliver Hassencamp)
  9. The time will come when we will condemn the eating of animals just as we condemn the eating of our own kind today, cannibalism.” (Leonardo da Vinci)
  10. “When you have eaten and drunk, you are born again; be stronger, braver, more skillful in your business.” (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Can you think of more food quotes and sayings about a conscious diet? Then let me know in the comments!

Use inspirational quotes about food and cooking in everyday life

I love to eat! Who does not? Already clear! But I love it even more when the food on my plate isn’t at someone else’s expense. This gives us around three chances a day to make a real difference. I hope these quotes about food have helped you to realize that.

Finally, I have a few more for you here related articles and tips that can help you to eat more consciously and sustainably:

Feel free to write me a comment if you can think of more quotes or you have burning questions.

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