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Eating A Good Meal Quotes


"Any free meal is a good meal, you know?" - Joe Sakic

"I would not have thought of eating a meal without drinking a beer." - Ernest Hemingway

"Eating a meal with full awareness can be a powerful, enlightening, and healing experience." - David Simon

"To me, working out is literally like eating a meal or drinking water or breathing." - Hilary Swank

"I love the idea of farm to table and farmer's markets. I enjoy a meal more if I know I'm eating something that's good quality and good for me." - Haylie Duff

"As I learned from chapters past, it's important to try and stay in the chapter that you're in, and enjoy it while it's lasting. Not be constantly worrying about where this step will take you - living in the potential future. Like a good meal. Like a good chef's tasting meal. You don't want to wonder what's next while you're eating the foie gras." - Neil Patrick Harris

"The guardian and arbiter of superlative eating, with every meal an unforgettable experience in pleasure, starting with the soup, which he said, 'must be the agent provocateur of a good dinner.'" - Marie-Antoine Careme

"A good meal ought to begin with hunger." - Proverbs

"I believe in eating. I think women especially have this fear of eating, and I think there is a whole euphoric plane you can rise to when you have a good meal. You sit down and with every bite you honestly just say thank you." - Tori Amos

"Good families always ritualize the table. You can say, "This is a Christmas meal; this is a birthday meal."" - Henri Nouwen

"Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie, great pieces of music." - Michael Kors

"Before a game, I avoid having a heavy meal so that I don't feel sleepy at the board. You eat to be healthy, and that generally takes care of everything. Also, you can't be too finicky, since at tournaments you tend to eat at restaurants here and there. But, as long as you're eating sensibly, it's all good." - Viswanathan Anand

"Everybody likes to go to Geneva. I used to do it for the Law of the Sea conferences and you'd find these potentates from down in Africa, you know, rather than eating each other, they'd just come up and get a good square meal in Geneva." - Ernest Hollings

"There is something profoundly satisfying about sharing a meal. Eating together, breaking bread together, is one of the oldest and most fundamentally unifying of human experiences." - Barbara Coloroso

"Sitting down and sharing a meal together combines two of my favorite loves: eating great food and talking about great food." - Homaro Cantu

"Going to work just looked crazy. Eating another meal, ever, made about as much sense as planting tulip bulbs in the shadow of a falling atom bomb." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Eating, and hospitality in general, is a communion, and any meal worth attending by yourself is improved by the multiples of those with whom it is shared." - Jesse Browner

"A recipe is a story that ends with a good meal." - Pat Conroy

"The Greek side of me definitely loves a good meal, a lot of laughing, loud discussions." - Rita Wilson

"It's possible to go to the market, buy good ingredients, and make yourself a healthy meal for less than it costs to buy a value meal at McDonald's." - Eric Schlosser

"She's just trying to make sure Anthony gets a good meal - Antonio." - George W Bush

"I am well aware that a chef is only as good as his last meal." - Gordon Ramsay

"Life should always be like this. ... Like lingering over a good meal." - Janet Fitch

"A good meal can somewhat repair / The eatings of slight love" - Philip Larkin

"The key to a good meal is simplicity and the right seasoning." - Buddy Valastro

"You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal." - William S Burroughs

"I will tell you, I'm a lousy cook, but I think I'm a pretty good judge of a good meal." - Barney Frank

"Life is a full meal." - Lisa Nicole Carson

"When you go into a fast food restaurant, you may just think about how good your meal tastes while you're eating it. But you're not thinking about all the consequences that come from that one purchase - the consequences for your body, the consequences for supporting this company and how it's treating it workers, all the way back to the farm where the potatoes were grown, or the ranch where the cattle were raised." - Eric Schlosser

"Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle." - George Burns

"Some guy invented Vitamin A out of a carrot. I'll bet he can't invent a good meal out of one." - Will Rogers

"A good meal must be as harmonious as a symphony and as well-constructed as a Norman cathedral." - Fernand Point

"My idea of a good night has always been having a lovely meal and a proper conversation." - Kirsty Gallacher

"It can be exhausting eating a meal cooked by a man. With a woman, it's, Ho hum, pass the beans. A guy, you have to act like he just built the Taj Mahal." - Deb Caletti

"My eating is pretty consistent. I like Greek yogurt for breakfast. I eat two giant salads a day, a broiled meat or fish, and a dark green vegetable at every meal." - Veronica Webb

"These days it's hard to look at a poodle without thinking what a good meal he would make." - Steve Martin

"The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal." - C S Lewis

"Next to a good meal and possibly a long night's sleep the greatest morale builder ... is clothes." - Ilka Chase

"It's all about portion control. Grilled fish, a small amount of wild rice and vegetables is a good meal." - Elizabeth Hurley

"I have dreams of being a producer, being behind a camera, eating seven tacos for every meal, and making movies that affect people the way they affect me. I don't even need to be in them." - Emma Stone

"The shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture." - Michael Pollan

"When I say "The good man gave his good dog a good meal," I use "good" analogically, for there is at the same time a similarity and a difference between a good man, a good dog, and a good meal. All three are desirable, but a good man is wise and moral, a good dog is tame and affectionate, and a good meal is tasty and nourishing. But a good man is not tasty and nourishing, except to a cannibal; a good dog is not wise and moral, except in cartoons, and a good meal is not tame and affectionate, unless it's alive as you eat it." - Peter Kreeft

"What greater restoratives have we poor mortals than a good meal taken in the company of loving friends?" - Flora Thompson

"I hope when I'm ninety-five the only things I want are free: love, family, a good home-cooked meal." - Karen Marie Moning

"No one is going to turn down a good meal because he does not understand the digestive mechanism." - V. I. Klassen

"America's craft brewers know that beer, not wine, is the best beverage for accompanying a good meal." - Nancy Johnson

"Good service can save a bad meal, but there is no level of food that can save bad service." - Alton Brown

"To me, breakfast is my most important meal. It's often the meal you play a game on. I make sure I have oatmeal, milk, and fruit. It's the fuel you use to hopefully do your best, so eating right is a big part of being a professional athlete. I wish I paid more attention to it earlier in my life." - Andrew Luck

"On the level of simple sensation and mood, making love surely resembles an epileptic fit at least as much as, if not more than, it does eating a meal or conversing with someone." - Susan Sontag

"Luckily, I didn't get too beaten up before someone gave me a shot, but there were times when I was living on friends' couches and eating five-dollar subs from Subway almost every meal." - Robbie Amell

"Creating a meal for my friends and family, sitting together, eating, laughing and talking - that is when I am so happy. Oh my God, if you could see how much food I make - I am the original Jewish mother." - Gwyneth Paltrow

"And so, Thanksgiving. Its the most amazing holiday. Just think about it - it's a miracle that once a year so many millions of Americans sit down to exactly the same meal as one another, exactly the same meal they grew up eating, and exactly the same meal they ate a year earlier. The turkey. The sweet potatoes. The stuffing. The pumpkin pie. Is there anything else we all can agree so vehemently about? I don't think so." - Nora Ephron

"Imagine if we had a food system that actually produced wholesome food. Imagine if it produced that food in a way that restored the land. Imagine if we could eat every meal knowing these few simple things: What it is we're eating. Where it came from. How it found its way to our table. And what it really cost. If that was the reality, then every meal would have the potential to be a perfect meal." - Michael Pollan

"A good meal is very important to me. When I have a bad meal, especially out, it's like I'm sitting in an airport during a flight delay. It's a part of my life I can't get back." - Josh Elliott

"There's something amazing about tea. It's good before a meal, after a meal, when drunk, when taking drugs, while playing football and after being called a poof in the street." - Noel Fielding

"For me, I don't expect to have a really amazing meal each time I dine out. Having a good meal with your loved ones - that's what makes the experience." - Wolfgang Puck

"Revenge is a meal best served cold." - Denzel Washington

"A smiling face is half the meal." - Proverbs

"There is a good deal in a man's mode of eating." - Ovid

"Stop eating junk. Be a good listener and a loyal friend." - Claudia Black

"I set a good example with my way of being, eating, acting, speaking." - A J Mclean

"Eating a lot on the plane is not good for jet lag." - Nobu Matsuhisa

"I do support people eating more vegetables. It's a good thing to do." - Yotam Ottolenghi

"I don't stop eating when I'm full. The meal isn't over when I'm full. It's over when I hate myself." - Louis C K

"The Jews celebrate Passover by eating unpalatable food to remind them what will happen to their people if they ever leave New York City. The traditional meal often includes gefilte fish. For those of you who don't know what gefilte fish is, it strongly resembles a ball of tuna fish that has been passed nasally. It's not good. During Passover, the angel of death passed over the Jews - an event that, up until the late 1950s, was re-enacted every year by Ivy League colleges and suburban country clubs." - Jon Stewart

"As a kid, I got three meals a day. Oatmeal, miss-a-meal and no meal." - Mr T

"When I'm doing shows I don't need much from a city. All I'm looking for is a good meal and a decent spot to have a couple drinks." - Hannibal Buress

"You can make any meal into a sandwich, and any sandwich into a meal." - Jeff Mauro

"Moderation is a fatal thing. Enough is as bad as a meal. More than enough is as good as a feast." - Oscar Wilde

"Eating vegetables makes me feel good." - Joely Fisher

"Eating is the secret to good cooking." - Julia Child

"[Bachelors'] approach to gastronomy is basically sexual, since few of them under seventy-nine will bother to produce a good meal unless it is for a pretty woman." - M F K Fisher

"Being a vegan just helps me build up my self-esteem. I feel good about it every time I eat a meal." - Steve-O

"[Doctor Strange] is a really rich character. It's an easy thing to have a good old meal every day. It's great. Yeah, I'm excited." - Benedict Cumberbatch

"Being a vegan just helps me build up my self-esteem. I feel good about it every time I eat a meal." - Steveo

"I love to cook a meal for the so-called holidays. You always need the turkey. I like making a good BBQ brisket as well." - Action Bronson

"The Bible is to your soul what bread is to your body. You need it daily. One good meal does not suffice for a lifetime." - Billy Graham

"There are three proven rules for good teeth: brush after every meal; see your dentist twice a year; and mind your own business." - Henry Boyd

"After a truly good meal, an outstanding cigar is still the most satisfying after-dinner activity that doesn't involve two human beings." - Brad Shaw

"Oddly enough, I'm not religious but I'm also very fond of St Peter's in Rome. When I'm there, I always know there's a good meal not far away." - Jonathan Pryce

"I love spending time with my friends and family. The simplest things in life give me the most pleasure: cooking a good meal, enjoying my friends." - Cindy Morgan

"If properly dried and trimmed, New York-style pizza could be used to make a box for Chicago-style pizza. I love a slice when I'm in NYC, but it's like eating a Slim Jim compared with a filet mignon. One slice of Gino's East stuffed sausage pizza is a bigger meal than an entire New York pie." - Nick Offerman

"Eating is a political act." - Michael Pollan

"When practiced to its fullest, mindful eating turns a simple meal into a spiritual experience, giving us a deep appreciation of all that went into the meal's creation as well a deep understanding of the relationship between the food on our table, our own health, and our planet's health." - Nhat Hanh

"Reading any collection of a man's quotations is like eating the ingredients that go into a stew instead of cooking them together in the pot. You eat all the carrots, then all the potatoes, then the meat. You won't go away hungry, but it's not quite satisfying. Only a biography, or autobiography, gives you the hot meal." - Christopher Buckley

"A good thing to do when one is sitting, eating, and resting is to have a conversation." - Daniel Handler

"I say everything's about company. A gourmet meal with an asshole is a horrible meal. A hot dog with an interesting person is an amazing meal." - Chris Rock

"If you're having a difficult time making the best decision then consider fasting. Fasting is simply taking something you regularly do and replacing it with praying and seeking God. For example instead of eating a meal you can take that time to seek God and allow Him to speak to you about the decision." - Dan Black

"Lions and other carnivorous animals do a lot of things besides eat meat. They live outdoors, not in houses; they don't wear clothes or drive around in cars; they usually sleep for many hours after eating a meal. Why cite just one of the many things that they do and argue that we should imitate them? This doesn't make much sense." - Sharon Gannon

"A salad is not a meal. It is a style." - Fran Lebowitz

"A salad is not a meal, it is a style." - Fran Lebowitz

"Good food and good eating are about risk." - Anthony Bourdain

"I don't sign autographs when I'm out for a meal or out with my kids. I think that's rude and disrespectful. I would never ask anyone for an autograph while they were eating dinner; that's what I was taught by my parents." - Tim Howard

"With Nine Inch Nails, it's all Trent Reznor. So when we get a new record from Nine Inch Nails, it depends on what side of the bed Trent's waking up on and what he's been eating lately and what he's been into. Because he's preparing the whole meal." - Zakk Wylde

"I think it's a universal truth that most chefs I know are happiest eating simple, unadorned good things." - Anthony Bourdain

"I have often wondered who was the first person to realize that eating an artichoke was a good idea." - Chris Cosentino

"reading a good book in silence is like eating chocolate for the rest of your life and never getting fat." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"Live Foods and Exercise = Good Health and Happiness. Make eating the right foods and daily workouts a top priority." - Bradford Winters

"If you think you have someone eating out of your hand, it's a good idea to count your fingers." - Martin Buxbaum

"I love food. I'm a big food person. I'm really passionate about eating good food all the time." - Dreama Walker

"Nose-to-tail eating is not a bloodlust, testosterone-fueled offal hunt. It's common sense, and it's all good stuff." - Fergus Henderson

"A meal without wine is like a day without sun" - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

"Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast." - Melody Beattie

"A meal without mushrooms is like a day without rain." - John Cage

"I'm gonna be a character in a Happy Meal." - Claudia Christian

"You give the reader a sense of a full meal." - Laurell K Hamilton

"I love music. For me, music is morning coffee. It's mood medicine. It's pure magic. A good song is like a good meal-I just want to inhale it and then share a bite with someone else." - Hoda Kotb

"Any actor who starts taking `sex symbol' seriously or thinks of themselves as a sex symbol has got some serious problems. I don't mind looking like I need a good wash and a good meal." - Clive Owen

"Anything that improves people's expectations of a meal is good for the world. Anything that weans even one kid or one adult away from Chili's or T.G.I. Friday's is definitely a win for the good guys." - Anthony Bourdain

"The fact is that it takes more than ingredients and technique to cook a good meal. A good cook puts something of himself into the preparation - he cooks with enjoyment, anticipation, spontaneity, and he is willing to experiment." - Pearl Bailey

"You're rich if you've had a meal today." - Billy Graham

"Everything eaten is killed. Every meal is a sacrifice." - Adi Da

"Anything made with love, bam! -it's a beautiful meal." - Emeril Lagasse

"One can say everything best over a meal." - George Eliot

"... a starving man doesn't ask what the meal is." - Anne Sexton

"I discovered a meal between breakfast and brunch." - Homer

"Ham with mustard is a meal of glory" - Dodie Smith

"It's the company, not the cooking, that makes a meal." - Kirby Larson

"Nearly everyone wants at least one outstanding meal a day." - Duncan Hines

"He's one fry short of a Happy Meal." - Rush Limbaugh

"A meal can be an erotic experience in itself." - Alex Comfort

"Customers are more friendly when they've had a meal." - Tom Douglas

"I only eat one meal a day. Lunch, not dinner." - Robert Goulet

"I really don't have a favorite meal. I eat anything." - Usain Bolt

"Revenge is a dish best served . . . At every meal." - Grumpy Cat

"And something chocolate, of course. A meal was not a meal without some sort of chocolate for desert." - Janet Evanovich

"It's not about eating healthy to lose weight. It's about eating healthy to feel good." - Demi Lovato

"You have to eat to cook. You can't be a good cook and be a noneater. I think eating is the secret to good cooking." - Julia Child

"Anything is possible on a train: a great meal, a binge, a visit from card players, an intrigue, a good night's sleep, and strangers' monologues framed like Russian short stories." - Paul Theroux

"For me, self-love is like: Am I sleeping enough? Eating well? Not: Am I eating well to be able to fit into my skinny jeans? But: Am I eating well to be healthy and strong? And to acknowledge the good, because there is always a lot of good." - Kerry Washington

"A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish." - W H Auden

"An ideal day for me is a combination of a fun-exciting creative moment with work partners, some laughs and games with my kids, a good surf session, and great conversation with friends around a meal." - Yves Behar

"Any guilt about food, shame about the body, or judgment about health are considered stressors by the brain and are immediately transduced into their electrochemical equivalents in the body. You could eat the healthiest meal on the planet, but if you're thinking toxic thoughts the digestion of your food goes down and your fat storage metabolism can go up. Likewise, you could be eating a nutritionally challenged meal, but if your head and heart are in the right place, the nutritive power of your food will be increased." - Marc David

"Any guilt about food, shame about the body, or judgment about health are considered stressors by the brain and are immediately transduced into their electrochemical equivalents in the body. You could eat the healthiest meal on the planet, but if you're thinking toxic thoughts the digestion of your food goes down and your fat storage metabolism can go up. Likewise, you could be eating a nutritionally challenged meal, but if your head and heart are in the right place, the nutritive power of your food will be increased." - Marc David

"It tells you how to boil water. What expression to wear when you are eating eggs. How to starve. When to eat. What your first meal should be. What your last meal should be. It says more about death than eating and more about living than cooking." - Peter Greenaway

"When I was in my twenties and broke, I'd buy books before food. A meal will sustain you for a few hours, a good book will sustain you for life." - Gabrielle Zevin

"I have a God-given right to pursue happiness, and happiness to me is killing things, skinning them, plucking them, and then having a good meal. What makes me happy is going out and blowing a duck's head off." - Phil Robertson

"You have to make entertaining movies. But like a good meal, it's nice to have a little food for thought after you walk out of the theater rather than just wiling away a couple of hours." - Michael Douglas

"You don't develop good teeth by eating mush." - Earl Blaik

"You don't develop good teeth by eating mush." - Red Blaik

"I'm very good about eating breakfast, lunch and dinner." - Yunjin Kim

"I always befriended animals and have said many a good word for them. Even to the least-loved mosquitoes I gave many a meal, and told them to go in peace." - John Muir

"Well, I think if more people had more applause, it would make them feel better. I often give my wife a round of applause. If the meal is very good I give her a standing ovation." - Tom Baker

"My favorite meal would have to be good old-fashioned eggs, over easy, with bacon. Many others, but you can't beat that on a Sunday morning, especially with a cup of tea." - Gary Oldman

"When I am traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep; it is on such occasions that ideas flow best and most abundantly." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"We are an indebted family going out for an expensive meal to celebrate getting approved foe a new credit card. It might feel good (at the time), but we're still simply delaying the inevitable." - Peter Schiff

"The Thanksgiving meal should not be treated as a grad school exam or an Olympic dive. Whatever you cook will be good enough - unless you make that Twinkie turkey stuffing we're suddenly hearing too much about." - Mary Schmich

"Biblical scholars tell us that this is the same meal that Jesus ate at the last supper. But hey, I'm sure you have a good reason for ordering something else." - Scott Adams

"Cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal." - William S Burroughs

"I like to have my hand on every single plate that goes out. It's really a good feeling when someone compliments your meal, and you had everything to do with making it. It's very rewarding." - Bill Dickey



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