Beat it

Beat it

On eating and eating well



"Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon." –Doug Larson

 "Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie." —Jim Davis

 "I don't want any vegetables, thank you. I paid for the cow to eat them for me." —Douglas Coupland

 “The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.”—Julia Child

 "My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people." —Orson Welles

 "I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond." —Mae West

"As for those grapefruit and buttermilk diets, I'll take roast chicken and dumplings." —Hattie McDaniel

 “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.”—Charles Schulz

 “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”— Virginia Woolf

 “Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart.”—Erma Bombeck

 “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.”—W.C. Fields

 “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”—George Bernard Shaw

 “Wait. Why am I thinking about Krispy Kremes? We’re supposed to be exercising.”— Meg Cabot

 “Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don't forget food. You can go a week without laughing.”—Joss Whedon

 “You can't just eat good food. You've got to talk about it too. And you've got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.”—Kurt Vonnegut

 “You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans. ”—Ronald Regan

 “Whoever thought a tiny candy bar should be called fun size was a moron.”—Glenn Beck

 “I like a cook who smiles out loud when he tastes his own work. Let God worry about your modesty; I want to see your enthusiasm.”—Robert Farrar Capon

 “Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans ... are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.”—Anthony Bourdain

 “Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.”—Alice May Brock

 “All sorrows are less with bread. ”— Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

 “No man is lonely while eating spaghetti: it requires so much attention.”— Christopher Morley

 “A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch. ”—James Beard

 “My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked.”— Winston Churchill


 “The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living…”—Dione Lucas