Monday, October 10, 2011

Food for Thought - Quotes on Food and Health

Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food.

The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.
Thomas Edison

So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.
Franz Kafka

One-quarter of what you eat keeps you alive. The other three-quarters keeps your doctor alive.
(Hieroglyph found in an ancient Egyptian tomb.)

As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.
Adelle Davis (1904 - 1974)

Every week, Americans throw out about 420 million pounds of food.
("Bizzaro Facts," WOKR News, December, 1996)

The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? Like 'Republican party' or 'airplane food.'
Johnny Depp

The most dangerous food is wedding cake.
James Thurber

More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.
John Kenneth Galbraith

My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order.
Dolly Parton

Americans' wastefulness imperils their future. Our resources are fast giving out, and the next problem will be to make them last.
Austin Bierbower April, 1907

There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed.
Mahatma Gandhi

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
Fran Lebowitz

If you're going to America, bring your own food.
Fran Lebowitz

Oh, the tiger will love you. There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
George Bernard Shaw

It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available.
Ronald Reagan

When all the land is destroyed, and all the fish are dead, then will the white man learn that he can't eat money.
(Native American saying)

Corn is an efficient way to get energy calories off the land and soybeans are an efficient way of getting protein off the land, so we've designed a food system that produces a lot of cheap corn and soybeans resulting in a lot of cheap fast food.
Michael Pollan

At home I serve the kind of food I know the story behind.
Michael Pollan

Doctors give drugs of which they know little, into bodies, of which they know less, for diseases of which they know nothing at all.

If I agree to dispose of any part of our land to the white people I would feel guilty of taking food away from our children's mouths, and I do not wish to be that mean.
Sitting Bull

I find medicine is the best of all trades because whether you do any good or not you still get your money.
(Moliere: "A Physician in Spite of Himself," 1664)

Commercial beer wastes a lot of water in its production....To make a barrel of commercial beer requires 1,249 gallons of water. This makes 31 gallons of beer. Or, 258 twelve ounce bottles of beer to each beer barrel. Or, every twelve oz bottle uses 4.84 gallons water/bottle.

For every inch you gain in girth, the body grows approximately four miles of blood vessels to nourish the extra tissues. Blood which would normally be sent to the head and brain remains in the abdominal cavity, aiding the digestive organs with thier increased work load.
--Dr. Stephen Chang, "Complete System of Self Healing Internal Exercises."

And we have made of ourselves living cesspools, and driven doctors to invent names for our diseases.

When you are sick of sickness, you are no longer sick.
Old Chinese Proverb

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.
James A. Michener

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Your mother...

What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease.
George Dennison Prentice

Health is not simply the absence of sickness.
Hannah Green

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.
Paul Dudley White

One of the most sublime experiences we can ever have is to wake up feeling healthy after we have been sick.
Rabbi Harold Kushne

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
Redd Foxx (1922 - 1991)

Make your own recovery the first priority in your life.
Robin Norwood

A Hospital is no place to be sick.
Samuel Goldwyn (1882 - 1974)

If music be the food of love, play on.
William Shakespeare

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Benjamin Franklin

If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.
Joseph Wood Krutch

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

We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun.
George Orwell

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.
Leo Tolstoy

The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment, may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy.
James Madison

The tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey.
William Faulkner

We are not hungry... Why foist this food upon us? We don't want to be choked. We have enough.
Robert Mugabe

When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
Desiderius Erasmus

The first duty of government is to see that people have food, fuel, and clothes. The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education.
John Ruskin

The problem is when that fun stuff becomes the habit. And I think that's what's happened in our culture. Fast food has become the everyday meal.
Michelle Obama

Agriculture is now a motorized food industry, the same thing in its essence as the production of corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps, the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine, the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs.
Martin Heidegger

Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry.
Charles Baudelaire

I learned very early that our health is always impaired by some excess either of food or abstinence, and I never had any physician except myself.
Giacomo Casanova

I always made my food congenial to my constitution, and my health was always excellent.
Giacomo Casanova

My idea of fast food is a mallard.
Ted Nugent

I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.
Johnny Carson

Ever since Eve started it all by offering Adam the apple, woman's punishment has been to supply a man with food then suffer the consequences when it disagrees with him.
Helen Rowland

The music I do is food... that will be your dinner.
Ziggy Marley

Don't you have a machine that puts food into the mouth and pushes it down?
Nikita Khrushchev

Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu, and no food.
Robert M. Pirsig

It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.
Emmet Fox

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.
Raymond Chandler

The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.
E. M. Forster

Poor, darling fellow - he died of food. He was killed by the dinner table.
Diana Vreeland

I was eating bad stuff. Lots of sugar and carbs, junk food all the time. It makes you very irritated.
Avril Lavigne

From the described experiment it is clear that the mere act of eating, the food even not reaching the stomach, determines the stimulation of the gastric glands.
Ivan Pavlov

If food is poetry, is not poetry also food?
Joyce Carol Oates

They're now turning those seeds into intellectual property, so they have a virtual lock on the seeds upon which we all depend for our food and survival.
Jeremy Rifkin

Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.
Christian Nestell Bovee

A dead cow or sheep lying in a pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of a carcass dressed and hung up in a butcher's stall passes as food.
John Harvey Kellogg

UNICEF has repeatedly called on governments to ensure basic services for children and this includes providing food where the need exists.
Carol Bellamy

In addition to contributing to erosion, pollution, food poisoning, and the dead zone, corn requires huge amounts of fossil fuel - it takes a half gallon of fossil fuel to produce a bushel of corn.
Michael Pollan

High-quality food is better for your health.
Michael Pollan

People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue.
Michael Pollan

And I think of that again as I've written in several of my beauty books, a lot of health comes from the proper eating habits, which are something that - you know, I come from a generation that wasn't - didn't have a lot of food.
Joan Collins

I became a fanatic about healthy food in 1944.
Gloria Swanson

I've always done food that can work in a set time frame. The message I'm trying to get across is, it doesn't have to take three days to do this. With planning, you can do a lot and really have quality food every day.
Emeril Lagasse

A human being has been given an intellect to make choices, and we know there are other food sources that do not require the killing of a creature that would protest being killed.
Mary Tyler Moore

Justice requires that everyone should have enough to eat. But it also requires that everyone should contribute to the production of food.
Elias Canetti

All I ever wanted to do was to make food accessible to everyone; to show that you can make mistakes - I do all the time - but it doesn't matter.
Jamie Oliver

I don't have a dime left. I am dependent on my friends for food and a small old-age pension.
Bela Lugosi

Preparing food is not just about yourself and others. It is about everything!
Shunryu Suzuki

I don't try to match wine with food, I just drink what I like. And I think a lot of people are going towards that now, which never used to be in the past.
Mario Lemieux

I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist, but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.
Michael Palin

One way to find food for thought is to use the fork in the road, the bifurcation that marks the place of emergence in which a new line of development begins to branch off.
William Irwin Thompson

Human beings do not eat nutrients, they eat food.
Mary Catherine Bateson

Man's survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until the invention of agriculture, must have been precarious because of his inability to ensure his food supply.
Norman Borlaug

Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.
Norman Borlaug

Without food, man can live at most but a few weeks; without it, all other components of social justice are meaningless.
Norman Borlaug

Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
James Beard

If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20 to 30 times more land for food than we have now.
James Lovelock

Most vegetarians look so much like the food they eat that they can be classified as cannibals.
Finley Peter Dunne

If you go back to the Greeks and Romans, they talk about all three - wine, food, and art - as a way of enhancing life.
Robert Mondavi

I want to make wines that harmonize with food - wines that almost hug your tongue with gentleness.
Robert Mondavi

Get people back into the kitchen and combat the trend toward processed food and fast food.
Andrew Weil

My grandmother was the greatest cook in the world. She could just go in there, the whole kitchen would look like a tornado hit it and then she'd come out with the best food. Then she'd sit at the table and she wouldn't eat!
Edie Brickell

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