"Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast."
- William Shakespeare
"Shared dining fortifies us."
- Deng Ming-Dao
"Take time enough for your meals, and eat them in company whenever you can. There is no need for hurry in life-least of all when we are eating."
- Edward Everett
"There is a difference between dining and eating. Dining is an art. When you eat to get the most out of your meal, to please the palate, just as well as to satiate the appetite, that, my friend, is dining."
- Yuan Mei
Maria Corte Maidagan
"Food is one part of the experience. And it has to be somewhere between 50 to 60 percent of the dining experience. But the rest counts as well: The mood, the atmosphere, the music, the feeling, the design, the harmony between what you have on the plate and what surrounds the plate."
- Alain Ducasse
"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."
- George Bernard Shaw
"Dining should be something that isn't always taken extremely seriously."
- Graham Elliot
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
- Virginia Woolf
"Food is our common ground, a universal experience."
- James Beard
"To eat well, I always disagree with critics who say that all restaurants should be fine dining. You can get a Michelin star if you serve the best hamburger in the world."
- David Chang
"After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives."
- Oscar Wilde
"Dinner is not what you do in the evening before something else. Dinner is the evening."
- Art Buchwald
"A good conscience is a continual feast."
- Robert Burton
"All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind."
- Khalil Gibran
"First we eat, then we do everything else."
- M.F.K Fisher
"Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don't eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on."
- George Bernard Shaw
"Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast."
- Norman Vincent Peale
"Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm."
- Ambrose Bierce
"My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order."
- Dolly Parton
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend."
- Melody Beattie
"I’ve long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk..."
- Anthony Bourdain
"A lot of people don't have much food on their table. But they got a lot of forks 'n knives. And they got to cut somethin'."