Catching up with my haul of excellent quotes, let’s cover the convergence of food and love that more or less defines aphrodisia. Of course, there are many forms of love, and food intersects with all of them.
Ok, so they’re only new to me. But there are so many great ones that float by, I have to snap up the best to show you!
A bit of a theme today, overlapping two of our main topics. First, some quotes for the thought mill, and shortly I’ll put up one of my favorite poems which blends the subjects deliciously.
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
(Charles M. Schulz)
Great food is like great sex. The more you have the more you want.
Only two things that money can’t buy: that’s true love and home grown tomatoes.
(Guy Clark, “Home Grown Tomatoes”)
So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and the hunger for it; and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied; and it is all one.
(M.F.K. Fisher, “The Art of Eating”)
There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves.
Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
(Harriet Van Horne, “Vogue” 10/1956)
See that’s what people don’t get about food. It’s never the food, it’s the love that goes into making it. That’s what’s important.
(Sarah Strohmeyer, “Sweet Love”)
If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him…the people who give you their food give you their heart.”
Let’s kick off the Quotes section with some from a variety of people, specifically about food: