An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Too many cooks spoil the broth. When it comes to food proverbs and food sayings, there are plenty of tasty quotations that serve up a mouthful of common sense and a dose of down-to-earth humor. You could say that they are the cherry on top of our everyday language. Or, even the phrases that add spice and flavor to conversation!
So, because life is sweet and should be even sweeter, we say, why not pepper your conversation with a few of our all time favorite sweet sayings? From books to movies, historical figures to comedians, we’ve lined up some of our favorite inspirational sweet sayings and quotations that are sure to give bring a spoonful of deliciousness to your life. Read on for our most delicious picks!
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That’s right, where better to start than with the movie world’s most unlikely yet totally loveable philosopher, Forrest Gump? It was, after all, Forrest who said “life is a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get,” thereby inspiring movie lovers the world over to embrace the unpredicted nature of life with the gusto of a kid in a candy store.
Next up? A serving of Norwegian wisdom with a saying that expresses that sentimental relationship we have with our favorite desserts and sweet treats. After all, nothing beats that homemade apple pie, batch of Grandma’s classic homemade cookies or Mom’s fail-safe chocolate cake recipe. Sure it’s because they taste great, but it’s also because these recipes are infused with love and nostalgia. It’s why when Norwegians love to say “cookies are made of butter and love” that we have to agree.
Then comes chocolate, the most enduring of sweet love affairs! Milton Hershey said it himself: “Caramels are only a fad, but chocolate is a permanent thing.” Yes, fashions in desserts come and go, but one delicious favorite ingredient always remains the same and that is chocolate! No wonder then that even anonymous sayings like “chocolate is nature’s way of making up for Mondays” and “chocolate is the answer” always resonate with chocolate lovers!
Virginia Woolf wrote it and many have repeated it: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Simply put, what more excuse do you need to tuck into a yummy dessert? The only question? Will it be cake, ice cream or chocolate?
And last but not least, who can forget America’s favorite TV cook, the inimitable Julia Child? Generations of home chefs watched and adored her upfront attitude and love of delicious food, read her books and followed her cooking advice. So when she said “the only time to eat diet food is while waiting for the steak to cook” she wasn’t simply talking about red meat, she was motivating food lovers the country over to savor a few more of the good things on the dinner table – guilt free! Who can argue with that?