Quotes

We love quotes! Here are some of our favourite quotes about peace and food:

The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.
— Paul Cezanne

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
–Aesop

Givers of great dinners know few enemies.
– Martial, C. 95AD

We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink, for dining alone is leading the life of a lion or wolf.
— Epicurus

Americans are just beginning to regard food the way the French always have. Dinner is not what you do in the evening before something else. Dinner is the evening.
– Art Buchwald

Find yourself a cup of tea, the teapot is behind you. Now tell me about hundreds of things.
— Saki

If you accept a dinner invitation, you have a moral obligation to be amusing.
– The Duchess of Windsor

Healthy food = Healthy people = Healthy societies = Peace
– Craig Sams


A significant part of the pleasure of eating is in one’s accurate consciousness of the lives and the world from which food comes
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- Wendell Berry


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


One of the nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop what ever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating
– Luciano Pavarotti

To work on behalf of the wild is to restore culture
— Gary Snyder

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

One is wise to cultivate the tree that bears fruit in our soul
— Henry David Thoreau

The best time to plant berries was 20 years ago.  The second best time is today

One never plants a tree for oneself
— Dr. Vandana Shiva

Food is not about impressing people.  It’s about making them feel comfortable
– Ina Garten


Eat foods that will spoil-but eat them before they do.
– Nina Plack


Food is the rare moral arena in which the ethical choice is generally the one more likely to make you groan with pleasure.
– Barbara Kingsolver

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

I teach self-reliance, the world’s most subversive practice. I teach people how to grow their own food, which is shockingly subversive. Yes, it’s seditious. But it’s peaceful sedition.
— Bill Mollison

Just practicing with the principles will help renew your connection with your instincts. To encourage the transformation, consider spending some time engaged in the intentional awakening of those instincts. There are many simple ways to reconnect with nature: Go hiking. Run barefoot in the grass. Go skinny-dipping. Eat raw, organic food. Do yoga. Get dirty. Try to overcome your fear of the wild and the unknown. Be peaceful, in your words and actions, and you will contribute to a peaceful society.
— Heather Coburn

Never let anyone cook for you who doesn’t love you.
— ancient ayurvedic saying 

To live without that enchantment of beauty is to interpret frugality and simple living with a puritan literalism
— John Lane

Eating with the fullest pleasure – pleasure, that is, that does not depend on ignorance – is perhaps the profoundest enactment of our connection with the world. In this pleasure we experience and celebrate our dependence and our gratitude, for we are living from mystery, from creatures we did not make and powers we cannot comprehend.
— Wendell Berry

At lunch time prepare a meal for yourself. Cook the meal and wash the dishes in mindfulness. in the morning after you have cleaned and straightened up your house, after you have worked in the garden or watched clouds or gathered flowers, prepare a pot of tea to sit and drink in mindfulness. Allow yourself a good length of time to do this. don’t drink your tea like someone who gulps down a cup of coffee during a workbreak. Drink your tea slowly and reverently as if it were the axis on which the earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing towards the future. live the actual moment. for only this actual moment is life.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

For how smart we think we are, how facile with words, we don’t have a word for this feeling, the feeling of being blessed by belonging.  If the universe is an unfolding bud, then I am a part of its creative surge, along with the flowing of water and the growing of pines. I can find a kind of camaraderie in this universe, once I recover from the astonishment of it. Or maybe not camaraderie exactly.  What is the opposite of loneliness?
— Kathleen Dean Moore

If freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose, then revolution could be just another word for nothing left to eat.
– Wayne Roberts

Enchant, stay beautiful and graceful, but do this, eat well. Bring the same consideration to the preparation of your food as you devote to your appearance. Let your dinner be a poem, like your dress.
– Charles Pierre Monselet

The diversity of agriculture and human culture are bound together. In the end it is up to all of us – as governments and communities and individuals – to prize diversity.
– Pat Mooney

Make enough to share. Absolute self-sufficiency is anti-social.
– Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon 

Our land passes in and out of our bodies just as our bodies pass in and out of our land 
– Wendell Berry

When I drink tea I am conscious of peace
– Lotung

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