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15 Quotes for Every Meal of the Day

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, our daily meals are sometimes little more than an afterthought — brief interludes sprinkled in among a long list of tasks and often eaten on the go. But beyond the nutritional aspects, taking time to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner can offer us a respite from our everyday cares.

Focusing on the rituals of eating allows us to slow down, take a seat, and savor both our food and the moment. At home, preparing our favorite dishes can be an act of self-care and creative expression, while sharing meals with family and friends can bring us closer together and form the basis for some of our happiest memories.

While we may not always have time to take three leisurely meals every day, we can still celebrate the variety and abundance of fresh foods and global cuisines available to us by planning healthy, nourishing menus each week. By making time to eat well, we’re not only centering our physical health, but we’re contributing to the betterment of our mental health, too.

These 15 quotes about breakfast, lunch, and dinner celebrate the simple pleasures of eating, the joy of sharing a meal, and the importance of caring for ourselves, inside and out.

Breakfast

Life within doors has few pleasanter prospects than a neatly-arranged and well-provisioned breakfast-table.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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I’m too hungry to be a threat to anything but breakfast.
Diana Gabaldon

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I know family comes first, but shouldn’t that mean after breakfast?
Jeff Lindsay

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I went to a restaurant that serves “breakfast any time.” So I ordered French toast during the Renaissance.
Steven Wright

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I have a deep conviction that one should not attend even the End of the World without a good breakfast.
Robert A. Heinlein

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Lunch

He talks about sensible things. He doesn’t use long, difficult words … He uses short, easy words like “What about lunch?”
A.A. Milne

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Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.
Orson Welles

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My idea of heaven is a lunch outside on a beautifully sunny Sunday afternoon. It’s the time to gather everyone together.
Cate Blanchett

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Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Douglas Adams

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A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it.
Aldous Huxley

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Dinner

Food is a hug for people, and the most essential part of my day is a proper dinner.
Rachael Ray

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I like cooking as a social event … Potluck dinner parties are salvation.
Barbara Kingsolver

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You can’t possibly ask me to go without having some dinner. It’s absurd. I never go without my dinner.
Oscar Wilde

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Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.
Samuel Pepys

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The human frame being what it is, heart, body, and brain all mixed together, and not contained in separate compartments as they will be no doubt in another million years, a good dinner is of great importance to good talk. One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
Virginia Woolf

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Kristina Wright
Kristina is a coffee-fueled writer living happily ever after with her family in the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia.
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