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Quotes About Candy, Desserts, and the Sweeter Things in Life

For those of us with insatiable sweet tooths, there’s nothing quite like the sugary rush of a piece of candy, a slice of cake, or a scoop of ice cream. Sweet treats have been glamorized in films (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, anyone?) and ingrained in pop culture (How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?) for generations.

Nowadays, candy is often associated with youth, fun, happiness, and temptation — but its origins actually stretch all the way back to the ancient Egyptians, who satisfied their cravings by combining fruits and nuts with honey. Later, the ancient Greeks also infused honey with flowers or fruits to make delightful bite-size confections.

And the enduring popularity of sweets and desserts today is no mystery. As Julie Andrews sang in Mary Poppins, “A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.” In other words, sweet things — both literal and figurative — can help us stomach the difficult, less pleasurable things in life.

Sweet treats remind us to pause and appreciate what’s around us, so it’s no wonder they appear on the table at basically every holiday and celebration. We hope these 11 quotes about candy, desserts, and other sweet things will lift your spirits today.

Sometimes I think that the one thing I love most about being an adult is the right to buy candy whenever and wherever I want.
Ryan Gosling

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There’s nothing as cozy as a piece of candy and a book.
Betty MacDonald

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Sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows / Everything that’s wonderful is what I feel when we’re together.
Lesley Gore

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We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.
David Mamet

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I always eat dessert first, because life is so uncertain.
Arthur Murray

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I've never met a problem a proper cupcake couldn't fix.
Sarah Ockler

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Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
Jim Davis

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That's what dessert means to me: a dollop of sweet love in an otherwise cold world.
Sarah Strohmeyer

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Like sugar to my heart / I’m craving for you / I’m missing you like candy.
Mandy Moore

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If God had wanted me to lose weight he would have made sure there was creamed spinach for dessert.
Janet Evanovich

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Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.
Don Kardong

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