Fast Food Quotes

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Ken Robinson
“We have sold ourselves into a fast food model of education, and it's impoverishing our spirit and our energies as much as fast food is depleting our physical bodies.”
Ken Robinson

Dan Simmons
“In twentieth-century Old Earth, a fast food chain took dead cow meat, fried it in grease, added carcinogens, wrapped it in petroleum-based foam, and sold nine hundred billion units. Human beings. Go figure.”
Dan Simmons, Hyperion

Andrew McEwan
“The worst mistake a writer can make is to assume everyone has an imagination.”
Andrew McEwan

J.A. Konrath
“Sorry to hear about your Dad."
He shrugged. "He was seventy, and we always told him fast food would kill him."
"Heart attack?"
"He was hit by a Pizza Express truck.”
J.A. Konrath, Whiskey Sour

Michael Pollan
“The ninety-nine cent price of a fast-food hamburger simply doesn't take account of that meal's true cost--to soil, oil, public health, the public purse, etc., costs which are never charged directly to the consumer but, indirectly and invisibly, to the taxpayer (in the form of subsidies), the health care system (in the form of food-borne illnesses and obesity), and the environment (in the form of pollution), not to mention the welfare of the workers in the feedlot and the slaughterhouse and the welfare of the animals themselves.”
Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Michael Moore
“They convinced our mothers that if a food item came in a bottle -- or a can or a box or a cellophane bag -- then it was somehow better for you than when it came to you free of charge via Mother Nature....An entire generation of us were introduced in our very first week to the concept that phony was better than real, that something manufactured was better than something that was right there in the room. (Later in life, this explained the popularity of the fast food breakfast burrito, neocons, Kardashians, and why we think reading this book on a tiny screen with only three minutes of battery life left is enjoyable.”
Michael Francis Moore, Here Comes Trouble

Eric Schlosser
“The life's work of Walt Disney and Ray Kroc had come full-circle, uniting in perfect synergy. McDonald's began to sell its hamburgers and french fries at Disney's theme parks. The ethos of McDonaldland and of Disneyland, never far apart, have finally become one. Now you can buy a Happy Meal at the Happiest Place on Earth.”
Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Jennifer L. Armentrout
“It doesn't change anything. He pulled back, moving several feet in the blink of any eye. We need to be friends. Or at least get along to the point where you aren't destroying perfectly good fast food when I open my mouth.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stone Cold Touch

“For less than the cost of a Big Mac, fries and a Coke, you can buy a loaf of fresh bread and some good cheese or roast beef, which you will enjoy much more.”
Steve Albini

Josh Barkan
“There was something else amusing about the house: the irony that the most important battle of the American Revolution--the shoot-out at the Old North Bridge--had taken place just outside the residence of the pacifist Ralph Waldo Emerson. True, Emerson was born after the battle in 1803, but his grandfather had been living in the house at the time of the Revolution, and the juxtaposition of such pacifism against such violence struck Paul as a symbol of an eternal truth about American history: Nixon, that goofy Vietnam War mortician, was right: the silent majority ruled (not the rebellious, pacifist fringe); the majority killed for their property; and there was nothing really revolutionary about the minutemen , who won a war and took over the entire country to ultimately build fast-food restaurants and Disneyland while abolitionists, pacifists, hippies, and environmentalists were left to make well-intended flatulent noises--to write poems such as Ginsberg's "Howl"--in books for other defeated noisemakers. ”
Josh Barkan, Blind Speed: A Novel

Danika Stone
“Fries and fortune... The perfect combination.”
Danika Stone, All the Feels

Jacob M. Appel
“Nobody loses weight eating anyplace with laminated menus.”
Jacob M. Appel, Scouting for the Reaper

Brian Wansink
“If a wave of veganism washed over the land, in six months there would be Broccoli Kings, Taco Bell Peppers, and McTofu Drive-Thrus.”
Brian Wansink, Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life

Michael R. Bloomberg
“For the first time in the history of the world more people will die from overeating than undereating this year.”
Michael R. Bloomberg

Rhoda Janzen
“I'm not really a chicken-patty kinda girl," I said.”
Rhoda Janzen

Eric Schlosser
“The management no longer depends upon the talents or skills of its workers---those things are built into the operating systems and machines. Jobs that have been "deskilled" can be filled cheaply. The need to retain any individual worker is greatly reduced by the ease with which he or she can be replaced.”
Eric Schlosser

Michael Fiegel
“When I was eight years old, I was abducted from a fast food restaurant by a man who took me, in all likelihood, because of a small splotch of mayonnaise on his hamburger. And so I believe in neither free will nor predetermination.

I believe in condiments.”
Michael Fiegel, Blackbird

Chuck Wendig
“You do not buy Taco Bell, you rent Taco Bell and then return it to its ecosystem with a couple of flushes.”
Chuck Wendig

“You can’t fully experience the joy of a five course meal with a fast food mentality.”
Lebo Grand

Michael Pollan
“[From a typical McDonald's meal] this is how the laboratory measured our meal: soda (100%), milk shake (78%), salad dressing (65%), chicken nuggets (56%), cheeseburger (52%), and French fries (23%).”
Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Michael Pollan
“To eat corn directly is to consume all the energy in the corn, but when you feed that corn to an animal, 90% of its energy is lost... what this means is that the amount of food energy lost in the making of something like a Chicken McNugget could feed a great many more children than just mine, and that behind the 4,510 calories in our meal, tens of thousand corn calories could have been used to feed many more people.”
Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Karin Slaughter
“He's morbidly obese. He's unusually bloated. There are needle marks on his abdomen and thighs that indicate he's an insulin-dependent diabetic. His diet was fast food and Skittles.

Collier looked skeptical. "So Harding conveniently slipped into a diabetic coma during the middle of a death match?”
Karin Slaughter, Undone

Jeffrey Stepakoff
“Turning a corner, she encountered the smell of fried chicken. One of the test kitchens had been working on a new product for a fast-food client, developing a proprietary sauce for a new kind of sandwich to compete with one KFC had recently brought to market. It had no bun, but rather two pressed chicken segments deep-fried in a shortening of processed lard and beef fat, wrapped around thick shingled bacon and a slice of provolone, and smothered in this hydrogenated oil-based sauce.”
Jeffrey Stepakoff, The Orchard

Matthew Amster-Burton
“Other than chicken and rice, you'll find Tokyo restaurants specializing in fried pork cutlets, curry rice, ramen, udon, soba, gyōza, beef tongue, tempura, takoyaki, yakitori, Korean-style grilled beef, sushi, okonomiyaki, mixed rice dishes, fried chicken, and dozens of other dishes. Furthermore, even if you know something about Japanese food, it's common to come across a restaurant whose menu or plastic food display indicates that it specializes in a particular food you've never seen before and can't quite decipher.
Out of this tradition of single-purpose restaurants, Japan has created homegrown fast-food chains. McDonald's and KFC exist in Tokyo but are outnumbered by Japanese chains like Yoshinoya (beef-and-rice bowl), CoCo Ichiban (curry rice), Hanamaru Udon, Gindaco (takoyaki), Lotteria (burgers), Tenya (tempura), Freshness Burger, Ringer Hut (Nagasaki-style noodles), and Mister Donut (pizza) (just kidding). Since the Japanese are generally slim and healthy and I don't know how to read a Japanese newspaper, it was unclear to me whether Japan's fast-food chains are blamed for every social ill, but it seems like it would be hard to pin a high suicide rate on Mister Donut.”
Matthew Amster-Burton, Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo

Sarvesh Jain
“The only thing I'm not afraid of losing is my calories. But also, the only thing that doesn't leave me is my calories.”
Sarvesh Jain

Kristian Ventura
“Cashiers interact with hundreds of strangers per day, but seem to treat them all like one person. As a result, they seem to laugh at just about anything you say. “Hi, what can I get started for you?” “I’ll take a breakfast muffin.” “Haha, nice! Anything else?” “That’s everything.” “Haha, alright, there you go, sir. Your total is $3.24.” “Okay, here’s $5. Keep the change.” “Haha, no you’re good, haha.” If you want to feel like a stand-up comedian, buy something. 
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

“Forget about nuclear war; the real weapons of mass destruction are fast food, highly processed carbs, and high-fructose corn syrup!”
Brian Quebbemann, M.D.

Ryan Gelpke
“There is a certain familiarity with fast food places around the globe. Fluorescent lighting, dirty tiles, menu displayed behind the counters, cheap plastic seats and tables. But we are hungry and after our rainforest food we want something more familiar.”
Ryan Gelpke, Peruvian Days

Michael Bassey Johnson
“When you eat junk food, junk food eats you up.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Night of a Thousand Thoughts

Steven Magee
“Eating anything that is not natural is likely going to make you fat!”
Steven Magee

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