Junk Food Quotes

Quotes tagged as "junk-food" (showing 1-27 of 27)
Ilona Andrews
“Why the hell would anyone be eating at the Grease Trap? I’ve seen flies die from buzzing by that place.” Andrea crossed her arms. “Oh, I don’t know, probably because your career just ended and you are depressed and don’t feel like breathing, let alone going out, but your body still needs food and that’s the closest place to your apartment and they don’t mind if you bring a giant dog with you.” “What, you couldn’t find a Dumpster that was closer?” Andrea glared at me. “What are you implying?” “The Dumpster would have better food in it.” “Well, excuse me, Miss Fine Dining.”
Ilona Andrews, Magic Slays

Kelly Moran
“Popcorn, chocolate, coffee, ice cream, and pizza. The five food groups. Health nuts are going to feel stupid one day, dying of nothing.”
Kelly Moran, Puppy Love

SupaNova Slom
“What if there were health food stores on every corner in the hood, instead of liquor stores!?”
SupaNova Slom, The Remedy: The Five-Week Power Plan to Detox Your System, Combat the Fat, and Rebuild Your Mind and Body

Bill Maher
“New Rule: Food companies must face the facts: One container equals one serving. Look, we’re Americans, and that means once we open the bag, there’s no stopping us until we’re licking stray bits of powdered cheese off the carpet. So stop trying to give us nutritional information based on a fraction of the package. It assumes a talent for two things that we’re really not capable of: restraint and math.”
Bill Maher, The New New Rules: A Funny Look At How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass

John Irving
“Newspapers are a bad habit, the reading equivalent of junk food. What happens to me is that I seize upon an issue in the news—the issue is the moral/philosophical, political/intellectual equivalent of a cheeseburger with everything on it; but for the duration of my interest in it, all my other interests are consumed by it, and whatever appetites and capacities I may have had for detachment and reflection are suddenly subordinate to this cheeseburger in my life! I offer this as self-criticism; but what it means to be "political" is that you welcome these obsessions with cheeseburgers—at great cost to the rest of your life.”
John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

Mark Bittman
“Like pornography, junk [food] might be tough to define but you know it when you see it.”
Mark Bittman, VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good

“Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and the junk food as far away as possble.”
Krista Scott-Dixon, Fuck Calories and Other Dietary Heresies

Michael   Lewis
“foodstuffs absolved of the obligation to provide vitamins and minerals cavorted with reckless abandon.”
Michael Lewis

“...the real junk food is what Frank Lloyd Wright called light entertainment - bubblegum for the eye ...”
John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Mark Schatzker
“The food problem is a flavor problem. For half a century, we've been making the stuff people should eat--fruits, vegetables, whole grains, unprocessed meats--incrementally less delicious. Meanwhile, we've been making the food people shouldn't eat--chips, fast food, soft drinks, crackers--taste ever more exciting. The result is exactly what you'd expect.”
Mark Schatzker, The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor

Mark Schatzker
“Can these foods [low-fat, vitamin-enriched, etc] even be called "healthy"? Perhaps we should think about it this way: If you cut a batch of pharmaceutical-grade cocaine with chai, you could say with some degree of honesty that it is "healthier," "less addictive," and "now with chai!" But would you say it's "good for you"?”
Mark Schatzker, The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor

Mark Schatzker
“...the question of portion size. When I ate Doritos or a Big Mac, I dept on eating and eating, and later experienced McRegret. So why when I ate a fourteen-week-old barred rock [heirloom breed chicken] or a grapefruit did I find it tremendously delicious and yet tremendously satisfying? If these foods tasted better, shouldn't I have just kept on gorging?

Fred Provenza believes the difference comes down to what he calls "deep satiety." "Fundamentally," he told me, "eating too much is an inability to satiate." Wen food meets needs at "multiple levels," it provides a feeling of "completeness" and offers a satisfaction that's altogether different from being stuffed.”
Mark Schatzker, The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor

C.S. Woolley
“In the constant pursuit of perfection, junk food will always be a rather painful stumbling block”
C.S. Woolley

John Updike
“He settles back with a small handful of cashews; dry-roasted, they have a little acid sting to them, the tang of poison that he likes.”
John Updike, Rabbit at Rest

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Technically, the better McDonald’s does, the better Virgin Active’s chances of acquiring a new client.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Farshad Asl
“When we allow ourselves to ignore a rational option in favor of an irrational one, or perhaps an unjustified one, it’s like eating junk food. It fills the need for making a decision but does so with no decision at all. Just like junk food, it satiates the need to act, but it requires no action at all.”
Farshad Asl, The "No Excuses" Mindset: A Life of Purpose, Passion, and Clarity

Linda Tirado
“We eat junk because it's cheap and it lights up the pleasure centers of our brain. And we do drugs because it's an effective way to feel good or escape something.”
Linda Tirado, Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America

“I'm adventurous and I'll eat anything. I eat a fair amount of junk food, but not junky junk food. Nothin' colorful. I mean, there's junk food, then there's colorful junk food. Stuff in cheap little packages. I never eat nothin' pink. I'll do the occasional jelly sandwich, but when I eat junk food I'll balance it out with prune juice so it don't stay around long. I drink a quart of prune juice every other day. Some chicks can't stand the sight of it, but I'd rather lose a little pussy than be stuffed with shit.”
George Clinton

Jim Gaffigan
“I resent when I go out to dinner and they try to sell me the healthy food for the same price as the good food.”
Jim Gaffigan

Lucy Knisley
“Anyone who can fail to rejoice in the enticing squish/crunch of a fast-food French fry, or the delight of a warmed piece of grocery-store donut, is living half a life”
Lucy Knisley, Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

Nanette L. Avery
“Social media is like your own personal brand of junk food; some is just added calories.”
Nanette L. Avery

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We are so used to eating unhealthy food that we deem obsessed with health people who watch what they eat.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mango Wodzak
“One thing consumed drugs all have in common, is our initial natural aversion toward them. The first mouthful of alcohol we drink is generally followed by an involuntary grimace. The first puff on a chemical-laden cigarette is followed often by a cough and splutter as the body tries to repel the alien pollution thrust upon it. Our first coffee and tea are generally also greeted somewhat similarly. Of course, it is frequently the case that despite these initial reactions, we push on past them until addiction is formed. Cooked food, although noticeably less recognised as addictive, evokes no less an initial reaction. Think of all those babies whose faces screw up in displeasure vainly attempting rejection of the denatured slop thrust upon them, and the hours spent crying from stomach pains. By the time they are advanced enough to linguistically voice their lack of desire for such foods, they are, alas, already well hooked.”
Mango Wodzak, Destination Eden - Eden Fruitarianism Explained

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Junk food is television for tongues.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some parents sometimes use junk food as a babysitter.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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