"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook."
- Julia Child
"Food is an important part of a balanced diet."
- Fran Lebowitz
"I've found without question that the best way to lead others to a more plant-based diet is by example - to lead with your fork, not your mouth."
- Bernie Wilke
"In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet."
- Winston Churchill
"No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office."
- George Bernard Shaw
"I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in fourteen days I lost two weeks."
- Joe E. Lewis
"I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet, so he gave me pep pills. Know what happened? I ate faster."
- Joe E. Lewis
"A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat."
- Erma Bombeck
"I never diet. I smoke. I drink now and then. I never work out. I work very hard, and I am worth every cent."
- Naomi Campbell
"Hope is a very thin diet."
- Thomas Shadwell
"Praise is the best diet for us, after all."
- Sydney Smith
"The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you're off it."
- Jackie Gleason
"Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow ye diet."
- William Gilmore Beymer
"An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day."
- Irv Kupcinet
"Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes than the first four hours of a diet."
- Dan Bennett