Ironic, amusing, shrewd and pungent but, above all, real; there are many famous quotes relating to chocolate. We’ve set some out below, to read with a smile – and obviously a box of chocolates to hand!
Nowhere else has Nature compressed such a store of the most valuable nutrients into such a small space as it has with the cocoa bean.
(Alexander von Humboldt, naturalist, explorer and botanist)
Love chocolate completely, without complexes or false shame; remember, “there is no reasonable man without a spark of madness”.
(François de La Rochefoucault, philosopher)
There’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.
(Fernando Pessoa, poet)
Now she and I sit together in her room and eat chocolate, and I tell her that in a very long time when we both to go heaven, we should try to get chairs next to each other, close to the dessert table.
(Anne Lamott, novelist)
Chocolate is God’s apology for broccoli.
(Richard Paul Evans, writer)
What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.
(Katherine Hepburn, actress)
Nine out of ten people love chocolate, the tenth lies.
(John Tullius, author)
Chocolate! There’s a word that evokes indescribable ecstasies. Is there a man, woman or child who hasn’t desired it, hasn’t devoured it and, an instant later, hasn’t dreamt of devouring yet more?
(Elaine Gonzales, writer)