Best Tuna Quotes : Tuna Sayings

These tuna quotes will inspire you. A tuna is a saltwater fish that belongs to the tribe Thunnini, a subgrouping of the Scombridae (mackerel) family.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging tuna quotes, tuna sayings, and tuna proverbs.

Famous Tuna Quotes

  1. “Am I eating chicken or tuna?” ~ Jessica Simpson
  2. “Is this chicken what I have or is this fish? I know it’s tuna. But it says chicken. By the sea.” ~ Jessica Simpson
  3. “You can tune a guitar, but you can’t tuna fish. Unless of course, you play bass.” ~ Douglas Adams
  4. “If you ever want to eat a tuna sandwich again, don’t go to a tuna factory. I visited one where they had two lines: one was the human food line and one was the cat food line – and they didn’t look any different.” ~ Mark Mobius

  5. “Percy frowned “You have a feast for tuna?” ~ Rick Riordan
  6. “I really look at my childhood as being one giant rusty tuna can that I continue to recycle in many different shapes.” ~ Augusten Burroughs
  7. “Sometimes I miss hamburgers, I should say that. I miss the tuna pizzas at Mercer Kitchen.” ~ Marc Jacobs
  8. “Sometimes I dress like what I want for lunch, because all I can think about is having a tuna sandwich.” ~ Mika

  9. “I’m not sure if the audience can smell tuna but the special guest each show definitely can.” ~ Alex Timbers
  10. “I know people that could serve me canned tuna and saltine crackers and have me feel more at home at their table than some people who can cook circles around me. The more you try to impress people, generally the less you do.” ~ Alton Brown
  11. “It’s not the kind of tuna that I eat.” ~ Adam West
  12. “Better to be happy with the cod fish in your plate now, than to linger for the taste of a tuna that is still swimming in the sea.” ~ Dennis Adonis

  13. “I don’t know what it is about food your mother makes for you, especially when it’s something that anyone can make – pancakes, meat loaf, tuna salad – but it carries a certain taste of memory.” ~ Mitch Albom
  14. “A tuna steak and a salad? Seventy bucks. Welcome to Los Angeles.” ~ Mark Zupan
  15. “It was a revolution, but now it is an evolution. People know more ingredients, people know more techniques, and people look for more ingredients they’ve never looked for before. In the ’80s, you couldn’t find raw tuna in any restaurant that wasn’t Japanese. Now, you can’t find any restaurant without it or sashimi.” ~ Wolfgang Puck
  16. “I feel very uncomfortable when I eat in restaurants. I’m obnoxiously polite with the waiters: ‘I just want a tuna sandwich. I’ll go get it. You sit here – I’ll get it, I’ll make it.” ~ Dana Gould

  17. “I’m haunted by the thought of what Ray Anderson calls ‘tomorrow’s child,’ asking why we didn’t do something on our watch to save sharks and bluefin tuna and squids and coral reefs and the living ocean while there still was time. Well, now is that time.” ~ Sylvia Earle
  18. “People like to play with the tuna, sometimes.” ~ Alex Timbers
  19. “It’s as if Japanese men, all to aware that deep inside they’d like to stomp Tokyo flat, breathe fire, and do truly terrible and disgusting things to women, have built themselves the most beautiful of prisons for their rampaging ids. Instead of indulging their fantasies, they focus on food, or landscaping, or the perfect cup of tea — or a single slab of o-toro tuna — letting themselves go only at baseball games and office parties.” ~ Anthony Bourdain
  20. “When I’m doing a movie, I eat the same thing every day. For lunch, it’s tuna salad or chicken salad and cole slaw. That’s it. For dinner it’s either veal and rice, fish and rice or steak and rice. It gets boring; boy, does it get boring.” ~ Sylvester Stallone

  21. “Good tuna-fish sandwiches; he’s the tallest man I’ve ever seen! (Pam)” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
  22. “Pigs eat more tuna than all the planet’s sharks combined.” ~ Paul Watson
  23. “I wasn’t eating the right kinds of calories. I didn’t know about healthy carbs such as brown rice and lentils. Now I eat small meals throughout the day: oatmeal with cinnamon to start, fruit and yogurt as a snack, and vegetables or with chicken or tuna, and a healthy carb, like a yam, for lunch.” ~ Alison Sweeney
  24. “And I have stopped eating tuna until the tuna nets cease killing tens of thousands of dolphins every single year.” ~ Steve Irwin

  25. “Some people eat the tuna, some people roll it up into a ball. Also, the sort of disgusting texture and smell, I think, adds something to the experience.” ~ Alex Timbers
  26. “When I’m in the water I feel as though nothing bad has happened. I think about the fish, how they don’t know what’s going on. Their world is unchanged. Actually it’s probably better now to be a tuna or a sardine or a salmon. Less chance of ending up as somebody’s lunch.” ~ Susan Beth Pfeffer , Tuna quotes fish
  27. “The Jews celebrate Passover by eating unpalatable food to remind them what will happen to their people if they ever leave New York City. The traditional meal often includes gefilte fish. For those of you who don’t know what gefilte fish is, it strongly resembles a ball of tuna fish that has been passed nasally. It’s not good. During Passover, the angel of death passed over the Jews – an event that, up until the late 1950s, was re-enacted every year by Ivy League colleges and suburban country clubs.” ~ Jon Stewart
  28. “I do love fish, and I thought it was healthy without understanding the high mercury levels that fish like tuna, swordfish and halibut can contain.” ~ Penny Lancaster

  29. “I wish I were stronger and more secure in myself so that I could really spend my life with a guy like Lenny. Because he has a different kind of strength than Joshie. He has the strength of his sweet tuna arms. He has the strength of putting his nose in my hair and calling it home. He has the strength to cry when I go down on him. Who IS Lenny? Who DOES that? Who will ever open up to me like that again? No one. Because it’s too dangerous. Lenny is a dangerous man. Joshie is more powerful, but Lenny is much more dangerous.” ~ Gary Shteyngart
  30. “Bluefin tuna spawn just south of the oil spill and they spawn only in the Gulf. If they were to go through the area at a critical time, that’s one instance where a plume could destroy a whole species.” ~ Larry J. McKinney
  31. “I closed my eyes and curled my fists around the things I knew for sure: That a scallop has thirty-five eyes, all blue. That a tuna will suffocate if it ever stops swimming. That I was loved. That this time, it was not me who broke” ~ Jodi Picoult
  32. “Eating a tuna roll at a sushi restaurant should be considered no more environmentally benign than driving a Hummer or harpooning a manatee.” ~ Daniel Pauly

  33. “Amid attempts to protect elephants from ivory poachers and dolphins from tuna nets, the rights of children go remarkably unremarked.” ~ Anna Quindlen
  34. “To choose Norm Coleman over Walter Mondale is like going to a great steakhouse and ordering the tuna sandwich.” ~ Garrison Keillor
  35. “You ever go to shop for tuna, and it says “dolphin safe”, and you look at it and kind of go, “Yeah, but”-like somehow you think it’s not going to be as good? Like, “I want to do the right thing-but it’s probably kind of bland without the dolphin.”” ~ Louis C. K.
  36. “Well, as resources inevitably disappear [in Africa], people have to make do with a lot less. You have to be much more ingenious with a lot less, and accept that you can’t get your perfect tuna sandwich on a street corner.” ~ Damon Albarn

  37. “Since I began exploring the ocean in the 1950s, 90 percent of the big fish have been stripped away. Tuna, sharks, swordfish, cod, halibut, you name it, the numbers have just collapsed. Also, about half of the coral reefs are gone, globally, from where they were just a few decades ago.” ~ Sylvia Earle
  38. “Taste my tuna casserole – tell me if I put in too much hot fudge.” ~ Woody Allen
  39. “The mediocrity principle simply states that you aren’t special. The universe does not revolve around you; this planet isn’t privileged in any unique way; your country is not the perfect product of directed, intentional fate; and that tuna sandwich you had for lunch was not plotting to give you indigestion.” ~ PZ Myers
  40. “Life would be fabric-softener, tuna-salad-on-white, PTA-meeting normal.” ~ Augusten Burroughs

  41. “Jamie, you know, you could go clear around the world and still come home wondering if the tuna fish sandwiches at Chock Full O’Nuts still cost thirty-five cents.” ~ E. L. Konigsburg
  42. “There are so many issues in our oceans – like the near extinction of blue fin tuna – that should be taken more seriously worldwide.” ~ Heston Blumenthal
  43. “Thanksgiving dinner’s sad and thankless. Christmas dinner’s dark and blue. When you stop and try to see it From the turkey’s point of view. Sunday dinner isn’t sunny. Easter feasts are just bad luck. When you see it from the viewpoint of a chicken or a duck. Oh how I once loved tuna salad Pork and lobsters, lamb chops too Till I stopped and looked at dinner From the dinner’s point of view.” ~ Shel Silverstein
  44. “Elections only happen in two ways,” Reyna said. “Either the legion raises someone on a shield after a major success on the battlefield-and we haven’t had any major battles-or we hold a ballot on the evening of June 24, at the Feast of Fortuna. That’s in five days.” Percy frowned. “You have a feast for tuna?” ~ Rick Riordan

  45. “The world was full of dangers now that she was pregnant: mercury in tuna, hot tubs, beer, secondhand smoke, over-the-counter medicine. Not to mention crazy baby-abducting fairy kings.” ~ Jennifer McMahon
  46. “The Feast of Fortuna had nothing to do with tuna, which was fine with Percy.” ~ Rick Riordan
  47. “I like one hair, tuna fish, the smell of rain and things that are pink. I hate pimples, baked potatoes, when my mother’s mad, and religious holidays.” ~ Judy Blume
  48. “One shark turned to the other to say he was fed up chasing tuna and the other said, ‘Why don’t we go to Morecambe Bay and get some Chinese?'” ~ Ann Winterton

  49. “It takes fifteen pounds of wild fish to get you one pound of farm tuna. Not very sustainable. It doesn’t taste very good either.” ~ Dan Barber
  50. “I am grateful for what I call well-spent moments: Making a tuna fish sandwich with the works. Taking at least a half hour to eat it outside. Ironing my vintage tea towels while watching old black-and-white film noir movies and sipping one martini with extra olives – a quirky combination, but it works.” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach
  51. “Rome wasn’t built in a day, and we won’t replace fossil fuels with clean energy based on the events of a single week, either. But the important thing to remember is that, once they happen, clean energy victories are irreversible. No one will tear down wind farms because they are nostalgic for fracking in our watersheds. And nobody will pull down their solar panels because they miss having mercury in their tuna or asthma inhalers for their kids. Because once we leave fossil fuels behind, we are never going back.” ~ Michael Brune
  52. “So much of the show [ Too Much Tuna] is improvisation, and I think that Nick [Kroll] and John [Mulaney] kind of catch each other at times, surprise each other. I think that really makes it a fun, sort of live, unique experience.” ~ Alex Timbers

  53. “When I was thinking about what we could do in terms of what production values of Broadway might be able to add to the show, I had this thought that it would be really cool if we had a coup de théâtre. What would they want? And then I was like, an amazing, enormous tuna puppet that was like 30 by 40 feet would be pretty incredible. So I called up Basil Twist, and he got really excited immediately and started sketching out his idea, and I think it’s a real highlight of the show.” ~ Alex Timbers
  54. “I think it all started with the tuna sandwich, and then, on the road, gearing up for New York, Nick [Kroll] and John [Mulaney] had the idea of having a tuna puppet, which became Tony Tuna, and their friend Cammi Upton designed that and did a great job.” ~ Alex Timbers
  55. “I’ve worked on other shows where the sense is like, “Well, don’t change it too much,” you know? But on this one [ Too Much Tuna], Nick [Kroll] and John [Mulaney] – beyond being amazing performers – are also writers, and wanted to keep improving upon the show, particularly the play within a play. I think the writing just got funnier and funnier.” ~ Alex Timbers
  56. “The show [ Too Much Tuna] changed a lot, actually, which is risky when you get positive critical feedback.” ~ Alex Timbers

  57. “I worked on it [ Too Much Tuna] for a little bit downtown and it was a great experience. I couldn’t believe how enthusiastic the audience was for it. It was just extraordinary. It felt like you were at a rock concert, which was just unusual for shows at Cherry Lane, which are usually intimate plays about big ideas, you know.” ~ Alex Timbers
  58. “Doing 20 minutes of stretching, light weights and floor exercises three times a week takes the same amount of time as a long coffee break – and eating a tuna fish salad, sardines on toast or scrambled eggs is surely preferable to a Big Mac or KFC.” ~ Joan Collins
  59. “By the end of the 20th century, up to 90 percent of the sharks, tuna, swordfish, marlins, groupers, turtles, whales, and many other large creatures that prospered in the Gulf for millions of years had been depleted by overfishing.” ~ Sylvia Earle
  60. “When I was coaching with the Patriots, the players pulled a practical joke and I said, ‘Do you think I’m Charlie the Tuna, like a sucker?’ After that, they called me Tuna.” ~ Bill Parcells

  61. “I missed a tuna-fish sandwich with mayo on toasted wheat bread more than anything. Six months after I went vegan, I snuck into a deli and took one home. And, of course, it wasn’t nearly as good as I fantasized. It tasted, well, fishy.” ~ Kathy Freston
  62. “When we’re coming up to the race, the Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I always have the same lunch. So that’s before the second practice, before qualifying and before the race, I always have a tuna vegetable risotto. The chef makes it slightly spicy, so there’s a bit of a kick.” ~ Valtteri Bottas
  63. “You eat canned tuna fish and you absorb protein. Then, if you’re lucky, someone give you Dover Sole and you experience nourishment. It’s the same with books.” ~ Lois Lowry

  64. “My husband would say my signature dish is pasta with a tin of tuna plonked on top. So, no. Although I make a good bangers and mash. I have been known to stick cocktail umbrellas in it, take a photo and send it to James upstairs with a text saying, ‘Your food’s ready’.” ~ Joanna Page
  65. “Just because I am a chef doesn’t mean I don’t rely on fast recipes. Indeed, we all have moments when, pressed for time, we’ll use a can of tuna and a tomato for a first course. It’s a question of choosing the right recipes for the rest of the menu.” ~ Jacques Pepin

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