„I love food! I wake up in the morning and one of the first things on my mind is food, what are we going to eat for lunch? … In Italy… I like the sense of family that you have, the long summertime lunches with uncles who give you advice, the ' at the end of meals… Family means to help each other through difficult times, give each other a hand, as in a community. … I admire vegans… I like to eat fish once in while, but I don’t eat meat anymore because animal farms are one of the main causes of the destruction of the planet.“
— Willem Dafoe
[http://www.foodiamo.com/italian-food-news/food-talks-willem-dafoe/ "Food Talks: Willem Dafoe, His Italian Family, Broccoli, Carciofi & Panzanella"], interview with Foodiamo (January 2018).