Quotations The Best Quotes About Food And Eating  

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Sadder than destitution, sadder than a beggar is the man who eats alone in public. Nothing more contradicts the laws of man or beast, for animals always do each other the honor of sharing or disputing each other's food. Jean Baudrillard

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It is a difficult matter to argue with the belly since it has no ears. Cato the Elder

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I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o clock in the morning. John Barrymore

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When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor. Euripides

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Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying. Fran Lebowitz

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Edible. Good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm. Ambrose Bierce

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I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead -- not sick, not wounded -- dead. Woody Allen

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A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains cheese, milk's leap toward immortality. Clifton Fadiman

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Only the pure in heart can make a good soup. Ludwig van Beethoven

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More die in the United States from too much food that from too little. John Kenneth Galbraith

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We seldom report of having eaten too little. Thomas Jefferson

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Man shall not live by bread alone.

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Let the stoics say what they please, we do not eat for the good of living, but because the meat is savory and the appetite is keen. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Eating is touch carried to the bitter end.

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If there were only turnips and potatoes in the world, someone would complain that plants grow the wrong way. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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Put a knife to thy throat, if you're a man given to appetite.

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Hunger is a good cook.

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A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner. Samuel Johnson

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Most of us are either too think to enjoy eating, or too fat to enjoy walking. Edgar Watson Howe

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Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat. Cicero

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One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. Virginia Woolf

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A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen. Kin Hubbard

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The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life. Cyril Connolly

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The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions.

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God comes to the hungry in the form of food. Mahatma Gandhi

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I can reason down or deny everything, except this perpetual Belly: feed he must and will, and I cannot make him respectable. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Taking food alone tends to make one hard and coarse. Those accustomed to it must lead a Spartan life if they are not to go downhill. Hermits have observed, if for only this reason, a frugal diet. For it is only in company that eating is done justice; food must be divided and distributed if it is to be well received. Walter Benjamin

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There is no love sincerer than the love of food. George Bernard Shaw

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A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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The flesh endures the storms of the present alone; the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present. Gluttony is a lust of the mind. Thomas Hobbes

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One should eat to live, not live to eat. Benjamin Franklin

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It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as what's on the chairs. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert

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Coffee should be black as Hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.

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He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else. Samuel Johnson

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Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody. Samuel Pepys

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We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun. George Orwell

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Upscale people are fixated with food simply because they are now able to eat so much of it without getting fat, and the reason they don't get fat is that they maintain a profligate level of calorie expenditure. The very same people whose evenings begin with melted goats cheese... get up at dawn to run, break for a mid-morning aerobics class, and watch the evening news while racing on a stationary bicycle. Barbara Ehrenreich

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Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat. Fran Lebowitz

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Much meat, much disease.

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You needn't tell me that a man who doesn't love oysters and asparagus and good wines has got a soul, or a stomach either. He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed. Saki

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To eat is to appropriate by destruction. Jean-Paul Sartre

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Food is an important part of a balanced diet. Fran Lebowitz

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There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves. George Santayana

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Worthless people love only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live. Socrates

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Don't dig your grave with your knife and fork.

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Gluttony kills more than the sword.

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A good meal ought to begin with hunger.

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The most dangerous food to eat is a wedding cake.

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Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. Oscar Wilde

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When one has tasted it -- Watermelon he knows what the angels eat. Mark Twain