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134 Eating Quotes

A warmed-up dinner was never worth much. [Fr., Un diner rechauffe ne valut jamais rien.]

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux Quotes , Source: Lutrin (I, 104)

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Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are. [Fr., Dis moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es.]

Anthelme Brillat-Savarin Quotes , Source: Physiologie du Gout

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First come, first served.

Henry Brinklow Quotes , Source: Complaint of Roderyck Mors

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That famish'd people must be slowly nurst, And fed by spoonfuls, else they always burst.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 158)

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Man is a carnivorous production, And must have meals, at least one meal a day; He cannot live, like woodcocks, upon suction, But, like the shark and tiger, must have prey; Although his anatomical construction Bears vegetables, in a grumbling way, Your laboring people think beyond all question, Beef, veal, and mutton better for digestion.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 67)

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All human history attests That happiness for man,--the hungry sinner!-- Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto XIII, st. 99)

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Better halfe a loafe than no bread.

William Camden Quotes , Source: Remaines--Proverbs (p. 293)

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A loaf of bread, the Walrus said, Is what we chiefly need: Pepper and vinegar besides Are very good indeed-- Now if you're ready, Oysters, dear, We can begin to feed!

Lewis Carroll (pseudonym of Rev. Charles L. Dodgson) Quotes , Source: Through the Looking Glass, The Walrus and the Carpenter

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All sorrows are good (or are less) with bread. [Sp., Todos los duelos con pan son buenos (or son menos).]

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (ch. II, 13)

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The stomach carries the heart, and not the heart the stomach. [Sp., Tripas llevan corazon, que no corazon tripas.]

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (ch. II, 47)

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The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (ch. XXIV)

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Trust no one unless you have eaten much salt with him. [Lat., Nemini fidas, nisi cum quo prius multos modios salis absumpseris.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Amicitia (19, 67)

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Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat. [Lat., Esse oportet ut vivas, non vivere ut edas.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Rhetoricorum Ad C. Herennium (IV, 7)

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For he on honey-dew hath fed, And drunk the milk of Paradise.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes , Source: Kubla Khan

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Oh, dainty and delicious! Food for the gods! Ambrosia for Apicius! Worthy to thrill the soul of sea-born Venus, Or titillate the palate of Silenus!

William Augustus Croffut Quotes , Source: Clam Soup

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A friendly swarry, consisting of a boiled leg of mutton with the usual trimmings.

Charles Dickens Quotes , Source: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (ch. XXXVII)

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The true Amphitryon.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Amphitryon (act IV, sc. 1)

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When mighty roast beef was the Englishman's food It ennobled our hearts and enriched our blood-- Our soldiers were brave and our courtiers were good. Oh! the roast beef of England. And Old England's roast beef.

Henry Fielding Quotes , Source: Grub Street Opera (act III, sc. 2), "The Roast Beef of Old England"

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Fools make feasts, and wise men eat them.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes , Source: Poor Richard

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What will not luxury taste? Earth, sea, and air, Are daily ransack'd for the bill of fare. Blood stuffed in skins is British Christians' food, And France robs marshes of the croaking brood.

John Gay Quotes , Source: Trivia (bk. III, l. 199)

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Blest be those feasts, with simple plenty crowned, Where all the ruddy family around Laugh at the jests or pranks that never fail Or sigh with pity at some mournful tale.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Traveller (l. 17)

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"Here, dearest Eve," he exclaims, "here is food." "Well," answered she, with the germ of a housewife stirring within her, "we have been so busy to-day that a picked-up dinner must serve."

Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes , Source: Mosses from an Old Manse--The New Adam and Eve

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Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart, and therefore is called the staff of Life.

Matthew (Mathew) Henry Quotes , Source: Commentaries (Psalm CIV)

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He rolls it under his tongue as a sweet morsel.

Matthew (Mathew) Henry Quotes , Source: Commentaries (Psalm XXXI)

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I want every peasant to have a chicken in his pot on Sundays. [Fr., Je veux que le dimanche chaque paysan ait sa poule au pot.]

Matthew (Mathew) Henry Quotes , Source: Commentaries (Psalm XXXI)

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