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134 Eating Quotes

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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He pares his apple that will cleanly feed.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Church Porch (st. 2)

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A cherefull looke makes a dish a feast. [A cheerful look makes a dish a feast.]

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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Gluttony kills more then the sword. [Gluttony kills more than the sword.]

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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'Tis not the food, but the content, That makes the table's merriment.

Robert Herrick Quotes , Source: Content not Cates

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Out did the meate, out did the frolick wine.

Robert Herrick Quotes , Source: Ode for Ben Jonson

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God never sendeth mouth but he sendeth meat.

John Heywood Quotes , Source: Proverbs (pt. I, ch. IV)

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Born but to banquet, and to drain the bowl.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Odyssey (bk. X, l. 622), (Pope's translation)

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"Good, well-dress'd turtle beats them hollow,-- It almost makes me wish, I vow, To have two stomachs, like a cow!" And lo! as with the cud, an inward thrill Upheaved his waistcoat and disturb'd his frill, His mouth was oozing, and he work'd his jaw-- "I almost that that I could eat one raw."

Thomas Hood Quotes , Source: The Turtles

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The consummate pleasure (in eating) is not in the costly flavour, but in yourself. Do you seek for sauce for sweating?

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Satires (II, 2)

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Free livers on a small scale; who are prodigal within the compass of a guinea.

Washington Irving Quotes , Source: The Stout Gentleman

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Think of the man who first tried German sausage.

Jerome K. Jerome Quotes , Source: Three Men in a Boat (ch. XIV)

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For I look upon it, that he who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson (vol. III, ch. 9)

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For a man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Piozzi's Anecdotes of Johnson

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Digestive cheese, and fruit there sure will be.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Epigram CI

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