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134 Eating Quotes

"Live like yourself," was soon my lady's word, And lo! two puddings smok'd upon the board.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Moral Essays (ep. III, l. 461)

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"An't it please your Honour," quoth the Peasant, "This same Desset is not so pleasant: Give me again my hollow Tree, A Crust of Bread, and Liberty."

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Second Book of Horace (last lines)

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To abstain that we may enjoy is the epicurianism of reason. [Fr., L'abstenir pur jouir, c'est l'epicurisme de la raison.]

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To abstain that we may enjoy is the epicurianism of reason. [Fr., L'abstenir pur jouir, c'est l'epicurisme de la raison.]

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A very man--not one of nature's clods-- With human failings, whether saint or sinner: Endowed perhaps with genius from the gods But apt to take his temper from his dinner.

J.G. Saxe Quotes , Source: About Husbands

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A dinner lubricates business.

William Scott, Lord Stowell Quotes , Source: quoted in "Boswell's Life of Johnson"

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No, Antony, take the lot: But, first or last, your fine Egyptian cookery Shall have the fame. I have heard that Julius Caesar Grew faw with feasting there.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Antony and Cleopatra (Pompey at II, vi)

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I almost die for food, and let me have it!

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: As You Like It (Orlando at II, vii)

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Sit down and feed, and welcome to our table.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: As You Like It (Duke Senior at II, vii)

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Marry, he must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Syracuse at IV, iii)

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Master, if you do, expect spoon-meat, or bespeak a long spoon.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Syracuse at IV, iii)

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Thou say'st his meat was sauced with thy upbradings; Unquiet meals make ill digestions; Thereof the raging fire of fever bred.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Comedy of Errors (Lady Abbess at V, i)

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If you love an addle egg as well as you love an idle head, you would eat chickens i' th' shell.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The History of Troilus and Cressida (Cressida at I, ii)

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He hath eaten me out of house and home; he hath put all of my substance into that fat belly of his.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part II (Hostess at II, i)

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He that keeps not crust nor crum Weary of all, shall want some.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Lear (Fool at I, iv)

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Poor Tom, that eats the swimming frog, the toad, the todpole, the wall-newt and the water; that in the fury of his heart, when the foul fiend rages, eats cow-dung for sallets, swallows the old rat and the ditch-dog, drinks the green mantle of the standing pool; who is whipped from tithing to tithing, and stock-punished and imprisoned; who hath had three suits to his back, six shirts to his body, Horse to ride, and weapon to wear, But mice and rats, and such small deer, Have been Tom's food for seven long year.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Lear (Edgar at III, iv)

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Be it not in thy care. Go, I charge thee, invite them all; let in the tide Of knaves once more; my cook and I'll provide.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of Timon of Athens (Timon at III, iv)

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Each man to his stool, with that spur as he would to the lip of his mistress. Your diet shall be in all places alike; make not a City feast of it, to let the meat cool ere we can agree upon the first place; sit, sit. The gods require our thanks.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of Timon of Athens (Timon at III, vi)

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Fat paunches have lean pates, and dainty bits Make rich the ribs, but backrout quite the wits.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Love's Labor's Lost (Longaville at I, i)

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You would be, sweet madam, if your miseries were in the same abundance as your good fortunes are; and yet for aught I see, they are as sick that surfeit with too much as they that starve with nothing.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Nerissa at I, ii)

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Come, we have a hot venison pasty to dinner.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Page at I, i)

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I wished your venison better--it was ill killed.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Shallow at I, i)

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I will make an end of my dinner--there's pippins and seese to come.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Evans at I, ii)

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For, as a surfeit of the sweetest things The deepest loathing to the stomach brings, Or as the heresies that men do leave Are hated most of those they did deceive, So thou, my surfeit and my heresy, Of all be hated, but the most of me!

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Lysander at II, ii)

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I fear it is too choleric a meat. How say you to a fat tripe finely broiled?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Taming of the Shrew (Grumio at IV, iii)

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