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Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only
food: frequently there must be a beverage.
A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some
of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images
precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly
and with little relish.
Eat as much as you'd like. My philosophy has always
been that all women desire to be as fat as myself but just have
a great fear of doing so. Because they think they won't get any
men, but you will. You'll get more men, and better men.
A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who
looks at her watch.
Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
The food in Yugoslavia is fine if you like pork tartare.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are
everything to me.
Let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we shall die.
They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more;
Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you
Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon
make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon
make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.
He may live without books - what is knowledge but
I don't eat anything that a dog won't eat. Like sushi.
Ever see a dog eat sushi? He just sniffs it and says, "I don't think
so." And this is an animal that licks between its legs and sniffs
Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat.
America knows nothing of food, love, or art.
Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they
should have had beer and hot dogs.
One can say everything best over a meal.
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
When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there
is any left over, I buy food.
A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
The main problem in marriage is that, for a man, sex
is a hunger - like eating. If a man is hungry and can't get to a
fancy French restaurant, he'll go to a hot dog stand.
Kill no more pigeons than you can eat.
Great eaters and great sleepers are incapable of anything
else that is great.
One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries
Money brings you food, but not appetite; medicine,
but not health; acquaintances, but not friends.
When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting.
A smiling face is half the meal.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
If the people have no bread, let them eat cake.
Britain is the only country in the world where the
food is more dangerous than the sex.
At a dinner party on should eat wisely but not too
well. And talk well but not too wisely.
Kissing don't last: cookery do!
We may live without friends; we may live without books
Americans can eat garbage, provided you sprinkle it
liberally with ketchup, mustard, chili sauce, Tabasco sauce, cayenne
pepper, or any other condiment which destroys the original flavor
of the dish.
One must eat to live, not live to eat.
Jack Sprat Could eat no fat,
Little Tom Tucker Sings for his supper.
The French are sawed-off sissies who eat snails and
slugs and cheese that smells like people's feet. Utter cowards who
force their own children to drink wine, they gibber like baboons
even when you try to speak to them in their own wimpy language.
It's difficult to believe that people are still starving
in this country because food isn't available.
You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his
way of eating jellybeans.
One may live without bread, not without roses.
Nothing stimulates the practiced cook's imagination
like an egg.
Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at
a time, and sometimes you weep.
Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there
shall be no more cakes and ale?
If music be the food of love, play on.
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
When men reach their sixties and retire they go to
pieces. Women just go right on cooking.
Chameleons feed on light and air:
Serenely full, the epicure would say, Fate cannot
harm me; I have dined to-day.
I prefer Hostess fruit pies to pop-up toaster tarts
because they don't require as much cooking.
Bachelor's fare: bread and cheese, and kisses.
My tongue is smiling.
The most remarkable thing about my mother is that
for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The
original meal has never been found.
Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking
if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
Cabbage: A vegetable about as large and wise as a
An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell
better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
Cheese--milk's leap toward immortality.
As with most fine things, chocolate has its season.
There is a simple memory aid that you can use to determine whether
it is the correct time to order chocolate dishes: any month whose
name contains the letter A, E, or U is the proper time for chocolate.
Research tells us that fourteen out of any ten individuals
Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs
in one go.
There are two kinds of people in the world. Those
who love chocolate, and communists.
Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar
into four pieces with your bare hands -- and then eat just one of
A cup of coffee - real coffee - home-browned, home-ground,
home-made, that comes to you dark as a hazel-eye, but changes to
a golden bronze as you temper it with cream that never cheated,
but was real cream from its birth, thick, tenderly yellow, perfectly
sweet, neither lumpy nor frothing on the Java: such a coffee is
a match for twenty blue devils, and will exorcise them all.
The world's costliest coffee, at $130 a pound, is
called Kopi Luwak. Essentially, it is the droppings from a type
of marsupial that eats only the very best coffee beans. Plantation
workers track them and scoop their precious poop.
Never drink black coffee at lunch; it will keep you
awake all afternoon.
Black as the devil,
It is disgusting to note the increase in the quantity
of coffee used by my subjects and the amount of money that goes
out of the country in consequence. Everybody is using coffee. If
possible, this must be prevented. My people must drink beer.
Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four
essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat.
If this is coffee, please bring some tea; but it this
is tea, please bring me some coffee.
I think if I were a woman I'd wear coffee as a perfume.
If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting
in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order
to impress our girl friends. And they tolerated it and let us go
ahead and play with our toys.
Sex is good, but not as good as fresh sweet corn.
A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with
pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing.
Give me a fish, I eat for a day. Teach me to fish,
I eat for a lifetime.
Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day.
Give him a religion, and he'll starve to death while praying for
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
There are five elements: earth, air, fire, water and
I am not a glutton - I am an explorer of food.
Glutton: one who digs his grave with his teeth.
When we lose, I eat. When we win, I eat. I also eat
when we're rained out.
Never eat more than you can lift.
The appetite grows with eating.
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners
for four. Unless there are three other people.
The pedigree of Honey
'Bee vomit,' my brother said once,
A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon
And Honey, I miss you and I'm being good.
I doubt the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring
surprise than the first adventure with ice cream.
I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick,
not wounded, dead.
Roast Beef, Medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy.
Seated at Life's Dining Table, with the menu of Morals before you,
your eye wanders a bit over the entrees, the hors d'oeuvres, and
the things a la though you know that Roast Beef, Medium, is safe
and sane, and sure.
When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels
I have always eaten animal flesh with a somewhat guilty
Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose
when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.
Animals are my friends...and I don't eat my friends.
A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses.
Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism,
yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for
we feed on babies, though not our own.
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