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Quotations by Subject: Food
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It's important to begin a search on a full stomach.
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Henry Bromel, Northern Exposure, The Big Kiss, 1991
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
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J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)
Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
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James Beard
I went into a McDonald's yesterday and said, 'I'd like some fries.' The girl at the counter said, 'Would you like some fries with that?'
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Jay Leno (1950 - )
Avoidance is a great tool to get away from food in my face all day long.
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Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012
He liked the idea of coffee quite a lot—a warm drink that gave you energy and had been for centuries associated with sophisticates and intellectuals. But coffee itself tasted to him like caffeinated stomach bile.
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John Green, An Abundance of Katherines, 2008
Talking of Pleasure, this moment I was writing with one hand, and with the other holding to my Mouth a Nectarine -- how good how fine. It went down all pulpy, slushy, oozy, all its delicious embonpoint melted down my throat like a large, beautified Strawberry.
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John Keats (1795 - 1821)
The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.
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Jules Renard (1864 - 1910)
You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.
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Julia Child (1912 - 2004)
Water is the most neglected nutrient in your diet but one of the most vital.
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Kelly Barton
It's the company, not the cooking, that makes a meal.
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Kirby Larson, Hattie Big Sky, 2006
Cakes have such a terrible habit of turning out bad just when you especially want them to be good.
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L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
A dinner lubricates business.
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Lord William Stowell
What is food to one, is to others bitter poison.
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Lucretius (96 BC - 55 BC), De Rerum Natura
Man is what he eats.
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Ludwig Feuerbach
Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.
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M. F. K. Fisher
New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.
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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable, and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry.
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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
The art of dining well is no slight art, the pleasure not a slight pleasure.
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Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
Never eat more than you can lift.
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Miss Piggy
I like rice. Rice is great if you're hungry and want 2000 of something.
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Mitch Hedberg (1968 - 2005)
When I walk into my kitchen today, I am not alone. Whether we know it or not, none of us is. We bring fathers and mothers and kitchen tables, and every meal we have ever eaten. Food is never just food. It's also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, and who we want to be.
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Molly Wizenberg, A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table, 2009
Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch.
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Orson Welles (1915 - 1985)
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.
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Orson Welles (1915 - 1985)
Fish is the only food that is considered spoiled once it smells like what it is.
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P. J. O'Rourke (1947 - )
At my age the bones are water in the morning until food is given them.
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Pearl Buck (1892 - 1973)
A way to a man's heart is through his stomach, that shit true as gold. You put some love in your food and a fool can taste it.
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Raelle Tucker, True Blood, Cold Ground, 2008
What's sad about not eating is the experience, whether at a family reunion or at midnight by yourself in a greasy spoon under the L tracks. The loss of dining, not the loss of food.
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Roger Ebert (1942 - 2013), People Magazine, 09-19-11
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