Eating Quotes

He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.


A warmed-up dinner was never worth much.

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are

Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

First come, first served.

Henry Brinklow

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

Better halfe a loafe than no bread.

William Camden

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

All sorrows are good or are less with bread


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

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

Fools make feasts, and wise men eat them.

Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Matthew Henry

I want every peasant to have a chicken in his pot on Sundays.

Matthew Henry

He pares his apple that will cleanly feed.

George Herbert

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