Thursday 13: Food quotes by authors

I’m continuing my indulgence T13 series today with quotes about food by famous writers. 


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  • Edible, adj.:  Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.  ~Ambrose Bierce
  • The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.  ~G.K. Chesterton
  • There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won’t, and that’s a wife who can’t cook and will.  ~Robert Frost
  • Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don’t eat has been proved to be indispensable for life.  But I go marching on.  ~George Bernard Shaw
  • Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.  ~Mark Twain
  • Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.  ~Mark Twain
  • All sorrows are less with bread.  ~Miguel de Cervantes
  • A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will’s freedom after it.  ~Aldous Huxley
  • Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist. ~G. K. Chesterton
  • There is no love sincerer than the love of food. ~George Bernard Shaw

  • Sacred cows make the best hamburger” ~Mark Twain
  • Don’t let love interfere with your appetite. It never does with mine. ~Anthony Trollope
  • It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes. ~Douglas Adams

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