Thursday 13: Breakfast quotes

Today I am looking at quotes about breakfast. I am not a big breakfast lover, so you should not bebreakfast surprised that most of the quotes give it a somewhat negative spin. 

Still, enjoy!

  • A kiss and a drink of water make but a wersh breakfast. ~Scottish proverb
  • O lovers! Be careful in those dangerous first days! Once you’ve brought breakfast in bed you’ll have to bring it forever, unless you want to be accused of lovelessness and betrayal. ~Milan Kundera
  • My wife and I tried two or three times in the last forty years to have breakfast together, but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.  ~Winston Churchill
  • There is a vast difference between the savage and the civilised man, but it is never apparent to their wives until after breakfast. ~Helen Rowland
  • In England people actually try to be brilliant at breakfast. That is so dreadful of them! Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. ~Oscar Wilde
  • Laugh before breakfast, you’ll cry before supper. ~English proverb
  • Breakfast is a notoriously difficult meal to serve with a flourish. ~Clement Freud
  • People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table. ~Max Beerbohm
  • Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first. ~Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)
  • I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast. ~W. C. Fields

  • The difference between ‘involvement’ and ‘commitment’ is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was ‘involved’ – the pig was ‘committed’. ~Unknown

  • All the older people who are thriving have stayed physically active — there are exceptions, and everyone knows someone who smoked two packs a day and had a few social beers with breakfast every morning who lived to be 85, but you have to assume that this won’t be you, … ~Anne Lamott

  • DEJEUNER, n. The breakfast of an American who has been in Paris. Variously pronounced. ~Ambrose Bierce

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    • Alice, I had to look it up, too. Never heard the word before. Obviously it is a Scottish word (possibly somewhat obsolete) meaning “insipid” or “tasteless”.


  1. I love breakfast, just not in the morning. I’m a night person to be sure.

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  2. Hi Rikki,

    I am definitely a morning person, although I always get up long before my husband, as I like this to be my ‘me’ time.

    I can’t leave the house without breakfast, although it is only ever cereal, orange juice and a mug of black coffee, usually eaten and drunk whilst reading my latest book. Duration time approx. half an hour.
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