Quotes: food

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into.
  • Luther Burbank
    Luther Burbank
    American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer 1849-1926
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    Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.
  • Bobby Flay
    Bobby Flay
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    'The Food Network' was just starting in New York, and I was getting lots of attention from Mesa Grill. They had no money, so if you couldn't get there by subway, you couldn't be on. It wasn't like TV was something I really wanted to do - but I knew it would be great publicity for my restaurants.
  • Charles Cooley
    Charles Cooley
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    A cat cares for you only as a source of food, security and a place in the sun. Her high selfsufficiency is her charme.
    Source: Life and the student (1927)
  • Margaret Mead
    Margaret Mead
    American cultural anthropologist 1901-1978
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    A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again.
  • Alfred Nobel
    Alfred Nobel
    Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist 1833-1896
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    A heart can no more be forced to love than a stomach can be forced to digest food by persuasion.
  • Margaret Fuller
    Margaret Fuller
    American writer 1810-1850
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    A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
  • Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan
    American musician 1941-
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    A lot of people don't have much food on their table
    But they got a lot of forks and knives
    And they gotta cut something
    Source: Bob Dylan (1962)
  • Calvin Trillin
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    A t American weddings, the quality of the food is in inverse proportion to the social position of the bride and groom.
  • Jamie Oliver
    Jamie Oliver
    British celebrity chef and restaurateur 1975-
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    All I ever wanted to do was to make food accessible to everyone; to show that you can make mistakes - I do all the time - but it doesn't matter.
  • Bonnie Bassler
    Bonnie Bassler
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    All these bacteria that coat our skin and live in our intestines, they fend off bad bacteria. They protect us. And you can't even digest your food without the bacteria that are in your gut. They have enzymes and proteins that allow you to metabolize foods you eat.
  • Arthur Winter
    Arthur Winter
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    Although there is a great deal of controversy among scientists about the effects of ingested food on the brain, no one denies that you can change your cognition and mood by what you eat.
  • A. J. Liebling
    A. J. Liebling
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    An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed.
  • Bill Bryson
    Bill Bryson
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    And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven't yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food?
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