To read without reflecting is like eating
-- Edmund Burke
The majority of those who put together collections
of verses or epigrams resemble those who eat
cherries or oysters: they begin by choosing the best and end by eating
-- Nicolas Chamfort
A daydream is a meal at which images are
Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images
precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and
with little relish.
-- W. H. Auden
Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat
in the evening. Sleep in the night.
-- William Blake
A philosopher is a person who doesn't care which
side his bread is buttered on; he knows he eats
both sides anyway.
-- Joyce Brothers
It is the sign of a dull mind to dwell upon the cares
of the body, to prolong exercise, eating and
drinking, and other bodily functions. These things are best done by the
way; all your attention must be given to the mind.
Very few people possess true artistic ability. It
is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by
making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint,
simply eat something sweet and the feeling
-- Fran Lebowitz
I have clearly noticed that often I have one opinion
when I lie down and another one when I stand up, especially when I have
little and when I am tired.
-- G. C. Lichtenberg
Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited
men who think they can digest without eating!
-- Iris Murdoch
Just as appetite comes by eating,
so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.
-- Igor Stravinsky
Quotations are a columnist's bullpen. Stealing someone
else's words frequently spares the embarrassment of eating
-- Peter Anderson
If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of
the television, we'd still be eating frozen
-- Johnny Carson
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
By a small sample we may judge of the whole piece.
-- Miguel de Cervantes
It takes great passion and great energy to do anything
creative, especially in the theater. You have to care so much that you
can't sleep, you can't eat, you can't talk
to people. It's just got to be right. You can't do it without that passion.
-- Agnes George DeMille
If I have done the hardest possible day's work, and
then come to sit down in a corner and eat
supper comfortably --why, then I don't think I deserve any reward for my
hard day's work --for am I not now at peace? Is not my supper good?
-- Herman Melville
To be always intending to live a new life, but never
find time to set about it - this is as if a man should put off
and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed.
-- Sir Walter Scott
Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating
only the top half of each slice.
-- Barbra Streisand
Part of the secret of success in life is to eat
what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
-- Mark Twain
The secret of staying young is to live honestly,
eat slowly, and lie about your age.
-- Lucille Ball
How can they say my life is not a success? Have I
not for more than 60 years got enough to eat
and escaped being eaten?
-- Logan Smith
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact
that sometimes he has to eat them.
-- Adlai Stevenson, II
The best way to eat
the elephant standing in your path is to cut it up into little pieces.
-- African Proverb
Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar
into four pieces with your bare hands- and then eat
just one of the pieces.
-- Judith Viorst
I will not eat oysters.
I want my food dead - not sick, not wounded - dead.
-- Woody Allen
Anyone who eats thee
meals a day should understand why cookbooks outsell sex books three to
-- L. M. Boyd
Statistics show that of those who contract the habit
of eating, very few survive.
-- Wallace Irwin
I don't like to eat
snails. I prefer fast food.
-- Strange de Jim
Mincing your words makes it easier if you have to
eat them later.
-- Franklin P. Jones
At high tide the fish eat
ants; at low tide the ants eat fish.
-- Thai Proverb
Be careful of the words you say, keep them soft and
sweet; You never know from day to day which ones you'll have to
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.