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Carnivorous Quotes

“Carnivorous, adj. Addicted to the cruelty of devouring the timorous vegetarian, his heirs and assigns.”

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
'The Devil's Dictionary' (1911)


“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 (1788-1824) ‘Don Juan’




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