“Breakfast cereals that come in the same colors as polyester leisure suits make oversleeping a virtue.”
Fran Lebowitz, journalist
“Your raiment, O herring, displays the rainbow colors of the setting sun, the patina on old copper, the golden-brown of Cordoba leather, the autumnal tints of sandalwood and saffron. Your head, O herring, flames like a golden helmet, and your eyes, are like black studs in circlets of copper.”
Joris Karl Huysmans (1848-1907) French author, as quoted in Larousse Gastronomique (1988)
“How can people say they don't eat eggplant when God loves the color and the French love the name? I don't understand.”
Jeff Smith (The Frugal Gourmet)
“.....all the charming and beautiful things, from the Song of Songs, to bouillabaisse, and from the nine Beethoven symphonies to the Martini cocktail, have been given to humanity by men who, when the hour came, turned from tap water to something with color in it, and more in it than mere oxygen and hydrogen.”
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956) American editor and critic.
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