“Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese.”
"When the waitress puts the dinner on the table the old men look at the dinner. The young men look at the waitress."
'Look Eleven Years Younger' (1937).
“But doth not the appetite alter? A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.”
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
'Much Ado About Nothing'
Giovanni Giacomo, Casanova de Seingalt (1725-1798) was famous for his romantic adventures. However at age 73 the Prince of Ligne described him as:
"at 73, no longer a god in the garden or a satyr in the forest, he is a wolf at table."
Prince of Ligne
“On one occasion some one put a very little wine into a [glass], and said that it was sixteen years old. 'It is very small for its age,' said Gnathaena.”
Athenaeus, 'The Deipnosophists'
“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”
“I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table."
“When you get to fifty-two food becomes more important than sex.”
Tom Lehrer, song writer
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