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Bottles & Food Quotes

    “Said Aristotle unto Plato,
    'Have another sweet potato?'
    Said Plato unto Aristotle,
    'Thank you, I prefer the bottle.'”

    Owen Wister (1860-1938) American novelist


“Shake and shake The catsup bottle, None will come, And then a lot'll.”
usually attributed to Ogden Nash (1902-1971)


“My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.”
Henny Youngman


Wine is bottled poetry.”
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)


“Wine is grape juice. Every drop of liquid filling so many bottles has been drawn out of the ground by the roots of the vine.”
Hugh Johnson, wine book author


“Be it known that I, John L. Mason....have invented new and useful Improvements in the Necks of Bottles, Jars &c., Especially such as intended to be air and water tight, such as are used for sweetmeats.”
From John L. Mason's patent file
‘Charles Wysocki's Americana Cookbook’


“It is the man who drinks the first bottle of saké; then the second bottle drinks the first, and finally it is the saké that drinks the man.”
Japanese proverb


“the road to great wine is littered with beer bottles.”




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