“Ron's wreck of a mother used to give us buttered bread with hundreds and thousands on it. It was like being handed a slice of powdered rainbow.”
Clive Thomas, ‘Unreliable Memoirs' (1980)
“I like bread and butter,
I like toast and jam,
That's what my baby feeds me,
I'm her loving man.”
Larry Parks & Jay Turnbow, The Newbeats, 'Bread And Butter'
“Butter is the great staple article for breakfast & tea among all classes. The idea of restraining children from a liberal use of good fresh butter is exploded, & they almost live upon bread & butter in this city.”
John Pintard (1759-1844) writing from New York to his daughter in New Orleans.
"There was an Old Man of Calcutta,
Who perpetually ate bread and butter;
Till a great bit of muffin,
on which he was stuffing,
Choked that horrid Old Man of Calcutta."
Edward Lear, English artist, writer; known for his 'literary nonsense' & limericks (1812-1888)
“The coffee was boiling over a charcoal fire, and large slices of bread and butter were piled one upon the other like deals in a lumber yard.”
Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
“Bread and butter, devoid of charm in the drawing room, is ambrosia eating under a tree.”
Elizabeth Russell (Mary Annette Russell, Countess von Arnim) (1866-1941) English novelist
"The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread."
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