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Cow Food Quotes

“I could dance with you until the cows come home. On second though I'd rather dance with the cows until you come home.”
Groucho Marx (1890-1977)

“Who discovered we could get milk from cows, and what did he think he was doing at the time?”
Billy Connolly, comedian.

    “The friendly cow, all red and white,
    I love with all my heart;
    She gives me cream with all her might,
    To eat with apple-tart.”

    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

“Tim was so learned, that he could name a Horse in nine Languages; So ignorant, that he bought a Cow to ride on.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Poor Richard's Almanac

    "The cow is of the bovine ilk;
    One end is moo, the other milk."
    Ogden Nash

“Bless the products of the bovines and the vines!”
William Cole, 'What a Friend We Have in Cheeses!'

"I don't believe you have to be a cow to know what milk is."
Ann Landers

    "There was an Old Man of Aôsta,
    Who possessed a large Cow, but he lost her;
    But they said, 'Don't you see,
         she has rushed up a tree?
    You invidious Old Man of Aôsta!'"

    Edward Lear, English artist, writer; known for his 'literary nonsense' & limericks  (1812-1888)

"In America, the cow is on trial. The charges include dietary wrongdoing, pollution and misuse of natural resources."
Molly O'Neill, N.Y. Times food columnist.

"Any of us would kill a cow, rather than not have beef."
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

“A mind of the caliber of mine cannot derive its nutriment from cows.”
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish playwright

“Custard:  A detestable substance produced by a malevolent conspiracy of the hen, the cow, and the cook.”
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
‘The Devil's Dictionary’ (1906)


“Sacred cows make the best hamburger.”
Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (1835-1910)


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