"The earth does not belong to man; Man belongs to the earth. This we know. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."
Chief Seattle, 19th century Native American
"The act of putting into your mouth what the earth has grown is perhaps your most direct interaction with the earth."
Frances Moore Lappe, 'Diet for a Small Planet'
“Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”
“Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.”
Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet (1888-1935)
“Now is the time for drinking, now is the time to beat the earth with unfettered foot.”
Horace, Roman lyric poet (65 -8 B.C.)
“O Creator! Thou who givest life to all things and hast made men that they may live, and multiply. Multiply also the fruits of the earth, the potatoes and other food that thou hast made, that men may not suffer from hunger and misery.”
“Cooking should be a carefully balanced reflection of all the good things of the earth.”
Jean & Pierre Troisgros
“There are five elements: earth, air, fire, water and garlic.”
“Wine is earth's answer to the sun.”
Margaret Fuller (1810-1850)
The artichoke is "one of the earth's monstrosities."
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
“There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves.”
Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938)
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