Food & Entertainment Quotes


“You cannot instruct people by a book how to entertain.....Success in entertaining is accomplished by magnetism and tact, which combined constitute social genius.”

Ward McAllister, 'Society As I Have Found It' (1890)

 

“I have very poor and unhappy brains for drinking: I could well wish courtesy would invent some other custom of entertainment.”

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) 'Othello'

 

“The ultimate aim of civility and good manners is to please: to please one's guest or to please one's host. To this end one uses the rules laid down by tradition: of welcome, generosity, affability, cheerfulness and consideration for others. People entertain warmly and joyously. To persuade a friend to stay for lunch is a triumph and a precious honour. To entertain many together is to honor them all mutually. It is equally an honour to be a guest.”

Claudia Roden, food writer. 'A Book of Middle Eastern Food' (1968)

 

“For the millions of us who live glued to computer keyboards at work and TV monitors at home, food may be more than entertainment. It may be the only sensual experience left.”

Barbara Ehrenreich, author, social critic

 

 

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