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Food and Funerals Quotes

"My hearse will be followed not by mourning coaches but by herds of oxen, sheep, swine, flocks of poultry and a small traveling aquarium of live fish, all wearing white scarves in honor of the man who perished rather than eat his fellow creatures."
George Bernard Shaw, British playwright(1856-1950)


"There is nothing like a morning funeral for sharpening the appetite for lunch."
Arthur Marshall


"My grandfather had a wonderful funeral....It was held in a big hall with accordion playres. On the buffet table there was a replica of the deceased in potato salad."
Woody Allen


“And Tom brought him chicken soup until he wanted to kill him. The lore has not died out of the world, and you will still find people who believe that soup will cure any hurt or illness and is no bad thing to have for the funeral either.”
John Steinbeck, ‘East of Eden’


“Everything ends this way in France - everything. Weddings, christenings, duels, funerals, swindlings, diplomatic affairs -- everything is a pretext for a good dinner.”
Jean Anouilh (1910-1987) ‘Cecile’



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