FOOD QUOTES SECTION
Quotations, sayings and aphorisms about food and beverages, eating and drinking, food appreciation, restaurants, chefs, cooks, food critics, etc.
“I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast.”
"They all thought she was dead; but my father he kept ladling gin down her throat till she came to so sudden that she bit the bowl off the spoon."
George Bernard Shaw, ‘Pygmalion’ (1913)
“Gin-drinking is a great vice in England, but wretchedness and dirt are a greater; and until you improve the homes of the poor, or persuade a half-famished wretch not to seek relief in the temporary oblivion of his own misery, with the pittance which divided among his family would furnish a morsel of bread for each, gin-shops will increase in number and splendour.”
Charles Dickens in 'Sketches By Boz’ (1837)
“For gin, in cruel
Supplies the fuel
For flaming youth.”
Noel Coward (1899-1973)
English actor and playwright
“....I decided I was a lemon for a couple of weeks. I kept myself amused all that time jumping in and out of a gin and tonic....I found a small lake that thought is was a gin and tonic, and jumped in and out of that. At least, I think it thought it was a gin and tonic.”
Ford Prefect in 'Life, The Universe and Everything'(1982) Douglas Adams
“I'm not sure ginseng is any better for you or me than a carrot, but just in case the Chinese are right, I grow it in my garden. I stick a root in a jug of gin and call it Old Duke's Gin and Ginseng.”
James Duke, USDA botanist, as quoted in The Wall Street Journal
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