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Gravy Quotes

“I come from a home where gravy is a beverage.”

Erma Bombeck (1927-1996)
 

 
“'There is no such passion in human nature as the passion for gravy among commercial gentlemen.....a whole animal wouldn't yield the amount of gravy they expect at dinner. And what I have undergone in consequence,' cried Mrs Todgers, raising her eyes and shaking her head, 'no one would believe!'”

Charles Dickens, 'Martin Chuzzlewit' (1844)
 

 

"Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life: let us swear eternal friendship."

Sydney Smith, English writer  (1771-1845)
 

 

“....grease is not gravy. How often I have wished, from the depths of a loathing stomach, that certain well-meaning house keepers - at whose boards I have sat as guest or boarder - who fry beafsteak in lard, and send ham to table swimming in fat; upon the surface of whose soups float spheroids of oil that encase the spoon with blubber, and coat the lips and tongue of the eater with flaky scales-that these dear souls who believe in 'old-fashioned cookery,' understood this simple law of digestive gravity!”

‘Breakfast, Luncheon and Tea’
Marion Harland [Mary Virginia Terhune] (1875)

 

 

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