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Knife Food Quotes

“Put not your Knife to your mouth unless it be to eat an Egge.”

Hannah Woolley, 17th-century etiquette expert, 'Guide to ladies, gentlewomen and maids'


Champagne has the taste of an apple peeled with a steel knife.”

Aldous Huxley, British writer (1894-1963)


“There was never a good Knife made of bad Steel.”

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
‘Poor Richard's Almanac’


    “I always eat my peas with honey;
    I've done it all my life.
    They do taste kind of funny but
    It keeps them on my knife.”



“When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:
“And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.”

Bible, Proverbs (c 23, v. 1-2)


“They say fingers were made before forks, and hands before knives.”

Jonathan Swift
‘Polite and Ingenious Conversations’ (1738)



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