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Lunch Quotes

“So munch on, crunch on, take your nuncheon,
Breakfast, supper, dinner, luncheon!”

Robert Browning, 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' (1842)

“Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so.”
Douglas Adams

“The three Martini lunch is the epitome of American efficiency. Where else can you get an earful, a bellyful and a snootful at the same time?”
Gerald Ford, 38th American President (1913-2006)

“Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what's for lunch.”
Orson Welles, actor, director (1915-1985

"Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper."
Adelle Davis (1904-1974)

"A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it."
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

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

“Manhattan is a narrow island off the coast of New Jersey devoted to the pursuit of lunch.”
Raymond Sokolov, food critic, editor.

“Never drink black coffee at lunch; it will keep you awake in the afternoon.”
Jilly Cooper (1937-)

“Luncheon: as much food as one's hand can hold.”
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) 'Dictionary' (1755)

"What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?"
W.C. Fields (1880-1946)

“There's a little place just out of town,     
Where, if you go to lunch,     
They'll make you forget your mother-in-law    
 With a drink called Fish-House Punch.”

? The Cook (1885)

“One should never refuse an invitation to lunch or dinner, for one never knows what one may have to eat the next day.”
Edouard de Pomiane (?-1964) Food critic.
Cooking with Pomiane (1962)


“At lunchtime the place is jumping, while at night the dining rooms could have been rented out for chess tournaments.”
Bryan Miller (NY Times Restaurant Critic)



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