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“Opie, you haven't finished your milk. We can't put it back in the cow, you know.”
Aunt Bee 'The Andy Griffith Show'
“In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.”
Rita Rudner (Comedian)
“A corpse is meat gone bad. Well and what's cheese? Corpse of milk.”
James Joyce, Irish writer (1882-1941)
“Who discovered we could get milk from cows, and what did he think he was doing at the time?”
Billy Connolly, comedian.
"Milk is valued for giving a part of its whiteness to the skin of women. Poppea, wife of Domitius Nero, took 500 nursing asses everywhere in her traveling party, and soaked herself completely in a bath of this milk, in the belief that it would make her skin more supple."
"I don't believe you have to be a cow to know what milk is."
"The cow is of the bovine ilk; One end is moo, the other milk."
"Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer."
Arnold Schwarzenegger (1975)
“Sam's Religion is like a Chedder Cheese, 'tis made of the milk of one & twenty parishes.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) ‘Poor Richard's Almanac’
“There was a fish flavor to the milk....which I could not at all account for, till one morning happening to take a stroll along the beach among some fishermen's boats, I saw Hosea's brindled cow feeding on fish remnants, and marching along the sand with each foot in a cod's decapitated head, looking very slip-shod, I assure ye.”
Herman Melville, ‘Moby Dick’ (1851)
"Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese?"
Job, speaking to God
"A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains, cheese, milk's leap toward immortality."
“The king's cheese is half wasted in parings; but no matter, 'tis made of the people's milk.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
“Wine is the drink of the gods, milk the drink of babes, tea the drink of women, and water the drink of beasts."
John Stuart Blackie (1809-1895)
“Coffee in England is just toasted milk.”
“we heard one evening, under the eye of the imperturbable Paul, a foreign lady ask for a milk chocolate drink to accompany a fillet of sole Cubat, the chefs speciality. Sacrilege! Just as well that Marcel Proust and Boni de Castellane were not here to see that.”
Simon Arbellot de Vacqueur (1897-1965)
“Physicians say that coffee without cream is more wholesome, particularly for persons of weak digestion. There seems to be some element in the coffee which combined with the milk, forms a leathery coating on the stomach, and impairs digestion.”
‘The Buckeye Cookbook’ (1883)
“The parlour cars and Pullmans are packed also with scented assassins, salad-eaters who murder on milk."
W.H. Auden, ‘Age of Anxiety’ (1947)
“My mother didn't really cook. But she did make key lime pie, until the day the top of the evaporated milk container accidentally ended up in the pie and she decided cooking took too much concentration.”
“Bread, milk and butter are of venerable antiquity. They taste of the morning of the world.”
Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), 'The Seer'
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