Your Mind and Food: Quotes

“A mind of the caliber of mine cannot derive its nutriment from cows.”

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish playwright


“It's a damned poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word."

Andrew Jackson


“Coleridge holds that a man cannot have a pure mind who refuse apple-dumplings. I am not certain but that he is right.”

Charles Lamb (1775-1834)


“A fully gorged belly never produced a sprightly mind.”

Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667)


“I eat merely to put food out of my mind.”

N.F. Simpson (1919 - ?)


“The food that enters the mind must be watched as closely as the food that enters the body.”

Patrick Buchanan (1938 - ?) US politician
‘Right From the Beginning’


“It requires a certain kind of mind to see beauty in a hamburger bun.”

Ray Kroc, creator of the McDonald's franchise


“My dear boy, when curds are churned, the finest part rises upward and turns into butter. So too, dear boy, when food is eaten the choice parts rise upward and become mind.”

Chandogya Upanishad
(‘Choice Cuts’ by Mark Kurlansky, 2002) Logo

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