“Madame....gloatingly savored her words as earlier she had savored her pig's trotter.”
Georges Simenon, 'Maigret and the Spinser' (1942)
"A cat will look down to a man. A dog will look up to a man. But a pig will look you straight in the eye and see his equal."
The pig is "an encyclopedic animal, a meal on legs."
Grimod de La Reynière
There was an Old Man of Messina,
Whose daughter was named Opsibeena;
She wore a small wig,
and rode out on a pig,
To the perfect delight of Messina."
Edward Lear, English artist, writer (1812-1888)
known for his 'literary nonsense' & limericks
"But I will place this carefully fed pig
Within the crackling oven; and, I pray,
What nicer dish can e'er be given to man."
Aeschylus, ancient Greek poet
“Everything in a pig is good. What ingratitude has permitted his name to become a term of opprobrium?”
Grimod de la Reynière (1758-1838)
“'When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,' said Piglet at last, 'what's the first thing you say to yourself?' 'What's for breakfast?' said Pooh. 'What do you say, Piglet?' 'I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?' said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. 'It's the same thing,' he said.”
A. A. Milne, ‘The House at Pooh Corner’
“(The pig) hath a fair sepulchre in the grateful stomach of the judicious epicure - and for such a tomb might be content to die.”
Charles Lamb (1775-1834)
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