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Food Power Quotes

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”
P. J. O'Rourke (1947 - )

 

Food, like a loving touch or a glimpse of divine power, has that ability to comfort.”
Norman Kolpas

 

“...steam was generated beyond the power of the canister to endure. As a natural consequence, the canister burst, the dead turkey sprang from his coffin of tinplate and killed the cook forthwith.”
1852 news report of an early canning industry accident

 

“I eat at this German-Chinese restaurant and the food is delicious. The only problem is that an hour later you're hungry for power.”
Dick Cavett, The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection, AApex Software, 1994.

 

Diogenes, the ancient Greek philosopher, once advised a young courtier,
"If you lived on cabbage, you would not be obliged to flatter the powerful."
To which the courtier replied, "If you flattered the powerful, you would not be obliged to live upon cabbage."
Diogenes

 

"Aioli (garlic mayonnaise) epitomizes the heat, the power, and the joy of the Provençal sun, but it has another virtue - it drives away flies."
Frédéric Mistral (1891)

 

Sage helps the nerves and by its powerful might
Palsy is cured and fever put to flight.”

French saying

 

Pliny considered the radish "a vulgar article of the diet" because of its "remarkable power of causing flatulence and eructation."
Pliny

 

“Since garlic then hath powers to save from death, Bear with it though it makes unsavory breath.”
Salerno Regimen of Health (12th century)
 

 

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