Sleep and Food Quotes

Eating and sleeping are a waste of time.”
Gerald Rudolph Ford (1913-?)

 

“Macduff:  ‘What three things does drink especially provoke?’
Porter:  ‘Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and urine. Lechery, sir, it provokes, and unprovokes; it provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance.’
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) 'Macbeth'

 

“I have fed purely upon ale; I have eat my ale, drank my ale, and I always sleep upon ale.”
George Farquhar (1678-1707)

 

Oysters are very unsatisfactory food for the labouring men, but will do for the sedentary, and for a supper to sleep on.”
Albert J. Bellows, ‘The Philosophy of Eating’ (1867)

 

“Great eaters and great sleepers are incapable of anything else that is great.”
Henry IV of France (1553-1610)

 

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
Virginia Woolf, English novelist (1882-1941) 
‘A Room of One's Own’

 

“Three things give us hardy strength: sleeping on hairy mattresses, breathing cold air, and eating dry food.”
Welsh proverb

 

“Often has the affectionate wife caused her husband a sleepless night and severe distress, which, had an enemy inflicted, she would scarcely have forgiven -- because she has prepared for him food which did not agree with his constitution or habits.”
Sarah Josepha Hale
'The Good Housekeeper' (1839)

 

 

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