“I said to my friends that if I was going to starve, I might as well starve where the food is good.”
Virgil Thomson, composer and critic (1896-1989)
“I would rather play Chiquita Banana and have my swimming pool than play Bach and starve.”
Xavier Cugat, bandleader (1900-1990)
“Give me the provisions and whole apparatus of a kitchen, and I would starve.”
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592) French essayist
“...they are as sick that surfeit with too much as they that starve with nothing.”
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) ‘The Merchant of Venice’
“A man accustomed to American food and American domestic cookery would not starve to death suddenly in Europe, but I think he would gradually waste away, and eventually die."
Mark Twain, (1835-1910) ‘A Tramp Abroad’
“Dieting: A system of starving yourself to death so you can live a little longer.”
“To be always intending to live a new life, but never find time to set about it -- this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed.”
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
“We didn't starve, but we didn't eat chicken unless we were sick, or the chicken was.”
Bernard Malamud (1914-1986)
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