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Wit and Food Quotes

“Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade.”

Noel Coward

 

“His wit's as thick as Tewksbury mustard.”

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
'King Henry IV'

 

"I am a great eater of beef, and i believe that does harm to my wit."

William Shakespeare

 

“’T is an old maxim in the schools, That flattery ’s the food of fools; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit”

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

 

“Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.”

William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

 

“Without the assistance of eating and drinking, the most sparkling wit would be as heavy as a bad souffle, and the brightest talent as dull as a looking-glass on a foggy day.”

Alexis Soyer 19th century French chef
‘The Modern Housewife’ (1851)

 

"Eat cress and gain wit."

Greek proverb
 

 

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