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Words and Food Quotes

“Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.”
Adlai Stevenson, American politician (1900-1965)


"When ideas fail, words come in very handy."
Goethe (1749-1832)


“Madame....gloatingly savored her words as earlier she had savored her pig's trotter.”
Georges Simenon, 'Maigret and the Spinser' (1942)


“I live on good soup, not on fine words.”
OR “It is good food and not fine words that keeps me alive.”
Molière (1622-1673)


“Mother's words of wisdom: 'Answer me! Don't talk with food in your mouth!'”
Erma Bombeck


“Tart Words make no Friends: a spoonful of honey will catch more flies than Gallon of Vinegar.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
‘Poor Richard's Almanac’


“Who coined these words that strike me numb? . . . The cuke, the glad, the lope, the mum.”
Ogden Nash (1902-1971)


“Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.”
Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923)


“Acid words lead to acidity in the guts, and that in turn makes any soul a sourish thing.”
M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992)


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