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Over 4,600 Quotes About Food, Beverages, Agriculture and the Pleasures of the Table
“I'm a big fan of the Mars Bar Diet. You don't eat the Mars bar, you stick it up your arse and let a Rottweiler chase you home.”
Billy Connolly (Scottish actor, comedian)
"Our fathers, regarded puppies still at suck as a food of such purity that they used them as victims for expiatory sacrifices. Young dogs were sacrificed and still today the meat of puppies is served at meals in honor of the gods. This meat was used solemnly in the inaugural meals for sovereigns, as is shown in the comedies of Plautus."
Pliny (A.D. 23-79)
“Don't think to hunt two hares with one dog.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
‘Poor Richard's Almanac’
“'Tis burnt, and so is all the meat.
What dogs are these! Where is the rascal cook?
How durst you, villains, bring it from the dresser,
And serve it thus to me that love it not?”
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
‘Taming of the Shrew’
“The dog that buried the bone which even a canine appetite could not manage, the squirrel that gathered nuts for a later feast.....these were among the first creators of civilization. It was they....who taught our ancestors the art of providing for tomorrow out of the surplus of today, or of preparing for winter in summer's time of plenty.”
Will Durant, 'Our Oriental Heritage' (1935)
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