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We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink, for dining alone is leading the life of a lion or wolf. 

—Epicurus, c. 300 BC

To eat is to appropriate by destruction.

—Jean-Paul Sartre, 1943

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

—Miguel de Cervantes, 1615

A great step toward independence is a good-humored stomach, one that is willing to endure rough treatment.

—Seneca the Younger, c. 60

At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.

—W. Somerset Maugham, 1896

’Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.

—William Shakespeare, c. 1595

A woman should never be seen eating or drinking unless it be lobster salad and champagne, the only truly feminine and becoming viands.

—Lord Byron, 1812

Whatsoever was the father of a disease, an ill diet was the mother.

—George Herbert, 1651

No lyric poems live long or please many people which are written by drinkers of water.

—Horace, 20 BC

Cooking is the most massive rush. It’s like having the most amazing hard-on, with Viagra sprinkled on top of it, and it’s still there twelve hours later.

—Gordon Ramsey, 2003

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them. 

—Samuel Butler, 1912

When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting.

—St. Jerome, 395

One of the important requirements for learning how to cook is that you also learn how to eat.

—Julia Child, 2001