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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

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

—Horace, 20 BC

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

—St. Jerome, 395

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

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

—Miguel de Cervantes, 1615

To eat is to appropriate by destruction.

—Jean-Paul Sartre, 1943

Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea? How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.

—Sydney Smith, 1855

The decline of the aperitif may well be one of the most depressing phenomena of our time.

—Luis Buñuel, 1983

Is it only the mouth and belly which are injured by hunger and thirst? Men’s minds are also injured by them.

—Mencius, 300 BC

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

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

—Seneca the Younger, c. 60

He makes his cook his merit, and the world visits his dinners and not him.

—Molière, 1666

I cannot but bless the memory of Julius Caesar, for the great esteem he expressed for fat men and his aversion to lean ones.

—David Hume, 1751