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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

Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.

—Socrates, c. 430 BC

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

—George Herbert, 1651

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 belly is the reason why man does not mistake himself for a god.

—Friedrich Nietzsche, 1886

What is food to one is to others bitter poison.

—Lucretius, 50 BC

Thought depends absolutely on the stomach, but in spite of that, those who have the best stomachs are not the best thinkers.

—Voltaire, 1770

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

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

—Julia Child, 2001

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

—Molière, 1666

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

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

—Seneca the Younger, c. 60

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

—Virginia Woolf, 1929