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

—Friedrich Nietzsche, 1886

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

—Mengzi , 300 BC

Most vegetarians I ever saw looked enough like their food to be classed as cannibals.

—Finley Peter Dunne, 1900

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

For, say they, when cruising in an empty ship, if you can get nothing better out of the world, get a good dinner out of it, at least.

—Herman Melville, 1851

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

—Julia Child, 2001

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

—Socrates, c. 430 BC

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

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

—Voltaire, 1770

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

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

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