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For I was an hungered,
and ye gave me meat: I was
thirsty, and ye gave me drink:
I was a stranger, and ye took
me in.
Naked, and ye clothed
me: I was sick, and ye visited
me: I was in prison, and ye
came to me.

Matthew 25:35-36, King James Version
Holy Bible

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If the soup had been as warm as the wine, and the wine as old as the fish, and the fish as young as the maid, and the maid as willing as the hostess, it would have been a very good meal.
Anonymous

The rich would have to eat money, but luckily the poor provide food.
Anonymous

She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake.
Margot Asquith

Salad. I can't bear salad. It grows while you're eating it, you know. Have you noticed? You start one side of your plate and by the time you've got to the other, there's a fresh crop of lettuce taken root and sprouted up.
Alan Ayckbourn

Woe betide the man who dares to pay a woman a compliment today ... Forget the flowers, the chocolates, the soft word - rather woo her with a self-defence manual in one hand and a family planning leaflet in the other.
Alan Ayckbourn

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She used to diet on any kind of food she could lay her hands on.
Arthur Baer

A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.
James Beard

I believe that if ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon.
James Beard

Life, you know, is rather like opening a tin of sardines. We're all of us looking for the key.
Alan Bennett

You only have to survive in England and all is forgiven you ... if you can eat a boiled egg at ninety in England they think you deserve a Nobel Prize.
Alan Bennett

All the pictures that hung in my memory before I knew you have faded and given place to our radiant moments together. Now I cannot live apart from you ... Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Sarah Bernhardt

I thought they said steak dinner, but then I found it was a state dinner...
Yogi Berra

You better make it four, I don't think I could eat eight.
Yogi Berra

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Of all the modern phenomena, the most monstrous and ominous, the most manifestly rotting with disease, the most grimly prophetic of destruction, the most clearly and unmistakably inspired by evil spirits, the most instantly and awfully overshadowed by the wrath of heaven, the most near to madness and moral chaos, the most vivid with devilry and despair, is the practice of having to listen to loud music while eating a meal in a restaurant.
G. K. Chesterton

Tea, although an Oriental,
Is a gentleman at least;
Cocoa is a cad and coward,
Cocoa is a vulgar beast.

G. K. Chesterton

There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Winston Churchill

That's what I say about restaurants - the back part is manufacturing, the front part is retailing, the theatre is what holds the whole thing together.
Terence Conran

Last night I dreamt I ate a ten-pound marshmallow. When I woke up the pillow was gone.
Tommy Cooper

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At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoléon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.
Salvador Dali

My heart to thy heart,
My hand to thine,
My lips to thy lips,
Kisses are wine ...

Paul Dunbar

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- F -
Roast Beef, Medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy.
Edna Ferber

There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won't, and that's the wife who can't cook and will.
Robert Frost

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The best number for a dinner party is two: myself and a damn good head waiter.
Nubar Gulbenkian

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I like a nice cup of tea in the morning,
For to start the day, you see,
And at half-past eleven
Well, my idea of Heaven
Is a nice cup of tea:
I like a nice cup of tea with me dinner
And a nice cup of tea with me tea,
And when it's time for bed
There's a lot to be said
For a nice cup of tea.

A. P. Herbert

What is my loftiest ambition? I've always wanted to throw an egg into an electric fan.
Oliver Herford

- I -
The Japanese are masters at making you peel the onion. You get through one layer and you are looking at another one just like it.
Lee Iacocca

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A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing.
Samuel Johnson

Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup
And I'll not look for wine.

Ben Jonson

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Being kissed by a man who didn't wax his moustache was - like eating an egg without salt.
Rudyard Kipling

- L -
His argument is as thin as the homeopathic soup that was made by boiling the shadow of a pigeon that had been starved to death.
Abraham Lincoln

When you ask one friend to dine,
Give him your best wine!
When you ask two,
The second best will do!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

- M -
I have noticed that when chickens quit quarreling over their food, they often find that there is enough for all of them. I wonder if it might not be the same with the human race.
Don Marquis

As to those who can find it in them to employ the doubtlessly useful word brunch, do they, I wonder, ever up-grade it to bruncheon? This is the kind of question I ponder on while waiting for the kettle to boil. The active mind is never at rest.
Arthur Marshall

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

People often feed the hungry so that nothing may disturb their own enjoyment of a good meal.
W. Somerset Maugham

An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make a better soup.
H. L. Mencken

Restaurants have this in common with ladies: the best are often not the most enjoyable, nor the grandest the most friendly, and the pleasures of the evening are frequently spoiled by the writing of an exorbitant cheque.
John Mortimer

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- P -
The noblest of all dogs is the hot-dog; it feeds the hand that bites it.
Laurence J. Peter

Coffee, (which makes the politician wise, and see thro' all things with his half-shut eyes).
Alexander Pope

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- R -
A woman is like a teabag. It's only when she's in hot water that you realize how strong she is.
Nancy Reagan

A friend of mine was asked to a costume ball a short time ago. He slapped some egg on his face and went as a liberal economist.
Ronald Reagan

You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by the way he eats jelly beans.
Ronald Reagan

- S -
Methinks sometimes I have no more wit than a Christian or an ordinary man has; but I am a great eater of beef, and I believe that does harm to my wit.
William Shakespeare

Information is like an oyster. It has its greatest value when it is fresh.
Carl Shapiro

He was a bold man that first eat an oyster.
Jonathan Swift

- T -
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Mother Teresa

He had had much experience of physicians, and said the only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd druther not.
Mark Twain

In the matter of diet - I have been persistently strict in sticking to the things that didn't agree with me until one or the other of us got the best of it.
Mark Twain

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- W -
After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.
Oscar Wilde

To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist - the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know how much oil one must mix with one's vinegar.
Oscar Wilde

When I ask for a watercress sandwich, I do not mean a loaf with a field in the middle of it.
Oscar Wilde

I've met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're twenty minutes.
Billy Wilder

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- Y -
My wife is a light eater. As soon as it's light, she starts eating.
Henny Youngman

Now she's on a diet. Coconuts and bananas. She hasn't lost any weight. But she can climb a tree!
Henny Youngman

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