Unfamiliar Quotations


  I wonder whether there is not some connection between great spiritual yearning and the inability to digest food."  - Tamar Yellin

"I am happy to drink English breakfast, but not to eat it." - Lorrie B. Potters

“Nothing can make water better.”  - Ursula K. Leguin.

"Three times I have been mistaken for a prohibition agent, but never had any trouble clearing myself.” Dashiell Hammett

“Eat at places that offer a variety of salads, soups and vegetables to help maintain your best health.” - McDonald’s advice to its employees.

“If you ask me for an apple and I give you an orange you would say, that’s not an orange. And I say, that’s a banana. And that’s not an apple either. Or a peach, that’s not an apple, either. It doesn’t mean that I’m equating the banana and the orange and the peach” - Dr. Ben Carson

"I've never seen turkey being sold as imitation tofu." -Lorrie B. Potters

"It is not immediately obvious that comets are good to eat." -Carl Sagan


"Whatever this stuff was, it sure is sauerkraut by now." -Peter and Lou Berryman

"Airline food has probably done more than Leo Tolstoy to persuade our neighbors to pass up meat." -Steven G. Kellman 

"Always store beer in a dark place." -Robert A. Heinlein

"The biggest enemy is tap water." -Robert S. Morrison, Vice Chairman, Pepsi-Co

"The sandwich includes a lower bread portion, an upper bread portion, an upper filling and a lower filling between the lower and upper bread portions, a center filling sealed between the upper and lower fillings, and a crimped edge along an outer perimeter of the bread portions for sealing the fillings therebetween. The upper and lower fillings are preferably comprised of peanut butter and the center filling is comprised of at least jelly..." -from U.S. Patent 6,004,596, for a crustless peanut butter and jelly sandwich

"Worst of all from this point of view are those more uncivilized forms of eating, like licking an ice cream cone... This doglike feeding, if one must engage in it, ought to be kept from public view, where, even if WE feel no shame, others are compelled to witness our shameful behavior." --Leon Kass, advisor to George W. Bush on bioethics