To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

-- Edmund Burke

The majority of those who put together collections of verses or epigrams resemble those who eat cherries or oysters: they begin by choosing the best and end by eating everything.

-- Nicolas Chamfort

A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish.

-- W. H. Auden

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

-- William Blake

A philosopher is a person who doesn't care which side his bread is buttered on; he knows he eats both sides anyway.

-- Joyce Brothers

It is the sign of a dull mind to dwell upon the cares of the body, to prolong exercise, eating and drinking, and other bodily functions. These things are best done by the way; all your attention must be given to the mind.

-- Epictetus

Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.

-- Fran Lebowitz

I have clearly noticed that often I have one opinion when I lie down and another one when I stand up, especially when I have eaten little and when I am tired.

-- G. C. Lichtenberg

Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!

-- Iris Murdoch

Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.

-- Igor Stravinsky

Quotations are a columnist's bullpen. Stealing someone else's words frequently spares the embarrassment of eating your own.

-- Peter Anderson

If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of the television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners.

-- Johnny Carson

The proof of the pudding is in the eating. By a small sample we may judge of the whole piece.

-- Miguel de Cervantes

It takes great passion and great energy to do anything creative, especially in the theater. You have to care so much that you can't sleep, you can't eat, you can't talk to people. It's just got to be right. You can't do it without that passion.

-- Agnes George DeMille

If I have done the hardest possible day's work, and then come to sit down in a corner and eat my supper comfortably --why, then I don't think I deserve any reward for my hard day's work --for am I not now at peace? Is not my supper good?

-- Herman Melville

To be always intending to live a new life, but never find time to set about it - this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed.

-- Sir Walter Scott

Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each slice.

-- Barbra Streisand

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

-- Mark Twain

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

-- Lucille Ball

How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than 60 years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?

-- Logan Smith

Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.

-- Adlai Stevenson, II

The best way to eat the elephant standing in your path is to cut it up into little pieces.

-- African Proverb

Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands- and then eat just one of the pieces.

-- Judith Viorst

I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead - not sick, not wounded - dead.

-- Woody Allen

Anyone who eats thee meals a day should understand why cookbooks outsell sex books three to one.

-- L. M. Boyd

Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.

-- Wallace Irwin

I don't like to eat snails. I prefer fast food.

-- Strange de Jim

Mincing your words makes it easier if you have to eat them later.

-- Franklin P. Jones

At high tide the fish eat ants; at low tide the ants eat fish.

-- Thai Proverb

Be careful of the words you say, keep them soft and sweet; You never know from day to day which ones you'll have to eat.

-- Unknown

Edible (adj). Good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.

--Ambrose Bierce

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