- Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.
Physiologie du Goût (1825) aphorism no. 4; see Feuerbach 1755–1826 French jurist and gourmet:
- Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be thankit.
1759–96 Scottish poet: ‘The Kirkcudbright Grace’ (1790), also known as ‘The Selkirk Grace’
- The healthy stomach is nothing if not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions.
Notebooks (1912) ch. 6 1835–1902 English novelist:
- It's a very odd thing—
As odd as can be—
That whatever Miss T eats
Turns into Miss T.
1873–1956 English poet and novelist: ‘Miss T’ (1913)
- Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
Comfort Me With Apples (1956) 1910–93 American novelist and humorist:
- A hungry stomach has no ears.
Fables bk. 9 (1678–9) ‘The Kite and the Nightingale’ 1621–95 French poet:
- I don't eat anything with a face.
BBC News (online edition) 19 April 1998; obituary 1941–98 American photographer: quoted in
- Time for a little something.
Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) ch. 6 1882–1956 English writer for children:
- Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.
Diary 9 November 1665 1633–1703 English diarist:
- Hunger is insolent, and will be fed.
The Odyssey (1725) bk. 7, l. 300 1688–1744 English poet: translation of
- Now good digestion wait on appetite,
And health on both!
Macbeth (1606) act 3, sc. 4, l. 38 (Oxford Standard Authors ed.) 1564–1616 English dramatist:
- I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner. 1991 film: spoken by Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter; written by Thomas Harris (1940–) and Ted Tally (1952–)
- We each day dig our graves with our teeth.
Duty (1880) 1812–1904 English writer:
- He sows hurry and reaps indigestion.
Virginibus Puerisque (1881) ‘An Apology for Idlers’ 1850–94 Scottish novelist:
- I'll fill hup the chinks wi' cheese.
Handley Cross (1843) ch. 15 1805–64 English sporting journalist and novelist:
- Lunch? You gotta be kidding. Lunch is for wimps. 1987 film: written by Stanley Weiser and Oliver Stone (1946–)
- One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
A Room of One's Own (1929) 1882–1941 English novelist: