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Quotations of Encouragement
for Followers of The Omega Diet
by Artemis P. Simopoulos

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It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.  ~Lewis Grizzard

It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health than the pediatrician.  ~Meryl Streep

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.  ~Edward Stanley

Wherever flaxseeds become a regular food item among the people, there will be better health.  ~Mahatma Gandhi

A nickel's worth of goulash beats a five dollar can of vitamines. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)

Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well.  ~Marcus Valerius Martial

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.  ~Paul Dudley White

The breakfast slimes, angel food cake, doughnuts and coffee, white bread and gravy cannot build an enduring nation. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)

This special feeling towards fruit, its glory and abundance, is I would say universal.... We respond to strawberry fields or cherry orchards with a delight that a cabbage patch or even an elegant vegetable garden cannot provoke.  ~Jane Grigson

Soup and fish explain half the emotions of human life.  ~Sydney Smith

Every man is the builder of a Temple called his body, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead.  ~Henry David Thoreau

After dinner sit a while, and after supper walk a mile.  ~English Saying

Human-like creatures have existed on this planet for as long as four million years, and for roughly 99 percent of this time, they were hunters and gatherers.... This means that when we're sitting down to lunch, our stone-age bodies "expect" to be fed the same types and ratios of fat that nourished our cave-dwelling ancestors.  When we eat French fries cooked in partially hydrogenated vegetable oil instead of wild plants; or wolf down a fat-laden hamburger heaped with mayonnaise instead of meat from a lean, free-ranging game animal, our bodies register the insult.  ~Artemis P. Simopoulos and Jo Robinson, The Omega Diet, 1999

Chemicals, n:  Noxious substances from which modern foods are made.  ~Author Unknown

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.  ~Voltaire

We think fast food is equivalent to pornography, nutritionally speaking.  ~Steve Elbert

My soul is dark with stormy riot,
Directly traceable to diet.
~Samuel Hoffenstein

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.  ~Doug Larson

Positive health requires a knowledge of man's primary constitution and of the powers of various foods, both those natural to them and those resulting from human skill.  But eating alone is not enough for health.  There must also be exercise, of which the effects must likewise be known.  The combination of these two things makes regimen, when proper attention is given to the season of the year, the changes of the wind, the age of the individual, and the situation of his home.  If there is any deficiency in food or exercise, the body will fall sick.  ~Hippocrates

There is a lot more juice in grapefruit than meets the eye.  ~Author Unknown

Sex is good, but not as good as fresh, sweet corn.  ~Garrison Keillor

Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cabbage.  Lettuce pray.  ~Author Unknown

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.  ~Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story

Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.  ~Josh Billings

Some people have a foolish way of not minding, or pretending not to mind, what they eat.  For my part, I mind my belly very studiously, and very carefully; for I look upon it, that he who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else.  ~Samuel Johnson

Poor Popeye.  If only he had eaten purslane instead of spinach, he wouldn't have had so much trouble with the bad guy, Pluto.  ~Jim O'Brien

A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat.  ~Old New York Proverb

The greatest delight the fields and woods minister is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable.  I am not alone and unacknowledged.  They nod to me and I to them.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.  ~Alfred E. Newman

Plant a radish, get a radish, never any doubt.  That's why I love vegetables, you know what they're about!  ~Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

Always eat grapes downward - that is eat the best grapes first; in this way there will be none better left on the bunch, and each grape will seem good down to the last.  If you eat the other way, you will not have a good grape in the lot.  ~Samuel Butler

There is no such thing as a little garlic.  ~A. Baer

There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork.  ~English Proverb

Your stomach shouldn't be a waist basket.  ~Author Unknown

Food is like sex:  when you abstain, even the worst stuff begins to look good.  ~Beth McCollister

If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information:  french-fried potatoes are out.  ~Jean Kerr

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.  We give it orders which make no sense.  ~Henry Miller

The body never lies.  ~Martha Graham

Yet this is health:  To have a body functioning so perfectly that when its few simple needs are met it never calls attention to its own existence.  ~Bertha Stuart Dyment

What fools, indeed, we mortals are
To lavish care upon a Car
With ne'er a bit of time to see
About our own machinery!
~John Kendrick Bangs

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.  ~Plato

If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all.  ~Joey Adams

A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time - pills or stairs.  ~Joan Welsh

I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.  ~G.M. Trevelyan

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.  ~Henry David Thoreau

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