Quotes about Breakfast

Come, come! Let us go to breakfast. The morning air has given me a rude appetite. I long to say grace over a fresh egg… ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hyperion, A Romance, “The Evening and the Morning Star,” 1839

One key to success is to have lunch at the time of day most people have breakfast. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

To whoever invented fantasy, redwood trees, and apple pie for breakfast: well done. ~Dr. SunWolf, professorsunwolf.com

I’ve just arrived in New York City. What a place! Just smell those skyscrapers. Had breakfast at a little deli on Ninth Avenue. Cheese Danish and a cup of coffee, black as a moonless night. Hit the spot. ~Twin Peaks

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. ~John Gunther

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

There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast. ~Author Unknown

I went to a restaurant that serves “breakfast anytime.” So I ordered French toast during the Renaissance. ~Steven Wright

I’m fluent in French toast. ~Keith Wynn, @keithawynn

I don’t think I’ve ever drunk champagne before breakfast before. With breakfast on several occasions, but never before before. ~Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961, screenplay by George Axelrod, based on the novella by Truman Capote, spoken by the character Paul Varjak

My morning choices are having a good tussle. Procrastination was winning, but Make Your Bed & Good Breakfast just kicked his butt. ~Betsy Cañas Garmon, www.wildthymecreative.com

Make waffles, not war. ~Keith Wynn, @keithawynn

There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace. ~Aldo Leopold

Our breakfast consisted of what the Squire denominated true old English fare. He indulged in some bitter lamentations over modern breakfasts of tea and toast, which he censured as among the causes of modern effeminacy and weak nerves, and the decline of old English heartiness; and though he admitted them to his table to suit the palates of his guests, yet there was a brave display of cold meats, wine, and ale, on the sideboard. ~Washington Irving, “Christmas Day,” The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Vol. II, 1820

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

Rise at day-break, rapidly wash the whole body in cold water, rub dry with coarse towels, and use a flesh-brush to put the skin in a red glow all over. Open the window and door so that the room may become filled with good fresh air — for the play of the respiratory organs will be increased, and good air tells best. Take a half-hour’s brisk walk, or dumb-bells, or some gymnastic exercises, in the open air. Take breakfast of fresh rare lean meat, a chunk of bread, and afterwards a cup of tea. ~Mose Velsor (Walt Whitman), “Manly Health and Training,” New York Atlas, 1858 September 26th [A little altered. Thanks, Zachary Turpin, for the great find! –tg]