The Quote Garden ™
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Quotations about Breads,
Grains, Potatoes, & Starchy Foods
Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts! ~James Beard
The bread is sweet; mamma's hands filled it with love when she made it; the cheese is fresh, and the tea is warm. ~Jay Benson Hamilton, "How Santa Claus Made One Dollar Hold Out," 1891
I'd rather have bread and cheese with my darlings than roast turkey, cranberry sauce, and mince-pie all alone. ~Jay Benson Hamilton, "How Santa Claus Made One Dollar Hold Out," 1891
Rice is born in water and must die in wine. ~Italian Proverb
Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it. ~Author Unknown
If you ate pasta and antipasto, would you still be hungry? ~Author Unknown
The bagel, an unsweetened doughnut with rigor mortis. ~Beatrice and Ira Freeman, unverified
A bagel is a doughnut with the sin removed. ~George Rosenbaum, as quoted by Molly O'Neill, "Bagels Are Now Fast Food, And Purists Do a Slow Boil," in The New York Times, 1993
Cold beer & pizza are spiritual. ~Betsy Cañas Garmon, tweet, 2008, betsygarmon.com
Tall hollyhocks may have no peers
In beauty, dew-empearled at morn,
But I like stalks that bear the ears
Of luscious Golden Bantam corn!...
~Gerald Raftery (1905–1986), "Nature Lover," 1941
In they drop with a click, clack, click,
Kernels so hard and yellow;
Round they whirl with a hop, skip, hop,
Each little dancing fellow.
Up they leap with a snap! crack! snap!
Tossing so light and airy;
Out they pour with a soft, swift rush,
Snowballs fit for a fairy!
~Sophia T. Newman, "Popcorn Song," in Good Housekeeping, February 1905
Sex is good, but not as good as fresh, sweet corn. ~Garrison Keillor
Proust had his madeleines; I am devastated by the scent of yeast bread rising. ~Bert Greene
Life is a combination of magic and pasta. ~Federico Fellini
There is nothing better on a cold wintry day than a properly made pot pie. ~Craig Claiborne
I never had a piece of toast
Particularly long and wide,
But fell upon the sanded floor,
And always on the buttered side.
If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it? ~Steven Wright
Now, why is diagonal cutting better than cutting straight across? Because the corner of a triangularly cut slice gives you an ideal first bite. With rectangularly cut toast, you have to angle the shape into your mouth, as if you were angling a big dresser through a hall doorway: you have to catch one corner of your mouth with one corner of the toast and then slightly and carefully turn the toast, drawing the mouth open with it so that the far corner of the toast can clear; only then do you chomp down. Also, with the diagonal slice, most of the tapered bite is situated right up near the front of your mouth, where you want it to be as you begin to chew. With the rectangular slice, a cumbersome fraction is riding out of control, high on the dome of the tongue. ~Nicholson Baker, "Pants on Fire," 1986
All sorrows are less with bread. ~Miguel de Cervantes
What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow. ~A.A. Milne (1882–1956), "Lunch," Not That It Matters
No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention. ~Christopher Morley
[Breadbaking is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world's sweetest smells... there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel, that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread. ~M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating
Yeast and memories
Bread deals with living things, with giving life, with growth, with the seed, the grain that nurtures. It is not coincidence that we say bread is the staff of life. ~Lionel Poilane
Bread and butter, devoid of charm in the drawing-room, is ambrosia eating under a tree. ~Elizabeth Russell
When I was sick, my mom would make toast. And she would always put a little too much butter, and too much jelly. And I don't like too much jelly. But it always tasted like love. And it was always the best toast I'd ever had. And it always made me feel better. ~Terri Guillemets
A three-year-old gave this reaction to her Christmas dinner: "I don't like the turkey, but I like the bread he ate." ~Author Unknown
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~George Miller
"While I've no gold," he whispered,
"Love's riches shall be thine,
Though we, in a modest cottage,
On bread and water dine."
"With love's warm flame to serve us,
At slight expense," said she,
"We can make of bread and water
Sweet feasts of toast and tea."
~The Tattler in Town Topics, reprinted in The Philadelphia Inquirer, 1903 April 20th
Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea. ~Maela Moore, Celestial Seasonings mug, 1990s
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