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Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat. ~Fran Lebowitz

Red meat is not bad for you.  Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you!  ~Tommy Smothers

They claim red meat is bad for you.  But I never saw a sick-looking tiger.  ~Chi Chi Rodriguez

My favorite animal is steak. ~Fran Lebowitz

In Mexico we have a word for sushi: bait. ~José Simons

I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead — not sick, not wounded — dead. ~Woody Allen

He was a very valiant man who first adventured on eating oysters. ~James I

The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live. ~Proverb

Bertie:  They say fish are good for the brain. Have a go at the sardines and come back and report...
Bertie, later:  How many tins of sardines did you eat, Jeeves?
Jeeves:  None, sir. I am not fond of sardines.
Bertie:  You mean, you thought of this great, this ripe, this amazing scheme entirely without the impetus given to the brain by fish?
Jeeves:  Yes, sir.
~P. G. Wodehouse, "Jeeves and the Dog McIntosh," Very Good, Jeeves!, 1929

I take a vitamin every day. It's called a steak. ~Leo Benvenuti and Steve Rudnick, Kicking & Screaming, 2005, spoken by the character Buck Weston

They had a good slice of lean ham with a border of fat that shone like a piece of ice from a spring. ~Jean Giono (1895–1970), Regain, 1930, translated from the French by Henri Fluchè and Geoffrey Myers, Harvest, 1939

Stored away in some brain cell is the image of a long-departed aunt you haven't thought of in 30 years. Stored away in another cell is the image of a pink pony stitched on your first set of baby pajamas. All it takes to get that aunt mounted on the back of that pony is to eat a hunk of meatloaf immediately before going to bed. ~Robert Brault,

He gave us a ham in flip-flops. On his feet, not on the ham. ~Tom Hanks, "A Month on Greene Street," Uncommon Type: Some Stories, 2017

You know how I feel about tacos. It's the only food shaped like a smile. A beef smile. ~My Name is Earl, "South of the Border," 2006, written by Danielle Sanchez-Witzel & Michael Pennie  [Season 2. Earl Hickey. –tg]

I'm not sure what makes pepperoni so good — if it's the pepper or the oni. ~S.A. Sachs

Yeah, where I come from, we eat our sushi cooked—medium rare. And it's made out of a cow. ~John Henson, Wipeout, "Totally, Totally Inappropriate" (season 3, episode 13), original airdate August 17, 2010

Not eating meat is a decision, eating meat is an instinct. ~Denis Leary

Fish is the only food that is considered spoiled once it smells like what it is. ~P.J. O'Rourke

A converted cannibal is one who, on Friday, eats only fishermen. ~Emily Lotney

Fish, to taste right, must swim three times — in water, in butter, and in wine. ~Polish Proverb

Doctors confuse color and chemistry. The white meat of chicken is therefore the essence of a light diet and dark meat is poison. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)

Just bought lean chicken breasts instead of hot wings for supper because I'm a stupid [f@%'ing] mature adult. ~Jason Sweeney (@sween)

Pollyanna was carrying calf's-foot jelly to Mrs. Snow to-day.... If it's Monday she's bound ter say she wished 'twas Sunday; and if you take her jelly you're pretty sure ter hear she wanted chicken — but if you did bring her chicken, she'd be jest hankerin' for lamb broth!... or... tripe, or onions... ~Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna, 1912  #paleo

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