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Quotations about Soup & Stew

Chowder breathes reassurance. It steams consolation. ~Clementine Paddleford, 1961

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

Grilled cheese and tomato soup — is there anything more comforting? ~Gooseberry Patch, Modern Kitchen, Old-Fashioned Flavor, 2018

Some of us want soup. Others want soup. Still others prefer soup. ~Percy Keese Fitzhugh, Roy Blakeley: Lost, Strayed or Stolen, 1921

No, I don't take soup. You can't build a meal on a lake. ~Elsie de Wolfe (1865–1950)

If you must build a meal on a lake, it better have a strong current. ~Kenneth Horan, Papa Went to Congress, 1946  [a little altered —tg]

Mrs. Jakes had sent up stew and apple pie. "Oh, good," said Miss Marcy. "Stew's so comforting on a rainy day." ~Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

"Only a pot of broth, but plenty of health." That's a good proverb. Go by it. ~Leo Tolstoy, The Pathway of Life, translated by Archibald J. Wolfe, 1919

You like science, don't ya? Chili is science. It's chemistry, son. See, chili represents your three states of matter:  solid, liquid, and eventually gas. ~Roseanne, "Don't Make Me Over," 1992, written by Maxine Lapiduss, Don Foster, & Sid Youngers  [S4, E24, Dan Conner]

Every cloud has a silver lining and every plate of vegetable soup is filled with vegetables. ~W. C. Fields, 1934

SYLVIE:  What's the soup made of, Bruno?
BRUNO:  Bits of things!
~Lewis Carroll, "The Frogs' Birthday-Treat," Sylvie and Bruno, 1889

Homemade soup has extra nourishment that store-bought will never have. Love, broth, and salt can heal many things. ~Terri Guillemets

Sydney Smith has a very lively passage in his "Memoirs" to shew that too much soup and fish explain half the emotions of human life. ~H., "How to Mend the Temper," 1856  [The author must be referring to this passage, which is all I can find, but if anyone knows of something else please let me know: "I was seized with sudden giddiness, so as to fall, and for twenty-two hours was affected by violent pain. I kept my bed that day, and was weak and languid for some days after. Mr. Lyddon attributes it to indigestion. If this is the way nature punishes us for the consumption of indigestible food, I am sure it is worth while to be strictly temperate; I will therefore, in future, avoid soup and fish, and confine myself to one dish. I must not only attend to quantity, but quality. I may not be able to do this, — then I must die or be ill; but I am sure it is the best wisdom to do it." —tg]

You can't eat soup out of a paper bag. ~Percy Keese Fitzhugh, Roy Blakeley: Lost, Strayed or Stolen, 1921  [a little altered —tg]

Soup is just a way of screwing you out of a meal. ~Jay Leno

...the woman assisting in the kitchen had mistaken the soup for dirty water and had thrown it away... ~A York gentleman, quoted in A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith, by his daughter Lady Holland, 1854

—Have amusements of turtle censored. Turtle will think life not worth living. Rush to fish market.
—Inform turtle soup is opportunity for service. Turtle will be sold on idea. Offer self.
—Turn advertisement writers loose on turtle. Turtle will read ads. Be fooled. Think soup blessed state.
—Throw pictures of soup on silver screen. Release to turtle. Turtle will be intrigued. Will leap for pan.
—Read pessimistic philosophers to turtle. Turtle will be discouraged. Think soup inevitable. Accept fate.
—Engage good comedian. Comedian will ridicule turtle. Make mock turtle soup.
~W. W. Scott, in LIFE, 1926

The greatest enemy to wit I know of is cold soup. ~Charles Searle, Look Here!, 1885

Cold soup is a very tricky thing and it is the rare hostess who can carry it off. More often than not the dinner guest is left with the impression that had he only come a little earlier he could have gotten it while it was still hot. ~Fran Lebowitz

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