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Annius has some two hundred tables, and servants for every table. Dishes run hither and thither, and plates fly about. Such entertainments as these keep to yourselves, ye pompous; I am ill pleased with a supper that walks. (Quote by - Marcus Valerius Martial)

As long as I have fat turtle-doves, a fig of your lettuce, my friend, and you may keep your shell-fish to yourself. I have no wish to waste my appetite. (Quote by - Marcus Valerius Martial)

See, how the liver is swollen larger than a fat goose! In amazement you will exclaim: Where could this possibly grow? (Quote by - Marcus Valerius Martial)

Whether woodcock or partridge, what does it signify, if the taste is the same? But the partridge is dearer, and therefore thought preferable. (Quote by - Marcus Valerius Martial)

However great the dish that holds the turbot, the turbot is still greater than the dish. (Quote by - Marcus Valerius Martial)

If my opinion is of any worth, the fieldfare is the greatest delicacy among birds, the hare among quadrupeds. (Quote by - Marcus Valerius Martial)

They eat, they drink, and in communion sweet Quaff immortality and joy. (Quote by - John Milton)

The genuine Amphitryon is the Amphitryon with whom we dine. (Quote by - Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere)

Keep a good table and attend to the ladies. (Quote by - Napoleon Bonaparte)

What baron or squire Or knight of the shire Lives half so well as a holy friar. (Quote by - John O'Keefe)

Gluttony kills more than the sword, and is the kindler of all evils. (Quote by - Old Song)

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach. (Quote by - Sara Payson Willis Parton)

The belly (i.e. necessity) is the teacher of art and the liberal bestower of wit. (Quote by - Aulus Persius Flaccus)

Feast to-day makes fast to-morrow. Lat., (Quote by - Titus Maccius Plautus)

Their best and most wholesome feeding is upon one dish and no more and the same plaine and simple: for surely this hudling of many meats one upon another of divers tastes is pestiferous. But sundrie sauces are more dangerous than that. (Quote by - Caius Plinius Secundus)

What, did you not know, then, that to-day Lucullus dines with Lucullus? (Quote by - Plutarch)

And solid pudding against empty praise. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

Pray take them, Sir,--Enough's a Feast; Eat some, and pocket up the rest. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

One solid dish his week-day meal affords, An added pudding solemniz'd the Lord's. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

Live like yourself, was soon my lady's word, And lo! two puddings smok'd upon the board. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

An't it please your Honour, quoth the Peasant, "This same Desset is not so pleasant: Give me again my hollow Tree, A Crust of Bread, and Liberty." (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

To abstain that we may enjoy is the epicurianism of reason. (Quote by - Author Unkonwn)

A very man--not one of nature's clods-- With human failings, whether saint or sinner: Endowed perhaps with genius from the gods But apt to take his temper from his dinner. (Quote by - J.G. Saxe)

A dinner lubricates business. (Quote by - William Scott, Lord Stowell)

No, Antony, take the lot: But, first or last, your fine Egyptian cookery Shall have the fame. I have heard that Julius Caesar Grew faw with feasting there. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)


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