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Quotes of the Day for 16 May 2002 – Cake

On this day in 1770, Archduchess Antonia of Austria, age 14, married a shy, fat, dimwitted boy of 15 named Louis. Of course, Louis was the dauphin of France and would become Louis XVI in time. On the occasion of her marriage, Antonia took the French name we remember her by: Marie Antoinette. Hating their foreign queen, the French made her the scapegoat of all that was wrong with France, and the one comment that most of us remember her for is one that she probably never spoke. But what the heck, today's theme is Cake.

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The quotes:

For us who live in cities Nature is not natural. Nature is supernatural. Just as monks watched and strove to get a glimpse of heaven, so we watch and strive to get a glimpse of earth. It is as if men had cake and wine every day but were sometimes allowed common bread.
     - G. K. Chesterton

All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.
     - George Harrison, 1943 - 2001

Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.
     - Aesop

A bad review is like baking a cake with all the best ingredients and having someone sit on it.
     - Danielle Steel

You cannot eat your cake and have your cake.
     - Miguel de Cervantes, 1547 - 1616

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