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Quotes of the Day for 16 August 2002 – Food

Mea culpa! I forgot an important event yesterday. In fact, I had even promised a loyal reader that I would appropriately celebrate yesterday, and then you had to put up with the Napoleon quotes. The really important event yesterday was the birth of Julia Child, the American girl who got married, joined the CIA, moved to France, and was astounded by how marvelous the food was. She set out to learn how to cook, and then started writing so the rest of us could learn. (I learned 50 pounds too well.) I know I'm a day late, but Happy Birthday Julia!

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The quotes:

If you can get nothing better out of the world, get a good dinner out of it, at least.
     - Herman Melville

In America, a parent puts food in front of a child and says, 'Eat it, it's good for you.' In Europe, the parent says, 'Eat it. It's good!'
     - John Levee

If it's beautifully arranged on the plate, you know someone's fingers have been all over it.
     - Julia Child

Anyone who eats three meals a day should understand why cookbooks outsell sex books three to one.
     - L. M. Boyd

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
     - Mark Twain

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.
     - Orson Welles

The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star. Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.
     - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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