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Quotes of the Day for 17 October 2003 – Cheese

Charles Herbert Kraft was born on this day in 1880, one of five brothers who started the J. L. Kraft Co. in Chicago in 1903. Their original business was cheese, and rather than focus on things like character or quality, they chose to dedicate themselves to shelf life and consistency, and more recently to convenience, with such lamentable products as Kraft Processed Cheese Slices, Velveeta, and Cheez Whiz. So although the Kraft name needs to be treated as a warning label for consumers, we'll use his birthday as an excuse to celebrate cheese as today's theme.

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The quotes:

Age is of no importance unless you are a cheese.
     - Billie Burke, 1886 - 1970

How can anyone govern a nation that has 246 different kinds of cheese?
     - Charles de Gaulle, 1899 - 1970

Cheese that is required by law to append the word food to its title does not go well with red wine or fruit.
     - Fran Lebowitz, Metropolitan Life (1978)

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
     - Gilbert Keith Chesterton, 1874 - 1936

A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains cheese, milk's leap toward immortality.
     - Clifton Fadiman, Any Number Can Play (1957)

A small garden, figs, a little cheese, and, along with this, three or four good friends; such was luxury to Epicurus.
     - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, 1844 - 1900


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