Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, April 19, 2012

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by Simón de Swaan

To ask a woman to become unnaturally thin is to ask them to relinquish their sexuality.–Naomi Wolf

The Beauty Myth is an American author and political consultant. With the publication of The Beauty Myth, she became a leading spokesperson for what was later described as the “third wave” of the feminist movement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, March 1, 2012

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 by Simón de Swaan

… there is nothing more delicious than an orange. The very sound of the word, the dazzling exotic color that shimmers inside the word, is a poem of surpassing beauty, complete in this line:

Orange

–Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is an American author. Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published over fifty novels, as well as many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. Her novel Them (1969) won the National Book Award, and her novels Black Water (1992), What I Lived For (1994), and Blonde (2000) were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

 

 

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Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, November 29, 2011

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by Simon de Swaan

There are people who eat the earth and eat all the people on it like in the Bible with the locusts. And other people who stand around and watch them eat it.–Lillian Hellman, 1939

Lillian Florence “Lily” Hellman (June 20, 1905 – June 30, 1984) was an American playwright, linked throughout her life with many left-wing causes. She was romantically involved for 30 years with mystery and crime writer Dashiell Hammett (and was the inspiration for his character Nora Charles), and was also a long-time friend and literary executor of author Dorothy Parker.

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Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, November 9, 2011

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by Simón de Swaan

Hors d’oeuvres have always a pathetic interest for me; they remind me of one’s childhood that one goes through wondering what the next course is going to be like – and during the rest of the menu one wishes one had eaten more of the hors d’oeuvres.–Saki, 1904

(18 December 1870 – 13 November 1916), better known by his pen name Saki, and frequently as H. H. Munro, was a British writer whose witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories satirized Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story and often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker.

 

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Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, November 2, 2011

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by Simón de Swaan

Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.–Charles Dudley Warner, My Summer in a Garden (1871)

Charles Dudley Warner was an American essayist, novelist, and friend of Mark Twain, with whom he co-authored the novel The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today.

 

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Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, October 20, 2011

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by Simón de Swaan

For, say they, when cruising in an empty ship, if you can get nothing better out of the world, get a good dinner out of it, at least.–Herman Melville, 1851

Herman Melville, an American author, is best-known for his novels of the sea and his masterpiece Moby Dick (1851), a whaling adventure dedicated to Nathaniel Hawthorne and heralded as one of the greatest novels in the English language.

Click here to read more about Moby Dick, which recounts the adventures of the narrator Ishmael as he sails on the whaling ship Pequod under the command of Captain Ahab, in search of the great white whale Moby Dick.

 

 

  • ‘Why Read Moby-Dick?’: A Passionate Defense Of The ‘American Bible’
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Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, October 17, 2011

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by Simón de Swaan

Edible: good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.–Ambrose Bierce, c. 1900

Ambrose Bierce was American satirist and writer (1842-1914? He went off to join Sancho Villa and was never seen again).

When William Randolph Hearst asked Ambrose Bierce what he collected, he replied: “I collect words. And ideas. Like you, I also store them. But in the reservoir of my mind. I can take them out and display them at a moment’s notice. Eminently portable, Mr. Hearst. And I don’t find it necessary to show them all at the same time.”

 

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