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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French Food Quote: Daily Food Quote, August 29, 2011

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by Jonell Galloway

Wheat can only be packed away in the granary after being threshed, which is necessary to separate it from the chaff. And so it is that my soul cannot enter into Paradise without the martyr’s palm leaf, from which the butchers so violently ripped my body.–Jacques de Voragine, bishop of Genoa, when speaking of the martyrdom of St. Agatha

Le froment ne peut être serré au grenier qu’après avoir été fortement battu pour être séparé de sa balle ; de même mon âme ne peut entrer au paradis avec la palme du martyre que mon corps n’ait été déchiré avec violence par les bourreaux.–Jacues de Voragine, évêque de Gênes, en parlant du martyre de sainte Agathe

 

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