Jonathan Swift Quotes About Eating

Quotes about: Eating
  • Bread is the staff of life.

    "Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations" by Jehiel Keeler Hoyt, p. 210-15, Tale of a Tub, 1922.
  • Ever eating, never cloying, All-devouring, all-destroying Never finding full repast, Till I eat the world at last.

    Jonathan Swift, Sir Walter Scott (1814). “The Works of Jonathan Swift: Riddles [and poems] by Dr. Swift and his friends. Verses addressed to Swift and to his memory. Epistolary correspondence”, p.25
  • They say fingers were made before forks, and hands before knives.

    Jonathan Swift (1857). “The works of Dean Swift: comprising A tale of a tub, The battle of the books, with thoughts and essays on various subjects, together with The Dean's advice to a young lady on her marriage”, p.373
  • Lord, Madame, I have fed like a farmer; I shall grow as fat as a porpoise.

    Jonathan Swift (1741). “The Works of Jonathan Swift ...: Containing, I. His Miscellanies in prose. II. His poetical writings. III. The travels of Capt. Lemuel Gulliver. IV. Papers relating to Ireland, and The Drapier's letters. V. The conduct of the allies, and The examiners. VI. The publick spirit of the Whiggs, &c. with Polite conversation. VII. Letters to and from Dr. Swift. VIII. Directions to servants, sermons, poems, &c”, p.326

Jonathan Swift

  • Born: November 30, 1667
  • Died: October 19, 1745
  • Occupation: Pamphleteer
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