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A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm. William Shakespeare, Hamlet IV iii 27-28
I can eat fifty eggs. Cool Hand Luke 1967 starring Paul Newman & George Kennedy & Strother Martin & Jo van Fleet & Joy Harmon & Morgan Woodward & Luke Askew & Robert Donner & Clifton James et al, director Stuart Rosenberg, Lucas to men
Thou shalt eat to live, not live to eat. Socrates, attributions & variations
One should eat to live, and not live to eat. Moliere aka Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, L’Avare, 1669
Man is what he eats. Ludwig Feuerbach, 1804-72, German philosopher
Eating at fast food outlets and other restaurants is simply a manifestation of the commodification of time coupled with the relatively low value many Americans have placed on the food they eat. Andrew F Smith, Encyclopaedia of Junk Food and Fast Food, 2006
Albert, leave him alone. Come on, let’s eat. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover 1989 starring Helen Mirren & Alan Howard & Richard Bohringer & Tim Roth & Michael Gambon & Ian Drury & Cairan Hinds & Gary Olsen & Ewan Stewart & Liz Smith et al, director Peter Greenway, Georgina
Money’s my business, eating’s my pleasure. ibid.
I’ll kill him and I’ll eat him. ibid. Albert
Have all those carefully learnt table manners gone to waste? ibid. Georgina to Albert
I’ll eat your fucking friends for fucking lunch. Judgment Night 1993 starring Emilio Estevez & Cuba Gooding junior & Denis Leary & Stephen Dorff & Jeremy Piven & Peter Greene & Michael DeLorenzo et al, director Stephen Hopkins, Leary
You better eat something sometime. This is the morning. The Lost Weekend 1945 starring Ray Milland & Jane Wyman & Phillip Terry & Howard Da Silva & Doris Dowling & Frank Faylen & Mary Young & Anita Sharp-Bolster & Lilian Fontaine et al, director Billy Wilder, Nat the barman
A census taker once tried to test me: I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti. Slugh-lugh-lugh-lugh. The Silence of the Lambs 1991 starring Jodie Foster & Anthony Hopkins & Scott Glen & Ted Levine & Anthony Heald & Brooke Smith & Diane Baker & Kasi Lemmons & Frankie Fraison & Tracey Walter et al, director Jonathan Demme
Her: Let’s get something to eat.
Lecter: Why not? Hannibal 2000 starring Anthony Hopkins & Julianne Moore & Gary Oldman & Ray Liotta & Frankie Faison & Giancarlo Giannini & Francesca Neri & David Andrews & Francis Guianan et al, director Ridley Scott
I’m giving very serious thought to eating your wife. ibid. Lecter to Inspector Pazzi
I assure you the next course is to die for. ibid. Hannibal at dinner table
You eat like a bird. Psycho 1960 starring Janet Leigh & Anthony Perkins & Vera Miles & John Gavin & Martin Balsam & John McIntire & Simon Oakland & Frank Albertson & Pat Hitchcock & Vaughn Taylor et al, director Alfred Hitchcock
He hath eaten me out of house and home. The Hollow Crown: Henry IV part II ***** starring Jeremy Irons & Simon Russell Beale & Tom Hiddleston & Alun Armstrong & David Bamber & Julie Walters & Niamh Cusack & David Dawson & Michaelle Dockery et al, director Richard Eyre, BBC 2012
Freddie Starr ate my hamster. The Sun headline
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.
Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.
Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. Leviticus 11:2-4
Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days;
But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: because that ye have despised the Lord which is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt? Numbers 11:19&20
A man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and be merry. Ecclesiastes 8:15
Let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we die. I Corinthians 15:32
O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and wholesome in the earth, and follow not the footsteps of the devil. Lo! he is an open enemy for you.
O ye who believe! Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you, and render thanks to Allah if it is (indeed) He Whom ye worship.
He hath forbidden you only carrion, and blood, and swineflesh, and that which hath been immolated to (the name of) any other than Allah. But he who is driven by necessity, neither craving nor transgressing, it is no sin for him. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. Koran 2:168&172&173
And eat not of that whereon Allah’s name hath not been mentioned, for lo! it is abomination. Lo! the devils do inspire their minions to dispute with you. But if ye obey them, ye will be in truth idolaters. Koran 6:121
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Early 14th century proverb
You are what you eat. Mid-20th century proverb
You cannot have your cake and eat it. Mid-16th century proverb
Eating disorders, whether it be anorexia or bulimia, show how an individual can turn nourishment of the body into a painful attack on themselves and they have at the core a far deeper problem that mere vanity. Diana
Karen’s homely voice captivated 1970s America. Autopsy: Karen Carpenter, Channel 5 2014
Emetine can affect the heart. ibid.
According to friends Karen was taking eighty to ninety Dulcolax a day. ibid.
Karen was taking large amounts of ... Synthroid. ibid.
If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him ... the people who give you their food give you their heart. Cesar Chavez
Oh, pity the poor glutton
Whose troubles all begin
In struggling on and on to turn
What’s out into what’s in. Walter de la Mare
Neil: Hey, guys, why don’t we eat? ... Eat. Eat. I wonder how many lentils I’ve ever eaten in my life? The Young Ones s1e3: Boring, BBC 1982
Vyv, eat the tele. The Young Ones s1e4: Bomb ***** Mike
Jack Sprat could eat no fat,
His wife could eat no lean. John Clarke’s Paroemiologia Anglo-Latina, 1639