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Halfway through the Battle of Hastings, both the Anglo-Saxon and Norman soldiers stopped for lunch. Rob Bell, Britain’s Lost Battlefields s1e2: Battle of Hastings, Channel 5 2020
This is the room of the Algonquin Hotel in New York City. It looks today much as it did in the 1920s. It is a room for talk and laughter but it is missing its star players, ten or so men and women made their mark as humorous journalists and playwrights in a single decade after World War I … They came to be known as the Algonquin Round Table. The Ten Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table, 1987
It was that unique moment of confidence. ibid.
It was the last time in America when the written word was paramount. ibid.
85 theatres thrived in Times Square alone. ibid.
Dorothy Parker became the most quoted woman in New York. ibid.
People came to stare at them at lunch. ibid.
Groucho Marx never sat at the Round Table. ibid.
That’s right! And left me to live out my days with nothing to look forward to but having lunch with you ... Oh, I did! And that’s the worst part. I can’t believe that I actually enjoyed eating mediocre food and staring into your smug sanctimonious face. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine s2e22: The Wire, Garak to Bashir
Some weasel took the cork out of my lunch. W C Fields, adopted letter 8th February 1944
There’s no such thing as a free lunch. US economics maxim associated with Milton Friedman
The History of every major Galactic Civilization tends to pass through three distinct and recognizable phases, those of Survival, Inquiry and Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why, and Where phases. For instance, the first phase is characterized by the question ‘How can we eat?’ the second by the question ‘Why do we eat?’ and the third by the question ‘Where shall we have lunch?’ Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will’s freedom after it. Aldous Huxley