Consuming Passions (Paperback)

By Jonathon Green

Ballantine Books, 9780449902080, 316pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 1986



A compendium of wit and witticisms on the topic of food and feasting, from writers and celebrities throughout the ages

Such quotes include:

"Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are."--Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

"Civilized adults do not take apple juice with dinner."--Fran Lebowitz

"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast."--Oscar Wilde

"Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside."--Mark Twain

"The trouble with the world is that everybody in it is three drinks behind."--Humphrey Bogart

"You can never be too rich or too thin."--The Duchess of Windsor

"I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond."--Mae West

"Life is too short to stuff mushrooms."--Shirley Conrant