Quotes about Appetite

If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.
That strain again! it had a dying fall:
O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound
That breathes upon a bank of violets,
Stealing and giving odour!

William Shakespeare

O, who can hold a fire in his hand
By thinking on the frosty Caucasus?
Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite
By bare imagination of a feast?
Or wallow naked in December snow
By thinking on fantastic summer's heat?
O, no! the apprehension of the good
Gives but the greater feeling to the worse.

William Shakespeare

And then to breakfast with
What appetite you have.

William Shakespeare

Now, good digestion wait on appetite,
And health on both!

William Shakespeare

Why, she would hang on him,
As if increase of appetite had grown
By what it fed on.

William Shakespeare

O curse of marriage,
That we can call these delicate creatures ours,
And not their appetites! I had rather be a toad,
And live upon the vapour of a dungeon,
Than keep a corner in the thing I love
For others' uses.

William Shakespeare

Epicurean cooks
Sharpen with cloyless sauce his appetite.

William Shakespeare

In the reign of Charles II. a certain worthy divine at Whitehall thus addressed himself to the auditory at the conclusion of his sermon: "In short, if you don't live up to the precepts of the Gospel, but abandon yourselves to your irregular appetites, you must expect to receive your reward in a certain place which 't is not good manners to mention here."

Tom Brown

The sounding cataract
Haunted me like a passion; the tall rock,
The mountain, and the deep and gloomy wood,
Their colours and their forms, were then to me
An appetite,--a feeling and a love,
That had no need of a remoter charm
By thoughts supplied, nor any interest
Unborrowed from the eye.

William Wordsworth

Coquetry whets the appetite; flirtation depraves it. Coquetry is the thorn that guards the rose--easily trimmed off when once plucked. Flirtation is like the slime on water-plants, making them hard to handle, and when caught, only to be cherished in slimy waters.

Donald Grant Mitchell

Their hearts and sentiments were free, their appetites were hearty.

Robert William Buchanan

Menenius Agrippa concluded at length with the celebrated fable: "It once happened that all the other members of a man mutinied against the stomach, which they accused as the only idle, uncontributing part in the whole body, while the rest were put to hardships and the expense of much labour to supply and minister to its appetites."


Blot out vain pomp; check impulse; quench appetite; keep reason under its own control.

Marcus Aurelius

Appetite comes with eating, says Angeston.

François Rabelaisc

My appetite comes to me while eating.

Michel Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne

Put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

Old Testament

Just as appetite comes by eating so work brings inspiration.

Igor Stravinsky

Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.

Igor Stravinsky

Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness.

Henrik Ibsen

Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.

Charles Dickens

Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.

William Penn

When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.


And gazed around them to the left and right With the prophetic eye of appetite.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

His thirst he slakes at some pure neighboring brook, Nor seeks for sauce where Appetite stands cook.

Charles Churchill

My soul tasted that heavenly food, which gives new appetite while it satiates. [It., L'anima mia gustava di quel cibo, Che saziando di se, di se s'asseta.]

Dante ("Dante Alighieri")

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