Food & Diet Quotations


There is a reptile in the throat of the greedy man always thirsting and famishing. It is not his own natural hunger and thirst which he satisfies.—Journal, 2 September 1851
We live too fast and coarsely, just as we eat too fast, and do not know the true savor of our food.—Journal, 28 December 1852
We made many a “bran new” theory of life over a thin dish of gruel, which combined the advantages of conviviality with the clear-headedness which philosophy requires.—Walden
Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life? We are determined to be starved before we are hungry.—Walden
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