We don't always love receiving words of wisdom from older generations. The years of having to listen to our parents may have traumatized us permantenly in that way. Sometimes though, these older folks have something good to say -- especially when it comes to food.
And when those older men and woman happen to be well-respected authors, then you really should trust what they have to say; they've worked hard to earn the respect of their written word. When you see what Voltaire had to say about ice cream, you'll quickly agree with us.
I hate people who are not serious about meals. It is so shallow of them. ~Oscar Wilde
Ice-cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn't illegal. ~Voltaire
When the time comes that a man has had his dinner, then the true man comes to the surface. ~Mark Twain
If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world. ~J.R.R. Tolkien
He was a bold man that first ate an oyster. ~Jonathan Swift
Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. ~Ernest Hemingway
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. ~Virginia Woolf
Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. ~Mark Twain
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it. ~Aldous Huxley
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relatives. ~Oscar Wilde
All sorrows are less with bread. ~Miguel de Cervantes
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