Praise is the best diet for us, after all.
—Sydney Smith (1771–1845) English Clergyman, Essayist, Wit
No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.
—George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950) Irish Playwright
Obesity is a condition which proves that the Lord does not help those who help themselves and help themselves and help themselves.
If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.
Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment.
—Cyril Connolly (1903–74) British Literary Critic, Writer
To ask women to become unnaturally thin is to ask them to relinquish their sexuality.
—Naomi Wolf (b.1962) American Writer, Journalist
The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books – how not to eat what you’ve just learned how to cook.
—Andy Rooney (b.1919) American Writer, Humorist, TV Personality
Let me have men about me that are fat, sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights. Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous.
—William Shakespeare (1564–1616) British Playwright
Dieters live life in the fasting lane.
A waist is a terrible thing to mind.
—Tom Wilson (1931–2011) American Cartoonist
Dieting is not a piece of cake.
Food improperly taken, not only produces diseases, but affords those that are already engendered both matter and sustenance; so that, let the father of disease be what it may, intemperance is its mother.
—Richard Burton (1925–84) Welsh Actor
We should keep strict vigil on the already controlled senses so that they do not get an opportunity to raise their ugly heads. Pure diet is of great help in this regard i.e. in controlling sensual desires and anger
—The Vedas Sacred Books of Hinduism
At the end of every diet, he path curves back to the trough.
—Mason Cooley (1927–2002) American Aphorist
A fig for your bill of fare; show me your bill of company.
—Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) Irish Satirist
They whose sole bliss is eating can give but that one brutish reason why they live.
—Juvenal (c.60–c.136 CE) Roman Poet
I am a nutritional overachiever.
Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression.
—Marshall Mcluhan (1911–80) Canadian Writer, Thinker, Educator
I keep trying to lose weight… but it keeps finding me!
Another good reducing exercise consists in placing both hands against the table edge and pushing back.
—Robert Quillen (1887–1948) American Journalist, Humorist
Do not dig your grave with your own knife and fork.
We never repent having eaten too little.
—Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) American Head of State, Lawyer
Diet cures more than the doctor.
To lengthen your life, shorten your meals.
There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not on that account value him less.
—Bertrand A. Russell (1872–1970) British Philosopher, Mathematician, Social Critic
In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
—Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) American Political Leader, Inventor, Diplomat
Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever.
Clogged with yesterday’s excess, the body drags the mind down with it.
—Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) (65–8 BCE) Roman Poet
As for food, half of my friends have dug their graves with their teeth.
—Chauncey Depew (1834–1928) American Lawyer, Politician, Raconteur
One should strive to maintain good health by taking balanced diet and exercising regularly.
—The Vedas Sacred Books of Hinduism