Quotations

“There are nearly a thousand years of history in this soup.”

Willa Cather (1873-1947), American author


“Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day, and awakens and refines the appetite.”

Georges Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935), French chef, restaurateur and author


“Amor novo va e vien, amor veccio se mantien.”
(“Of soup and love, the first is the best.”)

Old proverb, multiple attributions


“It is impossible to think of any good meal, no matter how plain or elegant, without soup or bread in it.”

M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992), American food writer


“Whoever tells a lie is not pure of heart, and such a person can not cook a clean soup.”

Ludwig von Beethoven (1770-1827), German composer


“Je vis de bonne soupe et non de beau langage.”
(“I live on good soup and not on fine words.”)

Molière (1622-1673), French playwright and actor


“Beautiful Soup, so rich and green,
Waiting in a hot tureen!
Who for such dainties would not stoop?
Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!
Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!
Beau—ootiful Soo—oop!
Beau—ootiful Soo—oop!
Soo—oop of the e—e—evening,
Beautiful, beautiful Soup!

 

“Beautiful Soup! Who cares for fish,
Game, or any other dish?
Who would not give all else for two
Pennyworth only of beautiful Soup?
Pennyworth only of beautiful Soup?
Beau—ootiful Soo—oop!
Beau—ootiful Soo—oop!
Soo—oop of the e—e—evening,
Beautiful, beauti—FUL SOUP!”

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), English author

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