He was the kind of man who kept a diagram showing where you sat when you dined with him and what you ate, lest he serve you the same dish when you came again.alexander woollcott
A table full of welcome makes scarce one dainty dish.william shakespeare
All hell has broken loose. I admit our Russian is limited, but we can say hello, come in, you are beautiful, oh no you don't. … So in our pride we ordered for breakfast an omelet, toast and coffee and what has just arrived is a tomato salad with onions, a dish of pickles, a big slice of watermelon and two bottles of cream soda. Something has slipped badly.john steinbeck
There is an old Klingon proverb, "Revenge is a dish best served cold"...and it is very cold, in space...
What all this posturing and fake glamor results in is a vast detachment and cynicism on the part of the artists. Since it's impossible to have respect for an audience that'll take just about anything you care to dish out, and the impassive demeanor is so central to the role, a general numbnose is all that can be expected.
Some dish more sharply spiced than this Milk-soup men call domestic bliss.
We use only the finest days of the week in this dish.scott adams
This dish might not turn you into a syndicated cartoonist, but whatever you’re doing now probably isn’t working either.scott adams
What all this posturing and fake glamor results in is a vast detachment and cynicism on the part of the artists. Since it's impossible to have respect for an audience that'll take just about anything you care to dish out, and the impassive demeanor is so central to the role, a general numbnose is all that can be expected.lester bangs
Better a dish of husks to the accompaniment of a muted lute than to be satiated with stewed shark's fin and rich spiced wine of which the cost is frequently mentioned by the provider.ernest bramah
My life and work have been far from free of blemish, and so I think it would be unpardonable for a biographer not to dish up the dirt.william styron
This Bouillabaisse a noble dish is —A sort of soup or broth, or brew,Or hotchpotch of all sorts of fishes,That Greenwich never could outdo.william makepeace thackeray
What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish. This is bad for everyone; the majority lose all genuine taste of their own, and the minority become cultural snobs.wystan hugh auden
The Chinese people have only family and clan solidarity; they do not have national spirit...they are just a heap of loose sand...Other men are the carving knife and serving dish; we are the fish and the meat.
One wit, like a knuckle of ham in soup, gives a zest and flavour to the dish, but more than one serves only to spoil the pottage.tobias smollett
This dish of meat is too good for any but anglers, or very honest men.Izaak Walton
Young writers often suppose that style is a garnish for the meat of prose, a sauce by which a dull dish is made palatable.
For whom he means to make an often guest, One dish shall serve; and welcome make the rest.joseph hall
The standard of simple eating is one bowl of rice and one side dish."
Already I had learned from thee that because a thing is eloquently expressed it should not be taken to be as necessarily true; nor because it is uttered with stammering lips should it be supposed false. Nor, again, is it necessarily true because rudely uttered, nor untrue because the language is brilliant. Wisdom and folly both are like meats that are wholesome and unwholesome, and courtly or simple words are like town-made or rustic vessels both kinds of food may be served in either kind of dish.
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