Although the Great Leader told us that we have to let the people eat rice with meat soup, wear silk clothes and live in a tiled roof house, we have not accomplished his will.… We have already reached the status of a strong country in the military field, let alone politics and ideology, but there are still quite a number of things lacking in people's lives. I am trying to implement his will by solving these problems.kim jong-il
Looking round that filthy room, with raw meat lying among the refuse on the floor, and cold, clotted saucepans sprawling everywhere, and the sink blocked and coated with grease, I used to wonder whether there could be a restaurant in the world as bad as ours. But the other three all said they had been in dirtier places.george orwell
Some have meat but cannot eat; Some could eat but have no meat; We have meat and can all eat; Blest, therefore, be God for our meat.The Selkirk Grace, in the MSS. of Dr. Plume, of Maldon, Essex, in a handwriting of about 1650.
It is meat, drink, and cloth to us.François Rabelais, Works, Book v, Chapter vii.
Young writers often suppose that style is a garnish for the meat of prose, a sauce by which a dull dish is made palatable.E. B. White, The Elements of Style (1959), Ch. V: "An Approach to Style"
...cooperative effort among nations , can be fortified, not by weapons of war but by wheat and by cotton, by milk and by wool, by meat and timber and rice.Dwight D. Eisenhower, in [ Recipe for Peace Now: Reach Out, Encourage, Connect, Inspire, Progress, Eat], AuthorHouse, 1 September 2009, p.29
I cannot eat but little meat, My stomach is not good; But sure I think that I can drink With him that wears a hood.Bishop Still, Gammer Gurton's Needle, Act II. Authorship of the song claimed for William Stevenson of Durham. (Died 1575) In Hutchinson's Songs of the Vine. Said to be found in old Manuscript. See Skelton Works, Volume I. Note to pages VII-X. Dyce's ed. Gammer Gurton's Needle claimed for John Bridges.