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Quotations about Desserts
All people with healthy physical appetites have a sweet tooth somewhere in their heads. ~Macmillan's Magazine, 1887
You can say this for ready-mixes — the next generation isn't going to have any trouble making pies exactly like mother used to make. ~Earl Wilson
Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold. ~Judith Olney
A party without cake is just a meeting. ~Julia Child
I'm a great lover of visual art and I will happily discuss the color and texture of Van Gogh's Starry Night.... But I can think of nothing on earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night, which, for me, was ten to fifteen pounds of candy, a riot of colored wrappers and hopeful fonts, snub-nosed chocolate bars and SweeTARTS, the seductive rattle of Jujyfruits and Good & Plenty and lollipop sticks all akimbo, the foil ends of mini LifeSavers packs twinkling like dimes, and a thick sugary perfume rising up from the pillowcase.
And more so, the pleasure of pouring out the contents onto the rug in the TV room, of cataloging the take according to a strict Freak Hierarchy, calling for all chocolate products to be immediately quarantined, sorted, and closely guarded, with higher-quality fruit chews and caramels next, then hard candies, and last of all anything organic (the loathsome raisins). A brief period of barter with my brothers might ensue. For the most part, I simply lay amid my trove and occasionally massed the candy into a pile which I could sort of dive into, à la Scrooge McDuck and his gold ducats.
~Steve Almond, "Night of the Living Freak," Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America, 2004
I'd consider being a farmer. As long as I could live on the Pepperidge Farm. And raise Milanos. ~Author Unknown
If your sweet tooth says candy — your wisdom tooth says Cerreta. ~Slogan of the Cerreta Candy Company in Glendale, Arizona (cerreta.com)
Quark: Take a sip of this.... A human drink. It's called root beer.... What do you think?
Garak: It's vile.
Quark: I know. It's so bubbly and cloying and happy.
~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine [S4, E2, 1995]
You cannot loosen a man's tongue with root beer. ~Klingon proverb (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, S5, E10, 1996)
[P]ie... the secret of our strength as a nation and the foundation of our industrial supremacy... ~"Editorial Comment: Hints in Gastronomy," Current Literature: A Magazine of Contemporary Record, June 1902
Pie is the American synonym of prosperity and its varying contents the calendar of the changing seasons. Pie is the food of the heroic. No pie-eating people can ever be permanently vanquished. It is a significant historical fact that England's glory was greatest in the days when her gallant sons ate pie.... True, there are doctors who preach against the pie habit and who profess to search for an antitoxin for the extinction of the pie microbe; but no one has ever known a doctor to refuse a second piece of pie. ~New York Times, 1902 May 3rd
In our own glad and fortunate country the seasons are known by their respective dominant pies—for each there is an appropriate pie, with apple pie for all the year round.... The perfect days of June welcome the lip-painting berry pies.... Then, as nature paints the forests with her magic brush, comes in the golden glory of the year, the royal pumpkin pie! ~New York Times, 1902 May 3rd
I prefer to regard a dessert as I would imagine the perfect woman: subtle, a little bittersweet, not blowsy and extrovert. Delicately made up, not highly rouged. Holding back, not exposing everything and, of course, with a flavor that lasts. ~Graham Kerr
When you die, if you get a choice between going to regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if it's not, mmmmm boy! ~Jack Handey
We will have two kinds of dessert. Hugs and kisses from mamma, and hugs and kisses from papa... ~Jay Benson Hamilton, "How Santa Claus Made One Dollar Hold Out," 1891
One little thing can revive a guy
And that is a piece of rhubarb pie
Serve it up, nice and hot
Maybe things aren't as bad as you thought.
~Bebopareebop Rhubarb Pie, "sponsor" of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor
Who put the flame in the crème brûlée, brûlée
Who put the jam in the rama lama ding dong?
[W]e must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.... It casts out stress as the heat of the hand repels quicksilver.... Keep you your precious vapors, your fantods, your anxiety. Give me a pie. Give me a pie anyday. ~David Mamet, Boston Marriage
A dessert without cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye. ~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin