I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post, which any human power can give.
The quality of food is in inverse proportion to a dining room's altitude, especially atop bank and hotel buildings (airplanes are an extreme example).
One can say everything best over a meal.
~ George Eliot
At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well. And talk well but not too wisely.
~W. Somerset Maugham
Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.