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Eating coals of fire has always been one of the ...
by Harry Houdini

Eating coals of fire has always been one of the sensational feats of the Fire Kings,
as it is quite generally known that charcoal burns
with an extremely intense heat.
- Harry Houdini

Another method of eating burning coals employs small
balls of burned cotton in a dish of burning alcohol.
- Harry Houdini

It is still an open question, however,
as to what extent exposure really injures a performer.
- Harry Houdini

No performer should attempt to bite off red-hot iron
unless he has a good set of teeth.
- Harry Houdini

 

Only one man ever betrayed my confidence,
and that only in a minor matter.
- Harry Houdini

The eating of burning brimstone is an entirely fake performance.
- Harry Houdini

Fire has always been and, seemingly,
will always remain,
the most terrible of the elements.
- Harry Houdini

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Flames from the lips may be produced by holding in
the mouth a sponge saturated with the purest gasoline.
- Harry Houdini

How the early priests came into possession of these secrets does not appear,
and if there were ever any records of this kind the
Church would hardly allow them to become public.
- Harry Houdini

I make the most money, I think, in Russia and Paris,
for the people of those countries are so willing to be amused,
so eager to see something new and out of the ordinary.
- Harry Houdini

The great day of the Fire-eater - or,
should I say, the day of the great Fire-eater -
has passed.
- Harry Houdini

My professional life has been a constant record of disillusion,
and many things that seem wonderful to most men are
the every-day commonplaces of my business.
- Harry Houdini

But then, so far as I know, I am the only performer
who ever pledged his assistants to secrecy,
honor and allegiance under a notarial oath.
- Harry Houdini

To cause the face to appear in a mass of flame make use of the following:
mix together thoroughly petroleum,
lard, mutton tallow and quick lime.
Distill this over a charcoal fire, and the liquid which
results can be burned on the face without harm.
- Harry Houdini

I think that in a year I may retire.
I cannot take my money with me when I die and I wish to enjoy it,
with my family, while I live.
I should prefer living in Germany to any other country,
though I am an American, and am loyal to my country.
- Harry Houdini

In all feats of fire-eating it should be noted that
the head is thrown well back,
so that the flame may pass out of the open mouth instead of up into the roof,
as it would if the head were held naturally.
- Harry Houdini

But it must not be thought that I say this out of personal experience:
for in the many years that I have been before the public
my secret methods have been steadily shielded by the
strict integrity of my assistants,
most of whom have been with me for years.
- Harry Houdini

Praying is important when you wake up
at two o'clock in the morning
feeling sick from eating something dumb the day before.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

When you are eating, eat totally -
chew totally, taste totally, smell totally.
Touch your bread, feel the texture.
Smell the bread, smell the flavor.
Chew it, let it dissolve into your being,
and remain conscious - and you are meditating.
And then meditation is not separate from life.
- Osho

Do the small things of life with a relaxed awareness.
When you are eating, eat totally -
chew totally, taste totally, smell totally.
Touch your bread, feel the texture.
Smell the bread, smell the flavor.
Chew it, let it dissolve into your being.
- Osho

Not eating meat is a decision, eating meat is an instinct.
- Denis Leary

Eating words has never given me indigestion.
- Winston Churchill

If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation,
introduce the subject of eating.
- Leigh Hunt

Food can become such a point of anxiety -
not because it's food,
but just because you have anxiety.
That's how eating disorders develop.
- Vanessa Carlton

The only think I like better than talking about Food is eating.
- John Walters

If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20
to 30 times more land for food than we have now.
- James Lovelock

Some people are willing to pay the price and it's the
same with staying healthy or eating healthy.
There's some discipline involved.
There's some sacrifices.
- Mike Ditka

It's true, you can never eat a pet you name.
And anyway, it would be like a ventriloquist eating his dummy.
- Alexander Theroux

Eating without conversation is only stoking.
- Marcelene Cox

Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating
only the top half of each slice.
- Barbra Streisand

Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup,
only less filling.
- Dave Barry

If I like myself at this weight, then this is what I'm going to be.
I don't have an eating disorder.
- Courteney Cox

Cereal eating is almost a marker for a healthy lifestyle.
It sets you up for the day, so you don't overeat.
- Bruce Barton

This is my ultimate fantasy:
watching QVC with a credit card
while making love and eating at the same time.
- Yasmine Bleeth

I don't go long without eating.
I never starve myself: I grab a healthy snack.
- Vanessa Hudgens

I started dieting.
I dieted, dieted, dieted and tried all the diets and
I would lose and then I would go back to normal eating
and would put it on and then some.
- Suzanne Somers

We love to be with our family and friends and I can
tell you that lots of eating will be involved.
- Julia Barr

I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.
- Winston Churchill

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
- Peter De Vries

I like food.
I like eating.
And I don't want to deprive myself of good food.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement,
increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating.
- Bob Filner

You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his
way of eating jellybeans.
- Ronald Reagan

Maybe there is no actual place called hell.
Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents
breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.
- Jim Carrey

Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.
- Truman Capote

There are no golden geese.
There are only fat geese eating the food that could
nourish more athletic opportunities for women.
- Donna A. Lopiano

When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.
- Creighton Abrams

My career is pretty much over.
I'm out in the Valley eating soft-boiled eggs.
- Tim Conway

I've done the Rolling Stones eating each other.
- Ralph Steadman

It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is 'soporific'.
- Beatrix Potter

I hate television.
I hate it as much as peanuts.
But I can't stop eating peanuts.
- Orson Welles

Food is for eating, and good food is to be enjoyed...
I think food is, actually, very beautiful in itself.
- Delia Smith

I feel good now.
I've gained all my weight back after getting stoned
for three weeks and not eating and not sleeping much.
I've been coming by my mom's and eating food.
- Marc Wallice

The sun would come up over the ocean,
and we'd be eating scrambled eggs before we shot some stuff.
It was a vacation in the sense that it was the best working conditions.
- Marguerite Moreau

Number one, I absolutely love making chocolate chip cookies.
I mean, it's fun.
It's exciting.
Beyond the fact that I love making them,
I love eating them.
- Debbi Fields

No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.
- Christopher Morley

I wasn't eating.
I wasn't sleeping.
All I was doing was cocaine.
I stayed awake for about two weeks, locked in my bedroom.
I went down from a 142 pounds to 110 pounds.
- Andy Gibb

"Sex" is as important as eating or drinking and we
ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with
as little restraint or false modesty as the other.
- Marquis de Sade

The perfect date for me would be staying at home,
making a big picnic in bed, eating Wotsits and cookies while watching cable TV.
- Kim Kardashian

For an adult, eating alone at McDonald's is admitting a kind of defeat.
- Jonathan Carroll

He who looks in the crystal ball ends up eating glass...
They're way, way close.
- Mary Matalin

I never subscribe to the stay-at-home policy.
I'm not sick of the road or sick of eating in good
restaurants around the country.
I like to travel.
- Levon Helm

Don't bother me while I'm eating, or when I'm coming
out of the crackhouse or something.
Just let me get going.
- Wanda Sykes

Singing songs like 'The Man I Love' or 'Porgy' is no
more work than sitting down and eating Chinese roast duck,
and I love roast duck.
- Billie Holiday

I never felt that getting angry would do you any good
other than hurt your own digestion,
keep you from eating, which I liked to do.
- Septima Clark

Am I eating chicken or tuna?
- Jessica Simpson

Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a
month in an Indian restaurant.
After eating curry night after night,
they deny the existence of asparagus.
- Peter Ustinov

And there never was an apple, in Adam's opinion,
that wasn't worth the trouble you got into for eating it.
- Neil Gaiman

And it's tough traveling.
You know, the hotels and the airports and all that.
That part, eating and getting around to the hotel room and then going on.
- Harvey Korman

Chess can be described as the movement of pieces eating one another.
- Marcel Duchamp

Zac Efron would make us feel guilty for eating big dinners.
He'd say, "Do you really want to eat those carbs?" It was like,
"Thanks a lot!"
- Ashley Tisdale

I was eating in a Chinese restaurant downtown.
There was a dish called Mother and Child Reunion.
It's chicken and eggs.
And I said, I gotta use that one.
- Paul Simon


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