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Marvin Harris Quotes and Sayings

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Food, like sex, is one of the principal kinds of human
activity that engage people when they wonder about
how to account for different kinds of human behaviour.
- Marvin Harris

The commandment 'Thou shalt not kill' does not say it's O.K.
to kill some people and not others.
- Marvin Harris

Pigs eat grass if they are very hungry,
but they can't use it as a regular source of food.
- Marvin Harris

Unfortunately, the food industry has not yet faced
this situation and begun taking measures to avoid exploiting
our weakness for not knowing when we have had enough.
- Marvin Harris

 

Pigs prefer to wallow in clean mud, but if nothing else is available,
they will frequently wallow in their own urine,
giving rise to the notion that they are dirty animals.
- Marvin Harris

If I can bring some light to bear on problems like that,
I feel that people will be enlightened not only on
the question but also on a way of approaching such questions.
- Marvin Harris

Like most North Americans, I'd been raised on the notion
that milk is the first food,
and everybody must like it because it's so good and
so important for growing up and for being healthy.
- Marvin Harris

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The answer has to be sought in the material conditions
of the production and utilization of cattle in India
compared with the production and utilization of cattle
in other parts of the world.
- Marvin Harris

Now we are in a situation in which for a significant
part of the industrial world too much could become a danger,
especially too much of the things which are really
not good for us in such large quantities.
- Marvin Harris

But with the Industrial Revolution and introduction
of various industrial techniques for purifying sugar,
we have a situation in which what we are consuming
is not good nutritionally or ecologically.
- Marvin Harris

Yes, a general principle that comes out of research
behind Good to Eat is that there are no world religions
that have acted to decrease the potential for the nutritional
well-being of their followers.
- Marvin Harris

Every theory presented as a scientific concept is just that;
it's a theory that tries to explain more about the
world than previous theories have done.
It is open to being challenged and to being proven incorrect.
- Marvin Harris

Here you do have forests, where pigs could be raised
by letting them root about in the forests for a good part of the year.
Therefore, you have a different attitude toward them
compared with what continues to exist in the Middle East.
- Marvin Harris

When a woman gives birth to a child,
the child needs to be able to digest the mother's milk;
but when this child is old enough to begin to eat other foods,
there is some switching off of this ability to consume milk.
- Marvin Harris

I don't know of any cases where as a result of religious
precepts a population have found themselves enjoying
less food than they would have if they didn't follow
this particular religion.
- Marvin Harris

There are very important and practical issues raised
by following this alternative route which says,
let's look to material conditions, to the systems of production,
to the needs that human beings have,
and to competing alternative solutions to the satisfaction of those needs.
- Marvin Harris

I think that by following the route that I have tried to outline,
one gets into a much more interesting and productive
series of questions than those that result from saying
simply that Chinese don't like milk because they don't like milk.
- Marvin Harris

The general proposition is that the resources that
will be utilized are the ones that contribute most
to the overall efficiency of the production system.
The third parameter has to do with our commercial world,
our search for profits.
- Marvin Harris

However, further research has shown that it is the
normal condition for humans and for most other mammals.
It seems pretty clear why this is the case for most
mammals and for most human beings.
- Marvin Harris

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We provide food that customers love,
day after day after day.
People just want more of it.
- Ray Kroc

Most vegetarians look so much like the food they eat
that they can be classified as cannibals.
- Finley Peter Dunne

Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted
by the change of their food,
and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Three things are needed for a good life,
good friends, good food, and good song.
- Jason Zebehazy

Is Elizabeth Taylor fat? Her favorite food is seconds.
- Joan Rivers

Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved,
nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.
- Norman Borlaug

The less food, the more time to talk,
the more to talk about.
- Damon Wayans

That's a big goal of mine, to try and grow as much
of my own food as possible.
- Daryl Hannah

The disparity between a restaurant's price and food
quality rises in direct proportion to the size of the pepper mill.
- Bryan Miller

It's difficult to believe that people are still starving
in this country because food isn't available.
- Ronald Reagan

LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food;
sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.
- Henry Fielding

The most dangerous food is wedding cake.
- James Thurber

The worst vice of the solitary is the worship of his food.
- Cyril Connolly

Why does man kill? He kills for food.
And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
- Woody Allen

I think Australian food is probably some of the best in the world.
- Karrie Webb

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

If you really want to make a friend,
go to someone's house and eat with him...
the people who give you their food give you their heart.
- Cesar Chavez

We can no more do without spirituality
than we can do without food, shelter, or clothing.
- Ernest Holmes

Every major food company now has an organic division.
There's more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before.
- Michael Pollan

Food should be fun.
- Thomas Keller

I could talk food all day.
I love good food.
- Tom Brady

Know how to garnish food so that it is more appealing
to the eye and even more flavorful than before.
- Marilyn vos Savant

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like
the blind leading the one-eyed.
- A. J. Liebling

Sharing food with another human being is an intimate
act that should not be indulged in lightly.
- M. F. K. Fisher

We receive this food in gratitude to all beings
Who have helped to bring it to our table,
And vow to respond in turn to those in need
With wisdom and compassion.
- Buddhist Blessing

Human beings do not eat nutrients, they eat food.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

If you're going to America, bring your own food.
- Fran Lebowitz

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

More than any other in Western Europe,
Britain remains a country where a traveler has to think
twice before indulging in the ordinary food of ordinary people.
- Joseph Lelyveld

I love all kinds of bread.
Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips.
- Tyra Banks

If food were free, why work?
- Douglas Horton

I always say centered food equals centered behavior.
- Marilu Henner

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food;
therefore,
if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life
merely for the sake of his appetite.
- Leo Tolstoy

Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I always knew that food and wine were vital,
with my mother being Italian and a good cook.
- Robert Mondavi

Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos
taste a hell of a lot better.
- Robert Redford

Confit is the ultimate comfort food,
and trendy or not,
it is dazzling stuff.
- Sally Schneider

In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are
the two most interesting food towns.
In New Orleans, they don't have a bad deli.
There's no mediocrity accepted.
- Mario Batali

Get people back into the kitchen and combat the trend
toward processed food and fast food.
- Andrew Weil

In Italy, they add work and life on to food and wine.
- Robin Leach

My philosophy from day one is that I can sleep better
at night if I can improve an individual's knowledge about food and wine,
and do it on a daily basis.
- Emeril Lagasse

We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier
weapon than the machine-gun.
- George Orwell

My favorite time of day is to get up and eat leftovers from dinner,
especially spicy food.
- David Byrne

Never order food in excess of your body weight.
- Erma Bombeck

I wouldn't hunt a person down for food.
But if he were already dead.
- Yasmine Bleeth

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for
days on nothing but food and water.
- W. C. Fields

I do love Italian food.
Any kind of pasta or pizza.
My new pig out food is Indian food.
I eat Indian food like three times a week.
It's so good.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt

If I could only have one type of food with me,
I would bring soy sauce.
The reason being that if I have soy sauce,
I can flavor a lot of things.
- Martin Yan

I will not eat oysters.
I want my food dead.
Not sick.
Not wounded.
Dead.
- Woody Allen

My idea of fast food is a mallard.
- Ted Nugent


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