Quotes of Digestion

“ I think we always move from imitation to assimilation to innovation, but I can't name you 20 people outside those we've already recognized who ever got to point three: innovation. ”

- David Baker

“ Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation. ”

- Konstantin Stanislavisky

“ Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction. ”

- Heinrich Heine

“ Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society. ”

- E. L. Doctorow

“ The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation. ”

- William McKinley

“ Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ Things sweet to taste prove in digestion sour. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Things sweet the taste prove in digestion sour. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion. ”

- Jean Jacques Rousseau

“ Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health. ”

- George Herbert

“ I have resolved that from this day on, I will do all the business I can honestly, have all the fun I can reasonably, do all the good I can willingly, and save my digestion by thinking pleasantly. ”

- Robert Louis Stevenson

“ I am convinced digestion is the great secret of life. ”

- Sydney Smith

“ I don't know a better preparation for life than a love of poetry and a good digestion. ”

- Zona Gale

“ The discovery of the good taste of bad taste can be very liberating. The man who insists on high and serious pleasures is depriving himself of pleasure; he continually restricts what he can enjoy; in the constant exercise of his good taste he will eventually price himself out of the market, so to speak… ”

- Susan Sontag

“ Do you know how to digest your food? Do you know how to fill your lungs with air? Do you know how to establish, regulate and direct the metabolism of your body — the assimilation of foodstuff so that it builds muscles, bones and flesh? No, you don't know how consciously, but there is a wisdom within you that does know. ”

- Donald Curtis

“ Thou mayest as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading. Too much overcharges Nature, and turns more into disease than nourishment. 'Tis thought and digestion which makes books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind. ”

- R. Buckminster Fuller

“ Memory is like a purse, if it be over-full that it cannot shut, all will drop out of it. Take heed of a gluttonous curiosity to feed on many things, lest the greediness of the appetite of thy memory spoil the digestion thereof. ”

- Thomas Fuller

“ Marvelous is the power which can be exercised, almost unconsciously, over a company, or an individual, or even upon a crowd by one person gifted with good temper, good digestion, good intellects, and good looks. ”

- Anthony Trollope

“ It is by far the most elegant worship, hardly excepting the Greek mythology. What with incense, pictures, statues, altars, shrines, relics, and the real presence, confession, absolution, — there is something sensible to grasp at. Besides, it leaves no possibility of doubt; for those who swallow their Deity, really and truly, in transubstantiation, can hardly find any thing else otherwise than easy of digestion. ”

- Lord Byron
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