"The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite. Without this, it is impossible to accumulate, within the allotted span, enough experience of eating to have anything worth setting down."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."A. J. Liebling on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."A. J. Liebling on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."A. J. Liebling on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."A. J. Liebling on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."A. J. Liebling on Benjamin Franklin
"The pattern of a newspaperman's life is like the plot of 'Black Beauty.' Sometimes he finds a kind master who gives him a dry stall and an occasional bran mash in the form of a Christmas bonus, sometimes he falls into the hands of a mean owner who drives him in spite of spavins and expects him to live on potato peelings."
"An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed."
"If the first requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite, the second is to put in your apprenticeship as a feeder when you have enough money to pay the check but not enough to produce indifference of the total."
"Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one."
"A city with one newspaper, or with a morning and an evening paper under one ownership, is like a man with one eye, and often the eye is glass."