"For the sake of argument and illustration I will presume that certain articles of ordinary diet, however beneficial in youth, are prejudicial in advanced life, like beans to a horse, whose common ordinary food is hay and corn."
"I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond."William Banting on Mae West
"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie."William Banting on Jim Davis
"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people."William Banting on Orson Welles
"No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means."William Banting on Maimonides
"Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as well as increasing levels of exercise."William Banting on Linford Christie
"I am now in that happy comfortable state that I do not hesitate to indulge in any fancy in regard to diet, but watch the consequences, and do not continue any course which adds to weight or bulk and consequent discomfort."
"My diminished girth, in tailor phraseology, was hardly conceivable even by my own friends, or my respected medical adviser, until I put on my former clothing, over what I now wear, which is a thoroughly convincing proof of the remarkable change."
"I am most thankful to Almighty Providence for mercies received, and determined still to press the case into public notice as a token of gratitude."