„He who has two cakes of bread, let him dispose of one of them for some flowers of the narcissus; for bread is the food of the body, and the narcissus is the food of the soul.“
Arabian Society In The Middle Ages, by Edward William Lane, (1883) citing Nowwájee, En-, Shems-ed-deen Moḥammad (died 1454), Ḥalbet El-Kumeyt, at footnote 167.
Latter day attributions
— Sharon Creech, kniha Chasing Redbird
Zdroj: Chasing Redbird
„Hence, as Narcissus, by catching at the shadow, plunged himself in the stream and disappeared, so he who is captivated by beautiful bodies, and does not depart from their embrace, is precipitated, not with his body, but with his soul, into a darkness profound and repugnant to intellect (the higher soul), through which, remaining blind both here and in Hades, he associates with shadows.“
— Plotinus Neoplatonist philosopher 203 - 270
First Ennead, Book VI, as translated by Thomas Taylor, The Eleusinian and Bacchic Mysteries: A Dissertation https://books.google.com/books?id=vEt0LaOue8IC (1891) pp. 43-44.
The First Ennead (c. 250)
„Said the great Teacher, “If your son asks for bread, will you give him a stone?” The body calls for bread, for life-giving food, but how often we supply, instead, such indigestible, unwholesome rubbish as pickles, green olives, fried foods, and various abominable mixtures which bring into the body death rather than life. How often, too, the voice which calls for pure, life-giving water is insanely answered by such disease-producing drinks as beer, whisky, wine, tea, or coffee, and the like.“
— John Harvey Kellogg American physician 1852 - 1943
Zdroj: The Living Temple, p. 58
„You know the wild flowers suit your hair:
Place hands full of the purple bloom
Of loosestrife, glad of such soft doom,
And tender-toned narcissus there“
— Edward Andrade English physicist 1887 - 1971
Poem Fate and the Little Flowers
„Saying that what we call our “selves” consist only of our bodies and that reason, soul, and love arise only from the body, is like saying that what we call our body is equivalent to the food that feeds the body. It is true that my body is only made up of digested food and that my body would not exist without food, but my body is not the same as food. Food is what the body needs for life, but it is not the body itself. The same thing is true of my soul. It is true that without my body there would not be that which I call my soul, but my soul is not my body. The soul may need the body, but the body is not the soul.“
— Leo Tolstoy Russian writer 1828 - 1910
Zdroj: Path of Life (1909), p. 12
— Raymond Chandler Novelist, screenwriter 1888 - 1959
„I wonder at those who think about their body's food, but do not think about their soul's food. They keep away disturbing food from their belly, but fill up their hearts with destructive subjects.“
— Hasan ibn Ali Shia Imam 624 - 669
Shaykh ‘Abbās Qummi, Safīnatul Bihār, Article of Taste
„Because I’ve got a lot more terms of endearment to use. Honey pie. Sugarplum. Bread pudding."
“Why are they all high-calorie foods?“
— Richelle Mead, kniha The Indigo Spell
Zdroj: The Indigo Spell
— Gregory David Roberts Australian writer and bank robber 1952
„One has got to choose between the two evils, also between the lesser of the two evils in the matter of food, and therefore vegetarian food has got to be taken by man in order to sustain human life“
— Morarji Desai Former Indian Finance Minister, Freedom Fighters, Former prime minister 1896 - 1995
19th World Vegetarian Congress 1967
— Hippocrates ancient Greek physician -460 - -370 př. n. l.
This is often attributed to Hippocrates but does not appear in the Hippocratic corpus. See Diana Cardenas https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258099432_Let_not_thy_food_be_confused_with_thy_medicine_The_Hippocratic_misquotation, "Let not thy food be confused with thy medicine: The Hippocratic misquotation", e-SPEN: The European e-Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism XXX:6 (October 2013).
„Knowledge is the food of the soul; and we must take care, my friend, that the Sophist does not deceive us when he praises what he sells, like the dealers wholesale or retail who sell the food of the body; for they praise indiscriminately all their goods, without knowing what are really beneficial or hurtful.“
— Platón, kniha Protagoras
313c, Benjamin Jowett, trans.
„Food redistribution is one of the best win-win solutions for food waste avoidance. Food companies can often save money by donating food rather than paying the £80 or so per tonne in landfill tax and disposal costs.“
— Tristram Stuart British historian 1977
"Food redistribution is a win-win solution for food waste" https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-waste-redistribution-sustainable-solution, The Guardian (11 May 2012).
— Nas American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur 1973
You can't stop us now
On Albums, Untitled (2008)
„Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.“
— John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914
The Yosemite http://www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/writings/the_yosemite/ (1912), chapter 15: Hetch Hetchy Valley
Varianta: Everybody needs beauty... places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike.
„The man who partakes in the breaking of the bread dares to build his house on the very core of love. He becomes, as it were, Godlike, but regardless of the strength he derives from it, his free will remains. We are always free to disown this immense grace, to abuse it. The Greatest Love may be betrayed. Fed on the Living Bread, we nevertheless conceal a part of ourselves which longs for swine's food.“
— Francois Mauriac French author 1885 - 1970