„It must be inconvenient to be made of flesh," said the Scarecrow thoughtfully, "for you must sleep, and eat and drink. However, you have brains, and it is worth a lot of bother to be able to think properly.“

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Children's writer, editor, journalist, screenwriter 1856 - 1919

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„Eat, drink, and love; the rest's not worth a fillip.“

—  George Gordon Byron, Sardanapalus

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„I eat well, and I drink well, and I sleep well—but that's all.“

—  Thomas Morton (playwright) English playwright 1764 - 1838

A Roland for an Oliver (1819), Act I, scene i http://books.google.com/books?id=nWtbAAAAQAAJ&q=%22I+eat+well+and+I+drink+well+and+I+sleep+well+but+that's+all%22&pg=PA16#v=onepage.

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„Socrates said, "Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live."“

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„The Lord… said: Unless a man shall eat my flesh, he shall not have in himself eternal life. Certain of his disciples, the seventy to wit, were scandalised, and said: This is a hard saying; who can understand it? And they departed from him, and walked with him no more. His saying… seemed to them a hard one. They received it foolishly: they thought of it carnally. For they fancied, that the Lord was going to cut from his own body certain morsels and to give those morsels to them. Hence they said: This is a hard saying. But they themselves were hard: not the saying. For, if, instead of being hard, they had been mild, they would have… learned from him what those learned, who remained while they departed. For, when the twelve disciples had remained with him after the others had departed,… he instructed them, and said unto them: It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing. The words, which I speak unto you, are spirit and life. As if he had said: Understand spiritually what I have spoken. You are Not about to eat this identical body, which you see; and you are Not about to drink this identical blood, which they who crucify me will pour out. I have commended unto you a certain sacrament. This, if spiritually understood, will quicken you. Though it must be celebrated visibly, it must be understood invisibly.“

—  George Stanley Faber British theologian 1773 - 1854

Source: Christ's Discourse at Capernaum: Fatal to the Doctrine of Transubstantiation (1840), pp. 144-147

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