„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.“
„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.
„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
„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
— 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
„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
— 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
„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 Classical Greek philosopher -427 - -347 a.C.
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).