Food and drink - Quotes from Science Fiction
21.02.2012, 17:52

Food and drink - Quotes from Science Fiction


A lot of quotations carefully collected from a very big amount of books and divided by categories.

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Dracula: I never drink - wine.

- Garrett Fort, Dracula (film, 1931)


They were staying the eternal gnaw of hunger that afflicts those who depend on a college commissary for sustenance. Many of them suspected a conspiracy among college cooks to see that the razor edge wasn't taken off students' and instructors' intellects by overfeeding.

- L. Sprague de Camp, ''The Exalted'' (1940)


The peddler came to Earth, across the empty immensities of space, after whisky.

- JackWilliamson, ''The Peddler's Nose'' (1951)


Martin got through all the early stages of intoxication - the eager, the uneasy, the dreamily blissful - and emerged safely into that crystal world where time almost stands still, where nothing is surer than your movements and nothing realer than your feelings, where the tight shell of personality is shattered and even dark walls and smoky sky and gray cement underfoot are sentient parts of you.

- Fritz Leiber, ''I'm Looking for 'Jeff ' '' (1952)


It amused him to realize that he was the first human to be eaten on this planet.

- Robert Sheckley, ''The Odor of Thought'' (1953)


''I don't drink,'' Allan Garner said. ''A pity,'' Grandpa observed. ''It is a custom that has been known to change people into human beings.''

- Chad Oliver, ''Pilgrimage'' (1958)


The more you eat, the hungrier you get. Everyone knows that.

- Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth (1961)


A few million years. I remember starting out as a one-celled organism and painfully becoming an amphibian, then an air-breather. From somewhere high in the treetops I heard a voice. ''He's coming around.'' I evolved back into homo sapience, then a step further into a hangover.

- Roger Zelazny, ''The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth'' (1965)


Nothing uses up alcohol faster than political argument.

- Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (1966)


What do I really yearn for? he asked himself. That for which oral gratification is a surrogate. Something vast, he decided; he felt the primordial hunger gape, huge-jawed, as if to cannibalize everything around him. To place what was outside inside.

- Philip K. Dick, Galactic Pot-Healer (1969)


A humanoid biped cannot maintain metabolic processes by means of plankton flour merely.

- Philip K. Dick, Galactic Pot-Healer (1969)


Try to go through life a little bit hungry. You never know when you'll meet someone edible.

- T. J. Bass, Half Past Human (1970)


He had read articles about the personality changes often suffered by alcohol addicts. How much feral cruelty often came out, a virtually psychopathic personality structure, blended with the fast moving quality of mania and the suspicious rage of paranoia.

- Philip K. Dick, Our Friends from Frolix 8 (1970)


Cookies are better comfort than religion - more immediate and understandable, and hardly likely to do any lasting harm.

- Susanna Jacobson, ''Notes from Magdalen More'' (1973)


''When you're a star,'' she said once, half drunk, ''you're not hung up about taking the last cookie on the plate.''

- Edward Bryant, ''Stone'' (1978)


''John,'' I heard the woman say, ''we've forgotten to take our food pills.''

- William Gibson, ''The Gernsback Continuum'' (1981)


In twentieth-century Old Earth, a fast food chain took dead cow meat, fried it in grease, added carcinogens, wrapped it in petroleum-based foam, and sold nine hundred billion units. Human beings. Go figure.

- Dan Simmons, Hyperion (1989)


His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools - the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans - and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, ''You can't trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing you can do about it, so let's have a drink.''

- Terry Pratchett, Small Gods (1992)


I'd tried caffeine a few times; it made me believe I was focused and energetic, but it turned my judgment to shit.Widespread use of caffeine explained a lot about the twentieth century.

- Greg Egan, Distress (1995)


I can't believe this. I'm arguing with lunch.

- M. Night Shyamalan and Greg Brooker, Stuart Little (film, 1999)

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