„What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?“

—  Lin Yutang

Variante: What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?

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Lin Yutang1
chinesischer Schriftsteller 1895 - 1976

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„What is patriotism but love of the good things we ate in our childhood? I have said elsewhere that the loyalty to Uncle Sam is the loyalty to doughnuts and ham and sweet potatoes and the loyalty to the German Vaterland is the loyalty to Pfannkuchen and Christmas Stollen.“

—  Lin Yutang, buch The Importance of Living

As for international understanding, I feel that macaroni has done more for our appreciation of Italy than Mussolini... in food, as in death, we feel the essential brotherhood of mankind.
Quelle: The Importance of Living (1937), Ch. IV : On Having A Stomach, p. 46

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Sigrid Undset Foto

„No one and nothing can harm us, child, except what we fear and love.“

—  Sigrid Undset Norwegian writer 1882 - 1949

Quelle: The Wreath

Leo Tolstoy Foto

„But just what this good patriotism is, no one explains.“

—  Leo Tolstoy Russian writer 1828 - 1910

Patriotism, or Peace? http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Patriotism,_or_Peace%3F (1896), translated by Nathan Haskell Dole
I have already several times expressed the thought that in our day the feeling of patriotism is an unnatural, irrational, and harmful feeling, and a cause of a great part of the ills from which mankind is suffering, and that, consequently, this feeling – should not be cultivated, as is now being done, but should, on the contrary, be suppressed and eradicated by all means available to rational men. Yet, strange to say – though it is undeniable that the universal armaments and destructive wars which are ruining the peoples result from that one feeling – all my arguments showing the backwardness, anachronism, and harmfulness of patriotism have been met, and are still met, either by silence, by intentional misinterpretation, or by a strange unvarying reply to the effect that only bad patriotism (Jingoism or Chauvinism) is evil, but that real good patriotism is a very elevated moral feeling, to condemn which is not only irrational but wicked.
What this real, good patriotism consists in, we are never told; or, if anything is said about it, instead of explanation we get declamatory, inflated phrases, or, finally, some other conception is substituted for patriotism – something which has nothing in common with the patriotism we all know, and from the results of which we all suffer so severely.
Patriotism and Government http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Patriotism_and_Government (1900)
Kontext: Tell people that war is an evil, and they will laugh; for who does not know it? Tell them that patriotism is an evil, and most of them will agree, but with a reservation. "Yes," they will say, "wrong patriotism is an evil; but there is another kind, the kind we hold." But just what this good patriotism is, no one explains.

„He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.“

—  Maurice Sendak American illustrator and writer of children's books 1928 - 2012

Interview with Terry Gross, host of National Public Radio's "Fresh Air"
Kontext: Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.

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Charles Kingsley Foto

„If you wish to be like a little child, study what a little child could understand — nature; and do what a little child could do — love.“

—  Charles Kingsley English clergyman, historian and novelist 1819 - 1875

Notes of August 1842, published in Charles Kingsley : His Letters and Memories of His Life (1883) edited by Frances Eliza Grenfell Kingsley, p. 65.

H. G. Wells Foto

„Great and little cannot understand one another. But in every child born of man, Father Redwood, lurks some seed of greatness — waiting for the Food.“

—  H. G. Wells, buch The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth

The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth (1904) - Online PDF and Epub http://books.google.com/books?id=VOyeAAAAIAAJ

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Lucretius Foto

„What is food to one, is to others bitter poison.“
Ut quod ali cibus est aliis fuat acre venenum.

—  Lucretius Roman poet and philosopher -94 - -55 v.Chr

Book IV, line 637 (reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations)
Compare: "What's one man's poison, signor, / Is another's meat or drink", Beaumont and Fletcher, Love's Cure (1647), Act III, scene 2
De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things)

Kate Bush Foto

„What am I singing?
A song of seeds — The food of love. Eat the music.“

—  Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958

Song lyrics, The Red Shoes (1993)

Robert G. Ingersoll Foto

„Is that the idea we now have of love? If I have a child, no matter how deformed that child may be, and if it dies, nobody can make the loss to me good by bringing a more beautiful child. I want the one I loved and the one I lost.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899

My Reviewers Reviewed (lecture from June 27, 1877, San Francisco, CA)
Kontext: And thereupon the Lord gave Satan the power to destroy the property and children of Job. In a little while these high contracting parties met again; and the Lord seemed somewhat elated with his success, and called again the attention of Satan to the sinlessness of Job. Satan then told him to touch his body and he would curse him. And thereupon power was given to Satan over the body of Job, and he covered his body with boils. Yet in all this, Job did not sin with his lips. This book seems to have been written to show the excellence of patience, and to prove that at last God will reward all who will bear the afflictions of heaven with fortitude and without complaint. The sons and daughters of Job had been slain, and then the Lord, in order to reward Job, gave him other children, other sons and other daughters—not the same ones he had lost; but others. And this, according to the writer, made ample amends. Is that the idea we now have of love? If I have a child, no matter how deformed that child may be, and if it dies, nobody can make the loss to me good by bringing a more beautiful child. I want the one I loved and the one I lost.

Richelle Mead Foto

„I always love seeing what worries you. Strigoi? No. Questionable food? Yes.“

—  Richelle Mead, buch Last Sacrifice

Quelle: Last Sacrifice

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George Bernard Shaw Foto

„There is no love sincerer than the love of food.“

—  George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

Quelle: 1900s, Man and Superman (1903), p. 23

„One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.“

—  Randall Jarrell poet, critic, novelist, essayist 1914 - 1965

"An Unread Book," introduction to The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead (Holt, Rinehart, 1965 edition)
General sources

Walther von der Vogelweide Foto

„He is equally great whether his theme be religion, patriotism, or love. As a political poet he is one of the greatest of all time.“

—  Walther von der Vogelweide Middle High German lyric poet 1170 - 1230

H. G. Atkins, in Edgar Prestage (ed.) Chivalry (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1928) pp. 99-100.

Nora Roberts Foto

„Sex might satisfy, food might fuel, love might sustain, but without coffee, what is the point?“

—  Nora Roberts American romance writer 1950

Quelle: Heart of the Sea

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