Breakfast Quotes

February 13, 2015

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Everyone likes a good quote, and everyone likes breakfast, ergo everyone LOVES breakfast quotes, right? I can’t help collecting good breakfast quotes. Let me know if I’m missing any good ones!

“I can’t think of anything more noble to go to war over than bacon and eggs.”
– Ron Swanson, Parks & Recreation

Leslie: “Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food?”
Ron: “People are idiots, Leslie.”
Parks & Recreation

Michael: “What have we always said is the most important thing?”
George Michael: “Breakfast.”
Michael: “Family.”
George Michael: “Oh, right. Family. I thought you meant of the things you eat.”
Arrested Development

“Sometimes it’s a good day to die, and sometimes it’s a good day to have breakfast.”
– Smoke Signals (h/t to jarsloth for this one)

Ron: “Breakfast, Knope?”
Leslie: “I don’t know.”
Ron: “C’mon, there has never been a sadness that can’t be cured by breakfast food.”
– Parks & Recreation

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.”
– A.A. Milne

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland

“Everyone runs around trying to find a place where they still serve breakfast because eating breakfast, even if it’s 5 o’clock in the afternoon, is a sign that the day has just begun and good things can still happen. Having lunch is like throwing in the towel.”
– Jonathan Goldstein, Lenny Bruce is Dead

“And now leave me in peace for a bit! I don’t want to answer a string of questions while I am eating. I want to think!”
“Good Heavens!” said Pippin. “At breakfast?”
– J.R.R. Tolkien, Fellowship of the Ring

“One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.”
– Robert A. Heinlein, Friday

“In Wilson’s scale of evaluations breakfast rated just after life itself and ahead of the chance of immortality.”
– Robert A. Heinlein, By His Bootstraps

“I’m a simple man. I like pretty, dark-haired women and breakfast food.”
– Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation

“There’ll never be a perfect breakfast eaten until some man grows arms long enough to stretch down to New Orleans for his coffee & over to Norfolk for his rolls, & reaches up to Vermont & digs a slice of butter out of a spring-house, & then turns over a beehive close to a white clover patch out in Indiana for the rest. Then he’d come pretty close to making a meal on the amber that the gods eat on Mount Olympia.”
– O. Henry, Hostage To Momus

“He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it hath already committed breakfast with it in his heart.”
– C.S. Lewis

“I went to a restaurant that serves ‘breakfast at any time’. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.”
– Steven Wright

“Breakfast is the only meal of the day that I tend to view with the same kind of traditionalized reverence that most people associate with Lunch and Dinner. I like to eat breakfast alone, and almost never before noon; anybody with a terminally jangled lifestyle needs at least one psychic anchor every twenty-four hours, and mine is breakfast. In Hong Kong, Dallas or at home — and regardless of whether or not I have been to bed — breakfast is a personal ritual that can only be properly observed alone, and in a spirit of genuine excess. The food factor should always be massive: four Bloody Marys, two grapefruits, a pot of coffee, Rangoon crepes, a half-pound of either sausage, bacon, or corned beef hash with diced chiles, a Spanish omelette or eggs Benedict, a quart of milk, a chopped lemon for random seasoning, and something like a slice of Key lime pie, two margaritas, and six lines of the best cocaine for dessert… Right, and there should also be two or three newspapers, all mail and messages, a telephone, a notebook for planning the next twenty-four hours and at least one source of good music… All of which should be dealt with outside, in the warmth of a hot sun, and preferably stone naked.”
– Hunter S. Thompson

Jean Girard: But you have forced me to do this. You are now mocking me and making me look ridiculous. Just say, “I love crepes.”
Cal Noughton, Jr: You know, just to put this in there, I had a whole mess of crepes this morning. They’re just like pancakes, maybe even better.
Ricky Bobby: Wait, are they the really thin pancakes?
Cal: Yeah.
Jean: Yes, they are. They are the really thin pancakes. It’s just a French word for them.
Ricky: Oh, my God, I love those.
Cal: Put any syrups you want on them. I’m just saying, think about it.
Ricky: They come with cheese sometimes?
Jean: Yes, of course, a fromage-crepe.
Ricky: Well, why didn’t someone yell that right away?
Jean: Do you know what’s in the crepe suzette?
Ricky: Oh, I love the crepe suzette.
Jean: With the sugar and lemon juice…
Ricky: Yeah, the sugar and the lemon juice. Sure.
Jean: Grand Marnier.
Ricky: I wish I could crawl into one of those right now. I’d eat my way out from the inside.
– Talledega Nights (h/t to 614orty-Niner)

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