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God sends meat, and the Devil sends cooks.

Meat is the flesh of an animal which is eaten. Often the use of the term is limited to the flesh of mammals.


  • God sendeth and giveth both mouth and the meat.
  • God sends meat, and the Devil sends cooks.
  • I didn't squawk about the steak, dear. I merely said I didn't see that old horse that used to be tethered outside here.
    • W. C. Fields, to a waitress, in Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941).
Where's the beef?
  • O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
    It is the green-ey'd monster which doth mock
    The meat it feeds on.
  • Some hae meat and canna eat,
    And some would eat that want it;
    But we hae meat, and we can eat,
    Sae let the Lord be thankit.
If we're not supposed to eat animals, how come they're made out of meat?
  • Outdid the meat, outdid the frolic wine.
  • A tale without love is like beef without mustard: insipid.
    • Anatole France, La Révolte des Anges (The Revolt of the Angels), ch. 8 (1914).
  • If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding! How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat!
  • Not eating meat is a decision, eating meat is an instinct.
  • We used to have a lot of fun. We never had any problems. We always ate. The fact that we didn't have steak? Who had steak?
    • Jesse Owens in Tony Gentry, Jesse Owens, Champion Athlete (1990).
  • Who lives longer? the man who takes heroin for two years and dies, or a man who lives on roast beef, water and potatoes 'till 95? One passes his 24 months in eternity. All the years of the beefeater are lived only in time.
    • Aldous Huxley in Kevin A. Fabiano, ed., The Shortcut: 20 Stories To Get You From Here To There (2006), p. 179.
  • This dish of meat is too good for any but anglers, or very honest men.
  • A king is a thing men have made for their own sakes, for quietness' sake. Just as in a family one man is appointed to buy the meat.
  • I wouldn't touch a hot dog unless you put a condom on it! You realize that the job of a hot dog is to use parts of the animal that the Chinese can't figure out how to make into a belt?
    • Bill Maher, Bill Maher: I'm Swiss (2005), timecode 1:11:10


  • A hot dog at the ball park is better than steak at the Ritz.
    • Humphrey Bogart, from a unidentified film.
    • Captured in an unidentified track, Baseball's Greatest Hits CD (1989).
  • Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you!
  • If we're not supposed to eat animals, how come they're made out of meat?

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