Thoughts on New year's Diets

Published: Jan 25, 2014 06:35:45 AM IST
Updated: Jan 25, 2014 08:51:00 AM IST
Thoughts on New year's Diets
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The two biggest sellers in any bookstore are the cookbooks and the diet books. The cookbooks tell you how to prepare the food and the diet books tell you how not to eat any of it.
Andy Rooney

Seeing is deceiving. It’s eating that’s believing.
James Thurber

The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life.
Cyril Connolly

Before long it will be the animals who do the dieting so that the ultimate consumer does not have to.
Mimi Sheraton

Think of weight gain as merely a rounding error.
Richard Hyfler

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign that something is eating us.
Peter De Vries

The diet book is one of those fool-and-money separation devices that seems, like roulette or slot machines, never to lose its power.
Christopher Hitchens

Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes than the first four hours of a diet.
Dan Bennett

I refuse to spend
my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.
John Mortimer

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.
Orson Welles

I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.
Mae West

Wanna waste money? Buy diet books. Wanna make money? Write one. Wanna waist away? Eat less.
Malcolm Forbes

(This story appears in the 07 February, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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