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Quotes of The Day [Oct. 6th, 2003|12:43 am]
Peter Sheil
Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

So I went and looked and found the following quotes :-

How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?
Charles De Gaulle (1890 - 1970), in "Les Mots du General", 1962

Cheese - milk's leap toward immortality.
Clifton Fadiman (1904 - )

A poet's hope: to be,
like some valley cheese,
local, but prized elsewhere.
W. H. Auden (1907 - 1973), Collected Poems

DIE, n. The singular of "dice." We seldom hear the word, because there is a prohibitory proverb, "Never say die." At long intervals, however, some one says: "The die is cast," which is not true, for it is cut. The word is found in an immortal couplet by that eminent poet and domestic economist, Senator Depew:

A cube of cheese no larger than a die
May bait the trap to catch a nibbling mie.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914), The Devil's Dictionary

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

When cheese gets it's picture taken, what does it say?
George Carlin (1937 - )

OK, I know most of those aren't poets but they are still funny :P