Quotes About Sugar

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Shirley Jackson
“You will be wondering about that sugar bowl, I imagine, is it still in use? You are wondering, has it been cleaned? You may very well ask, was it thoroughly washed?”
Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Laurell K. Hamilton
“I sipped my own coffee, heavy on the sugar and cream, trying to make up for the late work the night before. Caffeine and sugar, the two basic food groups.”
Laurell K. Hamilton, Cerulean Sins

Kady Cross
“Don’t cry, Treasure. You’ll get me all wet and then I’ll melt. I’m made of sugar, don’t you know.”
Kady Cross, The Girl in the Steel Corset

Vera Nazarian
“Neither sugar nor salt tastes particularly good by itself. Each is at its best when used to season other things.

Love is the same way.

Use it to "season" people.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Kelly Moran
“Just about every available female--and some unavailable--seemed to think the way to his heart was through his blood sugar levels.”
Kelly Moran, Puppy Love

Stephen King
“Want a Coke?” Abra asked. “Sugar solves lots of problems, that’s what I think.”
Stephen King, Doctor Sleep
tags: sugar

Robert Rankin
“If there are no spots on a sugar cube then I’ve just put a dice in my tea.”
Robert Rankin, The Antipope

Rachel Vincent
“I opened my mouth to tell her that everything would be okay, but the words melted like sugar on my tongue-sweet yet insubstantial.”
Rachel Vincent, The Stars Never Rise

“I spent 33 years and 4 months in active military service . . . And during that period I spent most of my time as a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.

Thus, I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street.

I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1902–1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927, I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested.

Our boys were sent off to die with beautiful ideals painted in front of them. No one told them that dollars and cents were the real reason they were marching off to kill and die.”
General Smedley Butler

Jacques Loeb
“Through the discovery of Buchner, Biology was relieved of another fragment of mysticism. The splitting up of sugar into CO2 and alcohol is no more the effect of a 'vital principle' than the splitting up of cane sugar by invertase. The history of this problem is instructive, as it warns us against considering problems as beyond our reach because they have not yet found their solution.”
Jacques Loeb

Toni Morrison
“There is honey in this land sweeter than any I know of, and I have cut cane in places where the dirt itself tasted like sugar, so that's saying a heap.”
Toni Morrison, Paradise

Munia Khan
“The problem is not in the sugar when it tastes bitter, the problem is with the tongue.”
Munia Khan

“Writing lets you be, say, and do anything. It's sugar for your ego and wings for your ideas.”
A.M. McKnight, Goslyn County

Laini Taylor
“Nwella came up with a silver bowl and a big soft brush, and before Madrigal knew what was happening Nwella had dusted her chest, neck, and shoulders with something that glittered.
“Sugar,” she said, giggling.
“Nwella!” Madrigal tried to brush it off, but it was dust-fine and it clung: sugar powder, which girls wore when they planned to be tasted. If her rose petal lips and naked back were not enough invitation to Thiago, Madrigal thought, this certainly was. Its telltale shimmer might as well have been a sign that said LICK ME.”
Laini Taylor

Giulia Enders
“Sweetness is not in itself unhealthy, we simply eat only the most unhealthy kind of sweetness.”
Giulia Enders, Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ

“Sugar gave rise to the slave trade; now sugar has enslaved us.”
Jeff O'Connell, Sugar Nation: The Hidden Truth Behind America's Deadliest Habit and the Simple Way to Beat It
tags: sugar

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“When it comes to things such as sugar and rice, most people believe that brown is superior to white. But when it comes to human beings, they believe that the opposite is true.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Cohen testified that there was no 'direct relationship' linking heart disease to dietary fats, and that he had been able to induce the same blood-vessel complications seen in heart disease merely by feeding sugar to his laboratory rats. Peter Cleave testified to his belief that the problem extended to all refined carbohydrates. 'I don't hold the cholesterol view for a moment,' Cleave said, noting that mankind had been eating saturated fats for hundreds of thousands of years. 'For a modern disease to be related to an old-fashioned food is one of the most ludicrous things I have ever heard in my life... but, when it comes to the dreadful sweet things that are served up... that is a very different proposition.”
Gary Taubes, Good Calories, Bad Calories

Dee Ellis
“This is going to light us up and burn us to the ground”
Dee Ellis, Let It Burn

Nancy S. Mure
“The processed food industry hijacked our palates by using three highly addictive weapons -- sugar, salt and wheat.”
Nancy S. Mure

Nancy S. Mure
“Joint pain, bloating and foggy thoughts are not imagined symptoms, They're the result of improper diet. Make eliminations. Start with wheat, then dairy, then sugar. These are the most inflammatory foods.”
Nancy S. Mure, EAT! Empower, Adjust, Triumph!: Lose Ridiculous Weight, Succeed On Any Diet Plan, Bust Through Any Plateau in 3 Empowering Steps!

Julie Koh
“Never forget,' says Sugar Daddy, 'we are a nation built on sugar. It is our history and it is the source of our prosperity, now and in the future.'

This is true. Our entire nation sits on reclaimed land made from sugar. Ours is an island that rose out of the sea, built on a hard core of toffee.”
Julie Koh, Capital Misfits

Julie Koh
“She pulls me further down. More trapped souls reach out to us, dressed in clothes from decades past. The girl ignores them as we descend along the timeline – decade by decade – towards the birth of the island.”
Julie Koh, Capital Misfits

“Be careful with those who speak from two mouths,
It’s like eating sugar and salt simultaneously,
Their intentions are not genuine, they are impure
-Charmaine J Forde”
Charmaine J. Forde

أحمد بهجت
“يمكن القول أن الحب هو ملح الأرض وهو ملح تفسد الأرض بغيره، ولكنه ملح يبدأ طعمه كالسكر ، ثم يتحول لطبيعته الأصليه”
أحمد بهجت, دنيا بنت دنيا

“When the Planters fled from Haiti, they established coffee farms or cafetales, as part of their newly formed Plantation. Generally, coffee profits were about 5%, whereas sugar gave them a 10% return, but much was dependent on the economy and local conditions. Cafetales were easier to start and with as little as 10 slaves, a planter could begin his enterprise. Most of the French plantation owners took great pride in their holdings and beautified their plantations with magnificent palms lining grand entryways and spectacular wrought iron gates. The eastern end of Cuba was still available for development and many big plantations started in this modest way, but eventually the coffee plants were replaced with sugar cane due to the greater profit margin. Though blamed by many as the sole cause for the decline of Cuba’s coffee industry, the U.S. Import Tariff of 1835 was only partially to blame for the fall in coffee production.
From the beginning, the prices of sugar fluctuated and prevented the Cuban economy from ever becoming stable. The first time was when the prices reached a high, during the Peace of Amiens in 1802. The treaty only survived for a year and shortly thereafter prices plunged, when the supply exceeded demand. During the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, the price of sugar soared again, until the British conquest of Martinique and Guadeloupe brought the price tumbling down. The following year during the War of 1812 prices rose again, and by 1814 they reached another all-time high. This continued into modern times, creating a feast or famine economy.”
Captain Hank Bracker, The Exciting Story of Cuba

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