We may live without poetry, music, and art; We may live without conscience, and live without heart; We may live without friends; we may live without books; But civilized man cannot live without cooks. He may live without books, -what is knowledge but grieving? He may live without hope, -what is hope but deceiving? He may live without love, -what is passion but pining? But where is the man that can live without dining?
Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton