"KEEP YOUR FORK, THERE'S
There is a story about the Duke of Edinburough, the Queen's husband, visiting
a small town in northern Canada. During the royal visit he had lunch at
the local diner. He was accompanied by his entourage and members of the
local and national press who crowded into the adjacent booths and tables.
It is easy to imagine the attention lavished on a British Monarch dining
at the local establishment. Of course all eyes were on the royal booth
when the restaurant’s proprietress came to the table to clear the
plates and while gently lifting it from his plate, smiled warmly, and
advised “Keep your fork Duke, there’s pie.”
"We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie."
"He was as normal as pumpkin pie and now look at him."
~Elderly Neighbor in Breaking Away
by Steve Tesich
"A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero;
he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around."
New York Times, 1902
"It is utterly insufficient (to eat pie only twice a week), as anyone
who knows the secret of our strength as a nation and the foundation of
our industrial supremacy must admit. Pie is the American synonym of prosperity,
and its varying contents the calendar of the changing seasons. Pie is
the food of the heroic. No pie-eating people can ever be permanently vanquished."
In response to an Englishman’s suggestion that Americans should
reduce their daily pie eating to two days per week.
"The knotted leaf Unfurled to red stalk
Cleaves the earth with such happiness"
by Anne Dimock
"There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image."
~ Happy Stomach - LTH Forum (Chicago-based culinary chat site)
"But I, when I undress me
Each night, upon my knees
Will ask the Lord to bless me
With apple-pie and cheese."
"Thy breath is like the steame of apple-pyes."
Written in praise of a lovely lady.
Robert Green, 1590
"The sugar suggesting jelly, yet not jellied, the morsels of apple
neither dissolved nor yet in original substance, but hanging as it were
in a trance between the spirit and the flesh of applehood… then,
O blessed man, favored by all the divinities! Eat, give thanks and go
forth, 'in apple-pie order !'"
~ Rev. Henry Ward Beecher of Indiana
"In order to make an apple pie from scratch,
you must first invent the universe."
~ Carl Sagan
"Pie and Coffee is approximately the third best
social interaction a man can hope to have with a woman."