Marvin Harris Quotes



Best Quotes by Marvin Harris

“I don't see how you can write anything of value if you don't offend someone.”

Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture Quotes

“Anyone who contends there is something inherently more "natural" about a diet rich in wheat or rice than one rich in meat knows little about either culture or nature.”

Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture

“Humans are big animals, but it takes an immense effort just to capture a few of them. The hunted are as alert, evasive, and as well-informed about hunting as the hunters.”

Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture

“Strictly speaking, human flesh itself contains the highest-qual­
ity protein that one can eat.”

Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture

“We can eat and digest everything from rancid mammary gland
secretions to fungi to rocks (or cheese, mushrooms, and salt if
you prefer euphemisms).”

Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture

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