Oyster Quotes

Oysters are the most tender and delicate of all seafoods. The stay in bed all day and night. They never work or take exercise, are stupendous drinkers, and wait for their meals to come to them. Hector Bolitho

‘It’s a wery remarkable circumstance, sir’, said Sam, ‘that poverty and oysters seems to go together.’ Charles Dickens (Pickwick Papers)

I live absolutely like an oyster. Gustave Flaubert

I had rather be an oyster than a man, the most stupid and senseless of animals. George Berkeley

If you don’t love life you can’t enjoy an oyster; there is a shock of freshness to it and intimations of the ages of man, some piercing intuition of the sea and all its weeds and breezes. Eleanor Clark

The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster. David Hume

He was a bold man that first eat an oyster. Jonathan Swift