Speaking of food, novelists and philosophers occasionally do just that.

The Road to Wellville
by T. Corghessan Boyle (1993)

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Dr. Kellogg to an audience at his Battle Creek Sanitorium circa 1900: "I say to you, Mrs. Tindermarsh, and to the rest of you ladies and gentlemen of the audience, and I say it with all my heart" - pause, two beats - "a steak is every bit as deadly as a gun. Worse. At least if one points a gun at one's head and pulls the trigger, the end comes with merciful swiftness..."

Nevertheless, I'd really rather have a really good steak than a bowl of Dr. Kellogg's.

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