A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 12, 2015
“Food is an important part of a balanced diet”

New York City-based author Fran Lebowitz wrote in Metropolitan Life (1978):

“Food is an important part of a balanced diet.”

The one-line saying has been frequently cited.


Wikipedia: Fran Lebowitz
Frances Ann “Fran” Lebowitz (born October 27, 1950) is an American author and public speaker. Lebowitz is known for her sardonic social commentary on American life as filtered through her New York City sensibilities. Some reviewers have called her a modern-day Dorothy Parker.

OCLC WorldCat record
Metropolitan life
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Publisher: New York : Dutton, ©1978.
Edition/Format: Print book : English : 1st ed

Google Books
Words of Wellness:
A Treasury of Quotations for Well-Being

Edited by Joseph Sutton
Published by author
1991
Pg. ?:
Food is an important part of a balanced diet.—Fran Lebowitz

Google Books
And I Quote:
The Definitive Collection of Quotes, Sayings, and Jokes for the Contemporary SPeechmaker

By Ashton Applewhite, William R. Evans III and Andrew Frothingham
New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press
1992
Pg. 198:
Food is an important part of a balanced diet. — Fran Lebowitz

Google Books
Food and Drink:
A Book of Quotations

Edited by Susan L. Rattiner
Mineola, NY: Dover
2002
Pg. 44:
Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

Google Books
The Fran Lebowitz Reader
By Fran Lebowitz
New York, NY: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
2011
Pg. ?:
Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

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