François Rabelais

François Rabelais

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: French

Occupation: Clergyman, writer, doctor, humanist

Biography: François Rabelais was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor, Renaissance humanist, monk and Greek scholar. He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, bawdy jokes and songs. His best known work is Gargantua and Pantagruel.

François Rabelais

“A bellyful is a bellyful.”

- François Rabelais

Source/Notes: Complete sentence: "So full I had filled my puddings before, and a bellyful is a bellyful you know." Source: The Works of Francis Rabelais, Volume 2 (1851 edition), p. 472, "Pantagruel - Chapter XXIII"
Source/Notes: In French: "L'habit ne fait pas le moine". It's quoted as a proverb on "Oeuvres de François Rabelais, Volume 2", p. 495

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