Shel Silverstein Page

“Said the little boy, Sometimes I drop my spoon. Said the little old man, I do that too. The little boy whispered, I wet my pants. I do too, laughed the old man. Said the little boy, I often cry. The old man nodded. So do I. But worst of all, said the boy, it seems Grown-ups don't pay attention to me. And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand. I know what you mean, said the little old man.”

- Shel Silverstein

E. M. Forster Page

“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.”

- E. M. Forster

Source/Notes: The BBC Talks of E.M. Forster, 1929-1960: A Selected Edition, p. 412, "Fifth Anniversary of the Third Programme, 29 Sept. 1951" - ISBN: 9780826218001
Buddha Page

“Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.”

- Buddha

Brian Harris Page

“To be born in Wales, not with a silver spoon in your mouth, but, with music in your blood and with poetry in your soul, is a privilege indeed.”

- Brian Harris

Randall Jarrell Page

“Be, as you have been, my happiness; Let me sleep beside you, each night, like a spoon.”

- Randall Jarrell

Source/Notes: Woman, lines 170-171 - The Lost World (1965)


Agatha Christie Page

“The human mind prefers to be spoon-fed with the thoughts of others, but deprived of such nourishment it will, reluctantly, begin to think for itself - and such thinking, remember, is original thinking and may have valuable results.”

- Agatha Christie

Malin Akerman Page

“Nutella. I dig my spoon in and eat it straight out of the jar. I can easily go through one a week.”

- Malin Akerman

Nicholson Baker Page

“Spoon the sauce over the ice cream. It will harden. This is what you have been working for.”

- Nicholson Baker

Drew Bledsoe Page

“I kind of picked up the game at an early age. The way that other kids would learn what a fork or a spoon is.”

- Drew Bledsoe

Charles Buxton Page

“The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.”

- Charles Buxton


Michael Fassbender Page

“Magneto has a whole lot of complexity to him. Emotionally, he's coming from a very damaged place. I like the ambivalence of it. I want the audience leaving the theater wondering, asking the questions themselves rather than being spoon-fed like a lot of these super-villain characters.”

- Michael Fassbender

Uri Geller Page

“I was about five years old when I was eating soup in our kitchen, and as I was lifting the spoon towards my mouth, it bent and broke in half.”

- Uri Geller

Anna Held Page

“There is no disgrace in working. There was no silver spoon around at the time I was born.”

- Anna Held

Mick Jagger Page

“You wake up in the morning and you look at your old spoon, and you say to yourself, 'Mick, it's time to get yourself a new spoon.' And you do.”

- Mick Jagger

Jude Law Page

“I'm incredibly boring; I had a very happy childhood. I never starved, nor did I have a silver spoon in my mouth. I'm one of those terribly middle-of-the-road, British middle class, South London gents.”

- Jude Law


Jerry Lewis Page

“We're leaving the House to people who either were born with a silver spoon in their mouth... or couldn't get better jobs in the first place.”

- Jerry Lewis

Paul Lynde Page

“Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!”

- Paul Lynde