Let them eat cake
A saying that shows insensitivity to or incomprehension of the realities of life for the unfortunate. Rousseau, in his Confessions, tells of a great princess who, on being informed that the country people had no bread, replied, “Let them eat cake.” This statement is often, and incorrectly, attributed to Marie Antoinette.
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Two Indonesian airlines, Garuda and Lion Air, have seen Fernandes eat their lunch and are only now responding.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Still, I wish that DuVernay had given us more about those who are less famous besides a scene where they all eat dinner together.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Tribole tells her patients not to change what they eat but how.
Now, his new book “The Bulletproof Diet,” claims to offer a weight loss solution that lets you have your butter, and eat it too.Bulletproof Coffee and the Case for Butter as a Health Food|DailyBurn|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A big cake requires a big festival, and Augustus was happy to comply.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts|Molly Hannon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You see Squinty, like most little pigs, thought more of something to eat than of anything else.
Jean clung to his English nurse, who played the fascinating game of pretending to eat his hand.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
I mean it is well my mother is ill, and doesn't wish to eat, for there would be nothing for her, if she did.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
Many of his bird neighbors,p. 31 for instance, liked the same things to eat that he did.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
That was because he was hungry, you see, but pigs nearly always eat fast, as though they were continually in a hurry.