"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
~ Through the Looking-Glass
by Lewis Carroll
"I like breakfast-time better than any other moment in the day," said Mr. Irwine. "No dust has settled on one's mind then, and it presents a clear mirror to the rays of things."
~ Adam Bede
by George Eliot
"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast."
~ An Ideal Husband
by Oscar Wilde
The dinner was as remarkable for the splendour and completeness of its appointments as the mansion itself, and the company were remarkable for doing it ample justice, in which respect Messrs Pyke and Pluck particularly signalised themselves; these two gentlemen eating of every dish, and drinking of every bottle, with a capacity and perseverance truly astonishing. They were remarkably fresh, too, notwithstanding their great exertions: for, on the appearance of the dessert, they broke out again, as if nothing serious had taken place since breakfast.
~ Nicholas Nickleby
by Charles Dickens
In these days a man is nobody unless his biography is kept so far posted up that it may be ready for the national breakfast-table on the morning after his demise.
~ Doctor Thorne
by Anthony Trollope
All the knives and forks were working away at a rate that was quite alarming; very few words were spoken; and everybody seemed to eat his utmost in self-defence, as if a famine were expected to set in before breakfast time to-morrow morning, and it had become high time to assert the first law of nature.
~ Martin Chuzzlewit
by Charles Dickens
We had our breakfasts--whatever happens in a house, robbery or murder, it doesn't matter, you must have your breakfast.
~ The Moonstone
by Wilkie Collins
"Grub, ho!" now cried the landlord, flinging open a door, and in we went to breakfast.
~ Moby Dick
by Herman Melville
It was the forty-fathom slumber that clears the soul and eye and heart, and sends you to breakfast ravening.
~ Captains Courageous
by Rudyard Kipling