Geoff Platt is a freelance editor & journalist, specialising in dairy. This is a personal blog and views expressed are his own.

14 Apr 2011 (Updated 17 Jul 2011)

Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos

Everyone, it seems, has something to say about ice cream. I have been looking at some quotes about ice cream from a wide range of people.

"I doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream." – Heywood Broun, American journalist.

"Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos." – Donald Franklin Kardong, champion runner, writer, advocate and commentator.

*Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn't illegal." – François-Marie Arouet (pen name Voltaire), French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher.

"My advice to you isn't to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate. That's my philosophy." – Thornton Wilder, American playwright and Pulitzer prize-winning novelist.

"Never trust a skinny ice cream man." – Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's.

"We dare not trust our wit for making our house pleasant to our friend, so we buy ice cream." – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American lecturer, philosopher, essayist and poet.

"I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted – stay up all night or eat ice cream straight out of the container." – Bill Bryson, bestselling author.

"Life is like an ice cream cone – you have to lick it one day at a time." – Charles M Schulz, American cartoonist famous for the comic strip Peanuts.

"You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream." – American proverb.

"There's nothing wrong with me a little ice cream won't fix." – Unknown.

"Without ice cream, life and fame are meaningless." – Unknown.

Geoff Platt is editor of Dairy Innovation magazine. He’s also active on LinkedIn.