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Daemon
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LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food; sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.

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Why so much words? Love is equal to the appetite.
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I don't get What did he want to say?
MechPebbles
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He seems to be saying that love is primarily a love of food. Love for other things is only metaphorical. This is a rather provocative kind of a definition.
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If we make a stomach a focal point of our emotional world then hate is an nausea. Is there any other options?
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But I think he also said that a person is also an object.
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"I could eat you up"

The same reason we refer to our lovers and darlings as sweetie/honey/sugar/etc. Since eating is pleasurable and the eating of delicious foods even more pleasurable. You also cover the one you love with kisses and/or bites,licks.

In deep sense,It is taking the essence of the thing and making it part of you. If you were to actually eat the cute baby then parts of the baby would become parts of you. If you actually ate your lover/child, then you would be joined in the most complete way possible.
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Food is life. Life is love. I love life and food.



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The Realist
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Cannibals are expert in taking the essence of a human being and joining to his/her own being.
- That is an act of love!! (metaphorically spoken ) . Methinks.
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I think we need a satire thread, just to explain how it works.

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