Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.
— Confucius

Wedding: the point at which a man stops toasting a woman and begins roasting her.
Helen Rowland roasted quote

Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.
— Chinese Proverbs

I never complained of the vicissitudes of fortune, nor suffered my face to be overcast at the revolution of the heavens, except once, when my feet were bare, and I had not the means of obtaining shoes. I came to the chief of Kfah in a state of much dejection, and saw there a man who had no feet. I returned thanks to God and acknowledged his mercies, and endured my want of shoes with patience, and exclaimed, Roast fowl to him thats sated will seem less Upon the board than leaves of garden cress. While, in the sight of helpless poverty, Boiled turnip will a roasted pullet be.
— Sadi Gulistan

I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child, well nursed, is at a year old, a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout.
— roasted quotation by Jonathan Swift