In the course of my life I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British statesman and author
Comment (c. 1940s)

Quoted by Lord Normanbrook in John Wheeler-Bennett, ed., Action This Day: Working with Churchill, p. 28 (1968).

Frequently paraphrased as:
  • "Eating my words has never given me indigestion."
  • "I have never developed indigestion from eating my words."
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