quod me nutrit me destruit

what nourishes me destroys me

Notes

Thought to have originated with Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe. Generally interpreted to mean that that which motivates or drives a person can consume him or her from within. This phrase has become a popular slogan or motto for pro-ana websites, anorexics and bulimics.

Words

  • quodbecause, that, the fact that, the point that, what, whereas, which