English translation: Without bread and wine, even love will pine.
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I would like to thank you all for your very valid suggestions. I am going for this mainly for the rhyme but I feel that most of the others would have been satisfactory as well. Great. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Explanation: I just KNOW there is a very similar expression, but can't find it. After a half hour of Google, came up with this. The original is "Man cannot live on bread alone", but THERE IS an English equivalent. Good luck!
Ramey Rieger Germany Local time: 20:08 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 63