45 Best Anthony Bourdain Quotes

Anthony Michael Bourdain was an American author, travel documentarian, TV personality and the most influential chefs in the world. He was born on June 25, 1956, in New York City and died on 8 June 2018 by committing a suicide. After short Introduction of Anthony Michael Bourdain, Now I am moving towards my topic which is best Anthony Bourdain Quotes.

45 Best Anthony Bourdain Quotes on Travelling, Life, Food, Cooking, Vegetarianism & Success

So the best quotes by Anthony Bourdain on Travelling, Life, Food, Cooking, Vegetarianism & Success are in the following:

Anthony Bourdain Quotes

Success Quotes By Anthony Bourdain

  1. “Luck is not a business model.”
  2. “I learned to recognize failure.”
  3. “You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.”
  4. “Don’t lie about it. You made a mistake. Admit it and move on. Just don’t do it again. Ever”
  5. “Writing anything is a treason of sorts.”
  6. “I don’t have to agree with you to like you or respect you.”
  7. “It’s very rarely a good career move to have a conscience.”
  8. “I had field experience, a vocabulary and a criminal mind. I was a danger to myself and others.”
  9. “An ounce of sauce covers a multitude of sins.”
  10. “To be treated well in places where you don’t expect to be treated well, to find things in common with people you thought previously you had very, very little in common with, that can’t be a bad thing.”
  11. “And chicken is boring. Chefs see it as a menu item for people who don’t know what they want to eat.”
  12. “Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.”
  13. “I’m definitely looking forward to the day when I stop working – if I ever stop working. I like the idea of keeling over in my tomato vines in Sardinia or northern Italy.”
  14. “Without new ideas success can become stale.” – Famous Quotes by Anthony Bourdain
  15. “Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one’s life.”
  16. “Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter-faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn.”
  17. “Under ‘reasons for leaving the last job’, never give the real reason, unless it’s money or ambition.”
  18. “[When I die], I will decidedly not be regretting missed opportunities for a good time. My regrets will be more along the lines of a sad list of people hurt, people let down, assets wasted and advantages squandered.”
  19. “Our movements through time and space seem somehow trivial compared to a heap of boiled meat in broth, the smell of saffron, garlic, fishbones and Pernod.”
  20. “Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” – Anthony Bourdain Quotes 
  21. “if you look someone in the eye and call them a ‘fat, worthless, syphilitic puddle of badger crap’ it doesn’t mean you don’t like them. It can be – and often is – a term of endearment.”
  22. “To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living. Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all I stand for, the pure enjoyment of food.”
  23. “No one understands and appreciates the American Dream of hard work leading to material rewards better than a non-American.”
  24. “I am not a fan of people who abuse service staff. In fact, I find it intolerable. It’s an unpardonable sin as far as I’m concerned, taking out personal business or some other kind of dissatisfaction on a waiter or busboy.”
  25. “Skills can be taught. Character you either have or you don’t have.”
  26. “I’m a big believer in winging it. I’m a big believer that you’re never going to find perfect city travel experience or the perfect meal without a constant willingness to experience a bad one. Letting the happy accident happen is what a lot of vacation itineraries miss, I think, and I’m always trying to push people to allow those things to happen rather than stick to some rigid itinerary.”
  27. “To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.”
  28. “My love for chaos, conspiracy and the dark side of human nature colors the behavior of my charges, most of whom are already living near the fringes of acceptable conduct.”
  29. “Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown” – Anthony Bourdain Quotes 
  30. “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you.”
  31. “Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.”
  32. “Garlic is divine. Few food items can taste so many distinct ways, handled correctly. Misuse of garlic is a crime…Please, treat your garlic with respect…Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don’t deserve to eat garlic.”
  33. “The journey is part of the experience – an expression of the seriousness of one’s intent. One doesn’t take the A train to Mecca.”
  34. “Frightened people become angry people—as history teaches us again and again.” – Best Quotes by Anthony Bourdain
  35. “Maybe that’s enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom…is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go. -Anthony Bourdain”
  36. “You have to be a romantic to invest yourself, your money, and your time in cheese.”
  37. “That without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, moribund.”
  38. “For a moment, or a second, the pinched expressions of the cynical, world-weary, throat-cutting, miserable bastards we’ve all had to become disappears when we’re confronted with something as simple as a plate of food.”
  39. “Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.”
  40. “I learned a long time ago that trying to micromanage the perfect vacation is always a disaster. That leads to terrible times.”
  41. “As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks — on your body or on your heart — are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.”

  42. “For me, the cooking life has been a long love affair, with moments both sublime and ridiculous. But like a love affair, looking back you remember the happy times best.”

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