Anthony Bourdain Quotes: Author, Travel Documentarian, and Television Personality

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Go though the quotes of Anthony Bourdain on love, food, travel and politics, which show you how much an American celebrity chief and author, was so beloved. Magic of his quotes is to be loved yourself.

Bourdain was born on June 25, 1956 in New York City, U.S and died on June 8, 2018 (aged 61) in Kaysersberg-Vignoble, Haut-Rhin, France. The cause of death was suicide by hanging. Some of his notable work is a book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, which was publish in 2000.

Famous Quotes of Anthony Bourdain:

1.your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.

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2. I don’t have to agree with you to like you or respect you.

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3. Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans … are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.

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4. No one understands and appreciates the American Dream of hard work leading to material rewards better than a non-American.

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5. Don’t lie about it. You made a mistake. Admit it and move on. Just don’t do it again. Ever

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6. 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.

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7. Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.

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8. You have to be a romantic to invest yourself, your money, and your time in cheese.

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9. Don’t touch my dick, don’t touch my knife.

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10. To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.

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11. 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.

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12. There is no Final Resting Place of the Mind.

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13. The way you make an omelet reveals your character.

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14. I lurched away from the table after a few hours feeling like Elvis in Vegas – fat, drugged, and completely out of it.

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15. An ounce of sauce covers a multitude of sins.

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16. Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one’s life.

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17. Like I said before, your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.

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18. What’s the opposite of suck? Un-suck?

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19. Under ‘Reasons for Leaving Last Job’, never give the real reason, unless it’s money or ambition.

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20. Good food and good eating are about risk.

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21. Writing anything is a treason of sorts.

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22. And now to sleep, to dream…perchance to fart.

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23. Without new ideas success can become stale.

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24. Cream rises. Excellence does have its rewards.

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25. It’s very rarely a good career move to have a conscience.

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26. I could eat bloody Elvis – if you put enough vinegar on him.

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27. Food had power. It could inspire, astonish, shock, excite, delight and impress. It had the power to please me . . .

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28. He doesn’t yearn for a better, different life than the one he has – because he knows he’s got a home in this one.

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29. People confuse me. Food doesn’t.

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30. Perhaps omelet skills should be learned at the same time you learn to fuck.

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31. I Like this quote I dislike this quote“My house is run, essentially, by an adopted, fully clawed cat with a mean nature.

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32. I had field experience, a vocabulary and a criminal mind. I was a danger to myself and others.

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33. Having a sous-chef with excellent cooking skills and a criminal mind is one of God’s great gifts.

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34. And chicken is boring. Chefs see it as a menu item for people who don’t know what they want to eat.

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35. This, I knew, was the magic I had until now been only dimly and spitefully aware of.

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36. To have a child is to give fate a hostage.

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37. I learned to recognize failure.

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38. I believe I should be able to treat my hamburger like food, not like infectious fucking medical waste.

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39. Selling out is getting a job.

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40. Skills can be taught. Character you either have or don’t have.

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41. I can’t imagine a better example of Things To Be Wary Of in the food department than bargain sushi.

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42. I have since found that almost everybody in the meat business is funny —just as almost everyone in the fish business is not.

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43. Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter-faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn.

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44. What are our expectations? Which of the things we desire are within reach? If not now, when? and will there be some left for me?

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45. the pernicious spread of raw food continues, and its prodigiously farting adherents continue to multiply. They must be stopped.

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46. Cooking is a craft, I like to think, and a good cook is a craftsman — not an artist.

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47. Food, it appeared, could be important. It could be an event. It had secrets.

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48. An ounce of sauce covers a multitude of sins,

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49. 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.

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50. Life without stock is barely worth living, and you will never attain demi-glace without

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51. And I’ve long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk.

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52. The menu selections for my brother and me expanded somewhat, to include steak-frites and steak hache (hamburger).

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53. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don’t deserve to eat garlic.

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54. So I didn’t have time to craft artful lies and evasions even if I’d wanted to.

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55. Whatever had the most shock value became my meal of choice.

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56. There has ling been a happy symbiotic relationship between kitchen and bar. Simply put, the kitchen wants booze, and the bartender wants food.

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57. history, as they say, will always be written by the victors.

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58. There is nothing cool about “used to be cool.

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59. With my little short-shorts a permanent affront, I was quickly becoming a sullen, moody, difficult little bastard.

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60. I know how old most seafood is on Monday — about four to five days old!

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61. your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park.

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62. The food was what you might expect to find on Air Uganda tourist class:

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63. I think people lose sight of the fact that chefs should be ultimately in the pleasure business, not in the look-at-me business.

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64. Food had power. It could inspire, astonish, shock, excite, delight and impress. It had the power to please me . . . and others.

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65. I love the saying “Nobody likes a dirty old man or a clean little boy.

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66. What is love? Love is eating twenty-four ounces of raw fish at four o’clock in the morning.

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