Popular Anthony Bourdain Quotes

The cooking profession, while it’s a noble craft and a noble calling, ’cause you’re doing something useful – you’re feeding people, you’re nurturing them, you’re providing sustenance – it was never pure.


The way you make an omelet reveals your character.


For me, the cooking life has been a long love affair, with moments both sublime and ridiculous.


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


If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.


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.


The way you make an omelet reveals your character.


Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.


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


I’d like to play bass like Bootsy Collins. I’m serious. That would be my dream.


This is the dream of all the world. The dream is to live in Granada. You know, work in the morning, have a one-hour in the afternoon, at night go out and have that life. You know. Go out and see your friends and eat tapa and drink red wine and be in a beautiful place.


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