Quotable Quotes

“Do I dare to eat a peach?”
from “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” T.S. Eliot

“My pleasant disposition likes the world with nobody in it.
–Georgia O’Keefe (Life, March 1, 1968)

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
-Margaret Atwood

“What is this too much? Hey?!   It is never too much—it is only not enough.  Bite your teeth into the ass of life and  drag it to you.”
—Pascal (from Big Night)

“Lasagna Bolognese—you can’t believe how good it is….. You eat and then you kill yourself, you have to kill yourself… you can’t live.”
—Primo (from Big Night)

“Edible, adj.:  Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.”
–Ambrose Bierce

“Everything is awesome….”
The Lego Movie

“Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting.”
–unknown

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a ‘What the hell?’ attitude.”
–Julia Child

“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.”
–Hippocrates

“We are capable of much more than we think we are.”
–Lao Tzu

“What will you do today that will matter tomorrow?”
–Ralph Marston

“From small beginnings, come great things.”
–Proverb

Debra’s quotes

"I believe that children in this country need a more robust literary diet than they are getting…. I will never talk down to, or draw down to, children."— Barbara Cooney

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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