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Soon you'll realize that many people will love the idea of you, but will lack the maturity to handle the reality of you. - Reyna Biddy

Soon you’ll realize that many people will love the idea of you, but will lack the maturity to handle the reality of you. – Reyna Biddy

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30 Most Memorable Anthony Bourdain Quotes About Life, Food and Travel

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Anthony Bourdain is a name that’s not just popular in the culinary world but in books and TV, too.

As he was working as an executive chef in Brasserie Les Halles, he published an article entitled “Don’t Eat Before Reading This” which exposed the ugly things that are happening in the restaurant world. He expanded this article in the memoir Kitchen Confidential: Adventures of the Culinary Underbelly which was published in 2000. The memoir didn’t just include more accounts of the inner workings of restaurant kitchens but it also disclosed his battle with heroin addiction.

After the books’ success, Bourdain achieved even more success and popularity with TV shows such as A Cook’s Tour and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. He was working on a few episodes of Parts Unknown when he was found dead in his hotel room on June 8, 2018, in Strasbourg, France.

As a way to look back at his career and success, here are the best and must-read Anthony Bourdain quotes.

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

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My house is run, essentially, by an adopted, fully clawed cat with a mean nature.

I’m not afraid to look like a big, hairy, smelly, foreign devil in Tokyo, though I do my best not to, I really do.

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You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.

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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.

What nicer thing can you do for somebody than make them breakfast?

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Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.

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If anything is good for pounding humility into you permanently, it’s the restaurant business.

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.

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For a dinner date, I eat light all day to save room, then I go all in: I choose this meal and this order, and I choose you, the person across from me, to share it with. There’s a beautiful intimacy in a meal like that.

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I’m not afraid to look like an idiot.

You can call me the bad boy chef all you want. I’m not going to freak out about it. I’m not that bad. I’m certainly not a boy, and it’s been a while since I’ve been a chef.

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I’ve never seen someone enjoy a cold beer on a little plastic stool more than President Obama.

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Anyone who’s a chef, who loves food, ultimately knows that all that matters is: ‘Is it good? Does it give pleasure?’

An egg in anything makes it better.

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Life is complicated. It’s filled with nuance. It’s unsatisfying… If I believe in anything, it is doubt. The root cause of all life’s problems is looking for a simple fucking answer.

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Sometimes the greatest meals on vacations are the ones you find when Plan A falls through.

I mean, I’ve had more time on this Earth than I probably deserve, and I enjoy cigarettes very much, but now I feel that I owe this child who loves me to at least try to live a little longer, you know?

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I have the best job in the world. If I’m unhappy, it’s a failure of imagination.

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I was a happy dishwasher. I jokingly say that I learned every important lesson, all the most important lessons of my life as a dishwasher.

Basic cooking skills are a virtue… the ability to feed yourself and a few others with proficiency should be taught to every young man and woman as a fundamental skill. [It’s] as vital to growing up as learning to wipe one’s own ass, cross the street by oneself, or be trusted with money.

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

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Without new ideas success can become stale.

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

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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.

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Without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, and moribund.

Anytime I’m eating spicy noodles in a bowl, I’m happy.

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I’ll be right here. Until they drag me off the line. I’m not going anywhere. I hope. It’s been an adventure. We took some casualties over the years. Things got broken. Things got lost. But I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

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I don’t really care about what people say about me when I’m gone, I guess Jerry Stahl would make an entertaining — if not necessarily flattering — story of the gruesome details.

[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.

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35 Amazing Prince Quotes About Life and Creativity

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With hits that included Purple Rain and 1999, Prince rose to fame in the 1980s. Born on June 7, 1958 as Prince Rogers Nelson, his start in the music industry was controversial as his albums were filled with a mixture of sexual and religious themes. Despite that, Prince was able to become a 7-time Grammy winner.

Prince was found dead on April 21, 2016. After his death, it was established that the singer was addicted to pain medication and believed to endure chronic pain after undergoing a hip surgery a few years earlier. This led to speculations that Prince died of accidental overdose of a synthetic opiate.

As a way to look back and celebrate his career, here are some of the best Prince quotes you’ll find on the internet.

Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.

Everyone has a rock bottom.

A strong spirit transcends rules.

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Each audience is different.

I’ve grown up, everyone’s got to grow up. But there’s something inside me, I’m always going to have that little sort of – how do you say? – child streak.

There are people who are unhappy with everything.

Time is a mind construct. It’s not real.

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I want to make heart decisions in business. If you can’t do that, you’re not free. I want to be able to dictate which way I’m going to go.

I don’t really care so much what people say about me because it usually is a reflection of who they are.

When you wake up, each day looks the same, so each day should be a new beginning.

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The Bible is a study guide for social interaction.

There’s a dark side to everything.

Sometimes it takes years for a person to become an overnight success.

Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.

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Instead of hate, celebrate.

YouTube is the hippest network, and they abuse copyright right and left.

Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what’s already there.

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There are people who are unhappy with everything.

Like books and black lives, albums still matter.

I’ve never stopped writing, never stopped recording.

Technology is cool, but you’ve got to use it as opposed to letting it use you.

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My hair is capable of doing a lot of different things.

I like constructive criticism from smart people.

If you lend your consciousness to someone else, you’re a robot.

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I have friends that are gay, and we study the Bible together.

Music is music, ultimately. If it makes you feel good, cool.

The hardest thing with musicians is getting them not to play.

Music is real. It affects people; it’s real.

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People say I’m wearing heels because I’m short. I wear heels because the women like ’em.

I always knew I had a relationship with God. But I wasn’t sure God had a relationship with me.

The music industry is a matrix that is counter to what is natural and right.

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The music, for me, doesn’t come on a schedule. I don’t know when it’s going to come, and when it does, I want it out.

Hip-hop is very diverse, but if you only focus on one aspect of it, then what you get is this image of Black America that is completely contrary to what actually goes on.

In the tech-savvy, real-time world we all live in today, everything is faster.

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24 John Wesley Quotes You Need to Know

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Born on June 17, 1703, John Wesley was an evangelist and philanthropist. Together with William Morgan, Robert Kirkham, and his own brother Charles, he formed a religious group known as the Methodist. After its creation, the group was persecuted and attacked by the magistrates and clergy. They were accused of creating negative impressions on the clergy of the Church of England and leading people to believe in miraculous gifts.

Wesley traveled a lot. Most of the time, he was on horseback and preaching several times a day. As his health declined, his preaching ceased and he died on June 28, 1790.

Passion and prejudice govern the world; only under the name of reason. It is our part, by religion and reason joined, to counteract them all we can.

Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.

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I look upon the whole world as my parish.

Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.

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I set myself on fire and people come to watch me burn.

The best thing of all is God is with us.

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Once in seven years I burn all my sermons; for it is a shame if I cannot write better sermons now than I did seven years ago.

God does nothing except in response to believing prayer.

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Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.

Prayer is where the action is.

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Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry.

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.

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When a man becomes a Christian, he becomes industrious, trustworthy and prosperous. Now, if that man when he gets all he can and saves all he can does not give all he can, I have more hope for Judas Iscariot than for that man!

Humility and patience are the surest proofs of the increase of love.

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The bottom of the soul may be in repose, even while we are in many outward troubles; just as the bottom of the sea is calm, while the surface is strongly agitated.

Prayer continues in the desire of the heart, though the understanding be employed on outward things.

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Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergymen or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon Earth.

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to cast off his trust in riches.

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I build on Christ, the rock of ages; on his sure mercies described in his word, and on his promises, all which I know are yea and amen.

Bring me a worm that can comprehend a man, and then I will show you a man that can comprehend the Triune God.

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I plainly felt that, had God given me such a retirement with the companion I desired, I should have forgotten the work for which I was born and have set up my rest in this world.

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