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Published on April 10th, 2011 | by Yellow Magpie

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Julia Child Quotes: A Cook With A Lot To Say

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Julia Child Quotes

Here is a selection of Julia Child quotes.

‘Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.’

‘It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it.’

‘The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.’

‘Life itself is the proper binge.’

‘Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper.’

‘Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal.’

‘Everything in moderation, including moderation.’

Julia Child Quotes

‘This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!’

‘Cooking is like love; it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.’

‘Upon reflection, I decided I had three main weaknesses: I was confused (evidenced by a lack of facts, an inability to coordinate my thoughts, and an inability to verbalize my ideas); I had a lack of confidence, which cause me to back down from forcefully stated positions; and I was overly emotional at the expense of careful, ‘scientific’ though. I was thirty-seven years old and still discovering who I was.’

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

‘Tears mess up your makeup.’

‘Always remember: If you’re alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who’s going to know?’

Visit Good Reads for more Julia Child quotes.

If you would like to know more view Yellow Magpie’s post on Julia Child: Passionate About Cooking to learn about her past and her controversial views.

You may also wish to check out Coco Chanel Quotes: A Trailblazing Maverick Speaks and Meryl Streep Quotes: An Outspoken Actress.


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