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Julia Child Quotes

An American chef, author and television personality.
(1912 - 2004)

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Being tall is an advantage, especially in business. People will always remember you. And if you're in a crowd, you'll always have some clean air to breathe.

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

Fat gives things flavor.
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Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.

I don't think about whether people will remember me or not. I've been an okay person. I've learned a lot. I've taught people a thing or two. That's what's important.

I think the inner person is the most important. ... I would like to see an invention that keeps the mind alert. That's what is important.

I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.

I wouldn't keep him around long if I didn't feed him well.

If you're in a good profession, it's hard to get bored, because you're never finished-there will always be work you haven't done.

In department stores, so much kitchen equipment is bought indiscriminately by people who just come in for men's underwear.

In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.

It's fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day. That's what human life is all about-enjoying things.
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It's so beautifully arranged on the plate - you know someone's fingers have been all over it.

Life itself is the proper binge.

Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.

Non-cooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet.

Tears mess up your makeup.

The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It's doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile. I think of my strawberry souffle. I did that at least twenty-eight times before I finally conquered it.

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

The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they're right if you love to be with them all of the time.

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