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Eternity is two people and a roast turkey. ~~James Dent

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. ~~Lucille Ball

Life itself is the proper binge. ~~Julia Child

Laughter is brightest where the food is plentiful and the company cordial. ~~Irish proverb

Food, like love, must never be a joyless experience. ~~Bert Greene

My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it. ~~Buddy Hackett

In the last analysis, a pickle is nothing more than a cucumber with experience. ~~Irena Chalmers

I am not a glutton-I am an explorer of food. ~~Erma Bombeck

Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. ~~Martin Luther King, Jr

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. ~~J.R.R. Tolkien

Food for thought is no substitute for the real thing. ~~Walt Kelly

In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. ~~Theodore Roosevelt

I don't like gourmet cooking or "this" cooking or "that" cooking. I like "good cooking." ~~James Beard

The dinner table is the center for the teaching and practicing not just of table manners but of conversation, consideration, tolerance, family feeling, and just about all the other accomplishments of polite society except the minuet. ~~Judith Martin

Optimists are the elixir of life. They constantly remind the pessimists that life isn't as hopeless as they think. They are the extra ingredient that makes life bubble. ~~Sara Henderson

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all. ~~Carl Jung

Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones...come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these. ~~Susan B. Anthony

On days when warmth is the most important need of the human heart, the kitchen is the place you can find it; it dries the wet sock, it cools the hot little brain. ~E.B.White

Ponder well on this point: the pleasant hours of our life are all connected by a more or less tangible link, with some memory of the table. ~Charles Pierre Monselet

Eating without conversation is only stoking. ~Marcelene Cox

I am convinced digestion is the great secret of life. ~Sidney Smith

A good meal soothes the soul as it regenerates the body. From the abundance of it flows a benign benevolence. ~Frederick W. Hackwood

The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse. ~Helen Keller

The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended--and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended. ~Robert Frost

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. ~Luciano Pavarotti

If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough. ~Oprah Winfrey

Reach high, for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. ~Pamela Vaull Starr

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. ~ William Shakespeare

The only reason for being a bee that I know of is making honey...and the only reason for making honey is so I can eat it. ~ Winnie the Pooh

Character is taught at home, but not by a purple dinosaur or big yellow bird. ~ Jacob White

Recipes are like poems; they keep what kept us. And good cooks are like poets; they know how to count. ~~Henri Coulette

When we no longer have good cooking in the world, we will have no literature, nor high and sharp intelligence, nor friendly gatherings, nor social harmony. ~~Marie-Antoine Careme

What is patriotism but the love of the good things we ate in our childhood? ~~Lin Yutang

You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job. ~~Lawrence Peter

A child's hand in yours--what tenderness and power it arouses. You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength. ~~Marjorie Holmes

We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way. ~~Gloria Gaither

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. ~~Ogden Nash

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale. ~~Arthur C. Clarke

All kids are gifted; some just open their packages earlier than others. ~~Michael Carr

A smile is a light in the window of your face that shows that your heart is at home. ~~Unknown

Happy and successful cooking doesn't rely only on know-how; it comes from the heart, makes great demands on the palate and needs enthusiasm and a deep love of food to bring it to life. ~~Georges Blanc

The brown bag, of course, had its imperfections. While some kids carried roast beef sandwiches, others had peanut butter. I have no way of knowing if all of those brown bags contained "nutritionally adequate diets." But I do know that those brown bags and those lunch pails symbolized parental love and responsibility. ~~Charles Mathias, Jr.

Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. ~~Gore Vidal

Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves. ~~Marcelene Cox

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody's hand and squeeze it while there's time. ~~Dale Dauten

Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes in it to drain it dry. ~~Alvin Price

I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. ~~Martin Luther King, Jr.

What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours? So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp. ~~Marjorie Holmes

Home is the wallpaper above the bed, the family dinner table, the church bells in the morning, the bruised shins of the playground, the small fears that come with dusk, the streets and squares and monuments and shops that constitute one's first universe. ~~Henry Anatole Grunwald

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to. ~~Bill Vaughn

When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly. ~~Barbara J. Winter

Good, honest, hardheaded character is a function of the home. If the proper seed is sown there and properly nourished for a few years, it will not be easy for that plant to be uprooted. ~~George A. Dorsey

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. ~~Richard Bach

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. ~~Julia Child

If you can look in your mother's eyes and she's proud of you, then you're a champion. ~~George Foreman

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do. . .but how much love we put in that action. ~~Mother Teresa

For those who love it, cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love. ~~Craig Claiborne

Love your children with all your hearts, love them enough to discipline them before it is too late...Praise them for important things, even if you have to stretch them a bit. Praise them a lot. They live on it like bread and butter and they need it more than bread and butter. ~~Lavina Christensen Fugal

It's odd how large a part food plays in memories of childhood. . .Luckily, however, it's the good tastes one remembers best. ~~Carolyn Lejeune

Perhaps the world will end at the kitchen table, while we are laughing and crying, eating of the last sweet bite. ~~Joy Harjo

Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come. ~~Chinese Proverb

If you treat a sick child like an adult, and a sick adult like a child, everything usually works out pretty well. ~~Ruth Carlisle

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. ~~Robert Brault

I think at a child's birth if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity. ~~Eleanor Roosevelt

Having the ability to love makes a big difference in staying young. ~~Dinah Shore

Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. ~~Sophocles

We are indeed much more than we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us be much more than what we are. ~~Adelle Davis

Not only is history written by the winners, it is also made by them. ~~Elizabeth Schussler Fiorenza

If you seek what is honorable, what is truth, all the other things come as a matter of course. ~~Oprah Winfrey

A mother is not a person to lean upon, but a person to make leaning unnecessary. ~~Dorothy Canfield

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. ~~Helen Keller

Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it. ~~Sam Ewing


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