Curnonsky quotes

  • In cooking, as in all the arts, simplicity is the sign of perfection.
    -- Curnonsky

    #Art #Perfection #Simplicity

  • Cuisine is when things taste like themselves.
    -- Curnonsky

    #Taste #Cuisine

  • Make [food] simple and let things taste of what they are.
    -- Curnonsky

    #Funny Inspirational #Simple #Taste

  • Bouillabaisse, this golden soup, this incomparable golden soup which embodies and concentrates all the aromas of our shores and which permeates, like an ecstasy, the stomachs of astonished gastronomes. Bouillabaisse is one of those classic dishes whose glory has encircled the world, and the miracle consists of this: there are as many bouillabaisses as there are good chefs or cordon bleus. Each brings to his own version his special touch.
    -- Curnonsky

    #Miracle #Cooking #Special

  • A garlic caress is stimulating. A garlic excess soporific.
    -- Curnonsky

    #Excess #Garlic #Caress

  • Fine cooking is when the things you have cooked taste as they are
    -- Curnonsky

    #Cooking #Taste #Fine

  • Sauces comprise the honor and glory of French cookery. They have contributed to its superiority, or pre-eminence, which is disputed by none. Sauces are the orchestration and accompaniment of a fine meal, and enable a good chef or cook to demonstrate his talent.
    -- Curnonsky

    #Honor #Meals #Sauce

  • In great quantity, madame. In great quantity.
    -- Curnonsky

    #Food #Host #Quantity

  • The truth and the facts aren't necessarily the same thing. Telling the truth is the object of all art; facts are what the unimaginative have instead of ideas.

  • Design should do the same thing in everyday life that art does when encountered: amaze us, scare us or delight us, but certainly open us to new worlds within our daily existence.

  • The highest summit of spiritual perfection is knowledge of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

  • Religion is not simply a theory, it is a higher life, of which morality is an integral part - a life devoted to the worship of the good and the true, for God, the absolute, is the supreme source of all perfection" ("La religion n'et pas une smple théorie, elle est une vie supérieure, dont la moralité fait partie intégrante - une vie vouée au culte du bien et du vrai, car Dieu, l'absolu est la source de toute perfection", Fr.

  • When confronted with a situation that appears fragmented or impossible, step back, close your eyes, and envision perfection where you saw brokenness. Go to the inner place where there is no problem, and abide in the consciousness of well-being.

  • The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one.

  • The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of the nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies but would be ashamed to tell a big one.

  • Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.

  • I am not a genius, I am just curious. I ask many questions. and when the answer is simple, then God is answering.

  • Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child.