Kitchen quotes

  • It annoys the hell out of me when people say, This is the kitchen, and this is the bathroom. What am I, Helen Keller? I mean, it's pretty obvious when you're in a kitchen and when you're not.
    -- A.M. Homes

    #Mean #People #Kitchen

  • You know, you really can't beat a household commodity - the ketchup bottle on the kitchen table.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Kitchen #Bottles #Tables

  • I just never saw my mother in any other room but the kitchen. There were always pots going.
    -- Alan King

    #Mother #Kitchen #Rooms

  • That's it then. Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Kitchen #Orphan #Scrap

  • Books read in a public library never have the same flavour as books read in the attic or the kitchen.
    -- Alberto Manguel

    #Book #Kitchen #Library

  • In Goodfellas they have this one scene where the camera goes down some steps and walks through a kitchen into a restaurant and the critics were all over this as evidence of the genius of Scorsese and Scorsese is a genius.
    -- Alex Cox

    #Kitchen #Cameras #Genius

  • Traditionally, lots of vagrants and unemployable characters wind up working in kitchens.
    -- Alex Kapranos

    #Character #Wind #Kitchen

  • Some couture collections have everything including the kitchen sink! Everything gets thrown on to make it look expensive. I find it grotesque when clothes hit you in the face and there's no room for fault. But I don't expect to turn things around all by myself. I'm not a saint.
    -- Alexander McQueen

    #Clothes #Kitchen #Saint

  • Nothing can be more shocking and horrid than one of our kitchens sprinkled with blood, and abounding with the cries of expiring victims or with the limbs of dead animals scattered or hung up here and there.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Animal #Blood #Kitchen

  • It's amazing the relationships you forge in a kitchen. When you cooperate in an environment that's hot. Where there's a lot of knives. You're trusting your well-being with someone you've never before met or known.
    -- Alexandra Guarnaschelli

    #Knives #Kitchen #Hot

  • Pork - no animal is more used for nourishment and none more indispensable in the kitchen; employed either fresh or salt, all is useful, even to its bristles and its blood; it is the superfluous riches of the farmer, and helps to pay the rent of the cottager.
    -- Alexis Soyer

    #Animal #Blood #Kitchen

  • Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table.
    -- Alfred Hitchcock

    #Simple #Kitchen #Tables

  • People’s lives, in Jubilee as elsewhere, were dull, simple, amazing, and unfathomable – deep caves paved with kitchen linoleum.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Simple #People #Kitchen

  • The kitchen's a laboratory, and everything that happens there has to do with science. It's biology, chemistry, physics. Yes, there's history. Yes, there's artistry. Yes, to all of that. But what happened there, what actually happens to the food is all science.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Kitchen #Chemistry #Physics

  • Culinary tradition is not always based on fact. Sometimes it's based on history, on habits that come out of a time when kitchens were fueled by charcoal.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Kitchen #Facts #Sometimes

  • Now my wife may think she's locked me out of the kitchen but MacGyver's not my patron saint for nothing.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Thinking #Wife #Kitchen

  • The only unitasker allowed in my kitchen is a fire extinguisher.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Fire #Kitchen

  • Adam Roberts is the affable and infectiously curious friend we all wish we had with us in the kitchen—the one who prods us with questions, entertains us with amusing tales, and makes us feel better when our cake flops.
    -- Amanda Hesser

    #Feel Better #Cake #Kitchen

  • I'm not the neatest person in the kitchen by any means.
    -- Amy Brenneman

    #Mean #Kitchen #Persons

  • Among the faithful, in the great kitchens of the world, Escoffier is to Careme what the New Testament is to the Old.
    -- Andre Simon

    #Food #Faithful #Kitchen

  • A man who loves good food has a way of making it gravitate toward his kitchen.
    -- Angelo Pellegrini

    #Men #Kitchen #Way

  • For me, a kitchen is like science fiction. I only go there to open the refrigerator and take something out.
    -- Ann-Margret

    #Cooking #Kitchen #Fiction

  • Guests stay where you've put them, and carry on doing whatever you suggested they do, until you suggest they stop and do something else. If you leave them drinking a cup of tea and looking through your holiday slides, they're supposed to sit tight till you ask them to come and string beans in your kitchen.
    -- Anne Fine

    #Drinking #Holiday #Kitchen

  • Mine was a patchwork God, sewn together from bits of rag and ribbon, Eastern and Western, pagan and Hebrew, everything but the kitchen sink and Jesus.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Jesus #Kitchen #Together

  • I was raised by a single psychologist mother and we spent every evening sitting at the kitchen table and dissecting our emotions and speculating about the inner life of everyone we knew.
    -- Annie Baker

    #Mother #Kitchen #Sitting

  • You know, from age 17 on, my paycheck was coming from cooking and working in kitchens.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Cooking #Kitchen #Age

  • I have a greater appreciation for kitchen appliances, having played one.
    -- Anthony Daniels

    #Appreciation #Kitchen #Appliances

  • Cookbooks, it should be stressed, do not belong in the kitchen at all. We keep them there for the sake of appearances; occasionally, we smear their pages together with vibrant green glazes or crimson compotes, in order to delude ourselves, and any passing browsers, that we are practicing cooks; but in all honesty, a cookbook is something you read in the living room, or in the bathroom, or in bed.
    -- Anthony Lane

    #Honesty #Order #Kitchen

  • For thousands of years, much of humankind has believed that only special places are infused with the sacred and that you must get away from the everyday in order to find it. Not so, everything is infused with the holy--from chairs to clothing to kitchen stoves.
    -- Anthony Lawlor

    #Order #Years #Kitchen

  • I was more of the kind of babysitter that liked holding the baby, sort of playing Mom, and then putting the baby to bed and watching TV while eating everything in their kitchen.
    -- Ari Graynor

    #Mom #Baby #Kitchen

  • Design is more of a kitchen than a knife, and more of a lab than a beaker.
    -- Arman

    #Knives #Design #Kitchen

  • And realize that life is the best thing ever, and that you have no business taking it for granted. Care so deeply about its goodness that you want to spread it around. Take money...and give it to charity. Work in a soup kitchen. Be a Big Brother or Sister...You want to do well, but if you do not do good too, then doing well will never be enough.
    -- Arthur Balfour

    #Brother #Giving #Kitchen

  • Not crazy in a 'let's paint the kitchen bright red!' sort of way. But crazy in a 'gas oven, toothpaste sandwich, I am God' sort of way. Gone were the days when she would stand on the deck lighting lemon-scented candles without then having to eat the wax.p28
    -- Augusten Burroughs

    #Crazy #Kitchen #Gone

  • My mother began to go crazy. Not in a 'Let's paint the kitchen red!' sort of way. But crazy in a 'gas oven, toothpaste sandwhich, I am God' sort of way.
    -- Augusten Burroughs

    #Mother #Crazy #Kitchen

  • The place I like best in this world is the kitchen. No matter where it is, no matter what kind, if it’s a kitchen, if it’s a place where they make food, it’s fine with me. Ideally it should be well broken in. Lots of tea towels, dry and immaculate. Where tile catching the light (ting! Ting!)” (p. 3).
    -- Banana Yoshimoto

    #Light #Broken #Kitchen

  • It's in the kitchen that confidences are exchanged, that family life takes place; it's among the remains of a meal or when your're elbow-deep in peelings that you ask yourself what life is all about, rather than when you're sunk in an armchair in the sitting room.
    -- Benoite Groult

    #Life #Kitchen #Meals

  • No woman gets an ***** from shining the kitchen floor.
    -- Betty Friedan

    #Shining #Kitchen

  • I go out to the kitchen to feed the dog, but that's about as much cooking as I do.
    -- Betty White

    #Dog #Cooking #Kitchen

  • Get out from that kitchen and rattle those pots and pans. Well, roll my breakfast cause I'm a hungry man.
    -- Big Joe Turner

    #Men #Kitchen #Breakfast

  • You can't deny that religion has done some good. It organizes lots of anti-poverty programs and soup kitchens and missionary work. But I would say that, first of all, all those things can be accomplished without religion. You can be ethical, somebody who does the right thing without feeling that he has to in order to get his ***** saved in the next life.
    -- Bill Maher

    #Order #Feelings #Kitchen

  • We're only truly secure when we can look out our kitchen window and see our food growing and our friends working nearby.
    -- Bill Mollison

    #Kitchen #Looks #Growing

  • There's only a couple times when fame is ever helpful. Sometimes you can get into a restaurant where the kitchen is just closing. Sometimes you can avoid a traffic violation. But the only time it really matters is in the emergency room with your kids. That's when you want to be noticed, because it's very easy to get forgotten in an ER.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Couple #Kids #Kitchen

  • Haruhi: This story has everything but the kitchen sink in it.
    -- Bisco Hatori

    #Kitchen #Stories #Kitchen Sinks

  • We lived in Yorkville, which is located on the East End of Manhattan. It's further east than Hell's Kitchen, and back then it was the kind of place where the roaches and cockroaches were big enough to carry away small children.
    -- Bob Cousy

    #Basketball #Children #Kitchen

  • I probably use my chef's knives more than any other tool in the kitchen. I'm not married to a particular brand, because they all work, they all have sharp blades.
    -- Bobby Flay

    #Knives #Kitchen #Tools

  • Even if the chef has a good business head, his focus should be behind kitchen doors. A business partner should take care of everything in front of the kitchen doors.
    -- Bobby Flay

    #Doors #Focus #Kitchen

  • I bask in the affection I get on the streets. I recently went into the kitchen of a restaurant to meet the cooks. They were people I didn't know, but what a joy it was meet them! Such experiences wouldn't happen if I were doing only one kind of cinema.
    -- Boman Irani

    #People #Joy #Kitchen

  • I was once on a mission, on a cruise I was wishin, that my mom was in the kitchen, eatin chicken, finger lickin.
    -- Brandon DiCamillo

    #Mom #Kitchen #Cruise

  • At Nature's Kitchen we take pride in saying that we wouldn't serve anything to your children that we wouldn't feed to our own children.
    -- Brenda Peterson

    #Children #Pride #Kitchen

  • I want to take you away from this," I say, motioning around the kitchen, spastic. "From sushi and elves and... STUFF.
    -- Bret Easton Ellis

    #Kitchen #Want #Sushi

  • I'm really obsessed with 'Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares.' I really don't know why.
    -- Brett Dalton

    #Kitchen #Nightmare #Obsessed

  • I always feel like the editing room is like coming into the kitchen. What kind of a meal do you make from there? It can be anything.
    -- Brit Marling

    #Editing #Kitchen #Rooms

  • The time of business does not differ with me from the time of prayer; and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I possess God in as great tranquility as if I were on my knees.
    -- Brother Lawrence

    #Prayer #Kitchen #Doe

  • No matter what the recipe, any baker can do wonders in the kitchen with some good ingredients and an upbeat attitude!
    -- Buddy Valastro

    #Attitude #Kitchen #Bakers

  • Poisoning rarely happens in a well-managed kitchen.
    -- C. J. Cherryh

    #Kitchen #Wells #Poisoning

  • When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere.
    -- Calvin Trillin

    #Wise #Kitchen #Preparation

  • My plans are not to open a restaurant, but what I would like to do is open a kitchen somewhere in D.C. proper and have a chefs table where people can come and taste my food without having to have a catered event.
    -- Carla Hall

    #People #Kitchen #Events

  • You have to admit he's good looking," Bree pressed, leaning against my kitchen counter. "Of course I admit it. I'm not blind," I said, busily opening cans.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Kitchen #Blind #Looking Good

  • I'm a terrible cook. I am not allowed to go in the kitchen anymore after I almost burned down the apartment in New York.
    -- Catherine Zeta-Jones

    #New York #Kitchen #Terrible

  • I was like any new bride, who said, 'I'm going to cook for my man.' In fact, once I started a small kitchen fire in a pan. Smoke was pouring from the pan, and I got really scared. Right next to our stove is a small fire extinguisher. You know, easy access.
    -- Catherine Zeta-Jones

    #Men #Fire #Kitchen

  • Things that are unsightly: birthmarks, infidelity, strangers in one's kitchen. Too much sunlight. Stitches. Missing teeth. Overlong guests.
    -- Catherynne M. Valente

    #Missing #Kitchen #Infidelity

  • While it's true that you may lose your religion during the course of a lifetime, you never lose your salvation. Once you let Jesus in your kitchen, he just keeps on making peanut butter and banana sandwiches, and he never leaves.
    -- Cathleen Falsani

    #Jesus #Kitchen #Peanut Butter

  • I started at 5 years old in the kitchen table with my family supporting me. I know where I'm from and I know exactly where I'm going.
    -- Celine Dion

    #Years #Kitchen #Tables

  • He pulled my coat off my shoulders, looked at it with distaste, hung it on the back of one of the chairs pushed in under the kitchen table. "You are beautiful". No one had ever looked me in the eyes and said that. Eric to Sookie, Page 208.
    -- Charlaine Harris

    #Beautiful #Eye #Kitchen

  • Their kitchen is their shrine, the cook their priest, the table their altar, and their belly their god.
    -- Charles Buck

    #Kitchen #Tables #Shrines

  • I walk into the kitchen, look at the typer down there on the floor. It's a dirty floor. It's a dirty typer that types dirty stories
    -- Charles Bukowski

    #Dirty #Kitchen #Looks

  • Owning a computer without programming is like having a kitchen and using only the microwave oven
    -- Charles Petzold

    #Kitchen #Computer #Programming

  • I'm in the kitchen and I'm not walking out.
    -- Charles Rangel

    #Kitchen #Walking

  • I am spoiled, it's true. I don't even know how to use that thing in the kitchen with the burners.
    -- Cindy Margolis

    #Kitchen #Use #Spoiled

  • Like all our memories, we like to take it out once in a while and lay it flat on the kitchen table, the way my wife does with her sewing patterns, where we line up the shape of our lives against that which we thought it would be by now.
    -- Claire Vaye Watkins

    #Memories #Wife #Kitchen

  • The science of life is a superb and dazzlingly lighted hall which may be reached only by passing through a long and ghastly kitchen.
    -- Claude Bernard

    #Long #Kitchen #May

  • Beyoncé and pathos are strangers. Amy Winehouse and pathos are flatmates, and you should see the kitchen.
    -- Clive James

    #Kitchen #Amy #Classic

  • It's like walking on a 1970 blaze orange shag carpet in a kitchen.
    -- Cody Lundin

    #Orange #Kitchen #Survival

  • I don't like to sit still for long at all, which has probably helped me along the way, and partly why I was drawn to the heat of a restaurant kitchen. The rush of service means that you're always on your toes and keeps a chef pretty active.
    -- Curtis Stone

    #Mean #Long #Kitchen

  • Show me a woman who is prouder of her clean kitchen than of her collection of lingerie and I'll show you a woman with enlarged pores.
    -- Cynthia Heimel

    #Kitchen #Lingerie #Show Me

  • You don’t give someone notes on their performance at a soup kitchen.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Giving #Kitchen #Soup

  • Kitchens should be designed around what's truly important-fun, food, and life.
    -- Daniel Boulud

    #Fun #Kitchen #Important

  • I was always very aware of drummers. My oldest brother Henry was a drummer, and he drummed on everything in the house from the kitchen sink to stovepipes. He was the first drummer in the Gil Evans Orchestra, so you've got to know how great he was.
    -- Dave Brubeck

    #Brother #House #Kitchen

  • What sparks wars? The will to power, the backbone of human nature. The threat of violence, the fear of violence, or actual violence, is the instrument of this dreadful will. You can see the will to power in bedrooms, kitchens, factories, unions and the borders of states. Listen to this and remember it. The nation state is merely human nature inflated to monstrous proportions. QED, nations are entities whose laws are written by violence. Thus it ever was, so ever shall it be.
    -- David Mitchell

    #War #Law #Kitchen

  • When you've got a mountain to climb you may as well throw everything into the kitchen sink.
    -- David Pleat

    #Football #Kitchen #Mountain

  • The most used piece of kit in my kitchen is my saucepan. I use it every morning to cook my porridge in. The least used piece of equipment? I'd say a food mixer. I've never used it, I don't really know what they're for.
    -- David Walliams

    #Morning #Kitchen #Use

  • I am no theologian. I would not be surprised, however, if Heaven proved to be a cozy kitchen, where delicious treats appeared in the oven and in the refrigerator whenever you wanted them, and where the cupboards were full of good books.
    -- Dean Koontz

    #Book #Heaven #Kitchen

  • Good kitchen equipment is expensive, but most items last a lifetime and will pay for themselves over and over again
    -- Delia Smith

    #Kitchen #Pay #Lasts

  • Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.
    -- Diane Arbus

    #Inspirational #Night #Kitchen

  • I hope we can get back to what I call the kitchen table. Everyday issues that people are really worried about and focused on.
    -- Dick Gephardt

    #Issues #People #Kitchen

  • I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.
    -- Dodie Smith

    #Writing #Kitchen #Sitting

  • The most important thing in the kitchen is the waste paper basket and it needs to be centrally located.
    -- Donald Knuth

    #Kitchen #Important #Needs

  • Everything I touched in the kitchen turned out crappy, no matter how closely I followed the recipe or copied the cooking show.
    -- Drew Barrymore

    #Cooking #Kitchen #Recipes

  • I can't take this any more, I'm out of here - on leaving Hell's Kitchen
    -- Dwain Chambers

    #Leaving #Kitchen #Hell

  • If there is to be any hope of prosperity for this country it is by reversing that policy which made us simply the kitchen garden for supplying the British with cheap food.
    -- Eamon de Valera

    #Country #Garden #Kitchen

  • My grandmother was the greatest cook in the world. She could just go in there, the whole kitchen would look like a tornado hit it and then she'd come out with the best food. Then she'd sit at the table and she wouldn't eat!
    -- Edie Brickell

    #Grandmother #Kitchen #Looks

  • Even more then long hours in the kitchen, fine meals require ingenious organization and experience which is a pleasure to acquire.
    -- Elizabeth David

    #Organization #Long #Kitchen

  • I'm very interested in my new kitchen equipment shop. I've started it with two friends.
    -- Elizabeth David

    #Two Friends #Kitchen #Equipment

  • The most wasteful "brain drain" in America today is the drain in the kitchen sink.
    -- Elizabeth Gould Davis

    #America #Brain #Kitchen

  • Banish (the onion) from the kitchen and the pleasure flies with it. Its presence lends color and enchantment to the most modest dish; its absence reduces the rarest delicacy to hopeless insipidity, and dinner to despair.
    -- Elizabeth Robins Pennell

    #Color #Vegetables #Kitchen

  • Banish the onion from the kitchen and the pleasure flies with it.
    -- Elizabeth Robins Pennell

    #Cooking #Kitchen #Onions

  • The evenings grew longer; kitchen windows stayed open after dinner and peepers could be heard in the marsh. Isabelle, stepping out to sweep her porch steps, felt absolutely certain that some wonderful change was arriving in her life. The strength of this belief was puzzling; what she was feeling, she decided, was really the presence of God.
    -- Elizabeth Strout

    #Feelings #Kitchen #Arriving

  • Cleanliness is very important. If you let kids make a total mess in the kitchen and then leave, you're not really teaching them anything.
    -- Emeril Lagasse

    #Teaching #Kids #Kitchen

  • You don't have to be a chef or even a particularly good cook to experience proper kitchen alchemy: the moment when ingredients combine to form something more delectable than the sum of their parts.
    -- Erin Morgenstern

    #Kitchen #Ingredients #Chef

  • Find your best time of the day for writing and write. Don't let anything else interfere. Afterwards it won't matter to you that the kitchen is a mess.
    -- Esther Freud

    #Writing #Kitchen #Matter