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Remembering Anthony Bourdain – Some of His Wisest Words

Remembering Anthony Bourdain - Some of His Wisest Words

He brought the flavors from across the world into our homes, taught us how to EXPLORE life. 

One of the most genuine people on earth, Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef who hosted CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” was found dead on Friday morning by suicide.

This is a wakeup call for all of us.. and why we need to open up ourselves and be more receptive to what’s around. 

Being a remarkable host and chef, Anthony was also a prolific writer. He will be missed by us..

 

Remembering him and some of his wisest words

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” 
― Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach

“I don’t have to agree with you to like you or respect you.” 
― Anthony Bourdain

 

“your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” 
― Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

 

“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.”
― Anthony Bourdain, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

 


“Skills can be taught. Character you either have or you don’t have.” 

― Anthony Bourdain 

“Maybe that’s enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom…is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.
-Anthony Bourdain” 


“If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody.

Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.” 
― Anthony Bourdain

 

“Assume the worst. About everybody. But don’t let this poisoned outlook affect your job performance. Let it all roll off your back. Ignore it. Be amused by what you see and suspect. Just because someone you work with is a miserable, treacherous, self-serving, capricious and corrupt asshole shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying their company, working with them or finding them entertaining.”
― from “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly”

 

“I don’t have an agenda, but I do have a point of view, and it might change from minute to minute.”
– Anthony Bourdain

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