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Alton Brown Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alton Brown.

I love poking fun at myself.
I have a rather mean sense of humor.
- Alton Brown

I had kicked around the idea for Good Eats when I was directing commercials.
- Alton Brown

Recipe writers hate to write about heat.
They despise it.
Because there aren't proper words for communicating
what should be done with it.
- Alton Brown

Enough people have now mentioned Bill Nye the Science
Guy to me that I now desperately avoid it all costs.
- Alton Brown

 

For me, it was kind of like going into the military or something.
And anybody - any male - who has ever worked in a French
kitchen knows what I am talking about when I say that.
- Alton Brown

I kept thinking, 'Somebody has to make a food show
that is actually educational and entertaining at the same time...
a show that got down to the 'why things happen.'
Plus,
I hated my job - I didn't think it was very worthwhile.
- Alton Brown

I can't talk about anything or write about anything
if I don't understand it.
So a lot of the stuff that I go through and a lot of
the time that I spend is understanding.
- Alton Brown

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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My college degree was in theater.
But the real reason, if I have any success in that milieu,
so to speak, is because I spent a lot of years directing,
I spent a lot of years behind the camera.
- Alton Brown

I have nothing but sympathy for the people who are forced to work with me.
I'm better now at picking out those that want to play that game with me,
and those that don't.
- Alton Brown

Take ice.
Ice is fascinating to me.
Ice is the one thing in our world that went from an
agricultural product to being manufactured.
- Alton Brown

So I quit my job and went to the New England Culinary
Institute for the full two years and worked in the
restaurant industry after that until finally I thought
I had a grasp on what I needed to do what I do.
- Alton Brown

I like television.
I still believe that television is the most powerful
form of communication on Earth -
I just hate what is being done with it.
- Alton Brown

I love to have battles of the wits with people that
can dish fast and dirty -
and it leads to problems occasionally,
'cause I can sound mean without attempting to be mean.
- Alton Brown

Although I don't take myself very seriously,
I do take my work extraordinarily seriously.
- Alton Brown

Seriously.
I'm not very bright, and it takes a lot for me to get a concept -
to really get a concept.
To get it enough that it becomes part of me.
But when it happens I get real excited about it.
- Alton Brown

Last year, I made a refrigerator in my basement.
And I needed to because I needed to figure how -
you know there is no such thing as "cold."
There is only less heat.
- Alton Brown

The problem is I am both a procrastinator and a power junkie,
so I am very frustrating to work with.
- Alton Brown

My feeling has always been that 'Good Eats' would have
never happened had it been left to a committee.
- Alton Brown

I'm going from doing all of the work to having to delegate the work -
which is almost harder for me than doing the work myself.
I'm a lousy delegator, but I'm learning.
- Alton Brown

A lot of food shows need only to tempt.
Some food shows only need to inspire,
to empower.
And there are a lot of shows that do that.
- Alton Brown

My first book is really about heat.
That book, for me, was an exploration of heat as ingredient.
Why we don't talk about heat as an ingredient,
I don't quite understand, because it is the common
ingredient to all cooking processes.
- Alton Brown

I looked for a very long time, knowing that it had to happen,
but it took me a long time to find someone with the
same background and whatnot and I finally found him.
- Alton Brown

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Love Without Limits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Today, I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance, love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your love is more powerful
than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
- Victor Hugo

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I argue thee that love is life.
And life hath immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

Affirmation:
Today I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance,
love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

RESPONSIBILITY: Fulfill the obligations that the past posts to me.
Embrace the opportunity for service based in love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Love is the only force capable of
transforming an enemy into friend.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today... Give thanks for the miracles -
Give thanks for the love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm


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