The Greatest Anthony Bourdain Quotes That Will Live On Forever

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His words live on forever.

We Found the Best Anthony Bourdain Quotes That Prove His Spirit Lives On

We tragically lost Anthony Bourdain in 2018.

He left behind countless fans, family, and loved ones. If you loved his television shows, specials, or books, you know how profound and hilarious Bourdain could be.

That's why we picked some of the best Anthony Bourdain quotes that prove his spirit lives on. Thanks to reruns, YouTube videos, and his words we can continue to celebrate the life and legacy of such an inspiring and creative man.


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Anthony Bourdain Quotes

  • "You can take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind."

  • "Open your mind, get up off the couch, move."

  • "You body is not a temple. It's an amusement park, enjoy the ride."

  • "Skills can be taught. Character you can either have or you don't have."

  • "An egg in anything makes it better."

  • "Travel isn't always pretty. It isn't always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that's okay."

Great Anthony Bourdain Quotes

  • "Don't let about it. You made a mistake. Admit it and move on. Just don't do it again. Ever."

  • "Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown."

  • "Luck is not a business model."

  • "I'm not afraid to look like an idiot."

  • "Without new ideas success can become stale."

  • "I don't have to agree with you to like you or respect you."

  • "An ounce of sauce covers a multitude of sins."

The Best Anthony Bourdain Quotes

  • "Look at your waiter's face. He knows. It's another reason to be polite to your waiter: he could save your life with a raised eyebrow or a sigh/"

  • "In America, the professional kitchen is the last refuge of the misfit. It’s a place for people with bad pasts to find a new family."

  • "Anyone who’s a chef, who loves food, ultimately knows that all that matters is: ‘Is it good? Does it give pleasure?"

  • "The way you make an omelet reveals your character."

  • "It’s very rarely a good career move to have a conscience."

  • "Without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, and moribund/"

  • "Selling out is getting a job."

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