35 Inspirational Anthony Bourdain Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Anthony Bourdain Quotes On Success

Anthony Bourdain was one of the best American chefs, author, travel documentarian, and TV character who featured in numerous programs directed on the exploration of global culture, food, and the human condition. He was viewed as a standout amongst the most compelling chefs in the world. The up-front cook discovered accomplishment in the publishing world when he extended a 1999 New Yorker story into the best-selling book “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.” He has impacted the lives of many people positively. Anthony Bourdain was a precious gift we may never truly appreciate. May his quotes inspire you to venture into the unknown so that you may live your dreams

1. Open your mind, get up off the couch, and move. Anthony Bourdain

2. “No one understands and appreciates the American Dream of hard work leading to material rewards better than a non-American.” Anthony Bourdain

3. “I’m a big believer in winging it. I’m a big believer that you’re never going to find perfect city travel experience or the perfect meal without a constant willingness to experience a bad one. Letting the happy accident happen is what a lot of vacation itineraries miss, I think, and I’m always trying to push people to allow those things to happen rather than stick to some rigid itinerary.” Anthony Bourdain

4. “Cream rises. Excellence does have its rewards.” Anthony Bourdain

5. “Not giving a damn has been a very successful business model for me.” Anthony Bourdain

6. “Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.” Anthony Bourdain

7. “It’s very rarely a good career move to have a conscience.” Anthony Bourdain

8. “Retire and count yourself lucky. I say that without malice, or without much malice. I am not forgiving. I can’t get past it. I just cannot and that’s me, someone who really admired him and thought the world of him.” Anthony Bourdain

9. “When I die, I will decidedly not be regretting missed opportunities for a good time. My regrets will be more along the lines of a sad list of people hurt, people let down, assets wasted and advantages squandered.” Anthony Bourdain

10. “Things got broken. Things got lost. But I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.” Anthony Bourdain

11. “Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride” Anthony Bourdain

12. The journey is part of the experience – an expression of the seriousness of one’s intent. One doesn’t take the A train to Mecca.” Anthony Bourdain

13. “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. Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food. It’s a plus for everybody.” Anthony Bourdain

14. “To be treated well in places where you don’t expect to be treated well, to find things in common with people you had thought previously you had very, very little in common with, can’t be a bad thing.” Anthony Bourdain

15. If you’re 22, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible.” Anthony Bourdain

16. “Life is complicated. It’s filled with nuance. It’s unsatisfying. If I believe in anything, it is doubt.” Anthony Bourdain

17. “Without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, and moribund.” Anthony Bourdain

18. “Luck is not a business model.” Anthony Bourdain

19. “Under ‘reasons for leaving the last job’, never give the real reason, unless it’s money or ambition.” Anthony Bourdain

20. Don’t lie about it. You made a mistake. Admit it and move on. Just don’t do it again Ever.” Anthony Bourdain

21. “The way you make an omelet reveals your character.” Anthony Bourdain

22. “I travel around the world, eat a lot, and basically do whatever I want.” Anthony Bourdain

23. “I learned a long time ago that trying to micromanage the perfect vacation is always a disaster. That leads to terrible times.” Anthony Bourdain

24. “I’m not afraid to look like an idiot.” Anthony Bourdain

25. “Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screw top jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don’t deserve to eat garlic.” Anthony Bourdain

26. “You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.” Anthony Bourdain

27. “Skills can be taught.” Anthony Bourdain

28. I should’ve died in my 20s. I became successful in my 40s. I became a dad in my 50s. I feel like I’ve stolen a car — a really nice car — and I keep looking in the rearview mirror for flashing lights. But there’s been nothing yet. Anthony Bourdain

29. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts; it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay.” Anthony Bourdain

30. “Without new ideas success can become stale.” Anthony Bourdain

31. “Food is everything we are.” Anthony Bourdain

32. “As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life, and travel leaves marks on you.” Anthony Bourdain

33. “Most of the time, those marks on your body or on your heart are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.” Anthony Bourdain

34. The journey changes you; it should change you. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind. Anthony Bourdain

35. “Perhaps wisdom is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.” Anthony Bourdain

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