'In the part of the world we are dealing with everybody wants to own everything. Existence feels so uncertain and so fragile that people fight fiercely and with great passion to hold on to things: land, culture, religious symbols, food - everything is in danger of being snatched away or of disappearing. The result is fiery arguments about provenance, about who and what came first.
As we have seen through our investigations, and will become blatantly apparent to anyone reading and cooking from this book, these arguments are futile.
... they are futile because it doesn't matter. Looking back in time or far afield into distant lands is simply distracting. The beauty of food and of eating is that they are rooted in the now. Food is a basic, hedonistic pleasure, a sensual instinct we all share and revel in. It is a shame to spoil it.'
- Yotam Ottolenghi
'I mean, the human race, we are a tribe, let's face it, and let's stop all this religious bullshit. I think everybody, or at least a lot of my friends, are just so exhausted with this whole self-importance of religious people. Just drop it. We're all fucking animals, so let's just make some universal tribal beat. We're all pagan. Let's just march.'
"As soon as a person does not take their own existence for granted,
but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious,
'What we need to question is bricks, concrete, glass, our table manners, our utensils, our tools, the way we spend our time, our rhythms. To question that which seems to have ceased forever to astonish us. We live, true, we breathe, true; we walk, we go downstairs, we sit at a table in order to eat, we lie down on a bed in order to sleep. How? Where? When? Why?
Describe your street. Describe another. Compare.'
- Georges Perec
Friendship never needs to rebound.
Decorum is a product and an exponent of leisure class life and thrives in full measure only under a regime of status.
– Thorstein Veblen
'Anytime you see a turtle on top of a fence post, you know he had some help."
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'It's no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, "Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer." By then, pigs will be your style.'
- Quentin Crisp