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    Lemony Snicket
    “It is difficult, when faced with a situation you cannot control, to admit you can do nothing.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

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    Lemony Snicket
    “They didn't understand it, but like so many unfortunate events in life, just because you don't understand it doesn't mean it isn't so.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning

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    Gail Carson Levine
    “There's nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over. When you do, the words get inside you, become a part of you, in a way that words in a book you've read only once can't.”
    Gail Carson Levine, Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly

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    Douglas Adams
    “There's always a moment when you start to fall out of love, whether it's with a person or an idea or a cause, even if it's one you only narrate to yourself years after the event: a tiny thing, a wrong word, a false note, which means that things can never be quite the same again.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

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    John Irving
    “If you are careful,' Garp wrote, 'if you use good ingredients, and you don't take any shortcuts, then you can usually cook something very good. Sometimes it is the only worthwhile product you can salvage from a day; what you make to eat. With writing, I find, you can have all the right ingredients, give plenty of time and care, and still get nothing. Also true of love. Cooking, therefore, can keep a person who tries hard sane.”
    John Irving, The World According to Garp

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    Julia Child
    “Always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need.”
    Julia Child

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    Sue Monk Kidd
    “Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.”
    Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

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    Sue Monk Kidd
    “I have noticed that if you look carefully at people's eyes the first five seconds they look at you, the truth of their feelings will shine through for just an instant before it flickers away.”
    Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

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    Craig Claiborne
    “Cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.”
    Craig Claiborne

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    Cherrie Lynn
    “But I’d rather look back and regret something I did when I was young and crazy, than look back and regret something I never had the courage to do, and realize it’s too late.”
    Cherrie Lynn, Rock Me

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    Julia Child
    “...no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.”
    Julia Child, My Life in France

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    Julia Child
    “If you're afraid of butter, use cream.”
    Julia Child

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    Ira Glass
    “Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
    Ira Glass

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    “Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.”
    Harriet Van Horne

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    Julia Child
    “...nothing is too much trouble if it turns out the way it should.”
    Julia Child, My Life in France

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    Lemony Snicket
    “Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like.”
    Lemony Snicket

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    Leo Rosten
    “O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.”
    Leo Rosten

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    Julia Child
    “Just like becoming an expert in wine–you learn by drinking it, the best you can afford–you learn about great food by finding the best there is, whether simply or luxurious. The you savor it, analyze it, and discuss it with your companions, and you compare it with other experiences.”
    Julia Child, Mastering the Art of French Cooking
    tags: food

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    Jarod Kintz
    “I like ice cream with my cake. But in moderation, and not like five gallons with a cupcake. For that much ice cream, I’d need at least two cupcakes.”
    Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

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    Julia Child
    “One of the secrets, and pleasures, of cooking is to learn to correct something if it goes awry; and one of the lessons is to grin and bear it if it cannot be fixed.”
    Julia Child, My Life in France

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    Douglas Adams
    “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
    Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

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    Eric Carle
    “On Saturday, he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon

    That night he had a stomach ache.”
    Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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    Lemony Snicket
    “People aren't either wicked or noble. They're like chef's salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Grim Grotto

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    Lemony Snicket
    “Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night's sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

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    Sarah Ockler
    “All the little quirks that make even the most barren, frigid places beautiful, that make a tiny gray dot on the map the one place you'll always call home, no matter where your glamorous, boring, adventurous, average, ridiculous, impossible, epic, romantic, bacon-infused life leads you.”
    Sarah Ockler, Bittersweet

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    Sue Monk Kidd
    “Sometimes I didn't even feel like getting out of bed. I took to wearing my days-of-the-week panties out of order. It could be Monday and I'd have on underwear saying Thursday. I just didn't care.”
    Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

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    Lemony Snicket
    “It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

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    Gary L. Francione
    “In order to be a teacher you've got to be a student first”
    Gary L. Francione

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    Douglas Adams
    “A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

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    Julia Child
    “Maybe the cat has fallen into the stew, or the lettuce has frozen, or the cake has collapsed. Eh bien, tant pis. Usually one's cooking is better than one thinks it is. And if the food is truly vile, then the cook must simply grit her teeth and bear it with a smile, and learn from her mistakes.”
    Julia Child, My Life in France



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