Sugar Quotes

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Yuval Noah Harari
“In 2012 about 56 million people died throughout the world; 620,000 of them died due to human violence (war killed 120,000 people, and crime killed another 500,000). In contrast, 800,000 committed suicide, and 1.5 million died of diabetes. Sugar is now more dangerous than gunpowder.”
Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow

Shirley Jackson
“You will be wondering about that sugar bowl, I imagine, is it still in use? You are wondering, has it been cleaned? You may very well ask, was it thoroughly washed?”
Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Laurell K. Hamilton
“I sipped my own coffee, heavy on the sugar and cream, trying to make up for the late work the night before. Caffeine and sugar, the two basic food groups.”
Laurell K. Hamilton, Cerulean Sins

Kady Cross
“Don’t cry, Treasure. You’ll get me all wet and then I’ll melt. I’m made of sugar, don’t you know.”
Kady Cross, The Girl in the Steel Corset

Vera Nazarian
“Neither sugar nor salt tastes particularly good by itself. Each is at its best when used to season other things.

Love is the same way.

Use it to "season" people.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Stephen King
“Want a Coke?” Abra asked. “Sugar solves lots of problems, that’s what I think.”
Stephen King, Doctor Sleep
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Robert Rankin
“If there are no spots on a sugar cube then I’ve just put a dice in my tea.”
Robert Rankin, The Antipope

“I spent 33 years and 4 months in active military service . . . And during that period I spent most of my time as a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.

Thus, I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street.

I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1902–1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927, I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested.

Our boys were sent off to die with beautiful ideals painted in front of them. No one told them that dollars and cents were the real reason they were marching off to kill and die.”
General Smedley Butler

Jacques Loeb
“Through the discovery of Buchner, Biology was relieved of another fragment of mysticism. The splitting up of sugar into CO2 and alcohol is no more the effect of a 'vital principle' than the splitting up of cane sugar by invertase. The history of this problem is instructive, as it warns us against considering problems as beyond our reach because they have not yet found their solution.”
Jacques Loeb

Munia Khan
“If life feels bitter and sour, taste the sugar from the sweetness of flower”
Munia Khan, Attainable

Karma Brown
“My mom's Busy Day Cake," Nellie said, lifting the carrier slightly. "With lemon frosting and some violets from the garden I sugared." Her mother had often made the cake for social gatherings, telling Nellie everyone appreciated a simple cake.
"It's only when you try to get too fancy do you find trouble," Elsie was fond of saying, letting Nellie lick the buttercream icing from the beaters as she did. Some might consider sugaring flowers "too fancy," but not Elsie Swann- every cake she made carried some sort of beautiful flower or herb from her garden, whether it was candied rose petals or pansies, or fresh mint or lavender sugar. Elsie, a firm believer in the language of flowers, spent much time carefully matching her gifted blooms and plants to their recipients. Gardenia revealed a secret love; white hyacinth, a good choice for those who needed prayers; peony celebrated a happy marriage and home; chamomile provided patience; and a vibrant bunch of fresh basil brought with it good wishes. Violets showcased admiration- something Nellie did not have for the exhausting Kitty Goldman but certainly did for the simple deliciousness of her mother's Busy Day Cake.”
Karma Brown, Recipe for a Perfect Wife

“Don’t simply switch your obsession with sugar for a sugar-free obsession—obsess over the One who cares more about transforming your life than transforming your diet.”
Wendy Speake, The 40-Day Sugar Fast: Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation

“It is absolutely possible to read the Bible, fast and pray, feel convicted, and still choose to remain unchanged.”
Wendy Speake, The 40-Day Sugar Fast: Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation

“SUGAR IS A STRONGHOLD for many people. Does it hold you back from the good life that God has planned for you? Perhaps over time your sweet tooth has turned into a full-fledged addiction, dictating your days, driving you from one sugary fix to the next. Unfortunately, no sugar fix can fix you. In fact, when you give sugar that job, you’ll end up more broken than before because sugar weakens our physical bodies and clouds our minds.”
Wendy Speake, The 40-Day Sugar Fast: Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation

“Each time I forget to feast, I fast in order to remember.”
Wendy Speake, The 40-Day Sugar Fast: Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation

“Satan hates you. But for the most part, he pays you no mind as long as you are entangled in sin and struggling with shame. He likes you lethargic and ineffective. He prefers it when you struggle with migraines and emotional instability, when you are irritated with your spouse and your kids and your coworkers. He loves it when you blow up at your family or friends over a sugar-induced spike and crash. However, when you turn to Christ for His free and freeing power, Satan takes offense and goes on the offensive. He hates it when you fast and pray because he knows that each time you go to God rather than to sugar to fill your longings, the Spirit of God floods into the empty places in your heart and life. Satan hates losing ground.
When you started your forty-day fast from sugar, you may have anticipated temptation, but you may not have expected the tempter himself.”
Wendy Speake, The 40-Day Sugar Fast: Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation

“When our lives begin to change from the inside out, our eating habits will change from the outside in.”
Wendy Speake, The 40-Day Sugar Fast: Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation

“If we consistently eat less sugar, it actually changes our sense of sweetness.”
Bee Wilson, First Bite: How We Learn to Eat

“Sugar is not love. But it can feel like it.”
Bee Wilson, First Bite: How We Learn to Eat

Tom Zoellner
“When a lump of cane sugar from the West Indies enlivened the Briton’s favorite brew, the teacup transformed into something different altogether: a bringer of quick calories; a clarifier of thought; a mood lightener; an appetite suppressant; a pleasant mingling of bitter and sweet; and a small ritual of friendship, hospitality, and cultural pretense that anybody with a few pence could enact in their homes. Tea with sugar was the soft drug that brought a moment of peace and a resolve to keep laboring.”
Tom Zoellner, Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire

Tom Zoellner
“No correlation exists between sugar and nutritional benefit. Its presence in food assures the tongue that energy and protein reside within, but sweet foods deliver a benign-tasting venom. A crowning irony of the sugar-slave symbiosis was that it was not fatal just to Africans; it could also be fatal to their masters.”
Tom Zoellner, Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire

Bat Maxwell
“She slowly lowers her hips to an eager tongue that starts to suck and drink the sugar dripping from her warmth.”
Bat Maxwell, The Color of Honey

“I want to acknowledge that most of the cakes, gingerbreads, and biscuits in this book would not have existed if not for sugar imports that were made possible due to slavery, which was particularly concentrated in the Caribbean islands of Barbados, St. Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, and Jamaica, and later Grenada and Trinidad in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, until the British Slavery Abolition Act took effect on August 1, 1834 - which unfortunately only resulted in partial liberation.

Sugar has a cost, and that cost was paid by those held in bondage.”
Regula Ysewijnla Ysewijn
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“Thayer (1986), for example, has shown numerous times that moderate exercise—such as a brisk 10-minute walk—tends to increase subjective energy and, to a lesser extent, decrease tension for up to 2 hours after the exercise has been completed. Eating a small sugar snack, on the other hand, is associated with significantly higher tension just 30 minutes after the snack has been eaten. And although energy increases and tiredness decreases initially after the snack, both then reverse directions later so that by 2 hours after the snack, energy has decreased and tiredness increased beyond what they were to begin with”
Christopher Peterson, Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification

Marta Orriols
“El blanc cristal·litzat escampat per sobre les rajoles. Hi haurà partícules de sucre i vidre en els angles més recòndits de totes les juntes per sempre més. La dolçor que cau i el vidre que talla; si en volgués fer una analogia tindria la imatge perfecta.”
Marta Orriols, Dolça introducció al caos

Amy Thomas
“Sarah's first introduction was the signature sugardoodle. Big, billowy, and buttery, sparkling with a generous coating of sugar crystals and cinnamon, it has the perfect savory-sweet balance that comes from creamed butter and sugar. When she created it, the bakery's cookie menu was dominated by chocolaty options. She was looking to add something with a different flavor profile. Then, for the 2013 holiday season, she was playing with recipe ideas that would evoke nostalgia and home baking and struck upon the ginger spice cookie, a soft, sweet molasses number with the bite of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It was so popular it stuck around beyond the holidays and became a year-round best seller. Then came the killer red velvet. Rich from cocoa, savory from a cream-cheese center, and crunchy from its sugar-dusted top, it gives red velvet lovers a whole new creation to die for.”
Amy Thomas, Brooklyn in Love: A Delicious Memoir of Food, Family, and Finding Yourself

“Eating grains to get more fiber is like eating carrot cake to get more vegetables. There is far more sugar in whole grains than in vegetables and even fruits.”
Sarah Ballantyne, Paleo Principles: The Science Behind the Paleo Template, Step-by-Step Guides, Meal Plans, and 200+ Healthy Delicious Recipes for Real Life

Shawn  Wells
“Sugar and fat don’t occur together in nature. Food scientists combine them in processed foods, which override our systems and make us crave more.”
Shawn Wells, The Energy Formula: Six life changing ingredients to unleash your limitless potential

Michael Bassey Johnson
“We are the sugar in life’s cup of tea.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

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