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“Travel changes you. 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. Most of the time, those marks - on your body or on your heart - are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.”
Anthony Bourdain, The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones
“It’s an irritating reality that many places and events defy description. Angkor Wat and Machu Picchu, for instance, seem to demand silence, like a love affair you can never talk about. For a while after,you fumble for words, trying vainly to assemble a private narrative, an explanation, a comfortable way to frame where you’ve been and whats happened. In the end, you’re just happy you were there- with your eyes open- and lived to see it.”
Anthony Bourdain, The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones
“It was once said that this is the land of the free. There is, I believe, a statue out there in the harbor, with something written on it about "Give me your hungry...your oppressed...give me pretty much everybody"-that's the way I remember it, anyway. The idea of America is a mutt-culture, isn't it? Who the hell is America if not everybody else? We are-and should be-a big, messy, anarchistic polyglot of dialects and accents and different skin tones.... We need more Latinos to come here. And they should, whenever possible, impregnate our women.”
Anthony Bourdain, The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones
“Early moralists who believed that taking too much pleasure at the table led inexorably to bad character-or worse, to sex-were (in the best-case scenario, anyway) absolutely right.”
Anthony Bourdain, The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones
tags: food, sex
“For their own good, vegetarians should never be allowed near fine beers and ales. It will only make them loud and belligerent, and they lack the physical strength and aggressive nature to back up any drunken assertions.”
Anthony Bourdain, The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Useable Trim, Scraps, and Bones
“But it's Atlanta that can lay claim to the best of the best (which is to say worst) chef-friendly dives in America: the legendary Clermont Lounge, a sort of lost-luggage department for strippers, who perform—perfunctorily—on a stage behind the bar.”
Anthony Bourdain, The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Useable Trim, Scraps, and Bones
“the pernicious spread of raw food continues, and its prodigiously farting adherents continue to multiply. They must be stopped.”
Anthony Bourdain, The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Useable Trim, Scraps, and Bones
“How many'd we do?" is the question frequently asked at the end of the shift, when the cooks collapse onto flour sacks and milk crates and piles of dirty linen, smoking their cigarettes, drinking their shift cocktails,”
Anthony Bourdain, The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Useable Trim, Scraps, and Bones
“I was spitting mad, having just endured a four-hour flight, economy class, on American Airlines where I'd found myself seated between two gigantic specimens of humanity. One of them, a woman of Jabba the Hutt proportions, literally took up half my seat in addition to her own, leaving me balanced on one butt cheek, leaning forward and against the seat back in front of me. I couldn't sleep. I couldn't sit back. I couldn't do anything but fume silently. Neither she nor the flight attendants ever acknowledged my obvious distress. For the duration of the flight, I tried to lull myself into a state of calm by focusing on the in-flight telephone against which my face was mashed, imagining what would happen if I wrapped the cord around my neck, leaned forward with my full body weight, and ended my life. That thought was what got me through.”
Anthony Bourdain, The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Useable Trim, Scraps, and Bones
“while banks and lawyers and government agencies would still be bending Marvin over a sawhorse and probing rudely for assets.”
Anthony Bourdain, The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Useable Trim, Scraps, and Bones
“When I die, I want to come back as a Mexican, a Poblano, a fucking grown-up.”
Anthony Bourdain, The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Useable Trim, Scraps, and Bones
“Las Vegas no less—the Ugly Shorts Heart of Darkness”
Anthony Bourdain, The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Useable Trim, Scraps, and Bones
“The carioca is a role model and the ideal state of being is his. What is a carioca?. Simply put, he's a lovable scamp, a guy who somehow finds a way, always, to avoid legitimate toil in favor of the popular Rio diversions of going to the beach, flirting, making love, dancing, and hanging out. He is a man who survives on charm and what are called jetinhos, improvisational, amiable hustler/joker strategies to avoid work and keep doing what he's doing, which is basically nothing.”
Anthony Bourdain, The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Useable Trim, Scraps, and Bones