Quotes and Sayings about Kitchen



"I like to have friends in the kitchen and make a big mess and use every pot in the kitchen."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Friends, Kitchen)

"I'm in a loft and the kitchen is in the very center of the apartment. The whole place revolves around it."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Kitchen)

"When we were trying to get the money for Driving Miss Daisy, everyone kept saying no one could direct it well enough to entertain an audience for 100 minutes essentially watching three people chatting in the kitchen."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Money, People, Driving, Kitchen, Saying, Trying)

"Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Kitchen, Man)

"I had to have a large kitchen because I look to cook."
- Traci Bingham
(Related: Kitchen)

"In our short walks we passed the kitchen where food was prepared for the nurses and doctors. There we got glimpses of melons and grapes and all kinds of fruits, beautiful white bread and nice meats, and the hungry feeling would be increased tenfold."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Food, Doctors, Feeling, Kitchen, Nurses)

"Maggie went out of doors to wash the windows and father came out into the kitchen and said he did not know whether he would go down to the post office or not. And then I sprinkled some handkerchiefs to iron."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: Father, Kitchen, Office, Post, Windows)

"I said I thought first I was on the stairs; then I remembered I was in the kitchen when he came in."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: Thought, First, Kitchen, Stairs)

"My grandmother was the greatest cook in the world. She could just go in there, the whole kitchen would look like a tornado hit it and then she'd come out with the best food. Then she'd sit at the table and she wouldn't eat!"
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Food, Kitchen, World)

"For me, it was kind of like going into the military or something. And anybody - any male - who has ever worked in a French kitchen knows what I am talking about when I say that."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Kitchen, Military, Talking)

"Their kitchen is their shrine, the cook their priest, the table their altar, and their belly their god."
- Charles Buck
(Related: God, Kitchen)

"Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and 8 times out of 9 I'll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities."
- Charles Bukowski
(Related: Kitchen, Man, Spiritual)

"If Broadway shows charge preview prices while the cast is in dress rehearsal, why should restaurants charge full price when their dining room and kitchen staffs are still practicing?"
- Marian Burros
(Related: Dress, Kitchen, Restaurants)

"In department stores, so much kitchen equipment is bought indiscriminately by people who just come in for men's underwear."
- Julia Child
(Related: Men, People, Kitchen)

"He sits at the kitchen table, which is the only authentic way to touch down at home in Queens."
- Francis X. Clines
(Related: Home, Kitchen)

"The best thing I have is the knife from Fatal Attraction. I hung it in my kitchen. It's my way of saying, Don't mess with me."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Kitchen, Saying)

"I'm good in the kitchen. I can cook seafood, collard greens, black-eyed peas."
- Monique Coleman
(Related: Kitchen)

"No chaos, no creation. Evidence: the kitchen at mealtime."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Chaos, Creation, Kitchen)

"I went into a French restaraunt and asked the waiter, 'Have you got frog's legs?' He said, 'Yes,' so I said, 'Well hop into the kitchen and get me a cheese sandwich.'"
- Tommy Cooper
(Related: Kitchen)

"In Goodfellas they have this one scene where the camera goes down some steps and walks through a kitchen into a restaurant and the critics were all over this as evidence of the genius of Scorsese and Scorsese is a genius."
- Alex Cox
(Related: Genius, Kitchen)

"I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Age, Food, Life, Sex, Fact, Kitchen)

"I have a greater appreciation for kitchen appliances, having played one."
- Anthony Daniels
(Related: Appreciation, Kitchen)

"I'm very interested in my new kitchen equipment shop. I've started it with two friends."
- Elizabeth David
(Related: Friends, Kitchen)

"Best way to get rid of kitchen odors: Eat out."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Kitchen)

"My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Anger, Business, Kitchen, Sound)

"I started at 5 years old in the kitchen table with my family supporting me. I know where I'm from and I know exactly where I'm going."
- Celine Dion
(Related: Family, Kitchen, Old, Years)

"I always value my large kitchen because it was better to do everything there, you wash up, you do everything, rather than messing up another room and I pop my typewriter just next to it. So I still write now but I was doing more writing when the children were younger."
- Buchi Emecheta
(Related: Children, Kitchen, Now, Value, Writing)

"I think a lot of people have a misconception of what the kitchen is about, but you know the grueling part of it is also the pleasure of it. That's why I think you have to have a certain mentality to understand what that is and be able to handle it."
- Todd English
(Related: People, Kitchen, Pleasure)

"I liked the energy of cooking, the action, the camaraderie. I often compare the kitchen to sports and compare the chef to a coach. There are a lot of similarities to it."
- Todd English
(Related: Sports, Action, Coach, Cooking, Energy, Kitchen)

"Short waves will be generally used in the kitchen for roasting and baking, almost instantaneously."
- Lee De Forest
(Related: Kitchen, Will)

"I was about five years old when I was eating soup in our kitchen, and as I was lifting the spoon towards my mouth, it bent and broke in half."
- Uri Geller
(Related: Eating, Kitchen, Old, Years)

"I hope we can get back to what I call the kitchen table. Everyday issues that people are really worried about and focused on."
- Dick Gephardt
(Related: People, Hope, Kitchen)

"A friend in the War Office warned me that I was in Kitchener's black books, and that orders had been given for my arrest next time I appeared in France."
- Philip Gibbs
(Related: Time, War, Friend, Books, France, Office)

"And with the money from your corn, from your rents, and from the issues of pleas in your courts, and from your stock, arrange the expenses of your kitchen and your wines and your wardrobe and the wages of servants, and subtract your stock."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: Money, Kitchen, Pleas, Wages)

"I love food and I love everything involved with food. I love the fun of it. I love restaurants. I love cooking, although I don't cook very much. I love kitchens."
- Alma Guillermoprieto
(Related: Food, Love, Cooking, Fun, Restaurants)

"My mother had always taught me to write about my feelings instead of sharing really personal things with others, so I spent many evenings writing in my diary, eating everything in the kitchen and waiting for Mr. Wrong to call."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Mother, Feelings, Eating, Kitchen, Sharing, Waiting, Writing, Wrong)

"The kitchen may not get cleaned, and I have to accept that. I do the important things."
- Jasmine Guy
(Related: Kitchen, May)

"My mother said it was simple to keep a man, you must be a maid in the living room, a cook in the kitchen and a whore in the bedroom. I said I'd hire the other two and take care of the bedroom bit."
- Jerry Hall
(Related: Mother, Care, Kitchen, Living, Man)

"A women needs to be a cook in the kitchen and a whore in the bedroom."
- Jerry Hall
(Related: Women, Kitchen, Needs)

"If my kid couldn't draw I'd make sure that my kitchen magnets didn't work."
- Mitch Hedberg
(Related: Work, Kitchen)

"I won't say that women belong in the kitchen, but they don't belong in the dugout."
- Keith Hernandez
(Related: Women, Kitchen)

"My kitchen looks like the one from my childhood - very homey, with a little bit of Alice in Wonderland!"
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Childhood, Kitchen)

"What's a soup kitchen?"
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Kitchen)

"Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Kitchen, Tenderness)

"There is no such thing as national advertising. All advertising is local and personal. It's one man or woman reading one newspaper in the kitchen or watching TV in the den."
- Morris Hite
(Related: Advertising, Kitchen, Man, Reading, Woman)

"I'm definitely a messy person... I know where everything is but I just can't organize. I don't make lists and find scripts on the laundry machine, and under my bed, or in the bathroom, kitchen. It's bad, I really need to take control."
- Katie Holmes
(Related: Control, Bed, Kitchen, Machine)

"A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Kitchen, Thanksgiving, Turkey)

"I have been in Sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and sword in my hands."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Kitchen, Rainbows, Sorrow)

"Sometimes I miss hamburgers, I should say that. I miss the tuna pizzas at Mercer Kitchen."
- Marc Jacobs
(Related: Kitchen)

"The most important thing in the kitchen is the waste paper basket and it needs to be centrally located."
- Donald Knuth
(Related: Kitchen, Needs, Waste)

"Everything from airplanes to kitchen blenders and even chopsticks comes with an instruction manual. Children, despite all their complexity, do not."
- Lawrence Kutner
(Related: Airplanes, Children, Complexity, Kitchen)

"My favorite kitchen was the Japanese and the Italian kitchen."
- Karl Lagerfeld
(Related: Favorite, Kitchen)

"I know the crew so well, so I forget I'm being filmed. It's like cooking with a friend in the kitchen - you're talking, as you do, and maybe you're telling her about this wonderful way to prepare lamb chops - it's more natural, more honest."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Friend, Being, Cooking, Forget, Kitchen, Talking)

"I was always a drama queen. I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my mom to think I was dead and call the police. When she didn't, I would cry. I was always theatrical. I don't think any of my relatives are surprised."
- Amy Lee
(Related: Mom, Drama, Kitchen, Police, Queen, Relatives, Trying)

"But our waking life, and our growing years, were for the most part spent in the kitchen, and until we married, or ran away, it was the common room we shared."
- Laurie Lee
(Related: Life, Kitchen, Waking, Years)

"I have a toy giraffe on my bed. I've got photographs over my desk as well as a mask of a giraffe in my kitchen. I am totally hooked."
- Joanna Lumley
(Related: Bed, Kitchen)

"There is a peculiar burning odor in the room, like explosives. the kitchen fills with smoke and the hot, sweet, ashy smell of scorched cookies. The war has begun."
- Alison Lurie
(Related: War, Kitchen)

"My kitchen is not a place to live in. I made it white so I can tell instantly if it's not clean-and I like it clean enough to be able to eat off the floors-or the tables, for that matter."
- Paul Lynde
(Related: Kitchen)

"The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment."
- Herbert Marcuse
(Related: Home, Soul, People, Kitchen)

"I am spoiled, it's true. I don't even know how to use that thing in the kitchen with the burners."
- Cindy Margolis
(Related: Kitchen)

"For my own part, I had rather suffer any inconvenience from having to work occasionally in chambers and kitchen... than witness the subservience in which the menial class is held in Europe."
- Harriet Martineau
(Related: Work, Class, Europe, Kitchen)

"If you want to fight a war on drugs, sit down at your own kitchen table and talk to your own children."
- Barry McCaffrey
(Related: War, Children, Drugs, Fight, Kitchen, Talk, Want)

"The house is in turmoil with records on every space. In the kitchen and in the dining room is covered with records. I don't have a big enough house to accommodate everything."
- Marian McPartland
(Related: Kitchen, Space)

"I've never cooked. I can't do much more in the kitchen than make a cup of tea and some toast."
- Ethel Merman
(Related: Kitchen, Tea)

"In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Education, Cooking, Public, Reason, states, Will)

"And on a Canadian set, everybody is equal. You get paid the same. You live together in barracks. You have a communal kitchen. You buy and cook your own food."
- Sandra Oh
(Related: Food, Kitchen)

"I lost my hair mixing a substance called white gunpowder on the kitchen table."
- Mark Oliphant
(Related: Hair, Kitchen)

"I am happy to have some friends here in the kitchen."
- Charles Olson
(Related: Friends, Kitchen)

"That's a big deal for kids, when they come into the kitchen and the teacher is drinking coffee with mom. They react differently on the next day when you say: 'Sit down and shut-up!'"
- Ed O'Neill
(Related: Mom, Coffee, Day, Drinking, Kids, Kitchen)

"Woe to us if we get our satisfaction from the food in the kitchen and the TV in the den and the sex in the bedroom with an occasional tribute to the cement blocks in the basement!"
- John Piper
(Related: Food, Sex, Kitchen, Satisfaction, Tribute)

"In examining the potential of individuals, we must focus on their strengths and not just their mistakes. We cannot be limited by what they may have spilled in the kitchen."
- William Pollard
(Related: Focus, Kitchen, May, Mistakes, Potential)

"It's the sense of what family is at the dinner table. It was the joy of knowing mother was in the kitchen making our favorite dish. I wish more people would do this and recall the joy of life."
- Paul Prudhomme
(Related: Family, Life, Mother, People, Favorite, Joy, Kitchen, Sense)

"I'm in the kitchen and I'm not walking out."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Kitchen, Walking)

"I had the sets that meant so much to this character built - right in my home, especially the kitchen, which was important both for her character and for your introduction to her when Albert comes to visit."
- Debbie Reynolds
(Related: Home, Character, Kitchen, Right, Visit)

"Are you kidding? I'm a terrible cook, but John is a really great one. Literally, I never cook. The whole time we were dating, I prepared two officially romantic meals. Both of them were such disasters that he begs me never to go into the kitchen again."
- Rebecca Romijn
(Related: Time, Dating, Disasters, Kitchen, Romantic)

"I always had a fantasy of being a chef, because I like kitchen life."
- Geoffrey Rush
(Related: Life, Being, Fantasy, Kitchen)

"My grandfather was a chef for a Baron in Sicily before he came to America. I grew up with him. I used to do my homework at one end of the kitchen table while he cooked at the other end."
- Vincent Schiavelli
(Related: America, End, Kitchen)

"That being said, I often write into recipes techniques I learned in the restaurant kitchen. There are ways of organizing your prep and so on that are immensely useful. Those are woven into all the recipes I do."
- Sally Schneider
(Related: Being, Kitchen)

"I realized I didn't want to be a photographer. I gave it up, but I still worked that job in the restaurant and I found myself constantly hanging out in the kitchen."
- Sally Schneider
(Related: Job, Kitchen, Want)

"If our message reaches the kitchen tables, we are in good shape."
- Tim Scott
(Related: Kitchen)

"My kitchen linoleum is so black and shiny that I waltz while I wait for the kettle to boil. This pleasure is for the old who live alone."
- Florida Scott-Maxwell
(Related: Kitchen, Old, Pleasure)

"My kitchen's pink, like skin-tone pink, and I lowered my spice rack so it's eye level - it's true! - and my phone, so I can reach it when I fall, it's right there."
- Amy Sedaris
(Related: Eye, Kitchen, Right, Skin)

"Everywhere you look, there is a charity or a project in school to get involved in. In eighth grade, there was this program called CJSF, California Junior Scholarship Foundation. We were involved in soup kitchens and toy drives, and your school can set up something like that. If your school doesn't have a program like that, set one up."
- Lindsey Shaw
(Related: Charity, Project, School)

"Getting into the habit of switching a timer on will, I promise, save you from any number of kitchen disasters."
- Delia Smith
(Related: Habit, Disasters, Kitchen, Promise, Will)

"Good kitchen equipment is expensive, but most items last a lifetime and will pay for themselves over and over again."
- Delia Smith
(Related: Kitchen, Will)

"I like cooking but I don't know much and whenever I enter the kitchen, my mother sends me out! Because whenever I try a dish from a book, it comes out bad."
- Soundarya
(Related: Mother, Cooking, Kitchen)

"You know, you really can't beat a household commodity - the ketchup bottle on the kitchen table."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Kitchen)

"When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere."
- Calvin Trillin
(Related: Food, Policy, Kitchen, Preparation, Saying, Visit)

"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Kitchen)

"If there is to be any hope of prosperity for this country it is by reversing that policy which made us simply the kitchen garden for supplying the British with cheap food."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: Food, Policy, Hope, Country, Garden, Kitchen, Prosperity)

"The feminist movement has helped open minds and kitchens to the notion that men can be at home on the range."
- Rene Veaux
(Related: Home, Men, Open)

"If you can't stand the heat in the dressing room, get out of the kitchen."
- Terry Venables
(Related: Kitchen)

"I'm a homebody, I'd rather be in the kitchen cooking than hanging out in a bar."
- Milo Ventimiglia
(Related: Cooking, Kitchen)

"There's no hypocrisy in Hell's Kitchen."
- Ethel Waters
(Related: Hell, Hypocrisy, Kitchen)

"We never had a bathtub. Mom would bathe me in the wooden or tin washtub in the kitchen, or in a big lard can."
- Ethel Waters
(Related: Mom, Kitchen)

"Get people back into the kitchen and combat the trend toward processed food and fast food."
- Andrew Weil
(Related: Food, People, Kitchen)

"When you're writing about people that are not very well off, you seem to see the kitchen sink. So it was a bit of a sort of cosy phrase that got used a bit too much."
- Timothy West
(Related: People, Kitchen, Writing)

"I got very cross with the term, kitchen sink. It just meant that you invaded different kinds of houses, where it was very difficult to avoid kitchen sink."
- Timothy West
(Related: Houses, Kitchen)

"His passion has aroused the best and the beast in man. And the beast waited for him in the kitchen."
- Theodore White
(Related: Kitchen, Man, Passion)

"I read while the kids play. I can see them from the kitchen window. And I'm a fast reader."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Kids, Kitchen, Play)

"Well, I look at it like this: When you go to a restaurant, the less you know about what happens in the kitchen, the more you enjoy your meal. If the soup tastes good, everything's cool, and you don't necessarily want to know what's in it. The same thing holds true with movies."
- Jeffrey Wright
(Related: Movies, Kitchen, Want)

"Just like if you were brought up on a farm, you would most likely carry on your father's business as a farmer; I was brought up in the kitchen and ended up becoming a chef."
- Martin Yan
(Related: Business, Father, Kitchen)

"I was like any new bride, who said, 'I'm going to cook for my man.' In fact, once I started a small kitchen fire in a pan. Smoke was pouring from the pan, and I got really scared. Right next to our stove is a small fire extinguisher. You know, easy access."
- Catherine Zeta-Jones
(Related: Fact, Fire, Kitchen, Man, Right)

"For an event that was wholly created in the poisonous psychological warfare kitchens of the Second World War, run by the ministries of propaganda in many countries, not just by the British or the Americans, but also the Russians and undoubtedly the world Jewish organizations."
- Ernst Zundel
(Related: War, Americans, Countries, Propaganda, World, World war)