30+ Anthony Bourdain Quotes And Sayings For Inspiration

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If you’re passionate about travel, food and culture, it’s likely that Anthony Bourdain’s work has had an impact on your life. The late chef, writer and TV presenter was a great supporter of living new…

Below you will find our collection of Anthony Bourdain Quotes that will inspire you to live adventurously.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

– Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain Quotes

1. “I’m not afraid to look like an idiot.” – Anthony Bourdain

2. “Skills can be taught. Character you either have or you don’t have.” – Anthony Bourdain

3. “I don’t have to agree with you to like you or respect you.” – Anthony Bourdain

4. “I don’t have an agenda, but I do have a point of view, and it might change from minute to minute.” – Anthony Bourdain

5. “Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living.” – Anthony Bourdain

6. “Luck is not a business model.” – Anthony Bourdain

7. “Without new ideas success can become stale.” – Anthony Bourdain

8. “Frightened people become angry people—as history teaches us again and again.” – Anthony Bourdain

9. “It’s very rarely a good career move to have a conscience.” – Anthony Bourdain

10. “There is no Final Resting Place of the Mind.” – Anthony Bourdain

Inspirational Quotes By Anthony Bourdain

11. “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel—as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to.” – Anthony Bourdain

12. “Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance, as they say in the army – and I always, always want to be ready. Just like Bigfoot.” – Anthony Bourdain

13. “Writing anything is a treason of sorts.” – Anthony Bourdain

14. “No one look back on their life and remember the nights they had plenty of sleep.” – Anthony Bourdain

15. “Open your mind. Get up off the couch, move.” – Anthony Bourdain

16. “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.” – Anthony Bourdain

17. “The journey is part of the experience – an expression of the seriousness of one’s intent. One doesn’t take the A train to Mecca.” – Anthony Bourdain

18. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts. It even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you.” – Anthony Bourdain

19. “One of life’s terrible truths is that women like guys who seem to know what they’re doing.” – Anthony Bourdain

20. “Don’t lie about it. You made a mistake. Admit it and move on. Just don’t do it again. Ever” – Anthony Bourdain

21. “Not giving a shit has been a very successful business model for me.” – Anthony Bourdain

22. “Your body is not a temple. It’s an amusement park, enjoy the ride.” – Anthony Bourdain

23. “You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain

24. “Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one’s life.” – Anthony Bourdain

25. “For me, a good bowl of pho will always make me happy.” – Anthony Bourdain

26. “If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food.” – Anthony Bourdain

27. “Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.” – Anthony Bourdain

28. “I learned a long time ago that trying to micromanage the perfect vacation is always a disaster. That leads to terrible times.” – Anthony Bourdain

29. “For the rest of my life – to resemble this one: both complex and strangely comforting.” – Anthony Bourdain

30. “This, I knew, was the magic I had until now been only dimly and spitefully aware of.” – Anthony Bourdain

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